KM Raja Manta is a 36 metre longsteel-hulled motor yacht, launched in April 2011 and designed to accommodate up to 20 divers on tours around some of Indonesia's best dive destinations, including Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea and Sangalaki. This purpose-built Indonesia liveaboard manages to be practical and spacious with a range of different cabins from Standard to Deluxe.
Described as being built by divers for scuba divers, there is an enormous dive deck with plenty of space to gear up, even on a full boat. There is also a spacious and practical dive platform and nitrox is available. Guests tend to relax in the air-conditioned saloon which is comfortable and well-appointed, with full entertainment system. Sun lovers head for the expansive sun deck which has shaded and unshaded sections. You will dine in the open air dining section enjoying the ever changing views of the Indonesian archipelago, or in the saloon if you prefer.
Most of the cabins have ensuite bathrooms and are located on the middle or upper deck. They have large windows allowing for views and plenty of natural light. Only the standard cabins are on the lower deck have shared bathrooms. The combination of diving in Indonesia on a luxurious, spacious liveaboard trip is a winner. For comfort and style when diving the Raja Ampat, Banda and Sangalaki, the experienced KM Raja Manta crew is now a great choice.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from local hotels / airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment per day (US$ 50 per day), dive computer, dive insurance, marine park and harbour fees ( Raja Ampat - US$ 250, Sangalaki - US$ 180, Banda Sea trips - US$ 250) payable in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 6 per fill). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: KM Raja Manta uses a number of different ports for its varied itineraries in Indonesia:
Raja Ampat: KM Raja Manta's Raja Ampat liveaboard safaris normally depart in the afternoon from Sorong 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 return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong. Some trips use Sorong and another port such as Ambon or Manado.
Ambon: Some cruises depart in the morning from Ambon. You can fly direct to Ambon from Manado or Jakarta. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Ambon.
Sangalaki: Other trips depart in the afternoon from Tanjung Batu pier after land transfer from Berau. You can fly to Balikpapan and then on to Berau. There are direct flights to Berau from Singapore or Jakarta. We will help you arrange return domestic flights. There is a free transfer service from the boat to and from the nearest airports.
The last dive of each trip will usually be between 11:00 and 14.00 hrs on the second last day of the tour. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. We can help you with your domestic flight arrangements for flights to these or other port towns in Indonesia. 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: Pay for 10 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard non-ensuite cabin free of charge (total 11 or more guests). Please also refer the the full charter prices below which are equivalent to pay for 18 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard non-ensuite cabin free of charge (total 20 guests).
2018: Pay for 5 guests and get 1 additional space free, pay for 10 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): Raja Ampat - US$ 7,585, Ambon - US$ 8,200, Sangalaki - US$ 5,456.
There are a total of 10 cabins onboard the KM Raja Manta liveaboard. 2 Deluxe cabins, with King beds (which can also be twin beds) are on the upper deck. The main deck has an additional 6 Deluxe cabins, 2 with king beds and 4 with twin beds. (3 of these cabins can accommodate 3 divers if requested.) All Deluxe cabins have private bathrooms and seaview windows. The 3 lower deck Standard cabins have twin beds, basins and portholes in each cabin. These cabins share 2 bathrooms.
All the cabins have:
Sea-view windows or portholes
Toilet and hot water shower (except standard cabins)
Hand basin and towels
3-pin UK style mains outlet 220 volts - 24 hours per day
Enriched air nitrox - 2 motorised dinghies - 55m² dive deck & 18m² platform with hot water showers, toilets and rinse tank - 100m² air-conditioned saloon and dining area with bar, TV, video and music - Movie library, fish books, games and diving magazines - Satellite telephone - 55m² upper deck shaded area - 92m² sundeck with sun chairs & mattresses - Water dispenser
Scuba certification courses available including PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue, EFR, specialties and Gas Blender.
Food on the KM Raja Manta is a serious business! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the 3 main meals and consist of a blend of western and Indonesian cuisine. All meals are finished with a selection of tropical fruits. You can also have a light breakfast before the first dive, and afternoon snacks are also served to keep away any hunger.
Indonesian and international meals.
Buffet-style dining in the upper deck saloon - choose from 4 dishes per sitting.
Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner with snacks in between.
Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, toast and biscuits are provided free of charge.
Soft drinks, 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.
"We have enjoyed 4 great days on board of the KM Raja Manta with our dive instructor Michael, who made us feel save and comfortable at all times. The staff and crew have always been very friendly and helpful, offering a great service and creating a wonderful atmosphere. The staff has always been well prepared and gave us more detailed information and safety instructions before every dive as we would have expected. Facilities and our cabin were clean and have been made up every day." - Stefanie Phoenix, Germany, 12 December 2014 ...
"We rented pieces of equipment (bcd, regulator, fins) which were in good shape. The KM Raja Manta staff was very friendly and efficient. The facilities were more than comfortable. The guides knew what they were doing, they knew the diving sites quite well." - Pierre Paquette, Canada,13 March 2014 ...
"Fantastic boat, food, crew and diving set up. Can't fault anything." - Marie Hughes, Scotland, 10 March 2014 ...
"Staff are friendly, facilities are nice, service are excellent, food are delicious" - JS Jessie, China, 15 January 2014 ...
"All the staff on the KM Raja Manta were fantastic. The crew on the dive deck was on us like we were royalty - they lifted our tanks for us, clipped our fins on our feet when we were in the zodiacs heading for the dive sites, zipped up our wetsuits, handed us weight belts, etc etc etc. They were completely on top of everything. The minute we finished a dive, they were there grabbing weight belts, fins, BCs, helping us into the zodiac, and they had hot towels for us after every dive." - Deborah Fryer, USA, 16 January 2013 ...
"The services we received were excellent. The dive staff and liveaboard crew made the trip enjoyable for divers and non-divers, adults and kids." - Matt Gibbons, USA, 3 April 2012 ...
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