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From USD 285 per day
155 ft
Max 22
At a glance...
  • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea
  • ENOS Diver Locator System
  • Cabins above the waterline with private balconies
  • All cabins have en-suite bathrooms
  • Park fees included
  • Large phinisi schooner

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Recently built and launched in 2020, the Neomi is a huge 47m long Phinisi schooner of teak and ironwood that operates awesome Indonesia liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat, and the Banda Sea. It is a modern take on the traditional Bugis sailing boat, updated for today's comfort and convenience. and is popular with divers from a wide range of countries including the USA, Japan, Australia, South Korea and Taiwan.

Neomi has 10 cabins to accommodate a maximum of 22 guests. Each beautifully appointed cabin is equipped with a private bathroom (hot and cold water), TV and air-conditioning. The upper and main deck cabins each have a private balcony with lots of exclusive space. The Master cabin even has a bathtub! One great feature is that the beds in most of the cabins are adjustable to either King-size or twin bed, meaning they are suitable for families, friends or partners. A laundry service is available onboard.

The yacht boasts spacious lounge areas and an air-conditioned restaurant which has a TV, DVD player and touch-screen Karaoke. The food served onboard is a fusion of Indonesian, Asian and Western cuisine. Dishes include local favourites such as Soto Betawi, Gado-Gado, Balinese Chicken Betutu, Beef Krengsengan, Orek Tempeh, Asian staples such Fuyung Hai, Sweet and Sour Prawns, Teriyaki Chicken, and Occidental delights such as Smoky Beef and Mushroom Carbonara, Ribs with Honey Sauce, Banana Fritters with Ice Cream. There are also 2 Jacuzzis on the middle deck near the restaurant. Non-divers are very welcome on these cruises as Neomi provides free snorkelling equipment and a dedicated snorkel guide, a sea kayak, and the opportunity to go hiking or sightseeing in the islands.

The Neomi liveaboard operator takes safety seriously. The crew has many years of experience and the boat is equipped with a satellite phone, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers. It further has an on-board water-maker which can produce 10,000 litres per day. Each diver will be issued an ENOS diver location system to ensure their safety. Dives are conducted from 2 x 6m twin-engine aluminium skiffs. Nitrox is available and there is a camera station near the dive deck.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

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Notes: Child policy: 0-5 years old -: free of charge (based on sharing bed with parents without extra bed), children 6-11 years old - 50% off (based on sharing bed with parents without extra bed).

Dive experience: Each diver accepts responsibility to be technically capable and physically able to participate in the activity of scuba diving and fully accepts the risks associated. If they do not have the necessary competence to participate safely or if the dive is considered beyond their current skill level, e.g. strong currents etc., then for safety reasons, and at the discretion of the Neomi guides, they may be refused access to one / several / all dives. Additionally, an Open Water license and at least 20 logged dives in the past 2 years are expected. Neomi will require the diver to hire a private divemaster if they fail to meet this requirement. All divers must produce a written/stamped logbook with the latest dives and all necessary certification cards for the type of dives they wish to undertake.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, espresso, round trip transfers to the boat from local airport/hotel, shore activities/excursions, port fees, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max. 4 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, snorkelling activities (mask, snorkel and fins, plus guide), all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl dive computer: US$ 54 per day), park fees (Komodo: US$ 25 per day, elsewhere: US$ 140 per trip), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival in cash - IDR, USD, or with bank card.

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 20 per day), torch (US$ 8 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 10 per day), underwater camera. 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: Komodo: Neomi departs from Labuan Bajo. You can fly direct to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) from Bali or Jakarta. Some trips may use different ports and we will assist you with information on how to get to other departure ports.

Raja Ampat: These safaris usually depart from Sorong. You can fly directly to Sorong (SOQ) from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado.

Ambon/Banda: Neomi departs from Ambon. Ambon airport is accessible from Jakarta airport (CGK) and Surabaya (SUB).

The liveaboard provides round trip transfers from local hotels as well as the airport, usually 1 hour before cruise start. Boarding is usually between 9-11 am for a 12 noon port departure. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10 am on the penultimate day. The phinisi returns to port around midnight on the final day and guests disembark between 9-11 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more details, including airlines, see our Indonesia travel information section.

Non-diver rate: US$ 25 discount per night.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin and pay the normal rate or pay a supplement of 50% for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: The Master cabin can accommodate 2,3 or 4 guests for the same cabin price.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 12 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (13+ guests), pay for 14 guests and 2 extra persons can join free of charge (16+ guests), pay for 17 guests and 3 extra persons can join for free (20-22 guests),

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Neomi has 10 cabins to house a maximum of 22 guests. Each cabin has a private bathroom all but one of them can be configured to king-size double bed or twin beds. The upper deck has 3 twin/double cabins, 1 double bed and 1 master twin/double bed cabin, each with a private balcony. On the middle deck there are 2 twin/double cabins with balconies, and on the lower deck there are 3 twin/double cabins. The Master cabin can accommodate 4 guests and has an additional bathtub.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air conditioning
  • Portholes (lower deck) / seaview windows (main and upper decks)
  • Bathroom with hot water shower and toilet
  • Hand basin, toiletries and towels
  • Bathtub (master cabin only)
  • TV with entertainment system
  • Safety box
  • Cabinet, mirror and writing desk
  • Round twin plug 220/110V mains outlet - 24 hours per day
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bedding and space for luggage
  • Smoke detector, fire extinguisher and life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 12 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Average
"The ship was nice, cabin was comfortable, dive team was ok. Cabin shower was not very clean, slow drainage, basin moldy. Although only 9 pax with 24 crew, we could hardly see more than a handful of the crew serving us. Asked for jacuzzi to be filled, was told by the captain there was not enough water - they filled just enough to soak my legs. Dive team also not experienced in handling my camera on the speed boat. My wide angle lens was badly scratched and I had to demand a towel to be placed on deck each dive. Cruise director didn't seem comfortable interacting with foreign guests, stuck mostly to the locals. He is also the head of dive team which I believe is a mistake.
Dive The World gave prompt and detailed info for the booking and payment process They provide a last minute standby waitlist for interested guests who may be flexible on cruise but fixed on time.
" - , Singapore, 26 November 2023 ...


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