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, Fuel Surcharge, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, National Park Fees (1,000,000 IDR per trip), Port Fees (30 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (35,000 IDR per item), Soft drinks (10,000 IDR per item), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option
  • 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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • 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.


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
  • 15 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.9
  2. Crew
    8.8
  3. Food
    9.9
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • WAI HONG P
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Excellent

Various kinds of fish, coral and animals can be seen

Recommended for
Well organized schedule, experienced crew and dive master, amazing underwater world
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jonathan W
  • United States United States
Suberb

Great weather. Great conditions. Excellent diversity of dive sites. The huge, dense schools of fish were the highlight for me. I’ve never seen so many fish in one dive

Recommended for
Diving. Food. People.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kirsten F
  • Canada Canada
Magical and delightful!

I enjoyed connecting with the crew as well as the other guests on board. Everyone was so lovely! The scuba experiences were full of life and variety. Very good time all around!

Recommended for
The crew, the ocean, and the other guests
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Urielle L
  • France France
Great crew amazing dive!

Amazing dive site with mantas and sharks Flexible team and nice crew

Recommended for
Nice time
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Larry M
  • United States United States
Excellent service and top rate diving with friendly staff.

Macro life was excellent and dive guides had great eye for finding and pointing them out.

Recommended for
Everyone on boat was so helpful. Food very good. Dive masters exceptional.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • KHADIJA I
  • Morocco Morocco
CREW & DIVING SPOTS : AMAZING!!!

Plongées avec Raie Manta Plongée de nuit

Recommended for
Sites de plongée à couper le souffle, Guides top et équipage au petits soins
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vera I
  • Italy Italy
Great organization, friendly staff’ good company and wonderful and varied diving in pristine reef

Mantas and coral reefs

Recommended for
Diving, company, food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Michael K
  • United States United States
Great "budget" option

Diving in Raja Ampat is spectacular and although I debated liveaboard or homestay, I'm glad I chose liveaboard because of the territory and breadth of dive sites we were able to cover. Every day was like living a Planet Earth movie. The crew and dive leaders were fantastic -- super knowledgeable and with a beaming positivity. For one of the budget options, Ratu Laut offers the essentials to provide a positive dive experience and the expertise to take you to the best spots. For vegetarians and vegans and like myself, the prepared meals were exceptional, healthy, and delicious (hope you like tempeh!). The snacks were pretty low quality, however. When you come back from a dive you are always in the mood for a nosh, and the offerings weren't good if you are health conscious at all (think white bread, peanut butter with additives and palm oil, etc). But easy remedy is just to bring your own snacks if you care about that sort of thing. I would do that next time. Also, don't get too excited about the research aspect of the mission. That's kind of run separately so consider this a regular liveaboard. I was thinking there would be field guides and a small naturalist library of sorts to learn as you go, but it was really up to the individuals to bring that. The island stops we made were enjoyable, and it was nice to see the Barefoot Conservation camp in action one afternoon. Overall, totally recommend as a "budget" option for sure. Not luxurious, but great value for the money if what you care about is diving Raja Ampat with other passionate divers.

Recommended for
dive sites, crew, meals
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bryan H
  • United States United States
great diving with fun people

The dive locations timing were fantastic. The crew started by getting everyone comfortable in the Indonesian dive environment and with currents, then planned the dives so that each dive got a bit better as the cruise when on. Fantastic experience, friendly staff, and the price couldn't be beat. During our dives, the dive masters were great at pointing out micro flora and fauna that might otherwise be missed, and we regularly ran into sharks, mantas, barracudas, and school upon school of fish at our various dive locations.

Recommended for
locations, friendliness, fun
  • 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!

Recommended for
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.

Recommended for
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.

Recommended for
Crew. Diving. Conservation Project.