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La Galigo is an ironwood mono-hulled Buginese liveaboard that focuses on the Raja Ampat region in West Papua. At 33m long there is plenty of room for the relatively small 14 guest maximum. With 13 crew on hand you can expect a lot of personal attention and small dive groups.

Length: 33 metres / 109 feet
Beam: 8 metres / 26 feet
Cruise: 6 knots
Divers: 14
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Raja Ampat liveaboard, La Galigo, for West Papua diving trips

The dive deck features 3 fresh water showers and a toilet allowing for immediate post-dive refreshment. The air-conditioned saloon and dining area on the main deck are beautifully finished in Indonesian teak and provide the main social area on board. Here you can enjoy the TV, DVD, music system and computer, as well as the games and library.

Photographers will appreciate the availability of nitrox on board, the dive deck's camera table and rinse tanks, plus the power charging outlets throughout the common areas. There is also space in the sun (and shade) on the upper deck to enjoy the passing views of Raja Ampat.

The liveaboard's guests are accommodated in a range of spacious and tasteful ensuite cabins and the Grand Suite on the upper deck enjoys not only TV, DVD player and panoramic windows but also a private balcony for that little touch of luxury.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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June 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
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(per person)
27 Jun 2 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,468
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Jul 11 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,835
15 Jul 22 Jul 7 Komodo National Park 28 US$ 2,445
26 Jul 31 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,835
August 2017
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nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Aug 9 Aug 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,835
October 2017
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nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
17 Oct 28 Oct 11 Raja Ampat National Park 34 US$ 5,329
January 2018
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nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
23 Jan 30 Jan 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,429
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Mar 13 Mar 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,429
20 Mar 28 Mar 8 Raja Ampat National Park South 25 US$ 4,242
30 Mar 7 Apr 8 Raja Ampat National Park South 25 US$ 4,242
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
14 Apr 21 Apr 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,429
23 Apr 30 Apr 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,429
June 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Jun 14 Jun 7 Komodo National Park 28 US$ 2,567
18 Jun 23 Jun 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,927
26 Jun 1 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,927
July 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Jul 9 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,927
12 Jul 19 Jul 7 Komodo National Park 28 US$ 2,567
23 Jul 28 Apr 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,927
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Aug 8 Aug 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,927
10 Aug 15 Aug 5 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,927
20 Aug 27 Aug 7 Komodo National Park 28 US$ 2,567
October 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
13 Oct 20 Oct 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,600
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Nov 13 Nov 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,600
17 Nov 24 Nov 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,600
27 Nov 4 Dec 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,600
December 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
21 Dec 29 Dec 8 Raja Ampat National Park 25 US$ 4,050
February 2019
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Feb 10 Feb 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,600
16 Feb 23 Feb 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,600
March 2019
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nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
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24 Mar 31 Mar 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,600
April 2019
DepartReturnNo. of
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DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Apr 9 Apr 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 3,600

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More Trip Details...

Notes: All divers must either have Advanced Open Water and at least 20 dives, or Open Water with at least 50 logged dives in the past 5 years. Conditions apply if any of the following are relevant to you: asthma, diabetes, thyroid disease, hypertension, anti-depressants, severe allergies, or an incident of DCI or DCS in the last 5 years. Technical damage to the boat is not a valid cause for customer refund.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tours, return hotel transfers to and from the boat, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 5 divers to 1 divemaster), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 42 per day), dive insurance, Raja Ampat marine park fees (US$ 180 per trip). Komodo marine park fees and harbour charges (US$ 150 per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only USD or IRD).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air divers (US$ 10 per tank, Raja Ampat - US$ 420, Raja Ampat South - US$ 300, Raja Ampat North - US$ 270). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: La Galigo's liveaboard cruises normally depart from Sorong in West Papua. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and the port of departure. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. For more information see our West Papua travel information section. For trips using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there. Guests are encouraged to allow for at least one day in Sorong prior to and after the trip. The last dive of the trip will be at around 17:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% discount from the published price. Not to be used with other offers.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the published price per night.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Whole boat charter prices represent excellent discounts approximately equivalent to: Pay for 8 guests and 6 additional persons can join the cruise in Deluxe cabins free of charge (total 14 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2017: Raja Ampat - US$ 3,500.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
La Galigo has 7 cabins with en-suite private bathrooms and portholes for natural lighting. There are 4 Deluxe twin or double bed cabins on the lower deck. On the upper deck there are 2 Master twin or double bed cabins and 1 Grand suite with double bed, 2 sofa beds and private balcony. Upper deck accommodation has panoramic windows. All beds are 2m long.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Portholes/windows
  • Toilet, hot water shower and hand basin (extra large bathroom in the Grand suite)
  • Toiletries and towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Bedside reading lights
  • Cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • Bedding
  • Round 2-pin mains outlet 220 Volts - 24 hours per day
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 8 / 10 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 13 comprises:
  • Cruise leader/Instructor
  • 2 Divemasters
  • 2 Captains
  • Cook
  • 2 Engineers
  • Maid
  • 4 Deck hands
2 x motorised 40 HP dinghy - 20m² dive deck with 3 showers, toilet, camera table and rinse tanks - air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD video, music & computer - Movie and book library and fish ID books - Water dispenser

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
Beginning with breakfast on your first day, you will dine well on board La Galigo. You will enjoy a range of dishes include international cuisine and local specialties. There will be 3 meals a day plus snacks to keep you powered up for all the fun diving you will be doing. Dinner will be served with other meals buffet-style. La Galigo caters to vegans and vegetarians but please make sure you give advance notice.
  • Asian and international meals; 2 or 3 different dishes per sitting.
  • Buffet style dining (with served dinner) with waitress help in the saloon's dining area.
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner with dessert, and snacks in between.
  • Coffee, tea, fruit, drinking water, candy bars and biscuits are provided free of charge.
  • Soft drinks, beer, and wine are available for purchase.
  • All dietary needs can be catered for - please send us advanced notice of any special requirements.
  • The dining service begins with breakfast on the first day of the cruise.
Sample menu: Breakfast: cereal, French toast with honey and cinnamon, eggs cooked to order, fresh sliced fruit, variety of juices, tea and coffee. Lunch: salad, rice, fish with lemon grass, bakwan sayur (Indonesian fried vegetable fritter). Dinner: Thai green curry chicken, rice, fish cakes, pad thai chicken. Daily Snacks: satay chicken skewers, banana fritters or samosas.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2012
  • Size - 33m x 8m
  • Weight - 169 tonnes
  • Top speed - 7 knots
  • Cruising speed - 6 knots
  • 350 HP Mitsubishi engine
  • 2 x 55 KVA Mitsubishi generators
  • 2 x Coltri and Bauer dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with DIN and Int. fittings
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Watermaker - 1,800 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 8,000 litres
  • Waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 3 life rafts (for 33 passengers in total)
  • 2 x 40 HP motorised dinghies
  • VHF, SSB, FM and SW and long range emergency radio
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Furuno Radar
  • Sounder
  • Medic first aid box
  • Emergency oxygen - quantity unknown
  • AED defibrillator
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • Fire alarms and extinguishers in cabins and throughout
  • Customer dive insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY. It must include medical evacuation. La Galigo will require a copy of your insurance policy, at least 24 hours prior to departure - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Very good
"The crew were excellent (10/10) and were very professional. There was ample food, fruit and drinks included. The dive sites and biodiversity observed were fantastic and we felt safe diving with our guides who had substantial experience and knowledge of the area. The boat (which is why I gave a score of 4/5 instead of 5/5) particularly the dining area and lower cabins were in need of maintenance." - , UK, 3 March 2017 ...


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