Manta : 105 ft Deluxe Power Cruiser
Manta Cruise offers great value
New boat, great Value, expert crew and guaranteed departures on all trips
Manta Cruise is luxury at its best and was launched in 2006 season and refurbished for the 2009 season. She can accommodate up to 18, but we put a maximum of 14 surfers onboard to maximize standard and comfort and ensure no crowds. Manta offers very spacious living with 3 levels of rooms & entertaining areas. Manta is a great vessel and fully equipped to cater for your every need. Manta Cruise offers the excellent comfort, generous space and attentive service that regular guests have come to expect. All cabins are air-conditioned, the interior design is functional and tasteful and the cuisine is mouth-watering. Cruising onboard the Manta you will get treated. Sit back, relax in comfort with spacious living areas, mouth watering dishes to fuel epic surfs and then bunk down in air-conditioned comfort. The Maldives is an amazing destination and no words could do the place justice but a stay on the Manta will.
Luxury at affordable prices
Manta comes at a real bargain, luxury usually has an unrealistic price tag attached. Manta provides expert service, mouth watering food, super comfortable beds at a reasonable price that will exceed your expectations.
Manta employs a local surf guide with tons of experience. Your guide knows the Maldivian surf in all conditions guaranteeing that you get the best waves possible on the day. Manta delivers for anyone dreaming of the aqua marine waters of the Maldives and fishing, snorkeling and even diving are available to sate any water enthusiasts dreams. Manta aim to have you surfed out and exhausted each day so that all you can do is fall on your delicious food and sleep soundly all night and prepare for another surf packed day.
All cabins have en-suite bathrooms and individually controlled air-conditioning. There are seven cabins on the lower deck which can be used for double or twin births, and two suites on the upper deck which are much more spacious and have double beds. The interior of your cabin will serve as a home away from home whilst you stay onboard the Manta. Comfort in every corner, neat, tidy and relaxing - you couldn't ask for more.
Cabin Types : 5 Twin Rooms, 2 Double Rooms, 2 Suite Rooms ( Double ). All the cabins have:
- Portholes (lower deck) or windows (upper deck)
- Room service
- Private bathroom with hot water shower
- Hand basin and towels
- Bedside lights
- Wardrobe and mirror
- 3 Prong UK-style mains outlet 220 volts - 24 hours per day
Manta was built in 2006 so she's a bit of youngster but has already gained a reputation for being ultra comfortable, super spacious and elegantly outfitted. The recent refurbishment in 2009 enabled the Manta to accommodate for a more discerning client making sure that you feel like a king as you cruise through the Maldives.
Apart from surfing the epic waves of the Maldives you'll have plenty to do on Manta; Chill under the sun on one of the many sundecks, enjoy a drink at the bar, dine under the stars on a warm tropical night or grab some surf motivation and watch a DVD and listen to your favorite tunes. Don't forget your in the Maldives one of the most desirable hot spots in the World so enjoy a rare glimpse into Maldivian culture and request a culture show or lose yourself in the clear aquamarine water and go snorkeling or fishing (Including night fishing)the key is to relax, cruise, take it all in and surf out the stress.
Other activities can be arranged so don't hesitate if you got something you're really looking forward to on your Maldivian get-a-way speak up and leave the rest to the Manta!
Expert surfguide to find you the best waves each day
This region of the Maldives experiences a similar surf season to Indonesia. The best waves can be had from March to October, with the biggest swells likely to occur in June/July/August. During these months the conditions are predominantly off-shore all day and the swell direction is mainly South South East (SSE). The surf generally ranges in size from 2-8 feet, however bigger days have been experienced.
A great variety of reef breaks exist ranging in intensity from quite mellow shreddable walls to gnarlier hollow pits. There is something for everyone.In the North Male atoll, between Male and Thulhusdhoo is an assortment of 7 breaks.
Jailbreaks is a classic right-hander that was previously off limits. A long down the line right-hander with 3 distinct sections including a mid barrel section. Rides of up to 300m can be had when it's lining up.
Honkys is located near HP reef just North of Himmafushi Island. It is a fast wrapping left at 4-6ft and needs the right swell direction. Worth checking if Sultans is crowded.
On the other side of the channel you have Sultans. An easy right-hand take off which leads you to an intense wrapping section at the end. Breaks 3-8ft. Please note: this wave is the most protected from the southerly winds in the North Male atoll and collect the most swell, so go there if it is small.
20 minutes further North you will find the right-hander known as Ninjas which breaks off Kani Resort. A mellower right-hander which can be quite fickle.
25 minutes north of Lohifushi are 2 breaks opposite each other at a reef pass. The right-hander known as Cokes (Colas) breaks 3-10ft and is fairly protected from the southerly winds that may affect other breaks. This wave has been well photographed and is the hollowest in the North Male atoll. This will test your tube-riding ability. The left hander known as Chickens is probably the fastest wave in the North Male atoll. This wave holds swell size from 3ft to well over 10ft and provides rides up to 500m long.
Over the months of Jun/Jul/August the North Male atoll surf breaks are getting busier due to the European Summer holidays. Many nationalities of surfers flock to the Maldives over this period. The surf at this time is VERY consistent and can accommodate a large number of surfers spread-out over the 7 breaks in the atoll. If you are after less crowded conditions Mar/Apr/May/Sep/Oct are recommended. The swell over this period may not be as consistent as Jun-Aug however good waves certainly still exist at this time.
The South Male atoll also several great set-ups that on LARGE swells will be 2' smaller than North Male breaks, however without any CROWD FACTOR. World Surfaris surf-guides have experience in this region and can make recommendations accordingly. It is only a 2 hour trip from Nth Male atoll breaks to the Sth Male atoll breaks. The breaks around Kandooma Resort are quite fickle however on a good solid SE swell it can get good down there.
Central Atolls Surf
All Spots in the Mulaku Atoll are on a coast line facing to the east. There is always a left or a right hander well protected from the predominant wind directions. All spots are close to each other so that you can change spots within a few minutes!
Veyvah : Left Hander Perfect wave with long wall. Easy take of with several options with long rides. Not too heavy - Great Fun.
Mulha : Right Hander Can hold bigger swells. Easy to ride even when it is big. Good for intermediates and even beginners.
Mulha : Left Hander Pretty shallow, fast wave. Works only in certain times of conditions.
Muli Inside : Righthander Very fast, long walls, hollow, barreling, can be shallow but still save ending. Very well protected from southerly winds. Needs bigger swells.
Muli Outside : Righhander Picks up more swell, good in sw winds, long walls, can max out easily, on the corner easy exit.
We have recently scoped out 2 atolls on the West Side between Mulaku and Hadhdhunmathee atoll and in the right swell direction, we will take you over there. There are some perfect set-ups on these atolls and almost certainly no-one else around. If the surf on the East side is small or onshore then your guide will use his expertise to determine whether it's worth visiting the west-side also.
A further. approx. 8 hour steam south brings you to Hadhdhunmathee atoll hosting the following breaks.
Spots are spread from the south facing coastline along the east facing up to the north east corner where waves wrap around. As a result you will find spots protected from all wind directions except a rare straight easterly breeze.
Isdhoo : Righthander which needs large easterly swell but very well protected from southerly winds.
Maabaidhoo : Left and Righthander. Left: Very fast and hollow, sometimes closing out, well protected from westerly to northerly winds. Right: works only in large swells. Fun Wave, Longboarders and shortboarders will have a good time.
Mundoo : Righthander Fast and shallow take off sectiont, barelling, spitting, perfect wave. With soft ending.
Gaadhoo : Lefthander Fun clean wave playground. When big: perfect lefthander.
Ying Yang/Hithadhoo : Righthander Yin Yang is a long and typical outside -typical reef corner right in a pass. Outside is a mellow wall, often cross shore, with safe rides in deep water. Then, the wave bends in the corner, mush out for a while, then wraps into one of the most critical sections in the Maldives. Inside section can be long and tubular, guys getting barreled 3 times but it can be fairly heavy too on pretty uneven reef, producing potential intimidating barrels on the first bend.
There is another atoll to the west (between Mulaku and Hadhdhunmathee atolls) that with the right swell direction (SSW) will offer a few other options and may be worth investigating on the 11 night Male to Hadhdhunmathee trips.