White Manta - Indonesia LiveaboardInquiry
Why you should choose White Manta:
One of our most popular boats she is a stable, spacious & safe steel hulled vessel great for long haul or blue water crossings, Large dive deck with individual rinse tanks and separate dive platform, Beach & island visits (itinerary dependant), dedicated camera room, Low Single occupancy rates (just 20% in addition to trip price), Comfortable saloon with flat screen TV, 24hr Satellite internet available, Indoor & outdoor dining areas, Sundeck & shaded area, Experienced boat & dive crew and most cabins have a sea view.
The New White Manta is possibly the largest purpose-built RINA CLASS dive vessel in the region. Measuring 46m (150 ft) by 10m (30ft).
This steel hull vessel takes 20 guests in 14 double & twin share en-suite cabins.
White Manta includes a dedicated camera room, delicious food, a huge spacious dive deck, a beautiful sundeck and 24 hour satellite WIFI connection anytime, anywhere.
During your trip your dining experience should be one of the most important factors and with 5 meals a day you should be satisfied with the extensive range of treats for your taste buds.
You can choose to dine in air conditioned comfort in the indoor dining area or enjoy your meals Al-fresco in our outdoor dining area.
The air conditioned saloon is a perfect place to chill out and watch a movie, read a book or magazine, or sit with your notebook computer and edit treasured moments of the dives.
The sundeck, partially shaded, tops off the space at your disposal. It is a perfect place to catch a tan, enjoy a relaxing massage or take a short nap.
When it comes to service the high crew and guest ratio ensures attentive, outstanding and personalised service.
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Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesian Diving
When is the best time to dive Raja - How to get to Raja - Raja Diving and Dive sites - When is the best time to dive Komodo - How to get to Komodo - Komodo Diving and Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs
White Manta - schedule
White Manta - prices and what's included
Prices are per person per trip in USD based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.
The trip price includes
Round trip transfer local Hotel/Airport - Boat
All nights’ accommodation on Boat
All meals (Western & Indonesian) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo,
Towels, toiletries, cabin services,
Warm towel & drink after every dive
Regular Air Tanks, weights, belt
5 dive guides (1x Instructor, 4x Dive Master)
The trip price does not include
Pickups outside trip start and end dates,
Marine harbour fee (unless included in the invoice), USD250 per person for ALL destinations except Komodo or Komodo-Maumere, then USD200 per person.
Fuel surcharge on trips from Sep 2022 onwards $200 for Banda sea / Crossong trips and $150 for Raja Ampat, Komodo and Sangalaki trips
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance now Trip and Travel Insurance is also mandatory on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur you will be fully covered.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.
Massage services (USD35/hour),
Satellite Wi-Fi internet $35-$50 per trip,
Enriched Air Nitrox - $7 per fill or $20 a day for up to 36% O2
Please note: Unfortunately until further notice, a fuel surcharge of 150-200 USD per person, per trip has been applied to all itineraries by the boat due to the massive increase of fuel prices around the world, we apologise for this but it is beyond our control.
Full set (Bcd, Reg, Wetsuit, fins, mask, snorkel not including computer) $50 per day
BCD $15 per day
Regulator $15 per day
Wetsuit $8 per day
Mask $5 per day
Fins $5 per day
Dive computer $12 per day
15L tank $12 per day
10% discount for non-divers
Single Occupancy offer:
To enure a private room there is a single supplement of +20% in addition to the original trip price (120% of the trip price).
Single Occupancy cabins are limited to Main & Lower decks only.
This offer is designed for single travelers & is not applicable to couples / spouses, & family members.
Single cabins are subject to availability & offered on a first come, first served basis.
Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via bank transfer or Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) at no extra charge.
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
90 days before departure - non-refundable
White Manta - Video
White Manta - cabins
White Manta caters to 22 guests in 14 stunning cabins
White Manta Cabins
The New White Manta will take 22 guests in 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size comprising of twin/double or triple share cabins.
There are 4 cabins on the lower deck with a port hole, 4 cabins on main deck with sea view window and 6 cabins on upper deck with sea view window.
The price varies dependant on what deck you are on, the Lower Deck Cabins are the lowest price followed by the Main and Upper Deck.
Please check the schedule for the full pricing.
All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with speakers, fire and smoke alarms and all the sound proofed wall panels are made of fire retardant materials.
Main Deck triple Cabin
Main Deck triple Cabin
Double / Twin Cabin
Double / Twin Cabin
Double / Twin Cabin
Double / Twin Cabin
White Manta - diving
Raja Ampat diving
Raja Ampat (or the Four Kings) is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo which are surrounded by over 1,500 small islands and cays. Formerly known as Irian Jaya, this area is now part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia and is located on the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula, on the island of New Guinea.
Put simply, Raja Ampat could quite possibly be the best diving in the world. It certainly is the world's most bio diverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusc species than anywhere else on Earth. The variety of marine life can be staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs. In Mansuar, you may encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to don your snorkelling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales. Other highlights include the innumerable war wrecks, both ships and planes (with new wrecks being discovered constantly).
The reefs of Raja Ampat are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colourful species of soft corals. The diving is predominantly drift dives due to the moderate prevalent currents in the area which provide nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. Currents are average to moderate and vary from none to very strong. Visibility is normally very good but can vary and is normally at its best earlier in the day so your pre-breakfast dives are not to be slept through!
This is truly "Frontier Diving". Topside the beautiful islands stretch as far as you can see and are largely uninhabited. At night the lights of local fishing boats twinkle in the dark along the few inhabited shorelines while in more remote areas you may only see a distant spec of light over the entire horizon.
Raja Ampat has a high season from October to May and weirdly enough it is during their rainy season due to the winds in the dry season making parts of the park inaccessable.
The rainy season should not be mis-construed though. It is generally mostly a shower in the late afternoon and evening and most of the time the days are nice, wind is minimal and the skys are generally clear or slightly over cast.
The seas are calmer at this time of the year as the oppposite season has winds that kick up waves and make it very difficult to dive the more exposed sites in the Southern part of Raja Ampat.
The water temperature stays roughly the same around the 27-30 degrees celcius mark all year round.
Recently, due to the popularity of Raja Ampat, a lot of boats have been running trips in the so called low season (May to October) and this is also the dry season and so promotes nicer weather and better visibility but the trade off is that only the northern more sheltered part of the park is accessable due to higher winds and waves but as the area is so vast and there are so many quality dive sites the reports from these northern trips have been glowing so far and there are new dive sites being discovered all the time.
White Manta - itineraries
Due to the many and varied itineraries we have provided links to the PDF forms for each trip
Ambon - Banda - Ring of Fire 7D/6N
Ambon - Banda - Ring of Fire 8D/7N
Ambon - Banda - Ring of Fire 9D/8N
Ambon - Banda - Ring of Fire 10D/9N
Ambon - Forgotten island - Saumlaki 10D/9N
Ambon - Raja Ampat 11D/10N
Lembeh - Halmahera - Raja Ampat 10D/9N
Raja Ampat - Halmahera - Lembeh 11D/10N
Raja Ampat 7D/6N
Raja Ampat - Misool 8D/7N
Raja Ampat - Misool 9D/8N
Raja Ampat - Misool 10D/9N
Raja Ampat - Misool 12D/11N
Sangalaki - Kakaban - Maratua 7D/6N
Sangalaki - Kakaban - Maratua 8D/7N
Sangalaki - Maratua - Kakaban - Manado 10D/9N
Covid-19 advice / boarding (updated 17-Apr-23):
All crew members are checked at the start / end of each trip with an Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
Prior to and during the early stages of your trip, we recommend all guests wear a mask, wash hands regularly, try to avoid too much contact with others, and practice sensible social distancing where possible. We strongly recommend that a suitable face mask is worn while inside airports & on the aircraft on your way to join our vessels.
Please test yourself with an Antigen Test Kit (ATK) before leaving home.
If feeling unwell & testing positive then we strongly advise against travel.
We therefore recommend that you check your travel insurance will cover for positive COVID-19 interrupting your travel plans - We recommend Dive Assure Insurance as it offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.
We ask that all guests bring at least 1x home Antigen Test Kit (ATK) & test themselves upon arrival to Indonesia prior to boarding.
International guests boarding our vessels will be assumed vaccinated after checks carried out at departure & arrival airports.
Domestic guests will be asked to show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
In the event of positive cases onboard individuals who are symptomatic, or asymptomatic but tested positive for COVID-19 will be kindly requested to exercise safe social distancing by minimising social interactions and avoiding crowded spaces onboard.
When possible, we will provide a dedicated quarantine cabin for self-isolation.
In the event of severe, prolonged, worsening symptoms or emergencies our cruise leader & captain will be in charge.
If evacuation to a local medical facility is required, any costs will be borne by the guest's travel insurance.