WORLDWIDE DIVING TAUCHSERVICE GmbH
25 Years of Dive Safaris and Scuba Cruises
Schedule Dewi Nusantara - Indonesia
Building a traditional wooden vessel of the size of Dewi Nusantara (formerly known as Paradise Dancer) is a complex enterprise that involves a lot of preparation, a lot of labor and a lot of time. Nowadays it is only feasible in those rare places where both the wood and the ship's carpenters are still available. Dewi Nusantara was hand built as a one off project on the banks of the Karangan River near Sangkulirang Bay on the north east coast of Kalimantan. This is a five hour drive from the nearest airport but the spot had been selected because it is near an abundant source of ironwood. First we assembled a team of master shipwrights and created a building site. The keel was laid in early 2007 and after an enormous effort the basic hull, decks and superstructure were ready by December of the same year. Then on a high tide she was launched into the river stream and towed fifteen hundred miles South to Benoa harbour in Bali where all the finishing and engineering work was done under the supervision of a team of Western professionals. We are enormously proud of the final result, a beautiful Indonesia Liveaboard vessel of immense strength that is equipped with state of the art machinery and electronics. In May 2008 Dewi departed for her maiden voyage to North Sulawesi and started the first Indonesia Liveaboard Cruise.
|Routen||Raja Ampat, Komodo, Wakatobi and Cenderawasih Liveaboard Cruises|
|Engines||2 x Nissan twin turbe diesels|
|Generators||Twin - generators|
|Water||water tank + 10000 liters/day desalination|
|Navigation||VHF, SSB, Furuno radar, twin GPS systems|
|Communication||VHF, USB Radio and satellite phone|
|First Aid||emergency oxygen facility, first aid kits|
|Equipment||2 (28 feet) Tenders Fiberglass single 200 hp 4 stroke each|
|Techn. Diving||Nirox available, rate on request, Dive Gear Rental|
|Facilities||Master & Commander Suite - (# 1) King Bed, 450 square feet, Private Facilities with tub, Picture Window overlooking the stern, private sitting area and table, Mirrored Wardrobe, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Toiletries, and Fresh Towels Daily.Deluxe Stateroom (# 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) Two Twin Beds or One King Bed, Large Room with Private Facilities, Mirrored Wardrobe, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Fresh Towels Daily, Independent AC Units,|
Included in the rate: All meals, snacks and beverages (not included wine and spirits), transfer from the airport to the Dewi Nusantara, up to 4 dives per day, all air fills, weights and weight belts, 4 dive instructors / masters (4 to 5 divers per guide).
Not included in the rate: Flights. Travel and Dive insurance. Hotel. Port and Marine Park Fees. Nitrox refils. Crew gratuities. Additional costs per person: $ 90,- Port and National Park Fee for Komodo National Park program $ 215,- Port and National Park Fee for Raja Ampat program Nitrox divers will be $200 per cruise or $10 per fill. Nitrox instruction and all other services and purchases made aboard the vessels are subject to local taxes (10%). All package prices are in US$ per person on a share basis and are subject to change without notice. However, your package price is locked in (with exception of fuel surcharges) upon receipt of the Deposit and Cruise Application and will not change unless the reservation is changed.