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At a glance...
- Cruises focus on Wakatobi Archipelago
- All cabins with ensuite bathrooms
- Maximum of 10 guests only
- Camera workshop
- Tanks filled on dive tenders, no moving equipment
- Large steel-hulled boat
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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.
Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
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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).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 4,670.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There is 1 Master queen-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.
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 Standard cabin is smaller (but still reasonably well sized), with a single bed only.
All the cabins have:
- Toilet and hot water shower - unlimited showering
- Individually controlled air conditioning
- Sea-view portholes
- Reading lamps
- Wardrobe & dressing table
- Bedding & towels
- Daily cleaning service
- Mains outlet 220 Volts (2-prong) - 24 hrs
No. of bathrooms / showers - 6 / 12 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
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.
- Western Cruise Director
- 2 Divemasters
- First Mate
- 1 Cook
- 2 Stewardesses
- 2 Engineers
- 2 Deck hands
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
Menu, Cuisine Type...
- Asian & international main meal dishes and continental breakfast.
- Buffet-style service on upper deck or in saloon - choose from 3 or 4 main dishes with plenty of side dishes.
- All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send notice of your requirements.
- Coffee, tea, soft drinks, hot chocolate, snacks and water are provided free of charge.
- Beer, wine and spirits are also available for purchase.
- No fixed menu.
- Operator rates their cuisine as good and above competitor cruise standards
- Built in year 1980, and completely overhauled in 1997
- Size - 35m x 7.5m
- Weight - 245 tonnes
- Top speed - 12 knots
- Cruising speed - 9 knots
- 2 x 250 HP Gardner Marine diesel engines
- 2 x 75 KVa generators
- 3 x Bauer K-14 dive tank compressors
- Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day (U.S. standard flat prong sockets)
- 110V Adaptors in camera workshop
- Water capacity - 11,000 litres
- Fresh water maker - 20,000 litres per day
- Fuel capacity - 42,000 litres
- Environmental waste tanks to prevent pollution
Navigation, Safety Features...
- Certified to Lloyds Safety Standards
- 4 life rafts
- 2 x 5.8m 60 HP rigid (RIB) motorised dinghies
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Depth Sounder
- Satellite telephone
- VHF and SSB radio
- Medic First Aid Box
- Oxygen - 7,200 litres
- Life jackets in each cabin and throughout
- Fire extinguishers throughout
- Fire alarms and anti-fume masks