The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). We recommend to change a small amount upon arrival in the country for payments like excess baggage.
Our on-board currency (e.g. for rental gear or dive courses) is USD. But we also accept EUR, IDR and common credit cards (MasterCard and VISA) with a 3% surcharge.
Generally a 30 days tourist visa can be obtained for free upon arrival, as long as the passport is still at least six months valid.
(For further information please refer to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Indonesia)
Depending on the itinerary there is limited access to a mobile phone signal, from time to time a weak internet signal as well. When reception is available we offer a free Wifi for our guests.
For emergency communication we carry a satellite phone.
In most regions we are diving and snorkelling in 28°C/82°F warm water. However, in the south of Komodo, Alor and the Banda Sea we sometimes find waters that are a few degrees colder than that. Hence we recommend for these cruises to bring a 5 mm thick wetsuit.
No. We however highly recommend to obtain or renew the dive insurance. Many of the regions we operate in are far away from civilisation. In the unlikely event of a diving related medical problem, evacuation can quickly become very important. And very expensive.