RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA
Dive the most biodiverse area in the world in the heart of the Coral Triangle.
NOVEMBER 10-21, 2023
Travel Dates: November 7-23, 2023 | Accommodates 18 Divers + 24 Crew
$7599 USD - Deluxe Cabin (based on double occupancy)
$8999 USD - Master Cabin (only 1 available based on double occupancy)
Aquarius Scuba welcomes you to Raja Ampat, the Realm of the Four Kings
This group of majestic islands, located in the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s Papuan “Bird’s Head Seascape” lies in the heart of the coral triangle, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth. Raja Ampat is all about diversity – not only diversity of species, but also of dive sites. There are some areas where soft corals and sea fans dominate, others with amazing diverse hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, drop offs, caves, black sand, white sand…Then there are the fish, lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world. Not only are there loads of fish, but all the levels of the food chain are well represented – from pygmy seahorses to top predators. In many places brightly colored soft corals can be found close to the surface which, illuminated by natural sunlight, make these dive sites spectacularly colorful. The reefs in Raja Ampat just flourish with life.
A limited number of liveaboards obtained the licence to dive the Raja Ampat Indonesia area, making this adventure even more unique and special. The Dewi Nusantara is the perfect platform that delivers modern comforts and outstanding service to adventurers exploring this remote outpost of civilization.
Raja Ampat is also known for its spectacular above water scenery. Sparsely inhabited, most of Raja Ampat still has pristine rainforests atop dramatic limestone cliffs, uninhabited bays with white sand beaches and all sorts of hidden treasures to greet the intrepid explorer. It’s a kayakers dream, an intricate coastline with caves, bays, gorges, hidden rivers—all buzzing with exotic tropical wildlife. 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. Caving will bring you an exciting look into an amazing hidden world through a breath-taking underground experience. Also, look out for exotic historical artifacts and interesting remnants from World War II, such as crumbling forts and sunken bomber planes.
Included in chosen Cruise Rate:
11 Nights/12 Days luxury liveaboard cabin accommodation on the Dewi Nusantara
All meals, snacks, and beverages
Up to 5 dives per day including night dives
Unlimited Nitrox fills ($300 USD value)
80 cu ft. tank/weights/weight belt
Land excursions to site see wildlife
Service of land excursion guides/divemasters
Transfers in the islands between airport and dock (on cruise departure dates only)
Long Distance Fee - No Charge
International Airfare to Indonesia (approx. $1000 CAD roundtrip from YYZ-CJK)
Domestic Airfare within Indonesia (approx. $500 USD roundtrip)
National Park/Harbour fee of $335 USD
Trip interruption or Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
DAN Diver Insurance (highly recommended)
Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
Gratuities to guides and crew
Scuba equipment (other than tanks and weights)
Deposit: $1000 USD
Flexible Payment Schedule:
USD 1000 – November 1, 2020
USD 1500 – November 1, 2021
USD 2000 – November 1, 2022
USD 2099 - June 30, 2023
Travel Insurance: Cancellation insurance and out of province medical insurance is available through Scuba Vacay Ltd. We highly recommend DAN Insurance.
Documentation: Valid passport for at least 6 months prior to the date of return.