Indonesia -
10% off if booked b4 end of 2020, now from $2,790 per person (conditions apply)
19-Jan-2021 to 26-Jan-2021
Sorong (SOQ) to Sorong (SOQ)
20 spaces available
19-Jan-2021
embark: 
Sorong (SOQ)
    
20 spaces available
26-Jan-2021
disembark: 
Sorong (SOQ)
embark:
Sorong (SOQ)
disembark:
Sorong (SOQ)
Stateroom 
2790 USD
20 spaces
Stateroom 
2790 USD
20 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

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

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.

White Manta - Video

White Manta - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip in Euros 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 prices excludes :

National Marine Park fees
All flights & hotels stay
Alcohol, Nespresso coffee
Massage US$35/ hour
Satellite Wi-Fi US$30/ pax for trip
Nitrox; US$15/ diving day or US$5/ fill
Diving gear subject to availability
Dive & travel insurance
Crew gratuity

Early Bird, worry free booking offer:

10% discount on trip price plus FREE Nitrox OR equipment rental for any future KM Blue Manta / New White Manta trips departing after January 2021 (not to be combined with another offer & subject to availability)
This offer is available For NEW individual bookings (max 4 pax) made until end of 2020.
This offer does NOT apply to existing bookings.
This offer does NOT apply to group FOC / charter bookings.
All Early Bird payments will be protected by our no worry guarantee.. if you are unable to make your trip for any reason your payment can be credited to a future trip, so long as you let us know no later than 30 days prior to departure.
To benefit from this deal FULL balance payment is to be collected within 7 days of booking.

10% discount for non-diver

Single occupany of a cabin not charged extra at this time
Single Occupancy offer:
No additional fee, available for NEW bookings on White Manta trips until end 2022.
This offer is designed for single travelers & is not applicable to couples / spouses, & family members.
For WM trips, Single Occupancy cabins are limited to Main & Lower decks ONLY.
For BM trips, maximum 2x Single Occupancy twin cabins on each of Upper & Main deck.
All other Single Occupancies will be provided in cabin on Lower deck.
Single spaces are subject to availability & offered on a first come, first served basis.

COVID Booking Terms and conditions

At this time the following measures will be in place for future trips:
For new bookings, guests will be roomed in their own single en-suite cabin with no additional charge, subject to availability.
Divers travelling together, in a couple or as a family, can still share a cabin.
Dive groups will be kept strictly to a ratio of 4 divers to 1 dive guide.
During dive times, divers will be split into 2 waves and gear up in 2 separate areas - either the dive platform or dive deck.
Dive groups will leave the vessel in a staggered manner and on 1 of 4 of our tender boats.
All dining will take place in either the indoor saloon and outdoor lounge, with divers seated according to safe distancing seating arrangements.
All buffets will be replaced with table service to minimise movement.

These measures are effective immediately until the end of 2022 or further notice from management.
We hope that these precautions will help allay your concerns as you think about your next amazing trip with us

Covid-19 Booking assurance*:

For those with existing bookings, unable to travel due to COVID-19 related flight / travel bans or who are suffering from related symptoms, if you are not insured for your trip, or your insurance declines coverage for your costs, we can offer to reschedule you to a future KM Blue Manta / New White Manta trip with the following conditions*;
Offer valid for 24 months from original trip date, non-transferable, not to be combined with another offer, subject to availability.
New trip price must be less than or equal to original trip booking. If the new trip is of greater value the balance must be collected in full at the time of rescheduling.
For whom travel plans have been made impossible due flight ban / cancellation, travel restrictions / or stay home notices.
Are unable to travel due to symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have a travel or contact history which indicates possible exposure within 15 days of departure (Doctors note is required) Who have made full balance payment. Note; if this trip is not able to go when your final Balance of Payment is due, we shall reassess 30 days prior trip departure.
Note; anyone choosing simply not to travel due to fear of the outbreak is subject to normal cancellation terms.
Offer valid for 24 months* (subject to review & depending on continuance of COVID-19 travel issues may be extended)

Standard 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.

Group or charter bookings Free of charge persons (FOC):

6 full paying plus 1 FOC (minimum 7 pax)
12 full paying plus 2 FOC (minimum 14 pax)
New Full Charter: 16 full paying plus 2 FOC (minimum 18 pax) in 9x En-suite cabins.
Regular Full Charter: 19 full paying plus 3 FOC (minimum 22 pax) in 11x En-suite cabins.

Group or charter bookings payment terms:
10% Deposit1 within 7 days of booking, if more than 12 months prior to departure - non-refundable
10% Deposit2 12 months prior to Trip Departure - non-refundable
30% Payment 6-9 months prior to Trip Departure - non-refundable
50% Balance no later than 3 months prior to Trip Departure plus Marine Park & Habour fees - non-refundable

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, Fins $ 5 per day
Dive computer $ 12 per day
15L tank $ 12 per day
Nitrox $ 25 per day

White Manta - cabins

The New White Manta will take 24 guests depending on destination.
There are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size comprising of twin/double or triple share cabins.

The cabins are configured like this;

6 cabins on upper deck with window
4 cabins on main deck with window
4 cabins on below deck with a port hole

White Manta - itineraries

Due to the many and varied itinraries we have provided links to the PDF forms for each trip…

How to get to Raja Ampat.

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

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 boats are liveaboards for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary." author: "Raja Ampat liveaboard

**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.

White Manta - faqs

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 - schedule