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Travel Period
Jan 31,2016 - Feb 07,2016
Booking Period
Dec 30,2015 - Jan 31,2016

Trip Details

Liveaboard: Pearl of Papua

Destination: Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Duration: 8 days 7 nights

Travel Dates: 31 January 2016 - 7 February 2016

Embarkation/Disembarkation: Sorong

Promotion Price: USD1,566.50 (N/P: USD2,410)

 

 

Price Includes

- All meals and snacks while onboard the vessel
- Water, tea, coffee and softdrinks while onboard the vessel
- All scuba diving activities and all group shore programs during the course of the cruise
- Regular air fills, tanks, weights and weight belt
- Transfers to and from the vessel and the respective airports on the cruise departure and return dates

 

Price Excludes

- International and domestic air transportation
- Hotels and meals ashore before and after the cruise
- Travel insurance
- Dive equipment rental
- Private tours
- Laundry
- On board telecommunications
- On board alcoholic beverages
- Crew gratuities
- Nitrox use
- National park fees (USD100)
 

 

Policies

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

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

About

Pearl of Papua | Raja Ampat Liveaboard
 
Pearl of Papua is one of Indonesia's newest, most practical and great-value Liveaboard vessels. Built in 2010 with safety, practicality and comfort in mind, the Pearl of Papua aims to be your sanctuary at sea with its cozy cabins and en-suite bathrooms, on board pampering, delicious and hearty meals, and overall hassle-free adventure for up to 14 guests.
 
The 30 meters Pearl of Papua consists three decks  and crafted by the highly respected and renowned boat builders of Tanah Beru in South Sulawesi, our beautiful wooden Phinisi schooner is fitted with the latest marine technology and equipments that are ensured to meet with international safety standards. Specifically designed for liveaboard diving cruises, the Pearl of Papua provides a huge dedicated dive-deck with gear-up stations assigned for each diver throughout the cruise.
 
The Pearl of Papua offers liveaboard charters with departures all year round to the pristine RAJA AMPAT.
 

Diving

Day One: Sorong

When you arrive at Sorong Airport our crew will be waiting for you in the arrival hall, after collecting your luggage we will escort you to the harbour where our tender boats will take you out to the Pearl of Papua where our friendly crew will greet you with a cold refreshing towel and drink. This will be followed by cabin allocation and boat orientation. When all guests are on board the Cruise Director will give you a presentation about the Pearl of Papua and diving recommendations. Depending on departure time they maybe an opportunity to have a check dive just outside Sorong Harbour. Lunch and dinner will be served during the sail out to Raja Ampat (08hrs)

 

Day Two: Dampier Strait

The guests first dive is a check dive, Mioskon Island is a great place to do this and still be a world class dive. Here the guests can get comfortable with their equipment, buoyancy and refresh some basic skills. The Dampier Strait area has some of the most action packed diving in Raja Ampat and guests can see fish, fish and more fish but it is also the area where the saying 'No Current = No Fish' originated from. There are many dive sites to choose from but Cape Kri, Chicken + Sardine Reef, Mikes Point and Mioskon are definitely on the schedule

 

Day Three: Penemu Islands

Fantastic examples of Raja Ampats diversity. The Penemu Islands are presently a new Marine Protected Area (WWF). We shall dive at Reef Bayanggan, Melissa's Garden which has probably the best complete coral coverage you will ever see and Kerunemo Adik. After your third dive we will take you on a tour of The Hidden Bay (includes a trek up Penemu Hill for the amazing views of The Hidden Bay)

 

Day Four: Kawe Islands and Aljui Bay

After your tour of The Hidden Bay we set of for a 12hr drive up to the north of Raja Ampat and dive around the Kawe Islands and Aljui Bay. The entire Aljui Bay has been leased out by Atlas Sea Pearls and the dive sites include White Arrow, Tear Drop Corner and the infamous Cendana Pearl Farm Jetty. It is also possible to tour the pearl farm

 

Day Five: Yanggefo

After a 12hr drive back down to the south / middle of Raja Ampat we will dive at Yanggefo. Here we will dive Mayhem, Citrus Ridge and Gam Ridge followed by some snorkelling in the mangroves looking for the Archer Fish and seeing the unique corals that grow in front of the mangroves (normally corals grow 100m plus away from the mangroves), followed by a night dive at either of the ridges, we will overnight in the mangroves

 

Day Six: Arborek

Our morning dives are at Manta Sandy where there is a manta ray cleaning station and we see both Black / White and the all Black Manta Rays come to be cleaned. This famous site now has a line of dead coral where guests line up and watch the show. Third dive is a beautiful coral / fish dive close to Arborek Island where guests can also have a sun set walk on the beach before the fourth / night dive at the village jetty

 

Day Seven: Dampier Strait

Finishing off your great trip with two shallow dives around Sardine and Chicken Reef before returning to Sorong     

 

Day Eight: Sorong         

After breakfast the Cruise Director will escort the guests to either the airport / hotel and will assist with checking in. Sorry to say that your Pearl of Papua Raja Ampat trip has come to an end and we look forward to welcoming you onboard again.

Travel Info

From Jakarta
You can reach Sorong in a single day from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) en route Ujung Pandang (UPG) or Ambon (AMQ) or Surabaya (SUB) using domestic flight, Sriwijaya Air or Lion Air.
 
From Manado
You can reach Manado (MDC) from your international destination either through Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Connections from Manado to Sorong range from one hour fifteen minutes to two hours ten minutes depending on which local carrier and whether the flight makes a stop in Makassar. Possible flight options that you can chooses are Merpati Air, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air.
 
From Bali
This trip requires two legs and an overnight stay after arriving from your international destination; first a 75-minute flight from Denpasar (DPS) to Makassar (UPG), and a two-hour-and-ten-minute fight from Makassar to Sorong on the next day. Returning to Denpasar is a single-day trip either through Makassar again or through Ambon (AMQ). The flight option from Bali are using Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air.