LEYLA

Leyla's Cruise Director, Captain and Crew will welcome you aboard with a smile and will lavish you with care and service. We created the perfect setting for you to enjoy water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and sailing, combined with trekking and experiencing the enriching cultures throughout the Indonesian archipelago. We offer multi day trips within famous national parks such as Komodo and Raja Ampat. In between seasons we also do exciting liveaboard expeditions passing through some of the most remote areas of Indonesia.

During our trips a range of activities is possible. Indonesia offers world-class diving making it our most requested activity. We usually do 3 dives per day. Night dives are also possible. Diving with one of our highly experienced guides is not only mandatory but will also greatly enhance the joy of your dives. Other popular activities are kayaking, hiking, visiting higher altitude view points, enjoying the sunset from a deserted island, having a dinner on the beach and of course snorkeling and swimming. Yet even for a lazy boat trip you have come to the right place and Leyla's multiple spacious sun and shaded decks can very well serve as comfortable relax area's with an ever changing grand view.

A trip in a national park means we always visit the most beautiful spots in the area. Being out on the water day and night gives us a lot of flexibility on when and where we can go. This enables us to visit the most beautiful sites while always avoiding the crowds. And if you are interested we can also do exploration diving and snorkeling in places that even our experienced guides don't know. Indonesia has vast areas of unexplored terrain which sometimes leads to exciting new finds.

Our Boat

History in short

Leyla is a traditionally built two mast Phinisi, made for leisure in style. The 33 meter or 108 foot sailing ship was launched in December 2018. She made her maiden voyage from Tanjun Bira, South Sulawesi to Waisai in Raja Ampat where she started her first trip.

leyla front cabin

Front cabin

Layout

Having set foot on the boat you will find a spacious deck in front of the boat and a shaded higher deck on top with comfortable seating and chilling areas. Indoor there is an aircon cooled lounge area where food can be served. The yacht has a fully equipped kitchen. Organic and natural Bambooku toiletries are readily available. Below deck there are two double cabins, one master cabin and one smaller cabin. All cabins are equipped with aircon units and their own bathroom.

leyla back cabin

Back cabin

Onboard services

On board we provide a full range of services. Leyla's kitchen staff does their best to provide you with a unique menu that is the result of the fine blending of herbs and spices of Indonesia with locally grown and carefully picked ingredients. Water, coffee and tea are readily available and we also cater to special dietary requests. We have our main dining area on the back of the yacht and there are plenty of spaces to hang out if you want to enjoy some quiet time to read a book or take a nap.

On Leyla we provide a balanced diet. A typical menu for the day would consist of an early tea/coffee with seasonal fruit. After the first activity the staff will be ready to serve you a breakfast buffet with a choice of home made bread, eggs, toast, pancakes, fruit salad, sausages, bacon and more. For lunch and dinner you can expect a variation of international and Indonesian meals, with a Mediterranean influence on the cooking style and use of ingredients.

leyla lounge picture

Lounge and Dining area

Mid morning and afternoon snacks will be made available. We are also ready to fulfill any special dietary requests and to obtain alcoholic beverages which are not included in our rates. However since government tax on imported alcoholic beverages is very high we recommend our guests coming from abroad to bring their own preferred alcoholic beverages.

Tenders

Leyla carries two dinghies or small speedboats with outboard engine for passenger transport between boat and shore. When you arrive at the port of embarkation in the beginning of your trip our staff will greet you on land and bring you safely to Leyla where a staircase and small platform make it easy to board the ship. The tenders are also there to aid with most activities such as carrying divers to and from the dive site.

Insurance

For leisure trips and all activities we highly recommend standard travel insurance to cover for any emergency medical costs. For diving any insurance that covers diving related injuries is mandatory. Travel insurance often covers for diving but we highly recommend a specific dive insurance with DAN Europe or DAN America as they have a worldwide network of experts and access to facilities. Please also take note that Indonesian law requires that we have our guests sign a liability release.

Technical specifications

For those with a more technical interest in the boat we provide this overview of the decks and the specifications.

leyla deck plan 1 picture leyla deck plan 2 picture

Boat Category: Wooden Yacht Schooner
Launched: December 2018
Builder: PT. Dreamboat Sukses Jaya
Rigging: Traditional Two Mast Phinisi
LOA: 33 meters
LOD: 25 meters
Beam: 7 meters
Draft: 3 meters
Cruising Speed: 8 Knots

Interior: Full Air-conditioned
Accomodations: 4 Master bed rooms (4 Queen size beds, 4 single beds)
Crew: 9 Crew + 1 Cruise Director
Passengers: Maximum 10 guests
Tenders: 1 fiberglass 6 mt, 40Hp & 1 RIB 4.5 mt, 15Hp
Engine: 285Hp Doosan heavy duty
Fuel Capacity: 5000 liters
Electric power: Two Yanmar Marine generators 33kwh each
Water Capacity: 6000 liters plus HRO water maker

DESTINATIONS

Komodo

komodo picture Komodo National Park in Indonesia is located west of the island of Flores, in the border region between the provinces of East and West Nusa Tenggara. The park includes the three larger islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca, and 26 smaller ones. The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragons. Later it was dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species.

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Raja Ampat

raja ampat picture Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. The Raja Ampat archipelago is part of the Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

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Banda

banda picture The Banda Islands are a volcanic group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea and are spectacular as it is very remote due to its location and possibility of rougher seas. Crystal clear waters, bottomless drop-offs, colourful coral pinnacles and so much more. After the eruption (1988) of Gunung Api close to Banda Neira, the lava flowed into the sea covering and over throwing the coral below. You will be amazed by the fast recovery of the hard coral gardens.

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Alor and The Forgotten Islands

pulau manuk picture The Alor Archipelago is part of the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands. Alor, the largest island in the archipelago, is located at its eastern end. Other islands in the archipelago are Pantar, Kepa, Ternate, Pura and Tereweng. To the east of the archipelago is the Ombai Strait which separates it from the islands of Wetar and Atauro belonging to East Timor. To the south, across the Strait of Alor, lies the western part of Timor. To the north lies the Banda Sea. The only town in Alor is Kalabahi which has a population of about 60.000 people.

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TRIPS

We offer 3 different types of trips. Private Charters, Shared Cabin Trips and Expeditions. With our Private Charters we aim for tailor made trips. Dates, itinerary and length of the trip are all by the guests choice. On our Shared Cabin trips we offer an package where guests can book the trip as a single person, or small groups - maximum 2 persons per cabin. Expedition Trips are the crossings we do in between our operating areas. When certain trips take place, can be found in our calendar.

Private Charters

Experience the very definition of luxury onboard Leyla. Offering private charter trips in Raja Ampat and Komodo, no trip is alike. Our team will create unique itineraries based on your desires. Fantastic diving, secluded white sand beaches, early morning treks or a beach barbecue, nothing is off limits. You dream it, we make it happen.

The prices include air-conditioned cabins for up to 10 people, all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, land excursions and transportation from and to the airport or hotel. Not included in the price are flight tickets, park fees and harbor clearance (€120 in Komodo and €150 in Raja Ampat - per person/trip), dive gear and courses, insurance and alcoholic beverages.

The prices mentioned in the boxes below are charter prices per night. These trips are an indication of the possibilities which means the duration, activities and number of dives or snorkel places can always be adapted to your personal preferences. We do recommend a minimum amount of 3 nights in Komodo and a minimum amount of 5 nights in Raja Ampat to get a good impression of the area. Keep in mind that trips are sometimes affected by weather and sea conditions so please be prepared for last-minute changes to a planned route or activity.

Komodo Honymoon

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Embark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Disembark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
EUR 2000 / Night
Enjoy romantic evenings and discover the park with only you and your partner on board. Visit the area’s infamous Komodo Dragons, relax on a white sand beach, kayak around mangrove islands, immerse yourself in Komodo and return home refreshed and more in love than ever.

Itinerary

Day 1
After departing from Labuan Bajo, we will head to the nearby islands of Sebayur. Here there will be the option to dive, snorkel, or just relax on the soft white sand while a BBQ dinner is prepared.
beach bbq
Day 2
Today can be spent snorkeling or diving over the seemingly endless reef at Tatawa Besar, jumping into an explosion of life at Batu Bolong and searching for manta rays at Manta Point.

Day 3
This morning we dive or snorkel around the reef of Mawan, where manta's also belong to the regular visitors of the reef.
Spend time on the beach before lunch on Mawan or Karang Makassar.
In the afternoon we can do snorkeling or diving around the colorful reef of Siaba before heading towards the Bay of Rinca.
karang makassar
Day 4
In the morning we will visit Rinca island to see the dragons, later we snorkel or dive around the reef of Pengah that hosts lots of hard corals and in the afternoon when we arrive at the mangrove island Kalong we can kayak around the mangroves.
In the evening we'll witness the flying foxes leaving Kalong island.
flying foxes
Day 5
Return to Labuan Bajo.

komodo

Komodo 3 Nights

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Embark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Disembark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
EUR 2400 / Night
Combine the beauty of Komodo on this trip, snorkel or dive the famous reefs, visit white sand beaches, visit the Komodo dragons, Kayak around mangrove islands and watch thousands of flying foxes flying over our head.

Itinerary

Day 1
We sail from Labuan Bajo to Sabita, enjoying the view on the way. In the evening we can go snorkeling on the shallow reef or kayak around the mangrove island nearby.

Day 2
We start our day with snorkeling or diving at Manta Point.
Before lunch we spend time on the white sand beach of Karang Makassar.
After lunch we go for a snorkel or a dive into the abundant reef life of Batu Bolong.
angelfish
Day 3
In the morning before the tropical sun becomes too hot we will visit Rinca island to see the dragons, later we snorkel or dive around the reef of Pengah that hosts lots of hard corals and in the afternoon when we arrive at the mangrove island Kalong we can kayak around the mangroves.
In the evening we'll witness the flying foxes leaving Kalong island.
dragon
Day 4
Return to Labuan Bajo.

komodo

Komodo 5 Nights

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Embark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Disembark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
EUR 2400 / Night
Discover the most beautiful places of Komodo, snorkel or dive the famous reefs, walk on white sand beaches, enjoy the view on top of hills, visit the Komodo dragons, Kayak around mangrove islands and watch thousands of flying foxes flying over our head.

Itinerary

Day 1
After departing from Labuan Bajo, we will head to the nearby islands of Sebayur. Here there will be the option to dive, snorkel, or just relax on the soft white sand.
sebayur beach
Day 2
Today can be spent snorkeling or diving over the seemingly endless reef at Tatawa Besar, later this morning we will sail towards the north of Komodo to dive or snorkel in between the rich and colourful hard coral gardens of the Cauldron.
In the afternoon we will go kayaking or visit one of the beautiful beaches around on the islands of Gili Lawa Darat or Gili Lawa Laut.

Day 3
We start with a snorkel or dive at The Golden Passage, whitness the currenst that flow through the passage before moving towards the center of Komodo where we search for manta rays at Manta Point. In the afternoon we will have a look to the colorful underwaterworld at Batu Bolong before sailing towards the island Padar.
dessert
Day 4
A short hike is how we start this day, towards the viewpoint on Padar.
After the hike it's time to cool down in the water around Padar, on Pillarsteen, where soft corals dominate. During lunch we sail again towards the center of the park where we can dive or have a walk on the beach at Wainilu.
padar
Day 5
In the morning we will visit Rinca island to see the dragons, later we snorkel or dive around the reef of Pengah that hosts lots of hard corals and in the afternoon when we arrive at the mangrove island Kalong we can kayak around the mangroves. In the evening we'll witness the flying foxes leaving Kalong island.

Day 6
Return to Labuan Bajo.

komodo

Wayag Honeymoon

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Embark: Waisai, Waigeo
Disembark: Waisai, Waigeo
EUR 2400 / Night
Enjoy romantic evenings and discover Raja Ampat with only you and your partner on board. Relax on white sand beaches, kayak in lagoons and mangrove islands, immerse yourself in Raja Ampat and return home refreshed and more in love than ever.

Itinerary

Day 1
After setteling in on the boat and the lunch, it's time to meet the underwaterworld of Raja Ampat by snorkeling or diving on the reef of Saonek Kecil, or just go for a relaxed beach visit before we sail towards our next destination.
dessert
Day 2
In the morning we'll go for a dive or snorkel around the jetty and the reef of Yenbuba and drift on the slope of Cape Kri, where reefsharks, sea turtles and big groupers are present on the colorful reef.
In the afternoon it's time to relaxe on the sundeck and enjoy the view while we sail towards the Beautiful islands of Yeben.

Day 3
At Yeben Shallows we'll dive the sloping reef or snorkel on the shallow coral plateau that extents far from the island, the reef has black tip reef sharks, huge groupers and lots of fusiliers. Later this day we spend some time on the beautiful white sand beaches around before heading towards Aljui Bay.
yeben
Day 4
Early in the morning we leave the bay again towards Wayag, stop along the way at a formation of rocks south of the island Kawe, in the middle of the sea, called Eagle Rock, where we can snorkel or dive to see manta rays. Afterwards we can dive on Black Rock where large schools of reef fish 'throw' their shadow on the reef that is dominated by large fan and hard corals. For non divers we like to visit one of the beaches nearby.
In the afternoon we head towards the north to arrive in the late afternoon in the lagoon of Wayag where you can go kayaking while a BBQ dinner on the beach is prepared.

Day 5
In the morning before the tropical sun becomes too hot we plan for the active people a hike/climb on Mount Pindito to whitness the lagoon from the top. Later in the morning we will snorkel or dive around Mushroom Rock to search for small critters living on the steep walls and overhangs. Schools of batfish and sweetlips are also common to see.
After all the action it's time to discover the lagoon with a kayak before we sail back southward.
wayag
Day 6
After waking up near the islands of Wofoh we will snorkel or dive on the reefs and walls of Eddie's Black Forest and Taman wofoh. For the less active people we plan to visit the beach overthere. Later that day we move towards Yanggefo.

Day 7
Bright orange corals and schooling fish await us at Citrus ridge in the morning. Before lunch, under the right conditions Mayhem can be full of action, mainly dominated by big hunters, such as reefsharks, trevally's and barracuda's.
A tour around with Kayak in the mangrove lagoons of Yanggefo belongs to one of the recommendations on this day.

Day 8
Back in the Dampier Strait we spend our time diving on the reefmounts of Sardine reef and Blue Magic or go snorkeling around the island of Mioskon or Kho nearby.
On our visit to the beach of Mioskon we can look for Flying foxes living in the trees, or just relax under a palm tree.
mioskon
Day 9
Return to Waisai.

wayag raja ampat

Dampier Strait 5 Nights

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Embark: Waisai, Waigeo
Disembark: Waisai, Waigeo
EUR 2800 / Night
Combine the beauty of Raja Ampat, snorkel or dive the famous reefs, walk on white sand beaches, enjoy the view on top of the hills, Kayak around mangrove islands and in lagoons.

Itinerary

Day 1
After arrival on the boat and the lunch, it's time to meet the underwaterworld of Raja Ampat by snorkeling or diving on the reef of Saonek Kecil, or just go for a relaxed beach visit before we sail towards our next destination.

Day 2
We will start this day with a dive on the wall of Keruo channel, or for the snorkelers, we will snorkel on a beautiful plateau that extents from the island Keruo, later in the morning we do our second dive at Melissa's Garden, if the current is not strong, this reef can be snorkeled too.
In the afternoon we will go for a short hike to the viewpoint on Piaynemo before we head off to Yeben.
piaynemo
Day 3
At Yeben Shallows we'll dive the sloping reef or snorkel on the shallow coral plateau that extents far from the island, the reef has black tip reef sharks, huge groupers and lots of fusiliers. Later this day we spend some time on the beautiful white sand beaches around.

Day 4
Bright orange corals, wobbegong sharks and schooling fish await us at Citrus ridge in the morning. Before lunch, under the right conditions Mayhem can be full of action, mainly dominated by big hunters, such as reefsharks, trevally's and barracuda's. A tour around with Kayak in the mangrove lagoons of Yanggefo belongs to one of the recommendations on this day.
citrus
Day 5
Back in the Dampier Strait we spend our time diving on the reefmounts of Sardine reef and Blue Magic or go snorkeling around the island of Mioskon or Kho nearby.
On our visit to the beach of Mioskon we can look for Flying foxes living in the trees, or just relax under a palm tree.
rice tower
Day 6
Return to Waisai.

central raja ampat

Dampier Strait 6 Nights

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Embark: Waisai, Waigeo
Disembark: Waisai, Waigeo
EUR 2800 / Night
Discover the most beautiful places of Raja Ampat, snorkel or dive the famous reefs, walk on white sand beaches, enjoy the view on top of the hills, Kayak around mangrove islands and in lagoons.

Itinerary

Day 1
In the afternoon, after setteling in on the boat, it's time to meet the underwaterworld of Raja Ampat by snorkeling or diving on the reef of Saonek Kecil, or just go for a relaxed beach visit before we sail towards our next destination.
sweetlips
Day 2
In the morning we'll go for a dive or snorkel around the jetty and the reef of Yenbuba and drift on the slope of Cape Kri, where reefsharks, sea turtles and big groupers are present on the colorful reef.
In the afternoon it's time to relaxe on the sundeck and enjoy the view while we sail towards Keruo.

Day 3
We will start this day with a dive on the wall of Keruo channel, or for the snorkelers, we will snorkel on a beautiful plateau that extents from the island Keruo, later in the morning we do our second dive at Melissa's Garden, if the current is not strong, this reef can be snorkeled too.
In the afternoon we will go for a short hike to the viewpoint on Piaynemo before we head off to Yeben
dessert
Day 4
At Yeben Shallows we'll dive the sloping reef or snorkel on the shallow coral plateau that extents far from the island, the reef has black tip reef sharks, huge groupers and lots of fusiliers. Later this day we spend some time on the beautiful white sand beaches around.

Day 5
Bright orange corals, wobbegong sharks and schooling fish await us at Citrus ridge in the morning. Before lunch, under the right conditions Mayhem can be full of action, mainly dominated by big hunters, such as reefsharks, trevally's and barracuda's.
A tour around with Kayak in the mangrove lagoons of Yanggefo belongs to one of the recommendations on this day.
coral reef
Day 6
Back in the Dampier Strait we spend our time diving on the reefmounts of Sardine reef and Blue Magic or go snorkeling around the island of Mioskon or Kho nearby.
On our visit to the beach of Mioskon we can look for Flying foxes living in the trees, or just relax under a palm tree.

Day 7
Return to Waisai.

central raja ampat

Misool 9 Nights

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Embark: Waisai, Waigeo
Disembark: Waisai, Waigeo
EUR 2800 / Night
Discover the most beautiful places of Raja Ampat, snorkel or dive the famous reefs and walls in the South, enjoy the view on top of the hills, Kayak around breathtaking blue lagoons.

Itinerary

Day 1
After arriving on the boat we will head off to Misool. Enjoying the view on the way.

Day 2
We'll arrive early in the morning at Balbulol island group, with only the uniquely shaped rocks on the horizon, you’ll start to feel that we really left the world behind. These islands offer plenty of dive and snorkel sites such as Love potion and No Contest, with full, healthy reefs and abundant fish life.
misool
Day 3
At the eastern edge of the Misool area the small islands of Daram poke through the waves. Lush soft corals, enormous sea fans, and great schools of fish are abundant at the reefs Candy Store, Andiamo and Warna Berwarna.

Day 4
Before we leave to Yillet we will dive in the morning on the slope and walls of Andy's Ultimate.
Yillet Kecil is the smal outer island of the group with a beautiful white sand plateau turning into a wall, schools of Trevally's and barracudas gather around this rock. Boo Windows offer big fan corals where we can search for Pygmy Seahorses and Kauri's living on the branches.
fan corals
Day 5
Nudi Rock and Batu kecil near Misool Eco Resort are small rocks that are connected with each other through an underwater ridge. The reeflife is very abundand on these divesites, going from large fan corals to colorful hard and soft corals. Reef fish comes in all sizes, from very small to the big hunters such as Reefsharks and Trevally's.

Day 6
Before heading out to our first dive site we will visit the "love lake" view point. This is a natural heart-shaped blue lagoon, surrounded by the bright green colors of the jungle.
On the first dive we will be drifting along the wall of Neptune's with many large gorgonian sea fans. At Four Kings we will witness a real "fish rain" and lots of fish action, manta rays are often spotted there.
love lake
Day 7
Goa Farondi and Friendly Canyon are divesites north of Misool. We will dive on the large overhangs and caves. The walls of these divesites are covered with numerous black coral bushes, which are actually white, brown and yellow in color, it's the sceleton of these corals that gave the name to these corals.
Before headig back towards the Dampier strait we'll visit the view point of Puncak Harfat.

Day 8
After the nightly crossing from Misool back to the Dampier Strait we will stop for a dive at Dayang Channel, known for the Manta Rays that visit this reef to be cleaned by 'cleaner fish', those are reef fish such as bannerfish and butterflyfish that feed on the small isopods that live on the skin of Mantas. A dive on Karang Bata, a seamount in the middle of the Dampier Strait offers us a nice drift, common fish to see are reefsharks, wobbegong sharks, trevally's and large napoleons hunting on the many fusiliers that swim all along the reef.
nasi goreng
Day 9
We spend our day diving on the reefmounts of Sardine reef and Blue Magic or snorkeling around the island of Mioskon or Kho nearby.
In the evening it's time to relax and visit the beach of Mioskon where we can look for Flying foxes living in the trees, or just relax under a palm tree.

Day 10
Return to Waisai.

waisai to misool
Waisai to Misool

misool Misool

Wayag 10 Nights

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Embark: Waisai, Waigeo
Disembark: Waisai, Waigeo
EUR 2800 / Night
Discover the most beautiful places of Raja Ampat, snorkel or dive the famous reefs in the North, enjoy the view on top of the hills, Kayak around breathtaking blue lagoons.

Itinerary

Day 1
In the afternoon, after setteling in on the boat, it's time to meet the underwaterworld of Raja Ampat by snorkeling or diving on the reef of Saonek Kecil, or just go for a relaxed beach visit before we sail towards our next destination.
blenny fish
Day 2
In the morning we'll go for a dive or snorkel around the jetty and the reef of Yenbuba and drift on the slope of Cape Kri, where reefsharks, sea turtles and big groupers are present on the colorful reef.
In the afternoon it's time to relaxe on the sundeck and enjoy the view while we sail towards Keruo.

Day 3
We will start this day with a dive on the wall of Keruo channel, or for the snorkelers, we will snorkel on a beautiful plateau that extents from the island Keruo, later in the morning we do a second dive at Melissa's Garden, if the current is not strong, this reef can be snorkeled too.
In the afternoon we will go for a short hike to the viewpoint on Piaynemo before we head off to Yeben.
pasta
Day 4
At Yeben Shallows we'll dive the sloping reef or snorkel on the shallow coral plateau that extents far from the island, the reef has black tip reef sharks, huge groupers and lots of fusiliers. Later this day we spend some time on the beautiful white sand beaches around before heading towards Aljui Bay.

Day 5
Early in the morning we leave the bay again towards Wayag, stop along the way at a formation of rocks south of the island Kawe, in the middle of the sea, called Eagle Rock, where we can snorkel or dive to see manta rays. Afterwards we can dive on Black Rock where large schools of reef fish 'throw' their shadow on the reef that is dominated by large fan and hard corals. For non divers we like to visit one of the beaches nearby.
In the afternoon we head towards the north to arrive in the late afternoon in the lagoon of Wayag where you can go kayaking while a dinner on the beach is prepared.
beach time
Day 6
In the morning before the tropical sun becomes too hot we plan for the active people a hike/climb on Mount Pindito to whitness the lagoon from the top. Later in the morning we will snorkel or dive around Mushroom Rock to search for small critters living on the steep walls and overhangs. Schools of batfish and sweetlips are also common to see.
After all the action it's time to discover the lagoon with a kayak before we sail back southward.
wayag lagoon
Day 7
After waking up near the islands of Wofoh we will snorkel or dive on the reefs and walls of Eddie's Black Forest and Taman wofoh. For the less active people we plan to visit the beach overthere. Later that day we move towards Yanggefo.

Day 8
Bright orange corals and schooling fish await us at Citrus ridge in the morning. Before lunch, under the right conditions Mayhem can be full of action, mainly dominated by big hunters, such as reefsharks, trevally's and barracuda's.
A tour around with Kayak in the mangrove lagoons of Yanggefo belongs to one of the recommendations on this day.
wobbegong shark
Day 9
On our first dives back in the Dampier Strait we will stop at Manta Sandy which can be done for snorkelers as well.
A visit on the island of Arborek shows us how local people manage to live on a small island.

Day 10
Today we spend our time diving on the reefmounts of Sardine reef and Blue Magic or go snorkeling around the island of Mioskon or Kho nearby.
On our visit to the beach of Mioskon we can look for Flying foxes living in the trees, or just relax under a palm tree.
crew and guests
Day 11
Return to Waisai.

center to north raja ampat

Shared Cabin Trips

Time to check off some of the world's best diving off of your bucket list. Our shared trips bring you to Raja Ampat and Komodo. Share your adventure with likeminded individuals all on the voyage of a lifetime. With a maximum of 8 divers per trip, your every need will be catered to.

The prices include air-conditioned cabins (2 persons per cabin), all meals, snacks, land excursions and transportation from and to the airport or hotel. Not included in the price are flight tickets, park fees and harbor clearance (€120 in Komodo and €150 in Raja Ampat - per person/trip), dive gear and courses, insurance, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

The prices mentioned in the boxes below are prices per person for the entire length of the trip. The following schedule is an example of what islands and reefs we visit during this trip. So keep in mind that trips are sometimes affected by weather and sea conditions so please be prepared for last-minute changes to a planned route or activity.

Discover Komodo

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Number of dives: Up to 10
Embark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Disembark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
EUR 1520 / Person
Discover the beauty of Komodo on this trip, dive the famous reefs, enjoy the view on top of hills and visit the Komodo dragons.

Itinerary

Day 1
We sail from Labuan Bajo to Sebayur Kecil for our check dive, this reef is ideal to start our trip, a shallow reef that turns into a white sandy bottom at around 14 meter, garden eels live in the sand, small critters can be found in between the corals. In the afternoon we will dive under the Sebayur Jetty and the sloping reef around it, schools of big eye Trevally's and surgeon fish are common to see around the jetty.
flatworm
Day 2
After a short drive with the boat we will arrive at Tatawa Besar, the reef contains lots of orange soft corals and hard corals, turtles and reefsharks live on the reef, from time to time a manta ray passes by, so keep an eye in the blue during this dive.
After this dive we sail towards the north of Komodo National Park to dive the Cauldron. We start this dive in a coral garden with calm waters, halfway the dive we will pass through a channel in between two islands, where we can have a thrilling drift over the 'shotgun' and end up again in a beautiful coral garden.
In the afternoon we dive Crystal Rock which is an pinnacle in the open ocean. You'll encounter strong currents and big fish hunted by even bigger fish.
side dish
Day 3
We start this day with a dive at the Golden Passage, this is a similar dive as the Cauldron. We will dive in between two islands to meet schools of sweetlips and batfish, sharks and turtles also belong to the local marine life.
Batu Bolong is a small rock in the middle of the 'Lintah Strait'. The rather 'deserted' rock seen from above the water doesn't reveal all the action under water, beautiful hardcorals grow against each other on the rocks like plants fighting for sunlight, hundreds of orange anthias fish swim above the coral and from time to time a trevally attacks the reef fish searching for his little snack.
The beautiful island Mawan is one of the common sites to spot manta rays hovering above the reef.
moray eels
Day 4
At Manta Point we will search for.....indeed, mantas. The long stretch of shallow volcanic rock bottom contains a lot of 'coral boulders', rocks with hard corals and reef fish, which are the cleaning stations for the mantas.
Depending on our desaturation time before flight we will dive Batu Pengah, colorful walls, dominated by wire corals, fan corals and strawberry corals and a plateau extending from the island with lots of table corals with underneath baby white tip reefsharks. Turtles and sweetlips live on these reefs in healty numbers.
In the late afternoon we will go for a short trekking on the island Rinca, one of the islands where the famous Komodo dragons can be seen.
komodo dragon
Day 5
Return to Labuan Bajo.

komodo

Exploring Komodo

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Number of dives: Up to 12
Embark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Disembark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
EUR 1900 / Person
Combine the beauty of Komodo on this trip, dive the famous reefs, walk on white sand beaches, enjoy the view on top of hills, visit the Komodo dragons, Kayak around mangrove islands and watch thousands of flying foxes flying over our head.

Itinerary

Day 1
We sail from Labuan Bajo to Sebayur Kecil for our check dive, this reef is ideal to start our trip, a shallow reef that turns into a white sandy bottom at around 14 meter, garden eels live in the sand, small critters can be found in between the corals. In the afternoon we will dive under the Sebayur Jetty and the sloping reef around it, schools of big eye Trevally's and surgeon fish are common to see around the jetty.
mantis shrimp
Day 2
After a short drive with the boat we will arrive at Tatawa Besar, the reef contains lots of orange soft corals and hard corals, turtles and reefsharks live on the reef, from time to time a manta ray passes by, so keep an eye in the blue during this dive.
After this dive we sail towards the north of Komodo National Park to dive the Cauldron, we start this dive in a coral garden with calm waters, halfway the dive we will pass through a channel in between two islands, where we can have a thrilling drift over the 'shotgun' and end up again in a beautiful coral garden.
In the afternoon we dive Crystal Rock which is an pinnacle in the open ocean. You'll encounter strong currents and big fish hunted by even bigger fish.
nasi goreng
Day 3
We start this day with a dive at the Golden Passage, this is a similar dive as the Cauldron. We will dive in between two islands to meet schools of sweetlips and batfish, sharks and turtles also belong to the local marine life.
At Manta Point we will search for.....indeed, mantas. The long stretch of shallow volcanic rock bottom contains a lot of 'coral boulders', rocks with hard corals and reef fish, which are the cleaning stations for the mantas.
Last dive of the day before enjoying a beautiful sunset on the deck towards Padar is Batu Bolong, this is a small rock in the middle of the 'Lintah Strait'. The rather 'deserted' rock seen from above the water doesn't reveal all the action under water, beautiful hardcorals grow against each other on the rocks like plants fighting for sunlight, hundreds of orange anthias fish swim above the coral and from time to time a trevally attacks the reef fish searching for his little snack.
batu bolong
Day 4
In the morning when the tropical sun isn't too hot yet, we will visit the viewpoint on the island Padar, three beaches, three different colors.
The marine life around Padar is different of that in the center of Komodo, colder water from the South brings in a lot of nutrience, soft corals and strawberry corals grow on the walls and rocks of Pillarsteen, nudibranch are common to spot on this site.
Back to the warmer center of the park, right at the entrance of the bay of Rinca we will dive Wainilu, this is a top 'Muck' divesite (Muck Diving is explained here).
arrowhead crab
Day 5
Today we will go for a short trekking on the island Rinca, one of the islands where the famous Komodo dragons can be seen.
After the hike we can dive Wainilu again and depending on our desaturation time before flight we will dive Batu Pengah, colorful walls, dominated by wire corals, fan corals and strawberry corals and a plateau extending from the island with lots of table corals with underneath baby white tip reefsharks. Turtles and sweetlips live on these reefs in healty numbers.
In the evening we'll witness the flying foxes leaving Kalong island.
komodo dragon
Day 6
Return to Labuan Bajo.

komodo

Ultimate Komodo Experience

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Number of dives: Up to 18
Embark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Disembark: Labuan Bajo, Flores
EUR 2660 / Person
Discover the most beautiful places of Komodo, dive the famous reefs, walk on white sand beaches, enjoy the view on top of hills, visit the Komodo dragons, Kayak around mangrove islands and watch thousands of flying foxes flying over our head.

Itinerary

Day 1
After departing from Labuan Bajo, we will head to the nearby island Sebayur Kecil for our check dive, this reef is ideal to start our trip, a shallow reef that turns into a white sandy bottom at around 14 meter, garden eels live in the sand, small critters can be found in between the corals. In the afternoon we will dive under the Sebayur Jetty and the sloping reef around it, schools of big eye Trevally's and surgeon fish are common to see around the jetty.
after diving
Day 2
After a short drive with the boat we will arrive at Tatawa Besar, the reef contains lots of orange soft corals and hard corals, turtles and reefsharks live on the reef, from time to time a manta ray passes by, so keep an eye in the blue during this dive.
After this dive we sail towards the north of Komodo National Park to dive the Cauldron, we start this dive in a coral garden with calm waters, halfway the dive we will pass through a channel in between two islands, where we can have a thrilling drift over the 'shotgun' and end up again in a beautiful coral garden.
In the afternoon we dive the coral garden of Gili Lawa Darat, this reef is the ideal place for juvenile fish that hides in between the branches of the staghorn corals, eagle rays passing by over the reef from time to time and on the reeftop we can find turtles feeding on sponges that grow in between the corals.
soft coral
Day 3
The small reef mountain Castle Rock can be full of shark and trevally action. It's common to see large napoleon wrasses and morray eels.
Crystal bay is a nice alternative when currents are too strong at Castle and Crystal Rock, it has clear blue waters where we search for cuttlefish and turtles. Crystal Rock right next to Castle Rock has schools of trevally's and sometimes eagle rays that visit the pinnacles. Sweetlips and surgeonfish are also common.

Day 4
We start this day with a dive at the Golden Passage, this is a similar dive as the Cauldron. We will dive in between two islands to meet schools of sweetlips and batfish, sharks and turtles also belong to the local marine life.
At Manta Point we will search for.....indeed, mantas. The long stretch of shallow volcanic rock bottom contains a lot of 'coral boulders', rocks with hard corals and reef fish, which are the cleaning stations for the mantas.
Last dive of the day before enjoying a beautiful sunset on the deck towards Padar is Batu Bolong, this is a small rock in the middle of the 'Lintah Strait'. The rather 'deserted' rock seen from above the water doesn't reveal all the action under water, beautiful hardcorals grow against each other on the rocks like plants fighting for sunlight, hundreds of orange anthias fish swim above the coral and from time to time a trevally attacks the reef fish searching for his little snack.
manta ray
Day 5
In the morning when the tropical sun isn't too hot yet, we will visit the viewpoint on the island Padar, three beaches, three different colors.
The marine life around Padar is different of that in the center of Komodo, colder water from the South brings in a lot of nutrience, soft corals and strawberry corals grow on the walls and rocks of Pillarsteen, nudibranch are common to spot on this site.
At the divesite Tree Sisters we will have another look of the reef life in this area, 3 submerged pinnacles beautifully overgrown with corals and reefsharks patrolling the pinnacles.

Day 6
Back in the center of the park we will drift along the reef of Siaba Kecil, check big overhangs and end our dive in the coral garden hidden from the current. On the nearby island, Siaba Besar, we can find strange critters such as frogfish, seahorses and flamboyant cuttlefish in the shallow sand of the bay. The beautiful island Mawan is one of the common sites to spot manta rays hovering above the reef.
dessert
Day 7
Today we will go for a short trekking on the island Rinca, one of the islands where the famous Komodo dragons can be seen.
After the hike we will dive Wainilu, this is a top 'Muck' divesite (Muck Diving is explained here).
Depending on our desaturation time before flight we will dive Batu Pengah, colorful walls, dominated by wire corals, fan corals and strawberry corals and a plateau extending from the island with lots of table corals with underneath baby white tip reefsharks. Turtles and sweetlips live on these reefs in healty numbers.
In the evening we'll witness the flying foxes leaving Kalong island.
komodo dragon
Day 8
Return to Labuan Bajo.

komodo

Wonderful Wayag

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Number of dives: Up to 20
Embark: Waisai, Waigeo
Disembark: Waisai, Waigeo
EUR 3200 / Person
Visit the beauty of Raja Ampat, dive the famous reefs, walk on white sand beaches, enjoy the view on top of the hills, Kayak around mangrove islands and in lagoons.

Itinerary

Day 1
After setteling in on the boat and the lunch, it's time to meet the underwaterworld of Raja Ampat by diving on the reef of Saonek Kecil before we sail towards our next destination.
fusiliers
Day 2
In the morning we'll go for a dive around the jetty and the reef of Yenbuba and drift on the slope of Cape Kri, where reefsharks, sea turtles and big groupers are present on the colorful reef.
In the afternoon we will sail towards the Beautiful islands of Yeben. Halfway we will stop for another dive on the reef of Arborek island. On this site we will dive over big bolders of hard corals with sweetlips around, in the sand we can find large clams, some of them are one meter big.

Day 3
At Yeben Shallows we'll dive the sloping reef and end our dive at the shallow coral plateau that extents far from the island, the reef has black tip reef sharks, huge groupers and lots of fusiliers. In between the dives we can spend some time on the beautiful white sand beaches around. On our second dive we follow the sloping reef of Yeben.
The dive in the afternoon before heading towards Aljui Bay is planned on the reef around the island Yefnabu, Elephant ear ponges and staghorn corals are common to see on this divesite.
elephant ear sponges
Day 4
Early in the morning we leave the bay again towards Wayag, stop along the way at a formation of rocks south of the island Kawe, in the middle of the sea, called Eagle Rock. Manta rays are often seen on this site, sweetlips and batfish always stay around the big rocks on the bottom and under the rocks we can find wobbegong sharks. Afterwards we can dive on Black Rock where large schools of reef fish 'throw' their shadow on the reef that is dominated by large fan and hard corals.
In the afternoon we will head towards Wayag to arrive before dark so we can relax on a beach in the lagoon and watch the sunset.
lagoon wayag
Day 5
In the morning before the tropical sun becomes too hot we plan for a hike/climb on Mount Pindito to whitness the lagoon from the top. Later in the morning we will dive around Mushroom Rock to search for small critters living on the steep walls and overhangs. Schools of batfish and sweetlips are also common to see.
Before heading back southward we'll dive Ridge Rock, next to mushroom rock, the walls and plateau can surprise us with some small critters living in between the corals.
crew in wayag
Day 6
After waking up near the islands of Wofoh we will dive on the reefs and walls of Eddie's Black Forest and Red Patch wall, On these divesites we can see schools of surgeon fish and batfish. Wobbegong sharks are usually found under rocks, waiting for pray to pass by. Scorpionfish and frogfish is something to watch for as well. Later that day we move towards Yanggefo.
on our third dive pygmy cuttlefish and sea turtles can be found at Taman Wofoh.

Day 7
Bright orange corals and schooling fish await us at Citrus ridge in the morning. Before lunch, under the right conditions Mayhem can be full of action, mainly dominated by big hunters, such as reefsharks, trevally's and barracuda's.
Lalosi is a long reef mountain covered with hard and fan corals, we will search for wobbegong sharks and sweetlips in between the fusiliers, while slowly drifting over the reef.
dessert
Day 8
Back in the Dampier Strait we spend our time diving on the reefmounts of Sardine reef and Blue Magic, these are the places where oceanic mantas visit to get cleaned by cleanerfish, these are small coral fish such as butterfly fish and banner fish that eat the isopods off the skin of the mantas.
The walls and overhangs of Mikes Point were created during the second world war, when airplanes mistaken the island for an enemy ship and threw bombs on the island. In the overhangs we can find schools of sweetlips and batfish. The shallows turtles usually feed on the many soft corals growing there.

Day 9
Return to Waisai.

wonderful wayag

Magical Misool

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Number of dives: Up to 20
Embark: Waisai, Waigeo
Disembark: Waisai, Waigeo
EUR 3200 / Person
Discover the most beautiful places of Raja Ampat, dive the famous reefs and walls in the South, enjoy the view on top of the hills, Kayak around breathtaking blue lagoons.

Itinerary

Day 1
After arriving on the boat we will head off to Misool. Enjoying the view on the way.
sunset
Day 2
Our first dive when we arrive early in the morning at Daram island group will be Warna Berwarna, a long rock seen from above the water, and under water we have a large wall completely covered by large sea fans on one side, the other side is a slope with soft corals. Groupers and fusiliers are usually found on this site. Great schools of fish, reefsharks and sweetlips are abundant at Andiamo and Candy store. The walls are covered with large fan corals and sponges.

Day 3
Before we leave to Boo we will dive in the morning on the slope and walls of Andy's Ultimate.
The divesite Boo Windows offer big fan corals where we can search for Pygmy Seahorses and Kauri's living on the branches and Yellit Kecil has a beautiful white sand plateau turning into a wall, schools of Trevally's and barracudas gather around this rock.
nasi goreng
Day 4
Nudi Rock and Batu kecil near Misool Eco Resort are small rocks that are connected with each other through an underwater ridge. The reeflife is very abundand on these divesites, going from large fan corals to colorful hard and soft corals. Reef fish comes in all sizes, from very small to the big hunters such as Reefsharks and Trevally's.
In the afternoon we dive Whale Rock, on this dive we start at the steep sloping reef on the side of the island and dive through the channel in between two islands, usually we meet bumphead parrotfish, turtles and sharks on our way.

Day 5
On the first dive we will be drifting along the wall of Neptune's with many large gorgonian sea fans. At Four Kings we will witness a real "fish rain" and lots of fish action, manta rays are often spotted there.
As third dive we'll dive Wedding Cake, under the right conditions we can go all around the rock, and yes, the shape looks like a wedding cake.
manta ray
Day 6
Goa Farondi and Friendly Canyon are divesites north of Misool. We will dive on the large overhangs and caves. The walls of these divesites are covered with numerous black coral bushes, which are actually white, brown and yellow in color, it's the sceleton of these corals that gave the name to these corals.
Before headig back towards the Dampier strait we'll visit the view point of Puncak Harfat.
puncak harfat
Day 7
After the nightly crossing from Misool back to the Dampier Strait we will stop for a dive at Dayang Channel, known for the Manta Rays that visit this reef to be cleaned by 'cleaner fish', those are reef fish such as bannerfish and butterflyfish that feed on the small isopods that live on the skin of Mantas. A dive on Karang Bata, a seamount in the middle of the Dampier Strait offers us a nice drift, common fish to see are reefsharks, wobbegong sharks, trevally's and large napoleons hunting on the many fusiliers that swim all along the reef.
In the afternoon we will drift over the reef of Cape Kri, where reefsharks, sea turtles and big groupers are present on the colorful reef.
manta ray
Day 8
Today we spend our time diving on the reefmounts of Sardine reef and Blue Magic, these are the places where oceanic mantas visit.
The walls and overhangs of Mikes Point were created during the second world war, when airplanes mistaken the island for an enemy ship and threw bombs on the island. In the overhangs we can find schools of sweetlips and batfish. The shallows turtles usually feed on the many soft corals growing there.

Day 9
Return to Waisai.

waisai to misool
Waisai to Misool

misool Misool

Misool and Dampier Strait 12 Nights

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Number of dives: Up to 31
Embark: Waisai, Waigeo
Disembark: Waisai, Waigeo
EUR 4800 / Person
Combine the South, the center and part of the north of Raja Ampat, dive the famous reefs, walk on white sand beaches, enjoy the view on top of the hills, Kayak around mangrove islands and in lagoons.

Itinerary

Day 1
After arriving on the boat we will head off to Misool. Enjoying the view on the way.
misool
Day 2
Our first dive when we arrive early in the morning at Daram island group will be Warna Berwarna, a long rock seen from above the water, and under water we have a large wall completely covered by large sea fans on one side, the other side is a slope with soft corals. Groupers and fusiliers are usually found on this site. Great schools of fish, reefsharks and sweetlips are abundant at Andiamo and Candy store. The walls are covered with large fan corals and sponges.

Day 3
Before we leave to Boo we will dive in the morning on the slope and walls of Andy's Ultimate.
The divesite Boo Windows offer big fan corals where we can search for Pygmy Seahorses and Kauri's living on the branches and Yellit Kecil has a beautiful white sand plateau turning into a wall, schools of Trevally's and barracudas gather around this rock.
pasta
Day 4
Nudi Rock and Batu kecil near Misool Eco Resort are small rocks that are connected with each other through an underwater ridge. The reeflife is very abundand on these divesites, going from large fan corals to colorful hard and soft corals. Reef fish comes in all sizes, from very small to the big hunters such as Reefsharks and Trevally's.
In the afternoon we dive Whale Rock, on this dive we start at the steep sloping reef on the side of the island and dive through the channel in between two islands, usually we meet bumphead parrotfish, turtles and sharks on our way.

Day 5
On the first dive we will be drifting along the wall of Neptune's with many large gorgonian sea fans. At Four Kings we will witness a real "fish rain" and lots of fish action, manta rays are often spotted there.
As third dive we'll dive Wedding Cake, under the right conditions we can go all around the rock, and yes, the shape looks like a wedding cake.
fan coral
Day 6
Goa Farondi and Friendly Canyon are divesites north of Misool. We will dive on the large overhangs and caves. The walls of these divesites are covered with numerous black coral bushes, which are actually white, brown and yellow in color, it's the sceleton of these corals that gave the name to these corals.
Before headig back towards the Dampier strait we'll visit the view point of Puncak Harfat.

Day 7
After the nightly crossing from Misool back to the Dampier Strait we will stop for a dive at Dayang Channel, known for the Manta Rays that visit this reef to be cleaned by 'cleaner fish', those are reef fish such as bannerfish and butterflyfish that feed on the small isopods that live on the skin of Mantas. A dive on Karang Bata, a seamount in the middle of the Dampier Strait offers us a nice drift, common fish to see are reefsharks, wobbegong sharks, trevally's and large napoleons hunting on the many fusiliers that swim all along the reef.
During lunch we sail towards Keruo to dive in the afternoon at My Reef, this is a sea mountain South of the island Penamu. Grey reefs and wobbegong sharks are what we search for, together with barracuda's and trevally's.
manta ray
Day 8
We will start this day with a dive on the wall of Keruo channel, large fan corals and black corals cover the walls and slopes of the reef.
Later in the morning we do our second dive at Melissa's Garden, this shallow reef contains one of the largest and most variated hard coral gardens in Raja Ampat, all colors of staghorn corals can be found on this reef. Fusiliers, sharks, napoleon's and bumphead's are in abundance on this reef.
In the afternoon we will go for a short hike to the viewpoint on Piaynemo before we head off to Yeben

Day 9
At Yeben Shallows we'll dive the sloping reef and end our dive at the shallow coral plateau that extents far from the island, the reef has black tip reef sharks, huge groupers and lots of fusiliers. In between the dives we can spend some time on the beautiful white sand beaches around. On our second dive we follow the sloping reef of Yeben.
The dive in the afternoon before heading towards Aljui Bay is planned on the reef around the island Yefnabu, Elephant ear ponges and staghorn corals are common to see on this divesite.
yeben
Day 10
After waking up near the islands of Wofoh we will dive on the reefs and walls of Eddie's Black Forest and Red Patch wall, On these divesites we can see schools of surgeon fish and batfish. Wobbegong sharks are usually found under rocks, waiting for pray to pass by. Scorpionfish and frogfish is something to watch for as well. Later that day we move towards Yanggefo.
on our third dive pygmy cuttlefish and sea turtles can be found at Taman Wofoh.

Day 11
Bright orange corals and schooling fish await us at Citrus ridge in the morning. Before lunch, under the right conditions Mayhem can be full of action, mainly dominated by big hunters, such as reefsharks, trevally's and barracuda's.
Lalosi is a long reef mountain covered with hard and fan corals, we will search for wobbegong sharks and sweetlips in between the fusiliers, while slowly drifting over the reef.
clown fish
Day 12
Today we spend our time diving on the reefmounts of Sardine reef and Blue Magic, these are the places where oceanic mantas visit.
The walls and overhangs of Mikes Point were created during the second world war, when airplanes mistaken the island for an enemy ship and threw bombs on the island. In the overhangs we can find schools of sweetlips and batfish. The shallows turtles usually feed on the many soft corals growing there.

Day 13
Return to Waisai.

center and south raja ampat Waisai to Misool

misool Misool

Expeditions

Join us for an adventure through the remote places of Indonesia on an epic journey to visit pristine white sand beaches, to dive and snorkel on coral reefs in clear blue waters at places where only few went before and to visit islands far off the beaten track.

In the footsteps of the great explorers!

A few times a year we undertake an expedition. After we complete our cruises in one destination we move on to a new region, often due to changing weather and sea conditions. To achieve this we must often cross vast stretches of relatively unexplored water such as the Banda Sea. During these crossings we take the opportunity to alter course to dive at islands that mark the way such as the Forgotten Islands, visiting areas that may have never been dived before. These trips are often the favorites of experienced divers. This is due to the exciting adventure of diving in uncharted waters and to the unpredictable nature of the cruise. You just never know what you might encounter at the sites. Please check the Leyla liveaboard schedule for the periods where the expeditions will happen.

The prices include air-conditioned cabins (2 persons per cabin), all meals, snacks, transportation from and to the airport or hotel. Not included in the price are flight tickets, park fees and harbor clearance (€150 - per person/trip), dive gear and courses, insurance, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

The prices mentioned in the boxes below are prices per person for the entire length of the trip. The following schedule is an example of what islands and reefs we visit during this trip. So keep in mind that trips are sometimes affected by weather and sea conditions so please be prepared for last-minute changes to a planned route or activity.

Alor – Banda - Ambon

Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Trip Period: October 2019
Embark: Kalabahi, Alor
Disembark: Tulehu, Ambon
EUR 4400 EUR 3520 / person
On this trip we combine the best places of Alor, the Forgotten islands, the Banda Islands and end our journey in Ambon. The variety of marine life you will see on this trip is mind-blowing. We will visit islands far away from any civilization. Navigate during the night and dive during the day, following the stretch of islands that mark our way towards Ambon.

Itinerary

Day 1
We start our day with a checkdive at Apuri Bay where we can see nudis, pipefish and other macro species.
On our second dive we will drift over the immense hypnotic anemone fields of Clown Valley.
hairy squat lobster
Day 2
Today we will dive twice on the steep walls around Reong. We can encounter some current here in these fertile waters along with dense clouds of fish and some grey reef sharks and silvertip sharks swim along the walls of Reong.

Day 3
At Pulau Nyata in front of Pulau Romang we'll dive twice on the coral plateau extending from the island. Large table corals, soft corals and sponges are found around the big rocks that are scattered around in the sand.
Later that day we sail towards Pulau Romang to spend the night there.
pulau romang
Day 4
We start the day with a dive at Pulau Romang, large colonies of soft corals grow over the shallow reef, groupers, parrotfish, fusiliers, nudi's and shrimps can be found all over the reef. The gradual slopes of Nusa Laut Besar have great hard coral coverage, bumphead parrotfish, fusiliers and redtooth triggerfish.

Day 5
Sometimes we see hammerheads at Nusleur, so we’ll dive twice on the steep walls here. We’ll also see schooling jacks, big napoleons, bumphead parrotfish, and batfish.
hammerhead sharks
Day 6
Terbang Seltan and Utara are both steep walls with lots of silversides and a shallow, colourful reef at the top.
Later we will explore Pulau Teun, expecting current, sponges and hard corals, swarms of fish, and maybe even some sharks.

Day 7
Pulau Nila’s we'll have a relaxed dive on the extensive and thriving hard coral fields, with silversides everywhere, attracting surprisingly big tuna for a shallow spot.
Because sharks school at Dusborgh, we’ll dive here twice drifting with the current among jacks and eagle rays.
dessert
Day 8
Current carries us over Nil Desparandum, as we fly among the big napoleons, schooling jacks, and possibly even schooling sharks. Pulau Nila’s beautiful hard coral gardens are so lovely we’ll dive this site twice, with lots of reef fish, tuna, groupers, and barracuda.
At Pulau Kekeh we will drift along the wall with large schools of trevally's accompanying us along the way.

Day 9
Big groupers and sea snakes glide along Pulau Manuk’s rocky slopes dotted with lava bubbles. Turtles are common in the hard coral and sand in the rubbly section of Manuk.
Bloody Rocks steep walls have colourful soft coral and huge barrel sponges and more snakes and turtles.
pulau manuk
Day 10
On the Southern side of the Banda islands we have the island Pulau Hatta, we will dive right next to the island on an atoll, Karang Hatta. The reeftop is about 2 meters deep and overgrown with large soft corals, fire corals and large sponges, the sides of the reef are steep walls, covered with large fan corals, reefsharks and wrasses are some of the common fish to see there.

Day 11
Pulau Run's sloping reef is a great place to spot turtles and crabs. South Point site, a wall with overhangs, big sponges and sea fans, tuna, and batfish. Suanggi is a steep slope with barrel sponges, elephant ear sponges, big sea fans and lots of reef fish.
rice tower
Day 12
Checkout in Tulehu.

alor to ambon

DIVING

Currents & Marine Biodiversity

batu bolong komodo picture

Current line at Batu Bolong, Komodo

One of the reasons Indonesia has such a vast marine biodiversity is the strong water movement between the Pacific and Indian Oceans through the Indonesian seas. This complex Indonesian throughflow in between seventeen thousand islands does a constant job of diverting one of the most voluminous flows of water on Earth. A basic understanding of this intricate water system is essential if you want to know why scuba diving in the vast Indonesian archipelago is world class.

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Quote by Dave Berry

“ There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. “

— Dave Berry

Marine Life

manta ray picture

Manta Ray

All regions of eastern Indonesia are home to a huge selection of marine species. As part of the Coral Triangle the area exhibits hundreds of reef building coral species and even more species of reef and pelagic fish. Manta rays, eagle rays, mobula rays, several shark species, turtles, bumphead parrotfish, napoleon wrasses, batfish and sweetlips are just a selection of the usual encounters. Those with a sharp eye can also find lots of scorpion fish, devilfish, seahorses, dragonets, cuttlefish, schools and many more. Indonesia is also a macro heaven with regular finds of ornate ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, a wide range of nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs, blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus, pipefish, leaf scorpionfish, coleman shrimps, zebra crabs, rhinopias etc.

Muck Diving

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Banded Coral Shrimp

According to Wikipedia muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies at the bottom of many dive sites, a frequently muddy or mucky environment. The term "muck diving" was first used in Southeast Asia and the reason for that is that here the seemingly boring sandy substrate is often home to unusual, exotic and juvenile creatures that prefer this flat ecosystem over classic coral reefs. Certain species of colorful nudibranchs can only be found on muck. Sandy bottoms are also the homebase to the mimic octopus, a wonderful creature that is known to mimic the shapes and behaviors of other animals for protection. Other common sand dwellers are the blue-ringed octopus, the wunderpus, flamboyant cuttlefish, anglerfish, frogfish, ghost pipefish, rhinopias, dragonets, rare seahorses and many more.

PADI Dive Courses

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If you aren't a certified diver but would like to see the beautiful underwater world of Indonesia you can do a PADI Discover Scuba Dive. It comes with a brief but thorough theory session to ensure your first underwater breaths are fun and safe, followed by a dive in the ocean.

A complete PADI Open Water course takes 3 days and includes theory, confined water skills and 4 open water dives to a maximum depth of 18 meters or 60 feet. After meeting all the course requirements you will be certified to dive all over the world with your own PADI certificate.

Guests who are already certified as a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent entry level from any other dive organization) can participate in a PADI Advanced Open Water course that teaches to dive deeper than entry level. This course takes 5 dives spread over 2 days to complete.

Please note that courses can only be done during Charter Trips and need to be requested in advanced.

Dive Courses Price List

Discover Scuba Diving € 150
Open Water Diver € 420
Advanced Open Water € 380
Adventure Deep Diving € 75
Adventure Night Diving € 75
Refresh € 50

SCHEDULE

Current location: Labuan Bajo, Komodo

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Trip Type Dates Trip Area Nights Embark Disembark Price / Person Availability
Private Charter 2019 | Aug 17 - Aug 20 Komodo 3 Labuan Bajo Labuan Bajo - Not Available
Private Charter 2019 | Aug 23 - Aug 25 Komodo 2 Labuan Bajo Labuan Bajo - Not Available
Shared Cabin Trip 2019 | Aug 26 - Aug 31 Komodo | Exploring Komodo 5 Labuan Bajo Labuan Bajo € 1900 6 Spots Left
Private Charter 2019 | Sep 01 - Sep 06 Komodo 5 Labuan Bajo Labuan Bajo - Not Available
Private Charter 2019 | Sep 21 - Sep 26 Komodo 5 Labuan Bajo Labuan Bajo - Not Available
Shared Cabin Trip 2019 | Oct 05 - Oct 16 Expedition | Alor - Banda - Ambon 11 Kalabahi Tulehu € 4400 € 3520 4 Spots Left
Private Charter 2019 | Oct 24 - Nov 02 Raja Ampat 9 Waisai Waisai - Not Available
Private Charter 2019 | Nov 03 - Nov 09 Raja Ampat 6 Waisai Waisai - Not Available
Shared Cabin Trip 2019 | Nov 19 - Nov 27 Raja Ampat | Wonderful Wayag 8 Waisai Waisai € 3200 6 Spots Left
Shared Cabin Trip 2019 | Nov 30 - Dec 08 Raja Ampat | Magical Misool 8 Waisai Waisai € 3200 6 Spots Left
Shared Cabin Trip 2019 | Dec 11 - Dec 19 Raja Ampat | Wonderful Wayag 8 Waisai Waisai € 3200 8 Spots Left
Private Charter 2019 | Dec 23 - Dec 29 Raja Ampat 6 Waisai Waisai - Not Available
Private Charter 2019 | Dec 30 - Jan 09 Raja Ampat 10 Waisai Waisai - Not Available
Private Charter 2020 | Jan 10 - Jan 15 Raja Ampat 5 Waisai Waisai - Not Available
Shared Cabin Trip 2020 | Jan 19 - Jan 31 Raja Ampat | Misool and Dampier Strait 12 Waisai Waisai € 4800 5 Spots Left

CONTACT

PT Dreamboat Sukses Jaya
Benoa Square
Jl. By Pass I Gusti Ngurah Rai Kendonganan Kuta, 80361
Badung, Bali
Indonesia

leylaliveaboard@gmail.com

+62 (0) 821 2044 99 90

FAQ

Your passport should have at least 6 months of remaining validity upon entering Indonesia.
Tourists from many countries do not need a visa to enter Indonesia for a visit of up to 30 days. This list may be useful. Please confirm with your local embassy.

Alternatively you can get a 60 day tourist visa at the nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate which can take up to 4 working days to process.
We recommend PADI Open Water or equivalent. However all levels are allowed to dive and we provide PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water courses (time and conditions permitting).
Please check MASTA for vaccination advice. Malaria and Dengue are present in Indonesia. Please consult your doctor or travel clinic. Larium is unsuitable for divers.
There are 2 life rafts, life jackets, life rings, sea radio, satellite radio, visual and audio signalling devices (flares, horns), emergency oxygen, and first aid kit.
We suggest you include:
  • Any dive or snorkelling equipment you'd like to use
  • Dive log book (if you use one)
  • Dive certification (if you have)
  • High factor sun protection, including some for your lips
  • Sun glasses (polarised recommended)
  • Sun hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • If you use: any medication, contact lenses and solution, sanitary products, specific toiletries (it's unlikely that any of these things will be available in local shops)
  • Flip flops or sandals for land (we’ll be barefoot on the boat)
  • Shoes for trekking
  • Light clothing that covers shoulders and knees for village visits
  • Book or e-reader
  • Cameras and chargers
  • Adaptors for your region for Indonesian sockets (2 rounded pins)
  • Dive equipment and courses come with an additional cost and should be paid in advance.
  • Additional dive (4th dive of a day): € 30
  • Meals, tea, coffee and water are all included. Soft drinks (for shared cabin trips) and alcohol are available to purchase. A price list can be sent in advance on request.
  • Please bring cash to cover your bar bill, any costs during land excursions, and tips (5-10% suggested for boat crew; dive guides at your discretion).
We will spend most of our time in marine protected areas where fishing is prohibited. Outside these areas fishing is allowed but we advise caution as to not break local regulations.
Outside of harbour mobile phone signal is intermittent or non-existent.
There are plenty of power points around the boat, including 4 in each cabin. Sockets take the usual 2 pin Indonesian plugs (rounded pins). In each cabin we provide one adaptor for other power plugs.
NO! Enjoy your trip.
With enough notice vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and non-dairy diets can be catered too.

Please let us know in advance of all dietary requirements or requests so we can make arrangements.

We operate from relatively remote areas so it isn’t always possible to get specific ingredients, but we'll always do our best to accommodate.
We recommend that you travel with insurance as you would for any other holiday. Divers are required to have specific dive insurance (unless covered by travel insurance). We strongly recommend DAN or DAN Europe.
Yes, you can choose between a package or partial rental equipment.
  • Essential scuba diving package: € 30/day (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, booties, fins, mask) (Excl. Diving computer)

Partial gear rental:
  • Regulator: € 7/day
  • BCD: € 7/day
  • Wetsuit (full, 3mm): € 5/day
  • Booties + open fins: € 10/day
  • Diving computer: € 10/day
Snorkeling gear, diving tanks and weight belts are free of charge. The participants have to bring a dive computer, or to rent one on board if needed.
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