Raja Ampat North

Raja Ampat North



15 Oct 08:00 - 22 Oct 11:00 - Sanur
La Galigo Liveaboard

Route

Itinerary: Raja North – 8 days/ 7 nights

DELUXE - $2800
MASTER CABIN - $3000
THE SUITE - $3200

DAY 1: Sorong / Batanta.

We will collect you from the airport or your hotel for a 8am / 9am departure
from Sorong, then welcome you onboard La Galigo. After a refreshing
welcome drink, and a short introduction to the facilities of our ship, the diving



schedule, and the tour program, we set sail for our first day, which will include
a refresher dive for all divers onboard. Check-out dive: North East Batanta.
Two nice and easy dives that will introduce you to the wonder of Indonesian
diving, shallow soft sandy bottom, amazing muck critters, clear warm water….
yep the travel time was worth it ;) We relax for our first Dinner together and an
overnight cruise to the eastern Dampier Strait.

DAY 2: Central Dampier Strait.

Three day dives plus a night dive in this area. Dive sites visited will depend on
the conditions of the day but here is a list of some of the sites we regularly
visit: Cape Kri, Mikes Point, Chicken Reef, Sardine Reef. These are some of the
premier dive sites in Raja Ampat. Cape Kri has the highest biodiversity of fish
species recorded in Raja Ampat, this exciting high current dive always delivers
the goods.

DAY 3: Penemu.

We will do 3 day dives plus a night dive here. Dive sites visited will depend on
the conditions of the day but here is a list of some of the sites we regularly
visit: Melissa’s Garden, Harto’s Reef, Kenau Channel, Kenau night dive. The
masses of hard coral at the centre of Melissa’s garden are what gives it its
name, look out for all sorts of creatures great and small in here. We will take
you on a hike to the spectacular look out point above Bintang (Star) lagoon.
Make sure you have your camera, this is a spot not to be missed.

DAY 4: Pulau Wayag.

Overnight we sail to the northern most extreme of Raja Ampat. What awaits is
possibly the most breathtaking scenery that you have witnessed in your life. If
you see a post card photo of Raja Ampat it’s most likely taken from this spot.
We will take you for an early morning hike up to the top of the hill to get take
photos of this true wonder of nature. The beach here is also out of this world,
fine white sand and turquoise water; we will spend some time relaxing here,
before heading out for two dives in the area. While you have lunch the boat will
cruise to the eastern side of Wayag. Here you will do another afternoon dive.
Following your dive we take an excursion to the Ranger station, you will see
masses of black tip reef sharks in the shallows of the jetty. A night dive here
and then we say goodbye to Wayag as we head south for Kawe Island.

DAY 5: Kawe and Aljurie Bay.

In Kawe Island we will do 2 dives. Dive sites visited will depend on the
conditions. One of our favourite dive sites is in the east of Kawe Island though.
Changgo (or do it again) is an amazing site of underwater topography as well
as masses of pelagic species. The boat will move into Aljurie Bay over lunch,
this is one of the worlds most spectacular bays to watch the sunset, and also
do some great muck diving, such as the Fuel Dock or the Pearl Farm Jetty. We
will do 2 dives in Aljurie bay.

DAY 6: Gam and Western Dampier Strait.

We wake up just off the coast in Gam Island. There is some great dive sites
around this area with vibrant fish covered reefs and plenty of stunning little
marco subjects. We will do 2 of the Gam dive sites, our pick are Mayhem and
Citrus Ridge. As we have lunch we will cruise down to the Western Dampier
Strait. This is manta heaven and we will take you to either Manta Sandy or
Manta Ridge to see these graceful giants. In the late afternoon we take a land
tour onto the peaceful Arborek Island. Feel the tranquility of the simple island
village life as you casually stroll the white beach sand streets. One of the
worlds best night dives is the jetty in front of this island, and thats what is on
the agenda for the night.

DAY 7: Eastern Dampier Strait.

We start to wind down today as the the trip starts to come to an end. To give
you 24hrs to gas off your Nitrogen before tomorrow’s flights we will only do 2
morning dives today. The dive sites we normally visit in this area are Blue
Magic, Mioskon or Batu Balong. The afternoon is spent swapping stories,
having laughs and cracking a few cold ones with your new bff’s. Its your
choice to do this on the deck or to log some beach time on a nearby island. A
closing sunset is spent anchored up near Mioskon Island, where you will
witness thousands of bats fly out at sundown to find fresh fruits to feast on.

Day 8: Disembark La Galigo at Sorong

From 07:00 we will be anchored in Sorong in preparation for disembarkation,
however, guests may stay onboard until 11am for breakfast with us!


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