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Gaia Love

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


Cabins ... diving overview ... what's included



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    4 upper deck DOUBLE staterooms
    double bed & picture windows
    2 upper deck TWIN staterooms
    2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture windows
    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. The upper deck cabins all have a private balcony.


  • up to 4 dives per day
    (all from the dive tenders)
    2 x 5.5 metre alu tenders (85HP outboards)
    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


  • 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


  • 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




On board Gaia Love


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    sun deck
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    rear deck lounging area
  • Gaia Love lounge opt
    salon
  • Gaia Love double cabin opt
    double stateroom
  • Gaia Love twin cabin opt
    twin stateroom
  • Gaia Love bathroom opt
    bathroom
  • Gaia Love dive deck opt
    dive deck
  • Gaia Love camera room opt
    camera room
  • Gaia Love bridge opt
    bridge
  • Gaia Love drone view opt
    drone view


Deck Plan  ...  Technical Specifications


Deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for Gaia Love                 .... open

 

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

Purpose built for discerning divers


Gaia Love has a total of 4 large decks; lower, main, upper and the top/sundeck.  She is a modern steel-hulled vessel which was purpose-built to sail and explore the far reaches of the Indonesian Islands.  The enormous top deck is fully dedicated to sundeck/leisure area and features a bar for evening gatherings and relaxation under the stars. If you prefer to dine outdoors, this will be the perfect area to enjoy your meals. Sufficient shelter is available here as well as unshaded areas for those who wish to soak up some sun.

Six luxurious rooms, each with sliding doors opening onto a small balcony, are found on the upper deck.  In these cabins, you can enjoy panoramic views and spectacular Indonesian sunsets & sunrises.  On the main deck, you will find the indoor air-conditioned lounge and restaurant which offers an entertainment centre, a pantry and all the facilities and creature comforts to make you feel really at home.  The lower deck offers the additional 5 comfortable rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

The dedicated and experienced crew will ensure all your needs are more than catered to, there is also an on board massage service to ease those tired diving muscles at the end of the day.


Restaurant-style dining


On Gaia Love, meals are served at the dining tables by the crew, giving you the opportunity to relax and enjoy your dining. The onboard chef will prepare a delicious daily menu for both lunch and dinner and meal orders will be taken by the crew.  Daily menus are usually either Asian fusion style or with an option for one international choice and one local choice.


Diving made easy


At the rear of the main deck is a large dive deck with plenty of space for divers to get into and out of their kit.  On the dive deck are also 11 large rinse tanks of various sizes for camera setups of all sorts. 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.

Photographers and videographers love state-of-the-art camera room for preparation and maintenece of their equipment before and in between dives.


Itineraries


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


Your cruise logistics


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)
The Forgotten Islands:  International hub - Jakarta (CGK) and Bali (DPS)
Raja Ampat: International hub - Jakarta (CGK)

 

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