A proper review of
Kira Kira Liveaboard
The Overall Review
We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Kira Kira Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:
6 reasons to dive
- Many divers commended the efforts of the diving instructors on doing stellar briefings and choosing the best diving sites.
- Some people said the currents were fun and not hectic and the reefs were pristine and magical.
- Several divers reported that the crew was helpful and welcoming since the moment they set foot on the liveaboard.
- Many people liked the cuisine that was served and they noted that it wasn't just Indonesian dishes but a variety.
- Some people noted that the boat had solar panels which it environmental friendly and quiet because it does not use a generator.
- The island hike was considered a highlight by many on board specially the lagoons that separated some of islands.
1 reasons NOT to dive
- Some people noted that the cabins were a bit small.
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Description and details
Diving on the Kira Kira in Indonesia
Kira Kira – a valuable trip to the famous dive sites of Indonesia
The 24 meters (approx. 79 feet) schooner was handcrafted for over a period of two years on the famous beach of Mandala Ria, which is located in the village of Ara. The most dexterous people of the time were hired to build the beauty with elegance. Tropical hardwoods were taken from the Kendari forest for the crafting of the amazing yacht. The supportive and friendly crew of Kira Kira is always ready to make every moment of the day exciting. It always feels good to know that someone is there to plan your every day with fun. Sunset hiking, barbecue on the beach, chilled beverages and safe dives. What else you want for a perfect vacation?
The traditional handcrafted beauty was built in 2014 and was enhanced with modern features in the year 2016. It has enough space to welcome 8 guests in 4 cabins. Because of the small groups onboard, you can enjoy the time here much better and are served in a personalized way. There are 3 cabins on the main deck and 1 double bed cabin on the rooftop, which provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the surroundings. Each cabin has a personal storage area with a wardrobe, lockers for luggage and diving gear. There are 2 shared bathrooms with modern facilities. The portholes in every cabin provide the guests onboard an opportunity to enjoy the astonishing views of the sea. A large and open sun deck is the perfect area for relaxation.
Deck Area – large deck with a communal area
The diving deck of the phinisi is large enough to facilitate everything for the diving preparations. There is also rental equipment available. The sun deck has an open area for guests to enjoy their time-off between dives. Kira Kira offers outdoor dining on the sun deck with a shaded area. It is snorkel-friendly which gives an option for non-divers to have a safe dive in the water, under the supervision of trained instructors.
Food – freshly prepared meals served onboard
You can enjoy the freshly cooked Western and Indonesian cuisines prepared by the chef onboard in the spacious dining area. Selective snacks that include bread, tea, coffee, and beverages are served all day long.
Entertainment – enjoy every moment on the amazing Kira Kira liveaboard.
The ravishing yacht Kira Kira provides an assortment of entertainment for its guests. Besides diving and relaxing in the comfy and cozy cabins, you have an option to socialize with the fellow travelers onboard on the large refurbished communal lounge. Chat and exchange stories or you can relax with a chilled beer while enjoying the sea breeze. A mini-library is there for the bookworms who like spending their free time in the world of words. The comfortable sun deck is the best area to enjoy the fascinating view of the sunset. The elegant yacht is considered a perfect choice for a small group of friends or family or individuals who would like to enjoy the trip with different people.
- Camera Station
- Audio & video entertainment
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Outdoor Dining
- Custom built for diving
- Charging stations
- Seaview Cabins
- Kayaks On-Board
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
- Leisure Deck
- Available for Charter