Dive experience: At some of the Komodo dive sites, the currents can be challenging, the water can vary from warm to quite cool, and waves and surface currents can make these dive sites quite challenging. While not always as challenging, Raja Ampat can be tricky at times too. 75 logged dives and advanced certification are recommended. Jelajahi Laut's highly experienced guides will choose the sites and dive times according to the experience level of the guest divers to make sure each dive is safe and suitable. We do mandate that every guest has dived within the last year before joining a cruise. If not, you will need to do a 'Scuba Review' (refresher). The advanced course can also easily be integrated in to the trip, to improve your skills.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from the dive centre (Komodo only), dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max. 4 divers per guide), scuba equipment (Komodo only), torch, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl dive computer and torch: US$ 25 per day), Komodo National Park fees (week days: US$ 11 per day, Sundays and holidays: US$ 16 per day), Raja Ampat Park fees (US$ 128), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, cash (IDR only) and cards accepted.
Optional extras: Beer, nitrox for enriched air-certified divers (US$ 10 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 10 per day), return transfers from the nearest airport or your local hotel (except Komodo). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Raja Ampat: The Jelajahi Laut departs from the harbour in Waisai. 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. Meet at 7:30 am at the Misool Filling Station, just opposite Sorong Airport, where we’ll have a coffee or tea. You will then board the 9 am ferry to Waisai, arriving at 11 am, ready to board the liveaboard directly.
The last dive on these cruises will be 10:30 am on the final day, and then the boat returns and arrives in port shortly thereafter. You will disembark after lunch and in time for the ferry at 2 pm. Expected time of arrival back in Sorong is 4 pm.
Komodo: These liveaboard safaris depart at 8 am from Labuan Bajo, Flores (meet at the Mikumba Dive Centre on the morning of your cruise). You can fly direct to Labuan Bajo from Bali or Jakarta (and we can help you arrange this if necessary). You must check in before 4:30 pm the day before cruise start date. A speed boat will take you from the harbour, out to where the boat is moored, ready for departure by noon.
The last dive on these charters will be 1-2 pm on the final day, and then the boat returns and arrives in port for disembarkation at around 5 pm.
Banda Sea: These liveaboard safaris depart at 11 am from the jetty at Tulehu Harbour, Ambon (meet at the jetty on the morning of your cruise). You can fly direct to Ambon from Jakarta, Bali, Sorong or Surabaya.
The last dive on these trips will be 1-2 pm on the final day, and then the boat returns and arrives in port shortly thereafter. You will disembark after lunch at 5 pm.
All: Due the timing of domestic flights, it is highly likely you will need to stay at least 1 night before and after a trip. In all cases, please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more information see our Indonesia travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 5%.
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 75% for their own cabin (Seaview or Deluxe cabins only).
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge (max. 16 guests).