White Manta

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 24-32 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, speaks 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.


Layang Layang, Dallas reef, Mariveles reef Itinerary

7 Days/ 6 Nights

Layang Layang is situated in very deep waters with the drop off outside the island's reef falling away to approximately 2,000 meters. Given its location in the middle of nowhere, the ocean waters are clear and unpolluted. Deep water marine species such as Hammerhead sharks visit this location. Other pelagic visitors include Manta Rays, Mobula rays, barracuda & giant trevallly, we have even enjoyed visits by the occasional Thresher shark! As well as the deep blue waters, the coral gardens that decorate the shallow water reef tops are in fantastic condition and with no fishing permitted, the fish life is abundant.

Note; all schedules are subjected to changes according to weather, sea, diving, local conditions, & naval exercises.

Day 1. (0 dives); 2pm Trip Departure day.  Our staff will meet you upon your arrival Kota Binabalu Airport or local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting White Manta.  Sail from Sutera Harbour Marina by 2pm to Layang Layang.   Eat, sleep, watch movies, read & relax.

Day 2. (4 dives) 8am. Navy clearance, Layang Layang; The Point, shark cave, Gorgonian forest, crack reef.

Day 3. (4 dives) Morning dive in search for Hammerhead sharks, we sail to Dallas reef. 2 dives at Dallas, we sail back to Layang Layang for a dusk dive and for overnight shelter.

Day 4. (4 dives) 2x morning dives at Dogtooth Lair, then back to Layang Layang for late afternoon and night dive.

Day 5. (4 dives) Today, we make 4 different dives around Layang Layang. Wrasse Strip or The Point for more sharks, snapper's ledge, Valley. 

Day 6. (2 dives) Revisit 2 great dives. The sail back and return to Sutera Harbour 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.

The New White Manta will take 22-32 guests depending on 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 upper deck with window

4 cabins on main deck with window

4 cabins on below deck with a port hole


New White Manta Specifications

Ensuite Cabin:    14

Total Guests:     24-32

Crew:    20

Length: 46m (150 feet)

Width:  10m (30ft)

Hull:       Steel

Cruising Speed: 10knots

Engine: 2 x 450hp Cummins

Generator:         3 x Cummins Gensets

Compressor:      3 x 250 litres

Nitrox:  1 x Nitrox system

Dinghy: 4 x 5.8m dinghy with 60hp OBM

Watermakers:   2 x Watermakers 10 ton freshwater daily

Fresh water tank :            30,000 litres

Diesel tank:        45,000 litres

Range : 3000 nm