Coralia is a luxury liveaboard that specialises in Raja Ampat diving cruises. The yacht and crew service has earned significant recognition and was voted the DIVE Magazine's World's Best Liveaboard in 2019 and 2021. Its experienced team has in-depth knowledge of the area and its itineraries offer a perfect blend of iconic landmarks and off-the-beaten-track highlights, ensuring a truly enriching experience.
As a classic Phinisi Coralia was built in Bira, Sulawesi, who have been building cargo ships for centuries. Combining ancient techniques and wisdom with modern design and safety features, the liveaboard is one of the few Phinisis equipped with 2 engines, and provides unmatched comfort and luxury. The 8 spacious en-suite cabins were designed by internationally renowned Deidre Renniers and offer modern comfort and style while incorporating traditional details. The Master cabins each feature a private balcony.
At 48 metres in length, the decks are spacious and offer plenty of spots to enjoy the view, dine, sunbathe or simply relax. The sun deck is at the very top, and the airy main and upper decks each feature an outdoor dining and social area with plenty of cozy sofas and loungers. If you prefer to cool down a bit, you can do so in the air-conditioned lounge and restaurant on the main deck. Here you will also find the fish ID library, free WiFi, and audio/video entertainment. After a busy day of diving, you might take the opportunity to indulge in a soothing massage at the top deck spa.
Onboard you will be well taken care of by the dedicated local crew, with a 1:1 staff-guest-ratio. The housekeeping will make up your cabin daily and also provide a turn-down service in the evenings. A laundry service is also available. Coralia’s trips are led by a very experienced team of cruise directors who have an excellent knowledge of sailing Indonesian waters and many years of experiences in service and hospitality, ensuring you enjoy the 5-star service offered during your visit.
The air-conditioned restaurant as well as the outdoor dining areas are the perfect spots to indulge in the delicious creations of the Ambonese chef and his team. You will be spoiled with highlights of local and international cuisine - some healthy, some wholesome, but all freshly prepared and definitely very tasty. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. All meals are served buffet style, and once per cruise you will enjoy a mouthwatering barbeque night.
Specifically built for dive cruises, Coralia is a diver’s dream come true as well. The shaded dive deck has warm showers, a changing room, hangers, equipment storage and extra towels are provided for diving. Underwater photographers are well-catered for, with a dedicated air-conditioned camera room on the main deck, providing individual camera stations for charging, extra towels and lighting. The dive deck features a rinsing basket for cameras, as well as a camera table. Guests dive in small groups with one dive guide accompanying 4 guests, and nitrox is free of charge. Detailed briefings are held in the restaurant and equipment is set up by the boat crew, and the 2 tenders take divers to the best spots. After night dives you'll heat back up with some hot chocolate and warm towels. Coralia is also one of a handful of boats worldwide that allow guests to take their open water diver course onboard
Not only is Indonesia an underwater paradise - with Coralia you'll visit secluded places, viewpoints to indulge in spectacular panoramas, bird watching spots and small hiking trails, depending on the cruise itinerary. kayaks and paddleboards will be available for you to explore the surroundings.
The liveaboard operator has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability in creating sustainable and unforgettable human-nature experiences, while conserving the seas and developing the local communities. They are dedicated to responsible tourism and minimizing their ecological footprint, collaborating closely with the foundation Raja Ampat SEA Centre. Cruises adhere to strict sustainability practices, ensuring the preservation of the natural wonders they explore. Accordingly, they use reef-friendly laundry detergent and bathroom amenities, biodegradable garbage bags, avoid the usage of single-use plastic, and make a point of employing and training locals in as many jobs as possible.
Dive experience: Corlaia even offers beginner courses on board, so technically no experience is required, but the more you have, the better of course. You will dive in small groups and dive groups are arranged according to experience level and other preferences such as photography for example.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, hot drinks, drinking water, scheduled shore activities/excursions, round trip transfers to the local airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max. 4 divers per guide), tanks (DIN as well as INT), weights and weightbelts, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 230 per week), dive computer (US$ 60 per week), port/fuel/park fees (per trip: Raja Ampat: US$ 295, Komodo /Alor:: US$ 225, Komodo and Sumbawa: US$ 265, Banda Sea / Forgotten Islands: US$ 325), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, cash (IDR, EUR and USD) and cards accepted.
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, laundry service, torch (US$ 1 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 5 per day).
How to get there: Most ports in Indonesia can be accessed via direct flights from Bali or Jakarta. The crew will pick you up at the local airport of embarkation and assist you to the Coralia. On the way back, the crew will assist you from the liveaboard to the airport of disembarkation. Raja Ampat - For cruises departing from Sorong, your flight should land in Sorong airport (SOQ) 2 pm at the latest, but earlier is also fine. For cruises ending in Sorong, your flight departure can be anytime on disembarkation day. Ambon (AMQ), Maumere (MOF), Labuan Bajo (LBJ), Bima (BMU), Saumlaki (SXK) - For cruises starting out from the above-mentioned ports, your flight arrival can be anytime on embarkation day, and on disembarking day your flight can depart any time. Bali (DPS) - For cruises starting from Bali your flight should land in Denpasar by 10 am or earlier. For cruises ending in Bali, we recommend to book flights departing from Denpasar in the late afternoon or evening only.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be during rhe morning on the penultimate day at 10:30-11 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 55% of the published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: 10% discount for triple-share in the lower deck cabins. Else, pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (max. 8-15 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge (max. 16 guests).
The Coralia liveaboard has 4 double bed Master cabins (size 30 spm) on the main and upper decks, each with a private balcony, sun chair and outside sofa, where guests can indulge in the tropical scenery and never miss a sunrise or sunset. On the lower deck the are 2 double bed cabins (24 sqm) and can be turned into a triple cabins if required; and 2 twin bed cabins (22 sqm). All double beds are 180x200 cm and twin/single beds are 90x200 cm.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air conditioning
Windows or portholes
Spacious bathroom with warm fresh water showers
Environmentally-friendly natural soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
Hand basin, hairdryer, plenty of towels in cabin, on dive deck and sundecks
Sofa and working desk
Closet and mirror
2 round pin European type 220V mains outlet and USB - 24 hours per day - adaptors available