Kira Kira Liveaboard, Indonesia

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Launched in 2014, the 22m sailing Phinisi Kira Kira is a fantastic budget friendly option for exploring the diverse region of Komodo National Park & Raja Ampat. Hand-crafted over 2 years, the Kira Kira liveaboard was built with stability, comfort and safety in mind. Able to travel up to 1000 nautical miles, she is highly economic and extremely environmentally friendly. Kira Kira Indonesia caters to a maximum of 8 passengers in 4 cabins, ensuring a more personalised service on board and perfect for friends, families or individuals who would like to join others on the trip.

Three of the cabins aboard the Kira Kira liveaboard are twins, and there is one roof-top double which offers amazing panoramic views. There are 2 shared bathrooms on board and each cabin has storage space for bags and dive gear and wardrobes and ample room for clothes, personal belongings, laptops, cameras and gadgets.

For relaxation guests can choose to lounge on the sun deck or open-air lounge with stunning sun-set views, read a book, enjoy a cold beer or pick up some cooking tips from the on-board chef. Meals will be a selection of freshly-cooked Indonesian and Western meals, along with the catch of the day, and freshly baked bread and treats throughout the day.

Divers will enjoy the stunning diversity of Indonesia, with trips to Komodo National Park to see Manta Rays and Komodo Dragons, and Raja Ampat with all the amazing bio-diversity it offers and new dive sites being explored regularly.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: National Park Entrance Fees & amp (IDR 900,000 Komodo and IDR 1,200,000 for Raja Ampat); Harbour Clearance, Rental dive gear, Beers & other alcoholic tipples, Canned & bottled soft drinks, Crew tip, Travel & Dive Insurance, International & Domestic flights, Airport Tax, Transfer to boat departure location, Anything else not under found under 'Inclusions'

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Photography Station
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Charging stations

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day

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
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English, French, 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.


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2014
  • Length 22m
  • Beam 4.5m
  • Top speed 12
  • Cruising speed 8
  • Engines 1 x Mitsubishi 6d-16
  • Max guests 8
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Tenders 1 x Yamaha 40
  • Water capacity 2 tons
  • Fuel capacity 2 Tons

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Kira Kira Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 20 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.4
  2. Crew
    9.0
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.1
  5. Value
    8.7
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andrea K
  • Australia Australia
Kira Kira made us all a family and we got to experience the magic of Raja Ampat together!

Even though I had seen the videos, I was not prepared for being in such a beautiful place. The diving was great, marvelling at the marine diversity. At times it felt you were swimming in an aquarium, with abundant species all within view. The Kira Kira also did some land based activities which added a great dimension to the overall trip. While we didn't get to see mantas, that is just part of diving!

Recommended for
great diving, great food, great people
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Chris Y
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fun & friendly crew & great diving in raja ampat

Alex & Clari were excellent hosts and i was laughing with them from day 1 and every day of the trip. The crew takes care of all your gear so you don't have to lift or clean anything. I don't think there was a single meal that wasn't delicious, great food and chocie every mea. I much prefer being on a boat with a small number of people (we had 8 guests) than a large liveaboard as it's more personal and more fun. The diving was great and we even had a trip to a secluded beach for a delicious BBQ and view of the Milkyway above which was the first time i've seen it. I would definitely recommend going on the KiraKira. Thanks guys!

Recommended for
Diving, Food & Crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Armin S
  • Germany Germany
Phantastic divesides in an overwhelming scenerie

Diving

Recommended for
Diving diving diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • ales Z
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
truly great diving-probably my best liveaboard

the best sites-melisa's garden,magic mountain,cape kri,wedding cake probably the best coral diving in the world also good for sharks (black and white tip,grey reef,wobegong) amazing island scenery diving is pretty gentle ( warm water,good visibility,no strong currents,quite shallow)

Recommended for
the boat is small, but comfortable enough with small group,very friendly crew,the best coral ever experienced
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kornelia M
  • Germany Germany
An unforgetable experience.

The colourful fish in huge abundance, the pristine corals, manta rays , sea snakes, turtles and many more ocean dwellers were overwhelming.

Recommended for
Very friendly crew and dive masters Alex and Claire, our cabin on the rooftop, good food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dirk H
  • Australia Australia
fantastic holiday

Basically the whole trip. Excellent diving with so much marine life Loved the shore excursions Food was really good Friendly informal staff and management

Recommended for
Friendly and helpful management and staff. Excellent dive guides. Small group.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Benita C
  • Australia Australia
Incredible trip- Banda to Raja Ampat

Fabulous trip and truly amazing diving. Highly recommend Kira Kira and the liquid adventures team. Diving was incredible, equipment was in good condition and the dive guides were very experienced and safe- one per 4 guests. The liveaboard is run by it’s british owner and dive guide with an Indonesian boat crew. As others have mentioned, the boat only accommodates 8 guests so it’s an intimate group which is great. They cater to mixed diver levels and myself as a less experienced diver never felt out of place. The boat is comfortable although if you are seeking luxury like air con and hot showers this is not a boat for you. It’s practical and has a few spaces to get out of the sun- including the bean bag deck. Fresh water showers and 24hr electricity. Crew are great and food excellent- lots of variety, you definitely won’t go hungry. Beers available on board. Definitely recommend- am planning my next trip already!

Recommended for
Fun small group, experienced dive guides and stunning dives
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Benita C
  • Australia Australia
Incredible trip- Banda to Raja Ampat

Fabulous trip and truly amazing diving. Highly recommend Kira Kira and the liquid adventures team. Diving was incredible, equipment was in good condition and the dive guides were very experienced and safe- one per 4 guests. The liveaboard is run by it’s british owner and dive guide with an Indonesian boat crew. As others have mentioned, the boat only accommodates 8 guests so it’s an intimate group which is great. They cater to mixed diver levels and myself as a less experienced diver never felt out of place. The boat is comfortable although if you are seeking luxury like air con and hot showers this is not a boat for you. It’s practical and has a few spaces to get out of the sun- including the bean bag deck. Fresh water showers and 24hr electricity. Crew are great and food excellent- lots of variety, you definitely won’t go hungry. Beers available on board. Definitely recommend- am planning my next trip already!

Recommended for
Fun small group, experienced dive guides and stunning dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • William V
  • United States United States
A Great Crew, Fantastic Boat, Great Sights, Even Better Price

This is my second liveaboard for scuba diving. I booked through Liveaboard.com several months in advance. The booking process was quite smooth, to a degree (more on that in a moment). When I was looking for liveaboards in Indonesia, I had rough date range, price, and things I wanted to see. The Kira Kira had exactly what I wanted. The photos of the boat are accurate (and it looks even better in person). The itinerary hit all the points. I was all set. There is a document to fill out once your booking is accepted. The main issue that happened was I hadn't been told by the booking agency exactly what time and where to meet the crew! Luckily it was sorted in the end (as I had my phone on roaming and they called me while I was in the taxi in Labuan Bajo), but Liveaboard.com was pretty bad (that should be read as non-existent) at responding to emails leading up to the trip. Let's chat more about the Kira Kira. During times of strong currents and wake from other boats, she was super steady. The designer/builder was truly a craftsman and took great pride in his work. The intricate details will amaze you. The views were stunning! With a speed boat in tow, they can get anywhere around the islands as needed. Your advanced certification will come in handy, as you enter the water from the speed boat, dive in drifts constantly (it's a strong ocean after all), and see some amazing species up close and personal. You won't be disappointed at all. I had zero complaints about the food, except that I wanted them to cook for me after I had left the boat! The chefs have some incredible recipes. With their Indonesian heritage and knowledge of Western cooking, they can create some delectable dishes that will leave you wanting more. Be sure to try the coconut spread. I had to purchase some jars of it to take home because it was that good. The other crew do a fantastic job of ensuring the Kira Kira is operated safely. Paul (the owner) and Alex (the dive master) are great lads and do the very best to take care of you. They know these areas inside and out. Alex goes over the dive in depth before each dive (and be prepared to be impressed at his whiteboard drawing skills). Together, and with the crew, they do an amazing job of scouting out the areas, understanding the currents and weather patterns, and adjusting the dive schedule so that you get the most out of your diving experience. Being flexible with the schedule is a must! Things change, so go with the flow, and you will come away with a great experience, if you catch my drift. Overall, this is a ship, crew, and group who know what they are doing. They are masters at their craft and will make sure you have an amazing liveaboard and diving trip. The cost is super-effective, and don't be fooled into thinking you would be getting a substandard product. You won't. Enjoy the experience, and, as they say, Kira Kira.

Recommended for
Food, crew, price
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tina T
  • Australia Australia
Great briefing on dive sites and guided dives, felt safe and well looked after

We loved that this was a small group which meant it had some room for flexibility. We all got along well so that made for a fun trip. Alex our dive guide was so amazing with dive briefings and diving. He was also very patient when we all wanted to have a go at the wakeboarding which meant having to drive the boat in the hot sun for 4 hours one afternoon. The boat was basic, but had the necessary things for comfort. The bean bags on the deck was fantastic place to chill out between dives and enjoying sunrise and sunset. Double cabin is lovely on the deck, you get a beautiful breeze, and you can enjoy the view but have to admit a bit annoying with the low ceiling after knocking your head a few times getting in and out. It is not private in that the whole cabin faces the deck where people hang out and also occasionally crew sleeping. They have curtains so its manageable.

Recommended for
Small intimate group, some flexibility in the itinerary, an opportunity to try wakeboarding
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jessica P
  • Australia Australia
Can not recommend highly enough

Can not recommend the Kira Kira highly enough - did an 8 day liveaboard around the Komodo Islands, leaving and returning to Labuan Bajo, and including a day trip to see the Komodo dragons. Highlights: - The food was fantastic - plenty of variety, plenty of quantity, and very tasty - The people on board the Kira Kira are very friendly, and make great divemasters. The crew are also fantastic - always willing to have a laugh with the guests - And of course, the dives - the Kira Kira doesn't plan their dives months in advance like some liveaboards; each trip, they pick the best dive sites best on current conditions. They also try to avoid the ones that are going to be crowded with day trippers, or time the dive to avoid other groups - I think there was only one, maybe 2 dives the whole trip where we ran into other dive groups. We were able to see manta rays, turtles, and reef sharks, on multiple occassions, as well as fantastic coral gardens and rock walls.

Recommended for
Food, People, Dive sites
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Caren L
  • United States United States
fabulous diving

I have been diving for many years and did not know I could ever be challenged like this. The waters of Komodo are fast and fierce. The underwater life and terrain are incredible. Every dive was perfection. I am sure my experience was extra great due to Alex and Paul. They are young ,passionate and experts at their professions. The group is small and even with that they catered to each persons abilities. Alex is one of the most interesting dive masters I have ever experienced. He knows everything about every site and is excited and willing to take the time for each of the guests to experience all the underwater treasures. This you don't find often. Kira Kira may not be a luxury boat, although I was there for diving and am sure it was the best diving in all of Komodo. Thank you Paul and Alex

Recommended for
Alex the dive master, crew, adventure
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Arūnas P
  • Lithuania Lithuania
Dive and relax.

Good diving in this region. Hospitality and friendly crew. Missed planned route and diving places. Vessel to small and old (technical failures, oil smell downstream cabins, fresh water shortages). Cockroaches.

Recommended for
Diving.Crew.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Werner W
  • Austria Austria
Kira Kira exceeded our expectations!

Stepping on board you're immediately welcomed and made to feel at home by Richard and his crew. Cabins are comfortable and the shared facilities work well. It's an intimate boat with no room for "egos" and that was perfect for us. With a total of 7 nationalities on board it gave everyone the chance to really mix and get to know each other. Their flexibility on the route ensures the best conditions for everyone as they catered for snorkelers and divers of all different levels and we were really happy with the dive sites and the guides knowledge. The heart of the boat is the lovely Lea and her kitchen where she and Ali continuously produced way too much amazing food paying attention to everyone's dietary needs. It was impossible to leave hungry! The journey was broken up by brilliant island visits, jungle trecks, lagoon views and beach BBQ's (more food!) Great boat and we can't praise the entire crew enough. A perfect combination of attentive, polite, helpful, fun and a little bit crazy!

Recommended for
The boat and it's size; The diving and the flexibility of the route to accommodate the different diving abilities of the guests; The food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Janine B
  • Germany Germany
Amazing Raja Ampat! Kira-Kira makes you happy.

Uncountable fishes and other species!, 7 Pygmy Seahorses on one fan coral!, Little blueringed Octopus! Stars wherever you watch! Beautiful landscapes and islands! Funny and very good Crew! Amazing food!

Recommended for
1) incredible dive sites in Raja Ampat, 2) sunrize watch from upper deck cabin 3) BBQ on a lonely beach in the middle of nowhere
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Swee W
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Excellent Dive Trip, Pristine Reefs and Super Friendly Crew

Manta Ray sightings at Manta Sandy and Four Kings. Excellent crew - very servcie oriented. Rough sea and weather on our 1st night towards the south of Raja Ampat, but decided to turn back to the calmer north. This means extra fuel, but crew and owner had no hesitation. Many extras thrown-in - island BBQ's; extra night dive by popular demand, sunset & lagoon cruises. One caution- make sure you get latest itinerary from dive operator before booking flight. Website schedule is not updated. Had to change my flights and incur $200 in flight change fees (multiple sectors); or allow extra 1-1.5 days after returning to Sorong to fly.

Recommended for
The Diving, The Crew's attitude to please, Lea's food - BBQ & Sushi.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Philipp H
  • Germany Germany
KiraKira is the best Liveaboard around

Komodo is without question one of the best dive areas in the world. The amount and variety of fish is amazing! For your own sake and that of your fellow divers, dont do a liveaboard until you are comfortable with boat diving, drift diving, and buoyancy. But once you are, Komodo is a must. Diving in an aquarium with warm water. The corals are so varied in shape, type form and colour, it is breathtakingly beautiful. Snorkelling is amazing (sometimes better than diving). The KiraKira is the best Boat for people who do not want to dive staccato 4 times a day but want to enjoy the diving without hectic and stress. Dive sites are well chosen, always with regards to currents and local conditions. Safety first. If the dive site seems "crowded" we rather moved to a different spot and came back to that one later. You still get to see all the main things on the list such as Mantas and turtles and sharks and Nemo fish. The crew are local and well connected. Amazingly friendly. They sing and play guitar, joke around and make this trip truly enjoyable. The owners, two Brits, are far-travelled and have plenty of stories to tell, if asked. The chef is amazing! Thanks to her, think I gained 3 kg on the trip.

Recommended for
The Crew, their knowledge about country and (dive) sites, the food