Manta Mae

MANTA MAE LIVEABOARD; UNMATCHED WITHIN THE FLEET.

Manta Mae Liveaboard was launched in 2014 and is a modern replica of the native spice-trading vessel that enables you to experience the fabulous spirit of Indonesian culture and nature in an adventurous way.

The wooden schooner’s interior is ornately decorated with natural indigenous materials such as coral, shells, and fossil woods. The result is a breathtaking ambiance, unmatched within the fleet.

Its length of 30- and a beam of 7 meters caters to 9 guests on diving trips to astonishing Komodo National Park and Raja Ampat. These intimate trips may vary from 5 to 12 nights.

Accommodation

Manta Mae liveaboard offers a choice of 3 cabins with portholes for fresh air and daylight.

The large master cabin (18 sqm) has a king-size bed and an additional single bed. The two deluxe cabins (10 sqm) have a queen-size bed and one single bed.

All have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, and a safety box. The comfortable beds are made up of luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets. Daily housekeeping is part of the service.

Luxury Bunk Cabin

Luxury Bunk Cabin

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double + Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Master Cabin

Master Cabin

Room size: 23 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double + Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

Manta Mae’s cordial and professional staff consists of 6 Indonesian members and two western cruise directors. We speak English, French, and Indonesian.

Personal attention is guaranteed. The indoor lounge area is well-appointed with modern conveniences like aircon, audio/video entertainment, and computers.

Outside, Manta Mae liveaboard has a leisure and sun deck, perfect for enjoying the seascapes, sunbathing, relaxing, and alfresco dining. At a fee, we offer internet, massages and a launderette.

Catering

Three meals and two snacks are served during the day. According to your preference, you can enjoy meals either family-style or as plate service at the dining table. If an individual cabin books the cruise, we are usually served by a single plate.

Manta Mae kitchen staff prepares tasty dishes of local and western origin. Vegetarian alternatives are offered. Special dietary requests need to be notified at the time of booking.

There are various soft drinks, juices, teas, and coffees from the espresso machine in the Bar. Alcoholic beverages are available at a surcharge.

On every trip, Manta Mae organizes a beach BBQ on one of the many deserted tropical islands.

Diving

The dive deck is equipped with fresh water rinse tanks and warm water showers. The use of nitrox and diving gear is complimentary.

A zodiac brings divers and snorkelers to the most pristine dive sites with beautiful corals and marine life.

Manta Mae offers you the use of a water ski as well as kayaks. Land excursions of natural or cultural interest are optional.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2014

Length: 30 meters

Beam: 7 meters

Top speed: 9 knots

Cruising speed: 7 – 9 knots

Engines: Mitsubishi M/E type 8DC9 295 HP

Max guests: 9

Number of cabins: 3

Number of bathrooms: 4

Tenders: 1 RIB tender 5.2 MT with outboard 100 HP engine +1 RIB tender 4 MT with 25HP engine

Water capacity: 6000 liters

Fuel capacity: 6500 liters

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Crew trained in first aid

Manta Mae liveaboard, a traditional crafted Indonesian spice trade vessel, provides guests with Indonesia's spirit on their dive trip.

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20 Nov 2021
CHARTER ONLY - Banda Sea (Ambon - Ambon)
Arrival: 20 Nov 2021
Departure: 30 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
CHARTER ONLY - Banda Sea (Ambon - Ambon)

Day 1. Ambon

Pick up at your hotel or Ambon airport by our crew for a short transfer to Teluhu Bay, where Mantamae awaits you. Once onboard, welcome drink in hand, you will be introduced to the rest of the crew, shown around, and immediately start to feel at home. We’ll have a check muck dive at Teluhu Bay. The Intensity of marine life here is unrivaled; critters benefit from the nutrient-rich currents pushing into this bay but are still protected by sheltered waters in the many small coves. This unique combination creates conditions that nourish an incredible ecosystem, making it one of the richest and most exciting places to dive. In the late afternoon, we’ll set sail for the Banda Islands.

Day 2. Banda Islands

The Banda area offers a good variety of dive sites. Volcanic rocks at Pulau Pisang create a deep swim-through that you can drift through and view the sponge-covered wall on the other side, perhaps spotting Moral eels at the top of the wall as well as schools of bump head parrotfish. We’ll also dive at the black sand of Batu Kapal in Banda’s harbor, a submerged pinnacle, breaking the surface of the water in the shape of a boat which offers muck diving with flying gurnards spreading their electric blue wings, sea moth, nudibranchs and the mandarin fish. Various types of fish are present in vast numbers, along with huge gorgonian fans and some truly monumental sponges. We’ll also have a wall dive at Tanjung Burung with a strong current.

Day 3. Pulau Hatta

Once known as Rozengain, Pulau Hatta is a stunning flying-saucer-shaped island of jungle-swathed limestone trimmed with white sand. It offers some of the finest underwater panoramas and is considered one of the world’s best-snorkeling sites. Long white beaches edged with swaying palms, unspoiled reefs, and superb diving at the Hatta Arch, Takat Hatta Reef, and Tj Buton make Hatta everyone’s favorite destination.

Day 4. Pulau Run 

Early morning we’ll sail to Pulau Run to dive at Tanjung Noret, Tanjun Lokon, and Pulau Nailaka, all great locations with white sandy slopes interspaced with large coral heads and healthy reefs. This region is full of unexplored dive sites, and the Banda Sea is the perfect location for the discovery of new underwater treasures. This tiny island has a fascinating history, too; in 1667, the English traded Run for New Amsterdam (now Manhattan), giving the Dutch full control of the Banda archipelago and the nutmeg trade.

Day 5. Pulau Ai

Very few divers witness Pulau Ai’s unspoiled reef’s true nature – a secret in the middle of the Banda Sea reached by live-aboard only. This area acts as an oasis for pelagics that cruise by these pristine hard coral reefs cloaked in clouds of fish – Napoleon wrasse, green and hawksbill turtle, tuna, rainbow runner, vast schools of barracuda mixing with schools of bannerfish, red tooth triggers, and fusiliers. Batu Payung, Umbrella Rock, is named for the many overhangs along the island walls, which divers can drift along and enjoy the thousands of tiny reef fish darting in and out of the cracks crevices. We’ll also have night dive at Mandarine City.

Day 6-7. Banda Island 

Back at Banda Neira, you will have the chance to explore the fabled islands’ historical and cultural legacies, the center of the former lucrative spice trade. Wandering through the town, you’ll observe the Dutch colonial architecture, which remains to this day, as well as Fort Belgica with its incredible views overlooking the bay. During the day, we’ll dive around the Lighthouse Reef, one of the Lava Flow sites under the volcano, and we’ll also have a night dive close to the harbor at Mandarine City.

Day 7-8. Pulau Suanggi

Early morning, we cruise towards the northern island of Banda Neira, Pulau Suanggi, stopping on the way to dive at Pulau Pisang Barat. At Pulau Suanggi, we’ll dive at Tanjung Selatan and Tanjung Utara, where it’s possible to see schooling o   hammerhead sharks. Late afternoon we’ll sail to Nusa Laut.

Day 8. Nusa Laut – Pulau Molana

Early morning, we arrive at the beautiful Ahmet Reef in Nusa Laut. The locals have introduced sustainable methods to protect their reefs, and their efforts have produced excellent results. We’ll dive at Nildesperandum and at Karang Duisburg, where white tips and reef sharks patrol the depths, playful turtles can be spotted, and In October and November, there’s the chance of diving with Hammerhead sharks.) We might choose to visit the fort and the waterfall here or sail to Pulau Molana for one more wall dive. The shallow wall breaks in places, and in the sandy slopes, ribbon eels, small pipefish, and moray eels can be found. Above the reef, turtles are seen feeding in the beautiful coral garden.

Day 9. Ambon – departure day

We’ll transfer you to your accommodation or to the airport to catch your next flight.

Marine Life: Snapper, bumphead, blunt head parrotfish, turtles, sharks, moray eels, dog-toothed tuna, fusiliers, jacks, Hammerhead, thresher, and silvertip sharks, mobula rays, whales, dolphins, and much more.

Please note that the itineraries are examples only; we reserve the right to change the itinerary or specific agreed services if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require us to do so.

04 Dec 2021
CHARTER ONLY - Central Raja Ampat (Ambon-Sorong)
Arrival: 04 Dec 2021
Departure: 14 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
CHARTER ONLY - Central Raja Ampat (Ambon-Sorong)

This is a sample itinerary. Route and trip dates may be altered if approved by the vessel’s captain. Enquire to discuss your perfect charter.

Day 1: Ambon

Pick up at your hotel or Ambon airport by our crew for a short transfer to Teluhu Bay, where Mantamae awaits you. Once onboard, welcome drink in hand, you will be introduced to the rest of the crew, shown around, and immediately start to feel at home. We’ll have a check muck dive at Teluhu Bay. The Intensity of marine life here is unrivaled; critters benefit from the nutrient-rich currents pushing into this bay but are still protected by sheltered waters in the many small coves. This unique combination creates conditions that nourish an incredible ecosystem, making it one of the richest and most exciting places to dive.

Day 2-10: Diving days at Central Raja Ampat.

Day 11: Arrival early morning in the harbor of Sorong for departure to your next destination.

Raja Ampat, “four kings” in the Indonesian language, is remote, exotic, beautiful, and pulsing with life. It takes its name from the four biggest islands Waigeo, Misool (which is home to ancient rock paintings), Salawati, and Batanta. It encompasses a large area just west of New Guinea, in an Indonesian province called WestPapua. More than 1500 islands make up the Raja Ampat archipelago, and their seemingly untouched surrounding coral reefs contain the richest tropical marine bio-diversity found anywhere in the world. The vast area of pristine blue water has millions of reefs and shes, many that you will never find anywhere else. It’s home to more than 1,500 species of fish,700  species of mollusks, and some 540 species of hard corals,75% of the world’s total!

Larger marine life includes sperm whales, baleen whales, and even orcas coming through this area, boasting enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs.

Manta Rays are common, too, and there are fantastic dive sites such as Manta Ridge and Manta Sandy to spot them! The very rare dugong has been spotted several times to and from the boat; it is rare to see dolphins playing or whales passing by.

Please note that while there is no minimum certification level or a number of dives required, divers with less than 50 dives who have not dived for one year will be required to take a scuba review onboard (underpayment as per price list). The same is required for divers with 51 up to 200 dives who have not dived for two years.

16 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong)
Arrival: 16 Dec 2021
Departure: 26 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong)

This is a sample itinerary. Route and trip dates may be altered if approved by the vessel’s captain. Enquire to discuss your perfect charter.

Day 1.  Arrival at Sorong

  • Pick up at the airport of Sorong, Dominik Osok, by our crew for a short transfer to the peer and embarking. As soon as all the guests are on board and are holding their welcome drink, You will be introduced to the rest of the crew, and you will be shown around to start feeling at home on the Mantamae, while the boat will sail Strait to one of the best dive site of the world At South East of Misol Island. On the way to Misool, we’ll stop at Pulau Matan for a check dive.

Day 2 – 5 Misool a diving Paradise

  • After sailing for about 10 hours, we’ll arrive at Misool, and we’ll decide where to dive day by day depending on the weather and sea conditions and, of course, following your desires.
  • The island of Misool has some of the best diving in Raja Ampat, with several reefs that can be considered the best in the world! A labyrinth of thousands of small mushroom shape islands forms tiny dots of lagoons with sparkling white sand surrounded by extensive formations that make the Misool one of Earth’s most wonderful places. The land scenery will take your breath away and the underwater scenery that holds some of the richest wildlife in the world.
  • There are three main areas of interest for diving in Misool – the Sagof-Daram, the Southern Archipelagos in the south-east corner of Misool, and the Blue Water Mangroves near the western tip of the main island.
  • In Daram, we’ll dive at Andiamo, a large, stunning reef with a submerged pinnacle covered by sea fans surrounded by schools of fusiliers and batfish, blacktip reef sharks, and napoleon wrasse.
  • Candy Store dive site is covered with huge sponges, beautiful soft corals, and sea fans. In the valleys, schools of Fusiliers, butterflyfish, and barracuda, there is a valley that boils with fish when the current is running at Andy’s Ultimate.
  • In the Warakaratet area at Magic Mountain, there are two cleaning manta stations on the same dive site, one at 25 meters and one right at the top at seven meters. It is one of the only places in the world where you can see oceanic mantas and reef mantas interacting. Magic Mountain is also a nursery for White Tip Reef Sharks and a love nest for Napoleon Wrasse.
  • Boo Rock is known for the “windows” on the end of the largest rock that completely pierce the reef from the surface down to five meters deep. Here you can see an incredible variety of fishes, gorgonians, Barrel sponges, Commensal shrimps, a wide variety of Nudibranchs,  Octopus and Green Turtles, patrolling sharks as well as Wobbegong Shark.
  • Nudi Rock is a small island in the Fiabacet chain, crowded with larger pelagics like Barracuda, Big Eyed Trevally, and Grey Reef Shark, with a wide range of flamboyant nudibranchs lurking among the abundant soft corals and sea fans well populated by pygmy seahorses and cowries.
  • In the Wayilbatan area at Neptune dive site, schools of batfish, trevallies, barracuda, and pygmy seahorses congregate amongst the most spectacular hidden lagoons in the region. This site has sheer walls paved with very colorful sea fans, some of which host tiny seahorses, Hippocampus Barbiganti.
  • Four Kings dive site comprises four underwater pinnacles covered in soft coral and colorful tunicates, with many turtles. Close to 4 Kings, we can dive at Orange Peel, where we’ll see a fantastic orange wall with a coral garden. Dunia Kecil is a superb dive site to spot for pygmy seahorses and “ladybugs.” Hawksbill turtles, crocodile fish, barramundi cod, and juvenile cuttlefish are amongst the other marine creatures that can all be found here. 
  • ‘Kaleidoscope’ is one of the best dive sites in the world, loping down from the limestone island of Jef Pele; on one side, you will find a stunning coral covered wall with tons of fish, and on the other side is a picture-perfect slope. There is a great dividing lip between the two, where large pelagic species feast in front of you as you hang on to your reef hook through the prevailing currents. Another great dive site of this area is‘Turbine’.
  • Farondi area has a unique and distinctive landscape: tunnels, caverns, and colorful walls. It highlights three famous dive spots, Goa Besar, Razonback rock, and Three Sisters.
  • Goa Besar consists of superficial shelved gardens of yellow-colored soft corals, wall tops blanketed with plate corals, leather corals, yellow and purple sea squirts, and rounded hollows filled with coral shrubberies, sponges, and red ornamental ghost pipefish. Three Sisters are three great dive sites paved with life, as the channels between them.
  • Wolbolol offers multiple dive sites: Portion nine, No contest, and The plateau, where you’ll see schools of barracuda and jacks, snappers, and bump head parrotfishes all over around the pinnacles.

Day 6. Penemu – Fam Island

  • In the early morning, we’ll arrive at the beautiful Fam Islands to enjoy the hidden bays and sheltered blue lagoons. Explore by kayak or dive to see some of the most beautiful coral gardens in the region. In the late afternoon, we will take a sunset hike to reach the highest point on one of the islands and admire the panoramic views of this iconic place.
  • Different dive sites can be chosen, Melisa’s garden, famous for its extensive hard coral reefs, Galaxy, a large reef with a lot of marine life, or My Reef, very impressive with a strong current.
  • During the night, we’ll set up sails to Wayag Island.

Day 7. Wayag

  • Upon arrival at sunrise to Wayag archipelago, the jewel of Raja Ampat, you’ll enjoy a day amongst the region’s most iconic scenery, and it’s well worth making an effort to climb one of the many island peaks for breathtaking views of the stunning landscapes. Wayag is completely different from what you have seen so far. White beaches with black coral gardens, sweetlips, catfish, and different kinds of rays are part of these dives. Rising abruptly from the sea, small groups of uninhabited islands form a spectacular panorama of jagged limestone cliffs that tower over tiny dome-shaped rocks topped with a wild profusion of trees and vines.
  • Dive site profiles in the north are diverse and range from leisurely swims through lovely hard coral gardens to adrenaline-charged drifts past sloping walls arrayed in Raja Ampat’s signature purple soft corals and Glassfish. We’ll dive at Ikan Campur and Magic Rock.
  • Kayaking along the shoreline of the dramatic limestone islands on sunset will give you a kind of emotion you won’t forget for a long time. In the evening we can enjoy cocktails and dinner barbecue on the beach.

Day 8. Kawe

  • One of the closest islands to the Equator in Raja Ampat, Kawe Island offers spectacular white sand beaches and beautiful scenery, including a lovely waterfall on the island’s western side. There are fantastic opportunities for diving and snorkeling here, too, where you will find impressive coral formations teeming with schools of fish. You may even be lucky enough to swim with manta rays.  Eagle Rock one and two, The Meze Equator, One tree Island, and Razor Rock are the most beautiful dive sites.

Day 9.  Pulau Wofoh – Gam Island – Arborek

  • Wofoh island is a perfect place for all kinds of water sport and bbq on the beach. Multiple dive sites offer a mix of hard coral, barrel sponges, and soft corals teeming with colorful fish. You will have the opportunity to see the Wobbegong and Epaulet sharks unique to this region. The reef, which seems as if it is dressed up in red, is breathtaking scenery.
  • A birdwatching hike on Gam Island might take you through scenic forests, past fragile orchids growing from cracks in the stone, and finally to the unforgettable experience of witnessing male birds of paradise doing their elaborate courtship dances to attract females.
  • In the morning, you will dive at Wofoh Tembok (a wall dive) and in the afternoon at Citrus Ridge and Mayhem or Barracuda in Pulau Yangefo. In the right conditions, you can expect some of the highest voltage diving in Raja Ampat, with currents bringing massive schools of barracudas, three species of Fusiliers, trevallies, batfish, bump head parrotfish, Wobbegongs, as well as black and white tip reef sharks.
  • Manta Mae will continue the journey to Arborek island, where we’ll have a night dive. 

Day 10. Arborek – Dampier Strait

  • As you’ll have to fly the next day, we can choose only two dives, Mioskon, where you can see Wobbegong Sharks as well as tiny Pontohi Pygmy Seahorses on the coral rocks, or Cape Kri, where the steep slope has absolutely everything on display. The coral fields play host to an accent of color, provided by swarms of Fusiliers, Damsels, Surgeons, and Anthias. Dogtooth Tuna, Barracuda, Mackerel, Trevallies, Bumphead Parrots, Napoleon Wrasse, some enormous groupers, Grey Reef, Blacktip Reef, and White Tip Reef Sharks are frequently seen patrolling the area.
  • Blu Magic is a dive site where anything can happen….and it usually does! Be ready for an amazing dive here! More often than not, divers are surprised by Blacktip Reef and Grey Reef Sharks, Bumphead Parrots, Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Dogtooth Tuna, Rainbow Runners, and even huge oceanic Mantas.

Day 11.  Sorong – Departure day

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat. Divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and epaulet sharks inhabit these waters too.

28 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong)
Arrival: 28 Dec 2021
Departure: 07 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong)

This is a sample itinerary. Route and trip dates may be altered if approved by the vessel’s captain. Enquire to discuss your perfect charter.

Day 1.  Arrival at Sorong

  • Pick up at the airport of Sorong, Dominik Osok, by our crew for a short transfer to the peer and embarking. As soon as all the guests are on board and are holding their welcome drink, You will be introduced to the rest of the crew, and you will be shown around to start feeling at home on the Mantamae, while the boat will sail Strait to one of the best dive site of the world At South East of Misol Island. On the way to Misool, we’ll stop at Pulau Matan for a check dive.

Day 2 – 5 Misool a diving Paradise

  • After sailing for about 10 hours, we’ll arrive at Misool, and we’ll decide where to dive day by day depending on the weather and sea conditions and, of course, following your desires.
  • The island of Misool has some of the best diving in Raja Ampat, with several reefs that can be considered the best in the world! A labyrinth of thousands of small mushroom shape islands forms tiny dots of lagoons with sparkling white sand surrounded by extensive formations that make the Misool one of Earth’s most wonderful places. The land scenery will take your breath away and the underwater scenery that holds some of the richest wildlife in the world.
  • There are three main areas of interest for diving in Misool – the Sagof-Daram, the Southern Archipelagos in the south-east corner of Misool, and the Blue Water Mangroves near the western tip of the main island.
  • In Daram, we’ll dive at Andiamo, a large, stunning reef with a submerged pinnacle covered by sea fans surrounded by schools of fusiliers and batfish, blacktip reef sharks, and napoleon wrasse.
  • Candy Store dive site is covered with huge sponges, beautiful soft corals, and sea fans. In the valleys, schools of Fusiliers, butterflyfish, and barracuda, there is a valley that boils with fish when the current is running at Andy’s Ultimate.
  • In the Warakaratet area at Magic Mountain, there are two cleaning manta stations on the same dive site, one at 25 meters and one right at the top at seven meters. It is one of the only places in the world where you can see oceanic mantas and reef mantas interacting. Magic Mountain is also a nursery for White Tip Reef Sharks and a love nest for Napoleon Wrasse.
  • Boo Rock is known for the “windows” on the end of the largest rock that completely pierce the reef from the surface down to five meters deep. Here you can see an incredible variety of fishes, gorgonians, Barrel sponges, Commensal shrimps, a wide variety of Nudibranchs,  Octopus and Green Turtles, patrolling sharks as well as Wobbegong Shark.
  • Nudi Rock is a small island in the Fiabacet chain, crowded with larger pelagics like Barracuda, Big Eyed Trevally, and Grey Reef Shark, with a wide range of flamboyant nudibranchs lurking among the abundant soft corals and sea fans well populated by pygmy seahorses and cowries.
  • In the Wayilbatan area at Neptune dive site, schools of batfish, trevallies, barracuda, and pygmy seahorses congregate amongst the most spectacular hidden lagoons in the region. This site has sheer walls paved with very colorful sea fans, some of which host tiny seahorses, Hippocampus Barbiganti.
  • Four Kings dive site comprises four underwater pinnacles covered in soft coral and colorful tunicates, with many turtles. Close to 4 Kings, we can dive at Orange Peel, where we’ll see a fantastic orange wall with a coral garden. Dunia Kecil is a superb dive site to spot for pygmy seahorses and “ladybugs.” Hawksbill turtles, crocodile fish, barramundi cod, and juvenile cuttlefish are amongst the other marine creatures that can all be found here. 
  • ‘Kaleidoscope’ is one of the best dive sites in the world, loping down from the limestone island of Jef Pele; on one side, you will find a stunning coral covered wall with tons of fish, and on the other side is a picture-perfect slope. There is a great dividing lip between the two, where large pelagic species feast in front of you as you hang on to your reef hook through the prevailing currents. Another great dive site of this area is‘Turbine’.
  • Farondi area has a unique and distinctive landscape: tunnels, caverns, and colorful walls. It highlights three famous dive spots, Goa Besar, Razonback rock, and Three Sisters.
  • Goa Besar consists of superficial shelved gardens of yellow-colored soft corals, wall tops blanketed with plate corals, leather corals, yellow and purple sea squirts, and rounded hollows filled with coral shrubberies, sponges, and red ornamental ghost pipefish. Three Sisters are three great dive sites paved with life, as the channels between them.
  • Wolbolol offers multiple dive sites: Portion nine, No contest, and The plateau, where you’ll see schools of barracuda and jacks, snappers, and bump head parrotfishes all over around the pinnacles.

Day 6. Penemu – Fam Island

  • In the early morning, we’ll arrive at the beautiful Fam Islands to enjoy the hidden bays and sheltered blue lagoons. Explore by kayak or dive to see some of the most beautiful coral gardens in the region. In the late afternoon, we will take a sunset hike to reach the highest point on one of the islands and admire the panoramic views of this iconic place.
  • Different dive sites can be chosen, Melisa’s garden, famous for its extensive hard coral reefs, Galaxy, a large reef with a lot of marine life, or My Reef, very impressive with a strong current.
  • During the night, we’ll set up sails to Wayag Island.

Day 7. Wayag

  • Upon arrival at sunrise to Wayag archipelago, the jewel of Raja Ampat, you’ll enjoy a day amongst the region’s most iconic scenery, and it’s well worth making an effort to climb one of the many island peaks for breathtaking views of the stunning landscapes. Wayag is completely different from what you have seen so far. White beaches with black coral gardens, sweetlips, catfish, and different kinds of rays are part of these dives. Rising abruptly from the sea, small groups of uninhabited islands form a spectacular panorama of jagged limestone cliffs that tower over tiny dome-shaped rocks topped with a wild profusion of trees and vines.
  • Dive site profiles in the north are diverse and range from leisurely swims through lovely hard coral gardens to adrenaline-charged drifts past sloping walls arrayed in Raja Ampat’s signature purple soft corals and Glassfish. We’ll dive at Ikan Campur and Magic Rock.
  • Kayaking along the shoreline of the dramatic limestone islands on sunset will give you a kind of emotion you won’t forget for a long time. In the evening we can enjoy cocktails and dinner barbecue on the beach.

Day 8. Kawe

  • One of the closest islands to the Equator in Raja Ampat, Kawe Island offers spectacular white sand beaches and beautiful scenery, including a lovely waterfall on the island’s western side. There are fantastic opportunities for diving and snorkeling here, too, where you will find impressive coral formations teeming with schools of fish. You may even be lucky enough to swim with manta rays.  Eagle Rock one and two, The Meze Equator, One tree Island, and Razor Rock are the most beautiful dive sites.

Day 9.  Pulau Wofoh – Gam Island – Arborek

  • Wofoh island is a perfect place for all kinds of water sport and bbq on the beach. Multiple dive sites offer a mix of hard coral, barrel sponges, and soft corals teeming with colorful fish. You will have the opportunity to see the Wobbegong and Epaulet sharks unique to this region. The reef, which seems as if it is dressed up in red, is breathtaking scenery.
  • A birdwatching hike on Gam Island might take you through scenic forests, past fragile orchids growing from cracks in the stone, and finally to the unforgettable experience of witnessing male birds of paradise doing their elaborate courtship dances to attract females.
  • In the morning, you will dive at Wofoh Tembok (a wall dive) and in the afternoon at Citrus Ridge and Mayhem or Barracuda in Pulau Yangefo. In the right conditions, you can expect some of the highest voltage diving in Raja Ampat, with currents bringing massive schools of barracudas, three species of Fusiliers, trevallies, batfish, bump head parrotfish, Wobbegongs, as well as black and white tip reef sharks.
  • Manta Mae will continue the journey to Arborek island, where we’ll have a night dive. 

Day 10. Arborek – Dampier Strait

  • As you’ll have to fly the next day, we can choose only two dives, Mioskon, where you can see Wobbegong Sharks as well as tiny Pontohi Pygmy Seahorses on the coral rocks, or Cape Kri, where the steep slope has absolutely everything on display. The coral fields play host to an accent of color, provided by swarms of Fusiliers, Damsels, Surgeons, and Anthias. Dogtooth Tuna, Barracuda, Mackerel, Trevallies, Bumphead Parrots, Napoleon Wrasse, some enormous groupers, Grey Reef, Blacktip Reef, and White Tip Reef Sharks are frequently seen patrolling the area.
  • Blu Magic is a dive site where anything can happen….and it usually does! Be ready for an amazing dive here! More often than not, divers are surprised by Blacktip Reef and Grey Reef Sharks, Bumphead Parrots, Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Dogtooth Tuna, Rainbow Runners, and even huge oceanic Mantas.

Day 11.  Sorong – Departure day

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat. Divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and epaulet sharks inhabit these waters too.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Personal diving gear, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from a hotel, Snorkel Gear, Kayaks

Excluded: National Parks Entrance Fees – For Raja Ampat 100 USD. For Komodo avg 15 USD Per day per person, Fuel Surcharge (up to 5 hours navigation per day no extra fuel surcharge) based upon true costs. It changes based on cruise itinerary, Diving Courses, International and domestic flight tickets, Hotels and meals before and after the cruise, Alcoholic drinks and Wine, Travel insurance (mandatory ), DAN Insurance or similar, Souvenirs, Crew gratuities, WIFI satellite connection (60 USD per day / per person)

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