Blue Manta Liveaboard

 

Destination: Indonesia

Ambon, Banda, Forgotten Islands, Komodo & Raja  Ampat  (6-15 Nights) | From $400++/night

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An experience of a lifetime awaits you onboard the magnificent Blue Manta. Stable, spacious and safe, the Blue Manta is fully equipped to take you on a fascinating diving adventure in the magical waters of Indonesia.

 

Dive Overview

Dive sites such as Raja Ampat in West Papua, the Banda Islands and Sulawesi are all excellent destinations for a scuba adventure holiday. The liveaboard cruises take you further afield to such magical places as Komodo and the Banda Sea. Komodo is an island famed throughout the world for its legendary dragons, and all liveaboard trips include going ashore to see these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. But it's not all about monitor lizards. Diving around Komodo means world-class reefs full of colors and life with pinnacles and walls, manta rays and maybe even dolphins and dugongs!

[See: Komodo Dive Travel Guide, Ambon & Alor Dive Travel Guide, & Raja Ampat Travel Guide]


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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Blue Manta Accommodation Details

Blue Manta will take 18-22 guests depending if it's full charter. There are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size comprising of single cabins and twin/double cabins.

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Upper Deck Cabin 1-4 (LEFT) and Upper Deck Cabin 5-6 (RIGHT)  

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Blue Manta Cabin Details

  • 6 cabins on upper deck with window
  • 4 cabins on main deck with window
  • 4 cabins on below deck with a porthole
  • All cabins are with speakers, fire & smoke alarm
 

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General Facilities

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Camera Room (LEFT) and Outdoor Dining Area (RIGHT)  

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Indoor Dining Area (LEFT) and Dive Deck (RIGHT)  

 

Blue Manta Boat Features

  • En-suite  cabins:  14
  • Full  stainless  steel  Kitchen
  • All  indoor  air-con
  • Saloon  with  52”  Plasma  TV,  DVD, and  media  server
  • Large  dining  area 
  • Sundeck  with  shaded  area
  • Camera  Room

 

Blue Manta Dive Facilities

  • Compressors  3  Bauer  250 liters
  • Nitrox  system
  • Diving  tanks  yoke  &  Din
  • Nitrox  clean  air  filter  system
  • Rental  equipment  full  set  
  • Dive  Deck  with  personal  rinse  tanks

 

Food & Drinks Aboard Blue Manta

Delectable dining should be one of the most important criteria when choosing a liveaboard. On the Blue Manta, you start your day with freshly baked breads. With no less than 5 meals a day, you will be filled and satisfied with an extensive range of treats for your taste buds. Further snacks, tea and coffee, hot chocolate and drinking water are available all day. The large refrigerator is amply stocked with chilled drinks.   

 

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Blue Manta Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Blue Manta 2018 - 2020 Schedule & Rates

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Blue Manta Schedule & Rates

All prices quoted are per person, in US Dollar. 

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions] 

 

Inclusions

  • All nights’ accommodations aboard the vessel
  • Up to 4 dives daily (weather and itinerary permitting)
  • 3 meals daily (Western & Indonesian)
  • Snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo, towel, toiletries, cabin services, etc.
  • Use of 12L tanks, weights and weight belts, and all air fills
  • Round trip transfers from local airport or hotel (Bali Hotels excluded)

 

Exclusions

  • All flights & hotels stay
  • Marine Park & Harbour fee (Komodo: $200; Raja Ampat & Crossing Trips: $250)
  • Dive & travel insurance
  • Massage services
  • Soft drinks, alcohol, Nespresso coffee
  • Satellite Wi-Fi charges (USD 30 per trip per person from 2019)
  • Diving gear; BCD, regulator, wetsuit (only 3mm shorty wetsuits available), fins, mask, dive computer, torch, 15L tank rental. Note; Diving Gear Items priced per diving day and are subject to availability
  • Nitrox refills EANx32, subject to availability
  • Laundry services USD 5/basket

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Rates & Availability

For more information on departure dates that are not listed and availability please email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Destination Overview

Forming one corner of the 'Coral Triangle', the epicenter of world marine biodiversity, and containing 20% of the world's coral reefs, it will come as no surprise that this region boasts the most diverse waters in the world. Surprisingly, Indonesia is the least well-known of the world's best scuba destinations. Dive sites such as Raja Ampat in Irian Jaya, the Banda Islands and Sulawesi are all excellent destinations for a scuba adventure holiday. The liveaboard cruises take you further afield to such magical places as Komodo and the Banda Sea. Komodo is an island famed throughout the world for its legendary dragons, and all liveaboard trips include going ashore to see these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. But it's not all about monitor lizards. Diving around Komodo means world-class reefs full of colors and life with pinnacles and walls, manta rays and maybe even dolphins and dugongs!

 

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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is all about diversity - not only diversity of species, but also of dive sites. There are some areas where soft corals and sea fans dominate, others with hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand…and there are more species of fish life here anywhere else in the world. Here, all the levels of the food chain are well represented – from pygmy seahorses to top predators. In many places, brightly colored soft corals can be found close to the surface which, illuminated by natural sunlight, make these dive sites spectacularly colorful. The reefs in Raja Ampat just buzz with life!

  • Water Temp: 27-30 degrees Celsius
  • Air Temp: 27-32 degrees Celsius
  • Visibility: 15-30 meters
  • Current: mild to strong
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced,
  • Best Time to Dive: October to April (less rain & much less wind; perfect for diving)

 

Komodo

The Komodo National Park lies in the Wallacea Region of Indonesia. It's identified by WWF and Conservation International as a global conservation priority area, and is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores.

Komodo National Park has one of the world's richest marine environments. It consists of over 260 species of reef-building coral, 70 different species of sponges, crustaceans, cartilaginous fishes (including manta ray and sharks), over a 1,000 different species of bony fishes, as well as marine reptiles and marine mammals such as dolphins, whales, and dugongs.

  • Water Temp: South 22-26 degrees Celsius, North & Central 26-28 degrees Celsius
  • Visibility: 20-40 meters,
  • Air Temp: 25-30 degrees Celsius
  • Level: intermediate to advanced,
  • Best Time to Dive: start of May to end of October

 

Ambon, Banda Sea, Maumere

Starting with muck diving and a Japanese wreck we cross the Banda Sea, tracing the perimeter of islands. Let their experienced crew show you these remote and almost untouched locations with wonderful reefs and stunning drop-offs. Marine life here is in abundance from the critters, sea snakes, manta rays, sharks and much more.

  • Water Temp: 27-29 degrees Celsius
  • Visibility: 20-40 meters
  • Air Temp: 22-31 degrees Celsius
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Best Time to Dive: March, April, & mid-September to early December

 

[See: Komodo Dive Travel GuideAmbon & Alor Dive Travel Guide, & Raja Ampat Travel Guide]


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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Ensuite Cabin: 14
  • Total Guests: 18 -22
  • Crew: 20
  • Length: 45m (148ft)
  • Width: 9m (29ft)
  • Hull: Steel
  • Cruising Speed: 9-10knots
  • Engine: 2 x 826hp Yanmar
  • Generator: 3 x Yanmar Gensets
  • Compressor: 3 x 250 litres
  • Nitrox: 1 x Nitrox system
  • Dinghy: 3 x 5.8m dinghy with 75hp OBM
  • Watermakers: 2 x Watermakers 20 ton freshwater daily
  • Fresh water tank: 20,000 liters
  • Diesel tank: 45,000 liters
  • Range: 3500 nm

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT+8 & GMT+9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Languages Spoken: English & Indonesian
  • Electricity: 220volts; 110v  adapters  available.
  • Payment Onboard:  Cash & Credit  Card (Visa  &  Mastercard)

 

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