RAJA AMPAT, TRITON BAY, FAK FAK INDONESIA – MV White Manta Explorer Live Aboard!

Feb 4 – 17, 2025 
MV White Manta Explorer Live Aboard!
(SOLD OUT!  Please Join the Waiting List)
Add on options in available to Lembeh Straits!

We are headed back to beautiful Indonesia, this time to one of the world’s most untouched and premier dive locations.  This is our 4th time in this area, and we cannot get enough!  We went in Feb 2010, Feb 2019, Feb 2023 and are returning in Feb 2025!  It’s simply AMAZING!  This is an actively protected marine park area!
This time we are going for 2 weeks on a “made to order” itinerary.  21 people have already signed on by “word of mouth.”  We booked the beautiful new White Manta live aboard, the same boat we were on last trip!   If you are looking for an excellent and affordable live aboard with INCREDIBLE, PRISTINE diving in a safe area, you found it!   

We are starting in Triton Bay, West Papua, the far east area of Indonesia, a place where most divers have never been!  It is part of the stunning Coral Triangle, more remote.  Here’s what Explorer Ventures says about it:

“Triton Bay, Indonesia  is a must-visit destination for adventurous scuba divers who wish to explore the best Indonesia has to offer, away from the growing crowds of other destinations. With its unique underwater environment, you will have the opportunity to encounter some of the ocean’s most magnificent creatures, both large and small, including manta rays and whale sharks. This destination is rich in plankton and nutrients, and while this can sometimes lower average visibility, it means the waters here are teeming with life, making each dive an exciting and unpredictable adventure. Triton Bay offers a diverse range of underwater seascapes, not the least of which are its famous soft coral gardens. If you are looking for a truly immersive and unforgettable diving experience, Triton Bay is the perfect destination for you.”

Underwater not only will you have the chance to see whale sharks and mantas, but there is much more to this 9.8 million acres national park!  Underwater more than 1300 types of fish (23 of which are only found here) 580 types of corals, sharks, mantas and other rays, turtles, dolphins, and even whales call the park their home.  If you have not experienced the diving in this area, it is truly magnificent.  This area is known to have the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world!  Topside, you will
see steep jungle covered limestone islands, beautiful white sand beaches, hidden lagoons, and dense mangrove forest. The diversity and abundance of marine life is stunning from large to small, we enjoy it all!  Come join us, and experience it for yourself!  If you have been, Welcome Back!

Article:  Triton Bay – Divers Alert Network (dan.org)

Here are the MV White Manta Explorer Costs and What’s Included:

               $6500 pp Includes:  (Deposit Info Below)

  • 14 Days/13 Nights on board the beautiful MV White Manta ExplorerLive Aboard
  • Spacious, Modern Cabins with Cabin Service and Toiletries
  • Triton Bay/Fak Fak/Raja Ampat Special Itinerary – Incredible!
  • Round-Trip Airport or local Hotel Transfers on the date of arrival and departure
  • Spacious Double Occupancy Staterooms with ensuite bathroom
  • Up to 4 Dives Daily with In-Depth Dive Briefings and excellent dive guides (instructor and 4 dive masters),
    tanks, weights, and belts, comfortable Dive Tender Boats
  • 3 Delicious Meals Daily, Fruit & Snacks, soft drinks, coffee, and tea.  (Alcohol Extra, but reasonable)
  • Guest Lounge with digital media center, sound system and widescreen Plasma TV, Partially Shaded Sundeck, inside and outside dining
  • Large Dive Deck with dedicated camera room and safe charging station areas
  • 5 Outdoor Fresh Hot Water Showers situated on the spacious dive platform, warm towel and hot beverage after every dive
  • Nitrox Available at approx. $7 per fill or $20 per day – strongly recommended
  • Professional, service oriented, knowledgeable crew members
  • Group T-Shirt Memento from Dive and Travel Adventures
  • Group Leader, Heather Bloom, Dive and Travel AdventuresHere’s what is extra:
  • Airfare will run around $2000 pp (booking when available on your own or with support)
  • Marine Park Fee and Harbor Fee of $250 pp (subject to change slightly)
  • Fuel Surcharge:  $200 pp at the moment (subject to change slightly)
  • Gear Rental, Wifi, Alcohol, Massage Services, Crew Gratuities

Add-On to the Lembeh Straights: Jan 29 – Feb 3, 2025
Solitude Lembeh Resort
The Lembeh Straits is world-known for its extremely high density of rare and unusual marine life, in particular,
frogfish, rare species of octopus, seahorses and nudibranchs. It’s like a big underwater treasure hunt!

This is a great way to begin your trip AND do some amazing muck & reef diving on your way to the live aboard!

  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • 9 Boat Dives with excellent dive guides
  • 3 Meals daily starting with dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of check out
  • Airport Transfers, WiFi, Afternoon Tea & Snacks
  • Hotel Tax and Service Charges

Excludes: Lembeh daily park fee, equipment other than tanks, weights and belts, additional dive excursions (night/dawn/dusk/long haul),
alcohol & other food & beverage than what is offered on meal plan, transfer surcharge if transfers between 8pm-6am.

5 night Diver Package
Deluxe Room: $1299 pp (double occ); $1599 pp (single occ)
Garden Villa:  $1499 pp (double occ); $1999 pp (single occ)
Seafront Villa: $1799 pp (double occ): $2399 pp (single occ)

Repeat guest offer of  IDR 450,000 voucher per person that can be used for
food, beverages, laundry, rental equipment and Nitrox.  (Nitrox is $63 total for 9 dives.)
Discount is approx.
$30 USD at the current exchange rate.)  Nice!


Register Now!

Deposits:  $500 pp, non-refundable deposits are due now to secure your live aboard space.  28 Spaces  are now sold out, but I am starting a waiting list, as this trip is a way off.  (Our group has the entire live aboard.)  A bucket list destination!  Lembeh Straits Add-On, 20% deposit due at booking.  Trip insurance at 9% of the cost of your trip recommended, please ask for details!  Please Call Heather at Dive and Travel Adventures at 231-855-1353 or email her at [email protected] for details, and to sign up today!  This will be her 5th time to Indonesia.  We can’t wait to take you there. 
Welcome Aboard!

We invite you to discover a diver’s heaven on earth with us….Indonesia!

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