Pearl of Papua is a Buginese phinisi schooner that was traditionally built-in Sulawesi in 2010. The tropical wooden construction has a length of 30- and a beam of 8 meters.
Specially designed as a diving vessel, it is fitted with the latest in nautical and safety technology. High standards are met for the comfort of 14 guests.
We organize diving excursions to Raja Ampat and Cendarawasih for 4 to 10 nights. Swimming with whale sharks and wreck diving are just a few of the possible adventures in these rich tropical waters of Western Papua.
Pearl of Papua has seven attractive cabins. The air-conditioned cabins with en suite bathrooms also have 220V outlets, reading lights, cabinets, and shelves.
Two master cabins on the upper deck have a double bed or two single beds. The lower deck has one spacious suite cabin with a single bed and a double bed and four standard cabins with bunk beds.
All cabins on the lower deck have portholes for windows. Upper deck cabins have huge windows. Housekeeping and provision of clean towels are taken care of daily.
Pearl of Papua’s welcoming and friendly crew consists of 12 people providing you with 5-star service.
The lounge is the indoor communal place with a library, multimedia entertainment, comfy furniture, and a saloon.
The sundeck with reclining chairs is perfect for your après-dive recharging and after dinner sunset delight.
Onboard, we have a dedicated spa/massage room and a laundry service for your convenience.
Experience the flavors of Asian cooking or enjoy western gourmet food on Pearl of Papua dive cruises. Our professional chef will satisfy everyone’s taste and surprise you with delicious entremets.
Fresh vegetables and fruits are part of the daily menu. If you have special alimentary requests due to religious beliefs or food allergies, please inform us at the time of your booking.
Partly because of the Indian and the Pacific Ocean’s geographic location, these waters surrounding West Papua province are incredible fertility and biodiversity.
The dive sites have stunning soft corals and huge sea fans where pygmy seahorses love to hide. Oceanic mantas and reef sharks are regular visitors during the dives. Night dives also are not to be missed during your liveaboard diving vacation.
Our dive guides have excellent knowledge of remote and unspoiled diving sites. Not only scuba diving but also snorkeling will blow your mind on each occasion.
The shaded dive deck on Pearl of Papua has warm water showers, rinse tanks, and charging stations for your camera equipment. We run a diving gear rental service, including nitrox. Courses are available. Evening dives/snorkeling is always very much appreciated.
Year built: 2010
Length: 30 meters
Beam: 7.5 meters
Top speed: 8 knots
Cruising speed: 6 knots
Engines: Mitsubishi MEBDC 91A 200HP
Max guests: 14
Number of cabins: 7
Number of bathrooms: 7
Water capacity: 10’000 liters
Fuel capacity: 6’000 liters
Freshwater maker: 2’000 liters per day
✓ Depth Sounder
✓ Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
✓ E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
✓ Emergency Rafts
✓ Life Vests
✓ Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
✓ First Aid Kits
✓ Satellite & mobile phones
✓ Crew trained in first aid
M/V Pearl of Papua schedules year-round liveaboard diving around West Papua province, including Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay.
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