What people say about us
My first Liveaboard was extraordinary with Steve and his incredible crew! This was also my very first trip to Thailand, although my week was spent on the boat, I couldnt have had a better time!
When we boarded the boat on Day 1, Steve, head hancho (rightfully so) welcomes us with a much appreciated briefing. During the briefing we met each other, we were all very diverse and from all around the world. We also met the crew (Rockstars of the boat)! Steve then set us up for the week and talked us through every detail you can think of, idk how he remembers all this! He was so comprehensive, thorough and entertaining. Not only did Steve help to set our expectations, the entire week he helped us have fun, keep safe and make the very most from our trip. I’m also his biggest fan bc he was diligent about helping me get my regulators back after I left them on the minibus after the trip. This was 100% my fault, but immediately after I contacted him worried sick, he had located them for me by the time I boarded my plane home. 🙌🏻
Although I cant say enough about Steve, the rockstars of the boat were the crew, they truly made our trip an epic experience! I have no doubt these guys are the A-team in the Andaman waters. Bong was one crew members that really stood out due to his constant hearty smile and eagerness to please. We waited on us hand and foot and had the nicest personality .... and that smile😁!
Another extra-exceptional crew member was Pebow! There’s a lot going on before getting in and out of the water to dive, but Pebow made it seamless. He doesn’t speak English, but I swear he could read minds because he always knew what I was thinking and helped me put my gear on, locate my GoPro and even gave me some suave to put on my hurt calf (predive injury) all without asking. He was so sweet to all of us!
Another thing that really impressed me was that on a boat full of 18 people, nothing was ever lost. I dive a lot and have had so many occasions of gear getting lost even with just 4 divers on a small boat, but not on the Queen, this crew is on their game! I like to think I was the only one treated like a princess, but everyone was individually catered to. We had so much fun and I would absolutely love to return to the Queen for a round two!
Aside from the Steve and the crew, the highlight of the trip was seeing my first big beautiful Whale Shark🦈