Manta Mae, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“The diving. ”

Thomas O, United States United States
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  • Traditional Phinisi style liveaboard
  • Nitrox available on board

The beautiful 30m Manta Mae liveaboard was built in traditional Phinisi style to offer fantastic diving itineraries around the truly diverse region of Komodo and Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Launched in 2014 and catering to a maximum of 9 guests, the Manta Mae Indonesia offers personalized service, focussing on creating unique experiences and lifelong memories.

The Manta Mae Phinisi offers plenty of space for relaxation, both indoors and outside. On the main deck is the indoor salon with AC, a comfortable lounge area, and a bar with a fridge, ice maker, plasma TV, and Apple computer. For those that wish to soak up the sun and stunning Indonesian scenery, the main deck also offers space for sunbathing and has a large seating and lounge area, a great place to relax in the shade of Manta Mae’s huge sails. Freshly prepared meals can be served al-fresco at the outdoor dining table. On the upper deck is more space for sunbathing or lounging on the bean bags in-between dives. The Manta Mae has only 3 cabins, with one Master and two Deluxe. The large Master Cabin has a king-size bed and an additional single, and the two Deluxe Cabins have a queen-size bed and one single. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, AC, TV, and safety boxes.

Underwater divers & snorkelers can enjoy the best that Indonesia has to offer. From Mola Mola & Manta Ray encounters in Komodo to pristine dive sites in Raja Ampat, there’s something for everyone. On top of that, there are fantastic land-based activities on offer, such as hiking in Rinca to see Komodo Dragons, kayaking through mangroves, or enjoying beach BBQs at sunset on remote Indonesian islands.
Book online to start your Indonesian adventure aboard the Manta Mae Phinisi.


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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Wakeboarding, Water Ski, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (50-250 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Wine with Dinner, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Jet Ski, Snorkel Gear, Massage, Yoga.

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
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • TV in cabins
  • 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
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • 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
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English 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 30 mt
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 7 - 9 knots
  • Engines Mitsubishi M/E type 8DC9 295 HP
  • Max guests 9
  • Number of cabins 3
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders 1 RIB tender 5.2 MT with outboard 100 HP engine +1 RIB tender 4 MT with 25HP engine
  • Water capacity 6000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 6500 liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Manta Mae Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Thomas O
  • United States United States
This was only the second dive trip after the Covid lockdown. The director and dive guide were excellent. The crew is mostly new and need more training in caring for dive equipment. Besides that the

The diving.

Recommended for
The food, the cabin & bathroom., as well as the boat layout.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • mavrik Z
  • United States United States
Best dive experience ever!

The entire trip was one giant highlight. Not a single thing to complain about.

Recommended for
Staff, boat, diving...
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Isabelle M
  • United States United States
Alone on the sea

With such a small group of guests, it was easy to find some alone time to enjoy the sea and the sky. The decks have ample covering, so you can find a shady spot if you aren't trying to tan continuously. We were alone on the reefs 90% of the time, and usually dove in 2 groups of 4, which was great. The crew was super friendly. The cook is really good, and every meal was incredible. And they had an espresso machine! This trip was a dream, and I would definitely book again.

Recommended for
small groups, food, friendly crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pedro F
  • Portugal Portugal
Great experience, great staff

good dive spots, friendly ambience

Recommended for
small, familiar, only 6 divers aboard (max possible its 10).
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michelle S
  • Indonesia Indonesia
Couldn't have planned a better new year vacation!

I shall not write this review without complimenting the chef! The food was simply great on the liveaboard. He occasionally asked what kind of meal we wanted and cooked us meals despite the storm like a champ! Manta Mae is a comfortable liveaboard that accommodates a small group of divers and non-divers. The low number of guest allowed the dive guides Ben and Irlan to focus on each of us and even gave feedback on how to improve use dive skills and air consumption. The dive guides are very familiar with the dive sites. We had a late night dinner in an island and watched fireworks on New Year's eve. The minus points would be the room AC that sometimes leaks and some charging ports in the room did not work.

Recommended for
Small Group, Dive Guide and Crew Professionalism and the Food!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jan E
  • Germany Germany


Recommended for
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Thomas K
  • Australia Australia

Seeing the Dragons mating

Recommended for
Organisation of dives, the food, friendliness of crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Albrecht F
  • Germany Germany
Great diving experience with a very friendly staff

Mantas and millions of fish. Perfect size for a boat with max. 9 people. Always a place to relax on a bean bag. Delicious food and smoothies. Nice trips to beautiful islands. Excellent diving guides, and good rental equipment - thank you Ben and Herman! A trip I will never forget! Tipps: Barefoot boot, only bring flip flops. Avoid the bunk cabin as it is close to the generator.

Recommended for
Diving, great food, lovely people
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stefan P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Best diving in 35 years

Of course the oceanic world in Radja Ampat. Incredible biodiversity and looks like one of the last paradise on this planet. We were able to see Mantas, Turtels, Wobegongs etc. also plenty of macro life. Also some plastic garbage - hope Indonesia does all to protect their environment in the future.

Recommended for
1. The boat itself. Charming, comfortable but not too . 2. The crew - very nice people 3. Ben - he is just a great guide with tons of knowledge
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Virginia M
  • Argentina Argentina
Excellent. We liked the fact that the boat had few passengers

We liked the cook´s skills, the food was tasty. The crew were friendly and helpful. The master diving guide was friendly too. He was willing to talk and entertain us. He was knowledgable about the geography and history of the places we visited. He had a good sense of humor too.

Recommended for
the food, the crew friendliness, the boat dining area