Dolphin Queen

Budget Burma liveaboard

MV Dolphin Queen is the best budget Burma liveaboard. It has a strong pedigree having pioneered diving in the area and it still visits some secret dive sites that other boats don’t know about.

Dolphin Queen is a wooden monohull vessel, not a fancy boat but it’s professionally run by friendly staff. The cabins are compact and do not have en-suite bathrooms but they do have air conditioning and charging sockets for your electronics. The food always gets good reviews too.

All except two cabins are on the main deck. The two double cabins on the upper deck are slightly larger.

Rental dive equipment is included in the price but if you have your own you get 1,000 baht discount. Book with just 20% deposit and pay the balance when you arrive in Khao Lak.

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Trip Advisor reviews“Dive Leader’s briefing was thorough and comprehensive before each dive.
The boat, room and bed are clean and comfortable. Jia, Apr 2015”
Full review on Trip Advisor

 


  • Max 22 divers
  • Diver to dive guide ratio 4: 1
  • Experienced multi-lingual guides
  • 4 Double AC bed cabins (two on the main deck and two on the upper deck)
  • 1 twin bed cabin and 3 quad cabins. All with AC.
  • 3 shared bathrooms.
  • 22m length, 5.5m beam
  • Nitrox available
  • One kayak available for guest use
  • More photos here


Dolphin Queen price

5 days 6 nights (17 dives) at the Mergui archipelago

  • Main deck 4 share cabin: 35,800 baht per diver
  • Main deck twin or double bed cabin: 37,800 baht per diver
  • Upper deck double bed cabin: 38,800 baht per diver

6 days 7 nights (19 dives) at the Mergui archipelago and Black Rock

  • Main deck 4 share cabin: 42,960 baht per diver
  • Main deck twin or double bed cabin: 45,360 baht per diver
  • Upper deck double bed cabin: 46,560 baht per diver

20% discount for non diving partners.

Liveaboard prices include:
Dive guide, tanks, weights & belt, dive light for night dives, all meals.

Liveaboard prices exclude:
Alcohol, cans of soft drinks, towels, Nitrox (200 baht per fill), dive equipment, Mergui entry fees (US$200-230 per person), dive insurance, transfers to the dive centre.

Note: If you have not dived for over a year you will need to do a refresher before joining a cruise. You must also be advanced or deep diver certified. If not you can do a PADI Adventure Deep Dive (1,500 baht) as the first dive of the cruise.


How to book this liveaboard: Tell us which trip you want to book and we’ll send you a booking form with instructions for payment. We accept online payment by credit card or paypal. We also accept bank transfers.

For advance bookings pay just 30% deposit now to confirm your place, the balance is due on arrival.

Enquiry

To check dates, make a booking or ask a question please send a request or call us on: +66 81 2727556

 


Dolphin Queen Burma liveaboard itineraries

5 days / 6 nights to the southern Mergui Archipelago

Departure day:
0900-1100 hrs: Arrive at the Khao Lak dive centre by 11am latest.
1100-1245 hrs: Check in and equipment fitting.
1330-1430 hrs: Thai Immigration control and exit stamp at dive centre.
1430-1600 hrs: Depart for Kuraburi Pier by air-con minivan. 90 minute drive.
1600 hrs: Board Dolphin Queen at Kuraburi pier.
1830 hrs: Dinner and sunset cruise to Kawthaung, Myanmar.

Day 1:
0700 hrs: Myanmar Immigration and Entry stamp and cruise into the Mergui Archipelago.
1200 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Dive 1 at Elephant’s Kiss dive site
1830 hrs: Dive 2 is a dusk or night dive.

Day 2: 4 dives in the area of North Twin. Plus some beach time.

Day 3: 4 dives around Fan Forest Pinnacle area.

Day 4: 4 dives around Western Rocky area.

Day 5: Last diving day. 3 dives then cruise back to Kawthaung.
1800 hrs: Arrival in Kawthaung to get Myanmar exit stamp. A little time on land for sightseeing or shopping in Kawthaung.
1930 hrs: Overnight cruise to Kuraburi.

Day 6:
0800 hrs: Disembark after breakfast. Return to Khao Lak (90 minutes by minibus).
1000 hrs: Thai Immigration control and entry stamp at the dive centre in Khao Lak.
11:00 hrs: End of service.

Note: This itinerary is a guide only and may be changed due to weather or sea conditions for your safety.

6 days / 7 nights to Mergui archipelago and Black Rock

Departure day:
0900-1100 hrs: Arrive at the Khao Lak dive centre by 11am latest.
1100-1245 hrs: Check in and equipment fitting.
1330-1430 hrs: Thai Immigration control and exit stamp at dive centre.
1430-1600 hrs: Depart for Kuraburi Pier by air-con minivan. 90 minute drive.
1600 hrs: Board Dolphin Queen at Kuraburi pier.
1830 hrs: Dinner and sunset cruise to Kawthaung, Myanmar.

Day 1:
0800 hrs: Myanmar Immigration and Entry stamp and cruise into the Mergui Archipelago.
1000 hrs: Depart to the Mergui archipelago.
1200 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Dive 1: Elephant’s Kiss dive site
1830 hrs: Dusk or night dive

Day 2: 4 dives around Black Rock

Day 3: 4 dives around the 3 Islets, Shark Cave. Plus a beach excursion.

Day 4: 4 dives in the Fan Forest pinnacle area.

Day 5: 4 dives in the Western Rocky area.

Day 6: Last diving day. 3 dives then cruise back to Kawthaung.
1800 hrs: Arrival in Kawthaung to get Myanmar exit stamp. A little time on land for sightseeing or shopping in Kawthaung.
1930 hrs: Overnight cruise to Kuraburi.

Day 7:
0800 hrs: Disembark after breakfast. Return to Khao Lak (90 minutes by minibus).
1000 hrs: Thai Immigration control and entry stamp at the dive centre in Khao Lak.
11:00 hrs: End of service.

Note: This itinerary is a guide only and may be changed due to weather or sea conditions for your safety.

 


Dolphin Queen Burma liveaboard schedule

2017

19-25 November 2017 (5d 6n Southern Mergui Archipelago)

21-27 December 2017 (5d 6n Southern Mergui Archipelago)

2018

7-13 January 2018 (5d 6n Southern Mergui Archipelago)

3-10 February 2018 (6d 7n Mergui Archipelago and Black Rock)

20-27 February 2018 (6d 7n Mergui Archipelago and Black Rock)

19-26 March 2018 (6d 7n Mergui Archipelago and Black Rock)

5-12 April 2018 (6d 7n Mergui Archipelago and Black Rock)