Moana Liveaboard

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Moana liveaboard offers regular 4 and 5 night scuba diving trips to Komodo National Park in Indonesia, as well as some special cruises to Sulawesi. She Departs from Labuan Bajo on the Island of Flores each Saturday. A domestic flight from Denpasar (DPS), Bali to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) is necessary.


The Moana Liveaboard

Constructed from wood in traditional style this 30m phinisi schooner sailing vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 cabins.

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Her combination of gaff rigging and a 270 HP marine engine, allow her to cruise effortlessly within the boundaries of the Komodo National Park. The combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern amenities make her a popular choice for private charters and group bookings. As a full charter you will be able to create your own individual route own routes.

Dive Facilities

The dive area has sufficient room for up to 10 divers and the attentive dive crew take care of tank fills and equipment set up for you. DIN adaptors are available should you require. The crew speak English, German and Indonesian.

Diving is made from 2 x 5m dive tender dinghies and all dives are guided by a PADI dive instructor.

General Facilities

The main deck was designed by the Austrian owners and is very spacious and well laid out. The natural wooden decking is furnished with deck chairs, beds and huge table, providing plenty of space for you to relax and socialise. There are also plenty of blankets on board so you can sleep on the deck and gaze up at the milky way.


Moana source organically grown fruits and vegetables from local farmers as well as fresh fish from the local market in Labuan Bajo. Other produce including as meats and bread are flown direct from Bali on the day of depature, ensuring your delicious local and international dishes are made using the freshest, MSG free, ingredients.


The Moana liveaboard can cater to a maximum of 12 non-diver guests or 10 divers across its 5 tastefully decorated cabins.

All the cabins are air-conditioned and can be found on the Moana’s lower deck. With en-suite bathrooms complete with complimentary toiletries, the cabins also feature portholes, plenty of storage space and power outlets in 220V.

Cabin 1

Suitable for use as a family cabin, it features 1 double bed and 2 single bunk-bed style beds.

Cabins 2 & 3

Ideal for couples, these cabins have 1 double bed each.

Cabins 4 & 5

Suitable for triple occupancy, these rooms have 1 double bed and an additional single bed.

Please note: Although the Moana had 14 beds, there is a maximum of 12 passengers in total or 10 divers.

Stanley, New Zealand September 18, 2017

The Moana Liveaboard experience was truly a one-of-a-kind experience as it offered great value for money especially when compared with other liveaboards in the area.

The scuba diving in the Komodo National Park was beyond impressive, and it was great to have such knowledgeable, eager guides to show us the underwater world.

I also really enjoyed the island trip to see the Komodo dragons, however this was definitely overshadowed by the great diving.

Recommended for: Amazing diving opportunites


Tillan, Australia September 18, 2017

The Moana liveaboard was really wonderful – a well-equipped, spacious boat that takes you to amazing sites. Aside from the diving, which was fantastic, I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping out on the main deck as the stars were so clear and plentiful.

The crew was great and they all worked really hard to ensure that each guest was able to relax and unwind. The food and the number of dives was great value for money which was a nice surprise.

All in all I would highly recommend this 6 day, 5 night cruise to others looking to explore the Komodo area in Indonesia.

Recommended for: The whole package – crew, food and of course diving


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