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Cabins

9

Length / Width

42 m / 9 m

Year built

2010 

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • The MSY Aurora is an eye-catching vessel offering expeditions to well-known, remote and least-visited dive sites across Indonesia, with guests enjoying both onboard photo and video experts and a marine biologist
  • Itineraries take in Raja Ampat, Komodo, Alor, Maluku, the Banda Sea and beyond, bringing the best of this archipelago to guests who are likely to encounter sharks, mantas, dolphins whales and macro-critters
  • There's a camera room that includes charging points and work station area so you can tweak your superb photos of the bio-diverse pelagic life in the region, with three dive tenders ensuring you get close enough to snap that unforgettable shot
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 3, 2020

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ADMINISTRATION • All medical questioners and Liability Releases will be sent via email prior boat departure • A health declaration form/COVID 19 must be sign by each costumer and send by email prior departure • All dive certification and insurance will be sent via email prior boat departure • Final bill not printed only showed on laptop prior payment • Pens, credit card machine and all office tool will be disinfected before and after used Pick up & Drop Off Transport • Standard temperature control to all customer will be done at the moment of the pickup • Disinfection of all luggage will be done prior upload them onboard • Social Distances will be encouraged in all transfers including Taxis and speedboat reducing the number of people Boat • Standard temperature and Oxy meter will be followed by customers and crew every day of the trip • Crew will wear mask at all times during the trip • Hand Sanitizer will always be displayed all around the common areas to encourage follow a rigorous cleaning hands procedure to customers and crew • Standard protocol for social distance will be follow in common areas • All rooms will be clean and disinfected everyday by the crew wearing mask and gloves with special products design for it • Laundry for bedsheets and towel will be done following disinfecting procedures • All meal will be served by the crew wearing masks and gloves • All seats in restaurant area will be assigned in order to follow the social distance protocol • Strict boat disinfect protocol will be followed while costumers are diving, cleaning, and disinfecting all common areas at least 3 times a day. Special attention in door handles, corridors, etc. • All customers are responsible to follow personal distance and cleaning hands protocol during the trip • All measures related COVID 19 will be brief to all customers during welcome briefing and remind it every day Diving • Dive groups will be reduced in dive deck and speedboat • In order to reduce air contamination in dive tanks, access to compressor areas will be reduced to only qualify staff • Nitrox check will be done by one staff in presence of each diver to reduce the contact with the nitrox analyser • All dive gear will be clean with disinfectant products and running water before and after dive • Personal water buckets will be provided to all customers to put their dive mask and reg • Dive mask and regulator will be only manipulated by each costumer. Assemble and disassemble before and after each dive by themselves • Customers are in charge of the disinfection of their mask and regulator. We will provide all products and facilities. • Antifogging for dive mask will be provide in dive deck and speedboat. No spitting dive mask police apply. • Disinfectant tissues will be provided in speedboat to clean regulators before use it • Social distance protocol will be followed while in the surface. Dive mask and regulator on at the surface policy will be encourage. • Use of private shower after dive will be encourage to all customers • Disinfectant and dry area will be provided for each costumer with cameras Staff • Control temperature every day by Captain or First Officer • Use of Mask Mandatory • Covid-19 free certificate every trip Land Excursions • Use of mask will be mandatory for all land excursions • Disinfection of any souvenir customers may buy Symptoms on board • In case of symptoms, Isolation procedure will be followed for 3 days, if symptoms persist or get worst, evacuation to the closest hospital for further check will be put it on place.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35%
  • 121 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 120 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 5% of the total booking, 30% for more than 91 days, 50% for more than 60 days and 100% if you cancel within 60 days of your trip.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For bookings made after 3 March 2020 with a travel start date between 3 March 2020 and 31 October 2020, if you cancel more than 30 days before your trip will be charged 0%,  if you cancel between 30 and 15 days prior to arrival will be charged 50%, if you cancel 14 days or less before your trip will be charged 100%. For those unable to travel due to Indonesian government bans, we will offer the chance to reschedule to a future Dune Aurora Cruise.

Cabins

Description

MSY Aurora Welcomes You to Enjoy Exciting Diving Safaris in Indonesia

Adventure, relaxation, comfort and respect for marine biodiversity all come together in the abundant waters and many islands of Indonesia. Marine Biologists, Professional Divers, Underwater Photographers and Video Operators offer professional guidance as you explore coral reefs flaunting the highest biodiversity in the world. 

What you can expect

The 40 meters MSY Aurora is a liveaboard sailing vessel in Indonesia, specifically in Raja Ampat, Komodo and Alor. The Aurora proudly boasts to take Divers to the most remote or least visited dive sites of Indonesia. Moreover, guests will notice and be happy that their service is professional and diving-oriented. Indeed, along with the usual dive crew composed of diving professionals, the Aurora has a Marine Biologist as well as photo and video experts to guide the guests through every step.

Construction started on the purpose built Phinisi schooner 'Aurora' in December 2007 in a traditional shipyard in South Sulawesi. In the summer of 2009, this regal motor sail yacht started her exploration tours for a demanding clientele of International Scuba Divers. As a guest aboard this live-aboard, you will enjoy the charm of a traditional boat coupled with the comfort of a modern one. Built using environmentally friendly principles and having the ability to explore remote areas which only a select few have discovered. We promise you truly unique dives and dive sites, many inspiring island excursions and more

MSY Aurora On-board Facilities and Amenities

The Aurora has 9 comfortable cabins, and welcomes a maximum of 18 Divers on-board each diving cruise. Every cabin comes with an en-suite bathroom and as for the beds layout, it’s flexible. Indeed, some cabins offer twin accommodation in the form of 2 Single beds and some cabins have a King size bed, alone or with a Single bed as well.

The Aurora has all the latest safety and technology features to give this boat a noticeable modern touch. The generous interiors will definitely please the most discerning divers. Furthermore, the Dining and Lounge areas are fully equipped with a Kitchen and Bar and boasts more than enough room for everybody to gather together. 

There is a Sat-phone with the possibility to download emails on the onboard computer. WiFi tends to be intermittent in many cruising areas.

At the stern, there is an open-air seating area with tables where you can enjoy a drink and play games or chat with fellow Divers. The Top Deck features an incredible Sun Deck, filled with cushioned loungers. It’s perfect to either work on your tan or enjoy a starry night sky. This diving cruise will sure focus on two things; relaxation and scuba diving!

Ports of Departure and How to Get There

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Other Languages On Request

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Idr)
  • Cash

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

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