For a great budget-friendly liveaboard experience in Thailand, look no further than the Dolphin Queen. This wooden mono-hulled vessel has a total of 3 decks and offers spacious, comfortable living areas for all guests. The crew on board the Dolphin Queen are well reviewed as being some of the friendliest folks around, and will assist with all your needs whilst on board or in the water.
The large, open area dining area has 3 tables for dining and an extra table for underwater camera equipment and other needs. Divers will find a number of fish identification books in a number of languages that are useful to peruse after diving. The dining area is a great place to spend some time reading a book or watching the many DVDs available. The vessel’s stereo is perfect for listening to some of your favorite tunes while you enjoy your time aboard the Dolphin Queen.
Food on board the Dolphin Queen is always reviewed as being of a very high standard. Breakfast is a European style meal including toast, eggs, sausages, cereals, fruit and coffee. For breakfast and lunch, guests can enjoy traditional Thai fare. Vegetarians and those with specific dietary needs can be catered for.
The Dolphin Queen boasts a sun deck complete with chairs and hammocks and a shaded space for those who do not want full sun exposure. Guests often spend time on the sun deck watching for dolphins, mantas and even whale sharks. On the vessel’s main deck is the diving platform with plenty of space for kitting up and storing dive equipment. The diving deck also has bathroom facilities and fresh water showers for added convenience.
Guests do not need to bring their own diving equipment as a full set of scuba gear is included in the cost of the trip. Guests can make use of the supplied regulators, wetsuits, BCDs, masks, snorkels and fins, however if guests have their own full equipment set they will receive a discount of USD 30. Guests can dive as many as 4 times every day depending on the weather and water conditions. The Dolphin Queen boasts an experienced and friendly dive guide who is always excited to share their knowledge on the local marine life before and after the dive, and show guests the best sightings whilst under the water. Diving does not occur on the arrival day, and guests can choose to dive twice on the day of departure.
The Dolphin Queen hosts up to 22 guests across its 8 cabins. Each cabin offers basic amenities but is air-conditioned and boasts great sea views. The bathrooms are shared between the rooms but all rooms have their own 220V power outlets for charging electronics.
2 Double Bed Cabins (Upper Deck)
There is a double bed and a sea view in the 2 upper deck double cabins.
1 Twin Bunk Bed Cabin (Main Deck)
On the main deck, guests can choose to stay in a twin room with 2 single beds arranged into bunk beds.
2 Double Cabins (Main Deck)
Also on the main deck are 2 double cabins, each with a double bed.
3 Quad Cabins (Main Deck)
There are 4 single beds available in the quad rooms and these are arranged into 2 sets of bunk beds. The cabins come equipped with bunk bed curtains for additional privacy.