Captain Wayne and Chef Emily Keese are both originally from Texas. They met skydiving in the late 1990's and have always led a very adventurous lifestyle together.
Wayne began his adventurous lifestyle at the age of 16 when he found the love of flying an airplane. He joined the Army at the age of 17 and became part of an airborne unit which sparked his desire to skydive professionally. He later pursued his instructor's ratings and began Eagle Flight Skydiving in Granbury, Texas to share the sport with others.
Emily pursued a career as a pharmacist. As a way of giving back, Emily volunteers working with groups like Open Arms International in Eldoret, Kenya and Outreach organizations on the Amazon River assisting with the needed medical camps.
Wayne and Emily found a new love of scuba while honeymooning in Cozumel. They have both pursued their Padi Divemaster, Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response Trainer certifications. With several dive vacations, their love of the sea grew and they had a dream to purchase their own sailboat at some point.
In 2013, they commissioned Royal Cape Catamaran in Durban, South Africa to build S/V Manna, a true 53' ocean going vessel. After sailing Manna across the Atlantic and the love for the islands in BVI it was decided to share the passion with others by chartering her in the BVI for a few years before continuing on with circumnavigating. In the last two years during the off season they have sailed over 20,000 nautical miles abroad delivering supplies for humanitarian efforts in areas like Haiti along with providing aid for full time missionaries in the field around the world. During these new adventures Wayne and Emily both have earned their USCG 100 ton Master Ratings with Sail Endorsements.
You will find the crew aboard S/V Manna to be awesome and extremely unique. Whether you're looking for a slow relaxing vacation or a fast paced adventure the crew onboard Manna has the knowledge and skills to deliver. You and your guest are truly in for the vacation of a lifetime.
Internet availability, portable VHF radios for guest use when on shore to call for pickup, and SSB Radio.
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Scuba Diving Details
General Diving Info
2018 Upgraded both diving compressors to continuous duty along with adding 10 new 3300 psi 80 aluminum tanks. (Which gives us both HP100 steel tanks for the guys that use a lot of air and AL80 aluminum tanks for the younger and lighter divers)
Dive Gear updated yearly.
Diving Costs information
Free Unlimited Diving Included for Certified Divers.
All course are certified through PADI
Discover Scuba $160
This is a course for the curious non-certified diver. The course entails a short academic session, pool session and upon successful completion, a two-tank boat dive. This entire package includes all necessary equipment,
Complete Open Water Course $595
Average two full days with confined water session where we build your scuba diving skills in a controlled environment and 4 boat dives to demonstrate the skills you have learned. Includes PADI E-leaning which must be completed prior to arriving, dive Log, use of any scuba equipment necessary to complete course, and upon successful completion, processing fees. Buying onboard or bringing your own mask and snorkel is highly recommended.
Referral Open Water completion check out dives $325
The certification process will never seem long or difficult when you have the opportunity to finish it in the Caribbean! This package Includes 4 open water dives over two days.
Advance Open Water course $390
Are you looking to upgrade your dive credentials? The PADI advanced open water training features 3 core dives which include DEEP, NAVIGATION, and NIGHT. This package includes use of manual, any or all equipment to complete course. You will receive an on-board briefing with no classroom time required. Choose ELearning and all you are paying for are the dives.
(PADI ELearning fees not included)
Rescue Diver $500
Now you can become a rescue diver in just two days. Before enrolling in this course you must be an advanced open water diver and have current CPR and FIRST AID Certification. Manual and all necessary equipment to complete course, including processing fees, for only $500.
Specialty courses available upon request.
Appetizers and Snacks:
Ceviche with corn chips
Baked Goat Cheese with crackers
Fruit Plates with dip
Vegetable Trays with dip
Cream cheese dip with carrots and bagel chips
Queso, Picante and chips
Nuts and Pretzels
Guacomole , Cucumber Salsa and chips
Chips and Dip
Ham cups with egg
Oven baked eggs and bacon
Pancakes and Sausage
Fruit and Cheese Plate
Various Yogurts and Cereals
Quiche and garbanzo salad
Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Shrimp melon salad
Pasta with Italian Sausage
Pulled Pork with Coleslaw
Pork loin with Guava Sauce
Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa
Beef Tenderloin with Smashed potatoes
Roasted mustard seed sea bass
Key Lime Pie
Cool Strawberry Shortcake
Brownies with Ice Cream
* Special or custom dietary requirements available upon prior request
Winter 2020 to 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
Legal for USVI Only Charters
GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.
Half board Rates: Deduct $200 per person per 7 nights of charter. Requires 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners and associated beverages taken ashore at client expense. Please inquire for less than 7 nights.
Sleep aboard Rates: Please calculate using 1/2 the daily rate. Includes boarding after 5pm, dock side with marina amenities along with welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and an early charter start. Dinner ashore at client expense
Manna is available to charter Down Island and will relocate. Please inquire for availability.
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: 1-8 @ $25,000, 7 night minimum. Christmas charter must end no later than December 26th. New Year charter cannot begin earlier than Dec 27th.
Manna is not a BVI based vessel but will include BVI Cruising permits. Yacht has BVI Fishing Yacht Registration.
Manna is available Summer 2020 in the SVI, USVI, BVI and areas South
Spanish Virgins Maximum 6 pax only
You can view a sample itinerary that the amazing crew of Manna skillfully put together. The itinerary is an example of Spanish Virgin Islands (SVI) charter and includes; stops at one of the oldest lighthouses in the Caribbean, exhilarating island hikes, breathtaking snorkel spots and basking in the sun on the sand of the world famous Flamenco Beach.
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$14,000 Client pays ALL expenses.
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat