December 08th to 22nd, 2025

+++Alor to Komodo extended+++Liveaboard cruise Indonesia

If you like the following, this trip might be for you:

Once in a lifetime

During this trip, 14 night authentic yet luxurious cruise brings us from Alor via Flores to Komodo. In order to give you an absolute all in experience, we offer an optional 7 night stay in the beautiful Savu South Alor Resort before the liveaboard departure! From a luxurious time on the water, you can effortlessly get absorbed in an authentic resort experience. This extended trip of 3 weeks is the ultimate getaway submersed in top class diving.

Komodo in winter

South Komodo is a region which has been added in recent years to several liveaboard itineraries from October to May.  The waters are clear and warm, the conditions excellent for diving during a season when northern Komodo is cold! Perfect conditions for photographers, videographers and any ocean enthusiast that is in love with colourful waters!

Marine biodiversity

Critters, corals & great pelagic action greet you in Komodo & the Alor Islands, to the south & moving east in Indonesia. Home to fabulous soft corals & reef fish, plus sharks & mantas enough to make every dive an adventure. In the opinion of many experienced divers, Komodo is the ultimate diving experience in Indonesia.

Manta Rays

One of the unquestionable highlights for divers in Komodo are without doubt the humongous manta rays. The two species are the Reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) and the Giant manta rays (Mobula birostris). They fly by at cleaning stations, circling as a gigantic carpet above and around divers!

Luxury travel

Damai I is a very special "boutique" liveaboard, an elegant Phinisi schooner, gliding luxury through Indonesia's richest waters while immersed in luxury. Identically, the Savu South Alor resort is a haven of peace and quiet, surrounded by nature and pristine hospitality. We have squeezed out a SPECIAL DISCOUNT for this one, scroll down!

Stunning scenery

The landscape over water from Alor to Komodo is simply stunning. Every sunset is different, the ever changing environments are a daily spectacle after a day of wonderful diving. And of course, in Komodo we will have the opportunity to get eye to eye with the world-famous Komodo Dragons!

This trip is open for everybody

Viewpoints from cultures all over the globe inspire us, that’s why we love bringing people from different backgrounds together. The more diverse, the better we feel.

Damai I

"Damai I & Damai II are two of the most highly acclaimed of Indonesia's boutique liveaboards ... with good reason.  In addition to their intimate nature, carrying only a few divers, and their boutique beauty, these two vessels offer some extraordinary off-the-beaten-track itineraries ... all of which make me wish I could just travel and dive forever without stopping!  If you're thinking luxury liveaboard in Indonesia, and if your budget allows, you should definitely consider the Damai sisters." - Dominick Macan

Alor to Komodo

In Alor, you'll find pristine waters full of masses of fish, loads of invertebrates ... and more of those 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.

South Komodo is a recent addition to liveaboards in this time of year. The conditions are excellent for diving during a season when northern Komodo is cold! The balance between the two destinations is just perfect.

Meet your BTM Trip leader

Marcel Wilpernig

Travel Butler

Alor to Komodo Extended

December 1 -  8, 2025 (Resort)

December 8 - 22, 2025 (Liveaboard)

Trip price (Resort) from:

$ 2.285
  • per person (see details below for what is included in this price)


  • Transfer from Alor (ARD) Airport to the resort by car & boat
  • 7 nights Beach Cottage
  • Brreakfast, lunch, dinner
  • drinking water and local coffee & tea
  • complimentary wi-fi in the guest lounge
  • Minibar (1 full re-stock per day)
  • laundry service
  • water activities: stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling around SAVU Beach
  • local taxes & miscellaneous government fees

Not included:

  • Scuba diving 10 dive package (9+1) 576 USD
  • Cancellation & travel insurance
  • Equipment rental
  • int. and domesitc flights
  • alcoholic drinks
  • Crew gratuity (10%)
  • surcharge for Cliff-Villa 525 USD per person

Trip price (Liveaboard) from:

$ 7.965
  • per person (see details below for what is included in this price)

Special price with special complimentary inclusions (see below – official seeling rate would be 8.960 USD per person for 14 night cruises) 


  • Transfer from Alor (ARD) airport to the boat
  • Accommodation in a double bed cabin with ensuite shower bath, toilet and AC
  • Full board accommodation and meal including soft drinks & local beer (1 complimentary wine per person per night)
  • up to 4 dives per day incl. dive masters, tanks, weights
  • All offered land excursions.
  • Multilingual guide on board
  • free dive gear
  • free Spa treatments
  • free laundry
  • free Nitrox

Not included:

  • Cancellation & travel insurance
  • Harbour Fees 420 USD per person (subject to change)
  • Parkfees 100 USD per person (subject to change)
  • Equipment rental
  • Int. flights to Sorong (SOQ) and Ambon (AMQ)
  • 15 litre tanks
  • alcoholic drinks
  • Crew gratuity (10%)
  • surcharge for cabin 5: $700 USD per person
  • surcharge for cabin 6 : $1820 USD per person

Our terms & conditions apply!

We highly recommend DiveAssure insurance, which covers force majeure cases and single missed days of diving due to sickness. 

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Itinerary Dec 01 – 22 or Dec 8 to 22, 2025

Pre-program (optional) at Savu South Alor

“pure oceanic passion” is their slogan and you will feel it! Come with us to thie remote place in Alor for some wonderful diving and good time before your Liveaboard vacation.

Dec 1

Flights to Alor are available via Kupang from Jakarta over night. So you should arrive one day before in Jakarta with enough layover time to reach your flight on Nov 30. From Alor we will be transfered by the Resort by car and boat. (there is no roads to the resort).

Dec 1 – 8

7 days in paradise. Enjoy your stay at South Savu and dive into the beautiful reefs around this magical place. Choose your accommodation between the 5 Beach Cottages or the 2 exquisite Cliffe-Side Villas over looking over the bay.

On Dec 7 you will board directly the Liveaboard from the resort without any transfers. You can leave your camera installed and even jump on in your wetsuit!

Dec 8 – 22

If you are not interested in the stay before you need to fly in via Jakarta on December 6th to arrive in Alor on December 7th. 14 nights pure luxury on the beautiful Damai I. Shut down your phone and enjoy the beauty of this part of Indonesia. From Alor we make our way to Flores ending up in the Komodo Nationalpark, probably the highlight of the trip. Especiall in winter South Komodo has higher temperatures and crystal clear waters. The marine life we can observe on this cruise is ranging from excellent muck diving to big fish with mantas and sharks.

On Decemeber 22 we disembark in Labuaj Bajo (LBJ) where you can take your international flight out through Jakarta to your final destination!

Damai I

Damai I is a very special “boutique” liveaboard, an elegant Phinisi schooner, which takes 12 guests to dive Indonesia’s richest waters from Komodo & to the exotic eastern islands of Raja Ampat & more.

All the comforts of a spa hotel

Purpose-designed for cruising and diving in this region, passenger safety is always top priority. The Damai I is equipped with the latest navigation, communication and safety equipment.  The cabins are luxurious and spacious, the cuisine exquisite and the level of service and attention to detail is tops.

You’ll find two large deck areas, fore and aft on the bridge deck, for relaxing in either the sun or shade as well as enjoying massage and spa treatments. The bridge deck not only houses the captain’s bridge, but also one of the suites with direct access to the aft sun deck. The large forward sun deck on this level is also used as a spectacular outdoor dining area.  On the main deck, in addition to the the master suite with private balcony, you find the large, comfortable & welcoming indoor dining and lounge area … with coffee & drinks bar. The lower deck offers 5 additional spacious cabins.

The large, well-designed dive deck is located at the front of the main deck with roomy dive stations, individual rinse tanks and a camera room with separate camera work stations with integrated 110v and 220v charging station for each photographer. The camera room is located directly adjacent to the dive deck.


1 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN stateroom

king size bed or 2 twin beds, desk, picture window & direct access to the sun deck

1 main deck DOUBLE/TWIN master stateroom

king size bed or 2 large twin beds, 2 desks, private balcony & picture window

4 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms

double bed (180cm or 160cm) or 2 twin beds & port window (cabin 3 also has a desk)

1 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN master stateroom

 king size bed or 2 large twins, a day bed, 2 desks & 4 aft deck windows

All have individually controlled AC, a private bathroom, lots of storage & palm oil-free toiletries.

The 2 master cabins require a supplement.

MUTIARA LAUT benefits from a 36sqm saloon area, consisting of a sumptuous lounge and intimate dining to comfortably seat all guests onboard. A stately midship stairway, with hand-crafted pillars and exquisitely sculpted handrails, leads to the staterooms on thelower deck. The saloon is fully air-conditioned and equipped with a large LCD TV and library.

The vessel features seven guest cabins, all with en-suite facilities. The master suite is situated on the main deck and features a king-sized berth, elegant desk, large comfortable sofa and fully stocked bookshelves. Walk-in wardrobes provide more than enough storage for long passages at sea.

Described as ‘the blue garden of Eden’, Savu South Alor is a tropical hideaway surrounded by white sand, volcanic rock and turquoise waters. A blue escape where luxury meets untouched nature.

Barefoot Luxury

Savu South Alor is a breathtaking resort west of Timor-Leste. Miles away from civilization, this gateway to the Savu Sea is a place to dream away while marveling at the ocean wonders Indonesia is home to. This place is not just one of esthetical pleasure, it also embedded in a sustainability culture that respects the world’s resources.

Stunning Accommodation

The resort comprises out of seven spacious rooms which are integrated into the natural surroundings of the island. All rooms are equipped with decoration made out of local materials and offer all facilities to ensure a worriless stay.

There are five beach cottages that feature a queen size bed, a daybed as well as a working desk. From your cottage bedroom, you’ll directly stare into the open ocean. Outside, each of the cottage has a private ‘bale’ with an outdoor shower in the middle of a tropical garden. Descending down to the beach, two sunbeds and a parasol gracefully blend into the scene.

Like the beach cottages, the cliff villas offer a panoramic view over the Savu Sea. Each villa has its own private plunge pool, allowing guests to wind down in a peaceful and private environment. Located a bit higher than the beach cottages, these spacious villas offer the perfect opportunity to spot whales and dolphins passing by under the sapphire Indonesian sunsets.

Pristine Diving and Snorkeling

The house reefs around Savu Alor Resort offer incredible underwater encounters. The luxurious catamaran of the resort takes snorkelers to corners where colorful fish are hunting for fresh prey and shallow coral reefs flourish. Experienced snorkel guides will point out the diverse marine life from corals to nudibranchs, turtles and numerous species of fish.

For those who love to ascend a bit deeper, the gentle currents around the steep walls of the Savu Sea offer a true underwater spectacle for scuba divers. From bottom dwellers to large pelagic animals and marine mammals, the diversity is truly spectacular. Small groups of divers will be dropped at speedboats to the pristine and untouched coral reefs of South Alor, located in the heart of the infamous Coral Triangle. The underwater structures that can be found here are of all sorts: overhangs, caves as well as unique coral formations form a dynamic scenery.

A comfy 48ft catamaran offers the perfect marine base to go out and look for cetaceans that roam these waters: blue whales, sperm whales, melon headed whales but also different times of dolphins are common here. If conditions are absolutely perfect and the animals allow it, even underwater encounters with these giants are possible! The resort is adamant on collecting scientific data during these encounters, to help safeguard the species survival and conservation.

Sustainable Comfort

Savu South Alor is not different because its unique ability to combine nature and luxury, as a product of its time it is run on principles of sustainability and self-sufficiency. The resort is fully solar-powered and has its own deep wells and large organic food farm that is harvesting based on permaculture principles. The menu of Savu South Alor is heavily based on these locally grown fruits and vegetables, as the local chefs offer a fusion of traditional Indonesian with Western cuisine. Combining modern comforts in a sustainable way is something the founders of the resort are fittingly proud of.

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