Moana

MOANA Liveboard; SHORT AND INTENSE DIVING SAFARI IN EMERALD (BIO-) SPHERES

If you prefer a personal and intense diving experience, Moana is the perfect liveaboard with short trips varying from 4 to 11 days. This 30-meter traditional Indonesian two-masted Phinisi schooner is a stunning ton sur ton eyecatcher in these tropical waters.

We cater a maximum of only ten guests. 13 crewmembers will take care of all your needs and safety. We sail to stunning Komodo to ensure your best diving adventure. These world heritage sites are located in the Indonesian archipelago center, between Banda sea and Flores sea, where both terrestrial and marine biodiversity is protected.

Accommodation

Moana liveaboard accommodates its guests below deck in two twin bed cabins and three double bed cabins. We can provide An extra bed for a child. Each air-conditioned cabin with portholes has a private bathroom.

For outdoor lovers that want to sleep under the stars, you can take a blanket and sleep on the upper deck on a comfortable sunbed.

Clean towels are part of the service. Your cabin is stylishly decorated with teak wood furniture and comfortable blue bed linen. You can store valuables and travel documents in our ship’s safe.

Twin Cabin 4 & 5

Twin Cabin 4 & 5

Room size: 5 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Double Cabin 2 & 3

Double Cabin 2 & 3

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Double Cabin 1

Double Cabin 1

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double + Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

The cool and cozy lounge is furnished with comfortable sofas, charging points, and a library with literature about the domestic marine life you can witness daily. The sizeable shaded sundeck is always a prime place to relax. We supply blankets for stargazers.

Catering

The chefs onboard Moana liveaboard take pride in their preparation of all meals. The fruits and vegetables are bought from organic farmers in local markets. Fresh fish is available throughout the cruise, and before each dive safari, fresh meat is flown in from Bali. This provides healthy meals free from MSG.

Onboard we serve breakfast in informal buffet-style. Lunch is two courses and dinner three courses (world-famous) Indonesian- and international cuisine served al fresco as well as inside according to your preference. Vegetarian choices are available.

Our chefs will always consider your special wishes.

The bar offers an excellent wine selection, cold beers, and spirits on sale. Tea and coffee, soft drinks, and water are complimentary.

Diving

The dive deck with rinse tanks and a warm shower is situated at the stern of the ship. It is easy to enter the zodiac from the platform that will bring you and your dive guide to your choice’s numerous diving sites.

Plenty of personal attention is guaranteed. Next, to a diversity of diving courses, we have a rental service for all your equipment (No nitrox).

For those who are interested, we propose an excursion into Komodo National Park with hikes to the top of the island. Sea kayaking is facilitated by Moana liveaboard.

Destinations

Indonesia

Komodo

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2004

Length: 30 meters

Deck area: 130 sq meters

Beam: 6.5 meters

Top speed: 8 knots

Cruising speed: 7 knots

Engines: Mitsubishi 8 cylinder 270 Hp Diesel

Max guests: 10

Number of cabins: 5

Number of bathrooms: 6

Tenders: 3x 5m fiberglass Yamaha 40hp and 25hp

Water capacity: 5000 liters

Fuel capacity: 5000 liters

Freshwater maker: 800 liters/day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Depth Sounder
 GPS
 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
 Emergency Rafts
 Life Vests
 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
 Oxygen
 First Aid Kits
 Fishfinder
 Satellite & mobile phones
 Bilge pump alarm
 Crew trained in first aid
 Emergency flares

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01 May 2021
Komodo National Park
Arrival: 01 May 2021
Departure: 06 May 2021
Days/nights: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Komodo National Park

Here an example of how a journey on MOANA could look like. Please note that we sometimes have to change the routing due to weather and other conditions beyond our control.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Check-in – Welcome to your holiday! We will pick you up from the airport or hotel in Labuan Bajo. After a welcome drink, we will fit and check your equipment. Once all guests are on board, we will set a course towards the island of Sebayur Kecil. After lunch, we will do our check dive where guests and guides can get used to each other. We are planning a night dive after the sunset. We will stay at Sebayur for the night.

Day 2: Mantas at Central Komodo – Our first dive of today will be at Tatawa Besar, where you can expect a nice drift. After breakfast, we will head towards the center of the park and visit Batu Bolong, a dramatic formation that extends underwater and is full of marine life. After lunch, we will dive at Manta Point for a close encounter with those gentle giants. The night dive will be at Gila Lawa Darat, where we also stay for the night. If you don’t fancy night dives, then we recommend a lovely sunset walk up the hill.

Day 3: North Komodo – We will wake up early to make our way towards the National Park’s northernmost part. Castle Rock is an underwater pinnacle and often subject to various currents. This is usually one of the trip’s highlights, and we are likely to see some sharks here. Our second dive will be at Crystal Rock, a beautifully covered formation. In the afternoon, we will dive into the Cauldron, a channel between the island of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. We will stay overnight in North Komodo with a night dive at Gili Lawa Darat.

Day 4: Central Komodo – Another exciting day today as we start today at the Golden Passage, another channel between Komodo and Gili Lawa Darat. After breakfast, we’ll head back south towards the center of the park. We will stop at Tatawa Kecil and Siaba Kecil. Both sides have beautiful topography and lots of marine life. Expect some currents here as well. After those three dives, we will continue south towards Rinca Island. Our night dive will be at Wainilu, where you can expect some fantastic critters during the muck night dive.

Days 5: Komodo dragon walk – In the morning, we will visit the ranger station on Rinca Island for a short trek to see the famous Komodo dragons, the largest lizards on earth. Accompanied by a ranger, we have a chance to get close up with these prehistoric creatures. After breakfast, we plan 1 or 2 more dives (depending on your flight the next day) at Wainilu or Tengah Kecil. We will pass Kalong Island back to Flores, where thousands of flying foxes (fruit bats) take-off during sunset. An awe-inspiring event!

Day 6: Check-out – Depending on your flight back to Bali, we will sail to Labuan Bajo early morning for a planned check-out around 10 or 11 o’clock. Of course, we will drop you off at the airport (or your hotel in Labuan Bajo). We hope you had a fantastic time aboard Moana and look forward to welcoming you again!

Marine Life: The corals in Komodo National park are pristine, with mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugongs. Lots of pelagics, to the tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, frogfish. The sites vary from gentle easy coral slopes to rides, from the warm waters of the Flores Sea in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain is varied with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, channels, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, etc. All with varying colors, sizes, and coral types, both hard and soft.

02 May 2021
Komodo National Park
Arrival: 02 May 2021
Departure: 27 May 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Komodo National Park

Here an example of how a journey on MOANA could look like. Please note that we sometimes have to change the routing due to weather and other conditions beyond our control.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Check-in – Welcome to your holiday! We will pick you up from the airport or hotel in Labuan Bajo. After a welcome drink, we will fit and check your equipment. Once all guests are on board, we will set a course towards the island of Sebayur Kecil. After lunch, we will do our check dive where guests and guides can get used to each other. We are planning a night dive after the sunset. We will stay at Sebayur for the night.

Day 2-3: Mantas at Central Komodo – Our first dive of today will be at Tatawa Besar, where you can expect a nice drift. After breakfast, we will head towards the center of the park and visit Batu Bolong, a dramatic formation that extends underwater and is full of marine life. After lunch, we will dive at Manta Point for a close encounter with those gentle giants. The night dive will be at Gila Lawa Darat, where we also stay for the night. If you don’t fancy night dives, then we recommend a lovely sunset walk up the hill.

Day 4-5: North Komodo – We will wake up early to make our way towards the National Park’s northernmost part. Castle Rock is an underwater pinnacle and often subject to various currents. This is usually one of the trip’s highlights, and we are likely to see some sharks here. Our second dive will be at Crystal Rock, a beautifully covered formation. In the afternoon, we will dive into the Cauldron, a channel between the island of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. We will stay overnight in North Komodo with a night dive at Gili Lawa Darat.

Day 6: Central Komodo – Another exciting day today as we start today at the Golden Passage, another channel between Komodo and Gili Lawa Darat. After breakfast, we’ll head back south towards the center of the park. We will stop at Tatawa Kecil and Siaba Kecil. Both sides have beautiful topography and lots of marine life. Expect some currents here as well. After those three dives, we will continue south towards Rinca Island. Our night dive will be at Wainilu, where you can expect some fantastic critters during the muck night dive.

Days 7: Komodo dragon walk – In the morning, we will visit the ranger station on Rinca Island for a short trek to see the famous Komodo dragons, the largest lizards on earth. Accompanied by a ranger, we have a chance to get close up with these prehistoric creatures. After breakfast, we plan 1 or 2 more dives (depending on your flight the next day) at Wainilu or Tengah Kecil. We will pass Kalong Island back to Flores, where thousands of flying foxes (fruit bats) take-off during sunset. An awe-inspiring event!

Day 8: Check-out – Depending on your flight back to Bali, we will sail to Labuan Bajo early morning for a planned check-out around 10 or 11 o’clock. Of course, we will drop you off at the airport (or your hotel in Labuan Bajo). We hope you had a fantastic time aboard Moana and look forward to welcoming you again!

Marine Life: The corals in Komodo National park are pristine, with mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugongs. Lots of pelagics, to the tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, frogfish. The sites vary from gentle easy coral slopes to rides, from the warm waters of the Flores Sea in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain is varied with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, channels, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, etc. All with varying colors, sizes, and coral types, both hard and soft.

29 May 2021
Komodo National Park
Arrival: 29 May 2021
Departure: 03 Jun 2021
Days/nights: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Komodo National Park

Here an example of how a journey on MOANA could look like. Please note that we sometimes have to change the routing due to weather and other conditions beyond our control.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Check-in – Welcome to your holiday! We will pick you up from the airport or hotel in Labuan Bajo. After a welcome drink, we will fit and check your equipment. Once all guests are on board, we will set a course towards the island of Sebayur Kecil. After lunch, we will do our check dive where guests and guides can get used to each other. We are planning a night dive after the sunset. We will stay at Sebayur for the night.

Day 2: Mantas at Central Komodo – Our first dive of today will be at Tatawa Besar, where you can expect a nice drift. After breakfast, we will head towards the center of the park and visit Batu Bolong, a dramatic formation that extends underwater and is full of marine life. After lunch, we will dive at Manta Point for a close encounter with those gentle giants. The night dive will be at Gila Lawa Darat, where we also stay for the night. If you don’t fancy night dives, then we recommend a lovely sunset walk up the hill.

Day 3: North Komodo – We will wake up early to make our way towards the National Park’s northernmost part. Castle Rock is an underwater pinnacle and often subject to various currents. This is usually one of the trip’s highlights, and we are likely to see some sharks here. Our second dive will be at Crystal Rock, a beautifully covered formation. In the afternoon, we will dive into the Cauldron, a channel between the island of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. We will stay overnight in North Komodo with a night dive at Gili Lawa Darat.

Day 4: Central Komodo – Another exciting day today as we start today at the Golden Passage, another channel between Komodo and Gili Lawa Darat. After breakfast, we’ll head back south towards the center of the park. We will stop at Tatawa Kecil and Siaba Kecil. Both sides have beautiful topography and lots of marine life. Expect some currents here as well. After those three dives, we will continue south towards Rinca Island. Our night dive will be at Wainilu, where you can expect some fantastic critters during the muck night dive.

Days 5: Komodo dragon walk – In the morning, we will visit the ranger station on Rinca Island for a short trek to see the famous Komodo dragons, the largest lizards on earth. Accompanied by a ranger, we have a chance to get close up with these prehistoric creatures. After breakfast, we plan 1 or 2 more dives (depending on your flight the next day) at Wainilu or Tengah Kecil. We will pass Kalong Island back to Flores, where thousands of flying foxes (fruit bats) take-off during sunset. An awe-inspiring event!

Day 6: Check-out – Depending on your flight back to Bali, we will sail to Labuan Bajo early morning for a planned check-out around 10 or 11 o’clock. Of course, we will drop you off at the airport (or your hotel in Labuan Bajo). We hope you had a fantastic time aboard Moana and look forward to welcoming you again!

Marine Life: The corals in Komodo National park are pristine, with mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugongs. Lots of pelagics, to the tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, frogfish. The sites vary from gentle easy coral slopes to rides, from the warm waters of the Flores Sea in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain is varied with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, channels, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, etc. All with varying colors, sizes, and coral types, both hard and soft.

05 Jun 2021
Komodo National Park
Arrival: 05 Jun 2021
Departure: 10 Jun 2021
Days/nights: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Komodo National Park

Here an example of how a journey on MOANA could look like. Please note that we sometimes have to change the routing due to weather and other conditions beyond our control.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Check-in – Welcome to your holiday! We will pick you up from the airport or hotel in Labuan Bajo. After a welcome drink, we will fit and check your equipment. Once all guests are on board, we will set a course towards the island of Sebayur Kecil. After lunch, we will do our check dive where guests and guides can get used to each other. We are planning a night dive after the sunset. We will stay at Sebayur for the night.

Day 2: Mantas at Central Komodo – Our first dive of today will be at Tatawa Besar, where you can expect a nice drift. After breakfast, we will head towards the center of the park and visit Batu Bolong, a dramatic formation that extends underwater and is full of marine life. After lunch, we will dive at Manta Point for a close encounter with those gentle giants. The night dive will be at Gila Lawa Darat, where we also stay for the night. If you don’t fancy night dives, then we recommend a lovely sunset walk up the hill.

Day 3: North Komodo – We will wake up early to make our way towards the National Park’s northernmost part. Castle Rock is an underwater pinnacle and often subject to various currents. This is usually one of the trip’s highlights, and we are likely to see some sharks here. Our second dive will be at Crystal Rock, a beautifully covered formation. In the afternoon, we will dive into the Cauldron, a channel between the island of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. We will stay overnight in North Komodo with a night dive at Gili Lawa Darat.

Day 4: Central Komodo – Another exciting day today as we start today at the Golden Passage, another channel between Komodo and Gili Lawa Darat. After breakfast, we’ll head back south towards the center of the park. We will stop at Tatawa Kecil and Siaba Kecil. Both sides have beautiful topography and lots of marine life. Expect some currents here as well. After those three dives, we will continue south towards Rinca Island. Our night dive will be at Wainilu, where you can expect some fantastic critters during the muck night dive.

Days 5: Komodo dragon walk – In the morning, we will visit the ranger station on Rinca Island for a short trek to see the famous Komodo dragons, the largest lizards on earth. Accompanied by a ranger, we have a chance to get close up with these prehistoric creatures. After breakfast, we plan 1 or 2 more dives (depending on your flight the next day) at Wainilu or Tengah Kecil. We will pass Kalong Island back to Flores, where thousands of flying foxes (fruit bats) take-off during sunset. An awe-inspiring event!

Day 6: Check-out – Depending on your flight back to Bali, we will sail to Labuan Bajo early morning for a planned check-out around 10 or 11 o’clock. Of course, we will drop you off at the airport (or your hotel in Labuan Bajo). We hope you had a fantastic time aboard Moana and look forward to welcoming you again!

Marine Life: The corals in Komodo National park are pristine, with mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugongs. Lots of pelagics, to the tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, frogfish. The sites vary from gentle easy coral slopes to rides, from the warm waters of the Flores Sea in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain is varied with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, channels, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, etc. All with varying colors, sizes, and coral types, both hard and soft.

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

Excluded: Domestic tickets BALI-KOMODO-BALI (approx. EUR 280 return), alcoholic drinks &canned soft drinks, Crew tips (approx. €15/guest/night recommended), National park Fee &Harbour clearance (€138 per person), Dive Equipment rental. Cruising only rate available for non-divers, please enquire.