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La Galigo

The beautiful liveaboard La Galigo was built in 2012 by the dexterous craftsmen of South Sulawesi. It is a two masted schooner, which was designed by a passionate diver. Due to his keen interest and passion for diving, he designed La Galigo, with all the amenities that are required to have a comfortable and secure fun-filled diving adventure. The ultimate liveaboard offers its cruise to one of the world’s best dive sites, including the Forgotten Islands, Komodo and Raja Ampat. Divers can select their package for a long or short trip according to their feasibility. It offers a short trip of 7 days and a long trip of 11 days to both the destinations respectively.

A proper review of
La Galigo Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 5.6 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about La Galigo Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • La Galigo Liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 16-11-2019

5 reasons to dive

  • Many people commended the abundance of sea life from bobtail squids, cuttlefishes, pigmy horses to bigger sizes like mantas, lobsters, and even a crocodile.
  • Many divers noted that the dive guide was experience and had a firm grip on keeping everyone safe.
  • Some people loved the food that was presented by the chef.
  • The crew was friendly and contributed to the liveliness of the journey.
  • Many people said that the cabins were spacious with their own showers and private toilets.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people were taken back by the leaking roof when it rained.
  • A couple of people noted that there was cockroaches in the toilet.

Key facts

Year (re)built:2017
Max divers14
InternetNo
NitroxYes ($)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Prices

The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
$249$
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
To find the actual price you should look at these booking sites:

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DIVE.in 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. 

Highlights

  • Enjoy the luxury cruise at the world famous diving destinations
  • La Galigo is a 2 masts schooner, cruises at a speed of 7-9 knots/hour
  • Spacious to host 14 guests onboard
  • 7 lavish cabins with ultra-modern facilities
  • The Master Suite is spacious to accommodate 4 guests and is the perfect choice for a family
  • Private balcony in “The Suite” and Master Cabin
  • Experience and friendly crew are well-trained to facilitate with primary first aid
  • Hot/fresh water showers
  • Custom-built for all types of diving
  • Non-smoking room
  • Western and local food is served in buffet
  • Nitrox available for certified divers
  • Rental equipment
  • Daily housekeeping and room service

Pictures of La Galigo

Description and details

Diving on the La Galigo in Indonesia

La Galigo – traditional vessel cruising the Indonesian sea since 2012

The 33 meters (approx. 108 feet) splendid liveaboard was refurbished in 2017 with luxurious facilities. The technology enhancement in the recent renovation has made La Galigo an exclusive liveaboard of its type. It is built from scratch from Ironwood, which is known as the most durable material used for boats. You can explore the exceptionally beautiful dive destinations of Indonesia – Komodo and Raja Ampat. Both are considered as world famous dive sites due to their exclusive features. Komodo is a world heritage site because of the presence of the rare flesh-eating reptile Komodo dragon. Trekking at Komodo National Park will give a lifetime thrilling experience. Whereas, Raja Ampat is famous for its biodiverse macro life. It holds a world record for an extensive range of species that are visible during a dive.

Boat Interior – perfectly designed to provide maximum comfort to divers

La Galigo was designed by an avid diver and this is the reason behind the perfect features of the boat. This compact liveaboard has everything that a diver needs to have a comfortable and fun-filled dive cruise adventure. Spacious enough to host 14 guests in 7 ultra-modern cabins. The cabins are categorized into 3 types; Standard Cabin, The Suite and Master Cabin. All these rooms have a separate air-conditioning system, en-suite bathrooms, and storage area. For a more luxurious stay, you can choose “the suite”, which has a private balcony with a 48” LED TV and a PS4. The master cabin can accommodate a group of 4, which makes it the best choice for a family or group of friends.

Deck Area – fun-filled activities for divers and non-divers

The dive deck is located at the backside of La Galigo. It is spacious and has a separate hanger area, where divers can hang their wetsuits after the dives. There are rinsing tanks to wash the equipment and many cabinets to store them afterwards. The instructors are well-trained and vigilant in providing safe entries and exits to the depth of the sea. The main deck not only has the master suite, but it also has plenty of open space with comfortable reclining chairs to enjoy the astonishing views while sunbathing.

Food and Entertainment

The manager onboard organizes multiple fun-filled activities from indoor games to beach excursions and exploring the exotic islands. The exclusive indoor saloon is incorporated with modern entertainment facilities including a large flat screen LED TV, DVD player to watch your favorite movie, surround sound system to enjoy music, iMac computer, well-stocked mini-library, and multiple electronic charging stations. Besides these entertainment facilities, the food served on the boat is not only exceptionally scrumptious but also prepared in a completely hygienic environment. Enjoy the western and local dishes served in buffet style thrice a day. Whereas, snacks and beverages are available 24x7 at self-service.

When to go

LA Galigo offers cruises to the world known dive sites Komodo and Raja Ampat throughout the year. According to the climatic condition and visibility, April to October are considered best for Komodo and October to April for the biodiverse site, Raja Ampat.

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • La Galigo Liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 16-11-2019
Boat features
  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

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