The New White Manta liveaboard is a world class cruising hotel. Serving both the Similan Islands and Layang Layang in their respective seasons the White Manta provides the perfect luxury platform to dive either of these iconic regions in style. Enjoy camera friendly facilities, including a dedicated camera room, delicious food, a generous dive deck, a beautiful sundeck and 24 hour satellite WIFI.
Accommodation & Facilities
The White Manta liveaboard is a large purpose-built dive liveaboard 46m long by 10m wide, both spacious and comfortable. On board are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each averaging 20sqm in size, an open outdoor alfresco dining area, and an indoor air-conditioned room for finer dining, all designed for the perfect on-board ambiance of a luxurious dive holiday.
Comfortable, roomy and beautifully designed each cabin provides a home away from home even in the most exotic of locations. The White Manta liveaboard also has a number of family friendly cabins too, with combined double / twin share option available.
Cuisine & Lounging
Offering a fine selection of local and international cuisine, guests can choose to dine in air conditioned comfort in the indoor dining area or enjoy the magnificent meals al-fresco in the outdoor dining area.
With no fewer than five meals a day, can start your day with freshly baked breads, and be filled and satisfied with an extensive range of meals throughout the day. Snacks, tea and coffee, hot chocolate and drinking water are available all day. Special dietary requests can be catered for with prior notice.
White Manta’s air-conditioned saloon is a perfect place to relax with a drink from the extensive bar, watch a movie, read a book or magazine, or sit with your notebook computer and edit treasured moments of the dives.
Aboard the White Manta, the dedicated indoor camera room will keep all underwater photographers happy. It has plenty of room to set up DSLR cameras, strobes, lenses, extra battery packs, a charging area and storage space is available those with laptops, cameras, torches or DPV’s. Note that power on board is 220V and available international sockets.
The icing on the cake is the sundeck, partially shaded, it is a perfect place to catch a tan, enjoy a relaxing massage, or take a short nap.
White Manta has 24hr satellite internet available so you can easily stay in touch with friends and family at home and let them know just how much of a wonderful time you are having!
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What to expect
The professional dive team offers divers experienced guidance above and below the water, and diving is conducted in small groups of similar experience, cert level and objectives.
Four support RIBs are deployed constantly during dives, so you can be assured of surface cover and safety support during your dive, even in the most adventurous of currents.
The White Manta offers a full complement of rental equipment on-board, with cylinders available in yoke & Din fittings. Some larger tanks are also available for those requiring a little extra air (pre-booking highly recommended). Nitrox is available.
The dive deck is spacious and comfortable, with dedicated rinse tanks, dive deck shelves, and a wide outdoor work table is perfect for underwater digital cameras complete with charging area.
In Komodo you can discover some of Indonesia’s most biodiverse and healthy reef systems; submerged pinnacles and stunning fringing coral reefs, Big Fish, adrenaline pumping currents, sharks, mantas & dolphins in crystal clear waters provide a sensory overload for first-time visitors. Amazing Macro discoveries such as pygmy seahorses, frogfish and nudibranchs galore provide secret delights for photography enthusiasts. Komodo really does have something for everyone, including stunning scenery above and below the waves and a walk on the wild side with the world’s largest lizard, the infamous Komodo Dragon.
Raja Ampat or ‘Four Kings’ is a true divers paradise, a wonderland lost in time, incredible natural beauty dominates above and below the blue waters; steep jungle-covered limestone islands, stunning white sand beaches, hidden lagoons, and dense mangrove forests combine to create over 9.8 million acres of National Park. Underwater more than 1000 types of reef fish, 540 types of corals, sharks, Rays, turtles, dolphins and even whales call the park their home. This is the holy grail of dive destinations, truly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Ambon, Banda Sea & Forgotten Islands are visited between the Komodo and Raja Ampat seasons, when the KM Blue Manta embarks upon once-in-a-lifetime voyages across the Banda Sea, visiting the famed ‘Spice Islands’ to discover diving Nirvana in the ‘Ring of Fire’. This is diving as it was meant to be enjoyed, true exploration, away from the crowds, discovering dive sites that very few divers will get a chance to explore; discover unique and spectacular scenery both above and below the waves where volcanic activity has created a remote island paradise, only accessible to divers via liveaboard. With their unmatched experience in these areas, Blue Manta can show you just what an incredible destination this is and take you to their ‘Hammerhead hot spots’ where at certain times of the year, schools of more than 200 Hammerheads have been witnessed. Besides the schools of Hammerhead sharks, you will find pristine coral reefs, unique local seaman in Alor, the great show of volcano eruption in Komba, tons of sea snakes in Manuk and a visit to the spice island in Banda Neira.
- Raja Ampat (Nov-Apr) 7 & 8 night trips around the very best of Raja Ampat & Misool
- Komodo (May-Sep) 8-night trips alternating start/finish between Bali & Labuan Bajo
- Crossing trips (Apr/Sep-Oct) to Maumere, Alor, Banda, Ring of Fire, Ambon, Forgotten Island, Triton Bay and more; all stunning beautiful both above & below the water
The White Manta is a very comfortable dive liveaboard with modern features expected by discerning dive guests. It is an especially good choice for solo divers with a low single supplement of 10%.