La Galigo - komodo / raja ampat Liveaboard

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La Galiligo Liveaboard was built by traditional South Sulawesi craftsmen. The 33m La Galigo dive liveaboard Indonesia is a traditional two-mast Phinisi sailing boat designed by an avid diver the La Galigo was built with liveaboard diving lifestyle and comfort in mind.

La Galigo has 7 privately controlled air-conditioned en-suite cabins each with an American style deep spring mattress double bed. For added luxury you can choose ’The Suite’, which has everything you need for your ultimate liveaboard experience, including a private balcony, a 48” HD TV with PS4 and 270 degree views.

The main deck is home to the spacious living and dining area, which offers a large TV, well stocked book case and many power points for charging and preparing laptops, camera and video equipment. This is also where will you enjoy the International and Indonesian dishes that the head chef has prepared. Vegetarian and Vegan requests can easily be accommodated with advance notice.

For further relaxation there are also outdoor living areas where you can lounge in reclining chairs enjoying the tranquil ocean breeze. The dive deck is located at the back of La Galigo with plenty of space to kit up and enjoy the spectacular scuba diving of Raja Ampat. La Galigo is an excellent choice for your Raja Ampat or Komodo dive liveaboard.

La Galigo - prices

Prices are per person and in USD based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

Cabin type 2017 2018
Master suite from US$ 2,100 from US$ 2,205
Deluxe cabin from US$ 1,835 from US$ 1,927

Included in the price

• Hotel transfers to and from Sorong Harbour / Labuan Bajo on the first and final day of your cruise, from a local hotel in Sorong / Labuan Bajo.
• All meals, non packaged snacks, coffee and tea, and post dive refreshments.
• Diving services including tanks, weights, smb rental, reef hook rental, air fills (non nitrox), guides and dive tenders.
• Land excursions.

Not included in published price

• Flight tickets
• Travel, dive and repatriation insurance
• Visas and fees
• Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
• Airport to hotel transfers
• Port, Ranger and Marine Park fees
• Raja Ampat / Komodo tags or other marine protected area tags or anchorage charges.
• Dive rental equipment
• Nitrox- $25 per day, up to 4 tanks per day.
• Dive courses and certification, (price on application).
• Alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, spirits.
• Soft Drinks and packaged snacks
• Fuel surcharges** (may fluctuate with markets, you may be asked to pay an extra fuel allowance up to 60 days prior to departure, of no more than $150USD per person)
• Staff gratuities (preferred in local currency)
• La Galigo Merchandise

Terms and conditions:

Booking deposit:
30% of booking is required within 7 days of booking - non refundable
70 % is due to 90 days prior to departure - non refundable.
Balance due 90 days before your trip departure date - non-refundable.
Individual booking made less than 90 days before the departured ate are payable in full at the time of booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Group charter:

Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

La Galigo - schedule

20Nov17
02Dec17
Embark: Ambon
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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11Dec17
19Dec17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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23Dec17
30Dec17
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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31Dec17
07Jan18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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12Jan18
19Jan18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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BOOKED
21Jan18
01Jan18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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05Feb18
13Feb18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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BOOKED
17Feb18
25Feb18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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BOOKED
06Mar18
13Mar18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
12 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
20Mar18
28Mar18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South
10 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3150-3375-3600 USD
30Mar18
07Apr18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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BOOKED
14Apr18
21Apr18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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BOOKED
23Apr18
30Apr18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
24May18
29May18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
01Jun18
06Jun18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
13 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
09Jun18
14Jun18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
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Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
16Jun18
21Jun18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
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Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
24Jun18
29Jun18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
02Jul18
07Jul18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
09Jul18
14Jul18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
12 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
17Jul18
27Jul18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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Price from RESERVED USD
29Jul18
08Aug18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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Price from RESERVED USD
10Aug18
15Aug18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
8 spaces available
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Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
20Aug18
27Aug18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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BOOKED
03Sep18
09Sep18
Embark: Wakatobi
Disembark: Wakatobi
Wakatobi Archipelago
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2030-2205-2415 USD
11Sep18
17Sep18
Embark: Wakatobi
Disembark: Wakatobi
Wakatobi Archipelago
14 spaces available
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Price from 2030-2205-2415 USD
21Sep18
27Sep18
Embark: Wakatobi
Disembark: Wakatobi
Wakatobi Archipelago
14 spaces available
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Price from 2030-2205-2415 USD
05Oct18
13Oct18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3150-3375-3600 USD
15Oct18
22Oct18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
25Oct18
02Nov18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3150-3375-3600 USD
05Nov18
12Nov18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
0 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
17Nov18
24Nov18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
12 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
04Dec18
12Dec18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3150-3375-3600 USD
14Dec18
21Dec18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
23Dec18
30Dec18
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
01Jan19
10Jan19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South West
10 spaces available
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Price from 3500-3750-4000 USD
16Jan19
29Jan19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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Price from RESERVED USD
03Feb19
11Feb19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South
14 spaces available
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Price from 3150-3375-3600 USD
13Feb19
20Feb19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
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Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
24Feb19
04Mar19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Full boat charter
0 spaces available
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BOOKED
06Mar19
13Mar19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
15Mar19
22Mar19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
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Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
24Mar19
31Mar19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
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Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
04Apr19
11Apr19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
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Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
13Apr19
20Apr19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
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Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
22Apr19
29Apr19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2800-3000-3200 USD
02Jun19
07Jun19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
10Jun19
15Jun19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
11 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
17Jun19
22Jun19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
25Jun19
30Jun17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
05Jul19
12Jul19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
15Jul19
20Jul19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
22Jul19
27Jul19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
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Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
29Jul19
03Aug19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
05Aug19
10Aug19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
0 spaces available
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Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
12Aug19
19Aug19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Ultimate Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2000-2200-2400 USD
23Aug19
28Aug19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
30Aug19
02Sep19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1500-1800-2100 USD
04Sep19
10Sep19
Embark: Wakatobi
Disembark: Wakatobi
Wakatobi Archipelago
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2030-2205-2415 USD
14Sep19
20Sep19
Embark: Wakatobi
Disembark: Wakatobi
Wakatobi Archipelago
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2030-2205-2415 USD
27Sep19
04Oct19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
07Oct19
15Oct19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3229-3459-3690 USD
18Oct19
29Oct19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Ultimate Raja Ampat
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 4305-4613-4920 USD
02Nov19
09Nov19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
11Nov19
18Nov19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
21Nov19
28Nov19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
01Dec19
08Dec19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
10Dec19
17Dec19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
20Dec19
28Dec19
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3229-3459-3690 USD
10Jan20
17Jan20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
20Jan20
28Jan20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja South
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 3229-3459-3690 USD
31Jan20
07Feb20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
09Feb20
16Feb20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
20Feb20
27Feb20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
29Feb20
07Mar20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
10Mar20
17Mar20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
21Mar20
28Mar20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
30Mar20
06Apr20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
09Apr20
16Apr20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
19Apr20
26Apr20
Embark: Sorong
Disembark: Sorong
Raja North
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2870-3075-3280 USD
23May20
28May20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1538-1845-2153 USD
31May20
05Jun20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1538-1845-2153 USD
07Jun20
12Jun20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1538-1845-2153 USD
14Jun20
19Jun20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1538-1845-2153 USD
21Jun20
26Jun20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1538-1845-2153 USD
28Jun20
03Jul20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1538-1845-2153 USD
05Jul20
10Jul20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1538-1845-2153 USD
12Jul20
19Jul20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Ultimate Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2050-2255-2460 USD
22Jul20
27Jul20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jurassic Komodo
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1538-1845-2153 USD
02Aug20
08Aug20
Embark: Wakatobi
Disembark: Wakatobi
Wakatobi Archipelago
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2081-2260-2475 USD
10Aug20
16Aug20
Embark: Wakatobi
Disembark: Wakatobi
Wakatobi Archipelago
14 spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 2081-2260-2476 USD
18Aug20
24Aug20
Embark: Wakatobi
Disembark: Wakatobi
Wakatobi Archipelago
14 spaces available
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Price from 2081-2260-2477 USD

La Galigo - cabins

La Galigo has 7 privately controlled air-conditioned en-suite cabins each with an American style deep spring mattress double bed. For added luxury you can choose ’The Suite’, which has everything you need for your ultimate liveaboard experience, including a private balcony, a 48” HD TV with PS4 and 270 degree views.

  • Cabin
    Double bed

  • Cabin
    Suite - Double bed

La Galigo - itinerary

Ultimate Raja

12 days / 11 nights
DAY 1: Sorong / Batanta. We will collect you from the airport or your hotel for a 8am / 9am departure from Sorong, then welcome you onboard La Galigo. After a refreshing welcome drink, and a short introduction to the facilities of our ship, the diving schedule, and the tour program, we set sail for our first day, which will include a refresher dive for all divers on board.
Check-out dive: Batanta. Two nice and easy dives that will introduce you to the wonder of Indonesian diving, shallow soft sandy bottom, amazing muck critters, clear warm water…. yep the travel time was worth it ;) We relax for our first Dinner together and an overnight cruise to South of Raja Ampat to Misool.

DAY 2: Goa Farondi Region, Misool. After the long haul south we will arrive in Misool around late morning to midday. In the Goa Farondi area we will do two afternoon dives plus a night dive. This area is well known for its Mobula rays and amazing swim through’s.

DAY 3: Jamur Boo Region, Misool. We wake up a little further south but still in Misool. Today we will be doing 3 day dives plus a night dive. As always the dives sites are condition dependent, but some of the sites we like to visit around this area are Boo Rocks, Boo Window and the renowned Manta haven of Magic Mountain.

Day 4: Central Misool. Over night we have moved a little further east to the centre of the diving action in Misool. This is another full diving day with 3 day dives plus a night dive. Some of our favourite spots to dive around here are Nudi Rock, Tank Rock and Whale rock.

DAY 5: Goa Farondi Region, Misool.This morning the sun rises once again against the sheer cliffs of Goa Farondi. We will have two more great morning dives here before the boat starts off around midday for a long haul up to the further north regions of Raja Ampat.

DAY 6: Penemu. We will do 3 day dives plus a night dive here. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions of the day but here is a list of some of the sites we regularly visit: Melissa’s Garden, Harto’s Reef, Kenau Channel, Kenau night dive. The masses of hard coral at the centre of Melissa’s garden is what gives it its name, look out for all sorts of creatures great and small in there. We will take you on a hike to the spectacular look out point above Bintang (Star) lagoon. Make sure you have your camera, this is a spot not to be missed.

DAY 7: Pulau Wayag. Overnight we have sailed to the northern most extreme of Raja Ampat. What awaits is possibly the most breathtaking scenery that you have witnessed in your life. If you see a post card photo of Raja Ampat, its most likely taken from this spot. We will take you for an early morning hike up to the top of the hill to get some photos of this true wonder of nature. The beach here is also out of this world, fine white sand and turquoise water, we will spend some time relaxing here. After this we will stick around for two dives in the area. While you have lunch the boat will cruise to the eastern side of Wayag. Here you will do another afternoon dive. Following your dive we take an excursion to the Ranger station, you will see masses of black tip reef sharks swimming about the shallows of the jetty. A night dive here and then we say good bye to Wayag as we head south for Kawe Island.

DAY 8: Kawe and Aljurie Bay. In Kawe Island we will do 2 dives. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions. One of our favourite dive sites is in the east of Kawe island though. Changgo (or do it again) is an amazing site of underwater topography as well as masses of pelagic species. The boat will move into Aljurie Bay over lunch, this is one of the worlds most spectacular bays to watch the sunset, and also do some great muck diving, such as the fuel dock or the pearl farm jetty. We will do 2 dives in Aljurie bay.

DAY 9: Gam and Western Dampier Strait. We wake up just off the coast in Gam Island. There is some great dive sites around this area with vibrant fish covered reefs and plenty of stunning little marco subjects. We will do 2 of the Gam dive sites, our pick are Mayhem and Citrus Ridge. As we have lunch we will cruise down to the Western Dampier Strait. This is manta heaven and we will take you to either Manta Sandy or Manta ridge to see these graceful giants. In the late afternoon we take a land tour onto the peaceful Arborek Island. Feel the tranquility of the simple island village life as you casually stroll the white beach sand streets. One of the worlds best night dives is the jetty in front of this island, and thats what is on the agenda for the night.

DAY 10: Central Dampier Strait. Three day dives plus a night dive in this area. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions of the day but here is a list of some of the sites we regularly visit: Cape Kri, Mikes Point, Chicken Reef, Sardine Reef. These are some of the premier dive sites in Raja Ampat. Cape Kri has the highest biodiversity of fish species recorded in Raja Ampat, this exciting high current dive always delivers the goods.

DAY 11: Eastern Dampier Strait. We start to wind down today as the the trip starts to come to an end. To give you 24hrs to pass off your Nitrogen before tomorrows flights we will only do 2 morning dives today. The dive sites we normally visit in this area are Blue Magic, Mioskon or Batu Balong. The afternoon is spent swapping stories, having laughs and cracking a few cold ones with your new bff’s. Its your choice to do this on the deck or to log some beach time on a nearby island. A closing sunset is spent anchored up near Mioskon island, where you will witness thousands of bats fly out at sundown to find fresh fruits to feast on.

Day 12 Disembark La Galigo at Sorong From 07:00 we will be anchored in Sorong in preparation for disembarkation, however, guests may stay onboard until 11am for breakfast with us!


Ultimate Komodo

8 day / 7 nights

DAY 1: Labuan Bajo / Flores
We will collect you from the airport or your hotel for a 10:30 / 11 departure from Labuan Bajo, then welcome you onboard La Galigo. After a refreshing welcome drink, and a short introduction to the facilities of our ship, the diving schedule, and the tour program, we set sail for our first day, which will include a refresher dive for all divers on board. Check-out dive: Sabayor Slope followed by Sabayor wall. Two nice and easy dives that will introduce you to the wonder of Indonesian diving, vibrant colours, clear warm water…. you have made a great decision coming here ;) We relax for our first Dinner together and an overnight cruise to central most part of western Komodo.

DAY 2: Pre-Breakfast. Morning dive: Tarawa Besar… OMG am I in heaven? After a ‘proper’ breakfast, we depart for a dive at Police Corner, having so much fun it should be illegal. After lunch is diving at one of our favourite spots: CURRENT CITY (Batu Bolong), for a chance to dive once more with our new Manta friends. Last dive of the day will be at Bombastic forrest, a real visual delight.

DAY 3: Pre-Breakfast. Morning dive: is the ‘banging’ site Shotgun. After a ‘proper’ breakfast, we depart for a dive at the world renowned Castle rock. The rock is packed with bronze and rust coloured sponges and soft tree corals. Black snappers, large cuttlefish, pyramid butterfly fish, and octopus galore await us there. Later in the afternoon we climb the local summit and enjoy a splendid panorama over the moon-shape islands of the Komodo Archipelago and the mainland of Flores. Afternoon dive at Crystal Rock, followed by a night dive at Buku Buku.

DAY 4: Awake early in the morning to complete a dive at the world famous Golden Passage. After second breakfast we dive at Karang Makassar. We then set sail for Pink Beach and into Komodo National Park. Here we will commence a short hike to see the world famous Komodo Dragons. This is followed by a night dive at Bokep Point. The evening is spent watching the sunset with a beach barbecue.

DAY 5: The day starts with an early dive at the colourful spectacle that is Dilarsten. After feeling like quite the hobbit with second breakfast you will jump in the water at Secret Garden, pure bliss. Some lunch and a short cruise will follow this, taking you to your afternoon dive at Padar Kacino. The night dive for the Day 5 will blow your socks off - Bole Mogoso… prepare to be amazed

DAY 6: Some sites are just so good that you have to go back and do them again. Thats how we start day 6 with an early morning revisit to Karang Makassar. Prepare to find even more bizarre macro critters and majestic large animals at Batu Bolong after break number 2. Lunch - Cruise - Mawan dive site, who wants to loose their passport so this trip never ends! The breathtaking Siaba bay is our night dive spot today.

DAY 7: We start to wind down today as the the trip starts to come to an end. To give you 24hrs to pass off your Nitrogen before tomorrows flights we will only do 2 morning dives today. The first dive will be Penga Kecil and the second is Wainilu. The afternoon is spent swapping stories, having laughs and cracking a few cold ones with your new bff’s. A mystical sunset is spent anchored up near bat island, where you will witness 10,000’s of bats fly out at sundown to find fresh fruits to feast on.

Day 8: Disembark La Galigo at Labuan Bajo From 07:00 we will be anchored in Labuan Bajo in preparation for disembarkation, however, guests may stay onboard until 11am for breakfast with us!

La Galigo - specs

Specifications
Length: 33 m
Width: 7.85 m
Draft: 2.85m
Displacement: 169 tons
Engine: Mitsubishi 8M22 450HP V8
Generators: 2 x 55 KVA Mitsubishi 220-380 V, all power on board is surge protected and available 24 hours per day
Speed: 6 -10 knots
Water capacity: 11,000 litres of fresh water onboard. We have a seawater desalination plant which produces 2500L fresh water per day
Fuel capacity: 7 tons of diesel
Guests: 12
Crew:12
Climate control: All cabins and guest areas
Photography: Dry cabinet for cameras inside, Wet area camera drying
zone on dive deck, Expert professional photographer guides on board, ample charging and downloading spaces inside
Entertainment: DVD, PS4, TV, books, iMac computer, Turntable mixer sound system with premium quality speakers
Dinghies: 2 x 6m tenders, each with 40Hp outboard engines for 8 diving guests
Radio and communications: EPIRB emergency locator, long range emergency radio, Satellite Phone, FM & SW Radio, 4 VHF and SSB radio, EPIRB, CCTV in engine room and dive deck
Navigation: Furuno Radar, GPS and plotter, 2x Depth sounder, extensive navigation charts
Safety equipment: 2 life rafts (Maximum 20 people), 25 life jackets, 25 lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, First Aid kits fully stocked onboard, next decompression chamber in Denpasar, Makassar, Manado and Jakarta
Compressor: Onboard production Nitrox compressor, 1 x Coltri and 1 x Bauer 200 air compressors with all aluminium 12 litre tanks with DIN and YOKE fittings
Nitrox: Available onboard

La Galigo - diving

Raja Ampat diving

Raja Ampat (or the Four Kings) is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo which are surrounded by over 1,500 small islands and cays. Formerly known as Irian Jaya, this area is now part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia and is located on the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula, on the island of New Guinea.

Put simply, Raja Ampat could quite possibly be the best diving in the world. It certainly is the world’s most bio diverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusc species than anywhere else on Earth. The variety of marine life can be staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs. In Mansuar, you may encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to don your snorkelling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales. Other highlights include the innumerable war wrecks, both ships and planes (with new wrecks being discovered constantly).

The reefs of Raja Ampat are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colourful species of soft corals. The diving is predominantly drift dives due to the moderate prevalent currents in the area which provide nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. Currents are average to moderate and vary from none to very strong. Visibility is normally very good but can vary and is normally at its best earlier in the day so your pre-breakfast dives are not to be slept through!

This is truly “Frontier Diving”. Topside the beautiful islands stretch as far as you can see and are largely uninhabited. At night the lights of local fishing boats twinkle in the dark along the few inhabited shorelines while in more remote areas you may only see a distant spec of light over the entire horizon.

Not many liveaboards dive the Raja Ampat area, making this adventure even more unique and special.

Raja Ampat has a high season from October to May and weirdly enough it is during their rainy season due to the winds in the dry season making parts of the park inaccessable. The rainy season should not be mis-construed though. It is generally mostly a shower in the late afternoon and evening and most of the time the days are nice, wind is minimal and the skys are generally clear or slightly over cast. The seas are calmer at this time of the year as the oppposite season has winds that kick up waves and make it very difficult to dive the more exposed sites in the Southern part of Raja Ampat. The water temperature stays around the 27-30 degrees celcius mark all year round.

Recently due to the popularity of Raja Ampat a lot of boats have been running trips in the so called low season but this is also the dry season and so promotes nicer weather and better visibility but the trade of is that only the northern more sheltered part of the park is accessable but as the area is so vast and there are so many quality dive sites the reports from these northern trips have been glowing so far.

Komodo diving

Diving in Komodo is not a new idea but recently it’s being recognised as a premier destination due to the awesome variety of diving to be had. Crystal clear water and dive sites where you never see another diver provide a little something for everyone whether it’s macro or massive you love. One day you can be crawling along the bottom looking at pygmy seahorses, frogfish and unusual nudibranch and the next you are in the big blue on an open water pinnacle as the mantas fly by, the sharks circle and the dolphins hunt and the next day diving a live volcano!! For sheer variety there is no better place on earth.

Komodo is one of the few places left in the world where sharks are not rare and down south is one of the places where manta rays have their legendary aggregations, meaning they are here in the area in their hundreds!!!

One of the highlights of these trips is the rare opportunity to walk with the lengendary Komodo dragons. These truly awesome beasts can reach 3 metres plus and can reportedly run at 20km an hour chasing their prey. It’s the icing on the cake, Stunning diving and one of the world’s last surviving dinosaur descendants all one amazing package.

Covering the best of both worlds, from up close and personal with aggragating mantas to shy pygmy seahorses and rare nudibranches Komodo diving has it all. The beauty of Komodo liveaboard diving is in the balance between the large and small animals. One day you will be in the blue swimming with mantas and sharks and the next swimming along a bubbling volcanic reef covered with venting submerged fumeroles blowing bubbles into the water and hiding one of the worlds best kept secret macro dive sites.

These are some of the top sites that most liveaboards visit.

Angel reef, Moyo, Sumbawa diving

We start our Komodo liveaboard with the first dive of the trip and the check out dive. This dive site doesn’t disappoint. A beautiful wall stretching down to 50 metres covered in hard and soft corals very reminiscent of Bunaken in North Sulawesi. Schools of bannerfish and trevally patrol the walls with the occasional reef sharks making an appearance. Ribbon eels hide in crevices and many different nudibranchs crawl over the vast elephant ear sponges that hang from the beautiful soft coral infested wall.

Satonda island bay

A protected bay on Satonda island north of Sumbawa hosts a treasure trove of macro critters, the more we dive here the more we find. The rare Denise pygmy seahorse lives in fans here, frogfish hang out in big barrel sponges and ghost pipefish hide amongst the featherstars that cover the reef slope. In the sandy bottom you can find jawfish with their mouths full of eggs, myriads of anemonefish, mushroom coral pipefish and spearer mantis shrimps.

Sangeang island diving

Sangieng island is a perfectly round volcanic island jutting up from the sea bed. Still active and last blowing in 1996 this well kept secret is one of the world’s finest macro dive areas. With diving available all around the island there is not one specific spot but always new ones to be discovered. Bubbles of volcanic gas seep through the sand creating a surreal atmosphere and a warm black sand bottom hosting rare and unusual nudibranch. Pygmy seahorses, frogfish, Pegasus sea moths and carnivorous shells and all common here, this is my personal favourite dive site as every time we dive here there is a surprise in store of something new that is often not in the books - this site is why you go Komodo liveaboard diving.

Gps point - Gili Banta diving

Gps point is an open sea mount prone to strong currents at certain times of the day. This provides prolific hard and soft coral growth that is home to hundreds of different types of reef fish. Loved by sharks, white tip sharks cruise around the whole dive in amongst the hunting giant trevallies and schooling jacks and surgeon fish, an exciting dive.

Takat Toko, Gili Lawalaut diving

This is one of my favourite sites on the Komodo liveaboard itinerary and is very similar to Gps point this site takes it to the next level. Grey reef shark, white tip sharks, occassional dolphins and a literal fish soup created by jacks, surgeonfish, giant trevallies and bannerfish surround this large sea mount as you hang on to the reef edge and watch the action. Again this site is prone to strong currents but we time our dives to hit around slack tide and a little current brings in the big fish. Great pelagic action, my favourite blue water dive.

Lighthouse reef, Gili Lawalaut diving

An adrenalin pounding drift dive along the wall and around the corner under the lighthouse. Sharks, mantas, dolphins are all frequent visitors on the dive with some of the best coral reef top in the area around the corner out of the current at the end of the dive you can hunt for porcelain crabs, cuttlefish and unusual seahorses whilst waiting for the adrenalin to funnel out of your system and your heart rate to return to normal-this is what Komodo liveaboard diving is all about!.

Crystal rock, Gili Lawalaut diving

A stunning soft coral and sea fan covered pinnacle with crystal water clarity this is a great site for those magazine cover wide angle shots. With at least 5 different types of angelfish, 4 types of trigger and butterflyfish everywhere it is a excellent reef fish dive with frequent visits from eagle and manta rays and the resident sleepy hawksbill turtle.

Pink beach, Komodo diving

Colder water and lower vis here due to the huge amounts of organic matter in the water due to the southern currents but this is more than made up for by the astounding life available to see here due to this phenomenon. Normally done as a night dive it also makes a good day dive with everything from white tip sharks to pygmy seahorses; zebra crabs, Coleman shrimp, many coloured frogfish, xeno crabs, Spanish dancers, and unusual nudibranchs are hidden amongst the dense coral growth.

Cannibal rock, Rinca island diving

Colder water than the north but touted by many as one of the worlds best 10 sites, yes I know there seems to be way more than 10 “top 10 sites” but this one really is one if you like macro. Everything is here even the rarest of the rare, the Rhinopias scorpionfish. It’s nudi heaven with only the special and the rare getting to appear here, more species than I care to mention along with large and different frogfish mixed in with schools of fish and the resident dopy turtle we do 2 dives here and it’s still not enough!! You will love it, I personally adore this dive site.

Torpedo alley, Rinca island diving

Just next to cannibal rock and where the boat moors is a beach that has wild pigs, monkeys and Komodo dragons in the daytime and hosts a myriad of critters in the waters in front if it at night. Named for the large amount of torpedo rays found here, a member of the electric ray family- no touching! They cover the sandy bottom along with loads of nudis obvious on the black sand bottom along with bizarre crabs and octopus.

Manta alley, Komodo diving

In the cooler waters in the south of Komodo there is a bay in which there are a series of pinnacles that seem to be a magnet for aggregating mantas. They are here in their tens, often we come up having seen over 20 different individuals. Often a little shy, their evasive spins and pirouettes makes the watching of them that much more enjoyable.

Takat Makassar, Komodo diving

This is our other manta site. A little bit more of a risk to see them as it is a huge area and we drift along the bottom in about 10 metres but along the way we always run into loads of turtles, napoleon and humphead wrasse, white tip sharks and very very occasionally you will be incredibly lucky and run into the resident dugong that inhabits this area along with scores of mantas as they migrate north.

3 sisters, Padar island diving

A series of underwater pinnacles reaching nearly to the the surface off the coast of Padar island next to Komodo this site constantly springs surprises on you from silvertip sharks and mobular ray schools to marbled rays and rare nudibranchs.

How to get to Raja Ampat

Sorong is the harbour town in West Papua and the normal departure point to dive Raja Ampat. If you are unsure of how to get to Sorong to start your trip it will depend on where your international flight into Indonesia is landing. We recommend Jakarta or Bali to make your entry point into Indonesia amnd each has it’s pros and cons.

From Jakarta to Sorong most flights route through Makassar (UPG) in South Sulawesi and are over night flights arriving in the morning perfect for a pick up by your liveaboard crew at the airport. The downside of this is that you may be awake most of the night before your board the liveaboard but most boats cruise only on the first day so you can catch up on your sleep during the day.

Flights from Bali are not quite so simple and cannot be done in one day, you will need to fly from Bali to UPG the day before your liveaboard and over night in Makassar and the continue on with the UPG to Sorong flight the following morning, the day of your liveaboard departure, and this ends up being perfect tining to be picked up on your arrival in Sorong at the airport to then be taken to the boat. This takes longer but you will arrive more refreshed than the Jakarta rooute and of course you could always factor in a stay in Bali before or after your trip.

In the past it has not been possible for someone outside of Indonesia to purchase domestic flights in Indonesia so these can be purchased for you by us, if you would like, and added to your invoice. It will be about $650 return dependant on exchange rates, availability and where your entry airport is in Indonesia. The cost of the domestic flights are not included in the trip price.

Recently Garuda, our recommended airline, has made it possible to purchase their tickets online and we recommend you take this approach as it is often cheaper than the set price we have to charge. Other airlines are cheaper but are not so trustworthy or have such good luggage allowances. Again, we highly recommend trip as well as diving insurance just in case something were to go wrong with your flights.

Premier liveaboard diving and its local flight agent can purchase the tickets on your behalf, however, in doing so, Premier liveaboard diving is only acting as an agent for the airline and is not responsible for, and can accept no responsibility for, cancellations, delays, schedule changes, or problems caused by the air carrier. We highly recommend trip interruption and cancellation insurance.