The Jaya is our expedition vessel – currently serving Eastern Indonesia. She moves seasonally between Komodo, Raja Ampat and long range expeditions. Built 14 years ago, she has sailed and ventured the waters of South East Asia with her faithful captain who has been running the boat since the beginning. Jaya is a very strong, capable and comfortable boat designed to explore the fantastic world around us.
Jaya itself is designed from the keel up to appear as a Phinisi sailing schooner, using traditional methods that have served the Bugis people of South Sulawesi for centuries. This boat is completely hand built over the course of 18 months and looks stunning with her six sails up.
Slow pace of life on our Indonesian Liveaboard
The upper deck has plenty of shaded space for lounging, napping, eating or just enjoying the breath taking scenery as it quietly passes by. It includes four small separate tables with round the edge seating so that you can spread out in the space in between dives; whether to do logbooks or games with the team!
There is also a comfortable sun deck area equipped with beanbags for your afternoon nap, sun bathing or for star gazing at night.
The dive deck is designed to accommodate a full boat of diving guests – plenty of room! The deck itself is equipped with tank spaces around the edge, a place to store fins and masks, hanging space for wetsuits and fresh water containers for any specialised diving equipment such as torches and cameras. On deck whilst you’re getting ready, the Jaya crew will be there to help you prepare for your dive with a smile on their face.
Below deck contains 6 cabins: 4 twin bed share and 2 triple bed share. A full boat contains a total of 14 guests. Each cabin provides an AC unit to keep you refreshed, plug sockets for charging any cameras or electricals (EU fitting) clean bedding and a towel.
Small groups and more than diving
Rather than pack on dozens of divers – we strive to keep things small! With only 14 guests, we can cater to your need as well as reduce our impact on dive sites. The Jaya endeavours to hit all the top diving spots in each region to provide a schedule packed with phenomenal diving and breath-taking land visits.
These land visits include anything from a walk up to a viewpoint so that you can stretch out those sea legs and experience a fantastic view over the islands, going to see a stunning lagoon or visiting a beautiful beach to enjoy a sunset or to play football with the crew! The crew takes part in beach clean-ups as we travel and guests are always more than welcome to give us a hand! We also like to throw a BBQ on a special occasion where our location is suitable for it.
- Length/Beam : 23 meters/5.7 meters
- Guest : 14
- Cabins : 4 Twin bed cabins / 2 triple bed cabins
- Air-conditioning in cabins
- Side porthole and ceiling windows for cross draft ventilation
- 100% Organic Cotton Towels, bedding and sheets
- Sound system in the communal area
- Bathrooms : 3 showers/toilets
- Fresh Water : 8,000 Litre.
- Generators : 220v.-24v.
- Engine : Mitsubishi 200hp
- Compressors : Bauer Mariner. 2 Sets
- Tanks and weights
- Life jackets
- Two life rafts
- Oxygen First Aid system
- Navigation System/Sounder
- Furuno Radar and GPS
- Ship-to-Ship Radio
- Iridium Satellite phone
- 4m Tender with 40hp Yamaha
Included in the trip price
- All meals and refreshments (excluding soft drinks and beers)
- Transfers to/from your hotel for ferry transits
- A jam-packed dive schedule (number of dives is based on the length of your trip)
Additional Purchase: Equipment rental (including dive computer)
Experienced and professional dive guide