Solar Eclipse 2016 Cruise and the Rings of Fire – Indonesia

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Once in A Lifetime Cruise, Total Solar Eclipse 2016 Indonesia.

Experience the rare celestial events, Solar Eclipse 2016, march on the calm sea and clear sky day and nights. The best place in the planet to enjoy this very rare events is in central Indonesia. The next event to see is 10 years from now in Northern America. 2016 solar eclipse which is the total solar eclipse for the next 10 years, only be seen in some part in the whole globe, one of the lucky country to have this total solar eclipse cruise phenomenon is Indonesia.

In Indonesia, central Indonesia to be exact, we can see the total solar eclipse Sumatra and part of Sulawesi/Celebes, Halmahera. One of the area that can see the solar eclipse is Ternate, which is close to diver’s paradise, Raja ampat. Our 11 Days journey to solar eclipse will take you to the adventures on the sea, diving and non-diving excursion while at the maximum position to experience the 2016 total solar eclipse.

Eclipse 2016 path, total solar eclipse in Indonesia.



Our 11 Days journey to solar eclipse will take you to the adventures on the sea, diving and non-diving excursion while at the maximum position to experience the 2016 total solar eclipse.

In Indonesia, central Indonesia to be exact, we can see the total solar eclipse Sumatra and part of Sulawesi/Celebes, Halmahera. One of the area that can see the solar eclipse is Ternate, which is close to diver’s paradise, Raja ampat. Our 11 Days journey to solar eclipse will take you to the adventures on the sea, diving and non-diving excursion while at the maximum position to experience the 2016 total solar eclipse.



Day One: 05 March 2016 – Sorong
When you arrive at Sorong Airport our crew will be waiting for you in the arrival hall, after collecting your luggage we will escort you to the harbour where our tender boats will take you to the ship and our friendly crew will greet you with a cold refreshing towel and drink. This will followed by cabin allocation and boat orientation as well as safety briefing. When all guests are on board the Cruise Director will give you a presentation about the boat and diving recommendations. Depending on departure time they maybe an opportunity to have a check dive just outside Sorong Harbour. Lunch and dinner will be served during the sail out to North Raja Ampat.

Day Two 06 March 2016

Day Three 07 March 2016

Day Four 08 March 2016

Day Five:  09 March 2016 – the Big Day !!

Day Six: 10 March 2016, Wayag (Northern Hemisphere)
After your tour of The Hidden Bay we set of for a 12hr drive up to the north of Raja Ampat and dive around the Kawe Islands and Aljui Bay. The entire Aljui Bay has been leased out by Atlas Sea Pearls and the dive sites include White Arrow, Tear Drop Corner and the infamous Cendana Pearl Farm Jetty. It is also possible to tour the pearl farm.

Day Seven: 11 March 2016, Yanggefo
After a 12hr drive back down to the south / middle of Raja Ampat we will dive at Yanggefo. Here we will dive Mayhem, Citrus Ridge and Gam Ridge followed by some snorkelling in the mangroves looking for the Archer Fish and seeing the unique corals that grow in front of the mangroves (normally corals grow 100m plus away from the mangroves), followed by a night dive at either of the ridges, we will overnight in the mangroves

Day Eight: 12 March 2016, Arborek
The morning dives are at Manta Sandy where we regularly see the Black / White and the all Black Manta Rays come to cleaned. This famous site now has a line of dead coral where guests line up and watch the show. Third dive is a beautiful coral / fish dive close to Arborek Island where guests can also have a sun set walk on the beach before the fourth / night dive at the village jetty.

Day Nine: 13 March 2016, Dampier Strait
Finishing off your great trip with two shallow dives in the Dampier Strait which has some great action packed fish dives, like Cape Kri and Blue Magic. After your busy diving schedule has come to a sad end we will have a lazy afternoon on Pulau Pasir (Sand Island) before returning to Sorong

Day Ten: 14 March 2016, Sorong
After breakfast the Cruise Director will escort the guests to either the airport / hotel and will assist with checking in. Trip has come to an end and we look forward to welcoming you onboard again.




Depart on MARCH 5th, 2016 (SORONG) – March 15, 2015 (SORONG)

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Fares/ Rates

STARTS FROM US$ 3,599 per pax, double occupancy bases.
  1. Promotional Cabin (1 cabin) : US$ 3,599 per pax double occupancy bases
  2. Standard Cabin ( 3 cabin) : US$ .,… per pax double occupancy bases
  3. Deluxe Cabin (1 cabin) : US$ .,… per pax double occupancy bases
  4. Deluxe Cabin (1 cabin) : US$ .,… per pax triple occupancy bases (1 double bed and 1 single bed)

* Availability 14 pax 0f 15 available pax , Last updated April 16th, 2015
** Please note :  Deposit payment must be paid within 4 days after your booking confirmed into our paypal, the balance should be paid 90 days prior departure.


  • Liveaboard accommodation double occupancy share
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • Dive guide
  • Full meals, drinking water, coffee and teas
  • Airport transfers to boat (in and out)
  • Shore visit and topside scenic tours

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dive equipment rental
  • Domestic airline tickets
  • Hotel stay en route to/prior/after boarding our liveaboard
  • Nitrox
  • Domestic Airfares

Your Liveaboard Accommodation

Indonesia’s newest, most practical and great-value Liveaboard vessels. Built in 2010 with safety, practicality and comfort in mind, the ship aims to be your sanctuary at sea with its cozy cabins and en-suite bathrooms, on board pampering, delicious and hearty meals, and overall hassle-free adventure for up to 14 guests.

The 30 meters Phinisi ship consists three decks  and crafted by the highly respected and renowned boat builders of Tanah Beru in South Sulawesi, our beautiful wooden Phinisi schooner is fitted with the latest marine technology and equipments that are ensured to meet with international safety standards. Specifically designed for liveaboard diving cruises, provides a huge dedicated dive-deck with gear-up stations assigned for each diver throughout the cruise.

Our team of eleven Indonesian crew members and one foreign staff of diving experienced as a Cruise Director, has master certified of PADI and knowing all dive sites at eastern on Indonesia, such as Lombok, Komodo, Alor, Raja Ampat, Cendrawasih Bay. They will help you over in the vessel with the best service in their hospitality, friendly, delightful and helpful. They will make your trip comfortable and most memorable.

Facilities and amenities on board the ship are selected to provide the most comfort during the length of your diving expeditions. The air conditioning cabins with en-suite bathrooms are sleek yet cozy, a sanctuary to welcome you home after a long excursion undersea. Our spacious decks provide enough room for everyone to laze privately and group to mingle comfortably.

The ship have ​7 cabins in total;

  • 1 Suite Cabin in lower deck with one single bed and doubled bed ;
  • 2 Deluxe Cabin with doubled bed and two single bed in upper deck ;

  • 4 standard cabin with bunk bed in lower deck.
  • All cabins in lower deck have portholes and windows. Upper deck cabin has huge window.

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How To Get To Embarkation Port

Port of Embarkation : SORONG (SOQ) | Port of Disembarkation : SORONG (SOQ)

  • From Jakarta
    You can reach Sorong in a single day from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) en route Ujung Pandang (UPG) or Ambon (AMQ) or Surabaya (SUB) using domestic flight, Sriwijaya Air or Lion Air.
  • ​From Manado
    You can reach Manado (MDC) from your international destination either through Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Connections from Manado to Sorong range from one hour fifteen minutes to two hours ten minutes depending on which local carrier and whether the flight makes a stop in Makassar. Possible flight options that you can chooses are Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air.
  • From Bali
    This trip requires two legs and an overnight stay after arriving from your international destination; first a 75-minute flight from Denpasar (DPS) to Makassar (UPG), and a two-hour-and-ten-minute fight from Makassar to Sorong on the next day. Returning to Denpasar is a single-day trip either through Makassar again or through Ambon (AMQ). The flight option from Bali are using Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air.
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  • A deposit of 30 percent is required no later than 4 days after the date of reservation to confirm your booking
  • Payment of the balance must be made and received us 90 days prior to departure date.
  • Failure of payment within the stated period will automatically give the rights to offer the berth to other participant on the waiting list.
  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure: 50% refund of monies on hand.
  • Cancellations within 90-0 days prior to departure: all monies on hand are forfeited.
  • Payment shall be fully paid 90 days prior to departure.

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