Liveaboard Review

Ari Jaya - Review 2023

Ari Jaya is a traditional Indonesian liveaboard and a member of Ari Dive Fleet. The affordable accommodation is perfect for family, friends and private charters. It has a unique set of itineraries, including Komodo National Park, Crystal Rocks, Castle Rock, Sabayur, Manta and other remote areas that only liveaboards visit. Every destination offers different water sports and land activities. There are many animals in each island, like the Komodo dragon, board, Timor deer, colorful birds, and endemic species. The underwater wonderland has various marine life and marine plants. The professional crew onboard ensure to give the best service they can provide.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Severaldivers commended the work of the diving master making it possible to see sharks, mantas, turtles, coral and huge schools of fish.
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    Many people were happy with the food and the way the chef prepared it.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome divers said that some currents are to strong for newbie divers.
  • check-markSome people noted it gets very hot on board because there is no A/C.
  • check-markSome people were taken back due to the fact that the toilet uses a bucket system to flush.

Where to book:


Where to book:

Diving on the Komodo Cruise Anema liveaboard in Indonesia

This liveaboard is made from a unique kind of wood and built for water excursions. It is 20m/65.6 feet long, with a speed of 10 knots per hour and is perfect for any holiday adventure. Fascinating island tours await every tourist for new adventures.

Boat Interior

Ari Jaya is a small traditional boat that can accommodate a total of eight passengers in its double bed cabins on the lower deck. The rooms are spacious and comfortable enough to relax after a day of dive. The shared bathroom located on the middle deck has all the necessities. There is an indoor dining area adjacent to the galley on the main deck and a big shaded deck with mattresses. The top deck has a cozy terrace suitable for sunbaths and relaxation. Socialization areas never leave time for idle moments. The dive deck is located at the stern, with personal gearboxes and a filling station.


The spacious dining area serves delicious local and international food from fresh ingredients. Complimentary drinks and tasty snacks are available throughout the safari. Alcoholic beverages and spirits are available for purchase on board. Guests can reserve vegan, vegetarian and other specific dietary needs upon booking. For other requests, you may talk to our booking agents to assist you better.


This liveaboard is affordable and ideal for exciting water and land activities. There are four days and five-nights cruises with three dives per day, including night dives depending on the route. Passengers can enjoy onboard kayaks to glide through the pristine ocean water. Snorkeling and scuba diving are the best way to explore the wonders of the ocean and meet abundant schools of fish, pinnacles, coral gardens, underwater mountains, sharks, mantas and eagle rays. Rental dive equipment and snorkeling gear are available on request. This boat accepts cash (Euro, USD, IRD) only. Guests have to secure their payments before entering national parks.


The staff welcomes guests with refreshments and delectable snacks upon checking in. A mandatory briefing and introduction are given to provide guests with safety guidelines together with the itinerary plan. Thousands of marine plants and creatures wander within Castle Rock. There are manta rays, eagle rays, groupers, turtles, tuna, lionfish and pelagic fish. Komodo National Park offers a day of trekking, where famous Komodo dragons, wild boars, horses, water buffalo, and Timor deer reside. Komodo dragons only live in five islands in Indonesia that have a volcanic origin and are full of mighty hills, forests, and grassland. Tourists can relax on the white sandy beaches around the coast, fish along with friends and enjoy the quiet night in the evening.

The best time to visit Indonesia is between May and September when it’s the dry season. It’s not recommended to visit during the wet season, because it may spoil your holiday. There are a total of six crew members on board that are on hand to provide guests with all they need for the entire safari.

You may contact our booking agents for more information about custom holiday packages and budget-friendly offers.

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