KM Raja Manta Liveaboard

Raja Ampat, Sangalaki, Banda Sea

Raja Manta liveaboard

Built in 2011 this steel hulled liveaboard is IMO certified and carries her guests in comfort and safety. After 4 successful years in Thailand, White Manta moved to Indonesia in 2016 and was renamed KM Raja Manta. Now she dives the best of Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea and Sangalaki.

There are several cabin options with twin, triple and four share configurations. The cabins are as good as you’ll find on any liveaboard with high ceilings and thick mattresses.

Standard cabins on the lower deck have a washbasin but do not have private bathrooms.

Deluxe cabins on the main deck have en-suite bathrooms.

 


  • Max 22 guests. 8 deluxe en-suite cabins and 3 standard lower deck cabins
  • 36m length, 7.5m beam
  • 2 x Cummins 700 hp diesel engines.
  • Cruising speed: 10 knots.
  • Water maker 4000 litres per day.

Raja Manta Liveaboard Schedule and Prices

DatesDestinationStart / FinishPrice per diver
9-15 Jan 2017Raja Ampat 6 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,200
Dlx ensuite USD 2,600
17-23 Jan 2017Raja Ampat 6 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,200
Dlx ensuite USD 2,600
25-31 Jan 2017Raja Ampat 6 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,200
Dlx ensuite USD 2,600
3-10 Feb 2017Raja Ampat, Misool 7 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,550
Dlx ensuite USD 3,000
12-19 Feb 2017Raja Ampat, Misool 7 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,550
Dlx ensuite USD 3,000
21-27 Feb 2017Raja Ampat 6 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,200
Dlx ensuite USD 2,600
1-8 Mar 2017Raja Ampat, Misool 7 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,550
Dlx ensuite USD 3,000
10-17 Mar 2017Raja Ampat, Misool 7 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,550
Dlx ensuite USD 3,000
19-26 Mar 2017Raja Ampat, Misool 7 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,550
Dlx ensuite USD 3,000
29 Mar-4 Apr 2017Raja Ampat 6 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,200
Dlx ensuite USD 2,600
8-15 Apr 2017Raja Ampat, Misool 7 nightsSorong to SorongStandard cabin USD 2,550
Dlx ensuite USD 3,000

Prices include: Dive guide, 12 litre tanks, weights & belt, all meals, tea, coffee, snacks, fruits.

Prices exclude: Equipment rental,alcohol & soft drinks. Marine National Park Fees (if applicable), port fees, Nitrox fills, 15 litre tanks, dive insurance.

10% discount for non diving partners.

Some PADI Courses are available on board with advance booking. Please ask us if you are interested in doing a dive course.

Underwater cameras are available for rent on board.


Raja Manta itineraries

Raja Ampat 7 days 6 nights

Day 1. (1 dive) 7-10 am. Arrival from Jakarta, Makassar, or Manado to Sorong. On arrival our staff will meet you at Sorong Airport to assist you and transfer to boat. Once all guests are on board you will receive a very warm welcome, briefing, Check dive, dinner, then we set sail to Raja Ampat.

Day 2. (4 dives) magnificent coral garden of melissa. penemu,raja ampat

Day 3. (4 dives) Yanggefo Island, Citrus ridge, Mayhem ridge, Manta Sandy, & night dive

Day 4. (4 dives)Mansuar Corner, Cape Kri, Sardine Reef, & night dive

Day 5. (4 dives) Mike Point, Mioskon, Chicken reef , dust dive or night dive.

Day 6. (2 dives) , and then sail back to Sorong Port. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, and rest & relaxation.

Day 7. (0 dives) 7am. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Departure from Sorong to Manado or Jakarta or Denpassar.

 

Raja Ampat and Misool 8 days 7 nights

Day 1. (1 dive) 7-10am. Arrival from Jakarta, Makassar, or Manado to Sorong. On arrival our staff will meet you at Sorong Airport to assist you and transfer to vessel. Once all guests are onboard you will receive a very warm welcome, briefing, check dive, dinner, then we set sail to Raja Ampat

Day 2. (4 dives) Yanggefo Island; Mayhem Ridge, Citrus ridge, Deep rock, & night dive

Day 3. (4 dives) Mansuar Corner, Manta Sandy, Cape Kri, & night dive

Day 4. (4 dives) Blue Magic, Sardine reef, Manta Spa, & night dive

Day 5. (3 dives) Friwinbonda, Mike Point, Mioskon, and then sail over night to Misool

Day 6. (4 dives) Misool; Boo Corner, The Window, Magic Mountain, & night dive

Day 7. (4 dives) Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, & night dive

Day 8. (2 dives) Love Portion (sea mount), No contest (big fish), and then sail back to Sorong Port. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, and rest & relaxation.

Day 9. (0 dives) 7 am. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Departure from Sorong to Manado/ Makassar/ Jakarta/ Denpassar.

 

Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua:

Departure: 6pm, 1st Day – Tarakan pier, Indonesia. Or earlier if everyone arrives before. Free transfer from Juwata Airport or local hotel to White Manta on trip departure day

Return: 6am, Last Day – Tarakan pier, Indonesia. We arrive back to the evening before. On last day after breakfast and farewells we will take you to the Airport in time for Check In & flight. Transfer time; 30 minutes.

Last dive ends 12pm on the penultimate day. Please remember to allow for your minimum no fly time (18 hours as recommended by PADI).

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1. 6pm – Sail overnight from Tarakan pier to Derawan.
Day 2. (4 dives) Diving around Derawan & Sangalaki
Day 3. (4 dives) Diving around Kakaban & Jelly Fish Lake
Day 4. (4 dives) Diving around Maratua Island
Day 5. (4 dives) Diving around Maratua Island
Day 6. (2 dives) Diving around Sangalaki Island, then sail back to Tarakan Port. Sailing time 8-10 hours.
Day 7. 6am – 12pm – breakfast & farewells, then check out of boat by midday. Transfer to airport or local hotel.

Additional Information

Embarkation / Disembarkation: Tarakan pier, Indonesia. 30 minutes to Juwata (TKR) Airport.

How to Get to Tarakan, Indonesia; daily flights from

Option 1; fly to Jakarta (CGK) in morning and connect with Lion Air to Tarakan (TRK) same day

Option 2; fly to Balikpapan (BPN) and connect Sriwijaya Air or Lion Air to Tarakan (TRK) same day

NB. for flights via Jakarta; International flight arrive at Terminal 1, with Domestic flights from Terminal 2. Taxi by transfer 10 minutes (around 50,000IRp) or if you have time, free airport bus.

 


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