With a maximum of just 10 guests on board this liveaboard, the Moana offers you an escape from big groups and guarantees plenty of individual attention in a variety of dive crew languages. This compact Phinisi schooner has 5 air conditioned cabins all with ensuite hot water showers. The boat may be less than enormous, but is modern and perfectly formed and is a great boat for individuals, groups or families to see the best of Komodo dive region.
With year round 4 night trips, Moana is ideal for those looking for an affordable and short Komodo diving adventure. The tours encompass all the best dive sites of the area plus a walk with the famous Komodo dragons, while all the time you are looked after by the attentive and friendly crew.
Moana departs from Labuan Bajo in Flores, just a short hop to Komodo. Flores is reached by a quick domestic flight from Bali. The proximity to the best dive sites means no long cruises across open seas. Unlike some of the other Indonesia liveaboard charters, with the Moana you will be scuba diving in Komodo just a few hours after boarding!
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, land tours, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, safety marker device.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (USD 25 per day), dive insurance, return domestic flight (Bali-Labuan Bajo-Bali) of US$ 300 to be paid in advance, port clearance and Komodo National Park fees of US$ 125 per person per safari to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The Moana liveaboard departs to Komodo at about 1 pm from Labuan Bajo in Flores. There is a transfer service from Labuan Bajo Airport to and from the boat. You can fly direct to Labuan Bajo from Bali. Flights are arranged by the operator at the time of booking. Speed boat transfers to and from the boat are available any day on request for those with more flexible schedules. For more information on how to get to Bali see our Bali travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 01.00pm. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 26% off the published price.
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 US$ 71 per night of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below, approximately equivalent to pay for 9.5 guests and receive 4.5 extra spaces free of charge.
There are 2 double bed cabins, 3 triple cabins and 1 quad (family) cabin. For standard Komodo trips only 2 guests share each cabin, but for private charters Moana can take up to 14 guests. All cabins are on the lower deck - all are air conditioned, tidily furnished and have teak wood interiors.
All the cabins have:
Individually controlled air conditioning
Private bathroom with hot shower, towels, toiletries and hand basin
Wardrobe and mirror
Mains outlet 220 Volts, twin flat pin socket - 24 hours per day
The Moana has all the facilities needed to keep you entertained during your Komodo trip. With a TV, DVD, CD player and I-pod for music and a great sound and light system, you can set the mood for yourself: mellow vibes or party time! In the open air you can enjoy the large sundeck and even take advantage of the outdoor sleeping facilities for a night under the stars. There are even 4 Penn fishing rods for use in non-sensitive areas (by non-sensitive divers?). Camera rinse tanks and a camera table are available for photographers and a notebook (laptop) is also free to use for photographers or those who simply want to marvel at the sights and sounds of the great dive dive locations you will visit in Komodo.
2 Deck hands
2 Motorised dinghies - 15m² dive deck - Camera table and rinse tank - Extra rinse tank for cameras - Fan cooled saloon plus open air dining area - TV, video, DVD player & music system - Computer available for CD burning & internet (occasional coverage) - Fish book library - 60m² sundeck with sun loungers - Bar
PADI certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver.
"Everything was great. The crew was very attentive, offered clear explanations, & answered all questions promptly. Very professional and friendly service! I highly recommend this Komodo liveaboard!" - Kathy Lee, USA ...
"Friendly, efficient, all basic equipment available. Operator knowledgable, calm, friendly and always going the extra mile." - Mathias Eick, Germany ...
"Equipment all in very good condition, staff very attentive and friendly, accommodation and shared facilities very good." - Jenny Hamilton-Ible, UK ...
"Very good service on board, decent cabins, very nice boat, very good food." - Karl Kepplinger, Australia ...
"Overall satisfied with the trip - good quality rental kit and very polite and friendly staff. Boat was comfortable but basic, but was to be expected. Food was only average." - Talib Yousry, UK ...