Ilike, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“The manager made a huge effort to make sure we beat the crowds to the more popular dive sites. Dive briefings were highly detailed”

Brendan E, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Diverse itineraries covering top dive areas
  • Spacious dive deck with underwater camera area
  • Indonesian and International cuisine

The beautiful Ilike Indonesia is a traditional phinisi offering year-round trips in the stunning Indonesian archipelago. Itineraries cover dive areas such as Raja Ampat, East Flores, the Forgotten Islands, Alor, Triton Bay, and Komodo National Park and vary from short 5-night trips to longer 13-night trips. Onboard dive facilities include the spacious dive deck at the front of the boat, underwater camera setup and preparation area, 2 dive tenders for pick up and drop off, and nitrox for those certified (extra charge).

Topside, the MSY Ilike liveaboard caters to just 16 guests in 8 cabins. Each cabin has air-conditioning, private en-suite bathrooms, and port holes. Social areas include an indoor seating area and a spacious sundeck with loungers and hammocks - the perfect place to relax in-between dives or unwind with a cocktail at the end of the day whilst enjoying the spectacular Indonesian sunsets. The onboard chef freshly prepares meals - a mix of Indonesian and International cuisine, which will be served in either the salon with an open kitchen or the outdoor seating area protected from the wind.

Let the experienced and professional crew of the MSY Ilike Indonesia help you create a dive holiday to remember in this special part of the world. Book online today.


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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (15-110 EUR per trip), Park, Port and Fuel Fees (30 EUR per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, Massage.

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

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • 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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, and Indonesian.


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

  • Length 40 m
  • Cruising speed 8-10 knots
  • Engines 2 x 320 PS/6 cylinders / 11051 ccm
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Water capacity 6500 liters
  • Fuel capacity 8000 litres
  • Freshwater maker 10000 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • 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

Ilike Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  1. Vessel
    8.6
  2. Crew
    8.6
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.2
  5. Value
    8.9
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Brendan E
  • United States United States
Excellent all-around service, especially on dive planning

The manager made a huge effort to make sure we beat the crowds to the more popular dive sites. Dive briefings were highly detailed

Recommended for
Food, dive planning, cleanliness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kathleen A
  • United States United States
The most amazing trip of a lifetime

I cannot say enough about the crew and the adventure. Everything was carefully choreographed to ensure that you had the best experience. The crew went to great lengths to ensure that we were able to enjoy diving and I felt absolutely loved and cared for. It was an experience I’ve not had on any other live aboard and I’ve done many. Everything you needed was at your fingertips and everyone treated you as though you were the most special passenger. I was a solo traveler, but felt right at home. I was nervous to drive as I hadn’t been diving for a long time. Guides and the dive briefings were fabulous. Everyone was there to make sure I was safe and had an experience of a lifetime. I laughed so much. It was as though we were on a luxury boat without the cost. Everything you needed was done for you. You just had to breathe and jump into the water. If you want to experience the real treasures of Raja Ampat - this ship and its crew are for you. I will go again with this company - something I’ve never done before, because the experience was so profound.

Recommended for
Staff, boat, diving professionalism
  • 8.0 Very good
  • John L
  • United States United States
The dive guides and ships crew were excellent! Their service and hard work made the trip exceptional. The weak spot was the chef: either chicken or makerel and white rice for nearly every lunch and d

Koon, Misool, Blue magic and Melissa's Garden in Central Raja Ampat... and the crew lead by Jan: a superb cruise manager. Always organized and very punctual.

Recommended for
Excellent service, crew had tanks always ready, very consistent NO2 mix and carried the tanks, cameras, etc to the tenders for each diver 3-4 dives per day. The dive sites were excellent.
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Benita C
  • Australia Australia
Enjoyable trip off the regular dive circuit

I went on a very enjoyable trip to Derawan with Ilike in June 2024 with a mix of European, American and Asian guests. The service of the crew was outstanding- from helping you get into wetsuits to having a hot towel and hot chocolate after night dives, they really went the extra mile. Lots of nice small things like having towels (washed and changed throughout the trip) ready for you after each dive, a change of linen during the trip and daily cleaning made for extra comforts. Cabins were comfortable although showing a bit of wear (eg AC isn't so cold) as the boat is about to be renovated. I enjoyed the diving although it wasn't Indonesia's best- I appreciated visiting a new location and a dive with hammerheads and whale sharks made the trip. Dive guides were great and diving safe and well organized. Dive deck is huge and heaps of space for everyone. Unfortunately the main meals were not on par with the service in other areas, the menu lacked diversity and was often quite lacklustre. I understand it is difficult to source ingredients in some parts of Indonesia but perhaps more local ingredients would work instead of a quite European meat and veg type menu. Snacks were good however! One key annoyance was the lack of a credit card machine- you have to pay cash for a sizable amount of fees/expenses not included in the initial liveaboard cost. I also found the optional extras quite expensive (eg soft drinks 3 euro) and everything is set in euro.

Recommended for
Crew service was outstanding. Dive guides and dive system very well run. Unique dive itinerary off the regular circuit.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ming yeung Kuris Y
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Good arrangement and efficiency

Sea turtle hatching is wonderful; hammer head sharks, Merlin, and a friendly traditional songs performance ending.

Recommended for
Comfortable cabin, nice and friendly crew, Merlin
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Miguel L
  • Spain Spain
Good trip, could be great with some improvements

The trip was great and I highly recommend the route from Sorong to Bitung. We got the chance to dive in remote places that the usual Raja Ampat routes do not cover. The boat is ok and comfortable enough but we got the feeling that can be much more appealing with a few improvements: Smell: there was a gas smell in the cabin sometime, we where told that it was due to the AC. We know that it other cabins had the same smell as well. Thankfully it wasn´t all the time but it was very uncomfortable. AC: you can only switch it on or off on the cabins and it broke for a whole night. Thankfully they were able to fix it but it leaves you wondering how often are they servicing the AC or the boat itself. Dive Guides: they didn´t interact mush with us, so it wasn´t easy to ask them about the dives, what we have seen, why the dive didn´t follow the plan etc. Most of the time we can only chat with the cruise director which we weren´t diving with so we can´t discuss specifics about our dives. Also, they touch and disturb marine life a lot, sometimes sacring the critters away or even kicking coral. Sun deck: there is no permanent shade in the sun deck, they have to put some shades when the boat was not moving. They didn´t do this all the time so most of the time there was only one open area of the boat with shade on the back.

Recommended for
Amazing diving locations, helpful staff, full tanks and proper nitrox mix every time
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Maxime A
  • France France
Amazing trip

The crew systematically goes the extra mile to offer a service that is above what other liveaboards offers. The director and dive masters are very knowledgeable about local dive sites and are able to guide us to amazing sites while avoiding the crowd and adapting to the weather. Also special mention to the chef as the food was great the whole week, everything homemade on board.

Recommended for
Amazing service, great food, very experienced director.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Heung L
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
well planned itinerary with excellent guides and crews

Excellent divesites with good planning minimized the effort against currents.

Recommended for
Good planning, dive guides and captain, Top notch divesites
  • 7.2 Good
  • jukka M
  • Finland Finland
All you need to do is dive, eat and sleep. Everything else is being taken care of

Flora and the fauna underwater, overall being on a boat, Melissas Garden and Shadow Reef

Recommended for
Misool, dive deck services, cruise director
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bob F
  • Australia Australia
Outstanding

Expert dive guides, all staff helped us prepare for dives and convalesce and quickly recharge afterwards

Recommended for
Fantastic staff and facilities, comprehensive & excellent dive selection, superb holiday