guest Reviews

Onboard reviews

Alastair H

🇨🇦 Canada

Excellent

Misool diving; great guides; friendly crew

Recommended for:
The diving; the dive guides and the crew

 

Diane W

🇺🇸 United States

Ultimate Dive Experience

Hanging in current at the Cauldron watching a free diver swim among Mantas, pygmy seahorses and the friendship that developed between a group of strangers.

Recommended for:
The crew, the accommodations, the entire group of 14 divers

 

Sylvie B

🇨🇦 Canada

A first liveaboard experience that will be hard to out-do.

The overall experience delighted me. When I thought “that last dive was the best dive”, it was out done on the next dive. The hard working crew went out of their way to insure everything was perfect. If there was a small glitch (because nothing in life is perfect), they would see to it immediately. The ship is beautiful and easily felt at home for 8 days.

Recommended for:
The crew, the biodiversity and the other passengers!

 

Katie R

🇺🇸 United States

Amazing!

We had the best time on the La Galigo back in September 2018! We took the Komodo trip and the entire crew made the experience beyond incredible! The rooms are large, the food was excellent and the diving was superb. We absolutely want to join a trip in Raja Ampat in the future aboard the La Galigo!

Recommended for:
Crew, food and diving

 

Youngran S

🇺🇸 United States

Great

Diving sites – Manta point, soft coral field

Recommended for:
Crew, Diving sites, Master cabin

 

Alwyn D

🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates

Excellent diving crossed with a pleasure cruise, outstanding.

Feels like home

Recommended for:
People Diving People

 

Gary M

🇮🇪 Ireland

Amazing

Visiting the Komodo Dragons, BBQ at the end of the week, diving with Manta Rays

Recommended for:
Fantastic dive sites, warm and welcoming crew, the other passengers

 

Payam M

🇦🇺 Australia

Exceptional

Great diving Good dive masters Great food A magnificent boat

Recommended for:
The staff , high quality diving , exceptional meals

 

Kyonghwa J

🇰🇷 South Korea

Wonderful diving tour

Beautiful Reefs and Corrals, Manta rays, and Schooling of devil rays (Mobula)

Recommended for:
Good service, great meals, and wonderful diving points

 

Markus B

🇩🇪 Germany

Don't Miss it!

Dive sites: Manta Point Boat: being more a part of the team than just a guest Side activities: Beaches and sunsets with bats

 

Yuen Fai Dick W

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

A rewarding dive trip

Wobbegong in the cave, on the rock, on the move; huge mantas; school of barracudas real close; beautiful colorful corals in so many dive sites.

Recommended for:
Excellent dive guide Alex, unusually good weather, richest corals and sea lives

 

Terence K

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

The Best Crew Ever

Diving with mantas Beautiful corals Night dives Hot drink and snack after diving Carefree diving – you don’t need to touch your equipment (unless you want to) Spectacular shore trips

Recommended for:
Diving with mantas, guides and crew, food.

 

Seulky K

🇰🇷 South Korea

It was just perfect!

Komodo dragons!!

Recommended for:
assistance before and after the dive, food.

 

Mariuccia D

🇮🇹 Italy

Awesome Dives in a comfort boat and assistance!

The dives in Manta Halley, drift dives.

Recommended for:
food, crews, mantas.

 

Annette D

🇫🇷 France

Amazing!

Beautiful liveaboard, so friendly crew, really good dive spots! Komodo islands are so gorgeous !!! I am in a hurry to go onboard very soon !!!

 

Michelle B

🇳🇿 New Zealand

A dream holiday

The diving was amazing, so much life on some of those reefs and great to see healthy coral. We loved the whole liveaboard experience and we were so well looked after. The food was just amazing and yummy.

Recommended for:
We got so well looked after both diving and just being onboard. The food was delicious and there was so much variety. Enjoyed the beautiful sunset walks and loved seeing the bats.

 

Devan L

🇺🇸 United States

Best diving I have ever done

Highlights of my trip included… Getting to dive in currents that I have not experienced until Komodo. Aquatic life including sharks, mantas, turtles with great macro diving at night. Well balanced as we dove frequently but also got to trek through Rinca National Park, climb a small mountain in Pulau Komodo, and see the flying foxes at Pulau Kalong. DL

Recommended for:
The accessibility of the dive sites from the boat. The location. Variability (see sharks, mantas, and great macro life).

 

Kamil F

🇫🇷 France

Great diving trip with great crew

The boat and the crew are really great. Big sundeck and people giving lot of attention to details.The diving was really good as well and well organised. Had a really good time and will come back for Rajah this time.

Recommended for:
crew, boat, food

 

David D

🇺🇸 United States

Our experience on the La Galigo was most excellent!

The highlights of this trip surrounded the attention to the dive site itinerary. The trip planners and the dive guides balanced the weather with the dive sites to assure optimal exposure to the best possible dive sites. The entire crew could not have been more friendly, and their attention to detail and commitment to ensure an enjoyable trip was quite evident. Chief Gibo was most pleasant and attentive to the dietary needs of the passengers and prepared some excellent dishes every meal…the barbecue on the last evening was top notch! Dive guides Fendy and Dody were both excellent guides and made every dive insightful and enjoyable as well as safe. My wife and I had a spectacular trip and give the La Galigo and her crew our highest recommendation!

Recommended for:
The three best things about this liveaboard were: 1) the dive itinerary; 2) the dive guides; and 3) the chief and his food!

 

Andrew M

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

An exceptionally delightful diving holiday

Seeing schooling barracuda and marbled moray eels swimming out of their holes aboard a wreck. The chef made a big effort to cater to our needs. More veg, less meat would be my suggestion. There’s no point cooking steak in Thailand. Stick to the local fare!

 

Recommended for:
We loved the ambiance of the boat; the owner was on board with his cat; safety was always considered

 

Geoffrey B

🇦🇺 Australia

A most enjoyable, diverse Liveaboard dive adventure

The beautiful dive sites

Recommended for:
1. The diving diversity and choice of dive sites. 2. The friendly, entertaining crew and fellow guests, 3. The delicious and ample meals and snacks

 

Jin Woo L

🇰🇷 South Korea

FANTABULOUS

I just loved this entire trip for Komodo with La Galigo with Tom and crews of La Galigo and amazing divings!

 

Nanae G

🇨🇭 Switzerland

An absolutely amazing dive trip on a beautifully reconstructed classical Indonesian boat

All of the dive sites in Komodo NP were amazing but specially one dive site called “Shot Gun” was the best and so much fun—-this is a narrow passage between 2 islands. We wait for the tides to change and dive in with a reef hook ready, then wait in the middle of the channel to see all sorts of creatures flying by. A huge Manta flew by just 1m from me was an unforgettable experience! The sights of Komodo dragons on the island of Rinca on the last day of our trip was another highlight for me. The crew was so polite and well trained who pampered us from the beginning to the end of our trip. The equipment I hired was a top quality and the food was awesome!

 

Recommended for:
the crew, the dive sites, the food

 

Other Reviews from Social Media

Christian ForsterChristian Forster
16:48 03 Sep 22
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 KaliesAshlyn Kalies
03:05 31 Aug 22
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!
Rodrigo DomitRodrigo Domit
19:55 28 Aug 22
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 lauian lau
15:24 25 Aug 22
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 DomitSilvia Domit
07:47 25 Aug 22
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.
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Christian ForsterChristian Forster
16:48 03 Sep 22
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 KaliesAshlyn Kalies
03:05 31 Aug 22
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!
Rodrigo DomitRodrigo Domit
19:55 28 Aug 22
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 lauian lau
15:24 25 Aug 22
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 DomitSilvia Domit
07:47 25 Aug 22
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.
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