RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA
March 25 - April 7, 2017
(Plus travel dates)
13 Day aboard the ARENUI
$8,190.00 per person, double occupancy
(Excludes Roundtrip Airfare)
DIVE THE HEART OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY
WHY THE ARENUI?
A once in a lifetime, 5 Star boutique liveaboard experience, with attention to detail and personal service; High quality, high standards and a long-term approach to developing a reputable liveaboard diving business; Only 8 cabins, where 16 guests are served by 22 professional and friendly crew members; Mouth-watering meals from full breakfast & buffet lunch to a-la-carte 3 course dinner, plus delicious snacks; Combines the adventure of diving with spa relaxation and pampering in a beautiful setting; Diving with knowledgeable guides in small groups (2 western cruise directors, 3 local dive guides);
WHY RAJA AMPAT?
Raja Ampat, translated directly as "four kings", was named for the 4 main islands in the area - Batanta, Misool, Salawati and Waigeo. We cruise by these 4 main islands, as well as many smaller ones, as we take you to explore dive sites truly fit for a king. In addition to varied corals, critters and pelagics, this destination offers vibrant and colourful underwater scenes plus also majestic landscapes, making it a perfect destination for keen photographers. The only problem with diving here, in Raja Ampat, is that you'll be so spoiled by the near-perfect conditions that you may never want to leave or dive anywhere else again. Spread across 1,500 virtually untouched islands, the waters of the Raja Ampat region are home to the most colourful, pristine and photogenic soft coral reefs, as well as a wide range of creatures from walking sharks to mantas to pygmies. Raja Ampat can boast over 1,300 reef fish (25 endemic species), 13 marine mammals, 5 species of endangered sea turtles, 600 hard corals and 75 % of all known coral species. When you join a cruise featuring Raja Ampat, all the famous dive sites such as Dampier Strait, Manta Sandy, Boo and Misool are on the agenda. Most cruises start and/or end at the provincial capital - Sorong - in West Papua.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Full board accommodation in regular double/twin deluxe cabin; Shore activities/excursions according to the program; Soft drinks, water, tea, American/Balinese coffee; Five meals per day; Diving activities (up to 4 dives/day); Dive cylinders, weights and weight belts; Transfer from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport; Administration/port clearance fee $150 USD/person; Fuel Surcharge $150 USD/person; National Parks Entrance Fee $220 USD/person; Government taxes; Welcome massage (1/2 hour/person).
WHAT IS EXCLUDED: Roundtrip International/Domestic Airfare to/from Sorong/Ambon; Luggage fees; Single Regular Cabin Supplement - $7,670. Hotels, taxis and meals before and after the cruise; Alcoholic drinks, espresso, cappuccino; Dive equipment rental (except dive cylinders, weights and weight belt); Nitrox refills ($220 USD/person); Massages and Spa treatments (other than welcome massage); Travel/Trip Insurance; Diver Insurance; Onboard purchases; Private tours; Laundry; On-board telecommunications; and Crew gratuities.
Initial $690 deposit reserves your space aboard the Arenui. 2nd payment of $2,000 due by August 1, 2016; 3rd payments of $2,000 due by October 1, 2016; Balance of trip cost ($3,500) due by December 1, 2016. Both Diver and Travel/Trip Insurance are highly recommended.
* All trip payments are non-refundable. 4.0% added for deposits/payments by Credit Card.
* Dates and prices subject to change until fuel surcharge, Government taxes and National Park fees are finalized.