AuroraBali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea


Aurora
KLM Aurora, operational since 2010, is a spacious, double masted, teak motor-sail yacht, built according to the traditional Pinisi style, and designed for a discerning dive clientele. The vessel is 42m (138ft) in length and 9m (30ft) wide. Guests will experience modern comfort combined with the charm of a traditional boat. Aurora operates 7-11 night cruises in Komodo, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat and North Maluku.
Features
Aurora features accommodation for max. 16 guests in 3 twin cabins, 3 double cabins and 2 twin/double cabins. The twin cabins have 2 single beds; the double cabins have one king size bed. The twin/double cabins have one single bed and one king size bed. One of the double cabins has also an additional smaller single bed for a child. 7 cabins are located below deck and have individually controlled AC, en-suite bathroom and a porthole/window, and 1 twin/double cabin is at stern, and features same standards, but private external bathroom.
On the upper deck, you can find the restaurant and bar with TV, video, DVD, stereo and iPod connection, the preparation and storage area for dive equipment, lounge and photo/video area with one PC. The roof of the restaurant is a very spacious sundeck with wooden sun lounges.

Electricity on board is 220V (110V possible with mobile transformers). European 2-pole power plugs can be found all over the ship and in the cabins. UK or US divers should bring an adaptor for their applicances.
Dive service
Diving is offered in small groups of 6-8 divers. 3 dives a day plus a night dive are offered whenever possible. All dives are guided by an experienced dive master. Divers wishing to join Aurora should have at least 50 dives and an Advanced diver certification.

Aurora has 3 zodiacs for each 8 divers, and a fiberglas boat for up to 6 divers. Two air and one Nitrox compressor are on board. The vessel stores 60x 12lt aluminium tanks. All tanks can take either DIN or INT regulators. Nitrox is available at extra cost. Spare parts and rental equipment is limited.
Dive regions
June to mid September: Komodo National Park. Cruises start from Bali or Labuan Bajo.
Late September/October: Relocation cruises through Banda Sea to Raja Ampat.
November to March: Raja Ampat. Cruises start/end from Sorong.
March/April: Relocation cruises through Banda Sea to Komodo.
May: Dry dock.
You should know...
Divers should have at least 50 logged dives when diving on Aurora. Incidentals, bar bill, etc. can be paid on board in cash only. Euro, USD and Indonesian Rupiah cash are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted at present.
We think…
Friendly crew, great hospitality and phenomenal diving on board Aurora. The variety of excursions offered in all parts of Indonesia stands out. Aurora is a great choice for those who want to explore various, very remote dive areas in this part of the world.
All prices per person
Inquiry & Booking
 2018 Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Maluku
9 nights double/twin cabin 3,510.00  USD
11 nights double/twin cabin 4,290.00  USD
Relocation cruises: 11 nights double/twin cabin 4,290.00  USD
Single cabin supplement (per night) 190.00  USD
INCLUDED: cabin, all meals, water, fruit juice, soft drinks, 2-3 dives + 1 night dive daily (except on arrival & departure days), tanks, weights, dive guide, air fills, roundtrip airport transfers on charter days at location
 
EXTRAS payable at time of booking (as of January 2017)
Raja Ampat or North Maluku National Park fees 130.00  USD
Banda Sea or Alor National Park fees 95.00  USD
Fuel surcharges/port fees for all cruises (except Komodo) 200.00  USD
 2018 Komodo
7 nights double/twin cabin 2,520.00  USD
9 nights double/twin cabin 3,240.00  USD
Single cabin supplement (per night) 190.00  USD
INCLUDED: cabin, all meals, water, fruit juice, soft drinks, 2-3 dives + 1 night dive daily (except on arrival & departure days), tanks, weights, dive guide, air fills, roundtrip airport transfers on charter days at location
 
EXTRAS payable at time of booking (as of January 2018)
Komodo National Park fees (7 nights) 140.00  USD
Komodo National Park fees (9 nights) 180.00  USD
 EXTRAS payable locally (as of January 2018)
Service charge/tipping (min. USD 10.00/person per night) 10.00  USD
Nitrox fills (per fill) 5.00  USD
Nitrox fills (per day) 12.00  USD
Full set of dive gear rental excl. computer & torch (per day) 25.00  USD
Dive computer or torch rental (per item per day) 12.00  USD
15L tank (per day) 10.00  USD
Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.
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