Raja Ampat Liveaboard Dive Package 12 Days 11 Nights
Our dive trips to Raja Ampat can be divided into different parts that we will adapt to the personal taste of the group. They all share the same underwater magic and around them one can see some of the best sites in the world, paradise below and above.
Once you arrive in Misool, you are surrounded by one of the most fascinating landscapes you can imagine. Hundreds of small islands all shaped by time into sculptures that only nature can produce. The topside it’s out of this world but once your head is under the water you start to understand the concept of variety of colours. The soft corals are unbelievable, all kind of colours and at all depths. It is not unusual to be among a dozen of different ones only a metre or two down!!!
In between the islands the currents flow and countless fans have decided to live there and surprise us during every dive, yes!! There are some nudies and lots of pygmies (different species at every possible depth). For sure the amount of tropical colourful fish among those fans and the beautiful colours of the soft corals will stay in our memories for a long time!!
Close to the Kri resort there is outstanding diving. Probably the corals are less spectacular than in Misool, but that is compensated by the schools of fish like in Sardine reef and Kri corner. These sites are just fabulously filled with fish and pelagic action is always expected. At the west site of Mansuar area mantas can be seen in great numbers.
Dive sites like Melissa’s Garden, and Barracuda Point are not to be missed.
Here we have a change in scenery. The hard corals are more abundant, and although the fish life is as good as it gets, the barracudas and the wobbegong sharks will be our main goals.
In between the island there are great drift dives among gorgonians. We are normally welcomed by a school of friendly bumphead parrot fish and sweetlips.
For the enthusiastic of macro photography here you will get the best chance of the trip. Pygmies, small crustaceans of all kind, nudies…The night dive under the pier of the pearl farm will be probably the best of the trip. A couple of wobbies sleep there, epaulette sharks come curiously to see us and all the night lovers wake up and expose themselves to our lights. Of course for some others this place means shopping at the pearl farm!!!!
Raja Ampat is the centre of the area with the biggest variety of underwater life in the whole world. Other options for you to choose from: going north to Kawe (diving crossing the equator…) and Wayag ( the best top site ever seen by our eyes) or spend some time in Batanta. Among the rare picturesque dragonets, spotting mandarin fish, mimic octopus and blue ringed octopus .This is the only real muck dive area.
CRUISE CODE: (PHN70-SOQSOQ-12D11N)
Nov 8 – Nov 19, 2015
Nov 21- Dec 2, 2015
Dec 4 – Dec 15, 2015
Dec 16 – Dec 27, 2015
Dec 29 – Jan 9, 2016
Mar 27 – Apr 7, 2016
Sep 29 – Oct 10, 2016
Oct 26 – Nov 6, 2016
Nov 8 – Nov 19, 2016
Nov 21 – Dec 2, 2016
Dec 4 – Dec 15, 2016
Dec 28 – Jan 8, 2017
- US$420pp/per night/Twin Share Cabin
- US$440pp/per night/Double Cabin
- FULL CHARTER/16 pax/8 cabins @ US$ 5.880 per night (PAY 14 FOC 02)
- HALF CHARTER/08 pax @ US$ 2.940 per night (PAY 07 FOC 01
CHARTERS PRICES INCLUDE:
- Accommodations aboard the yacht
- Diving: 4 guided dives at day
- Compressed air tanks, weights & weight belts
- Airport and/or Hotel transfers on day of charter
- All meals and snacks
CHARTERS DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare (international and domestic)
- Equipment rentals
- Nitrox fills
- Certification or specialty courses
- Hotel stays/day room
- Crew gratuity
- Equipment rentals
- Nitrox fills
Port/park fees, fuel surcharge, taxes (when applicable)
~ Rates are based on double occupancy.
~ All prices quoted USD.
~ Rates are subject to change without notice.
~ Single Supplement: 50% surcharge based on full charter rate. Guarantees an individual traveler a private room
Your Liveaboard Accommodation
At 33 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, the Ship is a majestic and spacious vessel, accommodating up to 16 guests attended by 12 crew. With a 380 hp MAN engine, the ship has a cruising speed of 9-12 knots to ensure swift travel. All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, private en-suite bathrooms with hot water and plenty of room for storage
The 6 standard double cabins are 12 square meters and have two single 90 X 200 cmts beds, the 2 Deluxe cabins are 13.5 sq. meters, have a 150 x 200 cmts bed, desk, TV and dvd player.
The classic beauty of the yacht combines traditional craftsmanship with fully modern conveniences and safety features, providing charming comfort in the remotest waters of Indonesia.
The ship have 6 cabins in total;
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CRUISE CODE: (PHN70-SOQSOQ-12D11N)
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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.
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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Length: 33 m
Beam: 8,5 m
Draft: 3.5 m
Displacement: 220 tons
Construction: Wooden ship, Type Phinisi
Engines: M.A.N. 380 HP marine engine
Speed: 9-12 knots
Range: 3,000 nautical miles
1 x 620cm with Yamaha 85 HP OB
1 x 520cm with Yamaha 40HP OB
1 x Mitshubishi 40 KVA 220-380 v
1 x Mitshubishi 60 KVA 220-380 v
1 x Yammar 12 KVA 220-380 v
Available Voltage: 220 V, 50 Hertz
Fuel Tank: 20,000 liter
Water Tank: 11,000 liters fresh water storage, 6,000 l/day water maker
3 x 12 man self-inflatable lift-rafts, smoke detectors in all cabins, 2 emergency oxygen units
Rental diving gear from Seemannsub & Oceanic
30 SCUBA tanks, l/min Seemannsub compressors
EPIRB emergency locator, Sat-phone, FM & SW Radio, 4 VHF and SSB Radio, E.P.I.R.B., Furuno 90 NM radar, 2 x GPS w/plotter depth-sounder Furuno
For 16 guests 3 double bed lux cabins. All guest cabins have own shower/toilet + hot water and individual AC control
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