Dive experience: These Indonesian liveabord expeditions are open to all fully-certified scuba divers.
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), SMBs, tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment per day (US$ 50 per day), dive computer (US$ 12 per day), dive insurance, marine park and harbour fees ( Raja Ampat - US$ 250, Sangalaki - US$ 250 (from May 2020), 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 for enriched air certified divers (US$ 6 per fill), torch (US$ 12 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 12 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: White Manta uses a number of different ports for its varied itineraries in Indonesia:
Raja Ampat: White 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 afternoon 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. North Sulawesi: Fly direct to the port of Bitung (Manado) (from Jakarta, Guangzhou, Nanking, Shanghai).
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 Balikpapn from Singapore or Jakarta.
We will help you arrange return domestic flights if necessary.
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 10% of the published price (after September 2021, 20% of the published price). Single occupancy cabins are subject to availability.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge (total 7 guests).
2019 DEMA special offer on group bookings made before 22 November 2019 for departures until end December 2021.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 19 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 22 guests).