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Cenderawasih Bay Liveaboard

 

 

CENDERAWASIH BAY LIVEABOARD ROUTES

A Cenderawasih liveaboard cruise has so much to offer by itself that this liveaboard stays at the same Indonesia diving destination for the entire trip. The only exception is an occasional diving itinerary that will include Raja Ampat.

Marine Life

A Cenderawasih liveaboard is most famous for the encounter with whale sharks. You usually hope for one sighting here you can see several whale sharks together feeding on small fish and plankton.

Besides the largest fish in the world, the variety in Cenderawasih Bay is mindblowing large schools of fish surrounding the reefs, manta rays hanging around the cleaning stations, and looking closely at the healthy reefs, you can find pygmy seahorses, tiger prawns, and numerous nudibranchs.

You can also find four different species of turtles hawksbill, green, leatherback, and ridley turtle. Thanks to the biodiversity, Cenderawasih is also known as the Galapagos of Indonesia.

TOP CENDERAWASIH BAY DIVE SITES

Manokwari’s Shipwrecks

Numfoor

Manim Island

Roon Island

The Bagans

Mangguar, Busurua, and outer Atolls

Yapen Island

Padaido Islands

Biak

Diving Season

The diving season for a Cenderawasih liveaboard is pretty short compared to other destinations. The only dive cruises are between June and October. Although the weather is not always at its best during July and August with rain and rough seas, Cendrewasih bay is well protected. That is why some liveaboard operators choose to dive into the shelter of Cenderewasih bay. The water temperature is between 27℃ and 30℃.

HOW TO GET TO THERE

The liveaboards either depart or disembark from Biak and Sorong. Depending on the route, the liveaboard operator makes. To Biak and Sorong, you can get domestic flights from the international airports Bali and Jakarta. Most liveaboards provide you with a transfer from and to the airport or hotel if you wish to stay overnight.