Why you should choose Dewi Nusantara:
They have so many core repeat clients and fantastic reviews, very experienced crew with outstanding service, run by one of the pioneers in Indonesia. There is the Stunning Master and Commander suite and 7 other Deluxe cabin for a maximum of 16 guests on a huge ship which is why it is 1 of the most popular Liveaboards in the area and definitely worth the extra price.

Dewi Nusantara's interior style is that of a "floating boutique resort" featuring the high end amenities guests expect from a boat of this standard.
Catering to a maximum of 18 divers all of the state rooms are larger than traditional liveaboard state rooms (at 180 sq. ft. each, more than 60% larger than an average liveaboard cabin) each cabin has private ensuite facilities and air conditioning.
There is also a 470 square foot "Master and Commander Suite " at the stern of the main deck that features a king size bed, separate sitting area with a sofa, and table with chairs that reminds guests of the "captains quarters" from the schooner design that inspired her.

Living aboard Dewi Nusantara is as close to a five star experience as is possible in the faraway corners of the Indonesian archipelago. With an overall length of 57 meters, this three masted topsail schooner moves with a grace and stability that only larger sailing vessels can offer.
There are eight spacious air-conditioned staterooms, that can be adapted to either twin or double use, each with its own en suite bathroom.
The master and commanders’ cabin aft is the size of a large hotel suite.

According to the vessel's managing partner, Guido Brink, "Our goal was to build the finest liveaboard yacht in the region and then put it in the best diving locations during the best diving season for that area."
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Dewi Nusantara - schedule

Dewi Nusantara - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes :
All meals,
Snacks and beverages (not included wine and spirits),
Transfer from the airport to the vessel,
Up to 4 dives per day,
All air fills,
Weights and weight belts,

The trip price does not include :
Pre or post cruise hotels and domestic flights,
Alcoholic beverages,
Boatique items,
Harbor fees, Port and National Park Fee - prices subject to change from the parks department
Long Distance fee (If applicable, mainly ONLY on crossing trips, ie Ambon to Sorong),
Dive Courses,
uel surcharge (If applicable, mainly ONLY on crossing trips, ie Ambon to Sorong unless fuel prices rise),
Nitrox fills
Nitrox instruction and all other services and purchases made onboard the vessels are subject to local taxes (10%)

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per trip / Per day
Nitrox fill $ 200 / $ 10
15L tank $ 40 / $ -
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $ 300 / $ -
BCD $ 150 / $ 20
Regulator $ 150 / $ 20
Computer $ 150 / $ 20
Wetsuit $ 90 / $ 10
Camera and u/w housing $ 200 / $ 25
Torch $ - / $ 5

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

PADI courses
AOW $200
Nitrox Diver $200
Nitrox fills for trip after course $50

Dewi Nusantara - Video

Dewi Nusantara - cabins

Dewi Nusantara has 8 cabins for 16 persons involving one amazing Master and Commander Suite and 7 stunning Deluxe cabins

  • Main Deck Master Suite
    The Master Suite in the aft quarters of the main deck is the signature room of the ship and is a marvel of design and comfort.
    It occupies the full width of the vessel and from the stern it has a 180 degree view of the ocean behind the ship. With its 46 square meters it is the largest room on board and surely one the larger suites available on any liveaboard in the world.
    All furniture was specifically designed and manufactured by designer Bruno Helgen.
    The layout of the suite, the light, the view gives the immediate feeling that you never want to leave.
    The Master Suite has one king size bed and it's own en-suite bathroom offers a shower as well as a bath with ocean view.
    The suite has its own sitting area; a large corner sofa with a table made out of one piece of natural shaped teak.

  • Lower Deck Deluxe cabin
    All of the seven deluxe staterooms can be configured as twin or double rooms.
    These air conditioned staterooms are all individually designed by Bruno Helgen, a french top interior designer.
    On entering each of the Staterooms you will be surprised by its sheer size (20 square meters), unique colour setting and mysterious carvings.
    The curved shapes of the furniture and bathroom wall refer the feminine character of the ship, she is after all the Goddess of the Archipelago.

  • Dining area

  • Lower Deck Deluxe Cabin
    All of the seven deluxe staterooms can be configured as twin or double rooms.
    These air conditioned staterooms are all individually designed by Bruno Helgen, a french top interior designer.
    On entering each of the Staterooms you will be surprised by its sheer size (20 square meters), unique colour setting and mysterious carvings.
    The curved shapes of the furniture and bathroom wall refer the feminine character of the ship, she is after all the Goddess of the Archipelago.

  • Saloon Lounge and releaxtion area

  • Saloon Lounge and releaxtion area

Lower Deck Deluxe Cabin
All of the seven deluxe staterooms can be configured as twin or double rooms.
These air conditioned staterooms are all individually designed by Bruno Helgen, a french top interior designer.
On entering each of the Staterooms you will be surprised by its sheer size (20 square meters), unique colour setting and mysterious carvings.
The curved shapes of the furniture and bathroom wall refer the feminine character of the ship, she is after all the Goddess of the Archipelago.

Main Deck Master and Commander Suite
The Master Suite in the aft quarters of the main deck is the signature room of the ship and is a marvel of design and comfort.
It occupies the full width of the vessel and from the stern it has a 180 degree view of the ocean behind the ship. With its 46 square meters it is the largest room on board and surely one the larger suites available on any liveaboard in the world.
All furniture was specifically designed and manufactured by designer Bruno Helgen.
The layout of the suite, the light, the view gives the immediate feeling that you never want to leave.
The Master Suite has one king size bed and it's own en-suite bathroom offers a shower as well as a bath with ocean view.
The suite has its own sitting area; a large corner sofa with a table made out of one piece of natural shaped teak.

Dewi Nusantara - specs

Port of Registry/Flag :
Construction :
Type :
Length :
154 feet (LOD) 190 feet (LOA)
Beam :
39 feet
Max Passengers :
Stateroom :
Crew :
17 +3 dive crew
Tenders :
2 (28 feet) Fiberglass single 200 hp 4 stroke each
Fuel Capacity :
27,000 ltr
Fresh Water Capacity :
10000 liters
Cruising Speed :
9-10 knots
Range :
2700 nautical miles
Navigation Aids :
VHF, SSB, Furuno 36 mile radar, GPS and depeth sounder; all double. 2 sat phone
Voltage :
220 volt, charging station also 110 volt
Photography Services :
Length of Charters :
11 night charters
Dives per Day :
3 to 4
Nitrox :
Diving Instruction :
Dive Gear Rental :

Dewi Nusantara - itineraries

Raja Ampat Itinerary

The following itinerary is for example purposes only.
Your actual itinerary may vary due to weather or other environmental conditions and at the Captain's discretion in order to seek out the best available diving during your cruise.

Day 1 (Embarkation)
Bali Gateway: Fly from Ujung Padang to Sorong.
Manado Gateway: Fly from Manado to Sorong.
Jakarta Gateway: Fly from Jakarta to Sorong.

Transfer from airport to Dewi Nusantara and embarkation
You'll be picked up at the airport of Sorong and taken to the yacht by private transfer.
Once all the guests are onboard, the boat will leave the harbor and head for the breathtaking region of Misool.

Day 2
You will do your check out dive at a calm site chosen to familiarize you with the region. The dive site, Vrenelies Gaertli is very large and diverse, easily affording several dives here. Dive-throughs, drop-offs and over hangs, all covered in beautiful corals makes Vrenelies Gaertli a special site.
There is time in the afternoon to explore the incredible landscape by zodiac. Above the water, Misool is a breathtaking region with caves, caverns and huge rocks covering the landscape. Underwater, it's a wonderful combination of various species of fish, hard and soft corals, sponges, nudibranches plus all kinds of non-vertebrates like cuttlefish and octopus. There are also epaulet sharks here, only found in Raja Ampat.

Day 3
Day three is a special day on which we will combine more great diving around Misool with an excursion into the fabulous island labyrinth. You will go by zodiac through channels and valleys. Enjoy a walk to a cave on land and a visit to see native tombstones.

Day 4
You will head north away from Misool to Mansuar, an Island that could easily be re-named Manta Island. Not much more you can say about the diving here.

Day 5
Jef Fam
From Mansuar You will head a little northwest to Jef Fam, a group of islands featuring sites where you'll once again have the opportunity to see the wobbegong and epaulet sharks, unique to the region. You'll dive the region of Batu Burung where the dive sites are covered in colorful hard corals. A couple of other notable sites are Dinding Mera, a spectacular red wall full of soft corals and nudibranches and Warna Banyak, a relaxing drift dive through a coral-filled channel.

Day 6
Kawe is our next destination and will take us to the top of the equator. Here you'll visit Jurang Dalam, sometimes called 'deep valley' though it is only 25 feet in depth. For some reason it attracts sweetlips, Barsche, Glasfische, batfish and napoleons. Other sites you might visit include Batu Kiri and Hutam Hitam. There's also Berbados Cadas with its split rocks and dive-through which offers a topographical change to the scenery of this region.

Day 7
You will move a little more north to Wajag where you'll enjoy topside and underwater adventure. Zodiac excursions through the labyrinth will provide breathtaking images that will last a lifetime. Underwater, the landscape is quite different with Jamur Selatan, Jamur Tengan Utara rising up in the sea like mushrooms.
With an agreeable current, you can easily dive around them. At times, the currents from the Antarctic bring cool water and huge schools of jackfish, tuna, rays and even blue marlins!

Day 8
Today, You will arrive at Uranie where there's a large cavern waiting to be explored! This cavern is huge with ample light coming in so you need not worry about claustrophobia. The atmosphere in the cavern is mystical and calm, offering a fascinating light show. Below on the cavern's bottom you'll see sleeping sharks that seem unreal.
From here You will most likely move to Batu Coquille where huge rocks rise up from the ground and water. The current here draws manta rays and barracudas.

Day 9
Waigeo/Eagle Rock
You will make your way to the area of Waigeo where You will visit Eagle Rock, just around the corner. Eagle Rock is unlike anything you've seen so far. The protruding rocks in the middle of the sea are quite spectacular. On dives here you'll find white beaches with black coral gardens, great visibility, sweetlips, batfish and a variety of rays.
In the afternoon You will visit Sel Pele Bay where topside and underwater delights await.

Day 10
Wafak is the so called black forest of Indonesia. At about 90 feet there's a black coral garden to enjoy at your leisure.
You will stay here for a sunset dive and hope to see Mandarin fish and mimic octopus.

Day 11
You will be in Kri today where world records in counting different species have been broken.
You'll be able to get some great pictures here where famous underwater photographers have shot some of their best work. You will head back to Sorong for departure while we enjoy our final night celebration onboard with a special traditional song and dance presentation.

Day 12
Disembarkation in Sorong.
You'll be taken to the airport by our private transfer to the airport.
All domestic flights back to your Indonesia Gateway city complete their journey on this day.

Post Disembarkation Day
Board International flights for home or begin your land extension to visit other magical Indonesian destinations - how to get to Raja Ampat.

Dewi Nusantara - diving

Raja Ampat diving

All our boats run fantastic Raja Ampat liveaboards of varying length visiting all the best places each with their own unique itinerary and features.
They are all different prices dependant on the length of the trip and standard of the liveaboard.
All our liveaboards are for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary.

Raja Ampat (or the Four Kings) is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo which are surrounded by over 1,500 small islands and cays. Formerly known as Irian Jaya, this area is now part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia and is located on the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula, on the island of New Guinea.

Put simply, Raja Ampat could quite possibly be the best diving in the world. It certainly is the world's most bio diverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusc species than anywhere else on Earth. The variety of marine life can be staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs. In Mansuar, you may encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to don your snorkelling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales. Other highlights include the innumerable war wrecks, both ships and planes (with new wrecks being discovered constantly).

The reefs of Raja Ampat are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colourful species of soft corals. The diving is predominantly drift dives due to the moderate prevalent currents in the area which provide nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. Currents are average to moderate and vary from none to very strong. Visibility is normally very good but can vary and is normally at its best earlier in the day so your pre-breakfast dives are not to be slept through!

This is truly "Frontier Diving". Topside the beautiful islands stretch as far as you can see and are largely uninhabited. At night the lights of local fishing boats twinkle in the dark along the few inhabited shorelines while in more remote areas you may only see a distant spec of light over the entire horizon.

Not many liveaboards dive the Raja Ampat area, making this adventure even more unique and special.

Raja Ampat has a high season from October to May and weirdly enough it is during their rainy season due to the winds in the dry season making parts of the park inaccessable. The rainy season should not be mis-construed though. It is generally mostly a shower in the late afternoon and evening and most of the time the days are nice, wind is minimal and the skys are generally clear or slightly over cast. The seas are calmer at this time of the year as the oppposite season has winds that kick up waves and make it very difficult to dive the more exposed sites in the Southern part of Raja Ampat. The water temperature stays around the 27-30 degrees celcius mark all year round.

Recently due to the popularity of Raja Ampat a lot of boats have been running trips in the so called low season but this is also the dry season and so promotes nicer weather and better visibility but the trade of is that only the northern more sheltered part of the park is accessable but as the area is so vast and there are so many quality dive sites the reports from these northern trips have been glowing so far - how to get to Raja Ampat.

Komodo diving

Diving in Komodo is not a new idea but recently it's being recognised as a premier destination due to the awesome variety of diving to be had.
Crystal clear water and dive sites where you never see another diver provide a little something for everyone whether it's macro or massive you love.
One day you can be crawling along the bottom looking at pygmy seahorses, frogfish and unusual nudibranch and the next you are in the big blue on an open water pinnacle as the mantas fly by, the sharks circle and the dolphins hunt and the next day diving a live volcano!!
For sheer variety there is no better place on earth.

Komodo is one of the few places left in the world where sharks are not rare and down south is one of the places where manta rays have their legendary aggregations, meaning they are here in the area in their hundreds!!!

One of the highlights of these trips is the rare opportunity to walk with the lengendary Komodo dragons. These truly awesome beasts can reach 3 metres plus and can reportedly run at 20km an hour chasing their prey. It's the icing on the cake, Stunning diving and one of the world's last surviving dinosaur descendants all one amazing package.

Covering the best of both worlds, from up close and personal with aggragating mantas to shy pygmy seahorses and rare nudibranches Komodo diving has it all. The beauty of Komodo liveaboard diving is in the balance between the large and small animals. One day you will be in the blue swimming with mantas and sharks and the next swimming along a bubbling volcanic reef covered with venting submerged fumeroles blowing bubbles into the water and hiding one of the worlds best kept secret macro dive sites.

In North Komodo the water temperature is normally 27-29°C. Around Southern Komodo and Rinca Islands the water temperature drops can drop a bit to 22-26°C. A 5mm long suit is advised and hood and booties are strongly recommended for the southern area.

These are some of the top sites that most liveaboards visit.

Angel reef, Moyo, Sumbawa diving

We start our Komodo liveaboard with the first dive of the trip and the check out dive. This dive site doesn't disappoint. A beautiful wall stretching down to 50 metres covered in hard and soft corals very reminiscent of Bunaken in North Sulawesi. Schools of bannerfish and trevally patrol the walls with the occasional reef sharks making an appearance. Ribbon eels hide in crevices and many different nudibranchs crawl over the vast elephant ear sponges that hang from the beautiful soft coral infested wall.

Satonda island bay

A protected bay on Satonda island north of Sumbawa hosts a treasure trove of macro critters, the more we dive here the more we find. The rare Denise pygmy seahorse lives in fans here, frogfish hang out in big barrel sponges and ghost pipefish hide amongst the featherstars that cover the reef slope. In the sandy bottom you can find jawfish with their mouths full of eggs, myriads of anemonefish, mushroom coral pipefish and spearer mantis shrimps.

Sangeang island diving

Sangieng island is a perfectly round volcanic island jutting up from the sea bed. Still active and last blowing in 1996 this well kept secret is one of the world's finest macro dive areas. With diving available all around the island there is not one specific spot but always new ones to be discovered. Bubbles of volcanic gas seep through the sand creating a surreal atmosphere and a warm black sand bottom hosting rare and unusual nudibranch. Pygmy seahorses, frogfish, Pegasus sea moths and carnivorous shells and all common here, this is my personal favourite dive site as every time we dive here there is a surprise in store of something new that is often not in the books - this site is why you go Komodo liveaboard diving.

Gps point - Gili Banta diving

Gps point is an open sea mount prone to strong currents at certain times of the day. This provides prolific hard and soft coral growth that is home to hundreds of different types of reef fish. Loved by sharks, white tip sharks cruise around the whole dive in amongst the hunting giant trevallies and schooling jacks and surgeon fish, an exciting dive.

Takat Toko, Gili Lawalaut diving

This is one of my favourite sites on the Komodo liveaboard itinerary and is very similar to Gps point this site takes it to the next level. Grey reef shark, white tip sharks, occassional dolphins and a literal fish soup created by jacks, surgeonfish, giant trevallies and bannerfish surround this large sea mount as you hang on to the reef edge and watch the action. Again this site is prone to strong currents but we time our dives to hit around slack tide and a little current brings in the big fish. Great pelagic action, my favourite blue water dive.

Lighthouse reef, Gili Lawalaut diving

An adrenalin pounding drift dive along the wall and around the corner under the lighthouse. Sharks, mantas, dolphins are all frequent visitors on the dive with some of the best coral reef top in the area around the corner out of the current at the end of the dive you can hunt for porcelain crabs, cuttlefish and unusual seahorses whilst waiting for the adrenalin to funnel out of your system and your heart rate to return to normal-this is what Komodo liveaboard diving is all about!.

Crystal rock, Gili Lawalaut diving

A stunning soft coral and sea fan covered pinnacle with crystal water clarity this is a great site for those magazine cover wide angle shots. With at least 5 different types of angelfish, 4 types of trigger and butterflyfish everywhere it is a excellent reef fish dive with frequent visits from eagle and manta rays and the resident sleepy hawksbill turtle.

Pink beach, Komodo diving

Colder water and lower vis here due to the huge amounts of organic matter in the water due to the southern currents but this is more than made up for by the astounding life available to see here due to this phenomenon. Normally done as a night dive it also makes a good day dive with everything from white tip sharks to pygmy seahorses; zebra crabs, Coleman shrimp, many coloured frogfish, xeno crabs, Spanish dancers, and unusual nudibranchs are hidden amongst the dense coral growth.

Cannibal rock, Rinca island diving

Colder water than the north but touted by many as one of the worlds best 10 sites, yes I know there seems to be way more than 10 "top 10 sites" but this one really is one if you like macro. Everything is here even the rarest of the rare, the Rhinopias scorpionfish. It's nudi heaven with only the special and the rare getting to appear here, more species than I care to mention along with large and different frogfish mixed in with schools of fish and the resident dopy turtle we do 2 dives here and it's still not enough!! You will love it, I personally adore this dive site.

Torpedo alley, Rinca island diving

Just next to cannibal rock and where the boat moors is a beach that has wild pigs, monkeys and Komodo dragons in the daytime and hosts a myriad of critters in the waters in front if it at night. Named for the large amount of torpedo rays found here, a member of the electric ray family- no touching! They cover the sandy bottom along with loads of nudis obvious on the black sand bottom along with bizarre crabs and octopus.

Manta alley, Komodo diving

In the cooler waters in the south of Komodo there is a bay in which there are a series of pinnacles that seem to be a magnet for aggregating mantas. They are here in their tens, often we come up having seen over 20 different individuals. Often a little shy, their evasive spins and pirouettes makes the watching of them that much more enjoyable.

Takat Makassar, Komodo diving

This is our other manta site. A little bit more of a risk to see them as it is a huge area and we drift along the bottom in about 10 metres but along the way we always run into loads of turtles, napoleon and humphead wrasse, white tip sharks and very very occasionally you will be incredibly lucky and run into the resident dugong that inhabits this area along with scores of mantas as they migrate north.

3 sisters, Padar island diving

A series of underwater pinnacles reaching nearly to the the surface off the coast of Padar island next to Komodo this site constantly springs surprises on you from silvertip sharks and mobular ray schools to marbled rays and rare nudibranchs.

Dewi Nusantara - faqs

Standard Indonesian FAQS

Please note these are generic FAQs about Indonesia in general and not always boat specific.
If you are unsure about something please ask us to get confirmation.

What documents will I need to show on the boat?
Dive certification cards and dive logbook.

What money will I need?
Most boats accepts payment by Visa or Mastercard, Indonesian Rupiah, Euro or US Dollar. Please be advised that foreign notes should be clean, new and crisp. Indonesian banks and money changers will not accept old notes or notes which are damaged in any way. You can also use your credit or debit card at ATM machines in towns prior to boarding the boat to withdraw Rupiah, which is better should you wish to purchase local souvenirs or for tips. It is advisable to inform your bank or credit card company that you will be visiting Indonesia prior to your departure, as it is not uncommon for the bank to put a block on the card if they suspect it has been misappropriated.

Will there be any opportunities to go ashore during the cruise?
There are many different land excursions which are dependent on the schedule and guest preferences. Some land excursions available are beach visits, village visit and other treks dependant on the area, weather and local conditions.

What if I am prone to sea sickness?
If you are prone to sea sickness we strongly urge you to bring some motion sickness medication.

What is the voltage on the boat?
Voltage in Indonesia is 220-240 V.
If you feel you will need an adaptor please bring one.

What time zone is Indonesia located?
Komodo, Flores, Derawan and Sangalaki, Kaimantan and Sulawesi are 8 hours ahead of GMT. Raja Ampat is covered by Eastern Indonesia Standard Time which is 9 hours ahead of GMT.

Is smoking permitted?
Most boats provide a designated area on the boat is available for smoking.
Smoking is not permitted in any other area for any reason.

What about crew gratuities?
Gratuities for the crew are not included in your trip price. If the crew performs to your expectations, we suggest a gratuity of approximately 5-10% of the published package price per person be considered normal aboard a liveaboard dive boat.
All tips are generally split equally among the boat crew. Personal tipping is frowned upon. Payment of gratuities can be by cash or credit card.

Diving Information

Do I need evacuation/dive insurance?
It is mandatory that each guest purchase comprehensive evacuation and dive accident insurance.
The boat will be operating in extremely remote areas. Emergency evacuations from remote locations can cost in excess of USD $100,000.
We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN): www.DiversAlertNetwork.org (in USA), www.daneurope.org (in Europe).

Are there any limitations or restrictions on the diving?
You should stay within the limits and standards of your qualifying agency.
All dives should be no- decompression dives. Solo diving is not permitted.

What dive equipment do I need?
Tanks, weights and weight belts are provided onboard. Divers will need to bring BCD, regulator, wetsuit,fins, mask, snorkel and dive light.
Rental equipment is available and will need to be ordered in advance.

What can I expect the water temperature to be and what wetsuit do you recommend?
This is always a difficult question to answer because people have different reactions to temperature.
Typically temperatures range from 25-30C or 80-86F so usually a 3mm suit or even a skin is fine.
The southern waters of Komodo can be colder with 20-25C or 70-75F so a 5mm suit with a hood is recommended.

How do we dive from the boat?
All dives will be made from the tenders. Equipment will be transferred to the tenders and guests will board the tender with only their wetsuit on.

Can I drink alcohol and dive?
No. Drinking alcohol and diving can increase your risk of decompression problems.
You can drink alcohol once your have completed your last dive of the day.

Can I pay by Credit card on board?
For most things yes you can but there is a bank charge of 3%, normal in Indonesia. Please check with us beforehand about this.

The average air temperature in the regions you will visit ranges from 25 - 35 Celsius or 77-90 Fahrenheit.

Health and innoculations:
Vaccinations for typhoid, paratyphoid, tetanus, Cholera, Polio, and Hepatitis A are recommended but not mandatory.
Malaria is endemic in many parts of Indonesia, please check with your local Tropical Disease Centre for anti-malaria/diver friendly medication.

The Indonesian currency is Rupiah. Rates fluctuate enormously, please check with our cruise directors for your cruise exchange rates.

Population and people:
Regarded as the fifth most populous nation in the world, there are approximately 200,000,000 in Indonesia. The majority, around 60% reside on the island of Java.

An amazing diversity of religions exists. Predominantly a Muslim nation, islands like Timor, North Sulawesi and Flores are Christian.

Hinduism is found mainly in Bali.
Scattered throughout the region are a variety of other beliefs.

Bahasa Indonesia, almost identical to Malay is the one national language.
Several local dialects exist in each region as well. English is widely spoken in the more popular tourist destinations such as Bali.

Diving Indonesia
Out of 14,000+ islands in the archipelago, there are a plethora of exclusive dive locations in Indonesia, boasting up to 80% of the worlds species of undersea life. With Indocruises we take you to pristine spots not that known in your average dive travel guide and which are still being explored.

Dive conditions in Indonesia
Diving all year around is possible.
Watertemperature 24°(75°F) to 30°C(86°F) (In the south of Komodo it drops down to 21-23°C (70-75°F)
Visibility is mostly very good (up to 30m)

Safety Procedures and Emergency Evacuation Information:
There are 6 recompression chambers in Indonesia to treat decompression sickness

Bali: Sanglah General Hospital (in Indonesian language) USUP Sanglah Denpasar JI. Diponegoro, Denpasar 80114 Bali, Indonesia Phone 62-361-227911 through -15 ext. 232 (hyperbaric medical department) Fax 62-361-22426 Run by Dr. Antonius Natasamudra and Dr. Etty Herawati

Manado (Sulawesi): At the Malalayang Hospital (chamber for 3 to 4 persons) Phone: 0811430913 and ask for Dr Jimmy Waleleng (Phone home 860953).
Makassar (Sulawesi): Rumah Sakit Umum Wahidin Sudirohusodo. Contact person: Pak Daniel Address: Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km. 11, Tamalanrea Kampus UNHAS Indonesia TEL:++ 62 - 0411 (584677) , 584675. Said to be for 3 to 4 persons.

Jakarta (Java): Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (Navy Hospital) in Jl. Bendungan Hilir No.17, Central Jakarta (see text in italian with some addresses - list of help)
Kalimantan: The Borneo Divers have the only professional recompression chamber located on Sipadan island (Borneo - Malaysia)

Surabaya (Java): Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (RSAL) (Military Marine hospital) Jl. Gadung no. 1, SurabayPhone 031-45750 and 41731 (another number given was 031-838153 and fax 031- 837511) Run by Dr Suharsono
Available SAR (search and rescue) contact information:

  • SAR Bali : ph 0361 - 751111 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Lombok : Ph 0370 - 633253 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Makassar : Ph 0411 - 554111 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Manado : Ph 0431 - 825986
  • SAR Kupang : Ph 0380 - 831111
  • SAR Ambon : Ph 0911 - 351111
  • SAR Sorong : Ph 0951 - 323816

**Available SAR (search and rescue) contact information:
Medivac facilities from Travira Air www.travira-air.com