MV White Manta/ MV Dive Race
The Anambas Islands are located between Singapore and the Natuna islands in the South China Sea. Earlier the islands were better known as a base for off-shore oil drilling and natural gas explorations, but today Anambas has gained popularity among divers on account of its pristine corals.
Seven Skies Wreck
The Seven Skies wreck is popular with large pelagics too. Indeed some will tell you that one particular visitor was the inspiration behind our name. Curious if not somewhat aggressive schools of Batfish are ever-present. One usually gets to see tunas; big-eye trevallies; giant trevallies; barracudas and bludger trevallies in impressive schools driving balls of baitfish to the surface. Two large nurse sharks are often to be found in the rope room in the bow. You may also spot a Whale Shark, mantas or dolphins swimming around the wreck.
The Igara is a wreck off the East Coast of Malaysia that sank on 12 March 1973. At the time of her sinking the Igara was the largest ever single marine insurance loss in maritime history. Valued at over US$25 million she was loaded with 127,718 tonnes of Brazilian Iron Ore.
The ship now lies in around 40m of water rising to 11m at the top of the wreck. Despite only half the wreck remaining this is a huge wreck with vast open cargo holds. The site is prone to very strong currents and occasional bad visibility. The wreck was nicknamed the 'turtle wreck' by divers due to a resident turtle although more recent reports suggest the turtle is no longer present. Three resident nurse sharks are sometimes spotted in the storage rooms in the stern. The wreck is overgrown with soft corals, sponges and hydroids. Divers frequently see schools of barracudas, snappers, fusiliers, angelfish, groupers and batfish.
2018 LIVEABOARD SCHEDULE
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3D2N 7 Skies / Igara wreck / Anambas island: SGD$ 700 - 950
3D2N Acasta Reef / Wreck / Garden of Eden: SGD$ 700 - 950
3D3N Anambas Island & Shark Point: SGD$ 700 - 950
3D2N South China Sea Wreck: SGD$ 700 - 950
3D2N Tioman: SGD$ 650 - 900
SGD 900.00 - Double or Twin with En-suite
SGD 800.00 - Deluxe Triple or Quad Share with En-suite
SGD 700.00 - Standard Twin with Wash Basin
SGD 650.00 - Standard Quad with Wash Basin
2 nights' accommodation on MV White Manta.
All meals (Western & Thai) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo. Fresh drinking water.
Towel, toiletries, cabin services.
Tanks, weight belt, weights, dive guide.
Dive & travel insurance.
Soft drinks, alcohol, Nespresso coffee, bar snacks, nitrox fill.
**Diving gear subject to availability (wetsuits: shorty's are standard), dive computer, torch, 15L tank rental**.
Meet 5.30pm at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (just inside entrance on the left), sail to Batam to clear immigration, welcome briefing & sail overnight to the dive site. Dinner is served onboard.
Saturday (4 dives)
Check-out dive at Tokong Malangbiru; 2 dives Pulau Repong (a.k.a. Shark Point); return to Tokong Malangbiru for sunset / night dive. (All reef diving 10-30m; pristine hard corals).
Check-out dive at Tokong Malangbiru; 2nd dive at Batu Kataoka (submerged sea-mount); return to Tokong Malangbiru for afternoon and sunset / night dive. Overnight sail to Igara Wreck.
Sunday (2 dives)
Morning dive at Igara wreck (depth 16-40m). Sail to Batam to clear immigration. ETA 6pm to TMFT, Singapore.
Total (6 dives)
Departure: 5.30pm, 1st Day – Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) Singapore
Return: 6pm – Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) Singapore
Last dive ends: 12pm, Last Day, plenty of time for R&R while we sail back to Singapore calling in at Batam to check out of Indonesia. This also allows for your minimum surface interval / No Fly Time (as recommended by PADI) before flying next day.
Massage S$30/hr, soft drinks S$2.50, beer S$4.50, Nespresso S$2.50, snacks S$4; chocolate S$2; wine S$50.
Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx32) delivered by membrane: S$15/fill for 12l cylinder; S$18/fill for 15l cylinder (BIG tank).
Port Fee S$50.
Rates per item per diving day:
BCD, Regulator S$15 (each).
Dive Computer, Torch S$15 (each).
Fins, Mask S$5 (each).
Large Tank S$15.