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.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 11 per day), dive computer (US$ 6 per day), dive insurance, local taxes, port and park fees (from US$ 161 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$ 3 per trip), 15 litre tank (US$ 4 per day), SMB. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
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 information 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).