Aurora Liveaboard, Indonesia

from US$ 324 / day
  • Nitrox available
9.310 "Superb"   18 Verified Reviews
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    The 40m M/SY Aurora is a traditional sailing yacht with modern style and comfort. Adventure and relaxation are the ultimate endeavours of Aurora Indonesia and her professional crew. The onboard marine biologists, dive masters and underwater photographers are passionate about helping divers get the most from their underwater adventures.

    MSY Aurora prides itself on exploring the remote areas of Raja Ampat, North Sulawesi and Komodo where divers plunge into crystal clear waters to discover vibrant coral reefs and some of the world’s most astonishing biodiversity. Scuba divers aboard Aurora are guaranteed unforgettable diving and exciting island excursions. Dive amenities include 3 tenders, Nitrox, rental gear, showers and rinse tanks. After a full day of thrilling dives, guest can relax in the well appointed salon or on the sun decks. Aurora offers 8 cabins with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning.

    The professional and friendly staff can ensure the comfort and satisfaction of up to 16 guests. Aurora schedules year round diving cruises to some of the least visited sites in Indonesia. Book your Aurora Indonesia liveaboard diving holiday today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

    Excluded: Nitrox tanks, diving and snorkelling gear, beer, wine, spirits and expresso coffee, PADI courses (subject to instructor availability, upon request). National Park Fees and Contributions to villages: Raja Ampat 130US$/person, Komodo 20US$/person, North Maluku 130US$/person, Banda Sea 90 US$/person (not including Banda Neira fee: 100 US$ extra/person) and Alor 95 US$/person. Note: Park fees are subject to change without prior notice *Fuel surcharge and port/marina fees per pax: 200 USD per person if the Harbour of deparure/arrival is Bali, Maumere, Sorong, Ambon. For Komodo cruises, no fuel surcharge applies if the port of arrival/departure is Labuan Bajo. We retain the right to adjust fuel surcharges any time when necessary.

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Photography Station
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Camera room with table and charging point
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English and Indonesian.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:USD 27/day
    • 15L tanks:USD 5.5/tank
    • Nitrox tank:USD 5.5/tank
    • Fins:USD 4/day
    • Wetsuit:USD 7/day
    • Regulator:USD 10/day
    • BCD:USD 10/day
    • Dive Computer:USD 8/day
    • Snorkel equipment:USD 1.3/day
    • Nitrox Refills:USD 5.5/tank

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2007
    • Year renovated:2010
    • Length:42 m
    • Beam:9 m
    • Top speed:8 knots
    • Cruising speed:6-7 knots
    • Engines:Nissan 420 HP marinized
    • Max guests:16
    • Number of cabins:8
    • Number of bathrooms:9
    • Tenders:3 x RIB 465m - Yamaha 40hp
    • Water capacity:12000 liters
    • Fuel capacity:12000 liters
    • Freshwater maker:6000 liters/day

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Aurora Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 18 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Tim Froelich J
    Magical Aurora North Maluku & Raja Ampat (Ambon-Sorong), Indonesia in October

    This is definitely a 5 star liveaboard experience and I will be recommending it to all liveaboard enthusiasts. Each and every day of the trip had a new element of surprise both above and below water and the great staff plus the cool dive masters only made the experience even more fulfilling. Food was plentiful and varied and the large cabins with good size bathrooms had just the right amount of harmonic interior design. The Aurora is truly a charming wooden vessel and the Ambon-Sorong trip is as close as you can get to a magical experience. The reason for my two 4 stars given is due to the fact that alcohol is not included in the price (we also nearly emptied the bar for strong alcohol) and that only cash payments were accepted onboard even though briefing material stated creditcards accepted. P.S. I will never mock a muck dive again!

    Recommended for

    The diving, the small extra surprises and the overall standard of the boat

    Bertrand D
    Very good
    fantastic dive spots North Maluku & Raja Ampat (Ambon-Sorong), Indonesia in October

    It was a great experience, especially that it was my first liveaboard experience.

    Recommended for

    access to remote dive spot

    Roland M
    Great dives in cosy environment Raja Ampat, Indonesia in December

    It was a fantastic trip to dive at real remote places but still had every comfort you need.

    Recommended for

    Great dives with big diversity, cosy cabins and staff which reads every desire

    wolfgang L
    Nixe Trip Raja Ampat, Indonesia in December

    Very good, thanks to Aurora Team, thanks to to Debbie and Nicole

    Recommended for

    Food, friendly People, Professional handling

    zhou Y
    It's a trip that was full of surprises! Raja Ampat, Indonesia in December

    It's my memory that will never be forgotten!

    Recommended for

    Beach Party, dive briefing map,stern diner

    Timothy G
    United Kingdom
    Unique diving and travel experience in a remote paradise - exceeded expectations Raja Ampat, Indonesia in December

    An amazing experience. We were looking for a world class dive experience, we got that and much more - an opportunity to see a spectacular scenery above water and top class service from a very friendly and attentive crew. It was absolute escapism from our hectic city life.

    Recommended for

    crew friendliness and attitude, remote idilic locations, rich and diverse dive sites

    Joseph S
    United States
    Super diving in Raja Ampat Raja Ampat, Indonesia in February

    Really exceeded expectations. Aurora is a fantastic liveaboard

    Recommended for

    Sealife, great food, luxury treatment

    Iain M
    Very good
    Good trip but unfortunately not the expected itinerary North Maluku & Raja Ampat (Sorong-Ambon), Indonesia in March

    The Aurora liveaboard was good (food, accommodation), the diving was well managed and Haniefan was an excellent dive guide. The only disappointment was that instead diving at Banda Neira and Nusa Laut as per the itinerary on the website we spent 3 days in the Dampier strait which was ok but not the reason we chose this specific trip. I'd suggest anyone booking on the website should confirm directly whether the itinerary shown is accurate.

    Recommended for

    Pretty good diving in Misool, Banda sea and Ambon

    Harriet M
    United Kingdom
    Fantastic luxury liveaboard with everything thought of and provided for Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Bali), Indonesia in May

    Diving with mantas Kayaking around a bay of Komodo Seeing Komodo dragons up close Relaxing and having the crew look after you

    Recommended for

    Crew, food and dives/expeditions

    Anthony B
    Great boat, great diving, great food and service. Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Labuan Bajo), Indonesia in September

    The fauna of the Komodo region - both above water (the Dragons) and below (the Manta and abundance of tropical reef fish, invertebrates and corals). This was enhanced with a very comfortable cruising vessel and very knowledgeable and helpful dive crew.

    Recommended for

    1. Beautiful reef dive - with Manta Rays a two sites. 2. Terrific boat with sizeable bedroom and bathrom ensuites. 3. tasty food with wonderful variety and good serving sizes.

    César V
    An awesome journey with the best crew. Banda Sea (Maumere-Ambon), Indonesia in October

    From Maumere to Ambon, everyday was an adventure. From the muck in Flores to the reefs of Alor, islands of birds and snakes to the untouched gigantic corals of the Banda Sea, the only bad thing was not having enough air to stay hours with the biggest school of hammerheads it is possible to see. Awesome trip, thanks for the ride!

    Recommended for

    Quality of service, the space in the boat, guides professionalism

    Helge S
    Great trip in a stunning screnery Raja Ampat, Indonesia in November

    Most colorful and pristine dive sites, a friendly and helpful crew and a well designed boat, what more could you want? Dievb sites like "Four Kings" or "Blue Magic" are the icing of the cake.

    Recommended for

    divesites, crew, boat

    David C
    Fantastic diving on a well run ship. Raja Ampat, Indonesia in January

    Many highlights. The great variety of sea life, corals and plants that are Raja Ampat. Interesting side excursions. Enjoying comfortable shipboard life with an international mix of people.

    Recommended for

    Professional crew, great food, wonderful dive site selections

    Michael J
    United Kingdom
    Great boat, fantastic helpful crew . A really good week Raja Ampat, Indonesia in March

    A 10 minute dive with a huge oceanic manta, on another dive 4 black mantas playing with our dive group for ages. Shoals and shoals of huge variety of fish and beautiful coral everywhere. lots of macro stuff too. All with the wrap around of a good boat, a great crew and beautiful scenery. Worth the LONG trip to get there (but don't bother to stay in Sorong unless to sleep)

    Recommended for

    Hospitality of the crew, the diving and the boat

    Morgan C
    United States
    Good overall Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Labuan Bajo), Indonesia in April

    Can't really pick "highlights"

    Recommended for

    Food, guides

    Nathalie F
    One of the best liveaboard Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Labuan Bajo), Indonesia in July

    I highly recommend Aurora to dive in the Komodo. The boat is super comfortable. The staffs extremely dedicated. You can ask anything on the boat or under water and they will find it for you. If you are a photographer they handle your camera with a lot of care. It is the first time I never had to worry about my camera. Food is very good. Breakfast is a la carte. Aurora will guarantee you the perfect diving vacation. It is one of the best liveaboard I have done

    Recommended for

    Confort - Service - Kindness

    Amr E
    Definitly worth going. Not top notch for big fish. Raja Ampat, Indonesia in February

    The journey is really long especially if you are coming from Europe or the US. Boat itself is 8/10 but the service and the crew are 11/10. Never seen before such excellent service. Diving will disappoint those who are looking for big fish and huge sharks. But will be ideal for those who seek virgin locations and being the only boat around with huge biodiversity.

    Recommended for

    Service on boat is unmatchable. Most virign and untrodden paths. Biodiversity and virgin diving locations.

    Ranil C
    United Kingdom
    Unbelievable, incredible dive sites, experienced operator. Raja Ampat, Indonesia in December

    The quality of the reef in the remote parts of Raja is amazing. Some of the best diving I've done. Dive team is on point, they know the sites well and you'll get the most from each dive. Divers are appropriately grouped together on experience. Boat team only add to this, service is high standard, small touches like warm drinks after the nightdive, midday homemade cakes are well thought out. NB. South Missool, Raja Ampat trip. Impeccable reef, large pools of fish, good macro. Less large pelagic animals.

    Recommended for

    Huge biodiversity, great dive guide, perfect service from the crew.

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