Sokaraja, Indonesia


Join the Sokaraja phinisi for a fantastic budget dive liveaboard trip in Komodo, Indonesia. Itineraries are 3 to 5 days long, with anywhere from 2-4 daily dives available. Exploring the Komodo National Park, guests have the chance to dive with giant manta rays, reef sharks, and turtles, as well as see cool critters such as flamboyant cuttlefish, seahorses, and frogfish on a macro night dive. Besides diving, there is the chance to visit the flying foxes, trek with Komodo Dragons on Rinca, and sunset hikes on Gili Lawa Darat.

Topside, the Sokaraja phinisi has accommodation to suit every budget. There is a dorm room with 6 single bunks, or for those that want a little extra privacy, there are 2 private double-bed cabins. Two toilets and 3 showers with running freshwater are shared by all guests, and basic toiletries are provided. Freshly prepared Indonesian cuisine is served buffet-style at the open-air dining area which offers stunning views of the dramatic Indonesian landscapes. On the top deck is a large open sundeck with comfortable mattresses, perfect for snoozing in-between dives or star-gazing in the evening.

For a fantastic budget-friendly cruise in Komodo, the Sokaraja is a great option. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (1,350,000 IDR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Diving Package (175,000-250,000 IDR), Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Land Excursions.

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

  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

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

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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, Spanish, Indonesian, and Italian.

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 renovated 2019
  • Length 25 meters
  • Beam 5.5 meters
  • Cruising speed 9 knots
  • Engines Mitsubishi 220 HP
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 3
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Tenders 1
  • Water capacity 3000
  • Fuel capacity 800

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
  • Emergency flares

Sokaraja Reviews

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  • 9 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Steven P
  • United States United States
Like Kings and Queens in Paradise

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience, landscape below and above water, host, dive masters, crew and last but not least fellow travellers. Luca, Beauty, Nero, Patris, Andri, Rafi, Sarif’s went above and beyond to ensure the experience of everyone was awesome and awesome it was! Thank you the Sokaraja team, you truly held true to your name and treated us like kings and queens 🙏🏼

Recommended for
People, dive sites, weather
  • 10 Exceptional
  • United States United States
Great adventure with new friends

New friends, cool drift diving, a suspended turtle, variety of dives.

Recommended for
Enjoyable and helpful crew, good food and made new, delightful friends
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rich G
  • United States United States
Amazing Experience

Liveaboard Sokaraja was and incredible experience and highly recommended to anyone looking for an incredible diving experience. The crew was absolutely phenomenal and far exceeded the expectations that I had. In addition to 3 dives a day, there were some other treks, and opportunities to see the national parks. The diving experience was second to none and the dive masters were great. Food on the boat was top notch and the group that we had on the boat was a lot of fun.

Recommended for
Diving, Food, Boat Crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Clément G
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great experience

A lot of things to see every dive sites and the crew is replay good

Recommended for
Price, Boat Facilities, Dive sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mike T
  • Canada Canada
New equipment, boat was in great shape, tasty food and Luca the owner/operator knows his stuff.

So many mantas!

Recommended for
Great crew, dive variety and lots of sea animals.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bradley M
  • Canada Canada
First liveaboard experience was very positive

night (and day) dives. Komodo island dragon search (and found 3 - even during mating season). The beauty and tranquility of where we moored (most nights - but can't control other boats' use of generators)

Recommended for
How easy it was to do multiple dives in a day. Very cool places visited. The owner and crew were fantastic
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Stephane D
  • France France
A memorable experience!!

One hour diving with Manta rays, squad of sharks, magnificent corals, food onboard, many friendly moments with dive buddies, trek on land

Recommended for
Beautiful and varied sites with abundant marine life & splendid corals, great atmosphere onboard (owners, dive master and crew), dive and leisure program
  • 10 Exceptional
  • benjamin F
  • France France
5 days discovery of Komodo national park

Sokaraja liveaoard has been a wonderful experience, thanks to a great dedicated team. It definitely matched my expectations, if not going above. In 5 days you definitely have the occasion to enjoy the multiple dive types that you can do in Komodo area, with teams / dive masters adapting diving conditions to guests level. Being maximum 10 on the boat, they have this possibility to build a quite « personalized » trip, and spend time to explain wildlife and local conditions. Food made by the onboard chef is really good and the team helpful. They had to manage compressor issues at the beggining of the trip and did it with dedication, saving what could have been a failed expedition. Dive sites are really good and well preserved, thanks to Komodo being a national park + the efforts of liveaboard teams to preserve the resource and environment. Definitely better experience than diving from Labuan Bajo, and overall a great experience! Thank you Sokaraja team!

Recommended for
3 wonderful dives per day ; ambiance on the boat (crew & guests) ; landscapes in Komodo national park
Origin: US