Had a fantastic experience throughout - very experienced, approachable and kind instructors/ dive masters which helped us get through the open water course.
In the beginning we were a bit wary of being under water but the staff took a lot of time to answer all our questions and made sure we are comfortable.
Once we were in the water with our instructor, all the worries were gone ... (they do 4 pax max per instructor - which is very nice). What is also very good are the (de)briefing sessions before and after the dives - very professional and helpful for beginners. Equipment is top notch and the boat crew is there to help you gearing up etc.
The boat is new and very well maintained. when you are not busy on diving matters you can have a nice chill on their upper deck and chat to the super nice boat crew or take a lazy nap. You will also get a warm lunch, with a changing daily menu - not something you get on the other boats. Not to forget the yummy Belgian waffles which you get as a afternoon snack.
If you are lost between all the offers on the street, this is is the place to go.
Faultless performance from these guys. Diving is amazing, of course, but the boat and crew make the whole thing a perfect experience. Their new boat, Yolanda, is a work of art: comfy lounge downstairs, open sun deck with beanbags and mattresses upstairs. Dive deck must have taken a lot of thought: access to the water easy for all divers, so no awkward staggering around deck in full gear and simultaneous negative entries for the pinnacle sites like Castle and Crystal Rocks are simple. The crew are a machine giving every guest the personal dive butler treatment without rush or fuss. Food plentiful and excellent, and they do their best to avoid plastic waste with water dispensers on board. The dive guides really know their stuff and tailor the diving to the skills of the group, preempting issues with currents in particular which are a basic feature of Komodo dives. Eko, Rikar, Peter, Alex, Indi and the team found the cool stuff and did all the thinking for us so we could enjoy the amazing corals, fishes, sharks, turtles, mantis shrimps :)
We did 10 dive trips (3 each day) with Manta Rhei. I have been diving in many places around the world (also some in Indonesia). I have never seen a more professionell, friendly and safe dive center. For example-if you are certified to dive with Nitrox, it is without extra costs!!! The dive guides have done an excellent job with very good briefings. The dive groups are small (max. 4 divers) and the groups are formed to divers experience levels. The boat crew also did an excellent job. They prepare your dive gear, are very friendly and mindful.
Even if we dived with our own gear they have top equipment for their customers.
They have a very nice, fast new boat with every safety equipment you need (oxygen, first aid kit, etc.).
At least I can say that they serve every day very good food. You get coffee, water and 2 soft drinks for free and they serve delicious Belgian waffles every day. :-)
I can highly recommend this dive center and would give more than 5 stars.
Lars from Germany
It was a beautiful day lived in the sea and discovering corals, turtles and fish. We always had the accompaniment of a monitor when snorkeling, thanks to their attention we could feel very safe and enjoy the wonders of the sea. I recommend this activity led by Manta Rhei Dive Center.
Fue un día precioso vivido en el mar y descubriendo corales, tortugas y peces. Tuvimos siempre el acompañamiento de un monitor al realizar el snorkel, gracias a sus atenciones pudimos sentirnos muy seguros y disfrutar de las maravillas del mar. Recomiendo esta actividad dirigida por Manta Rhei Dive Center.
I made 6 dives with Manta Rhei on 2 days. I choosed Manta Rhei because they made a great selection of dives and the booking follow up from Michelle en Benny was just perfect.
Incredible good service on the boat, amazing food and snacks, nice boat and great staff and brand new dive material. The 6 dives I did with Manta Rhei were the best you can find in Komodo. The dive location knowledge of Manta Rhei made this 2 days an unforgettable expetience.
Special thanks to my divemaster Echo; always full of positive energy, always smiling, best breefings you can get and he is the first to find the best things on a dive location and very helpful.
Manta Rhei is the place 2 be if you want to dive in Komodo (any level)