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 the 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. Nitrox is provided free of charge. 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.
Notes: Children over the age of 12 are welcome on the Pelagian liveaboard.
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, port and park fees, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 5 divers per DM), 12 and 15 litre tanks, weights and weightbelts, marine park protection contribution, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dives to be paid in advance: (Season 2023 - 4 dives: US$ 220 per day, 2 dives: US$ 170 per day. Season 2024 - 4 dives: US$ 230 per day, 2 dives: US$ 180 per day), scuba equipment (US$ 30 per day including computer). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Mineral water, alcoholic drinks, torch (US$ 25 per day), diving insurance, closed-circuit rebreathers. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Discounts are available for third persons sharing with 2 friends in a Superlux cabin.
How to get there: Pelagian liveaboard cruises depart in the early afternoon from Wakatobi. There is also a free minibus transfer service from the Wakatobi airstrip to and from the boat. Return domestic flights from Bali are provided by the boat operator. The price is US$ 860 (paid in advance). Check-in time is 6:45 am and the flight takes about 2 hours 30 minutes. The return flight will be back in Bali no later that 4 pm. Flights departing from Bali should not be booked to depart before 5:30 pm.
For more information see our Bali travel information section.
Non-diver rate: Cruise prices above are non-diving rates. Snorkelling to be paid in advance: (Season 2023 - 4 guided tours: US$ 165 per day, 2 guided tours: US$ 125 per day. Season 2024 - 4 guided tours: US$ 170 per day, 2 guided tours: US$ 130 per day).
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 60-75% of the published price for their own cabin. Please ask us for details.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests or more and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 10+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): from US$ 4,285.
There is 1 Master king-size double bed cabin on main deck, 3 double bed cabins with extra bed (1 Deluxe and 2 Superlux), and 1 Standard cabin on the lower deck. All are en-suite.
The Master cabin is exceptionally large, with its own sofa and TV and DVD player. Because the cabin is on the main deck, you'll see that it's light and airy, and most accessible.
The double cabins are suitable for couples or friends as they have both double and single beds. They are long cabins, so are naturally lighted by several port holes each. The Superlux cabins have a queen-size bed and can be used for groups of 3.
The Standard cabin is smaller (but still reasonably well sized), with a single bed only.
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