Raja Ampat, literally “Four Kings”, is conformed by four main islands and more than a thousand sand and rock small islands, with the most different underwater morphologies: slops, ridges, channels, caves, tunnels; and an astounding diversity of habitats, each one with a different kind of diving experience: sandy bottoms as life-size aquarium, blue-water mangroves systems hosting pigmy seahorses and saltwater crocodiles at once, ideal calm sand flats as cleaning station for oceanic mantas, perfect murky and silt-ridden conditions for the muck diving lovers, a river-like saltwater channel of strong currents and great walls plentiful of invertebrates, Raja Ampat has everything a diver can want.
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: Top Destination for Divers
It is even said that after you have made your first dive in Indonesia, your diving life will never be the same again. Any expectations and wishes can be fulfilled: from very small critters to giant pelagics, Indonesian waters, situated all around the “Ring of Fire”, offer probably the richest marine biodiversity in the world.
You can be sure every effort will be rewarded: Raja Ampat homes more than 1400 species of fish and almost 600 different corals – 75 percent of all known coral species -, you’ll have the chance to see more marine life in Raja Ampat than anywhere else on the planet, whatever it is: fish, coral, mollusks or invertebrates; Raja Ampat is certainly one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world.
The beauty of the sea is also enjoyed by snorkelers and reachable in one fin kick. Shallow colourful coral reefs and curious fish are the highlights of this activity. A dedicated guide will help making these moments unforgettable and safe for everyone.
MV Samambaia had her maiden voyage in November 2015. It is a 2-mast wooden Phinisi Schooner. She offers 4 double and 2 twin cabins below deck and 1 master cabin on deck that can accommodate up to 14 guests. Attention to detail in the crafting process is reflected throughout all the cabins equipped with individual air conditioning. All bathrooms offer a rain shower head paired with a hand shower, western standard non-marine toilet with integrated bidet and a washbasin carved out of fossil wood. Our on board watermakers ensure an ample supply of freshwater. The master cabin, located on the afterdeck, offers with its large windows a breath taking 180° view. A special coating on the glass ensures privacy.
Your Private Cabin includes 11 nights in a private spacious suite cabin, airport transfers from Sorong, all meals and snacks, juices, soft drinks and beer, 4 dives daily with FREE Nitrox plus much more.
$1500 Approximate Group Airfare from SFO (not included)
Based on double occupancy. Not included: wines and spirits, laundry, massage, rental gear, Park Fee ($100), Fuel Surcharge ($150), and Port Fee ($75). Fees to be paid on the boat in USD.
I am taking bookings now! A $500 deposit gets you one of the 14 beds available.