Moana Liveaboard, Indonesia

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Dive the amazing bio-diversity of Komodo aboard the beautiful KLM Moana Liveaboard, Indonesia. The 30m KLM Moana Liveaboard was designed in the traditional Indonesian Phinisi style, made entirely of teak and ironwood.

With 5 air-conditioned cabins all with en-suite bathrooms, the Moana Liveaboard caters to a maximum of 10 divers, ensuring small groups and personal attention. On the upper deck of the KLM Moana Liveaboard is an air-conditioned salon and a large deck area to relax in between diving. There are also blankets available for outdoor lovers who want to sleep outside under the stars. The KLM Moana takes pride in the cuisine offered and food is sourced fresh. The fruit and vegetables are from organic farmers around the hills of Labuan Bajo/Flores and fish fresh from local markets. Top quality meat is flown in from Bali on departure days and the KLM Moana chefs pride themselves on meals being free from MSG and other additives.

The KLM Moana Liveaboard was custom built for divers, and will take you to the best of the Komodo National Park, as well as some unknown and pristine dive sites. Around Komodo there are over 50 sites to choose from and have areas to suit every level of experience, whether you have just completed your Open Water course or have years of challenging dives behind you.

Call us or book online today to reserve your space for this amazing scuba diving liveaboard adventure to Komodo.


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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (125 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (40 EUR), Travel Insurance, Gratuities (15 EUR per day), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Wine with Dinner, Extra Dives, Private Dive Guide (150 EUR per day), Rental Gear (200 EUR per trip).

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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
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails

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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.


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 2004
  • Length 30 meters
  • Deck area 130 sq meters
  • Beam 6.5 meters
  • Top speed 8 knots
  • Cruising speed 7 knots
  • Engines Mitshubishi 8 cylinder 270 Hp Diesel
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 5
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • Tenders 3x 5m fiberglass Yamaha 40hp and 25hp
  • Water capacity 5000 litres
  • Fuel capacity 5000 litres
  • Freshwater maker 800 litres / day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Moana Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 37 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.4
  2. Crew
    9.4
  3. Food
    9.9
  4. Diving
    9.5
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rohan D
  • United States United States
Great Trip

Everything was great. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. Mel and Lucas, and the entire crew were great. Food is delightful - no Bali belly to worry about here. The people, boat, diving, and islands were all fantastic. Nicely done would recommend.

Recommended for
boat, people, diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Carol S
  • United States United States
Absolutely Fabulous!!!

seeing a manta ray, lots of sharks, absolutely amazing boat. the crew was very accommodating of my gluten intolerance. absolutely fabulous! I would definitely come back!

Recommended for
the food, the super friendly crew, amazing dive guides!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Yoann L
  • France France
Awesome trip with an awesome crew!

The all trip was really well organised . I was really please with the dive sites we have visited. The crew has been outstanding , especially Mario, Marsi and Lucas . I will be cruising on Moana again for sure.

Recommended for
Dive sites, great crew and great boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Vida O
  • Singapore Singapore
One of the best LOB experience in Indonesia

Mario and the crew were very friendly and knowledgeable on the dive sites in Komodo. Rudi the dive master was very experienced in the underwater topography of the dive sites, ensuring that we were safe when the currents got to strong to handle. Marsi always ensured we had food and drinks after we our dives. Every meal was a culinary surprise thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of Chef Jemi. Satisfied belly = Happy diver! Moana is a clean and well managed boat with conscious effort to ensure minimal impact to the fragile ocean environment under the Mario’s wise management. Highly recommend this LOB to explore Komodo ◡̈

Recommended for
1. The Crew on Moana, 2. The dives (obviously!), 3. The food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Maniam K
  • Singapore Singapore
A liveaboard that trives to give an excelent dive experience.

Watching sharks playing in the currents in Castle Rock. Mantha Rays and Eagle Ray at Makassar Reef. Night dives had all kinds of critters for Macro enthusiasts.

Recommended for
1-Small group with a maximum of 10 divers with 2 dive guides. 2- Well thought out dive plans so that guests can experience the best every dive site has to offer. 3- Comfortable area for relaxation between and after dives.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Greg R
  • United States United States
everything was great. Mario did an outstanding job and felt very safe.

mantas

Recommended for
boat was great, food was great, diving was great
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jetti G
  • United States United States
AN ABSOLUTE 10 across the board! Boat, crew, diving - all amazing!

This is a liveaboard experience that is not to be missed. I had one of the best weeks of my life getting to know Mel, Marsi, Sarif, and the rest of the Moana crew, along with an amazing group of fellow divers. The attention to detail was astounding: from the daily cabin cleanings to the transport to/from the airport, to the AMAZING feasts that were served, I was blown away. I am already plotting when I can come back!! Moana was out of this world!

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • BYUNGRYANG J
  • South Korea South Korea
Don't need a sentence, but with one word, "Gorgeous"

Crystal Rock Diving Point! Where Indian Ocean and Pacific merge!

Recommended for
'Antique-featured Boat, Flying-Fox, and Loving Crew '
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ste E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Unforgettable experience on the best looking boat in Komodo

Mario did an incredible job navigating the crazy weather that we experienced and made sure that we didn’t miss a dive. The crew were incredible and the meals were always a warm welcome after each dive. The guides knew each site like the back of their hand and were great to dive with. The boat itself is a thing of beauty and very well equipped for all kinds of divers.

Recommended for
Great guides, great food, great boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Guido P
  • Germany Germany
Diving at it‘s best

Winetasting with Mario

Recommended for
Perfect service, amazing diving, beautiful boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tancredi M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Simply incredible

As soon as we boarded the Moana we knew we had made the right choice. The boat is a beautifully finished Phinisi with extremely comfortable rooms but above all, a huge outside space (more like an outside living room) which was perfect for relaxing either before or after the dives. This is an extremely 'intelligent' boat as the atmosphere is both relaxed and warm and Mario becomes part of the family whilst you are on board. Mario's experience of the waters off Komodo and knowledge of both dive sites and currents was second to none as we were always dropped in at the right place, at the right time and with a good knowledge of the dive site after an extremely comprehensive briefing before each dive. The crew on this boat is a happy one and one can often hear their laughter throughout the day whilst they go about their daily duties and the dive equipment was always perfectly set up and on time for our next underwater adventure. Both my wife and I prefer sail boats and Moana is an extremely comfortable and stable boat on the water. If you prefer Motor boats then this boat might make you change your mind. Before choosing the Moana I had done a lot of research and chose her because of her experience in the Komodo waters, the long standing crew members (most of which have been on this boat for 6-8 years at least which is always a good sign) and of course for the good food reviews. All of this turned out to be true and so this is why we shall be returning on Moana with a larger group of friends in the not so distant future, perhaps to explore the Southern side of the park. A huge thank you to the Moana crew and of course to Mario for making our trip a memorable one and see you soon! I would also like to mention that liveaboard.com have been brilliant and were always available for any questions that we had pre-trip, helping us every step of the way from when we initially booked to when we disembarked. Tancredi and Alice Massimo (Paris, France)

Recommended for
Mario, Sarif and Marci
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Patricia T
  • United States United States
Flawless experience aboard Moana

The diversity in Komodo must be seen to be believed. Moana is the perfect boat for the experience, because Mario and the crew leverage their 15+ years of experience diving locally to create an itinerary that perfectly combines the tides, currents, crowds, etc., making each dive spectacular. I'm planning to go back and do the trip again, aboard Moana.

Recommended for
Other guests, dive sites, and the crew / food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Agata B
  • Poland Poland
Amazing Komodo experience

Diving with mantas was absolutely breathtaking. Same seeing the Komodo dragons....

Recommended for
Superb diving, crew, guides
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Darren M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic Komodo diving on the Moana

Diving with mantas and turtles, great macro diving, coral in great condition Komodo dragons Great boat, very well maintained and spacious Crew were knowledgeable, well run, and super friendly

Recommended for
Amazing diving, great boat & crew, small & friendly dive group
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Aneta N
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
Fabulous and unforgettable

The underwater sites we visited were fantastic and the underwater life sightings were unforgetable.

Recommended for
Fantastic crew, very comfortable boat, excellent dive guides
  • 7.6 Good
  • Cavan T
  • Singapore Singapore
Comfortable trip

I can definitely recommend diving in Komodo. The crew may be able to adjust the diving itinerary and meals based on your preferences. If travelling solo, I would suggest checking ahead of time where all of the other guests are from. The boat caters to small groups so you can easily be the only English speaking guest on board!

Recommended for
Ship caters to just 10-12 guests, very well maintained cabins & dive facilities
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Miao W
  • China China
Unforgettable family

Beautifully designed boat with the most incredible staff that go out of their ways to make us feel at home — accommodated my very picky dietary request at every meal, endless desire to fly my drone, etc. And they’re simply the most charming and talented people. Needless to say Komodo islands were breathtaking. Diving was great — some of the healthiest and liveliest coral lives I’ve seen. And I had the best group of divers to share with. Also worth mentioning that the boat takes max 10 divers (we had 9) which is the perfect group size for socializing over 6 days while allowing all of us max attention from the crew (12 people)!

Recommended for
Crew, food, diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • So-Young K
  • United States United States
Amazing experience! Highly recommend

Everything was well orchestrated and well done. It was such an awesome trip. Great diving where we saw cool marine life, fruit bats, the crew were very helpful, and the food was excellent.

Recommended for
Diving, crew manager (Mario), food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Axel A
  • Germany Germany
Amazing

The dives The nature and surroundings The atmosphere on the boat

Recommended for
Top Crew - Destination - Boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Victoria T
  • Singapore Singapore
Best guides ever

Sightings on dives were amazing, ocean life from big to small. Some super fun drift dives too. We were assigned the guide Sarif, who was simply the most careful, experienced, thorough and thoughtful guide - especially for me as a new diver experiencing strong currents for the first time. Apart from knowing all the good spots to see mantas, baby sharks and such, he would always anticipate the currents, and clip me in with a reef hook even before I knew I needed it! Big kudos also to cruise director Mario for keeping us equal parts prepared with his briefings and regaled with his stories, and to Marcello and Marci with their guitar/singing on the last night. Bonus: really tasty food, with extra portions on hand if requested. Note - The boat is not “5* luxury” (and I don’t mean this in any way as a criticism - you get what you pay for, bearing in mind elevated Komodo prices compared with other regions), though everything is clean and well maintained (most importantly the vessel itself!). What I mean, your ensuite toilets will not have hot water although there is hot water on the main deck shower, you will not have fresh towels everyday, your cabin will be ‘cosy’ in size. But on balance, for Komodo, would definitely dive with Moana for the quality of the staff and guidance.

Recommended for
Guides, oceanlife, atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daniel C
  • Australia Australia
Idyliic Diving on a Beautiful Boat

Excellent boat with great facilities and cabins. The food was second to none (international cruise boat standard) and all crew including the cruise director were friendly and helpful The diving had amazing visibility with all the bucket list items we wanted to see (mantas, sharks, sea crates); the list goes on. Couldn't ask for anything more. Highly recommend!

Recommended for
Diving, Food, Shore Excursion
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kris R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic diving, thriving reefs, amazing staff topped off with Komodo Dragons.

Unbelievable experience. The best liveaboard trip I have been on. The crew were brilliant, nothing was too much hassle. The diving was great, never seen so many fish , everything was bigger in Komodo, huge Napoleons. Getting to see the dragons on the walk at the end capped of an unforgettable trip.

Recommended for
The Staff, The Diving, Food and drink
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Chad G
  • United States United States
Great diving, great boat and crew, good fun.

Being a step ahead of other boats such that the dive experience was second to none. For example, beat the crowds in at a site and were able to watch 3-4 mantas play for 45 mins with no crowd to scare them away.

Recommended for
Dive masters, Food, Small group on the boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marta S
  • Poland Poland
Wonderful cruise around Komodo

The cruise was just perfect. Everything well organized, we dived in amazing spots (beautiful coral gardens, a lot of marine life, reef sharks, turtles, mantas, stingrays, snakes). The crew was extremely friendly and helpful, and very familiar with the region. In most of the spots we were alone, no other boats. Moana boat is very comfortable, with a lot of space to chill out. The food is delicious.

Recommended for
Diving spots, crew, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sarah S
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Experienced Guides = excellent trip

The dive spots are amazing. Diving with some of the more experienced guides in the Komodo park. Moana dives exclusively in Komodo year round, which means they understand the dive sites, currents and tides that only years of experience diving the area brings. The boat is comfortable and well run. The pacing of the diving is great - we had the opportunity of up to 4 dives on a full day - which on a 6 day dive trip was about right. We also got to experience some of the Komodo National park - seeing the dragons, doing a sunset walk, spending time on a remote beach. Perfect liveaboard - dive and cruise.

Recommended for
Experienced Guides who know the area - they dive here all year round, Small groups 8-10 divers makes accommodating individual diver requests easier, Full service cruise - not just about the diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adelia M
  • Indonesia Indonesia
Totally worth it!

Dive in shotgun and castle rock

Recommended for
Best diving, best view, crews are very friendly
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Olivia M
  • United States United States
Wonderful experience, amazing crew that made us feel pampered and spoiled.

Mantas, abundant sea life, healthy corals, nice scenery everywhere, and the food was amazing everyday, to to extent of calling it gourmet. Mario runs a very good crew, everyone was friendly and seemed happy to be working on Moana. There are many options for liveboards out there, but going with Moana was the right choice for us, and will recommend it to others. Also the staff at liveaboard.com has been extremely helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. Thanks to all of you for answering our many, many questions, and for being so helpful! Olivia

Recommended for
The crew, the diving and the company of the other divers.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • thilo E
  • Germany Germany
Nice cruise

The Caudron dive

Recommended for
Comfortable boat, good crew , good food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Stephen S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
fantastic diving, lovely crew, food and boat

The diving around Komodo is excellent - highly varied with at least one spectacular and unique site per day. Currents can be strong (though we went during a low-current period) so nervous divers may want to check on the moon-phase before booking. The crew are fantastic, including the (very professional and friendly) manager and lead dive-master Mario, the lovely on-deck servers and many more helping out behind the scenes. Food was amazingly good, with a main meal or tasty snack between every dive. The boat Moana is wooden and very pretty, with *loads* of space up on deck for the (max 10) guests to spread out on. Time between dives is so nice and relaxing, sitting reading and watching the many islands slide by. Sleeping up on deck at night was nice, with really clear stars one night. Cabins are very comfortable - quite small, but are all you need, and for the price (which is much less than some other boats serving the region) perfectly fine. Only two minor niggles - would prefer the other dive masters to be a little less "invasive" in poking some of the underwater critters (though it's a little hypocritical of me to say this, as my photos did benefit from that.....) and it might be good to be clearer up front that the Komodo dragon island visit is a little bit rubbish (we just saw a few dragons hanging around the ranger compound toilet......none out in the woods), but then we didn't go primarily for the dragons. Overall - fantastic crew/boat/diving/food, good value for money, and a wonderfully relaxing week.

Recommended for
fantastic diving, lovely crew, food and boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Brandon L
  • United States United States
It was wonderful

Manta Rays, the boat and the view

Recommended for
Dives, Food, Dive Guide
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Iain C
  • South Africa South Africa
awesome

all the diving and seen the komodo dragons!

Recommended for
manta rays, sharks & atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christine V
  • United States United States
Awesome Trip!

Had a great time! Recommend this to anyone. Perfect amount of time to get a lot of diving in. Great crew, food, and dive guides.

Recommended for
The Diving. The Relaxing. And the Dragons!