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"         


Next trips  November 2018  &  March 2019

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

Dive the BANDA Sea



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Dive the BANDA Sea Indonesia, Coral triangle, encounter hammer head sharks and many more pelagic or schooling jacks, barracudas, cobra sea snakes and many more with the ultimate Liveaboard MSY WAOW Pinisi

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Sport Diver Sport Diver

Swanky Retreats

Winter Season 2016 - 2017 by Dylan Benoit

Each cabin onboard WAOW has everything you would expect from a leading hotel.

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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 with its full hotel service

 • 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 creator of the luxury Liveaboard WAOW for dive charters in Indonesia

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 co-founder - luxury Liveaboard WAOW for dive charters in Indonesia

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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Gérard Schoch co-founder - luxury Liveaboard WAOW for dive charters in Indonesia

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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Reto Schlaepfer Cruise Director aboard the luxury Liveaboard WAOW for dive charters in Indonesia

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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Wulan Sane Assistant Director of the luxury Liveaboard WAOW for dive charters in Indonesia

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 sales manager for the luxury Liveaboard WAOW for dive charters in Indonesia

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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Lorine Grandjean  - Cruise DIrector onboard WAOW Indonesia

Lorine Grandjean

Since she started diving, Lorine has never stopped being mesmerized by the sea and its wonders. 

Aware of its numerous environmental challenges, she gets involved in marine conservation projects, taking part in building artificial reefs...

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