Dive experience: If your last dive was more than 1 year ago and you have less than 50 dives, a scuba review is recommended and you cannot do this on this boat. You can enroll in the advanced course and then no scuba review is needed. If you have not dived in 2 years, then a scuba review is mandatory.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Khao Lak (only), dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts), torches, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): 7% VAT on cruise price (to be paid in advance), dive equipment (full set US$ 34 per trip plus 7% VAT), dive insurance (can also be purchased on arrival at THB 250 per day plus 7% VAT), Similan park fee at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 14. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival at the dive shop in Khao Lak (in cash and Thai Baht only).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for certified divers (US$ 4 per dive), dive computer, 15 litre tanks, 2 hour scuba review in a pool the day before the trip (US$ 72 plus 7% VAT), minibus transfer to the boat from Phuket and Phuket airport at scheduled times (US$ 9 plus 7% VAT each way). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival at the dive shop in Khao Lak (in cash and Thai Baht only).
How to get there: MV Manta Queen 2 Similan dive charters depart in the evening from Khao Lak. A minibus service to and from the boat is available. Pick up in Phuket is at 11:30-15:30 hrs, in Khao Lak at 16:00 hrs. Guests must check in at the dive centre in Khao Lak between 16-18:00 hrs, and will board the boat at 19:00 hrs. The liveaboard departs the pier thereafter. For more information see our Thailand travel information section. The final dive will be at around 13:15 hrs on the last full day of the trip, and the boat returns to the pier at 16:30 hrs. Guests will arrive back in Khao Lak at 17:00 hrs or Phuket at 18-19:00 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: Approximately 5% 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 88% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge in the Quad bed cabin.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 2,382