Epica, Indonesia



    • Budget-friendly liveaboard to explore Raja Ampat
    • Maximum 4 divers per guide for a personalized experience
    • Visit famous panoramic viewpoints in Raja Ampat

The Epica liveaboard offers a budget-friendly way to explore Raja Ampat. She is simple but comfortable, catering to 12 guests in 6 basic twin cabins. Cabins are above deck to catch the ocean breeze and share 2 bathrooms with fresh-water showers. Meals are freshly prepared, offer a mix of local and international cuisine, and are served 'family-style' on the upper deck. The large upper deck is also kitted out with hammocks and bean bags, making it a great place to relax between dives and enjoy the incredible sunset at the end of the day.

Groups are kept to a maximum of 4 divers per guide and split according to experience levels so everyone can make the most of their diving. Enjoy the rich, diverse underwater world with a chance to see amazing marine life, from cool critters to large pelagic life such as manta rays and various species of sharks. You will also have the chance to visit one of the famous panoramic viewpoints in Raja Ampat. The trips on Epica are designed to make the most out of your experience in Raja Ampat when traveling on a budget.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: Environment Tax, National Park Fees, Port Fees (100 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear (175 USD per trip), Scuba Diving Courses (30-190 USD), Snorkeling Guide.

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Boat features

  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option

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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

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 2016
  • Length 24 meters
  • Engines Mitsubishi 200p
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Tenders 3.5 meters with 15hp Yamaha
  • Water capacity 3600 liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits

Epica Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 34 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Charles M
  • United States United States
Couldn't have asked for a better experience

Josh and his crew did everything they could to make this an unforgettable experience. Everything was perfect from the moment we stepped on the boat until we sadly got dropped back off at the port. If you need 5star accommodations, this isn't for you, but if your looking for great diving, great people and great food could not find a better option.

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the atmosphere on the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicolas C
  • France France
Amazing crew and dive guides for the friendliest liveaboard of Raja Ampat

Our liveaboard on Epica with the Scuba Republic team was perfect! The young spirit of the crew and dive guides is really appreciated as well as their professionalism about the dive sites we visit throughout the 10 days. Dive sites are the best we have encountered seeing many wonderful species such as manta rays, 5-6 shark species, lots of macro and beautiful coral gardens very healthy and colourful. Food is amazing and always served as soon as you need it and the "chill area" and sundeck is a great plus to relax between dives ! Even if the boat is not the biggest you will find, it is good for 14 divers + crew. I highly recommend this trip if you are looking for a younger and funnier alternative to more "experienced and serious dive groups" on liveaboard..!

Recommended for
Wonderful dive sites, great atmosphere on the boat, professional equipment
  • 7.6 Good
  • Kristin H
  • United States United States
Amazing diving and wonderful guides

By far, the quality of the diving was the highlight of the trip. All the central Raja Ampat dives were gorgeous. The guides were knowledgeable and safe. Another highlight was the short hike up to the look out in pianemo geo.

Recommended for
The guides were great, food was good and the diving was fantastic.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Grace S
  • Australia Australia
Absolutely beautiful diving, amazing staff and serious value for money

Every dive brought something completely different, barracuda and trevally schools, rays, huge jump head parrotfish and the most beautiful, pristine coral. Raja ampat is absolute paradise, with stunning sunsets every evening. The Epica and it’s amazing staff made it an unforgettable experience

Recommended for
The staff!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rivkah J
  • United States United States

The boat was very well organized and comfortable. The atmosphere was great and crew was friendly and professional. Food was great. The dive sites were above and beyond my imagination. Definitely one of the best experiences I've ever had!!! Highly recommended!!

Recommended for
Crew, food, comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jessica W
  • United States United States
Epic experience

It is difficult to pinpoint because there were so many. The diving was magical. I have never seen such a variety and great numbers of fish and sea life and the coral/plant life of the reefs were stunning. This is the diving that can bring you to tears of joy. The shore excursions were great too, especially the trip to the Pianemo Viewpoint and the beach BBQ.

Recommended for
Phenomenal diving: from sea creatures to coral and reef variety. Outstanding crew: our dive guides and crew made the trip unforgettable. Quality of the trip for the price cannot be beat.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Marco Lorenzo Flavio C
  • Italy Italy
Wake up. Dive. Enjoy. Repeat

Every day was a surprise, every dive was amazing. The crew of the boat make everything to make you feel at home and our dive guides were amazing, not only underwater. The boat is basic, but who need a fancy yacht when you already have everything you need for diving and enjoying one of the best spot in the world?

Recommended for
Raja Ampat underwater corals and marine life; Our dive guides Fandy and Josh; The peace of the night
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Becky Y
  • Canada Canada
Budget liveaboard, but delivered the dives at Raja Ampat with a Bang!

I learned that Epica is owned by Scuba-Republic which also owns the Jaya Liveaboard that takes divers to both the Raja Ampat and Komodo. The company also runs the Bira Diver Camp in South Sulawesi. With a wealth of experience, it was no wonder that Epica was expertly run. Due to its basic, no frill (but ever so clean, well-maintained and cheery!) boat, wholesome but not fancy meals and somewhat small sleeping quarters, Epica’s price is a lot lower than the more luxurious boats at Raja Ampat. Cheap does not mean cutting corners on this boat! Matt, the Dive Leader Extraordinaire, ran a tight ship, and took his job very seriously. He made sure that all the dives were well-organized and all the details, big and small, were taken care of (He and Shali, the dive master, gave us the most thorough pre-dive briefings that I‘ve ever come across!) and that everything went smoothly on the trip! For Heaven’s sake, Matt and Shali even played card games with us EVERY single evening to keep us happy and engaged! The Epica Captain and the crew were equally attentive and very capable! So, all 5 of us divers just enjoy our dives and had the times of our lives on this totally customers- oriented liveaboard. Among the many wonderful marine creatures that we came cross in Raja Ampat, we were very lucky as we saw many majestic giant manta rays in our 2 dives at the manta cleaning station at the Blue Magic dive site. In one dive, they kept coming to us for a solid hour! (My GoPro went out of battery and SD card!) Woebegong sharks, the very unique-looking sharks indigenious to Raja Ampat, were seen quite often in our dives. Honestly, even on our first dive (a check dive) at a site near Waigeo Island (our departure point) that was known to be murky, we came across a huge cuttlefish that camouflaged and changed its colors and textures right in front of our eyes! How exquisite!

Recommended for
Giant manta rays, Dive Masters and the crew, price
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Johannes B
  • United States United States
Great value for money, friendly and knowledgeable staff

Highlights of the trip were the epic dives followed by great food and vibe above water. No luxury here but great diving with great people for a budget price.

Recommended for
Amazing dive sites, value for money and friendly staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rene W
  • Germany Germany
Ein sehr professionell durchgeführter Trip mit einer extrem motivierten Crew

Manta Sichtungen außerhalb der Manta-Saison

Recommended for
Besatzung, Tauchplätze, Wetter