Blue Manta

BLUE MANTA LIVEABOARD; GREAT DIVING, GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE.

Blue Manta liveaboard recent purpose-built dive vessel has a steel hull with a length of 45- and a beam of 9 meters. A great advantage is an optimal stability in any weather condition compared to wooden vessels.

It is perfect for blue water crossings in the Indonesian waters. We cruise to all the beautiful diving spots in the archipelago. Book your diving cruise on the Blue Manta Liveaboard to get the experience of a lifetime!

Accommodation

Blue Manta Liveaboard accommodates 18 guests in 14 exquisite and spacious cabins. All have individual air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and plenty of storage space.

On the upper deck, six twin/double cabins have either a Double or 2 single beds. On the main deck, four cabins have either two single beds or one single and a double. These cabins can take three guests with charters.

On the lower deck are four cabins with portholes and two single beds. These are ideal for single travelers.

Lower Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Main Deck Cabin

Main Deck Cabin

Room size: 20 m²
Max. occupancy: 3
Beds: Double or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Upper Deck Cabin

Upper Deck Cabin

Room size: 12 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Queen
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

MV Blue Manta and her crew are dedicated to your convenience and enjoyment. The lounge area on the main deck has large windows, air conditioning, comfortable sofas, a library, and a large flat screen tv.

The sundeck is situated on the upper deck with sunbeds as well as comfortable chairs. Relax in the shade or work on your tan while you enjoy the passing seascapes.

Catering

KM Blue Manta liveaboard chefs take pride in their food and provide four meals a day that will leave you filled and satisfied. 2 breakfasts are served before and after the first dive with freshly baked bread. The early breakfast is light continental; the second is full English.

Lunch is a buffet with choices of Asian and western gastronomy. Afternoon snacks are offered. Dinner is a fine dining experience with either Asian or western dishes.

Depending on your preference, you can enjoy your meals in the lounge or the outside dining area on the upper deck.

Diving

Blue Manta liveaboard has a specially designed dive deck with lots of space for scuba divers and equipment. Each scuba diver has an individual rinse tank.

Freshwater showers and large washbasins are installed to rinse your body and gear quickly.

We have an indoor dry camera room next to the dive deck. This is the perfect area to prepare your camera for the next dive.

A skilled dive guide accompanies small groups of 4. He or she will bring you to the dive sites with a dinghy and support you in every way to have a fabulous and safe underwater experience.

Blue Manta Liveaboard takes you to world-class dive destinations, including Ambon, Banda Islands, Raja Ampat, and Alor.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2014

Length: 45m

Beam: 9m

Cruising speed: 10 knots

Engines: 2 x 826Hp Yanmar

Max guests: 18-22

Number of cabins: 14

Number of bathrooms: 14

Tenders: 4 x 6.5m dinghy with twin 40hp OBM

Water capacity: 20’000 liters

Fuel capacity: 45 tons

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 Depth Sounder

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Crew trained in first aid

 Emergency flares

Blue Manta Liveaboard is one of Indonesia's largest dive vessels and only takes 18 guests during their voyages around the archipelago.

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Available trips

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13 Nov 2021
Raja Ampat, Misool
$ 3285 10% discount
Arrival: 13 Nov 2021
Departure: 20 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Raja Ampat, Misool

Raja Ampat will immerse you in a diving paradise, 50,000 square Kilometers of islands & reefs, 580 kinds of coral, 1,397 species of fish, including 23 endemics; this truly is the epicenter of marine biodiversity with the world’s richest collection of underwater flora & fauna. The sheer abundance of marine life, healthy colorful reefs, and diverse dive sites will leave even the most experienced divers wanting more! The stunning beauty of Raja Ampat’s exotic & enchanting islands both above and below the water will leave you in no doubt that this truly is one of the world’s premier diving destinations.

Sample Itinerary

Note; all schedules are subjected to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

Day 1. (0-1 dive) 3 pm Trip Departure day.  Our staff will meet you upon your arrival at Sorong Airport or local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting Blue Manta.  Arrivals before midday are best, so we can check dive at Red Light District (Lampu Merah) just outside Sorong before we get underway by 3 pm for overnight sail.

Day 2. (4 dives) Misool; Wayil area with its beautiful lagoon for a boat tour and super dives.

Day 3. (3 dives) Misool; Fiabacet & Boo area.   Sail to overnight to Central & North Raja Ampat.

Day 4. (4 dives) Pianemu area, including famous Melissa’s Garden and stunning View Point hike.

Day 5. (4 dives) Manta ridge & Dampier Strait

Day 6. (4 dives) Kri area, including Big Fish, Cape Kri, Sardine Run, & excellent night dive.

Day 7. (2 dives) Misokon island, including Blue Magic & Yellow Fever.   Sail back to Usahamina pier, Sorong, where you spend last night on board.  Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on Trip Departure day.

Day 8.  (0 dives) 5am-12pm. Check out after light breakfast, farewells, and transfer to a local hotel or airport.  Departure from Sorong to Manado/ Makassar/ Jakarta/ Denpasar.

Diving days: 7 days (22 dives)

23 Nov 2021
Raja Ampat, Misool
$ 3285 10% discount
Arrival: 23 Nov 2021
Departure: 30 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Raja Ampat, Misool

Raja Ampat will immerse you in a diving paradise, 50,000 square Kilometers of islands & reefs, 580 kinds of coral, 1,397 species of fish, including 23 endemics; this truly is the epicenter of marine biodiversity with the world’s richest collection of underwater flora & fauna. The sheer abundance of marine life, healthy colorful reefs, and diverse dive sites will leave even the most experienced divers wanting more! The stunning beauty of Raja Ampat’s exotic & enchanting islands both above and below the water will leave you in no doubt that this truly is one of the world’s premier diving destinations.

Sample Itinerary

Note; all schedules are subjected to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

Day 1. (0-1 dive) 3 pm Trip Departure day.  Our staff will meet you upon your arrival at Sorong Airport or local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting Blue Manta.  Arrivals before midday are best, so we can check dive at Red Light District (Lampu Merah) just outside Sorong before we get underway by 3 pm for overnight sail.

Day 2. (4 dives) Misool; Wayil area with its beautiful lagoon for a boat tour and super dives.

Day 3. (3 dives) Misool; Fiabacet & Boo area.   Sail to overnight to Central & North Raja Ampat.

Day 4. (4 dives) Pianemu area, including famous Melissa’s Garden and stunning View Point hike.

Day 5. (4 dives) Manta ridge & Dampier Strait

Day 6. (4 dives) Kri area, including Big Fish, Cape Kri, Sardine Run, & excellent night dive.

Day 7. (2 dives) Misokon island, including Blue Magic & Yellow Fever.   Sail back to Usahamina pier, Sorong, where you spend last night on board.  Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on Trip Departure day.

Day 8.  (0 dives) 5am-12pm. Check out after light breakfast, farewells, and transfer to a local hotel or airport.  Departure from Sorong to Manado/ Makassar/ Jakarta/ Denpasar.

Diving days: 7 days (22 dives)

02 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat, Misool
$ 3690 10% discount
Arrival: 02 Dec 2021
Departure: 10 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Raja Ampat, Misool

Raja Ampat will immerse you in a diving paradise, 50,000 square Kilometers of islands & reefs, 580 kinds of coral, 1,397 species of fish, including 23 endemics; this truly is the epicenter of marine biodiversity with the world’s richest collection of underwater flora & fauna. The sheer abundance of marine life, healthy colorful reefs, and diverse dive sites will leave even the most experienced divers wanting more! The stunning beauty of Raja Ampat’s exotic & enchanting islands both above and below the water will leave you in no doubt that this truly is one of the world’s premier diving destinations.

Sample Itinerary

Note; all schedules are subjected to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

Day 1. (0-1 dive) 3 pm Trip Departure day.  Our staff will meet you upon your arrival at Sorong Airport or local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting Blue Manta.  Arrivals before midday are best, so we can check dive at Red Light District (Lampu Merah) just outside Sorong before we get underway by 3 pm for overnight sail.

Day 2. (4 dives) Daram island area

Day 3. (4 dives) Misool; Wayil area with its beautiful lagoon for a boat tour and super dives.

Day 4. (3 dives) Misool; Fiabacet & Boo area.   Sail to overnight to Central & North Raja Ampat.

Day 5. (4 dives) Pianemu area, including famous Melissa’s Garden and stunning View Point hike.

Day 6. (4 dives) Manta ridge & Dampier Strait

Day 7. (4 dives) Kri area, including Big Fish, Cape Kri, Sardine Run, & excellent night dive.

Day 8. (2 dives) Misokon island, including Blue Magic & Yellow Fever.   Sail back to Usahamina pier, Sorong, where you spend last night on board.  Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on Trip Departure day.

Day 9.  (0 dives) 5am-12pm. Check out after light breakfast, farewells, and transfer to a local hotel or airport.  Departure from Sorong to Manado/ Makassar/ Jakarta/ Denpasar.

Diving days: 8 days (26 dives)

12 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat, Misool
$ 3285 10% discount
Arrival: 12 Dec 2021
Departure: 19 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Raja Ampat, Misool

Sample Itinerary (Note; all schedules are subjected to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions)

Day 1 (0-1 dives): 3 pm Trip Departure day.Our staff will meet you upon your arrival at Sorong Airport or local hotel and transfer you to the awaitingBlueManta.Arrivals before midday are best so we can make check dive at Red Light District (Lampu Merah) just outside Sorong before we get underway by 3 pm for overnight sail.

Day 2 (4 dives): Misool; Wayil area with its beautiful lagoon for a boat tour and super dives.

Day 3 (3 dives): Misool; Fiabacet & Boo area. Sail to overnight to Central & North Raja Ampat.

Day 4 (4 dives): Pianemu area; including famous Melissa’s Garden and stunning View Point hike.

Day 5 (4 dives): Manta ridge & Dampier Strait

Day 6 (4 dives): Kri area; including Big Fish, Cape Kri, Sardine Run, & excellent night dive.

Day 7 (2 dives): Mioskon island; including Blue Magic & Yellow Fever. Sail back toUsahamina pier, Sorong where you spend last night on board. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on Trip Departure day.

Day 8 (0 dives): 5 am-12 pm. Check out after light breakfast &farewells, we transfer to a local hotel or airport. Departure from Sorong to Manado/Makassar/Jakarta/ Denpasar.

Diving days: 7 days (22 dives)

Raja Ampat will immerse you in a diving paradise, 50,000 square kilometers of islands & reefs, 580 kinds of coral,1,397 species of fish including 23 endemics, this truly is the epicenter of marine biodiversity with the world’s richest collection of underwater flora & fauna. The sheer abundance of marine life, healthy colorful reefs, and diverse dive sites will leave even the most experienced divers wanting more! The stunning beauty of Raja Ampat’s exotic &enchanting islands both above and below the water will leave you in no doubt that this truly is one of the world’s premier diving destinations.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip at around 12 pm. Divers are recommended to wait for 24hours before flying after the last dive.

Everyone is welcome on board, no matter what level your certification. We educate divers from the first contact to be proficient, environmentally sensitive, safe divers who respect not only their own but the safety of those around them, whilst ensuring contact with all marine life is passive and respectful.

Open Water referral requires a student to complete confined water training before joining an MV Blue Manta cruise All PADI Referral forms to be forwarded to our office prior to trip departure.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Transfers to and from the harbor (From EUR 40 pp), Komodo National Park fees, Moyo &Satonda Reserve fees (EUR 135 per person), Rental equipment on board, Courses, Beer or alcoholic beverages, Fuel surcharge (EUR 60, subject to change)

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