RAJA AMPAT

STARTING AT USD 3,750

Known as “The Last Paradise” on Earth, Raja Ampat is known as the most diversified diving destination in terms of fish species and coral species. A diving liveaboard in Raja Ampat is the perfect way to discover more than 1,700 species and more than 500 species of corals in the area.. A The best way to explore this world-renowned destination. Divers can expect to see a vast amount of marine life, from the smallest of critters and colorful fishes among the corals, or to giant oceanic manta rays. This trip will leave divers truly amazed by a unique place which has become a global hotspot for avid scuba divers.

Cruise Highlights

World-Class Diving: Dive the most biodiversified destination in the world! One trip is just not enough; Raja Ampat will leave divers wanting to revisit for more.

Piaynemo: Beautiful view point over the mushroom islands with a view on the Dampier strait.

Love Lake: This UNESCO Geosite allows guests to enjoy the views of a picturesque heart-shaped lagoon from the top. Accessible via a small hike upwards, it promises an incredible experience for all guests.

White Sand Beach: Weather and tide permitting, the crew will drop the guests on a small white sand beach where a BBQ dinner can be planned.

Papuan Village: Discover and interact with the locals in this remote area, and experience the uniquely heart-warming culture and smiles of the local community.

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Diving Areas

Weather, sea conditions and length of trip may affect the itinerary and dive sites selection. 

Central Raja Ampat

Located between Gam and Batanta, the Dampier Strait is famous for its incredible diversity. Cape Kri holds the world record of the highest number of species of fish encountered during a single dive. Oceanic Mantas, Reef Sharks, Schooling Fish or Small Critters can be found here. Cruises and diving will occur between Airborek, Kri and Yangeffo.

Famous Dive Sites: Blue Magic, Cape Kri, Manta Ridge, Yenbuba Jetty, Citrus Ridge, Mangrove Ridge

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Piaynemo

This UNESCO Geosite houses one of the most incredible coral gardens of Indonesia. Melissa’s Garden is an underwater journey. Fish and coral live in harmony in this colorful haven. Other dive sites such as My Reef will also amaze the divers with the diversity of fish and colors. Sweetlips, Barracudas, Reef Sharks, and Wobbegong Sharks are among the marine life divers can encounter. Macro lovers may also spot Pygmy Seahorses or some Mushroom Pipefish.

Famous Dive Sites: My Reef, Melissa’s Garden, Keruo

Misool

Balbulob/Farondi: This area is made up of several islands on the East side of Misool. Each island is worth exploring. Farondi has stunning corals and an incredible diversity in terms of diving styles and marine life. Cavern, Drift, Wall, or Shallow dive will be experienced by divers here. This area is a very attractive location for divers over a long period since discovery.

Famous Dive Sites: Goa Farondi, Three Rocks, Love Potion

Wayilbatan/Fiabacet/Boo The yacht will spend a few days in this area. Misool Foundation preserves this area as a ‘no-fishing’ area. This beautiful diving zone is healthily blooming in its glory and the impressive quantity of fish is a paradise for divers. On top of that, hard and sea fans complete the heavenly backdrop. Magic Mountain often welcomes extraordinary footage for documentaries. Divers can usually encounter Mantas and  Mobula Rays in this dive site. 

Famous Dive Sites: Magic Mountain, Boo Windows, Nudi Rock, 4 Kings, Barracuda

Daram: Candy Store, a dive site in this area, leaves divers feeling like ‘kids entering a candy store’ once they descend into this dive site. This dive site has a unique topography, topped off with the bright colors formed by the mix of its healthy corals and fish life. Divers will dive Black Rock, another unique and special dive site. Small rocks make up an impressive hard coral garden where Mobula Rays are sometimes encountered in the area. Barracudas, Humphead Parrotfish, Schooling Spade Fish and Wobbegong Sharks are some of the residents in this site. Macro lovers can spend time spotting the Pygmy Seahorses.

The cruise directors may plan to explore other areas such as Pele. This will depend on the schedule and numbers of days. A lot of islands are only reachable with a diving liveaboard in Raja Ampat.

North Raja Ampat

Kawe: This unique area has some of the most interesting dive sites in Raja Ampat. Black Rock and its Black Coral Garden would leave divers in awe. On the other side of the island, Manta Rays may also be present. Currents permitting, Canggo and its swim thru will delight pelagic lovers. Divers can spot Goliath Groupers here.

Wayag/Urani: The Wayag and Urani area is also another highlight of Raja Ampat. Pelagic Rock or Cathedral are dive sites where impressive schools of fish swim around the islands. A diving liveaboard is one of the only way to dive the north of Raja Ampat.

Alyui Bay: A unique place and breathtaking landscape to witness. Divers may discover the critters and resident of this place during a night dive (Frogfish, Wobbegong Sharks, Pipefish, Seahorses, Octopus, Cuttlefish).

Other Information

Embarkation and Disembarkation from Sorong (SOQ): Direct flights from Jakarta (CGK) or Manado (MDC). Transit flights from Bali (DPS).

1,700 Species of Fish and 75% of the Coral Species Present in the World

Reef Sharks, Oceanic Mantas, Reef Mantas, Eagle Ray, Mobula Rays

Wobbegong Sharks, Raja Epaulette

Schooling Fishes: Barracudas, Sweetlips, Jacks

Incredible Range of Critters and Tiny Fish

Like the other parts of Indonesia, Raja Ampat is affected by two monsoons. It is possible to dive the different areas of Raja Ampat all-year round.

North Raja Ampat: May to December

Misool: October to May

Central Raja Ampat: All Year

Water Temperature: 27 to 30 degrees Celsius

Air Temperature: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius

Current: Gentle to Strong

Visibility: 15 to 40 meters

Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced

Experience Recommended: 20+ Logged Dives

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