The 36 metre MY Pelagian was designed as a wide-ranging luxury motor yacht and is stoutly constructed from steel to the highest international safety standards.
With a maximum of only 10 guests accommodated in en-suite cabins, this Sulawesi liveaboard is ideal for dive adventure cruises to the remotest islands and offers new and exciting opportunities with diving trips to Wakatobi and Banda Sea. Wakatobi is home to one of the most prolific coral reef systems in the world.
What's more, with such a remote dive location as Wakatobi, you may be wondering how on earth you'll get there, and anticipating long waits at far-flung airports for connections that may never arrive. Not with the Pelagian! Return private charter flights from Bali direct to the boat are laid on for all its guests.
Pelagian has a camera workshop and 2 custom built 18 foot rigid inflatable dive tenders (RIB style), complete with their own tank racks, steel ladders, camera rinse tanks and oxygen. With whips from the Pelagian, the tanks are filled quickly where they stand on the dinghies. This means there's no need to move your scuba equipment off the tender until the end of the cruise - a great convenience.
With a wealth of experience operating in the area and numerous film and magazine credits, including The National Geographic, it's no wonder Pelagian has a hard-earned reputation as the pro' diver's liveaboard of choice.
Dive experience: To ensure that you are comfortable with all the diving throughout your cruise on Pelagian, we recommend that all guests have at least 50 dives, and arrive already comfortable in the water. In the event that a few years have passed since your last dive, or you don’t quite have the 50 dives, you might consider a few nights at their resort prior to embarkation.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, hot drinks, land tours, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, marine park protection contribution.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US 45 per day including computer), return flight ticket (from US$ 590 to US$ 860 return from Bali) to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Mineral water, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (5 nights = US$ 150, 7 nights = US$ 200, 10N nights = US$ 260, 11 nights = US$ 270), torches, diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Pelagian liveaboard cruises depart in the early afternoon from Wakatobi. Return domestic flights from Bali are provided by the boat operator. Flight time is about 2 hours 30 minutes. There are 2 flights to Wakatobi, with check in either at 06:30 or 11:00. You will be advised in advance which flight to take. The return flight will be back in Bali no later that 16:00. There is also a free minibus transfer service from the Wakatobi airstrip to and from the boat. For more information see our Bali travel information section.
Non-diver rate: US$ 80 per diving day off the published price.
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% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests or more and receive a 5% discount, pay for 9 guests or more and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 10 guests).
With very little in the way of infrastructure in this remote part of the world, you'll enjoy the peace and solitude that this paradise archipelago provides. You can relax on the sun deck, chatting about the days scuba diving adventures, content in the knowledge that you are far from marauding hordes of tourists.
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Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dinghies - Diving deck - Camera workshop with E-6 photo processing - PC with CD burner & printer - Air-conditioned saloon with library, VCD & music system - Email for guests use - Sundeck with deck chairs