Blue Manta Liveaboard, Indonesia



    • 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, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (150-200 USD per trip), National Park Fees (200-250 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), Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet (35 USD per trip), Massage.

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.

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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

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • 48 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Irene F
  • United States United States
Top Notch Trip!

The Blue Manta is a fabulous ship - clean, modern and comfortable. Plenty of room for lounging on the sun deck or mid deck, rooms are big and beautiful, and the scuba area is large and well organized. The staff was super attentive and helpful, paying attention to details and comfort all the time. The food was plentiful and great quality - and it kept coming! Komodo park was excellent and their schedule of dives kept me busy and happy. Great boat and great trip - I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Recommended for
Excellent boat, fabulous service, great diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jessica P
  • United States United States
Great crew and boat

Took the crossing trip from Sorong to Maumere April 2023. The boat and crew were amazing. Diving was great, was hoping for more pelagics but don't think it was the right time of year. Food was great; drinks just meh... There was little to no alcohol other than beer and wine. The boat ran out of white wine on day 2. Leaving from Sorong, we anticipated this and brought our own. Otherwise, it was probably the best liveaboard I've been on for overall comfort, food, diving, crew, etc... Cedric was also the best cruise director we've had.

Recommended for
Marine life, Great all around crew who were enthusiastic and so friendly, Boat comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kenneth B
  • United States United States
Very good overall.

Mantas and many other things seen on the dives

Recommended for
The dives, great food, nice boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alexander B
  • United States United States
Unbelievable! Exceeded all my expectations

Diving was excellent

Recommended for
Crew, service and location
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Laetitia T
  • United States United States
Exactly as expected and more!

I loved that the water was so warm and dives were 60 minutes long! Egoi was an amazing trip leader...very knowledgeable and responsible...funny and professional. I was hanging out in the camera room a lot with PJ (the videographer) and I had a blast in there! I am vegan and they were able to accommodate me which was unexpected and delicious! The boat is so big and comfortable...I never got sea sick and the crew is just amazing :)

Recommended for
the food, the crew and the dives!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael W
  • United States United States
Spectacular Diving with a Boat and Crew to Match

Diving in Raja Ampat was just awesome. Manta Rays are astounding. Good dive guides, great facilities. Camera Room is best I have ever experienced - I have dove all over the world, over a 1000 dives, this Camera room is like one someone would have on land versus on a boat. Rooms great, temperature control was amazing. Showers on the back of the boat - all 5 - what a pleasure. Oh - and I was worried about USA style power receptacles - the place is littered with them, European, US, very nice. Camera room had huge amount of Power strips to accommodate everyone. I have a big setup that has lots of things that need charging (Nikon D3X, Subal, Sea and Sea Strobes, Light and Motion Floods) and Laptop too. All fit great!! Rinse tanks too, and compressed air for drying! Travel to and from airport was easy and well organized. No waiting, just helpful folks moving luggage and people in A/C comfort. First class. Also - I love non-sugared Iced Tea on trips like these, I brought black tea bags and they had a pitcher of Iced Tea in the dining area for the whole 10 days we shared with everyone (it was popular). Very accomodating and nice staff.

Recommended for
1, Boat Comfort and Facilities, Raja Ampat, Great food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Renato S
  • Brazil Brazil

Amazing dives and great accommodations, very spacious and comfortable cabin.

Recommended for
Accommodations, Great staffs and diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nadine S
  • Germany Germany
Trip of a lifetime

Diving in Misool - overwhelming variety and number of fish Exploring lagoon and waterfall at coastline of Papua Exploring Triton Bay - incredible diversity of corals Meeting friends for life .... it is hard to determine the highlights of this trip as every day was a highlight in its own. Even though I'm very critical this trip for me was perfect in every aspect - the diving, the boat, the crew and their service, the food and the co-divers/travelers. I can only recommend the Blue Manta and would book it again anytime!

Recommended for
The diving itself, the crew as well as the other divers, boat comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • JiYoung P
  • South Korea South Korea


Recommended for
Crew, Boat, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Arnulf D
  • Austria Austria
Unvergessliche Tauchsafari an wunderschönen Orten mit einem tollen Schiff und einem exzellenten Team an Bord, sowohl was die Betreuung als Taucher betrifft, als auch den Service auf dem Schiff.

Viele seltene Meerestiere, z.B. Elektrische Flammenmuschel bzw. Disco-Muschel, Seepferdchen, Plattwürmer, Anglerfische, Schaukelfisch, Geisterpfeifenfische etc. z,T, wunderschöne Korallen, darunter auch zahlreiche Gorgonien wie Riesengorgonien, Knotenseefächer, Besengorgonien u.a.

Recommended for
1. Tauchen mit Seeschlangen. 2. Sonnenfinsternis-Erlebnis auf der Insel Nyata, 3. Ganz unterschiedliche sowohl biologisch als auch geologisch enorm abwechslungsreiche Tauchziele (z.B. Misool, Ring of Fire (Manuk (schöne Vogelinsel), Nil Desperandum), Nil Desperando