Monday, 18 February, 2019

Temu Kira Boutique Live-Aboard In Raja Ampat Islands Indonesia

SMY. Temukira Dive Liveaboard
A traditional styled live aboard with a price that is easier on your wallet than most, while keeping a safe and comfortable dive vessel. The crew have all helped to build this vessel and now they all work on her. It’s easily noticeable that the crew are all very proud of their vessel. This is actually the best crew on any dive vessel, they are very helpful and always there to help with your needs! The captain on Temukira is by far THE VERY BEST in Indonesia that You have seen.

Being the only traditional styled vessel operating with a rear dive deck that makes diving very easy and efficient as the captain moves this vessel around with ease, always there to pick you up from each dive. Also with the use of a fibreglass tender it is also possible to use this for the dive sites where the boat rests at anchor. All wooden interiors have been designed for practicality and comfort. Charging stations are easily at hand and all rooms have 220V electricity for extra charging space.

With 12 guests and 10 crew the boat could be a little crowded in the salon and dive deck area though enough room to spread out with different decks and plenty of staff on hand to make sure you receive an excellent service. All Temukira’s rooms are air-conditioned and have very large en-suite bathrooms

Dive Systems
Having a rear dive deck and rear deck entry system it is possible to make many dives from the main vessel, for safety a tender boat is always in the water for pick-ups. If full it would best with 2 tenders though only one is available. It is possible to make dives from the tender boat on occasions, there is side ladder for this purpose. It is usually possible to make 4-5 dives per day including a night dive, depending on the logistics of the itinerary

Temukira Sailing Liveaboard
If you after a traditional style, unpretentious vessel with plenty of charm while not going too heavy on the wallet, Temukira may be the best option for you. What also makes this vessel specially stand out is the crew. Here we have a crew that I find are the proudest, most self motivated crew I have had the pleasure of working with. The crew certainly make up for the lack of luxuries that other live aboard boats offer. If you are really keen on great food, this may not best boat for you!

Boat Information
Name :Temukira Dive Liveaboard
Destination : Indonesia
Dive Area : Roving round the islands to the east of Bali to West Papua and up to Sulawesi and Eastern Borneo, including: Raja Ampat and Trinton Bay of West Papua Islands.
Seasons : Year round
Capacity : 12 non_drivers/12 divers. (max no. guests)

About the cabins
Cabin Facilities
Room : 2 double beds and 4 twin sharing
Ensuite +1 – showers & toilets
Electricity :

Technical Data
Length x Beam : Loa 27.45m, beam 6.75m
Engines : Nissan RD 8. 280 HP
Max speed : 08 Knots
Cruising speed : 12 knots with sail

Navigation equipment : HF SSB Radio,GPS, Radar, Depth Sounder
Communications equipment : HF SSB Radio, Marine Satellite Telephone
Fuel capacity/range : 4 tons
Fresh water capacity : 12 tons

Further Information
Dive Entry : Dinghy
Life jackets : Yes
Life rafts : Yes
Boat Crew : Local Indonesian

Owned by one of the original and most experienced liveaboard dive operaters in Indonesia, Temukira is a pinisi-shaped boutique live-aboard, manned by a friendly and competent, local crew. One of the only pinisis with a dive platform! Accommodation for 12 passengers is provided in 6 cabins: 2 doubles and 4 with twin bunks. All have individually controlled air conditioning and private bathrooms. and many small but important facilities for living aboard on a long trip.

11 Day – 10 Night PAPUA Raja Ampat
Day 1 From Jakarta or Ujungpandang or Manado – Sorong – RajaAmpat
Arrive Sorong. Transfer to boat. Depart for RajaAmpat. Begin dive
program. Meals onboard.

Day 2 through Day 9 RajaAmpat
Full dive schedule. Meals onboard.

Day 10 RajaAmpat – Sorong
Morning dives. Meals onboard. Overnight on the stay on the boat.

Day 11 Sorong – Manado or Jakarta or Denpasar
Breakfast onboard. Disembark, travel to Sorong’s airport for flight
To Jakarta or Denpasar or Manado.
End of Service.

Rates : USD 285/day/person

Prices INCLUDE : the boat and the diving, tanks, weights, weight belts, dive guide, meals, transfers airport-seaport v.v., entrance fee, Retribution fee. Airfares, softdrinks/beer, conservation fee are NOT included.

We recommend divers to use own equipment/gear (except tanks) for utmost comfort and to avoid excessive rental in long programs.

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