White Manta has moved to Indonesia, and until further notice will not be offering diving trips in Malaysia. Please contact use for comparable alternatives.
Arguably the best diving boat at the Tioman Islands of Malaysia is MV White Manta. This purpose-built liveaboard ship was designed by divers, for divers, and was launched in 2011. At 37m long and 7.5m wide, White Manta is possibly the largest, & therefore most stable, Pulau Tioman liveaboard diving boats. No more than 20 lucky guests join each trip, and this includes non-divers, who receive a discount.
MV White Manta offers its guests excellent comfort & luxury at very competitive prices. The trips are extremely well organized, ensuring that nothing goes wrong. The air-conditioned cabins & communal areas are clean and well furnished, making the ship like a floating hotel.
There are four levels of cabins on trips into Malaysia, including doubles, twins, triples and quad-bunk cabins. Up to 20 lucky passengers join each trip, and there are opportunities to grab a last-minute discount for any trips which are not full in the final few days before departure. However, due the excellent value, professional organization & service, trips fill up quickly so it’s often a good idea to book early, rather than leave it to the last minute.
The 2D/2N cruises start and finish in Singapore, but sail through the night quite a distance northeast into the Malaysian islands of the South China Sea. There are five dives on the first full day, including a night dive. The second day allows time for a morning dive, before returning to Singapore, and arriving in the evening.
Finally, enjoying a diving cruise in such comfortable conditions, guests often opt to advance or expand their certification by taking part in a diving course. There is a large selection of courses available on White Manta, all taught by PADI professionals. This includes Nitrox Enriched Air, and White Manta claims to have one of the most advanced and up to date mixing systems on board.
MV White Manta Prices & Schedule
|MV White Manta Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018|
|Destinations||Duration||Standard Quad||Standard Twin||Deluxe Triple/Quad En Suite||Double/Twin En Suite|
Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
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MV White Manta Itinerary
The below itinerary is an example, but some trips see variations. The decision to make any changes is only made to firstly guarantee the safety of all on board, and secondly maximize their enjoyment. Factors which cause changes in the itinerary include sea and weather conditions, recent special marine life sightings, and the certification level and diving experience of those on board.
*These trips are often advertised elsewhere as 3D/2N, but considering that the duration is just over 48 hours, we prefer to show them as 2D/2N.
MV White Manta Facilities, Layout & Specification
|MV White Manta Layout|
|MV White Manta Specifications|
|Engines.||2x Cummins; 700 BHP total 1400 HP|
|Max. Speed.||12 knots|
|Cruise Speed.||10 knots|
|GenSets.||2 x100 Kva, 1 x30 Kva spare generator set|
|Compressors.||L&W 450-litre compressor with air cooler, L&W 450-litre membrane Nitrox compressor|
|Enriched Air.||Filter & air cooling system; to ensure best best mixtures|
|Support Vessels.||2x tender dinghies / RIBs (5.8m) Yamaha 40BHP outboard motors|
|Navigation.||Furuno radar, Furuno & Navman GPS plotters, 2 sounders and auto-pilot|
|Communication.||SSB & 2x VHF radio, 3x CB marine handsets, satellite phone and mobile phones|
|Surveillance.||Engine room & dive platform cameras|
|Water Maker.||2 water makers at 2000 litres / day, plus 24 tons of fresh water|
|Media Centre.||AC Ryan Play-On HD 2TB in saloon|
|DVD player.||Surround-Sound home entertainment system in saloon|
|Music.||4-channel speaker system routed to dining & dive deck areas in combination or isolation.|
|Emergency.||3x 20 pax. survival life rafts; life jackets (adult sizes); Dedicated emergency medical-grade O2 cylinder 7.4M3 with demand|
|Flotation.||Safety rings with beacons|
|Oxygen.||Valve & continuous flow regulators; Non-rebreather mask, pocket mask with O2 feed; 2* 5.5l O2 clean stage tanks for portable O2 use; DAN O2 provider|
|First Aid.||Complete MFA Kit and EFR primary (inc. CPR) & secondary care personnel|
|Firefighting.||Fire extinguishers throughout|
MV White Manta Courses
PADI courses are easily taught on liveaboard trips. In fact , it's the best place to do one. However, White Manta's trips into Malasyia are quite short, so please let us know well in advance if you wish to take part in a PADI diving course on board. the most common courses are Advanced Open Water Diver and Nitrox (EAN 32).