Length: 32 metres / 105 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 23 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
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|Dep: 18 Jan||Ret: 24 Jan||Raja Ampat||US$ 2,600||More info||Book|
|Dep: 1 Mar||Ret: 7 Mar||Raja Ampat||US$ 2,600||More info||Book|
|Dep: 9 Mar||Ret: 15 Mar||Raja Ampat||US$ 2,600||More info||Book|
|Dep: 17 Mar||Ret: 23 Mar||Raja Ampat||US$ 2,600||More info||Book|
|Dep: 10 Apr||Ret: 20 Apr||Raja Ampat-Banda-Ambon||US$ 4,000||More info||Book|
|Dep: 22 Apr||Ret: 2 May||Raja Ampat-Banda-Ambon||US$ 4,000||More info||Book|
|Dep: 12 May||Ret: 17 May||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 19 May||Ret: 24 May||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 26 May||Ret: 31 May||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 2 Jun||Ret: 7 Jun||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 9 Jun||Ret: 14 Jun||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 16 Jun||Ret: 21 Jun||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 23 Jun||Ret: 28 Jun||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 21 Jul||Ret: 26 Jul||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 28 Jul||Ret: 2 Aug||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 11 Aug||Ret: 16 Aug||Komodo Island||US$ 1,750||More info||Book|
|Dep: 1 Sep||Ret: 7 Sep||Komodo-Maumere||US$ 2,100||More info||Book|
|Dep: 10 Sep||Ret: 19 Sep||Banda Sea-Forgotten Islands||US$ 3,800||More info||Book|
|Dep: 22 Sep||Ret: 2 Oct||Banda Sea-Forgotten Islands||US$ 4,000||More info||Book|
|Dep: 19 Nov||Ret: 25 Nov||Raja Ampat||US$ 2,600||More info||Book|
|Dep: 27 Nov||Ret: 3 Dec||Raja Ampat||US$ 2,600||More info||Book|
|Dep: 13 Dec||Ret: 19 Dec||Raja Ampat||US$ 2,600||More info||Book|
|Dep: 21 Dec||Ret: 28 Dec||Raja Ampat Misool||US$ 2,900||More info||Book|
|Dep: 31 Dec||Ret: 7 Jan||Raja Ampat Misool||US$ 2,900||More info||Book|
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tours on Komodo safaris, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 4 experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 42 per day), dive computer (US$ 12 per day), Raja Ampat port and park fees (US$ 220) per person per trip, payable in advance. Raja Ampat transit trips port and park fees (US$ 230) per person per trip, payable in advance. Komodo port and park fees (US$ 160) per person per trip, payable in advance, fuel surcharge (subject to changes, please check with us). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 5 per fill or US$ 10 per day), dive insurance, torches, massage services (US$ 25/per hr). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Raja Ampat: The Black Manta liveaboard normally departs in the afternoon from Sorong in West Papua. You can fly direct to Sorong from Bali or Jakarta. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. For tours using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there.
Komodo: KM Black Manta departs in the afternoon from Labuan Bajo or sometimes Maumere in Flores. Both flights and hotel booking can be arranged by the operator. There is a minibus transfer service from the airport to and from the boat.
For more information see our travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 90% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below. Equivalent to pay for 16 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 5,500, 5 nights - US$ 5,280. Komodo to Maumere - US$ 4,400. Raja Ampat - US$ 6,400. For alternative cruise prices, please check with us.
"The boat was really comfortable. There was loads of space, as there were only 6 clients on the trip. The food was nice, though there was one day that it was bad. The diving was good and all carried out with safety in mind. The quality of the rental equipment was very good, and the dive leaders really know their stuff and went to great lengths to point out stuff for us." - Mary O'Donohoe, Ireland ...
"Our Ambon, Banda Islands and Raja Ampat trip on the Black Manta was phenomenal. Everything went flawlessly and the sites were fantastic. " - Deborah Scholem, Australia ...
"Cedric (the cruise director) and the crew knew their dive sites very well and we got to see a lot of fish life. Diving with this boat was a brilliant experience. The boat crew however aren't so professional. They are happy and smile a lot but do the minimum for you with regards to your dive equipment etc." - Jenny Conway, Australia ...
"The service was excellent. The crew couldn't do enough to help you and make your trip enjoyable. They even forund time to mend a broken suitcase. Cedric, the Cruise Director is a gem." - Deborah Scholem, Australia ...