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Richelieu rock diving liveaboard Manta Queen 8

Manta Queen 8

Join five days – 5 nights Richelieu rock diving liveaboard trip on the Manta Queen 8. On this trip, you make a total of 19 world-class dives at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung Wreck.

The Manta Queen 8 accommodates 24 guests in comfortable air-conditioned twin bed ensuite, double bed ensuite, and twin bed non-ensuite cabins.

This wooden hull liveaboard vessel is 28 meters long and 7 meters wide. Six boat crew and five dive staff are ready to help you to get the best out of this diving holiday.

Relaxing between the dives

There is plenty of space to relax between dives in the saloon with HD-TV, large sundeck and open dining area.

All the meals are freshly cooked by the onboard chef and his kitchen crew, and the meals are served in buffet style. During the day, snacks and fruits are served. You can visit the beaches of the Similan Islands and Surin islands with the dinghy.

Nitrox 32 % is available onboard. For divers who would like to expand their skills, there is a wide range of PADI Courses available : Advanced Open Water Course, Deep Speciality, Nitrox course and many more.

Itinerary

Itinerary 4 days / 4 nights liveaboard

Day 0  ( Starting date in the schedule )
  •  Pick up from your resort in Khao Lak or Phuket
  • 16.00 PM Arrival at the dive center, checking in
  • 18.00 PM Transfer to the liveaboard
  • 18.45 PM Cabin allocation and set up diving equipment
  • 19.30 PM Dinner buffet
Day 1 : 4 Dives
  •  06.30 AM Wakeup call and light Breakfast
  •  07.15 AM Dive Briefing
  •  07.30 AM Dive 1 # Anita’s Reef
  •  08.30 AM Full breakfast and time to relax
  •  10.30 AM Dive 2 # West of Eden
  •  12.00 PM Thai and Western Lunch buffet
  •  13.30 PM Dive 3 # Stone Henge
  •  14.30 PM Time for relaxing: snorkeling or swimming, fruits and snacks
  •  17.45 PM Dive 4 # Princess Bay Dusk dive or
  •  19.00 PM Dive 4 # Princess Bay Night dive
  •  20.30 PM Dinner buffet and time to relax
  •  Overnight stay at bay at Similan Island # 4
Day 2 : 4 Dives
  •  06.30 AM Wakeup call and light breakfast
  •  07.15 AM Dive Briefing
  •  07.30 AM Dive 5 # Elephant Head Rock
  •  08.30 AM Full breakfast and time to relax
  •  10.30 AM Dive 6 # North Point
  •  12.00 PM Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax
  •  13.30 PM Dive 7 # Breakfast Bend / Turtle Rock
  •  14.30 PM Time for relaxing : visiting the beach , snorkeling or swimming, fruits and snacks
  •  17.45 PM Dive 8 # Donald Duck bay / Turtle Rock Dusk dive or
  •  18.30 PM Dive 8 # Donald Duck bay / Turtle Rock Night dive
  •  20.30 PM Dinner buffet and time to relax
  •  Overnight stay at the bay at Similan Island # 8
Day 3 : 4 Dives
  •  06.30 AM Wakeup call and light Breakfast
  •  07.15 AM Dive Briefing
  •  07.30 AM Dive 9 # Christmas point
  •  09.00 AM Full breakfast and time to relax
  •  10.30 AM Dive 10 # Koh Bon
  •  12.00 PM Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax 
  •  14.30 PM Dive 11 # Koh Bon
  •  15.30 PM Time for relaxing : snorkeling or swimming, fruits and snacks
  •  18.00 PM Dive 12 # Koh Tachai Dusk dive or
  •  19.00 PM Dive 12 # Koh Tachai Night dive
  •  20.30 PM Dinner buffet and time to relax
  •  Overnight stay in the bay at Koh Tachai
Day 4 : 4 Dives
  •  06.30 AM Wakeup call and light Breakfast
  •  07.15 AM Dive Briefing
  •  07.30 AM Dive 13 # Richelieu Rock
  •  09.00 AM Full breakfast and time to relax
  •  11.00 AM Dive 14 # Richelieu Rock
  •  12.00 PM Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax 
  •  14.30 PM Dive 15 # Richelieu Rock or Koh Tachai
  •  15.30 PM Time for relaxing : snorkeling or swimming, fruits and snacks
  •  18.00 PM Dive 16 # Koh Tachai Dusk dive or
  •  19.00 PM Dive 16 # Koh Tachai Night dive
  •   20.30 PM Dinner buffet and time to relax
  •  Overnight stay at the bay at Koh Tachai
Day 5 : 3 Dives
  •  06.30 AM Wakeup call and light Breakfast
  •  07.15 AM Dive Briefing
  •  07.30 AM Dive 17 # Koh Tachai
  •  08.30 AM Full breakfast and time to relax
  •  11.00 AM Dive 18 # Koh Bon
  •  12.00 PM Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax and beach walk
  •  14.15 PM Dive 19 # Boonsung wreck
  •  16.30 PM Arrival at Tab Lamub Pier
  •  16.30 PM Transfer to your accommodation in Khao Lak

Schedule can be changed due weather conditions or currents

Prices
ALL PRICES ARE INCLUDING 7 % VAT
TRIPS DEPARTING IN JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020
Twin bed cabin:                                              24.075.- Baht
Twin bed ensuite cabin:                                27.285.- Baht
Double bed ensuite cabin:                            27.2855.- Baht
 
TRIPS DEPARTING IN APRIL-MAY 2020
Twin bed cabin:                                              23.005.- Baht
Twin bed ensuite cabin:                                27.285.- Baht
  • Experienced dive guides and instructors (no freelance)
  • Small dive groups of 4  divers to 1 dive guide
  • All meals, fruits, and snacks
  • Drinking water, tea, and coffee
  • Torch for night dives
  • Towels
  • Free Wifi* Hot-Spot access (*Wifi might not be available during the complete trip due to the of the remoteness of the dive destination or due to power cuts at the islands)
  • Transfers for Khao Lak area on departure and arrival days of the boat

Excluded in the price are :    

  • National park entrance and diving fees: 2.000.- Baht
  • Full set of diving equipment: 425.- Baht per day
  • 15 Liter tank: 150.- Baht per dive
  • Nitrox 32 % : 150.- Baht per dive
  • Diving insurance: 250.- Baht per day ( Can be purchased during check-in )
  • Transfer Phuket – Khao Lak: 325.- Baht one way
  • Dive computer: 250.- Baht per day
  • Soft drinks and beers ( can be purchased at the liveaboard )
Manta Queen 8 twin bed cabin

Twin bed cabin

Manta Queen 8 twin bed ensuite cabin

Twin bed cabin ensuite

Manta Queen 8 double bed cabin ensuite

Double bed cabin ensuite

Contact us

Harlequin shrimp at the Richelieu rock dive site
Whale shark at the Richelieu rock dive site