Blue Manta Liveaboard

 

Destination: Indonesia

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

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Blue Manta Quick Pitch

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

Blue Manta 2018 - 2020 Schedule & Rates

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Blue Manta Schedule & Rates

All prices quoted are per person, in US Dollar.

 

2018 Schedule  & Rates

Depart Date

Return Date

D/N

Destination

Start / Finish

Double/ Twin share per diver

Single Occupancy

15-Dec-2018

22-Dec-2018

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,500

$3,850

23-Dec-2018

29-Dec-2018

7D6N

Raja Ampat

Sorong

$3,400

$3,740

31-Dec-2018

8-Jan-2019

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,400

$4,840

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2019 Schedule & Rates

Depart Date

Return Date

D/N

Destination

Start / Finish

Double/ Twin share per diver

Single Occupancy

10-Jan-2019

17-Jan-2019

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

19-Jan-2019

27-Jan-2019

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,400

$4,840

1-Feb-2019

9-Feb-2019

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,400

$4,840

11-Feb-2019

18-Feb-2019

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

20-Feb-2019

26-Feb-2019

7D6N

Raja Ampat

Sorong

$3,300

$3,630

27-Feb-2019

9-Mar-2019

11D10N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$5,500

$6,050

11-Mar-2019

20-Mar-2019

10D9N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,950

$5,445

22-Mar-2019

28-Mar-2019

7D6N

Raja Ampat North & Central

Sorong

$3,300

$3,600

29-Mar-2019

6-Apr-2019

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,400

$4,840

9-Apr-2019

20-Apr-2019

12D11N

Raja Ampat-Ring of Fire-Ambon

Sorong / Ambon

$6,600

$7,260

23-Apr-2019

3-May-2019

11D10N

Ambon-Banda- Alor-Maumere

Ambon / Maumere

$6,000

$6,600

5-May-2019

12-May-2019

8D7N

Maumere-Komodo

Maumere / Labuan Bajo

$3,150

$3,500

14-May-2019

20-May-2019

7D6N

Komodo North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,700

$3,000

21-May-2019

30-May-2019

10D9N

Komodo-Bima

Labuan Bajo / Bima

$4,050

$4,500

1-Jun-2019

7-Jun-2019

7D6N

Bima-Komodo

Bima / Labuan Bajo

$2,700

$3,000

9-Jun-2019

15-Jun-2019

7D6N

Komodo North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,700

$3,000

17-Jun-2019

23-Jun-2019

7D6N

Komodo North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,700

$3,000

25-Jun-2019

1-Jul-2019

7D6N

Komodo-Bima

Labuan Bajo / Bima

$2,700

$3,000

20-Jul-2019

27-Jul-2019

8D7N

Komodo North & South

Labuan Bajo

$3,150

$3,500

29-Jul-2019

4-Aug-2019

7D6N

Komodo North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,700

$3,000

6-Aug-2019

12-Aug-2019

7D6N

Komodo North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,700

$3,000

14-Aug-2019

20-Aug-2019

7D6N

Komodo North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,700

$3,000

22-Aug-2019

28-Aug-2019

7D6N

Komodo North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,700

$3,000

30-Aug-2019

6-Sep-2017

8D7N

Komodo Maumere

Labuan Bajo / Maumere

$3,150

$3,500

9-Sep-2019

19-Sep-2019

11D10N

Maumere-Alor- Banda-Ambon

Maumere / Ambon

$6,000

$6,600

22-Sep-2019

30-Sep-2019

9D8N

Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island

Ambon

$4,800

$5,280

2-Oct-2019

14-Oct-2019

13D12N

Ambon-Helmahera -Ternate

Ambon / Ternate

$7,200

$7,920

18-Oct-2019

29-Oct-2019

12D11N

Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island

Ambon

$6,600

$7,260

31-Oct-2019

7-Nov-2019

8D7N

Ambon-Banda- Ambon

Ambon

$3,950

$4,345

9-Nov-2019

17-Nov-2019

9D8N

Ambon-Banda- Ambon

Ambon

$4,500

$5,000

19-Nov-2019

29-Nov-2019

11D10N

Ambon-Banda- Ring-Raja

Ambon / Sorong

$6,000

$6,600

1-Dec-2019

8-Dec-2019

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

10-Dec-2019

17-Dec-2019

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

19-Dec-2019

27-Dec-2019

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,400

$4,840

29-Dec-2019

8-Jan-2020

11D10N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$5,500

$6,050

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2020 Schedule

Depart Date

Return Date

D/N

Destination

Start / Finish

Double/ Twin share per diver

Single Occupancy

11-Jan-2020

21-Jan-2020

11D10N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$5,500

$6,050

24-Jan-2020

31-Jan-2020

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

2-Feb-2020

9-Feb-2020

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

11-Feb-2020

18-Feb-2020

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

20-Feb-2020

27-Feb-2020

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

29-Feb-2020

7-Mar-2020

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,850

$4,230

9-Mar-2020

15-Mar-2020

7D6N

Raja Ampat

Sorong

$3,300

$3,630

17-Mar-2020

27-Mar-2020

11D10N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$5,500

$6,050

10-Apr-2020

21-Apr-2020

12D11N

Raja Ampat-Banda-Maumere

Sorong / Maumere

$6,600

$7,260

23-Apr-2020

29-Apr-2020

7D6N

Maumere-Komodo

Maumere / Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

8-May-2020

18-May-2020

11D10N

Maumere-Komodo

Maumere / Labuan Bajo

$4,500

$4,950

20-May-2020

26-May-2020

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

28-May-2020

3-Jun-2020

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

5-Jun-2020

11-Jun-2020

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

13-Jun-2020

20-Jun-2020

8D7N

Komodo-North South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

22-Jun-2020

28-Jun-2020

7D6N

Komodo-North South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

30-Jun-2020

7-Jul-2020

8D7N

Komodo-North South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

9-Jul-2020

15-Jul-2020

7D6N

Komodo-North South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

17-Jul-2020

24-Jul-2020

8D7N

Komodo-North South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

26-Jun-2020

1-Aug-2020

7D6N

Komodo-North South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

4-Aug-2020

11-Aug-2020

8D7N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,570

13-Aug-2020

23-Aug-2020

11D10N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$4,500

$4,950

25-Aug-2020

31-Aug-2020

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

2-Sep-2020

8-Sep-2020

7D6N

Komodo-Maumere

Labuan Bajo / Maumere

$2,850

$3,135

10-Sep-2020

20-Sep-2020

11D10N

Maumere-Alor- Banda-Ambon

Maumere / Ambon

$6,000

$6,600

22-Sep-2020

2-Oct-2020

11D10N

Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island

Ambon

$6,000

$6,600

5-Oct-2020

16-Oct-2020

12D11N

Ambon-Banda-Tual

Ambon / Tual

$6,600

$7,260

19-Oct-2020

30-Oct-2020

12D11N

Tual-Banda-Ambon

Tual / Ambon

$6,600

$7,260

2-Nov-2020

11-Nov-2020

10D9N

Ambon-Banda- Forgotten island

Ambon

$5,400

$5,940

14-Nov-2020

25-Nov-2020

12D11N

Ambon-Banda- Ring-Raja

Ambon / Sorong

$6,600

$7,260

28-Nov-2020

6-Dec-2020

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,400

$4,840

9-Dec-2020

17-Dec-2020

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,400

$4,840

19-Dec-2020

27-Dec-2020

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,400

$4,840

29-Dec-2020

8-Jan-2021

11D10N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$5,500

$6,050

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2021 Schedule

Depart Date

Return Date

D/N

Destination

Start / Finish

Double/ Twin share per diver

Single Occupancy

10-Jan-2021

17-Jan-2021

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,950

$4,345

20-Jan-2021

28-Jan-2021

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

31-Jan-2021

7-Feb-2021

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,950

$4,345

9-Feb-2020

17-Feb-2020

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

19-Feb-2021

26-Feb-2021

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,950

$4,345

28-Feb-2021

8-Mar-2021

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

11-Mar-2021

18-Mar-2021

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,950

$4,345

20-Mar-2021

28-Mar-2021

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

31-Mar-2021

8-Apr-2021

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

24-Apr-2021

5-May-2021

12D11N

Raja Ampat- Banda-Maumere

Sorong / Maumere

$6,600

$7,260

8-May-2021

15-May-2021

8D7N

Maumere-Komodo

Maumere / Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

17-May-2021

23-May-2021

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

25-May-2021

1-Jun-2021

8D7N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

3-Jun-2021

9-Jun-2021

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

11-Jun-2021

18-Jun-2021

8D7N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

20-Jun-2021

26-Jun-2021

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

29-Jun-2021

6-Jul-2021

8D7N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

8-Jul-2021

14-Jul-2021

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

16-Jul-2021

23-Jul-2021

8D7N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

26-Jul-2021

1-Aug-2021

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

3-Aug-2021

10-Aug-2021

8D7N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

13-Aug-2021

19-Aug-2021

7D6N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$2,850

$3,135

21-Aug-2021

28-Aug-2021

8D7N

Komodo-North & South

Labuan Bajo

$3,250

$3,575

30-Aug-2021

7-Sep-2021

9D8N

Komodo-Maumere

Labuan Bajo / Maumere

$3,700

$4,070

10-Sep-2021

21-Sep-2021

12D11N

Maumere-Alor- Banda-Ambon

Maumere / Ambon

$6,600

$7,260

24-Sep-2021

4-Oct-2021

11D10N

Ambon-Banda- Ring-Raja Ampat

Ambon / Sorong

$6,000

$6,600

7-Oct-2021

17-Oct-2021

11D10N

Raja Ampat-Ring- Banda-Ambon

Sorong / Ambon

$6,000

$6,600

20-Oct-2021

31-Oct-2021

12D11N

Ambon-Banda- Ring-Raja Ampat

Ambon / Sorong

$6,600

$7,260

3-Nov-2021

10-Nov-2021

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,950

$4,345

12-Nov-2021

20-Nov-2021

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

23-Nov-2021

30-Nov-2021

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,950

$4,345

2-Dec-2021

10-Dec-2021

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

12-Dec-2021

19-Dec-2021

8D7N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$3,950

$4,345

21-Dec-2021

29-Dec-2021

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

31-Dec-2021

8-Jan-2022

9D8N

Raja Ampat-Misool

Sorong

$4,500

$4,950

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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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For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 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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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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