Akomo Isseki is a 27m long Phinisi-style ‘ketch cutter’, a traditional Indonesian sailing vessel. Hand-crafted from the tropical hardwoods of the forests of Kendari, this ironwood-keeled liveaboard is a celebration of timber!
A maximum of only 8 guests can enjoy the local charm of this Komodo and Raja Ampat liveaboard crewed by 8 staff, meaning all guests on board will receive plenty of personalised service. You can relax in your cabin, in the air-conditioned dining room/saloon area or on the sundeck. The saloon is a good place to unwind, enjoy a beer or soft drink, browse the reading library, or listen to music. You may also, upon request, set up the laptop and TV projector and enjoy a movie or some newly shot underwater footage. If you prefer to be outside you can chill on sun seats on the sundeck, either enjoying the cool of the shaded area or soak up some rays in the tropical sunshine.
When it is dive time you will gear up and prepare your tanks on the spacious dive deck. There are some 20 tanks on board, individual dive stations, and central wooden storage boxes for all your bits and pieces. There is a 6m dive tender for those dives which cannot be done from the dive platform of the mother ship.
Meals are usually enjoyed in the indoor dining area and consist of a variety of freshly-cooked Indonesian and western meals. Fresh bread, freshly caught seafood and beach barbecues all feature among the culinary experiences of a trip on Akomo Isseki. This Indonesian liveaboard, popular among young and budget-conscious travellers, also features kayaking and wake-boarding.
Dive experience: Akomo Isseki Indonesian cruises require minimum of OW with the deep speciality. All guests have to be able to dive to 30m. There is no concerned about amount of logged dives.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tours, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers to 1 divemaster), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Sorong airport or hotel to Waisai ferry transfers for Raja Ampat trips, scuba equipment (US$ 25 full set per day), Komodo National Park fees (US$ 63 per person per trip), Raja Ampat Park fees (US$ 126 per person per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (IDR cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, torches, transfers to Labuan Bajo meeting point (for Komodo trips), dive insurance.
How to get there: Komodo:: Akomo Isseki's liveaboard trips depart from Labuan Bajo (and sometimes from Gili Trawangan). The meeting point in Labuan Bajo is Bajo Bay Fishermans Club and Restaurant (top floor) between 10-11 am.
Raja Ampat:: These cruises depart at lunchtime from Waisai harbour in West Papua. For departures from Waisai, the meeting point is Waisai harbour at 11:00 hrs. Guests are advised to arrive in Sorong no later than 8 am in time to take the 9 am ferry to Waisai. Return ferry departure time is 2 pm from Waisai. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong. Upon return, guests often overnight in Sorong before flying out next morning.
The last dive on all of these charters will be at around 4 pm on the second last day of the cruise. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more information see our travel information section.
Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive a discount of US$ 70 per trip.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 100% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Contact us.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 1 403, Raja Ampat - US$ 1 740.
There are 4 Standard twin bed cabins, all with 2 single beds. Some cabins have beds side by side, some in a T shape with 1 lower and 1 upper bed. All cabins are on the lower deck and share 2 bathrooms.
All the cabins have:
Cabinet, shelves and space for luggage
Shared bathrooms with toilet, shower, hand basin and towels
Mains outlet 240 volts, twin round pin socket - 24 hours per day