Bidadari is a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner, it offers dive liveaboard trips mainly in Bali and Lombok, as well as Komodo, it can accomodate 12 to 14 guests per trip.

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Bidadari is a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner, it offers dive liveaboard trip all around Indonesia according to season, it can accomodate 12 to 14 guests per trip.

Boat

Bidadari is an excellent example of a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner, it measures 37 meters long and 7.5 meters wide, cruises at 7 - 9 knots per hour. Relaxing, low key, laid back and stress free are what it offering you, guests onboard can do as much or as little as thier wish.

Bidadari consists 4 decks, the main deck consists of open deck area, dive station, saloon and kitchen. The saloon and lounge is fully air-conditioned and allows for informal meals and an enclosed space for relaxing. There is a 21” TV & DVD player, small Library

The front upper deck contains a large and comfortable seating area in front of the bridge, as well as a bar and deck chairs. This is where we have dinner and again plenty of room to sit, relax and watch the world pass by. Guests will enjoy a variety of healthy meals based on a mixture of Indonesian, Asian and European cuisine freshly prepared by our on board chef.

The top deck above the bridge area is another open and spacious area where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and evening stars.

Bidadari has 220 volts AC throughout the boat. In your cabin there is a socket suitable for 2-way European plugs. There are also ample sockets in the lounge and at other locations throughout the boat to charge you camera batteries and other equipment.

Note : This is is a 100% non-smoking vessel.


Cabin

Bidadari has 6 confortable cabins and it can accommodate 12 - 14 guests per trip.

All cabins have private en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, outlets etc.

2 Master Cabins (#3, 6):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed, portholes.

4 Deluxe Cabins (#1 - 4):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and an overhead bunk bed.

As luggage storage is limited please minimise the amount of luggage you bring with you.


Diving

  • 3 to 4 dives per day, depending on conditions/schedule plan.

  • All diving has no time limitation.

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

  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L tanks:Not available at the moment.
  • Rebreather dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Diving insurance:Divers traveling on board must have a valid 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/EUR).
  • Crew members :12, include 1 - 2 dive guide(s)

Itineraries

Note : Every effort will be made to carry our itinerary as planned. Itineraries are subject to change at the captain’s discretion. Weather, currents, and perhaps some harbor authorities do not always cooperate with our planned itineraries which make our schedule be very challenging and even not possible to carry out. In that case, our initial planned itinerary must be approached with reasonable flexibility. We reserve the right to make changes/alterations to the itineraries due to any circumstances beyond our control and/or for other reasons to the best interest for all. Guest should ensure onwards transportation allow for unexpected timing delays.


3D/2N Weekend Cruise Trip | Bali - Gilis Island - Bali
Beyond the tourist traps of Kuta and Sanur we can offer you the chance to explore this idyllic island. Our circumnavigation of the island can offer you the chance to visit and dive in some ideal locations. Across the narrow straights there is the opportunity to visit the Gilis and Lombok. Both offer beautiful white beaches and excellent snorkelling.

10D/9N Diving Adventures | Bali - Komodo - Bali
The northern side of the Lesser Sunda islands that stretch from Bali to the east hide many rarley-visited dive sites and fantastic destinations. Moyo’s massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, banner fish, dog tooth tuna and many other species make this a place not to miss. In addition we have the magical crater lakes in the island of Satonda that were formed by the eruption of Mt Tambora in the 1800s. Sangeang is an active volcanic mountain rising from the middle of the sea as a result of a recent (2014) eruption and has under water hot springs with many unique marine species.

11D/10N Island Life | Maumere – Banda Sea – Ambon
(Stopped operate in this area at the moment)
Starts with Lembata Island, then we cruise the coast of Alor stopping as we desire, after Alor island, we will cross between the Lesser Sunda Islands group and the Moluccas of the region known as Maluku. Then we will visit Damar, this island, volcanic in nature. The next two days of the trip we will heading towards the Banda Islands/Banda Archipelago, and dive in the famous Nusa Laut, finish our trip in the Bay of Ambon.

12D/11N in Raja Ampat | Sorong – Raja Ampat – Sorong
(Stopped operate in this area at the moment)
Dive areas maybe changed depending on the weather. The duration of the each trip can be varied to meet your requirements. We will visit Misool area in the south of Raja Ampat and we will dive at the many small islands in the southeast. After that we will visit Manta Sandy/Arborek area, then we dive at Wofoh/ Aljui Bay, after that we wil dive around Kawe and/or Aljui Bay area, as well as Gam Area or Penemu Area, and fanaliy finish our dives in Dampier Strait before disembarkation in Sorong.

12D/11N with the Spice Islands | Sorong – Raja Ampat - Banda – Ambon
(Stopped operate in this area at the moment)
During this trip we will explore the diving sites and lagoons around the South of the Raja Ampat National Park and at the East of Misool Island. Here we find beautiful islands, submerged reefs, beaches and extraordinary diving. When not diving we will snorkel in limestone Karst lagoons and explore beaches and caves. We have an excellent chef so make sure to let us know if anyone has special dietary needs. After 4 – 5 nights in and around Misool Island and the south of the Raja Ampat archipelago we will head south to the legendary Spice islands of Banda, with ancient forts and amazing history throughout. KM Bidadari will depart from Sorong harbour in Western Papua.


Children Onboard
Bidadari welcomes families with children of all ages, from babies to toddlers and teenagers. Our crew are quite used to handling children of all ages and will be of great help to you. We advise you keep a close eye on toddlers in the deck area especially where the stairs to the cabins can be steep. Bidadari is a working boat and it is important for parents to remember to guard children at all times. For more information or to discuss your specific needs please contact us.

More

Destinations Komodo, Bali and Lombok
Facilities Nitrox support, Water Toys, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Prices & conditions

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 equipment rentals
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 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 insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

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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