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Magical Moments in Indonesia

All Star’s Velocean liveaboard is in a class of its own — discover everything it has to offer during an enchanting itinerary in the heart of the Coral Triangle.
By Patricia Wuest | Updated On March 7, 2024
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Magical Moments in Indonesia

If you’re an underwater photographer, you know the moment you’ve hit the jackpot. You’ve traveled halfway around the world, hoping to capture a specific animal, encounter or behavior. You’ve chosen a specific itinerary, and now you’re underwater in your dream destination. Conditions are calm. You have the right lens. A perfectly lit scene. And then your fill-in-the-blank subject materializes. The whole experience is magical.

In Indonesia, those magical moments happen on nearly every dive. Most of us have seen the iconic images from the region — a massive whale shark sweeping past, a wall of silvery fish swirling underneath a jetty, majestic mantas somersaulting overhead, undulating meadows of soft corals, a camouflaged pygmy seahorse and other rare critters. It is a region blessed with spectacular biodiversity. With more than 83,000 miles of reefs to explore, the island country is a destination that is made for underwater photographers — and it is best experienced by liveaboard.

A collage of different sea animals

Embark on a photographer's paradise aboard the All Star Velocean, offering unparalleled biodiversity and world-class tailored accommodations for capturing those unforgettable Indonesia moments.

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The team at All Star Liveaboards shares your passion for diving. They know what you want and need as a diver and underwater photographer. And it is this passion and knowledge that provided the impetus to make the Velocean liveaboard truly special. Sleek and spacious, the 170-foot luxury yacht offers a choice of three Indonesian itineraries: Raja Ampat, Komodo National Park and the Forgotten Islands of the Banda Sea (repositioning trips through the Forgotten Islands and Wakatobi are also available). Velocean is a portmanteau of “velocity” and “ocean” — and once you’re aboard, you’ll understand why. Powerful twin marine engines provide 20 knots of cruising speed, making it the fastest diving liveaboard in Indonesia. It is also one of the largest, most luxurious liveaboards in the world — Velocean is truly in a class of its own.

All suites are located on the main deck or upper deck, so they all offer sweeping views of the ocean from large picture windows. The 10 suites — platinum oceanfront, elite double and signature single — accommodate a maximum of 18 guests and have high-end finishes and amenities, including premium linen bedding, individual climate control, universal outlets, USB plugs, ample closet and storage space, and TVs. Each suite also has a spacious private bath. Platinum and single suites also have desks in the cabin. The single suites are perfect for solo travelers and the platinum suites are for those who want to splurge on an ultra-spacious suite with a wall of panoramic windows to take in the spectacular scenery.

A collage a bedroom

Each of the ten suites offer breathtaking views and exquisite finishes, elevating the All Star Velocean to a new standard of luxury liveaboard experience.

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With so many underwater photographers visiting Indonesia, the yacht has some of the best camera facilities in the world. The lounge has private camera booths for divers to set up their camera, edit photos and charge devices, and there are camera tables and dedicated rinse tanks on the expansive dive deck. The dive deck includes a personal gear station for each guest, and you can take a refreshing hot-water shower after each dive.

A room with a few cameras on it

The All Star Velocean has some of the best facilities for photographers in the world, including private booths in the lounge and rinse tanks on the deck.

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On the sundeck, guests can relax on comfortable banquettes or soak in the jacuzzi during surface intervals. In the evening, this is the perfect place to watch a beautiful sunset followed by an evening of stunning star-gazing.

The crew is attentive to all your needs and desires. After each dive, you’ll be greeted with a fresh juice or hot beverage. During the day, a juice bar is set up on the main deck. Choose any fruit — mango, dragonfruit, banana, coconut, papaya, watermelon or any other tropical fruit you can think of — and the crew will whip up a refreshing juice or smoothie.

If you’re a foodie, you will love the chef-cooked cuisine served in the dining room. You’ll enjoy mouthwatering Asian meals and International foods prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The spacious lounge and dining room have spectacular views and are designed so that you can connect with family and friends or simply enjoy time for yourself.

A large ship with a jacuzzi

The All Star Velocean epitomizes luxury in every meticulously crafted detail from the sundeck to the dining room – a perfect match for Indonesia’s magnificent diving.

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A themed event is planned almost every evening, including live acoustic music played on the sundeck, a karaoke night and a fun-filled beach barbecue. Shore excursions are also offered nearly every day. Depending on the itinerary, you can visit a local village, hike to a beautiful lookout spot on Padar Island or snorkel with jellyfish in a lake in Raja Ampat.

There are jaw-dropping biodiversity and encounters in the Coral Triangle and All Star Velocean’s Indonesia itineraries will transport you to the best diving — all you have to do is choose the itinerary. Whatever your dream Indonesian vacation is, Velocean and her crew will make sure you experience it in style, luxury and comfort.


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A group of islands in the water

Prepare to be pampered aboard the sleek, newly built All Star Velocean. It’s in a class of its own.

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