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  Similan & Richelieu Rock Liveaboard 5 Days/4 Nights:18 Dives
Budget Diver Aircon Four Berth Shared Cabin (bunk beds)
Depart From:
Krabi Phang Nga Phuket 
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19,800 Baht
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Dive the Similan & Surin Islands with this best ‘bang for your baht’ high quality liveaboard!
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Customer Rating:
  4.9 Average from 40 Reviews
Children Friendly:
No, we don't recommend this trip for children
Trip Reviews
Katie Hodges, United States
Group of Friends
Perfect in every way
"We took the 5 day liveaboard trip on the MVD Queen and it was absolutely incredible. The diving, of course, was simply stunning. you must experience this for yourself, you certainly won’t regret it. R..." [more]
Stuart Smith, United Kingdom
Solo Traveler
Another best diving trip again
"This was the second time I have been diving with the MV Dolphin Queen and its great crew. Same as the first time just amazing. Josu, Luca and all the crew members were very professional, making sure e..." [more]
Veronica Cole, New Zealand
Group of Friends
I will never forget these 5 days
"I can only to say this was absolutely the trip of a lifetime. We took the Dolphin Queen 5day/4night to the Similan and Surin islands and couldn't be happier. It was the best 5 days of our 2 months in..." [more]
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5 days / 4 nights / 14 dives Similan & Surin Islands incl. Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock.
  • Arrive Khao Lak before 3pm Day 1
  • Boat departs Khao Lak early evening (no diving Day 1)
  • Days 2,3 & 4 four dives per day
  • Day 5 two dives
  • Day 5 return to Khao Lak
*A 4 day/3 night/10 dives trip will be operated on the following dates so email us your dates for this special trip: 14-Nov-16 until 18-Nov-16.To book these go to the trip pricing option. Price for 3 days is 16,100 baht 4 berth cabin, double bed cabin, main deck and twin cabin 18,100 baht and double, upper deck 19,100 baht. Park fees 1600 baht.
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The trip is 5 days with 4 days of diving included!
  • Arrive Khao Lak no later than 15.00 PM the day of departure
  • Bring your Dive Certification card & Logbook
  • Small amount of money plus the money for trip balance & park fees
  • Clothes to change, maybe also warm cloth for the fresh evenings
  • Swimming attire & towel
  • Sun protection
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Mosquito spray / solution
  • Camera & Waterproof bag for camera
  • Motion sickness pills (if required)
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The Similan & Surin Islands are recognised as one of the top ten dive destinations in the world and the chances of diving with sharks, manta rays and turtles are high on this fantastic trip.

Scuba dive in the amazing aqua marine blue and emerald green ocean and see the diverse variety of marine life and coral gardens.

With 4 days of diving on the MVD Queen (11 day dives, 3 night dives) and group sizes of just 4 divers to 1 dive guide this trip provides nice relaxed dives on amazing dive sites.

This is a premier trip where you will dive all the major dive sites that the Similan & Surin Marine National Park Islands have to offer.

These include Koh Bon which is famous for manta ray sightings and the Surin Islands of Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock which is an amazing deep wall dive with regular leopard and white tip shark sightings and the occasional whale shark.

You can have lots of fun making use of the rubber rib support boat, so you can go and explore the untouched islands and also go snorkeling when you are not diving.

You can’t get much better value for the number of dives and if you share a four birth A/C cabin the cost is really cheap compared to most other liveaboards of this standard.

The MVD Queen is built with a wooden monohull. There are 3 decks on the boat and the main deck has 6 cabins for our divers. These cabins are all draped with curtains on each bunk for privacy and within the cabins are 2 double beds, 1 twin bunk bed and 3 quads (4) bunk bed cabins.

Our cabins are all air conditioned for your comfort and also come with a window that opens enabling you to see the glorious sea view. On the upper deck are 2 more cabins with double beds. These are our sea view cabins as when you open the door the view that surrounds you are stunning islands within an endless blue ocean. We also include 220v plugs in our cabins meaning you can charge anything you need to.

On the upper deck there is also the wheel house which is the captains headquarters at the bow. You will find an eating area at the stern where you can help yourself to beverages and snacks like toast, water, coffee, tea, fruits and electrolyte drinks. These will always be here for your consumption during your stay.

In the dining area you will see 1 large table in the centre which is perfect for socialising and meeting everyone else. There are 2 additional tables on the side ample room which allows us to gather and eat at the sides of the boat. This means we can indulge in the fantastic weather together whilst dining.

We have always had great feedback when it comes to the food on board. If you don’t believe us, check out our guests reviews! They talk wonders about what we have to offer. We also have a very large collection of fish identification books, all in different languages. So before and after your dives you can all talk about the marine life that you have witnessed together. Places like the dining area are fabulous places to chill out and relax after a day of diving too.

For breakfast we serve a very western menu; omelettes, fried eggs, brown bread, sausages, corn flakes, fruits and muesli. You have the choice of instant or fresh coffee too. Our lunch and dinners are always traditional Thai dishes and if you are vegetarian, don’t worry! Just let us know about your requirements and we will attend to you with no problems at all.

During leisure time you can enjoy watching some TV or flick on a movie on our DVD player. We can also view any videos that are made during the trip on these facilities! If you enjoy unwinding to music we have a stereo on board too so you can plug in your iPod/Mp3/CDs and jam out.

The main deck at the stern is the Dive Platform where we will prepare and gear up for our dives. There is plenty of space for you to put your equipment on and store away your dive gear. We have 40 Luxfer 12litre tanks and we use INT connection. We also have DIN adapters available.

On the MVD we provide you with the best quality air during your dives due to 2 of our Bauer Mariner II compressors which have air cooling systems. The P41 Air filters mean you will be breathing the finest and purest air on each dive.

The boat crew will accompany you during preparation for dives, helping you with dive entries and exits as well as filling the tanks. This means less time fumbling around and more time for diving! You will most likely be picked up by our boat or our dingy.

On board we have 3 large toilets with plenty of space. On the dive deck we have 2 showers too. The galley is also situated on the main deck. All food is prepared by our cook and her assistant and we cater for all types; vegetarian or not! Just inform us with any special needs and we will fulfil your needs.

Make sure you spend any spare time on our incredible Sun Deck. It is very large and spacious making it perfect for you to bronze up and embrace the eastern sun. We also have a few sun deck chairs as well as hammocks under our new shade area on the back on the deck. Slouch back and keep an eye out for manta rays and whale sharks. During our journeys to different dive sites you will see a few beauties. Our shade area is the best way to spot dolphins too! If you’re feeling tense we can fix that as we have Traditional Thai Massages available on board… All you need to do is ask.

Our MVD Queen has high standards, offers a great variety of cabin styles and serves you with some of the best dishes and cuisine on ANY liveaboard. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want! These elements make our liveaboard very cost effective and an all-round fantastic and unique experience.

Oh, and don’t forget to take an the onboard massage that you can have on the upper deck directly in the open under a clear sky and beneath the stars.
Important Notes
*This trip is for certified divers only. Minimum level Open water certified
*If you have not dived for six months then you should consider a Scuba Tune Up / Refresher skills check (dependent upon experience, number of dives, last dive etc). This will be a small additional cost.
*If you have a full set of your own equipment including BCD & Regulators you receive a 1,000 baht discount!
*Make sure your travel insurance covers you for this type of trip.
*Double Cabins are for two person sharing and cannot be allocated to single person bookings.

*Please note that some 5 day/4 night 18 dive trips operate from our sister liveaboard MV Similans Exploror but facilities and program are the same as MVD Queen.
Trip Includes
  • Full set of high standard diving equipment - fins, mask & wetsuit
  • All meals, snacks, fruits, water, electrolyte drinks, tea, coffee.
  • Accommodation: All options are air con
  • Snorkeling coral reefs on remote islands off the rubber rib boat
  • Hammocks on sun deck
  • 3 shared bathrooms on middle deck
  • Biodegradable soap & shampoo
  • Light for night dives
  • Professional PADI dive guide
  • Small groups: 4 divers with 1 guide
  • Free wifi at the office in Khao Lak on departure/return
  • Access to recompression chamber and Boat accident insurance
This Trip Does Not Include
  • Due to changes in insurance policies all certified PADI Open Water Diver and certified divers holding equivalent certifications from other agency’s are required to conduct the PADI Adventure Deep Dive during the first dive on any live aboards. There will be an additional charge of B1500 per diver.
  • National Park fees: diver 1800Baht & Snorkelers / Non divers 1000Baht
  • BCD 250THB & Reg's 250THB per day rental
  • Taxi pickup from Phuket or Krabi is available on request but not included in the Liveaboard price.
  • Beer & Cola
These liveaboard trips on operate from mid-October until beginning of May. The season is closed between these dates.
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