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La Galigo Liveaboard

La Galigo is recognised as one of the best liveaboard diving in Raja Ampat & Komodo Indonesia and offers trips to famous diving locations such as Komodo and Raja Ampat. Indonesia holds the record for the highest Marine Biodiversity on the planet, and is home to ‘The Coral Triangle’.

The concept of La Galigo Liveaboard Diving was conceived back in the early 2000s when two avid divers wanted to explore some of the pristine reefs that call Indonesia home but found that all existing scuba diving options were often out of their budget.

La Galigo Liveaboard diving in Raja Ampat & Komodo is very much a friends and family affair, and our offers for liveaboard diving in Raja Ampat & Komodo trip is always focused on fun and guest comfortability and are exceptional value for money. Our trip prices range start from $2,160 for 6 days Komodo liveaboard diving trip, and start from $3,375 for 8 days Raja Ampat liveaboard diving trip. The price include food and drinks (drinking water, non alcoholic), diving three to four times a day or do snorkeling, and land tour.

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Free Dive Insurance

Who doesn’t like a freebie? When you book with us direct, we are happy to offer you a free diving insurance policy which includes medical evacuation for the duration of your trip. We prefer to work with our established partners at the Divers Alert Network (D.A.N.), and a comprehensive policy will be attached to your booking if you do not already have one. For safety, we require all our guests to have a dive medical policy, but this one is on us!

Guaranteed Departures

All of our scheduled trips are guaranteed to depart regardless of how many confirmed bookings there are, so you can book in confidence with us knowing that if you are the only person on the boat…you will still go diving! We offer some of the best dive sites in the Komodo and Raja Ampat, so you can be sure that your diving experience will be unforgettable.

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Need help with local flights and hotels? When you book with us direct, we will help you booking Indonesian domestic flights and hotels, giving you peace of mind that you’ll arrive with time to spare for your trip or your flight home. So it’s a great choice to book direct!

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You will not find our published prices cheaper anywhere else, and after you deal with us as a direct guest of La Galigo, we can offer you further discounts on hotel bookings and for future trips.

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Recent Reviews

Kevin D.Kevin D. ★★★★★ Great trip from start to finish! Beautiful, well maintained, clean and comfortable boat takes you all around the different dive sites on Komodo for unbelievable diving. Pristine water filled with healthy reefs and an abundance of marine life. The crew on the boat was as accommodating as any 4 star resort I’ve ever been to. Extremely accommodating to any dietary and physical restrictions and the food is amazing! Highly recommend if you’re looking for a dive trip in Komodosurfinjoe911surfinjoe911 ★★★★★ La Galigo provided an absolutely perfect liveaboard experience! The boat itself was in impeccable shape and had all the amenities one could ask for. The diving itself was exceptional and gave us the opportunity to explore a variety of top Komodo sites. We were fed top notch meals multiple times a day and they were very accommodating to my vegan diet. And most importantly, the crew was outstanding in every way! Always smiling, very attentive and they made you feel right at home. I would say more but you must experience it for yourself to understand!Maeve M.Maeve M. ★★★★★ We had an incredible time diving with La Galigo in Komodo. This boat is extremely well equipped for diving and generally relaxing and enjoying the sites of Komodo. We loved the new top deck with shade and sun chairs as well as bean bags.From the minute we came aboard La Galigo it was clear the all the crew took the safety, enjoyment and comfort of the guests as the number one priority. The diving went really well, there were two tenders to make sure we got to the sites comfortably and quickly. Ambat was our guide he was great, he took a lot of time to find interesting creatures for us to see. Also appreciated the small group sizes made it a lot easier. The food was really delicious, there was a lot of variety and healthy/vegetarian options as well dessert each night. Overall have to say a big Thankyou to the whole crew (there are 17 of them on board!) especially Ambat, Raja, Eman and Yudha as well as Jacob and Nick. Each one of the staff will go above and beyond to make sure you have a great time.vasu V.vasu V. ★★★★★ Amazing experience.. great dive sites, great food, great hospitality, all in all a great experience… totally recommended…I did the liveaboard in June 2024, weather was good no rain, sea was calmGuy B.Guy B. ★★★★★ Amazing experience!Staff was extremely professional and welcoming, the boat itself is beautiful and well equippedYohann V.Yohann V. ★★★★★ Excellent trip and wonderfull dive spot, galigo’s crew was excellent !Carsten A.Carsten A. ★★★★★ We had a great dive trip on La Galigo. The staff is outstanding, the boat well layed out, the food very tasty, and the dive guides excellent. We were spoiled by specialty teas or juices after dives and the dive deck crew taking care of our gear. The diving was very good with an unbelievable variety of coral and fish.Don B.Don B. ★★★★★ Outstanding, above expectations, perfect dive boat!Our group of 14 divers chartered La Galigo for 2 weeks in April 2023 in Raja Ampat. Initially booked for April 2020, we were thrilled that despite the pandemic delays our trip went off without a hitch when travel reopened. Our group unanimously felt this was the best trip of our lives (despite all traveling extensively). Above expectations, the boat is perfectly set up for a dive trip; cabins and public space is awesome and the dive deck is perfect. Crew are absolutely amazing and the food, the diving, and the service are above expectations. We have never been looked after so well. Fereez, made everything run perfectly and was super fun and a great dive resource. All the dive guides are amazing. The diving in Raja Ampat is 'off the charts'. Can't recommend this trip enough and we are planning to rebook soonMaggie L.Maggie L. ★★★★★ As a solo female diver, I had a wonderful and comfortable time aboard the La Galigo. The entire staff was extremely welcoming and hospitable. My room/ bathroom was cleaned every day; my bed comfortable. The shared spaces were also well maintained ans spacious. I also enjoyed all the home cooked meals and desserts. Quality food was a requirement for the live-aboard I choose. The dive crew and cruise director, Fareez, also took great care that my dive preferences and needs were met during our 24 dives. I’d definitely book the La Galindo next time I’m in Raja Ampat.Sabrina B.Sabrina B. ★★★★★ Ich hatte eine wunderschöne Tauchsafari über Weihnachten/Neujahr 23/24. Die ausgesuchten Tauchplätze waren grossartig und wurden vor jedem Tauchgang vorgestellt. Die gesamte Crew hat sich sehr gut um die Gruppe gekümmert und war jederzeit hilfsbereit. Das Essen war sehr lecker und frisch. Mir hat auch die Grösse der Gruppe (14 TaucherInnen) gefallen. Meistens waren 4 Tauchgänge geplant, ausser bei längeren Überfahrten. Zudem gab es 2 Landausflüge. Ich würde diese Tour ohne zu zögern nochmals machen.Marko L.Marko L. ★★★★★ We had the Christmas/New Year liveaboard of 2023-24. Boat and the size of the group (14 people) were great. I enjoyed the diving rythm, there was a clear schedule, dive sites were introduced well and everything worked, and without the annoying rush to dive which some liveaboards have. Cruise director was fantastic, and the rest of the crew was great as well. Food was excellent throughout the cruise. On this trip, most days had 4 dives, so not much time for extra activities, or time/energy for having drinks during the evenings, just for people to know if you are used to something else on liveaboards. We did 2 nice hikes to specific islands on the 2-dive days, of which the first was truly amazing remote lagoon, in which we swam after the hike. 35 dives in 11 days, so ears were popping after a long break. The Raja Ampat is beautiful, but for diving, mainly smaller stuff to see (a lot), or then it was just bad luck we only had one dive with proper look on the Manta Ray's. Overall, beautiful please and nice boat and crew, easily recommended.Bil C.Bil C. ★★★★★ Our amazing cruise through Raja Ampat aboard La Galigo was the highlight of a year in SEA. This beautiful Phinisi sailing yacht has been outfitted as an efficient and super-comfortable diving platform, plying the pristine waters of Indonesia.Every person in the crew went out of their way to make our trip perfect: from the first early-morning dive briefing to the last morsel of dinner. And...the food was amazing! Many options for most any dietary preference, and plenty of it.Several land excursions gave us the opportunity to stretch our legs and view the gorgeous landscape from a totally different perspective. (it would have been nice to know we could float all the way down the Blue River instead of hiking back).And of course - the diving! Tremendous varieties of colorful & healthy corals and billions of tropical fish everywhere. Relaxing dives over beautiful reefs to challenging currents (on a couple) to amazing night dives where our dive master used his x-ray vision to spot creatures we mortals would never have seen.Many thanks to cruise director Fareez, dive guides Ambat, Aghi & Fendy, Jeffrey and all the rest of the crew - on board and onshore.We were also blessed to have a great bunch of fellow divers, and look forward to diving and hanging with everyone again in the future. Cheers!Ian R.Ian R. ★★★★★ We had an incredible week on La Galigo. From the crew, to the food, to the ship cleanliness, to the itinerary & dives, everything was amazing and planned out so well. The excursion to Wayag was one of the highlights and not many of the other liveaboards go up there. We loved the crew - Fareez the cruise director was super chill and professional. Our dive guide Fendy has lived these reefs and made sure we got the most out of every dive. Even found Shuan the Sheep for us! Thanks for an unforgettable week in Raja Ampat.Bob H.Bob H. ★★★★★ My wife and I went on the Raja Ampat liveaboard in November 2023. Cannot say enough good things about the crew, they cater to every need and make it an effortless dive trip. The boat is appropriately sized for 14-16 guests and you always have enough space. Food is outstanding, and they cater to differing dietary needs. And most importantly, the diving is amazing! Guides are solid. Highly recommend it to anyone considering a liveaboard in Raja Ampat or Komodo!LT S.LT S. ★★★★★ La Galigo sets the standard for what a liveaboard experience can and should be. Fareez and the crew are incredibly organized, efficient, and friendly.Every need is considered and addressed. The food is delicious with loads of variety and care for dietary restrictions. Chef Dede is a champ.Fareez’s Show and Tell is a brilliant exercise that lets passengers get to know each other without being corny or forced.Cannot rave about the experience enough. Great dives in stunning locations. Land excursions to see some of the beauty of Indonesia. Friendly crew that fully preps and looks after your gear so you can totally focus on the dives.Raja and Jeffrey are front-of-the-house stars, although every single crew member deserves to be mentioned by name. Good-natured, fun, and kind.Book with La Galigo. They’ve created magic on the sea.Jessica L.Jessica L. ★★★★★ I had such a fantastic time on La Galigo! Everything from the itinerary to the daily schedule was so well planned. The boat was clean, tidy, and had all the amenities you could ask for. After just a few hours it felt like home! The dive guides were absolutely amazing - shoutout to Fendy! - and our cruise director Fareez made sure we were comfortable and happy at every moment. The diving in Raja Ampat was spectacular, and every single member of the staff on La Galigo went above and beyond for us every step of the way. Even our land excursions were unbelievable. This was an unforgettable week and I'd definitely come back with this crew! Amazing experience!Realty Cheng C.Realty Cheng C. ★★★★☆ The crew is nice, food is good.I had really good memory in this diving trip.andy L.andy L. ★★★★★ This trip so amazingThomas C.Thomas C. ★★★★★ Excellent live aboard with the best crew , very attentive ever ….. be expected to be full all the time as there is something served after each divejackie W.jackie W. ★★★★★ 開心yiu kwong L.yiu kwong L. ★★★★★ happyZoe Y.Zoe Y. ★★★★★ Cheng W.Cheng W. ★★★★★ Happy liveaboard trip! Diving, hiking and good food😋Marcelo L.Marcelo L. ★★★★☆ Best dives, beautiful nature, great food and the best crew. The boat however needs some repairs. I had a big problem with water intrusion inside my cabin the day we had some rain. I also had some issues with toilet leaks and bad smell inside the cabin. The cruise director and staff were super nice considering the resources available. The owners are ones to have these type of problems addressed.James S.James S. ★★★★★ We had a great time on La Galigo - the crew went out of their way to look after us, the food was brilliant and the diving was fantastic. We would highly recommend!Nikki A.Nikki A. ★★★★★ Had a wonderful time during the Live Aboard, the crew was so nice and helpful! Food was delicious with a lot of variety between each day. The dives were incredible and the dive guides helped us find really cool marine life. Highly recommend it! I want to come back, thank you for making this trip so memorable!Lili H.Lili H. ★★★★★ We did the South Raja Ampat tour and had an incredible time diving the beautiful sites and spending time on the liveaboard. The service is outstanding, the food is delicious and above all the crew is excellent and the differentiating factor - always helpful and joyful. We will always cherish this trip and cannot recommend La Galigo and the crew enough.Deborah K.Deborah K. ★★★★★ 5 Star Service!My husband and I just returned home from a 12 day Ultimate Raja Ampat and it was absolutely amazing! From the moment we were met at the hotel to our final goodbye the service was 5 star.La Galigos staff take pride in catering to everyone's needs and are attentive, detail oriented and anticipated your needs before you even asked. The food was wonderful with a variety choices of meats, veggies, salads, fruit and catered to vegetarian and gluten free diets. A range of food from typical Indonesian to more western options. Eggs your style every day. Little touches such as freshly baked bread in the morning and creative desserts in the evening. The chef, his assistant, Raja and Jeffery provided exceptional service.The boat is laid out very well with lots of areas to relax in between dives. Accommodation was very comfortable and cleaned and serviced daily. We had a master cabin on the upper level.Diving was spectacular and we saw so many fish small and large that are unique to the area (Nudis, pygmy seahorses and squid, ghost pipefish, orangutang crabs) and so many Mantas!! The dive deck is located on the back of the boat with easy access to the tenders which take you to the dive site. The diving operation like everything else on la Galigo is very organized and well run. Attention to detail with amazing drawings of each unique dive site for our pre dive briefs. The dive guides are experienced and somehow have the super power of x-ray vision and could find the smallest and weirdest creatures! Aghi was our dive guide and did an awesome job!We typically dove 4 dives a day with the first brief at 7am followed by breakfast a surface interval rinse and repeat. There were a few days we only did 2 dives as we were transiting to a different location. If you love to dive this is for you! Truly 5 star service!Nightly Fareez our cruise director gave us a brief about what the plan was the following day. Fareez did a wonderful job coordinating the operations and guest needs. There were several land excursions to hike to a viewpoint and take in spectacular views. A nice change to mix up the trip. Fareez also offered several documentaries to watch throughout the trip.We shared the trip with some awesome guests from the UK, US, Australia and Switzerland and have made some friends for life. We particularly liked the smaller number of divers, maximum of 14.Raja Ampat is a very special place with pristine and unique coral, healthy and unique fish population, wonderful landscapes and people. For us coming from Canada it did take us 3 days to get there and 3 days to get home and was so worth it! We have memories that will last a lifetime and hope to join La Galigo for a Komodo trip next year. Thank you to all the La Galigo staff who made our trip so special and memorable!If you are thinking of a trip to Raja Ampat you will not be disappointed in choosing La Galigo!Steve B.Steve B. ★★★★★ My second trip with La Galigo; Komodo last year and this time on the Ultimate Raja Ampat itinerary. The crew were fantastic again; the food was ample (too much!) and varied and tasty: assistance pre- and post-dive was great. As the first trip of the season we didn’t have the best weather or visibility, but they changed the route (north first instead of south) to improve the conditions, and we still saw plenty. The range and numbers of fish and coral remain overwhelming. Untouched reefs and huge schools. Sharks (wobbegong, walking, grey, white/black tip etc) and plenty of mantas. Stunning scenery and a lovely boat with top-notch organisation.Mark M.Mark M. ★★★★★ Excellent diving with exceptional crew and dive guides. Comfortable accommodation and delicious food. What else can I say ? My third trip with La Galigo, consistent quality - Book early !!Paul N.Paul N. ★★★★★ August 2023La Galigo is a very professionally run operation. All the crew were incredibly friendly and attended to our every need. Honestly, you could not ask for more.The ship is super clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Plenty of areas to get away from things and enjoy the amazing surroundings whether at anchor or underway.The Jurassic Komodo Cruise programme was really well thought out and provided great exposure for both divers and snorkelers over the 6D/5N cruise.Our cruise director Fareez was a super nice guy an very complete when it came to explaining the programme. Briefings on every dive were on time and very detailed.It has to be said that our meal’s were exceptional - Raja and the boys in the galley did an incredible job - nobody went wanting.As for the undersea life, every dive had something different and all were absolutely special - some amazing macro stuff. We went to experience manta rays for the first time and we were not disappointed - absolutely incredible! Indonesia has so much to offer and as snorkelers and free divers the ‘beat’ was just perfect for us with 3 dives per day.Our time on La Galigo will remain special and very memorable.We highly recommend La Galigo and crew.Paul Nevin and Huguette Simard (Australia)Andrew D.Andrew D. ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing trip. The boat was great and easy to relax in between dives. The diving was amazing and everything was taken care of, all you had to do was be ready for the delicious snack or drink they had prepared. And the thing that surprised me the most was how amazing the food was, chef was top notch. The whole crew were accommodating and made the time on board enjoyable from start to finish. Would highly recommend.Chloe YChloe Y ★★★★★ I went on the Jurassic Komodo trip with La Galigo in Aug 2023. This was my 4th liveaboard and I'd say it's the best one I've been on! Shout out to the cruise director Fareez - the level of details he gets into and the thoughts behind all the planning he does make me feel safe and well taken care of right from my very first text message with him ahead of pick-up.The boat is clearly well maintained - everything was squeaky clean and tidy throughout my entire trip. The food was fantastic!! What talented chefs. The crew is without a doubt the most professional and welcoming bunch of people I've ever dived with. Everything about the dives was planned and explained in advanced in well-drawn details. My DM Ambat was attentive to my needs throughout the trip and was patient and thoughtful with his solutions. And more importantly he was fun and so full of curiosity - made me laugh in and out of the water :). I was also happy with the itinerary - we were able to do very fun night dives every night of the trip, and the mix of diving and a couple trips on the islands felt just right.I'd go back to Indonesia for Raja Ampat with them in a heartbeat.Gene G.Gene G. ★★★★★ Loved this boat and trip. The diving was great, the crew was friendly and unbelievably patient and helpful, the food was varied and tasty, the room was very comfortable, the rental equipment was first rate. Could not imagine a more pleasant and enjoyable diving trip, everything we were hoping for. Thank you, La Galigo, for a great trip.Juan B.Juan B. ★★★★★ Unforgettable experience! 100% recommend to join La Galigo for a diving liveaboard. My wife and I did the Jurassic Komodo (5N/6D) with them and couldn’t be more happy with the trip. The boat is beautiful, the staff is so attentive, and the diving sites are unforgettable. I hope to visit Raja Ampat in the future and will defitnely do it with La Galigo again. Thank you, La Galigo team!Julian BJulian B ★★★★★ 10/10!I joined the jurassic Komodo national park 6D/5N Trip in august 2023 and it was such a great time!The crew, the boat itself and the dive sites are amazing! Cant stop dreaming about it.I am looking forward to come back for the trip in raja ampat asap.Every single day was unique and i cant thank everybody enough for their effort. Great job guys🤙🏻🤙🏻👏Amro A.Amro A. ★★★★★ La Galigo Liveaboard are very professional and well organised! We did the 6D/5N Jurassic Komodo trip in Jun 2023 and couldn't be more satisfied with the service. Itinerary is well thought of, staff are very friendly and professional, food is delicious, and the boat itself is spotless and in a great condition. If you choose La Galigo, you will not be disappointed!BIG shout out to the legendary divemaster, Fendy, for finding my mask after I dropped it on a drift dive. 10/10!Daniel L.Daniel L. ★★★★★ We did Jurassic Komodo tour and for sure I can say we had the best times of our life onboard La Galigo! Great food, great crew and amazing dive experiences. The boat is super clean and confortable. Feerez was always around taking care and sharing laughs with everyone. Raja always kind and careful during every meal. Dive guides were so professionals giving us confidence to enjoy all dives, even when we had strong courrents. Thanks for everyone! Excited to be back as soon as possible.Claudia B.Claudia B. ★★★★★ It was literally the Best Trip ever. I was quite new to diving and a bit scared that everyone else was super experienced but my Dive Guide was so chilled and amazing and I felt so safe.I had so much fun and the crew is bloody amazing. The cabin was super nice and the bed very comfy.The food was exceptionally good and I gained 2 kilos 😂.I will come back for two more trips next year and can’t wait.Peter H.Peter H. ★★★★★ I was recently part of a group of 14 friends who stayed on La Galigo in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, for the last voyage of the season. In short, the trip was spectacular! Everything about the trip was amazing...the staff were very friendly and hard working, the food was delicious, the accommodations were very comfortable (each unit had an ensuite bathroom), and the diving...well...if you dive and want to treat yourself to one of the best dive spots on the planet, La Galigo is the way to go. We have traveled extensively and the the service on this trip was extraordinary. The dive-gear was always ready to go and the guides were very knowledgable and enthusiastic. At the end of the trip we felt we had made some new friends and would not hesitate to return, when/if the opportunity arises. Many thanks to the entire staff for making this a trip to remember and to Nick and Tom for creating such a special experience!Kindest regards,Peter (and Celine)Steve kSteve k ★★★★★ Fantastic trip, guides and crew. Trip was delayed for COVID but owners ensured that we went when able while many other companies went under without refunds. Food was amazing. Highly recommend for your Raja Ampat live aboard adventure!Sylvain G.Sylvain G. ★★★★★ Enjoyed a great liveboard week in Raja Ampat. Great dives, comfy rooms, good food and very friendly/servive oriented crew.David R.David R. ★★★★★ Best crew, great boat, great food, brilliant diving. Just finished my 2nd trip with these guys, now saving for my 3rd. Couldn't recommend these guys highly enough 👌Jeremy H.Jeremy H. ★★★★★ This was my third liveaboard and it was a top-notch experience. The diving was amazing, with schools of fish on almost every dive, sharks (including wobbegongs and walking sharks), mantas, many nudibranchs, and beautiful coral. The cruise director was great and made sure the guests had fun, and all of the crew were awesome, constantly keeping the boat organized and clean with warm, friendly service. The food stood out as very good and definitely above the typical liveaboard fare - all of the guests agreed. It was a 5-star experience, from helping take care of your equipment, towel service, snacks after dives, friendly crew, great food, and great dive masters. Our suite room was particularly nice with a sitting area and private balcony, but all of the rooms seemed comfortable and clean. I would definitely recommend La Galigo to anyone looking for a great liveaboard in Indonesia.Shannon R.Shannon R. ★★★★★ An amazing experience. So many awesome dive sites, each with their own charm. End to end first class service, from room cleanliness, food quality, staff courtesy, dive master professionalism to pick up & drop off. All round 5 star experience. Thanks to Fareez & the crew for making this an unforgettable trip. Shannon & Paul (March 2023)Damon H.Damon H. ★★★★★ I've been on a fair share of liveaboards- this one really stands out. Great crew, great Indonesian food, loads of special effort by the boat to make the experience 5 star- post dive snacks, personal towel service, small dive groups, comfortable, clean rooms.Tahiche de P.Tahiche de P. ★★★★★ Superb diving, awesome land excursions, beautiful, clean and well maintained boat and a very helpful fantastic crew. What more can you wish for your holidays?FensterFenster ★★★★★ Outstanding!!!! The service was above and beyond, the food was amazing, very well organized with everything. Lots and lots of diving. Accommodations were stellar and I had a fantastic time. Highly recommend this Liveaboard. Would definitely book with them again. Love love loved it.Sally S.Sally S. ★★★★★ Fantastic liveaboard! The dives were stunning, the service was 5 star, the boat was beautiful and very comfortable and I considered kidnaping the chef the food was that delicious!Can't wait to do another trip on La Galigo!Anne-Louise VAnne-Louise V ★★★★★ I did an 8 day Raja Ampat North cruise.I absolutely loved. The boat was great, clean, comfortable with heaps of character.The only thing better than the location & sites were the crew and the food! Staff were really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was so tasty and there was so much of it.Fantastic shore excursions - the views blew me away.The diving was mind blowing. Manta Rays, reef sharks, turtles bigger than me. There was so much bright, healthy, colourful coral to see.Would highly recommend.LauraLaura ★★★★★ I just returned from a trip of a lifetime aboard La Galigo and can't sing enough praises about this operation.From the pre-sail communication from the head office to the follow up post-trip, the customer service has been second to none!I completed the Raja Central & North trip and was astonished by how well organised everything was. Not only did Fareez, the Cruise Director, ensure the entire trip ran seamlessly and all 14 guests were comfortable and well tended to during the week, he was always up for a friendly chat and laugh.The boat itself is a beautiful sailing ship with very comfortable cabins and en-suite bathrooms. Having been on other liveaboards in the past, being able to have a hot shower with great water pressure every night felt like such a luxury! There are also plenty of space on the deck to hang out or nap between dives.Needless to say, the diving was simply EXCEPTIONAL but dive guides were world class! The briefings before every dive were so detailed and we dived in small groups, so the guides always had eyes on all the divers PLUS whatever wonderful creatures and critters they were showing us throughout the dives. Special mention to my wonderful guide, Aghi, who had a knack for finding everything from macro to sharks and mantas. I felt so lucky to have dived with Aghi.All the crew and staff worked tirelessly cleaning our cabins daily, serving up the most delicious meals (I can write War & Peace on the food alone!), cleaning and preparing our dive equipment, helping us pre & post-dives and generally going above and beyond, all with the biggest smiles on their faces! As a solo traveller, I was made to feel so welcome by the crew, including Nick, the co-owner who was a wealth of knowledge and was always on hand for additional support if needed.I also loved all the land based activities and felt like it was a perfectly curated route to see the best of central and north Raja Ampat.I can't recommend La Galigo and its team highly enough, and am already planning to return in the future for round 2!James L.James L. ★★★★★ We were a group of 14 and had Brilliant week on La Galigo! The diving was brilliant despite the terrible weather, the crew and dive guides were excellent.Kim S.Kim S. ★★★★★ Had a great week on La Galigo!!!Super nice rooms, amazing staff, great experience! As soon as you get back from your dives (usually 4/day) the crew awaits you, wrapping you in a towel and taking care of your equipment. The boat is super nice, you actually feel like a pirate! I did the north & central tour- Wayag was definitely my highlight!Food was nice as well, especially after spending 3 weeks at local home stays (even though they’re great too). Big thanks to Raja and my extra portions of ice cream!!! Would come back any time and hopefully will soon! Thank you guys!!Hannah T.Hannah T. ★★★★★ This was my first time on a liveaboard and it far exceeded my expectations. The boat itself was comfortable and immaculately clean, the meals were fantastic (and catered to dietary restrictions), the diving was breathtaking and the staff was equally phenomenal. I wasn't sure about the safety or hospitality of living on a boat like this, but I needn't have worried. There were 3 divemasters on the boat so we dove with groups of just a few people. Before each dive we had a dive meeting where we learned about the dive, our course & what to expect. It took away all stress and made me feel super confident in every trip. Engineers took care of all our equipment and it was cleaned and kept in top shape. The boat was stocked with first aid items and every coral scrape or achy ear was treated with care. They even kept extra oxygen and a defibrillator on the boat.When things went wrong (like a leaky roof over our bed), the staff worked hard to right the situation. Beyond being first class professionals, the crew was plain fun. They even threw us a party on the last night, performed and joined us for singing and dancing on the roof deck. And when I got tired of diving, a staff member would graciously take me to an island to read or snorkel with me. I would 100% do this trip all over again.Natalie S.Natalie S. ★★★★★ Amazing experience with great crew and service. Highly recommend!teje3teje3 ★★★★★ Hicimos una ruta de 8 dias por Raja Ampat con la Galigo y el servicio en el barco fue magnifico. La tripulación siempre muy atenta a ayudar y a hacer la estancia lo mas comoda posible y todo bastante bien gestionado.Buen barco para hacer un liveaboard.La ruta se fue adaptando para hacer esquivar el mal tiempo y una plaga de medusas en la zona de Misool, quedando una ruta con los mejores highlights de la zona.En mi opinión La Galigo ofrece lo que se puede esperar de un liveaboard.Mathias H.Mathias H. ★★★★★ wir haben die große Raja Ampat Ultimate Tour gemacht, elf Tage tauchen . Ein fantastisches Erlebnis, eine großartige Unterwasserwelt, und ein wirklich tolles Schiff und eine tolle Crew! Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, alle waren sehr freundlich. Immer sehr aufmerksam und haben versucht, unsere Wünsche zu erfüllen. Das tauchen war sehr professionell und immer sehr sicher. Und gleichzeitig fünf Sterne mit allem Komfort. Die Diveguides haben uns großartige Dinge gezeigt. Wir können diese Tour absolut empfehlen!Martina R.Martina R. ★★★★★ We had a wonderful time.Great service, great food and great diving. We felt always very safe with our diveguide Fendy.Andre H.Andre H. ★★★★☆ Everything regarding diving was professional and the crew was attentive. But at food and accommodation is space for improvement. My bed got wet during rain, due to a leakage from the ceiling. The food was ok but could be more various.JonathanJonathan ★★★★★ La Galigo was one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Their crew and customer service was extraordinary. So much that my wife are now debating if we want to go somewhere new or repeat a trip with La Galigo in the next couple years. Fareez, Raja, and all the other crew members truly go above and beyond.The O.The O. ★★★★★ Excellent boat. Helpful, friendly and super efficient crew. Great Food. Small groups … 4 people per dive guide. Birthday cake a real surprise and delicious, plus crew singing. A treat. Spotless everything including dive gear washed at the end of every dive and at the end of your trip. No smelly dive areas which is unique especially at the end of a trip. Super comfortable mattresses in comfy cabins. Just fabulous.Jessica K.Jessica K. ★★★★★ Being aboard La Galigo was one of the most memorable trips of my 6 month travel adventure. The dive sites and land excursions were just incredible and the boat was very spacious and comfortable for living in. Above all, the welcoming nature and fun loving energy of Tom, the dive guides, the crew and the rest of the group made this a truly special week for me!I am really looking forward to joining them for Raja Ampat in the near future and highly recommend them to anyone 😀Christian F.Christian F. ★★★★★ This was our fourth liveaboard and we had an absolutely super time with Tom and the crew, all of whom were pulling their legs out to make sure we had a fun, comfortable and safe trip. Fendy, Aghe and Steve have a sixth sense for finding macro critters and Raja, Decky and the kitchen crew will keep you well fed. The rooms are charming and the boat has a good layout that lends itself well to both socializing or finding a quiet corner to read a book in. Looking forward to doing Raja Ampat with them in the hopefully not too distant future.Ashlyn K.Ashlyn K. ★★★★★ We had such an incredible week aboard La Galigo that we wished we could do another - it was so hard to leave!Dive sites were phenomenal. Dive guides knew the area well. Equipment rented felt safe and secure. The staff help you with everything - load your gear on/off the small boats before/after a dive, clean everything and have it ready for the next one! (Of course you do your own safety checks to ensure everything is working properly before each dive, and if you wish to handle your own equipment 100% they understand.)The food was great and there was variety each day.Bedding was nice and comfortable. They even offered turn-down service each night!Fun surprise dinner the last night!Absolutely loved our experience and will definitely be back in the future!Valentina D.Valentina D. ★★★★★ Amazing experience! 100% recommended, very experienced dive masters, you will feel safe and have a great time!Rodrigo D.Rodrigo D. ★★★★★ My first time on a liveaboard and I couldn't have chosen a better company. The infrastructure was great (nice and clean cabins, great communal areas); and Tom and his crew were also amazing - super helpful, friendly, cheerful and knowledgeable. Thanks to them we had great dives and I was able to just relax and enjoy (or relax as much as possible when you are trying to do and see as much as is available!).Totally recommend.ian L.ian L. ★★★★★ These guys know what they're doing. Clean, comfortable, not over the top. They know where to dive and how to make sure you have a good time when not diving too.Tom is also an excellent problem solver - which comes in very handy in these uncertain times with changing regulatory requirements being very much the norm.Silvia D.Silvia D. ★★★★★ Hands down the best vacation you’ll ever book. Worth every penny. Tom and his crew went out of their way to make this the trip of a lifetime. I spent a lot of time researching Komodo liveaboards before booking. You don’t have to. Just book it. These guys are exceptional.Jose luis R.Jose luis R. ★★★★★ Una experiencia inolvidable, buen buceo, buen servicio, y buena comida local, su patrón y dueño TOM es una persona encantadora te sientes como en tu casa, os lo recomiendo.Santeri A.Santeri A. ★★★★★ My experience at La Galigo Liveaboard was fantastic. Could have not asked for better experience and service while being out in the middle of the oceanThings that made this trip special:- Location: Diving in Komodo is an incredible experience and if you are a dive enthusiast, I highly recommend visiting this area- Boat: The boat was incredibly well kept when we got there and along the 8 days the staff maintained the boat very well throughout the journey (cleaning your room, common area, after-dive mess)- Staff: The service provided by the staff was attentive but giving you your space at all times. The level of service was outstanding to the degree that it felt luxurious. Tom the owner who was with us during the trip was incredibly entertaining and made the trip even better- Guests: Customers who decided to come on this boat were fantastic. The experiences we had was only made greater by sharing it with like minded individuals who came from all over the world to see Komodo's beautiful underwater worldLa Galigo and the entire team - I thank youSanteriLester C.Lester C. ★★★★★ Travelled with the LGL team end Feb over a duration of 8D7N for Raja Ampat Central/North scuba diving. Boy, was it a wonderful experience! From the get-go, pick-ups from hotel, the intermediate transports, liveaboard briefing (meals, timing, safety), ship's punctuality to various dive sites scattered across the region - were all very well catered for. Not to mention the on-board crew's hospitality & warmth, you could always hear some laughter around, and Raja's (yes, that one of the crew's name, and no his last name is not Ampat) service during dining & teabreak hours are the best! There may be some minor hiccups here and there during your stay, but be sure to speak with Fareez (or whomever the crew or cruise director on-board) and they are very attentive to your needs. Liked the setup at the back of the boat, with a lowered platform, making it really easy for you to get on & off the little boat transfers to dive sites; as well as the efficiency of the crew in setting up your dive gears, and assisting you in offloading your equipment post a dive. Look out for their (occasional) banana fritters snacks after your dive, we kept asking for more!Robert R.Robert R. ★★★★★ What a fantastic experience! The crew was professional, energetic and made the trip so enjoyable. They take care of everything so you can focus on diving. I've dived all over the world and each dive was easily better than any previous dive. The crew takes care of setting up your equipment and getting it on the speed boat to take you to each dive site. The food was excellent and plentiful. I loved my cabin which had great AC and a very comfortable bed and bedding. Everyone on my trip had a great time and I expect you will too!Daniel W.Daniel W. ★★★★★ Great time and experience aboard La Galigo. The crew was excellent and cared for your every need. The dive briefings were excellent and the way they conducted the dive operations was superb. My wife and I highly recommend La Galigo.Lucian B.Lucian B. ★★★★★ We enjoyed everything: rooms (enough space in room and bathroom), food (amazing what the chef can prepare in a small kitchen and spending all day long under heat), diving and crew (forever grateful to the guys that saved my drone, without any request they took the small boat and went for it). La Galigo has a nice rustic aspect, I would recommend only a speaker system in the rooms and upper deck, so the cruise director can announce different events and you don't need to keep an eye on the watch or set an alarm.Y MY M ★★★★★ Thank you La Galigo! It was a wonderful trip in Komodo. I enjoyed and felt relaxed on board. All crew members were very friendly, food was really delicious, and the diving was amazing.I forget to fill out a questionnaire, please say thank you to my best guide Vicky and the crew who always handed me a towel and drink after the dive.I can't wait to go back!Omega P.Omega P. ★★★★★ Pelayanan sangat memuaskaKayvan T.Kayvan T. ★★★★★ the best diving in the world, most likely. friendly crew, great guides, good food and lots of diving... dont know what more you could ask for!Eduardo Vela (.Eduardo Vela (. ★★★★☆ Super friendly and professional team. Ali kept the group in good spirits and looking forward to the next day, Fendy did a great job showing us around the dive sites and keeping us safe (+Alex & Pablo on the night dives). Every day Faldes and Raja gave us great service in the restaurant, big and small John, and Ardus kept watch on us from the speed boats and the rest of the crew navigated us safely around Raja Ampat. Great team and whoever hired this team did a great job :-). The boat needs a bit more love to be at the same level as the team, specially around insect/cockroach control, but I hope that's resolved after the dry dock. Definitely would recommend it! And I might come back for another trip next time 😁.🐊🐢🐍🐬🐟🐠🐡🦈🐙🐚🦀🦞🦐🦑🏝️🏖️🌊⛱️Janne T.Janne T. ★★★★★ Raja Ampat 8D7N North & Central - great tripWe had an excellent liveaboard trip onboard La Galigo. During the trip 23 dives were offered as well as two island hikes. The dives were amazing and we did both famous Raja Ampat classic dives as well as lesser known, yet stunning, crew favorites. We were lucky that the weather permitted us to visit also Wayag up north, there is not much diving there but amazing hike with views over the lagoon.Basically all the diving is amazing and great in Raja Ampat so that is a given. We liked La Galigo a lot and my dive master Fendy was excellent 7-year veteran on the sites. There was 4 divers to 1 dive master which was great. We did not experience strong currents really and if there was some, dive masters made the dive plan so that it suited our skills. Everything was professional and safe.Also other crew members were very friendly and did their best to let us enjoy this unique trip. Food was really good and there was enough of it always!The boat as such is rather new (2012) and it has been maintained. The common areas are spacious and you have both sundeck and a deck in the shades. The cabins have comfortable beds and nice size ensuite.La Galigo is not a luxury vessel but everything there works, the crew is great meaning that customers can simply focus on diving and enjoying the fabulous archipelago! Definately can recommend this boat.sagar S.sagar S. ★★★★★ An amazing trip to one of the best spots in the world! Diving trip to raja ampat was made to be emmaculate by la galigo team and all the crew was just fantastic with their service and knowledge of the sea! Felt safe diving the waters throughout with excellent guides, good company from all corners of the world! Guarantees!Terence K.Terence K. ★★★★☆ La Galigo is a comfortable liveaboard; I joined the boat for a trip in Rajah Ampat - some of the best diving I've had - mantas, sharks, turtles, frequent sightings of woebegone sharks, many critters and many nudibranchs - night dives were particularly good. The crew are fantastic, helping you in and out of the water, washing your gear and getting you ready for the next dive. In fact, I don't think I've ever encountered such helpful staff - they even helped me out of my 5mm wet suit & the drinks and snacks after dives were great. My cabin was cleaned every day, food was excellent and there were several shore trips to beauty spots. I've stopped short of 5* coz I felt that there wasn't any really comfy lounging area on deck - there was a roomy padded bench under shade, and on the upper deck there were some bean bags and matresses but nothing really comfy .......but I'm probably just being picky. It's a great liveaboard, well priced and the diving is outstanding.Kevin L.Kevin L. ★★★★★ Great Raja Ampat trip with La Galigo - fun crew, great food and fantastic divingWackelzahnable W.Wackelzahnable W. ★★★★☆ Super Crew. Amazing Diving. Good food, BUT no one bothered that 25% of the guests did not eat fish. We had to go to bed hungry a couple of times. And the engine was quite load. The sails were never up and we had to kill the cockroaches.H S (.H S (. ★★★★★ Gorgeous looking boat, fabolous host, great friendly and efficient service and staff, delicious food, beautiful dive sites and sceneries... simply amazing liveaboard experience.Given the challenging and sometimes tricky current pattern at many dive sites in Komodo, should seriously consider having two dive guides per group of 4, especially if some of the divers are less experienced in challenging drift diving. Local guide is imperative for such places as Komodo as they can navigate better due their extensive experience and knowledge of the sites. Have to thank Captain Nicko for being my extra guide in some dives, literally saving me from out of air situation 15m down in a very strong current. Safety should be the utmost importance of any dives, and clear protocol on how a separated group member situation need to be handled appropriately. My other personal experience of being shot up to the surface from 15m down and left by myself while my guide decided to continue diving with rest of the group shouldn’t have happened. Luckily I surfaced In an area with no roping current and also close to the speed board, otherwise...??? I take these incidents as a learning experience but definitely do not want others to have similar experience.Other than that, it was a very nice liveaboard experiment and will have no doubt of coming back!DianaDiana ★★★★★ Our week on La Galigo was awesome. The boat is very well set up, and the team made diving a breeze. Everything organised and loaded prior to each dive, all we had to do was carry our mask. Dodi, our dive leader was awesome, and able to avoid the currents even while other teams had strong currents, we had virtually none on the same reef, at the same time. I will definitely pack a magnifying glass for all the small creatures next time. The dive tenders had long ladders for easy reboarding. After a dive, fresh water shower,and Raja was waiting with your towel and a hot drink. The food was amazing- thank you Gibo. Varied, Indonesian and western, and always lots of choice. Beautiful fresh fruit. Loved the battered bananas. Aly worked so hard to ensure everyone was happy, and always with an amazing smile. She is an amazing asset to La Galigo. Our topside room was comfortable, cleaned everyday, and fresh linen. A huge THANK YOU to La Galigo crew- you are awesome, and we will be backChrisChris ★★★★★ The diving was very good but the experience made exceptional by the crews interaction with us passengers. The boat was full of laughter and good vibes. Don't worry about the cuisine as the food put out by "Chef" (Gibson)and his team was a pure Indonesian style of food of the best standard. The dive masters (Farhy-Neco and Dodi) made everyone at ease with a very professional attitude to diving. All in all an excellent live aboard experience....one I could do again and again and again.Sven S.Sven S. ★★★★★ Fantastic, well trained, fun, professional and accommodating crew, amazing dives, excellent food and a boat with a lot of character, comfortable cabins and an overall seamless and unforgettable experience.Jadranka N.Jadranka N. ★★★★★ If you are looking for an incredible place to dive and a "new family" to share your experience with..this is the live aboard you want to be on! Thanks for all the little and big moments! They are locked inside us, in our "happy place" forever!js_loader

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La Galigo was acquired in Bali, a beautiful purpose-built ‘Phinisi’ style dive Liveaboard, handcrafted by the Bugis people of Southern Sulawesi. We pride ourselves on our Indonesian crew, who have collectively spent many years sailing and diving around a significant number of the 18,000+ stunning islands that make up Indonesia. Liveaboard diving is a popular way to explore the underwater world in Indonesia, and La Galigo Liveaboard Diving Raja Ampat & Komodo is the perfect vessel for such an adventure.

Our dive destinations are primarily split between Raja Ampat and Komodo, though we offer the opportunity to dive in Wakatobi, Banda, Ambon, Maumere, Alor and beyond.

We are predominantly a scuba diving liveaboard but we are happy to tailor bespoke charters on request. The vessel takes a maximum of 14 guests comfortably, and our accommodation is offered as seven cabins split over two decks, constructed with comfort in mind.

All of our Master and Deluxe cabins are available in either double or twin share beds with air-conditioning and ensuite fresh hot water showers.

your second home

We love our guests to feel at home, and we have several deck areas where people can relax, take in the exceptional surroundings or just read a book.

Indoors you will find our air-conditioned communal space, where our internationally trained chef will serve you a mixture of Indonesian and International cuisine.

Our communal lounge area is also filled with an extensive library of books, games and a TV and is the perfect space to share your experiences of another impeccable day’s diving.

Land tours are an integral part of our outlined itineraries, allowing you to experience the breathtaking beauty and diverse cultures that Indonesia has to offer.

Our purpose-built dive deck at the rear of the vessel allows plenty of room for gearing up and lots of camera space for underwater photography enthusiasts, and with the deck being at sea level, it is designed with guest comfort and accessibility in mind.

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La Galigo Liveaboard

La Galigo is recognised as one of the best liveaboards for diving in Indonesia and offers trips to famous diving locations such as Komodo and Raja Ampat. Indonesia holds the record for the highest Marine Biodiversity on the planet, and is home to ‘The Coral Triangle’.

The concept of La Galigo was conceived back in the early 2000s when two avid divers wanted to explore some of the pristine reefs that call Indonesia home but found that all existing scuba diving options were often out of their budget.

La Galigo Liveaboard is very much a friends and family affair, and our offers for liveaboard diving trip is always focused on fun and guest comfortability and are exceptional value for money. Our trip prices range start from $2,160 for 6 days Komodo liveaboard diving trip, and start from $3,375 for 8 days Raja Ampat liveaboard diving trip. The price include food and drinks (drinking water, non alcoholic), diving three to four times a day or do snorkeling, and land tour.

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Free Dive Insurance
Guaranteed Departures
Logistics assistance
Best Price Guarantee
Free Dive Insurance

Who doesn’t like a freebie? When you book with us direct, we are happy to offer you a free diving insurance policy which includes medical evacuation for the duration of your trip. We prefer to work with our established partners at the Divers Alert Network (D.A.N.), and a comprehensive policy will be attached to your booking if you do not already have one. For safety, we require all our guests to have a dive medical policy, but this one is on us!

 

Guaranteed Departures

All of our scheduled trips are guaranteed to depart regardless of how many confirmed bookings there are, so you can book in confidence with us knowing that if you are the only person on the boat…you will still go diving!

We offer some of the best dive sites in the Komodo and Raja Ampat, so you can be sure that your diving experience will be unforgettable.

Logistics assistance

Need help with local flights and hotels? When you book with us direct, we will help you booking Indonesian domestic flights and hotels, giving you peace of mind that you’ll arrive with time to spare for your trip or your flight home. So it’s a great choice to book direct!

Best Price Guarantee

You will not find our published prices cheaper anywhere else, and after you deal with us as a direct guest of La Galigo, we can offer you further discounts on hotel bookings and for future trips.

We have multiple secure payment options, including bank transfers and credit card payments to internationally recognised banks, including Wise, PayPal and other Banking options as well.

Recent Reviews

Kevin D.Kevin D. ★★★★★ Great trip from start to finish! Beautiful, well maintained, clean and comfortable boat takes you all around the different dive sites on Komodo for unbelievable diving. Pristine water filled with healthy reefs and an abundance of marine life. The crew on the boat was as accommodating as any 4 star resort I’ve ever been to. Extremely accommodating to any dietary and physical restrictions and the food is amazing! Highly recommend if you’re looking for a dive trip in Komodosurfinjoe911surfinjoe911 ★★★★★ La Galigo provided an absolutely perfect liveaboard experience! The boat itself was in impeccable shape and had all the amenities one could ask for. The diving itself was exceptional and gave us the opportunity to explore a variety of top Komodo sites. We were fed top notch meals multiple times a day and they were very accommodating to my vegan diet. And most importantly, the crew was outstanding in every way! Always smiling, very attentive and they made you feel right at home. I would say more but you must experience it for yourself to understand!Maeve M.Maeve M. ★★★★★ We had an incredible time diving with La Galigo in Komodo. This boat is extremely well equipped for diving and generally relaxing and enjoying the sites of Komodo. We loved the new top deck with shade and sun chairs as well as bean bags.From the minute we came aboard La Galigo it was clear the all the crew took the safety, enjoyment and comfort of the guests as the number one priority. The diving went really well, there were two tenders to make sure we got to the sites comfortably and quickly. Ambat was our guide he was great, he took a lot of time to find interesting creatures for us to see. Also appreciated the small group sizes made it a lot easier. The food was really delicious, there was a lot of variety and healthy/vegetarian options as well dessert each night. Overall have to say a big Thankyou to the whole crew (there are 17 of them on board!) especially Ambat, Raja, Eman and Yudha as well as Jacob and Nick. Each one of the staff will go above and beyond to make sure you have a great time.vasu V.vasu V. ★★★★★ Amazing experience.. great dive sites, great food, great hospitality, all in all a great experience… totally recommended…I did the liveaboard in June 2024, weather was good no rain, sea was calmGuy B.Guy B. ★★★★★ Amazing experience!Staff was extremely professional and welcoming, the boat itself is beautiful and well equippedYohann V.Yohann V. ★★★★★ Excellent trip and wonderfull dive spot, galigo’s crew was excellent !Carsten A.Carsten A. ★★★★★ We had a great dive trip on La Galigo. The staff is outstanding, the boat well layed out, the food very tasty, and the dive guides excellent. We were spoiled by specialty teas or juices after dives and the dive deck crew taking care of our gear. The diving was very good with an unbelievable variety of coral and fish.Don B.Don B. ★★★★★ Outstanding, above expectations, perfect dive boat!Our group of 14 divers chartered La Galigo for 2 weeks in April 2023 in Raja Ampat. Initially booked for April 2020, we were thrilled that despite the pandemic delays our trip went off without a hitch when travel reopened. Our group unanimously felt this was the best trip of our lives (despite all traveling extensively). Above expectations, the boat is perfectly set up for a dive trip; cabins and public space is awesome and the dive deck is perfect. Crew are absolutely amazing and the food, the diving, and the service are above expectations. We have never been looked after so well. Fereez, made everything run perfectly and was super fun and a great dive resource. All the dive guides are amazing. The diving in Raja Ampat is 'off the charts'. Can't recommend this trip enough and we are planning to rebook soonMaggie L.Maggie L. ★★★★★ As a solo female diver, I had a wonderful and comfortable time aboard the La Galigo. The entire staff was extremely welcoming and hospitable. My room/ bathroom was cleaned every day; my bed comfortable. The shared spaces were also well maintained ans spacious. I also enjoyed all the home cooked meals and desserts. Quality food was a requirement for the live-aboard I choose. The dive crew and cruise director, Fareez, also took great care that my dive preferences and needs were met during our 24 dives. I’d definitely book the La Galindo next time I’m in Raja Ampat.Sabrina B.Sabrina B. ★★★★★ Ich hatte eine wunderschöne Tauchsafari über Weihnachten/Neujahr 23/24. Die ausgesuchten Tauchplätze waren grossartig und wurden vor jedem Tauchgang vorgestellt. Die gesamte Crew hat sich sehr gut um die Gruppe gekümmert und war jederzeit hilfsbereit. Das Essen war sehr lecker und frisch. Mir hat auch die Grösse der Gruppe (14 TaucherInnen) gefallen. Meistens waren 4 Tauchgänge geplant, ausser bei längeren Überfahrten. Zudem gab es 2 Landausflüge. Ich würde diese Tour ohne zu zögern nochmals machen.Marko L.Marko L. ★★★★★ We had the Christmas/New Year liveaboard of 2023-24. Boat and the size of the group (14 people) were great. I enjoyed the diving rythm, there was a clear schedule, dive sites were introduced well and everything worked, and without the annoying rush to dive which some liveaboards have. Cruise director was fantastic, and the rest of the crew was great as well. Food was excellent throughout the cruise. On this trip, most days had 4 dives, so not much time for extra activities, or time/energy for having drinks during the evenings, just for people to know if you are used to something else on liveaboards. We did 2 nice hikes to specific islands on the 2-dive days, of which the first was truly amazing remote lagoon, in which we swam after the hike. 35 dives in 11 days, so ears were popping after a long break. The Raja Ampat is beautiful, but for diving, mainly smaller stuff to see (a lot), or then it was just bad luck we only had one dive with proper look on the Manta Ray's. Overall, beautiful please and nice boat and crew, easily recommended.Bil C.Bil C. ★★★★★ Our amazing cruise through Raja Ampat aboard La Galigo was the highlight of a year in SEA. This beautiful Phinisi sailing yacht has been outfitted as an efficient and super-comfortable diving platform, plying the pristine waters of Indonesia.Every person in the crew went out of their way to make our trip perfect: from the first early-morning dive briefing to the last morsel of dinner. And...the food was amazing! Many options for most any dietary preference, and plenty of it.Several land excursions gave us the opportunity to stretch our legs and view the gorgeous landscape from a totally different perspective. (it would have been nice to know we could float all the way down the Blue River instead of hiking back).And of course - the diving! Tremendous varieties of colorful & healthy corals and billions of tropical fish everywhere. Relaxing dives over beautiful reefs to challenging currents (on a couple) to amazing night dives where our dive master used his x-ray vision to spot creatures we mortals would never have seen.Many thanks to cruise director Fareez, dive guides Ambat, Aghi & Fendy, Jeffrey and all the rest of the crew - on board and onshore.We were also blessed to have a great bunch of fellow divers, and look forward to diving and hanging with everyone again in the future. Cheers!Ian R.Ian R. ★★★★★ We had an incredible week on La Galigo. From the crew, to the food, to the ship cleanliness, to the itinerary & dives, everything was amazing and planned out so well. The excursion to Wayag was one of the highlights and not many of the other liveaboards go up there. We loved the crew - Fareez the cruise director was super chill and professional. Our dive guide Fendy has lived these reefs and made sure we got the most out of every dive. Even found Shuan the Sheep for us! Thanks for an unforgettable week in Raja Ampat.Bob H.Bob H. ★★★★★ My wife and I went on the Raja Ampat liveaboard in November 2023. Cannot say enough good things about the crew, they cater to every need and make it an effortless dive trip. The boat is appropriately sized for 14-16 guests and you always have enough space. Food is outstanding, and they cater to differing dietary needs. And most importantly, the diving is amazing! Guides are solid. Highly recommend it to anyone considering a liveaboard in Raja Ampat or Komodo!LT S.LT S. ★★★★★ La Galigo sets the standard for what a liveaboard experience can and should be. Fareez and the crew are incredibly organized, efficient, and friendly.Every need is considered and addressed. The food is delicious with loads of variety and care for dietary restrictions. Chef Dede is a champ.Fareez’s Show and Tell is a brilliant exercise that lets passengers get to know each other without being corny or forced.Cannot rave about the experience enough. Great dives in stunning locations. Land excursions to see some of the beauty of Indonesia. Friendly crew that fully preps and looks after your gear so you can totally focus on the dives.Raja and Jeffrey are front-of-the-house stars, although every single crew member deserves to be mentioned by name. Good-natured, fun, and kind.Book with La Galigo. They’ve created magic on the sea.Jessica L.Jessica L. ★★★★★ I had such a fantastic time on La Galigo! Everything from the itinerary to the daily schedule was so well planned. The boat was clean, tidy, and had all the amenities you could ask for. After just a few hours it felt like home! The dive guides were absolutely amazing - shoutout to Fendy! - and our cruise director Fareez made sure we were comfortable and happy at every moment. The diving in Raja Ampat was spectacular, and every single member of the staff on La Galigo went above and beyond for us every step of the way. Even our land excursions were unbelievable. This was an unforgettable week and I'd definitely come back with this crew! Amazing experience!Realty Cheng C.Realty Cheng C. ★★★★☆ The crew is nice, food is good.I had really good memory in this diving trip.andy L.andy L. ★★★★★ This trip so amazingThomas C.Thomas C. ★★★★★ Excellent live aboard with the best crew , very attentive ever ….. be expected to be full all the time as there is something served after each divejackie W.jackie W. ★★★★★ 開心yiu kwong L.yiu kwong L. ★★★★★ happyZoe Y.Zoe Y. ★★★★★ Cheng W.Cheng W. ★★★★★ Happy liveaboard trip! Diving, hiking and good food😋Marcelo L.Marcelo L. ★★★★☆ Best dives, beautiful nature, great food and the best crew. The boat however needs some repairs. I had a big problem with water intrusion inside my cabin the day we had some rain. I also had some issues with toilet leaks and bad smell inside the cabin. The cruise director and staff were super nice considering the resources available. The owners are ones to have these type of problems addressed.James S.James S. ★★★★★ We had a great time on La Galigo - the crew went out of their way to look after us, the food was brilliant and the diving was fantastic. We would highly recommend!Nikki A.Nikki A. ★★★★★ Had a wonderful time during the Live Aboard, the crew was so nice and helpful! Food was delicious with a lot of variety between each day. The dives were incredible and the dive guides helped us find really cool marine life. Highly recommend it! I want to come back, thank you for making this trip so memorable!Lili H.Lili H. ★★★★★ We did the South Raja Ampat tour and had an incredible time diving the beautiful sites and spending time on the liveaboard. The service is outstanding, the food is delicious and above all the crew is excellent and the differentiating factor - always helpful and joyful. We will always cherish this trip and cannot recommend La Galigo and the crew enough.Deborah K.Deborah K. ★★★★★ 5 Star Service!My husband and I just returned home from a 12 day Ultimate Raja Ampat and it was absolutely amazing! From the moment we were met at the hotel to our final goodbye the service was 5 star.La Galigos staff take pride in catering to everyone's needs and are attentive, detail oriented and anticipated your needs before you even asked. The food was wonderful with a variety choices of meats, veggies, salads, fruit and catered to vegetarian and gluten free diets. A range of food from typical Indonesian to more western options. Eggs your style every day. Little touches such as freshly baked bread in the morning and creative desserts in the evening. The chef, his assistant, Raja and Jeffery provided exceptional service.The boat is laid out very well with lots of areas to relax in between dives. Accommodation was very comfortable and cleaned and serviced daily. We had a master cabin on the upper level.Diving was spectacular and we saw so many fish small and large that are unique to the area (Nudis, pygmy seahorses and squid, ghost pipefish, orangutang crabs) and so many Mantas!! The dive deck is located on the back of the boat with easy access to the tenders which take you to the dive site. The diving operation like everything else on la Galigo is very organized and well run. Attention to detail with amazing drawings of each unique dive site for our pre dive briefs. The dive guides are experienced and somehow have the super power of x-ray vision and could find the smallest and weirdest creatures! Aghi was our dive guide and did an awesome job!We typically dove 4 dives a day with the first brief at 7am followed by breakfast a surface interval rinse and repeat. There were a few days we only did 2 dives as we were transiting to a different location. If you love to dive this is for you! Truly 5 star service!Nightly Fareez our cruise director gave us a brief about what the plan was the following day. Fareez did a wonderful job coordinating the operations and guest needs. There were several land excursions to hike to a viewpoint and take in spectacular views. A nice change to mix up the trip. Fareez also offered several documentaries to watch throughout the trip.We shared the trip with some awesome guests from the UK, US, Australia and Switzerland and have made some friends for life. We particularly liked the smaller number of divers, maximum of 14.Raja Ampat is a very special place with pristine and unique coral, healthy and unique fish population, wonderful landscapes and people. For us coming from Canada it did take us 3 days to get there and 3 days to get home and was so worth it! We have memories that will last a lifetime and hope to join La Galigo for a Komodo trip next year. Thank you to all the La Galigo staff who made our trip so special and memorable!If you are thinking of a trip to Raja Ampat you will not be disappointed in choosing La Galigo!Steve B.Steve B. ★★★★★ My second trip with La Galigo; Komodo last year and this time on the Ultimate Raja Ampat itinerary. The crew were fantastic again; the food was ample (too much!) and varied and tasty: assistance pre- and post-dive was great. As the first trip of the season we didn’t have the best weather or visibility, but they changed the route (north first instead of south) to improve the conditions, and we still saw plenty. The range and numbers of fish and coral remain overwhelming. Untouched reefs and huge schools. Sharks (wobbegong, walking, grey, white/black tip etc) and plenty of mantas. Stunning scenery and a lovely boat with top-notch organisation.Mark M.Mark M. ★★★★★ Excellent diving with exceptional crew and dive guides. Comfortable accommodation and delicious food. What else can I say ? My third trip with La Galigo, consistent quality - Book early !!Paul N.Paul N. ★★★★★ August 2023La Galigo is a very professionally run operation. All the crew were incredibly friendly and attended to our every need. Honestly, you could not ask for more.The ship is super clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Plenty of areas to get away from things and enjoy the amazing surroundings whether at anchor or underway.The Jurassic Komodo Cruise programme was really well thought out and provided great exposure for both divers and snorkelers over the 6D/5N cruise.Our cruise director Fareez was a super nice guy an very complete when it came to explaining the programme. Briefings on every dive were on time and very detailed.It has to be said that our meal’s were exceptional - Raja and the boys in the galley did an incredible job - nobody went wanting.As for the undersea life, every dive had something different and all were absolutely special - some amazing macro stuff. We went to experience manta rays for the first time and we were not disappointed - absolutely incredible! Indonesia has so much to offer and as snorkelers and free divers the ‘beat’ was just perfect for us with 3 dives per day.Our time on La Galigo will remain special and very memorable.We highly recommend La Galigo and crew.Paul Nevin and Huguette Simard (Australia)Andrew D.Andrew D. ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing trip. The boat was great and easy to relax in between dives. The diving was amazing and everything was taken care of, all you had to do was be ready for the delicious snack or drink they had prepared. And the thing that surprised me the most was how amazing the food was, chef was top notch. The whole crew were accommodating and made the time on board enjoyable from start to finish. Would highly recommend.Chloe YChloe Y ★★★★★ I went on the Jurassic Komodo trip with La Galigo in Aug 2023. This was my 4th liveaboard and I'd say it's the best one I've been on! Shout out to the cruise director Fareez - the level of details he gets into and the thoughts behind all the planning he does make me feel safe and well taken care of right from my very first text message with him ahead of pick-up.The boat is clearly well maintained - everything was squeaky clean and tidy throughout my entire trip. The food was fantastic!! What talented chefs. The crew is without a doubt the most professional and welcoming bunch of people I've ever dived with. Everything about the dives was planned and explained in advanced in well-drawn details. My DM Ambat was attentive to my needs throughout the trip and was patient and thoughtful with his solutions. And more importantly he was fun and so full of curiosity - made me laugh in and out of the water :). I was also happy with the itinerary - we were able to do very fun night dives every night of the trip, and the mix of diving and a couple trips on the islands felt just right.I'd go back to Indonesia for Raja Ampat with them in a heartbeat.Gene G.Gene G. ★★★★★ Loved this boat and trip. The diving was great, the crew was friendly and unbelievably patient and helpful, the food was varied and tasty, the room was very comfortable, the rental equipment was first rate. Could not imagine a more pleasant and enjoyable diving trip, everything we were hoping for. Thank you, La Galigo, for a great trip.Juan B.Juan B. ★★★★★ Unforgettable experience! 100% recommend to join La Galigo for a diving liveaboard. My wife and I did the Jurassic Komodo (5N/6D) with them and couldn’t be more happy with the trip. The boat is beautiful, the staff is so attentive, and the diving sites are unforgettable. I hope to visit Raja Ampat in the future and will defitnely do it with La Galigo again. Thank you, La Galigo team!Julian BJulian B ★★★★★ 10/10!I joined the jurassic Komodo national park 6D/5N Trip in august 2023 and it was such a great time!The crew, the boat itself and the dive sites are amazing! Cant stop dreaming about it.I am looking forward to come back for the trip in raja ampat asap.Every single day was unique and i cant thank everybody enough for their effort. Great job guys🤙🏻🤙🏻👏Amro A.Amro A. ★★★★★ La Galigo Liveaboard are very professional and well organised! We did the 6D/5N Jurassic Komodo trip in Jun 2023 and couldn't be more satisfied with the service. Itinerary is well thought of, staff are very friendly and professional, food is delicious, and the boat itself is spotless and in a great condition. If you choose La Galigo, you will not be disappointed!BIG shout out to the legendary divemaster, Fendy, for finding my mask after I dropped it on a drift dive. 10/10!Daniel L.Daniel L. ★★★★★ We did Jurassic Komodo tour and for sure I can say we had the best times of our life onboard La Galigo! Great food, great crew and amazing dive experiences. The boat is super clean and confortable. Feerez was always around taking care and sharing laughs with everyone. Raja always kind and careful during every meal. Dive guides were so professionals giving us confidence to enjoy all dives, even when we had strong courrents. Thanks for everyone! Excited to be back as soon as possible.Claudia B.Claudia B. ★★★★★ It was literally the Best Trip ever. I was quite new to diving and a bit scared that everyone else was super experienced but my Dive Guide was so chilled and amazing and I felt so safe.I had so much fun and the crew is bloody amazing. The cabin was super nice and the bed very comfy.The food was exceptionally good and I gained 2 kilos 😂.I will come back for two more trips next year and can’t wait.Peter H.Peter H. ★★★★★ I was recently part of a group of 14 friends who stayed on La Galigo in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, for the last voyage of the season. In short, the trip was spectacular! Everything about the trip was amazing...the staff were very friendly and hard working, the food was delicious, the accommodations were very comfortable (each unit had an ensuite bathroom), and the diving...well...if you dive and want to treat yourself to one of the best dive spots on the planet, La Galigo is the way to go. We have traveled extensively and the the service on this trip was extraordinary. The dive-gear was always ready to go and the guides were very knowledgable and enthusiastic. At the end of the trip we felt we had made some new friends and would not hesitate to return, when/if the opportunity arises. Many thanks to the entire staff for making this a trip to remember and to Nick and Tom for creating such a special experience!Kindest regards,Peter (and Celine)Steve kSteve k ★★★★★ Fantastic trip, guides and crew. Trip was delayed for COVID but owners ensured that we went when able while many other companies went under without refunds. Food was amazing. Highly recommend for your Raja Ampat live aboard adventure!Sylvain G.Sylvain G. ★★★★★ Enjoyed a great liveboard week in Raja Ampat. Great dives, comfy rooms, good food and very friendly/servive oriented crew.David R.David R. ★★★★★ Best crew, great boat, great food, brilliant diving. Just finished my 2nd trip with these guys, now saving for my 3rd. Couldn't recommend these guys highly enough 👌Jeremy H.Jeremy H. ★★★★★ This was my third liveaboard and it was a top-notch experience. The diving was amazing, with schools of fish on almost every dive, sharks (including wobbegongs and walking sharks), mantas, many nudibranchs, and beautiful coral. The cruise director was great and made sure the guests had fun, and all of the crew were awesome, constantly keeping the boat organized and clean with warm, friendly service. The food stood out as very good and definitely above the typical liveaboard fare - all of the guests agreed. It was a 5-star experience, from helping take care of your equipment, towel service, snacks after dives, friendly crew, great food, and great dive masters. Our suite room was particularly nice with a sitting area and private balcony, but all of the rooms seemed comfortable and clean. I would definitely recommend La Galigo to anyone looking for a great liveaboard in Indonesia.Shannon R.Shannon R. ★★★★★ An amazing experience. So many awesome dive sites, each with their own charm. End to end first class service, from room cleanliness, food quality, staff courtesy, dive master professionalism to pick up & drop off. All round 5 star experience. Thanks to Fareez & the crew for making this an unforgettable trip. Shannon & Paul (March 2023)Damon H.Damon H. ★★★★★ I've been on a fair share of liveaboards- this one really stands out. Great crew, great Indonesian food, loads of special effort by the boat to make the experience 5 star- post dive snacks, personal towel service, small dive groups, comfortable, clean rooms.Tahiche de P.Tahiche de P. ★★★★★ Superb diving, awesome land excursions, beautiful, clean and well maintained boat and a very helpful fantastic crew. What more can you wish for your holidays?FensterFenster ★★★★★ Outstanding!!!! The service was above and beyond, the food was amazing, very well organized with everything. Lots and lots of diving. Accommodations were stellar and I had a fantastic time. Highly recommend this Liveaboard. Would definitely book with them again. Love love loved it.Sally S.Sally S. ★★★★★ Fantastic liveaboard! The dives were stunning, the service was 5 star, the boat was beautiful and very comfortable and I considered kidnaping the chef the food was that delicious!Can't wait to do another trip on La Galigo!Anne-Louise VAnne-Louise V ★★★★★ I did an 8 day Raja Ampat North cruise.I absolutely loved. The boat was great, clean, comfortable with heaps of character.The only thing better than the location & sites were the crew and the food! Staff were really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was so tasty and there was so much of it.Fantastic shore excursions - the views blew me away.The diving was mind blowing. Manta Rays, reef sharks, turtles bigger than me. There was so much bright, healthy, colourful coral to see.Would highly recommend.LauraLaura ★★★★★ I just returned from a trip of a lifetime aboard La Galigo and can't sing enough praises about this operation.From the pre-sail communication from the head office to the follow up post-trip, the customer service has been second to none!I completed the Raja Central & North trip and was astonished by how well organised everything was. Not only did Fareez, the Cruise Director, ensure the entire trip ran seamlessly and all 14 guests were comfortable and well tended to during the week, he was always up for a friendly chat and laugh.The boat itself is a beautiful sailing ship with very comfortable cabins and en-suite bathrooms. Having been on other liveaboards in the past, being able to have a hot shower with great water pressure every night felt like such a luxury! There are also plenty of space on the deck to hang out or nap between dives.Needless to say, the diving was simply EXCEPTIONAL but dive guides were world class! The briefings before every dive were so detailed and we dived in small groups, so the guides always had eyes on all the divers PLUS whatever wonderful creatures and critters they were showing us throughout the dives. Special mention to my wonderful guide, Aghi, who had a knack for finding everything from macro to sharks and mantas. I felt so lucky to have dived with Aghi.All the crew and staff worked tirelessly cleaning our cabins daily, serving up the most delicious meals (I can write War & Peace on the food alone!), cleaning and preparing our dive equipment, helping us pre & post-dives and generally going above and beyond, all with the biggest smiles on their faces! As a solo traveller, I was made to feel so welcome by the crew, including Nick, the co-owner who was a wealth of knowledge and was always on hand for additional support if needed.I also loved all the land based activities and felt like it was a perfectly curated route to see the best of central and north Raja Ampat.I can't recommend La Galigo and its team highly enough, and am already planning to return in the future for round 2!James L.James L. ★★★★★ We were a group of 14 and had Brilliant week on La Galigo! The diving was brilliant despite the terrible weather, the crew and dive guides were excellent.Kim S.Kim S. ★★★★★ Had a great week on La Galigo!!!Super nice rooms, amazing staff, great experience! As soon as you get back from your dives (usually 4/day) the crew awaits you, wrapping you in a towel and taking care of your equipment. The boat is super nice, you actually feel like a pirate! I did the north & central tour- Wayag was definitely my highlight!Food was nice as well, especially after spending 3 weeks at local home stays (even though they’re great too). Big thanks to Raja and my extra portions of ice cream!!! Would come back any time and hopefully will soon! Thank you guys!!Hannah T.Hannah T. ★★★★★ This was my first time on a liveaboard and it far exceeded my expectations. The boat itself was comfortable and immaculately clean, the meals were fantastic (and catered to dietary restrictions), the diving was breathtaking and the staff was equally phenomenal. I wasn't sure about the safety or hospitality of living on a boat like this, but I needn't have worried. There were 3 divemasters on the boat so we dove with groups of just a few people. Before each dive we had a dive meeting where we learned about the dive, our course & what to expect. It took away all stress and made me feel super confident in every trip. Engineers took care of all our equipment and it was cleaned and kept in top shape. The boat was stocked with first aid items and every coral scrape or achy ear was treated with care. They even kept extra oxygen and a defibrillator on the boat.When things went wrong (like a leaky roof over our bed), the staff worked hard to right the situation. Beyond being first class professionals, the crew was plain fun. They even threw us a party on the last night, performed and joined us for singing and dancing on the roof deck. And when I got tired of diving, a staff member would graciously take me to an island to read or snorkel with me. I would 100% do this trip all over again.Natalie S.Natalie S. ★★★★★ Amazing experience with great crew and service. Highly recommend!teje3teje3 ★★★★★ Hicimos una ruta de 8 dias por Raja Ampat con la Galigo y el servicio en el barco fue magnifico. La tripulación siempre muy atenta a ayudar y a hacer la estancia lo mas comoda posible y todo bastante bien gestionado.Buen barco para hacer un liveaboard.La ruta se fue adaptando para hacer esquivar el mal tiempo y una plaga de medusas en la zona de Misool, quedando una ruta con los mejores highlights de la zona.En mi opinión La Galigo ofrece lo que se puede esperar de un liveaboard.Mathias H.Mathias H. ★★★★★ wir haben die große Raja Ampat Ultimate Tour gemacht, elf Tage tauchen . Ein fantastisches Erlebnis, eine großartige Unterwasserwelt, und ein wirklich tolles Schiff und eine tolle Crew! Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, alle waren sehr freundlich. Immer sehr aufmerksam und haben versucht, unsere Wünsche zu erfüllen. Das tauchen war sehr professionell und immer sehr sicher. Und gleichzeitig fünf Sterne mit allem Komfort. Die Diveguides haben uns großartige Dinge gezeigt. Wir können diese Tour absolut empfehlen!Martina R.Martina R. ★★★★★ We had a wonderful time.Great service, great food and great diving. We felt always very safe with our diveguide Fendy.Andre H.Andre H. ★★★★☆ Everything regarding diving was professional and the crew was attentive. But at food and accommodation is space for improvement. My bed got wet during rain, due to a leakage from the ceiling. The food was ok but could be more various.JonathanJonathan ★★★★★ La Galigo was one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Their crew and customer service was extraordinary. So much that my wife are now debating if we want to go somewhere new or repeat a trip with La Galigo in the next couple years. Fareez, Raja, and all the other crew members truly go above and beyond.The O.The O. ★★★★★ Excellent boat. Helpful, friendly and super efficient crew. Great Food. Small groups … 4 people per dive guide. Birthday cake a real surprise and delicious, plus crew singing. A treat. Spotless everything including dive gear washed at the end of every dive and at the end of your trip. No smelly dive areas which is unique especially at the end of a trip. Super comfortable mattresses in comfy cabins. Just fabulous.Jessica K.Jessica K. ★★★★★ Being aboard La Galigo was one of the most memorable trips of my 6 month travel adventure. The dive sites and land excursions were just incredible and the boat was very spacious and comfortable for living in. Above all, the welcoming nature and fun loving energy of Tom, the dive guides, the crew and the rest of the group made this a truly special week for me!I am really looking forward to joining them for Raja Ampat in the near future and highly recommend them to anyone 😀Christian F.Christian F. ★★★★★ This was our fourth liveaboard and we had an absolutely super time with Tom and the crew, all of whom were pulling their legs out to make sure we had a fun, comfortable and safe trip. Fendy, Aghe and Steve have a sixth sense for finding macro critters and Raja, Decky and the kitchen crew will keep you well fed. The rooms are charming and the boat has a good layout that lends itself well to both socializing or finding a quiet corner to read a book in. Looking forward to doing Raja Ampat with them in the hopefully not too distant future.Ashlyn K.Ashlyn K. ★★★★★ We had such an incredible week aboard La Galigo that we wished we could do another - it was so hard to leave!Dive sites were phenomenal. Dive guides knew the area well. Equipment rented felt safe and secure. The staff help you with everything - load your gear on/off the small boats before/after a dive, clean everything and have it ready for the next one! (Of course you do your own safety checks to ensure everything is working properly before each dive, and if you wish to handle your own equipment 100% they understand.)The food was great and there was variety each day.Bedding was nice and comfortable. They even offered turn-down service each night!Fun surprise dinner the last night!Absolutely loved our experience and will definitely be back in the future!Valentina D.Valentina D. ★★★★★ Amazing experience! 100% recommended, very experienced dive masters, you will feel safe and have a great time!Rodrigo D.Rodrigo D. ★★★★★ My first time on a liveaboard and I couldn't have chosen a better company. The infrastructure was great (nice and clean cabins, great communal areas); and Tom and his crew were also amazing - super helpful, friendly, cheerful and knowledgeable. Thanks to them we had great dives and I was able to just relax and enjoy (or relax as much as possible when you are trying to do and see as much as is available!).Totally recommend.ian L.ian L. ★★★★★ These guys know what they're doing. Clean, comfortable, not over the top. They know where to dive and how to make sure you have a good time when not diving too.Tom is also an excellent problem solver - which comes in very handy in these uncertain times with changing regulatory requirements being very much the norm.Silvia D.Silvia D. ★★★★★ Hands down the best vacation you’ll ever book. Worth every penny. Tom and his crew went out of their way to make this the trip of a lifetime. I spent a lot of time researching Komodo liveaboards before booking. You don’t have to. Just book it. These guys are exceptional.Jose luis R.Jose luis R. ★★★★★ Una experiencia inolvidable, buen buceo, buen servicio, y buena comida local, su patrón y dueño TOM es una persona encantadora te sientes como en tu casa, os lo recomiendo.Santeri A.Santeri A. ★★★★★ My experience at La Galigo Liveaboard was fantastic. Could have not asked for better experience and service while being out in the middle of the oceanThings that made this trip special:- Location: Diving in Komodo is an incredible experience and if you are a dive enthusiast, I highly recommend visiting this area- Boat: The boat was incredibly well kept when we got there and along the 8 days the staff maintained the boat very well throughout the journey (cleaning your room, common area, after-dive mess)- Staff: The service provided by the staff was attentive but giving you your space at all times. The level of service was outstanding to the degree that it felt luxurious. Tom the owner who was with us during the trip was incredibly entertaining and made the trip even better- Guests: Customers who decided to come on this boat were fantastic. The experiences we had was only made greater by sharing it with like minded individuals who came from all over the world to see Komodo's beautiful underwater worldLa Galigo and the entire team - I thank youSanteriLester C.Lester C. ★★★★★ Travelled with the LGL team end Feb over a duration of 8D7N for Raja Ampat Central/North scuba diving. Boy, was it a wonderful experience! From the get-go, pick-ups from hotel, the intermediate transports, liveaboard briefing (meals, timing, safety), ship's punctuality to various dive sites scattered across the region - were all very well catered for. Not to mention the on-board crew's hospitality & warmth, you could always hear some laughter around, and Raja's (yes, that one of the crew's name, and no his last name is not Ampat) service during dining & teabreak hours are the best! There may be some minor hiccups here and there during your stay, but be sure to speak with Fareez (or whomever the crew or cruise director on-board) and they are very attentive to your needs. Liked the setup at the back of the boat, with a lowered platform, making it really easy for you to get on & off the little boat transfers to dive sites; as well as the efficiency of the crew in setting up your dive gears, and assisting you in offloading your equipment post a dive. Look out for their (occasional) banana fritters snacks after your dive, we kept asking for more!Robert R.Robert R. ★★★★★ What a fantastic experience! The crew was professional, energetic and made the trip so enjoyable. They take care of everything so you can focus on diving. I've dived all over the world and each dive was easily better than any previous dive. The crew takes care of setting up your equipment and getting it on the speed boat to take you to each dive site. The food was excellent and plentiful. I loved my cabin which had great AC and a very comfortable bed and bedding. Everyone on my trip had a great time and I expect you will too!Daniel W.Daniel W. ★★★★★ Great time and experience aboard La Galigo. The crew was excellent and cared for your every need. The dive briefings were excellent and the way they conducted the dive operations was superb. My wife and I highly recommend La Galigo.Lucian B.Lucian B. ★★★★★ We enjoyed everything: rooms (enough space in room and bathroom), food (amazing what the chef can prepare in a small kitchen and spending all day long under heat), diving and crew (forever grateful to the guys that saved my drone, without any request they took the small boat and went for it). La Galigo has a nice rustic aspect, I would recommend only a speaker system in the rooms and upper deck, so the cruise director can announce different events and you don't need to keep an eye on the watch or set an alarm.Y MY M ★★★★★ Thank you La Galigo! It was a wonderful trip in Komodo. I enjoyed and felt relaxed on board. All crew members were very friendly, food was really delicious, and the diving was amazing.I forget to fill out a questionnaire, please say thank you to my best guide Vicky and the crew who always handed me a towel and drink after the dive.I can't wait to go back!Omega P.Omega P. ★★★★★ Pelayanan sangat memuaskaKayvan T.Kayvan T. ★★★★★ the best diving in the world, most likely. friendly crew, great guides, good food and lots of diving... dont know what more you could ask for!Eduardo Vela (.Eduardo Vela (. ★★★★☆ Super friendly and professional team. Ali kept the group in good spirits and looking forward to the next day, Fendy did a great job showing us around the dive sites and keeping us safe (+Alex & Pablo on the night dives). Every day Faldes and Raja gave us great service in the restaurant, big and small John, and Ardus kept watch on us from the speed boats and the rest of the crew navigated us safely around Raja Ampat. Great team and whoever hired this team did a great job :-). The boat needs a bit more love to be at the same level as the team, specially around insect/cockroach control, but I hope that's resolved after the dry dock. Definitely would recommend it! And I might come back for another trip next time 😁.🐊🐢🐍🐬🐟🐠🐡🦈🐙🐚🦀🦞🦐🦑🏝️🏖️🌊⛱️Janne T.Janne T. ★★★★★ Raja Ampat 8D7N North & Central - great tripWe had an excellent liveaboard trip onboard La Galigo. During the trip 23 dives were offered as well as two island hikes. The dives were amazing and we did both famous Raja Ampat classic dives as well as lesser known, yet stunning, crew favorites. We were lucky that the weather permitted us to visit also Wayag up north, there is not much diving there but amazing hike with views over the lagoon.Basically all the diving is amazing and great in Raja Ampat so that is a given. We liked La Galigo a lot and my dive master Fendy was excellent 7-year veteran on the sites. There was 4 divers to 1 dive master which was great. We did not experience strong currents really and if there was some, dive masters made the dive plan so that it suited our skills. Everything was professional and safe.Also other crew members were very friendly and did their best to let us enjoy this unique trip. Food was really good and there was enough of it always!The boat as such is rather new (2012) and it has been maintained. The common areas are spacious and you have both sundeck and a deck in the shades. The cabins have comfortable beds and nice size ensuite.La Galigo is not a luxury vessel but everything there works, the crew is great meaning that customers can simply focus on diving and enjoying the fabulous archipelago! Definately can recommend this boat.sagar S.sagar S. ★★★★★ An amazing trip to one of the best spots in the world! Diving trip to raja ampat was made to be emmaculate by la galigo team and all the crew was just fantastic with their service and knowledge of the sea! Felt safe diving the waters throughout with excellent guides, good company from all corners of the world! Guarantees!Terence K.Terence K. ★★★★☆ La Galigo is a comfortable liveaboard; I joined the boat for a trip in Rajah Ampat - some of the best diving I've had - mantas, sharks, turtles, frequent sightings of woebegone sharks, many critters and many nudibranchs - night dives were particularly good. The crew are fantastic, helping you in and out of the water, washing your gear and getting you ready for the next dive. In fact, I don't think I've ever encountered such helpful staff - they even helped me out of my 5mm wet suit & the drinks and snacks after dives were great. My cabin was cleaned every day, food was excellent and there were several shore trips to beauty spots. I've stopped short of 5* coz I felt that there wasn't any really comfy lounging area on deck - there was a roomy padded bench under shade, and on the upper deck there were some bean bags and matresses but nothing really comfy .......but I'm probably just being picky. It's a great liveaboard, well priced and the diving is outstanding.Kevin L.Kevin L. ★★★★★ Great Raja Ampat trip with La Galigo - fun crew, great food and fantastic divingWackelzahnable W.Wackelzahnable W. ★★★★☆ Super Crew. Amazing Diving. Good food, BUT no one bothered that 25% of the guests did not eat fish. We had to go to bed hungry a couple of times. And the engine was quite load. The sails were never up and we had to kill the cockroaches.H S (.H S (. ★★★★★ Gorgeous looking boat, fabolous host, great friendly and efficient service and staff, delicious food, beautiful dive sites and sceneries... simply amazing liveaboard experience.Given the challenging and sometimes tricky current pattern at many dive sites in Komodo, should seriously consider having two dive guides per group of 4, especially if some of the divers are less experienced in challenging drift diving. Local guide is imperative for such places as Komodo as they can navigate better due their extensive experience and knowledge of the sites. Have to thank Captain Nicko for being my extra guide in some dives, literally saving me from out of air situation 15m down in a very strong current. Safety should be the utmost importance of any dives, and clear protocol on how a separated group member situation need to be handled appropriately. My other personal experience of being shot up to the surface from 15m down and left by myself while my guide decided to continue diving with rest of the group shouldn’t have happened. Luckily I surfaced In an area with no roping current and also close to the speed board, otherwise...??? I take these incidents as a learning experience but definitely do not want others to have similar experience.Other than that, it was a very nice liveaboard experiment and will have no doubt of coming back!DianaDiana ★★★★★ Our week on La Galigo was awesome. The boat is very well set up, and the team made diving a breeze. Everything organised and loaded prior to each dive, all we had to do was carry our mask. Dodi, our dive leader was awesome, and able to avoid the currents even while other teams had strong currents, we had virtually none on the same reef, at the same time. I will definitely pack a magnifying glass for all the small creatures next time. The dive tenders had long ladders for easy reboarding. After a dive, fresh water shower,and Raja was waiting with your towel and a hot drink. The food was amazing- thank you Gibo. Varied, Indonesian and western, and always lots of choice. Beautiful fresh fruit. Loved the battered bananas. Aly worked so hard to ensure everyone was happy, and always with an amazing smile. She is an amazing asset to La Galigo. Our topside room was comfortable, cleaned everyday, and fresh linen. A huge THANK YOU to La Galigo crew- you are awesome, and we will be backChrisChris ★★★★★ The diving was very good but the experience made exceptional by the crews interaction with us passengers. The boat was full of laughter and good vibes. Don't worry about the cuisine as the food put out by "Chef" (Gibson)and his team was a pure Indonesian style of food of the best standard. The dive masters (Farhy-Neco and Dodi) made everyone at ease with a very professional attitude to diving. All in all an excellent live aboard experience....one I could do again and again and again.Sven S.Sven S. ★★★★★ Fantastic, well trained, fun, professional and accommodating crew, amazing dives, excellent food and a boat with a lot of character, comfortable cabins and an overall seamless and unforgettable experience.Jadranka N.Jadranka N. ★★★★★ If you are looking for an incredible place to dive and a "new family" to share your experience with..this is the live aboard you want to be on! Thanks for all the little and big moments! They are locked inside us, in our "happy place" forever!js_loader

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La Galigo was acquired in Bali, a beautiful purpose-built ‘Phinisi’ style dive Liveaboard, handcrafted by the Bugis people of Southern Sulawesi. We pride ourselves on our Indonesian crew, who have collectively spent many years sailing and diving around a significant number of the 18,000+ stunning islands that make up Indonesia. Liveaboard diving is a popular way to explore the underwater world in Indonesia, and La Galigo is the perfect vessel for such an adventure.

Our dive destinations are primarily split between Raja Ampat and Komodo, though we offer the opportunity to dive in Wakatobi, Banda, Ambon, Maumere, Alor and beyond.

We are predominantly a scuba diving liveaboard but we are happy to tailor bespoke charters on request. The vessel takes a maximum of 14 guests comfortably, and our accommodation is offered as seven cabins split over two decks, constructed with comfort in mind. All of our Master and Deluxe cabins are available in either double or twin share beds with air-conditioning and ensuite fresh hot water showers.

your second home

We love our guests to feel at home, and we have several deck areas where people can relax, take in the exceptional surroundings or just read a book.

Indoors you will find our air-conditioned communal space, where our internationally trained chef will serve you a mixture of Indonesian and International cuisine. Our communal lounge area is also filled with an extensive library of books, games and a TV and is the perfect space to share your experiences of another impeccable day’s diving.

Land tours are an integral part of our outlined itineraries, allowing you to experience the breathtaking beauty and diverse cultures that Indonesia has to offer.

Our purpose-built dive deck at the rear of the vessel allows plenty of room for gearing up and lots of camera space for underwater photography enthusiasts, and with the deck being at sea level, it is designed with guest comfort and accessibility in mind.