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MV TemuKira

Year built
2004 
Cabins
6
Length / Width
33 m / 7 m
Internet
NO
Nitrox
NO
Rental equip.
NO

Highlights

  • Affordable liveaboard diving at its best on 'Temukira'
  • Raja Ampat, Komodo, Halmahera, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay, Banda Sea
  • Watch birds of paradise fly in their natural habitat
  • Swim with graceful whalesharks in easy currents
  • From shipwrecks to muck diving
  • Photographers paradise above and below the water
  • Village land excursions
  • Suitable diving for all levels, snorkellers & non divers always welcome
  • One of the pioneers of dive liveaboards in Indonesia, operating for over 20 years
  • Marine satellite phone
  • Divers should bring their own equipment

Description

The affordable Temukira, sails to the largest marine national park in Indonesia, with natural charm under a beautiful sea, incredible diving, and stunning topside scenery

Temukira is a traditional Indonesian wooden Bugis Schooner liveaboard for an affordable price. It is a safe and comfortable dive vessel perfect for an Indonesian Dive Safari. Divers will experience the World’s purest marine habitat and discover some of the most fascinating dive spots, including: Raja Ampat, Cendrawasih Bay, Flores, Alor, Sulawesi, and Maluk. When not diving with the vibrant corals and large pelagics, guests can enjoy shore excursions, snorkeling or fishing in these incredible waters.

Temukira is locally owned and operated, it has a “home court advantage” in dealing with local authorities and airlines. Agents such as Diviac can help you handle local arrangements for you every step of the way. But when you travel halfway around the World to go diving you want more than competent service—you want excellence where it counts most - Underwater!

Even though our cruises consistently cost less than those of competitors, we never stint on the quality of the diving. 

Temukira is part of Grand Komodo’s fleet whose pioneering efforts pay off for Divers today. The Dive Masters all grew up here, likewise our Captains, chase boat drivers, compressor operators, engineers, cooks and cabin attendants are all local people experienced in our locales, operations and customers.

Temukira is part of a fleet of boats operating in the region and are always able to support each other up when necessary. In the distant areas where we operate this provides a level of security few others liveaboards can offer.

Temukira runs scheduled departures throughout the year, and the diverse itineraries  makes it easy to arrange a charter to fit your specific needs. We can also provide you with an itinerary combining several consecutive trips—not a bad idea, considering the distance and cost of getting to Indonesia for most Divers.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The stylish, traditional style liveaboard Temukira is 108 feet (33m) long and carries 10 English speaking crew members. 12 guests can be accommodated aboard this quaint and comfortable vessel. The 6 cabins are the perfect choice for solitude and rest and come in the following choices: double simple cabin or our 2 bunk bed cabin. Each room features individually controlled air-conditioning with ensuite bathroom, shower, wash basin and toilet.

Guests on the liveaboard Temukira have many options for activities between the incredible diving. Guests may lounge in the comfy air-conditioned Saloon with the entertainment center, listen to music or watch a favorite movie. For sun worshipers, it is easy to find a sunny spot on deck, or nap on the lounge chairs on the covered Sun Deck.

There will be no lack of above water adventures as shore excursions take visitors to explore the exotic islands and the unique wildlife. Spend some time snorkeling or fishing for those that just can’t get enough of the water. Whatever your leisure time activity, all will be accompanied by the amazing seascapes of the island archipelagos.

The crew of the liveaboard Temukira understands the need to provide excellent food to fuel the action packed diving. Guests will have access to a buffet in the air conditioned Dining Area of the main Saloon. The Chef prepared menu will feature European and Indonesian culinary delights. The mouth watering and plentiful choices will be sure to appease even the largest of appetites. During the course of the day, snacks and beverages are provided to ensure no Divers go hungry during this dive safari.

HOW TO GET THERE

Guests aboard the Temukira will receive free transfers from the airport. They will be met by crew members at the airport or local hotel lobby and transferred to the boat.

Raja Ampat - Misool - Triton Bay 
Embarkation & Disembarkation port : Sorong.
You can either fly from Denpasar to Ujungpandang with one transit overnight in Ujungpandang before flying to Sorong the next morning. Or fly from Manado to Sorong. Or fly from Jakarta to Ujungpandang then Sorong. In Sorong you will be met by Grand Komodo staff  who will take you directly to the boat.

Manokwari WW II Wrecks 
Embarkation & Disembarkation port : Manokwari
You will fly from Jakarta or Denpasar to Ujungpandang for one transit overnight before flying to Manokwari the next morning.

Cendrawasih Bay
Embarkation port : Manokwari or Biak.
Disembarkation port : Biak or Manokwari.
You will fly from Jakarta to Ujungpandang for one transit overnight before flying to Biak or Manokwari the next morning.

Halmahera 
You will fly to Ternate from either Denpasar or Manado or Jakarta.

Komodo
You will fly to Bima on the Island of Sumbawa or to Labuan Bajo on West – Flores. The drive from Bima to Sape seaport is approximately 1:30 hours. There are many photographic opportunities as you will pass through the beautiful teak forests and many villages along the road.

Alor and Wakatobi
You will fly from Denpasar to Maumere. In Maumere you will be met by Grand Komodo staff who will take you directly to the boat.

Derawan and Sangalaki 
Embarkation and Disembarkation port : Tarakan. 
You will fly from Denpasar or Jakarta to Tarakan. You will be met by Grand Komodo staff who will transfer you to the boat.

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Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 30 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival

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Cabins

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Bunk Bed Cabin

2 Bunk Bed Cabins and 4 Double Cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned with en-suite bathroom and shower, hand-wash basin and toilet.

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Double Bed Cabin

4 Double Cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned with en-suite bathroom and shower, hand-wash basin and toilet.

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • Din/Int Adapters

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol

Payments

  • Cash

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