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Dive Review of Blue Manta in
Indonesia/Komodo

Blue Manta: "First Liveaboard Trip For Me; I'm Most Likely Spoiled: Excellent", Jun, 2022,

by Rik Pavlescak, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 11965 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was my first liveaboard and I wasn’t sure about what to expect. From the moment I was picked up at the hotel in Labuan Bajo I was impressed. Each person was asked to take a rapid COVID test upon boarding the boat.

The Blue Manta is a large, comfortable boat. My cabin was nicer than the two different cruise ships I’ve been on, with a full bathroom, plenty of space for clothing and lots of outlets—even USB ports. Didn’t need to use the outlets, though, as a spacious, fully equipped camera room had plenty of outlets for battery recharging.The dive deck is exceptional—each diver has their own station for the week and gear is returned there after each dive. Nitrox fills were great and divers analyzed each tank before diving. The diving was wonderful: four dives spaced throughout the day. Sites included a mix of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Costa Brava, Roatan, Key West, Cozumel, Key Largo, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Philippines, Bali, North Sulawesi, St. John, St. Croix, Curacao, St. Eustatius, Fiji, Komodo, Lembeh
Closest Airport Labuan Bajo Getting There From Fort Lauderdale, I flew to Toronto to Vancouver to Tokyo to Jakarta. Overnighted in Jakarta and then on to Labuan Bajo.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 75-81°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No Deco Diving; keep group (1 dive guide, 4 divers) in view as most were drift dives
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Excellent camera room available with multiple outlets at each station for charging batteries. Camera room is ri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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