Aurora Liveaboard, operational since 2010, is spacious, double masted, teak motor-sail yacht, built according to the traditional Phinisi style, and designed for a discerning dive clientele. The vessel is 42m (138ft) in length and 9m (30ft) wide. Aboard the Aurora Liveaboard, guests will experience modern comfort combined with the charm of a traditional boat. The Aurora is one of the few liveaboards that operates 7-11 night cruises in Komodo, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat and North Maluku.
Aurora features accommodation for up to 16 guests in 3 twin cabins, 3 double cabins and 2 twin/double cabins. The twin cabins have 2 single beds; the double cabins have one king size bed. The twin/double cabins have one single bed and one king size bed. One of the double cabins also has an additional smaller single bed for a child. 7 cabins are located below deck and have individually controlled air-conditioning, en suite bathroom and a porthole/window. Finally, 1 twin/double cabin is at stern, and features the same standards, but private external bathroom.
On the upper deck, you will find the restaurant and bar with TV, video, DVD, stereo and iPod connection, the preparation and storage area for dive equipment, lounge and photo/video area with one PC. The roof of the restaurant is a very spacious sundeck with wooden sun lounges.
Electricity on board is 220V (though 110V can be arranged if requested in advance). European (2 round pin) power plugs can be found all over the ship and in the cabins. Aussie, UK and US divers should bring an adaptor for their appliances.
The Aurora Liveaboard departs from a number of different destinations depending on itinerary.
What to expect
Diving is offered in small groups of 6-8 divers. 3 dives a day plus a night dive are offered whenever possible. All dives are guided by an experienced dive master. Divers wishing to join Aurora should have at least 50 dives and an Advanced diver certification.
Aurora has 3 zodiacs for every 8 divers and a fibreglass boat for up to 6 divers. Two air and one Nitrox compressor are on board. The liveaboard carries 60x 12L aluminium tanks. All tanks can take either DIN or INT regulators. Nitrox is available at extra cost. Spare parts and other gear rental equipment are limited.
- June to mid-September: Komodo National Park. Cruises start from Bali or Labuan Bajo.
- Late September/October: Relocation cruises through Banda Sea to Raja Ampat.
- November to March: Raja Ampat. Cruises start/end at Sorong.
- March/April: Relocation cruises through Banda Sea to Komodo.
- May: Drydock
You should know…
Divers should have at least 50 logged dives when diving on Aurora. Incidentals, bar bill, etc. can be paid on board in cash only. Euro, USD and Indonesian Rupiah cash are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted at present.
Friendly crew, great hospitality and phenomenal diving on board Aurora. The variety of excursions offered in all parts of Indonesia stands out. Aurora is a great choice for those who want to explore various, very remote dive areas in this part of the world.
Live Availability & Pricing
Aurora - Inclusions, Exclusions and Extras
|Accommodation as specified, all meals, snacks, water, coffee, tea & soft drinks, ship to shore transportation, all dives (3 dives a day plus night dive), tanks, weights dive guides, all harbor clearances (for Bali - Komodo - Bali itineraries only).|
|Single supplement surcharge is 75%|
|Service charge/tipping (min. USD 10.00/person per night)||10||USD|||||10|
|Marine Park fees are payable for Komodo and Raja Ampat. As these are subject to variation these will be quoted at the time of enquiry.|
|Full set of dive gear rental excl. computer & torch (per day)||25||USD|||||25|
|Dive computer or torch rental (per item per day)||12||USD|||||12|
|Nitrox fills (per fill)||5||USD|||||5|
|Nitrox fills (per day)||12||USD|||||12|
|15L tank (per day)||10||USD|||||10|
|This liveaboard's prices are in USD. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.|
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.|