Raja Ampat: Indonesia’s #1 “Bucket List” destination
Go Deep Scuba can take you there!
Your voyage on All Star Aurora contrasts the old world charm of this scuba diving liveaboard with modern day creature comforts. Indonesia, the center of the Coral Triangle, is home to some of the most exceptional diving on earth. You will not be disappointed with all that Mother Nature presents in these tropical marine-filled waters. 9 night itinerary boarding in Sorong (SOQ). Trips run seasonally from November to April. Biodiversity at its best – 1,000 types of fish and 500 corals!
Cruising means celebrating freedom, wind blowing in the sails and in your hair, dolphins playing at the bow, sun setting on the horizon and reaching far away destinations that can only be reached by boat. Cruising is also the best way to dive on the best dive sites that Indonesia has to offer, in safe conditions, with the best comfort possible.
Indonesia trips are designed to showcase exceptional diving. We also look to include opportunities for the adventure seekers to explore and experience the local culture. Indonesia is an expansive country covering thousands of square miles with influences through the ages from many different countries due to its location to major trade routes. Modern day Indonesia reflects the diversity of this history.
Our shore excursions can include:
A local fishing village Penemu Island Komodo National Park A pink sand beach Bird of Paradise sightings Komodo dragons Uninhabited islands
Indonesia: Top Destination for Divers
It would take a lifetime to explore all of the diving available in Indonesia. Not just because of the vastness of the country but because of all there is to see:
Sheer vertical walls teeming with life Healthy coral gardens with vibrant sea life Coral-encrusted wrecks with large schools of fish Intricate and unique caverns and tunnels Night and drift dives
Some consider this area the best in the world for muck diving. Discover the world’s weirdest and most unique critters often masters of camouflage. Do your research beforehand, then minimize your fin action so as not disturb and then go slow and look very closely.
Raja Ampat’s reputation is well known among diving circles for those seeking to see whale sharks and the unique wobbegong sharks. Komodo is a two for one prize – dragons and Manta Alley. Forgotten Islands is filled with an abundance of colorful fish and corals. While every dive location will meet and exceed an underwater photographer’s wish list, Banda Sea tops the list. Maluka includes Ambon reputed for its muck diving.
The Indonesia dive experience will encompass more than you’ve ever seen – anywhere:
An abundance of pelagics: whale sharks, manta rays, sharks Over 500 species of vibrantly colored hard, soft and leather corals Nudibranchs, shrimp, eels, other macro life Thousands of species of fish – anemone fish to flying gurnards
The 132-foot Pinisi-Style liveaboard has 9 spacious cabins with private baths, two custom dive tenders, and a 1:1 guest to crew ratio. On board, guests can enjoy warm Indonesian hospitality, comfortable well-appointed cabins, delicious food, an attentive crew, all while diving and exploring Indonesia’s underwater world.
The galley staff is known for their thoughtful menus of Asian Fusion cuisine with local flair. Their ultimate goal is to keep guests satisfied and fueled for the day’s activities.
Sample Pre-Breakfast Snack Fruit, Toast, Juice and Coffee
Sample Breakfast: Choices include: Eggs cooked your way over Potatoes or Noodles, Fruit and Yucca Chips or French Toast with Fruit and Breakfast Meat Skewers
Sample Lunch: Shish kebab Chicken Curry, Beef or Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Parmesan Crusted Fish with Potatoes, Fried Cauliflower, Pasta Salad, Sautéed Kohlrabi, Rice, Plantain Slices, Bread
Sample Snack: Green Crepe with Shredded Coconut (inside), Pizza (various), Muffins, Cookies
Sample Dinner: Pumpkin Soup, Skewered Shrimp and Tuna, Curried Chicken wrapped in Banana Leaf, Stuffed Squid, Cordon Bleu Chicken Rolls, French Fries, Green Beans and Carrots, Dessert – Crème Brûlée, Ice Cream Sundaes
Your Private Cabin includes 9 nights in a private spacious suite cabin, airport transfers from Sorong, all meals and snacks, juices, soft drinks and beer, plus 28-32 dives. Nitrox is extra at $120 for the trip.
$1500 Approximate airfare from SFO (not included)
Based on double occupancy. Not included: wines and spirits, laundry, massage, rental gear, and fees (port tax and dive permits for the Marine Park). These fees are payable on board when you check out. Fees to be paid on the boat in USD.
I am taking bookings now! A $1000 deposit gets you one of the 18 beds available.
Details on a possible trip to Bali after the Aurora Liveaboard coming soon!