This cruise, rich and varied, brings you to explore the most stunning area of Indonesia. Discover the unique archipelago of Raja Ampat, located off the Papua coast. This area of 40000km2 is a five stars biodiversity heaven, offering plenty of enchanting islands and of course, an exceptional marine life. The exploration of this breathtaking region aboard one of our boats promises memorable land excursions and fabulous diving experiences.
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the boat. Welcome drink and introduction of the boat, cruise and team.
Dive 1: First check dive in Lampu Merah, Sorong area.
Dive 2: Possible if flight schedule allows it.
Day 2 – 3
7or 8 dives in those spots:
– Sardine: THE seamount of the strait.
– Cape Kri: one of the Dampier Straight highlights. An impressive marine life. Large school of barracudas, big eyes trevallies, sweatlips, snappers, grey reef and blacktip sharks, spanish mackerel, turtles… Intense!
– Friwibonda: perfect for a check dive!
– Blue Magic: submerged reef, grey reef sharks, barracudas, tazars, sometimes manta rays.
– Myoskon: maximum depth 25m! Wobbegong or carpet sharks, sweetlips, black tip sharks, snappers.
– Arborek Pier: sublime coral fixed under a pontoon, even better at night!
– Manta Sandy: cleaning station for manta rays.
Dive 1: Passage, between river and sea. Encounter with turtles, sharks and especially nudibranchs.
Dive 2: Citrus Ridge, a reef that is covered in citrus colors from the many orange, yellow, pink, green and purple soft corals that carpet the area.
Dive 3: Mayhem, the site has a remarkable amount of fish that are drawn to the site for the nutrients that are brought in by the currents. This brings in a large number of larger pelagic fish hunting the smaller fish.
Dive 1: Galaxy, this site is located in front of the lagoon of Penemu. Easy dive in an intact coral Garden.
Dive 2: Barracuda Point, well named for those incredible schools of chevron barracudas.
Dive 3: Melissa’s Garden, famous dive site in Raja Ampat. It is absolutely stunning and full of life!
Field of unharmed staghorn coral in the safety stop area. So uplifting to find such an preserved coral nowadays! Some underwater ridges from each part of the site guarantee the sight of pelagic and sharks coming from the deep.
Possible night dive.
Dive 1: Melissa’s Garden, Another chance to visit the fabulous coral garden.
Dive 2: My Reef, is a submerged ridge with a wonderful hard coral garden and a hotspot for fish activity.
Dive 3: Keruo Channel, is a spectacular wall covered in colourful sponges and nudibranchs.
Short hike on Pianemo Hill to enjoy an amazing panorama on those sugar loafs.
DAMPIER STRAIGHT – SORONG
2 dives will be chosen between the numerous spots the straight has to offer.
Heading back to Sorong (4-5 hours), dinner on land and night on board.
End of the trip and transfer to airport according to your flight schedule.
The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.