Holiday Reference: TRP 31908

Holiday information

  • Stable steel hull liveaboard diving Indonesia's big fish hot spots
  • 16 divers in 8 main deck deluxe cabins
  • 2 divers in budget friendly lower deck option
  • Large dive deck with camera table and fresh water showers
  • Average Water Temp: 27 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 27 - 30 C
  • Average Visability: 5 - 30m
  • Good for: Macro, Pelagics, Reefs
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • From macro diving to big fish encounters this is a diving holiday that will be the envy of all your diving buddies and a trip to remember!

Your Holiday Information

Save £550 Dive the ultmiate wish list destination - Raja ampat Your trip starts on arrival in Jakarta - depending on your flight times you may require a room at the airport hotel before your flight to Sorong, where you board Mermaid 2. Our trip package is based on a deluxe cabin (full board) - alternative cabin option available. All trips are fully guided by 2 expert dive guides and include 12lt tank, weights, full board, soft drinks. There are usually 26 dives on an 8 night itinerary. At the end of you trip you will return to Sarong and fly back to Jakarta. Flights are usually with Singapore Airlines or Emirates but we can book a number of scheduled airlines, including regional departures. Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal liveaboard rates. All transfers are included. Excluded are the Indonesian visa (approx $35), departure taxes (approx 20), marine park fees (200 euro paid locally), alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox, excess baggage on the local flights and any souvenirs or private guiding services.

 

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Liveaboard Details

Mermaid fleet operate seasonal itineraries in both Komodo and Raja Ampat. The focus on board is not about opulent luxury, but rather on being dive friendly and comfortable as you cruise the big fish hot spots of Indonesia. She's a sturdy steel hull ...

Mermaid fleet operate seasonal itineraries in both Komodo and Raja Ampat. The focus on board is not about opulent luxury, but rather on being dive friendly and comfortable as you cruise the big fish hot spots of Indonesia. She's a sturdy steel hulled liveaboard. Her crew are experienced in both regions and the friendly welcome you receive on board is just one of the reasons many divers return to Mermaid 2 year after year.

At 32 metres Mermaid 2 easily accommodates 18 guests. There are in 8 deluxe cabins on the main deck with large panoramic sea view windows. Each cabin has a double bed and single bed above (max pax 2 per cabin), air conditioning, private ensuite bathrooms. There is then a budget cabin option below decks, which sleeps 2, with twin bunks, air conditioning and share bathroom with another cabin.

There is a wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers. The dive deck is huge with plenty of room to gear up, camera table and rinse tanks. Food on board is a hearty mix of Thai and western dishes, all served in the main deck dining room. The spacious saloon boasts big windows to soak up the views, a bar with fridge, free tea and coffee facilities, TV/DVD, music centre, library and a full selection of marine life books. There are two outside decks the shade covered party deck has comfortable lounge chairs. The sundeck, located in front of the wheelhouse has full sun and cushioned sun platform. Quite simply Mermaid 2 has everything on board to make her your home away from home as you cruise the Indonesian islands.

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Itinerary Details

The Raja Ampat Discovery is a one of kind scuba diving holiday in one of the greatest diving destinations in the world. Imagine the thrill of descending down onto a reef top that no other diver has seen before!

Raja Ampat Discovery Description

Raja Ampat may be difficult to find on a map but it is a scuba diving experience quite unlike any other and one of the all time great Indonesian dive destinations. This is a vast expanse of sea, peppered with literally hundreds of tiny islands and coves, which means the only was to truly explore Raja Amapt is on a liveabaord dving holiday. The bio diversity is off the charts with walls, reefs, pinnacles, caves, mangroves and black sands, each creating a unique eco system - and this Indonesian liveaboard itinerary visits them all in one magical diving holiday.

As the name implies, the Raja Ampat Discovery explores this vast corner of the globe. There is much still to discover but Raja Ampat lies at the heart of the coral triangle and the reefs are in pristine condition. Areas such as Fam and Kawe boast an enormous quantity of schooling fish. Regular shark sightings at Fiabacet and Uraine are an undeniable highlight. Mansuar is the place to head for mantas and turtles. Epaulette and wobegong sharks can also been seen, rushing across the seabed at Waigeo. Snorkel with the resident dolphin pod in between dives! Macro lovers will be in paradise at Bantana or Kri where muck diving is the order of the day with a myriad of bright, colourful critters - some of which have only been recently identified by science! Pygmy sea horses, mimic octopus, cockatoo wasps, coleman shrimps... there is no end to what miniature marvels await.

The Raja Ampat Discovery is the dream itinerary if you want to try something new. With so much still to be explored, you can witness new dive sites and undiscovered marine species. Photographers should make this a must see destination. Diving conditions can vary enormously from site to site so it is advisable to be advanced and comfortable with drift dive procedures. Nitrox is available on board but this is not a technical itinerary. Raja Ampat truly delivers a trip of discovery - this is an adventure into a world that few other divers will ever visit. Drop out of the rat race and let the dedicated guides and crew spoil you. Splash from the back dive deck into a marine wonderland that will leave you speachless each and every day.

You can dive Raja Ampat from several liveaboards, each offering different trip durations. This means that the exact itinerary will depend on which boat and duration you chose. Please ask your travel consultant at the time of booking to outline in more detail your proposed itinerary and dive sites.

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Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.