Black Manta 720, formerly known as Black Manta, it is a professional dive yatch running by an trustable team, it offers dive liveaboard trips all around Indonesia, it can accommodate 16 -18 guests per trip.

Shuhang

26/05/2018

Dive And Cruise Team participate to the long banda sea cruising for 12 days / 11 nights onboard this boat from Sorong to Maumere, we knew this boat years ago back in Thailand. This is a big one,...

Description

Boat

Black Manta 720 is one of the few dive yachts in Indonesian waters outfitted with a steel hull and twin engines. It measuring 32 meters long, 7.2 meters wide, with its twin engines, it cruise at 8 to10 knots per hour, it was built and designed by divers for divers with stability, comfort and safty in mind.

Black Manta 720 was built in 2006 and followed by few refurbishments ever since to ensure guests' max. comfort, the most recent refurbishment was done in late August 2016 with a completed makeover on the lower deck and sundeck. It is now owned by 720 Diving Fleet, and provides diving trips all year round in Indonesia, specifically in Raja Ampat, Komodo and Banda Sea depending on the season.

There is a spacious sundeck which is partially shaded, guests can enjoy the comfortable and romantic couch sitting area, have sunbath with a drink between dives, or just enjoy the breathtaking views in all directions.

On the upper deck, there is a 35sqm indoor lounge with 42" Plasma TV, DVD player, music system, camera station with charging facilites, and an assortment of movies, books and indoor games. And the onboard satellite Wi-Fi allows you to stay connected with your friends and family even in the remote areas such as Banda Sea or Raja Ampat!

Outside of the indoor saloon, there is a 56sqm outdoor dining area, the chef prepares delicious international cuisine in buffet style with all kind of choices (Indonesian, European, Chinese, Hotpot, BBQ...etc), that for sure will satisfy everyone’s taste buds, while enjoy the meals, guests also can look around for a great ocean veiw.

Black Manta 720 offering divers a large dive deck which features Nitrox membrane system and ample room for all divers to gear up, there are 3 air compressors (Bauer 2 x 320lit+ 1 with 250 lit), 24 dive tanks with cheerful colour. large rinse tanks, in-place fill station, as well as personal gear stations.

Black Manta 720 embark for a very good quality holidays with a team of highly experienced crew who take great pride in exceptional service whilst always maintaining safety. The capable crew is ready to go the extra mile to make sure that you have a wonderful and memorable experience.


Cabin

Black Manta 720 has 9 guest cabins in total, it can accommodate 16 - 18 guests per trip:

All cabins equipped with air-conditioning, wardrobe and full-length mirror, outlets for charging electrical devices (220 volts), bedding, bath towels, and life jackets.

1 Standard Twin Cabins (C1):
Located on the main deck, with two single bed side by side, seaview window, use shared bathroom.

2 Single Cabins (C3 + C4):
Located on the main deck, with two single bunk beds, seaview window, ensuite bathroom.

2 Family Cabins (C5 + C6):
Located on the main deck, with one double bed and one single bed (bunk style), seaview window, ensuite bathroom.

2 Double Bed Cabins (C7 + C8):
Located on the lower deck, with a king size double bed, portholes, ensuite bathroom.

2 Twin Beds Cabins (C9 + C10):
Located on the lower deck, with two single bed side by side, porthole, , ensuite bathroom.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional night dives

  • Raja Ampat + Banda Sea Route: No dive provided on the day of arrival/departure.

  • Komodo/Banda Sea Route: 1 or 2 dives can be provided on the day of arrival.

  • No dive provided on the day of departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:limited tanks available with additional cost
  • Technical Dive Available:Not available at the moment
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Water Equipment :Stand‐paddle surf (SUP), Kayaks, underwater scooters etc.
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional cost
  • Laundry Service:Available upon request with additional cost
  • Massage Service:Available with additional cost (USD $30 per hour)
  • Payment on board:By cash (Euro/USD/IDR) ONLY
  • Crew Number:18, include 4 dive guides

Itineraries

Komodo 7D/6N, 6 diving days - 17 to 19 dives

Day 1. (1-2 dives)
Domestic flight from Bali (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ).
Arrive LBJ, pick up by the crew from the airport and transfer to Black Manta 720.
Check in, Welcome & Briefing follow by lunch.
Check dive at Bidadari Island (14:00) and Sebayor (18.30)

Day 2. (4 dives)
North Komodo (water temp 26-28 degrees) : Crystal Rock (7:00), Castle Rock (10:30), Shot Gun (14:30), Rahasia (18:30), then move to Central Komodo.

Day 3. (4 dives)
Central Komodo (water temp 26-28 degrees) : Batu Bolong (7:00), Taka Makasar (11:00), Pink Beach(15:30), then visit pink beach for sunset.

Day 4. (4 dives)
South Komodo (water temp 25-26 degrees) : Manta Alley (7:30 & 11:00) German Flag (14:00 & 17:00)

Day 5. (4 dives)
South Komodo (water temp 25-26 degrees) : Canibal Rock (7:30), Grand Ma Bang(11:00, Yellow Wall texas (14:30), Torpedo Alley (18:30) -

Day 6. (2 dives)
Central Komodo (water temp 26-28 degrees) : Tatawa Besar (7:00) , Tatawa Kecil (11:00), then afternoon visit the Bat Cave with short trekking, back on board to wash gear relax as we sail towards Labuan Bajo

Day 7. (0 dives)
7 - 8am check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Take your pre-booked flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali.


Raja Ampat 8D/7N, 6 diving days - 22 dives

Day 1. (0 dives)
5pm. Arrival from Jakarta, Makassar, or Manado to Sorong.
On arrival the crew will meet you at Sorong Airport to assist you and transfer to Black Manta 720.
Once all guests are onboard you will receive a very warm welcome, briefing, dinner, then we set sail to Raja Ampat

Day 2. (4 dives)
Yanggefo Island; Mayhem Ridge, Citrus ridge, Deep rock, & night dive

Day 3. (4 dives)
Mansuar Corner, Manta Sandy, Cape Kri, & night dive

Day 4. (3 dives)
Blue Magic, Sardine reef, Manta Spa, & sail over night to Misool

Day 5. (4 dives)
Misool; Boo Corner, The Window, Magic Mountain, & night dive

Day 7. (2 dives)
Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, sai,over night to Sorong

Day 8. (0 dives)
7am. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Departure from Sorong to Manado/ Makassar/ Jakarta/ Denpasar.


Banda Sea 8D/7N, 7 diving days - 22 dives

Day 1. (1 - 2 dives)
Arrive Ambon, pick up by the crew from the airport and transfer to Black Manta 720.
Check in, Welcome & Briefing follow by lunch.
Depending on arrival time, we can do Check dive plus night dive in Ambon Bay.

Day 2. (4 dives)
Nusa Laut, then sail to Banda Islands

Day 3. (4 dives)
Banda Island : Palau Ai, Batu Kapal, Karang Hatta, Pulau Keraka

Day 4 - Day 6. (3 to 4 dives per day)
Ring of Fire, South Banda, & Forgotten Islands diving around Volcanic Islands and stunning seamounts in search of hammerheads & other pelagic superstars.

Day 7. (2 dives)
Nusa Laut or Ambon Bay. Then sail back to Ambon.

Day 8. (0 dives)
6am-12pm. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Take your pre-booked flight to Ujung Pandang (aka Makassar), Jakarta or Singapore


If you wish to know more details about other itineraries Black Manta 720 is offering, please feel free to contact any of our online agent or leave us a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible ;-)

More

Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Water Toys, Massage or Spa, Laundry, Fishing gear
Languages spoken Chinese, English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
27/08/2019 to 02/09/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,100.00 Detail
04/09/2019 to 11/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Kupang From $2,450.00 Detail
13/09/2019 to 24/09/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Kupang - Ambon From $4,950.00 Detail
27/09/2019 to 08/10/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,950.00 Detail
11/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 8 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $3,500.00 Detail
21/10/2019 to 29/10/2019 8 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $3,600.00 Detail
31/10/2019 to 07/11/2019 7 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $3,150.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 18/11/2019 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Kaimana From $4,050.00 Detail
20/11/2019 to 29/11/2019 9 nights Banda Sea Kaimana - Sorong From $4,050.00 Detail
01/12/2019 to 08/12/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,010.00 Detail
10/12/2019 to 17/12/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,010.00 Detail
19/12/2019 to 26/12/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,010.00 Detail
28/12/2019 to 05/01/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,440.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 6 nights Double Twin Single From $2,100.00
Komodo 7 nights Double Twin Single From $2,450.00
Raja Ampat 7 nights Double Twin Single From $3,010.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Double Twin Single From $3,440.00
Banda Sea 7 nights Double Twin Single From $3,150.00
Banda Sea 8 nights Double Twin Single From $3,500.00
Banda Sea 9 nights Double Twin Single From $4,050.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Double Twin Single From $4,950.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Raja Ampat

Period : The diving season is year-round. Best diving season is December to March with the best overall visibility. Most liveaboards avoid Raja Ampat from mid July - mid September due to the likelihood of experiencing both strong winds / surface swells and rain.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Raja Ampat lies on the equator and has a hot and humid tropical climate. The air temperature is fairly contant year round and can drop to 24°C overnight whilst the daytime maximum is 31°C. The average humidity is 83%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The town of Sorong in West Papua is the main gateway to Raja Ampat. Sorong is mainly accessed via connections from Jakarta, Denpasar Bali and Makassar.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Komodo

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. May to October are usually the high season.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Tropical South Equatorial climate. Wet from Jan to March, Dry from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 26° - 30°C (can be 35° to 38°C on land during trekking)

Water : Water temps vary from 24°C in the south of Komodo, to 29°C in the north most of the year

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, winds can be brisk during the dry season of July - September.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Domestic flights to Labuan bajo is connect from Bali only.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.

Diver's reviews (3)

Shuhang, 26/05/2018

Dive And Cruise Team participate to the long banda sea cruising for 12 days / 11 nights onboard this boat from Sorong to Maumere, we knew this boat years ago back in Thailand. This is a big one, good & powerfull engine and really confortable with large spaces for everyone to find his own, dining table are perfect for 18 pax, the dive deck is suitable specially as they organise 2 to 4 trip by the 2 chase boat so it's never crowded. Crew is helpfull at every moment and the cooking chief est a rare pearl. So thanks again to 720 Team for this amazing memories. Johann and Shueri

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Christina, 05/08/2015

Great experience. Done a 6 day trip through Komodo national park. Amazing dive sites, wonderful instructors (Cedric & Andreas!), caring crew,... Everything was there. I'm a beginner with only 15 dives and felt very cared for.

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Amanda, 16/06/2014

Me and my mother went on the Black Manta for our Raja Ampat diving trip. We had a terrific trip of great service, comfort, safe diving and great visiting around. Raja Ampat is truly one of the last few dive locations that make diving worthwhile. And the crew were there every step ensuring a safe and fun filled trip, anticipating our every need. I think everyone onboard left without a doubt that choosing the Black Manta was the right choice. Would come back to book again with Black Manta.

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