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Blue Manta

Offering an exceptional diving adventure to world-class sites of archipelagic Indonesia, the luxurious 5-star liveaboard named Blue Manta gives its guests the chance to see the world’s most unspoiled coral reefs. Sailing the best diving destinations of the Indonesian waters, guests are treated to up-close encounters with a wide range of marine life including corals, pinnacles, manta rays, and the rare dugong. This 45 m x 9 m vessel sports 14 cabins capable of accommodating 22 guests.

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Blue Manta Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Blue Manta Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Blue Manta liveaboard, Indonesia
Blue Manta Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

5 reasons to dive

  • Many people commended the experienced diving guide on executing a thorough briefing before each dive.
  • Several divers were pleased with the spacious room that were much bigger than other liveaboards.
  • Divers said that the Blue Manta had the best camera room they have seen so far.
  • Some people noted that they had USA style power receptacles.
  • Many divers said they would return as this was the best liveaboard they have experienced.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • A couple of people noted that was not much entertainment in the evening to keep themselves occupied.
  • Many people said that the corals were a bit lack luster in their appearance.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2014
Max divers 22
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Luxurious cabins matched with 5-star crew service
  • Offers a glimpse of thousands of fish species
  • The opportunity of seeing sharks, mantas, and dolphins
  • Adventure with vertical walls, deep water trenches, and submerged volcanoes
  • An underwater photographer’s ideal ship
  • With small dive groups of 4 divers to 1 guide ratio
  • Freshly-prepared delectable dishes
  • Wi-fi enabled

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Description and details

Diving on the Blue Manta in Indonesia


Living up to being a luxurious liveaboard, Blue Manta’s cabins are all air-conditioned to make sure that guests have a comfortable stay during the cruise. The Lower Deck boasts of Deluxe Twin shared cabins which are beautifully furnished with twin beds and with port-hole windows. Both the Upper Deck and Main Deck showcase Deluxe Double cabins with double bed and single beds and with large window. All cabins have private bathrooms, hot showers, luggage storage, tables, power points, and individual climate controls.


There is no better way to enjoy a cruise better than by being served by the liveaboard crew who make sure that every moment of the sail is worthy of the money spent. The crew goes the extra mile to imbibe the services similar to that of fine hotels.

Guest divers and non-divers alike can enjoy the cabins or stay in the air-conditioned Main Lounge where large-screen TV and DVD player reside for movie watching or listening to music. For those who still want to connect to the online world and update family and friends with the wonderful sailing adventure, Wi-Fi is available 24/7 through satellite connection.

Alcoholic beverages are available for consumption at the bar where guests can hang-out with others and share some life stories or better yet their sailing experiences. The Sun Deck has cushioned lounge chair for recline as the vessel completes its course off the white beach islands. For those wanting some pampering, massage is available courtesy of the liveaboard’s two resident masseuses.


Food is truly exceptional at Blue Manta. There are three onboard chefs who assure that guests can feast on delectable dishes, not just thrice but five times a day. A usual day begins with serving freshly baked bread. Along the day, heavy meals are of Western, Indonesian, and Thai origins.
The food can be enjoyed through comfortable fine dining at the main Saloon. Yet, guests have the option to have them served at outdoor seatings to simultaneously gaze the amazing landscapes of the tropical islands and the azure waters.

As body fuel is a much-needed requirement for dives, the crew makes sure that snacks are well-served along with a selection of water, tea, coffee or soft drinks.


Roving the Raja Ampat, Komodo, and the Banda Sea, the steel-hulled Blue Manta gives diver guests not lower than 20 dive chances depending on the route chosen when onboard. Cruises usually last 7 to 11 days.

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

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