Raja Ampat 2008 Reloaded

Start:Monday, 19 May 2008
End:Monday, 26 May 2008
Duration:8 days
Experience level:Minimum 25 dives or Advanced Divers (or equivalent)

Highlights:Max 18 divers.

About Sea Safari Cruises III (www.seasafaricruises.com):
Sea Safari III is a luxury LOB boat with a capacity of 26 guests. But for this trip we will try to limit the number to fewer divers for a better diving experience.
CABINS: 13 Air conditioned cabins with private bathroom, basin, toilet, hot and cold shower. Toiletries pack in each cabins.
RESTAURANT: Air conditioned, TV, VCD, one chiller showcase for soft drinks and fruits. A guest kitchen freezer.
SPEED BOATS: 2 units of aluminium and fiber boats, complete with the out-boat engines and 1 unit of rubber boat.
SPACIOUS DECK.
EMERGENCY: Inflatable Life rafts, life vests, reading buoys. Smoke detector in each rooms. Fire extinguishers, fire hoses, fire hydrant.

Link for Diving Sea Safari website: www.divingseasafari.com

Included:
Full boards accommodation & meals
Tea, coffee, bottled water, tea time snacks.
Cruise accident insurance.
Dive masters, tanks and weights.
Harbor and anchor fees.

Excluded:
Domestic airfare and airport tax
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
Personal Travel Insurance
Gratuities to Dive masters and crews.
Personal items & needs
Itinerary:DIVING TRIP : Raja Ampat Liveaboard
8 Days / 7 Nights Sorong Liveaboard



Day One : Arrival at Sorong Airport (L,D)
Arrival in Sorong Jeffman Airport by Merpati Airline. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you the ship for immediate boarding. Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departure. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel, make yourself comfortable. Dinner will be served while departing towards Misool Island.

Day Two and Three : Misool Island Group (B,L,D)
Welcome to a remote Island group, northeast of Misool, so pristine and untouched. This area offers a mesmerizing underwater scape which boasts walls and pinnacles where not an inch is left uncovered. This dive site has an unusual high concentration of huge, undisturbed, and giant clams. The Misool Island group sits at the entrance of the Seram Sea, two degrees from south of the equator.
The islands, or islets, are uncountable. The larger ones, like Misool itself, have canyons and lagoons speckled with white sand beaches ideal for tender boat rides. One can spend hours exploring and enjoying the same bay. It really is a place of great beauty both above and below the water. It’s rightly being considered by the Indonesian government for national park status and by the United Nations as a world heritage site. In here, there are over 1100 species of fish and over 450 different species of corals making this area one of the most diverse marine habitats in the world. Famous Bacet and Farondi are also in the list.

Day Four : Penemu Island (B,L,D)
There are a few dive points that are famous such as Barracuda Reef when you could spot a large school of Barracuda fish. Also, other good dive sites are Clam Wall as well as Batu Burung. Lunch will be served in between the dives. A night dive is offered in the best dive site around.

Day Five : Yanggelo Island (B,L,D)
Full day diving in this area. Lunch and dinner are served in between the dives

Day Six : Kri Island (B,L,D)
Welcome to Kri Island. Kri is a great start of the day with most fish and coral species accounted on a single dive site. Truly dive sites like Cape Kri, of Dr. Allen’s 30-year lifetime record fish count, Mike’s Point, Sardine and Chicken Reef offer an unforgettable diving experience where you could spot huge schools of fish parade by barracuda and pale or blue tail surgeonfish patrol the reef top, while below schools of trevally and fusiliers whiz past and encircle you. Manta is usually seen.

Day Seven : Jerieff Island (B,L,D)
Welcome to Jerief Island. Morning dive in air craft wreck is one of good attraction in this area. Japanese Bomber 47 Sunk at Depth 38, second dive can be made at the other side of island also Japanese Bomber 47 at depth 25 meters and night dive can be made here as well at night the ship anchoring the whole night here.

Day Eight : Sorong Island (B)
After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport for you next destination. Your diving journey has ended and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again.

Itinerary is subject to change.

FLIGHT OPTIONS:

There has been changes from previous flights, please contact organizer or check with your travel agent if you are booking your own tickets.

Organizers are not liable for any changes or cancellation cause by the flight operators.
Coordinators:
Dive Sites:
Report:Where has my wobbegong?
By Farquhar Stirling

Participants (18):
Dive center:Kapal Selam Dive Club (Self Managed)

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