Itinerary: Raja South - 9 days / 8 nights
DELUXE - $3150
MASTER CABIN - $3375
THE SUITE - $3600
DAY 1: Sorong / Batanta.
We will collect you from the airport or your hotel for an 8am / 9am
departure from Sorong then welcomes you onboard La Galigo. After a
refreshing welcome drink, and a short introduction to the facilities of our ship,
the diving schedule, and the tour program, we set sail for our first day, which
will include a refresher dive for all divers on board. Check-out dive: Batanta.
Two nice and easy dives that will introduce you to the wonder of Indonesian
diving, shallow soft sandy bottom, amazing muck critters, clear warm water….
yep the travel time was worth it ;) We relax for our first Dinner together and an
overnight cruise to South of Raja Ampat to Misool.
DAY 2: Goa Farondi Region, Misool.
After the long haul south we will arrive in Misool around late morning to
midday. In the Goa Farondi area, we will do two-afternoon dives plus a night
dive. This area is well known for its Mobula rays and amazing swim-throughs.
DAY 3: Jamur Boo Region, Misool.
We wake up a little further south but still in Misool. Today we will be doing 3
day dives plus a night dive. As always the dives sites are condition dependent,
but some of the sites we like to visit this area are Boo Rocks, Boo
Window and the renowned Manta Haven of Magic Mountain.
Day 4: Central Misool.
Overnight we have moved a little further east to the center of the diving action
in Misool. This is another full diving day with 3-day dives plus a night dive.
Some of our favorite spots to dive around here are Nudi Rock, Tank Rock and
DAY 5: Goa Farondi Region, Misool.
This morning the sun rises once again against the sheer cliffs of Goa Farondi.
We will have two more great morning dives here before the boat starts off
around midday for a long haul up to the further north regions of Raja Ampat.
DAY 6: Penemu.
We will do 3-day dives plus a night dive here. Dive sites visited will depend on
the conditions of the day but here is a list of some of the sites we regularly
visit: Melissa’s Garden, Harto’s Reef, Kenau Channel, Kenau night dive. The
masses of hard coral at the center of Melissa’s Garden is what gives it its
name, look out for all sorts of creatures great and small in there. We will take
you on a hike to the spectacular lookout point above Bintang (Star) Lagoon.
Make sure you have your camera, this is a spot not to be missed.
DAY 7: Gam and Western Dampier Strait.
We wake up just off the coast of Gam Island. There are some great dive sites
around this area with vibrant fish covered reefs and plenty of stunning little
macro subjects. We will do 2 of the Gam dive sites, our picks are Mayhem
and Citrus Ridge. As we have lunch we will cruise down to the Western
Dampier Strait. This is manta heaven and we will take you to either Manta
Sandy or Manta Ridge to see these graceful giants. In the late afternoon, we
take a land tour onto the peaceful Arborek Island. Feel the tranquility of the
simple island village life as you casually stroll the white beach and streets.
One of the world’s best night dives is the jetty in front of this island, and that’s
what is on the agenda for the night.
DAY 8: Central and Eastern Dampier Strait.
We start to wind down today as the trip starts to come to an end. To give you
24hrs to pass off your Nitrogen before tomorrow’s flights we will only do 2
morning dives today. The dive sites we normally visit in this area are Cape Kri,
Blue Magic or Mioskon. The afternoon is spent swapping stories, having
laughs and cracking a few cold ones with your new bff’s. It's your choice to do
this on the deck or to log some beach time on a nearby island. A closing
sunset is spent anchored up near Mioskon Island, where you will witness
thousands of bats fly out at sundown to find fresh fruits to feast on.
Day 9 Disembark La Galigo at Sorong
From 07:00 we will be anchored in Sorong in preparation for disembarkation,
however, guests may stay onboard until 11am for breakfast with us!