Scuba Diving in Indonesia

Raja Ampat North - 8 Days 7 Nights

Description

Itinerary: Raja North – 8 days/ 7 nights

DELUXE - $2912
MASTER CABIN - $3120
THE SUITE - $3328

DAY 1: Sorong / Waisai / East Dampier Strait.
We will collect you from the airport or your hotel between 6-8am for a 9am departure from Sorong to Waisai via the ferry. Our friendly staff will accompany you on the 2-hour ferry ride to Waisai, where La Galigo will await you. After a refreshing welcome drink, and a short introduction to the facilities of our ship, the diving schedule, and the tour program, we set sail for our first day, which will include a refresher dive for all divers onboard. Check-out dive site: Will vary depending on the conditions at the time. We take you to a nice and easy dive site with that will introduce you to the wonders of Indonesian diving, shallow soft sandy bottom, amazing muck critters, clear warm water…. yep the travel time was worth it. We relax for our first dinner together to get to know your fellow passengers and crew and overnight cruise to the central Dampier Strait.


DAY 2: Central Dampier Strait.
Three-day dives plus a night dive in this area. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions of the day but here is a list of some of the sites we regularly visit: Cape Kri, Mikes Point, Blue Magic, Yenbuba. These are some of the premier dive sites in Raja Ampat. Cape Kri has the highest biodiversity of fish species recorded in Raja Ampat, this exciting high current dive always delivers the goods.


DAY 3: Penemu.
We will do 3-day dives plus a night dive here. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions of the day but here is a list of some of the sites we regularly visit: Melissa’s Garden, Harto’s Reef, Kenau Channel, Kenau night dive. The masses of hard coral at the centre of Melissa’s garden are what gives it its name, look out for all sorts of creatures great and small in here. We will take you on a hike to the spectacular look out point above Bintang (Star) lagoon. Make sure you have your camera, this is a spot not to be missed.


DAY 4: Pulau Wayag.
Overnight we sail to the northern most extreme of Raja Ampat. What awaits is possibly the most breathtaking scenery that you have witnessed in your life. If you see a post card photo of Raja Ampat it’s most likely taken from this spot. We will take you for an early morning hike up to the top of the hill to get take photos of this true wonder of nature. The beach here is also out of this world, fine white sand and turquoise water; we will spend some time relaxing here, before heading out for two dives in the area. While you have lunch, the boat will cruise to the eastern side of Wayag. Here you will do another afternoon dive. Following your dive, we take an excursion to the Ranger station, you will see masses of black tip reef sharks in the shallows of the jetty. A night dive here and then we say goodbye to Wayag as we head south for Kawe Island.


DAY 5: Kawe and Aljurie Bay.
In Kawe Island we will do 2 dives. Dive sites visited will depend on the conditions. One of our favourite dive sites is in the east of Kawe Island though. Black Rock, Eagle Rock amazing site of underwater topography as well as masses of pelagic species. The boat will move into Aljurie Bay over lunch, this is one of the world’s most spectacular bays to watch the sunset, and also do some great muck diving, such as the Fuel Dock or the Pearl Farm Jetty. We will do 2 dives in Aljurie bay. If the weather conditions are not ideal, or the group is not so interested in Macro life we will visit Wofo Island instead of Aljurie bay, here there is beautiful sites for both night and day dives.


DAY 6: Gam and Western Dampier Strait.
We wake up just off the coast in Gam Island. There are some great dive sites around this area with vibrant fish covered reefs and plenty of stunning little marco subjects. We will do 2 of the Gam dive sites, our pick are Mayhem and Citrus Ridge. As we have lunch we will cruise down to the Western Dampier Strait. This is manta heaven and we will take you to Manta Ridge to see these graceful giants. In the late afternoon we take a land tour onto the peaceful Arborek Island. Feel the tranquility of the simple island village life as you casually stroll the white beach sand streets. One of the world’s best night dives is the jetty in front of this island, and thats what is on the agenda for the night.


DAY 7: Batanta Island and Mansuar Island
We start to wind down today as the the trip starts to come to an end. To give you 24hrs to gas off your Nitrogen before tomorrow’s flights we will only do 2 morning dives today. The dive sites we normally visit in this area are Dayang (Manta Point), then cruise north to Mansuar Island, Sawondarek village for a Jetty dive. The afternoon is spent swapping stories, having laughs and cracking a few cold ones with your new bff’s. It’s your choice to do this on the deck or to log some beach time on a nearby island. A closing sunset is spent anchored up on one of Raja Ampat’s beautiful islands, where this is will depend on the weather for cruising but we can promise a great beach BBQ as long as the sun is shining. Otherwise it’s into the resto for a wind down drink or two and a round of cards against humanity ;) Overnight we cruise back to Sorong harbour.


Day 8: Disembark La Galigo at Sorong
From 07:00 we will be anchored in Sorong in preparation for disembarkation, however, guests may stay onboard until 11am for breakfast with us!

Who's It For?

Open Water Diver

What's Included

  • Meal
  • Dive Guide
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Airport Transfer
  • Ferry Transfer
  • Land Excursion
  • Ferry Transfer
La Galigo LiveaboardLa Galigo Liveaboard is a traditional Phinisi, operating in Indonesia. We specialise in diving holidays and packages to Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat, and Wakatobi. We can carry a maximum of 14 guests. We have full equipment rental, nitrox, full catering, private rooms and bathrooms.
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