Unforgettable cruise from Raja Ampat to Lembeh Strait 12 nights

Join us  in this wonderful adventure to discover some of the most pristine coral reefs, accelerating marine life and muck sites paradises in the world. From Raja Ampat to Lembeh Strait.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Sorong

    Board Aurora in Sorong just few hours away from Raja Ampat. After pick you up in the airport a refreshing welcome drink will be waiting for you on board. Time to know each other and prepare everything to start the adventure . Cruise towards Dampier Strait.

  • Days 2 to 3 Dampier Strait & Fam Islands

    During these days we will be in Dampier Strait and Fam Islands, that are located between Waigeo and the Bird’s Head Peninsula. Along with Misool, the most famous area for diving in Raja Ampat.
    All of the dive sites around the Dampier Strait and Fam Islands are known for a huge amount of schooling fish and Coral Gardens where you get to see reef sharks and wobbegong sharks between others. Some of the best manta dives are also located in the Dampier Strait. And of course, cannot forget the dive sites at some of the jetties in front of local villages, where the pillars are covered in soft corals and are home to small critters. Cruise overnight to Misool.

  • Days 4 to 5 Misool

    Misool is the southernmost island in Raja Ampat and it is surrounded by several hundred small islands and rocks. Some of the most beautiful soft coral reefs in the world are located here. Many of the dive sites around Misool are just as fishy as the ones in the Dampier Strait,
    with some schools of barracudas, batfish, snappers and fusiliers. But not only that, Misool is also a great macro destination. Known as the kingdom of the pygmy seahorse. Cruise overnight to Pulau Pisang.

  • Day 6 Pulau Pisang

    These two islands and two small rocks between Misool and Halmahera, are the perfect spot to spend the day diving in sloping reefs full of soft and hard corals bommies . When the currents are running, the dive sites can be very fishy and possible to see dogtooth tunas passing by. Cruise
    overnight to the Strait of Patintie.

  • Days 7 to 8 Strait of Patintie

    We will spend the next two days in the south of Halmahera. Here, two large pinnacles break the surface and are excellent dive sites due to the amount of schooling fish as well as the healthy state of the soft corals. Strong currents here will dictate when you will dive. We will cruise overnight to the Goraici Islands.

  • Day 9 Goraici Islands

    Located on the west coast of Halmahera. The Goraici Islands have beautiful white sandy beaches with small villages, amazing reefs and pinnacles. Colourful soft coral in the deeper parts and hard coral gardens in the shallows. Overnight Cruise to Tifore Island.

  • Day 10 Tifore Island

    Pulau Tifore is a small island between Halmahera and Lembeh with a submerged reef, where the main attraction is definitely the schooling barracudas . Cruise overnight to Lembeh.

  • Days 11 to 12 Lembeh Strait

    Time for some 5-start muck diving in Lembeh Strait renowned to be one of the favourite places for this particular kind of diving where find hidden critters around the sandy bottoms will become the ultimate goal of this gorgeous and complete adventure.

  • Day 13 Bitung

    Unfortunately is the last day of this incredible adventure and is time to Disembark after a good breakfast and a lot of hugs. Hope to see you again soon !

Dates & prices

Departures for English-speaking groups:

From To Price / pers. Boat Places Options Booking
€4,935 Liveaboard Aurora 18 / 18 Book now!

Departures for French-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Departures for Chinese-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Departures for Spanish-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Trip code: 134

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
Duration
13 days
Group
8 to 18 people
Code
134
Price
From €4,935
Level
5/5
Comfort
5/5
Language(s)
English / French / Chinese / Spanish
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