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Akomo Isseki Review

Diving Squad Rating:


8.7 / 10

The cheapest budget raja ampat liveaboard, Akomo provides all encompassing dive trips aboard a beautiful, wooden interior phinisi vessel. 

In addition to exploring the best of north and south Raja Ampat, dive safaris with this boat also feature exciting additional events and activities. 

Great for: Cheapest price, small groups, singles, off the beaten (dive!) track routes.

Trip lengths: 9 – 11 days

Max guest capacity: 8

Tours Raja Ampat: November – April (Tours other parts of Indonesia for rest of year).


Akomo Isseki runs north to south trips (or vica versa) through the very best dive sites of Raja Ampat. 

With three dives a day, guests can enjoy epic wall dives, exhilarating drift dives and captivating cave dives.

Throughout the tour, you’ll witness spectacular biodiversity; from manta rays, wobbegong sharks and turtles to hard & soft corals, pgymy seahorses and abundant reef fish. 

In between dives, guests can search for birds of paradise, embark on viewpoint treks, go kayaking, visit a village and even enjoy a bbq beach party. 

 A stunning, traditionally hand-crafted phinisi boat, Akomo has a large sundeck where guests can lounge around on the beanbags and hammock.

There’s also a wooden interior dining area with windows that give spectacular views to be enjoyed as you dig into the delicious local and western food. In addition to eating here, guests can also enjoy al fresco dining when the weather permits.

Four naturally vented cabins with twin beds, equipped fans, porthole views and shared bathrooms, cater to just 8 guests for a personal and relaxed trip.

Akomo is crewed by the expert Bugis sailors of southern Sulawesi – comprised of veteran diving instructors, a formidable chef and friendly staff; they are on hand to help, with a nearly 1:1 crew to guest ratio. 

Guest Feedback:

Ling CUnited States
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"Staring into the souls of mantas The guests, the guides, and the crew Getting inked by a squid".
Shiro TJapan
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"Shotgun:unbelievable strong current. Exciting Diving"!
Michael CSwitzerland
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"Das Essen an Board ist Fantastisch, die Besucherzahl an Board auf 12 begrenzt, die Taichplätze werden sehr gut gewählt".


  • Seaview cabins

  • Camera station with separate rinse for udnerwater camera

  • Kayaks

  • Fishing

  • Snorkelling

  • Village Visits and Beach Excursions

  • Leisure Deck

  • Indoor Saloon

  • Audio & Video Entertainment

Jenny T from Canada said:

“The dive sites are really good, we saw so many sea animals and the guides were very experienced in planning the dives so we got wonderful diving experiences (schedule, considerations about other diver groups on-site, they know the dive sites well”

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Scuba fanatic, travel ecstatic and loveable rogue. A rootless divemaster and perpetual adrenaline-junky, Alex holds the esteemed rank of Grand Admiral of the Diving Squad; a title he most nobly awarded to himself. A scuba-junky since 2014, he's dived much of the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Red Sea, Ireland, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. It's hard to say where he'll pop up next for he never settles; forever a leaf on the wind... or perhaps a lone bubble blasted along on the current.