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WAOW

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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 Indonesia liveaboard cruise.

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Length: 58 metres / 191 foot
Beam: 11 metres / 36 foot
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 18 (27 pax. for full boat charter)
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Komodo liveaboard, the WAOW
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This brand new 3-masted boat can accommodate up to 18 divers in en-suite cabins for dream 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 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 dive speed boats are used to accessing the dive 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 dive guides have years of experience but still remain passionate about diving. WAOW is a great choice for an exclusive, extra special cruise with high-quality, luxury facilities and top-class service.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

July 2014
Dep: 14 Jul Ret: 25 Jul Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 4,963
August 2014
Dep: 24 Aug Ret: 31 Aug Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 3,199
September 2014
Dep: 4 Sep Ret: 15 Sep Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 5,239
Dep: 18 Sep Ret: 27 Sep Alor-Flores US$ 4,963
October 2014
Dep: 12 Oct Ret: 24 Oct Banda Islands-Alor-Flores US$ 6,618
Dep: 27 Oct Ret: 7 Nov Banda Islands-Raja Ampat US$ 6,066
November 2014
Dep: 10 Nov Ret: 21 Nov Raja Ampat-Triton Bay US$ 6,066
Dep: 24 Nov Ret: 5 Dec Raja Ampat-Triton Bay US$ 6,066
December 2014
Dep: 8 Dec Ret: 19 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 6,066
January 2015
Dep: 5 Jan Ret: 16 Jan Raja Ampat US$ 6,066
Dep: 19 Jan Ret: 30 Jan Raja Ampat US$ 6,066
February 2015
Dep: 2 Feb Ret: 13 Feb Raja Ampat US$ 6,066
Dep: 16 Feb Ret: 27 Feb Raja Ampat US$ 6,066
March 2015
Dep: 2 Mar Ret: 13 Mar Raja Ampat-Triton US$ 6,066
Dep: 16 Mar Ret: 27 Mar Raja Ampat-Triton US$ 6,066
Dep: 30 Mar Ret: 11 Apr Banda Islands-Raja Ampat US$ 6,618
April 2015
Dep: 14 Apr Ret: 26 Apr Alor-Flores-Banda US$ 6,618
June 2015
Dep: 22 Jun Ret: 3 Jul Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 6,066
July 2015
Dep: 14 Jul Ret: 23 Jul Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 4,963
Dep: 25 Jul Ret: 1 Aug Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 3,860
August 2015
Dep: 3 Aug Ret: 12 Aug Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 4,963
Dep: 14 Aug Ret: 21 Aug Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 3,860

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More Trip Details....

Special offers:

For details of the WAOW last minute offers: July-September specials. This liveaboard is part of the prestigious DivEncounters Alliance.

Offer expires: 15 Sep 2014

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): Dive computer (mandatory), dive insurance (mandatory), 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.

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 12 per day), dive equipment (US$ 20 per day), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Komodo: Waow departs at midday from Bali, Bima, Labuan Bajo or Maumere. There is a minibus transfer service from the airport to the boat. For more information see our Bali travel information section. Raja Ampat: Waow departs at 4pm 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 West Papua travel information section. You can also fly to Sorong from Manado (see our How to Get to Manado section). For trips using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there.

Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single traveller may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 60% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. Pay for 16 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2014 - US$ 9,022.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
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.

One of WAOW's Deluxe cabins 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
  • Reading lights
  • Wardrobe with towels
  • Cabinet and mirror
  • Mains outlet 220 & 12 Volts - round twin plug and adapters available
  • Bedding and space for luggage
  • Fire warning system
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 11 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
The Indonesia liveaboard WAOW's air-conditioned saloon The crew of 22 comprises:
  • 2 Cruise Leaders
  • 3 Instructors, 1 Divemaster
  • 2 Captains
  • 2 Cooks
  • 2 Stewardesses
  • Masseuse
  • Maid
  • 2 Engineers
  • 6 Deck hands
2 x 150 HP fibreglass dive tenders - 100 HP RIB dinghy - Nitrox system - 40mē dive deck with fresh hot water shower & toilet - Camera room with charging stations, table and rinse tank - 30mē air-conditioned saloon with TV, video and music system- 30mē dedicated restaurant with bar - Computer and free WiFi internet - Windsurfing & fishing equipment - Movie library, diving books and magazines - 125mē shaded area - 75mē Sundecks with sun loungers - Water dispenser

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Menu, cuisine type...
WAOW's Swiss-French owners put great emphasis on providing 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!

  • Lunch time on WAOWIndonesian 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
  • Operator rates food as restaurant quality


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technical specifications...
  • One of WAOW's 2 fibreglass tenders for liveaboard diving in IndonesiaBuilt in year 2012
  • Size - 58m x 11m
  • Weight - 800 tonnes
  • Top speed - 10 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 2 x 500 HP Yanmar engines
  • 3 Mitsubishi generators - 2 x 100 & 1 x 40 KW
  • 2 Bauer dive tank compressors
  • EANx nitrox filling station
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN and international fittings
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 12,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 32,000 litres
  • Fresh watermakers - 2 x 2,500 l/day
  • Waste storage tank

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navigation, safety features...
  • The sun deck on WAOW2 life rafts (max. 50 passengers)
  • 3 x 100-150 HP motorised tenders
  • Nautilus Lifeline diver locating system
  • HF & VHF radios
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Radar
  • Depth sounder
  • Fishfinder
  • Plotter
  • CCTV in engine room
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • EPIRB
  • Satellite & mobile telephones
  • Weather fax
  • Medic first aid box
  • This operator has not confirmed the presence, or quantity of, oxygen on their dive boat
  • Life jackets in main deck muster station
  • Fire alarm system
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Searchlight
  • Customer dive insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
WAOW deck plans
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