6 Day Raja Ampat Liveaboard
6 Day Raja Ampat Liveaboard aboard our traditional Schooner
6 Days wandering through the heart of the Coral Triangle - Raja Ampat 2,500 islands and reefs, 1,320 fish species, 550 coral species and all that is yet to be discovered - there is plenty more!!! This adds up to the world's most amazing diving? All that - plus some of the best food around, fun staff and the only ethically operated dive boat...all waiting for you!
December 2013 - March 2014: all trips depart Thursday afternoons!
Why Join the 6 Day Raja Ampat Liveaboard Adventure??
- Most fun - per person - of any Raja Ampat Liveaboard!
- Consistently great reviews - see for yourself.
- Ethically operated dive boat
- More than 1000 species of fish!
- 75% of hard corals in the world are waiting for you!
- Only 14 guests per trip!
- Small groups, incredible experiences and entirely memorable
6 Day Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving
6 Day liveaboard through the heart of the Coral Triangle - Raja Ampat
For the diver who wants to see it all - and DIVE IT ALL! The 6 Day Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving adventure makes your diving dreams come true! the density and diversity of marine life is unique in the world - with very few industrial developments, very limited human settlements and clean, clear waters.
Just a few of the highlights include the great dives and under as well as above water caves of Misool, the blue water mangroves, the reefs of the Fam Islands, the fish and manta rays of the Dampier straight, and the great karst islands of the Wayag Archipelago. Then there are the extensive mangrove forests and the many deserted beaches. Some excellent diving can be found in the "blue water mangroves" just west of the Island of Misool. In the north there is some superb critter diving at Waigeo Island and great coral and fish dives in Dampier Straight.
Raja Ampat Diving = World-Class Diving
Wicked Diving is proud to present one of the most famous dive regions in the world - Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Featuring some of the most exotic and diverse environments on earth! From the giant lizards on the beaches to the vast reefs underwater. Our 6 Day Raja Ampat Liveaboard brings a whole new ethos to a region filled with either super-luxury boats or decrepit backpacking "boats". We will be operating with a constant emphasis on ethical dive operations, while we continue to offer our guests the same high standards we operate on with in Thailand and Komodo.
With small groups aboard the hand-built schooner, our 6 Day Raja Liveaboard combines adventure, ecologically aware operations, incredible staff and of course...great diving! Check out the Raja Ampat Liveaboard Schedule
Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving
The diving in Raja Ampat is considered among the best in the world, with its remote location, vibrant reefs and incredible marine life - there are countless dive sites, all with different characters. Raja Ampat is a simply a life-affirming dive experience.
Under the water, guests on our 6 Day Raja Ampat Liveaboard may experience passing pelagics like Manta Rays, Dolphins, Sharks, Turtles and all sorts of macro-animals in crevices and on terraces of steep walls. Raja Ampat is also a Mecca for lovers of pygmy seahorses which are found here in every shape and color, red, yellow, orange, purple or white.
Wanna talk exotic? Rare Wobbegong and Epaulette Sharks (walking sharks) can be seen, passing Hammerheads, keep an eye on the reefs and corals, sponges, soft corals, shrimps, crabs and countless nudibranchs and hundreds other invertebrates. Huge shoals of sardines are a definite highlight. The area is remote and unspoilt - there are few facilities, and very few trained safety officers - For these reasons, please chose a reputable dive operator with an eye to safety and sensible diving.
Raja Ampat Liveaboard - Diving Information
Raja Ampat Diving Highlights: Large marine life, small marine life, vibrant reef life, drift dives, wall dives, currents, vibrant reef life, underwater photography
Average Depths : 5- 30+ meters
Visibility: 5- 30+ meters
Currents: mild-strong (depending on dive site and season)
Water Temperature: 22-28c
Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Location: 40+km from Sorong, Indonesia
These trips tend to favor the intermediate and advanced divers. However, we often had guests on one trip decide to stay on again and join the next trip (if there were spaces available) - so don't be surprised if you change your travel plans!
Wicked Diving always works in small groups. With a maximum of 4 divers per guide - you will feel the personal touch. In fact, you may be surprised at how many of our guests decide to do extra training becasue they feel so confident.
Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving Safety
With safety features you'd expect on huge luxury liveaboards (large liferaft, radar, satellite phone) and amenities you'll never find on a budget liveaboard in Indonesia - (20 sets of brand new gear that is serviced annually, brand new compressors, LED lighting) we are not sure if we are "cheap luxury" or "fancy budget"? I guess you might say we are "just right!" The 6 Day Raja Ampat Liveaboard tours are great fun, reasonably priced and offer you the rare chance to visit all the best dive sites at one go. Check out the Raja Ampat Liveaboard Schedule
Getting to your Raja Ampat Liveaboard
Sorong is the harbour town in West Papua and the normal departure point to dive Raja Ampat. If you are unsure of how to get to Sorong to start your trip it will depend on where your international flight into Indonesia is landing. We recommend coming through Jakarta as the quickest and easiest route to take. If you can arrange direct flights to Manado, Bali or Makassar you will be able to catch connecting flights to Sorong. Singapore and Kuala Lumpur offer connecting flights to the above locations. The cost of the domestic flights are not included in the trip price.
It is generally not possible for someone outside of Indonesia to purchase domestic flights in Indonesia so these can be purchased for you by Wicked Diving and added to your invoice. Wicked Diving and its local flight agent can purchase the tickets on your behalf, however, in doing so, Wicked Diving is only acting as an agent for the airline and is not responsible for, and can accept no responsibility for, cancellations, delays, schedule changes, or problems caused by the air carrier. We highly recommend trip interruption and cancellation insurance.
WICKED DIVING RAJA AMPAT MEDICAL AND HEALTH
Anyone requiring vegetarian food or with any food allergies should advise us before the Raja Ampat Liveaboard trip. Should you have any restrictions or requirements and not inform Wicked Diving previous to your trip departures, it may be difficult or impossible to meet such demands.
Please also note the following conditions to ensure a safe diving trip for all our customers:
• Diabetes. Unfortunately we do not accept divers with this condition, as our staff are not medically qualified to a level to deal with any medical problems that may arise.
• Thyroid Disease. Divers with thyroid disease or having no thyroid gland should bring a medical statement dated within the past 3 months proving that their cardiovascular system has been critically assessed.
• Wicked Diving also can not accept divers with Hypertension (high blood pressure) or divers using anti-depressants (e.g. Prozac) on our Raja Ampat Liveaboard trips.
Please note that for the above mentioned conditions we do NOT accept medical statements issued locally. There are Internationally recognized hospitals in Bali, Makassar, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. If you need any assistance or advice on this subject, please contact us for further information
For your safety and enjoyment, please avoid flying at least 24 hours after your last dive!
6 day Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving - $1,450 U.S.
December 2013 - March 2014: all trips depart Thursday afternoons!
Check out the Raja Ampat Liveaboard Schedule