Dewi Nusantara Liveaboard

 

Destination: Indonesia

Komodo National Park, Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Banda Sea, Ambon, Halmahera and Cenderawasih Bay (9-12 nights) | From $605++/night

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Dewi Nusantara Quick Pitch 

The Dewi Nusantara was purposefully designed to cater to those who seek quality, safety, caring service, and the most elegant schooner available. Divers are safe and comfortable while exploring the Indonesian archipelago. Their goal is to offer guests a first class cruise experience in dive areas that are second to none.

 

Dive Overview

Indonesia is a scuba diving gem, featuring volcanic geography, wrecks, and vibrant marine life. Dewi Nusantara's expert staff meets divers' every need to ensure quality underwater and topside adventures.

[See: Komodo Dive Travel Guide, Ambon & Alor Dive Travel Guide, Raja Ampat Travel Guide & Wakatobi Travel Guide]


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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Dewi Nusantara Accommodation Details

18 guests are accommodated in 8 staterooms and 1 master suite, all spacious and individually designed.

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Deluxe Stateroom (LEFT) and Master Suite (RIGHT)  

 

Dewi Nusantara Cabin Details

  • DELUXE STATEROOM - The lower deck is the main cabin area with four Deluxe Staterooms on the port side and four on starboard. 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 color setting and mysterious carvings.
  • The curved shapes of the furniture and bathroom wall refer to the feminine character of the ship, she is after all the Goddess of the Archipelago.
  • All Deluxe Staterooms are adaptable for either twin or double use. Each has its own en-suite bathroom (4,5m by 1,3m), reading lights, 220V power points and hanging storage for clothing. If you like to work in privacy on your laptop the room offers a comfortable desk. There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings.
  • 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 Master Suite has one king size bed. The 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 naturally shaped teak. There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings.

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General Facilities

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Dewi Nusantara Boat Features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Onboard kayaks
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Free Internet
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations

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Dewi Nusantara Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Dewi Nusantara Dive Facilities

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Diving gear available to rent
  • Dive courses available

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Schedule & Rates

Dewi Nusantara 2018 - 2020 Schedule & Rates

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Dewi Nusantara Schedule & Rates

The rates shown below are per person, in US Dollar.

 

2018 Schedule & Rates 

Start

Finish

Nights

From

To

Destination

Deluxe Stateroom

Master Suite

16-Dec

27-Dec

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

$6,655

$7,655

28-Dec

8-Jan

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

$6,655

$7,655

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2019 Schedule & Rates

Start

Finish

Nights

From

To

Destination

Deluxe Stateroom

Master Suite

9-Jan

20-Jan

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

21-Jan

1-Feb

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat .......Fishid Charter.......

charter

charter

2-Feb

13-Feb

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat .......Fishid Charter.......

-

-

14-Feb

25-Feb

11

Sorong

Ternate

Reefs and Vulcanos, Dampier Strait, Batanta, Kofiau, Pisang, Makian, Ternate

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

27-Feb

10-Mar

11

Ternate

Bitung

Ternate to North Sulawesi, Tifore, Bangka, Siau, Ruang, Lembeh Strait

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

11-Mar

22-Mar

11

Bitung

Ternate

North Sulawesi to Ternate; Lembeh Strait, Bunaken, Siau, Ruang, Banka, Tifore, Ternate

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

24-Mar

4-Apr

11

Ternate

Sorong

Halmahera and South Raja Ampat, Ternate, Makian, Pisang, Misool, Batanta.

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

5-Apr

16-Apr

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

18-Apr

29-Apr

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

1-May

12-May

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

13-May

24-May

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

25-May

5-Jun

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

1-Jul

11-Jul

10

Sorong

Manokwari

Cenderawasih Bay

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

13-Jul

22-Jul

9

Manokwari

Biak

Cenderawasih Bay

USD 6235,-

USD 7325,-

24-Jul

2-Aug

9

Biak

Biak

Cenderawasih Bay

USD 6235,-

USD 7325,-

4-Aug

14-Aug

10

Biak

Sorong

Cenderwasih Bay

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

15-Aug

25-Aug

10

Sorong

Sorong

North Raja Ampat exploration

USD 6235,-

USD 7325,-

26-Aug

5-Sep

10

Sorong

Sorong

North Raja Ampat exploration

USD 6235,-

USD 7325,-

6-Sep

16-Sep

10

Sorong

Sorong

North Raja Ampat exploration

USD 6235,-

USD 7325,-

17-Sep

27-Sep

10

Sorong

Sorong

North Raja Ampat exploration

charter

charter

28-Sep

9-Oct

11

Sorong

Ambon

Batanta, Misool, Seram, Ambon Bay

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

10-Oct

22-Oct

12

Ambon

Saumlaki

Banda Sea, Eastern Forgotten island Saumlaki; Stephen Frink Charter

charter

charter

23-Oct

4-Nov

12

Saumlaki

Ambon

Eastern Forgotten islands, Banda Sea, Ambon bay; Ocean Realm Images Charter

charter

charter

5-Nov

15-Nov

10

Ambon

Ternate

Ambon Bay, South Halmahera, Makian, Ternate; Ocean Realm Images Charter

charter

charter

17-Nov

28-Nov

11

Ternate

Sorong

Ternate, South Halmahera, Pisang, Misool, Batanta; Ocean Realm Images/Blue Planet Charter

charter

charter

4-Dec

15-Dec

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

16-Dec

27-Dec

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

28-Dec

8-Jan

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6855,-

USD 7855,-

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2020 Schedule & Rates

Start

Finish

Nights

From

To

Destination

Deluxe Stateroom

Master Suite

9-Jan

20-Jan

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

28-Jan

8-Feb

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

9-Feb

20-Feb

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat, chartered by Got Muck

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

21-Feb

3-Mar

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

4-Mar

15-Mar

11

Sorong

Kaimana

Misool and Triton Bay, charter by DreamWeaver

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

17-Mar

28-Mar

11

Kaimana

Ambon

Triton Bay, Banda Sea and Ambon Bay

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

29-Mar

9-Apr

11

Ambon

Bitung

Ambon Bay, South Halmahera, Makian, Ternate, Lembeh Strait

charter

charter

10-Apr

21-Apr

11

Bitung

Gorontalo

Togian Islands and Gorontalo

charter

charter

22-Apr

3-May

11

Gorontalo

Bitung

Gorontalo and Togian Islands

charter

charter

4-May

15-May

11

Bitung

Sorong

Lembeh Strait, Ternate, Makian, Halmahera and North Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

16-May

27-May

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

28-Jun

9-Jul

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

10-Jul

21-Jul

11

Sorong

Manokwari

Cenderawasih Bay

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

22-Jul

2-Aug

11

Manokwari

Manokwari

Cenderawasih Bay

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

3-Aug

14-Aug

11

Manokwari

Manokwari

Cenderawasih Bay

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

15-Aug

26-Aug

11

Manokwari

Sorong

Cenderawasih Bay

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

27-Aug

7-Sep

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

8-Sep

19-Sep

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

20-Sep

1-Oct

11

Sorong

Tual

Misool, Koon, Banda Sea, Tual

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

3-Oct

14-Oct

11

Tual

Saumlaki

Jen Darby's Liveaboard Adventures

charter

charter

16-Oct

27-Oct

11

Saumlaki

Tual

Jen Darby's Liveaboard Adventures

charter

charter

29-Oct

9-Nov

11

Tual

Sorong

Tual, Banda Sea, Koon, Misool, Sorong

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

10-Nov

21-Nov

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

22-Nov

3-Dec

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat, charter by DreamWeaver

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

4-Dec

15-Dec

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

16-Dec

27-Dec

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

28-Dec

8-Jan

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999,-

USD 8499,-

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2021 Schedule & Rates

Start

Finish

Nights

From

To

Destination

Deluxe Stateroom

Master Suite

9-Jan

20-Jan

11

Sorong

Sorong

All of Raja Ampat

USD 6999

USD 8499,-

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Inclusions

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages (not including wine and spirits)
  • Transfer from the airport to the vessel
  • Up to 4 dives per day
  • All air fills
  • Weights and weight belts
  • 4 to 5 dive instructors/masters

 

Exclusions

  • Pre or post-cruise hotels and domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Boutique items
  • Park and Harbor fees
  • Long Distance fee
  • Dive Courses
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Nitrox fills

Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Itinerary Overview

The Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity, is an area of 6 million square kilometers that includes parts of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the Solomon Islands. The Dewi Nusantara concentrates on the Indonesian part of the vast area! Their dive cruises take you to Komodo National Park, Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Banda Sea, Ambon, Halmahera, and Cenderawasih Bay. This last-named spot has just appeared on the world dive map and is a ‘must dive’ place.

 

Dive Overview

The Coral Triangle is considered by scientists to be the global epicenter of marine diversity and a major center of coral evolution. A full 76 percent of known coral species are found here and 37 percent of reef fish species. Extensive mangrove forests provide nurseries for the rich seas that have sustained our seafaring island people for millennia. The reefs serve as spawning and breeding grounds for whales and dolphins, sea turtles, and huge fisheries.

Raja Ampat - Raja Ampat is all about diversity – not only diversity of species, but also of dive sites. There are some areas where soft corals and sea fans dominate, others with amazing diverse hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, drop-offs, caves, black sand, white sand…Then there are the fish, lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world. Not only are there loads of fish, but all the levels of the food chain are well represented – from pygmy seahorses to top predators. In many places, brightly colored soft corals can be found close to the surface which, illuminated by natural sunlight, make these dive sites spectacularly colorful. The reefs in Raja Ampat just buzz with life.

 

Komodo

The Dewi Nusantara is at the very forefront of liveaboard luxury and provides high-quality dive trips to The Komodo National Park spectacular marine and topside locations. Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca, and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands creating a total surface area (marine and land) of 1817km (proposed extensions would bring the total surface area up to 2,321km2). As well as being home to the Komodo dragon, the Park provides refuge for many other notable terrestrial species such as the orange-footed scrub fowl, an endemic rat, and the Timor deer. Moreover, the Park includes one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays. These habitats harbor more than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles also make Komodo National Park their home.

 

Cenderawasih

Cenderawasih Bay is a new dive destination on the world dive map! Cenderawasih, along with Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, makes up the Bird’s Head Seascape. Pristine and vast, the bay’s reef tops comprise some of healthiest hard coral gardens to be seen. Dramatic vertical walls with prolific sponge life abound on the outlying atolls, schooling fish along the reef points and ridges. Cenderawasih also has a few unique features in Indonesia’s pantheon of rich reefs. The bay was geologically isolated until recently, and if you look at a map you’ll see that it is still somewhat confined. This means that less current moves through Cenderawasih’s waters, and therefore there’s less recruitment of marine larvae than in a place like Raja. This isolation has blessed Cenderawasih with a number of very colorful endemic species. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that many normally deep-dwelling fish species are found here in the relatively shallow water.

 

Banda Sea

While big fish and pelagics are the usual suspects in the Banda Islands, its true treasure is in the large variety and sheer volume of fish life, for both large and small marine life. Some of the creatures worthy of special attention, because they characterize the diving in the Banda Sea are the dogtooth tuna and mobula rays. At many of the dive sites, you’ll see large schools of fusiliers and thousands of red tooth triggerfish. At the other end of the size scale, there are prolific mandarin fish and the native Ambon scorpion fish. Cetaceans are frequent visitors too and sightings of spinner dolphins, orcas, and various whale species, including melonhead, pilot, blue, and humpback whales are common. It’s certain that you will see plenty of big stuff and there is no shortage of colorful reef life! Diving is usually comfortable, with mild currents, good visibility, and calm waters, but some of the dive sites are subject to stronger currents.

 

Wakatobi

Wakatobi’s water is hosting a busy underwater life. The seascape is the living ground of 590 fish species, 396 species of scleractinian hermatypic corals, 10 species of non-scleractinia and 28 genera of soft corals. The islands of Wakatobi are blessed with white sand beaches and pristine water. This is the place where you can see the gradation color of the ocean. The water area of Wakatobi offers divers a relaxing dive where fishes and corals cover the seafloor and the sunlight goes as deep as 40m so all the colors come out so brightly underwater, and also offers a bit challenging dive where currents are quite strong but at the same time a school of barracudas coming closer to the wall at Hoga Channel.

 

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Boat Specifications

  • Built: Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia 2007-2008
  • Type: Wooden 3 mast US topsail schooner
  • Length over deck: 158 feet (48 meters)
  • Length overall: 191 feet (58 meters)
  • Beam: 37 feet (12 meters)
  • Draft: 12 feet (3,6meters)
  • Total displacement: 800 tons
  • Propulsion: 2 x 500 hp Nissan twin turbo diesels
  • Fuel capacity: 29,000 liters
  • Desalinators production: 2 x 5,000 liters per day
  • Cruising speed: 8- 9 knots
  • Navigational aids: VHF, SSB, Furuno radar, twin GPS systems
  • Communication devices: VHF, USB Radio and satellite phone
  • Electricity: Two 100KvA and 50KvA generators – 220 volts
  • Number of passengers: 18
  • Accommodation: Eight double/twin “Deluxe Staterooms” 20 Square meter
  • Suites: One ”Master Suite” 46 square meter
  • Lounge/Restaurant: 95 square meter
  • Dive/dining deck: 100 square meter
  • Sundeck: 80 square meters
  • Camera table: 10 meters with shelving

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT+8 & GMT+9
  • Language Spoken: English, Spanish and Indonesian
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Electricity: 220 V

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The Dewi Nusantara is a beautiful 3 mast schooner that has 8 deluxe staterooms and one amazing master suite. We were lucky enough to book the master suite for our 20th wedding anniversary on an amazing dive trip to Komodo. After a quick flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo, the crew met us at the airport, collected our bags, and took us to the boat. When we boarded we were given a refreshing drink and greeted by the owner who told us all about the history of how the Dewi Nusantara was built. He was very proud of his boat and got us very excited about our trip.

After the customary safety briefing, we were given a tour of the boat. Meals were eaten in a covered outside dinning area unless the weather prevented it. The lounge was a huge room that had two sections. One was an area with couches and a TV, and the other was an inside dinning room. The deluxe staterooms were down a nice wide set of stairs and they were very large and beautifully appointed. The master suite is a gorgeous room at the stern of the boat on the main deck with huge panoramic windows. There were two sun decks with lounges and hammocks.

The dive deck was also the same area where meals were eaten but there was plenty of room so it never felt crowded. The crew handles all your gear, including your camera if you want them to, so it was very easy to get to the two tenders. The huge camera room had stations with electrical plugs, lights, and fans for everyone. The crew really knows how to care for your camera gear. One night we got into some heavy seas and we ran to the camera room to check on our rigs and the crew had already placed them on the ground with cushions. I was very happy and impressed by this.

The dive crew was amazing. The guides know their stuff and are very attentive to what you want to see. The ratio was 4 to 1 so it was never crowded under the water. The cruise director was an English gal named Wendy who made things extremely easy and fun. The diving was from tenders, with two groups in each tender. The diving was incredible and so diverse. One dive would be a muck dive and the next would be a beautiful pinnacle. Komodo is known for current and the guides were so good at knowing when the current was right and when it was wrong so we always had great dives and felt very safe. On one dive we saw Mantas, Eagle Rays, Mobula Rays, sharks, and turtles. Each site was unique and interesting. We saw so many different species of Nudibranchs that I lost count! The night dives brought out all the strange critters like the Wonderpus, walking sharks, bizarre decorator crabs, Cuttlefish and Stargazers.

The meals were fantastic. Breakfast was cooked to order. Lunch was usually an Indonesian buffet with lots of choices. Dinner was always plated and delicious. On our Anniversary, the entire crew sang to us after dinner which made the day very special. They also had a couple land excursions included with the fair. We got to go see the Komodo Dragons one afternoon and had so much fun with the crew. Overall the Dewi Nusantara is a fantastic boat and crew with even better diving!

Visited on 06/2012 - Submitted on 03/25/2014

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