KLM Pearl of Papua
The KLM Pearl of Papua is one of Indonesia's newest, most practical and great-value Liveaboard vessels. Built in 2010 with safety, practicality and comfort in mind, the Pearl of Papua aims to be your sanctuary at sea with its cozy cabins and en-suite bathrooms, on board pampering, delicious and hearty meals, and overall hassle-free adventure.
Crafted by the highly respected and renowned boat builders of Tanah Beru in South Sulawesi, our beautiful wooden Phinisi schooner is fitted with the latest marine technology and equipments that are ensured to meet with international safety standards. Specifically designed for liveaboard diving cruises, the Pearl of Papua provides a huge dedicated dive-deck with gear-up stations assigned for each diver throughout the cruise. The KLM Pearl of Papua is our dedicated vessel for all scheduled cruises in Raja Ampat,Cenderawasih and Halmahera.
Indonesian 'Bugis Prahus', commonly known as Pinisi, are made from locally-grown timber (Ironwood & Teak amongst others) according to a tradition that dates back to long before Portuguese colonists reached the area. The classic beauty of the KLM Pearl of Papua combines this traditional craftsmanship with modern conveniences, providing our guests with luxurious comfort even in the remotest waters of Indonesia. The KLM Pearl of Papua offers GUARANTEED DEPARTURE and FREE NITROX for all cruises!
The vessel has been specifically built and refitted to suit long range live aboard scuba diving expeditions and underwater photography. The ship is very fast and has a cruising speed of 7-9 knots to ensure swift travel.
|Type: Phinisi Schooner||Hull: Ulin Wood (Iron Wood)||Gross Tonnage: 132 GT||Cruising Speed: 7-9 Knots|
|Length: 30 Meters (98 Feet)||Beam: 7.5 Meters (24 Feet)||Draft: 2 Meters (6.5 Feet)||Fuel Capacity: 6 Tons|
|Main Engine: 200 hp
|Generators: 2 x 40kw||Water Capacity: 10 Tons||Desalinator: 2 Tons/Day|
- 4 x twin bed below deck standard cabins (8 pax)
- 1 x Deluxe suite (comes with 1 double and 1 single bed) Normally 2 pax but could put 3
- 1 x main deck double bed suite (2 pax)
- 1 x main deck twin bed suite (2 pax)
Dive Support Equipment
- 2 x Bauer Air Compressors
- 1 x Nitrox Unit
- 2 x Zodiac Dive Tender - 500 cm - 1 x 40 hp
- 1 x Glass fiber Dive Tender - 600 cm - 1 x 40 hp
- 1 x large dedicated dive-deck with aft dive platform
- Inflatable Life Rafts
- Life Jackets
- Life Buoys
- Smoke Detectors
- Fire Hoses & Hydrants
- C02 & Powder Fire Extinguishers
Navigation & Communication
- 1 x Chart Plotter with GPS
- 1 x Radar
- 1 x Echo Sounder
- 1 x VHF + 1 x SSB Radios
- 1 x Satellite Phone
Very importantly the liveaboard is comprehensively refitted during an annual dry docking at the beginning of the year plus regular maintenance is carried out throughout the year to ensure that the vessel is always seaworthy.