Last-Minute Deal On 2 Exclusive Liveaboard Trips

Destination: Raja Ampat
Departure date: April 25, 2023
From: Sorong
Arrival date: May 4, 2023
To: Lembeh
Regular price: 3650 USD / Person
Promotion price: 2920 USD / Person

Today we offer you 20% off on 2 exclusive crossing trips aboard the New White Manta Liveaboard. This luxurious steel boat is one of the most comfortable boat available and these unique itineraries will take you to some of the best dive spots in Indonesia. Read all the details about this exclusive liveaboard deal we got for you!

Trip 1: Raja Ampat, Halmahera, Lembeh Strait

  • Departure: April 25th, Sorong
  • Arrival: May 4th, Lembeh
  • 10 days, 9 nights, 26 dives

This route offers a wealth of biodiversity starting with the spectacularly beautiful reefs around Raja Ampat in some of
the world’s most bio-diverse waters: 580 kinds of coral, 1,397 species of fish including 23 endemics, are just a few of
the numbers used to define this area. From Raja Ampat we head to Halmahera where remote, unspoiled, and
stunning underwater landscapes await, Halmahera’s pristine beauty is staggering and made all the more alluring by
the lack of crowds. The trip ends in the world-famous Lembeh Strait, a paradise for muck divers and photographers.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (0-1 dives) 3pm trip departure day. Our staff will meet you upon your arrival to Sorong Airport or
    local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting White Manta. Arrivals before midday are best so we can make
    check dive at Red Light District (Lampu Merah) just outside Sorong before we get underway by 3pm for
    an overnight sail.
  • Day 2 (4 dives) Raja Ampat: Misool: Fiabacet & Boo area, Boo Windows & Magic Mountain.
  • Day 3 (3 dives) Raja Ampat: Nempele: exploring the West coast of Misool, a photography must with
    amazing mangroves in clear, shallow water. Sail to Pulau Pisang.
  • Day 4 (3 dives) Pulau Pisang: rich coral reefs in aquarium-like conditions. Sail to Halmahera.
  • Day 5 (4 dives) Palau Bacan: reef sharks, schools of barracuda & jacks along a coral & sponge packed reef.
  • Day 6 (3-4 dives) Palau Kusu: strong currents & amazing action in the Patintie Strait.
  • Day 7 (4 dives) Palau Tolimau & Goraichi: Manta cleaning station & fish-packed reefs amongst pristine hard
    coral gardens.
  • Day 8 (3 dives) Pulau Tifore: amazing dive site island in the Moluccan Sea equidistant from Goraichi &
    Lembeh, schools of jacks, snappers and massive schools of barracuda.
  • Day 9 (2 dives) Critter dives in Lembeh Strait. Sail to Bitung Port, Manado where you spend last night on
    board. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight
    on trip departure day.
  • Day 10 (0 dives) 5am-12pm. Check out after light breakfast & farewells, and transfer to the airport or hotel in Manado.

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

Cabins Available and Price

  • 1 space in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, main deck – USD 3,240 / pax (original price USD 4,050)
  • 2 spaces in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, lower deck – USD 2,920 / pax (original price USD 3,650)
  • Marine Park and harbor fees: USD 250
  • Fuel surcharge: USD 200

Contact us on Whatsapp for more information and to book your spot!

Trip 2: Lembeh, Sambit, Sangalaki Exploration

  • Departure: May 8th, Lembeh
  • Arrival: May 17th, Tarakan, North Kalimantan
  • 10 days, 9 nights, 26 dives

This is a 10 days / 9 nights dive safari, starting with world-famous muck diving in Lembeh then across the Celebes Sea, visiting the remote and exotic islands of Sangalaki, Maratua and Kakaban, before ending in Tarakan (TRK) North Kalimantan.

Itinerary

Starting with world-famous muck diving in Lembeh we cross the Celebes Sea to the Islands of Sambit, Maratua, Sangalaki,
& Kakaban. Here you will find both large and small marine life in abundance: potential for thresher sharks, manta
rays, white tips & nurse sharks, huge schools of barracuda, many turtles, and even Whale Shark! Not to mention
plenty of macro life to keep even the most experienced of divers happy, plus non-stinging jellyfish in the freshwater
Lake of Kakaban.

  • Day 1. (0-2 dives) 5pm. Our staff will meet you upon arrival at Manado Airport & transfer you to White
    Manta. Depending on arrival time, we can do 1-2 critter dives in Lembeh.
  • Day 2. (3-4 dives) Muck Diving along Manado coastal Islands.
  • Day 3. (3 dives) Muck Diving along Manado coastal Islands, overnight crossing to Pulau Sambit.
  • Day 4-5. (4 dives x2 days) Diving around Pulau Sambit.
  • Day 6. (4 dives) Diving around Maratua island: huge schools of chevron barracudas, and big-eye jacks at the
    mouth of the channel. Look out for the shark action with possible sightings of hammerhead sharks too!
  • Day 7. (3-4 dives) Diving around Kakaban with stunning wall dives & visiting the amazing freshwater Jellyfish
    Lake.
  • Day 8. (3-4 dives) Diving around Sangalaki looking for manta rays, turtles & more! We also have a chance to
    visit the beach to watch hatching baby turtles make their dash to the sea!
  • Day 9. (1-2 dives) Looking for whale sharks at local fishing “bagans” then sail back to Tarakan (sailing time 9-
    11 hours). Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on trip
    departure day. Last night sleeping on White Manta in the Tarakan harbor.
  • Day 10. (0 dives) 5am-12pm. Check out after light breakfast, farewells, and transfer to a local hotel or airport.
    Departure from Tarakan to Jakarta with Batik Air or Bali (via Subabaya) with Lion Air.

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

Cabins Available and Price

  • 2 spaces in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, main deck – USD 3,040 (Original price USD 3,800)
  • 1 space in Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, lower deck – USD 2,800 (Original price USD 3,500)
  • Marine park and harbor fees: USD 250
  • Fuel surcharge: USD 200

Contact us on Whatsapp for more information and to book your spot!

What’s Included?

  • Land transfer from hotel/airport from destination start & end days 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), 26 dives

What’s Excluded

All flights, hotels, pickups outside trip start & end dates fee applies per car, marine park & harbour fee
(USD150/ pax), fuel surcharge (USD200/ pax), dive & travel insurance, massage services (USD35/ hour),
laundry services (USD10/ basket), Nespresso coffee (USD2), alcohol: beer (USD4), wine (USD30-50), Satellite
Wi-Fi (USD50 for trip per person).

  • All flights, hotels, pickups outside trip start & end dates
  • Marine park and harbor fees USD 250 / pax
  • Fuel surcharge USD 200 / pax
  • Diving gear: Full Set USD 50/ diving day (except large tank) or if individual items then:
    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).

Contact us on Whatsapp 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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