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DO I NEED AN INDONESIAN VISA?

Yes, and is available on arrival in Indonesia for a fee of US$35.00 and is valid for 30 days. Garuda Airlines now have Indonesian Immigration staff onboard direct flights from Australia to Indonesia to ease congestion at Indonesian terminals.

 

HOW DO I GET TO PADANG?

Best ways to get to Padang are via Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur.  Other ways are via the Indonesian Cities of Medan and Batam.

 

DO YOU HAVE SOME CONTACT NUMBERS JUST IN CASE WE ENCOUNTER A PROBLEM ON ROUTE TO PADANG OR AT PADANG AIRPORT ITSELF? 

Yen, our Logistics Manager in Padang will be glad to help with any problems while in Jakarta, Denpasar, KL, Singapore or Padang on +62 (0)821 7357 6172

 

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for all guests voyaging on our vessels. In over 15 years of surf chartering throughout Indonesia we have rarely come across an injury we can not take care of ourselves, however worse case scenarios are very expensive. Please ensure you are FULLY covered for medical evacuation, and please check with your family doctor to make sure you up to date with all vaccinations suggested for the South East Asia region.

 

CAN I BE CONTACTED WHILE ONBOARD THE NOMAD?

Yes, we have satellite phone. Mobile phone coverage is becoming more and more common throughout the Islands.   We pass through areas of phone coverage whilst on charter and is often available whilst sitting at the chosen surf break for the day (be sure you have International roaming setup on your phone before you leave Australia).

 

DO I NEED PROTECTION FROM MALARIA?

Prevention is always best. We takes all reasonable measures to minimize your risk, but see your doctor for advice prior to travel.

 

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD IS SERVED?

We offer an eclectic combination of delicious Western and Indonesian cuisine and food portions are plentiful.  Our Chef and his team will surprise and amaze you with their spectacular variety of meals.

 

CAN I RECHARGE MY iPOD, PHONE, ETC.?

Yes. Power converters are available for your recharging requirements.

 

IF A SCHEDULED TRANSFER FLIGHT IS REQUIRED FROM PADANG TO TELO ISLANDS (YOUR PACKAGE WILL STATE)

ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS REGARDING BOARD LENGTHS AND NUMBERS OF BOARDS WITH THE SMALL TRANSFER PLANE? The plane used is a Cessna Caravan. These planes have a pay load of about 1100kg, so although it is tight weight wise we don’t have any restrictions on board numbers or lengths. Most guys bring 2-3 boards. However in our collective experience as travellers over the years we suggest travelling light (regarding bags and equipment) to ensure your belongings don’t have any holdups along the way and to ensure everything arrives at your destination on time.

* Please try and keep check in bags to around 15kg maximum if possible + boards (per person)

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