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The Manta Queen 1 gives you the cheapest opportunity to get the taste of scuba diving liveaboard life in the Similan Islands. She may low on price but not low on fun and spirit. She also sails to the wonderful dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.
Having three different bedding options, twin bed, double bed and 4 bed shared cabins shared is geared to assist small groups or families.
Plenty of Space
There is still plenty of space on this girl and she boasts a HD TV, a open dining area and large sundeck to work on that tan. She provides a buffet style selection of foods and there are always snacks and fruits on board. The on-board dinghy allows you to do some exploring on the stunning Similan Islands in between dives as well.
Manta Queen 1 Dining Deck Aussie Divers
5 Day / 5 Night – 15 Dives – Similan Islands – Koh Bon – Koh Tachai – Richelieu Rock – 15 Dives
October – November – December – April – May Prices
January – February – March Prices
What is Included
Air-conditioning in all cabins. All meals, fruits, drinking water, coffee, tea. Divemaster supervision, tanks, weights, weight belts. Limited accident & recompression chamber insurance and hopefully some excellent scuba diving.
What is not Included
National Park Entry fee and diver’s fee: THB 1,800 (for diver) National Park Entry fee: THB 800 (for non diver) Transfer to and from Phuket / dive vessel (THB 600 per person). Rental Equipment (BCD/REG/FINS/MASK/SUIT only) THB 400/day, Torch for Night Dive: THB 100 Suunto Dive Computer: THB 300 per day.
Here at Aussie Divers Phuket we don't just consider ourselves a PADI dive shop, we think of it as more, a big diving family of like minded individuals coming together to enjoy the marine environment through diving in Phuket & Thailand. We are always happy to chat with new divers or old, so please drop by anytime to see what is going on and if you have dived with us or want to dive with us than feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our community Dive Blog and generally stay in touch & stay informed.
This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO.
If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres. This can be with any stroke. You also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes.
The reason for this is not for the fact that scuba diving requires you to swim. But rather it is for your and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to kee [...]
Why whale sharks are NOT the coolest creatures in the sea…
One of the most popular creatures some say the coolest, in the sea is the whale shark. Look at most websites in Phuket and around the world and they will feature pics of these massive creatures. Travel to some locations in the world and you could not help but think they are the only creatures in the sea.
We we are about to debunk that theory and prove that they are not as cool as what divers think.
We rate the whale shark on four key areas, make you own mind up.
They are never there when they need them to be
Divers have spent many millions of dollars chasing that elusive glimpse of a whale shark and have failed. They have trav [...]
The Phuket scuba diving industry took a pretty big hit during the COVID pandemic. Phuket was isolated from the outside world for almost 18 months. During the period there were times when there was no scuba diving in Phuket at all. Even our local beach dives at Kata Beach were banned for an amount of time.
The Phuket scuba diving industry is heavily reliant on international visitors and some businesses are almost 99% dependent on international divers.
It was a very tough time for scuba diving in Phuket. A lot of scuba diving instructors returned to their native countries and employment within the scuba diving was slashed. The pand [...]