Aurora Liveaboard, Indonesia

AURORA Liveaboard GREAT YACHT, GREAT CREW, GREAT DIVING.

In 2010 this majestic 40-meter vessel started scuba diving cruises to the most remote and idyllic locations in Indonesia. Aurora Liveaboard is a spacious, double masted, teak motor-sail yacht. It was built in Sulawesi according to the traditional phinisi schooner style and designed for a discerning international dive clientele.

Guests will experience modern comfort combined with traditional allure. 7 till 14-day trips are scheduled year-round to the best diving sites around the Indonesian Archipelago

ACCOMMODATION

M/sy Aurora has 8 comfortable cabins for a maximum of 16 guests. Every 9 sqm cabin has an en suite bathroom, individually controlled air-conditioned and portholes. Some cabins offer twin accommodation and other cabins have a king-size bed. Some also have an extra single bed for a possible third occupant.

 

Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Room size: 9 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 Single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Room size: 9 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: King + 1 Single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Comfort

Dune Aurora offers a professional level of service and assistance might well be the highest to be found. Next to our team of deckhands, engineers, stewards, chefs and dive guides, our dive crew includes a marine biologist and an underwater photo and video-expert.

English is our lingua franca. The overall ambiance on Aurora liveaboard is one of great warmth and luxury. The indoor lounge has a huge central table for festive dining and gathering.

At the stern of the ship is a covered seating area with tables for al fresco dining and relaxation. The top deck is furnished with cushioned loungers, ideal for sun lovers and stargazers. The ship also features a boutique and a laundry service.

Catering

Experience the delicious Asian cuisine or enjoy western gourmet food on Aurora liveaboard cruises. We serve our meals 3 times a day as delightful buffets. Our chefs will satisfy everyone’s taste and surprise you with delicious entremets.

Fresh vegetables and fruits are part of every day’s menu. If you have special alimentary requests, please inform us at the time of your booking. We can serve vegetarian, halal and gluten-free menus.

Diving

Gear up on our dive deck with rinse tanks, showers and drying facilities. One of our 3 dive tenders will bring you and your dive guide to the most pristine dive sites.

For every scuba diver, we have something to offer on your Indonesian Liveaboard vacation. From Muck diving in the Banda Sea to beautiful coral reefs and cleaning stations for manta rays in Raja Ampat.

The Indonesian seas contain so much natural beauty that you won’t believe your eyes and can’t stop clicking your camera. If you want to enjoy a longer bottom time, nitrox is available. We provide courses if you are not a certified enriched air diver. We manage a rental service for all your diving gear.

When you need some time on land Dune Aurora also offers land excursions on some cruises such as Komodo national park where you can encounter the Komodo dragon from up close.

Aurora Liveaboard SCHEDULE

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

Excluded: Nitrox tanks, diving and snorkelling gear, soft drinks, beer, wine, spirits and expresso coffee, PADI courses (subject to instructor availability, upon request). National Park Fees and Contributions to villages: Raja Ampat 130US$/person, Komodo 20US$/person, North Maluku 130US$/person, Banda Sea 90 US$/person (not including Banda Neira fee: 100 US$ extra/person) and Alor 95 US$/person. Note: Park fees are subject to change without prior notice *Fuel surcharge and port/marina fees per pax: 200 USD per person if the Harbour of deparure/arrival is Bali, Maumere, Sorong, Ambon. For Komodo cruises, no fuel surcharge applies if the port of arrival/departure is Labuan Bajo. We retain the right to adjust fuel surcharges any time when necessary.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2007
Year Renovated: 2010
Length: 42 m
Beam: 9 m
Top speed: 8 knots
Cruising speed: 6-7 knots
Engines: Nissan 420 HP marinized
Max guests: 16
Number of cabins: 8
Number of bathrooms: 9
Tenders: 3 x RIB 465m – Yamaha 40hp
Water capacity: 12000 liters
Fuel capacity: 12000 liters
Freshwater maker: 6000 liters/day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY FEATURES

Radar
GPS
Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
Life Jackets
Fire Alarm and Fire Extinguishers
Oxygen
First Aid Kits
Depth Sounder
Satellite & mobile phones
E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
Emergency flares
Crew trained in first aid

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