First and foremost, we at the La Galigo Family hope that you and your loved ones are managing to stay safe during these unprecedented times. As we’re sure you’re aware, the situation surrounding COVID-19 is changing rapidly, as is Indonesia’s response to the pandemic. The Indonesian Government has announced that its borders will be closed to all foreign tourists entering the country as of Friday, 20th March 2020. These measures have been announced to be in place for one month at this stage.
La Galigo will be postponing current operations effective immediately to ensure the safety of all guests and all of our crew during this hard time. Due to the ever-changing nature of this worldwide event, La Galigo has made the decision to postpone all currently scheduled trips from now, until 3rd September 2020, to ensure that we can provide you with a safe, memorable experience, and allow ourselves operations to recommence in a manner that will ensure integrated schedule continually with the seasonal nature of the diving industry.
We know there’s a lot of uncertainty with travel at the moment, so we want you to know we’ve got your back. We’re not going anywhere, and will be ready to give you the trip of a lifetime as soon as we can get you boarding.
As always, we are here to provide you with any information and assistance that you might need during this time. Stay safe and informed, and take care of each other. Before you know it, the business will be back to normal, and you will be enjoying the diving paradise that is Indonesia again. Please get in touch if you need any further information, and until then, happy bubbles.
La Galigo Liveaboard
La Galigo is recognised as one of the most popular Liveaboards for diving in Indonesia, and offers trips to popular diving locations such as Komodo and Raja Ampat. Indonesia has the record for the highest Marine Biodiversity on the planet, and is home to The Coral Triangle.
The concept of La Galigo was conceived back in the early 2000s when two avid divers wanted to explore some of the pristine reefs that call Indonesia home, but found that all existing scuba diving options were often out of their budget. The La Galigo Liveaboard model is very much a friends and family affair, and trips are always focused on fun, guest comfortability, and are exceptional value for money.
La Galigo was acquired in Bali, a beautiful purpose built ‘Phinisi’ style dive Liveaboard, handcrafted by the Bugis people of Southern Sulawesi. We pride ourselves on our Indonesian crew, who have collectively spent many years sailing and diving around a significant number of the 18,000+ stunning islands that make up Indonesia. Our schedule is primarily split between Raja Ampat and Komodo, though we offer the opportunity to dive in Wakatobi, Banda, Ambon, Maumere, Alor and beyond. We are predominantly a dive liveaboard but we are happy to tailor bespoke charters on request. The vessel takes a maximum of 16 guests comfortably, and our accommodation is offered as seven cabins split over two floors built which are built with comfort in mind. All cabins are double or twin share with air-conditioning, and ensuite fresh hot water showers.
We love our guests to feel at home, and we have several deck areas where people can relax, take in the exceptional surroundings or just read a book. Indoors you will find our air-conditioned communal space, where our internationally trained chef will serve you a mixture of Indonesian and International fusion cuisine. Our communal lounge area is also filled with an extensive library of books, games and a TV and is the perfect space to share your experiences of another impeccable day’s diving.
Land tours are an integral part of our outlined itineraries, allowing you to experience the breathtaking beauty and diverse cultures that Indonesia has to offer.
Our purpose-built dive deck at the rear of the vessel allows plenty of room for gearing up and lots of camera space for underwater photography enthusiasts, and with the deck being at sea level, it is designed with guest comfort and accessibility in mind.
LA GALIGO LIVEABOARD DESTINATIONS
KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
May – September
October – April