Luxury Emperor Raja Laut, Raja Ampat Komodo diving liveaboard for 12 guests

MY Emperor Raja Laut

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Specials: Marine Park & Harbour Fees included
Specials: Free Nitrox
Emperor Raja Laut Liveaboard Indonesia
Indonesia Indonesia
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Ambon / Labuan Bajo / Lombok / Maumere / Sorong
No. of guests: 12
Prices from: 2,905 USD
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MY Emperor Raja Laut is one of the best Indonesian scuba diving liveaboards. Its traditional design is combined with modern luxuries, giving guests the best of both worlds. Each of its six cabins has a private bathroom, independently-controlled air conditioning, mini safe, porthole window and fan. There’s an air-conditioned lounge saloon with a huge flat-screen tv and a media library, plus books & games. On the boat’s upper deck is a large covered outdoor dining area and sun deck. To maximise useful space on board, two motorised tender RIBs are used for diving, and to ensure that each dive begins and ends in exactly the right spot.

Built in 2005 from local Ironwood & teak, Raja Laut is a typical-looking Indonesian Phinisi schooner. It’s 31 metres long and more than 7 metres wide. It can sail on the wind, or via its 300hp Yanmar motor. The compressors work almost silently to deliver 24-hour electricity and to fill divers’ tanks. The dive team and crew are all highly experienced in the service industry, plus in the local environment and cultures. Every trip is extremely relaxing and enjoyable, and every dive is a lot of exciting fun!

There are six cabins on board, all located on the lower deck and within easy access of the air-conditioned lounge saloon. At the front there are two twin cabins, and two double-bed cabins directly behind them. Behind the lounge there is one more double cabin and one more twin, located next to the staircase to the upper deck. On the upper deck you can enjoy stunning views and delicious food. A glass of wine is served for free at dinner, and the food is guaranteed to help you to enjoy the journey. But don’t expect to lose any weight, such is the quantity and quality of the meals that the expert kitchen team serve throughout the day.

MY Emperor Raja Laut Indonesia liveaboard diving tanksA few things help Emperor Raja Laut to stand out from other liveaboards in Indonesia. These are the free Nitrox fills for certified divers, the all-inclusive prices that mean you don’t pay extra for marine park and harbour fees, plus every trip is guaranteed, even if just one or two guests are booked! In any case, the maximum capacity is just 12 guests, but some other boats cancel trips if only a few guests book. That doesn’t happen on Emperor Raja Laut. If you book your place, the trip is confirmed! Plus, if you’re travelling solo, the team guarantees that you will not be sharing with another guest of the opposite sex. They will put you in a twin-bunk cabin with someone the same sex as you, or give you a cabin to yourself.

To ensure that all the best dive locations are visited at the best times of year, MY Emperor Raja Laut sails around Indonesia following the scuba diving high seasons. In the months from July to September you can join week-long cruises at the world-famous Komodo Islands. Then from November to May the boat is at Raja Ampat, offering 7-night and 9-night cruises to some of the best dive sites in the world. There are also trips in the Banda Sea (Ambon) and crossing trips across some incredible locations around the Banda Sea (Ring of Fire).

Prices & Schedule

MY Emperor Raja Laut Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Twin Cabin Double Cabin
7D / 7N Twin Cabin3,278 USD Double Cabin3,278 USD
9D / 9N Twin Cabin3,927 USD Double Cabin3,927 USD
Komodo & North Flores12D / 12N Twin Cabin5,236 USD Double Cabin5,236 USD
, Sumbawa & Komodo9D / 9N Twin Cabin4,214 USD Double Cabin4,214 USD
( 18 Dives)
7D / 7N Twin Cabin2,905 USD Double Cabin2,905 USD
, Sumbawa,
( 18 Dives)
7D / 7N Twin Cabin3,054 USD Double Cabin3,054 USD
, North Flores
( 23 Dives)
9D / 9N Twin Cabin3,735 USDFull
( 23 Dives)
9D / 9N Twin Cabin4,023 USD Double Cabin4,214 USD
, Banda Sea
( 33 Dives)
12D / 12N Twin Cabin4,980 USD Double Cabin4,980 USD
Bandana Islands
( 33 Dives)
12D / 12N Twin Cabin5,364 USD Double Cabin5,364 USD
MY Emperor Raja Laut Special Offers Coming Up
Park fees & Nitrox included
We have lots of discounts for this boat. Please see schedule for details
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
National park fees
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Soft drinks
Enviroment tax
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

MY Emperor Raja Laut has several itineraries. Most are better suited to divers who are certified to 30m. (99 ft.) and have already logged at least 50 dives. 

From May to September Raja Laut is at the Komodo Islands, and most trips are 7D/7N. These trips depart from Wasai and return to Sorong, but the ferry transfer from Sorong to Wasai on departure day is included in the cruise price.

From November to April the boat is at Raja Ampat, offering 7D/7N (north & cental Raja ampat) and 9D/9N cruises (south, north & central - inc. Misool).

In October and some of November Raja Laut sails around the Banda Sea, from and back to Ambon. These week-long trips include visiting the nutmeg plantation, historic forts and museum on Banda Neira Island.

Other itineraries include the crossing trips from Maumere to Alor, and Alor to Ambon.

Each itinerary is designed in order to allow you to fly safely in the afternoon on return day. This is done by the final dive being late morning on the day before disembarkation.

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.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Raja Ampat, Misool 9 Days / 9 Nights 23 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MY Emperor Raja Laut
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MY Emperor Raja Laut Layout
MY Emperor Raja Laut Specifications
Type: Wooden Hull.
Length: 31 Metres.
Beam: 7.2 Metres.
Engine: 300 HP Yanmar.
Generators: 2 x 28 kW Mitsubishi.
Desalination: 3,000 L / day & storage
Navigation & Comms: GPS, VHF/SSB radio, satellite & mobile phone
Compressors: 2x CAT Compressor + Nitrox.
Tanks: 12 ltr aluminium tanks with INT & DIN adapters. 15 ltr aluminium tanks available at extra charge.
Safety:  Life raft, life jackets, oxygen, First Aid Kit, VHF & SSB radio, radar & GPS, mobile phone, fire alarm, extinguishers, firefighting system
Cabins: Lower deck: 3 x twin (bunk bed) cabins, 3 x double cabins, each with ensuite, individually controlled air-conditioning, fan and mini-safe.
Entertainment: 49" full HD flat screen and movie, music & book library + board games.
Dinghy: 1 x 5.2m RIB with 75 Hp outboard + 1 x 5.5m with 85 HP outboard.
Camera facilities: Power sockets for battery chargers and flash in cabins only. Camera rinsing tank and camera preparation area on upper deck.


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Transfer details

The MY Emperor Raja Laut team offer free scheduled transfers at the beginning and end of each trip. These transfers are from local hotels & the nearest airport on departure day, and back to local hotels or the nearest airport on return/disembarkation day.

Please contact us before booking your flights, because some itineraries require guests to board before a certain time, and domestic some flights in Indonesia can be unreliable.

Booking / Enquiry

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