Ari Jaya Liveaboard Review

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Ari Jaya dive boat review

The 20 meters Ari Jaya liveaboard is the first vessel of the Diving Charter Komodo fleet. The intimate dive vessel is perfect for a friend or family adventure and while take you to the best of Indonesia, the Komodo National Park!

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Boat Cabins & Layout

The Ari Jaya is a smaller, yet great, Indonesian Phinisi vessel which can host a maximum of 6 guests (5 divers only). There are 4 cabins on-board which are small but all have a double sized bed. The bathrooms are shared and there are fans in each cabin.

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Ari Jaya’s On-board Facilities

The Ari Jaya offers an indoor lounge and dining area, perfect to share meals with friends and family in a warm atmosphere.

The crew of 5 or 6 includes a dedicated chef. Indeed, that may be a budget charter liveaboard but food quality is not to be neglected. Other crew members are the Captain, a mecanic, a room boy and, of course, a dive guide.

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On the main deck, you’ll find a large outdoor relaxation area. Indeed, the covered sun deck has plenty of mattresses laying around for divers to get together and enjoy great moments.

Finally, if you walk up a few stairs, you’ll find a great sundeck offering an uncut view of Indonesia. Lay on a lounge chair, sip on a drink and enjoy the sunset and unspoiled starry sky of Komodo.

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Scuba Diving with the Ari Jaya

The wooden hulled vessel cruised at a speed of 10 knots and features all the navigation and safety features expected. Also, the Ari Jaya is assisted in the diving operation by a tender featuring a double 40 hp Yamaha engine. Indeed, this facilitates access to some dive sites and islands excursions.

You might just run by one of the Ari Jaya’s sisterships, the Pratiwi or the Lalunia. They both offer budget charter diving cruises in Komodo.

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The professional dive guide on the trip will take great care of you and your friend. You’ll discover the best sites of Komodo in a unspoiled and uncrowded way. Plus, there are kayak’s on the Ari Jaya, which you can use for a little extra adventure!


Price list, according to the boat’s fleet – Diving Charter Komodo

Ari Jaya Prices
Divers USD 180 / Day
Non Divers USD 140 / Day
Dive Charter USD 900 / Day
Non Dive Charter USD 800 / Day

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Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Komodo Island

Diving in Komodo is all about action! It is BIG fishes land! With wonderful coral, it is just incredible diving all year round.

Komodo Island Diving Review

Wakatobi

Wakatobi has some of the finest coral in the world, amazing biodiversity and one of the best places in the world for macro photography! On the right day, the visibility can be outstanding!

Wakatobi Diving Review

Raja Ampat

Richest Reef in the World, Amazing Biodiversity, Wonderful Coral, perfect place for underwater photography.

Raja Ampat Diving Review

Gili Islands, Lombok

Diving in Gili islands is great for swimming with Turtles! It can also be a great spot to take your next diving course as the dives here are relatively cheap.

Gili Islands, Lombok Diving Review

Lembeh Strait

Best Muck Diving in the World! One of the Best spot in the World for Macro Underwater Photography. Amazing Biodiversity!

Lembeh Strait Diving Review

Bunaken, Manado

Diving in Bunaken is just fantastic for wall Diving, Coral gardens, endless visibility, incredible biodiversity. Also staying on an isolated island is something really special to experience!

Bunaken, Manado Diving Review

Tulamben

One of the best Wreck Dives in the World!!! And the most easy for sure, 30m from the Shore and starts at 4m deep! Fantastic Marine life and great Coral!

Tulamben Diving Review

Pemutaran, Lovina

No current, Good visibility, unusual Marine Life and one of the BEST Diving sites around Bali for Muck Diving: Puri Jati (P.J.).

Pemutaran, Lovina Diving Review

Padang Bai

Night Diving, Underwater Macro Photography, Resident Whitetip Reef Sharks, Huge green Turtles, and crystal clear water! Also a great Snorkelling spot!

Padang Bai Diving Review

Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island is famous worldwide for Wall diving with small caverns to explore. The reef and Coral are also great. A very nice wooden wreck from the 19th century: Anker Wreck.

Menjangan Island Diving Review

Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan

One of the best spots in the world to see the rare Mola Mola and the graceful Manta Rays! Big fishes and action with lots of sharks. Very good Visibility and stunning Coral.

Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan Diving Review

Candidasa

It is all about action! Big pelagic fishes, hunting action in the current, and many Sharks! Regular seeing of Hammerhead Sharks and Mola Mola!

Candidasa Diving Review

Bali

Diving in Bali is incredible for BIG Fishes, Macro Diving, Drift Diving and Excellent Visibility!

Bali Diving Review

Indonesia

Diving in Indonesia will suit every diver's hopes and desires. In a land of opportunity, dive spots range from those suited to beginner divers wishing to learn in perfect easy conditions to unexplored dive sites with fierce currents for those more experienced divers looking for a challenge.

Indonesia Diving Review

Amed

Magnificent coral, no current, relaxed and easy diving, possibilities for night diving, good place for underwater macro photography, and a great snorkelling spot.

Amed Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Indonesia & Komodo Island

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One Liveaboard feedback for “Ari Jaya

  1. We joined the Ari Jaya in Flores for a 4D/3N family trip in June 2016 and it was the highlight of our year! Onboard were 3 mums each with one kid, aged 5-6. Two of us dived and the rest snorkled; the sites generally chosen were appropriate for both, and were stunning. Highlight for me was Batu Bolong, which was mind-blowing. For the kids, it was definitely swimming with the mantas, and countless turtles. The staff were happy to accommodate the snorklers and were wonderful with the kids in the water, keeping a close eye on them in the RIB. They had kayaks to play on, beach walks, the Komodo walk on Rinja, snorkling with mantas, a walk through the village on Komodo and a visit to the local school and a guided walk up to the lookout. They even did a bonfire on a deserted beach for the kids.The kids had as much of a blast on board as they did in the water. The Ari Jaya is simple, but safe and comfortable, with excellent food, comfortable cabins, and fans were sufficient. I highly recommend this company…they were flexible, professional and helpful; a budget boat in name only, as everything was more than sufficient. More info on their website.

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