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Indonesia Coralia Liveaboard Review

Indonesia Coralia liveaboard review
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The Indonesia Coralia liveaboard – Overall review rating 9.5 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.

Indonesia Coralia liveaboard review: A review of the Indonesia Coralia Liveaboard reveals a 48 metre (157 feet) liveaboard that accommodates up to 16 scuba divers across 8 cabins. A custom-built dive boat with luxury cabins, en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning, where some have balconies. Diving itineraries include 9 days 8 nights to 12 days 11 nights.

The best way to dive the forgotten Islands of Indonesia is by a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on Indonesia liveaboards using the following new window:

Features of Indonesia Coralia liveaboard cabin and deck

  • Features of Indonesia Coralia cabin and deck - double cabin
  • Indonesia Coralia cabin and deck - twin cabin
  • Coralia cabin and deck - master cabin

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.

You can check the Coralia liveaboard availability and prices here.

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Indonesia Coralia liveaboard scuba diving review

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The diving from the Indonesia Coralia liveaboard has an Exceptional review rating and she was custom-built for scuba diving.

On this scuba diving liveaboard, you’ll be in the hands of experienced and professional crew.

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Table of Indonesia liveaboards

This list of Indonesia liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

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Total Records Found: 85, showing 10 per page
Discover LiveaboardCustomer RatingSDE Lux Rating %Flexible BookingDive CoursesDietary RequirementsNitroxGear Rental
Review: Epica; Book: Epica 9.3 50% YES YES YES NO YES
Review: Akomo Isseki; Book: Akomo Isseki 9.3 48% YES NO YES NO YES
Review: MV Putri Papua; Book: MV Putri Papua 9.3 48% NO NO YES NO NO
Review: Lady Denok Yacht; Book: Lady Denok Yacht 9.2 94% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Mermaid I; Book: MV Mermaid I 9.2 87% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: KLM La Galigo; Book: KLM La Galigo 9.2 81% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Empress II; Book: MV Empress II 9.2 79% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: Cajoma IV; Book: Cajoma IV 9.2 77% YES YES YES NO YES
Review: Manta Mae Phinisi; Book: Manta Mae Phinisi 9.2 77% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV White Manta; Book: MV White Manta 9.1 65% NO YES YES YES YES

The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.

Think about it like using when searching for the best hotel. also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10. search Indonesia-scroll

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.

Indonesia Coralia Liveaboard charter

If you want to charter this top rated liveaboard you can. Take over the whole liveaboard for yourself and fill all eight cabins with 16 guests. Or why not charter the Coralia for your family and enjoy this dive boat to yourself.

The benefits of chartering Coralia Liveaboard include:

  • The entire boat and crew to yourself.
  • Just you and your family and friends on the dive sites (except if other dive boats arrive).
  • You have more control on which dive sites you visit.
  • If you want to stay longer at chosen dive sites, you have this option.
  • Enjoy meals with just your own family and friends.

If you are interested to charter the Coralia Liveaboard to dive Indonesia, please enquire here: Book a charter on Coralia Liveaboard.

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.

You can check the Coralia liveaboard availability and prices here.

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.

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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

Video of Indonesia Coralia liveaboard

Introducing our Coralia Liveaboard
Coralia is a project by Papua Explorers Resort and is liveaboard that is committed to creating sustainable and unforgettable human-nature experiences, while conserving the oceans we cruise in and developing the local communities we work with.

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I hope you enjoyed this article about the Indonesia Coralia liveaboard review

I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkelling. Please use the comments section below. Please share your underwater photos and videos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof go-pro’s!

If you’ve dived in Indonesia and in particular on the Indonesia Coralia liveaboard, please share your experiences.

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions, or if you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the Indonesia Coralia liveaboard review), please comment below with your questions.

There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe! #Indonesia liveaboard diving

Indonesia Coralia Liveaboard Review

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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