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A word from Dom : "An excellent European-run liveaboard, Ilike is warm & inviting with a professional crew. She offers classic Indonesia itineraries and to top it all of, she's friendly to your budget ! ".....Dominick Macan
lower deck DOUBLE cabin up to 4 dives per day (all from tenders) accommodation & diving international & domestic airfare
double bed and port windows
4 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabins
double bed with twin bed above & port windows
2 lower deck TWIN cabins (budget cabins)
2 bunk style twin beds & port windows
All cabins have a private bathroom, individual air conditioning and plenty of storage.
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C ... 3mm wetsuit recommended
meals, snacks, water, tea & coffee
compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
juices, soft drinks & alcoholic drinks
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
15 liter tanks
Marine Park, port fees. fuel surcharge. taxes & local village fee
lower deck DOUBLE cabin
up to 4 dives per day (all from tenders)
accommodation & diving
international & domestic airfare
Ilike combines the charm of a traditional sailing boat with the comfort of a modern yacht. In 2016, she was converted to a diving liveaboard, maintaining her classic Indonesian character. Between dives you can relax and catch some sun on the exceptionally large top deck lounge area behind the wheelhouse, where you can also enjoy spectacular sunsets sipping a cool drink. You'll find lots of lounge chairs and there's a canopy which can be raised when the sun is too intense. But, for relaxing in the shade, there's also a wonderful exterior lounge at the stern end of the main deck which doubles as an inviting alfresco dining option. Also on the main deck, in the spacious saloon with its open kitchen, you will be able to watch the chefs in action. The teak interior of the boat gives that classic warm & cozy feeling to the boat ... and the windows allow plenty of natural light.
The spacious dive deck at the front of the boat, on the main deck, presents plenty of room for 14 divers. On the lower deck are the 7 welcoming, traditionally-styled cabins.
Delicious Indonesian and international menus are served in the large saloon with its open kitchen or in the outdoor area at the stern. When eating outside, you'll be awed by magnificent island views and you'll be well protected from the wind.
LAYOUT & SPECS
What about Safety equipment on board?
*Liferafts: 2 x 25 pax, 125% of the capacity of guest and crew members.
*Hydrostatic release unit for Liferafts: 2x
*Liferings: 4 x with self-igniting lights and floating rope
*MOB: 1x Man Over board, MOB is DSC Transmitter ensuring your position is sent out to AIS Receivers and Chartplotters within a 5 mile Radius, Automatic activation with contact in water and attached to one life ring.
*Lifejackets: 125% of the capacity of guest and crew members.
*Line showing apparatus: Rocket launching gun with rope.
*Parachutes distress rockets: 12x
*Red hand-held flares: 8x
*Hand -held Smoke Signals: 4x
*Sart: Search and rescue trasponder: 1x
*Two Way Radio telephony: 2x
*Ordinary radios 27CH: 6x
*VHF Radio: 1x
*Satellite phone: 1x Iridium Go!
*Epirb (An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message via the free to use, multinational Cospas Sarsat network. A 406 MHz distress frequency signal is sent via satellite and earth stations to the nearest rescue co-ordination centre.)
*GPS: 1 x Garmin, 1 x Furuno, 1x Maxi marine charts
*Ais: An automatic tracking system that uses transponders on ships and is used by vessel traffic services (VTS). When satellites are used to detect AIS signatures, the term Satellite-AIS (S-AIS) is used. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.
*Echo sounding device: 2x Bow and stern
*Main fire pump: 1x
*Emergency pump: 1 x Honda Alkon 2 inch
*Water metal pipe from main pump to bow: 1x
*Water hose domestic: 2x
*Fire detection device: 1 x corridor. 1 x saloon
*Fire blanket: 2 x in kitchen
*Fire extinguishers: 7 x positioned on strategic locations along the boat
From June until September the Ilike operates in Komodo and most of these trips are a combination of Komodo National Park plus Sangean island, a volcanic island that last erupted in 2015 which offers top class critter diving. From November until March she operates in Raja Ampat, diving the area with the highest bio-diversity in the world, huge schools of fish, and amazing macro life. Between these itineraries she has trips scheduled to remote areas such as Maluku, Banda Sea, Forgotten islands, Triton Bay & Cenderawasih.
We will provide all travel details at time of booking and would be pleased to help you book your domestic flights in Indonesia. The Indonesian airline schedules change frequently and we advise clients that it's better to avoid internet bookings as those bookings can be difficult to change. Also, please note, the boat's scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules so they are not listed here. We'll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on changes. The following airport list will help you with general planning for your international flights.
Komodo & Alor & Flores: International hub Bali-Denpasar (DPS)
Maluku & The Spice Islands: International hub Jakarta (CGK)
The Forgotten Islands: International hub - Jakarta (CGK) and Bali (DPS)
Raja Ampat: International hub - Jakarta (CGK)
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