Aurora is a deluxe standard liveaboard runs by Dune Fleet, offering professional diving trips in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate 16 guests.

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Boat

Aurora is a spacious, double masted, teak motor-sail yacht, 40 meters in length, 9 meters in width, cruises at 8 - 10 knots. It is built according to the 'traditional Pinisi style' and designed for a discerning dive clientele. It offers guests modern comfort combined with the charm of a traditional boat.

Aurora features a nice indoor lounge/restaurant on the main deck, with sofa sitting area, bar with TV, video, DVD player, HiFi system, Ipod connection. It is the ideal place for enjoy the delicious fresh cooked meals, hot and cold drinks.

Outside of the indoor lounge, there is a open sitting corner at stern, prefect for those who want to chat a bit or have a drink together.

On the upper deck, there is a spacious sundeck with wooden sun beds, to relax after the dives or to enjoy with friends a perfect day sunset or to reach a blessed state of mind at early hours, when the faint light of the first rays start to open up the darkness of the night.

Aurora's dive deck is at the foredeck which is preparation area for scuba diving. And features tank racks, large baskets for guests’ equipment, wetsuit hangers, dive map whiteboards and a canopy to shelter from the sun. After each dive, a fresh towel and cool drinks will be handed to the divers.

For the joy of the photographers, there is a dedicated and very spacious camera room, with on demand air con, non-slip covered bar table, spotlights, 220 and 110V electricity sockets, extension cords and fresh towels for our beloved and precious cameras!


Cabin

Aurora has 8 ensuite guest cabins, it can welcome up to 16 guests per trip:

All cabins have individually controlled AC, ensuite bathroom, closets for personal items.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#1):
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with a queen size double bed and a single bed, portholes.

2 Deluxe Cabins (#2, 7):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds in "L" shape, portholes.

2 Deluxe Cabins (#3, 5):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a king size double bed, portholes.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#4):
Located on the lower deck, it's at the bow. This cabin comes with a double bed and a single bed in a "V" shape, portholes.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#6):
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with two single beds side by side, portholes.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#8):
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed, portholes.


Diving

  • 3 to 4 dives per day, depending on conditions and route.
  • No dive on the embarkation and disembarkation day.
  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (IDR/USD) or credit card
  • Crew Number:18, including 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Komodo | 10D/9N

Day 1 - Labuan Bajo : Our Aurora staff will pick you up at the airport for immediate boarding and departure to our first dive site - small island of Sebayur with a nice dive including marbled hatchetfish, lionfish, eels and possibly the resident ghost pipefish. The perfect “warm-up dive”. On the neighbouring reef, nudibranchs, pipefish, sea fans, sponges and scorpion fish. During the night dive you might see carpet sharks, nudis and crustaceans.

Day 2 - Gili Lawa Laut : "Crystal Rock" and "Castle Rock". Huge schools of jacks, giant trevally, white tip and grey reef sharks, barracudas, dolphins and a whole host of smaller reef fish that float amongst the fields of staghorn coral. A challenging site, but certainly worth a couple of dives!

Day 3 - Gili Lawa Laut : Discover the famous dive known as "El Toro", kind of a pot, where the current attracts pelagic, sharks, trevally, tuna and sometimes Mantas. Do not miss! Go for an excursion on land, or on sea and meet the permanent family of dolphins in this area. The night dive named "Flamenco Show", the Spanish dancer and macro. And enjoy a dive at Lighthouse Reef.

Day 4 - Banta : A completely different underwater landscape provides the setting for today’s underwater adventure. The hard coral formations on Bantas white sandy substrate are the home of a multitude of fish, turtles, sea snakes, reef sharks and the occasional eagle and manta rays. (3 day dives, 1 night dive)

Day 5 - Komodo Channel: Possible dive sites are: Tatawa Besar, Batu Bolong, Tatawa Kecil, Takat Makassar, and Takat Makassar West (Komodo Channel) alternatively is a great night dive.

Day 6 - Padar : Unique species of nudibranchs. The coral pillars, which sit in a strange “W” shaped configuration, are literally alive with colour. A quick hike up the gentle slopes of Padar provides an outstanding view of both Komodo and Rinca. And the Three Sisters / Tiga Dara: rocks nicely covered with corals and just teeming with life.

Day 7 - South Rinca/Horseshoe Bay : Horseshoe Bay is shaped like its namesake, with Rinca Island forming the outer arc and Nusa Kode forming the inner one. Cannibal Rock, a small submarine ridge. Torpedo Alley, named after the electrified rays, hosts also ghost pipefish and other extraordinary creatures.

Day 8 - Komodo South/Manta Alley : Have you ever seen a picture of dozen Mantas taken in Komodo? This is the place! Water can be chilled and visibility not all the time amazing but the dive site is full of fishes with a beautiful reef. When lucky, pelagic can also be encountered.

Day 9 - North Rinca / Loh Buaya Trekking : Stop near the "Second Ranger Station Loh Buaya", next to "Wainilu Island", the paradise of macro. Many different and rare kinds of nudibranchs, ghost pipefish and other surprises. After lunch, we will begin our magnificent walk on Rinca Island to see the infamous Komodo dragons and we will be back in the water by noon.

Day 10 - Labuan Bajo : After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize, according to your flight schedules, your transfer to the airport of Labuan Bajo.


Raja Ampat | 11D/10N

Day 1 - Sorong : As soon as all the guests are on board, we will lift the anchor and, if conditions allow, we will have the check-dive in the afternoon.

Day 2 & Day 3 - Dampier Strait : We will arrive early in the morning around Mansuar, where we will dive some famous sites, such as "Mioskon," "Blue Magic", "Sardines" and other amazing places. Prone to currents, this area is characterized by untouched corals and all kinds of schools of fish. On the surface, green islands and marvellous white sand beaches will surround us.

Day 4 - Penemu : Further south, we stop at Fam. We will dive on "My Reef", a submarine ridge with schools of fusiliers and sweetlips. "Keruo Channel" is a fascinating passage between two islands. The slopes are covered with hard corals and sea fans and schools of silversides are seen further in the blue. Do not miss the chance to make a stop on land to enjoy the breathtaking view over the typical landscape of Raja Ampat.

Day 5 - Batanta : Batanta is one of the four kings and dive paradise for small creatures lovers but not everything small here and encounters with the majestic manta rays are common here . Busy day, keep your eyes open !

Day 6 - Farondi : Wake up in the Misool National Park, an area with thousands of islands. Here you will be able to see wide varieties of fish, soft and hard corals, all kinds of macro, wobbegong and bamboo sharks. Misool is also one of the rare places, where the landscape is absolutely wonderful. Do not miss the show of the mobulas feeding on schools of silversides!

Day 7 to Day 9 - Misool : So many Islands to visit and so many different dive spots. We will cruise around JILLIET, FIABAJET, WALIB, WAJIL, JEF PELE, BOO etc... where Aurora Crew will assure you as many dives as possible to completely appreciate this wonderful and beautiful area.

Day 10 - Daram : This group of island right in the border of Misool marine park is the perfect location for our 2 last dives before we start our trip back to Sorong, Don't be sad, you will be back !

Day 11 - Sorong : After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize your transfer to the airport of Sorong, according to your flight schedules. Unfortunately our trip will arrive at an end and we have to say goodbye but we hope to see you again on board.


Aurora offering endless possibilities with lots of itineraries to choose, please check with our booking agents to see which one is suitable and available for booking. If you have questions, please contact us any time!

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Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Triton Bay, Bali and Lombok
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Water Toys
Languages spoken English, French, Italian, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
07/10/2022 to 19/10/2022 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,284.94 Detail
22/10/2022 to 03/11/2022 12 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Maumere From $5,284.94 Detail
06/11/2022 to 18/11/2022 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,284.94 Detail
19/11/2022 to 30/11/2022 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $4,844.53 Detail
02/12/2022 to 12/12/2022 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,404.12 Detail
18/12/2022 to 27/12/2022 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
28/12/2022 to 07/01/2023 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,404.12 Detail
10/01/2023 to 21/01/2023 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.53 Detail
23/01/2023 to 01/02/2023 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
02/02/2023 to 08/02/2023 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,642.47 Detail
09/02/2023 to 19/02/2023 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,404.12 Detail
22/02/2023 to 03/03/2023 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
04/03/2023 to 13/03/2023 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
15/03/2023 to 24/03/2023 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
26/03/2023 to 03/04/2023 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,523.30 Detail
05/04/2023 to 17/04/2023 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Bitung From $5,284.94 Detail
24/04/2023 to 01/05/2023 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,642.47 Detail
02/06/2023 to 14/06/2023 12 nights Komodo Bali Denpasar - Labuan Bajo From $4,529.95 Detail
16/06/2023 to 19/06/2023 3 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,132.49 Detail
21/06/2023 to 24/06/2023 3 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,132.49 Detail
26/06/2023 to 05/07/2023 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,397.46 Detail
07/07/2023 to 14/07/2023 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,642.47 Detail
16/07/2023 to 25/07/2023 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,397.46 Detail
27/07/2023 to 03/08/2023 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,642.47 Detail
05/08/2023 to 08/08/2023 3 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,132.49 Detail
12/08/2023 to 19/08/2023 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,642.47 Detail
21/08/2023 to 28/08/2023 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,642.47 Detail
30/08/2023 to 08/09/2023 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,397.46 Detail
13/09/2023 to 22/09/2023 9 nights Komodo Maumere - Maumere From $3,963.71 Detail
25/09/2023 to 07/10/2023 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,284.94 Detail
10/10/2023 to 19/10/2023 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $3,963.71 Detail
21/10/2023 to 01/11/2023 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,844.53 Detail
03/11/2023 to 12/11/2023 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $3,963.71 Detail
16/11/2023 to 27/11/2023 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $4,844.53 Detail
30/11/2023 to 10/12/2023 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,404.12 Detail
12/12/2023 to 22/12/2023 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,404.12 Detail
28/12/2023 to 07/01/2024 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,404.12 Detail
10/01/2024 to 19/01/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
20/01/2024 to 31/01/2024 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.53 Detail
01/02/2024 to 10/02/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
13/02/2024 to 22/02/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
23/02/2024 to 05/03/2024 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.53 Detail
06/03/2024 to 15/03/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
18/03/2024 to 27/03/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
28/03/2024 to 08/04/2024 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.53 Detail
09/04/2024 to 18/04/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
20/04/2024 to 02/05/2024 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Bitung From $5,284.94 Detail
08/06/2024 to 19/06/2024 11 nights Komodo Bali Denpasar - Labuan Bajo From $4,152.46 Detail
22/06/2024 to 28/06/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,264.98 Detail
29/06/2024 to 08/07/2024 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,397.46 Detail
09/07/2024 to 15/07/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,264.98 Detail
18/07/2024 to 24/07/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,264.98 Detail
25/07/2024 to 03/08/2024 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,397.46 Detail
04/08/2024 to 10/08/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,264.98 Detail
11/08/2024 to 20/08/2024 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,397.46 Detail
24/08/2024 to 30/08/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,264.98 Detail
03/09/2024 to 12/09/2024 9 nights Komodo Maumere - Maumere From $3,397.46 Detail
14/09/2024 to 26/09/2024 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,284.94 Detail
29/09/2024 to 08/10/2024 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $3,963.71 Detail
12/10/2024 to 21/10/2024 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $3,963.71 Detail
23/10/2024 to 01/11/2024 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $3,963.71 Detail
03/11/2024 to 14/11/2024 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Kaimana From $4,844.53 Detail
16/11/2024 to 27/11/2024 11 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Sorong From $4,844.53 Detail
30/11/2024 to 09/12/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,963.71 Detail
10/12/2024 to 21/12/2024 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.53 Detail
28/12/2024 to 08/01/2025 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.53 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 3 nights Double Twin From $1,132.49
Komodo 6 nights Double Twin From $2,264.98
Komodo 7 nights Double Twin From $2,642.47
Komodo 9 nights Double Twin From $3,397.46
Komodo 11 nights Double Twin From $4,152.46
Komodo 12 nights Double Twin From $4,529.95
Raja Ampat 6 nights Double Twin From $2,642.47
Raja Ampat 8 nights Double Twin From $3,523.30
Raja Ampat 9 nights Double Twin From $3,963.71
Raja Ampat 10 nights Double Twin From $4,404.12
Raja Ampat 11 nights Double Twin From $4,844.53
Raja Ampat 12 nights Double Twin From $5,284.94
Banda Sea 9 nights Double Twin From $3,963.71
Banda Sea 11 nights Double Twin From $4,844.53
Banda Sea 12 nights Double Twin From $5,284.94
Triton Bay 11 nights Double Twin From $4,844.53

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Raja Ampat

Period : The diving season is year-round. Best diving season is December to March with the best overall visibility. Most liveaboards avoid Raja Ampat from mid July - mid September due to the likelihood of experiencing both strong winds / surface swells and rain.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Raja Ampat lies on the equator and has a hot and humid tropical climate. The air temperature is fairly contant year round and can drop to 24°C overnight whilst the daytime maximum is 31°C. The average humidity is 83%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The town of Sorong in West Papua is the main gateway to Raja Ampat. Sorong is mainly accessed via connections from Jakarta, Denpasar Bali and Makassar.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Komodo

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. May to October are usually the high season.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Tropical South Equatorial climate. Wet from Jan to March, Dry from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 26° - 30°C (can be 35° to 38°C on land during trekking)

Water : Water temps vary from 24°C in the south of Komodo, to 29°C in the north most of the year

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, winds can be brisk during the dry season of July - September.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Domestic flights to Labuan bajo is connect from Bali only.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Bali and Lombok

Period : Liveaboards trips is possible year round. According to the destination, Best time is May to September (Bali) and April to November (Lombok).

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Average daily temperature range is between 26°C to 30°C.

Water : Water temperatures along the north coast are a balmy 27°-30°C (85°-90°F) year-round. While in Nusa Penida and Lembongan area be prepare to have 19°-21°C

Clothing : Casual summer clothing including a light jacket is recommended, as evenings can get cool and liveaboards usually keep their airconditioning high in all indoor areas.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Lots of international flights directly arrive to Bali, otherwise best connections from Jakarta.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/MasterCard/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.

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