Frequently Asked Questions

Can I follow dive courses during the trip?

Yes, during Private Charter trips it's possible to follow certain dive courses on the boat. We don't do courses during Shared Cabin trips.

Any dive courses should be requested in advanced due to certain preparations, schedule planning and the availability of the diving instructor.

Prices for the courses are:

  • Discover Scuba Diving: €150
  • Open Water Diver: €420
  • Advanced Open Water: €380
  • Adventure Deep Diving: €75
  • Adventure Night Diving: €75
  • Refresh: €50
  • No Rescue nor Divemaster taught on board.

    Can I rent diving equipment on board?

    Yes, you can choose between a package or partial rental equipment.

  • Essential scuba diving package: € 30/day (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, booties, fins, mask) (Excl. Diving computer)
  • Partial gear rental:
  • Regulator: € 10/day
  • BCD: € 10/day
  • Wetsuit (full, 3mm): € 5/day
  • Booties + open fins: € 5/day
  • Diving computer: € 10/day
  • Snorkeling gear, diving tanks and weight belts are free of charge. The participants have to bring a dive computer, or to rent one on board if needed.
  • Do I need a visa?

    Tourists from many countries do not need a visa to enter Indonesia for a visit of up to 30 days. This list may be useful. Please confirm with your local embassy.

    What should I pack?
    We suggest you include:
  • Any dive or snorkelling equipment you'd like to use
  • Dive log book (if you use one)
  • Dive certification (if you have)
  • High factor sun protection, including some for your lips
  • Sun glasses (polarised recommended)
  • Sun hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • If you use: any medication, contact lenses and solution, sanitary products, specific toiletries (it's unlikely that any of these things will be available in local shops)
  • Flip flops or sandals for land (we’ll be barefoot on the boat)
  • Shoes for trekking
  • Light clothing that covers shoulders and knees for village visits
  • Book or e-reader (there is a small library on board)
  • Cameras and chargers
  • Adaptors for your region for Indonesian sockets (2 rounded pins)
  • Is there anything extra to pay for?

    Rental dive equipment and courses are at additional cost and should be paid in advance.

    Additional dive (4th dive of a day): € 30

    Meals, tea, coffee and water are all included. Soft drinks (for shared cabin trips) and alcohol are available to purchase. A price list can be sent in advance on request.

    Please bring cash to cover your bar bill, any costs during land excursions, and tips (5-10% suggested for boat crew; dive guides at your discretion).

    Can I fish off the boat?

    Most of our time will be spent within marine reserves and protected areas where fishing is prohibited. Outside these areas fishing is allowed but we advise caution as to not break local regulations.

    What safety equipment is on the boat?

    There are 2 life rafts, life jackets, life rings, sea radio, satellite radio, visual and audio signalling devices (flares, horns), emergency oxygen, and first aid kit.

    Will I be able to use my phone?

    Outside of harbour mobile phone signal is intermittent or non-existent.

    Are there power points?

    There are plenty of power points around the boat, including 4 in each cabin. Sockets take the usual 2 pin Indonesian plugs (rounded pins).

    Please remember to bring adaptors for your region as we don't have these on the boat.

    Is there wifi?

    NO! Enjoy your trip.

    What if I have special dietary requirements?

    With enough notice vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and non-dairy diets can be catered too.

    Please let us know in advance of all dietary requirements or requests so we can make arrangements. We operate from relatively remote areas so it isn’t always possible to get specific ingredients, but we'll always do our best to accommodate.

    Do I need special insurance?
    We recommend that you travel with insurance as you would for any other holiday. Divers are required to have specific dive insurance (unless covered by travel insurance). We strongly recommend DAN or DAN Europe.
    Will I need any vaccinations?

    Please check MASTA for vaccination advice. Malaria and Dengue are present in Indonesia. Please consult your doctor or travel clinic. Larium is unsuitable for divers.