Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Indonesia, being in the middle of the 'Coral Triangle' that extends from Australia to the Philippines and across to Borneo and into the South Pacific has more marine diversity than anywhere on earth! 20% of the world's coral reefs, over 3,000 different species of fish and 600 coral species await. Indonesia scuba diving offers deep water trenches, volcanic sea mounts, World War II wrecks and an endless variety of macro life. Encounters with big pelagics (mantas, ocean sunfish, sharks) are common in the waters of Komodo, pristine coral fields and the unusal muck diving - there is literally something for EVERYONE!When are we going?
November 9-18, 2021What is the boat like?
Our floating dive resort is the Aurora, a 132 foot Pinisi-style teak moto-sail yacht. She is built with the old world charm and modern day creature comforts. She is staffed with a Captain, cruise director and up to 16 staff members (just about one for each guest!) to ensure all of our needs are taken care of! The upper deck has an open sitting area at the stern (back of the ship) a spacious sundeck with sun beds as well as:
•Diving Deck (Dive Equipment, Compressors and laundry)
•Dining Area, Bar and Sofas
•Captain's Bridge, lounge area, photo & video room
The main deck houses the guest quarters (8 cabins). Some have king beds, some with twin beds, and other have a combination of the two. Each cabin has a private bathroom, a/c and is decorated in traditional Indonesian decor with rich wood and colors.
What does it cost?
$4595 per person. Our trip package includes many additional items such as diving assistance, one night hotel in Jakarta, Nitrox exclusively for the Scuba Professionals of Arizona group and much more!
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Deposits / Payments
- $600 non-refundable deposit will hold your space. Final payments are due July 1, 2021.
- Payment schedule will be arranged.
- We highly recommend trip insurance to help protect you and trip payments.
- 9 nights on board the “Aurora” double occupancy
- One night hotel in Jakarta
- R/T transfers to/from the yacht
- 2-3 daytime dives and 1 night dive daily
- Diving assistance
- Nitrox (must be Nitrox certified) a $110 value
- Land excursions during surface intervals
- ALL meals (on-board)
- ALL drinks– Water, Sodas, Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juice, etc.
- Photos/videos and movie after our trip
What’s not included?
- Round trip Airfare Phoenix to Jakarta (CGK) with a connection to Sorong (SOQ) to board the ship. Airfare is usually available one year from departure. When the staff have purchase their airfare, we will post it here.
- Tip for crew
- $20 per person, per day Marine Park Park (charged on-board)
- Alcoholic beverages and other incidentals purchased on-board
- Single supplement fees are available (to have a cabin to yourself) it is an additional $200 per night ($1800)
- European power converters/adapters (2 round plug style)
- Departure taxes (usually included with your airline ticket - please confirm)
- Personal Equipment (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots, Gloves, Environmental Suit)
- Scuba Equipment (BCD, Regulator, Computer) – rentals available from Scuba Professionals of Arizona
- Anything else not mentioned under “what’s included”
- Passport (must be valid 6 months beyond travel) with at least two blank pages
- Tourist visas are not required for US citizens visiting under 30 days. More info from the U.S. State Department.
- Certification Card / Logbook
- Digital Underwater Camera
- Dive Lights (2 per diver - extra batteries or rechargeable) & marker light
- Cash for tips and to use in some smaller stores (shore excursions)
- Talk with your Doctor to see if you need any vaccines to visit Indonesia. More info available from the CDC.
- Trip Insurance is highly recommended – ask us about it!
Diving Information for Raja Ampat:
Raja Ampat dive trips cruise the West Papua province of Indonesia which encompasses 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Waigei, Batanta, Salawati and Misool. The itinerary can include Misool National Park, Dampier Strait, Penemu, Farondi and Arborek depending on length of the trip.
The remote nature of these islands has protected the marine life and maintained their status as the world’s most biodiverse and healthy reefs. Raja Ampat is home to over 1,500 species of fish, 500 species of coral and 15 species of marine mammals. Raja Ampat is a scuba diver’s dreamland where divers can hope to see manta rays, pygmy seahorses, wobbegong sharks and a rainbow of colors along the coral gardens. Dive Cape Kri, for most species of fish identified (374) on a single dive.
Call today to make your Reservation 602-314-6650!
- Number of dives: up to 26
- Highlights: Enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs, large groups of manta rays and turtles
- Reefs: Soft and hard corals, sloping reefs, vertical walls, tunnels, caverns
- Shore excursions: An oyster farm, hikes to Penemu Landing’s scenic overlook, a local fishermen village
- Skill level: Intermediate to advanced, mostly drift diving, recommended at least 50 dives experience
- Water temperature: 81 – 86F, 27 – 30C