Aurora Liveaboard, Indonesia



  • Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menus
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Nitrox on board

The 42m long Aurora is a Pinisi Vessel, built in Sulawesi, that offers all the advantages of a modern boat combined with the charm of a traditional one. There are 9 double or twin cabins on board, all with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and daily housekeeping services, accommodating up to 18 guests. The onboard expert chefs prepare local and international dishes for every taste. Special menus are available, such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. The Aurora sails all year to the most breathtaking areas of the Indonesian archipelago, where crystal-clear waters and stunning landscapes are waiting to be discovered.

The Aurora explores the famous areas of Raja Ampat, North Sulawesi, and Komodo, renowned for their biodiversity. Divers aboard Aurora experience incredible diving and exciting island excursions. After a full day of diving and unforgettable experiences with our professional guides, guests can relax in the air-conditioned salon or enjoy the gorgeous view from the sun deck.

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Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Gratuities (15 USD per day), Port Fees (200-250 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (3-45 USD per item), Nitrox, Nitrox Course (190 USD), Private Dive Guide (65 USD per day), Rental Gear (25 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses (360-400 USD), Snorkel Gear (10 USD per day), Laundry / Pressing Services.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

The crew speaks English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Indonesian, and Italian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

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 18
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 2x 6 meters fiberboats 2x40 hp Yamaha engine/1 Rib 4.65 mtr 40 hp yamaha
  • Water capacity 12000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 12000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 6000 liters/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • 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

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 26 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Amr E
  • Egypt Egypt
Definitly worth going. Not top notch for big fish.

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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Helge S
  • Austria Austria
Great trip in a stunning screnery

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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Harriet M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic luxury liveaboard with everything thought of and provided for

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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Iain M
  • Singapore Singapore
Good trip but unfortunately not the expected itinerary

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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Joseph S
  • United States United States
Super diving in Raja Ampat

Really exceeded expectations. Aurora is a fantastic liveaboard

Recommended for
Sealife, great food, luxury treatment
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Timothy G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Unique diving and travel experience in a remote paradise - exceeded expectations

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • zhou Y
  • China China
It's a trip that was full of surprises!

It's my memory that will never be forgotten!

Recommended for
Beach Party, dive briefing map,stern diner
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • wolfgang L
  • Germany Germany
Nixe Trip

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

Recommended for
Food, friendly People, Professional handling
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roland M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great dives in cosy environment

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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tim Froelich J
  • Denmark Denmark
Magical Aurora

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