Mikumba 2 Liveaboard, Indonesia

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Barefoot luxury is the theme behind the Mikumba 2 (of Lost Paradise Charters) liveaboard Indonesia, having recently undergone a renovation that adds a contemporary twist to this traditional wooden phinisi. The main social hub of the boat is the beautiful indoor salon which is also the dining area, cinema room, library and bar. A selection of authentic dishes will be created by the talented onboard chef. Delicious delights such as dragonfruit smoothie bowl for breakfast and traditional Indonesian dishes for dinner accompanied by homemade sauces are on the menu. The Mikumba II phinisi has two master cabins located on the top deck, which have their own private balcony and en-suite bathrooms. Below deck are three more double or twin cabins which share two bathrooms. With deck space spanning four levels, guests will find ample space for relaxing, al fresco dining and yoga.

Dive itineraries explore the best of Raja Ampat and beyond. Known as one of the most marine bio-diverse regions on the planet, potential dive sites include Melissa's Garden in Misool, Cape Kri and Manta Sandy. The team of Western instructors and local guides have a wealth of knowledge and experience at these stunning dive sites.

For a fantastic luxury dive cruise in Indonesia call us or book online today to reserve your space aboard the Mikumba 2 liveaboard.

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We want you to be able to book your dream liveaboard trip with confidence during these unprecedented times. We're working together with some liveaboard operators to offer you complete reassurance, so you can start planning your next vacation and have an amazing trip to look forward to in the future.

Our 'Flexible Booking Conditions' mean that if travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of the country you are travelling to due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) so you are unable to travel, then by booking this liveaboard you will have the option of:

- A full refund with no cancellation penalties up to 30 days before departure

OR

- The opportunity to move your booking to another date for the same liveaboard up to 24 months from the original departure date with no rebooking fees

Applies to all new bookings placed from 1 June to 31 July 2020 for travel between 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2021.

*The above policies are subject to change without further notice. Rebooking is subject to availability and may be subject to price changes. Applicable to new bookings only. Offer is not retroactive and does not apply to previous bookings which are being rescheduled.


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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100 EUR per trip), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Rental Gear (25 EUR per day).

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • 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
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine

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

  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2006
  • Year renovated 2016
  • Length 26 meters
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines Mitsubishi 8dc 350 Hp
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders 2

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
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Mikumba 2 Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • 19 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.3
  2. Crew
    9.8
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.8
  5. Value
    9.6
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Janis S
  • Latvia Latvia
Superb holidays

Wajang Island, Eagle Rock diving

Recommended for
Freedom, diving, nature
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Adrian T
  • Japan Japan
I felt the service was tailored.

Being able to see some Mantas. Afternoon island beach visits. Socializing with the other guests and crew.

Recommended for
Crew, Boat, Area.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marek K
  • Poland Poland
A true lost paridise charter.

A lostparadisecharter it truly is. Guides are exceptionally observant and notice creatures even before those know they will show up in that place (once again, cheers to you Fadly).  Underwater life- unimaginable, not a great number of one variety, but a tremendous variety of species of almost every single type of marine creature. Crew – all great people, friendly, professional, fun. Food – abundant, all very tasty, some of the dishes best I have ever had. Cabins and boat itself – all lovely, tek wood finishings, careful attention to every detail, a pleasure to live there. And the attractions  - adventures and stuff- fun, seem to be impossible at first but then turn out to be just as promised and even better! The captains both wounderful, professionals in their own right; Jem very concerned and attentive instructor, lovely person, Damian – true entertainer that unites the guests and keeps them in awe of the magic of the nature around, all with a touch of humour. Having said all that, this cruise is for those who are in Raja the first time and have not seen anything yet – the itinerary described on LiveAboard.com is not strictly  followed and if you plan what exactly you want to see based on the description, this might be a disappointment - so best contact lostparadisecharters directly to check out what route to expect.

Recommended for
The boat is fantastic, the entertainment is double fantastic, the place is triple fantastic.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adele G
  • Australia Australia
Fabulous diving and more on Lost Paradise Charters Mikumba 2

We just completed a 6 night liveaboard dive trip in the Rajah Ampat region with Lost Paradise Charters on Mikumba 2. Damien and Jeremy, two 40++++ (just kidding) Englishmen, with social media wizz Hugo, and all their lovely Indonesian staff, provide a very personal small boat diving+ experience. Damien is the snorkeler and social activities co-coordinator, and offers beach visits, paddleboarding, and kayaking, as well as capturing spectacular sunsets in a little slice of paradise. If you enjoy winding down after a mind blowing day of diving, by watching the setting sun on a secluded beach with white sand, beer, and vodka, then this is the dive boat for you! Sounds tempting, doesn't it? The diving will draw you to the area, but if you want a little more than just a diving experience, on a very comfortable, small dive boat (10 pax), where rooms have AC, and where you'll experience excellent freshly prepared meals, cooked with love, by the hard working chef in very hot conditions, then Mikumba 2 will provide that and more. Truly spectacular diving and wonderful memories ... JUST DO IT!

Recommended for
Stunning Diving, Great Crew, Beautiful Freshly Prepared Meals
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jolien W
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Absolute one of the best trips in my life

If you're reading this review then you're probably already aware that Raja Ampat is one of best dive sites in the world. And it's true - so much beautiful coral, reef sharks, turtles, mantas, dolphins and so many fish you didn't even knew they existed. Absolutely stunning. But the thing that makes a trip so special is not only the dive sites - it's the boat and the atmosphere on the boat. And I can tell you - with the owners of the boat (Damien & Jeremy) and their crew you will have a 100% guarantee of a good time. Not only will they make your trip very personalised to your own needs - you'll also have a great time hanging out with these guys! And I only realised how important that is once you're actually on a boat on the sea for 7 days... Secondly - the boat is really good value for money. The rooms are very nice and neat, there is a lot of space on the boat to relax and hang out (with people or just on your own) it looks all very new and modern and all water sports are available (diving, snorkling, paddle boarding). Then last but not least - the food. Amazing. I've had experiences in the past where you would have the same dish every day, even the same dish for lunch and dinner. But not on this boat - the chef cooks every day a new dish, there is a lot of fresh fruit available, and they also cater excellent for vegetarians. You will not get hungry on this boat! So for divers but also for non-divers, I would 100% recommend Raja Ampat but if you do it - definitely do it with the Mikumba 2. Thanks again guys for the most amazing week.

Recommended for
Crew, quality of the boat, diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Walter V
  • Italy Italy
Excellent

Excellent cruise much more beyond diving expectations. Fun, friendly staff, adventures, snorkeling, islands exploration, fireplace on the beach are just a few things to mention which are part of what a customer receives in this cruise. Good the cabin with balcony, superb tailor made services, nice cuisine. A special thanks to Damien, Geremy and their fantastic crew. When things are done with passion the outcome is always great! We loved to stay on board, we enjoyed everything and we are sure we will come back again! Walter and Cristina

Recommended for
Crew, services and activities beyond diving, Damien (the owner)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dominique H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Couldn't have imagined a better experience

What an exceptional week - Highly recommend it! Welcoming, warmly and friendly crew that became an extended family for all the guests. The dives and itinerary were well-planned and communicated and the operators open for our inputs and to adapt it according to our wishes. The boat and cabins were charming, clean and with loads of place to hang out (in the sun or shade). Even though we were on full capacity, we had plenty of space to have some privacy and recover from the beautiful dives. The food was delicious and very diversified!

Recommended for
Hospitality, Comfort, Dives
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alice C
  • United States United States
Fantastic crew, facilities could be better.

Seeing manta and New Years party.

Recommended for
Director, crew, co-divers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Scott P
  • United States United States
Fantastic diving, crew, food and boat

A wonderful trip throughout, fantastic diving, a crew that went above and beyond to make sure your stay was exactly what you were looking at - and everyone that works on this boat is really good at chess

Recommended for
Diving, Dive leader’s competency, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jeremy G
  • United States United States
Perfect experience both above and below the water!

The reefs in Raja Ampat are world-class!

Recommended for
Wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful staff. Easygoing boat with easygoing people. Jeremy and Noon, the trip leaders, were especially outgoing and fun.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Phoebe T
  • Malaysia Malaysia
THE diving trip of our lives! Amazing boat,food,crew & dives.

Amazing dive sites and non diving activities were all very well planned.

Recommended for
Attentive warm hospitality from the crew that would go the extra mile to make us happy, good itinerary plan, delicious food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dominik W
  • Germany Germany
Just awesome journey on the Mikumba 2

The cruise on the Mikumba 2 was just awesome. Beside the world class dives spots we would like to broach the great hospitality on the boat and the super nice and Professional Crew. Especially a big compliment to the kitchen crew as the food was really extraordinary and authentic Indonesien. The cruise director and owner of the boat should be as well mentioned as he is a warm and friendly guy which was doing his most possible to realize the one or other special request. Overall we would definitely recommend the Mikumba for an unforgettable liveaboard experience. Daniela & Dominik

Recommended for
Dive Spots , Hospitality, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bart H
  • Belgium Belgium
Barefoot Luxury Boat!!

Fantastic trip in Komodo region. Epic diving, excellent food and a fantastic host+crew make this a must do trip. Boat had lots of space and us very comfortable.

Recommended for
Cabin, service, diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Abigail C
  • Philippines Philippines
Fantastic Crew! They're the Champs

Firstly, the awesome crews from helpers, guide, best cook, captain to big boss: Damian. Secondly, the booze sunset cruise directed by Damian and lastly all the dives. I'd like to highlight how amazingly organized the trips are (from pick up till drop off). Kudos to the team!

Recommended for
Reliable and top service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mervi S
  • Finland Finland
Best value for the pennies you’ve saved

We had a great week with amazing diving, some beach trips, paddleboarding and unforgettable sunset cruises! Food was the best I’ve eaten in Indonesia so far. Boat crew is friendly and making their best to make you feel like home. Hugo and Damian were also doing everything they could (and a bit more) to make you enjoy your stay. Boat itself is in top shape and you can find all the facilities you need. This trip was really worth every penny and even more, I’m definitely gonna return :)

Recommended for
+ best diving so far
Origin: US