Ratu Laut, Indonesia


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)

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person and are 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.


  • 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

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 5 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Elena G
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Incredible trip in paradise!

Little untouched paradise! Incredible dives where we were alone, preserved corals, so many fishes, sharks, nudibranches, mantas, octopus, just name it, it was living the dream! The crew and the guides were all super friendly, always making sure that we had everything we needed and that we were comfortable. Everyone was very helpful and flexible. The cruise director was amazing! Very passionate about the ocean, knew a lot about the oceans and the inhabitants, and if she didn’t know she’ll find the answer back on board. Wendy a lot of great stories to tell, it was super interesting! I give only 2 stars for food not because of the quality, as it was delicious and more than enough, but because for a boat who cares about conservation of the reef, serving 3 portions of meat per day is completely contradictory...especially today that we know 52% of CO2 is because of farmed animals! Also with big problems with palm oil distroying Indonesian forests, serving Nutella is also against any kind of preservation. The answer that was given to me about it is that there is no spreads without palm oil, well then jam is more than enough! No one will die if they don’t have chocolate spread or peanut butter for breakfast! Other than that incredible trip!

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The crew, guides and cruise director were really amazing!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Carolina C
  • Brazil Brazil
Amazing staff and breath taking dives

Most of the staff were super kind, polite, Wendy our dive master and manager of the boat was super nice, always taking care of us and making sure we were having a great experience overall. The dive sites were really beautiful, but also having the chance of doing different things like visiting Arborek island and Barefoot NGO work with the local community, doing a tracking to see Birds Paradise in Waigeo, understanding better about coral diversity and having the freedom to change plans by being in a Live Aboard.

Recommended for
staff, dive locations and cost-benefit
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Brian C
  • United States United States
Paradise found: Ratu Laut, the dream making crew

Experiencing Raja Ampat with dive masters who truly love the place is a major highlight. It was apparent that the crew knew what they were doing and the knowledge they passed to us enriched the entire experience. The entire focus of the trip was dive dive dive and we never missed a beat.

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I would say the location was the best thing and dive sites, but never have I had the pleasure to sail with such an amazing crew who created the experience of a lifetime. Wendy, our leader, put together an action packed week and still managed to keep it chill. The entire time felt like an itinerary tailor made for the small amount of guests onboard. And knowing our money is going towards conservation efforts is a major bonus as well.
  • 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.

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Crew. Diving. Conservation Project.