La Galigo, Indonesia

Excellent diving and guidance

“Dive site: Mayhem and so many other great dive experiences. The dive guides were outstanding, finding small creatures, dealing wit…”

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Highlights

  • Traditional two-masted Phinisi
  • Nitrox on board

The 33m La Galigo liveaboard in Indonesia is a traditional two-mast Phinisi sailing boat built in 2012. It was designed by an avid diver and built by traditional Sulawesi craftsmen with scuba diving in mind. The La Galigo has 7 en-suite cabins with privately controlled air-conditioning accommodating 14 guests. The ‘suites’ have a private balcony and a TV. There is a spacious living and dining area with a large TV, a well-stocked bookcase, and many power sockets for charging laptops, cameras, and video equipment. An isolated engine room makes the motor and generator noises very low. Appetizing meals are provided throughout the day. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. For relaxation, there are also outdoor common areas where guests can lounge in reclining chairs, enjoying the ocean breeze. Guests of the liveaboard frequently rate the La Galigo as the best crew experience.

La Galigo is proud to be the only traditional wooden liveaboard with a dedicated diving platform at the rear of the boat. There are also two 6m dive tenders available. The itinerary includes trekking the outlook of Bintang Lagoon and cruising through the limestone formations of Mt. Pindito. Scuba diving in Raja Ampat, where sharks can be found under the reefs. There are some great dive sites around Gam Island with vibrant fish-covered reefs and plenty of macro subjects. The biodiversity is rich and Manta Rays, Whale sharks, Wunderpus, Mimic Octopus, Ribbon Eels, Napoleon Maori Wrasse, Bump Head Parrot Fish, Eagle Rays, Pygmy Seahorse, Great Barracuda, Silver Tip Sharks, Bull Sharks, Walking Bamboo Sharks, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Frog Fish, Batfish, Potato Grouper, HammerHead Sharks, Grey Reef Shark, Large schools of Pelagic Fish, Nudibranchs, Turtles can be found.

Book today for the experience of a lifetime aboard this stunning wooden liveaboard!


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Included: VAT, Dive Insurance, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Transfers, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Park, Port and Fuel Fees (170-330 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (25 USD per day), Nitrox Course (330 USD), Private Dive Guide (100 USD per day), Rental Gear (35 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • 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
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ
  • 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
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • 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.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2012
  • Length 33m
  • Beam 8m
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 5-7 knots
  • Engines Mitsubishi 8M22 450HP V8
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 7
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 2x6m tenders each with 40Hp outboard engines for 8 diving guests
  • Water capacity 11000L
  • Fuel capacity 5.5 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2500L per day

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

La Galigo Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
    8.7
  2. Crew
    9.1
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Carsten A
  • United States United States
Exceptional experience!

Dive site: Mayhem and so many other great dive experiences. The dive guides were outstanding, finding small creatures, dealing with current and changing conditions.

Recommended for
Dive guides, dive experience, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emmanuel S
  • United States United States
Amazing trip,Great diving, excellent service

Everything was amazing. We were well cared for by 17 crew members in a very comfortable boat with awesome dive sites!

Recommended for
Diving, staff, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Shuping S
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Unforgettable live aboard memory🤿🦇⛰️🐉🛥️🩵🩵🩵

The trip was amazing! Not only what have seen underwater, crews are all incredibly professional and food are so delicious, land tours are nice too, hiking, Komodo dragons park, sunset with bats flying!!!! Last night BBQ party at roof🩵 unforgettable, can't ask more from this trip!

Recommended for
Beautiful boat. Incredible crews. Delicious food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christopher L
  • Canada Canada
The best liveaboard in Komodo!

My wife and I just finished the Jurassic (6 day 5 night) Komodo dive liveaboard and it was incredible! The boat - beautiful Phinisi boat purpose built for diving. Awesome spacious dive deck with big wash tanks, excellent gear storage and a perfect camera station. Great chill out areas for between dives with bean bags, sun beds and the right mix of sunny and shady spots. Super sturdy at sea, no rolling, no need to worry about sea sickness. Very well maintained and cared for with a beautiful main galley that was more than big enough to accommodate everyone comfortably. The best views at every meal! The cabins - the nicest cabins we've ever had on a dive liveaboard. We stayed in the deluxe double below deck and it was perfect. 3 cool brass portholes let in plenty of light and give great views. The cabin is roomy and has lots of storage, great AC and a very comfy bed! Huge bathroom with a hot shower. All very well appointed. The crew - can't say enough good things about this crew! The Cruise Director was awesome and looked after the whole boat so well. I had an issue that stopped me from diving on the last 2 days, and he made a special effort to take me out on some amazing snorkeling excursions while everyone else was diving so I didn't miss out on anything! He also contacted DAN on my behalf and took care of everything with complete professionalism. Every member of the crew looked after us with kind words and smiles every day. From the tender crew to the galley staff to the guys on the dive deck, everyone went above and beyond in every aspect and made us feel like family. They are such a fun crew with contagious energy and happiness! Our gear was always set up and waiting for us before each dive, loaded onto the tender and even cleaned and dried! Literally all we had to do was roll into the water! And roll was about all we could do after the ridiculous amount of incredible food they fed us every day! The food - We're both vegan and my wife is celiac so between the two of us, we're basically a chefs worst nightmare! But the kitchen staff on the Galigo didn't miss a beat. The chef made such a special effort to prepare amazing vegan gluten free feasts for us at every meal. His food is out of this world and we were treated to some of the best meals we've ever eaten! He is a magician! The diving - I won't go into much detail about the diving because if you're still reading this then you know how amazing the diving here is! What I will say is that all the dive guides on the Galigo were absolutely top tier! The dive briefings were fantastic (these guys are dive map artists!). Safety was always front and center and they made sure everyone was really comfortable and stayed safe in the currents at all times. Our guide was so professional and calm in all situations. His ability to spot wildlife is astounding and he always made sure everyone in the group saw everything. The itinerary is perfect hitting all the best dive spots at just the right times and delivering some of the best night dives ever! Thank you Galigo for the trip of a lifetime! We will definitely be back to dive Raja Ampat with you ASAP!

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the diving!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peter M
  • Canada Canada
Astonishing diversity of marine life and coral.

Team went to extraordinary efforts to accommodate dietary needs (gluten free( and get me on the boat (I was ill for the first few days and missed the boat departure).

Recommended for
Excellent meals, superior service, knowledgeable/experienced/profressional dive guide team.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jennifer G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A wonderful experience thanks to excellent crew

The trip was brilliant. I can’t fault the crew who were always so helpful and friendly and really made the trip extra special. The service on board was amazing - the way the crew looked after our kit, prepared the tenders, provided drinks and snacks after each dive and served meals was second to none, and always with a smile. The food was delicious and there was so much choice (for veggies too). Three course dinners, a choice of eggs at breakfast, endless snacks and hot drinks - what more could you want? I felt very well looked after. The diving of course was incredible. The sites were visited were beautiful and once we got to Misool we never saw another group in the water. The guide’s knowledge of the sites was exceptional and their ability to spot the tiny critters was outstanding. The boat was a little creaky and leaky but generally the facilities were pretty good and it didn’t affect the experience too much.

Recommended for
All the staff were friendly and helpful. The dive sites were beautiful. The food was excellent
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • DEAN E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good trip around central Raja Ampat.

Really seeing this rare part of the world and sharing the groups excitement at diving here.

Recommended for
Crew service, food, client responsiveness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Julian S
  • Germany Germany
Fantastic diving, amazing boat & crew

Highlights of my trip were the dives at Four Kings and Dayang (so many manta rays!!). Also the great food and camaraderie on board.

Recommended for
Top-notch dive experience, great food, friendliness of the crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christopher W
  • Canada Canada
Beautiful dives

Experiencing smaller fish. The great service. Relaxing

Recommended for
Diving, service, scenery
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Giorgia M
  • Italy Italy
Staff was great, all dive masters really professional and always ready to help. Organisation of dives was very good always on time but the same without stressing any divers. Scubadiving was spectacula

A particularly thanks for the management decision to move me in a singol room at the same price due to my ear'sproblem with air conditioning. Big Thanks Again! Giorgia.

Recommended for
Diving safe,amazing dives,wonderfull staff