Oceanic walls, virgin slopes, submerged reefs, underwater volcanoes, pinnacles, canyons and caves are the commons Indonesian diving sites. Are you looking for wide angle and macro, wall diving, muck diving, drift diving, wreck diving, critters dives  and the new, diving under village jetties, or whatever kind of dive you can imagine, so have found it! Go to our Diving Page. You are no diver, but you would like wake up every day with the vision of luxuriant tropical rainforest islands or idyllic postcard sandy beaches in a marineland with each turquoise tonalities you can imagine or more, so you are in the right site! Go to our Sailing Page. Have a good time Cruising Indonesia © Copyrigth 2007

 

 

 

 

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CRUISES DIVING & LIVEABOARD

THE LIVEABOARDS

Only the most serious and professional liveaboards of the diving industry are presented in Cruising Indonesia’s pages. Get a briefly description of each liveaboard clicking on the picture. In some cases is enable the vision of a documentary or a 360° virtual tour clicking on the name. Following the links below you can open or download the boat info-sheet and e-mail us your enquiries, answer you will be our pleasure…

DIVE DAMAI in CRUISING INDONESIA finest top class diving in Indonesia

 

TAMBORA LIVEABOARD in CRUISING INDONESIA top class diving in Indonesia

 

DEWI NUSANTARA in CRUISING INDONESIA: top class diving

DIVE DAMAI

 

TAMBORA

 

DEWI NUSANTARA

The first boutique liveaboard in Indonesia with divers well-being always the top priority, has been designed to offer a personal service that only a vessel of this size can provide.

 

Great comfort and flair and at the same time is optimally geared towards supporting a diving operation in safety, convenience, and efficiency.

 

The Goddess of the Archipelago has been designed to be totally independent for long periods at sea while offering unparalleled comfort.

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SEAHORSE in CRUISING INDONESIA top class diving

 

KOMODO DANCER in CRUISING INDONESIA top class diving

 

ONDINA LIVEABOARD in CRUISING INDONESIA the best diving in the world

SEAHORSE

 

KOMODO DANCER

 

ONDINA

A majestic and spacious vessel, able to accommodate up to 16 guests, attended by a crew of 12, Seahorse is one of the most serious and professional operators in the diving industry.

 

As part of the Dancer Fleet, Komodo Dancer offers the best of Komodo, Alor and Flores following the highest standards of safety and quality of service in the diving industry.

 

An adventurous trip with a lot of unexpected… Unexpected diving encounters, unexpected beautiful beaches, unexpected quiet traditional villages, unexpected on-board service…

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INDO SIREN in CRUISING INDONESIA top class diving

 

SMATA LIVEABOARD in CRUISING INDONESIA

 

AURORA LIVEABOARD in CRUISING INDONESIA top class diving in Indonesia

INDO SIREN

 

SAMATA

 

AURORA

It is a traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak and one of the most beautiful liveaboards cruising Indonesian waters.

 

From Sanskrit: tranquility, harmony, balance… A unique boat with harmonious interior which combines fabulous woods, to ensure your comfort whilst on your scuba dive travel vacation.

 

Relax, comfort and respect for the under water environment in the sanctuaries of marine biodiversity with the professional guidance of marine biologists and UW photographers.

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AGGRESSOR FLEET in CRUISING INDONESIA world's top class diving aboard the finest liveaboards of the diving industry

 

SIREN FLEET in CRUISING INDONESIA top class diving

 

DANCER FLEET in CRUISING INDONESIA world's top class diving aboard the finest liveaboards of the diving industry

AGGRESSOR FLEET

 

SIREN FLEET

 

DANCER FLEET

When you compare the price of an Aggressor Fleet vacation to a land based resort, you’ll find you get more for your money with Aggressor and the ultimate service.

 

Don't miss the exciting opportunity to dive with one of the industry's finest liveaboard fleet on your next scuba diving travel vacation in the world’s most exotic locations.

 

World wide scuba dive adventures with the premier liveaboard fleet of the diving industry. Dancer Fleet is the ultimate in liveaboard experience.

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THE TRADITIONAL INDONESIAN PHINISI SCHOONER

Anyone that appreciates wooden sailing vessels will come to understand that the Indonesian Archipelago is home to one of the world's truly classic sailing fleets. The Indonesian Phinisi Schooner was the backbone of the original spice trade, carrying spice cargos from these Spice Islands to China and the Middle East since long before western cultures even discovered the Earth was not flat. Even today, approximately 80% of Indonesia's cargo is still carried aboard similar wooden cargo vessels to and from ports through this, the largest archipelagic nation on our planet.

Still in our days, around 80% of country freight are carried trough all Indonesian archipelago by this wooden sailing vessels. These majestic 2 masts, 7 sails schooners called “Phinisi” are built entirely in tropical wood. Its dimensions vary from 18 to 35 meters on deck. Very strong and capable are still built direct on the beach by very skillful workers with the only help of few traditional instruments. The precision of these workers is astounding.

The history of these boats and its builders, the Bugis of South Sulawesi, started many centuries ago, before the Europeans explorers reached these islands. At that time, Bugis sailors were already trading with Chinese Empire and Arabian merchants, using its boats to carry across the entire archipelago and beyond spices, wood, porcelain and all items they could trade. When James Cook reached for first time Australia, in 1771, found more than hundred of this Schooner trading with the Australian Aborigines.

Until the end of the 1970s, the Phinisi had no engine and sailed following the trade winds, 6 months to the east and 6 months to the west, with no hurry, keeping pace with the world they belonged. At these days, all the boats are engine powered and sails are becoming less important.

In the last two decades, westerners have started to transform these cargo boats into luxury yachts, mainly to use as liveaboard for diving cruises. The very strong Phinisi’ structure has been equipped with all modern safety equipment like GPS, depth sounder, radar, radio, satellite phone, fire detectors, inflatable rafts, water maker, solar panel, electric generator. This kind of boat is perfectly adaptable as liveaboard having plenty of space for cabins, diving equipment and relax areas.

Phinisi limited draft allows it to reach almost every shore and reef. In a country composed by 17.500 islands scattered in an area as the size of USA, with many areas still out of beaten tracks and without tourist structures, liveaboard is in many case the only way to reach dive sites otherwise unreachable.

Imagine being on board of one of this beautiful schooners, sailing in the most beautiful and untouched seas of the planet, visiting uncountable deserted white-sand beaches… Imagine diving 3-4 times a day in pristine wonderful reefs, and perhaps being the only one and the first one… Imagine enjoying the sunset in a deserted bay surrounded by hills covered in tropical jungle while making barbeque on the beach. These are not just dreams, but the ingredients of Cruising Indonesia.

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BUILDING YOUR OWN BOAT

Anyone that appreciates wooden sailing vessels could have the unique opportunity to build his/her own schooner without need to be a multimillionaire.

The size of these vessels vary from 18 to 35 meters LOD (Length on deck), for the smaller ones the cabin space below deck is max edible for 6-8 passengers, the stern section it does provide comfortable after deck space, bigger ones have a lot of space and are suitable for 14-16 guests in comfortable large cabins, plus lot of space for leisure and relax.

The cost for a entire building process of one of this beautiful vessels is still affordable, due to the low cost of work and materials in Indonesia. As for the hull shape it is better to follow the traditional way used by the skilful Bugis builders, for each vessel interior can be modified to fit the new owner preference or total new design concepts can be developed for those looking for something special. This allows change a cargo vessel into a luxury yacht.

Projects span a period of 12-24 months to complete included installations of all key systems required for a long distance and commercial vessels water maker, genset, air conditioning system, solar power system, wench products, electric and pipe systems, kitchen equipment and more.

Power options on a vessel of this size are numerous and these models can achieve speeds of 6-9 knots with a 200 to 400 hp new or rebuilt diesel engine. As most people think of an annual docking as a major expense, we do lean towards a more traditional approach to this process. The traditional docking process of these vessels in often accomplished by bringing the vessel to a shallow beach on a full moon, for caulking and anti-fouling by the vessels own crew.

Our company could assist you in all the process from project, building, purchasing and installation of  equipment and finishing; to the selection of crew, cruising permits and registries, cruises management, web site developing and everything you need to get your Schooner working out.

Marketing support is another service of our company, if you are interested in chartering your vessel here in Indonesia, we will be glad to sell your packages trough our website.

Our selection considers the best quality-price relationship, safety equipment on board and diving experience in operating area.

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