Detailed information about the Moana cruise ship!
A true liveaboard Ship - made for divers!
MOANA is a custom built Indonesian Liveaboard Ship. She is perfectly equipped to suit divers to see the best of the KOMODO NATIONAL PARK as well as genuinely unknown and pristine divesites. Since 2004 MOANA offers dive safaris and thanks to many happy passengers we have established an excellent reputation. We are one of the few Komodo based ships operating from March till December only in Komodo - so you will dive with the real Komodo Experts!
MOANA's experienced dive guides and Instructor dive these waters nearly every day, all year long. We know the dive sites, the currents and the marine life. Our passion and knowledge of the area will keep you amazed throughout your safari with us.
What to expect on board?
MOANA’s well trained diving crew takes care of everything, from the equipment set up until the cleaning at the end of the trip.
Equipment and scuba tanks are maintained and refilled at the diving platform at the stern of the boat. We dive from both of our speedboats, entry and re-entry are very comfortable thanks to the spacious staircaseat MOANA’s back.
- All dives are guided by a very experienced dive guide or dive instructor
- Perfect service from our well trained diving crew
- Small groups - max. 10 divers to offer plenty of individual attention
- 2 large speedboats (5m), via radio connected to MOANA
- Hot shower after night dives (on deck)
- Lots of healthy yummy food for our hungry divers
- 12l aluminium tanks, INT + DIN
- Library of marine biology books
- Up to 4+ hours underwater per day
- Safety sausages are a MUST-HAVE (if you don’t bring your own, we will provide one for free onboard)
- Our dive equipment and 2 German BAUER Compressors are well maintained
- First Aid and emergency oxygen are on board
- The closest decompression chamber is located on Bali/Denpasar – hopefully we will never need it
CRUISING WITH MOANA
5 or 6 Days KOMODO National Park
7 or 8 Days KOMODO Specials
7-nights Christmas Trip to Bali.
Please ask for more specials.
SOLE USE CHARTERS (Komodo and wider area)
Our guests are always welcome to create their own routes.
We are happy to put together your individual route. Komodo and its wider area offer plenty of opportunities to explore. IDEAL FOR GROUPS
Moana is a beautiful, traditional Indonesian Liveaboard Ship - Phinisi Boat. She is perfectly equipped for cruising, snorkeling and diving Komodo. Join as individual traveler, with friends or as family to see the best of the Komodo National Park above and below water.
Since 2004 Moana offers Komodo diving safaris and thanks to many happy guests we have established an excellent reputation.
MOANA is cozy and professional, traditional and modern, relaxed but well organized.
The MOANA packages are nearly “all inclusive” and small groups (max. 10 pax) give space for lots of individual attention. The MOANA crew will always do their best to fulfill all your requests.
Since the MOANA‘s launch, in 2004, MOANA & Crew have pampered all her guests – lots of experience and steady improvements are the basis for their program this year.
The MOANA is a classic 30m Phinisi Schooner, able to take up to 10 passengers. All cabins have air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms. Built in a traditional style during 2003 and 2004 but equipped with all the comforts of a new boat. She is entirely made from teak and ironwood, which lends a warm and comfortable atmosphere to the boat.
There are 5 cabins on Moana, all of them below deck and very comfortable. Cabin allocations are dependent on gender, travel buddies etc. Therefore we can cater personal preferences like couples are allocated to doubles and single guests are allocated to twin rooms etc. (providing availability).
Cabin 1: 1x double bed (possible to have child sleeping with parents)
Cabin 2 / 3: 1x double bed
Cabin 4 / 5: 2x single beds
Each cabin has a private bathroom with toilet and shower
Wash basin and soap provided
All Cabins have individually controlled air conditioning
Towels are provided
Valuables and travel documents can be stored in our ship's safe
Teak wooden furniture in cabins and on deck
European standard sockets 220V
The upper deck offers a huge amount of space. There is an air-conditioned indoor salon and a lot of deck area to relax. On deck you find a big spacious dining table with romantic indirect lightening. For outdoor lovers we offer blankets to sleep on deck watching the stars.
Purpose built to comfort divers, MOANA has, since many years enjoyed the reputation of being "THE LIVEABOARD SPECIALIST for the KOMODO NATIONAL PARK"
MOANA LIVEABOARD OFFER
5 Days & 6 Days Dive Safaris and Snorkel Tours (on request longer trips possible)
Organize domestic flights to departure ports
Visit the famous KOMODO DRAGONS (biggest lizards worldwide)
Show you the WORLD CLASS DIVING the Komodo Archipelago offers
Very experienced dive guides
Maximum 10 Divers
4 meals/day (Indonesian & International food) + Snacks
non-alcoholic drinks: Water, CocaCola, Sprite, Coffee and Tea
Transfers Airport - Ship - Airport
Visit of the famous KOMODO DRAGONS
2 compressors(Bauer Mariner),12l aluminium INT and DIN , weights
Dive- and snorkelequipment rental
2 Speedboats per 5 m lenght each, 3x 40PS Yamaha Outboards
CREW: Captain, 2 Mechanics, 2 Cooks, 2 Deckhands, 2 Waiter, 2 Dive guides, Cruise Director
ANCHORAGE: Laboan Bajo – Flores/Komodo
POWER: 270 HP, Mitsubishi 8 Cylinder average travel speed: 8 knots
SHIPYARD:Tanah Beru (Sulawesi/Indonesien)
BOAT BUILDER: Haji Abdullah
CONSTRUCTION: April 2003 to April 2004
Moana is a traditional Pinisi Schooner - the classical beauty of the wooden sailing boat combines traditional atmosphere with all modern conveniences and safety features. The most impressive fleet of wooden sailing vessels are the so-called Bugis prahus of Indonesia, commonly known as Pinisi Schooner.
These antique looking sailing boats have been built for centuries on isolated beaches by local people working from an oral tradition without any drawings or plans, according to some sources since prior to the 1500's.
Ironwood - is preferred for boat structures. Obtained from the low land forests of Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Irian Jaya, Ironwood is locally called "Kayu Besi". Ironwood has a specific gravity of 0.88 to 1.19...! Although quite heavy, it has excellent physical properties and is not vulnerable to termites or other tropical wood eating insects or fungus.
Made of Ironwood and Teak / 2-mast sailing boat, gaff rig (phinisi system)
length over all: 30m / length over deck: 24m / beam: 6,5m / gross tonnage: 73, net tonnage: 58
sail area: 270 squaremeter
CABINS: All cabins with toilet and shower and air condition & Spring beds. 5 Cabins
max. 10 Passengers. Three double bed cabins. Two twin bed cabins.
Historically, several interesting rituals and ceremonies have been part of building such a vessel, beginning with choosing the right trees for critical parts of the structure. Just as with traditional wooden boat building in the West, various rituals continue throughout the building process to initiate and celebrate each stage, such as the all important laying of the keel.