Pelagian | Wakatobi Liveaboard | Indonesia Liveaboard - Far East

  • Guests 10
  • Rooms 5 with different berth designs
  • Restaurants Intimate top deck dining
  • Food and Drinks daily à la carte , Indonesian specialties & Western favourites
  • Facilitieshome-from-home comforts in an intimate setting
  • Diving Outstanding reef and muck diving
  • Diving Extras Wide range of Equipment and Courses available on request
  • Internet Access Email only

About Pelagian

The Pelagian takes the same luxurious standards, so characteristic of the Wakatobi Dive Resort, to liveaboard diving in south Sulawesi. The Pelagian places the entire Wakatobi Marine Park at your fin tips and will get you to some of the best dive sites in the world, mixing walls, drifts, pinnacles and muck dives. If you love being pampered and world class diving, then make a beeline for the Pelagian! You'll think you're on your own private yacht.

Sleeping only 10 divers, the Pelagian is 36m of serious luxury. There are 4 different berth designs enable you to choose the cabin that suits your needs. All are tastefully decorated with a boutique style that looks more like a hotel. Modern en suite bathrooms and air con are standard. The standard cabins are great if you tend to spend most of your waking hours in the communal areas. Practically designed, the standard cabin is a twin option. The deluxe cabin is larger with 1 double and 1 twin bed. There are 2 superlux cabins which are larger still. There is a queen double and separate day bed. The master cabin stretches the full width of the boat and is the ultimate in luxury. There is a kind sized double, seating area,, TV and blue ray. This cabin is on the main deck. Be assured, no matter which cabin you chose, your experience will be more like at a 5* hotel than on a liveaboard!

Every area on this special liveaboard has been designed to ensure your comfort at sea is not compromised. Relax in the main salon or soak up the ever changing scenery from the foredeck. Sublime meals are prepared freshly each day. The pre-dive area provides ample space for donning and doffing equipment and camera care- the camera room looks more like an upmarket bar than a kit storage! Just as much care has been taken over the dive deck and facilities. Two custom build RIBs drop divers, from which the bulk of the diving takes place. Pick-ups are fast and easy with the help of on board ladders. Rebreather divers are welcome on the Pelagian.

You are now able to select how many days diving you would like included in your liveaboard package. So you can strike the ideal balance for you between relaxation and discovering the marvellous world underwater in South Sulawesi.

master suite

The beautiful master suite that spans the full width of the vessel (and occupies the entire bow on main deck) offers all the comforts of home. A King Size bed, a generously proportioned lounge with a love seat provide the perfect place to watch movies, listen to music, read, or work on your laptop – in total privacy. The roomy bathroom is contemporary in decor and equipment, featuring top of the line rainforest shower and vanity fittings.

Superlux cabin

These air conditioned cabins evoke a feeling of tranquility and restfulness. Both of these cabins feature a walk-around, queen-size bed and separate day bed/generously proportioned extra bed.  Hanging bedside tables, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and large drawers under the beds for storrage. Spaciousness extends into the beautiful bathrooms featuring a glass shower area, a big vanity with spa-like fixtures and great lighting.

Deluxe

The efficient layout of the deluxe cabin creates the perfect accommodation for a couple or two dive buddies looking for their own space. This cabin features two beds; one wide enough for two people, the other accommodates one person. plenty of large cupboards and a small loveseat offers a place to sit, read, and maintain your dive log or work on your laptop. This cabin also has a spacious bathroom with shower and toilet. Air conditioned with private controls, of course.

Standard cabin

For divers who tend to focus more on the boat’s common areas (and their diving) than on having the largest cabin onboard. The standard cabin features two single beds arranged opposite each other. Built-in storage is provided for stowing personal items. This cabin also has a newly-remodeled bathroom with shower and toilet and is air-conditioned with private control.

Colin and Penny

2017-08-17 09:10:15

Just a quick line to say thank you very much for booking our recent dive holiday to Wakatobi and onboard Pelagian. We had a wonderful time with superb everything, from Pelagians accommodation, food, dive guides and crew to the resorts accommodation, food and diving. Pelagian - what can I say, it is the best dive boat we have ever been on. We were very lucky in that there were only 6 divers on board and we were given the opportunity to upgrade our cabin, at a very reasonable price, and ended up in the Master Bedroom, never has our accommodation been so spacious and plush. Our wedding anniversary was marked by a bottle of sparkling wine and a cake made onboard. As expected the diving was great, lots of small critters, the occasional turtle, one very sleepy shark.

Grant & Amando Morris

2013-01-30 10:05:30

Excellent crew; food; comfort; attention to detail, as always a first class operation where the staff go that extra mile. This is the first time ever that we have repeated a holiday and the reason is simple; The Pelagian is in a class of its own

John & Mary Ellen

2012-09-10 10:41:54

Fabulous! An extreme pleasure to dive with everyone and the crew is superb! Wonderful diving, crew, food and accommodations. Couldn't ask for more except time!

Deborah Ann Chase

2011-05-13 13:57:27

Pelagian & Wakatobi, the best of everything above and below the sea.

David

2010-05-08 10:18:14

An outstanding experience from the moment I landed in Bali and was greeted by a Wakatobi staff member, to the moment I left. The Dive Masters and the entire crew did an exceptional job. Dive briefings were very thorough, the diving was fantastic and the attention to every detail was great!

Jennifer

2009-11-02 10:17:14

Loved the trip. Pelagian (5th trip) did not let us down!

Tia and John

2009-09-07 10:17:46

The most beautiful and relaxing cruise / dive trip ever. The crew is extraordinary, the divemasters are terrific. You have achieved that wonderful feeling of care and perfection.

Jane

2008-12-30 10:18:43

Stunning dive sites, made more enjoyable and interesting by the knowledge of the dive masters.Food and service were both excellent!

Bari

2008-11-04 10:19:18

Pelagian, Best Livaboard Ever! Stunning Diving, Stunning Boat, Superb Staff!

Cat

2008-04-06 10:19:53

I thought that you might want to have some feedbacks from our experience on the Pelagian at Wakatobi. We had a fabulous experience. From arrival, transfer and organizing our pick up back in Bali, all transport issues were well addressed. On the boat, everything was perfect: crews attention (especially the stewards), dive masters (good humour, attention to the conservation, good guides), food (excellent), cabins (comfortable even the standard one!!), cleanliness, facilities on the boat. We had some of our most fantastic dives. Visibility was good, current was manageable and the underwater world was amazing. We logged a lot of weird looking fishes, nudibranches, corals, not recorded yet by our eyes. The trip was excellent. We will return, definitely! To be recommended to any diver that wants to see beautiful underwater world.

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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Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

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Hire equipment

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Payments

Deposits and Balances

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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