MV Cajoma IV also called as the boutique vessel of the fleet, was launched in 2015. It is a two-masted sailing vessel, which echoes the traditional style of Konjo shipwrights of Sulawesi. A beautiful wooden schooner is an ideal option for the people who want to enjoy a private budget-friendly trip. The itineraries of MV Cajoma IV are designed with keeping the divers in mind. You can explore the exclusive dive sites like Komodo National Park, Manta Point, and the famous Castle Rock. The divers can witness the presence of manta rays and sharks. Whereas, the thrilling guest appearance of Komodo dragons at Komodo National Park is one of the perks of the trip.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
Some people stated that the vessel was in good condition and was well looked after.
Several divers reported that the locations of the dives were unique and the marine life was spectacular.
Many divers said that they would return one of after the awesome experience.
Many people were happy with the itinerary.
Things we don't like:
- Some divers said the trip was to short and that they would have wanted a longer trip.
- A couple of people noted that not all of the crew could communicate in their language.
Diving on the MV Cajoma IV in Indonesia
MV Cajoma IV – a low-budget trip with a two-masted sailing yacht
The handcrafted wooden schooner is made from ironwood and teak. The 30 meters (approx. 99 feet) Cajoma IV has the capacity to welcome 8 guests in 4 en-suite cabins. The majestic yacht is a perfect choice for a small group of friends or family. It is specifically designed to provide comfort and safe driving to the guests onboard. The modern boat offers safe diving and comfortable trips to the famous dive sites including Komodo National Park, Pink Beach, and Manta Point. In the year 1986, Komodo National Park was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO because of the presence of the unique and rare living creatures Komodo dragons (Varanus Komodoensis). While cruising with Cajoma IV, you can explore manta rays, thousands of fish species and sharks on its itineraries. To ensure a safe and comfortable dive, one instructor is assigned to a group of four.
Boat Interior – handcrafted wooden vessel perfectly designed for a small group of divers
The legendary handcrafted wooden vessel is elegant and comfortable. From the decorous interior and compact amenities, it is considered one of the best sailing yachts of the fleet. There is a capacity to accommodate 8 guests in 4 basic cabins. The pale wooden texture and ecru linen make the interior of the room best for relaxation. On the upper deck, there is a master suite with a private balcony, 2 double and 1 twin bed cabins are located on the lower deck. All the cabins are incorporated with eminent facilities like en-suite bathrooms, a/c with temperature control, storage area, and power sockets. The lavish schooner Cajoma IV cruises at the speed of 12 knots.
Deck Area – dive safely and enjoy freely
The deck area is perfect for preparing to go for a safe dive. Instructors onboard are assigned with a 4:1 ratio to ensure the safety and comfort of the divers. The water toys and equipment are also there, which can be rented on extra charge. The diving equipment includes two speedboats for a thrilling shore excursion. You can enjoy diving and snorkeling under the supervision of professional instructors. The sundeck has cushioned lounges and a jacuzzi with a fascinating view. Besides diving, the non-divers can spend their time on the large sun deck on the upper area, which is a communal space. It has an outdoor dining area and an indoor lounge with an open kitchen and a bar.
Food and Entertainment
Non-divers are not neglected and there are assortments of entertainment for them to enjoy their stay on the luxurious Cajoma IV. The indoor lounge has a variety of options like audio-visual entertainment, mini-library for bookworms and TV. The guests can enjoy their meal in the dining area sitting at the alfresco dining table. Food served on board is freshly prepared and has options for western and local delicacies. Food customization for medication and food allergies is also catered on special requests.
When to go
The stylish vessel Cajoma IV offers diving trips at the best dive site of Komodo from April to December. These months are considered best for diving on this itinerary. You can explore many other small islands along with the Komodo. It is the perfect liveaboard for a close group of friends or family who want to cruise with a budget-friendly marine adventure.