A must go place in a life time, one of the best dive site in the Asia! Water visibility over 40m, Spread across 1,500 virtually untouched islands, over 1,300 different kind of reef fish, good chance to see the Black color Manta ray, wobbegong sharks and Turtle. Bird watching is the good optional tour after diving, call me or email me if you need more information...
Fixed Date Departure 30Sep23
|Travel with Xpert Wilson|
|Live Aboard||Stay Period||Cabin Type||Diver|
|Safari VIII||01-07Oct23||Lower deck cabin||31,780|
|Middle deck cabin||33,280|
HongKong/ Jakarta/ Sorong
Arrive in Sorong at the newly built Dominique Edward Osok airport. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Our Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing from Sorong Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
Melissa’s Garden, Barracuda Reef, Galaxy, Anita’s Garden. All of these dive sites offer world class diving, fantastic corals and a huge amount of fish. Because the substrate at Melissa’s Garden is exceedingly delicate, absolute attention to good buoyancy is required. Also this is a good chance to trek to one of the most famous view points in the region.
Myhem, Citrus Ridge, Gam Ridge, and Mangroves. This area offers some truely unique environments to dive in. The vibrant orange soft corals of Citrus Ridge provide a stunning back drop to this site, home to barracudas, bumphead parrot fish and sea snakes are common here. Myhem offers schools of bat fish, surgeon fish and snappers with the occasional Wobbegong sleeping under the coral heads. Gam Ridge is a good place to spot Eagle and Mobula rays. The Mangroves offer some stunning photo opportunities, diving late in the day around 4 pm when the sun is low in the sky gives some stunning shafts of light in the mangrove shallows.
Manta Sandy, Manta Ridge, Airborek Island & Jetty. Manta Sandy and Manta Ridge are two of the most reliable Manta congregation spots in the Dampier Strait. Here you can look at the majestic animals somersaulting through the water while they are cleaned by several species of Wrasse and even Butterflyfish. The Jetty at Airborek offers unique photo opportunities of the long wooden pillars covered with soft corals and seafans, if your lucky the local kids will be at play, jumping in the water eager to get on your photo reel. Airborek Jetty offers one of the best night dives in Raja Ampat where Blue Ring Octopus, Harlequin Shrimp and Wobbegong are often seen.
Dampier Strait + Swingkrai
Mikes Point, Sardine Reef, Mioskon and Friwinbondan. Before dive activities begin we have an early rise, we go in search of the Red Bird of Paradise at Sawingkrai Village on Gam. We then continue to Mike’s Point. Schooling sweetlips, patroling black tip reef sharks and interesting macro subjects such as small octopus and shrimp thrive in these craggy coral niches. Sardine Reef. Actually sardines are not found at this site but you won’t miss them. Fusiliers, Surgeonfish, Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Sweetlips and Bannerfish crowd the open water and swarm over a reef decorated with sea fans. Mioskon Reef is home to hundreds of lined snappers that usually cover the slope, schools of glass fish hide in coral bommies and Wobbegongs are very common here. Friwinbondan offers an good night dive with Nudibranches, many shrimps and if your lucky a Walking Shark (Epaulette shark)
Cape Kri, Cape Mansuar, Located in the Dampier Strait on Mansuar & Kri Islands. This site is one of the top dives in Raja. Cape Kri is recorded as having the most amount of fish species counted on a single dive by reknown icthylologist Dr Gerald Allen. Cape Mansuar is not far behind with large schools of barracuda, surgeon fish, bumphead parrotfish and many friendly turtles. A perfect way to end your trip.
Sorong/ Jakarta/ HongKong
After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport. Your diving journey has ended and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again.
Dive : no dive
Number of dive include throughout the trip in 7 days ( 15 dives + 4 night dives )
The conditions for diving Raja ampat are the same throughout the year but to the south sites (Misool) the conditions are good all year, except in June, July and August due to winds and high seas.
|Fixed Date Embark 30Sep23|
|Travel with Xpert BIG Boss Wilson|
|Package Rate Includes|
|Package Rate NOT Includes|
|Good for:||Big stuff animals, Soft and hard corals|
|Depth||10 - 40 meter|
|Visibility||Between 10 to 60 meters|
Depends a lot on tide and location, ranges from none to fierce
|Water temperature||26 - 30 ºC|
|Experience level||Intermediate - Advanced|
|Dive sites||Misool Island, Cape Kri|
|Electric Plug:||2 parallel prongs (French type)|
|Cathay Pacific + Garuda Indonesia|
|Hong Kong / Jakarta / Sorong|
|CX719 HKG/CGK 15:50-19:45|
|GA682 CGK/SOQ 00:10-06:15|
|Sorong / Jakarta / Hong Kong|
|GA683 SOQ/CGK 08:15-10:10|
|CX776 CGK/HKG 14:30-20:25|