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Gaia Love

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The very modern 40-meter (131-foot) Gaia Love was purpos-built for diving with an emphasis on luxurious comfort.  Accommodating 20 guests in 10 spacious cabins she cruises eastern Indonesia.

 

A word from Dom :  "One of the premium steel motor-yachts in Indonesia, Gaia Love is known for her elegance and luxury amenities. Fabulous photo facilities & support have the photographers raving.".....Dominick Macan


ON BOARD GAIA LOVE


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ACCOMMODATION ... AMENITIES ... DIVING ... WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • CABIN TYPES
    4 upper deck DOUBLE staterooms
    double bed, picture windows & balcony
    2 upper deck TWIN staterooms
    2 twin beds (adjacent), picture windows & balcony
    3 lower deck TWIN staterooms
    2 twin beds (adjacent) & port windows
    2 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
     double bed & port windows
    All staterooms have a private bathroom and air conditioning and plenty of storage.


  • DIVING

    up to 4 dives per day
    (all from the dive tenders)
    12 & 15 liter alu tanks (15 liter at extra cost)
    DIN & INT valves
    scuba gear rental available (by advance request)
    nitrox available
    water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
    3mm wetsuit recommended


  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    accommodation & diving

    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    airport transfers
    shore visits included in the programme
    government taxes
    1 glass of wine with dinner


  • EXTRAS

    international & domestic airfare

    alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear (by advance request)
    15 liter tanks & nitrox
    National Park fees, port fees & fuel surcharge (where applicable)
    satelite broadband internet connection charges


PURPOSE BUILT FOR DISCERNING DIVERS


Gaia Love is a modern, steel-hulled vessel with a total of 4 decks which was purpose-built for exploring the Indonesian archipelago.  The enormous top deck is fully dedicated to sun deck & shaded leisure areas and features a bar for a bit of chill time, perhaps under the stars.  A full complement of furniture, from bean bags to loungers to deck chairs, padded benches & tables offer you every option you might desire.  When weather permits, this is an ideal spot for alfresco dining.

The upper deck is devoted to the wheelhouse plus six luxurious rooms, each with sliding doors opening onto a small balcony where you can step out to enjoy the sea breeze. The rear of this deck hosts another outdoor, mostly covered seating area.  On the main deck is the indoor air-conditioned restaurant and modern lounge with entertainment center and all the facilities to make you feel at home.  The lower deck offers the additional 5 large cabins..

At the rear of the main deck is a huge dive deck with loads of individual space and 11 large rinse tanks of various sizes. The boat deck is slightly aft of the dive deck where two 5.5 metre diving skiffs are at the ready providing easy boarding for divers.   A state-of-the-art camera room makes photographers and videographers pamered.

Daily menus are usually either Asian fusion style ... or an option of one international choice and one local choice. Meals are served at the table restaurant-style.  You'll also find an on-board massage service for that extra taste of luxury at the end of the dive day.

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DECK PLAN

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SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 40 meters
Breadth: 10 meters
Draft: 2.1 meters
Hull Type: Steel
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Max Speed: 12 knots
Range: 6,570 Nm

MACHINERY

Engine: 2 Yanmar 829 bhp
Generators: 2 Kohler 80kw Power System (Shielded)
Fresh Water: 52,000 Litres
Desalination: 2 Spectra 2,800 Gallons/day system
Vetus Bow thruster
Fuel Oil Capacity: 66,000 Litres
3 Bauer PE250 Compressors
1 550L 15kw Nitrox Membrane System
3 5.5m Aluminium Diving Tenders with 85hp OB

NAVIGATION

Furuno Open Array Radar
Simrad AutoPilot
ENC Marine Charts
Garmin GPS Chart Plotter
Navtex Receiver
Depth Sonar
Simrad Global Positioning System Compass

COMMUNICATIONS

Icom Marine VHF Radios
HF SSB GMDSS Radios
Icom GMDSS Air Band Radios
Satellite Phone
VOIP Phone
Intellian Satellite Broadband

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Emergency DAN Oxygen Kits
Oxygen Banks
First Aid Kits
EPRIB
4 Life Raft
Life Vests
Fire Detection System
Smoke Detectors
Fire Fighting Equipment
GMDSS Air Band Radios


ITINERARIES


Itineraries include the most popular regions of Indonesia - Komodo, Raja Ampat, Forgotten Islands, Banda Sea,  Alor. Trips to specific regions are, of course, based on the best time of year to experience the region's finest diving.

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Komodo - Variety is the name of the game here. There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens. There’s a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes. At each dive site, you'll experience something different. Komodo is perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago.

Raja Ampat - Indonesia's shining underwater jewel, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You'll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.

Forgotten Islands - The dive sites vary greatly, with many presenting exciting pelagic encounters and large, swirling schools fish  ... while others offer up weird and wonderful creatures hidden away in healthy, colorful corals.   You get, at one end of the scale: stargazers, stonefish, ghost pipefish ... while at the opposite end jacks, giant trevallies, barracuda, hammerhead sharks, and on certain trips, divers are treated to a salt-water crocodile at one site!

Banda Sea & Alor - In Alor & the Banda Sea, you'll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates ... plus alluring critters.  As to topography, you'll find shear drops, huge pinnacles, great walls  ... all covered with rich & thriving corals which attract diverse fish life.  Add to that, visiting pelagics and you have a magical mix.

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TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports:  Bali-Denpasar (DPS) ... Jakarta (CGK)  ... Manado (MDC).  We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.

The boat's scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We'll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes

 


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