La Galigo is a luxury Indonesian traditional Phinisi boat, it offers liveaboard dive trips to Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Wakatobi Archipelago. It only host up to 14 guests on board.

George Necula

11/01/2019

We had a good time on La Galigo. The boat is comfortable and clean. The crew is very helpful and always smiling. The food was good, and in a couple of occasions exceptional, e.g., for the dinner BBQ...

Description

Boat

La Galigo has been built by traditional Southern Sulawesi craftsmen in Bira in 2012. It is a traditional two mast Phinisi style sailboat, which the Buginese have perfected over hundreds of years. It measuring 33 meters in length and 7.85 meters in beam. It has powerful engines onboard, it cruises at 7 - 10 knots per hour.

La Galigo consists of 3 main decks for living and diving plus an additional roof top deck that is opened during favourable conditions.

On the main deck, there is the spacious living and diving area. The homey lounge area provides a perfect place to trade stories about the days diving and download brilliant photographs of your day. In the lounge, there are many power points for charging and preparing your laptop, camera and video equipment. As well as a large TV set with DVDs and a well stocked bookcase for entertainment.

La Galigo‘s restaurant provides delicious meals with the flavours of Indonesia, If you are vegetarian, you just need to tell our booking agent, the speacial vegetarian meals will be requested to the chef before your voyage. Non alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee are included in the price of the charter. Beer and wines will be available from the bar for purchase.

On the back of the main deck is the dive deck with twin curved stair cases. A well equipped preparation deck is next up from this with ample space to kit up into your gear with out the hassles of a crowded dive boat.

The upper floor is where you discover the first of our outdoor living areas. In the outdoor living area you can lounge back in a comfortable reclining chair with ample shade and tranquil ocean breeze, or enjoy the sunbathing.


Cabin

La Galigo has 7 deluxe cabins, it can accommodate up to 14 guests only:

All cabins are fully air conditioned with private ensuite bathroom (with hot and cold water shower and western toilet), wardrobes, a desk and power outlets.

1 Suite Cabin:
Located on the upper deck, the largest cabin in size, with a double bed, sofa area, 48” high definition flatscreen TV, PS4 with a selection of the latest games, own private fridge, 270 degree seaview, private balcony with table and chairs.

2 Master Cabins:
Located on the upper deck, comes with a double bed or two single beds side by side, seaview windows.

2 Deluxe Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, comes with a double bed or two single beds side by side, portholes.

2 Deluxe Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, comes with a double bed, portholes.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional night dives.

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

  • 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:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Limitec available - Not guaranteed
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional cost
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/Euro/IDR) or credit card
  • Crew Number:17, including 2 dive guides

Itineraries

ULTIMATE RAJA - 12D/11N

This is truly the only way to fully take in Raja Ampat, from north to south - ULTIMATE RAJA.

Embarking from Sorong / Waisai, we cruise to BATANTA, where we will take in the fabulous muck diving that the area has to offer, at sites such as ‘Diversity’ and ‘Reflections’. From there, we sail south to MISOOL, where the breathtaking underwater experience will leave you wanting more. Here we will be visiting must see sites like ‘Candy Store’, and the world famous ‘Boo Islands’. After several days exploring the south, we set our compass heading to north again, overnighting to the Fam Islands. Here we have the opportunity to dive such legendary sites as ‘Melissa’s garden’ and ‘Harto’, amongst others. Onwards, north again, heading to Kawe Island, where we encounter some of the big stuff at sites like ‘Eagle Rock’, and the site we like to call ‘Changgo’ (Do it again)! Our last foray north takes us to Wayag, famous for both it’s awe-inspiring limestone cliffs above sea level, and its underwater topography, that drops down to create mind blowing dive sites such as ‘Cathedral’.

Time now for a U-turn, as we head to the Island of GAM. At Gam we are lucky enough to have a dive site named ‘The Passage’, if you don’t know about the passage, please check our dive site description, just make sure your camera batteries are charged for this one. On the last leg of our tour, we head south east, to the world renowned ‘Dampier straight’. The stretch lying between Batanta and Gam is the perfect end to any dive holiday. Here we’ll visit two standalone dive sites, each of their names starting with the word ‘Manta’. This should give you a large clue as to what you just got yourself in to. To top it all off, we spend another day diving the fabled ‘Cape Kri and ‘Sardine’ dive sites.


KOMODO JURASSIC EXPLORER - 6D/5N & Ultimate 8D/7N SAFARI

Komodo Jurassic Explorer approximate number of dives: 16
Ultimate Komodo approximate number of dives: 24

Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands. The Park includes one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays. These habitats harbor more than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles also make Komodo National Park their home. As well as being home to the Komodo dragon, the Park provides refuge for many other notable terrestrial species.


WAKATOBI - 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS SAFARI

Wakatobi is the name of an islands and regency located in an area of Sulawesi Tenggara Province (Southeast Sulawesi), Indonesia. Wakatobi is also the name of a national park established in 1996, with a total area of 1.39 million hectares that consists of marine biodiversity hotspot known as Wallacea and coral reefs, which condition and scale occupy one of the highest priorities of marine conservation in Indonesia. Wakatobi islands is a part of the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

Wakatobi has been designated in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by the Man and the Biosphere Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 11 July 2012. The world’s major ecosystem types and landscapes represented in this Network are devoted to conserving biological diversity, promoting research and monitoring, as well as seeking to provide models of sustainable development in the service of humankind.


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Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Wakatobi
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Water Toys, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
27/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,276.00 $2,620.80 Detail
07/10/2019 to 15/10/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,276.00 Detail
18/10/2019 to 29/10/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,477.00 Detail
02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
11/11/2019 to 18/11/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
21/11/2019 to 28/11/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
01/12/2019 to 09/12/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,948.00 Detail
11/12/2019 to 18/12/2019 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,620.00 Detail
20/12/2019 to 28/12/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,276.00 Detail
31/12/2019 to 07/01/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
10/01/2020 to 17/01/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
20/01/2020 to 28/01/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,276.00 Detail
31/01/2020 to 07/02/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
20/02/2020 to 27/02/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,620.00 Detail
29/02/2020 to 07/03/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,620.00 Detail
10/03/2020 to 17/03/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
21/03/2020 to 28/03/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
30/03/2020 to 06/04/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,912.00 Detail
07/06/2020 to 12/06/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
14/06/2020 to 19/06/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
21/06/2020 to 26/06/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
28/06/2020 to 03/07/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
05/07/2020 to 10/07/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
13/07/2020 to 18/07/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
22/07/2020 to 27/07/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
08/08/2020 to 13/08/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
16/08/2020 to 23/08/2020 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
25/08/2020 to 30/08/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
03/09/2020 to 10/09/2020 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
12/09/2020 to 17/09/2020 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,650.00 Detail
05/10/2020 to 16/10/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,924.00 Detail
19/10/2020 to 26/10/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
28/10/2020 to 04/11/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
08/11/2020 to 15/11/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
17/11/2020 to 25/11/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,600.00 Detail
28/11/2020 to 05/12/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
07/12/2020 to 14/12/2020 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
21/12/2020 to 01/01/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,924.00 Detail
04/01/2021 to 11/01/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
13/01/2021 to 20/01/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
23/01/2021 to 30/01/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
02/02/2021 to 09/02/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
11/02/2021 to 19/02/2021 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,600.00 Detail
22/02/2021 to 05/03/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,924.00 Detail
13/03/2021 to 20/03/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
22/03/2021 to 29/03/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
02/04/2021 to 09/04/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
12/04/2021 to 19/04/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
20/04/2021 to 27/04/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
05/06/2021 to 10/06/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
12/06/2021 to 17/06/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
19/06/2021 to 24/06/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
26/06/2021 to 01/07/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
04/07/2021 to 09/07/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
12/07/2021 to 19/07/2021 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
22/07/2021 to 27/07/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
30/07/2021 to 06/08/2021 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
09/08/2021 to 14/08/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
16/08/2021 to 23/08/2021 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
26/08/2021 to 31/08/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
03/09/2021 to 10/09/2021 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,400.00 Detail
13/09/2021 to 18/09/2021 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,800.00 Detail
10/10/2021 to 21/10/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,924.00 Detail
24/10/2021 to 04/11/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,924.00 Detail
07/11/2021 to 15/11/2021 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,600.00 Detail
20/11/2021 to 01/12/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,924.00 Detail
04/12/2021 to 12/12/2021 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,600.00 Detail
15/12/2021 to 22/12/2021 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
24/12/2021 to 04/01/2022 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,924.00 Detail
08/01/2022 to 16/01/2022 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,600.00 Detail
19/01/2022 to 27/01/2022 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,600.00 Detail
30/01/2022 to 06/02/2022 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
08/02/2022 to 15/02/2022 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,600.00 Detail
26/02/2022 to 05/03/2022 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
07/03/2022 to 18/03/2022 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,924.00 Detail
20/03/2022 to 27/03/2022 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
31/03/2022 to 07/04/2022 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
09/04/2022 to 16/04/2022 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail
18/04/2022 to 25/04/2022 7 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,210.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 5 nights Deluxe From $1,650.00
Komodo 5 nights Master From $1,980.00
Komodo 5 nights Suite From $2,310.00
Komodo 7 nights Deluxe From $2,400.00
Komodo 7 nights Master From $2,800.00
Komodo 7 nights Suite From $3,250.00
Raja Ampat 7 nights Deluxe From $2,620.00
Raja Ampat 7 nights Master From $2,808.00
Raja Ampat 7 nights Suite From $3,406.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Deluxe From $2,948.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Master From $3,159.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Suite From $3,829.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Deluxe From $4,477.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Master From $4,798.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Suite From $5,820.00

Included

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

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 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.


Wakatobi

Period : Liveaboards trip around Wakatobi can be offered year round.

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 : The air temperature is a constant 26 - 30°C all year. Wakatobi is one of the most arid regions in Indonesia with sunshine on most days. The air humidity is mostly only about 65 - 75%.

Water : The warmest water is found in the upper water layer around late October, when temperatures can reach a maximum of 30°C. The coolest water falls in July to August with a minimum temperature of 26°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 main gateway to the Wakatobi archipelago is Matahora Airport on Wangi-wangi Island.

  • 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.

Diver's reviews (1)

George Necula, 11/01/2019

We had a good time on La Galigo. The boat is comfortable and clean. The crew is very helpful and always smiling. The food was good, and in a couple of occasions exceptional, e.g., for the dinner BBQ on the beach. The rental gear was good quality, and the dive equipment worked flawlessly. The dive sites are very nice, but in a couple of cases we were unlucky to have stronger currents and worse visibility that what I understand is the norm. The two downsides that I can think of are that the shaded area could be bigger, and being a monohull makes it less stable during the night crossings if the sea is not calm. However, almost all of the dive boats we have seen around in Raja Ampat would have the same problem.

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