Pelagian | Wakatobi Liveaboard | Indonesia Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

Pelagian | Wakatobi Liveaboard | Indonesia Liveaboard - Far East

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

Pelagian | Wakatobi Liveaboard | Indonesia Liveaboard

The Pelagian takes the same 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 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. There is a kind sized double, seating area,, TV and blue ray. This cabin is on the main deck.

Every area on this unique 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 rain forest 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 storage. Spaciousness extends into the beautiful bathrooms featuring a glass shower area, a big vanity with spa-like fixtures and great lighting.


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 love seat 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 boats 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-remodelled bathroom with shower and toilet and is air-conditioned with private control.

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

Andrew and Sue

2017-11-06 09:17:13

It was really really good and many thanks for all your help in putting the trip together. Loved the Pelagian, crew etc really good, Although we decided muck diving is not for us, especially with all those amazing reefs and lagoons everywhere, never seen so many turtles when diving before.

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.


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!


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.


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!


2008-11-04 10:19:18

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


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.

Covid Information for Pelagian

Please ask about the latest covid requirements, where applicable.

Country Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

British Citizens who are entering Indonesia for the following purposes can apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of IDR 500,000:

Official visit or government duties;
Business meeting;
Procurement of goods;
Official meeting;

This visa is valid for 30 days, and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Ensure that you extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid an overstay fine. Visa on arrival is now available at the following airports:

Soekarno Hatta DKI Jakarta
Ngurah Rai Bali
Kualanamu North Sumatra
Juanda East Java
Hasanuddin South Sulawesi
Sam Ratulangi North Sulawesi
Yogyakarta Yogyakarta
Hang Nadim Batam, Riau Islands
Zainuddin Abdul Majid West Nusa Tenggara

Updated 16 JUN 2023

Frequently Asked Questions


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

British Citizens who are entering Indonesia for the following purposes can apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of IDR 500,000:

Official visit or government duties;
Business meeting;
Procurement of goods;
Official meeting;

This visa is valid for 30 days, and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Ensure that you extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid an overstay fine. Visa on arrival is now available at the following airports:

Soekarno Hatta DKI Jakarta
Ngurah Rai Bali
Kualanamu North Sumatra
Juanda East Java
Hasanuddin South Sulawesi
Sam Ratulangi North Sulawesi
Yogyakarta Yogyakarta
Hang Nadim Batam, Riau Islands
Zainuddin Abdul Majid West Nusa Tenggara

Updated 16 JUN 2023

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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.



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.


The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. The yacht accepts US Dollars, but will only accept USD bills that are dated after 2006 due to the banking regulations.

Phone coverage

Phone and internet coverage can be patchy on your itinerary

Plugs and electricity

All cabins are equipped with two round pin sockets (Indonesian / European standard) and the electricity is 220v 50 cycles. We have additional plug socket adapters as well as voltage converters (for 110v supplies) to lend to any guests who wish to charge items in their Cabins. You neednít bring your own.


Hire equipment

While many of guests bring their own equipment to ensure they are completely familiar and comfortable with its operation, the resort's quality rental equipment is in tip-top condition. The basic diving equipment recommended is a regulator, depth and pressure gauge, watch or dive computer, buoyancy compensation device, mask, fins and snorkel.


Several PADI courses are available on board, along with private guiding services


Wakatobi resort has a small boutique with a selection of clothing, gifts and medical essentials


$25 per day for recreational fills


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Pelagian will be £1400. 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. We do not take AMEX. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 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


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! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


Your journey on Pelagian includes 7 nights in a standard cabin on a full board basis

6 days diving(4 air dives a day)

Domestic flights Bali - Wakatobi return

1 night in a Bali hotel is also included


This holiday excludes international flights to Bali DPS.

To pay on board are alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox ($25 per day)

excess baggage on the local flights and any souvenirs and private guiding services.

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