The world‘s finest diving

Damai I

Damai I is a very special "boutique" liveaboard, an elegant Phinisi schooner, which takes 12 guests to dive Indonesia's richest waters from Komodo & to the exotic eastern islands of Raja Ampat & more.

A word from Dom: “Damai I & Damai II are two of the most highly acclaimed of Indonesia’s boutique liveaboards … with good reason. In addition to their intimate nature, carrying only a few divers, and their boutique beauty, these two vessels offer some extraordinary off-the-beaten-track itineraries … all of which make me wish I could just travel and dive forever without stopping! If you’re thinking luxury liveaboard in Indonesia, and if your budget allows, you should definitely consider the Damai sisters.” Dominick Macan

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On Board Damai I

1 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN stateroom
king size bed or 2 twin beds, desk, picture window & direct access to the sun deck
1 main deck DOUBLE/TWIN master stateroom
king size bed or 2 large twin beds, 2 desks, private balcony & picture window
4 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
double bed (180cm or 160cm) or 2 twin beds & port window (cabin 3 also has a desk)
1 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN master stateroom
king size bed or 2 large twins, a day bed, 2 desks & 4 aft deck windows

All have individually controlled AC, a private bathroom, lots of storage & palm oil-free toiletries.
The 2 master cabins require a supplement.

unlimited dives (schedule permitting)
110v and 220v charging station for each photographer
2 custom designed high speed tenders
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
scuba gear rental available (request in advance)
nitrox available
water temperature: 76 – 82F, 25 – 28C … 3mm wetsuit recommended

accommodation & diving
meals, snacks, beer & soft drinks (complimentary glass of wine with dinner)
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
nitrox (free for repeat clients)
airport or hotel transfers on departure & arrival days (within a 20km radius)
first on-board spa treatment
land tours offered with the cruise
government taxes

international & domestic airfare
wines & spirits
(1 glass of complimentary wine per dinner per night)
scuba rental gear
(complimentary for repeat clients …. please request in advance)
nitrox (complimentary for repeat clients)
park & harbor fees
Master Cabins 5 and 6 (supplementary fee applies)
spa treatments

All The Comforts Of A Spa Hotel

Purpose-designed for cruising and diving in this region, passenger safety is always top priority. The Damai I is equipped with the latest navigation, communication and safety equipment. The cabins are luxurious and spacious, the cuisine exquisite and the level of service and attention to detail is tops.

You’ll find two large deck areas, fore and aft on the bridge deck, for relaxing in either the sun or shade as well as enjoying massage and spa treatments. The bridge deck not only houses the captain’s bridge, but also one of the suites with direct access to the aft sun deck. The large forward sun deck on this level is also used as a spectacular outdoor dining area.

On the main deck, in addition to the the master suite with private balcony, you find the large, comfortable & welcoming indoor dining and lounge area … with coffee & drinks bar. The lower deck offers 5 additional spacious cabins.

The large, well-designed dive deck is located at the front of the main deck with roomy dive stations, individual rinse tanks and a camera room with separate camera work stations with integrated 110v and 220v charging station for each photographer. The camera room is located directly adjacent to the dive deck.

Travel And Cruise Logistics

International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports: Bali-Denpasar (DPS) … Jakarta (CGK) … Manado (MDC). We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.

The boat’s scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We’ll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes.

Layout & Specs

Deck & cabin layout … yacht specifications … equipment & safety features
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Length: 40 metres (131 feet)
Beam: 8 metres (26 feet)
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 7

Echo sounder & GPS plotter GP 1650F
Radar FURUNO (36NM) F1832
Standard Compass Toyo Keiki


HV Radio Furuno M 710
VHF Radio -2 units Furuno M 304
Electronic Chart Maxi (ver 10.02)


Main Engine: Mitsubishi 10M20-OA – 520 Hp
Gear Box: D300
Auxiliary Engine: 2 x Yanmar 4TNV98T SILENT Generator 50 KVa (2016), Yanmar 4TNV84T Open Generator 25 KVa (2017)
Compressor: 1 unit Dive Compressor Poseidon PE200
Dive Compressor: Alkin C.A.T.230
Nitrox Membrane System: type Renner

Fuel Filters: Primary filter – Racor
Secondary filter:Racor
Pumps: 2 Sea water pumps for toilet flush
2 Fresh water pumps
3 GS pumps
submersible pump for bilge
fuel transfer pump


Fire man out Fit with breathing apparatus. – 1 unit
CO2 portable (6Kg) x 6
CO2 portable (4Kg) x 2
Foam portable (9Kg) x 4
Bompet (foam automatic applicator) x 7
Fix Hydrant with hose and nozzle x 2


Life Raft (Capacity 20 persons) x 3
Life Jacket x 35 unit
Throwing line Apparatus 1 set
Pyrotechnics 2 sets
Life Ring x 8
MOB beacon x 2


Damai I has various itineraries throughout Indonesia’s premier dive destinations: Alor, Bali, Banda Sea, Cenderawasih, Forgotten Islands, Gorontalo & Togean Islands, Halmahera, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Triton Bay. The itinerary for each cruise is chosen based on season, weather and sea conditions. She is also available for private charter, allowing you to set your own itinerary.

Damai’s itineraries include the most popular regions of Indonesia and are presented below in alphabetical order.  Trips to specific regions are, of course, based on the best time of year to experience the region’s finest diving.

Ambon – If you love crazy critters, Ambon is hard to beat. Get your lens ready for rhinopias, pegasus sea moths, countless varieties of frog fish, seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish, ghost pipe fish and star gazers. Lesser known is the south side of Ambon, which features great colourful walls, caves, swim throughs and healthy reef life with large fish … and more critters.

Bali – Bali offers some awesome diving.  There’s wreck diving right off the beach at Tulamben and you’ll find walls, drop-offs & grottos, wonderful currents with drift dives & gentle coral garden dives. There are white sand bottoms & black sand bottoms, exquisite colors of soft corals, gorgonian fans, sponges & reef fish … plus pelagic fish, Mola-Mola in season, eagle & manta rays.

Banda Sea, Alor – In Alor & the Banda Sea, you’ll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates … plus alluring critters. As to topography, you’ll find shear drops, huge pinnacles, great walls … all covered with rich & thriving corals which attract diverse fish life. Add to that, visiting pelagics and you have a magical mix.

Cenderawasih – The main draw here is the large community of whale sharks which stay year-round and feed off the fish tumbling from the villagers’ fishing platforms. You’ll also dive plunging vertical walls with prolific sponge life, see great schools of fish and may also have the opportunity to dive on Manokwari’s excellent WWII wrecks.

Forgotten Islands – Wild variety reigns here, with exciting pelagic encounters & large, swirling schools fish … weird and wonderful creatures hidden away in healthy, colorful corals. You get, at one end of the scale: stargazers, stonefish, ghost pipefish … while at the opposite end jacks, giant trevallies, barracuda, hammerhead sharks, and on certain trips, divers are treated to a salt-water crocodile at one site!

Halmahera – The largest island in the Maluku chain, features sparkling clear water, loads of fish, some super drift dives, healthy, thriving coral reefs, some fascinating mangroves with intriguing critters … and fabulous volcanic landscapes. Some of the sites border on the deep blue and put you up close to grey reef sharks, eagle rays and immense shools of blue fin trevally.

Komodo – perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago. There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens. There a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes with creepy, crawly critters. Numerous sites tout pelagic fish, sharks & mantas but, be assured that at each dive site, you’ll experience something different.

Raja Ampat – Indonesia’s shining underwater star, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You’ll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.

Togian (Togean) Islands – Known for great visability, this island chain features large schools of fish which congregate around huge coral and sponge formations. There’s also a good stock of the smaller stuff and a few sites offer blue water exposure where you’ll see larger pelagic fish and passing sharks. The highlight for many divers is the wreck of a B24 Liberator bomber which is easily accessible.

Triton Bay – Divers love the whale sharks who visit the fishing platforms, but the true star of this region is a profusion of speculator soft corals gardens & the schooling fish – anthias, damsel fish, fusiliers, sweetlips & snappers. With lots of nutrients in the water, photographers beware : the viz is limited at many sites. But, you’ll love the massive black coral bushes, the drift and wall dives and the opportunities for critter hunting.

Chartering the Damai I will give you an opportunity to select the route you prefer and to tailor your trip. The advantages are multiple; the chance to stay as long as you want in one spot without having to be worried about the preferences of the rest of the guests is an obvious one.


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