Inviting, friendly, and affordable Indonesian diving adventures aboard a classic sailing phinisifrom $275 /day
- Outstanding facilities including a spacious dive deck, multiple tenders, and a modern camera table
- Unique and adventurous voyages at an affordable price - without sacrificing comfort
- Fun, social atmosphere ideal for outgoing guests
- Unsurpassed customer service from one of the region’s best-reviewed crews
La Galigo is a purpose-built phinisi offering adventurous voyages around Komodo and Raja Ampat for up to 14 guests. Enjoy easy diving with a dedicated sea-level dive platform, two custom tenders, and modern facilities for underwater photographers. Plus, an affordable and worry-free travel experience with seamless customer service, excellent amenities, and one of Indonesia’s most beloved crews. This vessel boasts a uniquely relaxed atmosphere, with an open and inviting family-style vibe, perfect for getting to know your fellow divers.
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Scheduled, private charter available
Custom built in 2014, La Galigo offers fun, comfortable, and affordable liveaboard adventures around some of Indonesia’s premier diving destinations - including Komodo and Raja Ampat. Created as an alternative to higher priced liveaboards, La Galigo caters to friends and groups looking for world-class diving experiences in a relaxed and comfortable social atmosphere. And, you’ll find no shortage of creature comforts despite the lower price tag! This vessel’s Indonesian crew boasts decades of experience sailing and diving around the Indonesian Archipelago, helping to provide high levels of service at great value for money.
Guests on board La Galigo can expect smooth sailing, and all the comforts of home - even during longer voyages. When you aren’t underwater, you’ll spend your days relaxing in spacious and well-appointed ensuite cabins, dining on delicious chef-prepared meals, getting to know your fellow guests in the generous restaurant and lounge, or soaking up rays on the beautiful sun deck. This vessel is also one of the few traditional phinisies that includes a purpose-built, sea-level dive platform ensuring every day of diving is both comfortable and hassle-free.
Onboard La Galigo
This traditional sailing phinisi was designed specifically for cruising in some of Indonesia’s most remote regions. With three cabin types, you’re guaranteed to find a room that suits your budget and personal travel style. Three delicious buffet-style meals are served each day, featuring an exotic blend of Western and Asian favourites. You’ll also find unlimited coffee, tea, and snacks here, as well as beer and wine for sale. The lounge is furnished with an entertainment centre, library, and plenty of power points for charging laptops and photography equipment. Head above deck, and you’ll find plenty of room in the sun or shade for relaxation and al fresco dining.
Diving from La Galigo
La Galigo was purpose-built for divers and is one of the only wooden liveaboards with a dedicated dive platform at the back of the boat, providing ample space to kit-up, prepare camera gear, and access the tenders. Full equipment rental is available on board including dive computers, SMBs, reef hooks, and torches. Take the plunge in some of the planet’s most biodiverse waters, with up to four tanks a day, as well as night dives on offer. Guests can also make the most of speciality diving courses, nitrox, and plenty of hands-on support and guidance from an expert crew.
- Check out this boat’s 12-day Ultimate Raja Ampat expedition for a chance to dive all the region’s best sites!
- Be sure to pack lightweight clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and plenty of sun protection for shore excursions.
- You’ll need an advanced certification and 40 logged dives to join this vessel’s most adventurous itineraries.
- Don’t forget to bring cash along for onboard extras like nitrox, rental equipment, tips, and drinks from the bar.