Blue Manta Liveaboard, Indonesia

Excellent boat comfort

“The rooms and bathrooms were probably the most spacious we've seen on a liveaboard. I also really appreciated that the dive groups…”

Julie R, United States United States
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    • Indoor camera room and rinse tanks
    • Small dive groups (4:1 ratio)
    • Nitrox available

The 45m steel-hulled Blue Manta Liveaboard Indonesia was custom-built with divers' needs in mind. Designed to withstand all sea conditions, the Blue Manta Liveaboard will deliver a comfortable Indonesian dive liveaboard trip.

The Blue Manta Liveaboard has 14 beautifully furnished cabins. Each cabin measures a spacious 20sqm and has en-suite bathrooms and individually controlled air-conditioning. With 3 chefs aboard the Blue Manta Liveaboard serving no less than 5 meals per day, meal times are taken seriously, with the day starting with freshly baked bread. The Blue Manta is an underwater photographer's dream with individual camera rinse tanks, an indoor camera room, blow-dry stations, and small dive groups (4:1) so photographers can take their time and capture the beauty of the underwater world in these amazing dive sites of Indonesia.

The 22 experienced and professional crew of the Blue Manta Liveaboard will ensure your diving liveaboard trip is memorable as you explore the magical dive sites of Komodo, Alor, Raja Ampat, the Forgotten Islands, and many more. Don’t miss out on this amazing Indonesia Dive Liveaboard adventure, and book your trip today.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (150-200 USD per trip), National Park Fees (200-320 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (20 USD per day), Nitrox Course (220 USD), Private Dive Guide (150 USD per day), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (220-330 USD), Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services (10 USD per item), WiFi internet (35-50 USD per trip), Massage (35 USD per activity).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English, Spanish, and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2014
  • Length 45m
  • Beam 9m
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2 x 826Hp Yanmar
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 14
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Tenders 4 x 6.5m dinghy with twin 40hp OBM
  • Water capacity 20 tons
  • Fuel capacity 45000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 20 tons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Blue Manta Reviews

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Julie R
  • United States United States
Spacious boat

The rooms and bathrooms were probably the most spacious we've seen on a liveaboard. I also really appreciated that the dive groups were small (ours was 4 divers total) and appropriately grouped based on skill level, interests and personalities. The food was good, but sometimes pretty repetitive, and nothing about it blew us away. We were also somewhat disappointed in the drink selection. Other boats we've been on have offered "happy hour" cocktails and a decent selection of beer and wine, but here there was only a very limited selection of beer, and you could buy a few wines by the bottle. The diving itself was good, but not great. This may be a symptom of Komodo as a whole though, as opposed to anything to do with the boat or guides. According to one of the guides, a lot of (illegal) over-fishing occurred during Covid, and the area hasn't really recovered, so the wildlife isn't as abundant as it used to be.

Recommended for
big rooms and bathrooms, professional dive guides, small dive groups
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Robert N
  • United States United States
I’m spoiled for life.

The diving, the education about the diving and the the divers.

Recommended for
Uncomparable diving, cabin size and personal dynamics
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Justin Francis G
  • United States United States
Raja Ampat. Period.

Raja Ampat lived up to its reputation. So grateful to get off the waitlist for Blue Manta. Don’t wait too long to book. Dive sites were a blast with some many fish, Cedric our maestro ran a top ship, the crew were incredibly hospitable and food was delicious, Vickly represented the best of divemasters, and my peers were a great, friendly group. Many of whom had been on the ship (and route) several times prior. Hope to do a crossing and/or Komodo soon with them. 5 stars!

Recommended for
Coral, current, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Amanda R
  • United States United States

Food was amazing. Excursions were unforgettable. Crew was friendly and provided great service. Accommodations were spacious and comfortable.

Recommended for
Crew, food, divemasters
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alexis R
  • United States United States
Great Experience! Good diving on a nice Boat with a Hospitable Crew.

Jellyfish Lake was Epic!

Recommended for
Diving, the Crew, the Boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Debra C
  • United States United States


Recommended for
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lars F
  • Germany Germany
Great team and boat!

Extra wishes with food or dining outside were no problem, exceptional camera room, very well maintained boat, great team

Recommended for
schooling hammerheads, jumping mobulas, diving during earthquake
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Olivier M
  • France France
Great diving, excellent service

This trip was very well organized. We went to very beautiful dive sites and saw everything that has been put forward in the sales pitch of the trip: hammerheads schools, beautiful corals and amazing biodiversity. The team is very friendly and the service very good, not to talk about the chef who has prepared very good Asian and Western dishes. I really recommend this trip to anyone looking for a change of scenery and unforgettable dives.

Recommended for
Diving, service, boar comfort
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lacey A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Exceptional crew!

The crew was fantastic, took great care with our gear and were well organized. It was the little details: they washed pur gear, tucked it away for drying, and it was was right where we needed it when it was time to suit up. They were very helpful. Everything on the ship was well maintained and very clean. The dive guides were just the best - real eagle eyes!

Recommended for
Crew, reefs, well-maintained boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Dhruv K
  • India India

Excellent and exciting dive sites

Recommended for
The professional crew, the comfortable boat and superb management