Si Datu Bua, Silolona’s sister boat, allows guests to experience some of the best diving spots on the planet, while experiencing fabulous hospitality and luxury onboard.

The 120 foot wooden Si Datu Bua (or "Beloved Princess") is shaped like a grand pirate ship with rust-red shade sails to resemble the traditional Indonesian phinisi that traded along the ancient Spice Routes. Built using the finest local hardwoods, the boat features three spacious cabins featuring bathrooms and soft king-sized beds. Interiors are draped with exquisite antique fabrics and local indigenous objects.

Up on deck guests can sunbathe on sun loungers, while large shaded tables and sofas are perfect for long lunches and candlelit dinners, feasting on divine Asian fusion dishes with fine wine. There are 11 staff on board to serve guests' every whim, from collecting and washing dive gear whilst you enjoy a delicious hot chocolate, to sharing their local knowledge, to serenading guests with guitars in the evening moonlight.

The boat is available for private charter making it ideal for a family or group of friends, however, there are also occasionally set departures for individuals. Tandem cruises with sister boat Silolona can also be arranged. Please do ask us for more details.

Why We Love It
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After a day diving the most spectacular reef on earth, enjoy sundowners on a sandbank before tucking into a mouth-watering fish curry under the enchanting starlit sky - you won't find light pollution here.

Nick, Original Diver

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Jacqui and Tom are our 'Si Datu Bua' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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Call us on 1-800-652-1972