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 upon arrival facility?
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. What currencies are accepted on board?
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. 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?

 

Singapore season (KM Raja 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?