• Includes & Excludes
  • Raja Laut
  • Diving Highlights
  • Destination Information
  • Return airport transfers
  • Ferry to Waisai
  • 7 Nights’ accommodation on Luxurious Liveaboard
  • 6 Days Diving
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • All Tea, Coffee, Bottled Water & Afternoon Snacks
  • 1 cocktail party on a local island (weather permitting)
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • Marine Park & Port Fees
  • Flights and airport taxes (Approx. R 28 900 JNB – Sorong Return)
  • Optional stopovers
  • Personal travel, baggage and diving insurance
  • Alcoholic and drinks not specified
  • Wi-Fi (USD 25 per week)
  • Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
  • Tips/Gratitude’s (USD 150 pp – divided amongst the crew)

Prices may vary according to season, please contact us to get a quote based on your preferred travel dates


Please note the following:
  • Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations and availability.
  • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice  (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
  • The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles.
Deck/cabin specifications:

Stepping onboard this ‘schooner style’ inspired yacht, built from tropical hardwood, you will experience a truly regal sense of sailing the Indonesian seas; freedom, style and comfort. She comfortably accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins (3 double bed cabins, 3 twin bed cabins), each with ensuite, mini safe, individually controlled air-conditioning and fan.

On the same level as the cabins is a lounge area, fully air-conditioned with a flat screen TV, movie, music & book library, board games and mini-bar. On the teak upper deck are multiple beds for lounging, both in the sun and shade and a central dining table where meals are served alfresco under an awning. Diving is done from two large RIBs to get you to the perfect dive spot every time.




Diving Highlights and Bucket List Dive Sites:

Spectacular scenery both above and below the water make this heritage area unique and a bucket list item for both divers and lovers of nature. Emperor requires that you have 30 logged dives to join this trip and an advanced certification it is recommend.



There are many dive walls with slopes that are covered in soft and hard corals. You will find various crabs, sea spiders, clams, shrimps, and sea urchins amongst the corals as well as an assortment of reef fish. South Penemu has a fantastic pinnacle covered in soft corals and anemones of all different colours. The pinnacle is home to large schools of fusiliers, jack fish, and batfish. Giant trevallies are also spotted here along with snappers, and rainbow runners. In the shallower parts, there will be larger groups of sweetlips and lionfish, as well as many other reef fish of the area.


Cape Kri Area

You will find an abundants of marine life at this drift dive over an underwater ridge. You will find everything from butterflyfish — chevron, vagabond and saddled — to sweetlips, turtles, sharks and bumphead parrotfish.


Aljui Bay

A great spot to look for a variety of critters under a dock at a working pearl farm. Look for multiple octopuses — starry night, white-V, coconut and blue-ringed, to name a few — bobtail squid, walking sharks, pegasus sea moths, clown ­frogfish, wobbegongs, stonefish, pipefish and more.



Black Rocks, off Waigeo’s western neighbour, Kawe, is easily spotted by a group of jagged rocks slicing through the swells. Here, sea fans, soft corals and fish all compete for your attention when the current is running.



Arborek is one of the best dive spots with the characteristic number of school fish or fish that swim together. On Arborek Island many small dive spots are suitable for novice divers who do not have a license. From its name, this is the favorite place to meet mantas, aka stingrays.


Balinese, Indonesian and English.

GMT +7. Raja Ampat is 7 hours ahead of South Africa

Weather in Raja Ampat is relatively stable all year around, consistently around 25-32°C, with high humidity at times causing it to feel hotter. Although there is a typical dry season, rainy season and windy season, the below is a general guideline to seasonal patterns in Raja Ampat.


Water temperature are fairly constant at 26-29°C.  Please note that deep water thermoclines can reduce temps to as low as 25°C.


Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type C / F


Manado has fairly good 3G connection.  Not long after you leave Sarong, Raja Ampat has limited/intermittent signal in the north and central areas of Raja Ampat and very limited in the Southern areas.  Telkomsel Simpati Sim card is the best local card to buy with a top up option which can be purchased at both the Manado and the Sarong Airports.  WIFI is available on liveaboard at an additional cost, connectivity is intermittent. A satellite phone is available for emergencies. Liveaboard Satellite number: +88 16 2249 1687


The national currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). ATMs are available in Sarong and typically charge a small transaction fee which will be added to whatever fee your bank charges. An international exchange fee may also apply.

You’ll be able to exchange major currencies at the airport and in banks throughout Bali, however, pay attention to the exchange rate advertised.

Most of the tourist hubs accept Visa and Master Card there is a 3.5% surcharge on all credit card transactions.

  • Certification must be presented as well as a log book and dive insurance
  • Decompression Chamber: Raja Ampat & the Halmahera Sea are extremely remote regions and medical support services in the event of a serious diving accident are extremely limited. Note; There is a hyperbaric chamber in Manado. Note that specialist flights that maintain the patient at sea level pressures are required. Such flights are extremely expensive and usually require upfront payment. 
  • Please be sure that your dive insurance is comprehensive & up to date before departing on your diving trip.
  • Always follow safe diving practices at all times.
  • Alcohol Consumption: If alcohol is consumed in between dives by an individual then they will be required to refrain from diving for the remainder of the day
  • Flying After Diving: A minimum surface interval of 18 hours must be allowed prior to flying or going to altitude