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Cabins

4

Length / Width

22 m / 4 m

Year built / renovated

2014  / 2016

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

NO

Highlights

  • This stunning boat was hand-crafted on the beaches of Mandala Ria 
  • A floating home, not a hotel, where you’ll feel completely relaxed 
  • A maximum of 8 passengers, means super intimate and bespoke dives
  • Absolutely no queuing for dive sites – the crew are experts at avoiding them
  • Unlock all the best insider tips from the friendly, adventure-loving team
  • Sleep on the cool deck, under the stars for the ultimate wilderness experience
  • Visit the birds of paradise in Raja Ampat or the dragons in Komodo
  • Discover hidden lagoons where baby white tips swim round your ankles
  • Hike to the best sunset point, and have a beach BBQ and cold beer on your return
  • Solar energy and no air-con means it’s sublimely quiet on board
  • Make use of the dive valet service - no loading equipment/rinsing etc
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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: 30% (downpayment)
  • 120 days before trip start: 30%
  • 90 days before trip start: 40% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 60% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

Cabins

Description

KIRA KIRA IS A BEAUTIFUL HAND-CRAFTED BOAT, WHERE FREEDOM AND ADVENTURE ARE KING AND ITINERARIES EXIST IF ONLY FOR SHOW. A SUPERB VALUE TRIP wITH ACCESS TO BOTH RAJA AMPAT AND KOMODO.

"Kira kira”, named after Rich and Paul's epic two year boat-building experience, means “kind of, maybe, probably”, but we’d definitely, certainly, completely recommend this chilled out adventure.

Once you meet this crew, you’ll be hard-pushed not to trust and be guided by their enthusiastic suggestions to tear up the rule book and go off-piste. Beach BBQs, sunset hikes, cold beers and impromptu trips to see the dragons in Komodo are as much a part of the experience as the dives themselves, and these guys know all the best spots.

With a maximum of 8 passengers on board, Kira Kira specializes in bespoke, super intimate trips. The beauty of a flexible schedule is that you’ll never queue for a dive site either, or share the site with another group. An undeniable luxury in this region of absolute world-class dive sites! Two dives down and don’t fancy the third? The crew will strap kayaks onto the back of the boat and search for a wild beach to explore instead, where baby white tips swim around you ankles in the shallows. 

While you’re diving, the cook be found at the local food markets or fishing straight off the boat, when permits allow – so the on-board provisions are always fantastic. The boat is completely solar powered so has no unnatural air-con, making it both eco-friendly and breathtakingly quiet. Cabins are comfortably vented, but you can sleep on deck below the stars any time you like – it’s a rare pleasure. 

Good to know

Kira Kira – A construction by the Konjo Boat Builders of South Sulawesi. Hand crafted over a two year period on the beaches of Mandala Ria, in the village of Ara using Tropical Hardwoods from the forests of Kendari. The hull sits on a double Ironwood keel, the body was first shaped over fires, the ribs crafted thereafter from Bitti timbers enclosed with a thick Teak deck. The cabins were cut from Kendoli and Teak and boast large beds and are naturally vented.

Launched in 2014, the 22m sailing Phinisi Kira Kira is a fantastic budget friendly option for exploring the diverse region of Komodo National Park & Raja Ampat. Hand-crafted over 2 years, the Kira Kira liveaboard was built with stability, comfort and safety in mind. Able to travel up to 1000 nautical miles, she is highly economic and extremely environmentally friendly.

Kira Kira caters to a maximum of 8 passengers in 4 cabins, ensuring a more personalized service on board and perfect for friends, families or individuals who would like to join others on the trip.

Combining classical appeal with 21st Century technology, Kira Kira features a low lying superstructure with a large deck covering the bow to stern, resulting in a craft that offers not only a subtle form, but also sails safely on our magical journeys across the seas.

Kira Kira was built to be environmentally conscious, and runs electrical systems via a battery bank in order to reduce emissions and operational noise. It provides clean freshwater on board, 2000 liters stored in the ship’s tanks. A charging station for electrical items is operated daily for short periods making Kira Kira one the most environmentally friendly boats around.

She features three Twin cabins and one Roof Top Double with amazing panoramic views. The Cabins are spruced daily, with towels and sheets changed at your request. Each cabin has storage lockers for large bags and dive gear, a personal wardrobe for clothes and belongings and shelf space for laptops, cameras and gadgets, books, travel journals and more. Lie in bed and admire the magnificent view across the seas through traditional brass portholes.

Kira Kira features two Shared bathroom facilities with modern appliances, marine toilets and traditional handcrafts. For relaxation guests can choose to lounge on the Sundeck or open-air Lounge with stunning sun-set views, comfortable sun lounging on deck, cold beers and incredible sunsets.

Meals will be a selection of freshly-cooked Indonesian and Western meals, along with the catch of the day, and freshly baked bread and treats throughout the day.

Our Indonesian Cook is truly excellent, preparing a variety of Indonesian and Western dishes, beach BBQ’s, breads, cakes and treats. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements upon booking, we will happily cater for Vegetarian and Vegan passengers, severe allergies should be discussed in depth at the enquiry stage.

Kira Kira is crewed by Bugis sailors, from Bira in South Sulawesi

Known for life at sea, under sail… Divers will enjoy the stunning diversity of Indonesia, with trips to Komodo National Park to see Manta Rays and Komodo Dragons, and Raja Ampat with all the amazing bio-diversity it offers and new dive sites being explored regularly.

How to get there

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Idr)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

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