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Manta Mae dive boat review

The 30 meters Manta Mae is a liveaboard built in 2014 which sails in Indonesia. Indeed, with destinations such as Komodo and Raja Ampat, this dive boat is sure to impress with it’s traditional phinisi style and lavish accommodations!

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BOAT CABINS & LAYOUT

With only 3 cabins, catering to a maximum of 9 guests, the Manta Mae proudly boasts to be offering an unparalleled personal experience. The Master cabin is huge and features a King bed plus a single bed that can be used as a lounger. The dive boat is fully air-conditioned and includes a full en-suite bathroom in each cabins.

You can check the latest schedule & prices for this liveaboard here.

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Moreover, the 2 remaining cabins are deluxe en-suite and feature a queen size bed with an additional single bunk. Plus, every cabin has plenty of storage space, including a safety box, and a flat screen television.

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MANTA MAE’S ON-BOARD FACILITIES

The Manta Mae welcomes a maximum of 9 guests, meaning most of the time, it’s 6 guests only, which means more than enough space! Plus, the dive vessel is elegantly furnished and decorated with a traditional zest.

The extensive lounge and bar will please even the most discerning individual. Indeed, with plenty of comfortable seating options, a fully stocked bar, a plasma screen TV and an Apple computer, it has everything you need!

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Furthermore, the outside is just as attractive, with amazing lounging space, either in the sun or the shade. There is also an alfresco dining area where you can have your meals served and still contemplate the view.

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VESSEL LAYOUT

The Manta Mae is a very spacious diving vessel considering the 6 to 9 guests only on-board and a crew of 4. It’s much alike the Adelaar, which welcomes maximum 8 guest in 4 cabins and was built in 1902 and renovated in 2011. Indeed, the Manta Mae welcomes maximum 9 guests in 3 cabins. That being said, it is much newer as it was built in 2014. Finally, they are both traditionnally styled and luxurious vessels offering diving cruises to Komodo. The Manta Mae also offering Raja Ampat itineraries.

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DIVING WITH THE MANTA MAE

With some of the best dive sites in the world on it’s route, the Manta Mae promises incredible scuba diving. You can choose to discover either the biodiversity of Raja Ampat or the Mola-molas and manta rays of Komodo. Either ways, land activities, beach barbecues and kayaking will compliment your diving cruise!

The Manta Mae offers the service of a professional diving crew as well as top quality facilities on the boat. Also, gear is available to rent, make sure you ask at the time of booking!


Price starts at 2800$US for 8 days / 7 nights – Raja Ampat North /or/ South
***More itineraries and stay length available***

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Komodo Island

Diving in Komodo is all about action! It is BIG fishes land! With wonderful coral, it is just incredible diving all year round.

Komodo Island Diving Review

Wakatobi

Wakatobi has some of the finest coral in the world, amazing biodiversity and one of the best places in the world for macro photography! On the right day, the visibility can be outstanding!

Wakatobi Diving Review

Raja Ampat

Richest Reef in the World, Amazing Biodiversity, Wonderful Coral, perfect place for underwater photography.

Raja Ampat Diving Review

Gili Islands, Lombok

Diving in Gili islands is great for swimming with Turtles! It can also be a great spot to take your next diving course as the dives here are relatively cheap.

Gili Islands, Lombok Diving Review

Lembeh Strait

Best Muck Diving in the World! One of the Best spot in the World for Macro Underwater Photography. Amazing Biodiversity!

Lembeh Strait Diving Review

Bunaken, Manado

Diving in Bunaken is just fantastic for wall Diving, Coral gardens, endless visibility, incredible biodiversity. Also staying on an isolated island is something really special to experience!

Bunaken, Manado Diving Review

Tulamben

One of the best Wreck Dives in the World!!! And the most easy for sure, 30m from the Shore and starts at 4m deep! Fantastic Marine life and great Coral!

Tulamben Diving Review

Pemutaran, Lovina

No current, Good visibility, unusual Marine Life and one of the BEST Diving sites around Bali for Muck Diving: Puri Jati (P.J.).

Pemutaran, Lovina Diving Review

Padang Bai

Night Diving, Underwater Macro Photography, Resident Whitetip Reef Sharks, Huge green Turtles, and crystal clear water! Also a great Snorkelling spot!

Padang Bai Diving Review

Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island is famous worldwide for Wall diving with small caverns to explore. The reef and Coral are also great. A very nice wooden wreck from the 19th century: Anker Wreck.

Menjangan Island Diving Review

Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan

One of the best spots in the world to see the rare Mola Mola and the graceful Manta Rays! Big fishes and action with lots of sharks. Very good Visibility and stunning Coral.

Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan Diving Review

Candidasa

It is all about action! Big pelagic fishes, hunting action in the current, and many Sharks! Regular seeing of Hammerhead Sharks and Mola Mola!

Candidasa Diving Review

Bali

Diving in Bali is incredible for BIG Fishes, Macro Diving, Drift Diving and Excellent Visibility!

Bali Diving Review

Indonesia

Diving in Indonesia will suit every diver's hopes and desires. In a land of opportunity, dive spots range from those suited to beginner divers wishing to learn in perfect easy conditions to unexplored dive sites with fierce currents for those more experienced divers looking for a challenge.

Indonesia Diving Review

Amed

Magnificent coral, no current, relaxed and easy diving, possibilities for night diving, good place for underwater macro photography, and a great snorkelling spot.

Amed Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Indonesia & Komodo Island & Raja Ampat

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Crystal Bay is a very good dive site in Bali but reserved to experienced divers as the current can be quite strong and d...
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This is one of the best dive sites in Komodo national park. It is the best place to dive with manta rays. From September...
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Ghost bay diving site in Amed is an artificial reef with bottles, wheels, etc. But it is a wonderful place for underwate...
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Gili Selang is a new dive site and the area is still under exploration. The North of Gili Selang is full of surprises bu...
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Raymond's point is a vertical wall with usually strong current, making it an ideal place for drift dives in Bunaken. The...
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The Blue Corner dive site in Nusa Penida is THE place to drift dive in Bali! The current can be very strong and for this...
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This is one of the best dive spot of Komodo Islands national park! Not to be missed! This seabanks is full of fish with ...
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Mike's point dive site in Bunaken is a very beautiful wall with a shape of an amphitheatre. The wall is covered with mas...
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The USS Liberty Wreck is the most famous dive site in Bali. It is also one of the best sunken ship wrecks in the world! ...
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Batu bolong is a world class dive site! At the surface, we can just see a small rock with hole in it, but underwater it ...

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