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Cabins

14

Length / Width

45 m / 9 m

Year built

2014 

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

YES ($)

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • Discover the deep water trenches and submerged volcanoes of Raja Ampat and Komodo from the comfort of this luxury cruiser
  • Dive with sharks, mantas, dolphins and micro-critters and make use of the ship’s excellent underwater photography facilities and small dive groups
  • A wide range of diving is available including cave, wreck, muck, photography and night dives.
  • Soothe tired muscles with an end of the day massage by one of the two onboard therapists, or stretch out on deck to enjoy the tropical breeze and jaw dropping seascapes
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 3, 2020

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White Manta Diving (WMD) Standard Operating Procedures Post Covid-19 In light of the impact caused by Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we want to reassure you that our team will be focused round-the-clock on the health and safety of all our guests and crew. WMD are taking standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously, as well as additional steps to ensure the safety of our guests and crew members. To assist with social distancing guidelines, we have reduced the maximum number of guests we welcome onboard each trip and for new single bookings, we are offering single occupancy with no additional charge (subject to availability). Our large & spacious vessels each have 2x dining areas (indoor & outdoor), allowing us to limit the number of guests in one area at any one time. Communal areas will also be subject to a maximum occupancy limit during our cruises. WMD has set-up procedures to follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), Divers Alert Network (DAN), PADI and local health authorities. All our crew members will adhere to the latest guidance and hygiene protocols, they will be well trained to handle situations that may occur and we have confidence in their abilities. We are committed to providing our guests with a very safe and healthy stay on board. General Health & Hygiene Guidance For Guests and Crew 1. Minimise contact with other guests and crew not within your family/friend group, avoid hand shaking, no touching and respect physical distancing when possible. The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends that people keep at least a 1 metre / 3 feet distance from each other where possible. 2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 3. Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth) because contaminated hands may transfer the virus to your body through these openings. 4. When sneezing or coughing, cover your mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue and immediately dispose of the tissue in an appropriate place. We will ask our guests to wear a face mask when using indoor common areas. 5. We will provide alcohol-based hand sanitiser in common areas & also recommend guests bring their own for personal use. 6. Self-monitor your health condition. Immediately report any fever, cough, or difficulty breathing to the Cruise Director. Face masks can limit transmission of the virus to others if you are sick or showing symptoms. Guests Our Cruise leader will ensure that guests are given an extra, detailed briefing about the procedures regarding Covid-19 advising on preventive hygiene measures onboard. 7. Guests must handle their own personal belongings, including scuba or snorkelling equipment. 8. Where applicable, guests are encouraged to bring their own diving or snorkelling equipment, if possible. It is highly recommended to have your own mask / snorkel at a minimum. 9. Guests must wash or sanitise their hands after touching their dive or snorkel equipment. 10. Guests should avoid taking any unnecessary material on board the speedboats that is not needed for safety reasons or in-water operations. 11. Guests should preferably use defogging products to defog their mask, the use of saliva is discouraged. 12. After a dive or snorkel guests must not use buckets to rinse masks: rinse them in open water instead. 13. Guests must look after their own masks, placing them in their own designated individual container/area. 14. Where applicable, distancing rules should be respected in relation to the following operations: • Buddy Checks: divers should be reminded to avoid touching other divers’ equipment, especially those parts that come into close contact with the diver’s face and mouth. A visual buddy check should be carried out, with self-demonstration and verbal confirmation. • Gas sharing: both in case of emergency and when performing drills, it is recommended to use an alternative gas source and avoid donating the regulator from which the diver is breathing. Crew WMD crew have been trained & are aware of the importance of preventive hygiene measures and will strictly adhere to the following; 15. Minimise contact with fellow crew members only and keep 1m distance if contact with crew from other boats is necessary. 16. To prevent crew infection between cruises, crew must stay on board as much as possible and must have permission of the Captain and/or Cruise Director to go on shore. They must adhere to all health and hygiene guidance while on land. 17. Crew should avoid touching guest’s diving or snorkelling equipment wherever possible, excluding dive tanks. 18. Dive and snorkel equipment should be loaded on board speedboats when it’s already assembled, if possible. Otherwise dive or snorkel equipment can be assembled by guests once on the speedboat. 19. Rental equipment will be disinfected after use, and at the end of the cruise. 20. Make sure distancing rules are respected also when divers enter and exit the water. 21. Staff handling materials and equipment and dive tanks must practice hand washing and disinfection of high-touch areas including dive tanks and fill stations. It is important that all those carrying out refilling operations follow correct hygiene procedures by washing hands. 22. Personal hygiene and physical distancing procedures should also be observed in gas refill areas. Only authorised people should be allowed to be in the immediate vicinity of compressors. 23. Particular care is required when using alcohol-based disinfectants, including hydroalcoholic hand solutions. A small percentage of alcohol, a highly volatile and flammable substance even at relatively low temperatures, can cause fire or explosion. Avoid direct or indirect contact with equipment, cylinders and filling hoses used for oxygen-enriched air. Wherever possible, it is preferable to use simple soap and water to clean hands. Our Vessels WMD will adhere to preventive hygiene measures in order to minimise the risk of contamination on board. 24. Health, hygiene and safety notices specific to Covid-19 prevention will be displayed on board. 25. Common areas will be disinfected, in particular tables, door handles, hand railings. 26. Proper hand washing facilities are provided in cabins and hand sanitiser will be available on board, especially in common areas. 27. Meal service will be provided in a safe and hygienic manner. Both vessels have large, spacious indoor / outdoor dining areas capable of accommodating up to 20 pax. Service will be split between these areas allowing for safe, social distancing during meals. 28. Guest’s dive and snorkel equipment will be transported and stored in individual containers/areas marked with guest’s name. 29. Avoid washing dive or snorkel equipment in one big rinse tank. 30. WMD will ensure high hygiene standards, recommended by WHO & local government regulations are adhered to when cleaning the boat between trips. Diver Training Any guests taking part in continuing education courses (AOW & EANX) are encouraged to complete e-learning for the academic portion of their training to minimise contact once on board. Emergency Action Plans (EAP) EAP for suspected infection, infected staff or guests and crew, as applicable, will include specific instructions to maintain infection control and commence with immediate isolation of suspected infected persons. If Covid-19 symptoms are displayed by a guest: • The guest will be provided with medical face mask. • The guest will be moved to an isolation area / cabin. The patient should isolate themselves until a clinical team arrives to transfer the patient to appropriate health facility for testing and initial care.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 67 days in advance, you will lose 35%, and 100% for fewer than 67 days in advance.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel , or your insurance declines coverage for your costs, you can re-schedule your trip at this condition:

Offer valid for 12* months from original trip date, non-transferable, not to be combined with another offer, subject to availability. New trip price must be less than or equal to original trip booking. If the new trip is of greater value the balance must be collected in full at the time of rescheduling.  This offer is applicable for those who have made full balance payment.

Note: For those who have not made full balance payment our normal booking & cancellation conditions apply.

Please note that if you are rebooked on a new trip, the original standard cancellation terms will then apply to your booking.

Cabins

Description

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 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

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Idr)
  • Cash

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

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