Leyla Liveaboard

Destination: Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea more (4-12 Nights) | From €380 ++/night

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Leyla is a traditionally built two-mast Phinisi, made for leisure in style. The 33-meter or 108-foot sailing ship was launched in December 2018. She made her maiden voyage from Tanjun Bira, South Sulawesi to Waisai in Raja Ampat where she started her first trip.

With Leyla, as well as with her sister liveaboard, Mantra, guests have a choice of joining shared dive cruises or to take privately chartered trips around the Indonesian archipelago. 

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Location 

Leyla offers multi-day trips within famous national parks such as Komodo and Raja Ampat. In between seasons she also does exciting liveaboard expeditions passing through some of the most remote areas of Indonesia. 

Dive Overview

All regions of eastern Indonesia are home to a huge selection of marine species. As part of the Coral Triangle, the area exhibits hundreds of reef-building coral species and even more species of reef and pelagic fish. Manta rays, eagle rays, Mobula rays, several shark species, turtles, bumphead parrotfish, napoleon wrasses, batfish and sweetlips are just a selection of the usual encounters. Those with a sharp eye can also find lots of scorpionfish, devilfish, seahorses, dragonets, cuttlefish, schools and many more. Indonesia is also a macro heaven with regular finds of ornate ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, a wide range of nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs, blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus, pipefish, leaf scorpionfish, coleman shrimps, zebra crabs, rhinopias, etc.

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

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Leyla Accommodation Overview

Leyla can cater to a maximum of 8 guests in four double cabins for our passengers’ greatest comfort and pleasure. Each cabin has a queen-size bed (160cm x 200cm). The two rear cabins have an additional 80cm x 200cm single bed, and the front cabin has two additional 80cm x 200cm single beds. All the mattresses are American Standard. The four en suite cabins are all equipped with airconditioning.

 

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Front cabin

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Starboard rear cabin  

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Portside rear cabin (LEFT) & Midship cabin (RIGHT)

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General Facilities

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Upper Deck (LEFT) & Main Deck (RIGHT)

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Living room (LEFT) & Lounge (RIGHT)  

 

Leyla Boat Features

  • AC
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Sundeck
  • Shaded top deck
  • Airconditioned lounge
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Organic and natural Bambooku toiletries

 

Leyla Dive Facilities

  • Tenders for diving
  • Nitrox available soon
  • PADI courses during chartered trips
  • Rental diving equipment
 

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Food & Drinks Aboard Leyla

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Leyla's kitchen staff does its best to provide guests with a unique menu that is the result of the fine blending of herbs and spices of Indonesia with locally grown and carefully picked ingredients. A typical menu for the day consists of tea or coffee with seasonal fruit. After the first activity, the staff is ready to serve a breakfast buffet with a choice of homemade bread, eggs, toast, pancakes, fruit salad, sausages, bacon and more. For lunch and dinner, guests can expect a variation of international and Indonesian meals, with a Mediterranean influence on the cooking style and use of ingredients. Mid-morning and afternoon snacks will be made available. The staff is also ready to fulfill any special dietary requests and to obtain alcoholic beverages not included in the rates. However, since government tax on imported alcoholic beverages is very high it is recommended that guests coming from abroad bring their own preferred alcoholic beverages.

 

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Leyla Liveaboard Deck Plan

 

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SCHEDULE, RATES & AVAILABILITY

Leyla Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in Euros and are per person. National park and harbor fees are not included. Single Occupancy pricing is 60% on top of the listed price. 

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SCHEDULE FOR 2020

STARTFINISHNO. OF NIGHTSDESTINATIONPRICE/PERSON
10 January 202015 January 20205Magical Misool€3200
19 January 202031 January 202012Exploring Misool & Dampier Strait€4800
02 February 202010 February 20208Wonderful Wayag€3200
13 February 202021 February 20208Magical Misool€3200
24 February 202003 March 20208Wonderful Wayag€3200
05 March 202013 March 20208Magical Misool€3200
15 March 202023 March 20208Wonderful Wayag€3200
26 March 202002 April 20207Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
05 April 202012 April 20207Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
15 April 202023 April 20208Magical Misool€3200
26 April 202011 May 202015Waisai to Aloremail us
15 May 202021 May 20206Alor to Labuan Bajoemail us
25 May 202001 June 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
03 June 202008 June 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
10 June 202018 June 20205Komodo Macro Tripemail us
20 June 202025 June 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
27 June 202004 July 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
06 July 202011 July 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
13 July 202020 July 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
22 July 202027 July 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
29 July 202003 August 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
05 August 202012 August 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
14 August 202019 August 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
21 August 202026 August 20205Komodo Macro Tripemail us
28 August 202002 September 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
04 September 202011 September 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
13 September 202020 September 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
22 September 202027 September 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
29 September 202004 October 20205Exploring Komodo€1900
22 October 202029 October 20207Ambon Banda Ambon€2800
31 October 202011 November 202011Ambon Banda Waisaiemail us
14 November 202021 November 20207Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
24 November 202001 December 20207Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
04 December 202011 December 20207Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
14 December 202021 December 20207Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
23 December 202003 January 202111Exploring Misool & Dampier Strait€4400


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SCHEDULE FOR 2021

STARTFINISHNO OF NIGHTSDESTINATIONPRICE/PERSON
7-Jan-202114-Jan-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
17-Jan-202124-Jan-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
27-Jan-20213-Feb-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
6-Feb-202114-Feb-20218Magical Misool€3200
17-Feb-202124-Feb-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
27-Feb-20216-Mar-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
9-Mar-202116-Mar-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
18-Mar-202125-Mar-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
28-Mar-20214-Apr-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
7-Apr-202114-Apr-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
17-Apr-202125-Apr-20218Magical Misool€3200
28-Apr-202113-May-202115Waisai to Aloremail us
17-May-202124-May-20217Alor to Labuan Bajoemail us
27-May-20213-Jun-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
5-Jun-202110-Jun-20215Exploring Komodo1900
12-Jun-202120-Jun-20215Komodo Macro Tripemail us
22-Jun-202127-Jun-20215Exploring Komodo1900
29-Jun-20216-Jul-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
8-Jul-202113-Jul-20215Exploring Komodo1900
15-Jul-202122-Jul-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
24-Jul-202129-Jul-20215Exploring Komodo1900
31-Jul-20215-Aug-20215Exploring Komodo1900
7-Aug-202114-Aug-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
16-Aug-202121-Aug-20215Exploring Komodo1900
23-Aug-202128-Aug-20215Komodo Macro Tripemail us
30-Aug-20214-Sep-20215Exploring Komodo1900
6-Sep-202113-Sep-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
15-Sep-202122-Sep-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
24-Sep-202129-Sep-20215Exploring Komodo1900
1-Oct-20216-Oct-20215Exploring Komodo1900
28-Oct-20218-Nov-202111Ambon Banda Waisaiemail us
11-Nov-202118-Nov-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
21-Nov-202128-Nov-20217Amazing Dampier Strait€2800
1-Dec-20219-Dec-20218Magical Misool€3200
12-Dec-202120-Dec-20218Wonderful Wayag€3200
23-Dec-20214-Jan-202212Exploring Misool & Dampier Strait€4800
 

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Inclusions

  • Full pension
  • 3 dives/day  
  • Divemaster 
  • Local transfers to/from airport, 
  • Snacks, water, coffee, and tea
  • Land excursions
  • Snorkeling gear (snorkel, mask, fins), 
  • Kayak
  • Aluminum diving cylinders, weights, and belts.

 

Exclusions

  • National Park & Harbor Fees ( € 120 / trip / person for Komodo & Alor, € 150 / trip / person for Raja Ampat & Banda Islands)
  • Insurance
  • Flights & airport tax
  • Diving equipment
  • Donations
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks 
  • Gratuities
 



PRIVATE CHARTERS

Leyla's Rates for Private Charters

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With private charters, you can have the entire vessel all to yourself, your family and/or your friends. Three nights minimum in Komodo or Alor, and 5 nights in Raja Ampat or Banda Islands with a maximum of 10 guests. Prices are in Euros and are per night. National park and harbor fees are not included.

DestinationPrice per nightNo of personsPark & Harbor Fee
Komodo, Alor (up to 8 guests)*€2,4008€120/person/trip
Honeymoon Komodo€2,2002€120/person/trip
Raja Ampat, Banda Islands (up to 8 guests)*€2,8008€150/person/trip
Honeymoon Raja Ampat€2,4002€150/person/trip

*Note: €250 per night for extra guests after 8 up to 11.

INCLUSIONS

  • Full pension
  • Divemaster 
  • Local transfers to/from the airport, 
  • Snacks, water, coffee, and tea
  • Land excursions
  • Snorkeling gear (snorkel, mask, fins), 
  • Kayaks
  • Aluminum diving cylinders, weights, and belts

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • National Park & Harbor Fees (€120/trip/ person for Komodo & Alor, €150/trip/ person for Raja Ampat & Banda Islands)
  • Insurance
  • Flights & airport tax
  • Diving equipment (€30/person/day)
  • Donations for the crew
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks 
  • Gratuities 
  • Extra guests (€150/person)
  

 

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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 & Destinations

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Discover Komodo - 6 days / 5 nights

  • Discover the beauty of Komodo on this trip, dive the famous reefs, enjoy the view on top of hills and visit the Komodo dragons.
  • Day 1- Sail from Labuan Bajo to Sebayur Kecil for checkout dive - a shallow reef that turns into a white sandy bottom at around 14 meters, garden eels live in the sand, small critters can be found in between the corals. Afternoon dive under Sebayur Jetty and the sloping reef around it to see schools of big eye Trevallies and surgeonfish.
  • Day 2 - Tatawa Besar, lots of orange soft corals and hard corals, turtles and reef sharks live on the reef, also manta rays. Then to the north of Komodo National Park to dive the Cauldron, then to Crystal Rock with its strong currents and big fish hunted by even bigger fish.
  • Day 3 - Golden Passage, to meet schools of sweetlips and batfish, sharks and turtles, then Batu Bolong in the middle of the 'Lintah Strait, with beautiful hard corals growing against each other on the rocks like plants fighting for sunlight, hundreds of orange anthias fish swim above the coral and from time to time a trevally attacks the reef fish searching for a little snack.
  • Day 4 - Manta Point, a long stretch of shallow volcanic rock bottom, the cleaning stations for the mantas. Then on to Batu Pengah, with itd colorful walls, dominated by wire corals, fan corals, and strawberry corals and a plateau extending from the island with lots of table corals with underneath baby white tip reef sharks. Turtles and sweetlips live on these reefs in healthy numbers. In the late afternoon, a short trek on Rinca, one of the islands where the famous Komodo dragons can be seen.
  • Day 5 - Return to Labuan Bajo

  

KOMODO macro trip - 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS 


  • DAY 1 Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Mini Wall
  • We start our first dive in Sebayur Kecil, this dive site is protected from currents where you can find the graceful garden eels in the sand and nudibranchs, scorpionfish in between the corals. Sebayur Mini Wall is in the same line as the first dive, but the sandy bottom turns on this dive site into a wall, where fan and whip corals dominate, shrimps and small crabs are common to see.
  • DAY 2 Tatawa Besar, Crystal Bay, Cauldron, Coral garden
  • Tatawa Besar is a gentle slope completely covered with a nice mix between hard and soft corals, housing small fish, a reef shark, and Manta Ray are also common visitors. Crystal Bay offers nice coral bummies in the white sand, cuttlefish and turtles can be found around the soft coral gardens. Cauldron coral garden aka Chinese garden has beautiful scenery full of towers and big table corals.
  • DAY 3 Golden Passage coral garden, Manta Point, Batu Bolong
  • During our dive in the Golden Passage coral garden, we need to search for juvenile fish hiding in between the staghorn corals and the many sponges. Manta Point is a shallow drift dive and the best place to see the huge, graceful Manta Rays. Finally, we sail to Batu Balong to see some amazing corals, shrimps, and the blue dragon nudibranch.
  • DAY 4 Mawan, Siaba Kecil coral garden, Siaba Besar
  • Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays, hovering on top of the corals, in the sandy slope we can find lots of small critters and in the shallows are different species of clownfish hiding in their personal anemone. The shallow sand in Siaba Besar is the perfect spot to find frogfish and the flamboyant cuttlefish.
  • DAY 5 Batu Tengah, Wainilu, hiking on Rinca to see the famous Komodo dragons
  • At Batu Tengah, it’s difficult to find a square centimeter of rock that isn't covered by life. Later that day we will head to Wainilu Island to see more crazy critters at one of the area's best muck dive sites. Of course, a visit to Komodo wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Komodo Dragons.
  • DAY 6 Sail to Labuan Bajo
  • We'll sail to Labuan Bajo where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.

 

Ultimate KOMODO Experience - 8 days / 7 nights

  • Discover the most beautiful places of Komodo, dive the famous reefs, walk on white-sand beaches, enjoy the view on top of hills, visit the Komodo dragons, Kayak around mangrove islands and watch thousands of flying foxes flying over our heads.
  • Day 1 Sabolon Besar, Sabolon Kecil
  • We'll set sail from Labuan Bajo for Sabolon Besar for our check dive on an easy sloping reef teeming with fish. Then we'll proceed to Sabolon Kecil for a deeper dive on a seamount with some lovely fan corals.
  • Day 2 Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Mini Wall, Sebayur Jetty
  • Sebayur Kecil, at this dive site you can find the graceful garden eels in the sand and nudibranchs, scorpionfish in between the corals. Sebayur Mini Wall is in the same line as the first dive, but the sandy bottom turns on this dive site into a wall, where fan and whip corals dominate, shrimps and small crabs are common to see. Sebayur Jetty is a gentle drift dive where bigger fish are passing through the channel, it’s common to see schools of big eye Trevallies.
  • Day 3 Tatawa Besar, Crystal Rock, Cauldron
  • Tatawa Besar is a gentle slope completely covered with a nice mix between hard and soft corals, housing small fish, a reef shark, and Manta Ray are also common visitors. Crystal Rock is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You'll encounter strong currents & big fish hunted by even bigger fish. Current races through a small space at Cauldron, carrying mantas, sharks, & napoleons.
  • Day 4 - Golden Passage, Castle Rock, Crystal Bay
  • The Golden Passage drift dive between two islands offers a chance to see big fish from the open ocean. Crystal Rock is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You'll encounter strong currents & big fish hunted by even bigger fish. Crystal Bay offers nice coral bummy’s in the white sand, cuttlefish and turtles can be found around the soft coral gardens.
  • Day 5 - Manta Point, Batu Bolong, Padar
  • Manta Point is a shallow drift dive and the best place to see the huge, graceful Manta Rays. At Batu Balong you can see some amazing corals, shrimps and the blue dragon nudibranch. Later this day we sail towards Padar Island.
  • Day 6 - Three Sisters, Tengah, Siaba Kecil
  • Three Sisters: a submerged pinnacle & wall site with hard & soft coral, nudis, shrimps, octopus, morays, fusiliers & surgeonfish. At Batu Tengah it’s difficult to find a square centimeter of rock that isn’t covered by life, hard and soft corals are common in between the many hydroids and tunicates, whip and fan corals, this is the perfect place to find skeleton shrimps, the small white/ orange colored “ladybugs” and the ‘xenon’ whip coral crabs. Siaba Kecil's strong current will carry you past overhangs & hard corals. We might see pelagics from the open sea.
  • Day 7 - Siaba Besar, Mawan, Dragons
  • The shallow sand in Siaba Besar is the perfect spot to find frogfish and the flamboyant cuttlefish. Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays, hovering on top of the corals, in the sandy slope we can find lots of small critters and in the shallows are different species of clownfish hiding in their personal anemone. Of course, a visit to Komodo wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Komodo Dragons.
  • Day 8 -Check Out
  • We'll sail to Labuan Bajo where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.

 

KOMODO - the special journey - 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

  • DAY 1 Check in, Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Jetty
  • Sebayur Kecil, at this dive site you can find the graceful garden eels in the sand and nudibranchs, scorpionfish in between the corals. Sebayur Jetty is a gentle drift dive where bigger fish are passing through the channel, it’s common to see schools of big eye Trevallies.
  • DAY 2 Tatawa Besar, Siaba Kecil, Batu Bolong
  • Tatawa Besar is a gentle slope completely covered with a nice mix between hard and soft corals, housing small fish, a reef shark, and Manta Ray are also common visitors. Siaba Kecil's strong current will carry you past overhangs & hard corals. We might see pelagics from the open sea. At Batu Balong you can see some amazing corals, shrimps, and the blue dragon nudibranch.
  • DAY 3 Manta Point, Mawan, Padar
  • Manta Point is a shallow drift dive and the best place to see the huge, graceful Manta Rays. Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays, hovering on top of the corals, in the sandy slope we can find lots of small critters and in the shallows are different species of clownfish hiding in their personal anemone. Later this day we sail towards Padar island.
  • DAY 4 Trekking, Three Sisters, Pillarsteen
  • We will start the day with a trek on Padar for a Panoramic view of the island and the sea. Three Sisters: a submerged pinnacle & wall site with hard & soft coral, nudis, shrimps, octopus, morays, fusiliers & surgeonfish. Pillarsteen soft coral site with shrimp, crabs, and nudis with passing pelagics.
  • DAY 5 German Flag, Manta Alley, Torpedo Point
  • At German Flag, we can see big pelagics swimming by, including Manta Rays. Manta Alley is another site where you can expect the Manta Rays. Torpedo Point is a Black sand slope to highlight our sightings crabs, moray eels, nudis, cuttlefish, decorator crabs & more.
  • DAY 6 Crinoid Canyon, Yellow Wall, Cannibal Rock
  • We begin with Crinoid Canyon, a wall dive with feather stars, crinoid shrimp and other small critters. Then we'll move to Yellow Wall with light current, soft coral & yellow crinoids, scorpionfish, frogfish, and nudibranchs. Cannibal Rock, a seamount in a sheltered bay, more nudis, zebra crabs & ghost pipefish.
  • DAY 7 Siaba
  • Besar, Batu Tengah, Komodo Dragon The shallow sand in Siaba Besar is the perfect spot to find frogfish, and the flamboyant cuttlefish. At Batu Tengah, it’s difficult to find a square centimeter of rock that isn't covered by life, hard and soft corals are common in between the many hydroids and tunicates, whip and fan corals. Of course, a visit to Komodo wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Komodo Dragons.
  • DAY 8 Check Out
  • We'll sail to Labuan Bajo where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.

Raja Ampat - amazing Dampier strait - 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

  • Day 1- Mioskon, Blue Magic
  • We begin our adventure drifting over the sloping reef of Mioskon with snappers, golden sweepers, anthias, and whimsical wobbegong sharks. The strong currents at Blue Magic carry us along with sharks, napoleons, trevallies, Spanish mackerel, tuna, fusiliers, & possibly mantas.
  • Day 2 - Sardine reef, Friwinbonda, Otdima reef
  • Sardine Reef also has strong currents & fusiliers, surgeonfish, trevally, rainbow runners, sweetlips, & bannerfish. Freewinbonda contains macro and walking sharks. Diving Otdima reef can surprise us with lots of schooling fish over this reef.
  • Day 3 -Keruo Channel, Melissa’s Garden, Barracuda Rock
  • Drift along the steep slopes of Keruo Channel, covered with beautiful hard and soft corals, on this site you can find lots of black coral forests. Melissa’s garden is one of the must-do sites, the hard corals in this shallow coral garden have any color combination you can imagine. At Barracuda rock you can find, of course, lots of barracuda’s, but also napoleon fish and reef sharks.
  • Day 4 - Edi’s Black Forest, Red Patch, Taman Wofoh
  • We’ll descend the wall at Edi’s looking for macro as we drop to the forest of black coral below. At Red Patch, we’ll see elephant ear sponges and possibly wobbegong sharks. Taman Wofoh is the perfect spot to dive slowly over the sandy patch to find small critters living there, at the reef surrounding the sand we can find turtles feeding and taking a nap.
  • Day 5 - Citrus Ridge, Mayhem, Yeben Shallows
  • We can see schools of batfish, barracuda & surgeonfish as well as angelfish, emperors, silversides, wobbegong sharks among the coral covered bommies of Citrus Ridge. Then to Mayhem for more macro. Blacktip reef sharks & huge groupers plus little stuff like pipefish and peacock mantis shrimp are common at Yeben Shallows.
  • Day 6 - Lalosi, Manta Sandy, Arborek
  • Crocodile fish lurk around the Lalosi seamount. Both oceanic and reef mantas visit the Manta Sandy cleaning station. Arborek Jetty is justifiably famous for its varied macro life.
  • Day 7 - Mike’s Point, Pulau Koh, Cape Kri
  • Mike’s Point’s walls & overhangs hide small octopus & nudis. Pulau Koh can surprise us with reefsharks and Mobula rays. Current carries us over the bommies on the slopes of Cape Kri, home to bannerfish, sweetlips, emperors, snappers, fusiliers, barracuda, trevally, and sharks.
  • Day 8 - Sail to Waisai
  • Enjoy the view from the deck and watch for dolphins and whales as we sail back to Waisai where you will disembark with memories to last a lifetime.

 


MAGICAL MISOOL - 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

 

  • Day 1- Check dive Saonek Kecil and sail to Misool
  • On our first day, we'll start with a check dive before sailing from the center of Raja Ampat to the otherworldly islands of the Misool area. We'll moor off Wagmab in the early morning.
  • Day 2 - Tree Rock, Warna Berwana, Andy’s Ultimate
  • Batfish, barracuda, sweepers & silversides congregate under the huge overhang Tree Rock. The bommie dotted plateau aptly named Warna Berwana (“Vibrant Colour”) has lots of colorful coral and dense fish. We can see glassfish in the caves at Andy’s.
  • Day 3 - Andiamo, Candy Store, Yellit Kecil
  • From the pinnacles & ridges of Andiamo, covered in soft coral and sea fans, we’ll proceed to Candy Store to check out some elephant ear sponges, fusiliers, butterflyfish & barracuda. Then on to Yellit Kecil wall to spot some nudis, possibly as a night dive.
  • Day 4 - Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock
  • Green and hawksbill turtles frequent the steep slopes of Nudi Rock where we’ll see decorator crabs, cleaner shrimp, & blennies. We’ll find schooling fish and maybe mantas at Tank Rock. Whale Rock is another good spot for nudis & bannerfish, silversides, & trevally.
  • Day 5 - Neptune's Sea Fan, Four Kings, Wedding Cake
  • On this dive, we will be drifting along the wall of Neptune's with many large gorgonian sea fans. At Four Kings we will witness a real "fish rain" and lots of fish action, manta rays are often spotted there. Discover the reef around Wedding Cake, the name reveals it's shape.
  • Day 6 - Goa Farondi, Friendly Canyon, Puncak Harfat
  • Dive into the overhangs, swim through's and caves of Goa Farondi and Friendly Canyon, covered with black corals. Before heading back towards the Dampier Strait, we'll visit the viewpoint of Puncak Harfat.
  • Day 7 - Dayang Channel, Karang Bata, Cape Kri
  • Dayang Channel is known to find manta rays. Tuna, Spanish mackerel & schooling reef fish at Karang Bata. Current carries us over the bommies on the slopes of Cape Kri, home to bannerfish, sweetlips, emperors, snappers, fusiliers, barracuda, trevally, & sharks.
  • Day 8 - Blue Magic, Sardine Reef, Mike's Point
  • The strong currents at Blue Magic and Sardine Reef carry us through the dense marine life - sharks, napoleons, trevallies, Spanish mackerel, tuna, fusiliers & maybe mantas. The overhangs on the wall at Mike’s Point reveal small octopus, nudis, shrimps, surgeonfish, & batfish.
  • Day 9 - Sail to Waisai
  • Enjoy the view from the deck and watch for dolphins and whales as we sail back to Waisai where you will disembark with memories to last a lifetime.


WONDERFUL WAYAG - 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

  • Day 1- Check dive Saonek Kecil and sail to Misool
  • We begin our adventure with a check dive after lunch over the sloping reef of Saonek Kecil, with Snappers, Golden Sweepers, Anthias and small critters such as Nudibranchs.
  • Day 2 - Yenbuba Jetty, Cape Kri, Arborek Jetty
  • Yenbuba Jetty populates groups of Batfish, large snappers, and Napoleon fish. On Cape Kri, we drift along the reef searching for sharks. Arborek Jetty is justifiably famous for its varied macro life.
  • Day 3 - Yeben Shallows, Yeben Slope or beach, Yefnabu
  • Blacktip reef sharks & huge groupers, little stuff like pipefish and peacock mantis shrimps are common at Yeben Shallows. Next is a dive on the slope or relax on one of the idyllic Beaches around Yeben. Elephant ear sponges are common to see at Yefnabu.
  • Day 4 - Eagle Rock, Black Rock, Beach visit
  • Mantas "flying" in the current at Eagle Rock and drift over the "Fishy" reef of Black Rock. On our way to the lagoon of Wayag, we'll stop by a "picture perfect" beach to take......pictures.
  • Day 5 - Viewpoint Wayag, Ridge Rock, Mushroom rock
  • Visiting the lagoon of Wayag wouldn't be complete of seeing it from the top of one of the limestone rocks. Ridge Rock and Mushroom Rock have lots of soft corals and reef fish species.
  • Day 6 - Edi's Black Forest, Red Patch wall, Taman Wofoh
  • We’ll descend the wall at Edi’s looking for macro as we drop to the forest of black coral below. At Red Patch, we’ll search for shrimps and pigmy seahorses in the fan and wire corals. At Taman Wofoh we'll search for the pygmy cuttlefish.
  • Day 7 - Citrus, Mayhem, Lalosi
  • We can see schools of batfish, barracuda & surgeonfish, wobbegong sharks among the coral covered bommies of Citrus Ridge. Then to the reefmounts of Mayhem and Lalosi for more fish action.
  • Day 8 - Mikes point, Blue Magic, Sardine Reef
  • Mike’s Point’s walls & overhangs hide small octopus & nudis. The strong currents of Blue Magic and Sardine Reef carry us along with sharks, napoleons, trevallies, Spanish mackerel, tuna, fusiliers, & possibly mantas.
  • Day 9 - Sail to Waisai
  • Enjoy the view from the deck and watch for dolphins and whales as we sail back to Waisai where you will disembark with memories to last a lifetime.

ambon to alor - 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

  • DAY 1 - Molana Wall, Nusa Laut Kecil
  • We begin with a check dive on Molana wall, looking for tuna in caves and under overhangs. Then we’ll dive near Nusa Laut Kecil, steep sloping reefs with sponges, glass fish, antheas, fusiliers, surgeonfish, batfish, orangutan crabs, & ghost pipefish.
  • DAY 2 - Suanggi, Lava Flow, Mandarin City
  • The big barrel & elephant ear sponges, sea fans, and coral on the steep slopes of Suanggi are home to lots of reef fish. Lava Flow’s undulating surface is covered with hard coral hiding great macro. Mandarin City muck dive reveals its namesake mandarin fish & more.
  • DAY 3 -Batu Kapal, Pohon Mering, Pulau Pisang
  • We may see sharks and triggerfish among the boulders in the deep valleys of Batu Kapal. Pohon Miring has big barrel sponges, a 15-meter swim through, good macro and big napoleons. We’ll see whip coral and lots of reef fish at Pulau Pisang.
  • DAY 4 - Kerang Hatta, Hole in the Wall, Pulau Hatta
  • We’ll dive with schooling jacks possibly find some hammerheads in the depths of Kerang Hatta. Then we’ll swim through Hole in the Wall to see it drop into the open ocean. Finally, we’ll dive Pulau Hatta, a steep sloping reef frequented by turtles & crowded with reef fish.
  • DAY 5 - Manuk Rocks, Rubble, & Bloody Rocks
  • Big groupers and sea snakes glide along Manuk’s rocky slopes dotted with lava bubbles. Turtles are common in the hard coral and sand in the rubbly section of Manuk. Bloody Rocks steep walls have colorful soft coral & huge barrel sponges & more snakes & turtles.
  • DAY 6 - Nil Desparandum, Pulau Nila (2 dives)
  • Current carries us over Nil Desparandum, as we fly among the big napoleons, schooling jacks, and possibly even schooling sharks. Pulau Nila’s beautiful hard coral gardens are so lovely we’ll dive this site twice, with lots of reef fish, tuna, groupers, and barracuda.
  • DAY 7 - Dusborgh (2 Dives), Nila
  • Because sharks school at Dusborgh, we’ll dive here twice drifting with the current among jacks & eagle rays. Then we’ll sail to Nila’s extensive and thriving hard coral fields, an easy dive - silversides everywhere, attracting surprisingly big tuna for a shallow spot.
  • DAY 8 - Pulau Teun, Terbang Selatan, Terbang Utara
  • We’ll explore for a new spot at Pulau Teun, expecting current, sponges and hard corals, swarms of fish, and maybe even some sharks. Terbang Selatan and Utara are both steep walls with lots of silversides and shallow, colorful reef at the top.
  • DAY 9 - Nusleur (2 Dives)
  • Sometimes we see hammerheads at Nusleur, so we’ll dive twice on the steep walls here. We’ll also see schooling jacks, big napoleons, bumphead parrotfish, and batfish. We’ll spend the night anchored off Romang.
  • DAY 10 - Nusa Laut Besar, Nyata (2 Dives)
  • The gradual slopes of Nusa Laut Besar have great hard coral coverage & bumphead parrotfish, fusiliers, redtooth triggerfish, devil scorpionfish, pipefish & nudis. We’ll dive twice at Nyata where there’s a swim through in the contoured walls - big sponges & snappers.
  • DAY 11 - Reong (2 Dives)
  • Today we will dive twice on the steep walls around Reong. We'll encounter some current here in these fertile waters along with dense clouds of fish and some sharks and octopus.
  • DAY 12 - Checkout in Alor
  • Checkout and disembark with memories to last a lifetime.

 

 The Special Banda TRip (AMBON - Banda- Ambon) 8 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

  • Day 1-Ambon, Check-in
  • Embark in Tulehuharbor, Ambon. Enjoy a welcome drink while we leave the harbor towards the BandaIslands.
  • Day 2-Pulau Suanggi, Pulau Nailaka (2 dives)
  • During our check dive be prepared to meet schools of trevallies and bumphead parrotfish at Pulau Suanggi. Dive the steep slopes of Pulau Nailaka covered with beautiful corals during a slow drift.
  • Day 3-Little Manhattan, Prince’s Reef, Pulau Ai
  • Our first dive of the day will be off of Pulau Run. Spot the resident school of bumphead parrotfish as you swim through a healthy reef. Join the hunt for the pygmy seahorse at Prince’s Reef. This unique reef is covered with hundreds of different species of sponges. For the last dive of the day, we head towards Pulau Ai.
  • Day 4-Pulau Ai (2 dives), Banda Jetty
  • Dive in pristine, unspoiled coral gardens. Get the chance to see enormous schools of Napoleon fish. This is also a great place to see migrating whales and pods of dolphins. Our last dive of the day will be a sunset dive at Banda Jetty where we can observe the mating ritual of the Mandarin Fish
  • Day 5-Pulau Pisang (Batu Kapal), Pulau Neira Tour, 
  • Banda Besar (Pohon Mering)Take a step back into time right in the center of the old spice route. Spend your morning walking the streets of the colonial town. Make sure to visit Fort Belgica. This 17th-century fort acted as a fortification system in order to protect the nutmeg trade.
  • Day 6-Pulau Hatta, Hatta Wall, Karang Hatta
  • This incredible reef boasts a unique feature, a swim through made from a hole in the roof. Go into the hole and after a short drift, you will find yourself in a magnificent coral garden. Spot the leaf fish in the soft corals and put your eyes to the test looking for resident pygmy seahorses. The next dive will be on the outer reef where we can often spot huge schools of hammerhead sharks.
  • Day 7-Nusa Laut
  • Due to the locals taking steps to protect Amet Reef, it makes for a divers paradise. Take three dives around the island in unspoiled reefs teeming with life. Reef sharks, turtles, schools of fish, and large bumphead Parrot Fish. You won’t know where to look!
  • Day 8-Ambon, Check-out
  • Wake up in beautiful Ambon. Have a healthy breakfast and end your journey aboard Mantra.

waisai to AMBON - 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

  • Day 1 -Waisai to Misool
  • On our first day, we'll chart a course for Misool and watch for whales and dolphins as we sail along.
  • Day 2 - Razorback, Caves & Walls, Tree Rock
  • We'll explore the steep sides & layered overhangs of Razorback Rock. Caves & Walls, a sea tunnel & caves that reach the surface. Tree Rock's steep slopes & walls are riddled with cracks & overhangs. Sea fans, schools of barracuda, golden sweepers & silversides.
  • Day 3 -Boo Windows, Nudi Rock & Whale Rock
  • Look through Boo Windows to ridges, pinnacles, soft corals, and sea fans beyond. Nudi Rock -macro life & turtles. The steep slopes and pinnacles of Whale Rock provide a dramatic landscape for bannerfish, silversides, trevally, & nudibranchs.
  • Day 4 -Tank Rocks, Neptunes Fan, Dunia Kecil
  • Tank Rock's strong currents pull us over the steep pinnacle-dotted ridged through thick schools of many species. Drift again along the walls of Neptunes Fan Sea-huge 4 meter sea fans. Dunica Kecil -a wall with different octopus, nudis, pipefish, & pygmy seahorses
  • Day 5- Barracuda, Four Kings (twice)
  • Sea fans wave good morning under the overhangs and between the ridges in Barracuda Rock's wall. At Four Kings, you can swim through cracks in the walls of this landscape of pinnacles and ridges covered in colorful soft corals and swarming with fish.
  • Day 6-Koon
  • Three Different Spots First a fast drift over a sloping reef with lots of fish, peacock mantis shrimp, & octopus. Then a steep wall dive next to the deep channel, with overhangs and hollows in the wall for nudis. Finally a gentle drift over a sloping reef with white, orange, & purple soft corals.
  • Day 7 - Karang Hatta, Hole in the Wall, Pohon Miring
  • Wake up to the possibility of hammerheads in the deep waters of Kerang Hatta. Swim through the Hole in the Wall & explore the reef top and wall. The coral-covered wall of Pohon Miring features a 15 m swim through, big napoleons & barrel sponges, & huge sea fans.
  • Day 8 - Batu Kapal, Pulau Pisang, Mandarin City
  • We'll start in boulder-strewn walls and valleys dotted with sea fans, sponges, and soft orange corals at Batu Kapal. Pulau Pisang's a sloping reef & wall. Sunset dive at Mandarin City -a great muck site for ghost pipefish, scorpionfish, eels, and of course, mandarin fish.
  • Day 9-Pulau Run Reef & Point, Suanggi
  • Pulau Rhun's sloping reef is a great place to spot turtles and crabs. South Point site, a wall with overhangs, big sponges & sea fans, tuna, & batfish. Suanggi-a steep slope with barrel sponges, elephant ear sponges, big sea fans, & lots of reef fish.
  • Day 10 - Nusa Laut Walls, Molana Wall
  • First, two gradual walls on Nusa Laut. We'll see sponges & lots of reef fish: glassfish, anthias, fusiliers, surgeonfish, batfish, rainbow runners, orangutan crabs, & ghost pipefish. Finally, the memorable overhangs and caves of Molana's long wall that will call you back.
  • Day 11 - Sail to Tulehu & Check out
  • Sail to Tulehu and check out with a collection of memories and photos that you’ll cherish forever.
 

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  • Length: 33 meters (105 ft)
  • Beam: 7. meters (25 ft)
  • Cruising speed: 7 to 9.5 knots
  • Engine: Brand new Doosan heavy-duty marine engine 285Hp.
  • Freshwater: 6000 liters
  • Fuel tanks: 14 tons
  • Compressors: 2 air compressors, 1 nitrox LP compressor
  • Navigation: GPS, chart plotter, Depth sounder, Radar,
  • Communication: Radio VHF, SSB, satellite phone
  • Safety: First Aid Kit & Oxygen on board, Fire Extinguishers, Life Rafts 2 x 25 persons, Life Jackets
  • Dive boats: 2 Tenders (6 m & 4,8 m)
  • Maximum guests: 12
  • Number of cabins: 4 

 

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  • Time Zone: UTC+8 & UTC+9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Payment onboard: Cash (most currencies accepted)
  • Language Spoken: English & Indonesian
 

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