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Travel Period
Apr 01,2016 - Apr 09,2016
Booking Period
Mar 14,2016 - Mar 19,2016

Trip Details

Liveaboard: La Galigo

Destination: Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Trip Dates: 1 April 2016 - 9 April 2016

Duration: 9 days 8 nights

Last Minute Offer: USD3,088/person

 

Price Includes

  • Hotel transfers to and from Sorong Harbour on the first and final day of your cruise, from a local hotel in Sorong.
  • Ferry transfers to and from Sorong Harbour to La Galigo on the first and final day of your cruise.
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (based on fair usage and consumption)
  • Diving services including tanks, weights, air fills, guides and dive tenders.
  • Land excursions, Ranger fees excluded.
  • Internet connection, dependant on signal (generally very limited to Sorong area), for e-mail and general browsing.
  • Video / photo package of your tour

 

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Travel, dive and repatriation insurance
  • Visas and fees
  • Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
  • Airport to hotel transfers 
  • Port and Marine Park fees
  • Rangers fees (on-land activity)
 

 

Policies

  • No refund, cancellation or amendments allowed upon confirmation of booking.

  • In the event of no show, booking will be forfeited.

About

About La Galigo Liveaboard

La Galigo liveboard is a 33 meter long traditional two mast Phinisi style sailboat. It consists of 3 main decks for living and diving plus an additional roof top deck that is opened during favourable conditions. 
 
It has a total of 7 cabins and can accommodate 14 guests onboard. All cabins have wardrobes with plenty of space for your luggage, and a desk to fill out your log book after a spectacular day diving. All cabins also have hot water in the showers. 
 
Your service is guaranteed with a very low crew to customer ratio. Enjoy a unique cultural exchange with the local Indonesian people as you learn a little Bahasa Indonesia and immerse yourself in the culture of this mystical land. 

Diving

Approximate number of dives: 25

 
Raja South is our trip tailored to cover large expanse of ocean reaching the best of the south, you won’t be disappointed by this charters offerings. After a Sorong departure we spend the afternoon at the stunning lagoon of Palau Wai. After your first morning awaking in paradise, you will spend the day at the muck diving kingdom of Batanta, exploring such sites as ‘diversity’, where macro subjects are our prerogative. 
 
An overnight trip south delivers us to Misool in the morning, the vivid  reefs surrounding Misool are a divers dream destination. We circumnavigate the island of Misool clockwise, spending most of our time diving in the south east. Next we head north of Misool and take a days diving at Kofiau, relatively unexplored by other dive liveaboards. Being an exposed oceanic island, visibility is generally excellent, and Kofiau’s fish diversity is astounding, housing an incredible 284 species, the highest count in Raja Ampat. 
 
From Kofiau we cross the open sea to explore the south of Gam and the entrance to the Dampier straight, the regular hangout for giant pacific mantas. We then pass through the straight, visiting some of the areas more famous dive sites, including Cape Kri and Sardine.
 

Travel Info

Getting There

Airport: Sorong Airport

 
Sorong can also be reached by flying from Bali international airport and transferring to a domestic flight to Makassar (Ujung Pandang), Jakarta, Ambon or Manado. 
 
 
The following is a list of sample connections:
  • Jakarta - Sorong (direct flight): Xpress Airlines
  • Jakarta - Sorong via Makassar (Ujung Pandang): Sriwyaya Air, Merpati Airlines, Xpress Air, Garuda Indonesia Airlines
  • Jakarta - Sorong via Ambon: Lion Air
  • Makassar (Ujung Pandang) - Sorong: There are international flights to Makassar from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. This option requires an overnight stop in Makassar
  • Manado - Sorong: There are direct flights to Manado from Singapore. This option requires an overnight stop in Manado
 

Visa/Passport

Travelers arriving into Indonesia must have a minimum of a 6-month validity left on their passports. Citizens of most countries can obtain visa-on-arrival at their first point-of-entry in Indonesia (USD 25 for 30 days, extendable for another 30 days).  Certain nationalities, however, are required to obtain a visa from the Indonesian Embassy in their home countries before travel to Indonesia.

 

Insurance

Due to the remoteness of diving destination, we strongly advise our guests to take good travel insurance that includes emergency medical evacuation, baggage loss/damage, and cancellation policy. A valid dive accident insurance (such as DAN) must be carried by divers on our liveaboard.

 

Vaccinations 

Consult your physician for necessary vaccinations prior to your travel to Indonesia. Malaria risk is present in some parts of the country, particularly In Papua. Take precautions with malaria prophylactics (malarone and doxicycline are recommended), but avoid the use of Lariam due to its side-effects and ineffectiveness in the region. Booster injections for intestinal diseases, Hepatitis A and B are also highly recommended.

 

For more information, please kindly refer to itinerary section.