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La Galigo, a 33-meter (108-foot) Indonesian Phinisi schooner, is handcrafted from ironwood & teak. She takes 14 divers on routes which include Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Wakatobi & more.
A word from Dom : "Light & airy, la Galigo is an attractive choice amongst the Phinisis. She gets good feedback from clients as a comfortable & easygoing dive liveaboard.".....Dominick Macan
1 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN suite stateroom up to 4 dives per day all from the dive tenders accommodation & diving international & domestic airfare
1 king or 2 twin beds, large sofa & table, plus aft balcony with seating ... picture windows
2 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
1 king bed or 2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture windows
2 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
double bed or 2 twin beds (adjacent) & port windows
2 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
double bed & port windows
All staterooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning & plenty of storage.
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
3mm wetsuit recommended
meals, snacks, water, tea & coffee
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
airport & hotel transfers (on start & finish day of trip)
land visits according to the program
alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
15 liter tanks
scuba rental gear (by advance request)
National Park fee & port fees. fuel surchage (on certain trips)
1 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN suite stateroom
up to 4 dives per day all from the dive tenders
accommodation & diving
international & domestic airfare
La Galigo is a traditional two-masted Phinisi-style sailboat designed by an avid scuba diver who hoped to create the ideal liveaboard diving lifestyle and she is, indeed, a gem.
The vessel consists of three main decks plus an additional roof-top sun deck where you can snuggle into bean bags or large, super-soft lounge beds. In front of the bridge, on the upper deck, you'll find another sun deck and if you're lucky, you might snag one of the two master cabins or the immense suite with its wonderful balcony ... which are found on the upper deck and all of which have panoramic views. The main deck features a warm & inviting dining area and a cozy separate lounge where you'll find plenty of power points for charging laptops, cameras and video equipment and a large TV and well stocked entertainment selection plus the ample dive deck on the aft deck. On the lower deck are four deluxe cabins situated mid-ship. These are great for those who tend to suffer from rolling seas.
The ample dive deck, camera table and rinse tanks are found at the stern end of the main deck (unusual for a Phinisi).
As to dining, you'll enjoy delicious Asian-fusion creations from La Galigo's chef. You will also enjoy a unique cultural exchange with the local Indonesian people as the crew is happy to share with guests a bit of their language and lifestyle.
LAYOUT & SPECS
SPECIFICATIONS & SAFETY
Year Built: 2012
Length: 33 meters
Beam: 8 meters
Rental Equip: Yes
Safety: Industry Standard vessel safety and equipment
12hrs of emergency breathing oxygen
All crew trained in first aid
Primary and secondary care kits
The La Galigo itineraries focus on three of the most popular regions of Indonesia - Komodo, Raja Ampat, & Misool. Trips to specific regions are, of course, based on the best time of year to experience the region's finest diving. Please note that the vessel and crew are fully prepared to venture into other areas of Indonesian diving for charter groups and we can't recommend this boat highly enough for groups.
Jurassic Komodo - (6 days) ... Ultimate Komodo - (8 days)
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 North - (8 days) ... Raja Ampat South - (9 days) ... Ultimate Raja Ampat - (12 days)
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.
Misool Explorer - (10 days)
Pure beauty awaits you here. This pristine area is a protected reserve. You’ll dive amongst splendid corals, experience drift dives & swim throughs, see large schools of pelagic fish and brightly colored reef fish. There are mantas, too … and plenty of fabulous critter action for macro photographers.
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