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Dewi Nusantara

Dewi Nusantara

$7349 USD / 11 nights



Built: Kalimantan, Indonesia 2007-2008
Construction: Phinisi wooden 3-mast US top sail schooner
Length: 58 meters / 191 feet
Beam: 12 meters / 37 feet
Draft: 3.6 meters / 12 feet
Cruise: 8-9 knots
Divers: 18
Fuel Capacity: 29,000 liters
Engine: 2 x 500 hp Nissan twin turbo diesels
Generators: 2 x 10 KvA and 50 KvA generators – 220 volts
Nitrox $
WIFI Available

Schedules & Availability


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15 OCT2022
11 nights
All of Raja Ampat
2 available spaces
USD 7349.-
2 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
15 Oct 2022
16:00
Sorong
disembark:
26 Oct 2022
10:00
Sorong

Prices & Availability

Master
USD 8849.-
fully booked
Deluxe
USD 7349.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Port/Park Fees
USD
335.-
 Booking Request
08 NOV2022
11 nights
All of Raja Ampat
2 available spaces
USD 7349.-
2 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
08 Nov 2022
16:00
Sorong
disembark:
19 Nov 2022
10:00
Sorong

Prices & Availability

Master
USD 8849.-
fully booked
Deluxe
USD 7349.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Port/Park Fees
USD
335.-
 Booking Request
02 DEC2022
11 nights
All of Raja Ampat
2 available spaces
USD 8849.-
2 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
02 Dec 2022
16:00
Sorong
disembark:
13 Dec 2022
10:00
Sorong

Prices & Availability

Master
USD 8849.-
2 spaces
Deluxe
USD 7349.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable with booking

Port/Park Fees
USD
335.-
 Booking Request
14 DEC2022
11 nights
All of Raja Ampat
3 available spaces
+2 options
USD 7349.-
3 available spaces
+2 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
14 Dec 2022
Sorong
disembark:
25 Dec 2022
Sorong

Prices & Availability

Master
USD 8849.-
fully booked
Deluxe
USD 7349.-
3 spaces
1 space only female
+2 options

Surcharges payable with booking

Port/Park Fees
USD
335.-
 Booking Request
26 DEC2022
11 nights
All of Raja Ampat
fully booked
5 options
USD 7349.-
fully booked
5 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
26 Dec 2022
16:00
Sorong
disembark:
06 Jan 2023
10:00
Sorong

Prices & Availability

Master
USD 8849.-
fully booked
Deluxe
USD 7349.-
fully booked
+5 options

Surcharges payable with booking

Port/Park Fees
USD
335.-
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The Dewi Nusantara has been at the very forefront of the dive live-aboard industry in South East Asia and after their years of operation, their experience in the waters of the Indonesian archipelago is unparalleled. When you wish to experience the wonders of the underwater world and you are seriously in search of the purest habitat that can be found on the planet, most likely you will end up in the Eastern part of the Indonesian archipelago. This is as far as you can possibly go away from the pollution of the modern industrialized world and from the buzz of urbanized civilization. It takes some time to get there but once divers find themselves sailing on this 3-masted schooner, somewhere in that vast area between the tropical rainforests of Irian Jaya and Eastern Nusa Tenggara divers know that they have upgraded to explorer status.
The ship features eight staterooms and one luxury master suite in the stern quarters. The ship can accommodate up to eighteen passengers and is available for charter in any combination of diving and leisure expeditions, anywhere in the archipelago.
The lower deck is the main cabin area with four deluxe staterooms on the port side and four on starboard side. These air-conditioned staterooms are individually designed, and feature unique color settings and mysterious carvings. All deluxe staterooms are adaptable for either twin or double use. Each has an ensuite bathroom, reading lights, 220V power outlets, hanging storage for clothing, and a comfortable desk. There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings.
The master suite in the aft quarters of the main deck is the signature room of the ship and is a marvel of design and comfort. It occupies the full width of the vessel and from the stern it has a 180-degree view of the ocean behind the ship. It is the largest stateroom on board and possibly one the larger suites available on any live-aboard in the world. The master suite has one king size bed. The ensuite bathroom offers a shower as well as a tub with ocean view. The suite has its own sitting area; a large corner sofa with a table made out of one piece of natural-shaped teak. There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings.
The scuba gear rental equipment is manufactured by US Divers. The ship carries six full sets of scuba gear ranging from small to XL, and underwater lights and other safety equipment are available for rent or sale. The ship offers 11.2-liter (80's) aluminum cylinders. These are designated for use with either air or nitrox 32. In addition, a limited supply of larger 15-liter (100’s) and smaller 10-liter (63’s) cylinders are available. All cylinders are fitted with DIN adaptable valves. There is a $200 charge for nitrox for an 11-day cruise. The Ship offers nitrox but does not support technical diving or rebreathers.
The Dewi Nusantara cruises several remote destinations including Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Cernderawasih, and Wakatobi
Text and photos courtesy of the Dewi Nusantara.



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.