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Dune Aurora Liveaboard

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Sanur, Indonesia
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About Dune Aurora Liveaboard
Dune Aurora is offering diving cruises all around Indonesia passing from Rajat Ampat to Komodo, Banda Sea and North Maluku or Alor. Come and enjoy the magnificent seabed of Indonesia with our 6 to 14 day cruises. Embark on the MSY Aurora, a 42 meter Pinisi built in Sulawesi, offering all the advantages of a modern boat combined with the charm of tradition, you will be welcomed by a friendly crew ready to do everything for you.
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Alicia Chapman wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Oregon11 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently returned from a 9 day Raja Ampat trip with Dune Aurora and we're still smiling! The dives were incredible, the crew super attentive and great at tailoring each dive group's experience to their interests and abilities, the food was excellent, and the boat is charming and comfortable. We saw oceanic manta and pygmy seahorses among many other firsts! Special thanks to Ricky for world-class spotting, and to Gilliam for being such a resourceful cruise director and handling some unexpected issues with grace. This trip was well worth the money and we are interested in their other Indonesia itineraries in the future!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Nickho64 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Back from 10 days liveaboard around Komodo national park and experienced a great adventure. Great dive boat; Aurora sailing boat set-up is not perfect compared to modern dive boats but so fun ambience aboard. Great dive guides and crew; very professional, well organized, fully dedicated and fun as Indonesian are. Great dive master; a passionate, very knowledgeable on flora and fauna and dedicate to accommodate the itinerary during the trip. Obviously great spots but you would recommend to board to enjoy the adventure.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Johana P, Responsable relations clients at Dune Aurora Liveaboard
Responded Oct 8, 2019
Dear nickho64, Thank you so much for your nice and honest comment! Komodo is an amazing destination and we're happy you could discover it with us :D Hope to see you again very soon on board for more adventure, Good day from Indonesia, Johana
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gilles b wrote a review Aug 2019
Mauritius9 contributions2 helpful votes
I am just back from a 8 days cruise in the komodo national park. and I am eager to post this review to say thank you to the crew which made this cruise so enjoyable. Diving is about details and safety and the crew and dive masters have the constant attention to make sure you have the right information about current your camera and your staff ready and so. And when you are back the chief has prepared some great food from breakfast to diner. so I am pleased to recommend Dune which is a company with the right values and commitment to a sustainable diving world. Everyone on board form various nationalities and diving background shared this views. And Komodo is really a treat if you like current and drift dves. have a look for the blog plogeurs barouders for useful content
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Johana P, Responsable relations clients at Dune Aurora Liveaboard
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Dear 497gillesb, Thank you for your AMAZING comment. We are really touched by your words and all we can say is thank you and we hope to see you very soon again aboard Dune Aurora!!!! Johana
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Sylvain-Mireille wrote a review May 2019
Montreal, Canada15 contributions2 helpful votes
We have been really fortunate boarding the Aurora because we were only 4 divers instead of 16. I have no doubt the Aurora can accommodate 16 people but it might be a bit tight at certain point in time. Rob, the cruise director, is a great host and made sure that we were enjoying ourselves. He always has plenty of jokes and adventures to make you laugh. In summary, the rooms are adequate and the bathroom is somewhat spacious considering that you are on a boat. Food was simply amazing all through the 12 days. The crew is somewhat reserved but the dive masters are welcoming and enthusiastic. The diving experience at Raja Ampat was amazing. Divers must be aware that some of the dives may have fairly strong current along the way. On the constructive note, I would suggest DUNE to include all surcharges in the original price to avoid unpleasant surprises when checking out. I have been shocked to realize a $200 USD fuel surcharge /person was added to my bill when time came to check out. This was really an unpleasant surprise. This policy is not applied on every live aboard. I recently spent a week on the Cheng Ho and I did not have to pay a penny more for fuel or any other surcharges. The crew has little room to rest and spend their non working time on the boat; most of them gathered at the back of the boat and smoked which made this area pretty much unaccessible for non smoking people.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Johana P, Responsable relations clients at Dune Aurora Liveaboard
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Dear Sylvain-Mireille, Thank you for your constructive comment. We take all your remarks in account and it really helps to get better. Thank you again and hope to see you again on Indonesian waters ;) Cheers, Johana
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Frenchhorntooter wrote a review Apr 2019
Marysville, Washington3 contributions4 helpful votes
This was the first live aboard my husband and I have ever done. The service and staff were excellent. The diving was bar none the best warm water diving I have ever done. The dive guides were knowledgable and versed in the underwater life. G-man, Ricky and Franklin showed us the tiniest seahorse and nudibranchs. When your dive guide whips out a magnifying glass, you know it is small. Our cruise director, Rob, was an excellent host and dive guide as well. Norman and Alwi waited on us hand and foot. Be prepared for your shoes to be confiscated and at the end of the trip, you will not want them back.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from DUNEAURORA, Guest Relations Manager at Dune Aurora Liveaboard
Responded Apr 21, 2019
Dear Frenchhorntooter, Thank you so much for your sweet comment :-) Hope to see you and your husband on board again ! Dune Aurora Team
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