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The MS Aurora is a luxurious 42 metre double masted, traditional phinisi designed for a discerning dive clientele. She accommodates 14 guests in seven well furnished cabins.

Aurora has been built following modern and environmentally friendly principles and gives divers the opportunity to explore remote areas which only a few have experienced. 

Cruising Indonesia throughout the year, there are plenty of itineraries to choose from, depending on the season and when you want to travel (average ten nights on board plus travel time). The boat is in dry dock in May on an annual basis. Other than then, you can discover Komodo (Jun-Sep) or Raja Ampat (Nov-Mar). In between the seasons, biodiversity trips are available cruising the Banda Sea on the way to/from Bali and Sorong. Explore unique areas of Indonesia and dive sites that are rarely visited by other divers.

Up to three dives a day are scheduled from one of three zodiacs. It’s recommended that guests are a minimum advanced qualified with 50 logged dives. Nitrox is available (surcharge). Payments on board are currently cash only.

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Key info

  • Length: 42 metres
  • Maximum guests: 14
  • Nitrox available
  • Photo facilities available
  • Suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Singles

Dive trips

This liveaboard is featured in the following itineraries:

Komodo Liveaboard

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 trip

Raja Ampat Liveaboard

Exclusive departures in 2018 & 2019

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.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 to 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,095 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip