Raja Ampat, Indonesia

February 13 - 23, 2019

Liveaboard - indo siren

 Two manta rays fly in formation over a manta cleaning station, a common site in Indonesian waters.

Two manta rays fly in formation over a manta cleaning station, a common site in Indonesian waters.

Raja Ampat is an archipelago of over 1,500 islands located in the far eastern part of Indonesia, near Papua. These remote islands sit directly in the middle of the ‘Coral Triangle’, the area with the richest marine biodiversity on the planet. This marine protected area of over 4.5 million hectares is home to more than 1,400 species of fish, and 75% of the Earth’s coral species.

 This hawksbill turtle rests carelessly on the fragile hardcorals found in the Coral Triangle.

This hawksbill turtle rests carelessly on the fragile hardcorals found in the Coral Triangle.

As most locations in the region are accessible only by boat, WorldWide Dive and Sail’s Indo Siren is the safest and most comfortable vessel for the journey, and provides the most comprehensive luxury experience in Raja Ampat. Aboard this 130’ pinisi-style 8-cabin ship furnished with all of the amenities you could want, you will explore the archipelago’s countless dive sites and various marine environments. Expect to encounter everything the sea has to offer, from staggering diversity of macro-life like pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and frogfish, to jaw-dropping encounters with larger animals like giant manta rays and sharks. The warm waters (80-84 degrees F) and steady flow of water provide ideal conditions for divers of all levels.

 

 Aside from being home to more than 1,500 species of fish, Raja Ampat also hosts 75% of all coral species worldwide!

Aside from being home to more than 1,500 species of fish, Raja Ampat also hosts 75% of all coral species worldwide!

 Raja Ampat is home to lots of big pelagic animals like manta rays, whale sharks and many others.

Raja Ampat is home to lots of big pelagic animals like manta rays, whale sharks and many others.

Dive - Indo Siren

For divers the Indo Siren is a floating oasis. All divers are afforded the use of a full set of new rental gear, their own individual dive station, free nitrox fills, kayaks, photography facilities and everything you might need to take full advantage of the best diving in the world.

The ship will cruise through Misool, Batanta, the Fiabacet Chain, the Dampier Strait, Gam, Mansuar and Arborek Islands. Throughout this itinerary you will experience world-class diving at manta cleaning stations, dramatic reef walls, fields of soft corals, expansive sand slopes and others. Read more about Raja Ampat.

Each crew member of the S/Y Indo Siren has received extensive training in all aspects of guiding, safety, emergency management and evacuation procedures. Their crew keep their skills fresh and up to date with regular practice drills. The dive team are all emergency medical responders and on board you will find a fully stocked medical box for treating minor ailments and injuries, along with a full supply of medical grade oxygen and DAN Oxygen provider kits.

Read more about the Indo Siren and its amenities…


 The Indo Siren is a 130 foot pinisi-style sailing yacht equipped for extended diving expeditions.

The Indo Siren is a 130 foot pinisi-style sailing yacht equipped for extended diving expeditions.

 Each of the luxury staterooms aboard the Indo Siren have all the standard amenities plus more.

Each of the luxury staterooms aboard the Indo Siren have all the standard amenities plus more.

Stay - Indo Siren

While you’re not diving, enjoy the safety, comfort and style of the S/Y Indo Siren. She is a 130 foot vessel owned and operated by WorldWide Dive and Sail, world renowned for setting the bar in customer service and experience. This vessel has 8 luxury cabins which accommodate every guest in comfort and style. Every guest has access to their own A/C, private bathroom with hot water, personal entertainment systems and various other amenities.

 The spacious dive deck allows for comfortable and stress-free dive preparation; the camera care station allows for safe handling of all delicate camera equipment. The boat’s sundeck is a perfect place to relax, and the saloon provides a beautiful common area. All meals are served on the dining deck, offering epic scenery to accompany the gourmet cuisine.

 The dive deck of the Indo Siren provides ample space for each of its sixteen divers to don, doff and store their equipment.

The dive deck of the Indo Siren provides ample space for each of its sixteen divers to don, doff and store their equipment.

 The Indo Siren’s saloon is a beautifully furnished common area where you can relax after a long day of diving the best spots in the world.

The Indo Siren’s saloon is a beautifully furnished common area where you can relax after a long day of diving the best spots in the world.


$5340/person

Including

  • Full dive package (up to 34 dives, including full basic dive gear)

  • 10-night stay aboard Indo Siren

  • All meals, non-alcoholic beverages and local beer

  • Unlimited Nitrox fills (up to 32%)

  • Kayak usage

  • Arrival/departure airport transfers - Sorong

  • Discounted preparation courses with Alex (Nitrox and Specialties)

Excluding

  • Airfare

  • Marine park fee ($130)

  • Dive crew gratuity

Available options

  • Dive courses

  • Massage

  • Same-day laundry service

  • Yacht boutique shop

  • Mangrove snorkeling

  • Dive computer and torch rental

Notices

  • 5% charge for PayPal and credit card payments

  • Diver insurance is required, travel insurance is recommended

...only 4 spaces available!

 

Indo Siren Information

Interested in learning more about the boat, the operator, the diving, sample itineraries and any other information? Visit Indo Siren directly or ask Alex for more information.

Non-diving Activities / Additional Activities information

Would you like to come on this trip even though you are not a diver? This trip has something for everyone! During the expedition tour some of the lagoons, meet birds-of-paradise in the jungle, enjoy kayaking around the limestone islands, snorkel shallow tropical waters or relax with a massage.

Are you interested in seeing more of SE Asia on either side of your trip? There are countless destinations within short travel distance from Sorong, the port of departure, and plenty of adventures to be had. Ask Alex about adding on activities around the liveaboard expedition.

Philanthropy Information

Feeling philanthropic? We aim to promote responsible tourism through all of our trips and supporting the community in which you are vacationing is part of that strategy. Want to help out? Check out Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit working on protecting marine areas such as Raja Ampat, as well as supporting the local communities who also rely on the health of the oceans, like we do. You can also ask Alex about which other local non-profit organizations will benefit most from your support.

Booking and Payment Information

Ready to get in the water? Signing up or learning more about this trip is easy. Just hit the button below, and then let me know your question or how many spots you would like to reserve, and I'll respond within 24 hours. In order to secure your spot, there is an initial 30% non-refundable deposit, and the remainder will be paid in two installments; the first being 50% of the balance, paid by November 30, 2018, and the second and final being the remainder, paid by December 31, 2018. Ask Alex about payment method options.