Emperor Raja Laut - Far East

  • Guests Schooner-style yacht for only 12 guests
  • Rooms 6 cabins (3 double bed cabins, 3 twin bed cabins)
  • Restaurants Spacious teak deck for relaxing and eating alfresco
  • Food and Drinks Buffet style with a variety of Indonesian and International dishes to suit everyone
  • Facilities31m wooden sailing yacht
  • Diving Two large RIBs with 3 dive guides
  • Diving Extras Full dive sets available for hire + reef hooks, dive computers. SMBs and Lifelines are complimentary.
  • Internet Access At present there are no internet facilities on board

About Emperor Raja Laut

Emperor Raja Laut is a distinctive, hardwood schooner, sailing the stunning seas of Indonesia. Built by one of the area's premier boat builders in 2005. she is perfectly adapted to the island hopping nature of dive liveaboards in Indonesia. Itineraries include the areas of Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda. She really lives up to her name "King of the Sea"

Emperor Raja Laut comfortably accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins, all below decks. There are 3 double bed cabins and 3 twin bed cabins), each with ensuite, mini safe, individually controlled air-conditioning and fan. Please remember to ask at the time of booking for your specific cabin requirement.

On the same level as the cabins is the lounge area, fully air-conditioned with a 49" HD flat screen, movie, music & book library, board games and mini-bar. Above decks is the vast teak deck, equipped with sun loungers and day beds. There is a covered area for relaxing. Meals are served al fresco, under a large awning.

All diving is done from two large RIBs with outboards to get you to the perfect dive spot every time. NITROX is available for all NITROX certified divers, all diving and safety equipment and two dive guides. Lifelines and SMBs are provided FREE of charge on-board. Emperor requires that you have a minimum of 30 logged dives and Advanced Open Water or equivalent certification for all Indonesian diving itineraries.

Double

2 cabin towels + 1 upper deck towel per guest

Double

3 x double cabins, each with ensuite, individually controlled air-conditioning, fan and mini-safe

Bunk cabins

Lower deck: 3 x twin (bunk bed) cabins

Floor Plan

Please note these prices are for the land only section of your holiday and do not include flights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 18 000 islands. It is the largest archipelago in the world straddling the Equator, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most travellers will enter Indonesia through Jakarta (CGK), Bali (DPS) or Manado (MDC) airports. This is the stuff of divers' dreams. This exotic nation is the very definition of bio diversity. Find the big fish in Komodo, Raja Ampat or Kalimantan. Drift lazily along the walls of Bunaken and Wakatobi, watching turtles on coral drenched walls. While away the hours hunting for miniscule macro in Bali, Lembeh or Ambon. Cannot decide? Why not combine two locations into a single trip!

Weather and Climate

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugley variable. The topography means that weather patterns can be very localised. This is the tropics! For Bali, Komodo & Wakatobi the weather is usually best from April - November, with July and August being some of the best months to visit. Between December and March the conditions can be a bit stormy. November to April is also the wettest month to visit Bunaken, Lembeh and Kalimantan but to a lesser degree than in other locations. October to April is historically the most popular time to dive in Raja Ampat.

Travel

Flight options

As standard, our holidays to Indonesia are quoted with London departures. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific (40kgs hold allowance), Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Gaurda. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Indonesia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from Indonesia. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Indonesia destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in Indonesia and run frequently. The major hubs of Jakarta, Bali and Manado all have separate terminals for domestic and international departures. Just follow the signs to move between international and domestic terminals. The service has improved vastly, but there can still be last minute schedule changes. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage must be paid for in Indonesian rupiah and costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. As of Feb 2015, the departure tax for all domestic and international flights is built into your flight ticket price.

Info

Included in your holiday

Shared cabin, 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, 1 cocktail party on a local island (weather allowing); drinking water, tea, coffee, guide, 12 lt air fills, weights, and local airport transfers.

Excluded

Excludes domestic and international flights and overnight en route hotels. Please ask if you would like to add these to your booking., Rental diving equipment, 15 litre tanks, nitrox alcohol, soft drinks, juices are all paid for on board

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The majority of established hotels, shops and restaurants accept major credit cards but smaller establishments may not. There may be a transaction charge for paying by card.

Phone coverage

At present there are no internet facilities on board. Phone coverage can be patchy, with no signal in remote locations

Plugs and electricity

European round 2 pin using 220 volts AC 50Hz

Extras

Hire equipment

Equipment is available for rent from Emperor Indonesia - We need to know normal sizes, height, weight and shoe sizes to prepare the correctly sized equipment for you.

Extras

Tipping is not included in your trip

Souvenirs

A small on board boutique sells souveniers

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is avialbe for a charge for certified divers - please have your cert card with you

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Raja Laut £400-£800 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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