Custom-built as a liveaboard for diving in the Andaman Sea, MV Deep Andaman Queen is designed to showcase the best scuba diving in Thailand and Burma in comfort and style without breaking the bank. You can join safaris that take in both the Similan Islands and Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago.
There are a range of cabin types from 4-share to Master for you to choose the best match for your budget; all have en-suite bathrooms with hot water. The Deep Andaman Queen's Master cabin is one of the biggest on any liveaboard in the Andaman Sea with a king size bed, panoramic views and a TV/DVD player for your entertainment. There's a complimentary mini bar and the sea views are quite breath-taking. Cabins on the main deck have either twin or double beds while the cabins below decks have bunk beds. All beds are at least 2m in length ensuring a comfortable night's sleep for tall guests.
The air conditioned saloon is comfortable and large enough for all guests to sit in at the same time. This is the place to cool off, relax and enjoy snacks like fresh tropical fruits and cakes. If you want to watch a movie on the wide screen TV there is a big selection available. Or you can relax on the shaded deck to the rear of the boat where the evening meals are served. There is plenty of sunbathing space as well.
Whether you are a group chartering the whole boat or a solo traveller joining with others, you can be sure of the same attentive treatment from the experienced liveaboard staff who enjoy entertaining their guests. Tanks are filled in their stations, so once your gear is set up you won't have to move it again for the duration of your Similan or Burma diving trip. All carrying of equipment is done by the boat crew. With an enriched air nitrox system, large dive deck and 2 motorised tenders, the Deep Andaman Queen liveaboard certainly has plenty to boast about.
Notes: Please note that for Myanmar trips the bookings will be closed 3 weeks before the trip departure date to allow time for immigration procedures.
Participants are recommended to have PADI Advanced Open Water or Adventure Deep Dive certification to get the most from the trip. Open Water certified divers with maximum depth limitation of 18 meters must have dived within 6 months to date of departure. Otherwise, a Scuba Review is strongly recommended prior to the trip.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Phuket airport (18:00 hrs) and Khao Lak hotels (19:00 hrs), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 19 per day) to be paid in advance, dive insurance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 16 per park, Burma marine park fees (currently approx. US$ 58), Myanmar entry fee US$ 200 (payable in crisp US dollar notes), 10% surcharge for tours departing 24 and 30 December. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 8 per fill, US$ 64 for 4 nights, US$ 80 for 5 nights, US$ 112 for 7 nights), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Deep Andaman Queen's liveaboard diving tours depart in the evening from Khao Lak. A minibus service from Phuket airport (18:00 hrs) and Khao Lak hotels (19:00 hrs) to and from the boat is provided. For more information see our Thailand travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
For the Myanmar immigration crossing, you need to come prepared with:
USD 200 in crisp, new US dollar notes for the Myanmar entry fee
3 passport size photographs each
The authorities may refuse to accept the equivalent amount in Thai Baht and any US dollar notes they deem to be too old and/or thin! It is advisable to bring only large denomination notes like 50s or 100s. For more information see our travel information section. We will help you apply for an entry permit beforehand. Read more details on Burma entry requirements.
The last dive of all trips will be at around 14:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 90% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below, which is equivalent to pay for 20 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a 4-share cabin free of charge (total 21 guests).
There's 1 Master double bed (200 x 240 cm) cabin and 5 Deluxe double bed (200 x 160 cm) or twin bed cabins on the main deck, and 3 Standard bunk cabins on the lower deck - 1 twin bed, 1 triple bed and 1 4-share cabin. All cabins are en-suite (private bathrooms).
Enriched air nitrox - motorised dinghy - 40m² dive deck & platform - air-conditioned saloon with DVD video & music - open-air dining area - sundecks with matresses - underwater cameras - laptop & CD burner - water dispenser
Diving limited to max. depth 30 metres for Advanced divers & 18 metres for Open Water divers
PADI certification courses available including Advanced Open Water and EANx
"Very nice boat. Clean, good food and excellent crew." - Alessandro Beati, Italy, 8 January 2019 ...
"Great staff, very precise briefing, attention to safety." - Marco Cozzi, Italy, 7 January 2019 ...
"Excellent service, great crew, delicious food and overall a great experience." - Fernando Viloria, Mexico, 16 February 2017 ...
"Perfectly maintained, modern equipment - Highly professional and insightful dive guides and leadership - especially from Steve, who did a great job. Boat was spacious and comfortable (especially as only half full) - Food was good and plentiful and the whole boat crew were friendly, accommodating and made the trip a real pleasure." - Nigel Goddard, UK, 20 April 2015 ...
"Deep Andaman Queen is a very professionally run operation, with everything well organised and running on schedule. The diving was great and I could not fault the crew; both the dive guides/instructors and boat crew. The good was just fantastic, and facilities clean and comfortable. I recommend a liveaboard tour to the Similans on this vessel without hesitation." - Ellie Teague, UK 12 April 2014 ...
"Diving team and crew very professional in all respects - well maintained and clean liveaboard boat, good food, perfect planning, lots of information, great and safe dives. No detail is left to chance under close supervision by Steve, the dive master." - Mattieu Roger, France, 18 February 2013 ...
"Equipment was reliable although more choice of fins would have been useful. Staff were attentive and helpful and did their best to cope with the requirements of all divers. The facilities were acceptable and suitable for the purpose. " - Dave Hayter, Australia, 14 February 2013 ...
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