Solitude Adventure is a deluxe standard professional dive catamaran runs by Solitude Fleet, offering scuba diving trips in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate 18 guests.

Michael

11/12/2018

First of all, thanks to Johann from Dive and Cruise, amazing trip! It was my honeymoon, the boat was outstanding, very clean and beautiful and modern! The crew were just sweet, they were there all...

Description

Boat

Solitude Adventure is 35 meters long, 12 meters wide Aluminium Catamaran vessel, it was originally built in 2000, and fully refurbished in 2017. With two 1380HP engines, it cruise at 10 knots per hour. It features the latest navigation, communication and safty systems, aim to provide the best liveaboard experience to divers all around the world.

Solitude Adventure offering guests spacious social spaces as well as personal privacy over the four decks: There is a large sundeck with with sun chairs and matters for relaxing use, a perfect place for reflecting on the day as the sun goes down.

On the upper deck, there are shaded leisure deck with outdoor lounge/dining area, fully equipped bar. On the main deck, the air-conditioned indoor saloon not only provide audio and video entertainment facilities but also a library with books, cards and board games. Plus, onboard there is paid internet service for guests who wish to stay connected with family and friends.

The shaded spacious dive deck is located on the back of the main deck, equipped with camera station room. There are three air compressors and Nitrox membrane system onboard, as well as rebreather support. Plus two 5.5m dive skiffs with 90HP engines are at your service.

Solitude Adventure provide guests buffet style meals with a variety of dishes to suit everyone: Western and Indonesian cuisine with vegetarian options, in between the meals, there are self-serve snacks and light bites available even during sleeping hours. All the non-alcohol beverages are included, such as popular selections of soft drinks, tea, instant coffee, drinking water etc.


Cabin

Solitude Adventure has 8 guest cabins in total, it can accommodate max. 18 guests :

All cabins have en-suite bathroom, A/C, safe deposit box, hair-dryer, bath/face towels, bath and shampoo gel, as well as 240V - 50Hz electricity outlets, storage places.

1 VIP Stateroom (SR) :
Located on the main deck, the best and largest cabin onboard. It comes with a kingsize double bed and an extra day bed for kid if needed, working desk for two persons, and big windows.

6 Deluxe Cabins (D1 - D6) :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, single working desk and large floor-to-ceiling windows.

1 Quad Cabin (QC) :
Located on the main deck, it's a good choice for a group of friends. This cabin comes with 4 twin bunk beds, working desk, large windows.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional 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.
  • Divers will be provided with Nautilus Lifeline GPS free of charge.

Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Only on Full Charters with surcharge
  • Technical Dive:Only on Full Charters with surcharge
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional supplement
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional supplement
  • Massage Service:Not available yet at the moment
  • Payment on board:Visa, MasterCard or cash (USD/IDR)
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 3 - 4 dive guides

Itineraries

Raja Ampat | 8D/7N

Day 1: Sorong - Embarkation & Welcome Briefing
Day 2: Mansuar Island
Day 3: Various locations around Raja Ampat.
Day 4: West Dampier Strait
Day 5: West Dampier Strait
Day 6: West Dampier Strait
Day 7: Waisai
Day 8: Sorong - Farewell Briefing & Disembarkation


Raja Ampat & Misool | 12D/11N

Day 1: Sorong - Embarkation & Welcome Briefing
Day 2: Waisai & Mansuar Island
Day 3 - 4: West Dampier Strait - Gam, Yangefo, and Airborek
Day 5 - 6: Piaynemo, Rock Island Viewpoint
Day 7 - 10: Misool area
Day 11: East Misool
Day 12: Sorong - Disembarkation


Raja Ampat & Misool & Halmahera & Lembeh |13D/12N

Day 1: Sorong - Embarkation & Welcome Briefing
Day 2 - 3: RAJA AMPAT
Day 4 - 6: Misool
Day 7: Pulau Pisang / Pulau Batu Anyur Kecil
Day 8: Pulau Bacan / Pulau Kusu
Day 9: Pulau Kusu
Day 10: Pulau Saleh Kecil / North Saleh Besar
Day 11: Patientie Strait
Day 12: Pulau Tifore
Day 13: Disembark to Solitude Lembeh Resort


Komodo | 7D/6N

Day 1: Labuan Bajo - Embarkation & Welcome Briefing
Day 2: North & East Komodo - 2 Dives in the North & 2 Dives East
Day 3: South Komodo
Day 4 - 5: North Komodo
Day 6: Central Komodo - 2 dives then visit the Komodo gragons
Day 7: Disembarkation in Labuan Bajo


Maumere to Komodo | 9D/8N

Day 1: Maumere - Embarkation & Welcome Briefing
Day 2: Pulau Raja
Day 3: Central Komodo
Day 4: Gili Lawa Darat & Gili Lawa Laut
Day 5: Southern Komodo
Day 6: Manta Alley & Horseshoe Bay. Padar Island Viewpoint
Day 7: North/Central Channel
Day 8: North/Central Channel, Komodo Dragon tour on Rinca island
Day 9: Disembarkation in Labuan Bajo


Maumere & Alor & Komodo | 15D/14N

Day 1: Maumere - Embarkation & Welcome Briefing
Day 2: Maumere’s Surrounding Islands
Day 3: Lewaling Bay
Day 4 - 6:Pantar Straight
Day 7: Adunara
Day 8: Pulau Raja
Day 9: North/Central Komodo
Day 10: North Komodo
Day 11: South/Central Komodo
Day 12: South Komodo
Day 13: Padar Island
Day 14: Rinca Island
Day 15: Disembarkation in Labuan Bajo


Banda Sea | 9D/8N

Day 1: Ambon - Embarkation & Welcome Briefing
Day 2: Suanggi & Run Island
Day 3: Manuk Island.
Day 4: Serua Island
Day 5: Hatta Reef & Hatta Island
Day 6 -7 : Islands of Banda Neira, Fortress Land Tour
Day 8: Nusa Laut
Day 9: Disembarkation in Ambon


Other Itineraries

Please contact us to find out more details and day to day planning!

More

Destinations Alor, Raja Ampat, North & Central Sulawesi, Halmahera, Komodo, Banda Sea
Facilities Nitrox support, Sidemount Friendly, Rebreather Friendly, Camera Station, Nautilus GPS, Wi-Fi, Laundry
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
06/07/2024 to 12/07/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
14/07/2024 to 20/07/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
23/07/2024 to 29/07/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
31/07/2024 to 06/08/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
08/08/2024 to 14/08/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
17/08/2024 to 23/08/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
25/08/2024 to 31/08/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
02/09/2024 to 08/09/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,700.00 Detail
27/09/2024 to 08/10/2024 11 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,940.00 Detail
11/10/2024 to 19/10/2024 8 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,560.00 Detail
21/10/2024 to 29/10/2024 8 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,560.00 Detail
01/11/2024 to 13/11/2024 12 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $8,220.00 Detail
04/12/2024 to 12/12/2024 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
14/12/2024 to 22/12/2024 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
24/12/2024 to 01/01/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
04/01/2025 to 12/01/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
14/01/2025 to 22/01/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
24/01/2025 to 01/02/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
04/02/2025 to 12/02/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
14/02/2025 to 22/02/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
24/02/2025 to 04/03/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
07/03/2025 to 15/03/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
17/03/2025 to 25/03/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
27/03/2025 to 04/04/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
25/04/2025 to 03/05/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Maumere From $4,200.00 Detail
06/05/2025 to 14/05/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Maumere From $4,200.00 Detail
17/05/2025 to 23/05/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
25/05/2025 to 31/05/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
02/06/2025 to 08/06/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
11/06/2025 to 17/06/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
19/06/2025 to 25/06/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
27/06/2025 to 03/07/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
05/07/2025 to 11/07/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
14/07/2025 to 20/07/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
22/07/2025 to 28/07/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
30/07/2025 to 05/08/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
08/08/2025 to 14/08/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
16/08/2025 to 22/08/2025 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
15/09/2025 to 27/09/2025 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $6,840.00 Detail
30/09/2025 to 08/10/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,840.00 Detail
10/10/2025 to 18/10/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,840.00 Detail
20/10/2025 to 28/10/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,840.00 Detail
31/10/2025 to 11/11/2025 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $7,535.00 Detail
14/11/2025 to 22/11/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
24/11/2025 to 02/12/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
04/12/2025 to 12/12/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
14/12/2025 to 22/12/2025 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
24/12/2025 to 01/01/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
04/01/2026 to 12/01/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
24/01/2026 to 01/02/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
04/02/2026 to 12/02/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
14/02/2026 to 22/02/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
24/02/2026 to 04/03/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
07/03/2026 to 15/03/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
17/03/2026 to 25/03/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
27/03/2026 to 04/04/2026 8 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,560.00 Detail
24/04/2026 to 02/05/2026 8 nights Alor Maumere - Maumere From $4,200.00 Detail
05/05/2026 to 11/05/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
13/05/2026 to 19/05/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
21/05/2026 to 27/05/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
30/05/2026 to 05/06/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
07/06/2026 to 13/06/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
15/06/2026 to 21/06/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
24/06/2026 to 30/06/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
02/07/2026 to 08/07/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
10/07/2026 to 16/07/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
19/07/2026 to 25/07/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
27/07/2026 to 02/08/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
04/08/2026 to 10/08/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail
13/08/2026 to 19/08/2026 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,820.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 6 nights Quad From $2,700.00
Komodo 6 nights Deluxe From $2,790.00
Komodo 6 nights Stateroom From $2,940.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Quad From $4,560.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Deluxe From $4,680.00
Raja Ampat 8 nights Stateroom From $4,880.00
Banda Sea 8 nights Quad From $4,200.00
Banda Sea 8 nights Deluxe From $4,320.00
Banda Sea 8 nights Stateroom From $4,520.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Quad From $5,940.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Deluxe From $6,105.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Stateroom From $6,325.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Quad From $6,840.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Deluxe From $7,020.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Stateroom From $7,320.00
Alor 8 nights Quad From $4,200.00
Alor 8 nights Deluxe From $4,320.00
Alor 8 nights Stateroom From $4,520.00

Included

  • Transfers from airport and/or hotel to the yacht
  • VAT and local taxes
  • Full-board meal plan (including snacks)
  • Complimentary beverages (water, tea, coffee)
  • Soft drinks
  • Diving activity (incl. tanks, weights, weight belts)
  • Dive guide service
  • Land excursions and activities throughout the trip
  • Boat accident insurance
  • Cabin towels and complimentary toiletries
  • Cabin cleaning service

Not included

  • Domestic flights in destination country
  • Marine park fees & Port fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Dive insurance (mandatory requirement)
  • Travel insurance (trip cancellation insurance)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Crew gratuity

Useful information

Alor

Best time for diving
April to November, as this is when both visibility and weather are at their best, while September is the best time to spot Mola Mola. The currents usually are strongest in October and November, making conditions more challenging. From late December until early March, Alor is usually considered as off-season due to the rainy season.

About temperatures
Air : winter months are between 26°C - 29°C, summer months are between 27°C - 32°C.
Sea : between 25°C - 27°C from March to April & October to November, between 27°C - 30°C from May to September. Thermoclines are common year round, the water can drop at times to 22°C or lower.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 5 mm full wetsuit. If you get cold easily, we recommend also bring gloves and a hood, or even a 7 mm full wetsuit.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels of diver from beginners to experienced. However, in the open blue, the current can be strong at times, so divers should to be comfortable with their skills. While the muck dive sites only have little current. You can find out more informations about diving in Alor here : Alor

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Alor liveaboard trips are usually from Maumere to Maumere, guests need to fly to Maumere airport (MOF).
However, some liveaboards often combine Alor with other destinations like Komodo, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat. Then you might only need to arrive or depart from Maumere.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


Raja Ampat

Best time for diving
Mid October to April, the wind then picks up in May until the end of August, causing rougher seas and this means Misool area in the south will be shut from June to September. From July until September the diving in the north still can be enjoyable. The visibility can vary from 10 - 30 meters, current can be from mild to strong at times.

About temperatures
Air : fairly constant between 25°C - 31°C year-round.
Sea : it is warm all year round, about 27°C - 31°C

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 mm full wetsuit throughout the year.

Diver requirement
Intermediate to Advanced level. You can find out more informations about diving in Raja Ampat here : Raja Ampat

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Most of the embarkation / disembarkation will be in Sorong (SOQ).
Few liveaboards also departs from Waisai (RJM).
The easiest to fly through to & from Sorong (SOQ) via Jakarta (CGK), Makassar (UPG), Bali (DPS), or Manado (MDC).

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


North & Central Sulawesi

Best time for diving
April to October, with peak season being July and August - it's also the best time to spot whales and dolphins (however, in the peak season, it's usually gonna be super busy, so you need to book your space long ahead). The diving can still be great in late March, November and early December, but the rain are generally a daily occurrence in these months, then the rainiest months will be between January and February but still can have good dives if you don't mind the rain.

The visibility range between 20 - 40 meters, currents are different from one location to another, some have minimal-to-no current, while some other sites can experience strong currents that attract big pelagic fish.

About temperatures
Air : range between 23°C to 32°C throughout the year.
Sea : between 26°C - 29°C, with the Lembeh Strait can be as low as 25°C/26°C during the summer (July/August).

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 - 5 mm wetsuit throughout the year.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels. Especially the photographers! You can find out more informations about diving in The North and Centra Sulawesi here : North & Centra Sulawesi

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Depending on the liveaboard and the itinerary you chose, it can be Manado (MDC), Kendari (KDI), Luwuk (LUW). Or some itineraries also combined North & Centra Sulawesi with other destinations such as Halmahera, Raja Ampat, Wakatobi (in South Sulawesi). So please ask our agent to know the exact port for your trip.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


Halmahera

Best time for diving
October to November and March to May, Halmahera can be dived all year round, but due to the monsoon season, from June to September it can be windy and the sea can be rough. And from December to February is considered as the rainy season.

Visibility is usually very good, ranging from 20-30 meters, Inside the bays the visibility may be less. Currents can be strong in the straits, weak in the areas protected by the islands.

About temperatures
Air : generally ranges between 25°C - 32°C year-round.
Sea : it is warm all year round, about 27°C - 31°C

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 mm full wetsuit throughout the year.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels, however, divers should have some experience to enjoy the drift dives there. You can find out more informations about diving in Halmahera here : Halmahera

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Depending on which itinerary you choose, the embarkation / disembarkation can be in Bitung > Manado (MDC), Ternate (TTE), Bacan (LAH/WUB), or Morotai (OTI). The international airport with the best connections is Jakarta (CGK). You can also route through Bali (DPS) if you prefer.

However, some live­aboard trips will combine Halmahera with other destinations like Sulawesi (Lembeh), Raja Ampat, then the embarkation and disembarkation will be different. So please ask our agent to know the exact port for your trip.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


Komodo

Best time for diving
May to October, the weather in Komodo is at its best between April and November. During the wet season (December to March) the weather can get a bit windy, with heavy quick rains, sometimes can cause rough surface conditions. However, liveaboards run trips here year-round.

The visibility in the North is excellent at 30 meters or even more, while it ranges between 10-15 meters in the South.
Some dive sites can have significant currents, whirlpools and see downdrafts. Sea conditions might change very quickly. Other dive sites are more quiet and rich in macro, especially in the South.

About temperatures
Air : range between 23°C - 32°C year-round.
Sea : in the North Komodo it can be around 26°C -27°C, while it gets colder towards the south where it can drop down to 22 ° C.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 5 mm full wetsuit throughout the year for Komodo area.

Diver requirement
Intermediate to Advanced level, A good level in diving and some experience in drift diving are recommended to participate to Komodo cruise.
You can find out more informations about diving in Komodo here : Komodo

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Most of the embarkation / disembarkation will be in Labuan Bajo (LBJ).
Unless the trip is from Bali - Komodo, then the embarkation can be in Bali (DPS).

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


Banda Sea

Best time for diving
October to November & March to April, the seas are generally calmer during these months and in October to November there is higher chance to see hammerhead sharks. From May to August the surface conditions can get quite rough.

The visibility is generally good to excellent in Banda Sea areas, except in Ambon bay and in other bays for critter dives. Currents are low to moderate on most of the sites, however, strong currents may occur at times.

About temperatures
Air : range between 25°C - 31°C year-round.
Sea : range between 26°C - 29°C year-round.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 - 5 mm full wetsuit throughout the year.

Diver requirement
Most dive sites are suitable for all levels with a few exceptions that are suitable only for advanced divers. You can find out more informations about diving in Banda Sea here : Banda Sea

Embarkation / Disembarkation
The embarkation / disembarkation can be in Ambon (AMQ), Kaimana (KNG), Maumere (MOF), Sorong (SOQ), Waisai (RJM), Saumalaki (SXK) etc. As some of the Banda Sea trip will combine with other destinations like Raja Ampat, Halmahera, Triton Bay. So please ask our agent to know the exact port for your trip.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.

Diver's reviews (1)

Michael, 11/12/2018

First of all, thanks to Johann from Dive and Cruise, amazing trip! It was my honeymoon, the boat was outstanding, very clean and beautiful and modern! The crew were just sweet, they were there all the time to help us, took care every details! The diving were perfect! Everyone should visit Raja Ampat! It was wonderful, loved it!! Hopefully we can manage our holiday to come back next year for Komodo or Banda Sea!

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