La Unua is a traditional Indonesian phinisi boat and one of the prettiest budget options on the water. This 75-foot-long classic wooden cruiser yacht was hand-built by the master phinisi craftsmen of Tanaberu, South Sulawesi to provide year-round liveaboard diving on private chartered cruises for up to six adults plus two young children through the Komodo National Park.
La Unua liveaboard has three air-conditioned cabins located below deck with en-suite bathrooms, and another cabin on the main deck with large windows for stunning ocean views, and a shared bathroom. The cabins are configured with twin beds, double beds and bunks. All bathrooms have hot water.
You will love the beautiful use of wood across this boat, with a tropical ironwood hull and a Sulawesi teak superstructure, complemented by the natural tones used across the interior and exterior.
Social areas on board La Unua include an air-conditioned indoor lounge with a well-stocked book shelf, and a very picturesque outdoor lounge, open-air bar and sun deck equipped with bean bags and sun mats for enjoying the open sea breeze and the astonishing vista of the natural landscapes complemented by the turquoise waters of the region.
Meals on board
An exciting menu of Western and local delicacies along with delicious desserts is freshly prepared by the experienced on-board chef and served in the outdoor dining area. Additionally, snacks and beverages are available throughout the day.
Facilities include modern dive amenities, which are available for rent. A camera station and a separate rinse for underwater cameras is provided. Free internet (subject to the availability of a signal), and daily housekeeping is included on this liveaboard. The highly experienced and enthusiastic crew includes a naturalist guide. Board games and movies are also available.
The four-to-six-day trips explore some of the best dive areas in Komodo, including Batu Bolong, Manta Point, Golden Passage and Castle Rock. Komodo offers a diverse range of marine life, from tiny pygmy seahorses to large mantas gliding through the water. You will get a total of 11 dives on the four-day trip, including a night dive. The dedicated crew are on hand to accommodate most dive requests. PADI dive courses are also available.
Looking for something to do between dives?
Check out the world-famous Komodo dragons on an excursion to Rinca Island; swim; trek to extraordinary viewpoints; visit pink-sand beaches; snorkel with giant manta rays, or soak up some sun on the Upper Deck. You can also enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and a beach barbeque.
La Unua liveaboard is ideal for small dive groups looking for superb marine diversity across the Komodo National Park, which is renowned for its astonishing underwater topography and colorful hard corals, and is home to reef sharks, turtles, manta rays and numerous species of small and big fish.
Suites & Cabins
Guests will love the magnificent view of the ocean that comes with these standard cabins that feature air conditioning and large windows. The shared ensuite bathroom comes with hot water and basic amenities, ensuring the guests stay refreshed.