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.
The Latest Indonesian Travel Information.
Ambon-Banda-Ambon
07-Oct-2022 to 15-Oct-2022
Ambon (AMQ) to Ambon (AMQ)
1 spaces available
07-Oct-2022
embark: 
Ambon (AMQ)
    
1 spaces available
15-Oct-2022
disembark: 
Ambon (AMQ)
embark:
Ambon (AMQ)
disembark:
Ambon (AMQ)
Lower Deck Cabin 
3800 USD
1 spaces
Lower Deck Cabin 
3800 USD
1 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Raja, Sangalaki or Ambon trip USD250, Komodo USD200 + Fuel surcharge
1
Itinerary
Whats Included?
    Deck :  Lower Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV

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 from 2023), 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.
Read the guest reviews

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
Soft drinks
5 dive guides (1x Instructor, 4x Dive Master)

The trip price does not include
Hotels,
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 we highly recommend trip cancellation and travel insurance on the off chance of cancelled flights / lost baggage / Covid issues or other unforeseen problems that hopefully will not occur. Dive Assure offers covers for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive insurance all in one package.
Massage services (USD35/hour),
Wi-Fi internet $30 per trip,
Alcohol,
Laundry services,
Enriched Air Nitrox - $7 per fill or $20 a day for up to 36% O2

Diving Gear;
Full set (Bcd, Reg, Wetsuit, fins, mask, snorkel not including computer) $50 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

10% discount for non-divers

Single Occupancy offer:
No additional fee, available for NEW bookings on trips until the end of 2022.
Note: Normal rates apply for 2023+ schedules which is +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.

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
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.

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

How to get to Raja Ampat.

White Manta - specs

Ensuite Cabin: 14
Total Guests: 20
Crew: 20
Length: 46m (150 feet)
Width: 10m (30ft)
Hull: Steel
Cruising Speed: 10knots
Engine: 2 x 450hp Cummins
Generator: 3 x Cummins Gensets
Compressor: 3 x 250 litres
Nitrox: 1 x Nitrox system
Dinghy: 4 x 5.8m dinghy with 60hp OBM
Watermakers: 2 x Watermakers 10 ton freshwater daily
Fresh water tank : 30,000 litres
Diesel tank: 45,000 litres
Range : 3000 nm

White Manta - diving

Raja Ampat diving

All our boats run fantastic Raja Ampat liveaboards of varying length visiting all the best places each with their own unique itinerary and features.
They are all different prices dependant on the length of the trip and standard of the liveaboard.
All our liveaboards are for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary.

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.

Not many liveaboards dive the Raja Ampat area, making this adventure even more unique and special.

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 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 but this is also the dry season and so promotes nicer weather and better visibility but the trade of is that only the northern more sheltered part of the park is accessable 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 - how to get to Raja Ampat.

Where is the pick up for the boat?

When you fly in on the same day of commencement of your trip, you will be met upon arrival by a representative of White Manta. The representative will then confirm the check in timings or inform you in case of any changes. Should you stay in a hotel prior to your trip, the representative will meet you at your hotel as per your details you provide to us at the time of booking your trip.

White Manta - faqs