RAJA AMPAT LIVEABOARD EXPERIENCE

11 Nights Liveaboard + 2 Nights In Jakarta

This 11-night liveaboard cruise in Raja Ampat will travel mainly to the south and the center of the Four Kings region. Traveling between Batanta and Salawati Island to reach the region of Misool will be our first step. There, we’ll spend our first few days of diving. Limestone island formations, mind-blowing reefs, oceanic mantas and a few land-based activities will make sure you won’t forget your trip to Misool anytime soon. We’ll return back to the center of Raja Ampat and the south of Waigeo, where we’ll experience a few villages visits, sunsets and viewpoints. We’ll also have a world-renowned bio-diversity encounter underwater. It’s no exaggeration to say our trip will be filled with schools of trevallies, sweetlips, batfish, barracudas, soldierfish and an occasional grey reef shark gets mixed in the action of the flowing current.

House in water

All dives will be conducted from the Samambaia by the friendly crew. This Raja Ampat voyage is suitable for Advanced Divers with a minimum of 50 logged dives. For non-divers who wish to join, we will take you snorkelling on mesmerizing reefs. We have included the first and last night in Jakarta as well as domestic return flights from Jakarta, marine park fees, fuel surcharge and port clearances.

All prices are in Indonesian rupiah
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13 Nights and 28 Dives Showcasing the Best of Diving in Raja Ampat

Feb 11th - Feb 22th, 2021

95,950,000 IDR

Nov 16th - Nov 29th, 2020

95,950,000 IDR

Nov 24th - Dec 7th, 2020

95,950,000 IDR

Program

Day 1

Welcome to Indonesia. First night in Jakarta at a hotel nearby to recharge before a night flight to Sorong.

Day 4

Let’s dive the area of Wayil and relax on a beach for a spectacular sunset.

Day 7

After travelling the night north of Misool, we will be arrive early morning in Batanta Island, a great spot to experience some muck diving; frogfish, ghost pipefish, mimic octopus—here we come!

Day 10

The flowing current of Dampier Strait will welcome us to dive some of the best seamounts of Raja Ampat for our final days.

Day 13

Bye-bye, Samambaia! Welcome back to Jakarta.

Day 2

Morning arrival onboard the Samambaia, and as soon as we arrive, we will head towards Misool. The plan for the day will be: introducing the boat crew, general briefings, equipment setup, a few naps and a lot of food.

Day 5

An early-morning dive at Magic Mountain is usually a good way to start the day with some mantas and a plethora of reef fish. The rest of the day is spent on the beautiful walls surrounding Boo Islands.

Day 8

Perhaps a day around Penemu and its famous viewpoint?

Day 11

Dive the world famous Cape Kri, and visit a village where only fun can happen with the villagers.

Day 3

The first day of diving in Raja Ampat will most likely be spent around Whale, Tank and Nudi Rock. Depending on the energy level of all, four dives will be planned for the day.

Day 6

We reserve our last day in Misool for one of the most wicked land activities there is to do in the area. Let’s be an explorer for the afternoon and create some of the best memories ever at Kermit Cave.

Day 9

Changing the environment again, diving around mangroves at Gam/Yangeffo Island gives us a different atmosphere underwater and the opportunity to witness some mandarin fish action.

Day 12

An early-morning trek to encounter the famous birds of paradise and then an afternoon sail back to Sorong.

Day 1

Welcome to Indonesia. First night in Jakarta at a hotel nearby to recharge before a night flight to Sorong.

Day 2

Morning arrival aboard the Samambaia, and as soon as we arrive, we will head towards Misool. The plan for the day will be: introducing the boat crew, general briefings, equipment setup, a few naps and a lot of food.

Day 3

The first day of diving in Raja Ampat will most likely be spent around Whale, Tank and Nudi Rock. Depending on the energy level of all, four dives will be planned for the day.

Day 4

Let’s dive the area of Wayil and relax on a beach for a spectacular sunset.

Day 5

An early-morning dive at Magic Mountain is usually a good way to start the day with some mantas and a plethora of reef fish. The rest of the day is spent on the beautiful walls surrounding Boo Islands.

Day 6

We reserve our last day in Misool for one of the most wicked land activities there is to do in the area. Let’s be an explorer for the afternoon and create some of the best memories ever at Kermit Cave.

Day 7

After travelling the night north of Misool, we will be arrive early morning in Batanta Island, a great spot to experience some muck diving; frogfish, ghost pipefish, mimic octopus—here we come!

Day 8

Perhaps a day around Penemu and its famous viewpoint?

Day 9

Changing the environment again, diving around mangroves at Gam/Yangeffo Island gives us a different atmosphere underwater and the opportunity to witness some mandarin fish action.

Day 10

The flowing current of Dampier Strait will welcome us to dive some of the best seamounts of Raja Ampat for our final days.

Day 11

Dive the world famous Cape Kri, and visit a village where only fun can happen with the villagers.

Day 12

An early-morning trek to encounter the famous birds of paradise and then an afternoon sail back to Sorong.

Day 13

Bye-bye, Samambaia! Welcome back to Jakarta.

Accommodation and Transport

FM7
FM7
With an urban-and-dynamic decor, FM7 is situated a 15-minute drive from Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta Airport. It has all the facilities and comfort we can wish for in a transit hotel: spa, swimming pool, gym, and four different restaurants to name a few.
Samambaia
Samambaia
Built in 2015, this 42-meter-long, traditional, two-mast wooden pinisi liveaboard is large enough to comfortably accommodate 14 guests with an exceptional level of class, charm and service. The Samambaia has seven cabins with en-suite bathrooms, hot water and A/C. The main area of the boat consists of a front deck with the diving station, living room, dinning room and a sun deck. The engine room consists of a 500HP primary engine which gives the boat a cruising speed of 8 - 10 knots. It has four generators and complete, modern navigation and communication systems. The diving equipment includes emergency O2 and two compressors with Nitrox available for certified divers. For the diving and land-based activities, two speedboats are available to us.

Dive Sites

Here are some of the most popular, but we will keep a few in our book of secrets!

Misool – Wayil

The Wayil area is filled with original dive sites such as Neptune Seasons, Wedding Cake and Four Kings. The current brings a lot of nutrients to those dive sites, but even more interesting is to have current on the Neptune sea fans while drifting along the wall of gorgonian seafans. Mantas can be seen in a few dive sites in this area, schools of fusilliers, trevallies and also different types of pygmy seahorses.

Misool – Fiabacet

Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock—this area is covered in limestone formations with great diving around it. Turtles, mantas, reef sharks and a plethora of critters and macro biodiversity inhabit these reefs. This is a must-dive in Misool!

Misool – Warakaraket

Claudine’s favorite dive site, Magic Mountain, can never get boring. Sightings of oceanic mantas, sharks, groupers, napoleons, and travellies combined with a magnificent coral garden on a sea mount.

Misool – Boo

The prestigious landmark of Misool can be observed underwater at high tide or above water at low tide because of the two round-shaped windows. The reef surrounding this little islet has a great variety of soft and hard coral and is also home to some schools of batfish. We can see cruising turtles, mantas and reef sharks as well. This is also the perfect night dive spot where ghost pipefish, candy crabs and blurring octopuses can be seen.

Misool – Daram

One of our favorite dive sites in the region is named Andiamo. It is memorable in terms of topography with its three pinnacles close to each other. Although the surge can be impressive, the underwater scenery can be majestic.

Batanta – Southwest

Diving in the southwest of Batanta offers dive sites such as Happy Ending and Reflexions. With little coral patches and a lot of black-sand beaches, we can observe nudibranchs, cowries, frogfish, cuttlefish, octopus, shrimp and crabs of all sorts. With luck, we can see a flamboyant cuttlefish from time to time. Let’s not forget the woebegone sharks that find shelter in the area.

Penemu

This is a site well know for its viewpoint. Penemu is also worth diving because it offers sites such as My Reef and Melissa’s Garden to name only the most famous ones. A great drift dive is offered as well in Keruo Channel, and we have encountered a few reefs sharks and sailfish in Tanjung Burung. Penemu is definitely a highlight of our liveaboard trip in Raja Ampat.

Aerborek

Symbolic island of Raja Ampat, Aerborek Beach is home to giant clams and a well-colonized wooden jetty. Mantas, schools of yellowstripe scad, juvenile batfish, walking sharks and more call it home.

Gam/Yangeffo

A little channel between the two islands gives us the opportunity to not only do some peaceful kayaking but also either diving or snorkelling in the mangroves. The roots of the mangroves are filled with soft coral and also a funny-looking fish. Sunset is a good time to get in the water to watch some mandarin fish finding their mates.

Dampier Straight

Cape Kri is an iconic dive site when we think of this region. It is considered to hold the world record of the highest number of fish species recorded in a single dive. Cape Kiri is situated at the northeast point of Kri Island and has one of the best currents flowing between the islands of Kri and Koh. Be ready to have a party with barracudas, fusiliers and Spanish mackerel. Many more dive sites such as Blue Magic, Mike’s Point, Mioskon and Yenbuba Jetty in Mansuar will keep us excited until the end.

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