Liveaboard Diving in Indonesia Archipelago

Your Liveaboard diving adventure in Indonesia will take you throughout the Coral Triangle, which boasts the world’s highest marine biodiversity and offers truly unique diving. This region is a mecca, from the rich plankton waters of the Komodo Islands to the beautiful and remote mushroom shaped islands of Raja Ampat, the diving opportunities are endless. With over 3,000 fish species and 600 species of coral, steep walls, deep water trenches, underwater volcanic mountains, World War II wrecks and an endless variety of macro life, scuba diving Indonesia is truly excellent. The Banda Sea, Sulawesi (Celebes) Sea, Bali Sea and Flores Sea hold some of the best diving opportunities in this expansive underwater wonderland.

 

 

The Indonesia Archipelago is Unique

Diving itineraries in Indonesia include Raja Ampat in Irian Jaya (West Papua), the Banda Islands and Sulawesi, all excellent destinations for a scuba adventure holiday. Our liveaboard cruises take you further afield to such magical places as Komodo and the Banda Sea.

Komodo is an island famed throughout the world for its legendary dragons, and all liveaboard trips include going ashore to see these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. But it's not all about monitor lizards. Diving around Komodo means world-class reefs full of color and life with pinnacles and walls, manta rays and maybe even dolphins and dugongs!

The Banda Islands are fast becoming known as one the world finest diving destinations since a trip here means you can expect, not only huge variety and numbers of pelagics and reef fish, but also vibrant healthy reefs with immense hard corals, sea fans, sponges and the critters of Ambon.

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We offer two Indonesia Liveaboards

Meet the M/V Blue Manta Explorer

Exploring Ambon, Banda, Forgotten Islands, Komodo and Raja Ampat, the spacious Blue Manta Explorer is fully equipped to take you to some of the most beautiful, exotic and remote diving destinations in Indonesia. The large steel hull vessel can accommodate up to 22 passengers in 14 beautiful, fully ensuite cabins. Measuring 45 meters in length (148 feet) the spacious cabins are situated over three decks. There is a sundeck with lounge chairs for sunbathing and a covered area for shade, perfect for relaxing in between dives. The vessel provides an open outdoor alfresco dining area and an indoor air-conditioned dining area, ideal for enjoying one of the many meals prepared by the vessel's three top quality chefs! You will never go hungry. There is a salon with a Plasma TV, DVD and media server. 24 hour satellite internet is also available so you can easily stay in touch with family at home. The dive deck is equipped with personal rinse tanks and a wide outdoor work table for underwater digital cameras. There is also a dedicated indoor camera room with plenty of space & charging stations to set up your camera equipment. Full equipment rentals are available onboard, all scuba tanks have din or yoke fittings and there are larger tanks available for those requiring a little extra air. With up to 20 highly trained crew members, the Blue Manta Explorer is dedicated to providing exceptional service, while maintaining the highest safety standards. Half the boat crew are certified scuba divers and share a passion for the underwater world. Enjoy a warm towel, hot drink and fresh fruit after every dive.

Meet the M/V Raja Manta Explorer

With a major makeover in 2016, the Raja Manta Explorer is a boat designed for divers, by divers. Offering exciting itineraries through Ambon, Banda, Sangalaki, Raja Ampat and other extended itineraries, the 37 meter (121 foot) vessel is stable, strong and reliable making it perfect for long range travel to the most desirable dive sites. With 8 double & twin shared-bath ensuite cabins and 3 shared cabins with wash basins, the Raja Manta Explorer can comfortably accommodate up to 22 passengers. There is a large salon with a digital media center, sound system and widescreen plasma TV for your entertainment, an expansive sundeck that spans the length of the boat and a large outdoor dining area. A blend of Western and Asian cuisine awaits you after every dive. With up to 18 well-trained crew, excellent service above and below water are ensured.

There is an enormous dive deck with ample space for gearing up. Warm towels, hot drinks and fresh fruits are available after dives. The Captain and dive crew have years of experience in Indonesia including Komodo, Alor, Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. Diving is conducted in small groups. There is a full range of rental equipment available, all tanks have din and yoke fitting and larger tanks are available for those requiring a little extra air. Many of the boat crew are certified scuba divers and share a passion for the underwater world.