Day 1: Sorong
Arrive at Sorong Airport. Our crew will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. After 15 minutes of driving, we onboard the vessel, refresh with the welcome drink. Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departure. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel, make yourself comfortable. Lunch and dinner will be served while departing towards Raja Ampat National Park.
Check Dive at Pulau Mioskon (regarding the arrival time of the guests).
Day 2 – 8: Northern Raja Ampat
We offer 3-4 dives daily, including a night dive if possible. When crossing only 2 dives a day can be scheduled.
Dampier Straits: We have many excellent dive spots around the area. Cape Kri is a great start to the day with most fish and coral species accounted on a single dive site. Truly dive sites like Cape Kri, of Dr. Allen’s 30-year lifetime record fish count. Cape Kri has probably the largest concentration of big fish of any site in northern Raja Ampat.
Fam & Penemu Island: More great examples of Raja Ampat biodiversity, The Penemu Island very recently became a Marine Protected Area and we spend most of our time here in the MPA. Melissa’s Garden has probably the best complete coral coverage you will ever see and no visit to these islands is complete without seeing the hidden bay.
Arborek: We will stop by at the famous Arborek, the dive spot selection in this area are abundant. Manta sandy will be among our dive spot selection where you can spot a group of Mantas circling and swimming.
Day 9: Sorong
After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport for your next destination. Your diving journey has ended and we shall look forward to welcoming you on board again. Thank you
Sailing itineraries and daily programs are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions, availability of safe anchorage, government regulations, and other factors. Every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned. Program changes may take place during the cruise to take advantage of local cultural events, to adapt to sailing conditions, or in response to other factors.
Experience level: Advanced/intermediate plus, currents: can be strong, water temperature: 27 C – 30 C, visibility: 10 m – 40 m, depth: 5 m – 30 m
We strongly advise you to bring your own dive equipment with a dive torch for comfort and familiarization. The Pearl of Papua has a strict NO GLOVE POLICY and all divers must have dive insurance.
Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat, divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans, to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too.