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Manta Queen 5

The Manta Queen 5 liveaboard is a good choice when diving the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, and the Boonsung wreck just off the coast of Khao Lak. This 23-meter liveaboard gives great value for the money and plenty of diving on three days and four nights trip.

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Manta Queen 5 Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Manta Queen 5 Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

Boat Side View on the Manta Queen 5 Liveaboard, Thailand
Manta Queen 5 Liveaboard
Great Liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Many people were happy with the diving instructors as they delivered a stellar brief addresses all the concerns that the divers may have had and also made the new divers ready for what to expect on their first outing.
  • Divers said that the locations picked out for them by the diving master was indicative of the wealth of knowledge he possesses.
  • Many people said the atmosphere was great and they got to make new friends from all over the world.
  • Many people said they would return to the Manta Queen 5 for another awesome experience.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people stated that roof leaked when it rained and the boat needed some maintenance.
  • Some people were taken back by the gas smell that entered their cabins from the engine room.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2013
Max divers 22
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station No
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Budget-friendly liveaboard
  • 20 people
  • Three days & 3 nights liveaboard diving in the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Manta rays, giant whale sharks, scorpionfish, leopard sharks, blue-spotted stingrays
  • Sundeck with loungers on the top deck
  • Nitrox and dive courses available
  • Air-conditioned indoor saloon with flat screen TV and entertainment area
  • Crystal-clear water
  • High-quality dive equipment available for rent

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Description and details

Diving on the Manta Queen 5 liveaboard in Thailand

For sailing to the best dive sites in Thailand in an easy an relaxed manner, the MV Manta Queen 5 is an excellent choice. Unlike its sister ships in the Manta Queen fleet, this diving safari boat goes on a cruise to the Similan Islands and Koh Bon. The boat is perfect for divers who want relatively easy and enjoyable diving along with the opportunity to see Manta Rays without having to pay extra and travel further to Koh Tachai and the Richelieu Rock.

The MV Manta Queen 5 is 26 meters/85 feet long and accommodates up to 20 guests. The boat was recently renovated to make the eleven twin-bunk cabins comfortable for the guests. Also, there is free Wi-Fi available.

Boat features

With clean and fully air-conditioned cabins, guests are bound to enjoy the trip. The boat has a sizable, covered outdoor dining room and relaxation area, where guests are briefed and where meals are served. Most guests aboard the MV Manta Queen 5 spend their non-diving/relaxation time in socializing with each other or gaze out at the wonderful views from the sundeck which is at the top of the boat.

Food in the boat is served buffet style several times a day, and this includes a light meal on the evening of the departure day. Snacks and fruit are also offered to guests in between dives. Things like tea and coffee, drinking water are always free. The boat comes with five dive staff and six boat crew members to make the cruise to be stress-free.

Safety is most important on any diving safari, but the dive team and crew aboard Manta Queen 5 also try to make the cruises as much fun as possible. It’s all very relaxed and enjoyable for everyone on board.

The MV Manta Queen 5 comes with dive tanks for divers with all levels of experience and certification. The boat offers non-divers the opportunity to learn diving with the PADI Open Water Diver Course. There is a wide range of other courses available, all taught by qualified and experienced PADI instructors.


The MV Manta Queen 5 goes on a cruise for three days and three nights with as much as 11 dives. The boat leaves in the evening on the day of departure. The guests are checked in by 4 pm and are then briefed before cabins are allocated. There are four dives per day for the first two days, with three dives on the final day before the boat returns to Khao Lak mid/late afternoon.

Boat features
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck

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