About Queen Scuba Liveaboard
MV Queen Scuba Liveaboard is a sister company of the highly successful Coral Grand Divers in Thailand.
Coral Grand Grand Divers began in the year 2000 with a beach front resort in Koh Tao Thailand. In the years since then Coral Grand Divers has grown to include two beach front resorts in Koh Tao, being Koh Tao Coral Resort and Montra Resort, Padi dive centers in Koh Samui and Phuket Thailand. The Koh Tao Dive center is also a 5 star PADI Instructor Development Center.
Due to the ever increasing numbers of satisfied divers from our Koh Tao dive center that were looking to experience the world famous dive sites of the Similan and Surin Islands on the west coast of Thailand, the company had a brand new liveaboard designed and constructed with all divers needs in mind. MV Queen Scuba started offering liveaboard trips to the Similans in November 2003; she became a very popular choice for divers, dive centers and dive clubs that were looking for a quality liveaboard that can provide a high level of service.
Each year we have improved and upgraded the boat, to include all amenities a diver could need.
From November to May each year MV Queen Scuba will be offering liveaboard diving in the famous Similan, Surin islands and Richelieu Rock. With several different itineraries, five days/4 nights trips departing or finishing at Tub Lamu pier in Khao Lak, Phangna province.
In 2010 MV Queen Scuba Liveaboard began her Indonesian adventure, spending May to October of that year offering trips to the Komodo national park. Many of our past guests came and dived with us again in this new dive destination we were offering and loved the diving and of course the Queen Scuba service they loved from their previous trips with us in Thailand.
So we invite all our past guests and new guests to come and enjoy some fantastic diving in Thailand and Indonesia with MV Queen Scuba Liveaboard.
Meet The Team
A Welsh man that left his home country far behind despite his love of sheep and the coal mines. Mike spent many years with Coral Grand Divers certifying dive students of all levels, installing in them first class dive skills. Mike left the “rock” as all Koh Tao long timers affectionately refer to the island and joined the Queen Scuba Liveaboard team in 2008. His excellent way of working with our Thai and Indonesian boat crew and our dive instructors made him the perfect choice as Tour Leader to run our trips in Indonesia. He is also the creative writing genius behind the trip reports you can find on our Facebook page.
As you might guess from his name is from Finland. Heikke spent many seasons in Thailand working with a Finnish dive center in various locations around Thailand including Phuket, Koh Lanta and Khao Lak. Heikke joined the Queen Scuba Liveaboard team in 2009 and has gained a reputation for being a superb critter finder. If you looking for small things, love macro photography then Heikke will be your perfect guide.
Hailing from Chumpon, Thailand, Pornthep is man of many skills. If you visited Coral Grand Divers and MV Queen Scuba Liveaboard at many dive shows around the globe, the smiling face greeting you more than likely was Pornthep. During the Komodo season he is based in Labuan Bajo, Flores and will greet you at the airport when you arrive for your Komodo Liveaboard trip. He is our all round logistics man making sure the Liveaboard has everything it needs to run the trips smoothly. Come and join us in Raja Ampat and Pornthep will be there to greet you in Sorong. When not busy keeping Queen Scuba trips running smoothly he can often be found on the Golf Course practicing his swing.
Suppasith Prabpanja (Lonia)
Lonia is from Bangkok Thailand and after graduating from University spent four years living in Moscow. So if you are from Russia and would prefer to converse in your native language then Lonia is your man. Lonia is our Bali branch office manager, so before or after your Liveaboard trip if you need help in Bali just give him a call and he will be ready to help you with all your Indonesian travel needs. Lonia is also replying your emails and enquiries for Queen Scuba. If you passing through Thailand on route to Bali don’t forget to pick up some spicy Thai curry paste and fish sauce, you never know Lonia may invite you for some of his famous home cooked curry.
Originally from Somerset, England, the land of tractors, cheddar chesse and cider. After globetrotting for many years firstly as a snowboarder and then as a scuba dive instructor, dive shop manager, tour leader on liveaboards, James is now based in Phuket, Thailand. If you booking a dive trip with Queen Scuba Liveaboard he will be sending you all the details you need. When he is not at his desk he can be found mountain biking, scuba diving and surfing in Thailand.