Ilike Indonesia Liveaboard

 

Destination: Indonesia

Komodo, Alor, Maluku, Forgotten Islands, Banda Sea, Triton Bay and Raja Ampat (7 - 14 nights) | From $407++/night

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ILike Quick Pitch

MSY ILIKE is an Indonesian traditional Phinisi, build in Bira, a famous boat building village in South Sulawesi. It combines the luxury of a traditional sailing boat with the comfort of a modern yacht. In 2016, she was converted to a diving liveaboard, catering all the needs of the modern and demanding scuba diver. As a guest on board of this charming vessel, you are guaranteed a unique liveaboard and spectacular diving in the rich waters of Indonesia.

 

Why You'll Like Ilike

  • Fullboard accommodation
  • Nitrox available
  • Spacious dive deck
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Aircon cabins with ensuite bathrooms
 

 

Dive Overview

Indonesia is one of the most appealing dive destinations in the world with its year-round warm water. Scientologists have proven that Indonesia hosts the biggest underwater biodiversity in the world. Rich marine life, healthy corals and stunning landscapes may soon become your memories after a stay on board of MSY Ilike.

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

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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ILike's Cabins

 

Ilike Liveaboard Accommodation Details

MSY Ilike hosts a total of 14 guests in 7 cabins that are fully air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom with hot water shower, toilet and sink.

  • 2 budget cabins with 2 bunk beds each, bathroom in budget cabins is smaller than other cabin types.
  • 4 standard cabins for 2-3 persons: double bed below + single bunk bed on top.
  • 1 large double cabin for 2 persons: double bed.

 

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General Facilities

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Ilike Liveaboard Boat Features

  • Salon with open kitchen
  • Indoor seating area
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Spacious sundeck
  • Library
  • Charging stations
 

ILIKE LIVEABOARD DIVE FACILITIES

  • One of the most spacious dive deck on Indonesian liveaboards
  • 12L tanks with DIN/INT adaptable valves, weight belts, and weights
  • 15 L tanks available upon request
  • Freshwater showers on the dive deck
  • Two comfortable dive tenders
  • Three to four dives per day
  • A full line of rental gear available, including regulators, BCD’s, dive computers, and torches
  • Camera room

 

Food & Drinks Aboard ILike Liveaboard

The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Western feasts and local cuisine.  You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals, and juices. Lunches are buffet-style featuring delicious local cuisine. Chef prepared dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.

The Ilike’s selection of beverages includes fruit juices, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and a limited selection of local beer and wine. Water, tea and coffee are complimentary, and all other drinks are charges at reasonable prices. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your special brand.

 

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Schedule, Rates & AVailability

The actual rates are based in EUR. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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The prices shown below are per person in USD and do not include trip fees. The pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest EUR/USD exchange rate.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation aboard the MSY Ilike, based on shared cabin
  • All local transfers
  • Full board (on the day of departure: breakfast only)
  • Mineral Water, Tea, coffee & snacks
  • 3 to 4 dives on air a day (during long crossings limited to 2 or 3 dives depending on schedule)
  • Tanks & weights

 

Exclusions

  • All flights
  • Alcoholic drinks, Soft drinks
  • Crew tips
  • Insurance
  • Nitrox: 3,50 EUR per tank, or special Nitrox package for the whole trip (equals 9 EUR/diving day)
  • 15L tanks: 4 EUR per diving day
  • No dives on first & last day
  • Trip fees, including: Marine Park Fees, taxes, port fees, fuel surcharges, fees to local villages and licenses (between 135 and 225 EUR) per person to be paid on board, depending on chosen route
  • Single supplement, if required

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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ILike Indonesia Routes

In general, ILike's schedule is as follows:

  • From June till September, ILike operates in Komodo: most trips are a combination of Komodo NP (amazing reefs, Manta Alley, and not to forget: the famous Komodo Dragon) and Sangean island (a volcanic island that last erupted in 2015: top class critter diving)
  • From November till March, ILike operates in Raja Ampat: diving in the area with the highest biodiversity in the world, huge schools of fish, and amazing macro.
  • Between the operation in both top class destinations, ILike schedules trips to remote areas like Maluku, Banda Sea, forgotten islands and Triton Bay. If you think you have seen it all, you better try this!

 

ILike Liveaboard Indonesia route

 

Diving Conditions

Any time of the year, Indonesia offers good diving. Visibility may vary from season to season but 10 to 30 meters (35 to 100 ft.) can be expected at most dive sites.

Water temperatures can vary greatly from a low of 22°C to a high of 29°C. A 3-5mm wetsuit with hood is recommended year round. All diving is from tenders. Guests are also suggested to bring reef hooks for use at some dive spots.

 

Komodo

There is an abundance of fish on these underwater pinnacles, schooling surgeons, big eye jacks, snapper or barracudas and pelagic are a common site. The diversity of sites is unbelievable here in Komodo. From underwater pinnacles to sloping sandy bottoms with manta cleaning stations to driving along a beautiful coral reef. Currents with extra nutrients also bring bigger pelagic fish, like the majestic manta rays or Mola Mola. Your trip is not complete without a meeting with the last living dinosaurs, the Komodo Dragons.

 

East Flores

Maumere is a sleepy Indonesian fishing port that teems with cryptic odd-balls including frogfishes, Ambon Scorpionfishes, leaf-fishes, mercurial schools of venomous catfishes, mandarin fishes, seahorses, giant pen shells in black coral hedges under the town pier, bunches of purple tunicates, harlequin shrimps and so on. This is an awesome place for you to film cool critters.

 

Forgotten Islands

The Banda Sea is spectacular as it is very remote due to its location and possibility of rougher seas. Crystal clear waters, bottomless drop-offs, colorful coral pinnacles and so much more. Nil Desperandum, for example, is underwater seamounts rising from the depths to about 3 meters below the surface. Besides the unspoiled coral encounters with the bigger pelagic tuna, rainbow runners, Spanish mackerel and hammerheads are common. Manuk is an active volcano with many seabirds and sea snakes. Hundreds of sea snakes will accompany you on this dive while you enjoy the lava ridges covered in coral. Keep your eyes open for big pelagic.

 

Ambon

Ambon is just too good to miss. It has some world class muck dive sites right in the bay. Here we can find such critters as a harlequin shrimp or hairy frogfish, rhinopia, flamboyant cuttlefish, seahorses, mototi, hairy, starry wonderpus are just a few of the many different species of octopuses you can find here.

 

Triton Bay

Beautiful soft coral gardens, to lush black coral forests, steep walls to sloping coral bommies and underwater pinnacles. Because of the huge plankton blooms in Triton Bay, it attracts some gentle giants. There have been regular sightings of the whale sharks around the bagans of the fishermen. Soft corals also get the benefit of the excess of plankton growing to massive sizes. This is an area that still has so many places to explore and discover, we would love to take you on his spectacular adventure.

 

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat translated from the Indonesian language it means Four Kings. it refers to an archipelago with more than 1500 islands with the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool and is part of the Coral Triangle making it one of the richest biodiversity of the world.

The Dampier Strait is where we can find even more nutrients bringing in bigger predators like giant trevallies, yellowfin tuna, rainbow runners and even some sharks like blacktip, grey reef, white tip sharks. It is also one of the few places in the world where we can find two species of Manta rays on the same dive sites.

Night dives are a joy in Raja Ampat.

 

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Length: 30 meters
  • Width: 8.4 metres
  • Depth: 3.75 meters
  • Cabins: 7 cabins, each cabin has its own marble bathroom and toilet
  • Motors: 2 x 320 PS/6 cylinders / 11051 ccm
  • Speed: approx. 10 knots
  • Electrical: 2 diesel generators (24 kva ultra silent, 45 kva silent) 1 wind generator 24 V 600 W, 6 inverters with 12 kW for 12000 Ah 24V
  • Water: desalting plant 10 000 liters per day
  • Thrusters: Bow: 35KW hydraulic, Stern: 35KW hydraulic
  • Tanks: 8000 liters diesel, 6500 liters water
  • Others: Air conditioning WEBASTO, cool water 

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT +8 and GMT +9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Language Spoken: English, French, Spanish, and Indonesian
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (EURO, USD, or IDR)

 

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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