Dewi Nusantara is a high-end standard liveaboard, offering professional diving trips in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate 18 guests.
Dewi Nusantara is one of the finest liveaboard vessels in the region, living aboard is as close to a five star experience as is possible in the faraway corners of the Indonesian archipelago.
Dewi Nusantara was built in Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia during 2007 to 2008, with an overall length of 58 meters and 12 meters wide, this three masted topsail schooner moves with a grace and stability that only larger sailing vessels can offer. It cruises at 9 knots per hour, there is 220 volts power onboard.
While you experience the romance of a bygone area you will be able to indulge in the sheer luxury of finding lots of space everywhere you go from bow to stern.
The main deck is where most of the day to day action goes on and houses most of the vessels facilities such as a multi-system TV unit for digital video, camera playback, a compact disc player, a DVD player and iPod docking player, a small library of “books for exchange” is maintained on-board, as well as marine life identi cation books for reference.
The superstructure at the bow houses the anchor winch room with the dive centre/camera room directly behind. Moving outside towards the stern is our huge dive deck and outdoor dining area.
At the centre of the upper deck is Dewi Nusantara’s wheelhouse, this is the nerve centre where the boat is commanded from and features the navigation, radar, communications, depth sounder and global positioning systems.
In front of the wheelhouse is the huge sun deck with comfortable lounging furniture, and looking forward over the main deck is the bow sun-deck featuring more sunbeds and two hammocks, the perfect place to take in the spectacular scenery of eastern Indonesia after a hard days diving.
Dewi Nusantara porvide meals consist of an international mix with a local flair. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us upon booking, so we can adequately prepare to meet your needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available on a consistent basis due to the remote nature of this location.
Dewi Nusantara also offering a selection of beverages includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, tea and speciality co ee and a limited selection of local beer. One glass of wine is served with dinner. Fresh milk may not be available, although UHT long life milk is provided on-board. We recommend that you purchase any special brands of alcoholic beverages that you may want to consume on-board at the Duty Free Shop at any airport.
Dewi Nusantara has 9 spacious guest cabins, it can welcome 18 guests :
1 Master Suite :
Located on the main deck, is the signature room of the ship and is a marvel of design and comfort. It occupies the full width of the vessel and from the stern it has a 180 degree view of the ocean behind the ship. With its 46 square meters it is the largest room on board and surely one the larger suites available on any live-aboard in the world.
All furniture was specifically designed and manufactured by designer Bruno Helgen. Of course the suite’s design has a clear link with other interior spaces on board. But this suite is Bruno’s masterpiece! The lay out of the suite, the light, the view give the immediate feeling that you never want to leave…you’re home.
The Master Suite has one king size bed, a large corner sofa with a table made out of one piece of natural shaped teak, ample additional storage in the wardrobe, The en-suite bathroom offers a shower as well as a bath with ocean view…
8 Deluxe Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, these air conditioned staterooms are all individually designed by Bruno Helgen, a french top interior designer. With its 20 square meters size, very comfortable!
All Deluxe Staterooms are adaptable for either twin or double use. Each has its own en-suite bathroom (4,5m by 1,3m), reading lights, 220V power points and hanging storage for clothing. If you like to work in privacy on your laptop the room offers a comfortable desk. There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings.
- 3 dives per day + alternating additional night dives.
- No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.
- Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
- All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
- Dive group will be no more than 4 - 5 divers per dive guide.
- ENOS are available for divers to use free of charge.
- Nitrox：Available with additional charge
- 15L Tanks：Available with additional charge
- REBREATHER Dive：Not available at the moment
- Technical Dive：Not available at the moment
- Dive Equipment Rental：Available, rate on request.
- Dive insurance：Divers must have valid dive insurance
- Wi-Fi Internet ： Available free of charge for emails
- Laundry Service：Available with additional charge
- Massage Service：Available with additional charge
- Payment on board：Cash (USD/EUR/IDR) or credit card
- Crew Number：22 persons, include 4 dive guides
Dewi Nusantara is renowned for operating in some of the most diverse and exciting dive destinations on the planet. With more species of coral and marine life than anywhere else on earth, the seas of the Indonesian archipelago lead the world when it comes to marine life bio-diversity and our itineraries visit two of the country’s most spectacular areas.
Site selection depends on many variables such as weather and sea conditions but also on you – tell us what you would like to see and do and we will do our very best to accommodate your wishes.
Depending on your trip itinerary you will be visiting either Ambon, Alor, Banda Sea, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay, Forgotten Islands, Halmahera or Raja Ampat in Papua. You will be making up to four dives a day in some of the most sought after dive destinations on the planet.
Raja Ampat is Dewi Nusantara’s home for the majority of the operating year. Dewi Nusantara's trip Starting and ending in Sorong, our 11-night cruises offer nine and a half days of spectacular and varied diving with between two and four dives per day with many fascinating land excursions along the way.
Other than on Manokwari’s excellent WWII wrecks, most of the diving is within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, Indonesia’s largest park. This park is huge, half again larger than Raja Ampat; even a 14-day dive trip barely scratches the “surface” of this underwater wilderness. Dewi Nusantara's trip Starting and ending at Manokwari, the 13-night Cenderawasih Bay cruises over comes with between two and four dives per day and many fascinating land excursions along the way.
Banda Sea & The Forgotten Islands
While big fish and pelagics are the usual suspects in the Banda Islands, its true treasure is in the large variety and sheer volume of fish life, for both large and small marine life.
Some of the creatures worthy of special attention, because they characterize the diving in the Banda Sea are the dogtooth tuna and mobula rays. You’ll see large schools of fusiliers and thousands of red tooth triggerfish at many of the dive sites. There are prolific mandarin fish and the native Ambon scorpionfish at the other end of the size scale. Our cruises will dive between two and four dives per day and many fascinating land excursions along the way.
Ambon & Alor
Ambon and Alor are two destinations with each some of their own unique diving opportunities. Ambon, or to be precise Ambon Bay, offers some of the most spectacular muck or critter diving you can find.
Alor is a destination that can be nicely combined with Ambon on one of our Banda Sea crossings or the ending of a cruise through the Forgotten Islands. Alor is Clown Valley, with one of the highest concentration of anemones in the world. Situated on a slope filled with boulders the anemones are everywhere, in all colours and shapes, and so are the Clown Fish. The water here can be cold – Mola Mola’s (Sunfish) have been spotted at Clown Valley!
Dolphins and pilot whales are regularly seen from Dewi Nusantara or our dive tenders. The straits between Alor and the islands to the west towards Solor are tidal, with large masses of water being pushed through them each day.
Alor offers fantastic opportunities to hunt for great macro photos all the way to whale watching at sunset.
DIVE INSTRUCTION : With the exception of Enriched Air Diver courses Dewi Nusantara typically does not offer onboard diving instruction. Should you wish to inquire about dive courses please contact us.
Embarkation and Disembarkation times : Official embarkation time is 4 pm. If you arrive on an early flight, the Dewi team will meet at the airport and take you to a hotel for breakfast and coffee. We usually try to start boarding from 12 noon. Once all guests are on board, we will depart.
Dewi Nusantara typically returns to port in the afternoon or evening the day before disembarkation at the end of the cruise. Final disembarkation will occur between 6:00 am and 10 am.
Schedules & routes
|Date||Duration||Destination||Departure - Arrival||Price|
|02/12/2022 to 13/12/2022||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,349.00||Detail|
|14/12/2022 to 25/12/2022||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,349.00||Detail|
|26/12/2022 to 06/01/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,349.00||Detail|
|14/01/2023 to 25/01/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|26/01/2023 to 06/02/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|07/02/2023 to 18/02/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|19/02/2023 to 02/03/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|03/03/2023 to 14/03/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|15/03/2023 to 26/03/2023||11 nights||Sulawesi||Sorong - Ternate||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|28/03/2023 to 08/04/2023||11 nights||Sulawesi||Ternate - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|11/04/2023 to 22/04/2023||11 nights||Banda Sea||Sorong - Ambon||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|23/04/2023 to 05/05/2023||12 nights||Banda Sea||Ambon - Alor||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|07/05/2023 to 19/05/2023||12 nights||Banda Sea||Alor - Ambon||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|20/05/2023 to 31/05/2023||11 nights||Banda Sea||Alor - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|02/07/2023 to 12/07/2023||10 nights||Cenderawasih Bay||Sorong - Manokwari||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|14/07/2023 to 24/07/2023||10 nights||Cenderawasih Bay||Manokwari - Manokwari||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|26/07/2023 to 05/08/2023||10 nights||Cenderawasih Bay||Manokwari - Manokwari||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|07/08/2023 to 17/08/2023||10 nights||Cenderawasih Bay||Manokwari - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|18/08/2023 to 29/08/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|30/08/2023 to 10/09/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|11/09/2023 to 22/09/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|23/09/2023 to 04/10/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|05/10/2023 to 16/10/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|17/10/2023 to 28/10/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|29/10/2023 to 09/11/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|10/11/2023 to 21/11/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|22/11/2023 to 03/12/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|04/12/2023 to 15/12/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|16/12/2023 to 27/12/2023||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|28/12/2023 to 08/01/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,599.00||Detail|
|16/01/2024 to 27/01/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|28/01/2024 to 08/02/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|09/02/2024 to 20/02/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|21/02/2024 to 03/03/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|04/03/2024 to 15/03/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|16/03/2024 to 27/03/2024||11 nights||Triton Bay||Sorong - Kaimana||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|29/03/2024 to 09/04/2024||11 nights||Triton Bay||Kaimana - Tual||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|11/04/2024 to 22/04/2024||11 nights||Banda Sea||Tual - Alor||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|07/05/2024 to 18/05/2024||11 nights||Banda Sea||Ambon - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|19/05/2024 to 30/05/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|31/05/2024 to 11/06/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|13/07/2024 to 23/07/2024||10 nights||Cenderawasih Bay||Sorong - Manokwari||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|25/07/2024 to 04/08/2024||10 nights||Cenderawasih Bay||Manokwari - Manokwari||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|06/08/2024 to 16/08/2024||10 nights||Cenderawasih Bay||Manokwari - Manokwari||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|18/08/2024 to 28/08/2024||10 nights||Cenderawasih Bay||Manokwari - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|30/08/2024 to 10/09/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|11/09/2024 to 22/09/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|23/09/2024 to 04/10/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|05/10/2024 to 16/10/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|17/10/2024 to 28/10/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|29/10/2024 to 09/11/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|20/11/2024 to 01/12/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|22/11/2024 to 03/12/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|04/12/2024 to 15/12/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
|16/12/2024 to 27/12/2024||11 nights||Raja Ampat||Sorong - Sorong||From $7,979.00||Detail|
Prices & conditions
|Raja Ampat||11 nights||Deluxe Stateroom||From $7,349.00|
|Raja Ampat||11 nights||Master||From $8,499.00|
|Sulawesi||11 nights||Deluxe Stateroom||From $7,599.00|
|Sulawesi||11 nights||Master||From $8,999.00|
|Banda Sea||11 nights||Deluxe Stateroom||From $7,599.00|
|Banda Sea||11 nights||Master||From $8,999.00|
|Banda Sea||12 nights||Deluxe Stateroom||From $7,599.00|
|Banda Sea||12 nights||Master||From $8,999.00|
|Triton Bay||11 nights||Deluxe Stateroom||From $7,979.00|
|Triton Bay||11 nights||Master||From $9,479.00|
|Cenderawasih Bay||10 nights||Deluxe Stateroom||From $7,599.00|
|Cenderawasih Bay||10 nights||Master||From $8,999.00|
- Transfers from airport and/or hotel to the yacht
- VAT and local taxes
- Full-board meal plan (including snacks)
- Complimentary beverages (water, tea, coffee)
- Complimentary alcoholic beverage with dinner
- Soft drinks
- Diving activity (incl. tanks, weights, weight belts)
- Dive guide service
- Use of Kayaks or/and SUPs
- Land excursions and activities throughout the trip
- Boat accident insurance
- Cabin towels and complimentary toiletries
- Cabin cleaning service
- Domestic flights in destination country
- Marine park fees & Port fees
- Fuel surcharge
- Alcoholic beverage
- Dive equipment rentals
- Larger tank (15 L)
- Nitrox fills
- Dive courses on board
- Dive insurance (mandatory requirement)
- Travel insurance (trip cancellation insurance)
- Crew gratuity
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.
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