Manta Queen 3 Liveaboard Review

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Manta Queen 3 dive boat review

The Manta Queen 3 is a 36 meters liveaboard sailing around the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock in Thailand. Indeed, the MQ3 is part of the Manta Queen Fleet and offers mini safaris to the best diving spots of the Andaman Sea!

Boat Cabins & Layout

The Manta Queen 3 has 11 cabins on-board, for a capacity of maximum 31 divers. The various cabins options offer flexibility to the guests. Indeed, there are 8 cabins with either double, twin or quad occupancy options that share bathrooms. Furthermore, one master cabin and 2 twin bedded cabins have their own en-suite facility.

You can check the latest schedule & prices for this liveaboard here.

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Manta Queen 3 On-board Facilities

The Manta Queen 3 is massive and indeed, features plenty of comfortable space where to hang out. The lounge is incredibly spacious and fitted with cozy couches, beans bags and ottomans. Moreover, it features a complete audio and video system for guests to use.

Furthermore, the huge sundeck is partially shaded and boasts hammocks and comfortable mats to rest or tan on!

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Vessel Layout

The Manta Queen 3 is a stable steel hulled vessel offering time and budget efficient trips to  the Similan Islands. As a member of the Manta Queen Fleet, the MQ3 has many siblings. Indeed, there are 5 other Manta Queen dive vessels. All offer different inineraries but have the same quality standards!

The MQ3 is one of the largest of the fleet and unlike the MQ1 and MQ2, she is steel hulled.

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Diving with the Manta Queen 3

The massive dive deck and platform of the Manta Queen 3, combined with a competent crew of 6 dive guides, insures an outstanding diving trip! Indeed, with plenty of individual space, getting your gear ready and on will be easy on the MQ3.

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Finally, the Manta Queen Fleet’s crew can usually speak various languages, make sure you ask when booking if you have special requirements.

The MQ3 has all the diving necessities and safety features, as well as an experienced crew. Thus, scuba diving with them seriously increases your chances of making incredible encounters underwater!


Price starts at 569$US for 5 days / 4 nights – Similan, Tachai, Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock & Boon Sung Wreck

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Khao Lak

Starting point of many liveaboards to dive the Similan and Surin Islands. Khao Lak has also good local diving sites.

Khao Lak Diving Review

Surin Islands

Large Pelagics, Manta rays and Whale Shark if you are lucky all in a superb remote area!

Surin Islands Diving Review

Similan Islands

Great Biodiversity and fauna. Excellent chances to spot the giants Manta rays and Whale Sharks. Superb Scenery of tropical islands! Good spot for underwater photography.

Similan Islands Diving Review

Phuket

Access to the best diving areas of the Andaman Sea and starting point of many liveaboards to Similans and Surin Islands! Good place for cheap diving courses.

Phuket Diving Review

Koh Phi Phi

Amazing Marine life in a very scenic surrounding. Perfect starting point to explore the world class dive sites of the Andaman Sea!

Koh Phi Phi Diving Review

Koh Lanta

Excellent Marine life with good chances to spot Leopard sharks, Manta Rays and even a Whale Shark!

Koh Lanta Diving Review

Koh Tao

Diving hub of Thailand to learn how to dive. Cheap and easy diving on a beautiful island.

Koh Tao Diving Review

Thailand

Thailand is renowned for its beautiful beaches and amazing dive sites. The country offers some of the best diving in the world with the famous Similan Islands and many other amazing spots like Koh Phi Phi and Ko Lanta islands in the Andaman sea.

Thailand Diving Review

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  1. Is this one newer ? It does say any date… I wouldn’t want to stay on an older, shabby vessel and even tho it seems new, I’d like to confirm this! Thanks!

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