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MV Blue Manta Explorer

About MV Blue Manta Explorer

MV Blue Manta Explorer is a large modern 45m long steel hull vessel complete with 14 cabins. The scuba diving yacht traverses the waters of Ambon, Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, Komodo, and Raja Ampat. The itinerary changes over the course of the year. As a result, your boarding port and de-boarding point may be on different islands. 24-hour satellite internet is available so you can easily stay in touch with family at home. Enjoy our blog article on North Sulawesi Indonesia- Part One.

MV Blue Manta Explorer Diving

Inflatable boat tenders take you out to the scuba diving sites. So, some 1500 species of fish and 600 species of coral are waiting for you to drop by for some photo shoots. Plan on 3 to 4 dives a day, 2 dives may be the exception on the first or last day of the trip. You'll also do two dives on the day you hike in search of ancient giant dragons, if you are on the Komodo trip. MV Blue Manta Explorer gives you a chance to dive, wrecks, walls, caves, tunnels, lagoons, and muck diving. You'll see lots of mantas, dolphins, tunas, and balls of fish in incredible numbers. You'll see tandem waves of barracudas and synchronous swimming schools of hammerhead sharks. Meanwhile, frogfish, pygmy seahorses, and nudibranchs model for photographers. MV Blue Manta Explorer provides exceptional service and the highest safety standards.

Attractions and Activities

The spacious cabins are situated over three decks.  So on top of the ship there is a sundeck with lounge chairs for sunbathing, and a covered area for shade. The upper deck has an outside/alfresco dining area and 6 cabins. The main deck has an indoor air-conditioned dining area, ideal for enjoying one of the many meals prepared by the vessel's three top quality chefs. In addition, MV Blue Manta Explorer has is a salon with a Plasma TV, DVD and media server. There are four cabins, and also a dedicated indoor camera room with plenty of space & charging stations. The dive deck is equipped with individual rinse tanks and a large outdoor work table for video/camera equipment. The lower deck has 4 cabins. The dive platform is a few easy steps away. Enjoy a warm towel, hot drink and fresh fruit after every dive.

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