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Travel Period
Aug 25,2016 - Sep 02,2016
Booking Period
Aug 20,2015 - Aug 31,2015

Trip Details

Liveaboard: Blue Manta

Destination: Komodo, Indonesia

Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights

Promotion Price: USD 2,900

Deposit to be collected now: USD712.50

 

 

Price Includes

  • Land transfer from local hotel/ airport from destination on trip start&end days (Labuan Bajo/ Bali) to boat

  • Accommodation on Blue Manta

  • All meals (Western & Indonesian) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo, soft drinks

  • Towel, toiletries, cabin services, laundry services

  • 24 hour Wi-Fi email Only

  • Complimentary massage (30 mins)

  • FOC replacement if equipment breakdown 12 liter air tanks, weights & belt

  • Warm towel & drink after every dive

  • 6 dive guides (2x Instructor, 4x Dive Master) 26 dives

 

Price Excludes

  • All flights

  • Hotels, pickups outside trip start&end dates Marine & harbour fee

  • Dive & travel insurance

  • Massage services

  • Alcohol

  • Internet (USD50 for trip, unlimited)

 

 

Policies

  • A non refundable deposit required for booking. 

  • Balance payment to be paid 90 days before the start of the trip.

  • In the event of no show, booking will be forfeited.

About

The Blue Manta liveaboard is a brand new boat launching end of 2015. It is possibly the largest purpose-built dive vessel in the region. Measuring 45m (148 ft) by 9m (29ft), this steel hull vessel will only take 18 guests. 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 finer dining, speaks of the perfect onboard ambiance of a luxurious dive holiday.
 
With maximum comfort and safety in mind, the Blue 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. 
 
Blue Manta will take only 18 guests.  There are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size comprising of single cabins and twin/double cabins.
 
- 6 cabins on upper deck with window
- 4 cabins on main deck with window
- 4 cabins on below deck with a port hole

Diving

Blue Manta Trip Schedule

 
Departure; 3pm, 1st Day - Labuan Bajo, Western Flores. Or earlier if everyone arrives before and all Trip Preparations have been completed.
Free transfer from Airport or local hotel to Bajo Port (15 mins) on Trip Departure day.
 
Return; 7am, Last Day – Benoa Harbour, Bali. After we give you a breakfast and after farewells take you to Denpasar Airport (DPS), Bali (transfer 15 mins) or local hotel.
 
Last dive ends; 12pm, Penultimate Day, with time to relax as we sail back to Bali. This allows for your minimum 18 hours surface interval/ No Fly Time (as recommended by PADI) before flying next day.
 

Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)

 
Day 1. (1-2 dives) 2.00pm. Our staff will meet you in Labuan Bajo Airport and transfer you to Blue Manta. Depending on arrival time, we do check dive at Bidadari and night dive at Pulau Sebayor.
 
Day 2. (4 dives) North Komodo; Tatawa Besar & Kecil, Batu Bolong, Wainilu. Tons of Anthias, Napoleon wrasse, sharks, much night dive.
 
Day 3. (4 dives) North Komodo; Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Shot Gun, Gili Lawa. Pinnacles, drift dives full of action with hunting fish; jacks & sharks!
 
Day 4. (4 dives) South Komodo, Padar Island; one of our favourite regions in the park with some stunning and diverse dive sites such as 3 Sisters and Pillarsteen.
 
Day 5. (4 dives) South Komodo; Nusa Kode; Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall, Torpedo Alley, Crinoid Crack. Macro; nudibranchs, octopus, frogfish, pigmy seahorses, & more.
 
Day 6. (3 dives) South Komodo; Manta Alley or Makassar Reef to fly with mantas. This is followed by a walk on the wide side in search of Komodo Dragons and trekking on one of the local Islands.
 
Day 7. (4 dives) Banta Island, Sangeang, then sail to Moya Island.
 
Day 8. (2 dives) Moya and Satonda Island, then back on board to wash gear relax as we sail towards
Bali where you spend last night on Blue Manta in Benoa Harbour.
 
Day 9. (0 dives) 6am; check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to Denpasar Airport in time
for Check in & flight or local hotel.

Travel Info

There are 3 flights leaving from Denpasar in Bali which will take you to the Labuan Bajo Airport (Flores).
 
- Lion Air 
- TransNusa Air 
- Merpati Air 
 
By Air
The international airport of Bali is Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar International Airport). There are many international flights flying in and out of Bali.