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.
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.
4 Day / 4 Night Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock – 15 dives
All prices are per person and for the 2018 – 2019 Season. Prices will increase 2019 – 2020.
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 your hotel / dive vessel (THB 600). Rental Equipment (BCD/REG/FINS/MASK/SUIT only) THB 400/day, Torch for Night Dive: THB 100 Suunto Dive Computer: THB 300 per day.
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