I would like to thank Benny and the rest of his family and group for helping arrange my trip to the buietiful waters of Komodo. The coral triangle certainly lives up to its reputation as the most incredible place in the world to dive!
We saw Mantas, Sharks, big sea turtles, buietiful coral gardens ritch with marine life and Komodo Dragons.
There boat is buietiful, big at safe.
Nitrox and 15 L tanks were available.
They kept the well guided groups small.
I certainly will miss the hard working boat crew and the waters of Komodo.
My 17 years old son (fresh Cmas2,, 30 dives) and I really enjoyed the 2 days diving around Komodo with Manta Rhei.
We particularly appreciated the very professional and experimented dive masters, who allowed us to feel safe for our first drifting dives despite the strong currents.
Very friendly and helpful crew, varied selection of sites over the 2 days and comfortable boats. Even food was very good, including Belgian waffles (and vegetarian for my son)
For EC residents, the ability to secure bookings via bank transfer to a Belgian account is a plus
We had 2 days of diving with Manta Rhei. As my girlfriend was only doing dsd we had different experiences so my review is just on the already qualified experience.
Good clean, spacious boat with loads of places to relax between dives.
Gear in good condition and very carefully maintained.
Rikard and Reef (both locals which was great to see) were my guides and both knew there stuff. Clear briefs, explanation of currents and entry procedures. They were both very good at finding sea life of all sizes, in particular manta (thanks for making that birthday wish come true Rikard!).
On the second day someone in our group lost their camera inbetween the safety stop and ascent. Somehow reef and another of the guides managed to find it, which I think deserves mention as to the lengths the guides go to look after you.
The crew on the boat were ace, snacks, drinks and lunch were good with cake and waffles on the boat ride back. I felt a little lazy at times because I am used to struggling with my gear on deck but these guys did everything for you other than physically putting the gear on.
The booking and shop experience was ace as well with Vira (I truly hope I spelt it right!).
I only did 2 dives on my last day to stop off at Rinca and see the komodos. This was all organised by Manta Rhei and we managed to see some under the watchful eye of a park ranger.
My only regret is that I only had 2 days of dives. The passion of the crew and most of the guides is really felt. Echo deserves an honourable mention for just being hilarious and sleeping face down on the mats.
I will definitely be back, hopefully on a live aboard next time.
Thank you for the memories.
Absolutely wonderful experience!
Started wondering around Flores pricing and sorting dive companies when we came across Manta Rhei.
From the outset, Veronica was enthusiastic, giving us all the regular details about the equipment and boat, but the way she described the sites themselves to can tell there was passion!
The entire day was magic, from the exeptional and friendly staff, to the most luxurious dive boat we've ever been on. The food was fresh and fantastic, and the Belgium waffles were such a treat!
The dives themselves were perfect, viability was great, and we got to see all the major fauna (not that they can control these aspects). The dive masters were super professional, the briefings were super in-depth!
One of us ended up snorkeling, and got to see amazing animals from the surface.
Overall we cannot recommend enough!
Thanks for the great day!
We shopped around and decided to go with these guys being a family fun business and also we liked the warm ambient feeling we got from the staff and the coziness it offered.
We were a family of 5 with 3 boys and we got a decent discount as you know diving with 5 people was pretty expensive.
The boat was lovely, decked out well with bean bags and mattresses on the top deck. Free flow of drinks, cold water, hot water for tea and coffee. Constantly serving food in the morning, lunch was ok and had vegetarian but I think this could be improved as it was over cooked limp veggies. After the 3rd dive more snacks and the waffles were the best!!
The dive itself was great. 3 dives per day, the scuba gear was in good condition, two regulators needed changing but the staff fixed that pretty quickly.
Lolita our instructor and Peter our DM was ace, friendly and was thorough with all the dive sites we went to.
This is one of the top 5 spots in the world to go diving and wow.. it was mind blowing .. the hard and soft corals was simply breathtaking, visibility up to 25m!!! We saw lots of manta rays, sharks, turtles, sting rays ..
I will definitely return again! Go to Manta Rhei they will certainly look after you.
Thank you Manta Rhei we will be back ❤️