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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21 Oct 2021
Banda Arc (Forgotten Islands) (Ambon-Maumere)
Arrival: 21 Oct 2021
Departure: 01 Nov 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.

03 Nov 2021
Banda Arc (Forgotten Islands) (Ambon-Maumere)
Arrival: 03 Nov 2021
Departure: 14 Nov 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.

16 Nov 2021
Ambon - Banda (Ambon-Ambon)
Arrival: 16 Nov 2021
Departure: 25 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Ambon - Banda (Ambon-Ambon)

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

Day 2 – 9

  • 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.
  • Banda Sea/Ambon
    Marine Life: Snapper, Bumphead, Blunthead parrotfish, turtles, sharks, moray eels, dog-toothed tuna, fusiliers, jacks, Hammerhead, thresher, and silvertip sharks, Mobula rays, whales, dolphins, and much more.

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.

27 Nov 2021
Raja Ampat North & South (Sorong - Sorong)
Arrival: 27 Nov 2021
Departure: 08 Dec 2022
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Raja Ampat North & South (Sorong - Sorong)

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

Day 2 – 11

  • Approx 3 dives per day
  • Diving Raja Ampat will take your breath away with the marine life thriving from the seafloor to the surface and the colorful reef teeming with activity. 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 will overwhelm any macro photography enthusiast. The only problem with diving here is that you’ll be so spoiled by the near-perfect conditions that you may never want to leave or dive anywhere else again!
  • Banda Sea/Ambon
    Marine Life: Snapper, Bumphead, Blunthead parrotfish, turtles, sharks, moray eels, dog-toothed tuna, fusiliers, jacks, Hammerhead, thresher, and silvertip sharks, Mobula rays, whales, dolphins, and much more.

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.

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.

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