Start off with Raja Ampat, known as the Amazon of the Sea for it’s rich marine diversity and then sail on to Halmahera where remote, unspoiled and stunning underwater landscapes await. Conclude the trip in the critter heaven of the Lembeh Straits. A “bucket list” destination for all divers and a hot spot for scientists and photographers. Not to be missed
This route offers a wealth of biodiversity starting with the spectacularly beautiful reefs around Raja Ampat in some of the world’s most bio-diverse waters including 580 kinds of coral & 1397 species of fish.
Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. Raja Ampat archipelago is the part of Coral Trianglewhich contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth.
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Check in from 5pm. You will be met at Sorong Airport and transferred to the Liveaboard. Once all guests are onboard you will receive a very warm welcome, briefing, dinner, then we set sail to Raja Ampat. Possible check dive at Red Light District just outside Sorong if all arrive early.
4 Dives – Raja Ampat; Misool; Fiabacet & Boo area, Boo Windows & Magic Mountain
3 Dives – Raja Ampat; Nempele; exploring the West Coast of Misool, a photography must with amazing mangroves in clear, shallow water. Sail to Pulau Pisang.
3 Dives – Palua Pisang; healthy, species rich coral reefs in aquarium like conditions. Sail to Halmahera
4 Dives – Palau Bacan; shark point, reef sharks, schools of barracuda & jacks along a coral sponge packed reef
3 – 4 Dives – Palau Kusu; strong currents & amazing action in the Patintie Strait
4 Dives – Palau Tolimau & Goraichi; Manta cleaning station & fish packed reefs amongst pristine hard coral gardens.
3 Dives – Pulau Tifore; amzing dive site island in the Moluccan Sea equidistant from Goraichi & Lembeh, schools of jacks, snappers and massive school of barracuda. Sail to Lembeh.
2 Dives – Critter dives in Lembeh Strait. Sail to Bitung Port, Manado. Plenty of time to wash and dry equipment, have lunch, and rest & relaxation.
6am – 12pm. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Departure from Bitung Port, Manado to local hotel or transfer to Manado Airport. Transfer time 2 hours.