The ultimate liveaboard for an exceptional dive experience in Indonesia

An Exceptional Liveaboard

Where to scuba dive in Indonesia



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The Phinisi Charter vessel and liveaboard WAOW cruising, sailing and scuba diving in Indonesia Papua Barat Cenderawasih,  Lembeh Strait, Manado, Celebes Sea to Sangihe

SANGIHE Islands 

   "Pearls of the North"         


Cruising  March 2017

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NEW WAOW Itinerary Sangihe Islands Sulawesi Celeb sea,  Bitung, Manado, Lembeh strait, Bunaken, Bangga

Raja Ampat with Steven Weinberg

Biodiversity & Underwater Photography

November - December 2016

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Biodiversity & Underwater Photography, RAJA AMPAT  avec  Steven Weinberg, WAOW liveaboard  november-december 2016

They talk about us

Sport Diver Sport Diver

Aficionado Web Magazine

July 2015 by Yazan Neme

Indonesia's Forgotten Islands are among the most isolated parts of South East Asia.

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A dedicated Crew

The crew is composed of up to 24 members including 1 European guide & “Cruise Director” responsible for:

 • The well being of our valued guests

 • The daily program

 • Diving operations

 • Land excursions

The languages fluently spoken on board are English, French, German and/or Indonesian, depending on the cruise director on duty.

Our crew is well selected, trained and respects the high levels and standards required by the company

A passionate team

Michel Deville

It is he who has dreamt of this ship, so hard, that he just couldn’t sleep any more.

Setting this project into motion he thought he would be able to sleep again, oh no...

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Julia Deville

Wife of Michel, hobby diver and photographer, she has resigned from her job as an industry Key account manager, technical support and project manager which she held for over 18 years, to join the challenging project...

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Gerard Schoch

A long term friend of Michel, Gerard is also a very successful entrepreneur.

He began by directing a large European publishing house. A communicator of the highest level, he created an advertising and public relations company, SPEOS...

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Andrew Laughlin

Our Australian project manager and director of PT Waow Charters in Bali.

The globetrotter of the oceans and of life. One of the youngest dive instructors at 20 in 1988...

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Wulan Sane

Wulan is our Indonesian fairy godmother who has always been able to open doors we never thought we could get into.

She has been involved in the...

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Stéphane Griveau

As an expert in dive travel for over 20 years, Stéphane has practiced his art working with Tour Operators in both France and Switzerland, always on a search for the most beautiful spots and the best products. ...

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Reto Schläpfer

Born in Switzerland, Reto has been living in Indonesia since 2005. With far more than one string to his bow, Reto joined the team at WAOW in August 2014 and is one of the Cruise Directors onboard. He speaks French, German, English and Indonesian...

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Rudy Priatna

Originally from West Java, Rudy (a.k.a Rudster) studied Interior design before realising that wasn’t exactly what he wanted to do.

He worked in hospitality for several years from 2004 after moving to Bali and managed restaurants and bars. In 2009 Rudy...

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