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, 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 (1,200,000-1,500,000 IDR).

Optional Extras: Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives, 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.


Diving

  • 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
  • 29 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.7
  2. Crew
    9.1
  3. Food
    9.9
  4. Diving
    9.4
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • KAROLINA B
  • Poland Poland
Unforgettable experience!!!

I’ve joined Liveboard in Komodo National Park on the board of Kira Kira boat more than a week ago and still cannot stop smiling. 😆😆😆 Dives were an insane beauty and a good fun (currents). Clare made each of them safe an unforgettable! Herself and Fandy are not only the great, experienced guides but one of those positive, crazy guys who make great atmosphere around them. We were very lucky to meet fantastic Kira Kira crew who was welcoming and helpful, who made us feel like home, taking care of us and making our trip extremely pleasant. One more thing I need to mention is the genius chef the cuisine who each day spoiled us with the variety of delicious Indonesian (and not only) cuisine. Perfect amount of dives per day allowed us not only to enjoy beauty of the underwater world but also to know each other, share diving/travelling experiences while admiring magnificence of the Komodo National Park with it’s sunrises, sunsets and sky full of stars. One more time BIG THANK YOU to Clare, Fandi, Paul and lovely crew for this amazing time together. Hoping to dive with you again in the near future !!!

Recommended for
Incredibly beautiful divings, experience guides and amazing crew!!!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emil C
  • Sweden Sweden
Cozy and simple boat that has everything you need.

Kira Kira took us around to their favorite sites including north of Komodo island which was a highlight for a lot of us. No other boats around, great dive diving at Nick's law, epic sunset with an erupting volcano at the horizon and mantas under the boat. Good food, easy going crew and everything you need is there. Lot's of time to take in the scenery between dives from the sundeck while sailing between dive sites. Solar panels on the roof also meant that's a bit more environmentally friendly and quieter without the need for a generator. 10/10 would recommend.

Recommended for
Atmosphere, food and the dive planning.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Helena S
  • Germany Germany
Simply perfect dive trip with Kira Kira

Amazing underwater worlds that would be discovered safe and fun. The sunsets, sunrises and stars are just breathtaking, the Kira Kira is a beauty and crew and diveguides create a great atmosphere throughout the trip.

Recommended for
The dive guides were amazing, the crew friendly, sweet and helpful, and the boat itself wonderful
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jose N
  • Australia Australia
Vibe was high and the diving matched it

The crew were always smiling and eager to help you with your gear, the dive guides were very informative and patient, the cooking crew accommodated for my dietary needs perfectly, connecting with the other like minded guests especially during sunsets was truly memorable, and the dive spots were absolutely incredible! Thanks for the great experience

Recommended for
Connecting with the other guests, the crew and the beautiful dive spots
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Slawomir W
  • Poland Poland
I can really recommend this boat and the crew

The best crew and dive guides I met. Great atmoshpere. If you want luxury Kira is not for you but If you want to dive with awesome people it is right choice. Thanks dive guides girls :)

Recommended for
Crew, diving, atmosphere
  • 9.2 Superb
  • William B
  • United States United States
Fantastic introduction to one of the wonders of the world - Raja Ampat

There were many highlights! Our dives on sites like Magic Mountain, Four Kings, and Blue Magic were probably the greatest of my life. I will never forget the sense of action and energy at these sites as tens of thousands of fish surrounded us, sometimes obscuring our view, sometimes producing a noise like underwater thunder when massed schools (silversides, fusiliers) would react as one to the predatory sallies by trevallies and jacks. Nearly as amazing were the numbers and colors of the sea fans, soft corals, and sponges (especially at the Misool sites). The topside scenery of jagged, rainforest covered, limestone islands was nearly as awesome as the diving, especially when we took sidetrips into the winding channels and shallow lagoons separating some of the islands. It was incredible to wake up in the morning in a sparsely inhabited wild place with the only sound being the dawn chorus of the birds! The Kira Kira itself was nothing fancy - no air conditioned cabins, and no frills. But there were plenty of comfortable bean bags on the shaded upper deck to lie down on while waiting for the next dive - or to sleep on during clear starlight nights. The meals cooked for us by culinary genius Muly were some of the finest I have ever eaten in Indonesia. The 8 guests, 5 crew, and 2 divemasters quickly established an easy rapport as we moved from one amazing site to another. Alex and Claire were wonderful underwater guides, showing us pygmy seahorses, mushroom coral pipefish and other macro wonders, while keeping an eye out on the blue for passing tunas and sharks and always making our safety their highest priority.

Recommended for
1) The friendliness and hard work of the crew, cruise director and divemaster 2) The diving! 3) The incredible homecooked Indonesian meals that we ate!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marc S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
We had a wonderful week in Komodo aboard the Kira Kira.

We loved to wake up every morning in the middle of the sea and go for an early dive to start the day. We spent a lot of time lying on the top deck to relax. The ambience on the boat was really nice and friendly. We highly recommand this cruise!!

Recommended for
Alex and Clare were the perfect diving instructors. Very careful about security, they have a great knowledge concerning the Komodo marine park, diving spots, currents and will adapt to your diving level. The boat crew is composed with 6 indonesian boys, allo of them very benevolent, smiling and funny! The food was amazing and fits to carnivorus as well as vegetarian and vegan people! No need to specify that the dives were awsome ;)
  • 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