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Dewi Nusantara
From US$ 527 per day
Customer rating
Excellent!
Length
57m
188 ft
Max 18
Nitrox
200% LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Visits Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih, Triton Bay, Banda
  • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
  • Dedicated air-conditioned restaurant
  • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner
  • Large boat with masseuse, video/photo pro

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The 57 metre Dewi Nusantara, formerly known as Paradise Dancer, is the largest of the Raja Ampat liveaboards, a magnificent 3-masted, motorised wooden schooner, perfectly suited to Indonesia diving safaris.

The immediate benefit of her size are the en-suite Deluxe cabins spanning an incredible 20 m², substantially larger than the industry standard. The Master & Commander Suite is a whopping 46 m², equipped with a double bed, sofa and table and chairs, reminiscent of the captain's cabins from an era past.

Choosing Dewi Nusantara as your Raja Ampat diving liveaboard means choosing a full-board setup with plenty of food to fuel your diving expeditions, to be enjoyed in the spacious and dedicated air-conditioned restaurant or at the out-door dining area whilst enjoying top-side scenery.

Diving is effortless thanks to a large dive deck for preparation and 2 powerful dinghies to ferry you to the exact point of entry, maximising time at each site. Nitrox is available on board to extend your bottom time and a computer with CD burner will ensure your scuba memories live on in video or photo long after you diving voyage to Raja Ampat.

From October to March, liveaboard diving in Raja Ampat with Dewi Nusantara is the main event. Outside of these months the focus shifts elsewhere. Mostly Dewi Nusantara visits Komodo, but also Banda and Alor.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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November 2017
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24 Nov 5 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,325
December 2017
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6 Dec 17 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,325
January 2018
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11 Jan 22 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
23 Jan 3 Feb 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
February 2018
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4 Feb 15 Feb 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
March 2018
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6 Mar 17 Mar 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
May 2018
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12 May 23 May 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
24 May 4 Jun 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
September 2018
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7 Sep 18 Sep 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
October 2018
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29 Oct 9 Nov 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
November 2018
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10 Nov 21 Nov 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
22 Nov 3 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
December 2018
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4 Dec 15 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
16 Dec 27 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655
28 Dec 8 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park 36 US$ 6,655

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer, one glass of wine with dinner, land tours on Komodo trips, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max of 5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches. For Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay: transfers from Sorong or Manokwari Airport in West Papua Province to the boat. For Komodo: transfers from your Bali hotel to Bali Airport and return transfers to the boat from Labuan Bajo Airport in Flores.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive insurance, Raja Ampat port and park fees US$ 255 per person per trip, Cenderawasih Bay port and park fees US$ 215 per person per trip, Komodo port and park fees US$ 90 per person per trip, Alor port and park fees of US$ 195 to be in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Scuba equipment (US$ 300 per charter), dive computer, Additional wine and spirits, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 200 for all dives or US$ 10 per fill). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Raja Ampat: The Dewi Nusantara liveaboard normally departs 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 transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. For safaris using other departure ports in Indonesia, we will assist you with information on how to get there.
Komodo: Dewi Nusantara departs from Labuan Bajo. Domestic flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo is approximately 1 hour, return flights are arranged by the operator at an extra charge. There is a minibus transfer service between the boat and airport in Labuan Bajo. A 1 night stay in Bali is mandatory before, and recommended after, the cruise.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 19:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: None.

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: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Deluxe cabin free of charge (total 9 or more guests). See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Deluxe cabin free of charge (total 18 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2017 - US$ 9,382


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Dewi Nusantara is fitted with 8 Staterooms on the lower deck as well as a large Master suite on the main deck. The 46m² Master Suite has a double bed and sumptuous furnishings, its own Jacuzzi bath, and 180° views over the ocean from the rear of the vessel.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Windows on main deck, large portholes on lower deck
  • En-suite bathrooms with hot-water shower
  • Sitting-area with sofa (Suite only)
  • Cabinet, mirror & shelves
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • Bedding
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 11 - hot water

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    Crew of 22 comprises:
    • Cruise Leader
    • 2 Divemasters
    • Dive Instructor
    • Video / Photo Pro
    • Captain
    • Cook
  • Engineer
  • 1st Mates
  • Masseuse
  • 3 Stewardesses
  • 3 Deck Hands
  • 4 Others
  • Nitrox - 100m² dive deck with 2 hot water showers and 1 toilet - 200 HP dinghies - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Camera table - 45m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD, iPod docking station and sound system - Computer with CD burner - Photo and video editing - Movie and book library, games and magazines - Fish ID and diving books - Massage (after-dive and full body) - Sea kayaks - Water dispenser - Open-air dining area - Dedicated air-con restaurant area - Well-stocked bar - Shaded out-side area - 100m² sun decks with sun loungers and hammocks - Onboard boutique

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    A light breakfast of toast and fresh fruit with tea, coffee and fruit juice is served before the first dive starting at 6 am. A full cooked to order breakfast with your choice of western or Indonesia options such as Nasi Goreng is served on the open-air deck after your first dive. A buffet lunch of local Indonesia food is served in the middle of the day. Dinner is an elegant affair with 3 courses with waiter service and with 1 glass of wine included. There is also a menu of fine wines and cigars available for purchase.
    • International cuisine, Chinese and Japanese cuisine, local specialities and BBQs are to be found on the Dewi Nusantara's varied menu.
    • Main meals comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, snacks & dinner.
    • Early morning wake up beverage.
    • Bread/toast, fruit, tea & coffee, water, fresh snacks, beer and soft drinks are available free of charge.
    • Wine and spirits are available as additional extras.
    • The menus are not fixed and meals are served buffet style in the dedicated air-conditioned restaurant or in the outside dining area with waitress service.
    • Vegetarian and other special diets are catered for with prior notice.
    • Catering starts with light refreshments and fruit or juice, with breakfast on the first full day of the safari as the first meal.

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in 2007, refurbished annually
    • Size - 47m x 12m
    • Weight - 800 tonnes
    • Top speed - 11.5 knots
    • Cruising speed - 8.5 knots
    • 2 x 500 HP Nissan engines
    • 3 x 100/100/30 KW Mitsubishi generators
    • 3 x CAT dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Nitrox
  • Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 10,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 29,000 litres
  • Environmental storage tank

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 2 Yamaha 200 HP dinghies
    • 50 person capacity life raft
    • VHF & SSB radios
    • Fire alarm / detectors
    • Emergency lights / signal devices
    • Furuno 36 mile radar
    • GPS twin systems
    • Echo sounders
    • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight
  • Life jackets in cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 20,000 litres of oxygen on board
  • Customer dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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    Customer reviews:

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "The staff are the most helpful and professional I have every encountered in my liveaboard trip up till now and the facility is definitely the first rate." - , China, 29 December 2015 ...

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "Dewi Nusantara is a great boat - huge, spacious and in excellent condition. Very stable regardless of the weather. It is run extremely efficiently - a very well organised operation with no chaos and every issue anticipated. The staff were fabulous all round. The food can be a little repetitive but this is understandable since they do all their shopping in Sorong - a real challenge, I would imagine.
    My only slight criticism would be that our guide was extremely focused on pleasing photographers, sometimes to the detriment of others. I dived without a camera for more than 50% of the time after my housing flooded, and was largely left to fend for myself in finding critters (despite staying close to the guide). I don't think this was true of the other guides, though.
    " - , Australia, 19 January 2012 ...


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