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White Manta
From USD 375 per day
152 ft
Max 22
At a glance...
  • Includes Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Sangalaki and Lembeh Strait
  • Most cabins have ensuite bathrooms, seaview windows
  • Dedicated camera room
  • 4 dive tenders
  • Satellite internet
  • Large, steel-hulled boat purpose-built as a liveaboard

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The White Manta is a 46 metre long steel-hulled motor yacht launched in 2019 and designed to accommodate up to 22 divers around Raja Ampat, Banda, Komodo and beyond.

There are many aspects than make White Manta an outstanding choice: 24 hour satellite WiFi connection throughout the trip, 5 meals a day, excellent photography facilities and more. The indoor saloon features a 52" plasma TV, DVD and media server. The large sundeck is partially covered and features sun chairs and loungers. They also have a wealth of experience catering to the needs of all nationalities as well as non-divers, children and the disabled.

Guests can choose to dine either in the air-conditioned indoor dining room or in the al fresco area at the stern of the upper deck. All cabins are ensuite and air-conditioned and guests can choose bed configurations from: 2 single beds, 2 single beds and 1 double, and 1 single bed. There is also a very welcome single occupancy policy.

The comfort and convenience of scuba divers is paramount in the design of White Manta and the approach of the staff. You will appreciate the spacious dive deck with individual diver stations, 2 toilets and enriched air nitrox blending system. Among the 20 crew members are 5 dive guides, meaning guaranteed small groups go diving from 4 RIB dive tenders and return to post-dive treats like warm towels, hot drinks and fruit.

Photographers will love features like the camera rinse tanks, shelving spaces and wide outdoor work table on the dive deck. Of course the dedicated camera room is the real gem with ample charging areas and storage space, making White Manta a great choice for underwater photography enthusiasts and regular divers alike.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

More Trip Details...

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), 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). The last dive of each trip will usually be between 11:00 and 14.00 hrs 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. 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 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).

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 14 air-conditioned, ensuite cabins, avge size 20 sqm. 6 on the upper deck, 4 on the main deck, and 4 on the lower deck. The 6 upper deck cabins and 2 lower deck cabins feature a double bed and a single bed. 2 main deck cabins and 2 lower deck cabins have 2 single beds. 2 cabins on the main deck have 3 single beds. Lower deck cabins are lower priced than those on the other 2 decks.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sea-view windows (smaller on lower deck)
  • Toilet and hot water shower (except standard cabins)
  • Hand basin and towels
  • Reading lights
  • 3-pin UK style mains outlet 220 volts - 24 hours per day
  • Cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • Bedding
  • Space for luggage
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 16 / 16 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Excellent
"Boat was clean, large, well equiped and had a great knowledgeable crew." - , UK, 27 December 2019 ...


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