Blue Manta - komodo / raja ampat Liveaboard

Inquiry

Blue Manta is a BKI class vessel, possibly the largest purpose-built dive vessel in the region. Measuring 45m (148 ft) by 9m (29ft), this steel hull vessel will only take 18 guests. There are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size, an open outdoor alfresco dining area, an indoor air conditioned room for dining speaks of the perfect on board ambiance for a luxurious dive holiday. With maximum comfort and safety in mind, the Blue Manta is well equipped with safety facilities. She cruises at 10 knots and the steel hull makes her an ideal vessel for long haul cruises and blue water crossing trips.

Blue Manta will take only 18 guests. The 14 en-suite cabins comprise of 10 single cabins and 4 twin or double cabins, each averaging 20sqm in size.

The Blue Manta is built with thick steel designed to withstand the hardest sea conditions, offering the stability wooden boats cannot. The 9m width and weight of 400 ton add to the steadiness, ensures uninterrupted rests and relaxation. The Blue Manta is a world class cruising hotel.

Built for sea-worthiness, the Blue Manta operates on twin engines and is an ultimate dive vessel for long haul cruises and blue water crossing trips. She is dependable for comfort, convenience and a stress-free dive holiday - Komodo and Raja Ampat liveaboard trips

Blue Manta - prices

Inquiry

Full pricing is available on the schedule here.
Prices are in US dollars for one week based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.

10% discount for non-diver Single suppliment (cabin for one person only) 90% of the second place price - i.e for the Deluxe cabin $1760+($1760-10%) = $3,344

Included in the trip price

land transfer from local hotel / airport from destination on trip start end days in the city of dis-embarkation and embarkation to the boat, all nights’ accommodation on Blue Manta, all meals (Western Indonesian) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo, soft drinks, towel, toiletries, cabin services, laundry services, 24 hour Wi-Fi internet,, FOC replacement if equipment breakdown, 12 liter air tanks, weights belt, warm towel drink after every dive, 6 dive guides (2x Instructor, 4x Dive Master), complimentary 24 hr Wi-Fi satellite email (internet service only USD50 for trip), complimentary 30 minutes massage

Not included in the trip price all flights

(unless included in the invoice), hotels, pickups outside trip start end dates fee applies per car, marine harbour fee (unless included in the invoice), dive travel insurance, massage services (USD25/ hour), alcohol Diving Gear; Full Set USD50/ diving day (except Large tank) or if individual items then; BCD (USD12), Regulator (USD12), wetsuit (USD8), fins (USD5), mask (USD5), torch (USD12), dive computer (USD12), 15L tank rental (USD12) Nitrox EANx32 (USD10/ diving day). Nb. Nitrox Diving Gear Items priced per diving day and is subject

Full set (Bcd, Reg, Wetsuit, fins, mask, snorkel not including computer) $30 per day
BCD $12 per day
Regulator $12 per day
Wetsuit $8 per day
Mask $5 per day
Fins $5 per day
Dive computer $12 per day
15L tank $12 per day

Other Services Fees Price;

  • Enriched Air Nitrox - per fill (up to 36%) US$ 12
  • Enriched Air Nitrox - Package (10+ dives) per fill US$ 10
  • Enriched Air Nitrox - per litre (fills over 36%) US$ .25

Blue Manta - schedule

Inquiry
24Mar17
01Apr17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
03Apr17
10Apr17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3500 USD
12Apr17
19Apr17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3500 USD
22Apr17
02May17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Ambon
Raja Ampat-Banda- Ambon
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
05May17
16May17
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Ambon-Banda-Alor- Maumere
5 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6050 USD
18May17
29May17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Maumere-Komodo
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4950 USD
31May17
08Jun17
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo-Komodo
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3600 USD
21Jul17
27Jul17
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo-Komodo
4 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2300 USD
29Jul17
04Aug17
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo-Komodo
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2300 USD
06Aug17
12Aug17
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo-Komodo
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2300 USD
16Aug17
25Aug17
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo-Komodo
10 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4050 USD
28Aug17
05Sep17
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Sorong
Komodo-Maumere
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3600 USD
08Sep17
18Sep17
Embark: Maumere
Disembark: Sorong
Maumere-Forgotten Island - Saumlaki
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6050 USD
21Sep17
30Sep17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Ambon
Forgotten Island-Banda-Ambon
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4950 USD
03Oct17
13Oct17
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Ambon-Forgotten Island
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
16Oct17
26Oct17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Ambon
Forgotten Island-Ambon
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
29Oct17
08Nov17
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Ambon-Forgotten Island
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
11Nov17
22Nov17
Embark: Saumlaki
Disembark: Maumere
Saumlaki-Forgotten Island -Maumere
4 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6050 USD
24Nov17
05Dec17
Embark: Maumere
Disembark: Saumlaki
Maumere-Forgotten Island - Saumlaki
6 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6050 USD
08Dec17
19Dec17
Embark: Saumlaki
Disembark: Sorong
Saumlaki-Ring-Raja Ampat
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6050 USD
21Dec17
29Dec17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
31Dec17
09Jan18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
12Jan18
20Jan18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
23Jan18
31Jan18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
03Feb18
11Feb18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
14Feb18
22Feb18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
25Feb18
04Mar18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3500 USD
07Mar18
15Mar18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
18Mar18
26Mar18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
27Mar18
03Apr18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
5 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3500 USD
05Apr18
13Apr18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4000 USD
15Apr18
26Apr18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Ambon
Raja Ampat-Ring of Fire-Ambon
19 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6050 USD
29Apr18
10May18
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Maumere
Ambon-Banda-Alor- Maumere
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6050 USD
12May18
18May18
Embark: Maumere
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Maumere-Komodo
22 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
20May18
28May18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3200 USD
30May18
07Jun18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4050 USD
06Jun18
12Jun18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
10Jun18
18Jun18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
20 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3600 USD
21Jun18
28Jun18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
21 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800 USD
30Jun18
10Jul18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
16Jul18
22Jul18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
24Jul18
30Jul18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
01Aug18
07Aug18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
22 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
09Aug18
16Aug18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
22 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800 USD
18Aug18
24Aug18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
22 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
26Aug18
01Sep18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
22 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
03Sep18
09Sep18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Maumere
Komodo-Maumere
22 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
12Sep18
22Sep18
Embark: Maumerre
Disembark: Ambon
Maumere-Alor-Banda- Ambon
9 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
24Sep18
04Oct18
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Ambon-Banda-Ring of Fire
17 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
07Oct18
17Oct18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Ring-Raja Ampat
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
20Oct18
30Oct18
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Ring-Ambon
16 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
02Nov18
17Nov18
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Banda-Forgotten island
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 8250 USD
19Nov18
29Nov18
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Banda-Forgotten island
20 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
02Dec18
12Dec18
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Ambon-Banda-Raja Ampat
20 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
15Dec18
22Dec18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
20 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3500 USD
24Dec18
03Jan19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5700 USD
06Jan19
16Jan19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
19Jan19
29Jan19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
01Feb19
11Feb19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
14Feb19
24Feb19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
26Feb19
08Mar19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
10Mar19
17Mar19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
20 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3850 USD
19Mar19
27Mar19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
20 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4400 USD
29Mar19
06Apr19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
19 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4400 USD
09Apr19
20Apr19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Ambon
Raja Ampat-Ring of Fire-Ambon
17 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
23Apr19
04May19
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Maumere
Ambon-Banda- Alor-Maumere
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
07May19
17May19
Embark: Maumere
Disembark: Bima
Maumere-Komodo-Bima
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
20May19
30May19
Embark: BIma
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Bima-Komodo
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
02Jun19
12Jun19
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Bima
Komodo-Bima
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
15Jun19
25Jun19
Embark: Bima
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Bima-Komodo
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
16Jul18
22Jul18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
24Jul18
30Jul18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
02Aug19
12Aug19
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Makassa-Java Sea-Komodo
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
15Aug19
25Aug19
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Bima
Komodo-Bima
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
28Aug19
07Sep19
Embark: Bima
Disembark: Maumere
Bima-Komodo- Maumere
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
10Sep19
21Sep19
Embark: Maumere
Disembark: Ambon
Maumere-Alor- Banda-Ambon
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
24Sep19
05Oct19
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
08Oct19
17Oct19
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5400 USD
20Oct19
29Oct19
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5400 USD
01Nov19
16Nov19
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Saumlaki
Ambon-Banda- Saumlaki
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 8250 USD
19Nov19
29Nov19
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Ambon-Banda- Ring-Raja
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6000 USD
02Dec19
19Dec19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
15Dec19
26Dec19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6050 USD
29Dec19
08Jan20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
11Jan20
21Jan20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
24Jan20
03Feb20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
06Feb20
16Feb20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
19Feb20
29Feb20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
03Mar20
13Mar20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
16Mar20
26Mar20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD
29Mar20
07Apr20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4950 USD
10Apr20
21Apr20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Ambon
Raja Ampat-Ring of Fire-Ambon
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
24Apr20
05May20
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Maumere
Ambon-Banda- Alor-Maumere
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
08May20
18May20
Embark: Maumere
Disembark: Bima
Maumere-Komodo-Bima
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
21May20
31May20
Embark: Bima
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Bima-Komodo
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
03Jun20
13Jun20
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Bima
Komodo-Bima
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
16Jun20
26Jun20
Embark: Bima
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Bima-Komodo-Java Sea-Makassar
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
16Jul18
22Jul18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
24Jul18
30Jul18
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Komodo North & South
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2400 USD
31Jul20
10Aug20
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Labuanbajo
Makassa-Java Sea-Komodo
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
13Aug20
23Aug20
Embark: Labuanbajo
Disembark: Bima
Komodo-Bima
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
26Aug20
05Sep20
Embark: BIma
Disembark: Maumere
Bima-Komodo- Maumere
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4500 USD
08Sep20
19Sep20
Embark: Maumere
Disembark: Ambon
Maumere-Alor- Banda-Ambon
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
22Sep20
02Oct20
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6000 USD
05Oct20
16Oct20
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Tual
Ambon-Banda-Tual
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
19Oct20
30Oct20
Embark: Tual
Disembark: Ambon
Tual-Banda-Ambon
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
02Nov20
11Nov20
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5400 USD
14Nov20
25Nov20
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Banda- Ring-Raja
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 6600 USD
28Nov20
06Dec20
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Ambon
Ambon-Banda- Ring-Raja
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4400 USD
09Dec20
17Dec20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4400 USD
19Dec20
27Dec20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4400 USD
29Dec20
08Jan21
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja Ampat-Misool
18 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 5500 USD

Blue Manta - cabins

Inquiry

There are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size. Blue Manta will take only 18 guests. The 14 en-suite cabins comprise of 10 single cabins and 4 twin or double cabins, each averaging 20sqm in size.

  • C1, C2, C3, C4, En-suite (double) cabins, upper deck (twin friendly)
  • C5 C6, En-suite (twin share) cabins, upper deck
  • C7 C8, En-suite (twin share) cabins, main deck
  • C9 C10, En-suite (combined double/ twin) cabins, main deck
  • C11 C12, En-suite (twin share) cabins, lower deck
  • C13 C14, En-suite (twin share) cabins, lower deck
  • CABIN

  • Deluxe En-suite Double Cabin Main Deck

  • Deluxe En-suite Twin Share Cabin Lower Deck

  • Deluxe En-suite Twin Share Cabin Main Deck

  • En-suite double cabin, upper deck

  • En-suite double twin cabin, main deck

  • En-suite twin cabin, main deck

  • En-suite twin share cabin, lower deck

Blue Manta - itinerary

Inquiry

Ambon to Sorong

Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)

  • Day 1. (1-2 dives) Our staff will meet you at Ambon Airport and take you to the awaiting Blue Manta. Depending on arrival time we can do check dive in Ambon Bay. After 2 critter dives, we sail overnight to Banda Island
  • Day 2. (3 dives) diving around Banda Island; Pulau Ai, Batu Kapal, Karang Hatta, Pulau Keraka
  • Day 3-5. (3-4 dives x3 days) Ring of Fire. Hammerhead sharks hunt!
  • Day 6. (4 dives) - West Seram, Pulau Koon full days diving, then sail for Raja Ampat.
  • Day 7-9. (3-4 dives x3 days) South Raja Ampat islands; Missol, Kri, Wai.
  • Day 10. (2 dives) Batanta; Happy Ending, night dive. Plenty of time to wash dry equipment, have lunch, and rest relaxation.
  • Day 11. (0 dives) 6am-12pm. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Take your pre-booked flight from Sorong.

Diving days: 10 days (32 dives)

Komodo to Bali 8 nights

Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)

  • Day 1. (1-2 dives) 2.00pm. Our staff will meet you in Labuan Bajo Airport and transfer you to Blue Manta. Depending on arrival time, we do check dive at Bidadari and night dive at Pulau Sebayor.
  • Day 2. (4 dives) North Komodo; Tatawa Besar Kecil, Batu Bolong, Wainilu. Tons of Anthias, Napoleon wrasse, sharks, much night dive.
  • Day 3. (4 dives) North Komodo; Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Shot Gun, Gili Lawa. Pinnacles, drift dives full of action with hunting fish; jacks sharks!
  • Day 4. (4 dives) South Komodo, Padar Island; one of our favourite regions in the park with some stunning and diverse dive sites such as 3 Sisters and Pillarsteen.
  • Day 5. (4 dives) South Komodo; Nusa Kode; Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall, Torpedo Alley, Crinoid Crack. Macro; nudibranchs, octopus, frogfish, pigmy seahorses, more.
  • Day 6. (3 dives) South Komodo; Manta Alley or Makassar Reef to fly with mantas. This is followed by a walk on the wide side in search of Komodo Dragons and trekking on one of the local Islands.
  • Day 7. (4 dives) Banta Island, Sangeang, then sail to Moya Island.
  • Day 8. (2 dives) Moya and Satonda Island, then back on board to wash gear relax as we sail towards Bali where you spend last night on Blue Manta in Benoa Harbour.
  • Day 9. (0 dives) 6am; check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to Denpasar Airport in time for Check-in flight or local hotel.

Diving days: 7 days (26 dives)

Bali to Komodo 7 nights

Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)

  • Day 1. (0 dives) 13:00-15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour, Bali. 5.00pm, depart from Bali and sail over night to Moyo Island
  • Day 2. (4 dives) Moya and Satonda Island, overnight to Sangeang Island, off the north coast of Sumbawa.
  • Day 3. (4 dives) Sangeang and Banta Island.
  • 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) North Komodo; Tatawa Besar Kecil, Batu Bolong, Wainilu. Tons of Anthias, Napoleon wrasse, sharks, much night dive.
  • Day 6. (4 dives) South Komodo; Nusa Kode; Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall, Torpedo Alley, Crinoid Crack. Macro; nudibranchs, octopus, frogfish, pigmy seahorses, more.
  • Day 7. (2 dives) South Komodo; Manta Alley or Makassar Reef to fly with mantas. This is followed by a walk on the wide side in search of Komodo Dragons, and trekking on one of the local Islands, then back on board to wash gear relax as we sail towards Labuan Bajo, where you spend last night on Blue Manta in Bajo Port.
  • Day 8. (0 dives) 6am; check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport in time for Check-in flight. Take your pre-booked flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali.

Diving days: 6 days (22 dives)

Bali to Komodo 8 nights**

Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)

  • Day 1. (1-2 dives) 2.00pm. Our staff will meet you in Labuan Bajo Airport and transfer you to Blue Manta. Depending on arrival time, we do check dive at Bidadari and night dive at Pulau Sebayor.
  • Day 2. (4 dives) North Komodo; Tatawa Besar Kecil, Batu Bolong, Wainilu. Tons of Anthias, Napoleon wrasse, sharks, much night dive.
  • Day 3. (4 dives) North Komodo; Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Shot Gun, Gili Lawa. Pinnacles, drift dives full of action with hunting fish; jacks sharks!
  • Day 4. (4 dives) South Komodo, Padar Island; one of our favourite regions in the park with some stunning and diverse dive sites such as 3 Sisters and Pillarsteen.
  • Day 5. (4 dives) South Komodo; Nusa Kode; Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall, Torpedo Alley, Crinoid Crack. Macro; nudibranchs, octopus, frogfish, pigmy seahorses, more.
  • Day 6. (3 dives) South Komodo; Manta Alley or Makassar Reef to fly with mantas. This is followed by a walk on the wide side in search of Komodo Dragons and trekking on one of the local Islands.
  • Day 7. (4 dives) Banta Island, Sangeang, then sail to Moya Island.
  • Day 8. (2 dives) Moya and Satonda Island, then back on board to wash gear relax as we sail towards Bali where you spend last night on Blue Manta in Benoa Harbour.
  • Day 9. (0 dives) 6am; check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to Denpasar Airport in time for Check-in flight or local hotel.

Diving days: 7 days (26 dives)

Raja AmpatMisool 7 nights

Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)

  • Day 1. (0-1 dives) 5pm; arrival from Jakarta, Ujungpandang, or Manado to Sorong. Our staff will meet you at Sorong Airport and take you to the awaiting Blue Manta. Depending on arrival time we can do check dive.
  • Day 2. (4 dives) Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, night dive
  • Day 3. (3 dives) Misool; Boo Corner, The Window, Magic Mountain, sail overnight North
  • Day 4. (4 dives) Yanggefo Island; Mayhem Ridge, Citrus ridge, Deep rock, night dive
  • Day 5. (4 dives) Mansuar Corner, Manta Sandy, Cape Kri, night dive
  • Day 6. (4 dives) Blue Magic, Sardine reef, Manta Spa, night dive looking for blue-ringed octopus and more critters
  • Day 7. (2 dives) Blue Magic, Mioskon. Manta Cleaning stations and shallow reef to finish. Sail back to Sorong Port. Plenty of time to wash dry equipment, have lunch, and rest relaxation.
  • Day 8. (0 dives) 6am-12pm. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Departure from Sorong to Manado or Jakarta or Denpasar.

Diving days: 6 days (22 dives)

Raja Ampat Misool 8 nights

Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)

  • Day 1. (0-1 dives) 5pm; arrival from Jakarta, Ujungpandang, or Manado to Sorong. Our staff will meet you at Sorong Airport and take you to the awaiting Blue Manta. Depending on arrival time we can do check dive.
  • Day 2. (4 dives) Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, night dive
  • Day 3. (3 dives) Misool; Boo Corner, The Window, Magic Mountain, sail overnight North
  • Day 4. (4 dives) Yanggefo Island; Mayhem Ridge, Citrus ridge, Deep rock, night dive
  • Day 5. (4 dives) Mansuar Corner, Manta Sandy, Cape Kri, night dive
  • Day 6. (4 dives) Blue Magic, Sardine reef, Manta Spa, night dive
  • Day 7. (4 dives) Friwinbonda, Mike Point, Mioskon
  • Day 8. (2 dives) Blue Magic, Mioskon. Manta Cleaning stations and shallow reef to finish. Sail back to Sorong Port. Plenty of time to wash dry equipment, have lunch, and rest relaxation.
  • Day 9. (0 dives) 6am-12pm. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Departure from Sorong to Manado or Jakarta or Denpasar.
  • Diving days: 7 days (26 dives) -Raja Ampat Cenderawasih 11 nights Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)
  • Day 1. (0-1 dives) 5pm; arrival from Jakarta, Ujungpandang, or Manado to Sorong. Our staff will meet you at Sorong Airport and take you to the awaiting White Manta. Depending on arrival time we can do check dive.
  • Day 2-5. (4 dives x4 days) Raja Ampat islands; Fam, Kri, Wai.
  • Day 6. (4 dives) Raja Ampat then sail overnight to Manokwari
  • Day 7. (4 dives) Manokwari to Cenderawasih Bay
  • Day 8-9. (4 dives) Cenderawasih Bay
  • Day 10. (2 dives) Cenderawasih Bay, then sail back to Nabire
  • Day 11. (0 dives) 7am; check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to Nabire Airport.

NOTE: Sightings of Whale Sharks is very common but we do not GUARANTEE! Diving days: 9 days (32 dives)

Blue Manta - specs

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We do not take risks or compromise on the safety and diving of our guests and crew. In addition to twin engines, the Blue Manta is fitted with the following security and safety features: * All cabins are with speakers, fire and smoke alarms * Furuno Radar, GPS plotter, Echo Sounders * SSB radio, VHF radio, SART, EPIRB * Standard Fire Fighting Equipment * 2 x 30 Life Rafts * Life Jackets in all cabins * 3 x chase boats installed with twin engines * 2 x Anchor System (DC/AC) * First Aid Oxygen Kit * Fire Extinguishers * Satellite Telephone Wi-Fi * Night Watch Security

Personalised Service

The high crew and guest ratio ensures attentive, outstanding and personalised service. With a total of 22 crew members working onboard, we are committed to your comfort and enjoyment.

  • 2 Captains/Deck Officers
  • 3 Engineers
  • 4 Dive guides
  • 3 Chefs
  • 2 Masseuses
  • 2 Hostesses
  • 1 Cruise Leader (Instructor)
  • 1 Manager (Instructor)
  • 4 Dinghy Drivers/Deck Hands

Wi-Fi at Sea

The Wi-Fi is connected via Satellite and with 24/7 Wi-Fi connection, you can be connected with your family and friends anytime, anywhere.

Photographers Dream Boat

The Blue Manta is equipped with camera-friendly facilities, designed for the most avid underwater photographers. * Individual Rinse Tanks * Wide Outdoor Work Table * Indoor Dry Camera Room * Blow-dry Stations * Small dive groups (4 photographers : 1 guide)

Delectable Dining

Having good food should be one of the most important criteria when choosing a liveaboard. On the Blue Manta you start your day with freshly baked breads. With no less than 5 meals a day, you will be filled and satisfied with an extensive range of treats for your taste buds.

Blue Manta Specifications

Twin or Single cabins:
10
Twin/Double cabins:
4
Total Guests:
16
Crew:
22
Length:
45m (148ft)
Width:
9m (29ft)
Hull:
Steel
Cruising Speed:
10knots
Engine:
2 x 826hp Yanmar
Generator:
3 x Yanmar Gensets
Compressor:
3 x 250 litres
Nitrox:
1 x Nitrox system
Dinghy:
4 x 6.5m dinghy with twin 40hp OBM
Watermakers:
2 x Watermakers 20 ton freshwater daily
Fresh water tank :
20,000 litres
Diesel tank:
45,000 litres
Range :
3500 nm

Special Mention

  1. Complimentary 24 hr Wi-Fi satellite internet
  2. 10% surcharge for single occupancy (first come first serve)
  3. Complimentary laundry service
  4. Live band on board
  5. Free soft drink
  6. Complimentary 1 hour massage
  7. Low cost Nitrox (US10 per day)
  8. Un crowded dinghy
  9. Videographer/photographer services
  10. Maximum 18 divers + Tour leader
  11. 22 crew including 2 western instructors and 4 local dive masters
  12. Individual camera rinse tank
  13. Spacious dry camera room
  14. Gourmet food

Cabins; Upper deck cabin

  • 4 x en‐suite with king size (22sqm or 236 sqft)
  • 1 x en‐suite master cabin (42sqm or 450 sqft) Main deck cabin
  • 4 x en‐suite with 1 king 1 super single bed (26sqm or 280 sqft) Lower deck cabin
  • 4 x en-suite with 1 queen 1 super single bed (25sqm or 270 sqft) Maximum 16 divers (full charter 18 pax)
  • 8 cabins for single diver
  • 5 cabins for twin or couple

Blue Manta - diving

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The coral triangle is home to the world’s most bio-diverse population of marine species with Indonesia representing its hottest spot. Nowhere else has a comparable density, not to mention diversity, of underwater creatures and life been recorded.

In order to fully appreciate the exceptional status of this region, suffice it to say that the whole Caribbean area has only 9% of the corals and 35% of the fish species found in Indonesian waters.

The reason for such a big difference is that the entire area of the Atlantic Ocean underwent a mass extinction of species during the last ice age. All types of corals and animals vanished during this period and the other species never regained the strength of their former numbers.

In Indonesia - the centre of this biodiversity triangle - the variety seen underwater is truly astonishing. In certain bays and around small islands, you can find more species than in the entire Caribbean. In a research report conducted in 1997 on the island of Flores, respected marine biologists Rudie Kuiter and Gerald Allen counted 1,133 species of fish just in Maumere bay. This is still the highest number of species of fish ever counted in a specific area.

In Wakatobi, the recorded number of species of fish is at least 430, and in Raja Ampat, the same Gerald Allen, world-famous ichthyologist, counted the incredible number of 284 different species of fish counted during a single dive. In the same area, 465 different species of corals were found. As a result, scientists nowadays believe that this destination is the world’s current no. 1 spot in terms of biodiversity.

Other world-class hubs of biodiversity include Manado and Lembeh, Central and South Sulawesi, Komodo, Flores, Alor and the Banda sea, to name just a few. It should therefore come as no surprise that these hotspots are considered among the ultimate destinations for divers - Raja Ampat diving photos - Komodo diving photos

Komodo

Drift diving, pelagics melting pot and critters maze: dive in one of the world’s hubs of underwater activity - read the Komodo diving blog

Bone rate and Selayar

One of Indonesia’s last unveiled treasures

Alor and Flores

An undisclosed diving treasure. Your craving for adventure will be fulfilled while sailing on the Atasita Liveaboard in these awe-inspiring waters full of unexplored treasures

Maluku

The unspoiled beauty of a remote paradise. These rarely visited seas have some of the world’s richest marine environments filled with unspoiled corals, tiny critters as well as pelagics

Raja Ampat

The most striking biodiversity on our planet

Cenderwasih bay: Biak, Manokwari, Mapia atoll

The best exploratory dive trip you can imagine

Central Sulawesi: Togean and Bangaii

One of the world’s most remarkable places for coral reef diversity

North Sulaweis: Manando and Lembeh

Critters extravaganza and breathtaking walls

Sorong is the harbour town in West Papua and the normal departure point to dive Raja Ampat. If you are unsure of how to get to Sorong to start your trip it will depend on where your international flight into Indonesia is landing. If you check this link it will give you more of an idea of the timings and even a map of the possible routes to show you your possible options.

It is not possible for someone outside of Indonesia to purchase domestic flights in Indonesia so these can be purchased for you by me, if you would like, and added to your invoice. It will be about $600 return dependant on exchange rates, availability and where your entry airport is in Indonesia. We recommend coming through Jakarta as the quickest and easiest route to take. The cost of the domestic flights are not included in the trip price.

We recommend coming through Jakarta as it is the easiest and fastest route. From Jakarta it is possible to reach Sorong in one day.

From To Date Dep Arr
Jakarta (CGK) Sorong (SOQ) Day of departure 01:10 07.20

The return trip from Sorong to Jakarta

From To Date Dep Arr
Sorong (SOQ Jakarta (CGK) Day of disembarkation 10:40 12:40

If you come from Bali to Sorong it is a 2 stage process, from Bali (DPS) to Makassar (UPG) and from Makassar (UPG) to Sorong (SOQ), there would be a night in a hotel in Makassar on the way out (Ujung Pandang and Makassar are the same place and the half way point to Sorong). We recommend the Imperial Aryaduta in Makassar- http://www.aryaduta.com/hotels_home_makassar.php

These would be your flights from Bali to Sorong.

From To Date Dep Arr
Bali (DPS) Makassar (UPG) Day before departure 18.30 19.50
From To Date Dep Arr
Makassar (UPG Sorong (SOQ) Day of departure 10:00 13:10

The return trip from Sorong to Denpasar (Bali) is done in one day using 2 flights - SOQ-UPG and UPG-DPS

From To Date Dep Arr
Sorong (SOQ Makassar (UPG) Day of disembarkation 11:40 12:55
From To Date Dep Arr
Makassar (UPG) Bali (DPS) Day of disembarkation 16:30 17:50

Domestic Air Carrier Notes:

It is generally not possible for someone outside of Indonesia to purchase domestic flights in Indonesia so these can be purchased for you by Premier Liveaboard diving and added to your invoice. It will be $600 return normally dependant on where your entry airport is in Indonesia.

Premier liveaboard diving and its local flight agent can purchase the tickets on your behalf, however, in doing so, Premier liveaboard diving is only acting as an agent for the airline and is not responsible for, and can accept no responsibility for, cancellations, delays, schedule changes, or problems caused by the air carrier. We highly recommend trip interruption and cancellation insurance.

Blue Manta - faqs

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MARINE LIFE:

The areas where we dive are unmatched for small and unusual marine wildlife. The species list is endless and new ones are still being discovered in these areas. Whales, manta rays, sharks and larger pelagic species are found in the dive sites with higher currents. Strong currents and up-wellings transport nutrient-rich waters throughout these areas.

CLIMATE:

The average air temperature in the regions we visit ranges from 25 - 32o Celsius or 77-90o Fahrenheit.

HEALTH AND INOCULATIONS:

Vaccinations for typhoid, paratyphoid, tetanus, Cholera, Polio, and Hepatitis A are recommended. Malaria is endemic in many parts of Indonesia, please check with your local Tropical Disease Centre for anti-malaria/diver friendly medication.

MONEY:

The Indonesian currency is Rupiah. Rates fluctuate enormously, please check with our cruise directors for your cruise exchange rates.

POPULATION AND PEOPLE:

Regarded as the fifth most populous nation in the world, there are approximately 200,000,000 in Indonesia. The majority, around 60% reside on the island of Java.

RELIGION:

An amazing diversity of religions exists. Predominantly a Muslim nation, islands like Timor, North Sulawesi and Flores are Christian. Hinduism is found mainly in Bali. Scattered throughout the region are a variety of other beliefs.

LANGUAGE:

Bahasa Indonesia, almost identical to Malay is the one national language. Several local dialects exist in each region as well. English is widely spoken in the more popular tourist destinations such as Bali.

Diving Indonesia

Out of 14,000+ islands in the archipelago, there are a plethora of exclusive dive locations in Indonesia, boasting up to 80% of the worlds species of undersea life. With Indocruises we take you to pristine spots not that known in your average dive travel guide and which are still being explored. Explore this vast archipelago in comfort, safety and luxury aboard the Pearl of Papua with our experienced and qualified crew.

Dive conditions in Indonesia

  • Diving all year around is possible.
  • Watertemperature 24°(75°F) to 30°C(86°F) (In the south of Komodo it drops down to 21°C (70°F)
  • Visibility is mostly very good (up to 30m) Diving rules

Safety Procedures and Emergency Evacuation Information:

Hyperbaric chambers (or recompression chamber) in Indonesia There are 6 recompression chambers in Indonesia to treat decompression sickness

Bali: Sanglah General Hospital (in Indonesian language) USUP Sanglah Denpasar JI. Diponegoro, Denpasar 80114 Bali, Indonesia: Phone 62-361-227911 through -15 ext. 232 (hyperbaric medical department) Fax 62-361-22426 Run by Dr. Antonius Natasamudra and Dr. Etty Herawati

Manado (Sulawesi): At the Malalayang Hospital (chamber for 3 to 4 persons) Phone: 0811430913 and ask for Dr Jimmy Waleleng (Phone home 860953). Makassar (Sulawesi): Rumah Sakit Umum Wahidin Sudirohusodo. Contact person: Pak Daniel Address: Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km. 11, Tamalanrea Kampus UNHAS Indonesia TEL:++ 62 - 0411 (584677) , 584675. Said to be for 3 to 4 persons.

Jakarta (Java): Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (Navy Hospital) in Jl. Bendungan Hilir No.17, Central Jakarta (see text in italian with some addresses - list of help) Kalimantan: The Borneo Divers have the only professional recompression chamber located on Sipadan island (Borneo - Malaysia)

Surabaya (Java): Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (RSAL) (Military Marine hospital) Jl. Gadung no. 1, Surabaya: Phone 031-45750 and 41731 (another number given was 031-838153 and fax 031- 837511) Run by Dr Suharsono Available SAR (search and rescue) contact information:

  • SAR Bali : ph 0361 - 751111 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Lombok : Ph 0370 - 633253 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Makassar : Ph 0411 - 554111 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Manado : Ph 0431 - 825986
  • SAR Kupang : Ph 0380 - 831111
  • SAR Ambon : Ph 0911 - 351111
  • SAR Sorong : Ph 0951 - 323816

Available SAR (search and rescue) contact information:
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