La Galigo Liveaboard Returns to Bali This Year for Dry Dock
La Galigo Liveaboard has been offering exceptional dive trips in Indonesia in 2022 & 2023, and with the end of April comes the conclusion of the Raja Ampat diving season. In early May, La Galigo Liveaboard has returned to Bali for our annual dry dock. In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about La Galigo Liveaboard’s dry dock journey.
What is a Dry Dock?
A dry dock is a workspace between the water and the land where a ship can be pulled out of the water into a dry space to work. Here the ship can be maintained, repaired, and inspected across the entire vessel, especially for parts that spend the rest of the year underwater.
Why is La Galigo Liveaboard in Dry Dock?
All ships require regular maintenance and repairs to ensure that they remain seaworthy and safe, La Galigo Liveaboard is no exception. Dry docking is an annual requirement set by the maritime safety authorities and prerequisite to obtaining important safety documents and clearances to sail, which are issued by a qualified and experienced Marine Inspector. The dry dock in Bali provides the perfect opportunity for La Galigo Liveaboard to carry out routine maintenance and repairs, as well as any necessary upgrades or modifications.
What Work is Being Done on the La Galigo Liveaboard?
La Galigo Liveaboard is undergoing a range of maintenance and repair work during the dry dock in Bali. We have an extensive list of over 80 line items incorporating many hundreds of man hours this year, so we couldn’t list them all in this article, but here is a list of just some of the work being conducted this year:
- Hull Inspection and Repairs: The hull is the main body of the boat, and it is essential to ensure that it is in good condition. During the dry dock, the hull is being inspected for any damage or wear and tear. Any necessary repairs will be carried out to ensure that the hull is strong and seaworthy. An important part of this is to put a fresh coat of antifouling agent on the hull, to ensure there is minimal barnacle growth and she maintains her ability to glide smoothly through the Seas.
- Engine Servicing: La Galigo Liveaboard ‘s engines and power generators are being serviced to ensure that they are running efficiently and smoothly. Any necessary repairs or replacements will be carried out to ensure that the engines are in top condition.
- Electrical and Plumbing Upgrades: As with any boat, the electrical and plumbing systems on La Galigo Liveaboard require regular maintenance and upgrades. During the dry dock, any necessary upgrades or repairs to the electrical and plumbing systems will be carried out.
- Interior and Exterior Refurbishment: La Galigo Liveaboard is also receiving some interior and exterior refurbishment during the dry dock. This includes repainting the exterior, replacing any worn or damaged furniture or fittings, and refreshing the interior decor.
What Can You Expect from La Galigo After the Dry Dock?
After the dry dock, La Galigo Liveaboard will return to the water, fresh and ready to go with all the outstanding amenities that our guests have come to love and enjoy. Guests can expect the same exceptional service, luxurious accommodation, and personalized diving experiences that La Galigo Liveaboard is known for. With the necessary maintenance and upgrades carried out during the dry dock, guests can rest assured that they are diving and exploring Komodo and Raja Ampat’s stunning underwater destinations on a boat that is safe, comfortable, and reliable.
La Galigo Liveaboard will cross from Bali to Komodo island to start a new 2023 diving Komodo season, welcoming guests for the Ultimate Komodo 8 days’ trip on 26th May – 2nd June 2023. For the next four months and accompanied with a nice Komodo island weather, La Galigo Liveaboard will operate in Komodo and then make her way to Sorong harbour for Raja Ampat diving season, which starts October 2023 through to the end of April 2024. La Galigo Liveaboard will also conduct light maintenance from time to time in Sorong, just to make sure that the boat is always in prime condition.
La Galigo Liveaboard is one of the most comfortable and homely traditional Indonesian Phinisi boats in operation today. With its return to Bali for dry dock, the boat’s management is taking the necessary steps to ensure that it remains in top condition for years to come.
If you are planning a dive trip in Indonesia, La Galigo Liveaboard should be at the top of your list. With its spacious cabins, gourmet cuisine, and experienced dive guides, La Galigo Liveaboard offers an unparalleled diving experience. And with its return to Bali for dry dock, guests can rest assured that they are diving and exploring on a boat that is safe, seaworthy, and comfortable throughout their unforgettable trip with La Galigo Liveaboard.
For more independent reviews on just how great a trip on La Galigo Liveaboard really is, in either as Komodo liveaboard or Raja Ampat liveaboard, check out this link for reviews from past customers on Google and Facebook. <LGL>