April 4-18, 2023
THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF MARINE LIFE ON EARTH
Also known as the “Four Kings,” Raja Ampat’s 1500 small islands possess unfathomable mystery, with only 35 islands being inhabited. The region's oceans are famed for their diversity, becoming a dream destination for avid divers.
With a vast ecology being recently uncovered, the volume of species endemic to this part of the world makes Raja Ampat a top priority for marine conservation.
The waters around this region contain 80 percent of all the world’s coral species (10 times the amount found in the entire Caribbean).
*A non-refundable deposit of $1000 will save your place. Space is limited to a total of 12 travelers.
OCATED IN EAST INDONESIA /
WEST PAPAU REGION, THIS SPECTACULAR TRIP IS PERFECTLY SITUATED WITHIN THE CORAL TRIANGLE.
Home to 1350 species of fish, 6 of the world’s 7 sea turtle species, and 27 varieties of marine mammal, Raja Ampat features unparalleled diversity.
Through data gathering & mapping these coastal biospheres, you will be assisting the project staff, relaying valuable information and data to local governments and communities, in order to protect the reefs. You will help the local school children to learn basic English—a valuable skill that could provide better futures for the children, and for their communities.
WEEK 1 - - April 4-10 2023
Arriving in Sorong, we will stay overnight on April 4.
Early on April 5, we will be picked up, then transferred to Waisai by ferry and then onto Arborek Island—our home until April 10.
We will be staying in handmade huts and eating meals with local food in our rustic home. During most days, We will do two dives, as well as other activities.
Despite the impact of climate change & pollution affecting today’s oceans, reefs in Raja Ampat have shown remarkable resistance to such threats.
The health of the world’s marine ecosystem is directly affected by Raja Ampat.
With much of these waters classified as protected marine areas, it is vital to continue protecting the reefs from coral bleaching & disease.
WEEK 2 - April 11-18
April 11, we transfer to our liveaboard in Waisai harbor, with accommodations that include air-conditioned rooms. All meals are provided.
For most days, we will do three dives. During one special afternoon, we will visit a local village to teach children.
We will continue with our surveys and research in conjunction with fun dives.
April 17, we return to Waisai harbor for the ferry back to Sorong, arriving about 4:00 P.M.—Staying overnight in Sorong awaiting our international departures on April 18.
GOOD TO KNOW
Accommodation in handmade huts at base camp (up to four per room) Limited number of upgrades to shared bungalows for two people is $110 per person
Rustic liveaboard in
Bathrooms are shared.
(beginning with breakfast April 5th
through lunch April 17)
Marine park fee
Hotel in Sorong :
April 4 and April 17
Taxes and green fees
THE $3495 TRIP COST
Drinks other than water
Dive gear (rental available)
(must cover diving up
to 100 ft and repatriation)
Dive computer (compulsory)
may be rented for $30 per week.
Space is limited to a total of 12 travelers.
Passport is required.
Note: Nitrox not available
Divemaster to diver ratio is 1:3
Only those who want to be deeply involved & immersed in the life of a remote village should consider this trip.
The Raja Ampat adventure promises to be an exceptional experience, with diving that is beyond imagination, as we travel to places where few have been.
Raja Ampat Magic! is NOT for those who want five-star accommodations, and the best of everything.
We recommend that you bring your own dive gear. Rentals are available, if needed.
Here’s to forever blowing bubbles!
*A non-refundable deposit of $1000 will save your place.