Cruise Raja Ampat & Banda Neira 11 nights (Sorong - Ambon)


Take the road of spices and discover a marvellous world of crystal clear water and amazing beaches. You will dive to deep walls, smalls reefs, untouched coral gardens, abundent fauna and encounter majestic pelagics. The bird lovers will have the unique chance to observe the beautiful brown and red-footed boobies. A place full of beauty you will never forget.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Sorong

    Sorong The Aurora staff will meet you at the airport of Sorong. From Jakarta or Makassar, flights usually arrive in the morning. As soon as all the guests on board, we will lift the anchor and, if conditions allow, we will have the check-dive in the afternoon.

  • Day 2 Dampier Strait

    Dampier Strait We will arrive early in the morning around Mansuar, where we will dive some famous sites, such as "Mioskon," "Blue Magic", "Sardines" and other amazing places. Prone to currents, this area is characterized by untouched corals and all kinds of schools of fish. On the surface, green islands and marvellous white sand beaches will surround us.

  • Day 3 Dampier Strait

    We will arrive early in the morning around Mansuar, where we will dive some famous sites, such as "Mioskon," "Blue Magic", "Sardines" and other amazing places. Prone to currents, this area is characterized by untouched corals and all kinds of schools of fish. On the surface, green islands and marvellous white sand beaches will surround us.

  • Day 4 Penemu

    Penemu Further south, we stop at Fam. We will dive on "My Reef", a submarine ridge with schools of fusiliers and sweetlips. "Keruo Channel" is a fascinating passage between two islands. The slopes are covered with hard corals and sea fans and schools of silversides are seen further in the blue. Do not miss the chance to make a stop on land to enjoy the breathtaking view over the typical landscape of Raja Ampat.

  • Day 5 Farondi

    Farondi Wake up in the Misool National Park, an area with thousands of islands. Here you will be able to see wide varieties of fish, soft and hard corals, all kinds of macro, wobbegong and bamboo sharks. Misool is also one of the rare places, where the landscape is absolutely wonderful. Do not miss the show of the mobulas feeding on schools of silversides!

  • Day 6 Misool National Park

    Misool National Park So many Islands to visit and so many different dive spots. We will cruise around JILLIET, FIABAJET, WALIB, WAJIL, JEF PELE, MESENTA, BOO etc... The Aurora Crew will assure you as many dives as possible to completely appreciate this wonderful and beautiful area.

  • Day 7 Misool National Park

    So many Islands to visit and so many different dive spots. We will cruise around JILLIET, FIABAJET, WALIB, WAJIL, JEF PELE, MESENTA, BOO etc... The Aurora Crew will assure you as many dives as possible to completely appreciate this wonderful and beautiful area.

  • Day 8 Koon

    Koon The small island of Koon has a vertical wall and a slope where the current curls, pushing schools of trevallies, batfish and barracuda in. Reef sharks are common, but the stars of the show are the giant groupers, the largest of which reaches a size of 3m! Quite exciting dives!

  • Day 9 Banda Neira outer reefs

    Banda Neira outer reefs The waters here are full of fish, reef sharks and tuna. As a small bonus for bird lovers, many species can be observed around the island: brown boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds.
    Pulau hatta / Karang hatta: We will dive both sloping reefs and vertical walls. The current attracts many fish: fusiliers, dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, barracudas and sometimes sharks. On the reef, soft corals, leather corals, big eye trevallies and turtles.

  • Day 10 Banda Neira outer reefs

    The waters here are full of fish, reef sharks and tuna. As a small bonus for bird lovers, many species can be observed around the island: brown boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds.
    Pulau hatta / Karang hatta: We will dive both sloping reefs and vertical walls. The current attracts many fish: fusiliers, dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, barracudas and sometimes sharks. On the reef, soft corals, leather corals, big eye trevallies and turtles.

  • Day 11 Nusa Laut and Sarapurana

    Nusa Laut and Sarapurana Nusa Laut has spectacular reefs and wonderful coral gardens. Schools of surgeonfish, big eye trevallies and plenty of reef fish are found here.
    For the night dive we will be critter hunting under a pier.
    The island of Saparua is a great alternative in case the weather conditions are not fine.

  • Day 12 Ambon

    Ambon After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize, according to your flight schedules, your transfer to the airport of Ambon.
    Unfortunately our trip will arrive at an end and we have to say goodbye but we hope to see you again on board.


Please note that this itinerary is a diving program, and can be changed depending on many factors.

Dates & prices

Departures for English-speaking groups:

From To Price / pers. Boat Places Options Booking
€4,525 Aurora 18 / 18 Book now!

Departures for French-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Departures for Spanish-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Departures for Italian-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Trip code: 436

Notes


价格清单
有效期至2020年12月31日

每人每晚的价格 
  • 四王群岛线路 (Sorong-Sorong) 420 USD
  • Maluku 北部线路 (Ambon-Sorong) 420 USD
  • 班达海线路 (Maumere – Ambon) 420 USD
  • 被遗忘的群岛 (Ambon - Saumlaki) 420 USD 
  • Alor 线路 (Maumere – Alor – Maumere) 360 USD
  • 科莫多线路 (Labuan Bajo/Bali) 360 USD

另外需要支付的是: 
• 国家公园费用和地方税:四王群岛 130 USD/ 人;科莫多  20USD/天;Alor和班达海/被遗忘的群岛  95 USD/人.  
注意:如上费用如有更改,恕不另行通知。

• 每人的燃油附加费和港口费:四王群岛,Alor,班达海,被遗忘的群岛和Maluku, 均为200美元。 如果起锚港口为巴厘岛,Alor或类似计划内港口,则燃油附加费适用。 对于科莫多线路,如果出发和到达的港口是 Labuan Bajo,则不收取任何燃油附加费,但如果从巴厘岛出发或回到巴厘岛将收取燃油附加费。 当一般汽油价格上涨有必要时,我们保留增加燃油附加费的权利。

重要信息 
- 所有价格均为美元(或取决于每日汇率)
- 价格包含: 在Aurora船上的正餐,小食,软饮,每天3潜,或根据情况加入的夜潜,潜导,气瓶,配重及配重带,机场接送。
- 价格不包含: 高氧气瓶,潜水和浮潜装备,酒精性饮料,国家公园费,PADI 课程 (根据要求安排教练),如上定义的燃油附加费和港口费。
- 团队政策: 付费8人,第9位免费,但仍需付国家公园和燃油附加费。
- 包全船: 最多可容纳18位客人,付费客人15人,3人免费,但仍需付国家公园和燃油附加费。
- 儿童 (5 - 9 岁): 全款的50%  (和监护人在同一客舱)
- 非潜水员: 全款的80%
- 单人客舱差价: 每晚USD 190,涵盖整个行程
- 付款:
个人预定: 预定时,交付30%的定金,出发前91天,交付剩余的70%
包全船: 预定时支付10%,180天内另外的15%,91天内25%,剩余的50%在出发前60天内付清。
- Shot Notice  Bookings: 出发前91天内付全款。

- 个人预定的取消政策
  • 120 – 91 天,需要支付全款的 30%
  • 90 – 60 天,需要支付全款的 50%
  • 59 – 0 天,需要支付全款的 100%


 - 包全船的取消政策
出发前180天,定金退还,但收取5%的取消罚金。

  • 出发前180 to 91天,全款的25%
  • 出发前90 to 60 天, 全款的50% 
  • 少于60  天,100%

不同线路的天数,可以根据包全船的客人进行更改,也可以根据要求开放特别线路。 (例如: Cenderewasih Bay线路).

租赁装备费用 
  • 浮潜装备10 USD /天 
  • BCD/调节器/湿衣 10 USD / 天 
  • 15L 气瓶 10 USD / 天
  • 潜水电脑表 / 手电 12 USD / 天
  • 全套装备**,  25 USD / 天 (不包含潜水电脑表和手电)

* 所有租赁申请必须在预订时或出发前至少30天完成
** 全套装备包含浮潜所需,BCD, 调节器和湿衣

免费提供包含:  配重及配重带,12L气瓶(hts and 12L tank (任何丢失或损坏需要付费赔偿)
丢失配重 5 USD / 公斤

高氧气瓶含氧量. 28%
  •  5 USD / 瓶
  • 12 USD / 天 (3或4潜)

PADI 课程*
  • PADI 进阶开放水域潜水员课程 AOW
5 次潜水 + 理论 + PADI 教材+PIC 360 USD / 人 
  • PADI 深潜专长 
4 次潜水 + 理论 + PADI 教材+PIC  380 USD / 人 
  • PADI 高氧专长 
2 次潜水 + 理论 + PADI 教材+PIC 260 USD / 人 

其他PADI 课程,请与我们联系

* 请至少提前30天预订课程,确保我们有足够时间为您准备教材。

关于潜水的建议 
请注意,以上说明意图帮助您在最佳条件下发现不同的潜水地点和丰富的生物多样性。 如有任何技术问题,请邮件咨询:
  • 私人潜导 (需要预定时特别提出)65 USD / 天

邮件联系方式: info@dune-aurora.com

Practical info

Food


Please let us know if you have any allergy or any specific diet (Diabet,Vegetarian, vegan…)

Accommodation


Depending on your itinerary, it might be necessary to book a night in a hotel before or after your cruise or before your domestic flights.
We can take care of your hotels' bookings if needed.

Transportation


International Flights
You will arrive at the international airport of Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar or Manado and continue your travel with a domestic flight to your final destination (Komodo, Raja Ampat…). 

Domestic Flights
Please note, that the standard of Indonesian companies equals the European standard. We note that there may be some delay.
Make sure to have enought time for your stopovers (4 hours).

Important : The extra luggage must be paid in cash with Indonesian Rupiah.  Do not forget to have enough change before registration at the airport.
Nevertheless, you will be able to find currency exchange office or ATM in most of the airports.

The boarding on Aurora will be no later than 1 pm, thank you to book a flight arriving in the morning the day of the cruise departure
Disembarkation the last day will be after breakfast.
Please note that  only the transfers domestic airport/boat on arrival and departure dates cruise are included.
If you are already on the spot the day before departure, the meeting point will be at the harbor. Likewise, for the return if you want to extent your stay after the cruise.

Budget & exchange


We recommend to travel with Euros and/or USD.
There is also the possibility to travel with Swiss Francs or British Pounds.  We suggest you to change Indonesia Rupiah on arrival at the airport.

Tips

Crew Tips on board : 15 USD/Pers/day

Supplied equipment

Aluminium tanks of 12L with DIN/INT
Weight

Vital equipment


 Insurance and certification :

 - We recommend you to have a repatriation insurance once you travel abroad, because your traditional insurances might not pay for it.
-  A travel insurance will cover a range of problems, such as luggage theft, cancellation or delay of flights and medical treatments   

 
 Important for all divers:
- An insurance for the practice of scuba diving is mandatory on Aurora.  Please bring a justification (membership number and contact details)
- Please remember to bring your diving certification and logbook
- A medical clearance from a doctor is necessary
- We recommend a 3mm wetsuit for diving in Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and Maluku. For South
Komodo, we recommend a 5mm wetsuit as the temperature might drop to 21-22°C
- Dive equipment can be rented on board, please book before

Each diver must be equipped with his dive computer, sausage and dive torch.

Luggage


 We recommend to have indonesian Roupiah for your domestic flights in case of extra luggage.

Medicine


No vaccination required.
Malaria is a risk, mainly in rural areas (Java's main cities, Bali are considered malaria-free).Dengue is a major problem in Indonesia. There is no vaccination so we highly recommend to take measure to avoid mosquito bites (repellent, long sleeved t-shirt and long pants). We recommend you to check with your physician before departure.

As the sunrays are quite strong in Indonesia, it is absolutely necessary to bring sun-protections such assunscreen, after-sun and headgears (cap etc.) and we also advise you to bring earplugs

Passport


 Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia

Visa


Visa
Visa On Arrival can be obtained free of charge at the airport. It is valid for 30 days and not extendable. Formore information about your country, please check on the Indonesian Embassy website. http://www.indonesiadhaka.org/

Communication
 The mobile network only works in major cities and tourist centers. The country code for Indonesia is +62. You can also buy a local SIM card, do not hesitate to ask when you arrive on board, we can manage it for you

Language
 English is spoken in all tourist destinations, also on board on Aurora

Mandatory vaccines


No vaccination required. Malaria is a risk, mainly in rural areas (Java's main cities, Bali are considered malaria-free).Dengue is a major problem in Indonesia. There is no vaccination so we highly recommend to take measure to avoid mosquito bites (repellent, long sleeved t-shirt and long pants). We recommend you to check with your physician before departure.

Health information & recommendations


As the sunrays are quite strong in Indonesia, it is absolutely necessary to bring sun-protections such assunscreen, after-sun and headgears (cap etc.) and we also advise you to bring earplugs

Weather


Water Temperature :
- Raja Ampat 27° - 30°C
- Komodo 24° - 28°C  (Sud: 20°-23°C
- Alor 27° - 29°C  (Sud: 24°-25°C)
- Banda Sea 26° - 29°C
- Maluku 26° - 30°C

Best season :
- Raja Ampat:  November to  April
- Komodo:        April to à October
- Alor:                 August to October 
- Banda Sea:   March to May   &  October -November
- Maluku:         March to May   &  October -November

Electricity


 220 volt outlets (two poles only, so for British clients, please bring adaptor! ).

Local time

                                                                                   Winter       Summer              
Indonésie Ouest, Jakarta:                         CET + 6      CET + 5
Indonésie Central, Denpasar Bali:       CET + 7      CET + 6
Indonésie Est, Sorong Raja Ampat:     CET + 8      CET + 7
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Johana

  • Graduated from a reputable business school in France, Johana has always been passionate by travelling and discovering new cultures.
  • When she arrived in Indonesia, in Bali 3 years ago, she immediatly fell in love with its culture but especially with its incredible underwater world.
  • Johana shares now her time between her passion of diving and the office of Dune Aurora where she is Manager of Guest Relations and Booking.
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Destination
LIVEABOARD RAJA AMPAT
Activity
LIVEABOARD
Duration
12 days
Group
2 to 16 people
Code
436
Price
From €4,525
Level
5/5
Comfort
5/5
Language(s)
English / French / Spanish / Italian
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