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 cabins are among 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: Additional COVID requirements until further notice:
1. A vaccination certification is required for boarding;
2. A negative Covid-19 test result within 24 hrs. before the trip start (RT PCR or Antigen Rapid test). The certification must made by a hospital or laboratory. It is recommended to take the test at Sarasin Lab nearby The Slate Phuket. The cost is THB 200 and takes around 15-20 minutes to process the results.
Myanmar trips: the bookings will be closed 3 weeks before the trip departure date to allow time for immigration procedures.
Dive experience: 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 Aiirport (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, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 18 per day, paid in advance), dive insurance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 5 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 13 per park, Burma marine park fees (currently approx. US$ 47), Myanmar entry fee US$ 200 (payable in crisp US dollar notes). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (paid onboard), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 7 per fill, packages available)), dive computer (US$ 13 per day), torch (US$ 3 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 9 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on in advance.
How to get there: Deep Andaman Queen's Similan dive safaris depart in the evening from Khao Lak at 20:00 hrs; you must board at Tap Lamu pier beforehand. A minibus service from Phuket hotels (15:00-18:00 hrs), Phuket Airport (18:00 hrs) and Khao Lak hotels (19:00 hrs) to and from the boat is provided. The boat returns to port at 13:00 hrs. If you are staying in Phuket, you will be back around 16:00 hrs. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more information see our Thailand travel information section.
For Myanmar dive trips, a pick up is provided from Ranong hotels at 07:00 hrs. Boarding at Ranong Pier is before 10:00 hrs as the boat leaves the pier at that time. If you are already in Myanmar, you can be picked up and dropped off in the Kawthuang area, the gateway to Mergui and where the liveaboards make immigration checks at the beginning and end of each cruise. The boat returns to Ranong at 17:00 hrs. If you are staying in Phuket, you would be back around 21:30 hrs. The last dive will be at around 14:00 hrs on the last day of the trip. 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.
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: Pay for 11 guests and 1 extra person can join a cruise free of charge in the 4-share cabin.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Approximately equivalent to pay for 22.5 guests and 2.5 additional people can join the cruise in a 4-share cabin free of charge (total 25 guests). Please ask us for details.
There are 2 Master double bed (200 x 240 cm) cabins towards the bow on the main deck. Also on the main deck are 3 Deluxe double bed (200 x 160 cm) and 2 Deluxe twin bed cabins. On the lower deck are 2 Standard twin cabins, 1 Triple cabin and 1 Quad 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
"Great diving trip, the operator chose a guide that loves teaching for my girlfriend who is a beginner and she ended up doing nearly all the dives of the trip :) Cabin was good (noises a bit higher than other trips according to me)." - Adrien Simard, France, 24 March 2020 ...
"Excellent service: boat, food, staff, dive masters. The only bit that could be improved is that we did 12 dives instead of the expected 15 dives due to the fact that they refuel on the first day after the inmigration of Thailand and Myanmar have cleared up." - Jordi Castellvi, Spain, 05 February 2020 ...
"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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