Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet announces the addition of the brand new Tiburon Explorer in the Galapagos and the new White Manta Explorer in Indonesia.
The steel has been delivered, sandblasted and primed and, on June 20, the keel was laid for the 125 foot (38 meter) Tiburon Explorer. Progress photos will be published periodically on social media. This substantial steel hull vessel will cruise the waters of the incredible Galapagos, visiting the famed Wolf and Darwin Islands for hammerheads and whale sharks, as well as Cabo Douglas in search of marine iguanas and Punta Vincente Roca for the opportunity to see mola molas.
A large and spacious state-of-the-art vessel, the Tiburon Explorer will feature 9 air-conditioned staterooms accommodating 16 guests, with 6 large staterooms on the main deck and 3 suites with large port lights on the lower deck, all with private bathrooms and ocean views. All nine cabins will be outfitted with twin beds that can convert to king beds, allowing for singles or couples in each cabin. The yacht will feature a partially covered sun deck with a jacuzzi and plenty of seating; a salon with dining, bar and entertainment areas as well as an ample dive deck with bathroom, large camera table with charging station, individual storage areas and separate rinse bins for cameras and dive gear. Diving operations will be conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.
Existing reservations aboard Majestic Explorer have been moved to Tiburon Explorer and new reservations are now being accepted for travel beginning in April, 2020.
The new White Manta Explorer will be making her way from Malaysia to Indonesia where she will begin cruising the Banda Sea starting on September 16, 2019. Measuring 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 30 feet (10 meters) in width, this steel hull vessel will offer exciting diving through Ambon, Banda, Sangalaki and Raja Ampat in Indonesia. She is stable, sophisticated, and reliable – perfect for extended itineraries to the most exotic regions of Indonesia.
Accommodations on White Manta Explorer include fourteen beautifully furnished en-suite staterooms averaging 200 sq. ft. (20sqm) providing modern lodging for up to 22 guests. Six of the staterooms can be available for single occupancy. White Manta Explorer is replete with amenities including 24-hour satellite WIFI connection, a spacious sundeck, and two dining areas – a popular outdoor alfresco area and an indoor air-conditioned dining room. With a vessel this refined, guests are ensured the onboard ambiance of a world-class dive holiday.
White Manta Explorer‘s dive deck is sizeable and comfortable with a large dedicated camera room, outdoor work station, and a full range of rental equipment. Diving is also conducted in small groups (4:1) meaning attentive and personalized service. With an average of 20 crew members on board and a high crew to guest ratio, those aboard can expect first-class service above and below the water.
Guests joining Tiburon Explorer in the Galapagos or White Manta Explorer in Indonesia will undoubtedly enjoy an exhilarating, yet luxurious, dive holiday, most likely returning time and time again.