Friendliest cruises
in Indonesia

We offer diving and leisure cruises in the Indonesian archipelago and bring you to the most pristine destinations in comfort and style.
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Teman Liveaboard is an Indonesian cruising company dedicated to delivering world-class leisure and diving trips around the archipelago, providing a friendly and memorable experience of Indonesia's natural beauty. Our vessel, the KLM Teman was built in Sulawesi by traditional wood crafters. It can accommodate up to 12 people in 5 cabins with spacious common areas.

Our Mission

Our mission is to showcase the natural riches of Indonesia by allowing our guests to explore and embrace the country's maritime adventures and experience its culture and traditions. “Teman” comes from indonesian, it means “friend” and it is at the center of our values.

Our Services

We offer premium leisure and diving cruises to some of Indonesia's most exotic destinations. Our services include a full range of diving equipment and PADI certified diving masters who will guide you through the magnificent underwater wonders of Indonesia.

We also offer a variety of stops along the way, giving you an opportunity to experience local cultures and customs. From snorkeling excursions to jungle treks, kayaking, beach volleyball and barbecues, there are plenty of activities onboard and off the boat to suit everyone's lifestyle.

Cultural Experiences

We believe in providing a comprehensive experience, allowing our guests to fully immerse themselves in the Indonesian culture. Our crew is made up of locals from the various regions we visit, and they are always happy to share their local knowledge, customs and traditions with you.

What Are You Waiting For?

We add value in offering you a cruise adapted to your desire and personality. For divers, snorkelers, adventurers and families, our cruises are tailor made for you. Experience the friendliest vacation with a leisure or diving cruise through Indonesia.

Why Choose
Teman Liveaboard?

If you are looking for a unique way to explore the beauty of Indonesia, then a cruise is a perfect option for you. With its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and exciting activities, Indonesia is a dream destination for any traveler. But choosing your liveaboard is the most important decision as you will spend most of your time on board.

Tailor made itineraries and cruising experience

Intimate and friendly atmosphere

Caring and involved crew

OUR SCHEDULE
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Cruise in comfort
and style

We provide our guests with modern amenities, making your stay on board comfortable and high-end. You can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings in style.

Intimacy On Board

Intimacy of a boat can create a unique bonding experience with the crew and other guests, and it can create unforgettable memories. You can spend hours together, talking, sharing stories, playing games, and just enjoying each other's company. But you also have the space you need for you to enjoy the boat by yourself.

Spacious Areas

Let our spacious, open lounge and dining area surprise you. The well-designed lighting system add to the ambiance of the area, while also providing the necessary illumination for reading and other activities at night. During the day, you can enjoy a 180-degree view of the breathtaking landscapes, relax on our bean bags, eat on the large dining table and much more.

Sun Deck

Our sun deck is the perfect place to relax, take in the scenery and enjoy some peace and quiet while soaking in the sun. In the evening, you can enjoy the cool breeze as you watch the stars twinkle above you. From here, you can watch the waves roll in and out and spot the dolphins swimming in the distance.

Ensuite bathrooms

Our bathrooms feature all the amenities you’d expect from a modern one, such as a shower, toilet, sink, and vanity. The bathrooms are typically designed to be compact, yet functional, with ample storage space for your personal items.

Cabin Air-Conditioning

With the capability to control the temperature and humidity of your cabin, you can escape the heat and enjoy a relaxing retreat from the sun. You can sleep comfortably in the privacy of your cabin, even on the hottest or most humid nights. If you are looking for a cruising boat that will provide you with the best comfort and convenience, air-conditioning is a feature that you shouldn't overlook.

READING LIGHT

Reading lights are an essential part of any boat cabin, as they provide the necessary illumination for reading and doing other tasks comfortably. When it comes to boat cabins, lighting is not just about functionality; it can also be used to create a specific atmosphere.

Activities Overview

Diving
Snorkeling
Paddleboard
Kayak
Trekking & Hiking
Beach BBQ

Diving

Diving with the KLM Teman is all about the emotions you’ll feel underwater. You’ll travel from one dive site to another to discover the best places the Indonesian Archipelago has to offer.

Each of the 6 destinations we propose are unique and offer different underwater experiences and challenges. All the equipment is well maintained and at your disposal for each of your dives.

Our Cruise Director and dive guides will be delighted to give you all the information you’ll need before, during and after your dives with us.

Snorkeling

Non-divers, don’t panic! Indonesian underwater life is also perfectly suited for snorkeling. You can observe from the surface an impressive number of species of marine life. We have all the necessary snorkeling equipment at your disposal and it is included in our packages.

Paddleboard

During our cruises, you will have the opportunity to sail on calm and crystal clear waters, the perfect kind of spots for paddle boarding.

We have 2 paddle boards available on board the KLM Teman at all times when you want to venture out between dives or snorkeling sessions. You can for example explore and reach wild islands inaccessible by boat.

Kayak

When it comes to canoeing, the quiet places between the different islands make the sea perfectly ideal for kayaking sessions. The perfect way to venture into remote, wild and inaccessible places by boat. At your disposal, 1 double and 1 triple kayak. Memorable memories are guaranteed.

Trekking & Hiking

The Indonesian islands offer an unlimited number of trekking possibilities. We will have the opportunity to access spectacular views of the Indonesian archipelago, thanks to the typical volcanic shape of the islands. For trek lovers, you are in the right place!
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Beach BBQ

What better way to end a day aboard Teman than a magnificent barbecue on the pristine beaches of our destinations! This evening will be a memorable memory of your cruise with us, around a beautiful sunset. We settle a nice venue with decoration and comfortable seating while our cooks prepare nice food on board and grill fresh fish directly on the beach. Sit back, enjoy and relax!
  • beach-volleyball

Diving

Diving

Diving with the KLM Teman is all about the emotions you’ll feel underwater. You’ll travel from one dive site to another to discover the best places the Indonesian Archipelago has to offer.

Each of the 6 destinations we propose are unique and offer different underwater experiences and challenges. All the equipment is well maintained and at your disposal for each of your dives.

Our Cruise Director and dive guides will be delighted to give you all the information you’ll need before, during and after your dives with us.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Non-divers, don’t panic! Indonesian underwater life is also perfectly suited for snorkeling. You can observe from the surface an impressive number of species of marine life. We have all the necessary snorkeling equipment at your disposal and it is included in our packages.

Paddleboard

Paddleboard

During our cruises, you will have the opportunity to sail on calm and crystal clear waters, the perfect kind of spots for paddle boarding.

We have 2 paddle boards available on board the KLM Teman at all times when you want to venture out between dives or snorkeling sessions. You can for example explore and reach wild islands inaccessible by boat.

Kayak

Kayak

When it comes to canoeing, the quiet places between the different islands make the sea perfectly ideal for kayaking sessions. The perfect way to venture into remote, wild and inaccessible places by boat. At your disposal, 1 double and 1 triple kayak. Memorable memories are guaranteed.

Trekking & Hiking

Trekking & Hiking

The Indonesian islands offer an unlimited number of trekking possibilities. We will have the opportunity to access spectacular views of the Indonesian archipelago, thanks to the typical volcanic shape of the islands. For trek lovers, you are in the right place!

Beach BBQ

Beach BBQ

What better way to end a day aboard Teman than a magnificent barbecue on the pristine beaches of our destinations! This evening will be a memorable memory of your cruise with us, around a beautiful sunset. We settle a nice venue with decoration and comfortable seating while our cooks prepare nice food on board and grill fresh fish directly on the beach. Sit back, enjoy and relax!

Frequently
Asked Questions

Before Your Cruise

How does the booking process works?
On our website, you can book your cruise by selecting your destination and your dates.

We also provide a package selection to estimate the total value of your cruise if you want to rent equipment and other options. You will then be able to create a quote. We will then come back to you with an offer and will of course answer any questions you may have.
Do I need travel and diving insurance?
Travel insurance is highly recommended as a delayed or canceled flight could jeopardize your adventure with us.

Medical evacuation insurance covering diving activities is mandatory. We strongly recommend our passengers to purchase additional insurance that covers travel cancellation, diving equipment and luggage.
Are children allowed on board?
It depends on the type of cruise chosen, but we do not recommend taking children under 10 years of age on board. For a diving cruise, it is not recommended to take children under 16 years old. Unless they have a good diving experience with an AOW certification.

For charters, it is easier to consider taking a young child on board, as the family and/or friends will be responsible for the child.

Please note that the crew is not responsible for minors on board and will not take any responsibility for supervision on board.

Contact us for more information.
What is included in my trip?
In your trip, whether it is leisure or diving, we include the transfer from the airport/hotel to the departure port. Main meals (3 times a day), water, soft drinks and hot beverages are included. You will also have an English and French speaking cruise director throughout your cruise. Activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling (and the equipment that goes with it) and some surprises are included in your cruise. For your cabin amenities, bed sheets, towels, soap, shampoo, and beach towels are also included.

As part of the diving package, are included an English-speaking Dive Master per 4 divers, 3 dives per day with 12L tanks, belts and weights.
What are the excluded features?
In the excluded costs, you will find the rental of diving equipment. (Nitrox, 15L tanks, Dive computer, fins, mask etc...).

Excluded are Park and Port fees, as well as extra fuel charges in case of a change of itinerary according to your wishes.

Tips for the crew are also not included.

You can find the detailed prices of the equipment and charges here.
Can you help me with my flights?
For international flights, you can enter Indonesia throught Jakarta airport (CGK) or Denpasar airport (DPS) depending on your destination and travel schedule.

Then you can easily find domestic flights to your departure port (Sorong, Labuan Bajo, …). We advise you to arrive at your departure point the day before to make sure you don't miss the start of your cruise. The transfer from the airport or your hotel to the port of departure is included as well as the way back.

Contact us if you have more questions or if you need a tailored made package for you.

Diving

What is the minimum diving certification necessary?
The minimum dive level requested to join the cruise is PADI Advanced Open Water or CMAS level 2. However, divers with a lower level will be able to participate, but with specific coaching at an additional cost.

Please contact us for more information.
How many dives do I need to join a diving cruise?
We ask our guests to have at least 50 dives at sea to make sure they are prepared with a minimum of experience. However, divers with a lower number of dives will be able to participate, but with specific coaching at an additional cost.

Please contact us for more information.
Can I do my certifications on board?
Yes, you can take your certification on board with the help of an instructor at an additional cost.

Please contact us for more information.
What type of certifications can you do on board?
For leisure cruise, our instructor can initiate beginners with a Discover Scuba certification.
As for diving cruise and if booked in advanced, our instructor can certify up to the Advanced Open Water certification.
Do I need to bring my gear?
If you wish, you can. For those who don't have their own equipment, or who don't want to carry all their own, we do have diving equipment available for rent.

You will find here the list of the equipment included in your cruise, as well as the equipment excluded with the prices.
What about Nitrox?
If you are in possession of a Enriched Air/Nitrox Certification you will be able to add Nitrox to your diving package. Our dive guides will also dive with you using Nitrox for your dive experience to be optimal. This service is optional and at a cost of EUR 15€ per day.

On board

Accessibility
For the moment, the boat is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. However, our crew is used to work with people with light issues to hop on and off our boat as well as the tender boats.

Please inform us if you have more questions about accessibility.
Safety

We have everything you need for your safety on board:

  • 2 inflatable life rafts (capacity 30 people in total)
  • Life jackets on deck and in cabins
  • Life rings
  • Fire extinguishers
  • International Standard First Aid Kit
  • Emergency oxygen
  • 2 Garmin GPS
  • 2 Sounders
  • An Icom radar
  • 3 VHF Icom radios
  • An SSB radio
  • Satellite phone
Food on board
All meals are included during your cruise, including snacks. The cuisine is traditional and revisited Indonesian with international dishes when possible. With Teman you will discover the specialties of Indonesia.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform us in advance.
I have dietary requirements
If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform us in advance so that our cooks can accommodate your diet. We put value in providing the best food and experience adapted to your needs.
Payments on board
You should bring cash for all payments on board.

According to your needs, for nitrox, alcoholic drinks, tips, equipment rental, park-fees, fuel surcharges, …

With your quote, you will find the amount to bring for the park fee as well as the equipment rental if you rent it. Please note that this estimate does not include alcoholic drinks or tips for the crew.
Electrical sockets
All electrical sockets are European style. There are sockets in all rooms and leisure areas.
Clothing and footwear
We advise you to bring sports/hiking clothes and shoes for land activities as well as sunglasses and hats to protect you from the burning sun. On board there is no proper dress code, but we kindly ask to have a minimum of decency as no nudity is allowed. Bringing multiple swimwear is recommended.

We can provide traditional hand laundry service on board for you to wash your clothes.
First aid
For any problem we have an International Standard First Aid Kit and emergency oxygen.

Our crew is trained for most common injuries that can happen at sea and we are prepared with evacuation procedures in case of real emergency.
Alcohol
We propose a selection of local and imported alcoholic beverages (beer, wine spirits and champagne on request) at an additional cost.

The consumption of alcohol must be done with moderation and is prohibited to minors.
Smoking
There are special smoking areas on board.
Camera/charging area
We have a special area for charging your cameras or other electronic devices with sockets.

On the dive deck, a designated large bucket is used to rinse your camera gear and dive computers.

Cabins

Can I choose the cabin of my choice beforehand?
Yes, you can choose your cabin in advance directly on our booking & schedule page or by informing us as soon as possible, subject to availability.
Toiletries & room amenities
Toilet facilities are available in each cabin and include toilet paper, soap and shampoo. Towels and beach towels are also available in your cabins.

If you have any special requests for your cabin, please let us know.
Storage in your cabin
There is an integrated storage space in each cabin so you can store your clothes and hide your suitcases.
Air-conditioning
Air-conditioning is included in each cabin with remote control.
Windows
In our Sulawesi Cabin, you can find a large window so you can enjoy the view every day during our cruise.

In all other cabins, portholes give light to each cabin and give you a real sailor-style atmosphere.

Before Your Cruise

Diving

On board

Cabins

SEE ALL FAQ
How does the booking process works?
On our website, you can book your cruise by selecting your destination and your dates.

We also provide a package selection to estimate the total value of your cruise if you want to rent equipment and other options. You will then be able to create a quote. We will then come back to you with an offer and will of course answer any questions you may have.
Do I need travel and diving insurance?
Travel insurance is highly recommended as a delayed or canceled flight could jeopardize your adventure with us.

Medical evacuation insurance covering diving activities is mandatory. We strongly recommend our passengers to purchase additional insurance that covers travel cancellation, diving equipment and luggage.
Are children allowed on board?
It depends on the type of cruise chosen, but we do not recommend taking children under 10 years of age on board. For a diving cruise, it is not recommended to take children under 16 years old. Unless they have a good diving experience with an AOW certification.

For charters, it is easier to consider taking a young child on board, as the family and/or friends will be responsible for the child.

Please note that the crew is not responsible for minors on board and will not take any responsibility for supervision on board.

Contact us for more information.
What is included in my trip?
In your trip, whether it is leisure or diving, we include the transfer from the airport/hotel to the departure port. Main meals (3 times a day), water, soft drinks and hot beverages are included. You will also have an English and French speaking cruise director throughout your cruise. Activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling (and the equipment that goes with it) and some surprises are included in your cruise. For your cabin amenities, bed sheets, towels, soap, shampoo, and beach towels are also included.

As part of the diving package, are included an English-speaking Dive Master per 4 divers, 3 dives per day with 12L tanks, belts and weights.
What are the excluded features?
In the excluded costs, you will find the rental of diving equipment. (Nitrox, 15L tanks, Dive computer, fins, mask etc...).

Excluded are Park and Port fees, as well as extra fuel charges in case of a change of itinerary according to your wishes.

Tips for the crew are also not included.

You can find the detailed prices of the equipment and charges here.
Can you help me with my flights?
For international flights, you can enter Indonesia throught Jakarta airport (CGK) or Denpasar airport (DPS) depending on your destination and travel schedule.

Then you can easily find domestic flights to your departure port (Sorong, Labuan Bajo, …). We advise you to arrive at your departure point the day before to make sure you don't miss the start of your cruise. The transfer from the airport or your hotel to the port of departure is included as well as the way back.

Contact us if you have more questions or if you need a tailored made package for you.
What is the minimum diving certification necessary?
The minimum dive level requested to join the cruise is PADI Advanced Open Water or CMAS level 2. However, divers with a lower level will be able to participate, but with specific coaching at an additional cost.

Please contact us for more information.
How many dives do I need to join a diving cruise?
We ask our guests to have at least 50 dives at sea to make sure they are prepared with a minimum of experience. However, divers with a lower number of dives will be able to participate, but with specific coaching at an additional cost.

Please contact us for more information.
Can I do my certifications on board?
Yes, you can take your certification on board with the help of an instructor at an additional cost.

Please contact us for more information.
What type of certifications can you do on board?
For leisure cruise, our instructor can initiate beginners with a Discover Scuba certification.

As for diving cruise and if booked in advanced, our instructor can certify up to the Advanced Open Water certification.
Do I need to bring my gear?
If you wish, you can. For those who don't have their own equipment, or who don't want to carry all their own, we do have diving equipment available for rent.

You will find here the list of the equipment included in your cruise, as well as the equipment excluded with the prices.
What about Nitrox?
If you are in possession of a Enriched Air/Nitrox Certification you will be able to add Nitrox to your diving package. Our dive guides will also dive with you using Nitrox for your dive experience to be optimal. This service is optional and at a cost of EUR 15€ per day.
Accessibility
For the moment, the boat is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. However, our crew is used to work with people with light issues to hop on and off our boat as well as the tender boats.

Please inform us if you have more questions about accessibility.
Safety

We have everything you need for your safety on board:

  • 2 inflatable life rafts (capacity 30 people in total)
  • Life jackets on deck and in cabins
  • Life rings
  • Fire extinguishers
  • International Standard First Aid Kit
  • Emergency oxygen
  • 2 Garmin GPS
  • 2 Sounders
  • An Icom radar
  • 3 VHF Icom radios
  • An SSB radio
  • Satellite phone
Food on board
All meals are included during your cruise, including snacks. The cuisine is traditional and revisited Indonesian with international dishes when possible. With Teman you will discover the specialties of Indonesia.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform us in advance.
I have dietary requirements
If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform us in advance so that our cooks can accommodate your diet. We put value in providing the best food and experience adapted to your needs.
Payments on board
You should bring cash for all payments on board.

According to your needs, for nitrox, alcoholic drinks, tips, equipment rental, park-fees, fuel surcharges, …

With your quote, you will find the amount to bring for the park fee as well as the equipment rental if you rent it. Please note that this estimate does not include alcoholic drinks or tips for the crew.
Electrical sockets
All electrical sockets are European style. There are sockets in all rooms and leisure areas.
Clothing and footwear
We advise you to bring sports/hiking clothes and shoes for land activities as well as sunglasses and hats to protect you from the burning sun. On board there is no proper dress code, but we kindly ask to have a minimum of decency as no nudity is allowed. Bringing multiple swimwear is recommended.

We can provide traditional hand laundry service on board for you to wash your clothes.
First aid
For any problem we have an International Standard First Aid Kit and emergency oxygen.

Our crew is trained for most common injuries that can happen at sea and we are prepared with evacuation procedures in case of real emergency.
Alcohol
We propose a selection of local and imported alcoholic beverages (beer, wine spirits and champagne on request) at an additional cost.

The consumption of alcohol must be done with moderation and is prohibited to minors.
Smoking
There are special smoking areas on board.
Camera/charging area
We have a special area for charging your cameras or other electronic devices with sockets.

On the dive deck, a designated large bucket is used to rinse your camera gear and dive computers.
Can I choose the cabin of my choice beforehand?
Yes, you can choose your cabin in advance directly on our booking & schedule page or by informing us as soon as possible, subject to availability.
Toiletries & room amenities
Toilet facilities are available in each cabin and include toilet paper, soap and shampoo. Towels and beach towels are also available in your cabins.

If you have any special requests for your cabin, please let us know.
Storage in your cabin
There is an integrated storage space in each cabin so you can store your clothes and hide your suitcases.
Air-conditioning
Air-conditioning is included in each cabin with remote control.
Windows
In our Sulawesi Cabin, you can find a large window so you can enjoy the view every day during our cruise.

In all other cabins, portholes give light to each cabin and give you a real sailor-style atmosphere.
SEE ALL FAQ

OWNERS OF TEMAN

Alain

"I wanted a boat to create unforgettable memories."

SAID

"I wanted a boat where dreams come true."

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