The ILIKE was built on Sulawesi in Bira in 2010 in the traditional Indonesian way.
The hull is made of ironwood and the body is teak.
MSY Ilike hosts a total of 14 guests in 7 cabins that are fully air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom with hot water shower, toilet and sink. Indonesian and International meals will be served in the spacious saloon with open kitchen, or in the outdoor sitting area at the stern of the boat, well protected from wind while sailing. The comfortable dive deck in front of the boat is one of the most spacious on Indonesian liveaboards. As a diver you can choose to dive on Air or Nitrox from our membrane Nitrox compressor. Between dives you are invited to catch some sun on our sun deck, where you will also enjoy spectacular sunsets, sipping a cool drink!
The yacht is powered by 2 x 320HP marine engines, allowing us to cruise at an average speed of 7 knots across Indonesia. We schedule top diving destinations like Komodo, Alor, Maluku/Banda Sea, Triton Bay, Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay. Rich marine life, healthy corals and stunning landscapes may soon become your memories after a stay on board of MSY Ilike. We look forward to welcome you on board!Read More
"Maldives Explorer" is a luxury yacht, that started operations in 2016. This yacht is very spacious with its 33,5 meters long and 10,5 meters wide. With its 4 decks, Maldives Explorer is capable of accommodating 16 people in 7 spacious guest rooms in comfort.
In the living room you will find a well stocked bar, a stereo system and flatscreen TV with DVD. Don't forget that MP3 or I-pod to enjoy your favorite songs on board ! Meals can be served in the living room but as you're on an exotic holiday, usually all the meals will be served on the quarter-deck, where we have tables waiting for our guests.
The 7 cabins are located on the lower deck and the main deck. Every cabin comes with airco (individually adjustable) and a spacious and very clean bathroom with toilet. The cabins are cleaned on a daily basis and fresh towels will be provided during the cruise. 2 cabins (upper deck) have a double bed, and 4 cabins (lower deck) have 2 seperate beds. In both types of cabins we only accommodate 2 persons. Our "large cabin" has 2 double beds that can be converted into 4 single beds, so the cabin can take up to 4 guests. Special conditions apply in that case!
Don't forget to try our Jacuzzi in the front of the main deck!
Finally you will find a large sundeck (with and without shade) with comfortable sunloungers at the top deck. If you're looking for a little bit of privacy, a quiet corner to relax is never far away ...
Maldives Explorer is just perfect for divers : space, comfort, experienced dive guides, good food and a pleasant service !Read More
14.000 islands... But yet only 1 country: Indonesia! Overwhelming nature, rich cultural history, smiling people, but above all: seas with the greatest bio-diversity in the world! Roll out of bed, walk to the dive deck, and roll into untouched reefs where the bright colors and swirling marine life look almost too pristine to be true. With a strong emphasis on conservation and protection, these Indonesian waters are real close to perfection. Indonesia is a destination that will appeal to photographers: from muck to fast drift diving along the reef wall. Hard corals grow undisturbed next to giant sponges and healthy soft corals. Macro life hides away from their predators. And always keep your eyes out for the odd turtle that is chomping on the corals, a passing ray or patrolling shark. Just remember to breathe! This is divers heaven!
"Countless exotic islands, surrounded by beautiful lagoons, beaches and reefs in an endless ocean..." This is the image that is fixed in the memories of visitors of the Republic of Maldives. For scuba divers, the image gets even better! The isolation of the Maldives, far from any continent, has led to a fabulous variety of marine species. Seasonal oceanic currents flowing through the country have forged channels from the open ocean into all the atolls. These channels, or Kandu, concentrate plankton rich waters into and out of the atolls, which in turn support an incredibly rich marine ecosystem, including big life like sharks and several species of rays, including the manta ray of course! Once inside the atoll, reefs, sandbars, islands and lagoons have evolved over millennia forming the habitat and nurseries for many of the reefs inhabitants. This is what Maldives makes to 1 of thé top dive destinations around the world!