La Galigo

Operates in: Komodo, Raja Ampat

La Galigo offers trips to renowned diving spots like Komodo and Raja Ampat. The liveaboard was built with comfort and a diving lifestyle in mind. It fosters a family-friendly atmosphere and focuses on providing fun, comfort, and exceptional value for money on all trips.

Learn more about La Galigo

La Galigo Liveaboard, is a traditional phinisi that craftsmen from Southern Sulawesi in Bira built in 2012. The hull is made from ‘Iron Wood’ and the interiors are finished in tropical teak, weighing over 169 gross tons. The latter is designed and managed with comfort and practicality in mind, featuring a dive platform at the rear and cabins with en-suite facilities and stunning sea views. Furthermore, the engine room is soundproofed to reduce noise and promote better sleep. You can choose from 7 cabins with 3 different class types (Deluxe, Master, Suite), accommodating up to 14 people.

The Cabins

Deluxe Cabins

The lower deck cabins feature an American-style deep spring bed that can be converted into twin beds upon request. Also, each of the cabins has its private ensuite, equipped with hot fresh showers and climate control.

Master Cabins

The main deck master cabins offer a stunning view and direct access to the sun deck. They also feature an American-style deep spring bed that can be adjusted to double or twin beds. Each of the master cabins comes with its private en-suite, furnished with hot freshwater showers.

Suite

For the ultimate liveaboard experience, you can opt for the grand suite, which is the premium accommodation available on board. The suite boasts a spacious double bedroom, an extra large en-suite, and a private balcony with 270-degree views. Additionally, it includes a private lounge room with a couch, a 48” full HD TV, and a private fridge.

Dining, Relaxation, and Safety on board

La Galigo Liveaboard caters to your requirements and offers various dining options. Enjoy buffet meals, snacks, vegetarian options, but ask for vegan options in advance. Furthermore, you can enjoy drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Relax and unwind after a day of activities on the boat’s ample space, including a large restaurant/bar and a 48″ full HD TV. Enjoy the library of movies, books, and games. Additionally, you can sunbathe on the sundeck or find respite from the heat in shaded areas. Stay safe with industry-standard safety equipment and trained crew members in first aid.

Itineraries, Diving & other Activities aboard La Galigo

La Galigo offers the Jurassic Komodo and Ultimate Komodo itineraries. These options provide a range of marine life encounters, from shallow coral reefs to deep seamounts. Or, if you’re seeking the remote beauty of West Papua, the Diving Raja Ampat South itinerary is for you, with opportunities to see mantas and sharks up close. La Galigo provides fixed itineraries in Komodo and Raja Ampat. However, they can also accommodate requests to venture into other areas of Indonesia.

Whether you’re interested in snorkeling, scuba diving, birdwatching, free diving, or any other adventure, La Galigo can help you customize your trip. Indonesia’s natural beauty and over 17,000 islands offer endless possibilities for exploration. Bear in mind, you must have diving certification from recognized agencies such as PADI, NAUI, SSI, BSAC, and if you haven’t dived in a year, you must take a refresher course.

What’s in the package?

Included on the Package:

  • VAT
  • Transfers/pick up from the airport
  • All meals and post-dive treats, tea, coffee, water, and juice
  • Accommodation
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Tanks
  • Weights/Weight belts
  • DSMB with reel rental
  • Reef hook rental
  • Dive computer rental
  • Dive guide service

Excluded on the Package:

  • Flight tickets/travel & transfer from airport to hotel
  • Dive and repatriation insurance (can be arranged)
  • Visa fee/Airport tax and extra baggage fees
  • Ranger and Marine Park fees/Rangers fees (on-land activity): Raja Ampat North $190/pax, Raja Ampat South $220/pax, Ultimate Raja Ampat $285.pax, Jurassic Komodo $160/pax, Ultimate Komodo $190/pax
  • Dive rental equipment $35USD/pax/day, Nitrox $25USD/pax/day (paid onboard)
  • Dive courses and certification (price on application)
  • Beer, soft drinks, and snack package
  • Fuel surcharges** (based on market price, you may be asked to pay an extra fuel allowance up to 60 days before departure, and not more than $150USD/pax)
  • Tips (prefer in local currency)
  • La Galigo Merchandise

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Boat Specifications

Dimensions

  • Length: 33 m
  • Width: 7.96 m
  • Draft: 3.35m

Facilities

  • Climate Control: All cabins and guest areas
  • Photography: Dry cabinet for cameras inside, wet area camera drying zone on the dive deck, expert professional photographer guides on board, ample charging and downloading space inside
  • Entertainment: DVD, TV, books.
  • Dinghies: 2 x 6m tenders, each with 40Hp outboard engines for 8 diving guests
  • Radio and communications: EPIRB emergency locator, long-range emergency radio, Satellite Phone, FM & SW Radio, 4 VHF and SSB radio, EPIRB, CCTV in the engine room and dive deck
  • Navigation: Furuno Radar, GPS, and plotter, 2x Depth sounder, extensive navigation charts
  • Safety Equipment: 2 life rafts (Maximum 40 people), 30 life jackets, 25 lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, First Aid kits onboard, nearest decompression chamber in Denpasar, Makassar, Manado, and Jakarta

Diving Equipment

  • Dedicated dive platform
  • 12L Aluminum tanks
  • Full Aqualung rental equipment
  • SMB, Reef hook, and computers (FOC)* (for the duration of the trip)
  • Personal diving and deck towels
  • 2 x 6m dive tenders
  • 15L Aluminum tanks available
  • Dive courses available
  • Compressor: Onboard production Nitrox compressor, 1 x Coltri and 1 x L&W 280 air compressors with all aluminum 12-liter tanks with DIN and YOKE fittings
  • Nitrox: Available onboard

Performance

  • Engine: Mitsubishi 8M22 450HP V8
  • Generators: 3 x 55 KVA Mitsubishi 220-380 V, all power on board is surge protected and available 24 hours per day
  • Speed: 5 – 9 knots
  • Water Capacity: 11,000 liters of fresh water onboard. We have a seawater desalination plant that produces 2500L of fresh water per day.
  • Guests: 14
  • Crew: 17

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