Salakanagara, Indonesia


Experience the magic of diving in Komodo aboard the budget-friendly Salakanagara liveaboard. Built in 2015 and upgraded in 2018, the Salakanagara phinisi offers liveaboard dive trips from 3 to 6-nights. From pygmy seahorses to large numbers of migrating manta rays, diving in Komodo National Park offers something for everyone. Itineraries are available as either 4-day or 7-day cruises departing from Labuan Bajo on a Tuesday or Saturday. Once a month there is also a special dive trip that coincides with the full moon. The custom built dive platform with filling station offers easy access to the dive tenders for direct entry to the dive sites.

In between dives, guests have the chance to relax, go snorkelling in the calm bays or join a beach trip. Some trips also include a Dragon Trek to see the impressive Komodo Dragons.

Topside the Salakanagara caters to just 14 divers in 4 twin-berth cabins and 1 six-berth cabin. Each bed is designed as a 'pod' and had its own power outlet, reading light, personal fan, security area and privacy curtain. There are 2 dedicated cabin bathroom and one dorm bathroom with freshwater showers. Social areas include 2 separate dining areas, a large shaded outdoor lounge and sun deck located on the roof.

The crew and guides have extensive experience in the area. Their main goal is that guests have a trip of a lifetime diving in Komodo! Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Personal diving gear, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided, Snorkel Gear, Kayaks

Excluded: Marine park Fees (to be paid in IDR upon check-in), flights and hotels, airport transfers and hotel transfers, dive equipment (can be rented and paid upon check-in), soft drinks and beers (can be purchased on board), camera fee at dragon trek (if dragon trek is included on the trip the fees for the park and guide are included but the camera fee is not)

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.

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Boat features

  • Onboard kayaks
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • 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
  • Sidemount Diving

The crew speaks English, Dutch, 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 24 Meters – 80 feet
  • Beam 5.5 Meters –19 feet
  • Top speed 8-10 knots
  • Cruising speed 8-10 knots
  • Engines 250 hp turbo diesel
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 5
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders 2 x 14 foot 40hp dinghy
  • Water capacity 4000 liters / day

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Salakanagara Reviews

  • 8.0 Very good
  • 3 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.2 Good
  • Wun Sein K
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Value for $$

Manta, lovely dive sites Met new friends

Recommended for
Enjoyable, Meet new friends, Lovely dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Laura S
  • Germany Germany
Easy going crew, amazing dive sites - all in all perfect!

It was just all in all a perfect experience. Komodo national park has amazing dive sites and so much to offer to experienced divers! From Makro Dives to Drift Dives and Hook In-Sites you'll see from Sea horses to Manta Days almost everything this park has to offer!! 7days over 4 days just to embrace it fully!!

Recommended for
Staff/guides, Dive sites, Marine life
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Lena K
  • Australia Australia
Great location & crew.. boat & space lacking

Mantas and drift dives

Recommended for
The people we met and places we dived.