Raja Ampat Liveaboard

Diving Sea Safari offers 8 days/7 nights diving liveaboard in Raja Ampat – Sorong, Papua.

Raja Ampat archipelago located off the northwest tip of The Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea. The Raja Ampat archipelago encompasses nearly ten million acres of land and sea off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Raja Ampat consists of the four large islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool, plus hundreds of smaller islands. Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat hold the richest variety of marine species in the world. With 75% of all known coral species and over 1,500 species of fish

In addition to incredible marine life, Raja Ampat offers you other cutting edge experiences such as mangroves, the bird of paradise and other exotic birds along with tropical plants and stunning sunsets.

Day One : Arrival at Sorong Airport

Arrive in Sorong at the newly built Dominique Edward Osok airport. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you the ship for immediate boarding. Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing Sorong Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
Meals : Lunch, Dinner

 

Day Two : Wayilbatan

Welcome to Wayilbatan. This is an interesting site, so pristine and untouched. On this site you will fund excellent macro life including several species of Pygmy Seahorse, Octopus, Nudibranch and Ghost Pipefish. Wayilbatan sites usually start on the wall in the northwestern quadrant and swim east if the current permits. We then continue to the Neptune’s Sea Fan. Here, when the current is strong, the surface water is very smooth and it’s easy to shoot wonderful images of the fan rising up toward a reflection of the island wall.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dives

Day Three : Fiabacet

Whale rock is the westernmost dive site of the Fiabacet chain, arguably the most beautiful tropical reef system on the planet. Especially when viewed from the south, the largest Fiabacet island looks like a caricature of an enormous whale floating at the surface. This is also the best opportunity to observe interesting juvenile fish, nudibranch and other invertebrates. In the Middle of the Fiabacet chain of islands, the submerged east point of Nudi rock is undoubtedly one of the top dives in Raja ampat. Here you can watch colonies of Convict Blennies huddle around sea fans while large Green and Hawksbill Turtles glide through the blue. A myriad of species of soft coral and sea fans cascade down the steep slope and smaller animals like Decorator Crabs and Cleaner Shrimp abound.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

 

Day Four : Boo

We will spend our day by exploring Boo’s Rock and Boo’s Point east, where we can see large Napoleon Wrasse, Green Turtles, Schooling Bat Fish and Snapper and the occasional Grey Reef Shark. Boo’s rock is best known for the ‘’windows’’ or rounded openings on the southern end of the largest rock that completely pierce the reef from the surface down to about five meters. Although the two rocks appear separate from the surface, they are connected underwater by a magnificent reef draped in soft corals and brimming with fish, this makes for an amazing photography dive.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

Day Five : Daram

As the main island of Daram, The site called Candy Store makes you feel like kids in a candy store. Almost unable to photograph because you will so stunned by the beauty of this phenomenal Raja Ampat wall. Start on the northeast point and work along the north face, paying special attention to the valleys on the ridge. Here, large schools of fish, including Barracuda, Fusiliers and Butterflyfish face the current together. Spend the first dive on the east to west ridge and dive the southern ‘’leg’’ of the reef next. Huge Elephant Ear Sponges, Sea Fans and soft corals decorate the western side of this ridge.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

 

Day Six : Farondi

To the west side of Farondi we will enter through the sea tunnel and then exit on Farondi’s wall. Continue to descend to about 30 meters where the tunnel ends on the wall. There is a cave at about 15 meters depth. Explore the wall and floor of the cave for interesting invertebrates like crabs, flatworms, sea spiders and electric clams.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

Day Seven : Wagman

Wagman Wall is an excellent dive situated off the east coast of the island. The wall is full of overhangs and caves where divers are likely to encounter groups of Snapper and large Groupers resting at the bottom. In south Misool the reefscape is draped with Gorgonian Sea Fans and colorful soft corals.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive : 2 day dives

 

Day Eight : Sorong Island (B)

After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport for you next destination. Your diving journey has ended and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again.
Meals : Breakfast
Dive : no dive

Number of dive include throughout the trip in 8 days ( 17 dives + 5 night dives )
The conditions for diving Raja ampat are the same throughout the year but to the south sites (Misool) the conditions are good all year, except in June, July and August due to winds and high seas.

Facilities and Services Onboard

  • Deck state cabins located on the middle and upper deck with a sea-view
  • Deluxe cabin located on the lower deck
  • All Air- conditioned cabins with private bathroom (hot and cold showers)
  • A tray of toiletries in each cabin
  • Dining room and Bar
  • 24 hours tea and coffee making facilities
  • Vegetarian food available on request
  • Easy access swim/boarding platform
  • Fresh water on deck shower
  • Complete scuba dive equipment (rental)
  • Snorkel, canoe and fishing equipment (where permitted)
  • TV, Karaoke & DVD entertainment units
  • Computer with Adobe Photoshop application
  • Laundry service
  • On Board telecommunication
  • EAN Nitrox 32%
  • ENOS Diver Locator System

Includes :

  • Accommodation onboard & meals (Light breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Tea/coffee, bottled water, tea-time snacks
  • National Park fee
  • Certified Dive Master (ratio 1 DM : 5 divers)
  • Cruise Accident Insurance
  • Harbor and anchor fee
  • Government tax
  • Compressor, regular air fills 3000 psi or 200 bar, tank, weight belt

Excludes:

  • International/domestic airfare and airport tax
  • Soft drinks and alcohol beverages
  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Onboard telecommunication
  • Laundry service
  • EAX Nitrox 32%-$20 per person per day

Note: please email us if you need a full set of dive gear at least 1 week before departure

9 Days 8 Nights Raja Ampat Liveaboard