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Diving on the Blue Manta in Indonesia
THE LUXURIOUS FIVE STAR LIVEABOARD, BLUE MANTA (A.K.A. BLUE MANTA EXPLORER), OFFERS AN EXCEPTIONAL AND UNPARALLELED DIVING ADVENTURE TO THE MAGICAL WORLD-CLASS SITES OF INDONESIA
The most comfortable and poshest liveaboard in Indonesia, the Blue Manta provides Divers with the opportunity to see the World’s most pristine coral reefs at dive sites in Raja Ampat, the Banda Islands, Komodo and Sulawesi. Indonesia is one of the World's best Scuba destinations and is filled with the widest range of marine life such as Whale Sharks, gigantic Rays and 20% of the World’s Reefs. This Dive Safari holiday is known for its legendary Dragons and World-class vibrant Corals, Pinnacles, Sheer Walls, Manta Rays and maybe even the rare Dugong.
PHOTOGRAPHERS DREAM BOAT
The Blue Manta is equipped with camera-friendly facilities, designed for the most avid Underwater Photographers. Including Individual Rinse Tanks, Wide Outdoor Work Table, Indoor Dry Camera Room, Blow-dry Stations and Small dive groups (4 photographers : 1 guide)
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The spacious and beautiful liveaboard Blue Manta is 148feet (45m) long and carries 20 experienced and friendly English and Indonesian speaking crew members. This luxurious yacht accommodates 22 guests in 14 of the roomiest cabins on any Indonesian liveaboard. The air conditioned cabins are available in the following styles: Deluxe Twin share cabin, beautifully furnished and on the Lower Deck with twin beds and with port hole window, Deluxe Double cabin on the Upper Deck with a double bed and a single bed and with a large window, and Deluxe cabin on the Main Deck with a double bed and a single bed and with a large window. All cabins have a porthole or windows and come with a private bathroom, hot showers, ample storage space for luggage, fresh towels daily, tables and power points with 2 and 3 pin sockets, and individual climate controls.
CREW ON THE LIVEABOARD BLUE MANTA WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE AND CREATE A FEELING OF BEING IN A FINE HOTEL WHILE EXPERIENCING THE BEAUTY AND FREEDOM OF BEING ON THE SEA.
Guests can relax and be pampered by the attentive staff. During the time between dives, enjoy the classy cabins or rest in the comfort of the air-conditioned Main Lounge with large-screen TV and DVD player for watching movies or listening to music. The Blue Manta is Wi-Fi connected via Satellite and 24 hour Wi-Fi connection. Stay connected with family and friends and you will surely want to upload the incredible photos you will be taking.
Hang out at the Bar with an adult beverage and discuss the day’s dives or indulge yourself with an end of the day Massage from one of the 2 onboard Masseuses. Guests can recline in a cushioned lounge chair on the shaded Sun Deck as the yacht sails along the archipelago chain of sun kissed, white beach trimmed islands. Find ample deck room to nap in the sun and enjoy the warm breeze and jaw dropping seascapes.
OUTSTANDING FOOD SHOULD BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITERIA WHEN CHOOSING A LIVEABOARD, AND THE BLUE MANTA PROMISES YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH HER CRUISING.
The food aboard the liveaboard Blue Manta will be one of the highlights of the trip with three amazing onboard Chefs to freshly prepare 5 meals a day. On the Blue Manta the day begins with freshly baked breads and you will be filled and satisfied with an extensive range of culinary delights. Guests will enjoy freshly prepared feasts featuring a blend of cuisines including Western, Indo and Thai style.
The mouth watering cuisine will be served in the comfortable fine dining main Saloon or the outdoor seating with the panoramic view of the tropical islands and brilliantly blue waters and will include buffet style and a la carte. The crew of the Blue Manta understands the need to keep Divers fueled for the dives and provides snacks between meals to make sure no Diver goes hungry. Water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks are included. Alcohol is available to purchase.
HOW TO GET THERE
Guests aboard the Blue Manta will receive free transfers from the airport or local hotels. Please check the itinerary to determine the airport and port of departure for the Blue Manta. Guests can be picked up at the airport or a local hotel and transferred to the Blue Manta by one of our representatives. Welcome drinks will greet guests upon arrival. Cabin allocation and dive deck briefing will take place as you settle in for the diving expedition of a lifetime.
There is no fuel surcharge right now, fuel surcharge may apply without prior notice at US$100-US$150 per guest for the whole cruise.
- Laundry Service
- Shaded diving deck
- Camera Station
- Daily housekeeping
- Audio & video entertainment
- Free Internet
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Photography Station
- Outdoor Dining
- Separate rinse for u/w camera
- Camera room with table and charging point
- Custom built for diving
- Charging stations
- En-Suite bathrooms