Manta Cruise Liveaboard

Manta Cruise Liveaboard

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9.3
Excellent2 reviews
  • NitroxSurcharge
  • WifiNo
  • Diving EquipmentSurcharge
  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameTwenty-Six Atolls
  • Year built2006
  • Length32 m
  • Width9 m
  • Capacity18
  • MaterialWood

Manta Cruise Liveaboard was built in 2006. This boat was specially designed to suit divers needs. Crew team cares first about your safety on board although to offer you interesting routes is one of their main goals.

Boat Interior

Manta Cruise can welcome on board 18 persons. There are standard cabins on lower deck with a double and twin beds. You can book a cabin for two or share one twin room with another diver. Also, there are two rooms on the upper deck for most demanding divers. Suite room has more space then another cabin and a big window with stunning view on the Indian Ocean.

Liveaboard has a spacious dinner area. It is open space and has a perfect shade for your comfort. Plus all passengers of Manta Cruise can pass the time in between dives in boats salon with convenient chairs and sofas. It also has a library and a TV. To enjoy the best Maldivian view boats guests can stay at sun deck. This area has comfortable couches, enjoy relaxing in the sun or stay in its shaded part.

Dive Dhoni

To get to the dive spot Manta Cruise Liveaboard uses a Mobula - a diving dhoni. It has 20 meters in length and can hold diving equipment, compressors, and tanks. Tanks fill on Mobula, that keeps passengers away from the noise. Also diving phone equipped with showers and a platform for photo equipment.

Safety

Manta Cruise ensured by a highly qualified team, that trained in first aid. Also, there are all neссecary safety equipment, like life vests and fire extinguishers.

Exclusive Trips

Crew team of Manta Cruise knows all the most attractive dive spots and wants to share this knowledge with you. But also, they know that underwater life is not stable, it is alive and always changing. That is why a diving team of this liveaboard always trying to find something that you have never seen before. Driving routes of Manta Cruise runs on far North and Far South Atolls of Maldives. This itinerary less discovered by divers. Also, boat team likes to explore more, so don’t be surprised if the diving route will be changed to suit you.

Itinerary

Manta Cruise itineraries are varied. During safari on this boat, you will get a chance to discover Central Atolls, North and South of Maldives too. Manta rays cleaning station, gorgeous coral reefs, unique species and pelagic animals you can see while you are diving on Maldives Atolls with Manta Cruise. Book a 6 nights trip or 11 nights, if you want to see more and discover more.

Gray reef sharks and eagle rays are typical inhabitants of Noonu Atoll, that is included in The North route. Also, during this trip divers will be visiting Baa and Raa Atolls, that are known for its varied aquatic life. Such extraordinary creatures like whale sharks and manta rays can be met here. This dive sites available for advanced divers only because of its currents. So if you have enough of logged dives to make this trip, it’s worth to try diving here.

On one of the most known and recognized dive spots of Maldives - South Male, divers can explore different types of corals and deep-water pinnacle. This dive site suits for those who wants to dive with pelagic animals.

When to go

Weather on Maldives is always perfect for diving, but sometimes strong currents can make diving on some dive sites difficult. The best time to visit it’s diving destinations from December till the end of May.

Do try to explore fascinating Maldives together with Manta Cruise. You will get an amazing diving combined with a perfect relaxing atmosphere on board. You will get an opportunity to choose a route, to discover new and exciting itineraries with a team of professionals

 
 
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CabinsView deck plan

Suite

Suite

Deck:
Upper Deck
Bedding:
Double bed
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
2
Cabins #10 & #11. Suite on the upper deck with wide ocean view, private bathroom and toilet, hot water, air conditioning
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Double + Twin Cabin

Double + Twin Cabin

Deck:
Lower Deck
Bedding:
Double bed + Twin bed
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
1
Standard Room with 1 double bed and one single bed with private bathroom and toilet, hot water, air conditioning
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Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Deck:
Lower Deck
Bedding:
Double bed
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
2
Double bed Cabin #2 & #6 with private bathroom and toilet, hot water, air conditioning
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Double/Twin Cabin

Double/Twin Cabin

Deck:
Lower Deck
Bedding:
Twin beds
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
4
Double or Twin (amenable) cabin with private bathroom and toilet, hot water, air conditioning
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameTwenty-Six Atolls
  • Year built2006
  • Last renovation dateJanuary, 2009
  • Length32 m
  • Width9 m
  • Capacity18
  • MaterialWood
  • LanguagesEnglish, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins9
  • Engines360HP Daewoo
  • Generator1x 35KW Westerbeke & 1 x 27KW Kohler
  • Compressors2 x Bauer Mariner 320 1 x Bauer Mariner 200
  • TendersMobula is 20 meter Diving Dhoni (boat). It’s a very spacious and comfortable Dhoni for all divers. All the equipment stay in Mobula (compressors, tanks etc.) in order to keep the noise away from Manta Cruise when filling the tanks.
  • Power plugs onboardAdaptor for all kind of plugs
  • Freshwater maker2 x Reverse Osmosis System 6000 L/day
  • On-board payment methodsCash
  • Water capacity6000 liter

Crew

11 persons

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • Valve Fittings
  • Personal Storage Space

Reviews about Manta Cruise

9.3
Excellent2 reviews
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8.75

Choose Manta Cruise!Verified review

I enjoyed a Manta Cruise adventure in early November 2016, a Manta Trust expedition to be exact. The crew is a highlight for myself, I did back to back liveaboards and have been on a small handful before and the service delivered stands out as exceptional and one I must recommend. + Drone Friendly I had never been to the Maldives before and was a bit taken aback by the pollution in the Male harbour and near Male, but once out in the blue water amongst the Atolls, it is amazing. + The long singular table for dinner/meals is a great way to be social and made for a exceptional way to interact with each other.
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9.75

Incredible week... great diving!Verified review

Just came back from a week on board Manta Cruise. Besides the diving, which was obviously fantastic, the crew was incredible and made this trip memorable. The food was second to none, with great variety and all the special requests taken care of. Cabins were kept clean and tidy, and they were comfortable and in good condition. Due to the lower level of experience of the divers on this trip, the Cruise Director (Thomas) booked an extra guide last minute for the entire safari: this was done to make sure we were all well looked after and also to allow more flexibility during the dives. This was an extra cost for the Operator but that was NOT reflected on us guests at all. Safety being their no1 priority at all times, all the dive masters had at least 5000+ dives, most of them in Maldives. In addition to the service, the kindness of the crew members and the food, I would like to underline Thomas's and Olga's (the other guide) incredible attention to us guests at all times, above and under water. Last but not least, Thomas is a very talented videographer, and he makes a video of the trip with footage ONLY recorded during the trip... totally worth it! You can't go wrong with them... I will be back I am sure! Thanks for this great experience!
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