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Destination: Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Komodo and Banda Sea (5-11 Nights) | From $400++/night

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Newly built in 2018, this impressive 32m traditional wooden Phinisi was cutom-built for divers. Mola Mola 1 boasts a range of features designed to make your journey as enjoyable as possible, including 8 spacious air-conditioned cabins (hosting a maximum of 16 guests), compete with en-suite bathrooms and hot water showers, an air conditioned lounge and dining room, sundeck, camera room, and more. 



Dive Overview

Indonesia offers some of the world's best diving due to its location within the heart of the coral traingle. It hosts one of the highest numbers of fish species in the world, over 600 species of hard corals, and some incredible macro subjects. Common encounters in the region include manta rays, jacks, barracuda, Napoleon wrasse, trevally, shrimps, eels, seahorse, plus a variety of shark species including back tips, white tips, and wobbegong, the list goes on. Water temperatures averaging 82-84F (28-29C) and incredible visibility make for some very comfortable diving.

With 10 years experience in liveaboard management, plus a highly experienced crew, your trip aboard the Mola Mola 1 will take you on a journey to discover the vast biodiversity of Eastern Indonesia including Raja Ampat, Komodo, and Banda Sea.

[See: Raja Ampat Area & Komodo, Alor & FloresAmbon & Banda Sea Dive Travel Guides]


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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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MOLA MOLA 1 Cabin Overview

Mola Mola 1 Liveaboard is equipped with 8 beautifully appointed air-conditioned cabins, consisting of 2 double bedrooms and 6 twin bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom and hot water shower.


Mola Mola 1 Liveaboard Double Cabin  Mola Mola 1 Bathroom  Mola Mola 1 Twin Cabin

(L) Double Cabin. (M) Bathroom. (R) Twin Cabin

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(L) Twin Cabin. (M) Wash Basin. (R) Twin Cabin

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General Facilities

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Mola Mola 1 Liveaboard Sundeck Mola Mola 1 Dining Room

(L) Sundeck. (R) Dining Room



  • Deck state cabin located on the middle and upper deck with a sea-view
  • Deluxe cabin located on the lower deck
  • Air-conditioned cabins with private bathroom (hot and cold showers, with shower gel and shampoo)
  • Dining room and bar
  • Sundeck
  • Recreation Room
  • 24 hours tea and coffee making facilities
  • Easy access swim/boarding platform
  • Fresh water deck shower
  • Snorkel equipment, paddle board & banana boat


Mola Mola 1 Liveaboard Sun Loungers Mola Mola 1 Recreation Room

(L) Sun Loungers. (R) Recreation Room



  • Complete scuba dive equipment (see rates)
  • Camera Station
  • Fully equipped dive deck
  • Nitrox available (US$100/trip)
  • Safety: Life Raft, Life Jacket, Fire Extinguisher, Oxygen, Satellite phone, Nautilus GPS


 Mola Mola 1 Liveaboard Equipment Room Mola Mola 1 Camera Station

(L) Dive Deck. (R) Camera Stations


Food & Drinks Aboard MOLA MOLA 1

Enjoy delicious international and traditional cuisine freshly prepared by our onboard chef using locally sourced ingredients. All meals are included, with unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water available through your trip. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverage are available to purchase onboard. Vegetarian food options are available on request.


Mola Mola 1 Cuisine  Mola Mola 1 Cuisine  Mola Mola 1 Beverages

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MOLA MOLA 1 Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & AVailability

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The following rates are in USD and are per person per night. Valid from January to December 2023.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

Upper Deck Rooms (2 Double Rooms, 2 Twin Rooms)USD 420
Lower Deck Rooms (4 Twin Rooms)USD 400
Private Charter (14 pay + 2 free - max 16 guests)USD 5,760



Rental Dive GearRates
NitroxUSD 100/trip
1.5L TankUSD 10/day
Full set (BCD, Reg, Wetsuit, Mask, Fins & Booties)USD 30/day


USD 10/day

BCD / Wetsuit

USD 10/day per item

Mask / Fins / Booties / Torch*USD 5/day per item 
Dive ComputerUSD 10/day


For availability please email us at or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

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  • Accommodation with air condition rooms
  • Meals, unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water
  • 3-4 dives/day (depends on sea condition and dive skill)
  • Certified dive master ration 1:4
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Weight, belt, and tanks
  • Compressor air fills 3000psi or 200 bar
  • Paddle board & banana boat
  • Snorkeling equipment



  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Diving equipment
  • Nitrox (US$100/ trip)
  • 1.5L Tank (US$80/ trip)
  • Port and Entrance Fee (Raja Ampat & Banda Sea US$150/pax/trip, Alor & Sumbawa US$25/pax/night)
  • Dive insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • Gratuities to guides and crews
  • Mobilization
  • Hotel on land (if needed)


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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Day 1 - Labuan Bajo (1 - 2 dives at Pulau Sabayor Mini Wall)

Start with a welcome and briefing, prepare for a check dive, followed by sunset or night dive.

Day 2 - North Komodo / Gili Lawalaut Island (4 dives at Crystal Rock, Castle Rock, Lighthouse, with an optional night dive)

These dive sites offer a wide variety of healthy corals and fish, expect to see eagle rays, giant trevally, white tip, black tip, and grey reef sharks, and more.

Day 3 - North Komodo Channel (4 dives at BatuBolong, TatawaBesar, Tatawa Kecil and Batu Tengah)

BatuBolong is filled with beautiful soft and hard corals full of fish life, including giant trevally, white tips, snappers, emperor fish, schools of sweetlips and batfish, and look out for turtles feeding on the reef on Tatawa Besar. Mantas have also been encountered here.

Day 4 - South Komodo (4 dives at Padar Island, 3 Sisters and Pillarsteen)

Pillarsteen is a rock pinnacle located off of the southeastern tip of the small island of Padar which is located between Komodo and Rinca islands.

Day 5 - Central Komodo (4 dives:  Loh Liang Bay)

This white sand muck dive is around the corner from Pink Beach situated inside Loh Liang Bay on Komodo Island. Search for all sorts of critters here – bobtail squid, flamboyant cuttlefish, frogfish, nudibranchs, Ambon scorpion fish, cockatoo waspfish and large moray eels living in the shallow rocks.

Day 6 - Komodo National Park (Trekking and 1 dive at Wainilu)

Visit Komodo National Park where you will be able to take a stroll with the famous dragon in Rinca Island, LohBuaya. After the walk we move to Wainilu dive site for 1 dive before sailing back to Labuan Bajo.

Day 7 - Labuan Bajo

Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to Labuan Bajo airport. 

– Schedule may change by the current or weather.
– Some of dive sites can be quite strong currents and we have to dive according to the tides.
– The sites will be depends on the currents.



Day 1 - Ambon (2 dives at Batu Kosong)

Embark from Tulehu port in Ambon followed by check dive.

Day 2 - Suanggi** (2 to 3 dives around Suanggi island

Explore this great reef with a variety marine life such as schooling of snapper-fusiliers, white tip reef shark, trevallies.

Day 3 - Run & Ai Island (3 to 4 dives)

Ai Island is an isolated low lying island to the west of Banda Neira. It has some small limestone cliffs on its southern coastline and some pretty beaches on its northern shores. Due to its isolation, walls and deep waters, when the current is running, Pulau Ai is one of the top dive sites in the Banda Islands for shark encounters. Run Island offers outstanding reef life and large amounts of fish.

Day 4 - Manuk Island (3 to 4 dives

Manuk Island boasts an incredibly large population of sea snakes. Most commonis the banded sea krait , but keep an eye our for the rarer brown and green Chinese sea snake.

Day 5 - Hatta Island** (3 to 4 dives

Hatta sland is great for pelagic subjects, including schooling trevally, barracuda, tuna, white and black tip sharks.

Day 6 - Banda Neira** (2 to 3 dives) 

Batu Kapal, Lahar and visiting the historic site of Banda Neira island, museum and Belgica fort.

Day 7 - Nusa Laut** (1 to 2 dives) 

Nusa Laut island offer some stunning hard coral seascapes with many variety and has the finest white sand beach anywhere in the lease islands.

Day 8 - 

Breakfast, farewells, and transfer to Patimura airport of Ambon. 

**These are area for hammerheads

– Schedule may change by the current or weather.
– Some of dive sites can be quite strong currents and we have to dive according to the tides.
– The sites will be depends on the currents.


Day 1 - Sorong (1 to 2 dives)

Sail to Matan Island for check dive, then on to Misool Island.

Day 2 to 5 - Misool (14 dives)

Misool is located in south Raja Ampat. Here we will dive a variety of small islands (Boo Island, Fiabacet Island, Yuliet Island and Farondi Island or Jelly fish lake), then sail to Penemu Island overnight.

Day 6 - Penemu Island (2 to 3 dives/snorkeling + trekking)

Explore besutiful coral reefs bursting with life at Penemu Island, followed by a scenic trek with panoramic views. Then we will cross to Wayag (approx 15 hours).

Day 7 - Wayag (1 to 2 dives/snorkeling)

After morning dive continue exploring Wayag by Sekoci then to afternoon trekking. Sailing back to TanjungPutus/ Yanggefo (approx 14 hours).

Day 8 - Yanggefo (2 to 3 dives)

Following 2 morning dives we will head to Arborek Island (approx 1 hour), where we will continue dive/snorkeling in Arborek jetty and Manta Sandy.

Day 9 to 10 - Mioskon and Mansyur (4 dives/snorkeling)

Schools of yellow snapper, napoleon wrasse, big groupers and many wobbegong sharks can be found in Mioskon. Pigmy seahorses, different species of nudibranch can be seen as well. Being relatively shallow it makes for a great snorkeling too.

Day 11 - Cape Kri /Mansuar Island (2 dives/snorkeling)

Visiting Pasir Timbul depends on high and low tide. Sail back to sorong (approx 9 hours).

Day 12 - Mina Harbour, Sorong

Breakfast, farewells, and transfer to Sorong airport.

– Schedule may change by the current or weather.
– Some of dive sites can be quite strong currents and we have to dive according to the tides.
– The sites will be depends on the currents.

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2018
  • Beam: Iron Wood
  • Cabin: Teak Wood
  • Length (on deck): 32.5m
  • Main Engine: Mitsubishi 8DC9 Turbo (400 HP)
  • Secondary Engine: Mitsubishi 6D22 Turbo (280 HP)
  • Generators: 1 unit Mitsubishi 60 KWH + 2 unit Mitsubishi 32 KHW
  • Compressor: 2 x Coltri 315
  • Nitrox: Coltri
  • Water maker: 2 x 5000 lt per day
  • Navigation: Radar, Echo Sounder,  GPS Navigation, Radio SSB, Radio VHF, Compass
  • Maximum guests: 16
  • Number of cabins: 8


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+8 & UTC+9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Language Spoken: Indonesian & English
  • Electricity: 220V
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (Euros, US Dollar, UK Sterling Pounds, and IDR Rupiah) and credit cards (VISA and MasterCard)

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