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Blue Manta
From US$ 343 per day
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Length
45m
149 ft
Max 18
Nitrox
PADI
Wi-Fi
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At a glance...
  • Cruises Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, Flores
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • 24 hour satellite Wi-Fi internet
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Designated dry camera room, cameras for rent
  • Large, steel-hulled boat

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Blue Manta, built in 2015, is a 45m long steel-hulled liveaboard, cruising Komodo, Raja Ampat and beyond. This spacious motor vessel, purpose-built for divers, takes up to 18 guests in comfort on Indonesia diving tours around the very best sites. Blue Manta was conceived with single travellers in mind and many of the cabins can be used for single occupancy without a large supplement.

A lot of thought has gone into planning the construction of Blue Manta. There are brightly lit spaces with large picture windows on the main and upper deck. You can choose from the indoor and outdoor dining areas. Cabins and common areas are very comfortable and furnished to a high standard.

Some of the finer features of Blue Manta include 24 hour satellite Wi-Fi internet, in-cabin speakers for announcements, complimentary laundry service and both hot water showers and individual rinse tanks on the dive deck! Photographers will appreciate the large outdoor work table and more particularly the designated dry camera room catering to every photographer's needs! You can expect comfort and quality, space and stability in a bright relaxing environment on board the lovely Indonesian Blue Manta liveaboard.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, soft drinks, satellite email, land tours on Komodo safaris, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 6 experienced English-speaking dive guides, tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 50 per day), dive computer (US$ 12 per day), Raja Ampat port and park fees (US$ 220), Komodo port and park fees (US$ 160), Banda Sea trip fees -(US$ 250) all per person per trip, payable in advance, , dive insurance, fuel surcharge (if applicable, please check with us). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tank rental, (US$ 12 per day - book in advance), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 15 per day), torches, massage services and laundry service. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Raja Ampat: The Blue Manta liveaboard normally departs in the afternoon from Sorong or in West Papua. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. We will help you arrange these domestic flights. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. For charters using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there.
Komodo: Blue Manta diving tours depart in the afternoon from Labuan Bajo or sometimes Maumere in Flores. Both flights and hotel bookings can be arranged by the operator. There is a minibus transfer service from the airport to and from the boat. For tours using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12.00 noon on the second last day of the tour. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

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 10% of the published price and enjoy a double bed cabin as a single occupant. This rises to 20% from 2008.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 9 or more guests). See whole boat charter rate below. Equivalent to pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a standard cabin free of charge (total 18 guests). 2018: Pay for 6 guests and get 1 additional space free, pay for 12 guests and get 2 more spaces (not applicable to XMAS, NY, CNY, SND holiday trips and crossing trips or Ring of Fire trip then full and half charter rates will apply).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2015/16/17: Komodo Island-Sumbawa - US$ 6,400, Raja Ampat - US$ 8,000.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 13 guest cabins on board this liveaboard featuring a double bed, 2 twin beds or a double and a twin. Blue Manta's cabins have single divers in mind and many of the double cabins are expected to be for single occupancy. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning. The upper deck has 4 doubles and 2 twins, the main deck has 2 twins and 2 twin/doubles and the lower deck has 4 twin cabins.

All the cabins have:
  • Air conditioning
  • Windows on main and upper deck only
  • Bathroom with shower, hand basin, toilet, towels and toiletries
  • Reading lights
  • Shelves and wardrobe
  • Speakers for announcements
  • Space for luggage
  • Mains outlet 220 Volts, 24 hours per day - 3 square prong, British style sockets
  • Adaptors available
  • Life jackets
  • Bedding
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 15 / 15 - hot water

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The Black Manta's crew of 22 comprise:
    • 1 Tour leader/Instructor
    • 3 Captains
    • 3 Cooks
    • 3 Engineer
    • 1 Instructor
  • 4 Divemasters
  • 2 Stewardesses
  • 2 Masseuses
  • 3 Deck hands
  • Enriched air nitrox - 3 motorised dive dinghies - Dive deck & platform with individual rinse tanks - Air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD video & music - Indoor and open-air dining areas - 24 hour satellite WiFi internet - Indoor dry camera room - Large sundeck with chairs - Underwater cameras available for rent - Massage service - Water dispenser

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    Food on the Blue Manta liveaboard tours can be enjoyed either in air-conditioned comfort in the indoor dining area on the main deck or in the open-air dining area on the upper deck. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the 3 main meals and consist of a blend of western and Asian cuisine. You can also have a light breakfast before the first dive, and afternoon snacks are also served to keep away any hunger, including freshly baked breads
    • Asian and international meals.
    • Buffet-style dining
    • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner with snacks in between.
    • Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, toast and biscuits are provided free of charge.
    • Wine and beers are available for purchase.
    • The dining service begins with dinner on the first evening of the liveaboard trip.
    • All special dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us advanced notice.

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in year 2015
    • Size - 45m x 9m
    • Top speed - 10 knots
    • Cruising speed - 8 knots
    • 2 x 826 HP Yanmar engines
    • 3 x Yanmar generators
    • 3 x dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks (and some 15 litre) with international fittings.
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 20,000 litres
  • Watermaker - 20,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 45,000 litres
  • Environmental waste storage tank

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 2 life rafts (for 30 passengers each)
    • 3 x 5.8m 75 HP motorised dinghies
    • SSB, VHF and satellite radios
    • Global positioning system (GPS)
    • Autopilot
    • Radar
    • Sounder
    • EPIRB
  • Mobile telephone
  • Advanced medic first aid box
  • Oxygen - quantity unknown
  • Life jackets in cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Customer dive insurance not included and is MANDATORY- see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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