CRUISE A180108
RAJA AMPAT

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A180108 - RAJA AMPAT

08-01-2018
18-01-2018

Departure
SORONG
SOQ
Arrival
SORONG
SOQ

30 DIVES

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

28 °C

What's included


  • 3 daily dives + 6 night dives.
  • 80 cf tank.
  • All meals and snacks on board.
  • Drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks.
  • airport- boat transfers at arrival and departure.
  • Fuel surcharge.
  • Nitrox fills.

What's not included


  • Park entry and harbour fees : 150 €/cruise.
  • Upper deck cabin extra charge : 200 €/ cruise/pax.
  • 100 cf dive tank : 50€/cruise.
  • Dive equipment rental, Beers, wine and spiritus, Expresso, Laundry:
    See on board price list

All predictible extras can be paid together with the invoice before departure.

What you'll discover


Raja Ampat has often been qualified as the “last frontier” and this is really the feeling you will get in this area: one the rare untouched places on earth.  Our Raja Ampat dive cruises run from November to April, when the weather and the sea conditions are the most favorable. The main highlight of the area is the gorgeous abundance of life, both the fixed fauna such as corals and gorgonians and the stunning abundance of fish. Trevallies, barracudas, bumphead parrot fish, spade fish, surgeon fish, fusiliers often form big schools on the reefs. Mantas rays are generally present on at least two dive sites, and encounters with bigger fishes as tunas, spanish mackerels, reef sharks and the “carpet shark” Wobegons-are frequent, The topographies of the dive sites are also very diverse and interesting: pinnacles, ridges, walls, caves, rock formations and lagoons...

You will also discover the incredible landscapes of this area; during our cruise we will propose you to visit at least one village, a short trek and many short trips with the dinghies to explore the beaches and other lagoons. Another optional trek is also proposed to look for Birds of Paradise.


Day by day

This itinerary is subject to change due to meteorological conditions and discovery of new sites in the area.

Guest reception at Sorong airport, transfer to the boat, Check in, welcome drink, briefing, departure in the evening. According to weather forecast, we will start the tour by the south or the North. In this schedule, we present the option starting with the South. Over night Navigation through Sele Strait to reach the East of Misool. Arrival in the early morning.
In East Misool you will discover 3 fantastic dives: No contest, Love potion, 3 Rocks. Rocks with vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, lot of fishes with schools of Platax, aggregations of snappers, bump head perrotfishes. We spend the night in the hidden lagoon, a very special anchorage inside an almost closed bay surrounded by high rocks. From the boat, we can hear and see the cacatoes before the night falls. We will go with the dinghies to have a look to another lagoon located further into the rocks.
After a short morning navigation, we reach Misool South East and start another great day of diving in the vicinity of Misool eco resort: Boo Rocks with 2 large openings windows in the rock that completely pierce the island from the surface to 5 meters deep, Fiabacet, Fantasea. Again an explosion of colors and fish density. In the evning, we rganise a dinner on the beach of a small island.
Misool east. Mode dives in Misool, Yellit kecil, a great wall with excellent fans and soft corals, tank rock, Nudi rock. Night navigation to Penemu and Fam islands.
Misool east. Mode dives in Misool, Yellit kecil, a great wall with excellent fans and soft corals, tank rock, Nudi rock. Night navigation to Penemu and Fam islands.
After an early morning dive at Mayhem, a very high voltage submerged reef, we enter in Aljui Bay, a 20 kilometers long indentation on the western side of Waigeo. We do 2 dives in the bay (wofoh and Intersection), then one of the best night dives of the Raja Empat under the peer of a pearl farm that is settled there.
We still do 2 dives in the Aljuy bay, Aljui 1 and the Channel. Between these 2 dives we will have a short visit to the pearl farm if their work schedule allows it.
Kawe island where we dive Black rock and eagle rock. Night dive. Night navigation to Dampier strait.
A first morning dive at Citrus - at the entrance of the Dampier strait, a channel with sloping sides covered of soft corals and life- then dive with a reliable manta ray congregation at manta sandy. The third dive will be the famous Cape Kri, one of the largest concentrations of big fish on northern Raja Ampat; schools of trevally, barracudas, bannerfish, sweetlips. Night dive
Two other famous and fabulous dives in the Dampier strait, Chicken reef and sardine reef. The boat will then sail back to Sorong where it will arrive during the evening.
Breakfast, Check out according to guest flight schedule. Transfer to the airport, check in assistance.

MV AMBAI

A boat designed by a diver for divers


Length over all : 32 meters
Width : 7.5 meters
Engine : Marine engine Mitsubishi 600 Hp, 2012
FREE NITROX

Four great Indonesian dive guides and one dive instructor-cruise director will accompany you underwater to make all your dives a safe and enjoyable experience.

HOW TO COME


Our « Raja Ampat » cruise departures are from Sorong, little costal city on the North West part of the Indonesian Papua. That city is well served with some daily flights from the main International Indonesian Airports such as Jakarta, Manado, Makassar and Denpasar. 

Except Garuda Indonesia the 2 major Airlines that serve Sorong (Sriwijaya, Nam Air) are black-listed by the European Community: therefore from our experience both are reliable. Wallacea Dive Cruise can assist you for the purchasing of your domestic flights or even can buy them for you for your safety.

For your International flight to Jakarta we recommend Emirates with its EK 356 flight landing at Jakarta airport (the day before the departure of your cruise) at 15:40. Return the last day of the cruise + 1 with EK 357 at 00:15. At jakarta airport, you’ll be landing and taking off at Terminal 3 Ultimate.



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