Damai I

Dive DAMAI I Liveaboard; EXPERIENCE INDONESIAN LUXURY AND DISCOVER THE AMAZING SEALIFE

Dive Damai I was specially constructed for scuba diving in 2009. 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 vital issues. The rich and mysterious waters of the Indonesian Archipelago are superb for liveaboard diving.

Dive Damai fleet with sister ship Damai II offers 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 is dedicated to making your diving holiday the trip of a lifetime.

Accommodation

Dive Damai 1 accommodates its guests in 7 deluxe cabins. All cabins have an en-suite bathroom and individual air conditioning.

Daily housekeeping is part of the service. Clean Towels and toiletries will be provided. For a small fee, we take care of your laundry.

The spacious master cabins are on the lower deck and the main deck, with a panoramic ocean view and a private balcony.

On the lower deck are two single cabins with a double bed and 2 Double cabins where you have a choice between a queen or king-sized bed. Portholes provide you with some ambient light.

1 A double cabin is on the bridge deck and has a queen-size bed separated into two single beds.

Double/Twin Cabin

Double/Twin Cabin

Room size: 22 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Queen or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Single Cabin

Single Cabin

Room size: 18 m²
Max. occupancy: 1
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Master Cabin

Master Cabin

Room size: 40 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: King
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

Damai 1 liveaboard is designed with three large deck areas for relaxing in between dives.

The cool and spacious lounge area is furnished with comfortable sofas, a dining table, fridge, charging points, television library, etc. The sizeable shaded sundeck is a magnificent place to rest and marvel at the views.

You will find total relaxation and refreshment from the massage and spa treatments on board. To make it even better, the first one is complimentary.

Our crew consists of 18 dedicated and highly trained members that provide personal service.

Catering

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

Diving

During your diving holiday, safety is our top priority; that is why we dive in small groups, just four divers per guide. The dive guides will assist you in every way and take care of your safety.

Damai 1 uses zodiacs to bring you to the dive sites to enjoy the abundance of marine life on top dive destinations in Indonesia.

On the large dive deck is dive stations with individual rinse tanks. After each dive, you can rinse yourself off with one of the freshwater showers.

There is a camera room with separate camera workstations for the underwater photography fanatics where you can prepare your kit for the next dive.

Each diver can choose to dive with either air or nitrox. For those who are not certified, courses are available onboard.

SPECIFICATIONS

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 liters

Fuel capacity: 18000 liters

Freshwater maker: 160 liters per hour

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 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

Dive Damai Liveaboards provides luxury diving holidays to the pristine diving destinations in the Indonesian archipelago.

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20 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat Cruise
Arrival: 20 Dec 2021
Departure: 01 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 13 Days / 12 Nights
Raja Ampat Cruise

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.

07 Jan 2022
Raja Ampat Cruise
Arrival: 07 Jan 2022
Departure: 18 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Raja Ampat Cruise

A convergence of swift nutrient-rich currents caresses these jewel-like islands. Here the pulse of marine life thrives from the seafloor to the surface, where the kaleidoscope of corals can start in less than a meter of water. There are pristine sites 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.

19 Jan 2022
Raja Ampat Cruise (Sorong - Sorong)
Arrival: 19 Jan 2022
Departure: 25 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Raja Ampat Cruise (Sorong - Sorong)

Explore the wonders of the Dampier Straits in northern Raja Ampat. Enjoy Kri with it’s sloping reef and surrounding seamounts with schooling fish.

Visit the manta cleaning stations at Manta Sandy and hunt under the dock at Arborek for cool macro. Dive the beautiful coral gardens at Penemu and travel the lagoon at Penemu by tender boat to climb to the viewpoint for photo opportunities.

Head down to southern Raja Ampat and colourful soft coral reefs surrounding Misool. This area has an abundance of species with more mantas, sharks and schooling fish to accompany the many macro opportunities; definitely the centre of marine biodiversity in the world.

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.

10 Feb 2022
Raja Ampat Cruise
Arrival: 10 Feb 2022
Departure: 21 Feb 2022
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Raja Ampat Cruise

The popular destination of Raja Ampat is the center of all marine biodiversity in the world. Below will be the draft itinerary when you are onboard of Damai:

Day 1: Arrive in Sorong
Guests will arrive in Sorong and have time to get comfortable on the boat. Damai will travel west to Matan for a check-out dive.

No. of Dives: 1

Day 2 and 3: Kri & Dampier Straits
At the eastern end of the famous Dampier Strait there are many signature dive sites. Cape Kri is a sloping reef on the eastern end on the island of Kri; Blue Magic and Sardine reef are seamounts covered in schooling fish and cruising sharks and rays; Mioskon is a great spot for the endemic Wobbegong shark and Pontohi pygmy seahorses.

No. of Dives: 4

Day 4: Manta Sandy & Gam
Manta Sandy is a signature site for experiencing the grace of Reef Mantas. They are frequent visitors to the cleaning stations dotted along this sandy channel. Feel free to explore the sand for small critters while you are waiting for an appearance.

Gam’s Citrus Ridge is a must. An entrance to a channel when current flows and attracts all kind of live. Its orange soft corals give name to this spectacular site.

No. of Dives: 4

Day 5: Kawe
Heading north for some more adventure. Eagle Rock is a great spot, fishy reef with collection of sweet leaps and the occasional visit of mantas. Giant trevallies, tunas, Wahoo and other pelagic are present in most of the dives in the area.

No. of Dives: 4

Day 6: Aljui Bay
Today, we change goals and will be concentrating on macro and cool critters. Some of the signature sites in the bay include the Channel Island, White Arrow and Teardrop Wall. These are great places to see pygmy seahorses, unusual nudis ,ghost pipefish. Then spend some time on the mucky sand under Cendana Dock for an amazing night dive.

With permission you will be able to visit the pearl farm in the bay. Not only is this a very educational tour explaining the production of high quality pearls, you can also go shopping afterwards.

No. of Dives: 4

Day 7: Penemu
The signature sites in Penemu are Barracuda Point; a seamount on the north point; Melissa’s Garden; a beautiful example of a hard coral plateau and Keruo Channel; drift along this colorful slope watching the seascape go by.

The highlight of Penemu is a lagoon tour in the tender boats amongst these turquoise waters and limestone bays. For the energetic, there is a short walk to the top of one of the hills to be rewarded with an amazing view over the lagoon with Damai moored in the distance.

No. of Dives: 2 or 3

Day 8: Wayilbatan
The Four Kings is a series of colorful underwater pinnacles which make an amazing dive with plenty of cool fish action. Moving later to a more sheltered spot we are in the vicinity of some great dive spots: drift along the channel at Neptune Fan Sea; explore wall at Wedding Cake or enjoy the fish action on the ridge at Barracuda Rock.

No. of Dives: 3 or 4

Day 9 and 10: Boo & Fiabacet
This amazing string of small islands has a colorful array of great dives sites. The signature sites in the area include Boo Windows, Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, and Whale Rock. The whole place is a delight for the eyes.

On a calm day, you can visit the amazing seamount Magic Mountain and experience cruising sharks, schooling fish, and mantas cleaning. A truly spectacular dive!

No. of Dives: 4

Day 11: Farondi / Balbulol
Visit the unique underwater caves at Goa Farondi and hunt for cool pygmy seahorses on the different varieties of sea fans. Nearby in the channel are the current rich pinnacles of the Three Sisters. This area is teeming with life and there is a good chance of seeing a lot of fish action.

No. of Dives: 2

Day 12: Departure
Guests will be escorted to the airport in Sorong and assisted with check in procedures, no doubt full of talk about the wonders of the most popular dive destination in the world.

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

Excluded: All vessel port and harbor 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.

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