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Dive Raja Ampat

From $3300 Euro 10 Nights

Dive Raja Ampat departing Sorong

November – June, 10 nights
Raja Ampat is all about diversity, not only of marine species but also of dive sites. Recently declared a marine sanctuary to 46,000 square km park gives you wildly different dive experiences. From pelagic drift dives to magical muck dives and even some habitats that are special to Raja Ampat such as clear water mangroves with corals growing right next to them; There are thousands of potential dive sites in Raja Ampat. Exploration is still continuing and on every trip there are chances for new and amazing discoveries.

Accommodation

The 40 metre S/Y Indo Siren luxury liveaboard, launched in April 2011, she has the same specifications as her sister, the S/Y Philippine Siren. The cabins are either fixed double or twin bed, however we offer flexibility with 2 cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit the needs of our guests. The outdoor dining area is very comfortable offering a great setting for all your meals. The dive deck is perhaps the most spacious and comfortable you would have experienced. Offering designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment, the S/Y Indo Siren truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography.

Built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, and like our other liveaboard yachts, the S/Y Indo Siren is a traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak. You will find no other dive liveaboard as beautiful in Indonesian waters, and being that she was built by divers for divers you can rest assured every need has been thought of and is being implemented.

Aboard the S/Y Indo Siren we shall welcome up to 16 divers on each trip. This ensures abundant space for all guests.

Indonesia Schedule, Rates and Availability

Features

Features of the S/Y Indo Siren liveaboard include:
◾8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water through adjustable electric heaters. Overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items, an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer. Each guest is provided with 1 bath & 1 hand towel and a cotton bathrobe for use in the cabin
◾Expansive shaded diving deck area, with individual stations and personal storage drawers. Guests are provided with a 12l aluminim tank, weights & belt. Basic Aqua Lung scuba equipment rental (BCD, Regulator, 3mm wetsuit, mask & fins) and SMB (safety sausage) are provided FREE of charge. Sizing requests can be submitted via the online application form when confirming your booking. For your convenience each guest is provided with a numbered deck towel and more towels are available upon request
◾Spacious air-conditioned lounge with cocktail bar, sofas, 42 inch flatscreen & movie network and library of books & games
◾Covered outdoor dining and refreshment area. All meals are served buffet style and guest may help themselves throughout the day to all soft drinks & snacks that are available
◾Un-shaded Sun Deck with 8 cushioned loungers
◾Enriched Air Nitrox is FREE for all certified Nitrox divers. If you are not a certified Nitrox diver all our instructors can certainly teach you the Enriched Air Diver Specialty during your liveaboard trip
◾2 high-powered Ridged-Hulled Inflatable Boats accompany the S/Y Indo Siren
◾Laundry Service – our housekeeper will launder your clothes and return to you the same day (0.50 euro per item)
◾Massage Service – available for 3 hours daily* for 25 Euro/ hour
◾Yacht Boutique, which includes a range of Siren Fleet clothing, reef hooks and nudi-pointers
◾Kayaks, for guest use FREE of charge
* Excepting arrival and departure days

Activities

Raja Ampat Dive Sites

Boo Windows, Misool offers superbly colourful corals, schools of snappers, trevallies, batfish and large Napoleon wrasse. Smaller creatures sucha as ghost pipefish can be found in the shallow water and the “windows”- two rock formations with holes eroded through- is an awesome spot for some dramatic photography.

Gorgonian Passage Has huge sea fans in which a variety of pygmy seahorses can be found including Bargibanti and Denise. We also see many types of sweetlips here and some smaller creatures such as peacock mantis shrimp and juvenile razorfish.

Nudi Rock, Misool – Marine life from big to small can all be seen at this stunning site. Black tip, white tips, grey reef sharks and dog tooth tuna can all be seen cruising by whilst hiding amongst the corals are cowries, nudibranchs, porcelain crabs and mushroom coral pipefish.
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Karang Banyangan, Warakaraket provides a very fishy dive with sightings of yellow fin & chevron barracuda, batfish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, sweetlips, midnight snappers and blue-fin trevally. Wobbegong sharks and bearded scorpion fish are amongst the camouflaged benthic fish that can be seen here also.

Citrus Ridge in between Gam & Yangeffo Islands offer stunning reef named after the carpet like orange, pink, yellow and green soft corals that cover the entire area. Gorgonian fans shelter pygmy seahorses, jaw fish bob out of their ground holes, wobbegong sharks rest lazily amongst table corals and harlequin sweetlips can be found tucked into the many bommies that are dotted over the reef.

Sandy at Mansuar Island At just 18m on a sandy seabed is where we divers rest and wait for the spectacular shows performed by the manta rays. Several mantas are regularly seen at one time cruising in the narrow channel and to two coral bommies to be cleaned or just get an up close look at a curious diver! The mantas’ wingspans reach up to 5m, some are totally black whilst others have various white markings making them identifiable. A site not to be missed and we will often dive here more than once.

Arborek Pier, Mansuar Island – A stunning site for a sunset dive with superb atmosphere as the light changes. The pier supports have many soft corals and sponges with various nudibranchs such as “blue dragons” being found crawling about. Tiny baitfish form huge schools that swarm about underneath the pier and schools of batfish may also be seen.

Sardine, Dampier Strait Offers fish, fish and more fish…. over 970 different species have been recorded here. White tips, black tips and wobbegong sharks, turtles, morays and giant clams, schools of big eye jacks, sweetlips and bumphead parrot fish swarm over the reef and the occasional marble ray can also be spotted under table corals. This site has so much of interest that one dive never fees like enough.

Mike’s Point, Dampier Strait. as we approach the tiny island known as Mike’s Point, eagles can be seen resting in the tree tops. Underwater the site offers varied topography with one side full of overhangs and crevices whilst the other has “steps” dropping down to the deep with a field of whip corals adorning the slope. With the right current this site is superb and the island can be circumnavigated in one dive seeing sweetlips, batfish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, grey reef sharks and wobbegong sharks.
Happy Ending, Batanta Island Known as one of the great critter diving sites of northern Raja Ampat, this shallow dark sand slope offers the keen-eyed diver the opportunity to spot mimic and wonderpus octopus, crocodile fish, snake eels and “solar powered” Phyllodesmium nudibranchs. Or simply follow one of our experienced guides and have all these wonderful creatures pointed out to you!

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Itinerary & Schedule

Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving Itinerary
Departing from Sorong the S/Y Indo Siren cruises southwards towards Misool, stopping for “muck” dives on the dark sand slopes of Batanta where its critters galore! We then spent up to 3 days diving a variety of sites in the Misool area for their stunning corals, including Boo Windows and Gorgonian Passage where sea fans dominate the scenery. Heading back northwards we dive around Fam Penemu & Yangeffo islands. Here we find the site of Citrus Ridge, where carpets of brightly coloured soft corals can be found close to the surface which, illuminated by natural sunlight, make this dive site spectacularly beautiful.
There is time for snorkelling in the mangroves and a visit to tiny Airborek Island along with a dusk dive at the pier before heading on to Mansuar for some manta ray action at Manta Sandy. In the Dampier Strait there are the fish and lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world. Not only are there numerous species, but all the levels of the food chain are well represented – from pygmy seahorses to larger pelagics. The most famous sites include Cape Kri and Sardine where speedy drifts can be expected. The reefs in Raja Ampat just buzz with life! Manta rays, wobbegong sharks and epaulette sharks can all be found in the waters of the Four Kings.

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Ambon Raja Ampat to Ambon 3950.- EURO 13

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