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The MV White Manta

White Manta

White Manta

5 days/6 nights Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock

Brief Itinerary
(schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)
Day 1: Departure from Bali 
You can check in Black Manta anytime when you arrive Bali. Our staff will pick you from airport to Benoa Harbour, after safety briefing, We start sailing overnight at 5pm to Moyo, Sumbawa island.
Day 2: check dive at Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Here you see massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers. frogfish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna. 2 dive at Panjang Reef Then we cruise 2 hours to Satonda Island for night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset.  Cruise overnight to Sangeang Island
Day 3:
(North Komodo)
2 dives at Sangeang Island for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine life. Cruise to Gili Banta for exhilarating dives at Tanduk Rusa for big fish and amazing corals or GPS Point, famous for its sharks and pelagics. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and night dive at Gili Darat South Passage - sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers.
Day 4:
(North Komodo)
If the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Cystal rock and Castle rock.. Dive 3 is a fast drift with pelagics and manta at Makassa reef.  These dive sites offer awesome soft corals and the chance for sharks, turtles, giant Maori wrasse, a 'fish soup" dive with a high chance of eagle rays too! Then we cruise south for fascinating night dive at Pink Beach near the entrance to the Komodo National Park
Day 5:
(South Komodo)
After an Early morning relocation we wake in the remote southern waters of Komodo National Park   . Highlights are the diving with Manta rays, and some of the world's richest reefs. 4 dives at Tanjung Loh Sera, Gaja Rock, Manta Alley, optional dust or night dive
Day 6:
(South Komodo)
Nusa Kode. This uninhabited island in the south of the park boasts some of the most spectacular dive sites in Komodo
4 dives at Canibal Rock, Yellow wall, Crynoid Point, Nusa Kode 
Day 7:
(South Komodo)
2 dives at Padar island one of our favorite regions in the park. Some stunning and diverse dive sites such as 3 sisters and Pillarsteen, Dragon walk, wash gear relax as we sail towards Labuan Bajo
Day 8: check out after breakfast, transfer to airport flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali.

5 days / 4 Nights Dive Package Komodo National Park on MV Black Manta Liveaboard (13 dives)

Brief Itinerary 6 days/5 nights Hin Daeng, Hin Muang & Richelieu Rock
Day 1:
(North Komodo) 
8-10 am - Domestic flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo is about 1 hour flight time. return flight 2 way is about US$120-250)
10.00am Arrive LB, register in National Park office to pay park fee about 800,000 Rp (about US$90)
Check in Black Manta, briefing follow by light lunch. 2 - 3 dives at Central Komodo (water Temp 26-28 degrees)
Day 2:
(North Komodo)
 4 dives at Crystal Rock, Castle rock, Manta alley (Makaser reef) , optional dust dive or night dive
Day 3:
(North Komodo)
dives at Batu Bolong, Tetawa Island
Day 4:
(South Komodo)
2 dives at Padar island one of our favorite regions in the park. Some stunning and diverse dive sites such as 3 sisters and Pillarsteen, Dragon walk
Day 5: check out after breakfast, transfer to airport flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali.

How to get to Labuan Bajo (Western Flores)
Merpati Air fly daily from Bali to Labuan Bajo. You can book http://www.merpati.co.id/ Return fare is about US$240. Flight time is about 50 mins. Departure time is between 8-10am. From Labuan Bajo airport to pier is about 15 mins.

9 days / 8 Nights Dive Package Raja Ampat Indonesia on MV Black Manta Liveaboard (28 dives)


Before that Breakfast onboard then disembark, transfer to Sorong Airport for flight to Jakarta,  Denpasar, or Manado.

How to get to Sorong (West Papua)
It is easiest to fly through to Sorong via Jakarta or via Singapore. Merpati, Express Air and Lion Wings operate daily flights from Jakarta to Sorong (with stopovers in Ujung Pandang/Makassar and/or Manado), whereas Silk Air operates regularly from Singapore to Manado. Regular flights to and from Sorong by Airlines Merpati and Lion Wings.

9 days / 8 Nights Alor (East of Flores) exploration on MV Black Manta (27 dives)
Diving in Indonesia – departure point Singapore

How to get to Maumere:
Flights: From to Bali (Denpasar City code DPS), Purchase a round trip domestic flight from Bali to Maumere (City code MOF) by Merpati Air line. Flight time is about 90 mins ++. We recommend stay one night in Bali (depending on the domestic flight time) before and one night after incase of flight or baggage delay or cancel.

White Manta Liveaboard - Similan & Surin Islands Thailand 2014 - 2015 All prices in Thai Baht
Destination Duration VIP Deluxe Standard
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 Day / 4 Night 45,000 45,000 32,000
         

White Manta Liveaboard - Hin Daeng/Hin Muang & Richelieu Rock Thailand 2014-2015 All prices in Thai Baht
Destination Duration VIP Deluxe Standard
Hin Daeng/Hin Muang & Richelieu Rock Thailand 6 Day / 5 Night 60,000 60,000 47,000
         

Thailand Full Private Charter Rates - 5 days/4 nights
Charter Pax Master Pax Deluxe Pax Standard Pax FOC   Charter Rates
  prices in Thai baht
24 Pax POA 8 POA 8 POA 8 2 Full Charter POA
                   
12 Pax POA 4 POA 4 POA 4 1 Half Charter POA

MV White Manta is a superb boat to charter. The figure you see are based on a 5 day/4 night diving safari around the Similan & Surin Islands, including Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock on the Northern Andaman Seas. The full charter rates are based on a minimum of 22 divers then 2 pax. FOC (free of charge).
While some cabins take more, cabin allocations are based on 2 pax. sharing up to 28 pax. (14 cabins; 4 VIP cabins, 4 Deluxe cabins, and 6 Standard cabins).

Also see the half charter rates for further flexibility with 1 pax FOC. All FOC will be given Standard cabins, unless they wish to share our Deluxe triple share cabins.

Inclusions: all nights' accommodation & 5 meals/ day onboard, tea, coffee, fruit, snacks, towels, dive guide, all dives, 12 liter air tanks, use of weights & belt, 2-way land transfer (from within schedules pick up points; Phuket & Khao Lak), 14 dives

Excludes: airfare to Phuket, accommodation on land, equipment rental, dive/travel insurance, Marine Park fees, Nitrox, large tank, soft drinks, beer, wine, Nespresso coffee, massage, T-shirts, courses (on request)

Embarkation / Disembarkation: Thap Lamu pier, Phang Nga






MV White Manta trips to Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands in Thailand 2014-2015

November 2014
Departs Return Days/Nights Route
01 Nov 07 Nov 6/6 Hin Daeng/Hin Muang/Richelieu Rock Thailand
08 Nov 12 Nov 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
13 Nov 17 Nov 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
18 Nov 22 Nov 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
23 Nov 27 Nov 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
28 Nov 02 Nov 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand

December 2014
Departs Return Days/Nights Route
03 Dec 07 Dec 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
08 Dec 12 Dec 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
13 Dec 17 Dec 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
18 Dec 22 Dec 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
23 Dec 28 Dec 5/5 Hin Daeng/Hin Muang/Richelieu Rock Thailand
30 Dec 04 Jan 5/5 Hin Daeng/Hin Muang/Richelieu Rock Thailand

January 2015
Departs Return Days/Nights Route
05 Jan 09 Jan 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
10 Jan 14 Jan 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
15 Jan 20 Jan 5/5 Hin Daeng/Hin Muang/Richelieu Rock Thailand
20 Jan 24 Jan 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
25 Jan 29 Jan 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
30 Jan 03 Feb 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand

February 2015
Departs Return Days/Nights Route
04 Feb 08 Feb 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
09 Feb 13 Feb 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
14 Feb 18 Feb 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
19 Feb 24 Feb 5/5 Hin Daeng/Hin Muang/Richelieu Rock Thailand
25 Feb 02 Mar 5/5 Hin Daeng/Hin Muang/Richelieu Rock Thailand

March & April 2015
Departs Return Days/Nights Route
03 Mar 07 Mar 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
08 Mar 12 Mar 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
13 Mar 17 Mar 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
18 Mar 22 Mar 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
23 Mar 27 Mar 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
28 Mar 01 Apr 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand
02 Apr 06 Apr 4/4 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Thailand

 

Technical Specifications
  • Length: 32 m
  • Beam: 7 m
  • Engines: 2 x 500 hp Cummins engines
  • Speed: Cruising 9 knots, max 12 knots
  • Generators: 2 x Perkins generator sets 75KVA
  • Current: 220V & 110V electrical outlets
  • Navigation: Furuno Radar, GPS Plotter, Auto Pilot, 2 Sounders
  • Communication: SSB Radio, VHF Radio, Satellite Phone
  • Compressor: Coltrisub 580L/min, Bauer Mariner 250L/min, Nitrox and Trimix
  • Support: 2 x 4,2m Tenders with 40hp Yamaha outboards
  • Water: 30,000 l
  • Fuel: 15,000 l
  • Crew: 9 Boat Crew & max 4 Dive Crew

Cabin Types & Facilities
  • 4 private Twin/Double bed cabins with ensuite bathrooms
  • 2 private Twin bed cabins with ensuite bathrooms
  • 2 private Double bed cabins with ensuite bathrooms
  • 1 master cabin with Double bed & extra Twin beds with ensuite bathroom
  • Fresh hot water showers
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Audio and Video entertainment center
  • Outdoor and indoor dining
  • Delicious Cuisine
  • Free flow hot / cold beverages and snacks
  • Massage Service

Safety Facilities
  • Life Jackets in all cabins
  • 2 x 25 person Life Rafts
  • Oxygen carried at all times
  • Satellite phone
  • First Aid Kit

Diving Facilities
  • Spacious dive deck with freshwater showers
  • Nitrox and Trimix mixing Capabilities
  • Fresh water tanks for camera rinsing

Boat Layout


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