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Moana, a classic 30-meter (98-foot) Phinisi schooner, comfortably accommodates 10 guests and is both traditional and modern, with highly experienced crew operating a well organized boat.
A word from Dom : " For smaller groups of maximum 10 divers Moana is a family-run operation and is a good choice for a liveaboard guaranteeing divers plenty of individual attention." ..... Dominick Macan
3 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms up to 4 dives per day (all from dive tenders) accommodation & diving international & domestic airfare
double bed & port windows
2 lower deck TWIN staterooms
2 twin beds & port windows
All have a private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning and a storage area
12 liter alu tanks (INT valves)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
5mm wetsuit recommended
meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
visit to the Komodo dragons, if possible
airport transfers on day of arrival & departure
alcoholic beverages & imported soft drinks
scuba rental gear (by advance request )
National Park fees
3 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
up to 4 dives per day (all from dive tenders)
accommodation & diving
international & domestic airfare
Built in a traditional Indonesian Phinisi style, Moani is made entirely from teak and ironwood. She has a simple, warm and comfortable feel and caters to a maximum of 10 guests. You will have a choice of relaxation areas with either sun or shade. The main deck houses an open area on the foredeck designed for relaxed lounging and outdoor dining. For those of you who might desire to sleep on deck, blankets, hammocks and mattresses are available for sleeping under the stars. The air-conditioned indoor salon on this deck is an escape for anyone who has maxed out on sun. The 5 cabins are all located on the lower deck.
Moana offers everything you expect for diving: dedicated wet & dive deck, dock for custom tender boats, easy entry & exit for swimming, fresh water tanks for equipment cleaning, a large stock of rental equipment, dedicated small item storage space for each guests.
The cuisine on board is healthy and includes plenty of fresh local organic tropical fruit and fish from the local markets. Breakfasts are 'all you can eat' buffet style and lunch and dinner vary between International, Indonesian and Asian specialties.
LAYOUT & SPECS
CABIN PLAN - LOWER DECK
30 meters in length
6 meters wide
All trips are conducted by a professional and well-trained crew. You will have a European Cruise Director, who speaks German, English and Indonesian and 2 local dive guides who know Komodo's dive sites well.
ac cabins with ensuite bathroom
charging & work station
wet & dive deck
dock for custom tender boats
easy entry & exit for swimming
fresh water tanks for equipment cleaning
large stock of rental equipment
snorkel equipment & sea kayaks
fresh water rinsing hose
dedicated small item storage space for each guests
tank holders and dive equipment storage
tank filling station
all excursions as described
ranger guided trekking to see komodo dragons
indirect lighting and sound system
Emergency Marine Signaling
ENOS Dive Safety GPS Tracking
Medical First Aid Kits
Medical First Aid Trained Staff
Moana's main itinerary focuses on Komodo National Park.
Once all guests are on board, you will set course towards the island of Sebayur Kecil. After lunch it's a check-out dive, then a night dive after sunset and the boat will stay at anchor overnight.
The first full dive day will be at Tatawa Besar, where you can expect a nice drift dive to start out.
After breakfast you will head towards the center of the park and visit Batu Bolong, a dramatic formation that extends underwater and is full or marine life.
After lunch it's Manta Point for a close encounter with those gentle giants.
The night dive will be at Gila Lawa Darat, where Moana will stay for the night.
The next morning you'll head towards the northern-most part of the National Park.
Castle Rock is an underwater pinnacle and often subject to various currents. This is usually one of the highlights or the trip and sharks are quite likely here.
After that, you'll dive Crystal Rock, a beautifully covered formation and later in the afternoon, you'll dive the Cauldron, a channel between the island of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut.
You will overnight in North Komodo with a night dive at Gili Lawa Darat.
You'll begin another exciting day at the Golden Passage, another channel between Komodo and Gili Lawa Darat.
After breakfast, you'll head south towards the center of the park, stopping at Tatawa Kecil and Siaba Kecil. Both sites have beautiful topography, lots or marine life & currents.
Next you're off to Rinca Island & the night dive will be at Wainilu, where you can expect some amazing critters during the muck night dive.
In the morning, you may have an opportunity for a short trek to visit the famous Komodo dragons on Rinca. Accompanied by a ranger, you have a chance to get close up with these prehistoric creatures. After breakfast, depending on your flight time the next day, there will be 1 or 2 more dives at Wainilu or Tengah Kecil.
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