Mantra Liveaboard

Destination: Indonesia

Komodo, Alor, Raja Ampat & Banda Islands (4-12 Nights) | From €380 ++/night

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Mantra Quick Pitch

Whether you just want to relax, plunge into the crystal clear water for a swim, or explore the beauties of the underwater world, every day you will spend onboard the Mantra will be unforgettable. Indonesia has a long-standing sailing tradition that dates back to the spice trade times. The Mantra was built in Sulawesi, following classic building techniques. Explore the same waters where so many epic pages of sailing history were written on a traditional vessel that will give you the taste of real adventure.

With Mantra, as well as with her sister liveaboard, Leyla, divers have a choice of joining shared dive cruises  or to take a privately chartered trip around the Indonesian archipelago.

 

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Location 

Mantra will take you on a journey of your lifetime, in the stunning Indonesian archipelago, with shared cabin cruises or private chartered trips to Komodo, Alor, Raja Ampat and the Banda Islands.

Dive Overview

Time to check off some of the world's best diving off of your bucket list. Our shared trips bring you to Raja Ampat, to discover the last Eden on Earth; Komodo, to see prehistoric lizards and underwater giants; Alor, for unspoiled scenery, pristine reefs, and epic underwater encounters, and through the famous Banda Sea, for an adventure on the old route to the Spice Islands.

[See: Raja Ampat Travel Guide, Ambon & Banda Sea, & Komodo Dive Travel Guide]

Check out this awesome video of the Manta making a quick trip around Wayag

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Mantra Accommodation Overview

Mantra's three cabins are elegantly designed, providing each trip's 6 guests with ultimate comfort. The teakwood furniture is decorated with pillows and covers from typical Indonesian handicraft makers. The front cabin includes a double bed (160 x 200cm) and two single bunk beds (80 x 200cm). The two cabins in the back include a double bed and two single beds as two sofas, all equipped with private remote control air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with hot water and several sockets for your personal devices.

 

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Double deluxe cabin

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Master cabin 

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Front cabin  (LEFT), Rear cabin (RIGHT)

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Cabin bathrooms

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General Facilities

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Indoor (LEFT) & Outdoor Dining Area (RIGHT)

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Deck (LEFT) & Common area (RIGHT)  

 

Mantra Boat Features

  • State-of-the-art solar panels and high-efficiency inverter
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Luxury private cabins with the option of a queen-size bed or bunk beds
  • Regular housekeeping service
  • Remote-controlled air conditioning in each cabin
  • Concealed safety box in each cabin
  • Organic and natural Bambooku toiletries
  • Card and board games
  • Library
  •  Unlimited use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks

 

Mantra Dive Facilities

  • Two Bauer compressors for dive tanks
  • 4m speed boat with a 40 hp outboard
  • Reverse-osmosis water maker which produces 120L of fresh water every hour for showers after each dive 
  • Dive courses
  • Rental dive gear
  • Weight belts
  • Western diving instructor
 

 

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Food & Drinks Aboard Mantra

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Delicious meals, prepared with love by the Mantra's Chef, dining in the open air under the stars, while on anchor in the most beautiful landscapes you ever dreamed of.  Three especially-prepared meals are served each day, with a la carte soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

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SCHEDULE & RATES

Mantra Schedule & Rates for Shared Cabin Cruises

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Prices are in Euros and are per person. National park and harbor fees are not included.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

Schedule for 2020

STARTFINISHNO. OF NIGHTSDESTINATIONPRICE/person
07 March 202012 March 20205Komodo Macro Trip€1,900
14 March 202019 March 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
21 March 202024 March 20203PRIVATE CHARTER KOMODOemail us
25 March 202030 March 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
05 April 202010 April 20205PRIVATE CHARTER KOMODOemail us
12 April 202019 April 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2,660
22 April 202025 April 20203PRIVATE CHARTER KOMODOemail us
27 April 202030 April 20203PRIVATE CHARTER KOMODOemail us
01 May 202004 May 20203Available for Charter Onlyemail us
05 May 202012 May 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2,660
14 May 202019 May 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
21 May 202026 May 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
28 May 202002 June 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
03 June 202006 June 20203Available for Charter Onlyemail us
07 June 202014 June 20207PRIVATE CHARTER KOMODOemail us
15 June 202018 June 20203Available for Charter Onlyemail us
20 June 202025 June 20205Komodo Macro Trip€1,900
27 June 202002 July 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
03 July 202007 July 20204PRIVATE CHARTER KOMODOemail us
13 July 202018 July 20205The Ultimate Komodo Experience€1,900
20 July 202025 July 20205Komodo Macro Trip€1,900
27 July 202003 August 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2,660
05 August 202010 August 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
12 August 202019 August 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2,660
21 August 202026 August 20205Komodo Macro Trip€1,900
28 August 202004 September 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2,660
04 September 202009 September 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
11 September 202016 September 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
17 September 202022 September 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
23 September 202030 September 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2,660
02 October 202007 October 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
09 October 202014 October 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
16 October 202021 October 20205Komodo Macro Trip€1,900
23 October 202030 October 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2,660
01 November 202006 November 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
08 November 202015 November 20207The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2,660
17 November 202022 November 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
24 November 202029 November 20205Komodo Macro Trip€1,900
01 December 202006 December 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
08 December 202013 December 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
15 December 202020 December 20205Komodo Macro Trip€1,900
22 December 202027 December 20205Exploring Komodo€1,900
29 December 202003 January 20215Exploring Komodo€1,900



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SCHEDULE FOR 2021

STARTFINISHNO. OF NIGHTSDESTINATIONPRICE/person
5-Jan-202112-Jan-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
28-Feb-20214-Mar-20214Exploring Komodoemail us
6-Mar-202111-Mar-20215Komodo Macro Trip€1900
13-Mar-202120-Mar-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
22-Mar-202127-Mar-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
28-Mar-20214-Apr-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
7-Apr-202112-Apr-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
14-Apr-202119-Apr-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
21-Apr-202126-Apr-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
28-Apr-20213-May-20215Komodo Macro Trip€1900
5-May-202112-May-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
14-May-202119-May-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
21-May-202126-May-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
28-May-20212-Jun-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
4-Jun-202111-Jun-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
13-Jun-202118-Jun-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
20-Jun-202125-Jun-20215Komodo Macro Trip€1900
27-Jun-20212-Jul-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
4-Jul-20219-Jul-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
11-Jul-202118-Jul-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
20-Jul-202125-Jul-20215Komodo Macro Trip€1900
27-Jul-20213-Aug-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
5-Aug-202110-Aug-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
12-Aug-202119-Aug-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
21-Aug-202126-Aug-20215Komodo Macro Trip€1900
28-Aug-20214-Sep-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
4-Sep-20219-Sep-20215Exploring Komodo€2660
11-Sep-202116-Sep-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
16-Sep-202121-Sep-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
23-Sep-202130-Sep-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
2-Oct-20217-Oct-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
9-Oct-202114-Oct-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
16-Oct-202121-Oct-20215Komodo Macro Trip€1900
23-Oct-202130-Oct-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2600
1-Nov-20216-Nov-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
8-Nov-202115-Nov-20217The Ultimate Komodo Experience€2660
17-Nov-202122-Nov-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
24-Nov-202129-Nov-20215Komodo Macro Trip€1900
1-Dec-20216-Dec-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
8-Dec-202113-Dec-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
15-Dec-202120-Dec-20215Komodo Macro Trip€1900
22-Dec-202127-Dec-20215Exploring Komodo€1900
29-Dec-20213-Jan-20225Exploring Komodo€1900

Inclusions

  • Full pension
  • Divemaster 
  • Local transfers to/from the airport, 
  • Snacks, water, coffee, and tea
  • Shore excursions
  • Snorkeling gear (snorkel, mask, fins), 
  • Kayaks
  • Aluminum diving cylinders, weights, and belts.

 

Exclusions

  • National Park & Harbor Fees ( € 120 / trip / person for Komodo & Alor, € 150 / trip / person for Raja Ampat & Banda Islands)
  • Insurance
  • Flights & airport tax
  • Diving equipment
  • Donations
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks 
  • Gratuities 
 
 



Private charters

Mantra's Rates for Private Charters

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Mantra can be all yours! And a tailor-made itinerary as you prefer can be arranged for your family and/or friends. Three nights minimum in Komodo and/or Alor and 5 nights in Raja Ampat and/or Banda Islands with a maximum of 8 guests. Prices are in Euros and are per night. National park and harbor fees are not included.

DestinationPrice per nightNo of personsPark & Harbor Fee
Komodo, Alor (up to 8 guests)*€2,4008€120/person/trip
Honeymoon Komodo€2,2002€120/person/trip
Raja Ampat, Banda Islands (up to 8 guests)*€2,8008€150/person/trip
Honeymoon Raja Ampat€2,4002€150/person/trip


INCLUSIONS

  • Full pension
  • Divemaster 
  • Local transfers to/from the airport, 
  • Snacks, water, coffee, and tea
  • Shore excursions
  • Snorkeling gear (snorkel, mask, fins), 
  • Kayaks
  • Aluminum diving cylinders, weights, and belts

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • National Park & Harbor Fees (€120/trip/ person for Komodo & Alor, € 150/trip/ person for Raja Ampat & Banda Islands)
  • Insurance
  • Flights & airport tax
  • Diving equipment
  • Donations for the crew
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks 
  • Gratuities 
  • Extra guests (€150/person)
 
 



RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Komodo 

There are around one hundred islands in the Komodos. Diving these islands, you enter an underwater world that will amaze even veteran divers. Komodo National Park is a huge marine reserve within the Amazon of the Ocean, the Coral Triangle. With the most bio-diversity in the world, crazy Ring of Fire underwater topography, and powerful currents rushing between islands, you have the perfect conditions for unforgettable diving. The drift diving is thrilling. 

Discover Komodo: 5 days / 4 nights in Komodo National Park

  • Day 1- After departing from Labuan Bajo, we will head to the nearby islands of Sebayur. Here there will be the option to dive, snorkel, or just relax on the soft white sand.
  • Day 2 - The day starts with having a look at the colorful underwater world at Batu Bolong while snorkeling or diving. At Karang Makassar aka Manta Point, we search for manta rays or just relax on a beautiful sand bar in the middle of the sea before sailing to Padar.
  • Day 3 - A short hike is how we start this day, towards the viewpoint on Padar. At Pink Beach, we can just relax on the sand or even cool down for a snorkel or dive before we sail towards Rinca.
  • Day 4 - In the morning we will visit Rinca island to see the dragons, later we snorkel or dive around the reef of Pengah that hosts lots of hard corals and in the afternoon when we arrive at the mangrove island Kalong we can kayak around the mangroves. In the evening we'll witness the flying foxes leaving Kalong island.
  • Day 5 - Return to Labuan Bajo. Spend the morning relaxing on a white sandy beach or snorkeling over the surrounding coral before we make our way back to Labuan Bajo, arriving in the harbor around 11 am.


In Search of the Small Critters in Komodo: 6 days / 5 nights 

  • Day 1- Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Mini Wall
  • We start our first dive in Sebayur Kecil, this dive site is protected from currents where you can find the graceful garden eels in the sand and nudibranchs, scorpionfish in between the corals. Sebayur Mini Wall is in the same line as the first dive, but the sandy bottom turns on this dive site into a wall, where fan and whip corals dominate, shrimps and small crabs are common to see.
  • Day 2 - Tatawa Besar, Crystal Bay, Cauldron coral garden
  • Tatawa Besar is a gentle slope completely covered with a nice mix between hard and soft corals, housing small fish. Reef shark and Manta Ray are also common visitors. Crystal Bay offers nice coral bummy’s in the white sand, cuttlefish and turtles can be found around the soft coral gardens. Cauldron coral garden aka Chinese garden has beautiful scenery full of towers and big table corals.
  • Day 3 - Golden Passage coral garden, Manta Point, Batu Bolong
  • During our dive in the Golden Passage coral garden, we need to search for juvenile fish hiding in between the staghorn corals and the many sponges. Manta Point is a shallow drift dive and the best place to see the huge, graceful Manta Rays. Finally, we sail to Batu Balong to see some amazing corals, shrimps, and the blue dragon nudibranch.
  • Day 4 - Mawan, Siaba Kecil coral garden, Siaba Besar
  • Mawan is another place where we can find the Manta Rays, hovering above the corals, in the sandy slope we can find lots of small critters and in the shallows are different species of clownfish hiding in their personal anemone. The shallow sand in Siaba Besar is the perfect spot to find frogfish and the flamboyant cuttlefish.
  • Day 5 - Batu Pengah, Wainilu, hiking on Rinca to see the famous Komodo dragons
  • At Batu Pengah it’s difficult to find a square centimeter of rock that isn't covered by life. Later that day we will head to Wainilu Island to see more crazy critters at one of the area's best muck dive sites. Of course, a visit to Komodo wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Komodo Dragons.
  • Day 6 - Sail to Labuan Bajo
  • We'll sail to Labuan Bajo where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.

Ultimate KOMODO Experience - 8 days / 7 nights

  • Day 1- Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Jetty
  • We'll head to the nearby island Sebayur Kecil for our check dive, this reef is ideal to start our trip, garden eels live in the sand, small critters can be found in between the corals. Schools of big-eyed trevallies and surgeonfish are common to see around the jetty.
  • Day 2 - Tatawa Besar, Cauldron, Gili Lawa Darat
  • Turtles and reef sharks can be found at Tatawa Besar. In the north of Komodo, we'll dive the Cauldron, where we can have a thrilling drift over the 'shotgun' and end up in a beautiful coral garden. In the afternoon we dive into the coral garden of Gili Lawa Darat, this reef is the ideal place to spot juvenile fish.
  • Day 3 - Castle Rock, Crystal Bay, Crystal Rock
  • The small reef mountain Castle Rock can be full of shark and trevally action. It's common to see large napoleon wrasses and moray eels. Crystal bay has clear blue waters where we search for cuttlefish and turtles. Crystal Rock has schools of trevallies and sometimes eagle rays that visit the pinnacles. Sweetlips and surgeonfish are also common.
  • Day 4 - Golden Passage, Manta Point, Batu Bolong
  • We start this day with a dive at the Golden Passage, this is a similar dive as the Cauldron. At Manta Point we will search for.....indeed, mantas. The last dive of the day before heading towards Padar is Batu Bolong, the rather 'deserted' rock seen from above the water doesn't reveal all the action underwater.
  • Day 5 - Padar viewpoint, Pillarsteen, Tree Sisters
  • In the morning we will visit the viewpoint on the island Padar, three beaches, three different colors. Soft corals and strawberry corals grow on the walls and rocks of Pillarsteen, nudibranch are common to spot on this site. At the dive site Tree Sisters, we will have another look of the reef life in this area, 3 submerged pinnacles beautifully overgrown with corals.
  • Day 6 - Siaba Kecil, Siaba Beasar, Mawan
  • Back in the center of the park, we will drift along the reef of Siaba Kecil, On the nearby island, Siaba Besar, we can find strange critters such as frogfish, seahorses and flamboyant cuttlefish. The reef of Mawan is one of the common sites to spot manta rays hovering above the reef.
  • Day 7 - Dragons, Wainilu, Batu Pengah
  • Today we will go for a short trek on the island Rinca, one of the islands where the famous Komodo dragons can be seen. After the hike we will dive Wainilu, this is a top 'Muck' dive site. Depending on our desaturation time before the flight we will dive Batu Pengah. In the evening we'll witness the flying foxes leaving Kalong island.
  • Day 8 - Checkout Labuan Bajo
  • We'll sail to Labuan Bajo where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.


exploring KOMODO: 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS 

  • Day 1- Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Jetty
  • We sail from Labuan Bajo to Sebayur Kecil for our check dive, this reef is ideal to start our trip, garden eels live in the sand, small critters can be found in between the corals. In the afternoon we will dive under the Sebayur Jetty and the sloping reef around it, schools of big eye Trevally's and surgeonfish are common to see around the jetty.
  • Day 2 - Tatawa Besar, Cauldron, Crystal Rock
  • Turtles and reefsharks live on the reef of Tatawa Besar. After this dive, we sail towards the north of Komodo National Park to dive the Cauldron where we can have a thrilling drift over the 'shotgun'. In the afternoon we dive into Crystal Rock which is a pinnacle in the open ocean. You'll encounter strong currents and big fish hunted by even bigger fish.
  • Day 3 - Golden Passage coral garden, Manta Point, Batu Bolong
  • At the Golden Passage, we meet schools of sweetlips and batfish. At Manta Point we will search for.....indeed, mantas. The last dive of the day is Batu Bolong. The rather 'deserted' rock seen from above the water doesn't reveal all the action underwater, from time to time a trevally attacks the reef fish searching for his little snack.
  • Day 4 - Padar, Pillarsteen, Wainilu
  • In the morning we will visit the viewpoint on the island Padar, three beaches, three different colors. The marine life around Padar is different from that in the center of Komodo. At Pillarsteen, nudibranch is common to spot on this site. Back to the warmer center of the park, right at the entrance of the bay of Rinca, we will dive Wainilu to search for macro life. 
  • Day 5 - Dragons, Wainilu, Batu Pengah
  • Today we will go for a short trek on the island Rinca, one of the islands where the famous Komodo dragons can be seen. After the hike we can dive Wainilu again and depending on our desaturation time before the flight, we will dive Batu Pengah, turtles and sweetlips live on this reef in healthy numbers. In the evening we'll witness the flying foxes leaving Kalong island.
  • Day 6 - Sail to Labuan Bajo
  • We'll sail to Labuan Bajo where you can disembark and checkout with unforgettable memories of your amazing dives in the Komodo Islands.

Alor: The spice Islands & Banda Islands 

Dive in the world’s best muck diving sites surrounded by immaculate coral gardens and not another boat in site. If one prefers larger pelagic species, have no worries. Get a taste of diving in the Bandas; hammerheads, mantas, and numerous other sharks will keep any diver busy. From the local culture to the underwater life, get ready for an experience unlike any other.

Diving in the Banda Sea is on many a diver’s bucket list. From macro sites to schools of hammerheads, dive enthusiasts will be begging for more. Join Mantra for what can only be described as an epic voyage through the Banda Sea, something not many people can cross off their bucket list.

 

ambon to alor: 12 days exploration

  • Day 1- Molana Wall, Nusa Laut Kecil
  • We begin with a check dive on the Molana wall, looking for tuna in caves and under overhangs. Then we’ll dive near Nusa Laut Kecil, steep sloping reefs with sponges, glassfish, anthias, fusiliers, surgeonfish, batfish, orangutan crabs, & ghost pipefish.
  • Day 2 - Suanggi, Lava Flow, Mandarin City
  • The big barrel & elephant ear sponges, sea fans, and coral on the steep slopes of Suanggi are home to lots of reef fish. Lava Flow’s undulating surface is covered with hard coral hiding great macro. Mandarin City muck dive reveals its namesake mandarin fish & more.
  • Day 3 - Batu Kapal, Pohon Mering, Pulau Pisang
  • We may see sharks and triggerfish among the boulders in the deep valleys of Batu Kapal. Pohon Miring has big barrel sponges, a 15-meter swim through, good macro and big napoleons. We’ll see whip coral and lots of reef fish at Pulau Pisang.
  • Day 4 - Kerang Hatta, Hole in the Wall, Pulau Hatta
  • We’ll dive with schooling jacks possibly find some hammerheads in the depths of Kerang Hatta. Then we’ll swim through Hole in the Wall to see it drop into the open ocean. Finally, we’ll dive Pulau Hatta, a steep sloping reef frequented by turtles & crowded with reef fish.
  • Day 5 - Manuk Rocks, Rubble, & Bloody Rocks
  • Big groupers and sea snakes glide along Manuk’s rocky slopes dotted with lava bubbles. Turtles are common in the hard coral and sand in the rubbly section of Manuk. Bloody Rocks steep walls have colorful soft coral & huge barrel sponges & more snakes & turtles.
  • Day 6 - Nil Desparandum, Pulau Nila (2 dives)
  • Current carries us over Nil Desparandum, as we fly among the big napoleons, schooling jacks, and possibly even schooling sharks. Pulau Nila’s beautiful hard coral gardens are so lovely we’ll dive this site twice, with lots of reef fish, tuna, groupers, and barracuda.
  • Day 7 - Dusborgh (2 Dives), Nila
  • Because of sharks school at Dusborgh, we’ll dive here twice drifting with the current among jacks & eagle rays. Then we’ll sail to Nila’s extensive and thriving hard coral fields, an easy dive - silversides everywhere, attracting surprisingly big tuna for a shallow spot.
  • Day 8 - Pulau Teun, Terbang Selatan, Terbang Utara
  • We’ll explore for a new spot at Pulau Teun, expecting current, sponges and hard corals, swarms of fish, and maybe even some sharks. Terbang Seltan and Utara are both steep walls with lots of silversides and shallow, colorful reef at the top.
  • Day 9 - Nusleur (2 Dives) 
  • Sometimes we see hammerheads at Nusleur, so we’ll dive twice on the steep walls here. We’ll also see schooling jacks, big napoleons, bumphead parrotfish, and batfish. We’ll spend the night anchored off Romang.
  • Day 10 - Nusa Laut Besar, Nyata (2 Dives)
  • The gradual slopes of Nusa Laut Besar have great hard coral coverage & bumphead parrotfish, fusiliers, red tooth triggerfish, devil scorpionfish, pipefish & nudis. We’ll dive twice at Nyata where there’s a swim through in the contoured walls - big sponges & snappers.
  • Day 11 - Reong (2 Dives)
  • Today we will dive twice on the steep walls around Reong. We'll encounter some current here in these fertile waters along with dense clouds of fish and some sharks and octopus.
  • Day 12 - Checkout and disembark with memories to last a lifetime.

 

underwater paradise - wasai to ambon via the banda islands: 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS 

  • Day 1- Waisai to Misool
  • On our first day, we'll chart a course for Misool and watch for whales and dolphins as we sail along.
  • Day 2 - Razorback, Caves & Walls, Tree Rock
  • We'll explore the steep sides & layered overhangs of Razorback Rock. Caves & Walls, a sea tunnel & caves that reach the surface. Tree Rock's steep slopes & walls are riddled with cracks & overhangs. Sea fans, schools of barracuda, golden sweepers & silversides.
  • Day 3 - Boo Windows, Nudi Rock & Whale Rock
  • Look through Boo Windows to ridges, pinnacles, soft corals, and sea fans beyond. Nudi Rock - macro life & turtles. The steep slopes and pinnacles of Whale Rock provide a dramatic landscape for bannerfish, silversides, trevally, & nudibranchs.
  • Day 4 - Tank Rocks, Neptunes Fan, Dunia Kecil
  • Tank Rock's strong currents pull us over the steep pinnacle-dotted ridged through thick schools of many species. Drift again along the walls of Neptunes Fan Sea -huge 4-meter sea fans. Dunica Kecil - a wall with different octopus, nudis, pipefish, & pygmy seahorses.
  • Day 5 - Barracuda, Four Kings (twice!)
  • Sea fans wave good morning under the overhangs and between the ridges in Barracuda Rock's wall. At Four Kings, you can swim through cracks in the walls of this landscape of pinnacles and ridges covered in colorful soft corals and swarming with fish.
  • Day 6 - Koon - Three Different Spots
  • First a fast drift over a sloping reef with lots of fish, peacock mantis shrimp, & octopus. Then a steep wall dive next to the deep channel, with overhangs and hollows in the wall for nudis. Finally a gentle drift over a sloping reef with white, orange, & purple soft corals.
  • Day 7 - Kerang Hatta, Hole in the Wall, Pohon Miring
  • Wake up to the possibility of hammerheads in the deep waters of Kerang Hatta. Swim through the Hole in the Wall & explore the reef top and wall. The coral-covered wall of Pohon Miring features a 15 m swim through, big napoleons & barrel sponges, & huge sea fans.
  • Day 8 - Batu Kapal, Pulau Pisang, Mandarin City
  • We'll start in boulder-strewn walls and valleys dotted with sea fans, sponges, and soft orange corals at Batu Kapal. Pulau Pisang's a sloping reef & wall. Sunset dive at Mandarin City - a great muck site for ghost pipefish, scorpionfish, eels, and of course, mandarin fish.
  • Day 9 - Pulau Run Reef & Point, Suanggi
  • Pulau Rhun's sloping reef is a great place to spot turtles and crabs. South Point site, a wall with overhangs, big sponges & sea fans, tuna, & batfish. Suanggi - a steep slope with barrel sponges, elephant ear sponges, big sea fans, & lots of reef fish.
  • Day 10 - Nusa Laut Walls, Molana Wall
  • First, two gradual walls on Nusa Laut. We'll see sponges & lots of reef fish: glassfish, anthias, fusiliers, surgeonfish, batfish, rainbow runners, orangutan crabs, & ghost pipefish. Finally, the memorable overhangs and caves of Molana's long wall that will call you back.
  • Day 11 - Sail to Tulehu
  • Sail to Tulehu and check out with a collection of memories and photos that you'll cherish forever.
  

Raja Ampat 

Raja Ampat has some of the best diving in the world. Prominent ichthyologist Doctor Jerry Allen recorded 324 species here in a single dive. Muck diving for macro - it doesn't sound exciting til you've seen the alien-looking critters that hide in the muck here! Wall diving, drifting slowly over a thriving, colorful reef to a dizzying wall, watching the weird creatures hiding in cracks in the wall watch us as we drop to the depths where we'll see big pelagics. We'll ride the currents on some drift dives too.


Amazing Dampier Strait: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS 

  • Day 1- Mioskon, Blue Magic
  • We begin our adventure drifting over the sloping reef of Mioskon with snappers, golden sweepers, anthias, and whimsical wobbegong sharks. The strong currents at Blue Magic carry us along with sharks, napoleons, trevallies, Spanish mackerel, tuna, fusiliers, & possibly mantas.
  • Day 2 - Sardine reef, Friwinbonda, Otdima reef
  • Sardine Reef also has strong currents & fusiliers, surgeonfish, trevally, rainbow runners, sweetlips, & bannerfish. Freewinbonda contains macro and walking sharks. Diving Otdima reef can surprise us with lots of schooling fish over this reef.
  • Day 3 -Keruo Channel, Melissa’s Garden, Barracuda Rock
  • Drift along the steep slopes of Keruo Channel, covered with beautiful hard and soft corals, on this site you can find lots of black coral forests. Melissa’s garden is one of the must-do sites, the hard corals in this shallow coral garden have any color combination you can imagine. At Barracuda rock you can find, of course, lots of barracuda’s, but also napoleon fish and reef sharks.
  • Day 4 - Edi’s Black Forest, Red Patch, Taman Wofoh
  • We’ll descend the wall at Edi’s looking for macro as we drop to the forest of black coral below. At Red Patch, we’ll see elephant ear sponges and possibly wobbegong sharks. Taman Wofoh is the perfect spot to dive slowly over the sandy patch to find small critters living there, at the reef surrounding the sand we can find turtles feeding and taking a nap.
  • Day 5 - Citrus Ridge, Mayhem, Yeben Shallows
  • We can see schools of batfish, barracuda & surgeonfish as well as angelfish, emperors, silversides, wobbegong sharks among the coral covered bommies of Citrus Ridge. Then to Mayhem for more macro. Blacktip reef sharks & huge groupers plus little stuff like pipefish and peacock mantis shrimp are common at Yeben Shallows.
  • Day 6 - Lalosi, Manta Sandy, Arborek
  • Crocodile fish lurk around Lalosi seamount. Both oceanic and reef mantas visit the Manta Sandy cleaning station. Arborek Jetty is justifiably famous for its varied macro life.
  • Day 7 - Mike’s Point, Pulau Koh, Cape Kri
  • Mike’s Point’s walls & overhangs hide small octopus & nudis. Pulau Koh can surprise us with reefsharks and Mobula rays. Current carries us over the bommies on the slopes of Cape Kri, home to bannerfish, sweetlips, emperors, snappers, fusiliers, barracuda, trevally, and sharks.
  • Day 8 - Sail to Waisai
  • Enjoy the view from the deck and watch for dolphins and whales as we sail back to Waisai where you will disembark with memories to last a lifetime.

magical misool - 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

  • Day 1- Check dive Saonek Kecil and sail to Misool
  • On our first day, we'll start with a check dive before sailing from the center of Raja Ampat to the otherworldly islands of the Misool area. We'll moor off Wagmab in the early morning.
  • Day 2 - Tree Rock, Warna Berwana, Andy’s Ultimate
  • Batfish, barracuda, sweepers & silversides congregate under the huge overhang Tree Rock. The bommie dotted plateau aptly named Warna Berwana (“Vibrant Colour”) has lots of colorful coral and dense fish. We can see glassfish in the caves at Andy’s.
  • Day 3 - Andiamo, Candy Store, Yellit Kecil
  • From the pinnacles & ridges of Andiamo, covered in soft coral and sea fans, we’ll proceed to Candy Store to check out some elephant ear sponges, fusiliers, butterflyfish & barracuda. Then on to Yellit Kecil wall to spot some nudis, possibly as a night dive.
  • Day 4 - Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock
  • Green and hawksbill turtles frequent the steep slopes of Nudi Rock where we’ll see decorator crabs, cleaner shrimp, & blennies. We’ll find schooling fish and maybe mantas at Tank Rock. Whale Rock is another good spot for nudis & bannerfish, silversides, & trevally.
  • Day 5 - Neptune's Sea Fan, Four Kings, Wedding Cake
  • On this dive, we will be drifting along the wall of Neptune's with many large gorgonian sea fans. At Four Kings we will witness a real "fish rain" and lots of fish action, manta rays are often spotted there. Discover the reef around Wedding Cake, the name reveals it's shape.
  • Day 6 - Goa Farondi, Friendly Canyon, Puncak Harfat
  • Dive into the overhangs, swim through's and caves of Goa Farondi and Friendly Canyon, covered with black corals. Before heading back towards the Dampier Strait, we'll visit the viewpoint of Puncak Harfat.
  • Day 7 - Dayang Channel, Karang Bata, Cape Kri
  • Dayang Channel is known to find manta rays. Tuna, Spanish mackerel & schooling reef fish at Karang Bata. Current carries us over the bommies on the slopes of Cape Kri, home to bannerfish, sweetlips, emperors, snappers, fusiliers, barracuda, trevally, & sharks.
  • Day 8 - Blue Magic, Sardine Reef, Mike's Point
  • The strong currents at Blue Magic and Sardine Reef carry us through the dense marine life - sharks, napoleons, trevallies, Spanish mackerel, tuna, fusiliers & maybe mantas. The overhangs on the wall at Mike’s Point reveal small octopus, nudis, shrimps, surgeonfish, & batfish.
  • Day 9 - Sail to Waisai
  • Enjoy the view from the deck and watch for dolphins and whales as we sail back to Waisai where you will disembark with memories to last a lifetime.

 

Wonderful wayag - 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

  • Day 1- Check dive Saonek Kecil and sail to Misool
  • We begin our adventure with a check dive after lunch over the sloping reef of Saonek Kecil, with Snappers, Golden Sweepers, Anthias and small critters such as Nudibranchs.
  • Day 2 - Yenbuba Jetty, Cape Kri, Arborek Jetty
  • Yenbuba Jetty populates groups of Batfish, large snappers, and Napoleon fish. On Cape Kri, we drift along the reef searching for sharks. Arborek Jetty is justifiably famous for its varied macro life.
  • Day 3 - 
  • Yeben Shallows, Yeben Slope or beach, Yefnabu
  • Blacktip reef sharks & huge groupers, little stuff like pipefish and peacock mantis shrimps are common at Yeben Shallows. Next is a dive on the slope or relax on one of the idyllic Beaches around Yeben. Elephant ear sponges are common to see at Yefnabu.
  • Day 4 - Eagle Rock, Black Rock, Beach visit
  • Mantas "flying" in the current at Eagle Rock and drift over the "Fishy" reef of Black Rock. On our way to the lagoon of Wayag, we'll stop by a "picture perfect" beach to take......pictures.
  • Day 5 - Viewpoint Wayag, Ridge Rock, Mushroom rock
  • Visiting the lagoon of Wayag wouldn't be complete of seeing it from the top of one of the limestone rocks. Ridge Rock and Mushroom Rock have lots of soft corals and reef fish species.
  • Day 6 - Edi's Black Forest, Red Patch wall, Taman Wofoh
  • We’ll descend the wall at Edi’s looking for macro as we drop to the forest of black coral below. At Red Patch, we’ll search for shrimps and pigmy seahorses in the fan and wire corals. At Taman Wofoh we'll search for the pygmy cuttlefish.
  • Day 7 - Citrus, Mayhem, Lalosi
  • We can see schools of batfish, barracuda & surgeonfish, wobbegong sharks among the coral covered bommies of Citrus Ridge. Then to the reefmounts of Mayhem and Lalosi for more fish action.
  • Day 8 - Mikes point, Blue Magic, Sardine Reef
  • Mike’s Point’s walls & overhangs hide small octopus & nudis. The strong currents of Blue Magic and Rardine Reef carry us along with sharks, napoleons, trevallys, Spanish mackerel, tuna, fusiliers, & possibly mantas.
  • Day 9 - Sail to Waisai
  • Enjoy the view from the deck and watch for dolphins and whales as we sail back to Waisai where you will disembark with memories to last a lifetime.

 

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  • Length: 31 meters 
  • Beam: 6.5 meters 
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots
  • Engine: Yanmar 6 cylinder engine
  • Freshwater: Reverse-osmosis water maker which produces 120L of freshwater every hour
  • Fuel tanks: 14 tons
  • Compressors: 2 air compressors
  • Safety: First Aid Kit & Oxygen, Fire Extinguishers,Life Rafts 2 x 25 persons, Life Jackets, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), as well as a AIS-SART
  • Maximum guests: 6
  • Number of cabins: 3 

 

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  • Time Zone: UTC+8 & UTC+9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Payment onboard: Cash (most currencies accepted)
  • Language Spoken: English & Indonesian
 

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