Moana Liveaboard

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  • PADI
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Massage

Moana is a traditional 30m Phinisi Schoonerin cruising and diving the Komodo National Park since 2004. With 5 air-conditioned cabins all with en-suite bathrooms, the Moana Liveaboard caters to a maximum of 10 divers, ensuring small groups and personal attention. Purposely built to comfort divers, Moana has, since many years enjoyed the reputation of being the liveaboard specialist for Komodo National Park.

Accommodation

  • 1 Standard Cabin

    Moana liveabord offers 3 double bed cabins and 2 twin bed cabins. All have their own bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and storage space. Toilets are with a standard water flush as you are used from home. The bow cabin has 3m wide bed. Excellent for parents with their little child.

Dining

The day onboard starts with a light and healthy breakfast around 6am. Fresh fruits according to the season (papaya, mango, pineapple, melon), cornflakes, oats, local honey and more ... Around 8am, after the first dive, the “real breakfast” will be prepared. Buffet style - all you can eat! Lunch and Dinner varies from Western, Indonesian, International and Asian specialties. This good mix of Asian and Western food caters for all desires. 2 courses for lunch and 3 courses for dinner (soup/salad, main, dessert) are served. 
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

Moana is perfectly equipped to suit divers to see the best of the Komodo National Park as well as genuinely unknown and pristine divesites. Moana is one of the few Komodo based ships operating from March till December only in Komodo - so you will dive with the real Komodo Experts! Moana's experienced dive guides and Instructor dive these waters nearly every day, all year long.
Around Komodo there are over 50 sites to choose from and have areas to suit every level of experience, whether you have just completed your Open Water course or have years of challenging dives behind you.
The corals in Komodo National park are pristine, with Mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugong, many pelagics, to the tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, frog fish. The sites vary from gentle easy coral slopes to heart pounding adrenalin 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 so varied with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, channels, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, all with varying colours, sizes and types of coral both hard and soft.

Dive Courses

In addition to the facilities for divers, it will also be possible for beginners to have an introduction to diving or to complete their diving certificate after their pool and theory training in areas which permit such activities.

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

Equipment Rental

Equipment rental prices are based per trip.
We recomend to pre-book your equipment when you book your cruise.
  • Full set 192$
  • Regulator 53$
  • BCD 53$
  • Wetsuit 53$
  • Dive Computer 53$
  • 15 liters tank per day 7$
  • Snorkeling equipment

Facilities

  • Backplate
  • Bar
  • Outdoor Saloon
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Dive Deck
  • Library
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station

Services

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

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 3o Meters
Beam 6.5 Meters
Draft 2.6 Meters
Sails 260m2 surface
Engine Mitsubishi, 8 Cylinder, 270HP, Diesel
Cruising Speed  7 Knots
Maxumum Speed 12 Knots
Water Capacity 7 Tons
Freshwater maker Drinking Water Quality
Fuel Capacity 6 Tons
Passengers 10
Full Air Conditioning All rooms and indoor guest areas
Entertainment System DVD, TV, Stereo sound
Navigation & Comunication GPS Garmain GPSmap 182, Fish Finder Garmin 160 Blue, Radio Icom HF Marine Transceiver IC-M600
Safety Equipment First aid kit, Oxigen onboard plus Emergency Evacuation DAN “Oxygen Unit”, rescue rafts, Life jackets, Fire extinguishers, flares, fare gun.
Tenders 3x 5m fiberglass Yamaha 40hp and 25hp

Cruise Price Includes

Return Transfers to / from ship in Labuan Bajo, Flores
Full board of asian & international food
Drinking Water, tea, coffee and non-alcoholic soft drinks, iced tea, juices
Snorkeling Equipment (Mask, Snorkel, Fins / Boots)
Air-condition cabin (double / twin-share) with private bathroom and water-flushed toilet
Towels
Komodo Dragon Walk
European Cruise Director
Diving services including tanks, weights, fills, guides and dive tenders.
Sea Kayak use
Beach visits, sunset walks

Cruise Price Excludes

Komodo National Park Fees 115 € / person
Domestic Flights
Alcoholic beverages Beer, Wine, Spirits available
Special soft drinks Tonic, sparkeling water, diet coke
Rental Equipment
Single Cabin 75% surchage
Crew tips 10 € / night suggested
Accommodation before / after the trip
Diving and travel Insurance

  • Komodo National Park

    Komodo National Park offers an enormous amount of dive sites. We would like to present to you a description of some of the best known signature dive sites of this area. We hope we can give you a taste of what it is to dive one of the world’s best diving area and most diverse marine eco systems.
    Please keep in mind that each and every dive is different. On one day the dive sites might be absolutely mind blowing, the next day the currents, sun light or weather conditions might not be in our favor. We will always try to get to the best spots. Trust us, we want to dive the best ourselves!

    Castle Rock
    Underwater pinnacle, located in the north of Komodo Island, can have some “reef hook” currents. Top is at 7m, nicely covered with table corals and small gorgonians, There is a hollow at about 15m where sometimes huge schools of mackerels, doctor fishes and jacks are gather, This underwater pinnacle attracts lots of pelagic fish; grey reef sharks, white tips, huge trevallies and the odd eagle ray passing by. Marine life is great at each depth, but it is at the base of the pinnacle where you will find the sharks cruising around. Experience in drift, reef hock, negative entry recommended.
    Crystal Rock
    This dive site lies close to Castle Rock and is a bit easier to find, as the tip of the pinnacle just breaks the surface at low tide. Again can be prone to strong currents, there is an area where you can easily descend and ascend with beautiful staghorn and table corals. Further down around 15 to 20m there is a small valley where a large group of yellow Oriental sweetlips and a pair of barramundi cods reside and then huge gorgonian sea fans around 30m.
    Shot Gun/Cauldron
    This passage between Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat on the northern tip of Komodo Island provides one of the most exhilarating and exciting dives in the park. This site takes you through passages, flying over rocky ridges and down into sandy bottom cauldrons with churning waters overhead before exiting from a beautiful reef in a sheltered back eddy to the north. Regular sightings here include Reef Sharks, Giant Trevally, Manta, Turtle, schools of Midnight Snapper and Sweetlips. Best dived on a falling tide this site is not to be missed on any trip to Komodo.
    Tatawa Besar
    Starting at the northwestern tip of Tatawa is a good drift dive down the western side in about 15 to 20 meters of water. Fish life is plentiful and an endless field of stunning orange soft corals can be seen. Mantas are often seen in this area also. It is also possible to drift down the north coast of Tatawa from the same entry point.
    Tatawa Kecil
    When currents are favourable diving can be good here, the best dives are down the western side of the island where rocks, caves and beautiful coral gardens in the shallows can be found. There is abundant fish life including large groupers, snappers, sweetlips, jacks, sharks and no shortage of anthias.
    Batu Bolong/Current City
    This small seamount sits right in the middle between Komodo and Tatawa Islands and therefore gets its fair share of water movement. The top of the rock sticks out of the water and you can either dive the northern or the southern side, depending on the current flow. This is one of the most exciting divesites in the area and once you go down, you are likely to be greeted by vast schools of reef fish, turtles and whitetip reefsharks. Look closely between the corals and rocks and you might find some nudibranches like the beautiful Nembrotha Purpureolineata. This dive site is reserved for experienced divers only. As it is located in the deep channel, this can have quite strong currents.
    Wainilu
    The best muck dive of Komodo, enter the water just in front of the beach at the west side of the bay, explore carefully the bottom at 8 to 15 meters, you will find a collections of critters that no other sites in Komodo can offer. This is a real paradise for macro- photographers. Frog fish, sea horses, any species of pipe fish, dragonets, mandarin fish and so on. Wainilu is a strange and different dive site but not to be missed if you think that “small is nice”.
    Cannibal Rock
    An underwater mound in the well protected Loh Dasami Bay, between Rinca and Nusa Kode, which allows for easy diving with little current. Covered with soft corals, sponges and hard corals. On every available surface there are either feather stars, brittle stars, sea cucumbers or sea stars.
    Yellow Wall
    Just inside the southeastern corner of Loh Dasami Bay. It is also one of the best areas in Loh Dasami for snorkeling. The current usually flows south to north so the best entry point is just around the western-most tip of the headland; the dive should then continue into the bay along with the current.
    Torpedo Alley
    Torpedo Alley is in Horseshoe Bay not far from Cannibal Rock. The site is mainly a black sandy bottom - a classic muck dive - scattered with many small critters. In addition to the rays that give the site its name, you can see Harlequin Ghost Pipefish and unusual nudibranchs like Armina semperi. The sandy bottom is lined with many colorful sea pens, and you can easily find small shrimps and other critters on them
    Pink Beach
    Located on the eastern side of Komodo Island, this beach is known for macro photography subjects such as the Leaf scorpion fish, blue-ribbon eel, crocodile fish, and many species of nudibranch, a very good dive around a small area of reef around a steep rocky wall which is visible from the surface of the water at low tide. The dive site is a good place with clear water and is between 5 and 30m deep This site is also a very good night dive and offers excellent macro-photography opportunities.
    3 Sisters
    Located north of Pillaarsteen, there are three very large submerged rocks about 10m apart and within easy swimming distance of each other. The rocks run in a line about 100 meters east of a small reef that juts out on the eastern side of the island. The rocks sit on a sandy bottom in about 20-30 m of water and rise to 3-5m from the surface of the water. Around 30m are two smaller boulders that are especially nice, you dive in the shade of the current and finish the dive on the peaks which top at 6, 7 and 8 meters respectively.
    Pillaarsteen
    A tremendous dive site where the underwater topography includes huge boulders and rocks with nice cuts, swimthroughs, chimneys and canyons. There are some caves at about 40 and 16meter. Everything is beautifully covered with colorful soft corals, gorgonians, hydroids, sponges
    Manta Alley
    South coast of Komodo Island, lying at 5 to 30 meters, a long gently sloping sandy reef flat, with a strong current that you drift with, This dive site is usually marked with sharks, large giant trevallies and beautiful coral. Aside from mantas, school of fusiliers, giant jack fishes are often present as well as the turtles, whitetip sharks and snappers.