Blue Manta is a luxury liveaboard running by professional dive team - Manta Fleet, it offering dive liveaboard trips all around Indonesia, it can accommodate 18 - 22 guests on board.

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Boat

Blue Manta is possibly the largest purpose-built BKI CLASS dive vessel in the region. Measuring 45m (148 ft) by 9m (29ft), cruise at 10 knots. It is fully equipped to take guests on a fascinating diving adventure in the magical waters of Indonesia. 

Blue Manta is built with thick steel designed to withstand the hardest sea conditions, offering the stability wooden boats cannot. It is a world class cruising hotel, dependable for comfort, convenience and a stress-free dive holiday.

There is a outdoor alfresco dining area located on the upper deck, as well as a large indoor dining area at teh main deck. On the Blue Manta, guests will start the day with freshly baked breads. With no less than 5 meals a day, guests will be filled and satisfied with an extensive range of treats for everyone's taste buds.

Blue Manta features a cozy indoor air-conditioned salon on the main deck, adjacent to the indoor dining area, with comfortable sofa sitting, lounge tables, as well as a large TV, DVD player, music system, and an assortment of movies and indoor games... Perfect onboard ambiance of a luxurious dive holiday.

Blue Manta also provides high crew and guest ratio and ensures attentive, outstanding and personalized service. With a total of 22 crew members working on board for only 18 guests, Blue Manta is committed to your comfort and enjoyment.

For UW photographers, the boat is also equipped with camera-friendly facilities, which include individual rinse tanks, wide outdoor work table, indoor dry camera room, blow-dry stations and others. All services are designed with the most avid underwater photographers in mind!

Blue Manta can also provide satellite wi-fi internet connection, so you can be connected with your family and friends anytime, anywhere.


Cabin

Blue Manta has 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, in regular trips, it only host 16 guests :

For charter booking, it can host up to max. 22 guests.
All cabins are on average 20sqm in size.
All cabins have individually controlled AC, speakers, fire, smoke alarms and an ample closet plus lots of storage space.

5 King Double Cabins :
Located on the upper deck, with one king size bed, and Seaview window

1 Twin Share Cabin :
Located on the upper deck, with two big single beds and Seaview window

2 Twin Share Cabins :
Located on the main deck, with two big single beds and Seaview window

2 Double/Twin Share Cabins :
Located on the main deck, with 2 Single beds or 1 queen-size bed and seaview window.

2 Twin Share Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, with two big single beds and portholes

2 Double/Twin Share Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, with 2 Single beds or 1 queen-size bed and portholes


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

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


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:All divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional cost
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional cost
  • Massage Service:Available with additional cost
  • Payment on board:By cash only (USD)
  • Crew Number:22, including 4 dive guides

Itineraries

Blue Manta mainly offers liveaboard trips to Komodo and Raja Ampat & Misool. During the right season of the year, it also offers different liveaboard crossing trips: to Maumere, Alor, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire island, Ambon, Saumlaki, Cenderawasih Bay and more.


Raja Ampat 9D/8N (26 dives) or 8D/7N (22 dives)

Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong

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

Day 2. (4 dives) Daram island area

Day 3. (4 dives) Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, & night dive

Day 4 (3 dives) Misool; Boo Corner, The Window, Magic Mountain, sail over night to North Raja Ampat

Day 5. (4 dives) Yanggefo Island; Mayhem Ridge, Citrus ridge, Deep rock, & night dive

Day 6. (4 dives) Mansuar Corner, Manta Sandy, Cape Kri, & night dive

Day 7. (4 dives) Blue Magic, Sardine reef, Manta Spa, & night dive

Day 8. (2 dives) Your choice, and then sail back to Sorong Port. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, and rest & relaxation.

Day 9. (0 dives) 7am. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport.
Departure from Sorong to Manado/ Makassar/ Jakarta/ Denpasar.


Komodo 10D/9N, 8 diving days (30 dives)

Bali - Komodo - Labuan Bajo

Day 1. (0 dives)
13:00-15:00 hours in Bali Airport or Near by Hotel. Our staff will pick you and transfer to Blue Manta. 5.00pm, after briefing, we sail over night to Moyo island.

Day 2 (4 dives) Satonda and Moyo island dive, we sail over night to Sangeang island.

Day 3. (4 dives) Sangeang ,Banta Island , GPS point , night dive

Day 4. (4 dives) North Komodo; Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Shot Gun, Gili Lawa. Pinnacles, drift dives full of action with hunting fish; jacks & sharks!

Day 5. (4 dives) South Komodo; Nusa Kode; Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall, Torpedo Allley, Crinoid Crack. Macro; nudibranchs, octopus, frogfish, pigmy seahorses

Day 6. (4 dives) South Komodo; Manta Alley , German Flag,

Day 7/8. (4 dives) North Komodo; Tatawa Besar & Kecil, Batu Bolong, Wainilu. Tons of Anthias, Napolean wrasse, sharks, much night dive.

Day 9. (2 dives) North Komodo Tatawa Kechil, Makassa reef, Drogan walk

Day 10. (0 dives) 8.00am - check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport / hotel in time for Check-in & flight. Take your pre-booked flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali


Banda Sea - Maumere-Alor-Forgotten island 11D/10N (30 dives)

Maumere - Ambon or Ambon - Maumere

Day 1. (0-1 dives)
5pm.Our staff will meet you in Maumere or Ambon Airport and transfer you Black Manta. Depending on arrival time, if time permit, we can do check dive in Maumere Bay.

Day 2. (4 dives) Pulau Komba

Day 3. (4 dives ) 1 full days diving around Alor best sites, Karl;s dream and Critters diving , Sail towards Pulau Wetar

Day 4. (3 dives) Wetar - excellent wall, Pelagic life and fantastic drop off, sail towards Ring of Fire over night

Day 5-8. (4 dives) Ring of Fire, Hammerhead sharks, Sea snake dives..

Day 9. (3 dives) Banda island Banda Sea. This is the best place to encounter huge school of fish, reef sharks, and tunas...etc sail towards Ambon

Day 10. (2-3 dives) Critter dives at Ambon Bay

Day 11. (0 dives) 7am. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Take your pre-booked flight to Ujung Pandang , Jakarta or Bali.


For other itineraries, please contact any of our online agent to learn more ;-)

More

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

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
30/06/2018 to 10/07/2018 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $4,500.00 Detail
01/08/2018 to 07/08/2018 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
10/08/2018 to 16/08/2018 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
18/08/2018 to 24/08/2018 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
26/08/2018 to 01/09/2018 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
03/09/2018 to 09/09/2018 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Maumere From $2,400.00 Detail
12/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 10 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,500.00 Detail
24/09/2018 to 04/10/2018 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $5,500.00 Detail
07/10/2018 to 17/10/2018 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
20/10/2018 to 30/10/2018 10 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $5,500.00 Detail
02/11/2018 to 17/11/2018 15 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $8,250.00 Detail
20/11/2018 to 30/11/2018 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $5,500.00 Detail
03/12/2018 to 13/12/2018 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
15/12/2018 to 22/12/2018 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,500.00 Detail
19/12/2018 to 26/12/2018 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
23/12/2018 to 29/12/2018 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,400.00 Detail
31/12/2018 to 07/01/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,850.00 Detail
10/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,850.00 Detail
19/01/2019 to 27/01/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,400.00 Detail
01/02/2019 to 09/02/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,400.00 Detail
11/02/2019 to 18/02/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,850.00 Detail
20/02/2019 to 26/02/2019 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,300.00 Detail
27/02/2019 to 09/03/2019 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
10/03/2019 to 17/03/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,400.00 Detail
19/03/2019 to 27/03/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,400.00 Detail
29/03/2019 to 06/04/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,400.00 Detail
09/04/2019 to 20/04/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $6,600.00 Detail
23/04/2019 to 03/05/2019 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Maumere From $6,000.00 Detail
05/05/2019 to 12/05/2019 7 nights Komodo Maumere - Labuan Bajo From $3,150.00 Detail
14/05/2019 to 20/05/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
21/05/2019 to 30/05/2019 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $4,050.00 Detail
01/06/2019 to 07/06/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
09/06/2019 to 15/06/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
17/06/2019 to 23/06/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
25/06/2019 to 01/07/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
03/07/2019 to 10/07/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,150.00 Detail
12/07/2019 to 18/07/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
20/07/2019 to 27/07/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,150.00 Detail
29/07/2019 to 04/08/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
06/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
14/08/2019 to 20/08/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
22/08/2019 to 28/08/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
30/08/2019 to 06/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Maumere From $3,150.00 Detail
09/09/2019 to 19/09/2019 10 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $6,600.00 Detail
22/09/2019 to 30/09/2019 8 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $5,400.00 Detail
02/10/2019 to 14/10/2019 12 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $5,400.00 Detail
18/10/2019 to 29/10/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $5,940.00 Detail
31/10/2019 to 07/11/2019 7 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $8,250.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,345.00 Detail
19/11/2019 to 29/11/2019 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $6,000.00 Detail
01/12/2019 to 08/12/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
10/12/2019 to 17/12/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $6,050.00 Detail
29/12/2019 to 08/01/2020 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
11/01/2020 to 21/01/2020 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
24/01/2020 to 03/02/2020 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
06/02/2020 to 16/02/2020 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
19/02/2020 to 29/02/2020 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
03/03/2020 to 13/03/2020 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
16/03/2020 to 26/03/2020 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail
29/03/2020 to 07/04/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,950.00 Detail
10/04/2020 to 21/04/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $6,600.00 Detail
24/04/2020 to 05/05/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Maumere From $6,600.00 Detail
08/05/2020 to 18/05/2020 10 nights Komodo Maumere - Bima From $4,500.00 Detail
21/05/2020 to 31/05/2020 10 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $4,500.00 Detail
03/06/2020 to 13/06/2020 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bima From $4,500.00 Detail
16/06/2020 to 26/06/2020 10 nights Komodo Bima - Makassa From $4,500.00 Detail
31/07/2020 to 10/08/2020 10 nights Komodo Makassa - Labuan Bajo From $4,500.00 Detail
13/08/2020 to 23/08/2020 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bima From $4,500.00 Detail
26/08/2020 to 05/09/2020 10 nights Komodo Bima - Maumere From $4,500.00 Detail
08/09/2020 to 19/09/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $6,600.00 Detail
22/09/2020 to 02/10/2020 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $6,000.00 Detail
05/10/2020 to 16/10/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Tual From $6,600.00 Detail
19/10/2020 to 30/10/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Tual - Ambon From $6,600.00 Detail
02/11/2020 to 11/11/2020 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $5,400.00 Detail
14/11/2020 to 25/11/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $6,600.00 Detail
28/11/2020 to 06/12/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,400.00 Detail
09/12/2020 to 17/12/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,400.00 Detail
19/12/2020 to 27/12/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,400.00 Detail
29/12/2020 to 08/01/2021 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,500.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 6 nights Twin From $2,400.00
Komodo 6 nights Single From $2,640.00
Komodo 7 nights Twin From $3,150.00
Komodo 7 nights Single From $3,465.00
Komodo 9 nights Twin From $4,050.00
Komodo 9 nights Single From $4,455.00
Komodo 10 nights Twin From $4,500.00
Komodo 10 nights Single From $4,950.00
Raja Ampat 6 nights Twin From $3,300.00
Raja Ampat 6 nights Single From $3,630.00
Raja Ampat 7 nights Twin From $3,500.00
Raja Ampat 7 nights Single From $3,850.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Twin From $4,400.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Single From $4,840.00
Raja Ampat 9 nights Twin From $4,950.00
Raja Ampat 9 nights Single From $5,445.00
Raja Ampat 10 nights Twin From $5,500.00
Raja Ampat 10 nights Single From $6,050.00
Banda Sea 7 nights Twin From $4,345.00
Banda Sea 7 nights Single From $4,779.50
Banda Sea 8 nights Twin From $5,400.00
Banda Sea 8 nights Single From $5,940.00
Banda Sea 9 nights Twin From $5,400.00
Banda Sea 9 nights Single From $5,940.00
Banda Sea 10 nights Twin From $5,500.00
Banda Sea 10 nights Single From $6,050.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Twin From $5,940.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Single From $6,534.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Twin From $5,400.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Single From $5,940.00
Banda Sea 15 nights Twin From $8,250.00
Banda Sea 15 nights Single From $9,075.00

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
  • 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)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 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.

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