Raja ampat Liveaboard 2023
Experience 8 days and 7 nights diving one of the most spectacular and sought after dive locations in the world.
Due to Covid-19 this SOLD OUT trip has been moved to:
December 12- 19, 2023
Trip (double occupancy)- $3200
*Fuel Surcharge Fee- $250
*National Park Fee- $78
Nitrox for ALL dives- $150
3 meals daily, (except Monday’s evening meal); between-dive snacks; towels, linens, etc.; use of tanks, weights and weight belts; all air fills; transfers within Sorong for same day arrivals & departures; and non-alcoholic beverages (alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge).
For ONLY $3700
Does not include: Airfare to Indonesia or Raja Ampat as well as land options before/after cruise which are available at additional cost; hotel accommodations before/ after the cruise, tips, personal expenses, or premium alcoholic drinks.
*Subject to change up to 30 days before the trip.
We would like to cordially invite you to join us for this once in a lifetime magical experience on board the White Manta Explorer of the Explorer Venture Liveaboard fleet to dive the majestic and mysterious islands of Raja Ampat or ‘Four Kings’; is a true divers paradise, a wonderland lost in time, incredible natural beauty dominates above and below the blue waters; steep jungle covered limestone islands, stunning white sand beaches, hidden lagoons, and dense mangrove forests combine to create over 9.8 million acres of National Park. Underwater more than 1000 types of reef fish, 540 types of corals, sharks, rays, turtles, dolphins and even whales call the park their home. This is the one of the holy grails of dive destinations, truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. We invite you discover a diver’s heaven on earth.
Raja Ampat will immerse you in a diving paradise: rich & varied bathymetry, with the world’s richest underwater bio-diversity and sheer abundance of marine life to keep you coming back for more. The huge variety of coral and fish life is reflected in the diversity of dive sites you will visit; Walls, slopes, caves, canyons, seamounts, muck diving and distinctive signature sites like Blue Water Mangroves and The Passage combine to make Raja Ampat one of the most celebrated and desired dive destinations in the world. The stunning beauty of Raja Ampat's exotic & enchanting islands both above and below the water will leave you in no doubt that this is a true natural wonderland.
Please note also that this itinerary is an example only, and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain's discretion.
8 Days, 7 Nights and 22 Dives: Enjoy spectacular diving in the world’s most bio diverse diving destination. A trip you will truly never forget.
Dec 7, 2021: Day 1 . (0-1 dives) 5pm, Sorong: or earlier if everyone arrives before and all Trip Preparations have been completed. On arrival our staff will meet you at Airport to assist you and transfer to Raja Manta Explorer. Once all guests are onboard you will receive a very warm welcome, briefing, dinner, then we set sail to Raja Ampat. Possible check dive at Red Light district just outside Sorong if all arrive early.
Dec 8, 2021: Day 2. (4 dives) Penemu Island; Barracuda, Galaxy, Bridge, & night dive at Kima
Dec 9, 2021: Day 3. (4 dives) Fam; Melissa’s Garden, My Reef, Keruo channel, Way Pretty Shallow. Amazing landscapes and bays.
Dec 10, 2021: Day 4. (4 dives) Yangeffo Island; Citrus ridge, Mayhem ridge, Manta Sandy, & night dive. Reef, mangrove & manta cleaning station
Dec 11, 2021: Day 5. (4 dives) Dampier Strait; Sardine Reef, Cape Kri, Friwinbonda, & Sawok night dive. Big fish, sharks, tuna, jacks, barracuda, & more. Night dive looking for blue-ringed octopus and more critters.
Dec 12, 2021: Day 6. (2 dives) Blue Magic, Mioskon, Manta Cleaning Station and shallow reef to finish. Sail back to Sorong Port. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, and rest & relaxation.
Dec 13, 2021: Day 7. (3 dives) Last Dive Ends; 12pm Penultimate Day. Plenty of time for R&R while we sail back to Sorong where we spend our last night on Raja Manta Explorer. This also allows for your minimum 18hrs surface interval/No fly time (as recommended by PADI).
Dec 14, 2021: Day 8. (0 dives) 6am. Last Day - Sorong, West Papua. After we give you a breakfast and make our farewells we will transfer you to the airport in time for check in & flight or to your chosen local hotel.
We recommend trip cancellation/interruption insurance (don’t forget to include airfare as well as sleeping accommodations pre and post cruise) and we require dive accident insurance on this itinerary. Both may be obtained by clicking on the DAN link on the DIVE ARMY website and signing up.
$320 a month until 1 June 2021 upon which time balance will be due
1 September 2020 - $800
1 January 2021 - $800
1 March 2021 - $800
1 June 2021 - $800 or balance will be due.
*A $300 Discount will be given to anyone that completes their payment balance by December 1, 2020
*can not be combined with any other discounts or promotions*
Medical/ Safe Travel Requirements:
All travelers are required to ensure that they individually meet the safety/ medical travel requirements into the host country.
The brand new 22 passenger M/V White Manta Explorer provides in 14 spacious ensuite cabins situated over three decks. There is an enormous dive deck with designated rinse tanks for cameras, tables and charging stations, a full length & very spacious sundeck and an outdoor dining area. There is a dedicated camera room and 24 hour satellite WiFi connection. The large indoor salon has a digital media center, sound system and widescreen Plasma TV for your entertainment.
Length overall: 152 ft (46 meters)
Beam: 33 ft (10 meters)
Main engines: 2x Cummins; 450 hp
Generators: 3x Cummins
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Accommodations: 22 passengers in 14 air-conditioned cabins situated over three decks with private bathrooms and showers. Up to 20 crew members.
Safety Equipment: Life rafts (3), life rings/strobes, life vests/strobes, emergency position locator, flares, oxygen and first aid equipment
Air Systems: 3 compressors with nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox, bank storage
Tenders: Rigid hull inflatables (3), used for passenger transport and diver pickup
Accessories: Diving Equipment