Mandarin Queen Liveaboard – Similan & Surin Islands

Mandarin Queen Liveaboard – Similan & Surin Islands

Mandarin Queen 9 - Similan and Surin Islands Liveaboard

The Mandarin Queen Liveaboard - MV Jovanna is a brand new liveaboard, launched in OCT 2023. This is a state of the art Similan Liveaboard with the highest standards and comfort. She is running trips through the high season to the Similan islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. This large and luxurious liveaboard offers lots of space for relaxation. You find a big aircon indoor saloon area on the main deck. A covered outdoor dining area is located on the sun deck. The Mandarin Queen has 12 cabins for a maximum of only 24 divers. On the Main Deck are 2 Master Double Bed Cabins and 6 Deluxe Twin Bed Cabins. On the Lower Deck are 2 Master Double Bed Cabins and 2 Deluxe Twin Bed Cabins. Every cabin has TV, air conditioning and en suite bathroom. The cabins on the main deck have windows. This liveaboard features a hot tub on the upper deck and a photo lab with air conditioning.

Including free Nitrox!

Mandarin Queen 9 Liveaboard Trips and Prices

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock:
5 days / 4 nights (15 dives)

Cabin Type Trip Price Trip Length Dives Enquiry
Master Cabin – Main Deck 43,000 THB 5D / 4N 15
Twin Cabin – Main Deck 39,000 THB 5D / 4N 15
Master Cabin – Lower Deck 34,500 THB 5D / 4N 15
Twin Cabin – Lower Deck 33,500 THB 5D / 4N 15

Mandarin Queen Photos

Mandarin Queen Liveaboard Information

The MV Mandarin Queen 9 / Jovanna is a brand new steel vessel liveaboard, build in 2023. She is a large liveaboard and takes only a maximum of 24 divers with accommodation in 12 comfortable cabins. On the main deck are 2 Master double cabins and 6 deluxe twin cabins. The lower deck has 2 Master double cabins and 2 deluxe twin cabins. All cabins with private bathrooms and aircon.

On board you find a lot of space for relaxation, a large indoor saloon and an outdoor (shaded) dining area. As well as a large sundeck.

3 meals are served per full day. Meals will vary each day and will comprise of Thai cuisines, fresh seafood, and international dishes. The cook will ensure that you are well looked after for every meal on board. Food will be attentively prepared to suit your requirements. Snacks, tea and coffee are available throughout the day. Sodas and beers are for sale.

The Mandarin Queen is one of the best boats in the area. Early booking is recommended to secure your space.

Diving Equipment

Rental equipment is provided by Sunrise Divers for our divers on board the Mandarin Queen liveaboard. Rental price is 300 Baht per day for a set (BCD/regulator/fins/mask/wetsuit), 200 Baht/day for a dive computer and only 150 Baht/day for dive insurance. We have a large equipment room at our dive center with 30 sets of Aqualung BCDs and regulators and a large selection of long and short wetsuits, open heel and full foot fins.

If you need to rent equipment we suggest you meet at our dive center on departure day, so you can try all equipment before departure. If not possible to meet at our shop, no problem, we will pack extra equipment in different sizes.

Torches for night dives 200 Baht per dive. 15 liter tanks available 300 Baht per day.


Nitrox is available on board FREE for Nitrox certified divers (12 liter tanks) – for 15 liter Nitrox 300 Baht per day.


PADI Advanced Open Water course is 8,800 Baht. PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course is 8,800 Baht.


Drinking water, coffee, tea are included. Sodas are 30 Baht. Local beers are 60 Baht.

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Check Availability or Make a Reservation

Please complete the form below to send an availability or booking enquiry to Sunrise Divers. You are also welcome to send a direct email to [email protected] or call our mobile hotline +66846264646. We are based in Phuket, Thailand. We will reply as soon as possible with full trip information and details on how to make a booking. Payments can be made by credit card (no card fees) or bank transfer. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Mandarin Queen 9 Deck Plans

Upper Deck

Mandarin Queen Layout Upper Deck

Main Deck

Mandarin Queen Layout Main Deck

Lower Deck

Mandarin Queen Layout Lower Deck

Mandarin Queen Itinerary

Mandarin Queen runs trips for 4 nights to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock through the season from October to May.

Itinerary 4 nights – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

16:00 – 18:00 Pick up from hotels in Phuket or Airport
Transfer by minibus to Thap Lamu Pier 1-2 hours
19:00 – 19:30 Pick up from hotels in Khao Lak
Transfer by minibus to Thap Lamu Pier 20 minutes
20:00 Briefing and Equipment set up
20:30 Dinner on Board and Departure to Similan Islands
07:00 Wake Up, Coffee, First Dive
08:30 Breakfast
11:00 Second Dive
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Third Dive
19:00 Night Dive OR
17:30 Dusk Dive
20:00 Dinner
07:00 Wake Up, Coffee, First Dive
08:30 Breakfast
10:30 Second Dive
12:00 Lunch and Cruising to Thap Lamu
14:00 Third Dive
16:00 Arrive Thap Lamu
16:30 Arrive Khao Lak Hotels
18:30 Arrive Phuket Hotels

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Mandarin Queen Safety & Specifications

Vessel Information

Boat Type Steel Motor Vessel
Year Built 2023
Length 37 Meters
Width 7.8 Meters
Maximum Guests 24
No. of Cabins 12 (4 Master, 8 Twin)
Engines 2 x 520 HP
Maximum Speed 13 Knots
Nitrox on Board Yes

Safety Specifications

  • Marine Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Marine Radio
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Flares
  • Satellite Phone

Mandarin Queen Jovanna Schedule 2023 – 2024


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