Frequently Asked Questions

General

1.0. Can I book my own Indonesian domestic flights or do I need to book through agents?
1.1. What is your Indonesia ticketing agent contact?
1.2. Is there VISA On Arrival facility to Indonesia?
1.3. How long does my passport have to be valid to enter Indonesia?
1.4. Do you give group discounts?
1.5. Do I have to pay Single Occupancy if traveling alone?
1.6. What is provided during the trip?
1.7. Are there any extra fees to pay onboard?
1.8. Can I request a larger (15 liter) tank?
1.9. Do you provide Nitrox fills?
2.0. Is diving gear included during trip?
2.1. Is there a fuel surcharge?
2.2. How can I pay for on board Trip Extras?
2.3. Does the trip price include insurance coverage?
2.4. Is diving insurance needed?
2.5. Is there Oxygen onboard?
2.6. Where is the nearest Recompression chamber in Indonesia?
2.7. Indonesia; Is Malaria present in this area? Will I need Immunization boosters?
2.8. What kind of meals are served on board the Mantas?
2.9. Are there any activities on board for non-diver?
3.0. Is there power onboard for battery charging?
3.1. Do you have any tanks with a DIN valve?
3.2. Is there a camera rinse tank?
3.3. Is there a massage service?
3.4. Is there Laundry service available?
3.5. Check List / What to bring for my trip?
3.6. Check List for Diving Gear / What do I bring?

 

Crossing trips (KM Blue Manta & KM Raja Manta) Apr - May & Sept - Dec

1.1. How do I fly to my Banda Sea Crossing trip to join Blue Manta or Raja Manta?
1.2. How do I fly to my Celebes & Moluccas Sea Crossing trip to join Raja Manta?
1.3. If we arrive one day before trip, can we check into our Manta vessel?
1.4. What time do we need to arrive on first day?
1.5. Is there diving on the first day?
1.6. How many dives per diving day?
1.7. When is the best time to visit the Banda Sea?
1.8. When is the best time to visit the Celebes & Molucca Seas?
1.9. Will there be any land based visits on Banda Sea trips?
2.0. Will there be any land based visits on Celebes & Moluccas Sea trips?
2.1. Is there internet/ phone reception throughout the trip?
2.2. What Exposure suit do I need?

Komodo (KM Blue Manta) May - Sept

1.1. How do I fly to Komodo to join Blue Manta?
1.2. If we arrive one day before trip, can we check into the Blue Manta?
1.3. What time do we need to arrive on first day?
1.4. Is there diving on the first day?
1.5. When is the best time to visit Komodo?
1.6. For Komodo cruise, do you include South Komodo? 
1.7. Are the currents always strong in Komodo?
1.8. Will there be any land based visits?
1.9. Is there internet/ phone reception throughout the trip?
2.0. What Exposure suit do I need for Komodo?

Raja Ampat (KM Blue Manta & KM Raja Manta) Oct - Apr

1.1. How do I fly to Raja Ampat to join Blue Manta or Raja Manta?
1.2. If we arrive one day before trip, can we check into our Manta vessel?
1.3. What time do we need to arrive on first day in Sorong?
1.4. Is there diving on the first day for our Raja Ampat trip?
1.5. When is the best time to visit Raja Ampat?
1.6. For Raja Ampat Cruise, do you visit Misool? 
1.7. Will there be any land based visits?
1.8. Is there internet/ phone reception throughout the trip?
1.9. What Exposure suit do I need for Raja Ampat?

Derawan, Sangalaki. Kakaban, & Maratua (KM Raja Manta) May - Aug

1.1. How do I fly to Sangalaki to join Raja Manta?
1.2. How far is the sailing time from Tg.Batu pier to dive sites?
1.3. If we arrive one day before trip, can we check into the Raja Manta?
1.4. What time do we need to arrive on first day for our Sangalaki trip?
1.5. Is there diving on the first day on our Sangalaki trip?
1.6. When is the best time to visit Sangalaki?
1.7. What is the main highlight of Sangalaki, Kakaban, & Maratua?
1.8. Which dive sites and islands will we be diving at?
1.9. What is the difference diving on KM Raja Manta and a local Resort?
2.0. Will there be any land based visits?
2.1. Is there internet/ phone reception throughout the trip?
2.2. What Exposure suit do I need for Sangalaki?

Layang Layang season (New KM White Manta) Apr - Jun

1.1. How do I fly to Layang Layang to join White Manta ?
1.2. How far is Sutera Harbour from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport?
1.3. What time do we need to arrive on first day in Kota Kinabalu?
1.4. How long is the sail to Layang Layang?
1.5. Will I need to take a domestic flight to Layang Layang?
1.6. When is the best time to visit Layang Layang?
1.7. Are there other dive sites besides Layang Layang?
1.8. Is there internet/ phone reception throughout the trip?
1.9. What Exposure suit do I need for Layang Layang?

Similan season (New KM White Manta) Nov - Apr

1.1. How do I get to Phuket?
1.2. Where does the boat depart from?
1.3. Is Hotel or Airport pickup provided in Phuket?
1.4. What happens if I arrive in Phuket Airport on the morning of sailing day?
1.5. What time does the boat sail to Similans?
1.6. How long is the boat ride from the pier to Similan Islands?
1.7. Will I be able to take a flight on the last day of the dive trip?
1.8. What time does the boat return to pier on the final diving day?
1.9. Is there diving on the first day for our Similan trip?
2.0. When is the best time to visit Similan Islands?
2.1. Will there be any land based visits?
2.2. I am an open water diver. Can I join the Thailand trips?
2.3. Is there any internet/ phone reception throughout the Similan trip?
2.4. What Exposure suit do I need for Similan Islands?
2.5. Is there discount for non-divers for Similan & Hin Daeng/Muang trip?
2.6. Do you run trips to Hin Daeng and Hin Muang?
2.7. Do you run trips to Burma, Mergui Archipalago?
2.8. Do you run trips to the Andaman Islands?
2.9. Where is your office in Phuket Thailand?
3.0. Who do I look for and contact in Phuket?
3.1. Where is the nearest Recompression Chamber in Phuket?

Singapore season (New KM White Manta) Apr-Oct

1.1. Why cant I see any schedules for your Singapore based weekend trips?
1.2. What time do the boats sail?
1.3. Is a hotel pick-up provided?
1.4. Where do the boats depart from in Singapore?
1.5. Do I need my passport to board your boats?
1.6. Is there phone reception throughout the Anambas, Tioman & Aur trips?
1.7. I am an open water diver. Can I join the Anambas trip?
1.8. I am an open water diver. Can I join the Tioman/ Aur?trips?
1.9. What are the dive sites covered in a normal 2 days itinerary?
2.0. What kind of meals are served onboard the MV White Manta?
2.1. Can we do Technical diving on your trips?
2.2. What are the prices for 100% 02 and Helium?
2.3. Where is the nearest Recompression Chamber in Singapore?
Do you run trips to HMS Repulse and HMS Prince Of Wales?