Dewi | Indonesia Liveaboard | Raja Ampat - Far East

  • Guests 18
  • Rooms 8 staterooms & 1 Master suite
  • Restaurants al-fresco dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks Mix of international & Indonesian dishes.
  • Facilities56m long, & 22 crew
  • Diving max 5 divers per guide,
  • Diving Extras Equipment from US Divers available to rent
  • Internet Access Intermittent and depending on location

About Dewi

Dewi brings true 5 star liveaboard holidays to Indonesia's most pristine and remote dive sites. Discover Komodo, Raja Ampat and Cenderawaish Bay for the creme de la creme of Indonesian dive destinations, visiting regions few other divers will ever see. Despite it's old world design, echoing the schooners and sail boats, Dewi is a thoroughly modern dive boat with all mod cons and creature comforts. Why not sail into the sunset on Dewi if you long for a Indonesian diving holiday with a true sense of adventure wrapped up in absolute luxury.

Dewi is quite simply massive, ensuring total self reliance at sea. At 57m from point to stern and a generous 12m wide, there is more than enough space for each one of the 18 divers she serves. Pick from the standard state rooms which can be arranged as either twin or double beds. Splurge on the Master & Commander suite (at the stern of the boat with full ocean view to the back of the boat). Equipped with a seating area, tables, a king size bed and it's own jacuzzi bath, you too can experience the glamour and luxury that was once saved only for the captain.

Everyone is a VIP on board Dewi! Start your morning with the wake up beverage service. Dining is al fresco, with a mix of international and Indonesian dishes. You might be in a remote location, but you certainly won't go without on Dewi - make sure to sample from the selection of fine wines on board. Between dives relax in the lounge (TV& DVD player), grab one of the ship's sun beds or hammocks or even indulge in a full body massage. There are sea kayaks if you fancy exploring the local waters. You can even challenge the crew to a game of backgammon, although they are masters!

With no less than 4 dive guides and on average 22 crew, you will never lack for anything... above the water or below it! Many guests coming on board are photographers and there is a spacious dedicated camera area and kit room to keep your gear safe between dives. All diving is from one of the boat's 2 tender vessels. Nitrox is available on board (paid locally) and rebreather divers can be accommodated but please do check all the details before travel so we can ensure the correct kit is on board for you on arrival.

Deluxe State room

Air conditioned staterooms individually designed by Bruno Helgen (a french top interior designer). All Staterooms are around 20 square meters in size and have unique color setting and mysterious carvings. All Deluxe Staterooms are adaptable for either twin or double use. Each has its own en-suite bathroom (4,5m by 1,3m), reading lights, 220V power points and hanging storage for clothing, comfortable work desk. There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings.

Master suite

This is the signature room of the ship. It occupies the full width of the vessel and from the stern it has a 180 degree view of the ocean behind the ship. With its 46 square meters it is the largest room on board. The Master Suite has a king size bed, its own sitting area; a large corner sofa with a natural shaped teak table. The own en-suite bathroom offers a shower as well as a bath with ocean view. One of the most impressive rooms you can find onboard any Liveaboard.

Master Suite bathroom

Chris Harrison

2016-12-22 11:49:40

We had another great holiday on Dewi Nusantara. Three years since our last trip and it’s still the best liveaboard in the world, and Raja Ampat is still the best diving in the world. Now we’ve got to start saving some pennies so we can go back again!

Martin Edge

2014-12-10 10:08:43

Thanks to all participants and crew. Without doubt the best dive boat I have ever stepped foot on during the last 25 years of teaching underwater photography. The Dewi Nusantara. Booked for the same ten days this time next year 2015

Chris & Samantha

2013-05-21 13:05:24

We had an amazing trip, the boat was huge, spacious and well-appointed with good food and an excellent crew. The post-dive massages were a particular highlight. The diving in Raja Ampat was stunning and, in our opinion, easily trumped previous trips to the Maldives, Caribbean, Red Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. The corals were so healthy and vibrant, and the marine life was second-to-none. We both said to each other that there seems little point in diving anywhere else again because Indo is the place to be! We will definitely be going back to Indo in the future and we will definitely be going back on the Dewi. It is clear to see why they have so many repeat customers.

Cathy Walker

2013-01-31 16:21:41

After years of diving and being on many liveaboards, Dewi Nusantara is truly the best holiday experience. The boat is beautiful and huge, so you always have lots of space for everything; kitting up, sorting out cameras, hanging in a hammock on the bow, sunbathing, reading or chatting to the crew and guests. It's perfect for quiet time between dives, or sharing your experiences and photos. The rhythm on the boat is whatever you want it to be, with lots of diving, fabulous meals, and R&R, but the crew go that extra mile

Peter Swan

2012-09-10 10:28:25

From the first dive, the nutibranches, the turtles, coral, colorful fish and diverse rays kept showing up "on call". The beauty and breadth of scenery was everywhere, above and below the water. The travel was a pleasure as the ship is magnificent and the large rooms make the living delightful

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 18 000 islands. It is the largest archipelago in the world straddling the Equator, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most travellers will enter Indonesia through Jakarta (CGK), Bali (DPS) or Manado (MDC) airports. This is the stuff of divers' dreams. This exotic nation is the very definition of bio diversity. Find the big fish in Komodo, Raja Ampat or Kalimantan. Drift lazily along the walls of Bunaken and Wakatobi, watching turtles on coral drenched walls. While away the hours hunting for miniscule macro in Bali, Lembeh or Ambon. Cannot decide? Why not combine two locations into a single trip!

Weather and Climate

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugley variable. The topography means that weather patterns can be very localised. This is the tropics! For Bali, Komodo & Wakatobi the weather is usually best from April - November, with July and August being some of the best months to visit. Between December and March the conditions can be a bit stormy. November to April is also the wettest month to visit Bunaken, Lembeh and Kalimantan but to a lesser degree than in other locations. October to April is historically the most popular time to dive in Raja Ampat.

Travel

Flight options

As standard, our holidays to Indonesia are quoted with London departures. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific (40kgs hold allowance), Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Gaurda. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Indonesia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from Indonesia. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Indonesia destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in Indonesia and run frequently. The major hubs of Jakarta, Bali and Manado all have separate terminals for domestic and international departures. Just follow the signs to move between international and domestic terminals. The service has improved vastly, but there can still be last minute schedule changes. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage must be paid for in Indonesian rupiah and costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. As of Feb 2015, the departure tax for all domestic and international flights is built into your flight ticket price.

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Included in your holiday

All state rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers and sinks. There is a “grazing” breakfast available from 6 am before the first dive. Breakfast is cooked to order and is served after the first morning dive. There is a buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with waiter service. Additionally, fresh mid-morning and mid- afternoon snacks are served. Beverages (non- alcoholic and local beer) are complimentary while on-board. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided in your stateroom. These have been hand blended and custom made for us in Bali. There are hair dryers in each stateroom. Linens are changed mid-week and fresh towels are changed as needed. Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included. Flights from the UK, ground transfers between airport and the vessel at the destination are included.

Excluded

Dive instruction, crew gratitude, dive and photo equipment rentals and “boatique” purchases must be settled on-board prior to departure.

Tipping

Crew gratuities (as a usual guideline, guests normally pay 10% of the cruise fare) are also additional expenses.

Currency

Acceptable methods of payment include: US Dollars, local currency, traveller’s checks, or credit cards (Visa or Master Card). There is a credit card charge of 3%. Personal cheques are not accepted.

Phone coverage

Intermittent and depending on location

Plugs and electricity

The electrical current on Dewi Nusantara is 220 volts. Guests may wish to bring a converter for the use of small appliances in their stateroom. There is a charging station in the camera room which offers access to both 110V and 220V power. The standard current in all of Indonesia is European 220 volts.

Extras

Hire equipment

All scuba unit rental equipment is manufactured by US Divers. Six full sets of scuba gear ranging from small to extra large are available. Underwater lights and other peripheral and safety equipment for rent and/or sale. Dewi Nusantara uses 11.2 litre (80's) aluminum cylinders. In addition they have a limited supply of larger 15 litre (100's) and smaller 10 litre (63's) cylinders should you wish to use smaller or larger units. All cylinder are fitted with DIN adaptable valves.

Extras

Dewi can teach a wide range of courses on board. These must be prebooked and are paid for on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options

Souvenirs

Dewi Nusantara has a small, on- board “Boatique” which sells a selection of logo clothing, custom jewellery, sundries, diving accessories, batteries, logbooks, etc. A crew member will gladly assist you with your purchases at any time during the week. US Dollars, Euros, Indonesian Rupiah or VISA and Master Card credit cards are all accepted for bill payment. Unfortunately American Express cards or personal and travellers cheques are not accepted.

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox 32 available for a surcharge

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for DEWI is £1000. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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