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"Over 19 years making dreams come true for divers... just like you"

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From USD 237 per day
99 ft
Max 16
At a glance...
  • Liveaboard cruises throughout Indonesia
  • Specialist in experienced diver tours
  • Pioneer in remote regions
  • Superb and spacious customised dive tenders
  • All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms

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Ilike is an Indonesian liveaboard that operates diving safaris to all the top destinations, including Komodo, Alor, the Banda Sea, Triton Bay, Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay. These cruises are aimed at experienced scuba divers only; because their aim is to always dive at the best spots to see the best action!

The yacht a 30m traditional schooner, built in Sulawesi in 2010 and made of ironwood and teak. It accommodates 16 guests in 8 cabins that are fully air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom with hot water shower, toilet and sink. Linen is changed mid-week and fresh towels are placed in each cabin as needed. Lucky guests can opt for the main deck Seaview Suite if they prefer.

The crew of 15 offer the ultimate in service. While onboard, you may pick a buddy of your choice, or dive with one of the crew members. The yacht offers 3 or 4 dives per day depending on route, including night dives, air or nitrox. All dives are made from 2 motorised tenders, with a maximum of 4 divers per boat, plus guide. The tenders are reputed to be the most comfortable in Indonesia: spacious with special camera storage, comfortable ladder at the back, fast and clean engines. Guests board the tender and then don their scuba gear at the site. The staff are meticulously trained in handling expensive camera equipment, ever vigilant to the sea’s surface, and helping divers in and out of the water. The guides are also expert in even the most remote of Indonesian dive locations, being among the forerunners of liveaboard cruises in the Banda Sea and Triton Bay, and having special permission to dive at all the sites in the Misool Eco Project reserve.

Meals are served in the spacious saloon or in the outdoor sitting area at the stern of the boat. The menu throughout each day is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Western and local cuisine. You will awaken to fresh fruit, hot entrees, cereals and juices, as well as a cooked to order breakfast. Lunches are buffet-style featuring delicious Indonesian cuisine. Chef prepared dinners are served with table-side service each evening and include salad, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken, with a fresh homemade dessert. Whether it’s your anniversary, birthday, honeymoon, wedding or you are celebrating a 1,000th dive, please let us know so the crew can celebrate your occasion.

Between dives you are invited to catch some sun on the sun deck, where you can also enjoy spectacular sunsets, sipping a cool drink. If you have a favorite movie or video, we encourage you to bring it along. The crew especially loves new releases of movies, music, recent magazines and books. A small library of books for exchange is maintained onboard as well as fish identification books for reference. The rich marine life, healthy corals and stunning landscapes of Indonesia may soon become a reality of your stay on board Ilike.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia  Divemasters parlant Francais

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia  Divemasters parlant Francais

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Dive experience: Diving in Indonesia can be challenging due to its strong currents, and dive sites are in most cases very remote. Divers should therefore have the skill to be able to dive independently. We require a minimum dive experience of 75 logged dives, and a minimum certification level CMAS**, PADI Advanced, or similar. If you have between 50 and 75 logged dives, we can arrange a private dive guide for you if the booking is made at least 1 month before start. This extra service is at additional cost and subject to availability. Or you can bring your own experienced dive buddy (minimum 150 logged dives) who will take care of you! Please note that the daily schedule will not be changed to meet the dive skills of inexperienced divers.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return boat transfers to/from local airport/hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max. 4 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 32 per day), dive computer (US$ 7 per day), dive insurance, local taxes, port and park fees (from US$ 374 per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only - IDR, USD, EUR).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, fruit juices, alcoholic drinks (selection of local beer and wine), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 10 per day), torch (US$ 7 per trip), 15 litre tank (US$ 5 per day), SMB. 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: Ilike 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 Ilike 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 Ilike. As soon as all guests have been checked-in, the yacht will depart port. 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 around 11 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: US$ 11 discount per night.

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 65% of the published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 8+ guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge (total 16 guests).

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 8 cabins onboard Ilike. There is 1 Seaview Suite on the upper deck that can used as a double or twin bed. On the lower deck there is 1 Suites with king-size double bed, 4 Superior cabins with double bed and single bunk bed, and 2 smaller Standard cabins with double bed and single bunk bed. The Standard cabins are closest to the engine room.

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Toilet and unlimited hot water shower
  • Hand basin, mirror, toiletries and towels
  • Reading lights
  • TV, video player and music system
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Weekly linen service
  • Wardrobe and shelves
  • Round twin plug 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day
  • Adaptors available
  • Lots of storage space
  • Bedding
  • Fire alarm, life jackets and fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 9 / 9 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia  Divemasters parlant Francais


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