MV Deep Andaman Queen Liveaboard Details
The MV Deep Andaman Queen (formally the Queen Scuba) is a 28m (92ft) vessel completed in 2003. She was built to be one of the more comfortable boats plying the Andaman Sea. One of the best things about this boat is the fact that she can take up to 21 guests–so those of you who like to travel in a fairly large group have other options now.
She has one master cabin and five deluxe cabins. These cabins offer double-bed or twin-bed accommodation. She also has three cabins with single beds down below; one double-twin, one triple-twin and one quad-twin. The cabins are priced according to comfort level: Lower for the below deck cabins, slightly higher for the VIP cabins, and highest for the Master. All cabins are en suite and air conditioned.
The choices, the choices
The master cabin is the nicest room on the boat, of course, so first come, first served! This cabin has a large king-sized bed, a large well-appointed en suite bathroom with hot water, a DVD entertainment system with movies, a complimentary fruit basket, air conditioning, and panoramic ocean views.
The five VIP cabins all have a large double bed, a large en suite bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, a complimentary fruit basket, and ocean views.
For you single gentlemen or ladies, the standard cabins are located below deck, but are still light and airy. They also feature en suite facilities with hot water and air conditioning. One of the cabins take two persons, one of them takes three guests, and one of them takes four guests (perfect for a family).
The interior saloon is large enough to seat everyone on the boat, including crew, and features a DVD entertainment system and comfortable benches and low tables to sit and enjoy a drink. Most meals are served in the covered deck area just to the rear of the saloon. She has wooden tables and comfortable chairs where you'll enjoy your meal with three other guests. Meals are served buffet style, with fresh breads, fruit, and wonderful Thai and Western dishes served up by the fabulous chef.
Dive deck and gear area
Going down the stairs from the top deck you'll be on the cabin deck and this is where most of your time will be spent–gearing up for diving, the reason we're here. The dive deck is spacious and well designed. There is no moving tanks around, all tanks are filled at their stations or the crew will handle the lifting. Put your gear together and forget about it. Two dinghies will transfer you to the dive sites, or we'll jump off the mother ship. All pick-ups are done from the dinghies for your convenience. Since many of the dives are drift dives, this system is pretty common practice in these waters.
Divemaster or instructor staff on the boat do dive briefings. They are thorough and interesting, and will help you to have more fun underwater and to help you understand what you're seeing. All dives are guided if you choose; there is always a divemaster available for you if you want one. If you don't, that's OK too, just dive with a buddy. If you are traveling alone, we'll hook you up with a buddy.
More than just warm air
The Deep Andaman Queen realizes that Nitrox is the future of diving, here today, so full Enriched Air or Nitrox services are offered on board. And, for those of you not yet Nitrox certified, we offer these courses for your convenience. There are many options from a two-dive full certification in Nitrox to introductory dives for those not sure if they will like it or not. Of course there is plenty of normal air available as well.
Electronics and communication
The boat is outfitted with the latest in electronic marine equipment including GPS and radar for safety and ease of navigation. We have VHF radios, and mobile telephone communications equipment. For more information, see "Specs".
MV Deep Andaman Queen: Technical & Safety
|LOA||28m /94ft||Cruising speed||10 knots|
|Beam||6.5m /20ft||Maximum speed||12 knots|
|Draft||1.5 m /8ft||Number of guests||21 persons|
|Fuel||15,000 liters||Nitrox||Blending panel 1 X PP|
|Water||20,000 liters||Dinghy||2 x 4m|
|Engines||Hino, 2 x 510 hp||Air-conditioning||Central|
1 Master: King-size bed, en suite bathroom, DVD and TV
|Staff Cabins||4||Saloon||Air-con, TV, DVD, Stereo, Video|
|Bathrooms||10 X with hot water||En suite||2 X at the stern|
|Communications||VHF radio / GPS / Radar / Echo sounder, mobile telephone|
|Emergency items||First aid kit, oxygen 50 liters, DAN oxygen kit, 25 person SOLAS life raft, SOLAS life jackets|
|Dive deck||6 m X 4 m||Air Tanks (Free fills)||35 X 12 liters air|
|Dive platform||2.5 m X 4 m||Nitrox Tanks ($5)||15 X 12 liters Nitrox|
Non-divers: 10% discount