Gaia Love

GAIA LOVE LIVEABOARD; SETTING NEW STANDARDS IN LIVEABOARD TOURISM.

MS Gaia Love represents the newest class in recreational liveaboard diving in Indonesia. It breaks with the traditional wooden sailing boats’ convention by setting new standards in comfort and safety.

Gaia Love liveaboard was built in 2016 with; its steel frame with superb qualities in the realm of stability and smooth navigation. Exploration of remote regions becomes more comfortable and less time-consuming.

No effort has been spared to customize this dive boat in detail to every divers’ requirements. We cruise to all the top diving destinations in the Indonesian archipelago, including Raja Ampat, Komodo, the Forgotten Islands, Alor, and the Banda Sea. Séjours on our scheduled cruises vary from 7 to 13 days.

Accommodation

Gaia Love liveaboard can quarter up to 22 Guests in 11 spacious, ensuite rooms on the upper and lower deck levels.

Rooms are averaging 20 sqm in size. All have opening windows, air conditioning, TV, and en-suite bathrooms. The six upper deck cabins have an additional private outdoor balcony.

Double/Twin Lower Deck

Double/Twin Lower Deck

Room size: 20 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Double/Twin Upper Deck

Double/Twin Upper Deck

Room size: 20 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

This luxury liveaboard has a total of 4 decks (lower, main, upper, and top/sundeck). A grand lounge, restaurant, and camera room are located on the main deck.

The lounge is fitted with all the facilities for splendid relaxation. The top deck or sundeck features a full-service al-fresco bar and is the perfect place for outdoor dining and evening gatherings.

A canopy gives shelter when you’ve enjoyed enough sunshine for the day. Our physio-staff offers all our guests a welcome massage.

Catering

The kitchen serves three meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are served as sumptuous buffets.

The diner is à la carte with a complimentary glass of wine. Whenever you have a craving in between meals, be satisfied with the choice of savory and sweet snacks in the pantry or restaurant.

Dietary restrictions can be catered for if the crew is notified in advance.

Diving

Gaia love liveaboard provides dive safaris to the best dive destinations in Indonesia. You can see a wide variety of marine life such as manta rays, reef sharks, pygmy seahorses, and numerous kinds of nudibranchs.

According to the seasonal changes, Gaia Love liveaboard schedules their dive itineraries to make sure guests can go scuba diving at the best dive sites.

The large dive deck on Gaia Love is designed to take up to 28 divers, giving you plenty of space to get ready for a dive. Spread out over the dive deck; you will find eleven rinse tanks to wash your camera and dive gear.

Dive Gaia also has two 5,5 meters long skiffs that make for an easy entry and exit from the dive sites.

Besides scuba diving, land excursions are included in most of the dive holidays.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 40 m

Top speed: 12 knots

Cruising speed: 10 knots

Engines: 2 Yanmar 829 bhp

Max guests: 22

Number of cabins: 11

Number of bathrooms: 11

Water capacity:  52000 liters

Fuel capacity: 66000 liters

Freshwater maker: 2 Spectra 2800 Gallons per day

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

 Fishfinder

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Bilge pump alarm

 Searchlight

 Engine room CCTV

Gaia Love liveaboard provides year-round diving cruises around the Indonesian Archipelago. With only 22 guests in 11 spacious cabins.

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26 Apr 2021
Banda Arc (Forgotten Islands) (Ambon-Maumere)
Arrival: 26 Apr 2021
Departure: 07 May 2021
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Banda Arc (Forgotten Islands) (Ambon-Maumere)

Day 1: Meeting at the airport, transfer to the boat, Cabin arrangement, briefing.

Day 2-11: Approx 3 dives per day

Diving in the Banda Sea offers some unique diving adventures to be found in Indonesia. Once sought by Columbus and Marco Polo, the Banda Islands were the original Spice Islands and the most coveted destination on earth, particularly by the Dutch and Portuguese, who colonized the islands and exported the indigenous nutmeg and cloves. History tells of a violent past under colonial rule.

Diving the Forgotten Islands, one can expect long walls with extremely healthy coral life and immaculate, untouched seamounts. Look for the giant barrel sponges and immense sea fans. In the shallows, the hard coral gardens are decorated with colorful anthias. ‘Big stuff’ can include schooling hammerheads, silver, white, and blacktip reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, Mobula rays, Bumphead parrotfish, eagle rays, turtles, thresher sharks, along with schooling jacks, barracuda, surgeonfish, and fusiliers. ‘Small stuff’ includes pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, octopus, triggerfish, lionfish, moray eels, scorpionfish, and dragon shrimps.

Day 12: Check out. Transfer to the airport/hotel.

Please note that the itineraries are examples only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

09 May 2021
Alor - Komodo (Maumere-Labuan Bajo)
Arrival: 09 May 2021
Departure: 18 May 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Alor - Komodo (Maumere-Labuan Bajo)

Day 1: Meeting at the airport, transfer to the boat, Cabin arrangement, briefing.

Day 2-9: Approx 3 dives per day

Alor

Marine Life: Swarms of anthias, schools of Fusiliers, surgeons and snappers, rays and patrolling grey reef sharks, barracudas, snake eels, mantis shrimps, octopus, Bobbit worms, flying gurnard, lionfish, and Rhinopias.

Komodo

Marine Life: Bumphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman.

Day 10: Check out. Transfer to the airport/hotel.

Please note that the itineraries are examples only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

13 Jun 2021
Komodo, Sangeang (Labuan bajo-Bima/Bajo)
Arrival: 13 Jun 2021
Departure: 20 Jun 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Komodo, Sangeang (Labuan bajo-Bima/Bajo)

Day 1: Meeting at the airport, transfer to the boat, Cabin arrangement, briefing.

Day 2-7: Approx 3 dives per day

This region features vibrant biodiversity born of a land of contrasts: warm waters and tropical species to cooler currents with temperate ocean life. Offering such a diverse range of dive sites and unique features, it’s no surprise the Komodo National Park was awarded ‘New 7 Wonder of Nature’ status in 2011.

Diving this famous dive destination located within the Coral Triangle, the area boasts the world’s highest marine biodiversity. Under the park’s jurisdiction, rangers over 1,000 species of fish and hundreds of different corals are protected. Dive sites stretch from the Flores Sea’s warm waters (Pacific Ocean) in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain presents many contrasts, with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, caves, swim-throughs, and channels – all with different colors, sizes, and types of both hard and soft corals. Expect encounters with pelagics, and we promise no dull moment for any macro enthusiast with a wide range of critters.
Get your macro lens ready for unusual critters and critters that are only special to this area.

Komodo National Park boasts countless deserted beaches, hiking trails, fantastic wildlife, lagoons and home to a large species of lizard world known as the Komodo dragons.

Although there is diving year-round in Komodo, the best period is considered to be April through November. Currents in parts of Komodo can be strong – so we dive according to the tides, but with so many great sites to choose from, we can always adapt the schedule for the best diving.

Day 8: Check out. Transfer to the airport/hotel.

Marine Life: Bumphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman.

Please note that the itineraries are examples only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

03 Aug 2021
Komodo, Sangeang (Labuan bajo-Bima/Bajo)
Arrival: 03 Aug 2021
Departure: 12 Aug 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Komodo, Sangeang (Labuan bajo-Bima/Bajo)

Day 1: Meeting at the airport, transfer to the boat, Cabin arrangement, briefing.

Day 2 – 9: Approx 3 dives per day

Day 10: Check out. Transfer to the airport/hotel.

Marine Life: Bumphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman

Please note that the itineraries are examples only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Towels Provided, Snorkel Gear, Kayaks

Excluded: Harbor clearance and national park fees (between USD5 and USD25 per day depending on the destination) and fuel surcharge (where applicable), Any international and domestic air, land, sea transportation, visas, and any other taxes or fees associated, Courses and certifications, Accommodation and meals before and after the cruise, Alcoholic drinks (unless otherwise stated), Gear rental (subject to availability), Enriched Air Nitrox (available for certified divers only), Massages and Spa treatments (other than a welcome massage), Dive, travel or trip interruption insurance and dive insurance (It is mandatory to have dive insurance on all trips aboard Gaia Love), Onboard purchases, Private tours, Laundry, Onboard telecommunication and satellite broadband, Crew gratuity.