When a large-sized vessel is designed to cater to the needs of a small group of enthusiastic divers, the results can be very satisfactory. This is what has happened in the case of MY DAMAI I.
Built by the master craftsman Pak Hadji Baso, in Tanjung Bira in South Sulawesi, MY DAMAI I is a beauty to behold. It is a remarkable addition to the fleet of boats that is the pride of the Indonesian liveaboard diving industry.
MY DAMAI I has a length of 130’ (40 meters) and has 7 staterooms. The beam length is 26’ (more than 8 meters). The cabins are of varying sizes, starting from single cabins with an area of 18 sqm, to master cabins that are more than 40 sqm in size. There are two master cabins, the rest being twins and single cabins. All cabins have elegant furniture, en-suite bathrooms, and either king or queen sized beds. The three deck areas provide ample space for sunbathing, relaxing in the shade, or getting a spa or massage treatment according to the customer’s choice.
Since MY DAMAI I caters exclusively to divers, it has large dive stations and individual rinse tanks. The camera room is well-equipped with separate work stations for photographers. Work stations have an integrated 110v and 220v charging station. An attractive feature of MY DAMAI I is that there is one divemaster for just four customers. It is the first vessel in Indonesia to have a separate guide for so few divers.
The Damai I boasts 7 staterooms that range in size and occupancy and can host a maximum of 14 people at any one time. Guests can choose from single or twin cabins, double cabins or master cabins of which there are 2. The master cabin is an impressive 40 square metres in size and features a king or queen bed and en-suite bathroom facilities including a hot shower.
The cabins come fully equipped with air-conditioning, toiletries, hair dryers and en-suite bathrooms with showers. There is also a desk and chair in each room for added convenience.
Cabin 1 is a deluxe twin cabin situated on the boat’s lower deck. It features 2 single beds and a porthole.
Cabins 2 and 3:
Cabins 2 and 3 are deluxe double cabins also found on the lower section of the deck. They each feature a king size bed and porthole.
Cabin 4 is a deluxe double room situated on the boat’s lower deck. The cabin features a queen size bed and porthole.
Cabin 5 is the boat’s master cabin and can be found on the lower deck. It is versatile in that it can be changed from a king size bed to 2 spacious single beds. The master cabin boasts a separate bathroom and has portholes and port windows for stunning views of the ocean.
Cabin 6 is another master cabin, this time found on the boat’s main deck. Cabin 6 features a king size bed that can be converted into 2 large singles. This master cabin boasts a private balcony with comfortable seating and a separate bathroom.
Cabin 7 is a deluxe double room situated on the boat’s upper deck. It features a comfortable double bed and large windows offering a sea view. The sundeck is directly accessible from the room.