9D 8N Misool Raja Ampat Sep 15-23 2019

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9 days 8 nights
Availability : Sep 15 2019 - Sep 23 2019
Sorong (SOQ) Airport, West Papua.
Sorong (SOQ) Airport, West Papua
Min Age : 9+
Max People : 14
Tour Details

This itinerary tries to combine the best part of Raja Ampat southern area in Misool, with central and some north area with the most compact itinerary as possible. Expect to sail the furthest South tip of the archipelago in leisure, it takes 10 -12 hours to get there and you will reward with the most pristine reef.

Departure & Return Location

Sorong Airport, West Papua, Indonesia (SOQ) (Google Map)

Departure Time

The boat leaving from Usaha Mina Port in Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia at 11 AM on departure dates.

Price Includes

  • The cruise, all scuba diving activities (up to 4 dives/day) and all group shore programs during the course of the cruise
  • Regular air fills, tanks, weights and weight belt
  • Professional dive guide
  • Full meals and snacks while on board the vessel
  • Water, tea, coffee, soft drinks while on board the vessel
  • Transfers to and from the vessel and the respective airports on the cruise departure and return dates

Price Excludes

  • Marine Park & Port Handling Fee
  • Any Private Expenses such as laundry, alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance & Dive Emergency insurance
  • International and domestic air transportation, hotels and meals ashore before and after the cruise
  • Private tours
  • On board telecommunications
  • Nitrox use (USD 5/dive) , dive equipment rental
  • Crew gratuities
What to Expect

This itinerary tries to combine the best part of Raja Ampat southern area in Misool, ntral and some north area with the most compact itinerary as possible. Expect to sail the furthest South tip of the archipelago in leisure, it takes 10 -12 hours to get there and you will reward with the most pristine reef.

 

  • We sail to the southern part of Raja Ampat in Misool
  • We hike famous Painemo in the Central-North
  • You get both South and North of Raja Ampat in 9 days
  • Water temperature range from 24-29 Celsius
Itinerary

Day 1Sorong

Arrive at Sorong Airport. Our crew will be waiting outside the arrival hall, they will escort you to the Pearl of Papua. After a 15 minute ride you will be onboard the vessel, cabin allocation and ship orientation wil l take place before departure, take this time to familiarize yourself with the facilities and make yourself comfortable. Lunch and dinner will be served while heading towards Raja Ampat National Park. Sorong to Misool is roughly a twelve hour journey.

Check Dive at Pulau Matan, time permitting .

Day 2, 3, 4, 5Misool

Misool is one of the most fascinating areas of Raja Ampat. It contains some of the most amazing underwater seascapes imaginable – deep ravines and canyons give way to unsurpassed coral coverage and unrivaled color. Don’t be surprised if you encounter Gorgonian Sea Fans exceeding 3 meters in diameter! That said, while the reefs are tru ly breathtaking down in Misool, remember to check the blue every now and again as it is quite common to encounter oceanic manta rays, reaching up to seven meters in length, on many dives. Brace yourself, the diving is about to get incredible .

One of the dives, Magic Mountain, is a fairly reliable cleaning station for oceanic manta rays. Because of this we will dive the site twice in order to afford you the best opportunity to encounter these gentle giants.

Day 2Daram – Misool

Dive 1: The Candy Store

Dive 2: Andiamo

Dive 3: Andy’s Ultimate

Dive 4: Daram

Day 3Boo – Misool

Dive 1: Magic Mountain

Dive 2: Magic Mountain

Dive 3: Boo Rocks

Dive 4: Boo Window

Day 4Fiabacet – Misool

Dive 1: Tank Rock

Dive 2: Nudi Rock

Dive 3: Whale Rock

Dive 4: Yelit Kecil

Day 5Farondi – Misool

Dive 1: Anchovies
Dive 2: Goa Farondi

Upon completing our second dive of the day, we will begin the long journey from Misool to Penemu (fourteen hours).

Day 6Penemu to Arborek

Spread over nearly 700 square kilom eters of ocean, just above the midway point on Raja Ampat’s north -south axis, Penemu ’s vivid coral gardens revel in the nutrient rich water brought forth from the Dampier Straits .

After having fun drifting with current at My Reef and Melissa Garden, you will climb Penemu. It is a mere 318 wooden -steps to the breathtaking view of Raja Ampat’s limestone karsts.

From here Pearl of Papua will head towards Arborek where you will complete your final dive of the day and have the opportunity to explore an authentic village and interact with locals.

Dive 1: My Reef

Dive 2: Melissa’s Garden

Climb Penemu

Dive 3: Mayhem

Village Walk

Day 7Dampier Straits

The Dampier Straits contain some of Raja Ampat’s most action packed dives.

There are a number of wonderful si tes in the area, many of which are exposed to and best -dived when the current is running . Encounters with various sharks, Bumphead Parrotfish, schools of barracuda, Oceanic Triggerfish, and Big -Eyed Trevally are quite common. The sheer number of fish is li terally astounding. At times shoals are so thick the sunlight is practically blocked out.

Finally, what better way to end your diving expedition than to have a barbeque on an uninhabited island? The crew will prepare a wonderful meal for you to enjoy as you watch thousands of fruit bats begin their journey to neighboring islands in search of food .
Dive 1: Blue Magic
Dive 2: Cape Kri
Dive 3: Mike’s Point
Barbeque at Mioskon

Day 8Dampier Straits

We can’t get enough of Dampier Straits ! Today you will dive at Chicken Reef and Sardine Reef, these dive spots offer an unforgettable diving experience where you may spot huge schools of fishes being stalked by barracuda and trevally . And if you’re lucky even a few manta rays!

After completing your second dive of the day, the Pearl of Papua will begin her return voyage to Sorong. It is roughly a seven hour journey. Upon arriving in Sorong you will have the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs for your family and friends.

Dive 1: Chicken Reef
Dive 2: Sardine Re ef

Day 9Sorong

After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Official check out time is 10 AM . From here you will be transferred to your next destination . Your diving journey has ended and we certainly look forward to welcoming you onboard again .

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Additional Notes:

  •  Sailing itineraries and daily programs are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions, availability of safe anchorage, government regulations or in response to other factors. Every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned.
  • Experience level: Advanced/intermediate and above, currents: can be strong, water temperature: 27 C – 30 C, visibility: 10 m – 40 m, depth: 5 m – 30 m
  • Additionally, we highly encourage all divers to bring hooks or at least be familiar with their use . Currents can be strong in Raja Ampat. At somepoint during your trip you should expect to have to deal with any one of all of the following: downdrafts, upwell ings, negative entries and effectiv deployment of a hook.
  • The Pearl of Papua has No Glove Policy and all divers must have dive insurance during the trip
  • We strongly advise you to bring your own dive equipment with a dive torch for comfort and familiarization
  • Total dive: up to 23 dives included check dive