Manta Mae Liveaboard

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The traditionally built Manta Mae phinisi presents its guests with 30 meters of unparalleled comfort and luxury when sailing the beautiful waters of Indonesia. The Manta Mae was first launched back in 2014 and since then has carried its guests to diving paradises otherwise known as Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park. Offering more than just diving opportunities to its 9 guests, the Manta Mae offers land-based adventures too, such as kayaking through local mangroves, having a beach BBQ on a remote island or hiking to fantastic viewpoints in Rinca. Of course aside from the rich marine life such as manta rays and mola mola, divers might also catch a glimpse of the Komodo National Park’s namesake, the Komodo Dragon.

There are a total of 3 cabins on board the Manta Mae, two Deluxe style cabins containing a queen bed and a single bed, and one Master cabin containing a king bed and an additional single bed. Each room offers guests the comfort of air-conditioning, en-suite facilities, safety deposit boxes for safekeeping and a TV for entertainment. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of common areas on board the Manta Mae. There is an outdoor lounge area which is ideal for both sun-seekers and those looking to enjoy the scenery from a shaded spot, and another sun deck on the vessel’s upper deck kitted with additional seating and bean bags. Outdoor dining is available when the weather permits, giving guests the chance to enjoy a freshly cooked meal while watching the fantastic scenery go by. An air-conditioned indoor saloon offers guests lounge seating, an on-board bar with a fridge, a flat screen TV and an Apple computer.

The dedicated crew are at your service and aim to create a memorable experience for every passenger on board the Manta Mae, whether they be scuba divers, snorkelers or simply sun bathers.


The Manta Mae can host up to 8 guests during a regular trip. It is possible to charter the Manta Mae privately, in which case its maximum capacity is 12 guests. There are only 4 cabins onboard the vessel and each one is individually decorated for a magical stay. All four of the air-conditioned cabins have en-suite facilities, storage space and a satellite TV with entertainment system.

1 Master suite (Lower Deck)

The master suite is the biggest cabin and is recommended for 2 guests. If required, the master suite can accommodate up to 4 guests. The room has a double bed and a seating area with sofas that can be converted into 2 additional beds if required.

2 Deluxe Double/Triple Cabins (Lower Deck)

These cabins are recommended for twin/double sharing but can be used for a maximum of 3 guests if required. The double/triple cabins are equipped with a double bed and a single bed arranged into bunk beds.

1 Deluxe Twin Cabin (Main Deck)

The deluxe twin cabin is near the indoor saloon and can accommodate 2 guests in 2 single beds arranged into bunk beds.

Ray, Australia November 13, 2017

Spending time onboard the Manta Mae made me never want to set food on land again!

Both the underwater and above ground scenery was amazing, and the trip was made even better by the fantastic, friendly crew who were always willing to make adjustments based on the passenger’s preferences.

I really enjoyed seeing the manta rays at the sites around Komodo, and would highly recommend this liveaboard to anyone wanting to get the most out of their Indonesian dive experience.


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