Raja Manta Explorer

The Raja Manta Explorer accommodates a maximum of 24 divers in 12 cabins. There are four ensuite cabins with king-size beds, three ensuite cabins with two lower twin beds (two with an additional single bunk), and one ensuite cabin with a queen-size bed and a single bunk. Ensuite cabins are located on the upper and main decks and have windows that can be opened. Four standard cabins on lower deck share five shower and toilets onboard. These cabins have portholes that can be opened, and washbasins in cabins. There’s individually controlled air-conditioning in all cabins.

The large salon has plenty of seating and plasma television with over 500 movies instore. Outdoor dining area and a sundeck take advantage of the beautiful views. The dive deck and platform was designed for your comfort and feature a camera table and a fresh water rinse tank. There are two dinghies and White Manta offers Nitrox. The boat operates in the famous Komodo national park and the untouched Raja Ampat in Indonesia. The highly experienced crew takes great pride in exceptional service whilst always maintaining safety.

 

Length overall: 121 ft (37 meters)

Beam: 24.5 ft (7.5 meters)

Main engines: 2x Cummins; 1400 hp

Generators: 2 x 100Kva, 1 x30Kva spare

Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Range: 1,500nm

 

Accommodations: 22 passengers in 11 air-conditioned cabins situated over three decks. Eight cabins with private bathrooms and showers and three cabins with shared facilities. Up to 19 crew members.

Safety Equipment: Life rafts (2), life rings/strobes, life vests/strobes, emergency position locator, flares, oxygen and first aid equipment

 

Air Systems: 3 L&W compressors with nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox, bank storage

Tenders: Rigid hull inflatables (2), used for passenger transport and diver pickup

Accessories: Diving Equipment

Day 1: (0-1 dives) 5pm, Sorong. On arrival our staff will meet you at Airport to assist you and transfer to Raja Manta Explorer. Once all guests are onboard you will receive a very warm welcome, briefing, dinner, then we set sail to Raja Ampat. Possible check dive at Red Light district just outside Sorong if all arrive early.

Day 2: (4 dives) Penemu Island; Barracuda, Galaxy, Bridge, & night dive at Kima

Day 3: (4 dives) Fam; Melissa’s Garden, My Reef, Keruo channel, Way Pretty Shallow. Amazing landscapes and bays.

Day 4: (4 dives) Yangeffo Island; Citrus ridge, Mayhem ridge, Manta Sandy, & night dive. Reef, mangrove & manta cleaning station

Day 5: (4 dives) Dampier Strait; Sardine Reef, Cape Kri, Friwinbonda, & Sawok night dive. Big fish, sharks, tuna, jacks, barracuda, & more. Night dive looking for blue-ringed octopus and more critters.

Day 6: (2 dives) Blue Magic, Mioskon, Manta Cleaning Station and shallow reef to finish. Sail back to Sorong Port. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, and rest & relaxation.

Day 7: (0 dives) 6am. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport.

 

Raja Manta Explorer Trip Schedule:

Departure 5pm 1st day - Sorong, West Papua; or earlier if everyone arrives before and all trip Preparations have been completed. Free transfer from airport or local hotel to the boat on trip departure day.

7D/6N & 18 dives or 8D/7N & 22 Dives: enjoy spectacular diving in the world’s most bio diverse diving destination. A trip you will truly never forget.

Return; 6am, Last Day - Sorong, West Papua. After we give you a breakfast and make our farewells we will transfer you to the airport in time for check in & flight or to your chosen local hotel.

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