Aurora is a deluxe standard liveaboard runs by Dune Fleet, offering professional diving trips in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate 16 guests.

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Description

Boat

Aurora is a spacious, double masted, teak motor-sail yacht, 40 meters in length, 9 meters in width, cruises at 8 - 10 knots. It is built according to the 'traditional Pinisi style' and designed for a discerning dive clientele. It offers guests modern comfort combined with the charm of a traditional boat.

Aurora features a nice indoor lounge/restaurant on the main deck, with sofa sitting area, bar with TV, video, DVD player, HiFi system, Ipod connection. It is the ideal place for enjoy the delicious fresh cooked meals, hot and cold drinks.

Outside of the indoor lounge, there is a open sitting corner at stern, prefect for those who want to chat a bit or have a drink together.

On the upper deck, there is a spacious sundeck with wooden sun beds, to relax after the dives or to enjoy with friends a perfect day sunset or to reach a blessed state of mind at early hours, when the faint light of the first rays start to open up the darkness of the night.

Aurora's dive deck is at the foredeck which is preparation area for scuba diving. And features tank racks, large baskets for guests’ equipment, wetsuit hangers, dive map whiteboards and a canopy to shelter from the sun. After each dive, a fresh towel and cool drinks will be handed to the divers.

For the joy of the photographers, there is a dedicated and very spacious camera room, with on demand air con, non-slip covered bar table, spotlights, 220 and 110V electricity sockets, extension cords and fresh towels for our beloved and precious cameras!


Cabin

Aurora has 8 ensuite guest cabins, it can welcome up to 16 guests per trip:

All cabins have individually controlled AC, ensuite bathroom, closets for personal items.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#1):
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with a queen size double bed and a single bed, portholes.

2 Deluxe Cabins (#2, 7):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds in "L" shape, portholes.

2 Deluxe Cabins (#3, 5):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a king size double bed, portholes.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#4):
Located on the lower deck, it's at the bow. This cabin comes with a double bed and a single bed in a "V" shape, portholes.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#6):
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with two single beds side by side, portholes.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#8):
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed, portholes.


Diving

  • 3 to 4 dives per day, depending on conditions and route.
  • No dive on the embarkation and disembarkation day.
  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks: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:By cash (IDR/USD) or credit card
  • Crew Number:18, including 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Alor | 10D/9N

Day 1: Maumere
Day 2: Kawula
Day 3: Pantar
Day 4 to 7: Alor & Kalabahi
Day 8: Komba volcano
Day 9: Kawula
Day 10: Maumere


Komodo Islands | 10D/9N

Day 1: Labuan Bajo
Day 2: Gili Lawah Laut
Day 3: Sangeang
Day 4: Komodo Channel
Day 5: Padar
Day 6: Komodo South / Manta Alley
Day 7: South Rinca / Horseshoe Bay & Nusa Kode.
Day 8: Komodo Channel
Day 9: North Rinca / Loh Buaya Trekking
Day 10: Labuan Bajo


Komodo Islands | 8D/7N

Day 1: Labuan Bajo
Day 2: Gili Lawah Laut
Day 3: Gili lawah Darat
Day 4: Komodo Channel
Day 5: Padar
Day 6: South Komodo / Rinca
Day 7: North Rinca / Loh Buaya Trekking
Day 8: Labuan Bajo


Raja Ampat | 10D9N

Day 1: Sorong
Day 2 to 3: Dampier Strait
Day 4: Penemu
Day 5: Farondi
Day 6-8: Misool
Day 9: Daram
Day 10 : Back to Sorong


Raja Ampat To Lembeh | 13D/12N

Day 1: Sorong
Day 2 to 3: Dampier Strait & Fam Islands, Raja Ampat
Day 4 to 5: Misool, Raja Ampat
Day 6: Pulau Pisang
Day 7 to 8: Strait of Patintie, Halmahera
Day 9: Goraici Islands, Halmahera
Day 10: Tifore Island, Sulawesi
Day 11 to 12: Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi
Day 13: Bitung, North Sulawesi


BANDA SEA - Triton Bay | 12D/11N

Day 1 : Ambon
Day 2: Nusa Laut.
Day 3 & 4: Banda Neira
Day 5: Suanggi.
Day 6: Koon
Day 7: Momon
Day 8: Namatote.
Day 9 to 11: Triton Bay.
Day 12: Kaimana.


BANDA SEA | 13D/12N

Day 1 : Ambon
Day 2: Nusa Laut
Day 3: Banda Islands, outer reefs
Day 4: Banda Island
Day 5: Manuk, Snake Island
Day 6: Serua / Nil Desperambum
Day 7: Damar
Day 8: Reong & Wetar, last step of the Banda Sea
Day 9 to 11: Alor Strait
Day 12: East Flores
Day 13: Maumere

More

Destinations Alor, Komodo, Triton Bay, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat, Halmahera, Bali and Lombok, North & Central Sulawesi
Facilities Nitrox support, Sidemount Friendly, Watersport equipment, Camera Station, Laundry
Languages spoken English, French

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
23/02/2024 to 05/03/2024 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,993.76 Detail
06/03/2024 to 15/03/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,085.80 Detail
18/03/2024 to 27/03/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,085.80 Detail
28/03/2024 to 08/04/2024 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,993.76 Detail
09/04/2024 to 18/04/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,085.80 Detail
20/04/2024 to 02/05/2024 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Bitung From $5,447.74 Detail
08/06/2024 to 19/06/2024 11 nights Komodo Bali Denpasar - Labuan Bajo From $4,280.36 Detail
22/06/2024 to 28/06/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,334.74 Detail
29/06/2024 to 08/07/2024 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,502.12 Detail
09/07/2024 to 15/07/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,334.74 Detail
18/07/2024 to 24/07/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,334.74 Detail
25/07/2024 to 03/08/2024 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,502.12 Detail
04/08/2024 to 10/08/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,334.74 Detail
11/08/2024 to 20/08/2024 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,502.12 Detail
24/08/2024 to 30/08/2024 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $2,334.74 Detail
03/09/2024 to 12/09/2024 9 nights Komodo Maumere - Maumere From $3,502.12 Detail
14/09/2024 to 26/09/2024 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,447.74 Detail
29/09/2024 to 08/10/2024 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,085.80 Detail
12/10/2024 to 21/10/2024 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,085.80 Detail
23/10/2024 to 01/11/2024 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $4,085.80 Detail
03/11/2024 to 14/11/2024 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Kaimana From $4,993.76 Detail
16/11/2024 to 27/11/2024 11 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Sorong From $4,993.76 Detail
30/11/2024 to 09/12/2024 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,085.80 Detail
10/12/2024 to 21/12/2024 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,993.76 Detail
28/12/2024 to 08/01/2025 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,993.76 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 6 nights Double Twin From $2,334.74
Komodo 9 nights Double Twin From $3,502.12
Komodo 11 nights Double Twin From $4,280.36
Raja Ampat 9 nights Double Twin From $4,085.80
Raja Ampat 11 nights Double Twin From $4,993.76
Raja Ampat 12 nights Double Twin From $5,447.74
Banda Sea 9 nights Double Twin From $4,085.80
Banda Sea 11 nights Double Twin From $4,993.76
Banda Sea 12 nights Double Twin From $5,447.74
Triton Bay 11 nights Double Twin From $4,993.76

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 courses on board
  • Dive insurance (mandatory requirement)
  • Travel insurance (trip cancellation insurance)
  • 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.


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.


Triton Bay

Best time for diving
November to April, most liveaboards visit Triton Bay during the Raja Ampat diving season, as from June the winds and rain can cause unpleasant sea conditions. However, rain is possible in West Papua anytime, not just in rainy season.

Some sites are subject to strong currents here, and the visibility in Triton Bay might change abruptly. Rarely exceeding 20 meters, it can lower to less than 10 meters, especially after a lot of raining in Triton Bay. Most of diving is shallow dives, no more than 35 meters.

About temperatures
Air : generally ranges between 25°C - 31°C year-round.
Sea : averaging around 26°C - 27°C from May to October, 29°C - 30°C from November to April.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 mm full wetsuit for November to April, a 5 mm full wetsuit for May to October.

Diver requirement
Suitable for most divers, however, on a number of sites in Triton Bay, a certain level of currents is necessary to attract interesting fish activities. So divers should be ok with the currents. You can find out more informations about diving in Wakatobi here : Triton Bay

Embarkation / Disembarkation
The nearby airport is Kaimana airport (KNG) in West Papua. However, live­aboards may utilize different ports depends on the itinerary, as often live­aboard trips will combine Triton Bay with other destinations like Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, 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.


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.


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.


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.


Bali and Lombok

Best time for diving
May to October is usually considered to be the best time. The best season for seeing the Mola Mola is from August to October.
Diving can be a little bit tricky as divers will be expecting sudden unpredictable current which sometimes can be very strong.

About temperatures
Air : year round temperatures average 29°C - 32°C, May is usually the hottest month in Bali with an average temperature of 29°C, the coldest is January average at 26°C.
Sea : vary from location to location, around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida is generally 25°C - 26°C (except during mola mola season - it can drop to 19°C - 21°C), while the north coast are balmy 27°C - 30°C year round.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 - 5 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. You can find out more informations about diving in Bali and Lombok here : Bali and Lombok

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Liveaboards visit Bali and Lombok area usually will combine with Komodo National park.
So the embarkation and disembarkation can be both in Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport - DPS), or from Bali to Labuan Bajo (Komodo International Airport - LBJ) or reverse.

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. However, the use of drones is only allowed at certain areas around Komodo National Park and requires a permit which must be obtained in advance of the commencement of your visit.

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.

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Dewi Nusantara is a high-end standard liveaboard, offering professional diving trips in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate 18 guests.

Indo Siren is a deluxe standard professional dive yacht runs by Siren Fleet, offering scuba diving trips in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate up to 16 guests.

Indo Aggressor is a deluxe standard professional dive yacht runs by Aggressor Fleet, it offering scuba diving trips in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate up to 16 guests.

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