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TRIP INFORMATION – RAJA AMPAT

Great!
The boat had everything I needed, and the diving was just AWESOME! I can get uncomfortable in strong currents, but the diving personel was very professional and supporting which made me go through those strong current dives and enjoy them.
Emfr, 2019

We are using our brand new liveaboard Jelajahi Laut for our Raja Ampat and Misool trips offering 7, 8 and 10 day cruises in one of the best diving spots in the world.

Dive insurance is mandatory on our liveaboard trips, and not included within your trip price. We do offer DAN short term insurance if you would like to purchase it directly from us.

Guests must also have their own travel insurance and trip cancellation insurance with no exclusions for Acts of God and Force Majeure events. You will not be permitted to join our liveaboard trips without presenting insurance information when you check in unless you sign a disclaimer.

Before booking please have a look at our Terms & Conditions.

Included on our trips:
• Full room and board on trip
• Tea, coffee, water and soft drinks
• Tanks and weights
• Dive guides
• Lots and lots of delicious food
• Good times, great memories and lots of fun

Excluded:
• Pick up from other areas
• Flights – domestic or international
• Use of dive equipment (this can be rented per day and includes a dive computer)
• Alcohol – we have wine and beer for sale
• National Park Fees and other Local Government Fees.  IDR 3,500,000.  Must be paid on arrival in IDR.

Pre-requisites / Experience Required
While not always as challenging as some of the Komodo currents can be, Raja Ampat can still be tricky at times. Our highly experienced guides choose dive sites, times and locations according to the experience level of the guests to make sure each dive is safe and suitable.
We do mandate that every guest has recent diving experience (within the last year) before joining the Komodo liveaboard. If not, you will need to do a “scuba tune-up” or refresher.
We can also do an Advanced Course with you whilst on the trip if you want to improve your skills.

Dietary Requirements
If you have dietary restrictions we must be notified of this before your arrival, however, due to our remote location and nature of the trips we can’t guarantee that they can be met. Where possible, we are happy to prepare meals with food that is brought on to the boat and we recommend purchasing this back home or somewhere like Bali as you may not find what you need in Sorong.

If someone suffers from severe allergies or conditions we strongly urge you to reconsider joining these trips or making sure you have adequate treatment with you. The medical facilities here are minimal and evacuation to the nearest major hospital (Bali) can take 12-24 hours in good conditions.

Raja Central 7d/6n

Day 1

Our meeting point is at the Marina Star Café in Sorong Harbour at 7:30am, where we’ll have a coffee or tea and wait for all our guests to arrive.

Once everyone is ready we’ll then get on our speedboats and board Jelajahi Laut.

While enjoying a fresh juice or coconut, we’ll hold a welcome briefing, followed by a general safety briefing and explanation of the boat, and all crew and guests will introduce themselves, so everyone starts to get to know each other.

As the boat sets off towards Waisai you’ll put your belongings in your cabins, and we’ll set up the diving area, followed by a light lunch and soon after, at around 3pm we’ll do check dive, on the slopes of Mioskon Island.

The rest of the afternoon will be spent on the boat, and we’ll have plenty of time to really get to know our fellow travellers and enjoy a beautiful sunset, while the captain navigates to the northern parts of Batanta Island.

Day 2

Today it’s an early wake up, with fresh brewed coffee or a cup of tea for the first dive briefing of the day while the crew is busy in the diving area making sure everything is ready before we gear up.

The plane wreck lying at 30m depth below the surface is a part of history of Raja Ampat, as Max Ammer was looking for its remains when he realized how beautiful this area was for diving.

For our next 2 dives, we’ll be on the lookout for Manta Rays and sharks, in places called Dayan, Karang Bata or Bibis – it all depends on tides and conditions, no two trips are ever the same.  It’s really important for us to tailor our trips to the expectations of our guests, so we try our best to find what you are looking for.

Day 3 and 4

Behind us lays 3 hours of travelling, and we now find ourselves between the Fam island group – we’re sure you’ve heard of My Reef, Melissa’s Garden, Batu Rufus, Barracuda Rock and the viewpoint of Piaynemo.

At these sites you can see hunting Giant Trevallies, Rainbow Runners, Pygmy Seahorses, Hairy Squat Lobsters, never ending Staghorn Coral fields and a wall that seems to go on forever.

The climb to the viewpoint seems harder than it is, once we reached the top, you’ll be speechless and can soak in one of the most beautiful views you can imagine, over this little paradise.

We’ll be in this area for 2 days, making perfectly timed jumps at these sites according to the tides, to make sure we get the best out of it and plenty of fish action.

Day 5

A few hours north-east of Fam lies a small Island with some well-hidden reefs.

Using the GPS tracker, the speedboat drivers will drop us right where we need to go in search of the Carpet Shark, also called the Wobbegong Shark.

They especially love this area, but they aren’t alone – with plenty of fish and stunning corals surrounding us, we’ll also look for Barracudas and Oriental Sweetlips.

In a small channel lays a special drift dive site where previous sightings of crocodiles make it a bit more spooky – but we can always take a ride with the speedboats to cruise around to see if they’re around on the surface!

In the afternoon we’ll make our way over to the island of Arborek, where we’ll go on land to wander around a bit and relax on the jetty while the local kids show us their swimming and jumping skills.

On the night dive here, we’re going to look for the most famous fish in Raja Ampat – the Walking Shark (Epaulette Shark) which is often found hiding around the jetty.  This shark is only around 50cm long and as its name states, can “walk” if he gets trapped out of the water because of the tides or bigger sharks hunting him.

Day 6

Today we’re going back to the Dampier strait, getting ready to dive some astonishing reefs once again.

The abundance in Raja Ampat makes it easy to choose from a big variety of sites, depending on what you like.

On the plan we have Cape Kri, Sardine Reef and Mike’s Point, but we can also jump on Chicken Reef, Blue Magic or LauLau which are all a short distance from each other.

After our third dive, we’ll hop over to the Island where it all started, Mioskon, to enjoy some beers and a beach barbeque set up by our amazing Chef.

Day 7

4.30 am wakeup seems hard, but it’s worth it.

After tea and coffee and a small breakfast, our speedboats will take us over land, where we’ll go for a little hike up a hill in the jungle.  With a bit of luck, the red Bird of Paradise can be spotted on top of the trees looking for a mating partner while “singing” above the trees.

We’ll then get back on the boat for healthy breakfast, after which it’s time to gear up one last time and go for our last dive of the trip.  It can be either Blue Magic to look for some more Oceanic Manta Rays and Grey Reef Sharks, or the reef of LauLau with its pinnacle.

After the dive it’s time to wash all the gear, pack up, have a tasty lunch, and take some group pictures with all our crew before heading back to Sorong where we can meet up for dinner and go for some pool and karaoke afterwards.

The Itinerary of the trip and dive sites can change due to certain circumstances.

Weather and tides play a big role in safety and planning, which is why the Cruise Director and Captain plan every day accordingly.

For any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us beforehand or chat with the Cruise Director on the boat.

Raja Central 8d/7n

Day 1

Our meeting point is at the Marina Star Café in Sorong Harbour at 7:30am, where we’ll have a coffee or tea and wait for all our guests to arrive.

Once everyone is ready we’ll then get on our speedboats and board Jelajahi Laut.

While enjoying a fresh juice or coconut, we’ll hold a welcome briefing, followed by a general safety briefing and explanation of the boat, and all crew and guests will introduce themselves, so everyone starts to get to know each other.

As the boat sets off towards Waisai you’ll put your belongings in your cabins, and we’ll set up the diving area, followed by a light lunch and soon after, at around 3pm we’ll do check dive, on the slopes of Mioskon Island.

The rest of the afternoon will be spent on the boat, and we’ll have plenty of time to really get to know our fellow travellers and enjoy a beautiful sunset, while the captain navigates to the northern parts of Batanta Island.

Day 2

Today it’s an early wake up, with fresh brewed coffee or a cup of tea for the first dive briefing of the day while the crew is busy in the diving area making sure everything is ready before we gear up.

The plane wreck lying at 30m depth below the surface is a part of history of Raja Ampat, as Max Ammer was looking for its remains when he realized how beautiful this area was for diving.

For our next 2 dives, we’ll be on the lookout for Manta Rays and sharks, in places called Dayan, Karang Bata or Bibis – it all depends on tides and conditions, no two trips are ever the same.  It’s really important for us to tailor our trips to the expectations of our guests, so we try our best to find what you are looking for.

Day 3 and 4

Behind us lays 3 hours of travelling, and we now find ourselves between the Fam island group – we’re sure you’ve heard of My Reef, Melissa’s Garden, Batu Rufus, Barracuda Rock and the viewpoint of Piaynemo.

At these sites you can see hunting Giant Trevallies, Rainbow Runners, Pygmy Seahorses, Hairy Squat Lobsters, never ending Staghorn Coral fields and a wall that seems to go on forever.

The climb to the viewpoint seems harder than it is, once we reached the top, you’ll be speechless and can soak in one of the most beautiful views you can imagine, over this little paradise.

We’ll be in this area for 2 days, making perfectly timed jumps at these sites according to the tides, to make sure we get the best out of it and plenty of fish action.

Day 5

A few hours north-east of Fam lies a small Island with some well-hidden reefs.

Using the GPS tracker, the speedboat drivers will drop us right where we need to go in search of the Carpet Shark, also called the Wobbegong Shark.

They especially love this area, but they aren’t alone – with plenty of fish and stunning corals surrounding us, we’ll also look for Barracudas and Oriental Sweetlips.

In a small channel lays a special drift dive site where previous sightings of crocodiles make it a bit more spooky – but we can always take a ride with the speedboats to cruise around to see if they’re around on the surface!

In the afternoon we’ll make our way over to the island of Arborek, where we’ll go on land to wander around a bit and relax on the jetty while the local kids show us their swimming and jumping skills.

On the night dive here, we’re going to look for the most famous fish in Raja Ampat – the Walking Shark (Epaulette Shark) which is often found hiding around the jetty.  This shark is only around 50cm long and as its name states, can “walk” if he gets trapped out of the water because of the tides or bigger sharks hunting him.

Day 6

Only short speedboat ride away from Arborek Island we have a couple of dive sites that also function as Manta Ray cleaning stations.  One of them is Manta Ridge, the other one Manta Sandy, so depending on the tides and conditions, we’ll choose where we going to jump in and get close up with these majestic creatures.

Heading a bit north-east we plan our second dive at Otdima reef, which translates to “Otto di mana”, “Where is Otto?”.  Well, we don’t know where he is, but we can assure you plenty of fish and corals!

Mike’s Point or Batu Lima are our options for our third dive before mooring up in the Dampier Strait, which will give us one of the most stunning sunsets you’ll experience in your life.

Day 7

The abundance in Raja Ampat makes it easy to choose from a big variety of sites, depending on what you like.

On the plan we have Cape Kri, Sardine Reef and Mike’s Point, but we can also jump on Chicken Reef, Blue Magic or LauLau which are all a short distance from each other.

After our third dive, we’ll hop over to the Island where it all started, Mioskon, to enjoy some beers and a beach barbeque set up by our amazing Chef.

Day 8

4.30 am wakeup seems hard, but it’s worth it.

After tea and coffee and a small breakfast, our speedboats will take us over land, where we’ll go for a little hike up a hill in the jungle.  With a bit of luck, the red Bird of Paradise can be spotted on top of the trees looking for a mating partner while “singing” above the trees.

We’ll then get back on the boat for healthy breakfast, after which it’s time to gear up one last time and go for our last dive of the trip.  It can be either Blue Magic to look for some more Oceanic Manta Rays and Grey Reef Sharks, or the reef of LauLau with its pinnacle.

After the dive it’s time to wash all the gear, pack up, have a tasty lunch, and take some group pictures with all our crew before heading back to Sorong where we can meet up for dinner and go for some pool and karaoke afterwards.

The Itinerary of the trip and dive sites can change due to certain circumstances.

 

Weather and tides play a big role in safety and planning, which is why the Cruise Director and Captain plan every day accordingly.

 

For any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us beforehand or chat with the Cruise Director on the boat.

Raja Ampat South 10d9n

Day 1

Our meeting point is at the Marina Star Café in Sorong Harbour at 7:30am, where we’ll have a coffee or tea and wait for all our guests to arrive.

Once everyone is ready we’ll then get on our speedboats and board Jelajahi Laut.

While enjoying a fresh juice or coconut, we’ll hold a welcome briefing, followed by a general safety briefing and explanation of the boat, and all crew and guests will introduce themselves, so everyone starts to get to know each other.

As the boat sets off towards Waisai you’ll put your belongings in your cabins, and we’ll set up the diving area, followed by a light lunch and soon after, at around 3pm we’ll do check dive, on the slopes of Mioskon Island.

The rest of the afternoon will be spent on the boat where we’ll have plenty of time to really get to know our fellow travellers and enjoy a beautiful sunset, while the captain navigates to the south of the Raja Ampat Marine Park, to Misool.

Day 2

Today it’s an early wake up, with fresh brewed coffee or a cup of tea for the first dive briefing of the day while the crew is busy in the diving area making sure everything is ready before we gear up.

We’ll spend the day around the northern islands of Misool, where the dive sites lay in a labyrinth of small islands which are spread out everywhere.

Beautiful walls and slopes await us, where we’ll be looking for Pygmy Seahorses and hunting Mobula Rays trying to snack on some sardines.

Later in the afternoon, while having a snack, we’ll move the boat a bit further south, into the Misool Eco Reserve area where we’ll anchor up and shelter between the islands of Romeo and Yillet.

Day 3 to 7

In the Misool Eco Reserve area, we plan the dives accordingly with the schedules of other boats, to guarantee more protection of the reefs and to be able to have the dive site to ourselves.

The Eco Reserve has some of the most colourful corals on the planet, with vibrant reefs full of life in every direction you look.

You’ll need to check your remaining air supply often, you might lose track as your breathing rate rises because of all the beautiful sights here!

Boo Window, Magic Mountain, Nudi Rock, 4 Kings, Puri Pinnacle, Tank Rock are just a few site not to be missed.

We can encounter Oceanic and Reef Manta Rays, Blacktip, Whitetip and Grey Reef Sharks, Wobbegong Sharks, hunting Giant Trevallies, Tunas, Eagle Rays – the list keeps on going.

Make sure to follow your dive guide as he points out the little critters – here we can find up to 5 different types of Pygmy Seahorses, loads of different Nudibranchs, Crabs, Frogfish and Octopus.

Cruising back to the northern parts of Misool, we might explore some underwater caverns and depending on the season, visit a lake full of stingless jellyfish – one of only a few worldwide!!

Day 8

After a 13-hour crossing, we are now between islands of the Fam group where we can see endless Staghorn Coral fields at Melissa’s Garden, hunting grey reef sharks on My Reef, or the pinnacle of Batu Rufus looking for Fusiliers, Rainbow Runners and Barracuda.

In the afternoon we’ll go for a little land adventure and climb the stairs to heaven – well actually to the viewpoint of Piaynemo!  This is the most breath-taking view over the lagoon where sometimes we can see baby blacktips cruising around.

Later, some like to enjoy a beer after the climb, some are excited for the night dive that evening, where we have the chance to find the famous Walking Shark along with some different types of Pipefish, Decorator Crabs, Bumblebee Shrimp and maybe a Wunderpus.

Day 9

We are back in the Dampier straight today, and it’s all about action-packed dives again, as we jump in at Cape Kri, Sardine Reef and Mike’s Point.

Endless corals, sometimes so full of fish it becomes hard to see your dive buddies – we’re looking for current and we’ll jump the split, right where the current gets divided by the reef and hang in there to watch the fish hunting for prey.

In the afternoon, once we’re out of our wetsuits and have had a snack, the speedboats will take us a short hop over to the Island where it all started, Mioskon, to enjoy some beers and a beach barbeque set up by our amazing Chef.

Day 10

4.30 am wakeup seems hard, but it’s worth it.

After tea and coffee and a small breakfast, our speedboats will take us over land, where we’ll go for a little hike up a hill in the jungle.  With a bit of luck, the red Bird of Paradise can be spotted on top of the trees looking for a mating partner while “singing” above the trees.

We’ll then get back on the boat for healthy breakfast, after which it’s time to gear up one last time and go for our last dive of the trip.  It can be either Blue Magic to look for some more Oceanic Manta Rays and Grey Reef Sharks, or the reef of LauLau with its pinnacle.

After the dive it’s time to wash all the gear, pack up, have a tasty lunch, and take some group pictures with all our crew before heading back to Sorong where we can meet up for dinner and go for some pool and karaoke afterwards.

The Itinerary of the trip and dive sites can change due to certain circumstances.

 

Weather and tides play a big role in safety and planning, which is why the Cruise Director and Captain plan every day accordingly.

 

For any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us beforehand or chat with the Cruise Director on the boat.

 

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