White Manta, Indonesia



  • Photographer-friendly facilities for capturing underwater beauty
  • Small dive groups and personalized service

Exploring some of the most diverse areas in the Indonesian archipelago, the New White Manta liveaboard offers fantastic dive itineraries in Ambon, the Banda Sea, Raja Ampat, and Lembeh, and exploration cruises in the Manado region. One of the largest purpose-built dive vessels in the area at an impressive 46m length, the White Manta yacht caters to 20 guests in 14 beautifully furnished cabins. Each stateroom averages 20sqm and comprises twin, double, or triple sharing bedding options. En-suite bathrooms, luxury amenities, and tasteful furnishings make the perfect home-from-home. A fresh variety of delicious cuisine is expertly prepared on board. With no less than 5 meals daily, hungry divers will be satisfied with an extensive range of tasty treats. The large partially covered sundeck with loungers and outdoor terrace make for the perfect place to unwind and relax during your stay.

Built by divers, for divers, the New White Manta is a photographer's dreamboat. Equipped with camera-friendly facilities, there is a wide outdoor work table on the dive deck, an indoor dry camera room, and blow-dry stations. Small dive groups of 4:1 ensure that photographers never miss the action. The spacious dive deck has ample room for kitting up and individual gear storage areas to make diving hassle-free. Four 60hp tenders make getting to and from the dive sites easy. The highly-trained crew and dive guides are committed to your comfort and enjoyment during your Indonesian dive liveaboard trip.

To reserve your space aboard the New White Manta, book online today.

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

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, Private Dive Guide (150 USD per day), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (220-330 THB), Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet (35 USD per trip), Massage (35 USD).

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

  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 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
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Wine Available

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, French, 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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 46 meters
  • Beam 10 meters
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2 x 450 hp Cummins
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 14
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Tenders Yes
  • Water capacity 30000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 45000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 20 ton daily

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

White Manta Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 11 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thomas M
  • United States United States
Great trip around Similans thanks to amazing guide - good value given price!

Great experience, despite only so so weather. Nice tour around Similans and Richelieu, and especially given reasonable price a good option. Cabin and sanitary comfort is not mega high, but totally sufficient for a dive trip. Ship was very clean and comfortable at all times thanks to energetic crew.

Recommended for
Amount and quality of food, quality of guides, friendliness of crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Julie H
  • United States United States
Great overall experience, meet lots of people and were treated like royalty by the staff.

Overall great experience. I liked that the divers came from all over the world and had been many other places to dive. But I did not think the Similan Islands were that great of diving. I have been many other places that I thought were better. The most frusterating was that the dive sites were crowded! But the crew made up for the short comings in the diving.

Recommended for
The Crew, The crew, the crew!!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joongyu K
  • South Korea South Korea
Marvellous dive trip!

Cape Kri, 30m depth, sweetlips schooling was great!!

Recommended for
Shihp, Crew, Dive site
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adrian C
  • Spain Spain
Top notch experience and quality

Super experience with amazing staff. Incredible diving and non diving activities are awesome

Recommended for
How well organised it is, rooms are huge and food is great
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Victoria K
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Crew gives you feeling of family! So much care and attention to you, the program intense, flexible and smart! It was my best experience of safari diving trips and sure not the last with White Manta!

Recommended for
Amazing Crew, great spots, great management
  • 8.0 Very good
  • abi F
  • Australia Australia
Friendly diving for singles

We had an all- Indonesian crew which felt appropriate. They looked after all my gear after every dive. Generally great food and certainly lots of it. The boat was comfortable and really spacious. As always, we are all responsible for our own safety and some of the dive sites have quirky strong currents.

Recommended for
Mantas, service, spacious
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Scott H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great Boat, Great People, Great Diving

The boat is comfortable and roomy. The food is very good. The diving in Similans was also great - we were lucky with the weather so that also helped. The support staff on board are friendly and very competent. The Dive Masters were all friendly, helpful and competent. I will likely return and can recommend it to others without hesitation.

Recommended for
Boat, People, Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • steven G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic experience

Manta rays

Recommended for
diving, service & staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Olivier V
  • Canada Canada
It was really great, very professional and extremely well organised!

Fantastic ! Keep on the great job! We have done many liveaboards, but this was really great, thank you !

Recommended for
great crew, great food, very organised
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • werner G
  • Germany Germany
Tolle Tauchsafari

All in all eine sehr gute Tauchsafari. Tolles Serviceteam , super Essen

Recommended for
Walshark, Great channel, Schildkröten