MV White Manta - Layang Layang

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MV White Manta - Layang Layang

7 days

From 1287 EUR

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You may know the MV White Manta, the « New » MV White Manta is her bigger sister that has been launched in April 2011. It is a 36m steel yacht that cruises in Thailand from November to March and in Layang Layang from April to June for our greatest pleasure.

It offers accommodation for up to 24 divers in 12 cabins of different categories. The cabins are spacious with a built in wardrobe for your personal belongings. The Deluxe cabins are fitted with large windows and luminous. One triple and one quadruple cabin are also available for families or small groups.

The diving space is located on the main deck and is very well fitted with enough space to get ready without any hassle and large fresh water tanks for your diving equipment.

The master diver and the other 4 diving guides/instructors speak English and are all PADI certified. Groups are small with a 4 divers to 1 guide ratio. Nitrox is available on board.

Layang Layang is a paradise for divers with the very deep waters surrounding it and the island reefs falling to more than 2000m deep it is home to numerous species such as hammer sharks and sometimes whale sharks. Fishing is banned here so the underwater life is abundant, the coral reefs are in pristine conditions and the water is clear and unpolluted.


Day 1

Leave home, fly to Kuala Lumpur

Day 2 D Arrive in Kuala Lumpur and transfer to Kota Kinabalu, depending on your arrival time we will either book a night there or you will be taken to the boat straight away. The cruise leaves at 2.00PM for Layang Layang, on board briefing, chill out in the afternoon and sleep on board.

Day 3 B-L-D (4 dives) First diving day in Layang Layang

Time schedule for the diving days

07h00 Wake up – light breakfast

08h00 1st dive

09h30 Breakfast

11h00 2nd dive

12h30 Lunch

15h00 3rd dive

16h30 Snack

18h20 Night dive

19h45 Dinner

Night on board

Day 4 B-L-D (3 dives) Morning dives with hammer sharks, 2 dives on the Dallas reef and 1 night dive in Layang Layang.

Day 5 B-L-D Morning dive on the Dog Tooth Lair site, 2 dives on the Mariveles reefs to admire the giant seafans. Back in Layang Layang for a night dive.

Day 6 B-L-D (3 dives) Today, we go on 3 different dives around Layang Layang, Wrasse Strip the best spot for sharks, the Valley and last the Usukan shipwreck for a night dive.

Day 7 B-L-D (Dives 3-4) Dives on WWII shipwrecks before returning to Kota Kinabalu. Arrival time around 8.00PM.

Day 8 Breakfast and transfer to the airport to take your flight to Kuala Lumpur to connect to your country or you can also choose to stay longer for a land tour in Sabah or more diving in Sipadan and Lankayan,, please ask us.

Day 9 Arrive home


New White Manta IMO certified.

  • Takes 24 divers max, 16 guest in 8 ensuite cabin and 8 guest in 4 standard cabin.
  • Length 36m
  • Bean 7.5m
  • Steel hull
  • Launch March 2011
  • Main engine - Cummins 2 x 700hp total 1400 Hp
  • Genset Cimmins 2 x100 Kva 1 x 30 Kva spare genset
  • Water maker - 2 unit 4000 lit per day Fresh water tank
  •  20,000 lit Diesel tank - 15,000 lit
  • Range - 1500 nm
  • Cruising - 9-10 knot
  • Compressor - 2 unit 450 lit L & W compressor , air cooler,1 x L& W membrane nitrox compressor.

We provide clean air and nitrox refill. With very big P6 filter and air cool system, you will ensure the best pure air you ever get.

Dates & prices
From To Price per Non-diver (EUR) Price per Diver (EUR) Select
04/01/2014 05/31/2014 1287 1430 Continue

* excludes international flights, price based on a shared double or twin cabin and shared bathroom

Double or twin cabin (2 to 4 pers) with private bathroom = 1509EUR/diver

Double or twin cabin (2 to 4 pers) shared bathroom = 1279EUR/diver

This price includes:

  • Transfers
  • All meals, snacks, drinking water, hot beverages.
  • Toiletries
  • Weights, belts and 12L tank
  • 4 diving guides (2 instructors, 2 Dive Master)
  • 18 dives

This price does not include :

  • Flights
  • Diving permits in Layang Layang
  • Insurance
  • Massage (25 US$ /hour)
  • Soft drinks
  • Beers and alcohol
  • Diving equipment
  • Nitrox refills (12 US$ for one)
  • 15L tank (12 US$ /day)
Extra & options

You could combine this tour with an on land tour of Malaysia or any other Southeast Asian country, please ask us for more information.

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