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Short Description

Launched in summer 2009, the liveaboard boat is a traditional Phinisi built in South Sulawesi, using environmentally friendly principles. The indonesian phinisi is a luxury teak motor-sail yacht sails in the waters of Indonesia for a demanding clientele of international scuba divers. Adventure, relaxation, comfort and respect for marine biodiversity all come together in the abundant waters and many islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

Underwater photographers, video-operators, marine biologists and professional divers offer a professional guidance as you explore the highest biodiversity in the world. Aboard this diving cruise you will enjoy the charm of a traditional boat coupled with the modern comfort and the technology of the 21st century. The spacious double masted vessel gives you the unique opportunity to explore remote areas which only a few have seen.

Destinations

Komodo
A journey leading us through two oceans, separating, and uniting here at the same time. A current constantly crosses Indonesia, flowing from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. Due to trade winds, the oceans have a different sea level of about 2 inches…. As the Pacific mixes with the colder Indian Ocean, at the south of the Lesser Sunda Islands, we find Pacific fauna scattered to the north and in-between the islands.
During June and September, the landscape above the water is unusually dry for Indonesia. On the islands east of Bali rainfalls are rare during the dry season, and the landscape that elsewhere in Indonesia is green all year round, shows here some green and brown patches.

Banda Sea
The Spice Islands, that have become famous for their cloves, nutmeg and historical stories about pirates. From the intense blue Banda Sea, steep pinnacles pierce the surface, surrounding them surreal emerald-green lagoons and islands made from coral sand. These aptly named Coral Keys and are colonised by rich vegetation.
The landscape and coral islands alternate with rock formation covered with a green layer, giving our passage from Asia to Oceania an almost unreal magic. We refer here to biological borders that sometimes are quite different from geographical borders. The dry season starts in this region in September and goes until end of March; however, rainfall can be expected throughout the year.

Raja Ampat
The huge area of Raja Ampat represents a big marine reserve, that stretches out to the north (Waigeo and neighbouring island) and to the south-west (Misool). The whole region is a labyrinth of straits between small sandstone islands eroded by the waves. The dry season is between September to March, however, rainfalls are to be expected throughout the whole year.
A striking charachteristic in the Raja Ampat biology is the tight compenetration between different ecosystems. The tropical rainforest conquers the sea by pushing itself out through a complex system of small islands. Looking towards the top from the border of the reef, you can see the dark green of the forest, in a symbolic sight.

North Maluku
On the north side of Maluku, the sea narrows and hosts many islands and their number even increases while proceeding towards Papua. The accurate observation of sedentary animals (such as clownfish, sea-squirts) allows us to notice the changes from one island to another and to understand the role of marine currents. In the Ambon bay, we enjoy memorable muck dives (dives on muddy bottoms) which are not very attractive but extremely rich.
The landscape and coral islands alternate with rock formation covered with a green layer, giving our passage from Asia to Oceania an almost unreal magic. We refer here to biological borders that sometimes are quite different from geographical borders. The dry season starts in this region in September and goes until end of March; however, rainfall can be expected throughout the year.

Feel free to contact us for detailed itineraries

Cruise Rates 2015/2016

Rates / day / passenger:

Komodo $ 360

Banda Sea $ 390

Raja Ampat $ 390

North Maluku $ 390

Cenderawasih $ 390

Notes:
– National Park Fees and contributions to villages: Raja Ampat $ 130, Cenderawasih $ 200, $ 75 for all other cruises.
Park fees are subject to change without prior notice.
– Fuel surcharge and port fees per passenger $ 200 for Raja Ampat, Banda Sea & Maluku and Cenderawasih Bay. For Komodo cruises, no fuel surcharge applies if the port of arrival/departure is Bima/Labuan Bajo/Maumere. The fuel surcharge applies if harbors like Bali, Alor or similar are scheduled. We retain the right to adjust fuel surcharges any time when necessary.

Boat Details

Features
Hull Material WoodMast(s) 2
Length 42mCrew 15
Max passengers 17Max diving passengers 17
Navigation & Communication
GPS YesPlotter No
Depth sounder YesFish finder –
Satellite phone YesMariphoneYes 
Radar YesNavtex –
Safety
Life raft(s) Yes 2Life jackets Yes
Life ringbuoys –Life aid kit Yes
Fire extinguishersYes Fire & smoke alarm Yes 
EPIRP – Oxygen Yes
ENOS – Defibrillator – 
Hyperbaric chamberNo   
Dive Facilities
Compressors 2Dive courses Yes
Tanks YesCamera rinsing tub Yes
NITROX Yesweights/belts Yes
Camera workstation YesDive platform Yes
Rental dive gear YesTender Yes
Deck shower(s) YesEnglish speaking guide –
Cabin facilities
Private bathroom YesNumber of cabins 8
Shower Hot WaterExtra bed No
Private toilet Yes220 volt Yes
Air conditioning YesFan Yes
Porthole YesWindow Yes
Lounge facilities
Air conditioning YesFan(s) Yes
Sofa(s) YesDining table Yes
Television YesDVD player Yes
Sound system YesComputer Yes
Deck(s) facilities
Sun deck area YesCovered deck area Yes
Reclining chairs –Mattresses –
Hammocks –Sofa(s) –
Dining table Yes  
Bar facilities
Beer YesWine Yes
Spirits –Soft drinks Yes
Juices YesIce cubes Yes
Services & Entertainment
Laundry service –Towel –
Massage –Library –
Indoor games –Beach games –
DVD’s –Ipod connection –
Snorkel gear YesFishing gear Yes
Kayak(s) NoWake board No
Water ski NoJet ski No
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