The MV White Manta Liveaboard Details
The White Manta liveaboard dive boat based here in Phuket, Thailand, offers four-day and four-night diving trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Tachai, and Richelieu Rock from November until March every year. The boat departs from the port of Thap Lamu near the resort town of Khao Lak, and we offer free transfers to and from the boat from anywhere in Phuket, Phuket International Airport, t or Khao Lak.
The boat has a huge, well appointed indoor fully air conditioned saloon equipped with a large, flat screen TV and entertainment system, and tables and chairs for everyone on board. She also has a large outdoor al fresco saloon and dining area for when the weather is perfect (almost always here). Up on the top deck there is a partially-shaded sundeck for you worshipers who can take the heat. Forward of the wheelhouse are comfortable benches where you can hang out and look for the next beautiful island on the itinerary.
A steel boat has a huge advantage over wooden boats as there is simply more room inside so the boat just feels nice and big. She is very well kept, clean and pretty. The food as on most Thai liveaboards, is fabulous and plentiful. She even offers a traditional Thai massage service on the boat to ease those aches and pains from all that intensive diving you'll be doing.
Her diving deck is clean, and spacious. She has individual tank racks, gear storage beneath the racks and tanks are filled from whips from the on board compressors. The boat can mix Nitrox and even Trimix if you are so qualified or motivated. She's a good boat for you techies looking to do some special kinds of diving.
The crew is well trained both in diving and customer service. The boat crew is Thai and the dive masters are a mix of foreigners and Thais, and we can cater to just about any language you speak if we know in advance. Special requests are our specialty.
MV White Manta Liveaboard Technical & Safety
|Communication equipment, electronics, bells and whistles|
|VHF radio / CB Radio / SSB Radio / GPS / Echo sounder, Sonic depth sounder / mobile telephone / Satellite telephone / Radar / Auto Pilot|
|First aid kit, oxygen system (used for Nitrox as well as emergency use), DAN O2, 2 X 25 person life rafts, SOLAS-approved life jackets in each cabin, CO2 fire fighting equipment|
|Captain, engineer (certified for emergency procedures), four divemasters (1 trained paramedic), cook, cook helper, 3 x deck hand, hostess, masseuse (total 9 crew + 4 dive staff)|
|LOA||36m (115ft)||Cruising speed||10 knots|
|Beam||7m (23ft)||Maximum speed||14 knots|
|Fuel||15,000 liters||Number of guests||24-26 persons|
|Water||30,000 liters + Watermaker||Dinghy||2 X 4.2 m with 40 hp|
|Engines||Cummins, 2 X 500 hp||Nitrox||Yes|
|Generators||2 x Perkins - 24 hours/day||Compressors||Coltisub 580 liter/min, Bauer 250 liter/min|
|Bathrooms||9 with hot & cold water||Deck Showers||2|
|Entertainment||CD/ DVD/ CVD / 42" Plasma television and home theatre|
|Saloon||Indoor and outdoor saloons||Sun Deck||1 X 50 square meters|
|Nitrox tanks||Yes||Air tanks||Yes, 12 liter and 15 liter|
|Extra services & benefits|
Massage service available • Non-divers: 10% discount