Emperor Raja Laut, Indonesia


Join the Emperor Raja Laut for an exciting dive liveaboard adventure in Indonesia. Diving is offered year-round to some of the best spots in the region. From June to September guests can enjoy thrilling diving in Komodo National Park. Visit world-class dive sites Castle Rock, Crystal Rock and Manta Alley, with the chance to see the Komodo Dragon, manta rays, sharks and much more. In November she moves to the diverse region of Raja Ampat, the epicentre of the Coral Triangle and known as one of the most bio-diverse marine areas in the world. There are also a limited number of crossing trips each year, where the Emperor Raja Laut travels between destinations and visits the Banda Islands where you visit rarely dived sites with the chance to see hammerheads, active volcanoes, amazing critters and fantastic pelagic action on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Diving takes place from the 2 large RIB's and nitrox is available for those certified.

Topside, the Emperor Raja Laut liveaboard is a traditional Indonesian phinisi built with tropical hardwood, creating a truly regal feel when sailing through the Indonesian waters. She accommodates just 12 guests in 6 en-suite cabins. There are 3 twin and 3 doubles, each with a mini-safe, storage space, en-suite bathroom and individually controlled AC. Social areas include the fully air-conditioned lounge with 49" HD flatscreen TV, library, games, movies and mini-bar, all located on the same deck as the cabins. Located on the upper deck is the sun deck with loungers both in the sun and shade, and also dining table under the awning offering al-fresco dining with stunning Indonesian views.

Join the Emperor Raja Laut for an unforgettable dive adventure in Raja Ampat. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (5 USD per day), Travel Insurance.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course (200-275 USD per trip), Rental Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • 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
  • Tenders for diving
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English.

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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2005
  • Year renovated 2017
  • Length 31m
  • Beam 7.2m
  • Engines 300 HP Yanmar
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 3000l per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Emperor Raja Laut Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 17 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sherry W
  • United States United States
A beautiful boat in a beautiful location

We visited a variety of sites, enjoying both macro life and pelagics like mantas and sharks. When we were in south Komodo, we were virtually alone; only one other dive boat was in the area. The reefs were so healthy with brilliant colors and abundant life. Our divemasters, Sophie and Flo, were wonderful hosts and guides. I enjoyed our shore excursions, hiking a tall peak for a great view and also seeing the Komodo dragons in the park. My week, we only had 7 divers out of the 12 possible, so we got very individualized service (and I had my own cabin!).

Recommended for
The reefs were in fantastic shape, our divemasters were fun and knowledgeable, and the boat was newly renovated.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rebecca M
  • United States United States
Went as a 'snorkeler only'. Dive guide was not available to join however when possible and necessary for 'buddy' a member of the service crew was always willing to join.

Seeing the dugong! And of course the corals and fish in a color spectrum unlike any other

Recommended for
CREW CREW CREW - and the dive/snorkel sights were nice too
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Matthew M
  • United States United States
Fabulous week in Komodo

We had a fantastic week aboard Emperor Raja Laut diving in Komodo for our honeymoon. Flor and Sophie guided us safely through 20 dives at a variety of sites with knowledge of and respect for the local reefs and wildlife. We saw a huge diversity of wildlife, including manta, turtles, octopus, cuttlefish, and countless nudi, among others. Sprinkled in were land excursions to see a local village, a pink sand beach, and two hikes - one with an incredible view of Padar island. The boat staff was lovely and kept us comfortable throughout our stay. FYI there can be strong current at some sites in Komodo, so this is not an itinerary for freshly certified divers.

Recommended for
Diving, land excursions, dive guides
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Stephanie S
  • Australia Australia
What an adventure!

The trip was fantastic! The crew were so friendly, the diving was unbelievable and the boat was stunning. Only a couple of downsides - we were given a bunk room instead of a double bed which was a bit disappointing (but of course easy to remedy on future trips) and the current was quite strong on some dives and we were often instructed to swim against it, which is different to my previous dive experience and wasn’t all that pleasant! Despite that last bit I would absolutely do this trip again, just something to be aware of! A bit of fitness recommended to keep up

Recommended for
Melissa’s Reef dive - it was an aquarium under there. Manta Sandy dive - so many mantas! Putting up the sails on the last day and cruising through the sunset, it was stunning.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Melinda F
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Wonderful trip

While getting there is painful, the reef is still healthy and beautiful.

Recommended for
Staff, dive sites, no plastic bottles
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John S
  • Australia Australia
Friendly Efficient & Knowlegable

Finding some critters I had not previously seen or photographed: Ladybug, Lizard Fish. Being the person able to spot the DSMB of two divers missing for two hours from another boat

Recommended for
The great variety of dive sites & experiences. Sophie Bugliosi my Dive Guide. Multi ethnic group of Divers who interrelated in spite of lack of common language
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Anja S
  • Germany Germany
We had a wonderful time with very nice people, very good dives and a great crew

Diving in strong currents. Diving with the manta rays. Everything was very well organized. The crew did a fantastic job. We really enjoyed everything. Highly recommended.

Recommended for
Diving, the crew and the guides
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kong S
  • Canada Canada
Quality diving experience at world class diving locatin

all divers were experienced so it made going to all dive sites possible. sleeping on deck was comfortabe! sometimes the cabin had a little smell (but normal on a boat), daily clean, has camera only space and tv with hdmi cable! crew is friendly!! food is mainly western & can get slightly repetitive!

Recommended for
itinery, crew, boat comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicole Z
  • China China
A unique experience

Saw more than 15 mantas in Manta Alley in South Komodo. The sunset on the viewpoint was beautiful. Overall the trip was well planned. Apart from the amazing dives with Mantas, sharks, turtles, we also had a lot of fun on the land, visiting local village, Komodo dragons, sunset and thousands of bats.

Recommended for
Dive site, Mantas, sunset on view point
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Arnaud J
  • Belgium Belgium
Exhilarating experience of the Banda sea and Raja Ampat.

Hammerheads in suanggi and incredible amounts of schooling fish in Koon. The friendliness and readiness of the crew is impeccable and natural.

Recommended for
Dive guides, diving, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Fran G
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Great liveaboard, safe and professional crew.

A real liveaboard experience, diving was great and the crew were very professional.

Recommended for
The crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mads Skøtt S
  • Denmark Denmark
Great experience and fantastic diving!

Went on a 12-day trip from Ambon to Sorong and this was a great way to visit a lot of different dive sites! The diving in Raja Ampat is truly amazing. I can highly recommend this boat and the route.

Recommended for
Our dive guide Sophie was amazing! The boat was pretty sweet and every single dive was unique.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ralph S
  • Austria Austria
Everything we hoped it would be

Small and intimate boat but still enough space for everyone. We were only 10 (instead of 12) guests, which was nice. Crew was both nice and efficient, the cruise director Guillaume gave excellent briefings. Food was very good and plenty, with vegetarian options (but don't expect what they show on their commercial images). We felt very well looked after. Diving in central & south Raja Ampat was spectacular. Just keep in mind that Raja Laut is a wooden boat and the generators run 24h, so bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. Also, it would have been nice to see the boat under canvas, but we understand that this would mean longer travel times and less diving. Overall, we truely enjoyed ourselves, and highly recommend the boat.

Recommended for
Classy boat, great crew, spectacular diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Theresa T
  • Austria Austria

The experience - living on board, dice everyday, see new things. It was my first liveaboard and it caught me

Recommended for
Amazing Dives sites, delicious food and motivated staff
Origin: US