Manta Mae Liveaboard was launched in 2014 and is a modern replica of the native spice-trading vessel that enables you to experience the fabulous spirit of Indonesian culture and nature in an adventurous way.
The wooden schooner’s interior is ornately decorated with natural indigenous materials such as coral, shells, and fossil woods. The result is a breathtaking ambiance, unmatched within the fleet.
Its length of 30- and a beam of 7 meters caters to 9 guests on diving trips to astonishing Komodo National Park and Raja Ampat. These intimate trips may vary from 5 to 12 nights.
Manta Mae liveaboard offers a choice of 3 cabins with portholes for fresh air and daylight.
The large master cabin (18 sqm) has a king-size bed and an additional single bed. The two deluxe cabins (10 sqm) have a queen-size bed and one single bed.
All have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, and a safety box. The comfortable beds are made up of luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets. Daily housekeeping is part of the service.
Manta Mae’s cordial and professional staff consists of 6 Indonesian members and two western cruise directors. We speak English, French, and Indonesian.
Personal attention is guaranteed. The indoor lounge area is well-appointed with modern conveniences like aircon, audio/video entertainment, and computers.
Outside, Manta Mae liveaboard has a leisure and sun deck, perfect for enjoying the seascapes, sunbathing, relaxing, and alfresco dining. At a fee, we offer internet, massages and a launderette.
Three meals and two snacks are served during the day. According to your preference, you can enjoy meals either family-style or as plate service at the dining table. If an individual cabin books the cruise, we are usually served by a single plate.
Manta Mae kitchen staff prepares tasty dishes of local and western origin. Vegetarian alternatives are offered. Special dietary requests need to be notified at the time of booking.
There are various soft drinks, juices, teas, and coffees from the espresso machine in the Bar. Alcoholic beverages are available at a surcharge.
On every trip, Manta Mae organizes a beach BBQ on one of the many deserted tropical islands.
The dive deck is equipped with fresh water rinse tanks and warm water showers. The use of nitrox and diving gear is complimentary.
A zodiac brings divers and snorkelers to the most pristine dive sites with beautiful corals and marine life.
Manta Mae offers you the use of a water ski as well as kayaks. Land excursions of natural or cultural interest are optional.
Year built: 2014
Length: 30 meters
Beam: 7 meters
Top speed: 9 knots
Cruising speed: 7 – 9 knots
Engines: Mitsubishi M/E type 8DC9 295 HP
Max guests: 9
Number of cabins: 3
Number of bathrooms: 4
Tenders: 1 RIB tender 5.2 MT with outboard 100 HP engine +1 RIB tender 4 MT with 25HP engine
Water capacity: 6000 liters
Fuel capacity: 6500 liters
✓ Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
✓ Emergency Rafts
✓ Life Vests
✓ First Aid Kits
✓ Satellite & mobile phones
✓ Crew trained in first aid
Manta Mae liveaboard, a traditional crafted Indonesian spice trade vessel, provides guests with Indonesia's spirit on their dive trip.
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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Personal diving gear, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from a hotel, Snorkel Gear, Kayaks
Excluded: National Parks Entrance Fees – For Raja Ampat 100 USD. For Komodo avg 15 USD Per day per person, Fuel Surcharge (up to 5 hours navigation per day no extra fuel surcharge) based upon true costs. It changes based on cruise itinerary, Diving Courses, International and domestic flight tickets, Hotels and meals before and after the cruise, Alcoholic drinks and Wine, Travel insurance (mandatory ), DAN Insurance or similar, Souvenirs, Crew gratuities, WIFI satellite connection (60 USD per day / per person)