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32 m / 9 m

Year built / renovated

2006  / 2010

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  • The MY Manta Cruise is a luxurious liveaboard taking eighteen divers maximum to manta cleaning stations, unbeatable reefs and corals in the heart of the Maldives
  • Enjoy the spectacular views from the front deck lounge area at the bow of the boat or soak up the rays on the sundeck with a drink from the bar
  • Dive from dhonis throughout your whole itinerary, which cover North and South Ari, South Malé, North Malé and the "wild south" of this pristine ecosystem 
  • Check out an incredible range of marine life underwater, including hammerheads, whale sharks, reef and guitar sharks, then relax with movies, magazines, novels, games and fish ID books back on board

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


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


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

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 150 days before trip start: 20%
  • 120 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 50% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival


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Upper Deck - Suite (Ocean View) #10 & 11

Cabin with double bed and seaview, private shower & toilet, hot water and air conditioning.

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  • Size:  18 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Lower Deck - Standard Double Cabin #2 & 6

Double Bed with private bathroom and toilet, hot water, air conditioning.

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Lower Deck - Standard Twin Cabin #1, 3, 5 & 7

Standard Rooms with twin bed all with private bathroom and toilet, hot water, air conditioning.

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  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Lower Deck Standard Twin/ Double Cabin #4

one double bed with extra single bed all with private bathroom and toilet, hot water, air conditioning.

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  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double + 1 Single
  • Max occupancy:  3
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes


What you can expect

The Manta Cruise is a 33 metre monohull motor yacht operating Maldives Dive Safari Adventures with a choice of itineraries from the North to the Far South, ranging from 7 to 12 nights in duration. This liveaboard is chartered year round by Team Abyss who have their own cruise leader on board to add more expertise and organisation to the expedition. Ideal for a private charter, the Manta Cruise can tailor its itinerary to your group's needs. 

Manta Cruise was built in 2006 and has benefitted from continuous maintenance in order to always meet the comfort of its guests. The 7 Standard rooms - 2 with Double beds, 3 with 2 Single beds side by side and 1 with a Double bed and Single bed side by side. The Standard cabins have portholes and are on the lower deck. There are 2 spacious Suites with large ocean view windows on the Upper Deck.

All cabins have Air-conditioning and fans, private bathrooms with hot water showers and hand basins, bedding & towels provided, cabinet, bedside tables, reading lights & mirror, space for luggage, 24-hour, 220v electricity supply, 2-pin plugs - adaptors are available, Life Jackets. 

All 18 guests can enjoy their meals in the covered outdoor Restaurant and relax on various areas on the Main and Upper decks. You can take it easy in the open-air Saloon and Dining area with well-stocked bar, soak up the rays on the 60m² Sundeck with sun loungers or relax in the novel Front Deck Lounge area at the bow of the boat, taking in the view of the atoll chain. There is also a  TV, DVD and music centre - Library with movies, magazines, novels, fish ID books and games - Internet (subject to location coverage). 

Our crew is carefully selected based on their experience.

We love our crew and we want you to love them also. They do a fantastic job to make your liveaboard holidays unforgettable! Our Captain is a perfectionist, our Chef’s motto is "you’re happy, I’m happy!" and we even have our Cocktail Master for our sunset drinks! It cannot be better.


Meals on board the Manta Cruise safaris are served buffet-style and are inspired by Thai, Italian, BBQ and Sri Lankan recipes. Breakfast tends to be continental style with eggs and cereals. Lunch and dinner often feature grilled fish, chicken and salads. You can expect a range of fresh fruit and vegetables and meals served with delicious sauces and cooked with exotic spices. 

Main meals include pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between. Snacks consist of biscuits, ice creams and bread/toast. Tea, coffee and drinking water are complimentary. Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase onboard. Special diets, including Halaal and vegetarian diets, are catered for with prior notice. Catering begins at guest check-in.

How to get there

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Deck Plan


Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Other

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies


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  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


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