Last Minute Deal: Lembeh, Halmahera, Ambon and Banda Sea – 20% Off on 2 Exclusive Trips this September

Destination: Banda Sea
Departure date: August 2, 2023
From: Ambon
Arrival date: September 16, 2023
To: Ambon
Regular price: 3800 USD / Person
Promotion price: 3040 USD / Person

Escape to the breathtaking underwater world of Eastern Indonesia. Embark on an unforgettable liveaboard adventure with the New White Manta! For a limited time only, we’re offering an exclusive 20% discount on a liveaboard trip this September to these mesmerizing destinations.

Trip 1: Lembeh, Halmahera, Ambon

Embark on a thrilling 7-day, 6-night adventure with 17 to 18 dives as we take you on a remarkable journey through the captivating Lembeh Straits. From there, we’ll venture to the untouched Halmahera, where breathtaking underwater vistas await, unspoiled by the masses. We’ll conclude our expedition in Ambon, where plenty of marine life, including mesmerizing macro critters, will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of these remarkable destinations.

  • Departure: 2nd August – 8th September 2023
  • Start: Manado
  • Finish: Ambon
  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Total Dives: 17-18 dives

Cabins Price & Availability

  • NOW ONLY USD 2.440/pax in Deluxe En-suite (double/twin) cabin, main deck. Original trip price USD 3.050/pax.
  • NOW ONLY USD 2.200/pax in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, lower deck. Original trip price USD 2.750/pax.
  • Marine Park & Harbour fees: + USD 150/pax
  • Fuel Surcharge fees: + USD 200/pax

Contact us now for more information and to book your spot.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (0-2 dives) 3pm:
    • Our staff will meet you upon arrival to Manado Airport & transfer you to White Manta. Depending on arrival time, we can do check dive(s) in Lembeh. After critter dive(s) we sail overnight to Pulau Tifore.
  • Day 2 (3-4 dives) Pulau Tifore:
    • Amazing dive site, an island in the Moluccan Sea equidistant from Goraichi & Lembeh, schools of jacks, snappers, and massive school of barracuda. Sail to Halmahera.
  • Day 3 (4 dives) Pulau Bacan:
    • Reef sharks, schools of barracuda & jacks along a coral & sponge packed reef.
  • Day 4 (4 dives) Pulau Tolimau & Goraichi:
    • Manta cleaning station & fish packed reefs amongst pristine hard coral gardens. Sail to Pulau Obi.
  • Day 5 (3-4 dives) Pulau Obi & Pulau Gomumu:
    • Sail overnight Ambon.
  • Day 6 (2 dives) Muck dives in Ambon Bay:
    • Sail back to Ambon where you spend last night on board. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on trip departure day.
  • Day 7 (0 dives) 5am-12pm:
    • Check out after light breakfast, farewells, and transfer to local hotel or Pattimura Airport, Ambon. Departure from Ambon to Jakarta, or Bali/ Manado, via Makassar.

Note: All schedules are subject to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

Trip 2: Ambon, Banda Sea, Ambon

Embark on an incredible 8-day, 7-night adventure with 18 amazing dives as you cruise through the magnificent Banda Sea. This safari takes you on a journey around the most breathtaking spots, starting and ending in Ambon, Indonesia.

  • Departure: 9th August – 16th September 2023
  • Start/Finish: Ambon
  • Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Total Dives: 18 dives

Cabins Price & Availability

  • NOW ONLY USD 3.040/pax in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, main deck. Original trip price USD 3.800/pax.
  • NOW ONLY USD 2.800/pax in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, lower deck. Original trip price USD 3.500/pax.
  • Marine Park & Harbour fees: + USD 250/pax
  • Fuel Surcharge fees: + USD 200/pax

Contact us now for more information and to book your spot.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (0-2 dives) 2pm:
    • Our staff will meet you upon your arrival to Pattimura Airport, Ambon or local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting White Manta. Arrivals before midday are best so we can make check dive(s) in Ambon Bay before we get underway by 2pm for overnight sail.
  • Day 2-3 (3 dives x 2 days):
    • Diving around Banda Islands with excellent visibility, fantastic coral coverage and tremendous numbers of fish along with potential Hammerhead sightings, plus a visit to one of the Spice Islands.
  • Day 4-6 (3 dives x 3 days) Ring of Fire:
    • Diving around Volcanic Islands and stunning seamounts in search of hammerheads, encounter many sea snakes, huge schools of fish, reef sharks, tunas, & other pelagic
      superstars.
  • Day 7 (2 dives) Hukurila Cave & Molana:
    • Sail back to Ambon where you spend last night on board. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on trip departure day.
  • Day 8 (0 dives) 5am-12pm:
    • Check out after light breakfast & farewells, we transfer to local hotel or airport. Take your pre-booked flight to Ujung Pandang (aka Makassar), Jakarta, or Singapore.

Note: All schedules are subject to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

What’s Included

  • Land transfer from local hotel / airport from destination on trip start & end days (Ambon) to boat,
  • All nights’ accommodation on White Manta
  • All meals (Western & Indonesian) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo, soft drinks, towels, toiletries, cabin services
  • FOC replacement if equipment breakdown
  • 12-liter air tanks, weights & belt, warm towel & drink after every dive
  • 5 dive guides (1x instructor, 4x dive master)
  • 18 dives

What’s Excluded

  • All flights, hotels, pickups outside trip start & end dates fee applies per car, dive & travel insurance, marine park & harbour fee (USD150/pax: Manado, USD250/pax: Ambon), fuel surcharge (USD200/pax), massage services (USD35/hour), laundry services (USD10/basket), Nespresso coffee (USD2), alcohol: beer (USD4), wine (USD30-50), satellite Wi-Fi (USD35) for trip per person
  • Diving gear: Full Set USD50/ diving day (except large tank) or if individual items: BCD (USD15), Regulator (USD15), wetsuit (USD8), fins (USD5), mask (USD5), torch (USD12), dive computer, (USD12), large tank rental (USD12)
  • Nitrox Enriched Air fills (USD20/diving day or USD7/fill)
  • Note: Nitrox & diving gear items priced per diving day and is subject to availability
  • Note: Exposure suits: 3mm shorty wetsuits available ONLY

Contact us now for more information and to book your spot.

About The New White Manta

An experience of a lifetime awaits you onboard the magnificent New White Manta. Stable, spacious and safe, she is fully equipped to take you on a fascinating diving adventure in the magical waters of Indonesia. The New White Manta is one of our favorite luxury liveaboard for Raja Ampat and Komodo dive trips.

The New White Manta is possibly the largest purpose-built RINA CLASS dive vessel in the region. Measuring 46m (150 ft) by 10m (30ft), this steel hull vessel will take up to 24 guests depending on the cruise destinations. The 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size, an open outdoor alfresco dining area, an indoor air-conditioned room for dining, speak of the perfect onboard ambiance of a world-class dive holiday.

With maximum comfort and safety in mind, the New White Manta is well equipped with safety facilities, cruises at 10 knots and the steel hull makes her an ideal vessel for long-haul cruises and blue water crossing trips.

The New White Manta will take up to 24 guests depending on the destination and if booked as a full charter. There are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size comprising of twin/double or triple share cabins.

  • 6 cabins on the upper deck with window
  • 4 cabins on the main deck with window
  • 4 cabins on below deck no window

Stability & Reliability

The New White Manta is built with thick steel designed to withstand the hardest sea conditions, offering the stability wooden boats cannot. The 10m width and weight of 580 ton add to the steadiness and ensures uninterrupted rest and relaxation. The New White Manta is a world-class cruising hotel.

Built for sea-worthiness, the New White Manta operates on twin engines and is an ultimate dive vessel for long-haul cruises and blue water crossing trips. She is dependable for comfort, convenience and a stress-free dive holiday.

Photographers Dream Boat

The New White Manta is equipped with camera-friendly facilities, designed for the most avid underwater photographers.

  • Wide Outdoor Work Table
  • Indoor Dry Camera Room
  • Blow-dry Stations
  • Small dive groups (4 photographers for 1 guide)

Wi-Fi at Sea

The onboard Wi-Fi is connected via Satellite and with a 24/7 Wi-Fi connection you can be connected with your family and friends anytime, anywhere.

About The New White Manta

Maximum passengers: 24
Number of cabins: 14

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