Lady Denok - komodo / raja ampat Liveaboard

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The Lady Denok is a 28 meter Phinisi schooner that was created and custom crafted by the Konjo who are the world-renowned master boat builders in Tana Beru, South Sulawesi. Her maiden voyage was in January 2016.
She is equipped with the latest in marine technology and safety features. The Lady Denok is set up to give you the best liveaboard experience in this part of the world. From her stern to her bow she is ready to pamper 12 guests in her 7 cabins, all of which have ensuite private bathroom with portholes, hot and cold water and individually controlled air conditioning.

This Lady is elegant in every way but don’t underestimate her power. She has a Yanmar 350 Horsepower Engine and is powered by 2x 33KVA Yanmar Generators. Lady Denok is ready to give you an unforgettable experience of adventure in a plush and safe environment as you explore the pristine islands of the Indonesia archipelago.
The certified and professionally trained crew are willing and able to ensure you a safe and comfortable voyage through indonesia’s tropical island paradise. And from the galley you will be catered to by our chef as he shows you his art to keep you healthy and strong throughout the cruise with delicious Indonesian, Asian and European cuisine.

Lady Denok - prices

Prices are per person and in USD based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes :

• Transportation to and from the airport or a hotel on the day of embarkation or disembarkation up to a distance of 20 kilometers.

• Full accommodation in air-conditioned double/twin/single staterooms, in bathroom shampoo, soap, towel, etc.

• The onshore activities/excursions organized by the Lady Denok

• The shore activities/excursions according to the program

• All meals on board, snacks

• All soft drinks ( free flows )

• Diving activities (according to the program)

• Tanks, weights and weight belts

• Cruise director, dive guides

• Administration/port clearance fee

• Fuel surcharge

• Kayak

• Government taxes

The trip price does not include :

• International and domestic air fare
• National park entrance fees

• Hotels and meals before and after the cruise

• Alcoholic beverages, wine drinks

• Snorkel gear (available for rent from The Lady Denok)

• Travel insurance

• Obligatory Dive insurance

• Onboard purchases.

• Private tours not included in the Lady Denok Program
• Laundry

• Tips for the crew (optional)

• Dive equipment rental

• On-board telecommunications

Single supplement surcharge is an extra + 50% from the published price if you wish to have the whole cabin to yourself (non – sharing).

Terms and conditions:

Individual bookings:
Booking deposit:
30% of booking is required within 7 days of booking - non refundable
70 % is due to 90 days prior to departure - non refundable.
Balance due 90 days before your trip departure date - non-refundable.
Individual booking made less than 90 days before the departured ate are payable in full at the time of booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Group charter:

Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per day
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $ 54
Regulator with octopus $ 10
Computer $
BCD $ 10
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $ 7
Mask $ 5
Fins (+ booties as required) $ 5
Torch $ 8

Lady Denok - cabins

To see photos of the cabins please visit the schedule and click on the cabin name to see the photos of each cabin, availability and price.

Lady Denok accommodates 12 guests in her 1 Master cabin and 6 Double / Twin cabins, all of which have ensuite private bathroom with portholes, potable hot and cold water and individually controlled air conditioning.

Lady Denok - itinerary

Itinerary Sorong – Sorong (Raja Ampat) – 10 Days / 9 Nights

Day 1.
Arrival at Sorong Airport ( DOMINIK OSOK AIRPORT ).
Transfer to harbour Sorong( Nusa Hamina )
Welcome on your home for the next days !!
Depending on arrival time of our guests , embarking strait for one of the best dive sites of the world South East of Misool.
Sorong to Daram, 80 N/M 12 hours
Please note: If possible one check dive on the way to Misool, if not, it will be one check dive at Misool, Daram

Day 2.
Misool; Daram
The dive sites here are called, Andys Ultimate, Candy Store, Andiamo Overnight stay close to Yilliet. Daram to Yilliet 15 N/M 2 hours.

Day 3.
Misool; Warakaraket.
We arrive early morning at one of the best dive sites in R4 “Magic Mountain”, after Magic Mountain we will dive at Boo Windows and or Nudy Rock and or Whale rock. Overnight stay at Kalig Island.

Day 4.
Misool; Wayil.
Early morning sail to Wayil Island. (5 N/M 1 hour) Here we can go to the beach snorkeling or diving at Neptunes Fan Sea. The other dive sites would be Four King, Barracuda, Dunia Kecil or Orange peel.

Day 5.
Misool: Wagmab.
Early morning sail ( 20 N/M 2 Hour ) to dive site Three Rocks, Razorback Rock or Goa Farondi. Later this day we will see the ancient paintings and sail to North R4 (90 N/M 11 hour), Pulau Penemu. Note : We are flexible in our itineraries, we also could stay one more day in area Misool if required, but also be aware in this case we would have less time in R4 North

Day 6.
R4 North: Penemu
Here we have to find the time to visit the View Point, beautiful with sunrise or sunset. Many dive sites to choose: Melisa’s garden, Barracuda, and My Reef and some more.

Day 7.
R4 North; Penemu to Wayag. ( 50 N/M 6 hours )
Eagle Rock one and two, Black Rock, The Maze-Equator, One Tree Island, Reger Rock and many more !!

Day 8.
R4 North; Wayag to Arborek. ( 31 N/M 4 hours )
This day we will do the dives we skipped the day before and will overnight stay at Arborek for a night dive.
Note: if possible have a night dive!

Day 9.
R4 North; Arborek to Dampier strait. ( 15 N/M 2 hours )
Today just do 2 dives, Cape Kri, Blue Magic and or Mioskon.

Day 10.
Arrival early morning In the Harbor of Sorong for departure for your next destination.

Itinerary Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo (Komodo) - 6 Days / 5 nights

Day 1.
We will go on your new home for the next days and check you in, into your cabin on Lady Denok Phinisi.
During a welcome drink we sail to our first destination ‘Sebayor Island’ where we will stay overnight.
Check dive in the afternoon with maybe also a night dive. Maybe we will see here the bump headed Parrotfish that mostly swims in schools of 10 to 15 species.

Day 2.
Gili Lawa Laut: Here we have several good dive sites named Christal and Castle Rock, and the Lighthouse all filled with a various marine life.
Chrystal and Castle Rock with huge schools of Barracuda, Trevaly and Mackerel also Shark, Napoleon and Sweat lips beautiful sea fans and corals. At the Lighthouse we will see pyramid butterfly fish and maybe also octopus.

Day 3.
Gili Lawa Darat; now we are on the south side of Gili Lawa Laut and Darat so not far away from yesterdays diving.
Here we also have the opportunity to hike up on the hill and enjoy the fabulous few and make some beautiful sunset pictures looking over the island of Komodo.
The dive sites in this area are The Golden Passage, the Couldrain and coral garden; here we can see Manta, Reef Shark, Giant Wrasse, Turtle, Giant travaly and “Dogi”Tuna.

Day 4.
Today we will sail over Makassar Strait to Batu Balong and Tetawa Besar Thousands of fish in every color and shape at Batu Balong. Wrasse, Unicorn, Moray eel, rainbow runner. Many big fish and good coral diversity can be seen along its steep wall. And in the Makassar strait (drift diving) we can see Manta at there cleaning station which will give us the change to see them more close as we hopefully already saw them at Gili Lawa Darat. Beautiful coral garden at Tetawa Besar with turtle and full with small fish.

Day 5.
Pantai Merah to Batu Tiga and Rinca. We will have an early morning dive at Pantai Merah or at Batu tiga, which is a “big fish dive”, Manta, Giant Trevaly, and Reef Shark. And after sail towards “the Dragons” on Rica island. We will arrive in the afternoon at one of the main jumping point for a trip to Komodo other then diving, the Island Rinca, where we will be taken, for a two and a half hour guided track, to see the legendary prehistoric lizard, Komodo dragon. After seeing the Dragons we will drop anchor at “Bat” Island a small island with mangrove forest, it features beautiful panorama and amazing view when thousands of flying fox (bat) come out from their nests at sunset.

Day 6.
Departure day; snorkeling and enjoy the beach at pulau Bidadari “or other beach” before your transfer to the airport. Note, the Area Komodo has around 60 dive sites, so if any sugestions on the way we also will consider.

Itinerary Ambon - Banda – Ambon – 8 Days / 7 Nights

Day 1.
Arriving in Ambon and transfer to The Lady Denok. 1 or 2 dives in Ambon bay. Faunus Muck diving (to see the small critters) and a ship wreck. In the night we cruise to Nusa Laut.

Day 2.
3 – 4 dives in Nusa Laut. You will find nice walls with healthy corals and many fish live. (October/November possible to see the schooling Hammerhead sharks). If we do only 2 dives we have time to visit the Fort and the waterfall. During the Night we cruise to the Banda Islands.

Day 3.
We arrive at banda in the morning. 2 dives around Banda Neira like Batu Kapal and Pulau. Pisang.

Day 4.
In the early morning we will go to Pulau. Hatta and dive there the Hatta Arch, Takat Hatta Reef and Button. We can visit a village there. After this we continue to Pulau. Run.

Day 5.
We will dive at Tanjung Noret, Tanjung Lokon and Tj. Pulau Nailaka.

Day 6.
We will dive around the Lighthouse Reef, Lawa Flow under the volcano, visit the village Banda Neira and the Benteng (fort). We will do a Night Dive near the harbor on Mandarin City.

Day 7.
Early in the morning we will be cruising towards the northern island Pulau. Suanggi. We will dive here at the northern and southern reefs. In the season it is also possible to see the schooling hammerhead sharks here. We will be cruising our way back to Ambon

Day 8.
Departure day. We will transfer you to your accommodation or to the airport to catch your next flight!

Lady Denok - specs

Tonnage : 114 Ton
Length over all ( LOA ): 28 M
Beam :7 M
Draught : 3.10 M
Mast : 2
Cruising speed : 7 – 8 knots
Top speed : 12 Knots
Engine Power : Yanmar 350 hp Turbo
Generators : 2 x 33 KW
Fuel : Diesel
Voltage : 12v and 220 volt
Frest water storage : 6000 liters
Frest water makers : 5000 liters per day
Max total passangers : 14
Crew : 11 + 2 Dive Guide + 1 Cruise Manager

Safety & Navigation

GPS : 2 Garmin
Depth Sounder : 1 Furuno+ 1 combination GPS Garmin
Radar : 1 Furuno
Satellite Phone : 1 Iridium
AIS
Navtex
Fish Finder : 1 Furuno combination
VHF Marine Radio
EPIRP
Fire extinguishers : 8
Life Raft : cap 30 pax
Life Jackets : 35
Life Ring Buoys : 6
First Aid Kit
Oxygen
Defibrillator

Lady Denok - diving

Raja Ampat diving

All our boats run fantastic Raja Ampat liveaboards of varying length visiting all the best places each with their own unique itinerary and features.
They are all different prices dependant on the length of the trip and standard of the liveaboard.
All our boats are liveaboards for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary." author: "Raja Ampat liveaboard

Raja Ampat (or the Four Kings) is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo which are surrounded by over 1,500 small islands and cays. Formerly known as Irian Jaya, this area is now part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia and is located on the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula, on the island of New Guinea.

Put simply, Raja Ampat could quite possibly be the best diving in the world. It certainly is the world’s most bio diverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusc species than anywhere else on Earth. The variety of marine life can be staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs. In Mansuar, you may encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to don your snorkelling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales. Other highlights include the innumerable war wrecks, both ships and planes (with new wrecks being discovered constantly).

The reefs of Raja Ampat are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colourful species of soft corals. The diving is predominantly drift dives due to the moderate prevalent currents in the area which provide nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. Currents are average to moderate and vary from none to very strong. Visibility is normally very good but can vary and is normally at its best earlier in the day so your pre-breakfast dives are not to be slept through!

This is truly “Frontier Diving”. Topside the beautiful islands stretch as far as you can see and are largely uninhabited. At night the lights of local fishing boats twinkle in the dark along the few inhabited shorelines while in more remote areas you may only see a distant spec of light over the entire horizon.

Not many liveaboards dive the Raja Ampat area, making this adventure even more unique and special.

Raja Ampat has a high season from October to May and weirdly enough it is during their rainy season due to the winds in the dry season making parts of the park inaccessable. The rainy season should not be mis-construed though. It is generally mostly a shower in the late afternoon and evening and most of the time the days are nice, wind is minimal and the skys are generally clear or slightly over cast. The seas are calmer at this time of the year as the oppposite season has winds that kick up waves and make it very difficult to dive the more exposed sites in the Southern part of Raja Ampat. The water temperature stays around the 27-30 degrees celcius mark all year round.

Recently due to the popularity of Raja Ampat a lot of boats have been running trips in the so called low season but this is also the dry season and so promotes nicer weather and better visibility but the trade of is that only the northern more sheltered part of the park is accessable but as the area is so vast and there are so many quality dive sites the reports from these northern trips have been glowing so far.

Komodo diving

Diving in Komodo is not a new idea but recently it’s being recognised as a premier destination due to the awesome variety of diving to be had. Crystal clear water and dive sites where you never see another diver provide a little something for everyone whether it’s macro or massive you love. One day you can be crawling along the bottom looking at pygmy seahorses, frogfish and unusual nudibranch and the next you are in the big blue on an open water pinnacle as the mantas fly by, the sharks circle and the dolphins hunt and the next day diving a live volcano!! For sheer variety there is no better place on earth.

Komodo is one of the few places left in the world where sharks are not rare and down south is one of the places where manta rays have their legendary aggregations, meaning they are here in the area in their hundreds!!!

One of the highlights of these trips is the rare opportunity to walk with the lengendary Komodo dragons. These truly awesome beasts can reach 3 metres plus and can reportedly run at 20km an hour chasing their prey. It’s the icing on the cake, Stunning diving and one of the world’s last surviving dinosaur descendants all one amazing package.

Covering the best of both worlds, from up close and personal with aggragating mantas to shy pygmy seahorses and rare nudibranches Komodo diving has it all. The beauty of Komodo liveaboard diving is in the balance between the large and small animals. One day you will be in the blue swimming with mantas and sharks and the next swimming along a bubbling volcanic reef covered with venting submerged fumeroles blowing bubbles into the water and hiding one of the worlds best kept secret macro dive sites.

In North Komodo the water temperature is normally 27-29°C. Around Southern Komodo and Rinca Islands the water temperature drops can drop a bit to 22-26°C. A 5mm long suit is advised and hood and booties are strongly recommended for the southern area.

These are some of the top sites that most liveaboards visit.

Angel reef, Moyo, Sumbawa diving

We start our Komodo liveaboard with the first dive of the trip and the check out dive. This dive site doesn’t disappoint. A beautiful wall stretching down to 50 metres covered in hard and soft corals very reminiscent of Bunaken in North Sulawesi. Schools of bannerfish and trevally patrol the walls with the occasional reef sharks making an appearance. Ribbon eels hide in crevices and many different nudibranchs crawl over the vast elephant ear sponges that hang from the beautiful soft coral infested wall.

Satonda island bay

A protected bay on Satonda island north of Sumbawa hosts a treasure trove of macro critters, the more we dive here the more we find. The rare Denise pygmy seahorse lives in fans here, frogfish hang out in big barrel sponges and ghost pipefish hide amongst the featherstars that cover the reef slope. In the sandy bottom you can find jawfish with their mouths full of eggs, myriads of anemonefish, mushroom coral pipefish and spearer mantis shrimps.

Sangeang island diving

Sangieng island is a perfectly round volcanic island jutting up from the sea bed. Still active and last blowing in 1996 this well kept secret is one of the world’s finest macro dive areas. With diving available all around the island there is not one specific spot but always new ones to be discovered. Bubbles of volcanic gas seep through the sand creating a surreal atmosphere and a warm black sand bottom hosting rare and unusual nudibranch. Pygmy seahorses, frogfish, Pegasus sea moths and carnivorous shells and all common here, this is my personal favourite dive site as every time we dive here there is a surprise in store of something new that is often not in the books - this site is why you go Komodo liveaboard diving.

Gps point - Gili Banta diving

Gps point is an open sea mount prone to strong currents at certain times of the day. This provides prolific hard and soft coral growth that is home to hundreds of different types of reef fish. Loved by sharks, white tip sharks cruise around the whole dive in amongst the hunting giant trevallies and schooling jacks and surgeon fish, an exciting dive.

Takat Toko, Gili Lawalaut diving

This is one of my favourite sites on the Komodo liveaboard itinerary and is very similar to Gps point this site takes it to the next level. Grey reef shark, white tip sharks, occassional dolphins and a literal fish soup created by jacks, surgeonfish, giant trevallies and bannerfish surround this large sea mount as you hang on to the reef edge and watch the action. Again this site is prone to strong currents but we time our dives to hit around slack tide and a little current brings in the big fish. Great pelagic action, my favourite blue water dive.

Lighthouse reef, Gili Lawalaut diving

An adrenalin pounding drift dive along the wall and around the corner under the lighthouse. Sharks, mantas, dolphins are all frequent visitors on the dive with some of the best coral reef top in the area around the corner out of the current at the end of the dive you can hunt for porcelain crabs, cuttlefish and unusual seahorses whilst waiting for the adrenalin to funnel out of your system and your heart rate to return to normal-this is what Komodo liveaboard diving is all about!.

Crystal rock, Gili Lawalaut diving

A stunning soft coral and sea fan covered pinnacle with crystal water clarity this is a great site for those magazine cover wide angle shots. With at least 5 different types of angelfish, 4 types of trigger and butterflyfish everywhere it is a excellent reef fish dive with frequent visits from eagle and manta rays and the resident sleepy hawksbill turtle.

Pink beach, Komodo diving

Colder water and lower vis here due to the huge amounts of organic matter in the water due to the southern currents but this is more than made up for by the astounding life available to see here due to this phenomenon. Normally done as a night dive it also makes a good day dive with everything from white tip sharks to pygmy seahorses; zebra crabs, Coleman shrimp, many coloured frogfish, xeno crabs, Spanish dancers, and unusual nudibranchs are hidden amongst the dense coral growth.

Cannibal rock, Rinca island diving

Colder water than the north but touted by many as one of the worlds best 10 sites, yes I know there seems to be way more than 10 “top 10 sites” but this one really is one if you like macro. Everything is here even the rarest of the rare, the Rhinopias scorpionfish. It’s nudi heaven with only the special and the rare getting to appear here, more species than I care to mention along with large and different frogfish mixed in with schools of fish and the resident dopy turtle we do 2 dives here and it’s still not enough!! You will love it, I personally adore this dive site.

Torpedo alley, Rinca island diving

Just next to cannibal rock and where the boat moors is a beach that has wild pigs, monkeys and Komodo dragons in the daytime and hosts a myriad of critters in the waters in front if it at night. Named for the large amount of torpedo rays found here, a member of the electric ray family- no touching! They cover the sandy bottom along with loads of nudis obvious on the black sand bottom along with bizarre crabs and octopus.

Manta alley, Komodo diving

In the cooler waters in the south of Komodo there is a bay in which there are a series of pinnacles that seem to be a magnet for aggregating mantas. They are here in their tens, often we come up having seen over 20 different individuals. Often a little shy, their evasive spins and pirouettes makes the watching of them that much more enjoyable.

Takat Makassar, Komodo diving

This is our other manta site. A little bit more of a risk to see them as it is a huge area and we drift along the bottom in about 10 metres but along the way we always run into loads of turtles, napoleon and humphead wrasse, white tip sharks and very very occasionally you will be incredibly lucky and run into the resident dugong that inhabits this area along with scores of mantas as they migrate north.

3 sisters, Padar island diving

A series of underwater pinnacles reaching nearly to the the surface off the coast of Padar island next to Komodo this site constantly springs surprises on you from silvertip sharks and mobular ray schools to marbled rays and rare nudibranchs.

How to get to Raja Ampat

Sorong is the harbour town in West Papua and the normal departure point to dive Raja Ampat. If you are unsure of how to get to Sorong to start your trip it will depend on where your international flight into Indonesia is landing. We recommend Jakarta or Bali to make your entry point into Indonesia amnd each has it’s pros and cons.

From Jakarta to Sorong most flights route through Makassar (UPG) in South Sulawesi and are over night flights arriving in the morning perfect for a pick up by your liveaboard crew at the airport. The downside of this is that you may be awake most of the night before your board the liveaboard but most boats cruise only on the first day so you can catch up on your sleep during the day.

Flights from Bali are not quite so simple and cannot be done in one day, you will need to fly from Bali to UPG the day before your liveaboard and over night in Makassar and the continue on with the UPG to Sorong flight the following morning, the day of your liveaboard departure, and this ends up being perfect tining to be picked up on your arrival in Sorong at the airport to then be taken to the boat. This takes longer but you will arrive more refreshed than the Jakarta rooute and of course you could always factor in a stay in Bali before or after your trip.

In the past it has not been possible for someone outside of Indonesia to purchase domestic flights in Indonesia so these can be purchased for you by us, if you would like, and added to your invoice. It will be about $650 return dependant on exchange rates, availability and where your entry airport is in Indonesia. The cost of the domestic flights are not included in the trip price.

Recently Garuda, our recommended airline, has made it possible to purchase their tickets online and we recommend you take this approach as it is often cheaper than the set price we have to charge. Other airlines are cheaper but are not so trustworthy or have such good luggage allowances. Again, we highly recommend trip as well as diving insurance just in case something were to go wrong with your flights.

Premier liveaboard diving and its local flight agent can purchase the tickets on your behalf, however, in doing so, Premier liveaboard diving is only acting as an agent for the airline and is not responsible for, and can accept no responsibility for, cancellations, delays, schedule changes, or problems caused by the air carrier. We highly recommend trip interruption and cancellation insurance.

Lady Denok - faqs

What documents will I need to show on the boat?

Dive certification cards and dive logbook.

What money will I need?

Most boats accepts payment by Visa or Mastercard, Indonesian Rupiah, Euro or US Dollar. Please be advised that foreign notes should be clean, new and crisp. Indonesian banks and money changers will not accept old notes or notes which are damaged in any way. You can also use your credit or debit card at ATM machines in towns prior to boarding the boat to withdraw Rupiah, which is better should you wish to purchase local souvenirs or for tips. It is advisable to inform your bank or credit card company that you will be visiting Indonesia prior to your departure, as it is not uncommon for the bank to put a block on the card if they suspect it has been misappropriated.

What type of food is available on board?

Meals are prepared by our onboard chef and consist of a delicious mix of international and local dishes. Please advise us as soon as possible if you have any special dietary requirements. Certain special dietary requests and beverage requests may not be available on a consistent basis due to the remote nature of the locations.

Will there be any opportunities to go ashore during the cruise?

There are many different land excursions which are dependent on the schedule and guest preferences. Some land excursions available are beach visits, village visit, a trek to see the Birds of Paradise, pearl farm visit, a trek up the limestone cliffs in Wayag al dependant on weather and local conditions.

What if I am prone to sea sickness?

If you are prone to sea sickness we strongly urge you to bring some motion sickness medication.

Will I have to share a cabin if I am travelling as a single?

All rates are quoted on a share basis therefore, unless you require a guaranteed single room and pay an additional supplement you will share your cabin with one other guest.

What is the voltage on the boat?

Voltage in Indonesia is 220-240. Is you feel you will need an adaptor please bring one.

Does the boat provide any toiletries?

There is soap, shampoo, hand wash and towels.

What time zone is Indonesia located?

Komodo is 8 hours ahead of GMT. Raja Ampat is covered by Eastern Indonesia Standard Time which is 9 hours ahead of GMT.

Is smoking permitted?

A designated area on the boat is available for smoking. Smoking is not permitted in any other area for any reason.

What about crew gratuities?

Gratuities for the crew are not included in your trip price. If the crew performs to your expectations, we suggest a gratuity of approximately 10%-15% of the published package price per person be considered normal aboard a liveaboard dive boat. All tips are split equally among the boat crew. Personal tipping is frowned upon. Payment of gratuities can be by cash or credit card.

Diving Information

Do I need evacuation/dive insurance?

It is mandatory that each guest purchase comprehensive evacuation and dive accident insurance. We will be operating in extremely remote areas. Emergency evacuations from remote locations can cost in excess of USD $100,000. We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN): www.DiversAlertNetwork.org (in USA), www.daneurope.org (in Europe).

How many dives will we do each day?

There will be up to 4 dives per day with 3-4 dives being normal dependant on the distances travelled between sites and possibly at nightime.

Are there any limitations or restrictions on the diving?

You should stay within the limits and standards of your qualifying agency. All dives should be no- decompression dives. Solo diving is not permitted.

What dive equipment do I need?

Tanks, weights and weight belts are provided onboard. Divers will need to bring BCD, regulator, wetsuit,fins, mask, snorkel and dive light. We have SMBs available for use snd rental equipment

What can I expect the water temperature to be and what wetsuit do you recommend?

This is always a difficult question to answer because people have different reactions to temperature. Typically temperatures range from 25-30C or 80-86F so usually a 3mm suit or even a skin is fine. The southern waters of Komodo can be colder with 20-25C or 70-75F so a 5mm suit with a hood is recommended.

Do you have Int or DIN valves?

We have tanks with Int and DIN valve adaptors.

How do we dive from the boat?

All dives will be made from the tenders. Equipment will be transferred to the tenders and guests will board the tender with only their wetsuit on.

Is enriched air nitrox available?

Nitrox fills of up to 32% are available for an additional charge. We recommend diving with nitrox for all dives so we offer some great packages to dive the whole trip with nitrox. Please consult our prices for more details. If you are not yet qualified you can take the course onboard with one of our qualified PADI instructors.

Can I drink alcohol and dive?

No. Drinking alcohol and diving can increase your risk of decompression problems. You can drink alcohol once your have completed your last dive of the day.

Can I fish or spear fish?

Fishing and spear fishing are not available onboard. We will be diving in marine protected areas where any type of fishing is prohibited.

What facilities are available for photographers?

There are ample camera tables and cubby holes with charging stations with 110V and 220V above your dive gear. There are ‘camera only’ rinse buckets for the exclusive use of photographers onboard.

Can I pay by Credit card on board?

Yes you can but there is a bank charge of 3%, normal in Indonesia.

Visibility:

Depending on the season the visibility range is between 10-40 metres or 30-120 feet.

Current:

All diving areas are subject to currents that range from slight to extremely strong. Dive sites are selected according to currents with some great year round drift diving opportunities.

Night diving:

An opportunity to see some of the world’s most unique marine species that emerge only after the sun has set.

Walls:

In Komodo the islands are Volcanic in origin and in Raja Ampat the islands are mainly made of limestone. Both areas offer great wall diving opportunities with both drift and no current situations.

Canyons:

Due to the volcanic origins and easily eroded limestone the underwater topography is littered with canyons and gullies.

Marine life:

The areas where we dive are unmatched for small and unusual marine wildlife. The species list is endless and new ones are still being discovered in these areas. Whales, manta rays, sharks and larger pelagic species are found in the dive sites with higher currents. Strong currents and up-wellings transport nutrient-rich waters throughout these areas.

Climate:

The average air temperature in the regions we visit ranges from 25 - 32 Celsius or 77-90 Fahrenheit.

Health and innoculations:

Vaccinations for typhoid, paratyphoid, tetanus, Cholera, Polio, and Hepatitis A are recommended. Malaria is endemic in many parts of Indonesia, please check with your local Tropical Disease Centre for anti-malaria/diver friendly medication.

Money:

The Indonesian currency is Rupiah. Rates fluctuate enormously, please check with our cruise directors for your cruise exchange rates.

Population and people:

Regarded as the fifth most populous nation in the world, there are approximately 200,000,000 in Indonesia. The majority, around 60% reside on the island of Java.

Religion:

An amazing diversity of religions exists. Predominantly a Muslim nation, islands like Timor, North Sulawesi and Flores are Christian. Hinduism is found mainly in Bali. Scattered throughout the region are a variety of other beliefs.

Language:

Bahasa Indonesia, almost identical to Malay is the one national language. Several local dialects exist in each region as well. English is widely spoken in the more popular tourist destinations such as Bali.

Diving Indonesia

Out of 14,000+ islands in the archipelago, there are a plethora of exclusive dive locations in Indonesia, boasting up to 80% of the worlds species of undersea life. With Indocruises we take you to pristine spots not that known in your average dive travel guide and which are still being explored. Explore this vast archipelago in comfort, safety and luxury aboard the Pearl of Papua with our experienced and qualified crew.

Dive conditions in Indonesia

  • Diving all year around is possible.
  • Watertemperature 24°(75°F) to 30°C(86°F) (In the south of Komodo it drops down to 21°C (70°F)
  • Visibility is mostly very good (up to 30m) Diving rules

Safety Procedures and Emergency Evacuation Information:

Hyperbaric chambers (or recompression chamber) in Indonesia There are 6 recompression chambers in Indonesia to treat decompression sickness

Bali: Sanglah General Hospital (in Indonesian language) USUP Sanglah Denpasar JI. Diponegoro, Denpasar 80114 Bali, IndonesiPhone 62-361-227911 through -15 ext. 232 (hyperbaric medical department) Fax 62-361-22426 Run by Dr. Antonius Natasamudra and Dr. Etty Herawati

Manado (Sulawesi): At the Malalayang Hospital (chamber for 3 to 4 persons) Phone: 0811430913 and ask for Dr Jimmy Waleleng (Phone home 860953). Makassar (Sulawesi): Rumah Sakit Umum Wahidin Sudirohusodo. Contact person: Pak Daniel Address: Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km. 11, Tamalanrea Kampus UNHAS Indonesia TEL:++ 62 - 0411 (584677) , 584675. Said to be for 3 to 4 persons.

Jakarta (Java): Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (Navy Hospital) in Jl. Bendungan Hilir No.17, Central Jakarta (see text in italian with some addresses - list of help) Kalimantan: The Borneo Divers have the only professional recompression chamber located on Sipadan island (Borneo - Malaysia)

Surabaya (Java): Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (RSAL) (Military Marine hospital) Jl. Gadung no. 1, SurabayPhone 031-45750 and 41731 (another number given was 031-838153 and fax 031- 837511) Run by Dr Suharsono Available SAR (search and rescue) contact information:

  • SAR Bali : ph 0361 - 751111 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Lombok : Ph 0370 - 633253 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Makassar : Ph 0411 - 554111 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Manado : Ph 0431 - 825986
  • SAR Kupang : Ph 0380 - 831111
  • SAR Ambon : Ph 0911 - 351111
  • SAR Sorong : Ph 0951 - 323816

**Available SAR (search and rescue) contact information: Medivac facilities from Travira Air www.travira-air.com

Lady Denok - schedule

Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
23 Aug 18
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
28 Aug 18
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
8 spaces available
Double 
1,600 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
1,600 USD
2 spaces
Single 
1,850 USD
full
Master 
1,850 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
70
USD
Komodo Dragon Tour + Ranger per person per trip
20
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Labuan Bajo - Maumere
31 Aug 18
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
10 Sep 18
disembark: 
Maumere
Labuan Bajo - Maumere
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Maumere
Booking Request
Whats Included?
9 spaces available
Double 
3,200 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
3,200 USD
2 spaces
Single 
3,700 USD
1 space
Master 
3,700 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
95
USD
Komodo Dragon Tour + Ranger per person per trip
20
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Maumere - Banda - Ambon
13 Sep 18
embark: 
Maumere
23 Sep 18
disembark: 
Ambon
Maumere - Banda - Ambon
embark:
Maumere
disembark:
Ambon
Booking Request
Whats Included?
8 spaces available
Double 
3,700 USD
2 spaces
Twin 
3,700 USD
4 spaces
Single 
4,200 USD
1 space
Master 
4,200 USD
1 space

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
40
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Ambon - Banda Sea - Ambon
26 Sep 18
embark: 
Ambon
03 Oct 18
disembark: 
Ambon
Ambon - Banda Sea - Ambon
embark:
Ambon
disembark:
Ambon
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,590 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,590 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,940 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,940 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
40
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Ambon - Banda Sea - Misool - Sorong
04 Dec 18
embark: 
Ambon
11 Dec 18
disembark: 
Sorong
Ambon - Banda Sea - Misool - Sorong
embark:
Ambon
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,695 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,695 USD
4 spaces
Single 
3,045 USD
2 spaces
Master 
3,045 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
115
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
22 Dec 18
embark: 
Sorong
27 Dec 18
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
1,925 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
1,925 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,175 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,175 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee
100
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
08 Jan 19
embark: 
Sorong
15 Jan 19
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,800 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,800 USD
4 spaces
Single 
3,150 USD
2 spaces
Master 
3,150 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Wayag - Sorong
18 Jan 19
embark: 
Sorong
24 Jan 19
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - Wayag - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,400 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,400 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,700 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,700 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Other additional fee
50
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
27 Jan 19
embark: 
Sorong
02 Feb 19
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,400 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,400 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,700 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,700 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - R4 South - R4 North - Sorong
04 Feb 19
embark: 
Sorong
14 Feb 19
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - R4 South - R4 North - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
4,000 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
4,000 USD
4 spaces
Single 
4,500 USD
2 spaces
Master 
4,500 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Other additional fee
50
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - R4 South - R4 North - Sorong
17 Feb 19
embark: 
Sorong
27 Feb 19
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - R4 South - R4 North - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
4,000 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
4,000 USD
4 spaces
Single 
4,500 USD
2 spaces
Master 
4,500 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Other additional fee
50
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
22 Mar 19
embark: 
Sorong
29 Mar 19
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,800 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,800 USD
4 spaces
Single 
3,150 USD
2 spaces
Master 
3,150 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Other additional fee
25
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Moluccas
01 Apr 19
embark: 
Sorong
11 Apr 19
disembark: 
Ambon
Sorong - Moluccas
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Ambon
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
4,000 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
4,000 USD
4 spaces
Single 
4,500 USD
2 spaces
Master 
4,500 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Other additional fee
25
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Ambon - Banda Sea - Ambon
14 Apr 19
embark: 
Ambon
24 Apr 19
disembark: 
Maumere
Ambon - Banda Sea - Ambon
embark:
Ambon
disembark:
Maumere
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
3,700 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
3,700 USD
4 spaces
Single 
4,200 USD
2 spaces
Master 
4,200 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
50
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Bali - Bima - Komodo
09 May 19
embark: 
Bali
18 May 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Bali - Bima - Komodo
embark:
Bali
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,880 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,880 USD
4 spaces
Single 
3,330 USD
2 spaces
Master 
3,330 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
80
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Komodo - Bima
21 May 19
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
29 May 19
disembark: 
Bima
Komodo - Bima
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Bima
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,560 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,560 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,960 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,960 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
80
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Bima - Komodo
01 Jun 19
embark: 
Bima
09 Jun 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Bima - Komodo
embark:
Bima
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,560 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,560 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,960 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,960 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
80
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan bajo
12 Jun 19
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
17 Jun 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan bajo
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
1,600 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
1,600 USD
4 spaces
Single 
1,850 USD
2 spaces
Master 
1,850 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
65
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
02 Jul 19
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
11 Jul 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,880 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,880 USD
4 spaces
Single 
3,330 USD
2 spaces
Master 
3,330 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
120
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
14 Jul 19
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
22 Jul 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,560 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,560 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,960 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,960 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
105
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
24 Jul 19
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
29 Jul 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
1,600 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
1,600 USD
4 spaces
Single 
1,850 USD
2 spaces
Master 
1,850 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
65
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Bali - Labuan Bajo
11 Aug 19
embark: 
Bali
18 Aug 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Bali - Labuan Bajo
embark:
Bali
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,240 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,240 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,590 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,590 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
95
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
21 Aug 19
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
27 Aug 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
1,920 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
1,920 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,220 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,220 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
80
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo
30 Aug 19
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
04 Sep 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
1,600 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
1,600 USD
4 spaces
Single 
1,850 USD
2 spaces
Master 
1,850 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
65
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo
07 Sep 19
embark: 
Labuan Bajo
13 Sep 19
disembark: 
Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo
embark:
Labuan Bajo
disembark:
Labuan Bajo
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
1,920 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
1,920 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,220 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,220 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
80
USD
Other additional fee
15
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Ambon - Banda Sea - Ambon
09 Oct 19
embark: 
Ambon
16 Oct 19
disembark: 
Ambon
Ambon - Banda Sea - Ambon
embark:
Ambon
disembark:
Ambon
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,590 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,590 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,940 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,940 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
30
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Ambon - Banda Sea - Ambon
19 Oct 19
embark: 
Ambon
26 Oct 19
disembark: 
Ambon
Ambon - Banda Sea - Ambon
embark:
Ambon
disembark:
Ambon
Booking Request
Whats Included?
7 spaces available
Double 
2,590 USD
full
Twin 
2,590 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,940 USD
1 space
Master 
2,940 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
30
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
11 Dec 19
embark: 
Sorong
18 Dec 19
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,800 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,800 USD
4 spaces
Single 
3,150 USD
2 spaces
Master 
3,150 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Wayag - Sorong
21 Dec 19
embark: 
Sorong
27 Dec 19
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - Wayag - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,400 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,400 USD
4 spaces
Single 
2,700 USD
2 spaces
Master 
2,700 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Other additional fee
25
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
30 Dec 19
embark: 
Sorong
06 Jan 20
disembark: 
Sorong
Sorong - Misool - Sorong
embark:
Sorong
disembark:
Sorong
Booking Request
Whats Included?
12 spaces available
Double 
2,800 USD
4 spaces
Twin 
2,800 USD
4 spaces
Single 
3,150 USD
2 spaces
Master 
3,150 USD
2 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Marine Park Fee per person per trip
100
USD
Booking Request
Whats Included?