Bill & Martha | United States of America
Liveboards + dive resort holiday
During April/May of 2014 my wife and I spent six weeks in Indonesia. We had never been to Asia or been diving from a liveaboard. Initially I tried to plan and organize this dive trip to include land-based and liveaboard dive operations covering four different marine environments. Due to logistical and scheduling complexities, I basically gave up on taking the trip. However, during a web search, I made contact with “Liveaboards Indonesia”.
After several rounds of questions and answers, I finally felt comfortable in allowing Liveaboards Indonesia to organize the complete trip with in Indonesia for us. During the lengthy planning process, Liveaboards Indonesia was there to answer questions, provide information, and give advice. He truly made the trip possible as otherwise we most likely were heading back to the Caribbean.
If that were all that transpired, it would be enough to strongly recommend this company Liveaboards Indonesia to others. I can attest their expertise, capabilities, and professionalism in putting together a six week Indonesian itinerary involving two dive liveaboards, two land-based dive operations, and two land tours.
Circumstances which occurred however, starting with our first day of travel, necessitated contact and help from the Liveaboards Indonesia team: We missed our connecting flight from Hong Kong into Indonesia. This took down our subsequent connecting domestic flights. Liveaboards Indonesia was instrumental in getting us back on our itinerary. All was fine for two weeks until our first live aboard caught fire, in the Raja Ampat sea necessitating the abandonment of ship and the loss (literally) of all our possessions. They again helped us in contacting family for the transfer of money and in obtaining documentation for our replacement passports.
Because of this incident and all its complications, our departure from Indonesia was held up by Jakarta airport immigration. Again we made a call to Liveaboards Indonesia. Once again the Liveaboards Indonesia team including his associate Paul never wavered even during this late evening hour. Liveboards Indonesia in conjunction with his associate Paul intervened and we were allowed to depart with minutes to spare.
We could go on to include Liveaboards Indonesia fronting us money when we had little to none. Arranging on short notice a meeting with the liveaboard dive owner, etc. We were forced to continually fall back on them for assistance with their network of contacts and services. Contrary to how this may read we loved our trip to Indonesian and Liveaboards Indonesia turned out to be a big part of that. We plan to return.
Liveaboards Indonesia will be our future dive and travel service of choice wherever they have coverage.
Pamela | Australia
The trip was lovely, thanks.
I found your service really excellent. Your prompt and detailed response to my initial enquiry made the decision and booking process easy. There was good feedback and communication throughout. Your service was professional and the payment process worked well.
We enjoyed the holiday very much and have recommended it to friends and family. We would definitely book another trip with you, so please do feel free to send me details of future trips and adventures.
Kate & Robin | United Kingdom
Dewi Nusantara Liveaboard
The liveaboard was brilliant. We had an amazing time and have absolutely zero complaints about any aspect of the trip. Thank you so much for the terrific service. We do plan to do another liveaboard in Indonesia at some point in the next year or so and you will certainly be our first point of contact again. I also won’t hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends looking to take a similar trip.
Hope you’re enjoying your holiday!
Kind thanks again for everything,
Bill, Remy & Trisha | United States of America
Living Colours Dive Resort
It went really well, Remy, my son, completed his training, Trisha enjoyed the snorkelling, off course the diving was good, Living Colours were well organised and accommodating, nice people! Good recommendation, thanks.
Alexis | United States of America
Liveaboards Indonesia was so great to work with! We were lucky to stumble across them via the web and it made our trip so much easier. When our first choice didn’t work out they suggested the Komodo Resort, which we absolutely loved. We will definitely work with him again in the future if we make it back to Indonesia.
Sabrina | France
Mona Lisa Liveaboard
I had a Great time on Mona Lisa, the dive masters Ari & Pepe, Mexican couple, are amazing, the crew was very attentive and nice, the dives are wonderful, so all went very well.
Karim | Nairobi
Dewi Nusantara Liveaboard
Dewi Nusantara was great, thanks again for your advice and the booking. I’m now in Makasar waiting for my flight to Bali. The Lion Air flight is now 2 hours late! Remind me to avoid Lion Air in the future!
Peter & Deborah | United Kingdom
Your service was excellent – thank you.
The boat was a very nice, but mainly German speaking customers. Which gave us the opportunity to brush up on our school days German…!
The diving was very good, visibility astounding, challenging with strong currents on some dives.
Over all a great experience with a great crew and fellow divers.
Pat | Hong Kong
Liburan Paradise Liveaboard (Ondina Liveaboard in Raja Ampat in ’13)
The boat manager, Barney is a marine biologist and full of experience! His arrangement and management is excellent especially he arranged the sharing sessions per night after the dinner. These helped us to learn and know more about the other divers. On the other hand, the three dive guides were so funny and helpful. They all get eagle eyes with the small stuff! Love to dive with them so much!
Teresa | Hong Kong
Liburan Paradise Liveaboard
Liveaboards Indonesia, the agents helping in the arrangement, are very helpful and kindly bear with my lots of questions. They always respond quickly and gain full trust from me.