Kurabesi, Indonesia


The Kurabesi liveaboard Indonesia is a traditional wooden phinisi offering fantastic dive trips in Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, and the Forgotten Islands. This region offers some of the most bio-diverse diving in the world, with the chance to get up close with all types of marine life, from whale sharks to pygmy seahorses. Not only is the scenery stunning underwater, but above the surface too with panoramic green forests and mountains as far as the eye can see. Trips are designed with the local environment in mind, and the team behind the Kurabesi is committed to giving back to the local communities, implementing eco-solutions, and marine conservation. Designed with divers in mind, the Kurabesi Explorer phinisi has a spacious dive station for kitting up, a dedicated camera room, and two highly experienced local dive guides.

Topside the Kurabesi liveaboard Indonesia caters to up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. There are 2 double cabins and 4 twins, each with a private en-suite bathroom with hot water, individually controlled AC, towels, storage space, and toiletries. There is an indoor lounge with a mini library and reading nook located on the main deck, and the sundeck features an open space for meetings, relaxing, and sunbathing. Freshly prepared meals are buffet-style and enjoyed at the semi-outdoor dining table. Specific dietary requirements can be catered to upon request.

The cruise director, guides, and crew are on hand at any time to ensure you have the perfect dive trip in Indonesia. Call us or book online today to reserve your space aboard the Kurabesi phinisi.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (120 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (40 USD per trip), Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives (35 USD), Private Dive Guide (100 USD per day), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, Massage (200 IDR per activity).

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

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available

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

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 2013
  • Length 28 meters
  • Beam 6.5 meters
  • Engines Mitsubishi 8 cylinder and 330 HP Diesel
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • Tenders 2
  • Freshwater maker 3000 liters drinking water

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • 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
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Kurabesi Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 2 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.6 Good
  • Vera C
  • Australia Australia
Wonderful crew and guides, not best trip for non divers

We traveled through to wonderful places and there's an amazing liveaboard crew to take care of you this was really the top highlight ..all of the crew were I credible hosts I felt so cared for. The boat was also well designed and comfortable and had all you needed. This was the highlights. However I believe this trip is really not the best for non divers. I would recommend non divers to find a different trip.I was a non diver and Despite it being snorkelling friendly and going through some wonderful sites, several sites and activities were not well thought out for non divers and are just conveniently located next to the key diving spots. For the amount of money paid for such an experience if one is welcoming non divers and divers should be treated and planned for with the same concern. As with almost all liveaboards I believe more efforts on making a more eco friendly boating experience is possible and important in one of the earth's last paradises!

Recommended for
The staff, crew and guides were amazing and the boat Evey comfortable
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jess B
  • Australia Australia
Amazing crew

Just spent 8 nights on the Kurabesi Explorer in Raja Ampat and had the most amazing time. The crew were so friendly and accommodating. Having certain food requirements, the chef was great at providing additional options to fit my needs. The food was delicious! The diving was great even though the vis wasn't amazing the whole time but we were towards the end of the season for Raja Ampat so it was expected. The dive guides were great pointing out all sorts of marine life from pygmy seahorses to wobbygongs and manta rays. Not only did we do approximately 3 dives a day but there was also options for other activities including trecking, bird watching, sunsets on the beach and interacting with reef sharks to name a few. A major highlight for me was also being on a boat that cares so much about the environment, having environmentally friendly options on board. This liveaboard is a great option for both divers and non divers, I would highly recommend.

Recommended for
Friendly crew, many activities and great diving