Ratu Laut, Indonesia

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The Ratu Laut - meaning Queen of the Sea, offers year-round liveaboard diving in Indonesia. At 30m long she caters to just 12 guests in 2 large quad cabins and 2 smaller twin cabins. All cabins feature AC, fresh towels and linen. 2 shared bathrooms are located on the upper deck. Also on the upper deck is a large open-air shaded dining area and lounge. The top deck is home to the sun deck with sun beds and bean bags.

Diving focusses on Raja Ampat, and the cruise director will choose the best dive sites on the day based on the weather, currents and tides. Divers can expect to do up to 4 dives per day, including a sunset or night dive. The captain, dive guides and crew of the Ratu Laut have years of experience in the Indonesian waters. The Ratu Laut phinisi is operated by Barefoot Conservation NGO, and all profits from the trips go towards science, research and conservation programmes, so you can rest assured that you are helping the marine environment when you dive with the Ratu Laut. Marine Biologists and Manta Ray Scientists will also be on the trip to collect data and do presentations on the research being conducted on manta rays.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from hotel, Snorkel Gear

Excluded: Pick up from other areas, Dive equipment (if you need rental equipment let us know in advance), Soft drinks and beers, Travel Insurance (highly recommended in case of trip cancellations), Flights, Marine Park Fees:70 USD & Boat Clearance: 30 USD (payable in cash on arrival), Cash bar: soft drinks $1.50 and local beers $3, Crew Gratuities: Suggested tip is USD $20 USD per day (10USD per day for boat crew and 10USD for dive guides), Komodo Park Fees from 175000IDR to 250000IDR (subject to change)

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Custom built for diving

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options

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

The crew speaks English, Swedish, and Indonesian.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Boat Specifications

  • Length 30m
  • Top speed 8 Knots
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders 2 fiberglas dinghys

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Ratu Laut Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 2 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.0
  2. Crew
    9.0
  3. Food
    10.0
  4. Diving
    9.0
  5. Value
    10.0
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sander J
  • Netherlands Netherlands
It was just wonderful!

The abundance of sea life. The crew that were very knowledgable and responsible. Everybody was putting a lot of effort for us to enjoy the trip. Highly recommendable

Recommended for
The staff, dive master and atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gabriela F
  • Brazil Brazil
The best experience of my life.

I spent 7 days in Ratu Laut and completely loved it. The boat is great, confortable rooms, hot shower, nices to place to chill and sunbathing. The crew was spectacular, always ready to help and full of smiles. The food was delecious and as flexibe as possible concerning passengers preferences. And the diving sites, equipaments, DM were awsome. In addition, Ratu Laut is part of the Barefoot Conservation, whichdoes a great work with the people and reefs of raja - we visited it. So being in their boat also support their work in the area. I definitely recommend it.

Recommended for
Crew. Diving. Conservation Project.