Diving Squad Rating:
9.4 / 10
La Galigo is a beautiful, traditionally built phinisi vessel that was created especially for scuba diving safaris around Indonesia.
Her cabins are both immaculate and spacious, with the master suite being the coolest, most pimped out cabin we’ve ever seen! Despite this, she’s very affordable.
Great for: Luxury Cabins, Couples, Value for Money
Trip Lengths: 8 – 12 days
Max Guest Capacity: 14
Tours Raja Ampat: October – March (tours other parts of Indonesia for rest of the year).
The majority of La Galigos dive trips are the “Raja North” option which focuses, not too shockingly, on the northern regions of Raja Ampat.
Generally, the north is the best part of Raja Ampat to view manta rays, and baby black tip reef sharks, whilst also enjoying superb macro dives; dives that focus on spotting smaller critters like frogfish, seahorses, nudibranch and octopus.
Other activities include a morning trek up mount pindito for a truly epic view, beach visits and a beach BBQ.
La Galigo is the cheapest of all the best mid-range Raja Ampat liveaboards, yet offers beautiful cabins, with the coolest master cabin we’ve ever seen on any liveaboard, anywhere.
“The Suite” has it’s own private balcony with table and chairs, a state of the art HD TV with it’s own PS4, ocean view windows, extra large ensuite, private lounge room with sofas, private fridge and a massive double bed. Holy. Whale.
The other cabins feature the same beautiful wooden interior, with sleek ensuite bathrooms, ac and ocean view portholes.
The outside leisure deck is the perfect place for guests to relax and catch some rays as they take in the stunning panoramic views. Inside is the spacious main deck & dining area which has a large TV and speakers for watching movies, plus a well stocked book shelf.
With a camera station and separate rinse for underwater cameras, this boat is also ideal for underwater photographers.
Comprised of experienced dive guides, friendly staff and a truly passionate chef who serves delicious international and local cuisine, the crew of La Galigo are on hand to make your diving safari the adventure of a lifetime.
“Raja Ampat is amazing! Beautiful healthy coral, lot’s of schooling of fishes of all sizes, from tiny bobtail squids, cuttlefishes, nudis, pigmy seahorses, all the way to huge mantas, lobsters and even a crocodile we saw (safely from the boat).
The team did their best to make our visit there as productive, safe and relaxing as possible.
We saw and experienced everything we expected, and some things we didn’t expect. Our dive guide was very experienced and safe (kept divers safe from currents and kept coral safe from divers)”