The Indonesia Coralia liveaboard – Overall review rating 9.7 out of 10 and 5 stars
Are you’re set on scuba diving the reefs and waters of Indonesia? If you are, your next decision is whether you select resort based diving vs scuba dive from a liveaboard. But considering the fact you are reading this Coralia liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.
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This 48 metre (157 feet) Indonesia liveaboard accommodates up to 16 scuba divers across 8 cabins. The Indonesia Coralia liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has luxury cabins with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning and some have balconies. Western and local style food served buffet style, with an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 9 days 8 night to 12 days 11 nights offering some of the best diving in Indonesia. You’ll have the chance to see many types of shark, manta rays, Mobular rays, turtles, whales, dugongs and much much more.
Features of Indonesia Coralia cabin and deck
The Coralia phinisi offers liveaboard dive trips to Indonesia from 9-day 8-night to 12-day 11-night diving and snorkeling to the likes of Komodo National Park, Maumere, Alor, Raja Ampat, Forgotten Islands, also known as the Southeast Moluccas (Maluku Tenggara) and the Banda Sea.
If you want a luxury diving experience in Indonesia, this is the dive boat to choose, especially if you want to treat yourself to the Master cabin with your own private balcony!
The features that are included with your stay on the Indonesia Coralia phinisi liveaboard are as follows:
- The Indonesia Coralia liveaboard is 48 metres (157 feet) in length.
- Designed for up to 16 divers across 8 cabins.
- Cabins have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, wardrobes for storage and some have sea views and a balcony. Also with daily housekeeping and a laundry service.
- A large leisure deck, an observation deck and sun deck for those who love to sunbathe.
- Warm water showers.
- Western and local style food is served buffet style. Dinning is served alfresco dining or as indoor dinning and there’s a BBQ area.
- Wine and beer is available at an extra charge.
- Specific dietary requirements can be catered for including vegetarian and vegan options.
- Non-diver friendly for snorkeling.
- Indoor air conditioned saloon and bar with audio and entertainment and a library.
- Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, paid-for nitrox available, sidemount diving, a camera station with a separate rinse area for underwater cameras and equipment and scuba gear rentals. Plus tenders are used for diving.
- Free internet.
- Family friendly with family cabins.
- You can have a massage as an optional extra.
- For extra fun there are kayaks and stand up paddleboards on board.
- There are naturalist itineraries.
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Indonesia Coralia scuba diving review
On this scuba diving liveaboard, you’ll be in the hands of experienced and professional crew.
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Scuba diving options on the Indonesia Coralia liveaboard:
Examples of the dive itineraries on the Coralia liveaboard.
- Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Bali) – 11 days 10 nights trip. Approx. 29 dives in total. Open Water Diver – 5 minimum logged dives required.
- Komodo (Bali-Labuan Bajo) – 11 days 10 nights trip. Approx. 29 dives in total. Open Water Diver – 5 minimum logged dives required.
- Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Labuan Bajo) – 9 days 8 nights trip. Approx. 23 dives in total. Open Water Diver – 5 minimum logged dives required.
- Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Bima) – 11 days 10 nights trip. Approx. 29 dives in total. Open Water Diver – 5 minimum logged dives required.
- Komodo (Bima-Labuan Bajo) – 11 days 10 nights trip. Approx. 29 dives in total. Open Water Diver – 5 minimum logged dives required.
- Komodo, Maumere, Alor (Labuan Bajo-Maumere) – 12 days 11 nights trip. Approx. 32 dives in total. Open Water Diver – 5 minimum logged dives required.
- Maumere, Alor & Forgotten Islands (Maumere-Saumlaki) – 12 days 11 nights trip. Approx. 32 dives in total. Open Water Diver – 5 minimum logged dives required.
- Forgotten Islands, Banda & Ambon (Saumlaki-Ambon) – 12 days 11 nights trip. Approx. 32 dives in total. Open Water Diver – 5 minimum logged dives required.
The diving in Indonesia
The diving in Indonesia is varied and interesting with some deep dives, which can be up to 30 metres (98 feet) and there are night dives too. The Coralia is about including most experience levels of scuba diver requiring only 5 logged dives and Open Water divers or similar diver certification. Therefore ideal for beginner divers.
On most of these dive trips divers will see a variety of marine life. This includes bump head wrasse, snapper, blunt head parrotfish, nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, moray eels, snake eels, frog fish, octopus, large schools of reef fish and turtles. Various shark species including grey reef sharks, thresher, black tips, silver tip sharks, hammerheads, wobbegong shark, epaulet sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks and the occasional whale shark. Rays which include eagle rays, manta rays, marble rays and Mobular rays. Plus there’s is the chance you’ll see pilot whales, the occasional migrating blue whale, dolphins and dugongs.
Always remember you are diving with nature and what you see on the trip you choose will depend on the time of year, time of day and many other factors. You may also get the opportunity on some trips to dive the most beautiful shipwrecks of Indonesia too.
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Indonesia Coralia liveaboard review by customers
Scuba divers that have stayed on the Indonesia Coralia liveaboard review comments include:
- Phenomenal trip all around;
- The service really made the trip;
- Experience of a lifetime!
- Beautiful boat, exceptional service on deck, disappointed by diving experience;
- Out of this World Amazing;
- Excellent crew and and Cruise directors, fantastic dive sites and great food;
- The diving spots were amazing.
Customer reviews from around the globe
There are many great reviews from all around the World. This includes from the Australia to the United States of America and Europe. To see more of the Coralia reviews please click here to read them.
Here’s a review by a customer who rated the Indonesia Coralia liveaboard 10 out of 10 and 5 stars:
Luxury on the ocean. “Excellent diving, excellent people (other divers and staff), not having to think! Blown away! We can honestly say the Coralia experience completely over achieved expectations. The staff on Coralia are professional, informed, take safety seriously and clearly love what they do. The boat is in pristine shape – our room (one of the master cabins) was incredible. Glass views and windows a spotless modern bathroom and toilet and decent air con. GReat comfortable bed and enough space to pack things away. The staff did everything plus including hot chocolate after a cold night dive and little chocolates on our pillows after dinner. The food was exceptional. We have been on a liveaboard 3 years earlier in Kimono and I had brought heaps of snacks based on that experience and we didn’t open a single one! The diving was of course exceptional and the quality of the dive instructors and the equipment was top class. I cannot recommend this boat enough and hope I get to go on it again before the word gets out!” Recommended for: Comfort of the boat, Diversity and Quality of the Food, Professionalism of the staff.Melanie B, Australia
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