Dive Centre: Aurora Liveaboard, Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat

The Aurora Liveaboard, a spacious yacht, designed for a discerning clientele in the traditional Phinisi style cruises Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea

Overview

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.

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Features

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.

Location

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.

Dive regions

  • 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.

We think…

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.

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Indicative Pricing for Aurora 2018 Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Maluku

9 nights double/twin cabin AUD3510USD
11 nights double/twin cabin AUD4290USD
Relocation cruises: 11 nights double/twin cabin AUD4290USD
Single cabin supplement (per night) AUD190USD
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Included: Cabin, all meals, water, fruit juice, soft drinks, 2-3 dives + 1 night dive daily (except on arrival & departure days), tanks, weights, dive guide, air fills, roundtrip airport transfers on charter days at location
Please use the [Enquiry & Booking] button to give us your exact requirements in terms of Trip#, dates, number of divers/snorkelers, and we'll give you the best deal we can.

Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Maluku Extras Payable at Time of Booking (as of January 2017)

Raja Ampat or North Maluku National Park fees AUD130
USD
Banda Sea or Alor National Park fees AUD95USD
Fuel surcharges/port fees for all cruises (except Komodo) AUD200USD

Indicative Pricing for Aurora Liveaboard 2018 Komodo

7 nights double/twin cabin AUD2520USD
9 nights double/twin cabin AUD3240USD
Single cabin supplement (per night) AUD190USD
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Included: Cabin, all meals, water, fruit juice, soft drinks, 2-3 dives + 1 night dive daily (except on arrival & departure days), tanks, weights, dive guide, air fills, roundtrip airport transfers on charter days at location
Please use the [Enquiry & Booking] button to give us your exact requirements in terms of Trip#, dates, number of divers/snorkelers, and we'll give you the best deal we can.

Komodo Extras Payable at Time of Booking (as of January 2018)

Komodo National Park fees (7 nights) AUD140USD
Komodo National Park fees (9 nights) AUD180USD

Aurora Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea Extras Payable Locally (as of August 2018)

Service charge/tipping (min. USD 10.00/person per night) AUD10USD
Nitrox fills (per fill) AUD5USD
Nitrox fills (per day) AUD12USD
Full set of dive gear rental excl. computer & torch (per day) AUD25USD
Dive computer or torch rental (per item per day) AUD12USD
15L tank (per day) AUD10USD
Important Information
Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.