One of 2 Indonesia diving safaris of the Damai Fleet, the Damai I is a traditionally-built wooden schooner specifically designed for visiting the best dive destinations of Indonesia. This luxurious liveaboard vessel has 3 large decks and accommodates a maximum of just 12 guests, ensuring plenty of space and personal attention.
Guests can enjoy an all-inclusive onboard service which includes unlimited diving and a ratio of 4 divers to 1 guide, spa treatments, varied menu choice, free beer and soft drinks, and a laundry service - all at no extra cost! The boat also has a Wi-Fi internet service.
Damai I provides a signature cruise service with attention to detail where every guest is treated personally. The attentive, professional crew are at your disposal any time to give you the best experience possible both above and under the water.
The fine double cabins are very spacious at over 20m² each and beautifully furnished. They boast air-conditioning, large beds, writing desks and en-suite bathrooms with separate toilet. The Master cabins are over 35m² and exquisitely furnished with panoramic sea-views. With such a high standard of accommodation, you will feel like you are staying at a top-class resort.
The large dive deck has been designed for space and comfort, and has individual rinse tanks for each diver, plus a dedicated camera room. Replacement digital cameras, video cameras and housings are available should anything go wrong with yours, plus a professional underwater photographer/videographer is on hand to assist and give advice.
When not scuba diving, you can relax in the shaded area, edit your photos, watch a movie in the air-conditioned lounge or chill on a sun-bed on the sundeck. If you are looking for a little luxury and attention to detail on your Indonesian dive safari, with a great value all-inclusive service then Damai I is the perfect choice.
A wide and varied itinerary is offered including Komodo liveaboard trips, Alor, Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea and Cenderawasih which often includes some of the more remote dive sites of the region.
Notes: Children Policy: 0-7 years old children are free of charge. 8-12 years old children who do not dive are entitled to a 50% discount. In order to qualify for these benefits, children must share the same cabin with their parents.
Dive experience: Damai do not ask for any minimum experience and will dedicate extra attention to those who need it.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, beer, 1 glass of wine with dinner, scheduled land tours, 1 spa treatment, return transfers to the boat from within 20 km, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4 divers per DM), tanks (12 and 15 litre), weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 3 per item per day), marine park fees (Raja Ampat: US$ 127 per trip, others available on request), harbour fees (Sorong: US$ 22 per night, others available on request), diving insurance, trip cancellation insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, cash and cards accepted.
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 10 per day), alcoholic drinks.
How to get there: Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih: The liveaboard MSY Damai I usually departs from Sorong, Manokwari or Nabire. 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. You can fly direct to Manokwari from Jakarta. For Nabire there are flights 4 x per week from Jakarta. Triton Bay: Fly direct to the port of Kaimana in the south of West Papua, from Sorong, connecting to Jakarta. Komodo: Damai I departs from Labuan Bajo. Some Damai I trips may use different ports and we will assist you with information on how to get to any departure port. A 1 night stay in Bali is mandatory before, and recommended after, the cruise.
For more information see our travel information section. Domestic flights can be arranged by the operator at an extra charge. There is a minibus transfer service between the boat and local airport or hotel. Boarding is usually any time before 12 noon. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon. Guests disembark on the final day in time for their flights, which should be booked for departure before 2 pm. 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): An additional US$ 180 per night in Standard cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Groups of 4-7 persons receive a 5% discount off the total cruise price. Pay for 8 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (max. 9-11 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 10-12 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge (max. 14 guests).
On the lower deck, there are 4 Standard double/twin bed cabins (16-22 sqm) and a 40sqm Master king-size/twin bed cabin. The main deck has 1 35 sqm Master cabin with king-size/twin beds and its own private balcony. The upper deck has an additional 15 sqm Standard cabin with king-size/twin beds. All cabins are very spacious and have en-suite bathrooms. The Master and Executive cabins have panoramic seaviews.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air conditioning
Windows or portholes
Bathroom with hot water shower and separate toilet cubicle
Hand basin, bathrobe, hairdryer, toiletries and towels
Cabinet, mirror and writing desk
Round twin plug 220/110V mains outlet - 24 hours per day - adaptors available
2 motorised dive tenders - Enriched air nitrox - 40m² dive deck with fresh hot water shower & toilet - Camera room with charging stations, table and individual rinse tanks - 40m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, video, music system and bar - Computer and internet - Spa treatments - Satellite telephone - Fish ID and diving books - 65m² shaded area - 20m² sundeck with sun loungers - Laundry service - Water dispenser
You can enjoy fine dining onboard Damai I, with top-quality Indonesian and international cuisine. The chef will prepare your choice of dish from a varied menu which includes a selection of fish or seafood, vegetarian and meat based dishes, so all diets and preferences are catered for.
Indonesian and international cuisine main meal dishes.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner - choose from a varied menu.
Dining takes place in the air-con dining area on the main deck.
Coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, beer, biscuits, toast and fruit are provided free of charge.
Wine is also available for purchase.
All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us prior notice.