The best of Dampier Strait - Raja Ampat 4 nights

The new frontier of Biodiversity ! The marine area with the highest recorded diversity of fish and invertebrate species in the world. This area boasts extraordinary straits enclosed by calcareous islands all covered by tropical rainforest. The huge area of Raja Ampat represents a big marine reserve, that stretches out to the north (Waigeo and neightbouring island) and to the south west (Misool). The whole region is a labyrinth of straits between small sandstone islands eroded by the waves. 
With the 4 nights cruise in Raja Ampat, you will get the best of Dampier Strait!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Sorong

    Our staff will welcome you at the airport and you will start your experience on Aurora. From Jakarta or Makassar, flights usually arrive early in the morning (before 08:00 AM). As soon as all the guests are on board, we will lift the anchor and, if conditions allow, we will have the check-dive in the afternoon.

  • Day 2 Fam Islands – 3 dives + Trekking

    We will arrive early in the morning around Fam islands where we will do 3 dives around Melissa’s Garden. A huge reef with a beautiful coral garden filled with spectacular fish. Wobbegong sharks are one of the highlights here. Sea snakes, pygmy seahorses and huge tridacnaclams can be seen in the shallow waters.
    After lunch time, we will do a trek to Piaynemo to see the panoramic and inconic view of Raja Ampat from the highest point of Piaynemo.

  • Days 3 to 4 Mansuar – 6 dives

    We will arrive for the last two days around Mansuar, where we will dive some famous sites, such as "Mioskon," "Blue Magic", "Sardines", “Airborek” 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.
    On the last day, we will do 2 dives in the area before heading back to Sorong.

  • Day 5 Back to Sorong

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

Dates & prices

Departures for English-speaking groups:

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Notes


Price List
Valid from until 31 December 2020 

Rates per person per NIGHT
  • Raja Ampat Cruise (Sorong-Sorong) 420 USD
  • North Maluku Cruise (Ambon-Sorong) 420 USD
  • Banda Sea Cruise (Maumere – Ambon) 420 USD
  • Forgotten Islands ( Ambon - Saumlaki) 420 USD 
  • Alor Cruise (Maumere – Alor – Maumere) 360 USD
  • Komodo Cruise (Labuan Bajo/Bali/Bima) 360 USD

Supplements:
• National Park Fees and Contributions to villages: 130 USD/ pers Raja Ampat, 20USD/day: pers Komodo and 95 USD/pers for Alor, Banda sea and Forgotten Islands.
Note: Park fees are subject to changes without prior notice.
• Fuel surcharge and port fees per pax: 200 USD for Raja Ampat,  Alor, Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, and Maluku. The fuel surcharge applies if harbours like Bali, Alor or similar are scheduled. For Komodo cruises, no fuel surcharge applies if the port of departure and arrival is  Labuan Bajo but there is a departure or return in Bali fuel surcharge is applied. We retain the right to increase the fuel surcharge when the general gas price increase makes this necessary.

Starting from January 1st 2021, we decided to include the fuel surcharges on the prices above however we retain ourselves the right to add fuel surcharges without prior notice in case of high rise of fuel prices.

Important information
- All prices are in USD (or depending the daily rates)
- Included: Full board on MSY Aurora, 3 dives plus 1 night dive per day according to program and weather conditions, guide, tank, weights, belt, meals, soft drinks on board, airport transfer B-F
- Not included: Nitrox tanks, diving and snorkelling gear, beer, wine and spirits, national park tickets, PADI courses (subject to instructor availability, upon request), fuel surcharge & port fees as defined above
- Group policy: with 7 paying persons, 8th person is free of charge. Free person still pays supplements.
- Full boat charter: The max capacity is 18 persons in 9 double cabins. The total price is calculated on the basis of 15 paying persons. With 15 pax, 3 pax are free of charge.
Please note that free of charge pax still pay individual supplements. 
- Children (5 - 9 years): 50% of full price (sharing the parent’s cabin)
- Non divers: 80% of full price
- Single cabin supplement: USD 190/night for all cruises.
- Payment:
individual booking: Upon booking: 30% of the cruise price 91 days prior to departure date: remaining 70% of the price
full boat charter: 10% deposit at the moment of booking Further 15% within 180 days from the date of departure Further 25% more within 91 days from the date of departure Total balance within 60 days from the date of departure
- Short Notice Bookings: 100% must be paid when booking is done less than 91 days prior to cruise departure

- Cancellation fees individual bookings
  • 120 – 91 days prior to cruise departure 30% of the cruise price
  • 90 – 60 days prior to cruise departure 50% of the cruise price
  • 59 – 0 days prior to cruise departure 100% of the cruise price


 - Cancellation fees  Full Charter  bookings
In case of cancellation before 180 days, the deposit will be returned, except a 5% penalty for administrative costs.
Other penalties for cancellation:

  • From 180 to 91 days prior departure: 25%
  • From 90 to 60 days prior departure: 50%
  • Less than 60 days prior departure: 100%

Concerning the number of nights for the different itineraries, changes can be applied upon full boat charter requests and we are open to create special itineraries on request (e.g.: trip to Cenderewasih Bay).

Rental Rates* (by unit)
  • Snorkel Kit 10 USD / day
  • BCD/Regulator/Wetsuit 10 USD / day
  • 15L Tanks 10 USD / day
  • Diving Computer / Torch 12 USD / day
  • Full Gear**, excluding diving computer and torch 25 USD / day

* All rental applications must be done upon booking or at least 30 days prior to departure
** Full gear includes snorkel kit, BCD, Regulator and wetsuit

Provided: belt, weights and 12L tank (Any lost or damaged materials will be at your charge)
Lost weight 5 USD / kilo

Nitrox min. 28%
  • 1 Tank 5 USD / tank
  • 1 diving day (3-4 dives) 12 USD / day

Certified PADI Courses*
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
5 dives + theory + PADI Kit 260 USD / pax
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty
4 dives + theory + PADI Kit 380 USD / pax
  • PADI Nitrox Specialty
2 dives + theory + PADI Kit 1490USD / pax

For more information or requests for other courses than mentioned above, contact us.

* Please book at least 30 days in advance your course(s), so we can organize your study material.

Diving Supervision
Please be aware that the included guide will help you to discover the different dive sites and rich biodiversity in the best conditions. For any technical problems, please book:
  • Pedagogic Support Staff (CMAS* or OWD) (max 4divers) 8 USD / dive / diver
  • Private Guide (upon request in advance) 65 USD / day

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions: info@dune-aurora.com

Practical info

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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 MACRO MANTA RAYS
Duration
5 days
Group
8 to 18 people
Code
Price
From €1,520
Level
5/5
Comfort
5/5
Language(s)
English
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