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Raja Manta Explorer

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The Raja Manta Explorer is a 36-meter (121-foot) steel hull vessel which accommodates up to 22 divers. She dives Raja Ampat, Misool, Banda, Lembeh & Ambon & adds in some fresh territory.


Cabins ... diving overview ... what's included

  • 2 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabins
    king bed or adjacent twin beds, ensuite bathroom & window
    2 main deck DOUBLE cabins
    king bed, ensuite bathroom & window
    3 main deck TWIN cabin
    adjacent twin beds, ensuite bathroom & window
    1 main deck TRIPLE cabin
    2 bunk style twin beds plus a third twin bed, ensuite bathroom & window
    2 lower deck TWIN cabins
    adjacent twin beds & porthole - shared bathroom
    1 lower deck QUAD cabin
    2 sets of bunk style twin beds & porthole - shared bathroom

    All cabins have individual air-conditioning units and lower deck cabins share two bathrooms.

  • up to 4 dives per day 

    diving from 2 semi-rigid inflatables
    12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves) 
    15 liter aluminum tanks (at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental available (tell us in advance)
    nitrox available
    water temperature: 80 - 86F, 27 - 30C
    3mm wetsuit recommended
    divers should be intermediate to advanced level

  • accommodation & diving

    meals, snacks & hot beverages
    compressed air, weights & weight belts
    transfers from local airport or local hotel
    (Bali hotels excluded)

  • international & domestic airfare

    soft drinks, beers, wine & Nespresso coffee
    marine park & harbor fee
    onboard massage services
    scuba rental gear
    WIFI satellite internet connection
    laundry services
    possible fuel surcharge

On board Raja Manta Explorer

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    top view
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    sun deck
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    exterior dining area
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    double cabin
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    twin cabin
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    lower deck twin cabin
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    triple cabin
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    dive deck

Deck Plan ... Dive Map ... Technical Specifications

Itinerary map, deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for Raja Manta Explorer... open



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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
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

Large & comfy with loads of outdoor living space

With a major makeover in 2016, the Raja Manta Explorer is a boat designed for divers, by divers. With up to 18 well-trained crew, excellent service above and below water are ensured.

Raja Manta Explorer's common areas are large enough to be comfortable for her guest capacity. An expansive sundeck offering panoramic views of the Indonesian archipelago spans the length of the boat (1000 square feet) has deck chairs, loungers and room for massage mattresses offering an ideal place to relax in between dives.  On the upper deck, there is an enormous 500 square foot salon with sofas, a digital media center, sound system and 42 inch widescreen plasma TV including 500 movies for your entertainment.   You'll also find 2 large cabins on this deck in front of the lounge while at the stern end, there's a comfy600 square-foot outdoor dining area with more than enough room for all.  The main deck houses the dive deck and 6 cabins while 3 more cabins are found on the lower deck.

A delicious blend of Western and Asian cuisine from the on board chefs awaits you after every dive.

A diver's boat

There is an enormous dive deck with ample space for gearing up and designated rinse tanks for cameras, tables and charging stations. Photographers will find plenty of space and equipment for camera care. Warm towels, hot drinks and fresh fruits are available after dives.

The Captain and dive crew have years of experience in Indonesia including Komodo, Alor, Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. Diving is conducted in small groups to ensure a personalized underwater experience.


Raja Manta Explorer offers exciting itineraries through Ambon, Banda, Sangalaki, Raja Ampat as well as other extended itineraries.

Your cruise logistics

Sangalaki, Maratua & Kakaban itinerary:   Daily flights to Balikpapan International Airport (BPN), Kalimantan, Indonesia are available from Singapore or Jakarta by Silk air, Garuda or Lion Air.  We highly recommended overnighting in a hotel near Balikpapan Airport and taking one of the scheduled morning flights to Berau (BEJ) on trip departure day.   Transfers to the boat to/from Berau (BEJ) Airport take around 2 hours. Pick-up is provided on trip departure day from the airport or a local hotel. Raja Manta representatives will be there to greet you at the airport.  Guests will leave Raja Manta Explorer in plenty of time on the final morning for flight check in for your return flight.

Raja Ampat itineraries:  Trips start and finish in Sorong, West Papua. A representative will meet you at Sorong Airport (SOQ) and transport you to your liveaboard adventure. It is easiest to fly to & from Sorong (SOQ) via Jakarta (CGK), Makassar (UPG Ujung Pandang), Bali (DPS, Denpasar), or Manado (MDC).   Departure is scheduled no later than 5pm. Once all guests are onboard you will receive a briefing, dinner, then set sail to Raja Ampat. Possible late-afternoon check dive at Red Light district just outside Sorong if everyone arrives early.  After an early breakfast on the final day, you'll be taken back to the Sorong airport.


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