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MV Paisubatu is an Indonesia liveaboard that operates mostly in the regions of Raja Ampat and North Sulawesi. Built in 2006 and managed by an operation with many years of experience in Indonesia, Paisubatu is a liveaboard where you can be sure you are in good hands and will be taken to the best dive sites around.

Length: 26 metres / 86 feet
Beam: 6 metres / 18 feet
Cruise: 7 knots
Divers: 10
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Sleeping a maximum of 10 guests on this 26m mono-hulled motor yacht, there is always plenty of space especially with the large dive boat tender which accompanies the MV Paisubatu. Similar to the dhonis used in Maldives, Paisubatu employs a 15m tender where all scuba equipment is stored and where the compressors operate. This helps to keep the main boat quiet, clean and uncluttered.

Another great feature of this liveaboard is the electrical design which allows generators to be shut down overnight so you can sleep soundly in peace and quiet.

You can spend your down-time in the open air saloon and dining area on the upper deck which is the main socialising space. The holiday experience of the MV Paisubatu is a more natural open-air one than some other liveaboards, so don't expect an air-conditioned lounge or entertainment equipment. On this Indonesian liveaboard, you can look forward to a peaceful, nature-lovers trip where the spectacular and ever-changing scenery is the backdrop and great diving is the daily pastime.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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There are currently no future dates available.

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts. All safaris include return airport transfers to and from the boat.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tanks (US$ 36 per trip), scuba equipment (US$ 28 per day), dive computer, torches, diving insurance. National Park fees: Bunaken (US$ 18 per person), Lembeh (US$ 6 per person), Tankoko (US$ 12 per person), Underwater volcano (Sangihe Cruise) (US$ 6 per person), Raja Ampat Park fees of (US$ 170 per person). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: North Sulawesi: The Paisubatu liveaboard departs from Bitung in the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi. There is a free transfer service from Manado Airport to and from the boat.
Raja Ampat: MV Paisubatu departs in the evening 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 Sorong. There is a free transfer service from the boat to and from the nearest airports.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 15:00 hrs on the day before disembarkation. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% 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 65% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below which is equivalent to pay for 9 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 10 or more guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): North Sulawesi - US$ 2 122, Raja Ampat - US$ 2 129.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 5 double/twin bed cabins on the main deck. All of these have private en-suite bathrooms and windows or portholes.

All the cabins have:
  • Ceiling fans
  • Windows or portholes
  • En-suite bathroom with fresh water shower and hand basin
  • Toiletries & towels
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet & shelves
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220V electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs, adapters available
  • Fire warning system
No. of bathrooms / showers - 6 / 6 - cold water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 12 comprises:
  • Cruise Director & Instructor
  • 3 Divemasters
  • 2 Captains
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • 3 Deck hands
15m dive tender boat with toilet & ladder - Rinse tank - 45m² saloon with books, diving magazines, fish ID books - 45m² shaded social & dining area - 20m² sundeck with sun mattresses - Water dispenser

PADI Advanced and Rescue courses available on board.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
Each day starts with a pre-breakfast before the first dive, with a cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner to follow. Hot drinks and snacks such as biscuits and fruit are available throughout the day. Meals are waiter served rather than buffet style self-service, and are enjoyed on the large dining table in the open-air section of the upper deck. The menu on this liveaboard is varied and includes local specialties as well as international favourites including Chinese and Italian dishes.
  • Indonesian, Chinese and Italian food - 3 choices per sitting.
  • All meals are waiter served in the open-air dining area.
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch & dinner, with snacks included.
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks, drinking water, biscuits, toast and fruit are provided free of charge.
  • Beer is also available for purchase.
  • All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us prior notice.
  • Dining service begins on guest boarding.
Sample dishes - Marinated shrimps, Wahoo fish BBQ ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2006
  • Refurbished annually
  • Size - 26m x 5.5m
  • Top speed - 8 knots
  • Cruising speed - 7 knots
  • 210 HP Deutz engine
  • 3 Yanmar generators - 6 KW & 12 KW
  • 2 Bauer & Poseidon dive tank compressors
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium tanks with DIN & int. fittings
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 7,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 2,500 litres
  • Fresh watermaker - 2,000 litres per day

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • Life raft (max. 22 passengers)
  • 50 HP wooden dive tender
  • Motorised dinghy
  • VHF Icom, SSB radios
  • Furuno GPS
  • No radar
  • Furuno depth sounder
  • Furuno fishfinder/sounder
  • Haiyang plotter/echo sounder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight & horn
  • Satellite & mobile telephones
  • Medic first aid box
  • Emergency oxygen - 32,000 litres
  • Engine room fire alarm
  • Life jackets & fire extinguishers throughout
  • Customer dive insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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Customer reviews:

"Staff were friendly, competent. Boat was very basic but clean. The other guests and the instructor were French. Being on a boat for this length of time did make us feel quite isolated at times." - , Australia, 22 September 2013 ...

"The liveaboard boat itself was simple but clean, good to have your own bathroom and toilet. Also good that there was a smaller separate boat where the dive equipment was stored and prepared, so the noisy filling of the bottles never disturbed.
Maybe the boat is a little too small for all the people as there is not really a lot of space to relax and sun besides the room.
" - , Belgium, 2 August 2013 ...


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