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, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 50 per day), dive computer (US$ 12 per day), marine park and harbour fees (Komodo - US$ 200, all other routes - US$ 250, all per person per trip, payable in advance), travel and dive insurance. Fuel surcharge: from September 2022 all cruises will be liable for the following charges (paid in advance) - Banda Sea: US$ 200, Komodo/Raja Ampat/Sangalaki: US$ 150. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - IDR, USD, EUR or SGD, or bank card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tank rental (US$ 12 per day - book in advance), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 20 per day), torch (US$ 12 per day), massage services and laundry service. 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 where necessary.
Port departures are planned for 3 pm (or earlier if all the guests arrive beforehand), except Ambon (at 2 pm) and Sangalaki (5 pm). Port departures are planned for 3 pm (or earlier if all the guests arrive beforehand), except Ambon (at 2 pm). For more information see our travel information section. In the event of positive COVID-19 cases onboard, individuals will be requested to exercise safe social distancing. If evacuation to a local medical facility is required, all costs will be borne by the guest. We therefore strongly recommend that you check your travel insurance covers for positive COVID-19 interruption to your travel plans.
The last dive of each trip will usually be between 11 am and 2 pm on the second last day of the tour, then the yacht returns to port during the late afternoon. Disembarkation is from 5 am until 12 noon. 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 (no guarantee of same gender sharing) or pay a supplement of 20% of the published price for their own cabin. 6 single occupancy cabins are available per cruise (2 per deck).
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a lower deck cabin free of charge (total 7 or more guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in lower deck cabins free of charge (total 18 guests). Pay for 19 guests and 3 additional persons can join free of charge (total 22 guests).