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ARRIVAL

Guests are highly encouraged to overnight one night prior to boarding the Raja Ampat Aggressor II. Guests who are staying at a local hotel in the vicinity of where the yacht departs will be picked up from the local hotel at 12 pm and transferred to the yacht. Guests who will be met at the airport on the charter start day will be transferred to the lobby of the partner Hotel in the city,  or new marina facilities and then picked up at 12 pm and transferred to the Raja Ampat Aggressor II. After all, guests are on board, the yacht will depart. Transfers are complimentary on the charter start/end dates.

On the departure day, the yacht departs the dock at 1:30 pm. All guests must be on board.

DIVING

The staff of the Raja Ampat Aggressor II, with their unique combination of talents, offers the ultimate service. While onboard, you may pick a buddy of your choice, or dive with one of the staff.  The yacht offers up to four dives per day (including night dives) depending on the weather and itinerary. The Raja Ampat Aggressor II provides 80 cubic ft. tanks with DIN/yoke adaptable valves, weight belts, and weights. (100 cu ft tanks are available by request) All dives will be made from two dive tenders. Enjoy freshwater showers on the back deck after your dives and dry off with a warm towel. All diving onboard the Raja Ampat Aggressor should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned as no-decompression dives.

CHECKOUT

Final disembarkation will occur on the morning of the last day of the charter. Guests will be transported to the airport for a domestic flight back, to a local hotel if guests are extending their stay.

Lembeh Island

Divers will experience warm, shallow reefs resplendent with colorful reef fish and exotic invertebrates and, in the deeper waters, current-cooled seamounts, walls, and pinnacles with sharks and tunas.

The remote island of Halmahera is located between the Molucca Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east and has a unique geography with its four peninsulas enclosing three great bays and three volcanoes. Divers will find exciting dives with plenty of weird and wonderful creatures and pinnacles encircled by massive schools of barracuda and other pelagic fishes.

North Sulawesi   (To Be Announced)

Derawan Islands

Derawan Islands are part of the Coral Triangle, which features 872 species of reef fish, 507 species of coral, and invertebrates, including protected species (5 giants clam species, 2 sea turtles, coconut crab, etc.).

Diving Highlights:

  • Kakaban: Kakaban is known for the non-stinging jellyfish lake, located in the middle of the island and a brisk 15-minute walk. The non-stinging jellyfish have inhabited the lake for centuries as there are no known predators. The outer ring of Kakaban island offers divers a wide variety of dive sites that includes corals, large pelagic, and thrilling caves.
    The most famous area is Barracuda Point which has schooling barracuda and is visited by large tuna and sharks.
  • Sangalaki: This area is famous for the large population of turtles and manta rays year-round and guests will frequently see them feeding. The island has a turtle nursery run by the local government which can be visited. Whale sharks are frequently seen off the coast of the island.
  • Maratua Atoll: The Raja Ampat Aggressors’ favorite dives are “The Channel” and “Big Fish Country” which has tornadoes of barracuda, grey reef sharks, thresher sharks, loads of turtles, and schooling eagle rays schooling. Maratua Island has at least 13 caves with hundreds more that have yet to be explored.
  • Pulau Panjang & Pulau Derawan: This is an area known for amazing macro life such as Satomi pigmy, sea dragons, ghost pipefish, frogfish, blue ring octopus, harlequin shrimp, and tiger shrimp. This is a macro haven with the weird and wonderful.
  • Talisayan: A large population of whale sharks can be found here during the diving season. Similar to Cenderawasih Bay, whale sharks can be found swimming under the fishing platforms of the local fishermen.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip. Divers are recommended to wait for 24hours before flying after the last dive.

Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather, and logistics, and are at the Captain’s discretion.

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Lembeh/ North Sulawesi/ Derawan

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Lembeh/ North Sulawesi/ Derawan