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Dive Review of White Manta in
Indonesia/Crossing Trip

White Manta: "RAJA MANTA TEAM DELIVERS", Apr, 2017,

by Karen K Prideaux, CO, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9949 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments From the greeting at the Sorong Airport (Raja Ampat area), to the final drop off at the Manado Airport (MDC) in N. Sulawesi, this team of dedicated divers and Coral Triangle experts catered to our every need for 11 days. This was a crossing trip from Raja Ampat/Misool up to Halmahera, Tifore (Molucca Sea) with final dives in Lembeh. We averaged three to four tanks of Nitrox per day and saw everything from turtles mating on the surface to giant Oceanic Mantas in Misool and Mantas in Raja Ampat Cape Kri area. The tornados of schooling barracuda were majestic and brought chills to my spine.

All of the dive guides and boat staff had smiles and fun but safe attitudes on each dive. The food was fantastic and plentiful. The hot ginger tea served after each dive helped increase body temp and soothed the stomach.

Each night we were blessed with amazing sunsets, off one island bats streaming out from their resting place to feed, and music with fun conversations from guest from many different countries on the upper deck each evening. We had such a great experience and value that we came back to the Raja Manta again in August for another diving adventure from Manado with a loop up to the Sangihe Region (islands just south of the Philippines).
Websites White Manta   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Jamaica, Australia, Papua New Guinea
Closest Airport Sarong/Manado Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-200 Ft/ 30-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions less than 60 minutes
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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