WAOW, which means 'Water Adventure Ocean Wide' is a traditionally-built iron wood sailing vessel. At 58m in length she oozes luxury, style and quality and is ideal if you are looking for exclusivity and a touch of class on your Indonesian diving cruise.
This brand new 3-masted boat can accommodate up to 18 divers in en-suite cabins for dream liveaboard cruises around the Indonesia archipelago including Komodo, Alor, and Raja Ampat. All the cabins are generous in size and come equipped with their own lounge area and entertainment system.
There are several communal areas for relaxing between dives including a restaurant and bar, lounge with TV and music facilities, free wifi internet facilities, and dedicated camera room with computer system. There are also 2 sun decks equipped with loungers and 2 shaded seating areas for sunbathing, relaxing with a cool drink and taking in the breathtaking scenery.
WAOW has been designed especially for scuba divers and is therefore equipped with the latest equipment and facilities for ease of diving. The dive deck is designed for space and comfort and the 3 speed boats are used to accessing the sites and ensure that guests dive in small groups only.
This Komodo liveaboard has state of the art safety equipment to be able to visit the most remote and mystical areas of the Indonesian archipelago on extended expeditions. Every customer is equipped with a Nautilus Lifeline which is a system for the locating of divers in the event they are separated from the chase boat. It has a radio, GPS and MMSI number programmed into the device.
The enthusiastic, friendly tour leaders and guides have years of experience but still remain passionate about scuba diving. WAOW is a great choice for an exclusive, extra special cruise with high-quality, luxury facilities and top-class service.
Customers wishing to return onboard WAOW within 18 months of their previous trip receive a discount of 5% (plus an extra 5% if they are Dive the World returning customers as well) plus free nitrox. Please ask us for more details. Also, book and get 2 free nights in a hotel in Lembongan (Bali) and 2 days of diving, after being on the 9 night trip departing on the 23 Aug. Offer expires: 31 Dec 2016
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, 1 glass of wine with dinner, land tours, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, safety marker device.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 20 per day), diving computer, dive insurance, port and park fees (Komodo US$ 12 per day, Raja Ampat US$ 18 per day), possible fuel surcharge. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 12 per day), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Komodo: Waow liveaboard safaris depart at midday from Bali, Bima, Labuan Bajo or Maumere. There is a minibus transfer service from the airport to the boat. Raja Ampat: Waow's dive tours depart at 4 pm from Sorong in West Papua. You can fly direct to Sorong from Bali or Jakarta. There is a transfer service from the local airport or your hotel to and from the boat. For more information see our travel information section. For trips using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12.00pm 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 60% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. Pay for 18 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2014 - US$ 8,498.
The beautifully furnished air-conditioned cabins are spacious and have their own lounge area. There are: 6 Deluxe cabins on the lower deck and 2 Superior cabins on the main deck all with both a double and single bed. The Master suite on the upper deck has a king size bed plus a single bed and its own private sundeck.
All the cabins have private en-suite bathrooms, and in-room entertainment with over 600 movies to choose from and 200 GB of music. Cabins on the upper and main decks have seaview windows, whereas the cabins on the lower deck have portholes.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air conditioning
Large sea-view windows or portholes
Bathroom with hot water shower, toilet and hand basin
TV and DVD player
Wardrobe with towels
Cabinet and mirror
Mains outlet 220 & 12 Volts - round twin plug and adapters available
2 x 150 HP fibreglass dive tenders - 100 HP RIB dinghy - Nitrox system - 40m² dive deck with fresh hot water shower & toilet - Camera room with charging stations, table and rinse tank - 30m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, video and music system- 30m² dedicated restaurant with bar - Computer and free WiFi internet - Windsurfing & fishing equipment - Movie library, diving books and magazines - 125m² shaded area - 75m² Sundecks with sun loungers - Water dispenser
WAOW's Swiss-French owners put great emphasis on providing liveaboard guests with a sumptuous, tasty menu. High-quality restaurant standard dishes are served and you can look forward to both European and local specialities. The 2 onboard chefs use a variety of fresh ingredients and all diets can be catered for. On private charters you can even have your own French chef on board!
Indonesian and international main meal dishes.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style while dinner is a set menu.
Snacks such as cakes, biscuits, toast and fruit are available all day.
Coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, 1 glass of wine free with dinner, and fruit shakes are provided free of charge.
Beer, more wine and spirits are also available for purchase.
All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us prior notice.
"The trip was among the best I’ve experienced. Everything including the room, food, service and DIVING was exceptional. I intend to book another trip with WAOW and would recommend them to anyone." - Robert Brice, USA ...