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Samata is a wooden-hulled, Sulawesi-built schooner which focuses on the Komodo Island area, operating from Labuan Bajo so no time is spent getting to and from the national park. Samata means 'tranquility' and 'balance' in Sanskrit and the boat is well-named since it is a smooth and sturdy vessel and, at 42 metres in length, is a substantial liveaboard boat.

Length: 42 metres / 138 feet
Beam: 7 metres / 24 feet
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 15 (normally 10)
Samata sailing the waters of Komodo

There are a variety of trip durations operated and the schedule is open to change since, with a maximum of 15 divers (normally 10), Samata is a popular private whole boat charter. So if you have a group and want to set your own itinerary then the Samata's schedule can be flexible to your needs.

With 13 staff to 10-15 guests you will be more than well looked after and, under French ownership, both English and French are spoken on board. Soft drinks and beer are included in the price and there is a wide choice of wines as you would expect under French ownership.

There are delightful wood panelled floors and furniture throughout, including the 4 double en-suite cabins, the air-conditioned saloon and dining area, plus the outdoor seating areas and sun deck. There is plenty of relaxation space on board. So for couples or groups seeking the best of Komodo in great comfort and style, you could do worse than book a Komodo Island liveaboard trip on board KLM Samata and find your own tranquility and balance.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Samata runs flexible whole boat charter trips in Komodo all year round. Please check with us for availability.
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
N/A N/A 7 Komodo National Park 21 US$ 43,848
N/A N/A 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 31,320

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, biscuits, coffee, tea and water, dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), return transfers to the boat from the relevant airport.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment, air fare for return flights Bali to Labuan Bajo, Komodo National Park fees (US$ 25 per person). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Optional extras: Land transfers in Bali, Island excursion to see the Komodo dragons, torches, dive insurance, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: KLM Samata departs to Komodo Island from Labuan Bajo in Flores or Bali. Flights can be arranged by the operator. There is a minibus transfer service from airports to and from the boat in Labuan Bajo but not in Bali. For more information see our Bali travel information section.

Non-diver rate: Charter prices apply.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Not applicable for whole boat charter basis.

Dive clubs and group discounts: See rates above. Groups of 5 or 6 guests can charter the full boat for a discounted price of 10% off the above prices.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): See above for prices of the different itineraries.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Samata is equipped with 4 double cabins located on the lower deck, and a master cabin on the upper deck. All cabins feature air-conditioning and private, en-suite facilities.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin, towel & toiletries
  • Portholes
  • Reading lamp
  • Bedding
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 6 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
Crew comprises:
  • Dive Instructor
  • Dive Master
  • Cruise Leader
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • Stewardess
  • Deck Hand
18m² Dive deck & 3m² dplatform with shower - 2 Motorised dive dinghies - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Camera table - Saloon with TV, DVD, sound system and Nintendo Wii game console - Computer with CD burner & photo / video editing - Movie and book library, games and magazines, fish ID and diving books - Water dispenser - Open-air dining area - Well-stocked bar - 112m² Open-air shaded area - 18m² Sun deck with sun chairs and mattresses

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
  • International cuisine and Chinese cuisine, with local specialities and BBQs will keep the stomachs full while onboard Samata.
  • Vegetarians and other special diets are catered for with prior notice.
  • Main meals comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch & dinner with snacks in between.
  • Biscuits, candy bars, bread/toast, fruit, tea & coffee, water, soft drinks and beer are free of charge.
  • Wine is available as additional extra.
  • The menus are fixed and meals are served buffet style in either the air-conditioned saloon or the outside area.
  • Catering starts with lunch or dinner on the first day of the trip, depending on the time of arrival.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2008, refurbished annually
  • Size - 42m x 7.5m
  • Top speed - 10 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 1 x 320 HP Hyundai engine
  • 2 x 22 KW Mitsubishi generators
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with int. fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220v - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 4,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 6,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Environmental storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 x 40 HP Suzuki & Yamaha dinghies
  • 20 person capacity life raft
  • VHF radios
  • Fire alarm / detectors
  • Emergency lights / signal devices
  • Furuno radar
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Mobile phone
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight
  • Life jackets throughout
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 8,400 litres of oxygen on board, plus DAN kit
  • Customer dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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