White Manta, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“Yes, the diving is great but this boat really sets itself apart with its excellent service, delicious and plentiful food, and clea…”

Jasmine F, United States United States
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Highlights

  • 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 (200-320 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 (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.

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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.


Diving

  • 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
  1. Vessel
    9.4
  2. Crew
    9.4
  3. Food
    9.9
  4. Diving
    9.1
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jasmine F
  • United States United States
Best service, spacious cabins, epic dives

Yes, the diving is great but this boat really sets itself apart with its excellent service, delicious and plentiful food, and clean and comfy accommodations. The rooms are big, including the shower and bathroom. The beds are comfy. There’s plenty of space to lounge and socialize or just be solo. The crew is just impeccable. They help you with everything!!! All you have to do is jump in the water. We will surely miss them all. I recommend this boat 110%, without hesitation! You will love it!

Recommended for
Food and Service, Spacious Cabins, Diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • ricky B
  • United States United States
A Nice Diveboat

Triton Bay diving .

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Cabin
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • ricky B
  • United States United States
Excellent boat, crew, and diving.

The diversity of corals and sheer number of schooling fish.

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jeffrey C
  • United States United States
An excellent trip

Every day

Recommended for
Spacious boat, A+ crew service, the experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emily W
  • United States United States
Amazing diving with amazing people

We thoroughly enjoyed our liveaboard experience on White Manta with Nacho and crew. It was hands down the best liveaboard we’ve been on. The food was delicious and full of variety, and the crew was so attentive. Of course Raja Ampat has some of the best diving in the world, so overall we would definitely come back!

Recommended for
Delicious food, spacious and clean rooms, and attentive crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Christopher N
  • United States United States
Great boat, great service

Excellent diving, food was plentiful, large cabins with proper bathrooms. AC could use some work on main cabin, room never got cold. Hit all the key dive sites.

Recommended for
Ship size, dive sites, service.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • DOUGLAS W
  • Canada Canada
Excellence is their way!

Manta cleaning station A really positive attitude and energy of the whole team

Recommended for
60 minute dives. Friendly crew. Spacious cabins
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pan C
  • China China
Great experience with white manta

enjoyed 10days in Raja ampat with white manta, a nice, clean steel boat guarantee a fast and stable sailing. Food a great, even better than the ones i have in the resort of Manado. Great staff, highly recommend

Recommended for
Food, staff, camera room
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andre L
  • Australia Australia
Probably the best liveaboard I've been on to date

Seeing the Mantas - in their cleaning stations and close swim-bys.

Recommended for
The crew were fantastic - really took care of all of us. The diving was awesome. The boat was really comfortable.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Florian W
  • Germany Germany
Amazing

This was my first time with White Manta. The motivation and genuine friendliness of the whole crew made this trip outstanding. At the time of my trip there was a lot of plankton. Visibility was thus often not the best. However, I witnessed an abundance of marine life, e.g. flourishing soft and hard coral gardens, massive schools of anchovis and barracudas. For macro lovers there was also plenty to discover.

Recommended for
Crew, diving, ship