Kira Kira Liveaboard, Indonesia


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, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (2,500,000 IDR per trip).

Optional Extras: Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Rental Gear, Snorkel Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • 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
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English 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.

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

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 37 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Anne M
  • Australia Australia
Great diving in comfortable boat with lovely crew

Spacious cabin, wonderful food, helpful crew, very good guides - you get a great trip and the cruise director was very helpful and flexible sorting out bills etc. Very well organised and between dive stopovers were at lovely beaches. Wonderful lookouts. Highly recommended The negatives are very minimal - the little fans in the cabins are placed in less than helpful locations, another fan would be great. Not a trip for those with bad knees as there is a lot of climbing between decks and having to always dive from the dinghy can be an issue

Recommended for
Superb diving, great food, good boat
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Armin S
  • Germany Germany
Phantastic divesides in an overwhelming scenerie


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)

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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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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The Diving, The Crew's attitude to please, Lea's food - BBQ & Sushi.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Monique G
  • France France
Déçue par le non respect du concept

Non, pas les meilleurs moments... J'ai réservé cette croisière sur le Kira Kira parce que la présentation du programme convenait tout à fait à ma façon de voyager : Plonger bien sûr, mais aussi approcher un peu le pays et ses habitants. Diverses visites à terre étaient prévues : recherche de l'oiseau rouge du paradis (mon attente la plus forte), visite d'un village et rencontre avec les habitants pour connaitre leurs projets de conservation de Manta Bay, visite de fermes perlières, exploration en kayak... Rien de tout cela n'a été au programme, sans qu'un problème météorologique soit en cause. Nous avons un soir pique niqué sur une plage, un autre soir bu un verre sur une autre plage et avons gravi la colline qui mène au splendide panorama de Piaynemo. C'est à cela que s'est borné notre "contact avec le pays". Je suis déçue malgré la splendeur de la plupart des plongées.

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La plupart des plongées