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Jaya – Scuba Republic

Moving seasonally between Komodo and Raja Ampat, the 14-year old Jaya Scuba Republic has wandered the waters of South Africa with its every loyal captain since its maiden voyage. This strong and durable vessel is 23m in length and 6m in width. It comfortably offers simple cruising and diving to its guests while letting them discover the richness of marine biodiversity all throughout its route. It is specifically designed to let guests experience the fantastic waters and bring them closer to its inhabitants in all of their natural glory.

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Jaya – Scuba Republic Liveaboard

The Overall Review

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In summary, this is what divers think:

Jaya - Scuba Republic Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

3 reasons to dive

  • Many divers said their experience at Melissa's Garden and Channel No 5 heeled the most fruit on the diving excursions.
  • Many people loved the fun nature of the crew and staff without compromising their daily duties.
  • The chef made lovely buffet style spreads that pleased all of the guests.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people were taken back by the small cabin sizes that left no room for luggage and up to 3 people had to share.
  • A couple of people noted that are no hot-water showers.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2017
Max divers 14
Internet No
Nitrox No
Rental equip. Yes ($)
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. 


  • Offers world-class diving
  • Adventures through the Raja Ampat-Coral Triangle route
  • Close encounters with sharks, mantas, mola molas, critters, turtles and corals
  • Has a maximum capacity of 14 guests
  • Dive courses and rental equipment available
  • Utilizes Mitsubishi 200hp engines, 2 sets of Bauer Mariner compressors, and 4m with 4ohp Yamaha tenders
  • 4 divers per guide ratio
  • Last renovated in May of 2018

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Description and details

Diving on the Jaya – Scuba Republic in Indonesia


Completely hand-built for 18 months, the vessel is stunning and sturdy with its six sails. It boasts of an Upper Deck that comes with plenty of shaded spaces for lounging, napping, feasting on food, friendly chit-chats, and just adoring the majestic sceneries offered by the waters. This portion has four separate tables with round-edged seatings – a truly comfortable spread offered in between dives.

The Sun Deck is equipped with beanbags to offer comfortable afternoon naps or just when you feel like having one. Space is also fit to soak in the sun or even for enjoying the sparkles of the stars as they dance in the night sky. Meals, snacks, and various refreshments are available as well as beers and soft drinks which are readily available as purchased.

The Lower Deck has 6 cabins comprised of 4 twin beds shared and 2 triple beds shared. For hygiene and vanity purposes, there are 3 shared bathrooms with toilets and showers. Each cabin has an airconditioning unit for ventilation purposes. Plug sockets are also available for charging those gadgets especially cameras which should always be ready for capturing moments and scenes.


The cruise is inclusive of land excursions to provide guests the opportunity to enjoy the scenic islands. Lagoons and beaches are up to visiting from where the beautiful sunset can be enjoyed. During beach visits, the crew of Jaya Scuba Republic never misses taking part in clean-ups. Guests are always encouraged to participate and give Mother Earth some pat!


Guests are treated to a fusion of best-tasting Western and local food served in buffet style. For special needs, dietary restrictions can be advised in advance. Alcoholic drinks and spirits are offered in moderation for subtle enjoyment. There are also snacks served all-day along with choices of hot drinks, carbonated beverages, and other cold drinks.


The Jaya Scuba Republic is up for boarding 6-night trips to Raja Ampat from July to April. Usual itineraries include the best of Raja Ampat such as Arborek Island, Penemu, Kate, Gam and Mioskon where guests are offered of 4 dive chances per day.

Boat features
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

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