Velocean (All Star Liveaboards)

Destination: Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, Alor, Banda Sea, & Komodo (8-12 Nights) | From $500++/night

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Velocean Quick Pitch

In a class all of its own, this newly-built ultra-luxurious liveaboard was designed specifically for divers and cruising. The vessel features three decks of living space, modern, comfortable furnishings in warm and inviting colors, 10 spacious suites with expansive ocean view windows and five meals served daily. 

 

Why You'll Like Velocean

  • Ultra-luxurious dive liveaboard
  • Includes all gourmet meals and diving
  • Free nitrox and Wi-Fi
  • 18 guests pampered by a 24-member crew 
  • Great photography facilities
  • Complimentary welcome massage
  • Rebreather friendly (with advanced notice)

 

Locations

The boat departs from Sorong, Bali, Labuan Bajo, Maumere, or Ambon, depending on the itinerary.

 

Dive Overview

Indonesia’s vast expanse takes in six seas and thousands of islands. More importantly, its location in the Coral Triangle results in diving experiences unlike any other on earth. Large reef structures, vertical walls thriving with macro-critters, caverns and tunnels, flowing water perfect for drift dives, all can be found here.

[See: Komodo, Alor & Flores, Ambon & Banda Sea, Raja Ampat, & Wakatobi Dive Travel Guides]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Velocean Liveaboard Accommodation overview

The Velocean has 10 spacious suites each with a private bath and expansive ocean view windows that redefine dive accommodations. 

  • Platinum Oceanfront Suites - Situated forward on the main deck, these suites offer the ultimate in privacy. Expansive windows offer magnifi­cent panoramic ocean views unique to Velocean. Suites also feature a desk, docking station for music and surround sound speakers.
  • Elite Double Suites - These ocean-view suites, each with a private bath on the upper deck, offer flexibility for couples and dive buddies. They can be configured with twins or king bedding.
  • Signature Single Suites - Solo travelers will revel in this unique option. Book a suite on the main deck with a private bath, twin bed and ocean views without a single supplement. As a bonus, the room includes a desk and ample storage.

 

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Platinum Suite (L) & Elite Suite (R)

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Single Suite (L) & Private Bath (R)

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General Facilities

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Camera Stations (L) & Dive Deck (R)

 

Velocean Boat Features

  • Sundeck with hot tub and lounge chairs
  • Alfresco lounge
  • Continental dining room
  • Lounge and bar
  • Camera stations, camera table with air blower

 

Velocean DIVE FACILITIES

  • Individual gear station
  • Hot water showers on the dive platform
  • Rinse tank
  • 2 custom-built dive tenders
  • DIN / Yoke available
  • Free Nitrox
  • Rental gear offered

 

Food & Drinks Aboard The velocean Liveaboard

Velocean’s dining experience is one of the vessel’s hallmarks of luxury. An international menu incorporates fresh local ingredients to provide guests with healthy and nutritious meals showcasing the region’s vast Asian culinary influences including the popular hot pot dining. Special dietary requests such as vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free can be accommodated with advance notice.

 

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velocean Liveaboard Deck Plan

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SCHEDULE, RATES & AVAILABILITY

Velocean Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and are based on the lowest-priced cabin. Port and park fees are not included.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions and Full Rates by Cabin Type]

 

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodations
  • All meals and snacks
  • 2 - 3 dives plus one night dive per day according to program and weather conditions
  • Soft drinks on board
  • Tanks, weights and weight belts
  • Nitrox
  • Wi-Fi
  • 30-minute welcome massage
  • Eco and cultural excursions
  • Local ground transfers between airport, hotel, and vessel

 

Exclusions

  • Rental gear
  • Beer, wine and spirits
  • Port fees and fuel surcharge
  • National park admission
  • Dive instruction (Upon request, subject to instructor availability)
  • Airfare
  • Pre and post hotel stays

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Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 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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Wakatobi

Departs from Ambon or Bau Bau, returns to Bau Bau. Wakatobi itineraries are limited and range from 8 – 11 nights.

Wakatobi National Marine Park, referred to by Jacques Cousteau as “diving nirvana”, surrounds the islands of Wangi Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko in a pristine and isolated area. Highlights include schools of surgeonfish, big eye trevallies, fusiliers, dogtooth tuna, barracudas, giant groupers, manta rays, and wobbegong sharks. Reefs are covered with hard and soft corals, leather corals with intricate tunnels, caverns, walls and coral gardens. Shore excursions can include a local fishing village and birdwatching.

 

Raja Ampat

Departs and returns to Sorong with 8 - 12 night excursions.

Dive the “Four Kings” area of Indonesia and immerse yourself in mantas, wobbegong sharks, and pygmy seahorses. Explore colorful hard and soft corals teeming with magnificent sea life. Raja Ampat was declared the most biodiverse place in the world. The marine park is home to over a thousand different species of fish and more than five hundred different corals. Village visits are offered as well as other eco adventures. 

 

Forgotten Islands (Alor)

Departs from Ambon and returns to Suamiaki for 9 - 12 nights and between 23 - 40 dives.

The remote and isolated Forgotten Islands stretch across one thousand miles of ocean with the Indian Ocean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. This secluded setting gives way to crystal clear waters, pristine corals and water temperatures that can vary depending upon the current. Dive Kuwala, Pantar and Alor Strait, Kalawasi Bay and East Flores, depending on the length of your trip. Experience thresher sharks, gray reef and whitetip sharks, sea snakes and macro life including mandarin fish, blue-ringed octopus and frogfish. Reefs are covered in vibrant hard and soft corals. Shore excursions include visits to hot springs and an active volcano.

Learn more about diving Alor

 

Banda Sea

The Banda Sea itineraries range from 8 - 12 nights with most departing and returning to Ambon.

Because there are variations, please be sure to check your specific travel dates. The diversity of marine life really makes this area stand out for divers. The reefs are caked with soft and hard corals and are home to a rainbow of reef fish with everything from wrasse to juvenile emperor angelfish. Macro photographers will be delighted to find mandarin fish and the unusual looking Ambon scorpionfish, which is indigenous to these islands. One of the most magical sights possible in the Banda Sea is huge schools of Mobula rays gliding over the reefs. and arguably the most spectacular experience in the Banda Sea, if you are fortunate enough, is to dive with schooling hammerhead sharks. These giants come here in huge numbers and in often 100 feet of visibility, this is truly a gift. Village visits are offered as well as other eco-adventures during the cruise to round out your experience of Indonesia.  

Learn more about diving the Banda Sea

 

Komodo

Komodo cruises have 6 - 9 night itineraries. Trip departure and return ports vary between Labuan Bajo and Bali.

Underwater Komodo is what divers dreams are made of with visibility up to 100 feet. Plankton-rich water that comes in from the deep makes the area thick with life, and huge shoals of fish and pelagics flourish around the islands. Protection from the national park also results in the waters and reefs being incredibly healthy and well stocked with fish of all shapes and sizes. The topography of Komodo and the shallow waters in between the Lesser Sunda Islands make for some serious current. Experience up to 8 knots while diving and also highly changeable meaning most dives are drift dives. These currents are what brings the big life to Komodo with mantas, hammerheads, dolphins and mola mola in search of food. Macro lovers won’t be disappointed either with pygmy seahorses wrapped around brightly colored gorgonian fans and a rainbow of different nudibranchs on display. This itinerary is suited for advanced open water divers with at least 50 dives experience.

Learn more about diving Komodo

 

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Year Built: 2019
  • Length: 171 ft. / 52m
  • Beam: 28 ft. / 8.5m
  • Cruising Speed: 18-20 knots / Maximum 25 knots
  • Engines: 2 Cummins KTA50-M2 / 1875 HP
  • Generator: 2 100EKW @ 1500 RPM
  • Air Compressors: 2 Bauer Mariner
  • Props: 2
  • Water Capacity: 20,000 liters
  • Water Maker Capacity: 20 tons per day
  • Fuel Capacity: 35,000 liters
  • Voltage / Receptacle: 220v international sockets
  • Maximum Guests: 18
  • Number of Cabins: 10
  • Professional Crew of 24: Licensed Captain / Chef / Engineer / Maintenance / Dive Instructors
  • Tenders: 3 - 16 ft. tenders with 40 HP outboard engines
  • Internet: Yes
  • Hot tub: Yes

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT +8 and GMT +9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Language Spoken: English & Indonesian
  • Electricity: 220v with international sockets
  • Payment Onboard: USD and IDR currencies are accepted as are Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

 

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Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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