Holiday Reference: TRP 38132

Holiday information

  • Extremely eye-catching 'schooner-style' yacht for only 12 guests
  • Sailing the Indonesian seas including Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda
  • All cabins are ensuite and with air-con
  • Spacious teak deck for relaxing and eating alfresco
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

Liveaboard Details

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. Itinerari ...

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.

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Itinerary Details

Dive the wish list destination Raja Ampat with one of Scuba Travel's hand picked liveaboards. This is the ultimate Indonesian dive adventure, packed with big fish to macro and mind blowing bio diversity.

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 way to truly explore Raja Ampat is on a liveaboard diving 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 speechless 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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Raja Ampat Discovery contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

BOOK FROM 21st FEB UNTIL 1st MARCH AND SAVE £810 Discover the huge marine park of Raja Ampat, famed for being the epicentre of marine biology on board Emperor Raja Laut. Your Raja Adventure beings Sorong, where you board the Emperor Raja Laut with 3-4 dives a day, free nitrox and prepaid park fees. Your holiday is based on a standard cabin (full board) and includes 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. Rental diving equipment, 15 litre tanks, alcohol, soft drinks, juices are all paid for on board. This is a boat only holiday quote, from Sorong - Sorong. Excluded are domestic and international flights, overnight en route hotels. UK passport holders no longer need to pay for a visa on arrival in Jakarta.. Please ask if you would like to add these to your booking.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


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.

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