The Dewi Nusantara is a three masted topsail schooner offering diving itineraries to world-class locations such as Raja Ampat, Komodo, Ambon, Forgotten Islands and East Nusa Tenggara, at the heart of the Coral Triangle.
At 57 metres long, the ‘Goddess of the archipelago’ is purposely designed to be totally independent for long periods at sea while offering unparalleled comfort and excellent customer service with a crew of 15. There are eight spacious staterooms and a Master and Commander suite, comfortably accommodating up to 18 adventurous divers. All feature modern amenities including air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Facilities on board include a huge lounge and dining area, ample space and storage on the dive deck and a well designed multimedia camera room.
Itineraries are generally 11 nights long and offer up to four dives per day. She spends the majority of her time cruising and exploringRaja Ampat (Sep-Feb). As the boat moves from one region to the other for optimum diving conditions special itineraries include some lesser explored areas of the archipelago including the Banda Sea and Triton Bay (Mar-Apr), Forgotten Islands (May), Alor and Wakatobi (Jun) and the world famous islands around the Komodo National Park (Jul-Aug).
All diving is from a tender and guided by an incredibly experienced dive team. Equipment is available to rent, including a limited supply of underwater cameras. Standard tanks are 12L with DIN adaptable valves. 15L tanks are available to rent. Nitrox is available.
The pristine beauty of the Indonesian archipelago, both above and below the water, is truly unrivalled. The staggering abundance of marine life can be attributed to the areas incredibly low human population density, its remote location and lack of infrastructure. The diving areas are geographically very large so the exact route and itinerary will change depending on the local weather and marine conditions, which determine where the boat can anchor safely as well as cruise between islands. Rest assured, the crew will do their utmost to seek out the best available dive sites during your trip.
A visit to Indonesia at the heart of the Coral Triangle, offers you the best diving you'll ever do...probably!
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One of Indonesia's most iconic and exciting diving areas, the vast Komodo National Park is best dived by liveaboard to fully appreciate the area's riches, which include critters, sharks, manta rays, napoleon wrasse and turtles.
When to go: Apr-Nov
Duration inc. flights: 11 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,895 pp
Trip type: Liveaboard
Join a liveaboard adventure in Raja Ampat, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth! Choose from a variety of vessels and itineraries to discover majestic islands with sharks, manta rays, turtles and enormous schools of fish.