New White Manta

An experience of a lifetime awaits you onboard the magnificent New White Manta. Stable, spacious and safe, she is fully equipped to take you on a fascinating diving adventure in the magical waters of Layang Layang and Pulau Tioman in Malaysia, as well as the Andaman Sea in Thailand.

The New White Manta is possibly the largest purpose-built RINA CLASS dive vessel in the region. Measuring 46m (150 ft) by 10m (30ft), this steel hull vessel will take 24-32 guests depending on the cruise destinations. The 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size, an open outdoor alfresco dining area, an indoor air-conditioned room for dining, speaks of the perfect onboard ambiance of a luxurious dive holiday. 

With maximum comfort and safety in mind, the New White Manta is well equipped with safety facilities, cruises at 10 knots and the steel hull makes her an ideal vessel for long haul cruises and blue water crossing trips.


The New White Manta is built with thick steel designed to withstand the hardest sea conditions, offering the stability wooden boats cannot. The 10m width and weight of 580 ton add to the steadiness and ensures uninterrupted rest and relaxation.  The New White Manta is a world class cruising hotel.


Built for sea-worthiness, the New White Manta operates on twin engines and is an ultimate dive vessel for long haul cruises and blue water crossing trips.  She is dependable for comfort, convenience and a stress-free dive holiday. 


The New White Manta will take 24-32 guests depending on destination and if booked as a full charter.  There are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size comprising of  twin/double or triple share cabins.

  • 6 cabins on upper deck with window
  • 4 cabins on main deck with window
  • 4 cabins on below deck with a port hole


We do not take risks or compromise on the safety and diving of our guests and crew.  In addition to twin engines, the New White Manta is fitted with the following security and safety features:

  • All cabins are fitted with speakers, fire and smoke alarms
  • All sound proof wall panels Indoor deck are made of fire retardant materials
  • Furuno Radar, GPS plotter, Echo Sounders, Auto pilot, AIS
  • SSB radio, VHF radio, SART, EPIRB
  • Standard Fire Fighting Equipment
  • 3 x 30(pax) Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets in all cabins
  • 4 x tender boats
  • 2 x Anchor System (DC/AC)
  • First Aid & Oxygen Kit
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Satellite Telephone & Wi-Fi
  • Night Watch Security

Personalised Service

The high crew and guest ratio ensures attentive, outstanding and personalised service.  With a total of 20 crew members working onboard, we are committed to your comfort and enjoyment.

  • 2 Captains/Deck Officers
  • 3 Engineers
  • 5 Dive guides
  • 2 Chefs
  • 1 Masseuses
  • 2 Hostesses
  • 1 Cruise Leader (Instructor)
  • 4 Dinghy Drivers/Deck Hands

Photographers Dream Boat

The New White Manta is equipped with camera-friendly facilities, designed for the most avid underwater photographers.

  • Wide Outdoor Work Table
  • Indoor Dry Camera Room
  • Blow-dry Stations
  • Small dive groups (4 photographers : 1 guide)

Delectable Dining

Having good food should be one of the most important criteria when choosing a liveaboard.  On the New White Manta you start your day with freshly baked breads. With no less than 5 meals a day, you will be filled and satisfied with an extensive range of treats for your taste buds.

Wi-Fi at Sea

The onboard Wi-Fi is connected via Satellite and with 24/7 Wi-Fi connection you can be connected with your family and friends anytime, anywhere.

New White Manta Specifications

Ensuite Cabin:


Total Guests:





46m (150 feet)


10m (30ft)



Cruising Speed:



2 x 450hp Cummins


3 x Cummins Gensets


3 x 250 litres


1 x Nitrox system


4 x 5.8m dinghy with 60hp OBM


2 x Watermakers 10 ton freshwater daily

Fresh water tank :

30,000 litres

Diesel tank:

45,000 litres

Range :

3000 nm