Mantra

MANTRA LIVEABOARD; ECO-FRIENDLINESS AND SAFETY HAVE TOP-PRIORITY.

Mantra is a luxury liveaboard that was specially built-in 2014 to organize intimate and environmentally low-impact diving excursions.

Mantra liveaboard has a modest length of 23 meters and caters up to 10 passengers depending on your choice to private charter this dive boat or rent a cabin during one of the prearranged trips.

Diving holidays go to Raja Ampat, Komodo, Forgotten islands, Misool, Alor, and Ambon. The duration of the dive trips can vary between 6 and 13 days.

Mantra liveaboard is equipped with state-of-the-art safety technology, solar panels, inverter, energy-efficient engines, and generators. We want to enjoy nature’s splendor without disturbing it.

Accommodation

Mantra Liveaboard has three luxurious cabins to choose from.

Two have double beds and a single bed. One has a double bed and two bunk beds, ideal for a family. Each cabin (12 sqm) has remote controlled air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with a hot water shower.

The yacht-like interior with teak wooden craft and portholes is very much inviting as a daily retreat. Regular housekeeping is part of the service.

 

Cabin 3

Cabin 3

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

Cabin 2

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

Cabin 1

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

Comfort

We have ten crew members ready to take care of your wishes. Personal attention is guaranteed on Mantra liveaboard.

The lounge area offers you multimedia entertainment, books, and games. Free internet and charging stations are available for everyone.

The open-air leisure deck is furnished with sunbeds and lounge chairs to relax and enjoy the décor above water.

Catering

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the indoor salon or al fresco on the leisure deck. We prefer laid-back buffets, although plate service is also possible.

Healthy and delicious meals from local and western origin are prepared by our chef, who will cook vegetarian variations on request.

During the day, he will indulge you with snacks and refreshments. Water, tea, and coffee are offered all day without a charge. Soda’s, beer, and wine are available at the bar.

Diving

MSY Mantra organizes dive safaris to the world’s best diving destinations on many scuba divers bucket list. Shared trips bring you to Raja Ampat, the famous Banda Sea, and around the Komodo national park’s beautiful landscapes.

Besides diving with manta rays, sharks, and many other Indonesian marine life, Mantra liveaboard organizes land excursions to the world-famous Komodo Dragon.

Our dive guides have excellent knowledge of these waters. They will show you the hotspots and support you in every thinkable way.

The dive deck has rinse tanks and warm water showers. For a small fee, you can rent all the diving gear you need.

The use of snorkel gear, tackle, and kayaks are free of charge.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2014

Length: 23 meters

Cruising speed: 8 knots

Engines: Yanmar 250 hp

Number of cabins: 3

Number of bathrooms: 4

Water capacity: 3500 l

Fuel capacity: 4600 liters

Freshwater maker: 150 l/hour

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Depth Sounder

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

Mantra liveaboard eco-friendliness and safety are a top priority during the dive safaris around the Indonesian Archipelago.

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14 Apr 2021
Exploring Komodo
Arrival: 14 Apr 2021
Departure: 19 Apr 2021
Days/nights: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Exploring Komodo

Day 1: Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Jetty

Sebayur Kecil, at this dive site, you can find the graceful garden eels in the sand and nudibranchs, scorpionfish in between the corals. Sebayur Jetty is a gentle drift dive where bigger fish pass through the channel; it’s common to see schools of big eye Trevallies.

Day 2: Tatawa Besar, Crystal Rock, Cauldron

Tatawa Besar is a gentle slope wholly covered with a nice mix between hard and soft corals, housing small fish, a reef shark, and Manta Ray are also common visitors. Crystal Rock is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You’ll encounter strong currents & big fish hunted by even bigger fish. Current races through a small space at Cauldron, carrying mantas, sharks, & napoleons.

Day 3: Golden Passage, Castle Rock, Crystal Bay

The Golden Passage drift dive between two islands offers a chance to see big fish from the open ocean. Crystal Rock is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You’ll encounter strong currents & big fish hunted by even bigger fish. Crystal Bay offers nice coral bummy in the white sand, cuttlefish, and turtles around the soft coral gardens.

Day 4: Manta Point, Batu Bolong, Siaba Kecil

Manta Point is a shallow drift dive and the best place to see the vast, graceful Manta Rays. At Batu Balong, you can see some fantastic corals, shrimps, and the blue dragon nudibranch. Siaba Kecil’s strong current will carry you past overhangs & hard corals. We might see d corals. We might see pelagics from the open sea.

Day 5: Mawan, Tengah, Dragons

Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays, hovering on top of the corals, in Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays, hovering on top of the corals. In the sandy slope, we can find lots of small critters, and in the shallows are different species of clownfish hiding in their anemone.

At Batu Tengah, it’s challenging to find a square centimeter of rock that isn’t covered by life, hard and soft corals are common in between the many hydroids and tunicates, whip and fan corals. This is the perfect place to find skeleton shrimps, the small white/ orange colored “ladybugs,” and the ‘xenon’ whip coral crabs. Of course, a visit to Komodo wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Komodo Dragons.

Day 6: Check out

We’ll sail to Labuan Bajo, where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.

Marine Life: Bumphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman

20 Apr 2021
Exploring Komodo
Arrival: 20 Apr 2021
Departure: 25 Apr 2021
Days/nights: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Exploring Komodo

Day 1: Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Jetty

Sebayur Kecil, at this dive site, you can find the graceful garden eels in the sand and nudibranchs, scorpionfish in between the corals. Sebayur Jetty is a gentle drift dive where bigger fish pass through the channel; it’s common to see schools of big eye Trevallies.

Day 2: Tatawa Besar, Crystal Rock, Cauldron

Tatawa Besar is a gentle slope wholly covered with a nice mix between hard and soft corals, housing small fish, a reef shark, and Manta Ray are also common visitors. Crystal Rock is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You’ll encounter strong currents & big fish hunted by even bigger fish. Current races through a small space at Cauldron, carrying mantas, sharks, & napoleons.

Day 3: Golden Passage, Castle Rock, Crystal Bay

The Golden Passage drift dive between two islands offers a chance to see big fish from the open ocean. Crystal Rock is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You’ll encounter strong currents & big fish hunted by even bigger fish. Crystal Bay offers nice coral bummy in the white sand, cuttlefish, and turtles around the soft coral gardens.

Day 4: Manta Point, Batu Bolong, Siaba Kecil

Manta Point is a shallow drift dive and the best place to see the vast, graceful Manta Rays. At Batu Balong, you can see some fantastic corals, shrimps, and the blue dragon nudibranch. Siaba Kecil’s strong current will carry you past overhangs & hard corals. We might see d corals. We might see pelagics from the open sea.

Day 5: Mawan, Tengah, Dragons

Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays, hovering on top of the corals, in Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays, hovering on top of the corals. In the sandy slope, we can find lots of small critters, and in the shallows are different species of clownfish hiding in their anemone.

At Batu Tengah, it’s challenging to find a square centimeter of rock that isn’t covered by life, hard and soft corals are common in between the many hydroids and tunicates, whip and fan corals. This is the perfect place to find skeleton shrimps, the small white/ orange colored “ladybugs,” and the ‘xenon’ whip coral crabs. Of course, a visit to Komodo wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Komodo Dragons.

Day 6: Check out

We’ll sail to Labuan Bajo, where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.

Marine Life: Bumphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman

30 Apr 2021
Exploring Komodo
Arrival: 30 Apr 2021
Departure: 04 May 2021
Days/nights: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Exploring Komodo

Itinerary Extras: Harbor clearance & Komodo Park Entrance Fee of € 120 per person


Day 1: Pulau Kalong

After boarding the boat, we sail towards Pulau Kalong, snorkel, and visit the beach on a nearby island and watch the flying foxes leaving their safe sleeping mangroves to feed on Flores’ fruit trees Rinca.

Day 2: Pulau Rinca, Dragons, Padar

In the morning, we visit the beautiful island of Rinca, hike for one hour, and see the famous Komodo dragons that live on the island. Later that day, we sail towards Padar to witness the sunset on top of the viewpoint.

Day 3: Pink Beach, Karang Makassar (Manta Point)

Pink Beach gets its name from the tiny pieces of red coral that mixed up into the white coral sand over the years. Snorkeling or diving at Manta Point, where we can see the manta rays in the shallows. Nearby are some beautiful white sandy beaches for sunbathing.

Day 4: Sebayur

Sebayur Islands, with their white sand beaches, are surrounded by coral gardens for snorkeling, diving, and kayaking.

Day 5: Sail to Labuan Bajo

We’ll sail to Labuan Bajo to checkout with unforgettable memories of your fantastic experience in the Komodo Islands.

Marine Life: Sharks, Spanish mackerel, tuna, mantas, napoleons, Coleman shrimps, crinoid shrimps, and other shrimps, pelagic, zebra crabs, ghost pipefish, decorator crabs and many other crab species, moray eels, cuttlefish, feather stars, scorpionfish, frogfish, various species of octopus, fusiliers, surgeonfish, flatworms, turtles, sea snakes, Bumphead parrotfish, nudibranchs, seahorses, frogfish, cephalopods, ghost pipefish, waspfish, Indian walkman and more.

The schedule is an example of what islands and reefs we visit during this trip. Keep in mind that trips are sometimes affected by weather and sea conditions, so please be prepared for last-minute changes to a planned route or activity.

For divers interested in this trip, we can still manage to include dives in this itinerary.

Note: Late Check out should be informed in advance.

05 May 2021
The Ultimate Komodo Experience
Arrival: 05 May 2021
Departure: 12 May 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
The Ultimate Komodo Experience

DAY 1 – Sabolon Besar & Sabolon Kecil

We’ll set sail from Labuan Bajo for Sabolon Besar for our check dive on an easy sloping reef teeming with fish. Then we’ll proceed to Sabolon Kecil for a deeper dive on a seamount with some lovely fan corals.

DAY 2 – Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Mini Wall, Sebayur Jetty

At Sebayur Kecil, you can find the graceful garden eels in the sand and nudibranchs, scorpionfish in between the corals. Sebayur Mini Wall is in the same line as the first dive, but the sandy bottom turns on this dive site into a wall. Sebayur Jetty is a gentle drift dive where bigger fish pass through the channel; it’s common to see schools of big eye Trevallies.

DAY 3 – Tatawa Besar, Crystal Rock, Cauldron

Tatawa Besar is a gentle slope wholly covered with a nice mix between hard and soft corals, housing small fish, a reef shark, and Manta Ray are also common visitors. Crystal Rock is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You’ll encounter strong currents & big fish hunted by even bigger fish. Current races through a small space at Cauldron, carrying mantas, sharks, & napoleons.

DAY 4 – Golden Passage, Castle Rock, Crystal Bay

The Golden Passage drift dive between two islands offers a chance to see big fish from the open ocean. Crystal Rock is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You’ll encounter strong currents & big fish hunted by even bigger fish. Crystal Bay offers nice coral bummy’s in the white sand. Cuttlefish and turtles can be found around the soft coral gardens.

DAY 5 – Manta Point, Batu Bolong, Padar

Manta Point is a shallow drift dive and the best place to see the vast, graceful Manta Rays. At Batu Balong, you can see some fantastic corals, shrimps, and the blue dragon nudibranch. Later this day, we sail towards Padar Island.

DAY 6 – Three Sisters, Tengah, Siaba Kecil

Three Sisters: a submerged pinnacle & wall site with hard & soft coral, Nudis, shrimps, octopus, morays, fusiliers & surgeonfish. At Batu Tengah, it isn’t easy to find a square centimeter of rock that isn’t covered with life. Siaba Kecil’s strong current will carry you past overhangs & hard corals. We might see pelagics from the open sea. Eat, sleep, dive, repeat!

DAY 7 – Siaba Besar, Mawan, Dragons

The shallow sand in Siaba Besar is the perfect spot to find frogfish and the flamboyant cuttlefish. Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays hovering on top of the corals; in the shallows, we can find different clownfish species hiding in their anemone. Of course, a visit to Komodo wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Komodo Dragons.

DAY 8 – Checkout Labuan Bajo

We’ll sail to Labuan Bajo, where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.

Please note that the itineraries are examples only. We reserve the right to change the itinerary or specific agreed services if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require us to do so.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip at 3 pm. Divers are recommended to wait for 24hours before flying after the last dive.