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With an overall length of 31-meters (102-foot) the Emperor Raja Laut is a 'schooner-style' yacht accommodating only 12 guests. She sails Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor & East Flores.
A word from Dom : "The highly-respected Emperor Fleet of the Red Sea & Maldives has taken over management of this gorgeous vessel in Indonesia. She's elegant & intimate ... a stunning way to see these regions. I've sailed alongside her but not aboard her ... yet ... but, she's on my bucket list ! All our clients who have been aboard have come away with fabulous memories and positive reviews. Highly recommended.".... Dominick Macan
3 lower deck TWIN staterooms up to 3 dives per day from tenders accommodation & diving international & domestic airfare
2 twin beds (bunk style) & port window
3 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
double bed & port window
All staterooms have a private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, a fan and a mini-safe.
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves) ...15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
nitrox & scuba gear rental (please request in advance)
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
3mm wetsuit recommended
meals, snacks, water, tea & coffee
compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
alcohol, juices & soft drinks
port & park fees
scuba rental gear (please request in advance)
15 liter tanks (please request in advance)
3 lower deck TWIN staterooms
up to 3 dives per day from tenders
accommodation & diving
international & domestic airfare
Raja Laut means 'King of the Sea' and, indeed, you'll feel like royalty aboard this classic yacht ... especially as you'll be amongst only 12 guests.
On the upper teak deck are multiple beds for sunbathing or lounging, both in the sun and under shade. A central dining table, where meals are served al fresco, is also located on this deck under a large awning. Inside the wheelhouse on this level, is the galley and dining area which can be used on days the weather is less favorable. On the lower deck, you can take a break from the sun and enjoy the fully air-conditioned lounge complete with 49" HD flat screen, movies, music & book library, board games and mini-bar. The 6 cabins are also all located on the lower deck with port windows.
Divers gear-up in the bow area of the main deck and access the water by a ladder at the side of the vessel.
When possible, the crew will offer you opportunities to visit beaches and will take you ashore for a cocktail party at the end of the day at least once on the trip (weather permitting).
LAYOUT & SPECS
Type: Wooden hull
Year built: 2005 (annual dry dock)
Length: 31 meters
Beam: 7.2 meters
Tanks: 12 ltr aluminum tanks with INT & DIN adapters. 15 ltr aluminum tanks available at extra charge
Dive equipment rental: Full dive sets available for hire + reef hooks, dive computers. SMBs are complimentary.
Water Access: 1 x 5.2m RIB with 75 Hp outboard + 1 x 5.5m with 85 HP outboard
Camera facilities: power sockets for battery chargers and flash in cabins only.
Camera rinsing tank & camera preparation area on upper deck
Engine: 300 HP Yanmar
Generators: 2 x 28 kW Mitsubishi
Desalination: 3,000 l / day & storage
Compressors: 2x CAT Compressor + Nitrox
Nitrox diving: Yes
Rebreather friendly: No
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
satellite & mobile phone
First Aid Kit
Itineraries include some of the most popular regions of Indonesia - Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Alor and East Flores. Trips to specific regions are, of course, based on the best time of year to experience the region's finest diving.
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 jewel, 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.
Alor & Banda Sea - The Banda Sea itinerary includes dives with strong currents & is not recommended for divers with fewer than 50 dives. It also includes amazing muck dives in the famous Ambon Bay, a popular sunset dive for the elusive Mandarin fish in Banda Neira, plenty of opportunities to see sharks and incredibly healthy coral reefs. This cruise is great for divers with a spirit of adventure as you will visit rarely dived sites, islands and atolls. The seldom-dived sites, active volcanoes, hammerheads and pelagic action, plus a visit to the mythic Banda Islands make this a very special itinerary.
East Flores & Alor - The East Flores & Alor itinerary is well off the beaten path. There are plenty of opportunities to find those rare critters like frogfish, mimic octopus, fire sea urchin and even rare rhinopias in the hundreds of bays and coves that are featured in the island chain. Dolphins and whales are often encountered as this area is also part of the migration routes between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. If you don't mind the water being a bit "frisky" from time to time, this itinerary is always beautiful and, sometimes quite extraordinary.
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
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