Ikan Biru Liveaboard Review

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Ikan Biru dive boat review

The Ikan Biru is a small Indonesian phinisi liveaboard offering diving cruises to explore Komodo Island. Newly renovated, the 17 meters vessel is an atypical cruise that offers you a friendly and intimate experience. This cruise, designed for Advanced Open Water divers, will make you discover the most beautiful diving spots in Komodo.

The cabins

The Ikan Biru liveaboard stands out from other cruises since it does not feature any private rooms. Indeed, the common area where the meals are served during the day turns into a sleeping quarter during the night. Located on the top deck and welcoming 8 guests, the sleeping quarters offer a lovely ambiance as you can star gaze while falling asleep.

The ship features 2 shared bathrooms, hot showers, and multiple changing places. Finally, the sleeping quarter offers a stunning view of the ocean which is perfect to admire the sunrise and the sunset.

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Ikan Biru’s On-board Facilities

To enjoy your free time between the dives, the upper deck is the perfect place to relax. This open area offers a warm and friendly atmosphere which is perfect to relax and chat with other divers. In the evening, the upper deck turns into a dinner place where everyone reunites to have a good meal. The liveaboard has a good chef who prepares fresh meals every day. Also, by the kitchen, you will find everything you need such as soft drinks, snacks, water, and even some fresh bread made by the chef in the morning. Moreover, the ship features charging stations and a camera station which is perfect for the underwater photographers on board!

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Scuba Diving with the Ikan Biru

The Ikan Biru liveaboard offers a unique experience with its “hop-on, hop-off” concept. Indeed, the cruise gives you the choice to stay between 3 and 12 nights on the boat and lets you get off whenever you want. The cruise has two smaller boats that will take you back to the island when you are ready. This allows you to take full advantage of the most beautiful diving spots in Indonesia in addition to giving you the freedom to leave whenever you want.

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to dive up to 3 times per day with the Ikan Biru, allowing you to explore a lot of the best diving Indonesia has to offer. This cruise is focused on remaining budget friendly while offering an amazing experience around the best diving sites of Komodo. ***One important thing to note though is that this liveaboard has a minimum requirement of advanced open-water diving certification. That said, should you be an open-water diver wanting to take his advanced training, you can do so on the Ikan Biru.


Price starts at 768$US for 4 days/3 nights

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.

destination of the month

Komodo Island

Diving in Komodo Islands 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 simply amazing as you will see both an incredible array of marine life and plenty of wrecks. Indeed, Bali's underwater world will expose you to meet interesting critters, fishes of all sizes and mantas rays among others! Plus, scuba diving in Bali means being all in for stunning underwater visibility and great opportunities for drift diving. !

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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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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Crystal Bay is a very good dive site in Bali but reserved to experienced divers as the current can be quite strong and d...
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This is one of the best dive sites in Komodo national park. It is the best place to dive with manta rays. From September...
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Ghost bay diving site in Amed is an artificial reef with bottles, wheels, etc. But it is a wonderful place for underwate...
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Gili Selang is a new dive site and the area is still under exploration. The North of Gili Selang is full of surprises bu...
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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 ...
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The USS Liberty Wreck is the most famous dive site in Bali. It is also one of the best sunken ship wrecks in the world! ...

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