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Alila Purnama

The Alila Purnama is a mighty Phinisi of 46 meters/151 feet long. The vessel embodies style and sustainability which are both evident with the use of local materials like teak and rattan. It is luxurious in self-classification as 6-star hotel. Whether it is Komodo, Ambon or Raja Ampat – guests have the full opportunity to enjoy Indonesia’s rich and amazing marine wildlife. The ship’s name which translates to The Full Moon, is exceptional in that it successfully fuses modern innovations with luxury to define relaxing accommodation and amazing water cruises. It truly replicates the standards of the Alila resorts to which the brand is known for.

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Alila Purnama Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.3 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Alila Purnama Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

Alila Purnama Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Many people said this was the most intimate and romantic ambiance of any liveaboard they have been on.
  • Divers said the diving master took them to the best locations where they got to see giant mantas, sharks and lots of macro creatures.
  • The sails were the cherry on the cake for most divers it felt like they had stepped back in time.
  • Some people said that they served gourmet dinners that would please the most traveled of pallets.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • A couple of people noted that some spots had a scarcity of sea life.
  • Some people claimed that there was not sufficient hot water on board the liveaboard.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2011
Max divers 10
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes (free)
Camera station No
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Mighty and luxurious liveaboard
  • Self-classified as a 6-star liveaboard
  • Average cause once a month
  • Typically cruises one a month
  • Replicate luxury service of the Alila hotel
  • Inclusive dining with delectable meals of local and
  • Chance of interacting with great array of marine life some of which only exists within Indonesian island and waters
  • Best dive sites including those of submerged volcanoes and vertical walls
  • Office on board relaxation through signature alila massage
  • Capable of hosting 10 guest in maximum quality
  • Spacious and comfortable cabins
  • Dive gears and free Nitrox offered

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Description and details

Diving on the Alila Purnama in Indonesia

Boat Features

With a cruising speed of 8 knots up to its top speed of 10 knots, the Alila runs on a 650 HP Man single engine. Be confident that it is reliable and safe, able to withstand the strong kiss of the waves and water current.

Luxury is served at its finest with services replicated from the resort of the same name. This is evident with the spacious lounge and bar area where guests can comfortably relax. The main outdoor deck gives the best spot for adoring the amazing Indonesian views created by the visions of islands, waters, and the skies. This, the guests can enjoy while under oversized daybeds and umbrellas.

For those who want to relax through massages, there is an onboard therapist who can give you the yacht’s most sought signature, the Alila massage. The spacious dining area is also fit for romantic dinners with the exhilarating views serving as backdrops.

There is a complete library, where books can be read or where you can watch TV or perhaps listen to your favorite tunes.

With all of these features and amenities, it is not surprising for this liveaboard to receive numerous accolades and excellent reviews. This is not quite similar to any other yachts in terms of quality, price, service, and the experience that awaits onboard.

The Cabins

Through its 5 ultra-modern cabins, the vessel can luxuriously accommodate a maximum of 10 guests.

Each cabin is equipped with individually controlled air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Beds are either in queen size or twin beds.

Imposing luxury and comfort at its finest is the Sriwijaya Master Suite which is expansively designed to have 180-degree wraparound windows for the occupant to see the changing view as the cruise progresses. It also features a large balcony and sundeck where a daybed and deck chairs are set up for relaxation. Aside from the common features present in other cabins, the master suite has a mini bar as well as coffee and tea-making facilities.

Food and Beverage

Dining is also at its best while on this luxury liveaboard. The best of Indonesia’s local food as well as the finest Western food is served. Except for alcoholic beverages like beers and wines which are offered at extra costs, all other types of drinks are inclusive.

Guests have the option to have their meals served indoors or outdoors. Regardless, guests are assured that only the most delicious and sumptuous food is for their feasting.

Snacks are served all day to give guests energy in between dives and other pursuits or activities. Like in any other liveaboards, special dietary requirements are acknowledged through advanced notices.

There is also a chance for picnic lunch or BBQ dinner during the scheduled land excursions.


Offering fantastic cruises of the Indonesian islands such as Komodo, Cendrawasih, alor and Raja Ampat – Alila Purnama gives guests the genuine opportunity of a luxury liveaboard diving. Chosen routes upon booking open the guests to the actual experiences of land excursions in the most-loved Indonesian islands.

Boat features
  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

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