KM Blue Manta

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Blue Manta Liveaboard dive boat Indonesia
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Ambon / Labuan Bajo, Flores / Maumere, Flores / Saumlaki / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests: 18
Prices from: 2,300 USD
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Blue Manta is arguably the most comfortable and luxurious purpose-built diving ship in Indonesia. Brand-new in late 2015, the boat is 45 metres in length, and has a guest capacity of just 18 guests. Every cabin is fully air conditioned and has an en suite bathroom. There are air-conditioned lounge & dining areas, as well as plenty of places to relax in the sea breeze, either in the shade or sun. 24-hour wifi is available, and there is an on-board massage service. Sometimes the luxury is so nice that it’s an effort to jump in the water and go diving. However, considering the diving locations that Blue Manta visits, this feeling doesn’t last long. Blue Manta alternates its trips around the very best diving locations in Indonesia. These include Komodo, Raja Ampat, Ambon, Banda Islands, Alor, the Forgotten Islands, and more. The diving is what guests come for, and the areas visited ensure wonderful underwater experiences for a wide range of diving levels, as well as PADI course on board. In this part of the world, it is common for no other dive boats to be present at world-class diving sites. Three motorized (90hp) tender dinghies ensure that divers never have to wait long to return to the main boat. Safety & professionalism are the paramount on Blue Manta cruises, although luxury and great diving are what the guests come for.

To ensure that all of the 18 guests on board each Blue Manta diving cruise can enjoy the cabin of their choice and space and privacy at all times, there is a selection of 14 twin, double and single cabins on three different decks. The average cabin size is 20 square metres and each is beautifully furnished and well equipped to please its discerning guests. 22 staff and crew take care of the guests, the ship, food, housekeeping services, tender dinghies and massage. In addition to comfortable cabins and social areas, there is a room dedicated to photo & video equipment storage and cleaning, with enough stations for everyone.

Most of Blue Manta’s trips are just over a week long, and are always at the right place during each month of the diving season. The first months of the year are spent around Raja Ampat, in the far eastern region of Indonesia, then Blue Manta mixes its trips a little and spends a few months taking divers to The Komodo Islands National Marine Park. There is no place in Indonesia that Blue Manta can’t reach and allow its guests to enjoy diving at. The size of the boat not only allows guests to relax in comfort, it cruises at 10 knots and is 9 metres wide & weighs 400 tons. This boat is truly the most wonderful vessel to enjoy Indonesia’s best diving areas. Trips are regularly sold out months or more than a year ahead, so advanced booking is essential.

KM Blue Manta Prices & Schedule

KM Blue Manta Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Twin / Double Cabin Single Occupancy
Raja Ampat, Fogotten Islands, Saumlaki,
(30 Dives)
11D / 10N Twin / Double Cabin 5,500 USD Single Occupancy 6,050 USD
Saumlaki, Ring of Fire, Raja Ampat,
(30 Dives)
11D / 10N Twin / Double Cabin 5,500 USD Single Occupancy 6,050 USD
Forgotten Islands, Banda Islands, Ambon,
(30 Dives)
10D / 9N Twin / Double Cabin 4,950 USD Single Occupancy 5,445 USD
Komodo,
(26 Dives)
9D / 8N Twin / Double Cabin 4,050 USD Single Occupancy 4,445 USD
Raja Ampat,
(23 Dives)
8D / 7N Twin / Double Cabin 4,000 USD Single Occupancy 4,400 USD
Raja Ampat,
(30 Dives)
10D / 9N Twin / Double Cabin 4,000 USD Single Occupancy 4,400 USD
Raja Ampat,
(26 Dives)
9D / 8N Twin / Double Cabin 4,000 USD Single Occupancy 4,400 USD
Komodo,
(20 Dives)
7D / 6N Twin / Double Cabin 2,300 USD Single Occupancy 2,530 USD
Komodo, Maumere,
(20 Dives)
7D / 6N Twin / Double Cabin 2,400 USD Single Occupancy 2,650 USD
Komodo,
(23 Dives)
8D / 7N Twin / Double Cabin 2,800 USD Single Occupancy 3,080 USD
Komodo, Maumere,
(26 Dives)
9D / 8N Twin / Double Cabin 3,600 USD Single Occupancy 3,960 USD
Maumere, Forgotten Islands, Saumlaki,
(30 Dives)
11D / 10N Twin / Double Cabin 5,500 USD Single Occupancy 6,050 USD
Ambon, Forgotten Islands,
(30 Dives)
11D / 10N Twin / Double Cabin 5,500 USD Single Occupancy 6,050 USD
Saumlaki, Ring of Fire, Raja Ampat,
(34 Dives)
12D / 11N Twin / Double Cabin 6,050 USD Single Occupancy 6,650 USD
Maumere, Forgotten Islands, Saumlaki,
(34 Dives)
12D / 11N Twin / Double Cabin 6,050 USD Single Occupancy 6,650 USD
Raja Ampat, Fogotten Islands, Saumlaki,
(34 Dives)
12D / 11N Twin / Double Cabin 6,050 USD Single Occupancy 6,655 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
July 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
Destinations: Komodo,
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 20
Departs: Labuan Bajo, Flores , Fri at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Labuan Bajo, Flores, Thu at 9:00 AM
Destinations: Komodo,
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 20
Departs: Labuan Bajo, Flores , Sat at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Labuan Bajo, Flores, Fri at 9:00 AM
August 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
Destinations: Komodo,
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 20
Departs: Labuan Bajo, Flores , Sun at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Labuan Bajo, Flores, Sat at 9:00 AM
Destinations: Komodo,
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 20
Departs: Labuan Bajo, Flores , Wed at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Labuan Bajo, Flores, Fri at 9:00 AM
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Number of dives: 26
Departs: Labuan Bajo, Flores , Fri at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Maumere, Flores, Tue at 9:00 AM
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KM Blue Manta Itinerary

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Blue Manta has a wide range of trips with separate itineraries. In order to give the best information possible, we have listed as many as we can. Please scroll down to find the itinerary for your chosen trip.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

KM Blue Manta Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Raja Ampat, Misool 7 Days / 7 Nights 26 dives
Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay (or reverse ) 10 Days / 10 Nights dives
Bali, Komodo, Labuan Bajo (or reverse ) 7 Days / 7 Nights dives
Maumere, Saumlaki (or reverse ) 11 Days / 11 Nights dives
Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Ring of Fire, Ambon 13 Days / 13 Nights dives
Ambon, Ring of Fire, Raja Ampat (or reverse ) 10 Days / 10 Nights dives
Ambon, Banda Isalnds, Saumlaki/Forgotten Island (or reverse ) 10 Days / 10 Nights dives
Alor, Komodo, Labuan Bajo 8 Days / 8 Nights 26 dives
Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Alor Days dives

KM Blue Manta Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with KM Blue Manta
Nitrox
En Suite Available
Air Con
In Cabin Tv
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable For Children
Wifi
Single Cabins Available
Lounge
All Cabins En Suite
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck

KM Blue Manta Layout
  Blue-Manta-Layout
C1 En-suite (double) cabin - upper deck
C2 En-suite (double) cabin - upper deck
C3 En-suite (double) cabin - upper deck
C4 En-suite (double) cabin - upper deck
C5 En-suite (twin share) cabin - upper deck
C6 En-suite (twin share) cabin - upper deck
C7 En-suite (twin share) cabin - main deck
C8 En-suite (twin share) cabin - main deck
C9 En-suite (combined double/twin) cabin - main deck
C10 En-suite (combined double/twin) cabin - main deck
C11 En-suite (twin share) cabin - lower deck
C12 En-suite (twin share) cabin - lower deck
C13 En-suite (twin share) cabin - lower deck
C14 En-suite (twin share) cabin - lower deck

KM Blue Manta Courses

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PADI diving courses are commonly taught on liveaboard cruises around the world, and Blue Manta is no different. The diving staff are qualified professionals, and many PADI diving course are available. These include the most popular courses of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOW), Rescue Diver, Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver and with some preparation, it’s also usually possible to learn to dive on Blue Manta, by taking your Open Water Diver course.

Please contact us in advance to let us know your needs or interests in taking part in a diving course on Blue Manta.

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are interested in taking a PADI course on Blue Manta, even if you haven't decided for sure yet. Knowing early enables us to give the best advice and prepare the materials and staff in your chosen language.

KM Blue Manta Transfer Details

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Blue Manta departs from several different ports and piers around Indonesia. In almost all cases, the staff will collect guests from the nearest airport or local hotels & resorts, free of charge. Then, at the end of the cruise, transfer them to their chosen hotel or local airport. Don't worry about the 24-hour 'no fly time' because the trip itineraries are carefully planned to enable guests to enjoy the final dive of the cruise and board the most commonly taken flight the following day.

Please choose and confirm your Blue Manta trip before your book your flights within Indonesia. In addition, some overseas credit cards are difficult to use when booking domestic Indonesia flights online. And if you do succeed, most airlines want to see the actual credit card used when you check in. Often, the best procedure is to ask us to put you in touch with our local agent, who is efficient and trustworthy, and books most of our Blue Manta & Black Manta guests' flights.

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