Emperor Harmoni | Indonesia Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

Emperor Harmoni | Indonesia Liveaboard - Far East

  • Guests 24 Guests
  • Rooms 8 lower deck and 4 upper deck cabins
  • Restaurants Western and local dishes freshly prepared daily.
  • Food and Drinks 3 meals a day with additional afternoon snacks. Complementary glass of wine with dinner.
  • FacilitiesIronwood 48m Liveaboard
  • Diving 1 x 5.5m RIB with 100 Hp outboard + 2 x 6.0m Fiberglass tenders with 2 x 40 HP outboards
  • Diving Extras Nitrox is free
  • Internet Access Wifi available when in range: Chargeable. No laptops or computers are available to use on board.

Emperor Harmoni | Indonesia Liveaboard

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Brand NEW and launching in 2022, Emperor Harmoni is a contemporary Indonesian liveaboard diving the world class sites of Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea and Komodo. With year round departures and longer cruise itineraries we know this new liveaboard will be popular with our guests. Built from Sulawesi Ironwood she one of only a select few vessels in this region to have two engines to speed you to your destination. Is diving in big fish diving ndonesia on your wish list? Make it a reality with the team on board Emperor Harmoni.

At 48m she comfortably accommodates 24 guests in 12 well-appointed ensuite cabins, all with air-con. There are 8 lower deck twin cabins The lower deck twin cabins are approx. 12sqm with port holes, individually controlled air con, fan and mini-safe. 2 cabins have twin beds which can be converted to a double bed on request and 4 cabins have both a double and single bed. The lower deck double cabins are a bit smaller at 9sqm.

There are a further 4 upper deck cabins - and the views make it well worth upgrading! The upper deck twin cabins are approx. 10sqm with windows, twin beds which can be converted to a double bed on request, and the upper deck double cabins are approx. 14sqm with windows and double bed.

On the main deck you will find an air-conditioned lounge; comfy sofas, 49 HD flat screen with digital movie, music and book library, board games. There is an internationally stocked bar and spacious dining area. There is even a camera suite. Head to the dive deck where there is not only bags of space to kit up, but also charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks and camera table. The upper deck is home to outdoor relaxation zones, with outdoor seating with deck chairs, beanbags, sunbeds. Book yourself a on-deck massage for the end of the day. This is laid back liveaboard luxury at its best.

Lower deck: Twin

Lower deck twin cabins are approx. 12sqm with port holes, individually controlled air con, fan and mini-safe. 2 cabins have twin beds which can be converted to a double bed on request and 4 cabins have both a double and single bed. All cabins have an ensuite bathroom with shower. 2 cabin and 1 deck towel per guest. Hairdryers available, on request.

Upper Deck: Twin

Upper deck twin cabins are approx. 10sqm with windows, twin beds which can be converted to a double bed on request, individually controlled air con, fan and mini-safe. Ensuite bathroom with shower. 2 cabin and 1 deck towel per guest. Hairdryers available, on request.

Lower Deck Double

Lower deck double cabins are approx. 9sqm, with port holes, double bed, individually controlled air con, fan and mini-safe. Ensuite bathroom with shower. 2 cabin and 1 deck towel per guest. Hairdryers available, on request.

Upper Deck:Double

Upper deck double cabins are approx. 14sqm with windows, double bed, individually controlled air con, fan and mini-safe. Ensuite bathroom with shower. 2 cabin and 1 deck towel per guest. Hairdryers available, on request.

Single Travellers Guarantee: We guarantee same sex cabin share on Emperor Harmoni. If we can't room you with someone of the same sex then we will give you a cabin to yourself with no single supplement.

Lower deck: 6 cabins with twin beds that can be adapted to doubles and 2 cabins with a double bed Upper deck: 2 cabins with twin beds that can be adapted to doubles and 2 cabins with a double bed

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Covid Information for Emperor Harmoni

Brand NEW and launching in 2022 Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP to update your NHS details

Information provided by Emperor Liveaboards -

LAST UPDATED 19th MAY 2022



In light of the impact and changes caused by the novel Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Emperor Indonesia want to reassure you that all our liveaboards will be focused round-the-clock on the health and safety of all our guests and crew. Considering the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, Emperor are taking standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously, as well as additional steps to ensure the safety of our guests and crew members. Emperor has set-up procedures to follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), Divers Alert Network (DAN), PADI and local health authorities. All our crew members will adhere to the latest guidance and hygiene protocols, they will be well trained to handle situations that may occur and we have confidence in their abilities. We will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the safety of each one of our guests; we will keep updating this communication regularly. We will do our utmost best to provide our guests with a very safe and healthy stay on board.

General Health & Hygiene Guidance For Guests and Crew
1.Minimise contact with other guests and crew not within your family/friend group, avoid hand shaking, no touching and respect physical distancing when possible. The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends that people keep at least a 1 metre / 3 feet distance from each other if possible.
2.Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
3.Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth) because contaminated hands may transfer the virus to your body through these openings.
4.When sneezing or coughing, cover your mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue and immediately dispose of the tissue in an appropriate place.
5.Use hand sanitiser in common areas. Hand sanitiser must be at least a 60% alcohol based.
6.Self-monitor your health condition. Immediately report any fever, cough, or difficulty breathing to the Cruise Director. Face masks can limit transmission of the virus to others if you are sick or showing symptoms.

Guests
Liveaboards will ensure that guests are given an extra, detailed briefing about the procedures regarding Covid- 19. Liveaboards shall provide information to passengers on the potential risk of Covid-19 and advise on preventive hygiene measures.
7.Guests must handle their own personal belongings, including scuba or snorkelling equipment.
8.Where applicable, guests are encouraged to bring their own diving or snorkelling equipment, if possible.
9.Guests must wash or sanitise their hands after touching their dive or snorkel equipment.
10.Guests should avoid taking any unnecessary material on board the speedboats that is not needed for safety reasons or in-water operations.
11.Guests should preferably use defogging products to defog their mask, the use of saliva is discouraged.
12.After a dive or snorkel guests must not use buckets to rinse masks: rinse them in open water instead.
13.Guests must look after their own masks, placing them in their own designated individual container/area.
14.Where applicable, distancing rules should be respected in relation to the following operations:
Buddy Checks: divers should be reminded to avoid touching other divers equipment, especially those parts that come into close contact with the diver face and mouth. A visual buddy check should be carried out, with self-demonstration and verbal confirmation.
Gas sharing: both in case of emergency and when performing drills, it is recommended to use an alternative gas source and avoid donating the regulator from which the diver is breathing.

Crew
Liveaboards will provide information to crew on the potential risk of Covid-19 and give training on preventive hygiene measures.
15.Minimise contact to your fellow crew members only and keep 1m distance if contact with crew from other boats is necessary.
16.To prevent crew infection between cruises, crew must stay on board as much as possible and must have permission of the Captain and/or Cruise Director to go on shore. They must adhere to all health and hygiene guidance while on land.
17.Crew should avoid touching guest diving or snorkelling equipment wherever possible, excluding dive tanks.
18.Dive and snorkel equipment should be loaded on board speedboats when it is already assembled, if possible. Otherwise dive or snorkel equipment can be assembled by guests once on the speedboat.
19.Rental equipment will be disinfected after use, at the end of the cruise.
20.Make sure distancing rules are respected also when divers enter and exit the water. Respecting distance on the surface may be difficult in the presence of current: the use of tag lines or lines secured to a floating buoy, with spacing indicated with tape or colour bands may assist in maintaining the appropriate distances.
21.Staff handling materials and equipment and dive tanks must practice hand washing and disinfection of high-touch areas including dive tanks and fill stations. It is important that all those carrying out refilling operations follow correct hygiene procedures by washing hands.
22.Personal hygiene and physical distancing procedures should also be observed in gas refill areas. Only authorised people should be allowed to be in the immediate vicinity of compressors.
23.Particular care is required when using alcohol-based disinfectants, including hydroalcoholic hand solutions. A small percentage of alcohol, a highly volatile and flammable substance even at relatively low temperatures, can cause fire or explosion. Avoid direct or indirect contact with equipment, cylinders and filling hoses used for oxygen-enriched air. Wherever possible, it is preferable to use simple soap and water to clean hands.

Boat
Liveaboards will adhere to preventive hygiene measures in order to minimise the risk of contamination on board.
24.Health, hygiene and safety notices specific to Covid-19 prevention will be displayed on board. These notices will be created by Jangkar and distributed to all members.
25.Common areas will be disinfected, in particular tables, door handles, hand railings.
26.Proper hand washing facilities are provided in cabins and hand sanitiser will be available on board, especially in common areas.
27.Meal service will be provided in a safe and hygienic manner.
28.Guest dive and snorkel equipment will be transported and stored in individual containers/areas marked with guest name.
29.Avoid washing dive or snorkel equipment in one big rinse tank.
30.Ensure high hygiene standards are adhered to when cleaning the boat for the next group of guests.

Diver Training
The main issue with training divers is how do we effectively teach them the important skill of air-sharing without potentially putting their health at risk. Training agencies require students to demonstrate in-water air-sharing exercises to meet general standards published by the various diving standards organisations. Refer to your training agency, eg, PADI, SSI, etc, for changes to the way this skill is demonstrated and practiced during both confined skills training and open water certification dives.
Encourage guests to complete e-learning for the academic portion of their training to minimise contact once on board.

Emergency Action Plan
Emergency Action Plans for suspected infection, infected staff or guests and crew, as applicable, will include specific instructions to maintain infection control and commence with immediate isolation of suspected infected persons.
If the Covid-19 symptoms are displayed by a guest:
Provide them a mask to put on.
Inform them to move to an isolation area.
The patient should isolate themselves until a clinical team arrives to transfer the patient to appropriate health facility for testing and initial care. Patients can also safely transport themselves to the Covid-19 treatment centre if applicable.

Country Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

Bali, Jakarta and Manado have re-opened borders with visa on arrival for vaccinated travellers only. You can use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination record when entering Indonesia. You will need to present both soft and hard copies of your NHS vaccination certificates at various stages of your journey.
If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Indonesia as follows:
Visa on arrival is idr 500,000 pay at airport by cash notes (no coins) or credit card - please bring cash as back up - cash notes must cover the whole amount or round up the cash

Travellers who have received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination and a booster do not need to have antigen/PCR test to travel domestically. Travellers who have not received any booster vaccination may need to show negative antigen/PCR test to travel domestically.

show proof of a full course of vaccination (travellers under 18 years old or those who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons are exempt)
download and install the Peduli Lindungi app to perform the e-Hac registration
undergo a temperature check upon arrival and, if showing COVID-19 symptoms and / or a temperature above 37.5 degrees, a RT-PCR test. If negative, fully vaccinated travellers can continue their journey
There are no domestic tests required for domestic flights
From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 8 JUL 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 19 000 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!

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

Bali, Jakarta and Manado have re-opened borders with visa on arrival for vaccinated travellers only. You can use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination record when entering Indonesia. You will need to present both soft and hard copies of your NHS vaccination certificates at various stages of your journey.
If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Indonesia as follows:
Visa on arrival is idr 500,000 pay at airport by cash notes (no coins) or credit card - please bring cash as back up - cash notes must cover the whole amount or round up the cash

Travellers who have received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination and a booster do not need to have antigen/PCR test to travel domestically. Travellers who have not received any booster vaccination may need to show negative antigen/PCR test to travel domestically.

show proof of a full course of vaccination (travellers under 18 years old or those who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons are exempt)
download and install the Peduli Lindungi app to perform the e-Hac registration
undergo a temperature check upon arrival and, if showing COVID-19 symptoms and / or a temperature above 37.5 degrees, a RT-PCR test. If negative, fully vaccinated travellers can continue their journey
There are no domestic tests required for domestic flights
From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 8 JUL 2022

Weather and Climate

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugely 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

Our holidays to Indonesia can be quoted with most major airlines. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific, 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 visa on arrival in Jakarta 5000 000 IDR cash. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. 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

Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other 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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Tipping

Additional hotels en route or day stay can be added for a small extra charge.

Currency

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. A 3% surcharge applies for credit card transactions.

Phone coverage

Intermittent and depending on location

Plugs and electricity

The electrical current on Emperor Harmoni is 220 volts. Guests may wish to bring a converter for the use of small appliances in their stateroom. 2 pin and international multi using 220 volts. You are asked not to charge items in your cabin left unattended or while you sleep for safety reasons.

Extras

Hire equipment

Equipment is available for rent from Emperor Indonesia and we ask that you pre-advise your equipment before you arrive on-board. We need to know normal sizes, height, weight and shoe sizes to prepare the correctly sized equipment for you. DIN tanks and INT adapters available on-board.

Extras

Emperor Harmoni offer a range of courses on-board from beginner to a wide range of speciality and advanced training courses. Courses are subject to availability and itinerary. These must be prebooked and are paid for on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options

Souvenirs

Emperor Harmoni 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

Emperor Indonesia are equipped to offer Nitrox facilities and Nitrox fills (normally 32%) - nitrox is included complimetary in your package

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Emperor Harmoni is 30%. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. We do not take AMEX. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

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

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction on your ATOL bonded Red Sea package.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
Repeat discounts are not cumulative with other discounts and cannot be applied to special offer prices
Plus if you have dived with Emperor Divers in the Red Sea or Maldives 5 times or more, then you can enjoy an Emperor gift voucher to spend locally. If you'd like a free 15lt tank or cabin upgrade, just ask at the time of booking so we can check on availability.

Included

Your Emperor Harmoni adventure includes a lower deck twin share cabin on a full board basis, with all meals and snacks freshly produced by the chef on board. The meals on-board are usually buffet style with a variety of Indonesian and International dishes to suit everyone.

Emperor Harmoni selection of beverages includes complimentary iced water, tea and coffee. Soft drinks, fresh juices and alcohol (cocktails, spirits, wine and beer) are chargeable.

Up to 4 guides on board and up to 3 dives a day with a 12lt tank and weights

In Raja Ampat, Empeorr Harmoni usually takes guests on a speedboat ride through the karst limestone islands and climbs to the Penemu Bay viewpoint. In other areas, you may have the option to visit local villages or do some local sightseeing like a visit to Fort Belgica in Banda Naira (Banda Sea).

Excluded

This holiday excludes international flights to Jakarta CGK or Jakarta to Sorong flight. Do ask for a competitive quote to add flights from a number of UK airports to your holiday.

Port and marine park fees are included in the price of your liveaboard. All equipment rental, special tank requests and any onboard purchases are paid locally and will include 10% sales tax.

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


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