La Galigo

  • Nitrox
  • PADI
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Massage

La Galigo is a traditional two mast Phinisi style sailboat built by traditional Southern Sulawesi craftsmen in Bira in 2012. The boat has been designed by an avid liveaboard diver with the liveaboard diving lifestyle comfort and practicality in mind. La Galigo has 6 air-conditioned en-suite cabins each with an American style deep spring mattress double bed and 1 luxury suite which has private balcony, a 48” HD TV with PS4 and 270 degree views.
La Galigo livaboard focuse on diving Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park. For the photographers there is dive deck’s camera table and rinse tanks, plus the power charging outlets throughout the common areas.

Accommodation

  • 1 Deluxe Cabin

    4 lower deck deluxe en-suite cabins with privately controlled air-condition each with an American style deep spring mattress double bed and extra single one.

  • 2 Master Cabin

    2 lupper deck Master cabins with privately controlled air-condition each with an American style deep spring mattress double bed and extra single one.

  • 3 Master Suite

    Master Suite has large private balcony offering 270° views, private lounge area, 48” HD flatscreen TV, PS4 with a selection of the latest games, private fridge. The Master Suite is perfect for families accomodating 4 persons.

Dining

The cusine is varied with Indonesian, Asian and Western selections, cooked fresh every day with locally sourced ingredients, to suit every taste.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

La Galigo is a liveaboard that focuses on diving Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park. The boat features many amenities for divers such as: camera work stations, camera battery charging stations, separate rinse tank for cameras, on deck hot water shower, DIN/INT adapters and fish ID and diving books.

  • Nitrox per Dive 10$

Dive Courses

In addition, divers may increase their level of certification during their dive vacation. Courses offered by the experienced dive pros include:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • PADI Specialty Courses
  • PADI NItrox Course

Equipment Rental

  • Full set 40$
  • Regulator 8$
  • BCD 8$
  • Wetsuit 8$
  • Fins 10$
  • Dive Computer 8$
  • Snorkeling equipment 10$

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Dive Deck
  • Dive Tenders
  • Library

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Land Tours

Activities

A remote perfect beach, visiting a traditional village or a pearl farm, trekking up a hill for a breathtaking view. There is plenty of possibilities for memorable encounters and moments beyond the daily in-water activities. Almost every day we enrich our program to offer the most.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Length 33 Meters
Beam 7.85 Meters
Draft 2.85 Meters
Displacement 169 Gross Tonnes
Engine Mitsubishi 8M22 450HP V8
Generators 2 x 55 KVA Mitsubishi 230-380v
Speed 7 - 10 Knots
Water Capacity 11000 liters
Freshwater maker 1800 liter per day
Fuel Capacity 5 Tonnes
Passengers 14
Crew 12 All rooms and indoor guest areas
Navigation Furuno Radar, GPS and plotter, 2x Depth sounder
Safety Equipment 3 life rafts (Maximum 36 people), 25 life jackets, 25 lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, next decompression chamber in Denpasar, Makassar, Manado and Jakarta
Radio & Communications EPIRB emergency locator, long range emergency radio, FM & SW Radio, 4 VHF and SSB radio, EPIRB
Diving tenders 2 x 6m long tenders, each with a 40 Hp yamaha outboard engine, can carry 8 passengers plus crew

Cruise Price Includes

Hotel transfers to and from Sorong Harbour / Labuan Bajo on the first and final day of the cruise.
Ferry transfers to and from Sorong Harbour / Labuan Bajo to La Galigo on the first and final day of the cruise.
All meals, snacks, coffee and tea, and La Galigo juices.
Diving services including tanks, weights, air fills, guides and dive tenders.
Land excursions.

Cruise Price Excludes

Flight tickets
Travel, dive and repatriation insurance
Visas and fees
Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
Airport to hotel transfers
Port, Ranger and Marine Park fees
Raja Ampat / Komodo tags (approximately $130 USD)
Rangers fees (on-land activity)
Dive rental equipment
Nitrox  $10 a tank ( Ultimate Raja, $350 trip, Raja North, $260 trip, Raja South, $300 trip, Ultimate Komodo, $260 trip Jurassic Komodo, $190 trip) 
Dive courses and certification
Alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, spirits.
Soft Drinks and package snacks
Fuel surcharges (may fluctuate with markets, you may be asked to pay an extra fuel allowance up to 60 days prior to departure, of no more than $100USD per person)
Crew gratuities 
La Galigo Merchandise
  • LEMBEH, BUNAKEN, BANGKA TOUR – 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

    Lembeh, Bangka and Bunaken trip in Northern Sulawesi is a breathtaking journey to beautiful tropical islands and underwater volcanos. This trip offers a much more comprehensive tour of the Northern Sulawesi dive areas than land based operations can offer.
    In this trip we will sail to dive sites in the Lembeh Strait, Biaro and Tagulandang islands, Mahengetang Island (underwater volcano), Siau and Makalehi islands, Bangka and Gangga Islands and the spectacular Bunaken national park.
    The Lembeh strait is the muck diving capital of the world. Here you will encounter many species found nowhere else in the world. The region is a marco-photographers dream, and also has a variety of other dives from wrecks to walls. Speaking of walls, Bunaken was voted the best wall diving in Asia in 2004. Dramatic drop offs and an abundance of pelagic’s are characteristic of this area, as well as plenty of macro life. Bangka Island’s famous soft corals are a visual treat that will leave you surfacing with a grin ear to ear. The majestic underwater volcano Mahengetang rises from 500m to just below the surface. You also have a chance to see a lava flow into the ocean at the dive site Ruang lava flow. These volcano’s are a truly once in a lifetime experience to dive. Edges of the volcano are partially out of the water and inhabited by local villagers. You will see unique changes between the active and non active parts of the volcano and an extraordinary mix of marine life.
  • ULTIMATE RAJA

    This is truly the only way to fully take in Raja Ampat, from north to south, our ‘Ultimate Raja Experience’ package allows you to do this. We have met many divers around the world who have ventured Raja Ampat, and when we ask them, ‘did you go to Misool in the south, isn’t it unbelievable? ’, or ‘did you see the amazing underwater cathedrals in Wayag?’, we get mixed answers. Here at La Galigo, we don’t want you to leave without experiencing everything there is to see in this dive Mecca, this is why we give you the option of the Ultimate Raja Experience.
    Embarking from Sorong / Waisai, we cruise to Batanta, where we will take in the fabulous muck diving that the area has to offer, at sites such as ‘Diversity’ and ‘Reflections’. From there, we sail south to Misool, where the breathtaking underwater experience will leave you wanting more. Here we will be visiting must see sites like ‘Candy Store’, and the world famous ‘Boo Islands’. After several days exploring the south, we set our compass heading to north again, overnighting to the Fam Islands. Here we have the opportunity to dive such legendary sites as ‘Melissa’s garden’ and ‘Harto’, amongst others. Onwards, north again, heading to Kawe Island, where we encounter some of the big stuff at sites like ‘Eagle Rock’, and the site we like to call ‘Changgo’ (Do it again)! Our last foray north takes us to Wayag, famous for both it’s awe-inspiring limestone cliffs above sea level, and its underwater topography, that drops down to create mind blowing dive sites such as ‘Cathedral’.
    Time now for a U-turn, as we head to the Island of Gam. At Gam we are lucky enough to have a dive site named ‘The Passage’, if you don’t know about the passage, please check our dive site description, just make sure your camera batteries are charged for this one. On the last leg of our tour, we head south east, to the world renowned ‘Dampier straight’. The stretch lying between Batanta and Gam is the perfect end to any dive holiday. Here we’ll visit two standalone dive sites, each of their names starting with the word ‘Manta’. This should give you a large clue as to what you just got yourself in to. To top it all off, we spend another day diving the fabled ‘Cape Kri and ‘Sardine’ dive sites.

  • RAJA SOUTH – 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

    Raja South is our trip tailored to cover large expanse of ocean reaching the best of the south, you won’t be disappointed by this charters offerings. After a Sorong departure we spend the afternoon at the stunning lagoon of Palau Wai. After your first morning awaking in paradise, you will spend the day at the muck diving kingdom of Batanta, exploring suchsites as ‘diversity’, where macro subjects are our prerogative.
    An overnight trip south delivers us to Misool in the morning, the vivid  reefs surrounding Misool are a divers dream destination. We circumnavigate the island of Misool clockwise, spending most of our time diving in the south east. Next we head north of Misool and take a days diving at Kofiau, relatively unexplored by other dive liveaboards. Being an exposed oceanic island, visibility is generally excellent, and Kofiau’s fish diversity is astounding, housing an incredible 284 species, the highest count in Raja Ampat.
    From Kofiau we cross the open sea to explore the south of Gam and the entrance to the Dampier straight, the regular hangout for giant pacific mantas. We then pass through the straight, visiting some of the areas more famous dive sites, including Cape Kri and Sardine.

  • RAJA NORTH – 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

    Our ‘Raja North’ charter is a breathtaking example of what the regency has to offer, customised to fit into a tight schedule.
    Departing from Sorong, we will cruise to the picturesque rolling green hills of Batanta, followed by your first magical sunset in Raja Ampat. From here we overnight north to the Dampier Strait to some of the best sites Raja Ampat has to offer.
    North again, to Wayag, where striking topography meets mass underwater diversity, and current laden sloping walls. Surface intervals in Wayag can be as spectacular as the dives, dramatic jagged limestone cliffs rupture the surface, which tower over tiny dome shaped rocks that scatter the areas turquoise waters.
    Overnighting south towards Gam, we visit some famous thriving reefs such as Mayhem, known for large schools of pelagic species. Groot Fam or Penemu is next on our list, thriving with the life carried from the falling tides of the Dampier Straight. From Groot Fam we enter the Dampier Straight in search of giant manta rays, and colossal schools of pelagic fish.

  • KOMODO JURASSIC EXPLORER 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS DIVE SAFARI & ULTIMATE KOMODO 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS SAFARI

    Komodo Jurassic Explorer approximate number of dives: 16
    Ultimate Komodo approximate number of dives: 24
    Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Established in 1980, initially the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. However, over the years, the goals for the Park have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. In 1986, the Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, both indications of the Park’s biological importance.
    Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands. The Park includes one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays. These habitats harbor more than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles also make Komodo National Park their home. As well as being home to the Komodo dragon, the Park provides refuge for many other notable terrestrial species.
    Komodo national park is known to host some of the worlds best diving. Strong currents produce a feeding ground for a spectacular array of some of the worlds most beautiful marine life. Our dive package will take you to the best of these sites in a convenient action length, perfect for that dive break away from the daily grind. Wake up happy everyday when you open your eyes to the blue ocean and breathtaking views of Komodo on La Galigo liveaboard.

  • WAKATOBI DIVING LIVEABOARD 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS SAFARI

    Wakatobi is the name of an islands and regency located in an area of Sulawesi Tenggara Province (Southeast Sulawesi), Indonesia. The capital of the regency is located in Wangi-Wangi, which is established by virtue of Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 29 of 2003 dated 18 December 2003. It has an area of 823 square kilometers and in the year 2011 had a population of 94.846 inhabitants.
    Wakatobi is also the name of a national park established in 1996, with a total area of 1.39 million hectares that consists of marine biodiversity hotspot known as Wallacea and coral reefs, which condition and scale occupy one of the highest priorities of marine conservation in Indonesia. Wakatobi islands is a part of the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the richest marine biodiversity on earth.
    Wakatobi has been designated in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by the Man and the Biosphere Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 11 July 2012. The world’s major ecosystem types and landscapes represented in this Network are devoted to conserving biological diversity, promoting research and monitoring, as well as seeking to provide models of sustainable development in the service of humankind.