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Damai II

Damai II

$6250 USD / 10 nights



Built: 2011
Construction: Traditional phinisi design, wood hull construction
Length: 40 meters / 130 feet
Beam: 9 meters / 29.5 feet
Cruise: 9 knots
Divers: 12
Fuel Capacity: 20,000 liters
Fresh Water: 10,000 liters
Engine: Mitsubishi 10M20-OA 640hp
Electricity: 110 VAC & 220 VAC
Generators: 2 x Mitsubishi 60KVa 1 Yanmar 40KVa
Nitrox $

Schedules & Availability


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11 OCT2022
11 nights
Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands
3 available spaces
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USD 7425.-
3 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
11 Oct 2022
Ambon
disembark:
22 Oct 2022
Saumlaki

Prices & Availability

Deluxe single
USD 9625.-
fully booked
Deluxe twin/double
USD 7425.-
1 space
Master
USD 7975.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable at location

Harbor Fee
USD
440.-
Park Fee (Banda Sea)
USD
20.-
Park Fee (Forgotten Islands)
USD
30.-
 Booking Request
05 NOV2022
10 nights
Banda Sea, GForgotten Islands
3 available spaces
from
USD 6750.-
3 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
05 Nov 2022
Ambon
disembark:
15 Nov 2022
Saumlaki

Prices & Availability

Deluxe single
USD 8750.-
1 space
Deluxe twin/double
USD 6750.-
2 spaces
Master
USD 7250.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable at location

Harbor Fee
USD
400.-
Park Fee
USD
70.-
 Booking Request
21 DEC2022
7 nights
Raja Ampat
2 available spaces
USD 4725.-
2 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
21 Dec 2022
Sorong
disembark:
28 Dec 2022
Sorong

Prices & Availability

Deluxe single
USD 6125.-
fully booked
Deluxe twin/double
USD 4725.-
2 spaces
Master
USD 5075.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable at location

Harbor Fee
USD
280.-
Park Fee
USD
150.-
 Booking Request
30 DEC2022
11 nights
Raja Ampat
1 available space
+2 options
from
USD 7425.-
1 available space
+2 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
30 Dec 2022
Sorong
disembark:
10 Jan 2023
Sorong

Prices & Availability

Deluxe single
USD 9625.-
fully booked
Deluxe twin/double
USD 7425.-
1 space
Master
USD 7975.-
fully booked
+2 options

Surcharges payable at location

Harbor Fee
USD
440.-
Park Fee
USD
150.-
 Booking Request
29 APR2023
7 nights
Banda Sea, Banda Sea
fully booked
12 options
from
USD 4725.-
fully booked
12 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
29 Apr 2023
Ambon
disembark:
06 May 2023
Ambon

Prices & Availability

Deluxe single
USD 6125.-
fully booked
+2 options
Deluxe twin/double
USD 4725.-
fully booked
+6 options
Master
USD 5565.-
fully booked
+4 options

Surcharges payable at location

Harbor Fee
USD
210.-
Park Fee
USD
40.-
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The Damai II is part of the luxurious Damai Fleet and was constructed in Tanjung Bira, South Sulawesi by Pak Hadji Baso in 2011. Pak Hadji Baso is one of the most respected master boat builders in the traditional Indonesian boat building community of Bira and was also the builder of Dive Damai’s first vessel, MY Damai I. Damai II has a deck length of 40 meters (131 ft) and a beam of 9 meters (29.5 ft) at its widest point. It has been built to an uncompromising standard and fitted out with all the latest diving, navigation and safety equipment to ensure that the level of service appreciated on our first vessel is maintained and, where possible, improved upon, including satellite Wi-Fi capabilities. The new vessel is slightly larger than the first, featuring three large outside deck areas with an outside dining facility, our famous massage and spa treatment area and plenty of extra lounging and sunbathing space. The crew to guest ratio is eighteen crew to twelve guests and the new ship amenities ensure an even more enjoyable cruise for both our returning and new guests. The below deck accommodations have been designed to accommodate single or twin occupants in a level of luxury not seen on another vessel in Indonesia. Each cabin boasts a private shower and head with a queen-size bed and a separate day bed. The cabins have been finished with the highest quality furnishings. The stern staterooms each boast their own private deck with lounges chairs, a super-king size bed, day beds, two desks and ensuite shower and separate head.
The dive facilities have been made even more accommodating on the Damai II. The dive station is larger and includes large individual rinse tanks. The camera room has also been expanded. All trips on board MY Damai II will have three local dive guides and one Instructor. With only twelve guests on most trips, and fourteen on some full boat charters, Damai can easily ensure a four diver to one guide ratio that our customers enjoy. Of course, the Damai II has two custom designed high-speed tenders so that all guests can enjoy the exquisite service and diving experience with Dive Damai.
The signature service includes personalized dive station and rinse tank, camera room and storage space for equipment, ala-carte dining catering to all food requirements, laundry and massage service on board, and the ship has an 18-member crew plus one Cruise Director servicing twelve customers.
The Damai II offers unlimited dives with a maximum four divers-per-guide ratio. The comfortable speedboat tenders have experienced drivers and Damai offers the most varied itineraries in Indonesia providing the best diving opportunities.
Photos courtesy of Dive Damai



Dive Conditions

Conditions can make or break your trip. Temperature, visibility and the current vary greatly across this expansive country. Be sure to check the conditions of each destination you’re planning to dive before you leave. Diving is excellent year-round, but the best time is from May to September. Monsoon season is from December to June. Visibility may not be as good during the monsoon, however, certain locations like the Komodo Islands are a diver’s dream during this time due to an influx of mantas.
Most of Indonesia can be dived year-round with March to October being the most popular time of year to dive. This period of time marks the dry season in most parts of the country, with the exception of some dive areas like Ambon and southern Raja Ampat where most rainfall occurs in May/June to October/September due to the southern monsoon. It's best to visit these areas in the months of November to April for optimal dive conditions.
Generally speaking, Indonesia's climate is almost entirely tropical, with May to September as the dry season, and October to April the rainy season, and with heavier rainfall from December through February. However, the opposite might be true for certain dive areas in Indonesia like Raja Ampat and Ambon, and the best time of year to visit Indonesia really depends on where you intend to stay in the country.
The water temperatures remain quite consistent through the country, hovering at 26°-29°C (82°- 85°F) year-round. Typically, you won't need anything more than a 3-5mm wetsuit, or even a skinsuit. However, the diving conditions and difficulty in Indonesia hugely vary, depending on where and when you dive in the country.
Ambon Bay, Maluku – world class muck diving. Critters that can be seen here include rhinopias, frogfish, ghost pipefish, lots of juvenile fish, stonefish, mandarin fish, nudibranchs, harlequin and coleman shrimps, wonderpus, mimic and flamboyant cuttlefish, and even the much-sought-after psychedelic frogfish.
Alor, East Nusa Tenggara – the hidden gem. This off-the-beaten-path dive destination offers a mix of both world-class wide-angle and macro sites. Pristine coral reefs, steep walls, sloping muck sites--the diving in Alor is really diverse and would please the most discerning diver and underwater photographer.
Banda Sea, Maluku – sea snakes and hammerheads. Most of the diving around the Banda Sea involves excellent wall dives, and great macro sites, but the biggest draw is probably the resident sea snakes at Manuk and Gunung Api islands.
Bali – wrecks and mola molas. Unique critters, fascinating wrecks, beautiful walls, colorful corals, excellent muck dives, huge schools of fish, pelagics--Bali has it all. Technical diving and freediving are also possible in Bali with a good number of reputable dive operations.
Derawan Islands, Borneo – manta rays and whalesharks. Derawan is a remote group of islands in East Kalimantan (East Borneo), and is home to one of the three jellyfish lakes known to men, with the other two located in Palau and Misool Island in Raja Ampat.
Komodo, East Nusa Tenggara – drift dives and world class reefs. Komodo National Park is a group of volcanic islands with over 5,700 giant lizards known as Komodo dragons. This UNESCO World Heritage Site also hosts a world-class scuba diving scene. Imagine drift dives with colorful corals in various formations teeming with marine life, big and small. Divers can see big schools of fish pretty much year-round, as well as eagle and manta rays.
Lembeh, North Sulawesi – muck diving capital. Known as the world's capital for muck diving, Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi offers second-to-none macro biodiversity. The number species that you can cross off your list within a week of diving Lembeh is staggering.
Manado and Bunaken, North Sulawesi – wall dives and reefs. Manado Bay offers a mix of great muck and reef sites, treating divers to unique critters like mimic octopus and flamboyant cuttlefish, as well as various seahorses, squid, nudibranchs, and frogfish.
Raja Ampat, West Papua – the holy grail of Indonesia. Alongside Kaimana Regency and Triton Bay in the south, and Cenderawasih Bay in the east, Raja Ampat archipelago makes up a massive area, collectively known as the Bird’s Head Seascape. Divers can visit the Raja Ampat area many times in their lifes and discover something new each time.
Wakatobi, South East Sulawesi – beautiful coral reefs. Wakatobi's reefs are extremely healthy and offer unique large coral formations, various sea fans, and sponges which are overflowing with marine life. The underwater topography is no less unique, featuring various walls, ridges, and overhangs. While it's not the place for large pelagics, eagle rays and reef sharks can typically be seen.