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Moana Liveaboard

Destination: Indonesia

Komodo (4-5 Nights) | From $380++/night

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Moana is a traditional Komodo Liveaboard in Indonesia cruising and diving the Komodo National Park since 2004. Dive, snorkel and cruise one of the best holiday destinations in the world...and discover the last dinosaurs on the planet - the Komodo Dragon! Your dream diving and cruising holiday begins here!



Main service starts with the pick up from the Komodo airport in Labuhan Bajo (LBJ), Flores.


Dive Overview

Diving in the Komodo National Park is spectacular! Without a doubt many divers worldwide consider this area where two oceans meet - the Pacific and the Indian - as one of the best dive locations in the world. Komodo offers diving for everyone. Whether you are a pelagic lover or critter hunter. The dive sites also offer superb corals with some of the most diverse marine live and eco systems on the planet.There are great underwater topography sites, too.

[See: Komodo Dive Travel Guide]

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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Moana Accommodation Overview

Moana has 5 cabins which where fully renovated in 2015. Those are 3 double bed cabins and 2 twin bed cabins. All of them have their own bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and storage space. The cabins offer good storage, warm lighting and very comfortable hotel like beds. The bow cabin even has a huge 3m wide bed.

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The Cabins


General Facilities

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Bow Chill-out Area & Indoor Saloon

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Outdoor Deck Table & Dive Deck


Moana Boat Features

  • Air-conditioned indoor salon
  • Big spacious dining table with romantic indirect lightening
  • Valuables and travel documents can be stored in our ship's safe
  • Plenty of space for you on our sun and semi-covered decks
  • Fresh water shower after your return from the beach or diving
  • Outdoor sleeping under the stars
  • Excellent sound & light systems
  • Small merchandising shop
  • Library for those who forgot to bring their book or want to share some
  • Complete first aid box, emergency oxygen system, emergency radio
  • European electric plug sockets (220V; two round pins)


Moana Dive Facilities

  • Professional certified European cruise director / dive instructor
  • Professional Indonesian dive guides - they truly know the waters like the back of their hand
  • Diving deck at the stern of the ship for 10 divers
  • 20x 12l Aluminium tanks, 2x 15l Aluminium tanks; all with convertible DIN & INT valve
  • Full sets diving / snorkeling equipment from Aqualung, Apeks, Bare
  • 10 years experience in Indonesian waters - list of lots of dive sites, many exclusively known to Moana and we keep exploring for you 

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Food & Drinks Aboard Moana

  • Free tea & coffee making facilities, Coke, Sprite, water, coffee, tea & water 24 hours a day
  • Excellent Asian & International food and snacks (vegetarian choices available upon request)
  • 2x breakfast (one light breakfast before the first dive and one large breakfast buffet after the first dive)
  • Served 2-course lunch and 3x course dinner
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Waiter and bar service
  • International wine selection, cold beer, international spirits, specific soft drinks on sale

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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 national park fees. The pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest EUR/USD exchange rate.

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  • Full-board
  • Up to 4 dives per day
  • Dive guides
  • Dive tanks, weights, belt
  • Transfers



  • Komodo NP Fees 140 € / person for 2024 and 150 € / person for 2025 (subject to park authorities)
  • Domestic Flights ~280 € / person
  • Single Cabin 75% surchage
  • Alcoholic beverages Beer, Wine, Spirits available
  • Crew tips 30 € / night suggested
  • Special soft drinks Tonic, sparkeling water, diet coke
  • Accommodation before / after the trip
  • Rental Equipment 225 € / full set (excluding dive light)
  • Diving Insurance from 38 Euro / 10 days
  • Individual Items (per trip)
  • 60 € each / BCD, Reg, Wetsuit, Dive Computer
  • 25 € each / Dive Light



For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at 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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Itinerary Overview

The Komodo National Park is a vast area with more many islands and plenty of hidden bays and dive sites. We have several routes but don’t bound ourselves to theses. We have been diving and cruising in this area for 10 years and would like to offer you.

One day one particular dive site might not be good but it was written on an itinerary so we like to go to the next.

The experienced European Cruise Director, Divemasters and Captain will need to adjust and draw a itinerary subject to our guest’s experience, water and weather conditions.


A typical day aboard Moana

First breakfast - first dive - second breakfast - second dive - lunch - third dive - afternoon snack - fourth dive (dusk / night) - dinner

There is plenty of time to relax, too, or instead of diving you might want to go to the beach. Please note that the arrival and departure days look different obviously.

On Day 1 we normally are able to do 2 dives and on departure day there is no diving and you normally disembark after a big breakfast. The day before the last day has also normally only 2 dives due to our 24h-no-dive-before-flight-safety-policy. 


Komodo Dive Sites

Komodo National Park offers an enormous amount of dive sites. We would like to present to you a description of some of the best known signature dive sites of this area. We hope we can give you a taste of what it is to dive one of the world’s best diving area and most diverse marine eco systems.
  • Castle Rock
  • Underwater pinnacle, located in the north of Komodo Island, can have some “reef hook” currents. Top is at 7m, nicely covered with table corals and small gorgonians, There is a hollow at about 15m where sometimes huge schools of mackerels, doctor fishes and jacks are gather, This underwater pinnacle attracts lots of pelagic fish; grey reef sharks, white tips, huge trevallies and the odd eagle ray passing by. Marine life is great at each depth, but it is at the base of the pinnacle where you will find the sharks cruising around. Experience in drift, reef hock, negative entry recommended.
  • Crystal Rock
  • This dive site lies close to Castle Rock and is a bit easier to find, as the tip of the pinnacle just breaks the surface at low tide. Again can be prone to strong currents, there is an area where you can easily descend and ascend with beautiful staghorn and table corals. Further down around 15 to 20m there is a small valley where a large group of yellow Oriental sweetlips and a pair of barramundi cods reside and then huge gorgonian sea fans around 30m.
  • Shot Gun/Cauldron
  • This passage between Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat on the northern tip of Komodo Island provides one of the most exhilarating and exciting dives in the park. This site takes you through passages, flying over rocky ridges and down into sandy bottom cauldrons with churning waters overhead before exiting from a beautiful reef in a sheltered back eddy to the north. Regular sightings here include Reef Sharks, Giant Trevally, Manta, Turtle, schools of Midnight Snapper and Sweetlips. Best dived on a falling tide this site is not to be missed on any trip to Komodo.
  • Tatawa Besar
  • Starting at the northwestern tip of Tatawa is a good drift dive down the western side in about 15 to 20 meters of water. Fish life is plentiful and an endless field of stunning orange soft corals can be seen. Mantas are often seen in this area also. It is also possible to drift down the north coast of Tatawa from the same entry point.
  • Tatawa Kecil
  • When currents are favourable diving can be good here, the best dives are down the western side of the island where rocks, caves and beautiful coral gardens in the shallows can be found. There is abundant fish life including large groupers, snappers, sweetlips, jacks, sharks and no shortage of anthias.
  • Batu Bolong/Current City
  • This small seamount sits right in the middle between Komodo and Tatawa Islands and therefore gets its fair share of water movement. The top of the rock sticks out of the water and you can either dive the northern or the southern side, depending on the current flow. This is one of the most exciting divesites in the area and once you go down, you are likely to be greeted by vast schools of reef fish, turtles and whitetip reefsharks. Look closely between the corals and rocks and you might find some nudibranches like the beautiful Nembrotha Purpureolineata. This dive site is reserved for experienced divers only. As it is located in the deep channel, this can have quite strong currents.

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Flag / Registration: Indonesia
  • Anchorage: Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
  • Shipyard: Tanah Beru, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Construction Period: April 2003 - April 2004
  • Major Overhall: February 2015 & 2016
  • Length over deck: 24.20m
  • Length over all: 30.00m
  • Beam: 6.50m
  • Moulded Drought: 2.60m
  • Deckhouse Length: 7.00m
  • Hull, Double Keel: Iron wood
  • Deck / Interior: Teak wood
  • Engines: Mitshubishi 8 cylinder 270 Hp Diesel
  • Fresh Water Tank: 5000L
  • Diesel Tank: 5000L
  • Maximum Speed: 9 knots
  • Cruising Speed: 7 knots
  • Tenders: 3x 5m fiberglass Yamaha 40hp and 25hp
  • Maximum guests: 10
  • Number of cabins: 5
  • Number of bathrooms: 6


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT+8
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Language Spoken: English & Indonesian
  • Electricity: 220 V
  • Payment Onboard: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and JCB


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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us

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