An outstanding archipelago, full of diving opportunities

Raja Ampat is part of the top destinations in the world for divers. The archipelago of the “Four Kings” is composed of 4 main islands, themselves regrouping no less than 612 islands! This region is heaven on Earth. Between deserted islands, virgin islets and green abundant nature, you will find yourself astonished by the on-land activities and the amazing landscapes without mentioning the underwater world.


You are in good hands!
Come do the cruise of a lifetime in Raja Ampat, we prepared the best itineraries for you and the crew will make you live the best trip of your life. The partner we selected is the expert in the area with more than 15 years cruising in the area, they know all the dive sites and we consider them as The Best.
Enjoy the whole vessel with your friends by booking a full charter, you will have more options and find yourself in this privileged environment for the best experience. The boat can welcome a maximum of 8 guests, easy to reach your dream team. Nevertheless, booking by cabins are advised too as you will be able to meet great other divers during the cruise! 

Three itineraries are available for you to choose, these two are short cruises, more specialized, easy to appreciate and budget friendly:
North & Central or Central & South Raja Ampat. Both have their advantages and highlights; we carefully selected each dive site with our partner to make sure that you will get what you enjoy the most.

However, the best option is to visit the whole Raja Ampat region with
ultimate cruise of 12 days. The itinerary has been made to give you the most of what this region has to offer, you will stay speechless facing this incredible beauty and diversity…

North & Central Raja Ampat: you will embark on the vessel in Waisai harbor and go for a 7 days and 6 nights cruise. With this itinerary, you will have the chance to dive in many dive sites of the North of Raja Ampat, you will go to Gam, West and North-West of Waigeo Island, Kawe Island, Wayag islands, Pianemo Island and Dampier Strait. This cruise has a famous itinerary that offers the perfect combination between oceanic dive sites and beautiful macro.

Central & South Raja Ampat:
for this itinerary, the boat leaves from Sorong and goes to Central and South of Raja Ampat for a minimum of 8 days and 7 nights. The itinerary can be reverted or extended for organization purposes. You will go through the stunning tiny strait that separates the islands of Salawati and West Papua. This area is composed of many islets and small bays that can’t wait to be explored. We will head to the South-East of Misool and dive in wonderful sites between Daram, Pelee and Yellit. After few days, we will cruise back North to the West of Batanta and Pianemo Island. We will end this wonderful trip with the exploration of the famous Dampier Straits. This itinerary is full of amazing dive sites, the divers’ paradise.

Raja Ampat Ultimate:
this itinerary is composed of the whole Central & South Raja Ampat itinerary plus many additional dive sites in the area of Gam and Dampier Strait as well as some more visits on-land. A much more complete option for 12 days and 11 nights!

Raja Ampat Ultimate Experience

Discover the mythic archipelago of the Four Kings

Diving Cruise RAJA AMPAT | 8 Days / 7 Nights

South Raja Ampat & West Waigeo Island, 
Waisai to Waisai

Departures
2022
- 11th
 May
5th June
- 2nd, 11th & 21st Aug
9th & 19th Nov
3rd Dec

Departures 2023:
- 10th Jan
- 3rd & 13th Mar
- 29th Apr
- 23rd May

300$ per day instead of 350$
Total 2399$/person FULL BOARD

Up to 3 dives/day

Please refer to the FAQ Section

Boat Rating *

Global
9.8
Vessel
9.7
Life Onboard
10.0
Activities
9.8
Itinerary *
Boat & Cabin
Testimonials

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Map Cruise Raja Ampat 8 Days 7 Nights

Day 1 : Sorong - Waisai

The adventure starts with your pick-up from Sorong Airport or your hotel, the crew will transfer you to the vessel located in Waisai harbor. Once arrived, you will be offered a welcome drink and right after your check-in, we will lift the anchor. You will have enough time to unpack, set your gear and socialize with others. You will spend your first dinner and night on board.

Day 2 : East Dampier Strait

South Waigeo, Gam Island and the Dampier Strait are a renowned area of Raja Ampat. The Dampier Strait is full of an amazing marine diversity due to the rich currents going through this area. We will start with diving on the East side of the passage at Blue Magic which is an incredible dive site and the best to start your dive liveaboard. In the afternoon, we will go diving to Sardine Reef and Kap Kri where we will have the chance to see some big pelagic! At the end of the day, we will drop the anchor in Yenbuba bay where we might have the time to take a small walk in the streets of this authentic village toward the church.

Day 3 : Mansuar Island

The small village of Saundarek is located on this island but it does not change the fact that this is one of the most abundant area in marine life. We will go diving in the waters from this village and discover the Napoleon wrasse, barracudas and reefs sharks that swim in the area… Later, we will have few opportunities and will decide the dive sites according to the conditions but the idea is either to go diving with Manta rays at Manta Ridge, in the incredible Coral Garden of Mayhem or in Cytrus or Yeben Kecil… Many wonderful dive sites full of diversity. At the end of the day, we will have a tasty BBQ party on Yeben beach!

Day 4 : Pianemo Island

Early in the morning, we will arrive at Pianemo and go dive on its famous Reef where you will enjoy one of the largest populations of pelagic in the area. This site is very impressive, especially when the current is strong, when you can see the most of it. After breakfast, we will go dive on Melissa’s Garden, the most well-known site in the region, famous for its impressive and healthy hard coral reefs. Then, we will dive in Galaxy dive site which offer a large reef with abundant marine life. In the afternoon after your third dive, we will take you to Penemu Island where you can walk up to the famous viewpoint above Pianemo’s star-shaped lagoons. You will also have time to kayak and paddleboard amongst the incredible karst limestone landscape before sunset, dinner and night on board.

Day 5 : Wayag archipelago

Early morning, we planned to do a small trekking to the top of mount Pindito where an astonishing view is waiting for you, probably the best panorama you ever seen… After that, we will organize a dive in the waters next to this island where diversity is optimum. In the afternoon, we will go cruising between the islets with the speed boat and you will be offered to go diving, kayaking or paddling around this wonderful area. Few viewpoints are not to be missed!

Day 6 : Wohof Island

We will drop the anchor in front of this paradisiac island where white sand beach meets walls and stunning corals. We will go diving on the epic site of Edy’s Black Forest, black corals cover this reef with exceptional macro and don’t forget to look around to spot the schools of Trevally… We will also dive on Wofoh wall which is a gentle drift dive that allows you to examine the multicolor corals and the beautiful macro within the rocks: nudibranchs, crabs, shrimps are everywhere in the wall, just look around you to not miss anything!

Day 7 : Dampier Strait

Today is a special day as we need to schedule the dives according to your return flight. Anyway, most probably, we will be able to admire Wobbegong sharks in Mioskon and we will take you to Cape Kri where a record of 374 fish species identified during a 90-minute dive! A muck night dive awaits you at Yenbuba Jetty where we can find bobtail squid, octopus, stargazers, ghost pipefish, toadfish and lots of nudis. Only one or two dives will be possible on the last full day of cruise to match the surface time required for your return flight on the next day. In the evening, we will sail back to Sorong.

Day 8 : Disembarkation in Sorong

After breakfast and the last exchange of photos and memories, it will be time to say bye-bye to the crew, after what we will bring you back to your hotel or to the Airport in Sorong.

* Please note that the itinerary and services mentioned above are subject to be changed if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require the captain or the crew to do so. However, we will always do our best to stick to this program.

How to get to Raja Ampat?

Raja Ampat is a remote paradise, but you can reach Raja Ampat archipelago easily by plane. If you leave from Bali, the fastest is to make a stop or transit in Jakarta. The whole journey is only 10 hours from Bali. After that, many other options are available but for cruise departure you should land in Sorong airport in Raja Ampat, to make it easier for pick up to reach the harbor. Other transport options are available such as the combo bus and ferry. It makes the journey much much cheaper but takes much more time (more than 4 days from Bali).

Once you arrived, you have everything at hand. The cruise crew will pick you up at the place of your choice in Sorong area or at the airport. After that, let’s head to the harbor and the vessel!

How to Get to Raja Ampat?

The best Fauna & Flora biodiveristy

Raja Ampat is the divers’ heaven; many islands and environments are available. Believe it or not but you can find 75% of world’s coral diversity there! This is a proof that nature made it different over there. On the side, this incredible diversity attracts as many fishes and critters as you could expect. In this archipelago, you will find small and hidden bays and small straits as well as open sea and big straits. These are the perfect features so you can see many different species. The currents light or strong bring different kinds of marine animals…

In Raja Ampat jewel archipelago, among the flow of species, you can expect to encounter oceanic Manta rays, schools of fishes such as Barracudas or Mobulas, Wobbegong or Carpet shark, Frogfish, Nudibranchs, many varieties of shrimps and crabs…There is for every taste, divers: be ready to no longer know where to look; photographers: get ready to often change your camera lens. You will always be distracted by something else… Dives are stunning, full of profusion! If you’re mostly fond of reefs, corals and marine flora, you should definitely take some dives in Cape Kri, Blue Magic or Melissa’s Garden which are renowned for being the best dive sites to discover this marvellous underwater environment.

You can expect the water temperature to be consistent around 29°C.
The topography of the dive sites varies a lot according to the dive site chosen.
The best season to dive in Raja Ampat is from October to May.

Raja Ampat Biodiversity

The on-land treasures of Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is composed of 4 mains islands, Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool are the main and biggest island in the region. The region itself covers 40.000 km2 in West Papua province.
Wayag Island and Pianemo Island are internationally famous for their magazine landscapes which you must have already seen and thought that this is paradise.

On the side of the stunning landscapes and sunset you can find in this region, it is also renowned worldwide for being the nest of the Birds of Paradise. What is the Bird-of-Paradise? An extremely rare bird, composed of few species only and having its only habitat in Raja Ampat region. There are many there and as you might imagine, this species is exotic and wonderful, they are not called “Birds of Paradise” for no reason. So, yes, it is also the ornithologists’ heaven, and they are numerous birds’ tourists and researchers travelling the islands.

A Treasure in Raja Ampat The Bird of Paradise

Raja Ampat Best Dive Sites

Boo Island and the famous Boo Window, one of the favorite dive sites in Raja Ampat, a rock formation with a going through gaping hole. On the side of this, the diversity here is just stunning, hard and soft colorful corals and incredible marine life are present. Shadow Reef, few pinnacles being used by Manta rays as their cleaning stations, enjoy the show!
4 Kings dive site, there are few pinnacles where you will see schools of Barracudas, Trevallies, turtles and many more…
Cape Kri detains the record of the number of species identify within one dive, it is world famous dive site!
Blue Magic in Dampier Strait is a magical dive site where currents bring big pelagic such as black and white tip sharks, reef sharks, barracudas, octopus and Mantas are all over the place.
If you want to see more Manta, you have to go to Manta Ridge.
Sardine Reef should also be quoted among the best dive sites as you will find everything there, from big to small fishes. This dive site is full of excitement! 
Raja Ampat counts numerous amazing dive sites and this short list can’t fully represent the amount of possibilities and diversity present there. However, you definitely to go diving on these sites.

Raja Ampat Best Dive Sites