Dewi Nusantara is the finest liveaboard and motorized wooden schooner for diving Indonesia. Dewi Nusantara liveaboard was built in Borneo, Indonesia during 2007 and 2008. The liveaboard has a length of 187 feet, and 40 feet at its widest point, which helps create a smooth ride.
Dewi Nusantara liveaboard boat can accommodate 18 adventurous divers in the eight spacious staterooms and the “Master and Commander” suite. The suite features air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, king size bed, sofa, table and chairs, and reading lights. The one master suite is the signature room onboard the Dewi Nusantara and occupies the full width of the vessel providing a panoramic view of the ocean.
Dewi Nusantara primarily runs trips around Raja Ampat, but they do offer other trips to Indonesia’s other popular locations as well as trips to lesser known areas such as Cenderawasih Bay.
All trips are 11 nights long except the Cenderawasih Bay trips which are 10 nights.
•All of Raja Ampat (Sorong – Sorong)
•All of Raja Ampat including Kofiau (Sorong – Sorong)
•Raja Ampat and All of Misool Expedition (Sorong – Sorong)
•North Raja Ampat all to yourself! (Sorong – Sorong)
•South Raja Ampat – Triton Bay (Sorong – Misool- Kaimana)
•Triton Bay – Maluku Tenggara (Kaimana – Tual)
•Forgotten Islands (Tual – Alor)
•Banda Sea Crossing (Alor – Ambon)
•Banda Sea – Maluku Tenggara (Ambon – Tual)
•Maluku Tenggara (Eastern Maluku) – Triton Bay (Tual – Kaimana)
•Triton Bay – South Raja Ampat (Kaimana – Sorong)
•Cenderawasih Bay (Sonong – Manokwari) 10 night
•Cenderawasih Bay (Manokwari – Manokwari) 10 night
Flores to Alor: Reefs, Critters, and Fire Breathing Monsters
The Flores-Adonara-Solar-Lembata-Pantar-Alor island chain in Indonesia lies toward the eastern end of the long Nusa Tenggara archipelago, 160 nautical miles directly south of the large island of Sulawesi and 500 nautical miles east of Bali. These scenic and highly volcanic islands lie eight degrees below the equator and enjoy calm blue seas and warm sunny weather throughout most of the year. For selected cruises during our operational year, Dewi Nusantara will be setting out on dive adventure programs east of Flores to this fascinating region. Rarely visited by other liveaboards the dive sites here feature crystal clear visibility, exciting drifts along sheer walls, dazzling coral gardens and some classic critter dives combining to give you one of the most prolific and diverse marine environments in Indonesia. Our dive crews were among some of the first to visit here, so here is the story of the development of a new destination for you and Dewi Nusantara.
Flores and Alor – Itineraries During or operating year the magnificent Dewi Nusantara motor sailer visits the Flores and Alor region for selected cruises in this fascinating part of Indonesia to bring you the very best that this unusual and pristine region has to offer. Our Flores and Alor cruises will start and finish in the harbor town of Maumere, north Flores, These 11-night cruises offer nine and a half days of spectacular and varied diving, with between two and four dives per day and many fascinating land excursions along the way.
Cenderawasih Bay: Whalesharks, Wrecks & Unexplored Reefs
Taking up the most part of the northwestern section of Indonesian West Papua, Cenderawasih Bay, combined with Raja Ampat and Triton Bay make up what is known as The Bird’s Head Seascape. All three of these markedly different regions are relatively new to the diving fraternity, with Cenderawasih Bay being the main contender for the diving world’s latest “must see” destination award.
Facing north out into the vast Pacific Ocean, Cenderawasih Bay has features that are rare, even when taking into consideration the incredible range and diversity of diving in other parts of Indonesia. Looking at the bay on a chart, it soon becomes evident it is somewhat confined and this has caused some unique marine conditions when compared to the fish-filled reefs of Raja Ampat, the soft coral gardens at Triton Bay or the current-washed channels of the Komodo and Alor straits – and this is the reason why Cenderawasih is so different.
Cenderawasih Reefs – True Exploration Diving Getting back to more conventional Indonesian diving, the wide variety of coral reefs and walls of the park and the outer islands make up the latest must see destination for virgin dive site discovery and exploration. Up until a couple of years ago liveaboards were rarely seen here, and as it covers such a vast area, the dive sites in Cenderawasih Bay still have to be properly logged, charted and described; the opportunities for new discoveries are almost endless. There are also the islands of Biak, Supiori, Numfor, Num and Yapen as well as islands and the coastline of the eastern side of the bay to take into consideration. Although they do have some known dive sites they also have many more reefs and even wrecks to be found.
Manokwari Shipwrecks – Toward the end of the Second World War, the US Navy began a push northwest from the Solomon Islands in the hopes of containing and defeating the Japanese invaders. Under the command of General MacArthur, this successful offensive routed the enemy and began a process that was eventually called island hopping. The Japanese were put on the back foot, but not without a fight, over Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands, West Papua, Micronesia, Halmahera and up into the Philippines where they were finally defeated. The remains of these conflicts have given divers and tourists today across the southwest Pacific region a fascinating insight into the struggles of that time. The sunken wrecks of Chuuk (Truk), Palau and the Philippines are well known in the diving world. Indonesia, although not so famously, also bears some of the scars of war with scattered wrecks all over the archipelago. From the HMAS Perth and USS Houston battle cruises lying in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java to the famous Liberty Wreck at Tulamben, Bali, there are wreck site all over the archipelago. It is the Birdshead Seascape, however, that has the largest concentration of sunken wartime artifacts and Dore Bay and the town of Manokwari probably have the most.
Raja Ampat- Dewi Nusantara’s home for the majority of the operating year. Our luxurious motor sailer will be plying the waters of this stunning National Park to bring you the very best of this unique and truly beautiful paradise to make your dive vacation dreams come true. Starting and finishing in Sorong, our 11-night cruises offer nine and a half days of spectacular and varied diving with between two and four dives per day with many fascinating land excursions along the way.
the master suite
Dewi Nusantara FAQ
Most frequent questions and answers
All rates are quoted on a shared basis; therefore, unless you require a guaranteed single room and pay an additional supplement (65%), you will very likely be sharing your stateroom with one other guest of the same gender.
There are several charging stations with 110V and 220V power available for your use.
There is a huge “cameras only” rinse tank for the exclusive use of photographers onboard.
All divers are required to have a buddy with them at all times. When on a drift dive, photographers are expected to stay with the main body of the group on their tender. You may move away from the group within reason – providing that the divemaster leading the dive is kept in sight at all times. You will not be permitted to separate from the group or carry your own drift line. How long can I dive for? Our maximum time for each dive is 60 minutes, inclusive of a safety stop.