Kira Kira Liveaboard

 

Destination: Indonesia

Itineraries: KomodoRaja Ampat, Ambon & Banda Sea (7-10 nights) | From $178++/night

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Kira Kira Liveaboard is a brand new 72-foot wooden dive boat in Indonesia, offering excellent diving to Komodo, Raja Ampat, and more. Expect more intimacy with only 4 cabins and a maximum of 8 guests per cruise, comfortable accommodations with modern shared bathrooms, excellent meals and great services from the 5 Indonesian and 2 Western crew.

 

Dive Overview

Great biodiversity, big animals and small animals in Komodo. Incredible numbers of medium to large size fish, good macro, great hard and soft coral reefs, along with some muck and mangrove sites in Raja Ampat.

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Kira Kira Liveaboard Accommodation Details

  • No. of Cabins: 4 cabins for 8 guests
  • Beds: 3x Twin and 1x Double
  • Amenities: Wardrobe, Computer/Gadget Desk, Portholes, Fan, Shared Bathroom

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Twin Cabin (LEFT) and Double Cabin (RIGHT)

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General Facilities

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Dive deck (LEFT) & diving tender (RIGHT)

 

Kira Kira Liveaboard Boat Features

  • Open air saloon with soft cushions
  • Beer and sodas at an extra charge
  • TV Projector, Audio System, DVD Player
  • Sun Deck
  • Hammocks
  • Covered Deck/Sun Seating Area
  • Towel Service
  • Movie & Book Library
  • Kayaks, Fishing Gear & Spear Fishing Gear
  • 3 freshly cooked Indonesian & Western meals per day

 

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

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

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Prices are per person in USD. The pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest IDR/USD exchange rates. Park fees are not included. 

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Package Inclusions

  • Full Crew with planned itinerary
  • Harbour Clearance
  • Full board accommodation
  • Drinking water, tea & coffee
  • 3 Freshly cooked meals per day and interval snacks & treats
  • SCUBA Diving as per itinerary
  • Weight belts, weights and SCUBA tanks
  • 1 Western Cruise Director
  • Shore excursions & island expeditions
  • The use of on board Fishing & Spear Fishing gear when permitted
  • The use of on board Snorkeling gear where safe
  • The use of on board Kayak and Wakeboard facilities where safe and appropriate
  • On board emergency & medical supplies
  • Local Airport & Hotel transfers (Banda Neira)

 

Package Exclusions

  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Rental dive gear. Full set (minus computer) is available at IDR 400,000. Contact us for complete pricing.
  • Beers & other alcoholic tipples
  • Canned & bottled soft drinks
  • Crew tip
  • Travel & Dive Insurance
  • International & Domestic flights
  • Airport Tax
  • Transfer to boat departure location (Raja Ampat & Komodo). Transfers are not provided to Waisai and in Labuan Bajo.
  • Anything else not under found under “Inclusions”

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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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Kira Kira Liveaboard Itineraries

This section is intended to give you an idea of what your trip is going to be like with the Kira Kira Liveaboard. Please note that any trip plan is subject to change based on the currents, waves and weather in the region. Feel free to email us anytime with questions!

 

Raja Ampat (WAISAI - GAM - WAYAG - WAISAI) - 9D8N/19+ DIVES

  • Day 1 - We will be waiting for you at the harbour in Waisai, our crew will shuttle you to Kira Kira and welcome you aboard... Following lunch and a short tour and explanation about the vessel, your safety on board and intended plans for the voyage, we set off in the direction of the famous Dampier straight, the first of many areas we will visit during the trip... While we move to the Dampier area you can relax and take in the sights, before an afternoon check dive around the small island of Friwin...
  • Day 2 - The morning starts with a light breakfast followed by the first dive at Mioskon... After this we will dive around Blue Majic, one of the most popular sites in Raja Ampat... It is well known for great biodiversity, the reef is overgrown by beautifully coloured soft and hard corals... The third dive will be at Chicken Reef where the sun is often masked by a magnificent array of schooling Glassfish... Then after a substantial supper, the chance to chill under the star lit sky, listening to the gentle ocean sounds...
  • Day 3 - In the morning we start diving at the village of Yanbuba... You may observe hunter groups of Trevally, feeding on the millions of small fish under the jetty... You may find giant Manta Rays, as they circle their cleaning stations or a vast array of macro species hidden in the lush coral slopes... A second dive can be organized at the famous Arborek Jetty... Between dives you can visit the village that owns the jetty, meet with the locals and see some of the Manta Ray conservation projects based here... Our next location, for the third dive of the day is the long reef of Lalosi... There are some beautiful resident Anglerfish and colourful corals which offer a secure home to Wobbegong sharks and the wonderful walking shark... A revisit to the Jetty as a night dive, allows one to contrast the species found at different times of day...
  • Day 4 - Early in the morning we arrive at Penemu‘s famous reefs, home to one of the largest population of fish in the area, very impressive, especially in a brisk current… After breakfast, we dive at Melissa’s Garden, an extraordinary dive site famous for its extensive hard coral fields, followed by an expedition to My Reef... In the afternoon, we have time for a Kayak and short trek to admire more of Raja’s wonderful lagoons and landscape... We aim to spend the evening under the stars enjoying a BBQ on a deserted tropical beach…
  • Day 5 - In the early morning we sail to the north of the Gam area… After an extensive breakfast, we visit the locations around Takat Yanggefo and the surrounding pristine Mangrove forests… This days dive sites are great for schools of Barracuda, Bumphead Parrot Fish, Wobbegong Sharks and a myriad of other marine life... The first dive will be at Mayhem... Then after a short break, we will explore Citrus... In the afternoon it will be time for the third dive at Way Pretty Shallow… You can explore huge orange and purple soft corals covered with thousands of glass fish and a white sandy bottom full of surprises...
  • Day 6 - We focus on the top diving spots today, heading to and around Kawe... After diving Wofo at the stunning Black Forest, we will sail towards the equator to the lone Eagle Rock, a incredible underwater formation, home to giant schools of every species you can imagine, fighting for position on the surge nourished reef… The diving day perhaps concludes with a underwater tour across the center of the Earth, from southern to northern hemisphere on just one tank of air, If we are lucky enough we can observe the walking sharks as they are very common in this area… Late afternoon, Kira Kira aims to move to the north and anchor in the magnificent lagoons of Wayag…
  • Day 7 - After an early morning dive in paradise you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast while you savor the breathtaking landscape of Wayag… From this extraordinarily beautiful location, you can take a kayak and explore the untouched nature surrounding us here... Crystal clear blue water and small islands overgrown with palms and other tropical vegetation… In the afternoon we will ascend a ridge and you will be able to take amazing pictures or just relax and enjoy the view… Diving is also possible this day… Traveling overnight in the direction of Gam...
  • Day 8 - We follow the day's program with two dives at Mike’s Point and Cape Kri… Both of them are excellent dive sites with reefs full of schooling fish, Fusiliers, Surgeonfish, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner, Sweetlips and huge schools of Bannerfish… The reefs there are also very beautiful, decorated with Sea Fans, Soft Corals and Orange Elephant Ear Sponges… Late afternoon we aim to visit land, to enjoy a drink and final sunset together.
  • Day 9 - While we sail back to Waisai enjoy breakfast, and the last exchange of photos and memories, the crew and Kira Kira will say their fond farewells before organising your stay in Raja Ampat or return to Sorong.

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Raja Ampat (WAISAI - WAIGEO - MISOOL - WAIGEO - WAISAI) - 11D10N/25+ DIVES

  • Day 1 – We will be waiting for you at the harbor in Waisai, our crew will shuttle you to Kira Kira and welcome you aboard… Following lunch and a short tour and explanation about the vessel, your safety on board and intended plans for the voyage, we set off in the direction of the famous Dampier straight, the first of many areas we will visit during the trip… While we move to the Dampier area you can relax and take in the sights, before an afternoon check dive around the small island of Friwin…
  • Day 2 – The morning starts with a light breakfast followed by the first dive at Mioskon… After this we will dive around Blue Majic, one of the most popular sites in Raja Ampat… It is well known for great biodiversity, the reef is overgrown by beautifully coloured soft and hard corals… The third dive will be at Chicken Reef where the sun is often masked by a magnificent array of schooling Glassfish… Then after a substantial supper, the chance to chill under the star lit sky, listening to the gentle ocean sounds…
  • Day 3 – We start diving at the village of Yanbuba, observe hunter groups of Trevally, feeding on millions of small fish under the jetty… You may find giant Manta Rays, as they circle their cleaning stations or a vast array of macro species hidden in the lush coral slopes… A second dive can be organized at the famed Arborek Jetty… Between dives you can visit the village that owns the jetty, meet the locals and see some of the conservation projects based here… For the third dive of the day the long reef of Lalosi… There are some beautiful coloured corals which offer a secure home to Wobbygong sharks and the wonderful walking shark… Sailing overnight to Misool.
  • Day 4 - In East Misool you will discover three fantastic dive sites, No Contest, Love potion and Three Rocks... You will enjoy the sight of sheer vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, lots of fish with schools of Platax, aggregations of Snapper and Bump Head Parrotfish... We spend the night in the hidden lagoon, a very special anchorage inside an almost closed bay surrounded by high rocks... In the late afternoon we take the speedboat into another lagoon located further into the rocks where we can swim, listening and searching for the native Cacatoes…
  • Day 5 - After a short morning navigation, we reach South East Misool and start another great day of diving in the vicinity of Misool Eco Resort, Boo Rocks with 2 large opening windows in the lava stone that completely pierce the island from the surface to 5 meters deep, Fiabacet and Fantasea, other excellent dive sites, again, expect an explosion of colors and fish density... Kira Kira will then sail further south and to the West and overnight in the Wayilbatan area… An optional night dive may be available…
  • Day 6 - In the Wayilbatan area we enjoy a complete diving day at 3 fantastic dive sites, Barracuda Rock, Wedding Cake and Neptune’s Sea Fan… These dive sites offer impressive range of marine diversity and topography, huge Gorgonian Sea Fans, overhangs and caves, forests of Black Coral, Trevally, Turtles, Eagle Rays, Pygmy Seahorses and much, much more... In the afternoon, we take time for some kayaking amongst some of the most spectacular hidden lagoons in the area…
  • Day 7 - We will navigate to Pele at the very South East of the Misool area… Along the way, we will dive the famous dive site named Four Kings, four incredible pinnacles, each covered in more soft coral and colourful tunicates than the last... The range of colours on this site is simply amazing... We will then continue on to Pele where we will dive 2 of Pele’s more famous sites, Kaleidoscope and Pulau Kecil... Late that afternoon we will set sail for an overnight navigation to Penemu and the Fam islands...
  • Day 8 - Early in the morning we arrive at Penemu‘s famous reefs, home to one of the largest population of fish in the area, very impressive, especially in a brisk current… After breakfast, we dive at Melissa’s Garden, an extraordinary dive site famous for its extensive hard coral fields... In the afternoon, we have time for a short trek to admire more of Raja’s wonderful lagoons and landscape... We spend the evening under the stars enjoying a BBQ on a deserted tropical beach…
  • Day 9 - Short navigation to the Yanggefo area, where we find some of the most stunning dive sites in West Waigeo, Citrus Ridge, Mayhem and Way Pretty Shallow… In the right conditions, expect some of the most high voltage diving in Raja Ampat, massive schools of fish, Barracuda, at least three species of Fusilier, Trevally, Bump Head Parrotfish, Wobbegong Sharks and more... In the afternoon, we dive at Mike's Point, during World War II, the US Air Force mistook this rock for a camouflaged Japanese ship and bombed it repeatedly... The top side of the island is blown away, but underwater the reef has come back to life in an amazing way…
  • Day 10 - We save the very best for last... During our final diving day we discover two fabulous dive sites, Blue Magic and Cape Kri… Both of these sites offer some of the largest concentrations of big fish in Raja Ampat... Large schools of hunting Trevally, Chevron Barracuda, Bannerfish, Giant Sweetlips, Yellow Fin Tuna and big Red Snapper congregate on these sites… Large Grey Reef Sharks can also be seen at Cape Kri... In the afternoon, we have time to relax on one of Kri’s secluded beaches…
  • Day 11 – While we sail back to Waisai enjoy breakfast, and the last exchange of photos and memories, the crew and Kira Kira will say their fond farewells before organizing your stay in Raja Ampat or return to Sorong… 

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The Banda Islands (AMBON - BANDA NEIRA - MISOOL - SORONG) - 11D10N/25+ DIVES

  • Day 1 - After collection from your hotel or the airport in Ambon, we make our way to the small port of Telehu (approximately one hour's drive), where we meet the boat and her crew, mid afternoon...  Once aboard, lunch and a chance to meet fellow adventures followed by a short tour and explanation about the vessel, your safety on board and intended plans for the voyage...  We set sail for our first stop in the Banda Sea, Suanggi...  The crossing from Ambon to Suanggi is the first of 5 overnight voyages and takes approximately fourteen hours, putting us in a prime spot for our early morning maiden dives... With Suanggi being a rather exposed location, it is not uncommon to continue directly to Banda Neira, revisiting as conditions improve...
  • Day 2 - With favorable seas, we wake up next to the island of Suanggi, a fire like sunrise and Banda Neira’s 'Gunung Api’ volcano reaching to the clouds at distance...  Suanggi hosts a large colony of sea birds; Frigates, which, if your cruise director has not done so already, will wake you up...  After coffee, a check dive on one the islands sheltered reefs to become familiar with our operation, and for us to assess the abilities and requirements of the dive group....  Breakfast, followed by two extremely special dives, if very lucky, a chance to see Hammerhead sharks patrolling the wall drop offs and deep ridges...  After three dives, we set sail into the sunset for Banda Neira, looking out for Sailfish breaching, Dolphins and Whales, that are common during this two hour crossing...  The night is spent on anchor in the heart of the historic Banda islands...
  • Day 3, 4 & 5 - The Banda region is made up of small clusters of islands and a towering volcano, where we will spend three days exploring, diving nine or ten incredibly different locations...   Riddled with imperial history relating to the conflicts between the British, Dutch and Portuguese, land missions, spice trading locations and forts visits are not to be missed... 
  • Pulau Ai and Pulau Run are just a short sail from Banda Besar and home to some very exciting dive sites, ranging from furied drift dives to mystic secluded bays, the currents are generally quite strong in these areas making for excellent and rich reef life...  A famous dive site by the name of 'Lava Flow' sits very close to Banda Neira, directly beneath the volcano, created by the flow of lava that rushed into the ocean and destroyed everything in its path...  With only twenty years passed, since the eruption, the condition and rapid growth of the newly made reef will take your breath away...  Batu Kapal, a two dive location, with its astonishingly varied topography is another clear favorite in this region... 
  • For our final day in Banda, we sail south east, to Pulau Hatta, once occupied by the Dutch...  Sitting atop an extremely deep trench of 5000m, it is a fantastic spot to conclude activities in this area... 
  • Day 6 – Our second overnight voyage on this itinerary, taking approximately nine hours from Pulau Hatta, to Pulau Manuk, a remote volcano in the middle of the ocean, famous for Sea Snakes and active sulfur plumes...  Currently dormant, with no recorded eruptions since first study, plumes of sulfuric gas seep out of large volcanic rocks around the island, home to another large colony of birds...  The diving here can be extremely unique, with large congregations of Chinese Sea Snakes living on its pristine reefs, curiously swimming towards divers and snorkelers...  'Bubble reef' is a truly special location where sulfur run off can be seen underwater, where Barrel Sponges resemble, mystic potion cauldrons, smoking and bubbling away...  The dives here filled with wilder macro species and your bigger pelagics...  The 'Big Ridge' running along the east side of the island makes for a very adventurous wall dive...  'Coconut Corner' is also a fantastic dive and another chance to witness the earth’s core bubbling through the sands...  A swim or snorkel between dives is most welcome, be prepared to say hello the curious Sea Snakes that are almost guaranteed to swim up to...  Pulau Manuk is without question the most remote area we attempt to visit on the itinerary...  Thereafter, we begin our third overnight crossing to Pulau Koon, the divide between Raja Ampat and the great Banda Sea...
  • Day 7 – A fourteen to sixteen hour, overnight crossing brings us to Pulau Koon, a small island sat south east of mainland Seram, and, the midpoint of our trip...  With a large reef plateau jumping right off of the island, the most exciting feature here is, without a doubt, the huge amount of schooling and hunting fish species, that can be seen at the very aptly named ‘Fish market’...  Slowly moving along the wild and vivid coral slopes in the currents and back eddies, being approached by curious Mackerel and Tuna, surmises a not so typical day...  After two dives on this absolutely fantastic reef, late afternoon, we begin our crossing to Misool, Raja Ampat...
  • Day 8, 9 & 10 - Arrival Misool, home to the best coral growth on planet earth...  Huge Gorgonian Sea Fans, big pinnacles and button islands, we have reached a true diver paradise...  The final three days of the voyage will be spent here, and with it being home to literally hundreds of dive sites, not one trip will ever be the same...  We aim to visit our favorite sites whilst here, safety and weather depicting...  Incredibly healthy coral formations, Pygmy Sea Horses, huge pelagic fish, Oceanic Mantas and much, much more, this place has it all...  A fantastic time to see the blooms of Silverside bait fish, responsible for initiating large feeding frenzies...  Dive sites such as ‘Magic Mountain’ and ‘Four Kings’, ‘Wedding Cake’ and ‘Goa Farondi’ are just a few to names, to add to the perfection Misool has to offer...  Exploring the turquoise lagoons by kayak is always a great little adventure after a diving day...  We set sail to Sorong on day ten, just as the sun is setting...
  • Day 11 - Arriving in Sorong harbour in the early hours of the morning we conclude, serve breakfast and debrief, the last exchange of photos and memories...  The crew and the boat will say their fond farewells before organizing your stay in Sorong or transfer to the Airport... 

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KOMODO NATIONAL PARK - 8D7N /17 DIVES

  • Day 1: Start Of The Trip From Labuan Bajo
  • Upon collection from the Harbour side, our crew and cruise team welcome you aboard, after a short tour and explanation about the ship and your safety on board, we will be setting up the dive/snorkel equipment and checking you in to your cabins... The boat will set sail at midday in the direction of Sebayur as you enjoy a light lunch together... We will do a check dive/snorkel near Sebayur Kecil before late afternoon beach activities... Take a walk on the sands, a swim in the shallows or jump in a Kayak whilst looking forward to a supper and the first of many breathtaking sunscapes...
  • Day 2: Ultimate Underwater Formations
  • After a light breakfast we do two amazing dives/snorkels around the small Islands that make up the Komodo World Heritage Site,explore beauties such as Tatawa Besar and Tatawa Kecil and many,many more... Enjoy lunch, Kayak,relax on the beach, take a walk in the wild country side and await late afternoon/nightfall where you will be guided into the darkness for one of Komodo’s best night/critter dives on Pulau Siaba... A rare chance to search the Staghorns at Sunset for the romancing Manderin Fish or decrypt the ever changing shape of the Mimic Octopus...
  • Day 3: Big White Sails & Manta Tales
  • Start the day with an early morning drift along the shores of Siaba, a rare opportunity to visit the reef before others do, enjoying the myriad of fluorescence left from the night before and the steady arrival of frenzied feeding fish... After breakfast and with favourable winds we endeavour to hoist the sheets for a short sail past Pulau Mauan, diving if the currents permit...Thereafter, we await the arrival of the intrepid population of Manta Rays that inhabit the reefs of Karang Makassar...Snorkel or dive with the most graceful creatures the park has to offer before we set sail south, to the traditional village of Komodo...
  • Day 4: Walking With Dragons
  • In the early morning we will be entering the Komodo National Park... Escorted by a local Ranger in search of the fabled beast, the Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on the planet... This is the only place in the world you can see them in their natural habitat and enjoy the fascinating panorama of the island... Lunch follows and two dives/snorkels perhaps exploring the underwater seascapes of Loh Namu and Loh Liang oreven the famous Batu Tiga, before anchoring for the night in the one of the incredible bays around Padar Island...For the intrepid, a steep but short hill climb reveals one of the best panoramas these ancient lands have to offer...Dinner and drinks and a night under the star filled sky...
  • Day 5: Hot Rocks
  • Enjoy the sunrise over the vast volcanic seascape whilst we await the perfect tide movements to visit Batu Bolong, an incredible rock formation teeming with vibrant colours and life, rated amongst the best Komodo delivers, a dive on the North or South of this pinnacle rocks... Gili Lawa Darat sets the scene after lunch, The Passage, a thrilling drift through the channels of these currentborn islands, a Kayak around the Mangroves or try your hand at the Wakeboard, hike the hill or just relax with a cold beer...
  • Day 6: Moncong On
  • An early morning breakfast sail towards the distant Batu Moncong sets us up for a day of deep walls, and exposed sea mounts...Two of the least explored dives on the boundary of the National Park with epic sunset views of Gunung Api Sangean in the background... An action packed day and chilled evening moored in this dramatic location precedes what is clearly the best left to last...
  • Day 7: World Class Diving 
  • A three dive/snorkel program will be tailored around the currents that make the waters of Komodo a Mecca for all diving/snorkeling enthusiasts... With over 1000 fish species and 300 different corals we will explore the sites around Gili Lawa Laut,dive/snorkel The Cauldron, Crystal Rock and the world famous pinnacle Castle Rock... Finish the day with an incredible tropical sundown, a secluded Kayak over the shallow reefs and perhaps another of our famed beach BBQ’s...
  • Day 8: End Of The Trip
  • Over hot coffee and breakfast, we will discuss the theatre for the last dive, our final mission together into the depths...After a final feed and a slow cruise back to Labuan Bajo, the last exchange of photos and memories... The crew and Akomo Isseki will say their fond farewells and escort you to the Harbour side for drop off..

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Diving Facilities & Services

  • 24 x 11-liter scuba tanks
  • Dive gear rental available
  • Dive platform
  • 6.2 meter plastic hull tender
  • Dive courses available by request

 

Boat Specifications

  • Length / Beam: 100 feet
  • Construction: Wood
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Range: 2,400 miles
  • Fuel Capacity: 2 Tons
  • Water Capacity: 2 Tons
  • Decks: Lower & Upper
  • Crew: 4 Indonesian & 2 Western
  • Voltage: 12/220 volts
  • Safety & Medical: 1 Life Raft for 16 persons, 2 Life Rings, 20 Life Jackets, Parachute, Rocket & Smoke, Fire Extinguishers, 18 Liters of Oxygen, 2 First Aid Providers

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT +8 and GMT +9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah 
  • Language Spoken: English is spoken aboard
  • Electricity: 220 volt
 

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