MANTA QUEEN 7 I 21 - 26 OCT 2019 I SIMILANS - RICHELIEU ROCK I THAILAND

MANTA QUEEN 7 I 21 - 26 OCT 2019 I SIMILANS - RICHELIEU ROCK I THAILAND
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Attentive dive staff and crew make sure you have a great experience. The spacious salon has HDTV. Buffet style meals are Chef prepared and served on the sun deck. Free Internet. Enjoy shore excursions. Nitrox available.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 - 19 Dives
  • Languages spoken English German Spanish French Italian Japanese
  • All major European & Asian languages spoken
  • 5 days & 5 nights liveaboard diving
  • Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Koh Surin, Richelieu Rock, Boon Sung Wreck
  • Clear waters and widespread corals make these islands wonderful for divers
  • Giant whale sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks, scorpionfish, blue-spotted stingrays
  • Tender over to the beautiful white-sand beaches of the Similan Islands
  • Snorkels, non divers and families welcome
  • Free Internet
  • Budget friendly liveaboard,
  • Air-conditioned indoor saloon with flat screen TV and entertainment area
  • Sun deck with mattresses located on the top deck
  • High quality dive equipment (BCD, wetsuit, regulator and dive computer) available for rent
  • Towel included
  • Small dive groups of 5 or less

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform with zodiac support
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck Separate Zodiac/Dhoni
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves Din/Int Adapters 15L Tanks Available Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Courses($) WIFI (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area US Power Sockets Equipment For Kids Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkelling Land Excursions
  • Buffet Vegetarian Food Vegan Halal Food fruits and Snacks between dives, water, tea, coffee included.
  • Alcohol – available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher Life Jackets Life Rafts Emergency Oxygen Kit Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed) Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT

Manta Queen 7 operates 5 Days & 5 Nights trips to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Koh Surin, Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung Wreck.

Our liveaboard vessel is a 26 meters long and 5 meters wide wooden hull built boat that is manned with 4 Dive Staff and 6 Boat Crew.

CABINS

Manta Queen 7 accommodates 22 guests in 9 comfortable air conditioned shared Twin Bed Bunk Cabins and 1 Quad Bed Bunk Cabin.

AMENITIES

There is plenty of space to enjoy the time in between dives in the Saloon with HD-TV, the open dining area or on the large Sundeck.  The dinghy on Manta Queen 7 gives you the opportunity to spend some time on the beautiful beaches.

FOOD ON BOARD

We pride ourselves in offering the best tasting Thai Cuisine on board our complete fleet. Nonetheless we offer a variety of Western dishes too during your cruise. We are able to cater Vegetarians, Vegans and on all our boats we banned the use of Monosodium Glutamate. If you are allergic to Nuts or other food ingredients please tell us during your check in at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures. For more information or special requirements please contact us. All meals on board are served buffet style freshly cooked from the on board kitchen. Snacks and fruits are served in between dives.

DIVING IN THE AREA

The Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and its Whale Sharks. Liveaboard trips in this area are one of the best Thailand dive experiences. Its huge granite boulders with caverns and arches offer shark diving, schools of fish, huge sea fans, lush greenery and white sand beaches ring the nine islands, completing the view from above water.

Diving at Richelieu Rock, will bring you to Whale Sharks, Mantas and Barracudas, not to mention the macro-life hiding amongst Richelieu's famous purple soft corals and Sea Fans. Koh Tachai and Koh Bon, members of the Similan Islands National Park, are often visited en-route to Richelieu, and offer more Pelagics, Napoleon Wrasse and Night Diving for Macro-Critters.

DIVING WITH US

Founded in 2003 Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is one of the first and oldest Dive Centres based in the small holiday town of Khao Lak. We pride ourselves that we have developed into the most trusted Liveaboard Dive Tour Operator visiting the Similan Islands and Surin Islands Marine National Parks.  Since 2003 we have completed more than 2,000 Liveaboard cruises to both Marine Parks, and without doubt Khao Lak Scuba Adventures employs the most experienced dive staff and crews on its vessels. Khao Lak Scuba Adventures legally employs 40 multilingual Dive Professionals who speak all major Western languages including French, Spanish, German, Portuguese etc. as well as Chinese, Japanese and other Asian languages too. Join us onboard "the Manta Queen fleet" for an amazing cruise to some of the top dive spots in the world.

DOUBLE CABINS EN SUITE 

Double bed cabins, air conditioning and en suite bathroom

  • Size: 9 m².
  • Beds: 1 double
  • Maximum occupation: 2
  • Shared: no
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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TWIN EN-SUITE

8 Air conditioned twin bunk bed cabins with en-suite bathroom

  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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QUAD CABIN

1 Quad share cabin with AC. Shared bathrooms

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  4 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  4
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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TWIN SHARED BATHROOM

1 Comfortable air conditioned cabin twin bunk beds with shared bathroom

  • Size:  -
  • Beds: 2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

SIMILAN ISLANDS- KOH BON - KOH TACHAI - KOH SURIN - RICHELIEU ROCK & BOON SUNG WRECK (TAPLAMU - TAPLAMU) 5 NIGHTS

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Khao Lak Taplamu Pier and ends in Khao Lak Taplamu Pier
  • The closest airport is Phuket Intl (HKT)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Hotel pickup time is in the afternoon
  • The boat departs Khao Lak Taplamu Pier at around 20:00 on the same day
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the last day around 13:00
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Khao Lak Taplamu Pier in the afternoon on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 17:00 on the last day.
  • Hotel drop-off time is between 18:00 and 19:00

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • The Marine Park Fees are to be paid by the customers at "Trip Check in". Thai Baht cash only accepted for this fee - no VAT added.
  • Dive equipment rental to be paid at trip check in - by credit card or cash
  • Showing proof of personal Scuba Diving accident and Evacuation Insurance coverage is mandatory
  • National Park rules: Single use Plastic is no longer allowed

Pick up time schedule:

  • Phuket Rawal 11:30 (green leaf gasoline station)
  • Chalong Pier 11:30 - 11:45 (by the corner building before the parking to Chalong pier)  
  • Kata 12:00 - 12:30 (from guest’s hotel)
  • Karon 12:15 - 12:45 (from guest’s hotel)
  • Patong 13:00 - 13:30 (from guest’s hotel)
  • Phuket Town: 13:00 - 13:15 (Ratsada Pier)
  • Phuket Town: 13.15 - 13.30 (only at McDonalds at the corner of the Robinson shopping Mall)
  • Kamala: 13:45 - 14:00 (from guest’s hotel)
  • Surin: 14.00 - 14.15 (from guest’s hotel)
  • Bang Tao: 14:15 - 14:30 (from guest’s hotel)
  • Nai yang beach: 14:30 - 14:50 (from guest’s hotel)
  • Phuket Int. airport 15:00- 15:15 (International flights exit gate 4)
  • Phuket Int. airport 15:15 - 15:30 (Domestic flights in front of "Billion Caffee" )
  • Mai Khao beach (from guest’s hotel): to be confirmed
  • 16.30 Arrive at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures main office

 KHAO LAK LOCATIONS    

  • All hotels in Khao Lak Areas 16:00 - 16:30

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Each diver need to have at least Open Water certification
  • Each passenger are to keep a copy of their passport to check at trip departure
  • Approx. 18 – 19 dives, Open Water, Snorkels and non divers welcome
  • A Similan diving safari is the ultimate way to experience Similan diving
  • Diving in the Similan Islands is considered the best Thailand diving
  • Amazing white sandy beaches
  • Snorkellers and beginners divers welcome
  • This itinerary takes you to Koh Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck
  • Massive boulders, caves, reefs and passages are home to over 500 species of hard and soft corals and astonishing pelagic life such as leopard sharks, guitar rays, whale sharks, manta rays and turtles.
  • Depth: 5 - 40m - Visibility: 20 - 40m - Currents: Moderate- Surface conditions: Calm - Water temperature: 26 - 29°C - Experience level: Intermediate - advanced - Number of dive sites: >25 - Distance: ~90 km north west of Phuket (5 hours), 65 km west of Khao Lak (3 hours, or 1½ hours by speed boat)

PROGRAM  

  • Richelieu Rock (called in Thai Hin Plo Naam) is a dive site in the Andaman Sea near the Surin Islands. It is part of the Mu Koh Surin National Marine Park although being about 18 km east of Surin Island. The most famous dive sites of Thailand, Richelieu Rock is an isolated diving pinnacle to the east of the Surin Islands. The site is marked by the top with a pinnacle which is 1 metre above the sea level during low tide, and disappears underwater during high tide.
  • A solitary island located 20 km north of Koh Bon within the tour of all Manta Queen Diving Boats and Live aboards cruising along the Similan diving Sites, Koh Tachai has magnificent white sandy Thailand Scuba & Snorkel beaches with two interesting Thailand dive sites, Southern Thailand diving Pinnacles and Scuba diving Thailand Eastern Reef. Thailand diving Koh Tachai Pinnacle or Twin Peaks, are a pair of submerged Thailand diving pinnacles located 500 metres south of Koh Tachai and are marked by a couple of buoys in the National Marine Park Similan Islands and Surin Island.

DAY 1

  • Register on the ship starting at 6.30 pm, general report of the ship, cabin assignment and equipment configuration. Departure from the pier at 8:00 p.m.

DAY 2 - 6

  • Spend the next few days at the best dive sites in Similan, Koh Bon, West Ridge, Tachai Pinnacle, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock and Boonsung Wreck.
  • Night dives will be available.

DAY 6

  • 16:00 Transfer to the check out lounge
  • 16.30 Transfer to your Hotel
  • You will arrive back to your Phuket hotels approximately between 18.00 & 19.00

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Dive guides
  • Wifi
  • Torch for night dives
  • Towels
  • Snorkel, mask, fins (ABC set)
  • Transfers from/to Khao Lak on departure and arrival days of the boat

NOT INCLUDED

  • Marine Park entry and dive fees for Similan & Surin Islands Park Fees (only divers) (THB 2000 per trip)
  • Marine Park entry and dive fees for Similan & Surin Islands Park Fees (only non divers) (THB 1000 per trip)
  • Marine fees to be paid at start of trip in Thai Baht cash only
  • Nitrox (150 THB per dive)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Extra long wetsuit (200 THB per day)
  • Scheduled shared transfer from Phuket to Khao Lak each way on departure and arrival days (300 THB per transfer)
  • Nitrox course - 2 dives out + 8 free nitrox tanks (7500 THB per course)
  • Full set of high quality dive equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, ABC set) (428 THB per day)
  • Prescription dive mask -1/-10 (200 THB per trip)
  • Adventure dive course (3 adventure dives) (6500 THB per course)
  • Nitrox package (3 days 11 tanks) (1650 THB per trip)
  • Rental equipment
  • Courses
  • Soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30% deposit is not refundable
  • 60% will be charged if you cancel between 30 and 1 day prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 1 day prior to arrival

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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