The 59ft liveaboard known as the Charlie is a small, comfortable vessel that welcomes up to 6 passengers across its 3 cabins.
Common areas on board the Charlie include a library and living room space on the top deck with TV and DVD player as well as a stereo system. The spacious diving deck at the rear end of the boat makes for hassle-free diving. The Charlie liveaboard holds up to 14 dive tanks, air compressors for refills and can accommodate Nitrox refills on request.There are diving tenders on board that will take divers to the many exciting dive sites in the Red Sea.
The on-board bar offers wine, beer and soft drinks and all meals are included in the itinerary price. Guests can enjoy an array of meals with both oriental and international flavours and access to tea, coffee and water at all times.
Children, snorkelers, divers and non-divers are welcome aboard the Charlie, which will cater to each small group’s specific requests. Videographers and photographers are also welcome, and the dedicated dive crew will make every effort to show these guests an array of interesting subjects.
Passengers will hop on a short domestic flight from Denpasar to Labuanbajo to eliminate the long boat ride from Bali to the world-famous Komodo National Park. From the airport, members of the liveaboard team will collect passengers and travel by speedboat to the liveaboard vessel which is based permanently at the magnificent Komodo Park. This entire transfer journey is only a maximum of 1.5 hours which gives passengers a great deal longer in and around the Komodo Park.
The liveaboard’s itinerary is flexible and differs with the seasons. During the dry months of June, July and August, the trade winds from the south east reduce visibility in the south of the island, which means that itineraries focus on the middle and northern sections of the area. During the monsoon months of January and February, the wind comes from the north west and so itineraries are concentrated on the central and southern areas of the park. The remaining months between March and December offer endless possibilities thanks to good weather.
With strong currents being ever present around the Komodo National Park, the cruise directors and captains together with the dive guides will suggest the best possible itinerary for all diving levels on board. Other non-diving activities include a trek to the Rinca Island Ranger Station where wildlife and Komodo dragon sightings are near guaranteed. There is also the possibility to snorkel around other areas of the park for non-divers.
The 3 cabins on board are suitable for double occupancy and are en-suite, air-conditioned and comfortable. There is also an air-conditioned dormitory room catering for 4 guests with nearby bathroom facilities.