Dewi Nusantara

58m | 9 CABINS | 23 CREW
Dewi Nusantara is the ideal launching pad for immersing yourself in the wonders of the natural wonders of Indonesia's furthest corners.

The Height of Liveaboard Diving Expertise

Outfitted with serious ocean faring capacities she operates effortlessly in areas where shore services are unavailable. Dewi Nusantara is the perfect vessel for conservation groups, marine biologists and diving enthusiasts looking for the ultimate underwater experiences in supreme comfort.

The ship’s triple masts and the royal blue sheen on her hull herald a sense of majesty and tradition. Her name means 'Goddess of Sea' and her ironwood hull, handcrafted by the master boat builders of Kalimantan, cuts through the ocean leaving nearly no wake.

Dewi Nusantara’s owner built her to specifications accumulated as the result of over 300,000 nautical miles of logged sailing and diving. Over 20 years experience in the islands coupled with her expert crew catapults Dewi Nusantara into a league of her own for discovering Indonesia’s underwater treasures.


The Staterooms

Master and Commander's Suite

The full-beam master suite is 46 square meters equipped with a king-sized bed, bathtub, corner sofa and a table made out of a single piece of teak wood. Occupying the aft deck with 180-degree ocean views, it is one of the most awe inspiring spaces onboard any liveaboard dive vessel in the world.

Eight Deluxe Staterooms

Each deluxe stateroom is 20 square meters on the lower deck. Equipped with beds adaptable for twin or double use, ensuite bathrooms, reading lights, power points, hanging storage for clothing, and a comfortable desk.

The staterooms are decorated with intricate wooden carvings, curved furniture and pops of bright color. The deck below is pressured to promote excellent air circulation and freshness in the staterooms.

The gateway to discovering Indonesia’s underwater treasures


Dewi Nusantara’s discrete and attentive crew of 18 is complemented by one cruise director and four dive-masters. Directly preceding each dive, a briefing using hand drawn site maps is given with information concerning dive type, suggested depths and marine life expectations.

Dewi Nusantara’s dive-masters are experts in locating rare and elusive marine life. Their guidance based on years of experience in the vast area between the tropical rainforests of Papua and Eastern Nusa Tenggara will give you means to live out your journey as a true ocean explorer.


Building a traditional wooden vessel the size of Dewi Nusantara is a complex enterprise requiring an eclectic combination of inputs. A knowledge of naval architecture and marine systems combined with an availability of ironwood and master carpenters cannot be found at any one place.

Dewi Nusantara’s operator has a long history in adventure and dive cruises after launching a 43-meter phinisi in 1997 and a 38-meter liveaboard in 2002.

With Dewi Nusantara, he wanted to pay homage to the British Navy sailing ships at a scale never seen in the marine tourism industry. The result is the culmination of extensive experience with both shipbuilding and dive charter operations specifically in Indonesia.


General seasons, subject to change, repositioning fees may apply
November - May
Raja Ampat & North Sulawesi
USD $ 11,000 / night*
June - August
Cenderawasih Bay
USD $ 11,000 / night*
Raja Ampat
USD $ 11,000 / night*
October - November
Spice Islands & Banda Sea
USD $ 11,000 / night*
*Rates subject to 10% VAT


  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Service of the crew
  • Activities and use of all water sports equipment
  • Diving for certified divers
  • Airport transfers to and from port


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • National park fees
  • PADI dive certification courses
  • Dive equipment
  • Nitrox
  • Dive insurance
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Medical and evacuation insurance
  • Repositioning fees
  • Fuel surcharges depending on fuel prices
  • Crew gratuities
"Best trip ever!! Can’t wait to go back! The boat was spectacular, the staff was more than amazing and the diving was the best I have ever seen"
Dewi Nusantara Charter Guest
Colorado, USA
"Wife and I had the master cabin over New Years' in Raja Ampat. VERY professional crew, great dive leaders and Hendrick made us always feel at home. Can't wait to return!"
Dewi Nusantara Charter Guest
Washington, USA
"After many dive expeditions on the famous Dewi, I would like to thank the experienced operators and their magnificent crew for their five star service. All this in the most unique and remote parts of Indonesia. Looking forward to catching up again."
Dewi Nusantara Charter Guest
"The Dewi has the best boat, the best people, and the best service in the best diving in the world!"
Dewi Nusantara Charter Guest
"Learn to dive just to experience this incredible boat and the crew!"
Dewi Nusantara Charter Guest
Quebec, Canada
"Live-aboard diving is the only way to go when the region is so large and spread-out (as it is in Indonesia). The Dewi gets you to some of the best (and remote) diving - incredibly comfortably. They take every opportunity to make your trip luxurious and special; the Dewi is our favorite live-aboard in the world. Having been on 25+ liveaboards (over 20 years of diving), I can honestly say - they set the bar incredibly high!"
Dewi Nusantara Charter Guest
Washington, USA
"If you're planning a trip to Indonesia and some of the best diving in their remote archipelagos, pick the #1 boat in the region. The boat is gorgeous, comfortable and has the friendliest crew on the planet! Food is worthy of any five-star restaurant."
Dewi Nusantara Charter Guest
Michigan, USA


General Information




58m (190ft)


up to 18


12m (39ft)


9 (1 master, 4 doubles, 4 twins)


3m (10 ft)



Cruising Speed

8 knots

Water Sports

Tender 1:

7m fiberglass tender - 200 HP

Dive shop:

Rental equipment for up to 18

Tender 2:

7m fiberglass tender - 200 HP

Deck Plans

Your Private Charter on Dewi Nusantara

Dewi Nusantara is widely regarded as the premier dive-focused yacht operating in Indonesia. While she typically runs shared charters bookable by the cabin, she can also be booked for private charters with enough advance notice.

Please get in touch to discuss planning the ultimate itinerary on Dewi Nusantara.


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