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Damai 1

DAMAI 1; EXPERIENCE INDONESIAN LUXURY AND DISCOVER THE AMAZING SEALIFE

Our elegant 2009 liveaboard was specially constructed for the scuba diving. It has a length of 40 meters and a width of 9 meters. The ironwood exterior and teak interior provide you with a feeling of warmth and luxury in indigenous style. Damai I can accommodate 12 guests (possibly 14 as a charter}. Comfort and safety are our key issues. The rich and mysterious waters of the Indonesian Archipelago are superb for diving. We offer cruises to Alor, Bali, Banda sea, Cendrawasih Bay, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Asmats, Triton Bay and the Forgotten Islands. The length of the trip varies from 6 to 13 days. The crew will ensure your liveaboard experience and underwater adventures shall be memorable for life!

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Alcoholic beverages, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from hotel

Excluded: All vessel port and harbour fees: between USD5 and USD25 per day depending on the destination, Enriched Air Nitrox: USD10 per diving day, Dive/snorkel gear: USD3 per item or USD10 per full set per day, National Park/maritime areas entrances fee, Dive insurance: compulsory, Laundry, Spa treatments (after the first complimentary one), Travel insurance, Crew gratuities, International and domestic air, land, sea transportation, and excess baggage, Visa, hotels and food ashore before and after the cruise, VIP service at the airport- if available

ACCOMMODATION

Damai 1 accommodates its guests in 7 deluxe cabins. All cabins have an en-suite bathroom and individual airco. Daily housekeeping is part of the service. Clean Towels and toiletries will be provided. For a small fee, we take care of your laundry. Below deck has a master cabin (40 sqm) with panoramic ocean view and 4 double cabins. The main deck has 1 master cabin (35sqm) with private balcony. The bridge deck has a double cabin. Most double beds can be separated into two single beds.

COMFORT

The cool and spacious lounge area is furnished with comfortable sofas, dining table, fridge, charging points, television library etc. The large shaded sundeck is a magnificent place to rest and marvel at the views. You will find total relaxation and refreshment in the massage parlour/spa. Your first treatment will be complimentary. Our crew consists of 18 dedicated and highly trained members.

CATERING

The onboard menu offers a continental and cooked breakfast, lunch, intermezzo snacks and a la carte gourmet dinner. Vegetarian- and other dietary requirements will be accommodated by our chefs. There can be outside dining as well as inside the lounge.

DIVING

The Damai I offers a divemaster to every 4 divers. He or she will assist you in every way and take care of your safety. We have a large dive deck with rinse tanks and showers, a camera room with camera workstations. Each diver can choose to dive with either air or nitrox. For those who are not certified, courses are available on board. All dives start from a specially built diving zodiac.

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

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Alor - Komodo
  • Departure Port: Maumere
  • Return Port: Labuan Bajo
  • Length: 13 Days / 12 Nights (Approximately 30 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – 50 minimum logged dives required.

‘The idea of comparing dive destinations has always made us uncomfortable. But we are very comfortable saying that Komodo will provide you with some of the most memorable diving you will ever do. You will love the place!’ Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock

The diversity of marine life in Komodo is amazing. The colours are stunning. The mix of large and small animals, reef creatures and pelagics, invertebrates and vertebrates, shallow reefs, drop-offs and drift dives produces exceptional diving.

Alor
  • Departure Port: Maumere
  • Return Port: Maumere
  • Length: 10 Days / 9 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Go straight into Maumere Bay for a checkout dive on the walls at Babi. Head over to the island of Serbete and down through the channel for some critter diving at Adonara.

Explore along the south coast diving some of the fishiest reefs in Indonesia; keep your eyes open for pelagics, mantas, mola mola and passing cetaceans.

Stop off at Rusa for some amazing reef dives on these beautiful rocks covered with orange soft corals and schooling fish. Enjoy the current richPantar Straits and Pulau Pura with some good muck in Beangabang, Kalabahi Bay and Waiwewong. Head back to the north coast to dive Tanjung Bacatan and maybe visit the Volcano at Komba if there are any fireworks to see before sailing back to Maumere Bay to finish on the walls at Pomana.

The waters of Nusa Tenggara Timor are a constant source of surprises. The Indonesian government has recently agreed to protect them in order to secure a safe route for migrating mammals, especially whales, which pass through its straits on their migration to the Pacific nesting grounds.

Marine Life: The muck dive in the bay of Beang Abang, the always fishy Alor Kecil or the walls of Pulau Wetar are part of highlights of this area, as complete as any in the world: mammals, big fish or small invertebrates. All in one!!

Komodo
  • Departure Port: Labuan Bajo
  • Return Port: Labuan Bajo
  • Length: 10 Days / 9 Nights (Approximately 24 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 50 minimum logged dives required.

Arrive in Labuan Bajo and head straight out into the national park to dive the current rich iconic site of Batu Bolong and Karang Makassar for some manta magic. Move north to the schooling fish at the pinnacles of Castle Rock and Crystal Rock.

Back in the central channel enjoy the beautiful island of Padar and go frogfish hunting on 3 Sisters. Dive Manta Alley on the southern point of Komodo, a large site with schooling fish, interesting topography and hopefully some mantas. Enjoy the famous Horseshoe Bay with its great diving and its proximity to Dragon Beach.

Head to the north of Rinca for a great muck dive at Wainilu and the chance to trek on the island with the endemic Komodo Dragons.

Marine Life: The diversity of marine life in Komodo is amazing. The colours are stunning. The mix of large and small animals, reef creatures and pelagics, invertebrates and vertebrates, shallow reefs, drop-offs and drift dives produces exceptional diving. ‘The idea of comparing dive destinations has always made us uncomfortable. But we are very comfortable saying that Komodo will provide you with some of the most memorable diving you will ever do. You will love the place!’ Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock

Raja Ampat - Triton Bay
  • Departure Port: Sorong
  • Return Port: Kaimana
  • Length: 12 Days / 11 Nights (Approximately 33 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Board the boat in Sorong and hop over to Pulau Pisang and then onto the centre of all marine biodiversity in the world. Be prepared for Raja Ampat to wow you in both the north and the south.

As you make your way south to the macro dive at Momon you can also experience the wonderful fresh-waterfall blending with the sea.

Explore the current rich waters of Triton Bay. The colourful soft-corals, schooling fish, endemic critters, prehistoric cave art and maybe even a whale shark will make this destination unforgettable.

For some topside, adventure visit the limestone lagoons by boat or climb the limestone cliffs for panoramic views.

Marine Life:

Raja Ampat: These jewel-like islands are caressed by a convergence of swift nutrient-rich currents. Here the pulse of marine life thrives from the sea floor to the surface where the kaleidoscope of corals can start in less than a meter of water.

There are sites that are so pristine and packed with growth, that a photographer is hard-pressed to find a spot to place a steadying finger. Exotic sea life and macro critters abound of course, and photo opportunities border on overwhelming. But at the end of the day, the most memorable moments for us are what can rarely be captured in digital format.

The incredible experience of drifting along miles of exquisite reef brimming with hues and activity the likes of which few have ever experienced.

Triton Bay: Rightly described as a ‘species factory’ by leading marine scientists, the region’s dive sites are swarming with fish and almost every nook is occupied by an exotic invertebrate.

Raja Ampat
  • Departure Port: Kaimana
  • Return Port: Sorong
  • Length: 12 Days / 11 Nights (Approximately 1 dive in total)
  • Experience level: No Certificate needed – 50 minimum logged dives required.

Board the boat in Kaimana, Papua and explore the current rich waters of Triton Bay. The colourful soft-corals, schooling fish, endemic critters, prehistoric cave art and maybe even a whale shark will make this destination unforgettable.

As you make your way north to the macro dive at Momon you can also experience the wonderful fresh-waterfall blending with the sea.

Hop up to Pulau Pisang and then onto the centre of all marine biodiversity in the world. Be prepared for Raja Ampat to wow you in both the north and the south.

For some topside, adventure visit the limestone lagoons by boat or climb the limestone cliffs for panoramic views.

Marine Life:

Raja Ampat: These jewel-like islands are caressed by a convergence of swift nutrient-rich currents. Here the pulse of marine life thrives from the sea floor to the surface where the kaleidoscope of corals can start in less than a meter of water.

There are sites that are so pristine and packed with growth, that a photographer is hard-pressed to find a spot to place a steadying finger. Exotic sea life and macro critters abound of course, and photo opportunities border on overwhelming. But at the end of the day, the most memorable moments for us are what can rarely be captured in digital format.

The incredible experience of drifting along miles of exquisite reef brimming with hues and activity the likes of which few have ever experienced.

  • Year built: 2009
  • Length: 40m
  • Beam: 8m
  • Top speed: 7 knots
  • Cruising speed: 6 knots
  • Engines: Mitsubishi 10M20-OA – 520 HP
  • Max guests: 12
  • Number of cabins: 7
  • Number of bathrooms: 7
  • Tenders: 2x Yamaha 40hp
  • Water capacity: 7000 litres
  • Fuel capacity: 18000 litres
  • Freshwater maker: 160 litres per hour
  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares
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