Trip Reports

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Aug 1, 2017

Sangalaki, Kakaban & Maratua July 2017

KM Raja Manta’s 2017 Sangalaki season will soon be coming to an end, with just two further trips in the area before we return across the Halmahera sea to renew our Raja Ampat & Banda Sea adventures. With time to explore and discover more about this region, guests and crew have enjoyed some spectacular highlights & amazing interactions both above & below the waves here in Sangalaki and this trip, departing from Tg Batu on July 25th would prove again that this dive destination is one not to miss!

Jun 6, 2017

Diving paradise in Sangalaki with KM Raja Manta

The White Manta diving team has returned to the stunning diver's paradise of Sangalaki, Maratua & Kakaban, a string of Islands off the east coast of Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. This little known destination is a true hidden treasure with abundant marine life, action packed diving, beautiful island excursions and truly unbelieveable sunsets. So far this season the crew and guests of KM Raja Manta have been treated to some amazing highlights both above and below; read on for our Cruise Leader's trip report from the second trip of the season....

May 7, 2017

Lembeh,Bangka,Sangihe Island 29-Apr 06-May-17

For this trip Raja Manta made a cruise to an area where virtually no other boats operate anymore. We used our long term dive masters Anto and Stanny's experience in the Sangihe islands, where they had dived over 7 years ago. The whole region proved to be stunning both above & below the waves, with mighty smoking Volcanoes standing guard over azure blue waters packed with amazing marine life. AFter this trip we cannot wait to return!

Apr 27, 2017

Raja Manta Explores New Waters

This trip would bring to an end another terrific season in the magical diver’s paradise of Raja Ampat and whilst we are always sad to leave such an amazing place we knew that after two days exploring the best of Raja Ampat we would be sailing across the Halmehera Sea to Manado and the Raja Manta crew were just as excited as our guests to explore a new route that very few dive boats follow!

Mar 17, 2017

Raja Manta 10-17th March Raja Ampat trip.

March is arguably when Raja Ampat’s marine life really peaks. This time of year can bring some quite heavy plankton blooms but this plankton along with the strong currents & upwellings that feed the area are the lifeblood of Raja Ampat and one of the main reasons it is so very rich in marine life & bio-diversity. These conditions also encourage plenty of big fish & marine megastars!

Dec 12, 2016

Raja Manta's premier Raja Ampat Season

In her first season in Indonesia The KM Raja Manta is already firmly established as one of the premier liveaboard's offering dive safaris across the vast Indonesian archipelago. After the adventures of the Banda Sea guests and crew are experiencing some of the regions best diving in the fabulous diving mecca of Raja Ampat


Sep 21, 2016

Hammertime onboard the Raja Manta

It’s that time of year again, Hammertime! Every year as the Komodo season comes to an end the thoughts and dreams of our guests and crew turn to the allure of the magical, remote and beautiful Banda Sea. Filled with highlights both above and below the waves, guests from all over the world come to enjoy amazing sunsets, stunning Volcanic islands, clear blue waters, thriving coral reefs, diverse marine life and, of course, the chance to encounter huge schools of scalloped hammerheads which can be found in these waters in massive numbers. Over the last few seasons we have had great success in locating the hammers, but of course nothing in nature is guaranteed and so as the first Banda sea trip of the season begun, one question hung in the air… would we enjoy a spectacular “hammertime?” This year, for the first time, the trip would be onboard our KM Raja Manta (previously the White Manta) – recently renamed and relocated to Indonesia this would be her maiden voyage – and so hopes were high for a spectacular trip.

Sep 9, 2016

The Final KM Black Manta Trip

In the early hours of September 7th 2016 KM Black Manta entered the Indonesian Port of Maumere and prepared to bid farewell to it’s most recent group of guests. As usual those onboard had enjoyed a fantastic adventure both above and below the waves; spectacular diving, amazing food, great company and stunning sunset views, the difference? This would be the Black Manta’s last trip as part of the White Manta group. Whilst the KM Black Manta will sail on under new ownership this was an end of an era for our crew and guests onboard, saying goodbye to a vessel which has earned it’s reputation over the last 5 years as one of the premier liveaboards operating in Indonesia. Our Black Manta schedules will now switch to our new vessel, KM Raja Manta.

Jul 26, 2016

White Manta in Tioman 22nd-24th July 2016

As our 2016 Singapore season gets closer to it’s conclusion it’s easy to look back and marvel at how time truly does fly by! Throughout these past few months the WM Dive crew & our guests have had the privilege to enjoy some fantastic diving in both Malaysia and Indonesia, with conditions being better than average on every trip, of course the great company inbetween and after dives has also been out of this world!

Feb 23, 2016

White Manta & The Manta Trust

The Similan Islands in the North Andaman sea are known to be a Manta aggregation hotspot, with sightings of the elusive Giant Manta Ray relatively common at this time of the year.