Moana is a cozy and professional Phinisi Schooner, it offering short dive liveaboard trips in Komodo year-round, it can accommodate up to 10 divers or 12 non-divers.

Роман

08/02/2018

Замечательный круиз - особенно в low season на Комодо. Встретили всего две группы под водой за целую неделю. Судно небольшое, чистое и удобное. Кормят отлично. Великолепно организован отдых для...

Description

Boat

Moana is a classic 30 meters long, 6.5 meters wide Phinisi Schooner, it was built in a traditional style during April 2003 and April 2004, it combines traditional atmosphere with all modern conveniences and safety features, cruises at 8 knots per hour, it has European standard sockets with 220V power onboard.

Moana is entirely made from teak and ironwood, which lends a warm and comfortable air to the boat. It is cozy and professional, traditional and modern, relaxed but well organized, running by a professional German team, ideal for small group who wish to charter.

On the upper deck, there has a huge amount of space : There is an air-conditioned indoor salon with comfortable sofa sitting area, lounge table, a CD player, as well as a small library with books. On deck you find a big spacious dining table with romantic indirect lightening. For outdoor lovers we offer blankets to sleep on deck watching the stars.

Onboard, there are 4 meals will be provided every day with Indonesian & International food plus in-between snacks. There are always water, cocacola, sprite, coffee and tea available for free.

Moana's well trained diving crew takes care of everything, from the equipment set up until the cleaning at the end of the trip. Equipment and thanks are maintained and refilled at the diving platform at the stern of the boat.


Cabin

Moana has 5 beautifully crafted air-conditioned guest cabins, it can accommodate only 10 divers on board :

All cabins have private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, outlets etc.

Cabin No.1 :
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with a large double bed that can sleep two adults and one child, portholes.

Cabin No.2 & No. 3 :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a double bed, portholes.

Cabin No.4 & No. 5 :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two sinlge beds (in bunk style), portholes.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional night dives.

  • 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the day of arrival.

  • 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.

  • No dives will be provided on the day of departure.

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


Other information

  • Nitrox:Not available at the moment
  • 15L Tanks:Limited 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:Cash(USD/EUR/IDR) or credit card
  • Crew Number:10, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Komodo 6 Days / 5 Nights

DAY 1 : We will pick you up from the airport or hotel in Labuan Bajo. After a welco- me drink we will fit and check your equipment. Once all guests are on board we will set course towards the island of Sebayur Kecil. After lunch we will do our check dive where guests and guides can get used to each other. We are planning a night dive after the sunset. We will stay at Sebayur for the night.

DAY 2 : Our first dive of today will be at Tatawa Besar, where you can expect a nice drift. After breakfast we will head towards the center of the park and visit Batu Bolong, a dramatic formation that extends underwater and is full or marine life. After lunch we will dive at Manta Point for a close encounter with those gentle giants. The night dive will be at Gila Lawa Darat, where we also stay for the night. If you don’t fancy night dives, then we recommend a nice sunset walk up the hill.

DAY 3 : We will wake up early to make our way towards the northern most part of the National Park. Castle Rock is an underwater pinnacle and often subject to vari- ous currents. This is usually one of the highlights or the trip and we are likely to see some sharks here. Our se- cond dive will be at Crystal Rock, a beautifully covered formation. In the afternoon we will dive the Cauldron, a channel between the island of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. We will stay overnight in North Komodo with a night dive at Gili Lawa Darat.

DAY 4 : Another exciting day today as we start today at the Golden Passage, another channel between Komodo and Gili Lawa Darat. After breakfast we’ll head back south towards the center of the park. We will stop at Tatawa Kecil and Si- aba Kecil. Both sides have a beautiful topography and lots or marine life. Ex- pect some currents here as well. After those three di- ves we will continue south towards Rinca Island. Our night dive will be at Waini- lu, where you can expect some amazing critters du- ring the muck night dive.

DAY 5 : In the morning we will visit the ranger station on Rinca Island for a short trek to visit the famous Komodo dragons, the largest lizards on earth. Accompanied by a ranger, we have a chance to get close up with these prehistoric creatures. After breakfast we are planning 1 or 2 more dives (depending on your ight the next day) at Wainilu or Tengah Kecil. On the way back to Flores we will pass Kalong Island, where thousands of ying foxes (fruit bats) take o during sunset. A truly impressive event!

DAY 6 : Depending on your ight back to Bali, we will sail to Labuan Bajo early morning for a planned check-out around 10 or 11 o’clock. Of course we will drop you of at the airport (or your hotel in Labuan Bajo). We guarantee you a fantastic time aboard Moana and look forward to welcoming you again!


Other Informations

Water temperature & Wetsuit
We recommend a full length 5mm wetsuit. A full length 3mm wetsuit will usually be OK for most Northern sites but for visiting the South a 5mm and hood are required. Usually 24-28 Degrees Celcius in the north and 21 to 24 degrees C in the south. Visibility extends from 10 up to 30 metres. Usually clearer in the warmer northern waters.

Weather & Sea Conditions
Sea Conditions are usually very favorable. The Archipelago offers great protection from open ocean swells and many safe and calm anchorages. Weather is also very favorable for most of the year. January and February often experience the north western monsoon with wind and rain, but at this time MOANA is in drydock to get ready for next season starting from March every year.

ARRIVAL
Please make sure to arrive at LBJ on Moana trip departure day by 11:00 am. Late arrival might cause extra costs for speed boat transfers. Recommended (latest) flight (as of April 2017) Garuda Airlines GA7026 leaving Bali at 7:30am or stay one night before in Labuan Bajo.

DEPARTURE
The trip ends at 11:00 am after a great breakfast aboard. We o er you a free transfer either to the airport or a hotel in Labuan Bajo included in our services. For more details please see Disembarkation. Recommended (earliest) flight (as of April 2017) Garuda Airlines GA7026 leaving Labuan Bajo at 12:55pm.

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Destinations Komodo
Facilities Camera station, Water Toys, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, German

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
22/06/2019 to 27/06/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
29/06/2019 to 04/07/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
06/07/2019 to 11/07/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
13/07/2019 to 18/07/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
20/07/2019 to 25/07/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
27/07/2019 to 01/08/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
03/08/2019 to 08/08/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
10/08/2019 to 15/08/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
17/08/2019 to 22/08/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
24/08/2019 to 29/08/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
31/08/2019 to 05/09/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
07/09/2019 to 12/09/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
14/09/2019 to 19/09/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
21/09/2019 to 26/09/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
28/09/2019 to 03/10/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
05/10/2019 to 10/10/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
12/10/2019 to 17/10/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
19/10/2019 to 24/10/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
26/10/2019 to 31/10/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
02/11/2019 to 07/11/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
09/11/2019 to 14/11/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
16/11/2019 to 21/11/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
23/11/2019 to 28/11/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
30/11/2019 to 05/12/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
07/12/2019 to 12/12/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
14/12/2019 to 19/12/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $1,868.46 Detail
21/12/2019 to 28/12/2019 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $2,615.85 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 5 nights Double Twin From $1,868.46
Komodo 7 nights Double Twin From $2,615.85

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)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • 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.

Diver's reviews (1)

Роман, 08/02/2018

Замечательный круиз - особенно в low season на Комодо. Встретили всего две группы под водой за целую неделю. Судно небольшое, чистое и удобное. Кормят отлично. Великолепно организован отдых для ныряющих и не ныряющих членов семьи даже детей. Одинаково интересно и тем, и другим. Можно приезжать и проходить курсы, можно лежать на пляже, либо нырять по четыре дайва в день. Дайв сайты оперативно меняются по погоде, видимости и течению. поэтому все дайвы были довольно relaxing, но от этого не менее интересными.

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