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Boasting over 25 years of experience operating in Indonesia, Dive Damai offers exciting travel itineraries throughout many of the world's best diving locations. Dedicated to providing small groups with first-class experiences, Dive Damai pay close attention to every detail, from the immaculate design of their boats, to the superb selection of destinations, fantastic onboard facilities and unparalleled standards of service.

DIVE DAMAI HIGHLIGHTS
  • Over 25 years of experience operating in all corners of Indonesia
  • All-inclusive cruises with exceptionally high standards of service
  • Enjoy a personalised trip with tailor-made itineraries
  • Specialise in small groups and personalised service
  • Unlimited diving, superb camera facilities and small dive groups
FACILITIES
Nitrox
Spa
Internet
Camera Room
Sundeck
Equipment Rental
Ideal For
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About Dive Damai

Specialising in catering to small groups, Dive Damai have been redefining the concept of liveaboards with a signature all-inclusive service and tailor-made itineraries. Boasting over 25 years of experience, Dive Damai position their vessels according to trade winds, seasons, and expert knowledge, providing the most diverse diving itineraries of all the Indonesian vessels. Renowned for their signature service, Dive Damai cruises offer tailor-made itineraries with bespoke land-tours, luxurious and spacious facilities, exquisite cuisine, and an attention to detail and personal choice that is hard to beat. 

Available for scheduled cruises and private charter, each of Dive Damai’s superb vessels has been specifically designed for cruising and diving in the tropical waters of Indonesia, offering unlimited dives with a 4 to 1 guest to guide ratio, high-quality equipment, and 2 comfortable tenders. And with a maximum of just 12 guests, every trip feels personal, intimate, and adventurous.

Facilities Above deck cabins Aircon Ensuite bathrooms Indoor saloon Vegetarian options Sun deck Internet Charging points Camera facilities
Dive services Dive deck Dive tenders Nitrox Rental equipment Camera rinse tanks
Destinations

KOMODO

Komodo National Park is situated close to the coast of Flores, with Sumbawa and the Sape Strait to the west. Covering over 1,730 square kilometres, the park includes the three large islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca, along with 26 smaller islands. The park’s rugged terrain is dominated by jagged peaks and mountain slopes covered in dry savannah and dense stands of deciduous forests. Erosion has carved the coastlines of the islands into deep bays, inlets, channels and isolated beaches, creating some of Indonesia’s most spectacular scenery. Locations such as Komodo’s ‘Pink Beach’ and the incredible view from Padar looking across back-to-back, circular bays, are worth the trip alone!

Komodo’s dramatic landscape continues beneath the waves and the waters are some of the richest marine environments in the world. The reefs, channels, seagrass beds and mangroves are home to over 1000 species of fish and 250 species of corals. The channel surrounding these islands funnels huge volumes of water between the Flores Sea and the Indian Ocean, resulting in nutrient-rich upwellings and dramatic currents that sweep past the islands, creating the perfect conditions for an incredible diversity of marine life and superb diving. The national park was founded in 1980 to protect its infamous resident - the Komodo dragon. This extraordinary species is the world’s largest land-dwelling reptile and can still be observed in the wild on both Komodo and Rinca islands.

RAJA AMPAT

Raja Ampat is an archipelago of over 1,500 small islands and reefs surrounding the 4 main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo - the ‘Four Kings’ from which Raja Ampat takes its name. The area is part of the newly-created province of West Papua and, despite its allegiance to Indonesia, the islands of Raja Ampat feel very much like part of a different world. Although resorts are being developed throughout the archipelago and liveaboards run regular schedules around its famous sites, this string of beautiful islands still holds on to a lingering promise of exploration and discovery.

Papua is home to an incredible diversity of flora, fauna and cultures with the rugged terrain and relatively late development having helped to preserve the unique biological and cultural diversity. Much of the mainland is made inaccessible by rugged mountains and dense jungle and new endemic species are being discovered here every year. Below the surface of the sea, the rich reefs of Raja Ampat are a similar treasure trove of unique species; in fact, Cape Kri on Mansuar Island in the Dampier Strait holds the record for the most number of fish species recorded on a single dive. Raja Ampat is so species-rich and such a vital area for reef conservation that the entire area has been protected as part of the Bird’s Head Seascape.

ALOR

The Alor region consists of two large islands, Alor and Pantar, as well as 14 smaller islands lying due east of Flores. They are amongst the least developed in Indonesia but offer incredible experiences both above and below the surface of the sea. On land, steep mountains and dry savannahs blend into lush forests that hide waterfalls, hot springs and even an active volcano. 

The islands are part of the Lesser Sundas and along with Flores to the west, help to define the northern boundary of the Savu Sea. The famous Indonesian Throughflow is at its strongest in this part of the archipelago and an extraordinary volume of water passes through this region, funnelled through the channels that separate each of the islands. These huge currents bring with them a constant supply of nutrient-rich water, providing the perfect conditions for the marine life that so obviously flourishes around the islands of Alor. These pristine blue waters and swirling currents, along with beautiful reefs, drop-offs, caves and sheltered bays, are home to thousands of marine species in one of the richest biodiverse regions in the world.

BANDA SEA & FORGOTTEN ISLANDS

The Banda Sea lies just south of the equator in Eastern Indonesia and is bounded by the islands of Buru, Ambon and Seram in Maluku to the north, Sulawesi to the west, curving arcs of volcanoes and reefs to the east, distant islands of Nusa Tenggara and Timor to the south. Within the basin itself are two chains of islands - an inner arc of rugged volcanoes that rise from the deep waters of the central area and an outer arc of low, limestone islands that mark the eastern boundary of the sea. These remote islands of the ‘Ring of Fire’ have escaped much of the development of the modern world and remain pristine outposts of Asia’s extraordinary marine environment, offering untouched reefs, prolific marine life and plenty of bigger species.

This remote area once lay at the heart of the lucrative spice trade - in fact, Banda and its neighbour, Run, were the original ‘Spice Islands’ sought after by explorers and fought over by nations. Today the islands of the Banda Sea attract a different type of adventurer - drawn by the opportunity to dive remote, pristine reefs, visit islands rich in history and culture, and explore a part of Asia that, despite its previous fame and fortune, has become a pristine backwater.

TRITON BAY

Triton Bay is located in the far south of the Bird’s Head Seascape in West Papua, about as far from civilisation as it is possible to be in Indonesia. At the mouth of the bay lie a number of islands which funnel currents inwards and create the perfect conditions for the growth of soft corals in the nutrient-rich waters. To the east and west of Triton Bay are large estuarine areas that have effectively isolated Triton Bay’s marine creatures and helped to create the unique habitats and endemic species that are found today.

Triton Bay was first surveyed by scientists in 2006 who recommended the creation of the Kaimana Marine Protected Area that now extends along the coast either side of Triton Bay. The scientists’ attention was drawn to the large numbers of bigger reef fish such as grouper and snapper, the unusual soft corals and black corals that dominate the underwater landscape in Triton Bay and the many endemic species that they discovered. One of Triton Bay’s biggest draws are the whale sharks which congregate around fishing platforms known as ‘bagans’ to feed on anchovies and other baitfish caught in the nets.

Vessels

DAMAI I

Built in 2009 by one of South Sulawesi’s most prestigious boat builders, MY Damai I combines traditional skills with years of experience in the liveaboard industry to create a truly remarkable vessel. Designed specifically for small groups, the 40-meter vessel can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in 7 cabins. MY Damai I offers a choice of single, twin or double rooms, as well as two spacious master cabins, all equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. The exquisite restaurant boasts impressive ocean views and offers a range of gourmet meals served buffet-style or a la carte. Beer and soft drinks are available and guests can enjoy a free glass of table wine with dinner. To relax after a busy day of diving, MY Damai I offers three large sun decks, well equipped for sun lovers and shade-seekers alike, as well as relaxing massage and spa treatments. 

Specifically designed for divers, MY Damai I offers large dive stations with individual rinse tanks and two custom-designed high speed tender boats. The vessel is well equipped to cater to underwater photographers with a dedicated camera room featuring separate workstations and integrated 110v and 220v charging stations. Equipment is available onboard including dive computers, pony bottles and torches, and nitrox 32% can be provided for certified divers. This vessel is also the first in Indonesia to offer a 4 to 1 guest to guide ratio, ensuring the best service underwater as well as onboard.

DAMAI II

Built in 2011 by the same master boat-builder who crafted its sister vessel, MY Damai II is designed to an uncompromising standard and fitted out with all the latest diving, navigation and safety equipment. The 40-meter wooden-hulled vessel comfortably accommodates a maximum of 12 guests in two spacious master cabins and five additional cabins with a choice of either single, twin or double beds. Each cabin boasts a private en-suite shower, air-conditioning, and a separate daybed. Meals can be taken inside or out, and include a range of gourmet meals freshly prepared and served buffet-style or a la carte. Beer and soft drinks are available and guests can enjoy a free glass of table wine with dinner. To relax after a busy day of diving, MY Damai I offers three large sun decks, well equipped for sun lovers and shade-seekers alike, as well as relaxing massage and spa treatments. 

Specifically designed for divers, MY Damai I offers a large dive station with individual rinse tanks and two custom-designed high speed tender boats. The vessel is well equipped to cater to underwater photographers with a dedicated camera room featuring separate workstations and integrated 110v and 220v charging stations. Equipment is available onboard including dive computers, pony bottles and torches, and nitrox 32% can be provided for certified divers. Like its sister vessel, MY Damai I also offers a 4 to 1 guest to guide ratio ensuring the best service underwater as well as onboard.

Itineraries

RAJA AMPAT

Departing from Sorong, guests will do a check dive at the eastern end of the Dampier Straits, before spending the following day exploring iconic sites such as Cape Kri, Blue Magic and Mioskon. The vessel will then head to Gam to see the beautiful orange soft corals at Citrus Ridge and incredible fish action at Mayhem before exploring the wonders found under Arborek Jetty. Next, the cruise will head west to Penemu for some world class coral reefs and the photo opportunity of the lagoon from the top of the viewpoint. Moving south to Misool, guests can enjoy the pinnacles at Wayilbatan and Fiabacet or a nice drift along the channel at Neptune Fan Sea. On the final cruise day, guests will explore the caves at Farondi along with another opportunity for a lagoon tour. The cruise will then end in Sorong where guests can enjoy our complimentary airport transfer.

RAJA AMPAT & TRITON BAY

Departing from Sorong, guests will do a check dive at the eastern end of the Dampier Straits, before spending the following day exploring iconic sites such as Cape Kri, Blue Magic and Mioskon. The vessel will then head to Gam to see the beautiful orange soft corals at Citrus Ridge and incredible fish action at Mayhem before exploring the wonders found under Arborek Jetty. Next, the cruise will head west to Penemu for some world class coral reefs and the photo opportunity of the lagoon from the top of the viewpoint. Moving south to Misool, guests can enjoy the pinnacles at Wayilbatan and Fiabacet or a nice drift along the channel at Neptune Fan Sea.

The vessel will then leave the wonders of Raja Ampat and head south along the coast of Papua to explore the sites of Pulau Pisang. Next up is Momon where guests will dive a seamount before taking a dip in a fresh water waterfall that runs right into the sea! Here, there will be a channel dive followed by a macro dive at the beautiful bay of Tanjung Wap. The cruise will then head into Triton Bay, stopping at the fishing bagans in the hope of seeing some whale sharks. Diving in the current rich Triton Bay is breathtaking with a kaleidoscope of soft corals and reef fish and some excellent macro subjects including ghost pipe fish and pygmy seahorses. The liveaboard cruise ends in Kaimana, where guests can enjoy our complimentary airport transfer.

FORGOTTEN ISLANDS & ALOR

Departing from Ambon guests will do a check dive on the muck slopes while hunting for cool critters. The vessel will then leave Ambon and head to the island of Nusa Laut which has some beautiful hard coral reefs, lots of schooling fish and the chance of sharks. Next, guests will sail to the “Spice Islands” with the opportunity to walk around the historic Banda Neira as well as dive some iconic sites like Batu Kapal and Lava Flow. Traveling south to the volcanic island of Manuk, guests can dive with both sea snakes and sea kraits amongst the schooling fish.

From Manuk the vessel will island hop through the Forgotten Islands. Guests can enjoy the colourful soft-coral covered Tertuti Wall at Dai, explore the deep drop-offs at Damar, and swim with the schooling fish at Leti. Guests will then visit the hard coral gardens and walls at Nyata before visiting the sloping reefs in Wetar or Nautilus looking for giant clams. The cruise will spend its last days in Alor’s current rich Pantar Straits and Pulau Pura. There are a variety of dive sites which provide a superb mix of wide angle and macro subjects, along with plenty of excellent “muck” diving and the opportunity to visit local villages. The voyage ends in Kupang where guests can enjoy our complimentary airport transfer.

KOMODO

Departing from Labuan Bajo, guests will do a check-dive in the bay before heading over to the volcanic island of Sangeang for more macro diving on iconic sites like Bontoh with their Doto Donut and Bubble Reef with its ‘champagne bubbles’.

Moving south, guests will dive on the island of Banta before heading into Komodo National Park and exploring iconic sites such as Batu Bolong, Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Tetawa and Pink Beach. No trip to Komodo is complete without a visit to the beautiful Horseshoe Bay with famous dive sites like Torpedo Alley or the seamount of Cannibal Rock with its endemic marine life set against a beautiful reef. The highlight of the trip is always the chance to trek on the islands to see the endemic Komodo Dragon. The cruise will then depart in Bima, where guests can enjoy our complimentary airport transfer.

BANDA SEA

Departing from Ambon, guests will do a check dive on the muck slopes while hunting for cool critters. The vessel will then leave Ambon and head over to the island of Nusa Laut which has some beautiful hard coral reefs with lots of schooling fish and the chance of sharks. After this, guests will sail to the “Spice Islands” and hopefully take a walk around the historic Banda Neira as well as dive some iconic sites like Batu Kapal and Lava Flow.

Travelling south, guests can explore the volcanic island of Manuk, where they can dive with both sea snakes and sea kraits amongst the schooling fish. From here the vessel will visit some of the eastern Forgotten Islands enjoying the walls and drop-offs with the hope of passing pelagics before making our way back north to repeat the highlights of the route down. The cruise then ends in Ambon where guests can enjoy our complimentary airport transfer.

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