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From USD 290 per day
139 ft
Max 21
At a glance...
  • Liveaboard trips throughout Indonesia
  • All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms
  • Special menus for dietary requirements
  • Onboard laundry service
  • Inclusive price policy
  • Large phinisi schooner

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The Aurora cruises all year to the most spectacular and breath-taking diving regions of the Indonesian archipelago, where spectacular waters and stunning landscapes wait to be discovered. This 42m long phinisi liveaboard was built in Sulawesi, offering all the advantages of a modern boat combined with the charm of a traditional one. The friendly crew ensure guest comfort and satisfaction during all trips.

Aurora accommodates up to 21 guests in 9 double or twin cabins, with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and daily housekeeping services. The on-board expert chefs will delight you with local and international buffets for every taste, served in the air-conditioned saloon. Special menus are available, such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

Diving is conducted from 2 large, high-speed twin-engine tenders (max. capacity of 8 divers, plus guides and crew). The dive zone includes a briefing area with whiteboard, wetsuit and drying racks, diver storage boxes, and 2 rinse tanks. All guest equipment is handled by the crew. There is also a camera room on the main deck. There will be 3-4 dives per day (max. 70 minutes per dive), including night dives, and guests are split in to 4-5 dive groups. Nitrox is free of charge for EANx-certified divers. Emergency oxygen and a defibrillator are available.

After a full day of thrilling dives and unforgettable experiences with the professional guides, guests can relax in the air-conditioned saloon or enjoy the gorgeous view from the sun deck, replate with sun loungers. There is a video library, hi-fi with IPod docking station, and for the more energetic, sea kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia  Divemasters parlant Francais

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Notes: Child policy: children aged 3-11 years old are allowed onboard at discounted rates. Please ask for details.

Dive experience: Diving in Indonesia can be challenging due to its strong currents. Divers should therefore have the skill to be able to dive independently in these conditions. A minimum of 30 logged dives are required, and Advanced Open Water Diver certification is recommended.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, drinking water, hot drinks, return boat transfers to/from local airport/hotels, park fees, port fees (from 2024 only), dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 4 experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), 12 litre tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 20 per day), port fees (2023 only: US$ 200+ per trip), dive insurance, service charge (i.e. crew tips: min. US$ 15 per night). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (bank card or cash - IDR, USD, EUR).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, dive computer (US$ 10 per day), torch (US$ 10 per trip), 15 litre tank (US$ 10 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Raja Ampat: Aurora dive tours depart from Sorong in West Papua. 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. There is a free transfer service from the boat to and from the nearest airport.
Komodo: The Aurora liveaboard departs in the morning from Serangan in Bali (except a few trips from Maumere where detailed above). There is a minibus transfer service from the airport and southern Bali hotels to the boat.
Triton Bay: Fly direct to the port of Kaimana in the south of West Papua, from Sorong, connecting to Jakarta. Forgotten Islands: Fly direct to the port of Saumlaki (from Ambon connecting to Jakarta and Makassar) or the port of Kupang (direct to Jakarta). Flores: Fly direct to the port of Maumere (direct from Bali, or via Makassar from Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur). Alor: Fly direct to the port of Alor (direct from Bali). Ambon/Banda: Fly direct to Ambon from Jakarta (or from Sorong or Surabaya). North Sulawesi: Fly direct to the port of Bitung (Manado) (from Jakarta, Bali, Singapore, Guangzhou, Nanking, Shanghai). Other ports: We will advise you how to get there at the time of enquiry. If you require any assistance to book flights, do not hesitate to contact us.
The liveaboard crew will welcome you upon arrival at the local airport, and guide you to Aurora. As soon as all guests have been checked-in, the yacht will depart port, hopefully before lunchtime. This might be during the day of arrival, or if any clients have booked a late arrival, it might be early morning on the next day. For more details, including airlines, see our travel information section.
The last dive of the trip will be at 10 am on the second last day of the trip, and the boat will return to port during the evening. On the day of disembarkation the crew will transport you to the airport for a domestic flight back, any time before noon. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% discount.

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 US$ 320 per night for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Guests in 3-share cabins will receive a 20% discount on the regular 2-share price.
Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (6+ guests), pay for 8 guests and 2 extra persons can join free of charge (10+ guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 4 additional persons can join free of charge (total 18 guests).

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 9 cabins on the lower deck of Aurora, all with private bathrooms. There are 4 with twin beds, and 5 with king-sized beds (3 with an additional single bed that can be used as 3-share).

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Toilet, hand basin and hot water shower
  • Mirror, toiletries, 2 towels and bathrobe
  • Portholes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Reading lights
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Wardrobe and shelves
  • 220V European-style 2-pin mains outlet - 24 hours per day
  • Adaptors available
  • Lots of storage space
  • Bedding
  • Fire alarm, life jackets and fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 12 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia  Divemasters parlant Francais


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