Aurora Liveaboard Diving Boat Indonesia

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Aurora Liveaboard
Indonesia Indonesia
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Ambon / Bitung, Sulawesi / Kaimana, West Papua / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests: 18
Prices from: 3,165 USD
2,577 USD
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Aurora offers you the perfect match of modern luxury with traditional design. Up to 18 lucky guests can enjoy some of the best diving in the world, around Indonesia's Raja Ampat, Komodo and Banda Sea areas. It's a phinisi yacht, built from ironwood by the best boat builders of Sulawesi and launched in 2010. It's a huge 42 metres long and 9 metres wide, ensuring not only plenty of space for guests, but also safe & steady sailing.

As is normal for phinisi yachts the guest cabins are located on the lower deck. There are seven cabins towards the front, and two at the rear. All cabins accommodate two guests, have independently-controlled air conditioning and a private bathroom. Three of the cabins are fixed twins, with two separate single beds, and the rest have a large double bed, some with an extra single or child's bed as well. Housekeeping come to clean each cabin every day.

The boat also has plenty of communal space for you to socialise or relax alone or in couples. This includes out on deck to enjoy the warm weather, stunning views and sea breeze, as well as the large air-conditioned lounge saloon and dining area. There's also an air-conditioned camera room for photographers to clean, prepare, service and charge their cameras.

Your diving equipment on Aurora is stored on board, but the diving is done from its two tender boats. These are not just simple dignhies, but proper twin-engined boats driven from the front. Access to the tenders is via steps and a platform on the side of Aurora. Nitrox is for free to certified divers, and rental equipment is available if booked in advance. The boat has a full complement of safety, navigation and communication systems, ensuring that unplanned incidents do not happen, or can be dealt with immediately.

The food is a delicious blend of Asian and western cuisine, served throughout the day. It's not too spicy but full of flavour, and with advanced warning the team can cater for almost any special dietary needs. With the comfortable cabins, spacious communal areas, great food, views, and service-minded team, you could be forgiven for not wanting to leave the boat to go diving. But with trips to the best dive sites of Raja Ampat, Komodo, & The Banda Sea you will soon realise the true beauty of Indonesian liveaboard diving, up to three times each day.

Prices & Schedule

Aurora Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Twin Double
( 13 Dives)
7D / 6N Twin3,165 USD Double3,165 USD
,
( 13 Dives)
7D / 6N Twin3,165 USD Double3,165 USD
( 16 Dives)
8D / 7N Twin3,165 USD Double3,165 USD
,
( 16 Dives)
8D / 7N Twin3,165 USD Double3,165 USD
Banda Sea,
( 20 Dives)
10D / 9N Twin4,756 USD Double4,756 USD
, Halmahera
( 20 Dives)
10D / 9N Twin4,747 USD Double4,747 USD
,
( 20 Dives)
10D / 9N Twin4,747 USD Double4,747 USD
, Banda Sea, Nusa Laut, Suanggi, Koon, Momon, Namatote, Triton Bay
( 28 Dives)
12D / 11N Twin5,856 USD Double5,856 USD
Lembeh Strait, Bitung, Halmahera, ,
( 28 Dives)
12D / 11N Twin6,389 USD Double6,389 USD
, , Banda Sea,
( 28 Dives)
12D / 11N Twin5,856 USD Double5,856 USD
Triton Bay, ,
( 28 Dives)
12D / 11N Twin5,856 USD Double5,856 USD
, , Goroici Islands, Tifore Island, Lembeh Strait, Bitung
( 31 Dives)
13D / 12N Twin6,389 USD Double6,389 USD
Aurora Special Offers Coming Up
Discounted
, , Goroici Islands, Tifore Island, Lembeh Strait, Bitung
(31 Dives)
Departs: 20 Apr 2024
Return: 02 May 2024
13D / 12NTwin
Special Offer
6,389 USD
4,680 USD
Double
Special Offer
6,389 USD
4,680 USD
Discounted
Lembeh Strait, Bitung, Halmahera, ,
(28 Dives)
Departs: 23 Jun 2024
Return: 05 Jul 2024
12D / 11NTwin
Special Offer
6,389 USD
4,680 USD
Double
Special Offer
6,389 USD
4,680 USD
Free Nitrox and park fees
,
(20 Dives)
Departs: 28 Dec 2024
Return: 06 Jan 2025
10D / 9NTwin 4,747 USDDouble 4,747 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Soft drinks
VAT
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Nitrox
Towels
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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Itinerary

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Aurora dives at the best locations in Indonesia around the year. This includes multiple trips in Raja Ampat and Komodo, with crossing trips that include the Banda Sea. Clicking on each item below gives more-detailed information for each itinerary.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Raja Ampat, Misool 10 Days / 9 Nights 20 Dives
Raja Ampat 8 Days / 7 Nights 16 Dives
Banda Sea, Ambon 10 Days / 9 Nights 20 Dives
Raja Ampat, Misool, Goroici Islands, Tifore Island, Lembeh Strait, Bitung 13 Days / 12 Nights 31 Dives
Lembeh, Halmahera 10 Days / 9 Nights 20 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with Aurora
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Lounge
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Aurora Layout
aurora indonesia liveaboard layout
Aurora Specifications
Built: 2007.
Length: 42 Metres / 137 Feet.
Beam: 9 Metres / 29 Feet.
Displacement: 189 tons.
Engines: Marinized Nissan 420 HP marinized.
Cruising speed: 6 - 7 Knots.
Max Speed: 8 Knots.
Sail Area: 300 m².
Navigation: GPS, Depth Sounder, Radar.
Communication: VHF Radio, Mobile Phones, Satellite Phones.
Generators: 3x generator Mitsubishi.
Fresh Water: 12,000 Litres.
Water Maker: 6000 Litres /day.
Fuel: 12,000 Litres.
Guests: Max. 18 Guests.
Staff: 20.
Cabins: 9.
Rest Rooms: 9.
Safety: Life vests, First aid kits, Flares, Life rafts.
Electricity: 220 volts / 2-pole plugs.
Compressors:  Tenders 3xRIB 465 Yamaha 40Hp.
Camera Room: Yes.
Camera Charging Station: Yes.

Courses

Scuba diving courses are available on most liveaboards, including Aurora. The most-commonly chosen courses are Advanced Open Water (for divers who are only Open Water) and Nitrox.

If you would like to take part in a diving course on Aurora you need to book in advance.

Contact us for more information about courses on Aurora

Transfer details

Aurora guests are collected from the nearest airport or local hotels on the first day, and taken to the boat. This is usually in the morning.

At the end of your trip on Aurora the team will take you to the nearest airport or local hotels.

All transfers are scheduled at set times and shared with other Aurora guests.

Booking / Enquiry

Booking or enquiring is easy follow these steps
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