Aurora is a beautiful middle budget traditional schooner, It offers liveaboard trip in Alor, Maluku, Banda Sea, Komodo, Raja Ampat area etc., It can accommodate up to 16 guests per trip.

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Description

The 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.

The 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!

Cabins

Aurora has 8 comfortable guest staterooms, it can accommodate up to 16 guests per trip:

All cabins have individually controlled AC, ensuite bathroom, closets for personal items, 2-pole plugs etc.

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

  • For 8D/7N trip, 20 - 23 dives can be offered (include night dives)

  • For 10D/9N trip, 26 - 29 dives can be offered (include night dives)

  • For 12D/11N trip, 32 - 35 dives can be offered (include night dives)

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • 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
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional cost
  • 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 (USD/Euro/IDR)
  • Crew Number:14, including 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Best of Raja Ampat 12D/11N

Day 1 - Sorong : Our staff will welcome you at the airport and you will start your experience on Aurora. From Jakarta or Makassar, flights usually arrive early in the morning. 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 & 9 - Misool National Park : So many Islands to visit and so many different dive spots. We will cruise around JILLIET, FIABAJET, WALIB, WAJIL, JEF PELE, MESENTA, BOO etc... The Aurora Crew will assure you as many dives as possible to completely appreciate this wonderful and beautiful area.

Day 10 - South Fam : "Melissa's Garden" will be our next dive site in the morning. A huge reef with a beautiful coral garden filled with spectacular fish. Wobbegong sharks are one of the highlights here. Sea snakes, pygmy seahorses and huge tridacnaclams can be seen in the shallow waters. On "Fam Wall" for the night dive, we will see harlequin shrimps, frogfish and many species of nudibranchs.

Day 11 - Arborek : Here we will have the chance to visit a typical local fishermen village, but the morning will be dedicated to spot manta rays, wobbegong sharks and much more.

Day 12 - 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.


Other Itineraries

For more itineraries about Aurora, please click on the chat window and ask one of our agent to send you all the offers by PDF files ;-)

Aurora offers many different Itineraries with different duration in Raja Ampat area, Komodo area, Alor area, as well as in Banda Sea area, and Maluku area.

In toal, Aurora offering diver more than 20 different Itineraries, so, please don't be shy to contact us, as we cant display everything here!

More

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
28/12/2017 to 06/01/2018 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,510.00 Detail
14/01/2018 to 25/01/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,290.00 Detail
28/01/2018 to 08/02/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,290.00 Detail
11/02/2018 to 23/02/2018 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,680.00 Detail
26/02/2018 to 09/03/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,290.00 Detail
12/03/2018 to 20/03/2018 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,120.00 Detail
22/03/2018 to 30/03/2018 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,120.00 Detail
02/04/2018 to 13/04/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,290.00 Detail
17/04/2018 to 28/04/2018 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon  From $4,290.00 Detail
01/05/2018 to 14/05/2018 13 nights Banda Sea Ambon  - Maumere From $5,070.00 Detail
18/05/2018 to 26/05/2018 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $2,880.00 Detail
16/07/2018 to 23/07/2018 7 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
26/07/2018 to 04/08/2018 9 nights Indonesia Maumere - Maumere From $3,240.00 Detail
08/08/2018 to 17/08/2018 9 nights Indonesia Maumere - Maumere From $3,240.00 Detail
19/08/2018 to 28/08/2018 9 nights Indonesia Maumere - Maumere From $3,240.00 Detail
31/08/2018 to 07/09/2018 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
09/09/2018 to 18/09/2018 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,240.00 Detail
20/09/2018 to 27/09/2018 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
01/10/2018 to 08/10/2018 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
11/10/2018 to 23/10/2018 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon  From $4,680.00 Detail
27/10/2018 to 07/11/2018 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon  - Sorong From $4,290.00 Detail
11/11/2018 to 20/11/2018 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,510.00 Detail
25/11/2018 to 06/12/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,290.00 Detail
09/12/2018 to 20/12/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,290.00 Detail
25/12/2018 to 05/01/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,290.00 Detail
08/01/2019 to 19/01/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail
22/01/2019 to 02/02/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail
05/02/2019 to 17/02/2019 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,040.00 Detail
20/02/2019 to 03/03/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail
06/03/2019 to 17/03/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail
20/03/2019 to 31/03/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail
03/04/2019 to 14/04/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon  From $4,620.00 Detail
17/04/2019 to 01/05/2019 14 nights Banda Sea Ambon  - Maumere From $5,880.00 Detail
05/05/2019 to 12/05/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
15/05/2019 to 22/05/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
25/05/2019 to 03/06/2019 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $3,240.00 Detail
19/07/2019 to 28/07/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $3,240.00 Detail
31/07/2019 to 07/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $2,520.00 Detail
10/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
20/08/2019 to 27/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
30/08/2019 to 06/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
09/09/2019 to 16/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
19/09/2019 to 26/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,520.00 Detail
30/09/2019 to 12/10/2019 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon  From $5,040.00 Detail
15/10/2019 to 27/10/2019 12 nights Banda Sea Ambon  - Sorong From $5,040.00 Detail
30/10/2019 to 08/11/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,780.00 Detail
11/11/2019 to 22/11/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail
25/11/2019 to 06/12/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail
09/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail
25/12/2019 to 05/01/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,620.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 7 nights Double Twin From $2,520.00
Komodo 8 nights Double Twin From $2,880.00
Komodo 9 nights Double Twin From $3,240.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Double Twin From $3,120.00
Raja Ampat 9 nights Double Twin From $3,510.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Double Twin From $4,290.00
Raja Ampat 12 nights Double Twin From $4,680.00
Indonesia 9 nights Double Twin From $3,240.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Double Twin From $4,290.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Double Twin From $4,680.00
Banda Sea 13 nights Double Twin From $5,070.00
Banda Sea 14 nights Double Twin From $5,880.00

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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