Manta Cruise Liveaboard

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Manta Cruise is a luxury Maldives liveaboard offering 7-night and 14-night dive itineraries. The exact route is flexible depending on seasonal conditions and diver experience. 7-night trips dive Ari Atoll whereas 14-night trips will also dive the the southern and northern atolls.

Manta Cruise

The Manta Cruise Liveaboard

Manta Cruise is a 33 m. (100 ft.) liveaboard that comfortably accommodates 18 divers in 9 cabins. The on-board amenities are of a high standard on this spacious diving vessel.

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Dive Facilities

All diving on the Manta Cruise is done from a 15m dhoni dive tender, which houses 2 compressors and stores all your dive gear for the duration of your trip. She carries 12lt Aluminium cylinders with DIN/INT valves. If you wish to rent diving equipment there is plenty of spares onboard! Nitrox diving is also available.


At dinner you can enjoy the leisure of waitress service, whilst breakfast and lunch are both served buffet style. Dinner consists of an apertures and buffet salad followed by a main course and dessert. You cuisine is a variety of international favourites.


The Manta Cruise hosts up to 18 guests per trip and has 9 comfortable cabins over the upper and lower decks of the vessel. All cabins onboard the Manta Cruise come as en-suites with a fan and air-conditioning for keeping cool on hot summer nights. There is storage space in the room as well as power outlets for electronics.

2 Ocean View Suites (Upper Deck)

The ocean view suites have a double bed and a sofa for additional seating. There are many windows offering sea views.

1 Standard Double/Twin Cabin (Lower Deck)

This cabin has both a double and a single bed and portholes for additional light.

2 Standard Double Cabins (Lower Deck)

These cabins come equipped with a double bed each and portholes.

4 Standard Twin Cabins (Lower Deck)

The standard twin cabins have 2 single beds and a number of portholes for light.

Jan, Slovenia September 18, 2017

Although I think next time we will visit the northern atolls, this Extended South Cruise was still very enjoyable, especially as we got to see thresher sharks, manta rays and tiger sharks.

The food was very impressive for a boat trip and there was always plenty to eat.

Overall it was an enjoyable trip and one that I would recommend to others looking to explore the southern atolls.

Recommended for: Accommodating crew members and safety-conscious dive leaders


Giovanni, Italy September 18, 2017

This trip shows channel diving at its best, but unfortunately it can be hit or miss when it comes to what you actually get to see around these southern atoll sites.

Having been to the northern atolls on a previous trip, I would recommend that route first and foremost, unless of course channel diving is your favourite type of diving.

The most memorable part of the trip was spotting the whale sharks and manta rays around Foarmulah.

Recommended for: Helpful, knowledgeable captain and crew


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