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La Galigo

With 7 cabins and personal service, this stylish liveaboard is designed for friends and families.

Overview

With her distinctive red hull and red sails, and a red-accented color theme that runs throughout her cabins and decks, the 108-ft-long La Galigo Liveaboard is a traditional two-mast phinisi sailing boat, built by Buginese craftsmen in 2012. Accommodating 14 guests, she offers year-round dive cruises to the magnificent national parks of Komodo and Raja Ampat in Indonesia. There are 13 crew members on hand, so you can expect a lot of personal attention.

Cabins

La Galigo has seven air-conditioned cabins in three categories, each with an en-suite bathroom. The two Master Cabins are positioned on the Upper Deck, offering a secluded spot to wake up in the morning to witness the sunrise and world class views. Both Master Cabins can either be configured as two single beds or as a double bed.

There are four Deluxe Cabins positioned on the Lower Deck, two of which may be altered to accommodate two singles or one double. All cabins are filled with plentiful natural light and all beds are fitted with deep spring mattresses. The engine room is isolated away from cabins with thick soundproofing, which even though not silent, makes for a better night’s sleep.

The Suite

For added luxury you can choose The Suite on the Upper Deck; this is the boat’s premium option, which has everything you will need for your ultimate liveaboard experience, including a 48-inch HD TV & DVD player, a private lounge room with sofas and coffee tables, and an exquisite private balcony with seating for both dining and relaxing.

The 270-degree views of the sea and the passing islands makes it a delightful place to unwind after an active day of diving. It comes with an oversized en-suite bathroom, a king bed and its own refrigerator.

Life On Board

Beautifully finished in Indonesian teak, the air-conditioned salon and dining area on the main deck is the social hub of this liveaboard. Here you can enjoy a large TV, DVD player, music system and computer, a well-stocked bookcase and many power points for charging and preparing laptops, cameras and video equipment.

This is also where you will relish the chef’s freshly prepared range of Indonesian and international dishes. Vegetarian and Vegan requests can easily be accommodated with advance notice. There is also space in the sun, and the shade, on the Upper Deck where you can lounge in reclining chairs enjoying the tranquil ocean breeze while marveling at the passing views.

The Dive Deck

The dedicated dive platform is located at the rear of the vessel with plenty of space to kit up; it features three fresh water showers, a camera table and rinse tanks. Diving facilities include: full Aqualung rental equipment with 32% Nitrox and 12-liter aluminium tanks. The boat has two tenders and dive courses are available.

The La Galigo Liveaboard is very much a friends and family affair, and trips are always focused on fun and guest comfort. Land tours are an integral part of La Galigo’s outlined itineraries, allowing divers to also experience the breath-taking above-water beauty and diverse cultures that Indonesia has to offer.

Itineraries & Prices

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6 Day / 5 Night - Jurassic Komodo

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Embarkation

AM: We will collect you from your hotel or Labuan Bajo airport between 8:00 – 9:00 on the day of departure to welcome you onboard La Galigo. After a refreshing welcome drink, a quick breakfast and a safety briefing of our ship, we aim to anchor up around 10:00am from Labuan Bajo.

PM: After around 2 hours sailing we will arrive at our first destination, the islands of Sebayor kecil and besar, where we will conduct 2 dives after lunch. We have selected this area for our first day as it is relatively protected from the currents renowned in the area, a provides a great opportunity to practice with your reef hook, or just get back into the swing of things after a lengthy lay off from diving. After a calm night dive, we relax for our first Dinner together and pop over to see our friends at Komodo Island resort to watch the stars and get to know each other.

La Galigo's 6-Day Jurassic Komodo - Day One - Boat Side View
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Labuan Bajo
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West Komodo

AM: After a morning dive at Tatawa kecil, we go in search of Manta rays at the world-class dive site we call Karang Makassar.

PM: After lunch, we will head to one of the highlights of Komodo diving, Batu Bolong, with a chance to see some large pelagic species such as Giant Trevally and Barracuda, as well as sharks and Napoleon Maori Wrasse. Later that afternoon we set sail for the northwest part of Komodo, for a small trek to witness the ever amazing Komodo sunset, dipping behind the nearby active volcano called Sangeang. For the night dive, we will stay in the bay close to the trekking area, and dive the site Stranger Things, for a chance to get your first glimpse of the macro in the national park.

La Galigo's 6-Day Jurassic Komodo - Day Two - Komodo Dragons
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Komodo
Day
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North West Komodo

AM: Day three is our personal favorite in terms of diving, and all 3 of the dives normally conducted on this day are what we would consider unforgettable. The morning is spent on both Crystal Rock and Castle Rock, two submerged pinnacles that are home to an abundance of marine life. Teams of hunting Trevally and Big-Eye Jacks patrol the blue waters of the reefs, chasing large schools of smaller fish. Eagle Rays glide effortlessly in the currents whilst the reef sharks hunt their next meal.

PM: In the afternoon we visit the fast becoming famous Cauldron / Shotgun. This dive site is the equivalent of an underwater rollercoaster, words alone do not do the site justice. Back in June 2017, the worlds fist non captive Megamouth shark was recorded on this site, and the video went viral through national Geographic. The night dive will be spent on China Shop, or Gili Lawa Darat Bay, dependent on mooring conditions.

La Galigo's 6-Day Jurassic Komodo - Day Three - Bobtail Squid
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Komodo
Day
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South West Komodo

AM: Awake early in the morning to complete our diving at a wonderful site called the Golden Passage in the northern most part of western Komodo, a drift dive where you can encounter schools Sweetlips and Snappers, as well as Mantas and Sharks.

During breakfast we head slightly south in the national park, on the way, repeating either Karang Makassar or Batu Bolong, (dependant on conditions and the group), or visit a new site Mawan, for another chance to catch some Manta Rays.

PM: After the day's morning dives, we end up at the island of Siaba. Siaba provides you with the opportunity to spot the elusive Dugong during the day, and dependent on conditions, can also be home to eagle rays. At night, Siaba has a great muck dive site we call Dunia Kecil (Small world), a place with a variety of macro possibilities, including flamboyant cuttlefish and many varieties of ghost pipe fish. We have on occasion here been lucky enough to spot different species of octopus, including the Wunderpuss, and the famous Blue Ring Octopus.

La Galigo's 6-Day Jurassic Komodo - Day Four - Underwater
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Komodo
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Rinca Island

AM: 2 dives in the morning of the penultimate day of your trip, the first at Pengah Kecil, a small island that is easy to circle on a single tank dive. Sharks, turtles and a variety of rays can be spotted cruising the walls and the shallow staghorn coral of the site. The final dive of your trip will be at a place the locals have named Wainilu, which translates as ‘cold water’. Here we go in search of Ribbon Eels, Ambonese Scorpionfish or even Rhinopias.

PM: After lunch we go on a simple trek, searching to the Komodo Dragons on the island of Rinca, before heading out to Pulau Kalong, to watch the delayed migration of thousands of fruit bats, as they leave their daily island of residence around sunset, in search of fruit.

La Galigo's 6-Day Jurassic Komodo - Day Five - Lounge
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Komodo
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Disembarkation

AM: La Galigo will be anchored up in the morning around 2:00 am in Labuan Bajo, in preparation for you to catch your flight, or check in to your hotel. Guests are welcome to stay onboard until 11:00 am, whereupon we will assist you with transportation to your desired location.

La Galigo's 6-Day Jurassic Komodo - Day Six - Sundeck
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Labuan Bajo
Day
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8 Day / 7 Night - Ultimate Komodo

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Embarkation

AM: We will collect you from your hotel between 8:00 & 9:00am for a 10:00am departure from Labuan Bajo, then welcome you onboard La Galigo. After a refreshing welcome drink, and a short introduction to the facilities of our ship, the diving schedule, and the tour program, we set sail for our first day, which will include a refresher dive for all divers on board.

PM: Check-out dive: Sabayor Slope followed by Sabayor wall. Two nice and easy dives that will introduce you to the wonder of Indonesian diving, vibrant colors, clear warm water…. you have made a great decision coming here 😉 We relax for our first Dinner together and an overnight cruise to central most part of western Komodo.

La Galigo's 8-Day Ultimate Komodo - Day One - Komodo Sunset
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
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West Komodo

AM: Pre-Breakfast. Morning dive: Tarawa Besar… OMG am I in heaven? After a ‘proper’ breakfast, we depart for a dive at Police Corner, having so much fun it should be illegal.

PM: After lunch is diving at one of our favorite spots: CURRENT CITY (Batu Bolong), for a chance to dive once more with our new Manta friends. The last dive of the day will be at Bombastic forest, a real visual delight.

La Galigo's 8-Day Ultimate Komodo - Day Two - Underwater
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Komodo
Day
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North West Komodo

AM: Pre-Breakfast. Morning dive: is the ‘banging’ site Shotgun. After a ‘proper’ breakfast, we depart for a dive at the world-renowned Castle rock. The rock is packed with bronze and rust colored sponges and soft tree corals. Black snappers, large cuttlefish, pyramid butterflyfish, and octopus galore await us there.

PM: Later in the afternoon we climb the local summit and enjoy a splendid panorama over the moon-shape islands of the Komodo Archipelago and the mainland of Flores. Afternoon dive at Crystal Rock, followed by a night dive at Buku Buku.

La Galigo's 8-Day Ultimate Komodo - Day Three - Blue Ring Octopus
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Komodo
Day
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South West Komodo

AM: Awake early in the morning to complete a dive at the world-famous Golden Passage. After second breakfast we dive at Karang Makassar.

PM: We then set sail for Pink Beach and into Komodo National Park. Here we will commence a short hike to see the world-famous Komodo Dragons. This is followed by a night dive at Bokep Point. The evening is spent watching the sunset with a beach barbecue.

La Galigo's 8-Day Ultimate Komodo - Day Four - Nitrox Tanks
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Komodo
Day
4 / 8

Padar Island

AM: The day starts with an early dive at the colorful spectacle that is Dilarsten. After feeling like quite the hobbit with a second breakfast you will jump in the water at Secret Garden, pure bliss.

PM: Some lunch and a short cruise will follow this, taking you to your afternoon dive at Padar Kacino. The night dive for the Day 5 will blow your socks off – Bole Mogoso… prepare to be amazed.

La Galigo's 8-Day Ultimate Komodo - Day Five - Komodo Dragons
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Komodo
Day
5 / 8

Siaba Bay

AM: Some sites are just so good that you have to go back and do them again. That’s how we start day 6 with an early morning revisit to Karang Makassar. Prepare to find even more bizarre macro critters and majestic large animals at Batu Bolong after break number 2.

PM: Lunch – Cruise – Mawan dive site, who wants to lose their passport so this trip never ends! The breathtaking Siaba bay is our night dive spot today.

La Galigo's 8-Day Ultimate Komodo - Day Six - Manta Ray
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Komodo
Day
6 / 8

Bat Island

AM: We start to wind down today as the trip starts to come to an end. To give you 24hrs to pass off your Nitrogen before tomorrow’s flight, we will only do 2 morning dives today. The first dive will be Penga Kecil and the second is Wainilu.

PM: The afternoon is spent swapping stories, having laughs and cracking a few cold ones with your new best friends. A mystical sunset is spent anchored up near Bat Island, where you will witness 10,000 bats fly out at sundown to find fresh fruits to feast on.

La Galigo's 8-Day Ultimate Komodo - Day Seven - Diving
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Komodo
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Disembarkation

AM: La Galigo will be anchored up in the morning around 2:00 am in Labuan Bajo, in preparation for you to catch your flight, or check in to your hotel. Guests are welcome to stay onboard until 11:00 am, whereupon we will assist you with transportation to your desired location.

La Galigo's 8-Day Ultimate Komodo - Day Eight - Underwater
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Labuan Bajo
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8 / 8
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8 Day / 7 Night - Raja Ampat North

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Embarkation

AM: Day 1 starts with your pickup from either your hotel or the Airport. If we are collecting you from your Hotel it is generally around 07:30 – 08:00, if you are arriving on the day of departure, it is important that your arrival time is before 07:30. When we have collected you, we will head directly to the Ferry Port, where you will be met by a member of staff who will accompany you to Waisai. The ferry crossing is around two hours. Upon your arrival in Waisai, it is only a short walk to transfer to La Galigo.

PM: Once on board you will be met by the Cruise Director and a welcome drink. After you have been shown to your rooms and unpacked your luggage, it’s time for a welcome briefing before we have some lunch, then you have some time to relax and soak up the amazing surroundings on route to our first dive of the day.

La Galigo's 8-Day Raja Ampat North - Day One - Boat Side View
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Sorong
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Penemu

AM: Whilst in Penemu we will conduct 3 dives, allowing us time to trek the outlook of Bintang lagoon. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions but we never miss a chance to dive the site made famous by Max Ammer, Melissa’s garden. The large colorful reef system at the top of the dive site, with its thousands of Anthias dodging predators is what gives Melissa’s garden its name.

PM: There is also and an opportunity to dive Kerou channel, which is located close to Leo’s reef, a fish breeding farm funded by Hollywood legend, Leonardo DiCaprio. Overnight we sail to the northernmost part of Raja Ampat, and what awaits is one of the most breathtaking sceneries in Indonesia.

La Galigo's 8-Day Raja Ampat North - Day Two -
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Raja Ampat
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Wayag Island

AM: You awake in the morning cruising between limestone formations on the way to the now infamous lookout of Mt. Pindito. This small mountain has become synonymous with Raja Ampat, and the bay is also home to a Manta breeding station. The best time to hike this hill is early morning, before temperatures rise, but the rewards for climbing are well worth it. The beaches here are also pristine, with fine white sand and turquoise waters surrounding the limestone cliffs of the islands. After trekking, we will endeavor to dive either Way-out-Rock or Figure 8 Rock, both submerged pinnacles home to large pelagic fish, and the occasional passing Manta.

PM: While you have lunch, the boat will cruise to the eastern side of Wayag. Here is where we plan to dive the legendary dive site, Cathedral, which is renowned for its spectacular topography and swim-throughs. Following the dive, we take a short trip to the Wayag Ranger station, which is also a Black Tip Reef Shark breeding area. Here we will hopefully get the chance to do some snorkeling with these baby sharks under the ranger jetty, and also conduct a night dive on the same stretch of reef.

La Galigo's 8-Day Raja Ampat North - Day Three - Underwater
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Raja Ampat
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Kawe & Aljui Bay

AM: In Kawe Island we will do 3 dives. Dive sites visited here are very heavily dependent on day-to-day unpredictable conditions such as swell, but one of our favorite sites in the area is Changgo, located on the equator in the east of Kawe Island. Black Rock and Eagle Rock are both well known for their currents and their Manta populations, and we will dive these sites late morning and early afternoon.

PM: Around 4 pm, La Galigo will move into Aljui Bay, one of the world’s most spectacular bays to watch the sunset, and also do some great muck diving, at sites such as the Fuel Dock or the Pearl Farm Jetty.

La Galigo's 8-Day Raja Ampat North - Day Four - Divers
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Raja Ampat
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Gam & Western Dampier Strait

AM: We wake up just off the coast in Gam Island. There are some great dive sites around this area with vibrant fish-covered reefs and plenty of stunning macro subjects. Two sites we regularly visit in Gam are Mayhem and Citrus Ridge.

PM: As we have lunch we will cruise down to the Western Dampier Strait, to a dive site named Manta Ridge, for an opportunity to dive with the Manta ray population often located here. In the late afternoon, we take a land tour onto the peaceful Arborek Island. The village itself is tranquil and surrounded by beautiful beaches. Arborek is also home to what we consider to be one of the best night dives in the world, Arborek Jetty, for a chance to find Walking Sharks, Blue-ringed octopus, and many other critters.

La Galigo's 8-Day Raja Ampat North - Day Five - Manta Ray
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Raja Ampat
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Central Dampier Strait

AM: Day 6 is almost like a highlights reel of Raja Ampat, and in the morning we often visit Cape Kri, with its schools of Barracudas and Snappers, as well as passing Manta Rays and Sharks. After Kri, we take a visit to another world-class dive site, Blue magic, a submerged reef with Mantas and Giant Trevally nursing the currents, to Wobbegong sharks hiding under bommies.

PM: Our afternoon is often spent at either mikes point or Sardine, dependent on the currents in the area, but either dive site is memorable in its own right. The night is spent underneath Saonek Jetty, spotting critters in the seagrass.

La Galigo's 8-Day Raja Ampat North - Day Six - Misool
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Raja Ampat
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Eastern Dampier Strait

AM: On the penultimate day of the trip, we will repeat one of the guests' favorite dive sites from the day before, then move onto Mioskon, for a shallow dive to allow you to gas off in time for your flight.

PM: The afternoon can be spent snorkeling or relaxing on the beach whilst we prepare a beach BBQ, before setting course for Sorong around 11 pm.

La Galigo's 8-Day Raja Ampat North - Day Seven - Underwater
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Raja Ampat
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Disembarkation

AM: From around 05:00 am La Galigo will be anchored in Sorong in preparation for you to catch your flight, or check in to your hotel. Guests are welcome to stay onboard until 11:00 am, whereupon we will assist you with transportation to your desired location.

La Galigo's 8-Day Raja Ampat North - Day Eight - Tender to Dive Site
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Sorong
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9 Day / 8 Night - Raja Ampat South

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Embarkation

AM: Day 1 starts with your pickup from either your hotel or the Airport. If we are collecting you from your hotel it is generally around 07:30 – 08:00, if you are arriving on the day of departure, it is essential that your arrival time is before 07:30. When we have collected you, we will head directly to the Ferry Port, where you will be met by a member of staff who will accompany you to Waisai. The ferry crossing is around two hours.

PM: Upon your arrival in Waisai, it is only a short transfer to La Galigo. Once onboard, you will be met by the Cruise Director and a welcome drink. After you have been shown to your rooms and unpacked your luggage, it’s time for a welcome briefing before we have some lunch, after lunch the time is yours to relax as we head to the southern area of Raja Ampat, Misool, this can take around 12 – 16 hours.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day One - Boat Details
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Sorong
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Goa Farondi, Misool

AM: After the long haul south we will arrive in Misool for a 2/3 dive day. The dives generally consist of a light cave dive, named Goa Farondi, where there is a chance to do some swim-throughs and maybe meet the bump head parrotfish population, and 3 Rocks, collection of submerged pinnacles home to Barracuda and Trevallies.

PM: The afternoon we take in the site No Contest, a ridge that is home to an abundance of marine life, soft corals and overhangs. The evening dive can be taken at many sites located in the vicinity of No Contest, including pet rock, Plateau, and Love Potion.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day Two - Going to Dive Site
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Raja Ampat
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2 / 9

Daram

AM: Daram is one of the areas less frequented by liveaboards in Misool due to its location in the far east, however, it is home to what many local professionals consider to be one of the finest dive sites in the Misool, ‘Candy store’. Not so far from dive one another critically acclaimed site Andiamo, a submerged reef with two islets, and home to amazing fan corals.

PM: Both aforementioned dive sites can easily be dived twice due to their size and qualities. Night diving here is often conducted at un-named slopes or ridges due to the sheer abundance of healthy coral growth and fish populations.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day Three - Manta Ray
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Raja Ampat
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3 / 9

Jamur Boo, Misool

AM: The diving in this part of Misool is filled with the pristine coral life in the heart of Misool and Giant Pacific Manta Rays, close to the Eco Resort. Whale rock and Nudi Rock are both abundant in beautiful soft coral and schools of fish, and conditions and logistics with Misool Eco Resort will decide which of the sites are dived. Magic mountain is located in the unprotected southern waters of Misool, but you can often find huge Manta Rays gliding across this fast-becoming-favorite dive site of ours.

PM: The afternoon dive is at the dive site Boo Windows, unique in topography, the reef has a window like swim-throughs, and a great chance for some wide-angle photos. Yellit kecil is the night dive around here that is not to be missed, with excellent sea fan growth and stunning bommies to explore.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day Four - Underwater
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Raja Ampat
Day
4 / 9

Central Misool

AM: This is the last full day we spend in Misool, and the morning is spent on an isolated interlinking submerged reef system known as the Three Kings. Difficult to locate without GPS, this site is as awesome in topography as it is in fish life. Giant Trevally, Napoleon Wrasse, and large Snapper are all often found here. Up next is Barracuda, a dive site which might be better known as Trevally, with its large schools of predatory pelagic species.

PM: Dive three of the day is taken at Wedding Cake, so named for its tiered topography, which is home to some of Misool’s Pygmy Seahorse community. Wedding cake makes for an awesome, calm night dive also, and a chance to see species using the reef at night for protection from the local Trevally residents.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day Five - Underwater
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Raja Ampat
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Goa Farondi, Misool

AM: This morning the sun rises once again against the sheer limestone cliffs of Farondi island, where we plan to make two early dives here, allowing us enough time to make it back to the central part of Raja Ampat. Razorback ridge is a series of layered ridges home to a variety of critters. Grouper Rock is a small island with a shallow swim through in the shallows. After this swim through you are met with sea fans and soft coral-covered walls.

PM: After these two dives, we set course for Penemu, approximately 90 miles from northern Misool. This large crossing can be slowed down if the weather is rough, so a decision will be made by the Cruise Director or Captain to only do one dive, leaving enough time to make a time-efficient crossing to our next destination.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day Six - Underwater
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Raja Ampat
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Penemu

AM: Whilst in Penemu we will conduct 3 dives, allowing us time to trek the outlook of Bintang lagoon. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions but we never miss a chance to dive the site made famous by Max Ammer, who named Melissa’s garden on behalf of his daughter. The large colorful reef system at the top of the dive site, with its thousands of Anthias dodging predatory species is what gives the site its garden reference.

PM: There is also and an opportunity to dive Kerou channel, which is located close to Leo’s reef, a fish breeding farm funded by Hollywood legend, Leonardo DiCaprio.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day Seven - Turtle City
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Raja Ampat
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Eastern Dampier Strait

AM: On the penultimate day of the trip, we start the day by diving the world-renowned Cape Kri, with its huge schools of fish life on its current ravaged slopes. The final dive of the trip will be at Blue Magic, for a chance to hang out with the Manta Rays and the Wobbegong sharks that call this place home.

PM: The afternoon can be spent snorkeling or relaxing on the beach whilst we prepare a beach BBQ, before setting course for Sorong around 10 am.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day Eight - Night Dive
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Raja Ampat
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Disembarkation

AM: From around 05:00 am La Galigo will be anchored in Sorong in preparation for you to catch your flight, or check in to your hotel. Guests are welcome to stay onboard until 11:00 am, whereupon we will assist you with transportation to your desired location.

La Galigo's 9-Day Raja Ampat South - Day Nine - Nemo Fishes
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Sorong
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12 Day / 11 Night - Ultimate Raja Ampat

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Embarkation

AM: We will collect you from the airport or your hotel between 7 am – 8 am on the day of departure. From the collection point, we will head to the harbor where we will then transfer to La Galigo. After a refreshing welcome drink and a safety briefing of our ship, we will aim to anchor up around 10:30 am from the harbor.

PM: Once finished we will grab a small lunch before getting in the water for your check out dive. After the checkout dive, we will anchor up and head straight to the southern part of Raja Ampat, which is Misool.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day One - Guest On Board
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Sorong
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Goa Farondi, Misool

AM: After the long haul south we will arrive in Misool for a 2/3 dive day. The dives generally consist of a light cave dive, named Goa Farondi, where there is a chance to do some swim-throughs and maybe meet the bump head parrotfish population, and 3 Rocks, collection of submerged pinnacles home to Barracuda and Trevallies.

PM: The afternoon we take in the site No Contest, a ridge that is home to an abundance of marine life, soft corals and overhangs. The evening dive can be taken at many sites located in the vicinity of No Contest, including pet rock, Plateau, and Love Potion.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Two - Lion Fish
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Raja Ampat
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2 / 12

Daram

AM: Daram is one of the areas less frequented by liveaboards in Misool due to its location in the far east, however, it is home to what many local professionals consider to be one of the finest dive sites in the Misool, ‘Candy store’. Not so far from dive one another critically acclaimed site Andiamo, a submerged reef with two islets, and home to amazing fan corals.

PM: Both aforementioned dive sites can easily be dived twice due to their size and qualities. Night diving here is often conducted at un-named slopes or ridges due to the sheer abundance of healthy coral growth and fish populations.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Three - Manta Ray
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Raja Ampat
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3 / 12

Jamur Boo, Misool

AM: The diving in this part of Misool is filled with the pristine coral life in the heart of Misool and Giant Pacific Manta Rays, close to the Eco Resort. Whale rock and Nudi Rock are both abundant in beautiful soft coral and schools of fish, and conditions and logistics with Misool Eco Resort will decide which of the sites are dived. Magic mountain is located in the unprotected southern waters of Misool, but you can often find huge Manta Rays gliding across this fast-becoming-favorite dive site of ours.

PM: The afternoon dive is at the dive site Boo Windows, unique in topography, the reef has a window like swim-throughs, and a great chance for some wide-angle photos. Yellit kecil is the night dive around here that is not to be missed, with excellent sea fan growth and stunning bommies to explore.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Four - Shark
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Raja Ampat
Day
4 / 12

Central Misool

AM: This is the last full day we spend in Misool, and the morning is spent on an isolated interlinking submerged reef system known as the Three Kings. Difficult to locate without GPS, this site is as awesome in topography as it is in fish life. Giant Trevally, Napoleon Wrasse, and large Snapper are all often found here. Up next is Barracuda, a dive site which might be better known as Trevally, with its large schools of predatory pelagic species.

PM: Dive three of the day is taken at Wedding Cake, so named for its tiered topography, which is home to some of Misool’s Pygmy Seahorse community. Wedding cake makes for an awesome, calm night dive also, and a chance to see species using the reef at night for protection from the local Trevally residents.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Five - Night DIve
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Raja Ampat
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Goa Farondi, Misool

AM: This morning the sun rises once again against the sheer limestone cliffs of Farondi island, where we plan to make two early dives here, allowing us enough time to make it back to the central part of Raja Ampat. Razorback ridge is a series of layered ridges home to a variety of critters. Grouper Rock is a small island with a shallow swim through in the shallows. After this swim through you are met with sea fans and soft coral-covered walls.

PM: After these two dives, we set course for Penemu, approximately 90 miles from northern Misool. This large crossing can be slowed down if the weather is rough, so a decision will be made by the Cruise Director or Captain to only do one dive, leaving enough time to make a time-efficient crossing to our next destination.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Six - Turtle City
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Raja Ampat
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Penemu

AM: Whilst in Penemu we will conduct 3 dives, allowing us time to trek the outlook of Bintang lagoon. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions but we never miss a chance to dive the site made famous by Max Ammer, who named Melissa’s garden on behalf of his daughter. The large colorful reef system at the top of the dive site, with its thousands of Anthias dodging predatory species is what gives the site its garden reference.

PM: There is also and an opportunity to dive Kerou channel, which is located close to Leo’s reef, a fish breeding farm funded by Hollywood legend, Leonardo DiCaprio.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Seven - Underwater Corals
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Raja Ampat
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Wayag Island

AM: You awake in the morning cruising between limestone formations on the way to the now infamous lookout of Mt. Pindito. This small mountain has become synonymous with Raja Ampat, and the bay is also home to a Manta breeding station. The best time to hike this hill is early morning before temperatures rise, but the rewards for climbing are well worth it. The beaches here are also pristine, with fine white sand and turquoise waters surrounding the limestone cliffs of the islands.

PM: After trekking, we will endeavour to dive either Way-out-Rock or Figure 8 Rock, both submerged pinnacles home to large pelagic fish, and the occasional passing Manta.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Eight - Underwater
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Raja Ampat
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Kawe & Aljui Bay

AM: In Kawe Island we will do 3 dives. Dive sites visited here are very heavily dependent on day-to-day unpredictable conditions such as swell, but one of our favourite sites in the area is Changgo, located on the equator in the east of Kawe Island. Black Rock and Eagle Rock are both well known for their currents and their Manta populations, and we will dive these sites late morning and early afternoon.

PM: Around 4 pm, La Galigo will move into Aljui Bay, one of the world’s most spectacular bays to watch the sunset, and also do some great muck diving, at sites such as the Fuel Dock or the Pearl Farm Jetty.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day NIne - Turtle
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Raja Ampat
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Gam & Western Dampier Strait

AM: We wake up just off the coast in Gam Island. There are some great dive sites around this area with vibrant fish covered reefs and plenty of stunning macro subjects. Two sites we regularly visit in Gam are Mayhem and Citrus Ridge. As we have lunch we will cruise down to the Western Dampier Strait, to a dive site named Manta Ridge, for an opportunity to dive with the Manta ray population often located here.

PM: In the late afternoon, we take a land tour onto the peaceful Arborek Island. The village itself is tranquil and surrounded by beautiful beaches. Arborek is also home to what we consider to be one of the best night dives in the world, Arborek Jetty, for a chance to find Walking Sharks, Blue-ringed octopus, and many other critters.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Ten - Night Dive
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Raja Ampat
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Eastern Dampier Strait

AM: On the penultimate day of the trip, we start the day by diving the world-renowned Cape Kri, with its huge schools of fish life on its current ravaged slopes. The final dive of the trip will be at Blue Magic, for a chance to hang out with the Manta Rays and the Wobbegong sharks that call this place home.

PM: The afternoon can be spent snorkelling or relaxing on the beach whilst we prepare a beach BBQ, before setting course for Sorong around 10 pm.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Eleven - Misool
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Raja Ampat
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Disembarkation

AM: From around 05:00am La Galigo will be anchored in Sorong in preparation for you to catch your flight, or check in to your hotel. Guests are welcome to stay onboard until 11:00am, whereupon we will assist you with transportation to your desired location.

La Galigo's 12-Day Ultimate Raja Ampat - Day Twelve - Tender Waiting for Divers
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Sorong
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Top Deck
Lounge
Indoor Lounge
Dive Deck
Bow
Accommodation
Comfy seats on the top deck
Lounge with sitting area
Indoor lounge with tv
Rear deck with diving equipment
Bow seen from the deck
Corridor between cabins

Suites & Cabins

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Lower Deck Cabin

Guests
2
Size
12 m² / 129 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

The deluxe air cabins are beautifully designed for guest comfort. The cabin features an ensuite bathroom with hot water and amenities for guests to enjoy a refreshing shower. The room comes with individual climate control to ensure guests are comfortable at all times.

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Upper Deck Cabin

Guests
2
Size
14 m² / 150 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

These secluded cabins feature comfort and privacy. The cabins come with a breathtaking view that guests will enjoy waking up to. Each master cabin has stylish ensuite facilities that are equipped with hot running water and various toiletries.

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Suite

Guests
2
Size
22 m² / 237 ft²
Beds
King

These spacious suites feature a private lounge with sofas and coffee tables where guests can relax and dine. The balcony that comes with this suite offers a great place to unwind as guests enjoy the breathtaking views of the Archipelago.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Cabins with balconies
  • Air conditioning
  • Deck shower
  • Lecture room
  • Cinema
  • Camera room
  • WIFI available
  • Medical staff
  • Hot showers
  • Heating
  • Family Room (Triple or Quadruple)
  • Charging areas for electronic equipment

Equipment

  • Diving gear
  • Satellite phone
  • Diving platform
  • Nitrox
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Wetsuits
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Flash lights
  • Rubber boots
  • Water canteen/bottle
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details