Dive Damai is pleased to announce a new service now available on Damai II.
From the start of December, 2017 we have the very latest Sailor 600 Ku Band VSAT system installed to provide a 24 hour satellite internet service for our guests. This new system, based on new technology, and manufactured by market leaders Cobham, is the first available in Indonesia.
Access is provided through 3 wireless routers located throughout the vessel meaning that now there is no need to leave the internet behind when diving on Damai II, in even the remotest locations.
As with any satellite system the upload and download speed are not what we have become used to at home, however Damai II boasts a relatively fast system (in the world of satellite systems) with downloads at a maximum rate of 1024 kbps and uploads at 512 kbps.
Guests can opt in or out of this service and vouchers are available for onboard purchase at a price of $100 per trip, there is no need to pre-book.
The system works on the ***** geosynchronous satellite with a good footprint covering Indonesia (see graphic below). Because it is a shared bandwidth system it does not support the upload or download of video files, nor does it allow for streaming of video or the use of torrent or other high data websites. However we have selected the best package we can for our guests to ensure the best possible connection to allow you to stay in touch with your friends, family or office.
Also available is a Voice Over Internet Phone offering excellent call rates to shore if email just isn’t getting the job done!
It is worth noting that this is a satellite based system and the connection is never going to be as stable as your home broadband system. When the vessel is underway or if there is a rolling sea there may be breaks in the link between the antenna and the satellite but this is a state of the art system and it will usually reconnect quickly.
Just another reason why you should Dive Damai.