Aurora Liveaboard Indonesia | Dive Cruises All Year | Atlantis Bali Diving

Aurora Liveaboard



The 42m long Aurora is a Pinisi Vessel, was built in Sulawesi, offering all the advantages of a modern boat combined with the charm of a traditional one.

We offer 9 double or twin cabins, with in-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and daily housekeeping services, to accommodate up to 18 guests.

The friendly crew will welcome our guests and ensure their comfort and satisfaction during all trips.

The Dune Aurora Phinisi cruises all year to the most spectacular and breath-taking areas of the Indonesian archipelago, where crystal clear waters and stunning landscapes are awaiting to be discovered. After a full day of thrilling dives and unforgettable experiences with our professional guides, our guests can relax in the air-conditioned salon or enjoy the gorgeous view on the sun deck.

The on-board expert chefs will delight you with local and international food for every taste. Special menus are available, such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

What it is a Pinisi Vessel?

 Literally, the word phinisi refers to a type of rigging (the configuration of masts, sails and ropes).  Indonesia’s wooden Phinisi boats were used to carry exotic spices and textiles through the ancient spice trading route. Boat builders in Sulawesi would take years to handcraft the vessels on the beach with an intensive and detailed process. In December 2017, UNESCO recognised South Sulawesi’s hand-crafted sailing vessel as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ and their unique legacy lives on today in our beloved Dune Aurora for cruising, diving and recreation.


PortBali, Benoa
Constructionfrom 2007 to October 2010
Staff20 crew members
Constructionfrom 2007 to October 2010
GuestsDiving cruises (18 divers)
 Non-Diving cruises (18 people)
Tonnage189 Tons
Length42m / 132 feet overall
32m / 105 feet on deck
Width9m / 29,5 feet
Draught3,06m / 10 feet
Sailing area300 m²
EngineNissan RFID 261 HP
Speed6-8 knots
Diesel/solar tank 12.000 Litre
Water tanks12.000 Litre
Water maker6.000 Litre/Day
Electricity 220 volts
 3x generator Mitsubishi
 Emergency current through battery


Front Part

  • Cabin 1 : Mexico : king size bed + 1 small sofa for child
  • Cabin 2 : Raja Ampat : 2 separate beds
  • Cabin 3 : Banda Sea : king size bed
  • Cabin 4 : Bali : king size bed + 1 single bed
  • Cabin 5 : Alor : king size bed
  • Cabin 6 : Komodo : 2 separate beds
  • Cabin 7 : Maldives : 2 separate beds

Central Part

  • Kitchen
  • Hallway with access to the engine room
  • Staff area

Rear Part

  • Cabin 8 : Red Sea : king size bed + 1 single bed
  • Cabin 9 : French Riviera : king size bed + 1 single bed

All cabins have individual air conditioning and bathroom (hot water shower and toilet), life vests daily housekeeping service, 2 towels, refillable water bottle and storage spaces.

The boat is also equipped of life rings, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency lights, oxygen and first aid.


Front Part

Anchor, Winches and Rope

Diving Area

  • 2 rinsing tanks
  • Storage boxes (1 per diver)
  • 12L Alu tanks
  • Wetsuit Rack
  • clothes
  • drying rack
  • Briefing area with whiteboard for information
  • Individual towels to use outside the cabins

Restaurant / Lounge

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Restaurant with buffet, soft drinks, water dispenser, fruits and snacks (Alcoholic drinks and Espresso not included)
  • Passenger information available ?Library and Video library
  • Hi-Fi, IPod docking station
  • Outlets
  • Access to cabins 1-7

Central Part

  • Wheelhouse
  • Diving Equipment
  • Compressors
  • Maintenance Workshop
  • Shared Bathroom (port side)

Rear Part

  • Office and Camera Room: Air-Conditioning
  • Storage drawers for fragile equipment
  • Electric Outlets
  • Outdoor Lounge: Smoking area
  • Tables and Benches?Cabin 10 for staff members
  • Access to lower deck


  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Awning, to create a shady area
  • 2 Life Rafts (40 people)
  • 3 Kayak
  • 2 Stand Up Paddle


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Boat captain: Mark Stivens
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