MV White Manta

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White Manta Liveaboard Indonesia
Type Liveaboard
Departs from Ambon / Berau, Borneo / Manado, Sulawesi / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests 22
Boat rating : 10/10 Based on 1 divers
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Prices from: 2,400 USD
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NEW White Manta is a brand-new (2019) luxury diving liveaboard that cruises the best dive sites of Indonesia. The huge ship is 46 metres long & 10 metres wide. And it was designed by divers, for divers. Luxury, convenience & safety perfectly complement the diving destinations, and the dedicated team ensure that everything runs seamlessly. No more than 22 lucky guests enjoy scheduled trips, but up to 32 can join full-charter private-group cruises.

There are 14 luxury guest cabins spread over three passenger decks on White Manta. The boat has a huge sun deck, and lots of large and comfortable communal areas, both inside and out. Plus a large, dedicated camera room for photography enthusiasts. Trips lengths are 6-11 nights, giving you plenty of time to fully enjoy the space, comfort and multiple dive sites. Don’t worry about missing loved ones or business, because this boat has satellite Wi-Fi 24 hours a day, at any location.

The guest cabins all have air-conditioning and private bathrooms with hot & cold fresh water showers. The average size of each cabin is 20 square metres, ensuring that there’s plenty of space to walk around and store your luggage. On scheduled trips no more than two guests share each cabin, but on full charters, up to three is possible. For divers who want to stay alone, the single-supplement rate on White Manta is just 10%, making it unbeatable value! There are four large cabins on the lower deck, strategically placed to maximise comfort and minimise roll or noise. Two are side-by-side twins, with large single beds, and two have a queen-size double bed plus a single bed. On White Manta’s main deck there are four more guest cabins. Again, there are two with twin beds, and these have the largest area of available floor space. Plus there are two which have a king-size double bed and a single. These two cabins can be configured to have three single beds for full charter trips. On the upper deck there are six guest cabins, which each have a queen-size double bed plus a single bed. Cabins on the main and upper decks have large windows, and the lower deck cabins have portholes. The prices are the same for every cabin, so allocation is on a first come first served basis. Single supplement guests are limited to two per deck, and subject to availability.

A dedicated camera room for photographers is becoming a necessity for scuba diving liveaboards nowadays, and White Manta is very much ahead of the game. The camera room has enough stations for up to 12 photographers to charge, clean and manage their equipment. It’s located on the main deck, behind the indoor dining room. The huge sundeck has plenty of shaded areas and more than enough sunbeds. And you can enjoy a massage there or in your cabin.

sundeck liveaboard IndonesiaDining on the delicious food, relaxing and enjoying drinks are vital aspects of a luxurious scuba diving liveaboard cruise. White Manta ticks all the right boxes in this regard. The head chef is from Thailand, and guests are guaranteed to put on a little weight during a cruise due to the large amounts of delicious food served up to five times every day. Fruit, snacks and most non-alcoholic drinks are available at all times for free, and there is a bar with beer and wines. Wining and dining can be enjoyed in the large and comfortable air-conditioned dining room and lounge saloon or in several locations out on deck, while admiring the view. Most special dietary needs can be catered for upon request, and the sumptuous food is a wonderful blend of Asian and western cuisine.

Unlike most other purpose-built liveaboard boats, the diving from White Manta is done from the four motorised tenders. This enables divers to enter the dive site in exactly the right spot and gives more space on the ship. There’s a clean-air Nitrox system, three compressors, a wide range of high-quality rental diving equipment, and a full range of safety and communication equipment. With the 450hp Cummins engines, White Manta can easily cruise at 10 knots, enabling it to offer guests the opportunity to dive at all the best locations with maximum convenience.

MV White Manta Prices & Schedule

MV White Manta Diver Prices Overview 2019 / 2020
DestinationsDuration Lower Deck Main/Upper Deck Single Occupancy
Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua,
( 18 Dives)
7D / 6N Lower Deck2,400 USD Main/Upper Deck2,400 USD Single Occupancy2,640 USD
Raja Ampat,
( 18 Dives)
7D / 6N Lower Deck2,650 USD Main/Upper Deck2,650 USD Single Occupancy2,915 USD
Lembeh, Bangka, Sanghie Island,
( 22 Dives)
8D / 7N Lower Deck2,900 USD Main/Upper Deck2,900 USD Single Occupancy3,190 USD
Raja Ampat, Misool,
( 22 Dives)
8D / 7N Lower Deck3,100 USD Main/Upper Deck3,100 USD Single Occupancy3,410 USD
Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua, Manado,
( 26 Dives)
10D / 9N Lower Deck3,300 USD Main/Upper Deck3,300 USD Single Occupancy3,630 USD
Raja Ampat, Misool,
( 26 Dives)
9D / 8N Lower Deck3,500 USD Main/Upper Deck3,500 USD Single Occupancy3,850 USD
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire,
( 18 Dives)
8D / 7N Lower Deck3,700 USD Main/Upper Deck3,700 USD Single Occupancy4,070 USD
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire,
( 22 Dives)
9D / 8N Lower Deck3,700 USD Main/Upper Deck3,700 USD Single Occupancy4,070 USD
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire,
( 26 Dives)
10D / 9N Lower Deck4,200 USD Main/Upper Deck4,200 USD Single Occupancy4,620 USD
Misool, Halmahera, Lembeh,
( 30 Dives)
11D / 10N Lower Deck4,500 USD Main/Upper Deck4,500 USD Single Occupancy4,950 USD
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire, Raja Ampat,
( 30 Dives)
11D / 10N Lower Deck4,500 USD Main/Upper Deck4,500 USD Single Occupancy4,950 USD
White Manta Special Offers Coming Up
10% discount
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire,
( 18 Dives)
Departs: 15 Sep 2019
Return: 22 Sep 2019
8D / 7N Lower Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Main/Upper Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Single Occupancy
Special Offer
4,070 USD
3,663 USD
10% discount
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire,
( 18 Dives)
Departs: 25 Sep 2019
Return: 02 Oct 2019
8D / 7N Lower Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Main/Upper Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Single Occupancy
Special Offer
4,070 USD
3,663 USD
10% discount
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire,
( 18 Dives)
Departs: 05 Oct 2019
Return: 12 Oct 2019
8D / 7N Lower Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Main/Upper Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Single Occupancy
Special Offer
4,070 USD
3,663 USD
10% discount
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire,
( 18 Dives)
Departs: 15 Oct 2019
Return: 22 Oct 2019
8D / 7N Lower Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Main/Upper Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Single Occupancy
Special Offer
4,070 USD
3,663 USD
10% discount
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire,
( 18 Dives)
Departs: 25 Oct 2019
Return: 01 Nov 2019
8D / 7N Lower Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Main/Upper Deck
Special Offer
3,700 USD
3,330 USD
Single Occupancy
Special Offer
4,070 USD
3,663 USD
10% discount
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire, Raja Ampat,
( 30 Dives)
Departs: 05 Nov 2019
Return: 15 Nov 2019
11D / 10N Lower Deck
Special Offer
4,500 USD
3,330 USD
Main/Upper Deck
Special Offer
4,500 USD
3,330 USD
Single Occupancy
Special Offer
4,950 USD
3,663 USD
10% discount
Raja Ampat, Misool,
( 22 Dives)
Departs: 28 Nov 2019
Return: 05 Dec 2019
8D / 7N Lower Deck
Special Offer
3,100 USD
3,330 USD
Main/Upper Deck
Special Offer
3,100 USD
3,330 USD
Single Occupancy
Special Offer
3,410 USD
3,663 USD
10% discount
Raja Ampat, Misool,
( 22 Dives)
Departs: 08 Dec 2019
Return: 15 Dec 2019
8D / 7N Lower Deck
Special Offer
3,100 USD
3,330 USD
Main/Upper Deck 3,100 USD Single Occupancy 3,410 USD
Included In The Price

Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
VAT
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Towels
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price

Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Nitrox
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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MV White Manta Itinerary

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MV White Manta has several itineraries, some of which appear to be the same. The boat visits some areas for longer and shorter trips, giving more or fewer diving days. Please check carefully that you're looking at the correct itinerary for your chosen trip. You can do this by clicking 'view itinerary' on the trip's dates in the schedule section.

'Crossing trips' are trips that start in one location and end in another. These trips tend to have maximum 3 dives on some days, but this can sometimes be 4 dives, depending on the location.

On nearly all cruises there are often treks, hikes and beach visits that are not listed here.

White Manta trips depart in the afternoon, and on most they plan to do a 'check dive' on that day. 

Departure is after breakfast on the final day, and the itineraries are designed to allow you to fly on departure day, while safely observing the 24-hour no-fly period.

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.

MV White Manta Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Raja Ampat, Misool 8 Days / 7 Nights 22 Dives
Raja Ampat, Misool 9 Days / 8 Nights 26 Dives
Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua 7 Days / 6 Nights 18 Dives
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire 8 Days / 7 Nights 18 Dives
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire 9 Days / 8 Nights 22 Dives
Ambon, Banda Sea, Ring of Fire, Raja Ampat 11 Days / 10 Nights 30 Dives
Misool, Halmahera, Lembeh 11 Days / 10 Nights 30 Dives
Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua, Manado 10 Days / 9 Nights 26 Dives

MV White Manta Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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Facilities Available with MV White Manta
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
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
Available to Charter

MV White Manta Layout
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MV White Manta Specifications
Built. 2019
Length. 46 Metres
Width. 10 metres
Hull. Steel
Engines. 2x Cummins; 450 HP 
Cruise Speed. 10 Knots
Range. 3,000 Nautical Miles
GenSets. 3 X Cummins Gensets
Compressors. 3 X 250 Litres
Diesel Tank. 45,000 Litres
Nitrox. 1 X Nitrox System
Support Vessels. 4 X 5.8m Dinghy With 60hp OBM
Navigation. Furuno Radar, GPS Plotter, Echo Sounders, Auto Pilot, AIS
Communication. SSB Radio, VHF Radio, SART, EPIRB
Water Maker. 2 X Watermakers 10 Ton Freshwater Daily
Flotation. 3 X 30(pax) Life Rafts, Life Jackets In All Cabins
Oxygen. Oxygen Kit
First Aid. First Aid Kit
Firefighting. Standard Fire Fighting Equipment, Smoke Alarms In All Cabins

MV White Manta Courses

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PADI diving courses are avaiable on White Manta, but not all courses are available on every cruise, and it's important to pre-book.

Learning to dive (PADI Open Water Course) may only certify you to take part in some of the dives on eeach cruise, due to the more-challenging and depper dives being unsuitable for newly-certified divers.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV White Manta

It's important to inform us / the team in advance if you would like to take part in a diving course on White Manta. Most courses and materials are available on board at short notice, but some are not. The team also need to prepare the materials in your chosen language (when possible) and organise the staff and diving groups.

Open Water courses require pre-learning (theory and skills).

EFR rescue may result in you missing some dives of the cruise.

Divemaster courses usually take longer than one cruise.

Advanced, Nitrox and Underwater Photography are the most-popular courses on White Manta.

MV White Manta Transfer details

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The White Manta team offer free scheduled pickup and drop off services for all guests. These transfers are usually at set times to coincide with the boat's departure, arrival or for the most-popular flights to the local airport.

Domestic flights are not included. The team can help you book domestic flights, but we always advise every guest to follow the advice for flight choice both before and after every White Manta cruise.

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MV White Manta Reviews

Dived: 17 February 2016
Boat rating: 10/10
"We all have a good time in MV White Manta. Boat man and diving team are very nice. The food very very delicious and are getting fat.'
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