Alila Purnama Liveaboard Review

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Simply the best of everything


Alila Purnama dive boat review

The Alila Purnama liveaboard is simply the best of the bests, in Indonesia but also everywhere else. Indeed, this 46 meters traditional wooden Phinisi is a 6 stars floating hotel. Yes you read correctly, 5 stars would not make it justice. Forget about the unpleasant seafari stories you’ve heard and expect to splurge it all on this stunning luxury liveaboard.

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Boat Cabins & Layout

The Alila Purnama welcomes a maximum of 10 guests in 5 luxurious suites. Every cabin includes a spacious en-suite bathroom with separate toilet, individually controlled air-conditioning and a comfortable hotel-like queen bed. Moreover, there are double closets and a writing desk in every room. The Alila Purnama’s cabins were conceived to match Alila’s resorts standards and offer an unparalleled experience at large.

You can check the latest schedule & prices for his liveaboard here.

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The stunning Sriwijaya Master Suite is the ultimate experience. Indeed, this suite is even more spacious than the others. Most noteworthy is that the suite has a private balcony and private sundeck with loungers. Perfect for honeymooners!

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Furthermore, the numerous communal areas of this dive boat will please the most discerning guest. The incredible space, given the size of the boat and the small amount of divers on-board, brings a great sense of freedom and privacy. There is a spacious indoor lounge with a dining area, all complimented by wall to wall windows. Moreover, there is plenty of cushioned seating available outside as well as an outdoor dining area.

Of course, the Alila Purnama has an extensive bar service available. All the non-alcoholic beverages are included while the large selection of wine & spirits is offered at an extra cost.

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Alila Purnama On-Board Facilities

If you still think there’s space for boredom on-board the Alila Purnama, you will most likely be satisfied with a complete library. Indeed, this diving cruise boast a cozy salon where you can watch TV, find books or listen to music. Of course, you can also look at your best photos of the day on the television!

If you require additional relaxation, spa treatments are available during the dive cruise. Indeed, there will always be professional spa therapists on-board, to help your muscles relax after an extensive diving day!

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Needless to say that the Alila Purnama is not quite comparable to anything else in term of quality and prices. If you wish to compare it with other dive boats, look at our list of the Best Indonesian Liveaboard of 2016.

The Alila Purnama was built with divers comfort in mind but the Scuba Diving part of the operation was never neglected. See below for diving related information.

Want to peek at how it’s like to be part of a luxury diving cruise on the Alila Purnama? Watch the video!

Diving with the Alila Purnama

This liveaboard has it’s own, fully licensed, dive center on-board the vessel. Most noteworthy is the fact that the divers can hire the diving equipment from the Alila’s dive center at no charge. Also, the Alila Purnama includes and takes care of all the national park fee and permits for 10 guests. Plus, a professional diving crew is supervising the dives. Dives are stated as “unlimited” by the Alila Purnama’s website. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

The itineraries available include  Komodo, Ambon or Raja Ampat. Shore excursions, snorkeling and island hopping are also possible during the cruise.


Price starts at 7250$US for 7 days / 6 nights – Raja Ampat Expedition 

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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Lighthouse is a great dive site! Located in the North of Komodo Island National Park not far from castle rock and crysta...
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Tatawa Kecil is a small island and is a magical world class dive site for a drifting! Be careful the current there can b...
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This is one of the best dive spot of Komodo Islands national park! Not to be missed! This seabanks is full of fish with ...

One Liveaboard feedback for “Alila Purnama

  1. We chartered the boat with a group of friends about a year ago and honestly we have only great things to say. Amazing service, outstanding food, stunning water adventures and incredible comfort. The Alila Purnama is just the way you present it! I sure recommend it, on behalf of 8 other divers which had the time of their lives!

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