Calico Jack Indonesia Komodo Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Calico Jack Liveaboard is a 30m (98f) Indonesia Komodo diving safari boat for up to 10 guests accommodated across 5 cabins and 5 bathrooms. This Indonesia liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10 and is rated 'Superb'.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a superb Indonesian liveaboard diving safari, a great choice is the Calico Jack diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Indonesia diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The Calico Jack liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10, and is rated "Superb".
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 7 out of 9, Liveaboard Design: 7 out of 9, Cabin Luxury: 4 out of 7, Onboard Comfort: 5 out of 7, Food Luxury: 10 out of 11, Drink Luxury: 8 out of 9. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 41 out of 52 (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Komodo Calico Jack Liveaboard costs from £250 per day ($305/€285)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Calico Jack Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, free internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Calico Jack Liveaboard include: no diving courses.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Calico Jack liveaboard is 30 metres (98 feet) long, has 5 cabins and 5 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 10 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Calico Jack Liveaboard include: 9 Days/8 Nights, 11 Days/10 Nights, 12 Days/11 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Calico Jack).
Booking tips Before you book and pay for your flights, you first need your itinerary dates confirmed for your liveaboard trip. 8 steps to follow: 1. Select an itinerary; 2. Choose a cabin; 3. Select number of people in your party; 4. Enter your email address and confirm; 5. Your trip will be held by the liveaboard operator until your dates are confirmed. 6. You'll receive a booking confirmation by email allowing you 2-3 days before payment is due; 7. Book your flights to Indonesia; 8. Pay for your Calico Jack liveaboard trip.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the Calico Jack Liveaboard, please visit this link: Calico Jack.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Indonesia Calico Jack liveaboard review in detail.
    Video Title Calico Jack Charters 2016-17 in Raja Ampat, Komodo & Forgotten Islands. Diving Liveaboard Indonesia.
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Paid nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving if you are happy to pay for it. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for specific dietary requirements, e.g. food allergies like gluten or lactose intolerance, and religious beliefs. This means you can enjoy the onboard meals. You are advised to add any dietary requirements to your special requests at step 2 of the booking form, but limit these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
    Diving Courses This liveaboard does not offer diver training courses.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet Free WIFI and internet on this liveaboard, so you can get online with your phone or laptop for no extra charge.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathrooms, so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites (with the captain's approval), the type of diving and total number of divers/guests onboard (subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Indonesia dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) The Calico Jack Liveaboard has 41 out of a total of 52 possible benefits and features. This total is made up of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 7 out of 9 'Diver Benefits' and include: DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: NO; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 7 out of 9 'Boat Design Features' and include: Airconditioned Saloon: NO; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 4 out of 7 'Cabin Features' and include: Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 5 out of 7 'Onboard Comfort' features, and include: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: YES; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: YES.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 10 out of 11 'Food Features' and include: BBQ Area: YES; Beach BBQ: YES; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 8 out of 9 'Drink Features' and include: Bar: YES; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Calico Jack liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Fantastic trip around Komodo Island. The trip was just perfect. Starting by the friendly and helpful crew. Great food including a barbecue on a little island. The divesites were just awesome with the current and all the marine life. We had so much fun on this trip, We truly can recomand Calico Jack for a livaboard. You will love the funny and helpful crew, the good food and the spectacular nature.” Recommended for: Divesites, People, Food.

    Customer Review By Christian B, from: Switzerland scored the Calico Jack 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Calico Jack.
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    Customer Review

    A great diving and living experience thanks to onboard owner management. Very well managed trip by the onboard owner , excellent service that make a great diving and living experience. Good dive briefings good dive planning and execution Care on cooking and servicing.” Recommended for: trip management and service /diving planning and execution/ varied and good food.

    Customer Review By Ramon H, from: Spain scored the Calico Jack 9.2 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Calico Jack.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Liveaboard Departure-Arrival Location The Calico Jack Liveaboard departs and returns from the port none selected. Please click here: Calico Jack to find out how to get from to join the Calico Jack Liveaboard's departure port none selected.
    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Calico Jack liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Calico Jack dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Title Dive trip by Calico Jack Charters, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Diving Liveaboard Indonesia.
    Itinerary Option 2 Cenderawasih Bay (Manokwari - Nabire)
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Title best dive liveaboard experience in West papua's Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay and Triton Bay
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 36 times in total on the Calico Jack liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Calico Jack liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Indonesia (, null_select, Cenderawasih, Raja Ampat), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: NO; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Calico Jack liveaboard for your dive trip to Indonesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Calico Jack liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: YES; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: YES.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Calico Jack liveaboard for your dive trip to Indonesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Calico Jack liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): YES; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): YES.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Calico Jack Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Deep Dives, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Pinnacles, Swim-Through's and Caverns, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Indonesia liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Indonesia liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the Calico Jack Liveaboard in Indonesia might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Epaulette Shark, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Megamouth Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Short Fin Mako Sharks, Silky Sharks, Silver Tip Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Wobbegong Shark, Zebra Shark.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Blue Spotted Stingrays, Manta Rays, Mobula Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Crocodile Fish, Frogfish, Flounder, Garden Eels, Giant (Great) Barracuda, Glassfish, Groupers, Humphead Parrotfish, Jack Schools, Lionfish, Longfinned Banner Fish, Maori Wrasse, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Parrot Fish, Pigmy Seahorses, Pipefish, Porcupine Fish, Potato Cod, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Scorpion Fish, Sun Fish (Mola Mola), Surgeonfish, Trigger Fish, Waspfish, White Eyed Moray Eels.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Banded Sea Snakes, Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Crocodiles, Cuttlefish, Giant Clam, Hard Corals, Harlequin Shrimp, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Mimic Octopus, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles, Wonderpus.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Blue Whales, Bryde's Whales, Dolphins, Dugongs, Melon-Headed Whales, Orca (Killer Whales), Pygmy Blue Whales, Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales.
    Video Title This is Raja Ampat (4k) - dive into the dream of biodiversity
    Another Marine Life Video
    Video Title KOMODO DIVING | Best of Season 3 (Award Winning Video) - 9 liveaboard trips + 1 whale watching trip and around 200 hours spent underwater to put this footage together! A combination of aerial and underwater scenes captured at the park national of Komodo
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Calico Jack liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Beach BBQ, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Hotel Transfer, Internet, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Laundry Service, Pressing Service, Snacks, Snorkel Equipment, Soft Drinks, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Calico Jack liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Massage, Nitrox, Rental Gear, Wine with Dinner.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Calico Jack liveaboard: Dive Insurance, National Park Fees, Travel Insurance.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 30 metres (98 feet).
    Maximum Guests 10
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Calico Jack dive boat has 5 cabins and 5 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Calico Jack has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: NO; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 6 out of 17 (i.e. 35%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: YES; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: YES; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: YES; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Calico Jack liveaboard has 4 out of 6 (i.e. 67%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Calico Jack liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, French, Indonesian.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Calico Jack Komodo liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0, is rated 'Superb'. This Indonesia liveaboard is a 30 metre (98 feet) dive boat for up to 10 guests across 5 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins), and has 5 bathrooms. The Calico Jack Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, free internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: Calico Jack Liveaboard prices start at £250 per day ($305/€285)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Calico Jack diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Indonesia you can do this here: Calico Jack. But if you want to compare this Indonesia liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Indonesia, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Indonesia liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Indonesia" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the Calico Jack Liveaboard, please visit this link: Calico Jack.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the Calico Jack liveaboard above if you've already dived in Indonesia from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    Calico Jack Indonesia Komodo Liveaboard Diving 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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