Raja Ampat Aggressor II

Destination: Indonesia

Itineraries: Raja Ampat, Derawan Islands, Halmahera, Lembeh & North Sulawesi  (7-12 nights) | From $460++/night

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The Raja Ampat Aggressor II sails the heart of The Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat. Known to have the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world, the area is composed of over 1,500 islands and is home to around 600 types of corals, 1,500 fish species, and over 600 types of mollusks. Sailing with the Aggressor fleet, guests are sure to experience once-in-a-lifetime adventures coupled with excellent service.

 

Dive Overview

Raja Ampat diving is characterized by its mindblowing diversity, featuring a plethora of medium to large size fish, good macro, and great hard and soft coral reefs, along with some muck and mangrove sites. The water temperatures hover at around 89°F (31°C) year-round--so warm that a wetsuit is hardly needed. The archipelago's topside scenery is also stunning.

[See: Raja Ampat Dive Travel Guide, Lembeh Dive Travel Guide, Derawan Islands Travel Guide]

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Accommodations

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Raja Ampat Aggressor II Accommodation Details

Accommodations about the Raja Ampat Aggressor II include two Master Staterooms outfitted with a queen bed and six Deluxe Staterooms outfitted with twin beds. Each Stateroom comes complete with a private bathroom shower, a large closet, two portholes, individual climate control, and a monitor with a media player.

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Raja Ampat Aggressor II Cabin Details

  • Master Stateroom (#7 & 8)
  • Rm Size: 8' x 10"
  • Queen bed with private bathroom and shower, large closet, 2 portholes, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.
  • Deluxe Stateroom (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)
  • Rm Size: 8' x 10'
  •  2 twin beds with private bathroom shower, large closet 2 portholes, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.

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General Facilities

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Raja Ampat Aggressor Boat Features

  • Air-conditioned salon and dining area
  • 3 shaded sundecks complete with lounge and deck chairs
  • Flat-screen TV/media player and stereo in main salon
  • Small library

 

Raja Ampat Aggressor II Dive Facilities

  • Nitrox ($150 per 10-night charter)
  • Camera table
  • Freshwater showers
  • Up to 5 dives each day
  • Full line of Aqualung rental gear including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and nightlights
  • Diving specialty courses
  • 2 tender
 

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Food & Drinks Aboard Raja Ampat Aggressor II

The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Indonesian feasts and local cuisine. The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine (wine is served with dinner), which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your special brand from the U.S. Due to local regulations; the bar will be closed while the boat is in port.  

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Raja Ampat Aggressor II Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and are based on the lowest-priced cabin. Port and park fees are not included.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions and Full Rates by Cabin Type]

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Raja Ampat Aggressor II Rates

Dates

Deluxe

Master

2022

Jul-01-2022 - Dec-23-2022 (7 nights)

$3,430$3,745

Jul-01-2022 - Sep-18-2022 (12 nights)

$5,880

$6,420

Jul-01-2022 - Jan-03-2023 (10 nights)

$4,900

$5,350

Jul-01-2022 - Jan-03-2023 | Derawan Islands (7 nights)

$3,220

$3,535

2023

Jan-04-2023 - Dec-24-2023 (7 nights)

$3,430

$3,745

Jan-12-2023 - Jan-04-2024 (10 nights)

$4,900

$5,350

Jul-02-2023 - Sep-19-2023 (12 nights)

$5,880

$6,420

Jul-06-2023 - Sep-03-2023 | Derawan Islands (7 nights)

$3,220

$3,535

2024

Jan-05-2024 - Dec-23-2024 (7 nights)

$3,430

$3,745

Jan-13-2024 - Jan-03-2025 (10 nights)$4,900$5,350
Jun-28-2024 - Sep-29-2024 (12 nights)$5,880$6,420
Jul-25-2024 - Sep-02-2024 (7 nights)$3,220$3,535

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Inclusions

  • Accommodations aboard the yacht
  • All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine
  • Diving
  • Compressed air tanks, weights & belts
  • Transfers are complimentary on the charter start/end dates. 

 

Exclusions

  • Airfare (international and domestic)
  • Insurance
  • Equipment rentals
  • Nitrox fills
  • Certification or specialty courses
  • Hotel stays/day rooms
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Crew gratuity
  • Port and park fees (paid onboard: Raja Ampat $250 USD per person; Raja Ampat & Banda Sea $260 USD per person; Derawan Islands $250 USD per person)

 

RATES &  AVAILABILITY

For more information on rates and 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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Itinerary Overview

Seven and ten-night adventures aboard the Raja Ampat Aggressor II depart from Sorong exploring the Raja’s main islands, Batanta, Misool, Salawati and Waigeo, also known as the “Four Kings.” Select Derawan Islands excursions to depart from Berau diving the Maratua Atoll, Sangalaki Island, and Talisayan, which is known for its prolific whale shark population.

 

There are 4 itineraries with 7, 10, and 12-night charters offered.

  • 7 night -  average up to 22 dives including night dives.
  • 10 night - average up to 33 dives including night dives.
  • Water temperature averages 82 - 86°F/28 - 30°C
  • 3mm wetsuit recommended
  • All dives are made from 2 dive tenders

 

RajaAmpat - 7 & 10 Night Itineraries

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  • The Raja Ampat itinerary combines the best dive sites of Dampier Strait, Fam, Mansuar and the awesome dive sites of Misool, the best diving area of Raja Ampat. The great highlights are the manta cleaning station near Mansuar and the huge schools of fish near Farondi.
  • The Dampier straight separates the Birdhead Peninsula from Waigeo and Mansuar. The name comes from the Dutch colonial times. It refers to the shape of the peninsula on the map, but it is also a paradise for many rare bird species.
  • Here the Pacific Ocean meets the Halmahera Sea, with an explosion of marine life as consequence. With regular strong currents, big fish feel especially comfortable. Manta rays, reef sharks, different schools of mackerel, tuna and barracuda, dolphin and whales.
  • The night dives under the Arborek or Cape Mansuar jetty is a favorite spot with peculiar creatures such as wobbegongs, epaulette sharks (walking sharks), nudibranchs, pipefish, seahorses, frogfish, scorpion fish and the list goes on.
  • Misool is the southeast of the four big islands of the Raja Ampat archipelago. At the same time it is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. The rich variety of reefs are also not to be overlooked with vertical walls, slopes, dry rocks, caves and lagoons; some covered with hard corals while the others are covered with brightly colored soft corals. Also renowned as the center of pygmy seahorses and gorgonians, everywhere you go you will be amazed by the profusion of marine life that Raja Ampat has to offer you.
  • Raja Ampat Dive Sites
  • Arborek: Manta Sandy, West Mansuar, Arborek Jetty
  • My Reef Dampier: Mioskon, Sardines Reef, Blue Magic, Friwinbonda, Nudis Rock, The Passage, Batu Lima, Friwonda, Cape Kri, Chicken Reef, Cape
  • Batanta: North Batata, Algae Patch
  • Penemu: Melissa’s Garden, Keruo Channel
  • Mansuar Misool: Magic Mountain, Boo Windows, Nudi Rock, Barracuda Point, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, Three Sisters, Killer Cave, Farondi Wall

[See: Raja Ampat Dive Travel Guide]

 

Derawan Islands - 7 Night Itinerary

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  • The Derawan Islands (Kepulauan Derawan) are located off the eastern coast of Borneo (East Kalimantan Province) in Indonesia, in the famous Celebes Sea. Derawan is an archipelago with the main islands being Derawan, Maratua, Kakaban and Sangalaki, forming small and remote atolls with sandy banks. This special place is considered the second most biodiverse place in the world.
  • Derawan Islands are part of the Coral Triangle, which features 872 species of reef fish, 507 species of coral, and invertebrates, including protected species (5 giants clam species, 2 sea turtles, coconut crab, etc.).
  • Sample Seven Itinerary (22 Dives)
  • Day 1: On the charter start date, guests will be picked up from one of the host hotels and transferred to the Raja Ampat Aggressor. Once all guests are onboard, the adventure begins to the Derawan Islands (approximately 10 hours). No diving this day.
  • Day 2: 4 dives in Sangalaki Island
  • Day 3: 4 dives in Kakaban Island
  • Day 4: 4 dives in Talisayan Whale Sharks
  • Day 5: 4 dives in Maratua
  • Day 6: 4 dives in Maratua
  • Day 7: 2 dives in Derawan.
  • Day 8: Disembark and transfer to the Berau International Airport or partner lounge in the area.
  • Diving Highlights:
  • Kakaban: Kakaban is known for the non-stinging jelly fish lake, located in the middle of the island and a brisk 15 minute walk. The non-stinging jellyfish have inhabited the lake for centuries as there are no known predators. The outer ring of Kakaban island offers divers a wide variety of dive sites that includes corals, large pelagic and thrilling caves.
  • The most famous area is Barracuda Point which has schooling barracuda which are visited by large tuna and sharks.
  • Sangalaki: This area is famous for the large population of turtles and manta rays year round and guests will frequently see them feeding. The island has a turtle nursery run by the local government which can be visited. Whale sharks are frequently seen off the coast of the island.
  • Maratua Atoll: The Raja Ampat Aggressors favorite dives are "The Channel" and "Big Fish Country" which has tornadoes of barracuda, grey reef sharks, thresher sharks, loads of turtles and schooling eagle rays schooling. Maratua Island has at least 13 caves with hundreds more that have yet to be explored.
  • Pulau Panjang & Pulau Derawan: This is an area known for amazing macro life such as satomi pigmys, sea dragons, ghost pipefish, frogfish, blue ring octopus, harlequin shrimp and tiger shrimp. This is a macro haven with the weird and wonderful.
  • Talisayan: A large population of whale sharks can be found here during the diving season. Similar to Cenderawasih Bay, the whale sharks can be found swimming under the fishing platforms of the local fishermen.

[See: Derawan Islands Travel Guide]

 

Raja/Halmahera/Lembeh - 12 Night Itinerary

  • Raja Ampat Aggressor II Liveaboard
  • The Raja Ampat itinerary combines the best dive sites of Dampier Strait, Fam, Mansuar and the awesome dive sites of Misool, the best diving area of Raja Ampat. The great highlights are the manta cleaning station near Mansuar and the huge schools of fish near Farondi.
  • The Dampier straight separates the Birdhead Peninsula from Waigeo and Mansuar. The name comes from the Dutch colonial times. It refers to the shape of the peninsula on the map, but it is also a paradise for many rare bird species.
  • Here the Pacific Ocean meets the Halmahera Sea, with an explosion of marine life as consequence. With regular strong currents, big fish feel especially comfortable. Manta rays, reef sharks, different schools of mackerel, tuna and barracuda, dolphin and whales.
  • The night dives under the Arborek or Cape Mansuar jetty is a favorite spot with peculiar creatures such as wobbegongs, epaulette sharks (walking sharks), nudibranchs, pipefish, seahorses, frogfish, scorpion fish and the list goes on.
  • Misool is the southeast of the four big islands of the Raja Ampat archipelago. At the same time it is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. The rich variety of reefs are also not to be overlooked with vertical walls, slopes, dry rocks, caves and lagoons; some covered with hard corals while the others are covered with brightly colored soft corals. Also renowned as the center of pygmy seahorses and gorgonians, everywhere you go you will be amazed by the profusion of marine life that Raja Ampat has to offer you.
  • Halmahera
  • Divers will experience warm, shallow reefs resplendent with colorful reef fish and exotic invertebrates and, in the deeper waters, current-cooled seamounts, walls, and pinnacles with sharks and tunas.
  • The remote island of Halmahera is located between the Molucca Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east and has a unique geography with its four peninsulas enclosing three great bays and three volcanoes. Divers will find exciting dives with plenty of weird and wonderful creatures and pinnacles encircled by massive schools of barracuda and other pelagic fishes.
  • Lembeh Island
  • Divers will experience warm, shallow reefs resplendent with colorful reef fish and exotic invertebrates and, in the deeper waters, current-cooled seamounts, walls, and pinnacles with sharks and tunas.
  • The remote island of Halmahera is located between the Molucca Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east and has a unique geography with its four peninsulas enclosing three great bays and three volcanoes. Divers will find exciting dives with plenty of weird and wonderful creatures and pinnacles encircled by massive schools of barracuda and other pelagic fishes.

[See: Lembeh Dive Travel Guide]


Lembeh/North Sulawesi/Derawan - 12 Night Itinerary

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  • Lembeh Island
  • Divers will experience warm, shallow reefs resplendent with colorful reef fish and exotic invertebrates and, in the deeper waters, current-cooled seamounts, walls, and pinnacles with sharks and tunas.
  • The remote island of Halmahera is located between the Molucca Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east and has a unique geography with its four peninsulas enclosing three great bays and three volcanoes. Divers will find exciting dives with plenty of weird and wonderful creatures and pinnacles encircled by massive schools of barracuda and other pelagic fishes.
  • North Sulawesi   (To Be Announced)
  • Derawan Islands
  • Derawan Islands are part of the Coral Triangle, which features 872 species of reef fish, 507 species of coral, and invertebrates, including protected species (5 giants clam species, 2 sea turtles, coconut crab, etc.).
  • Diving Highlights:
  • Kakaban: Kakaban is known for the non-stinging jelly fish lake, located in the middle of the island and a brisk 15 minute walk. The non-stinging jellyfish have inhabited the lake for centuries as there are no known predators. The outer ring of Kakaban island offers divers a wide variety of dive sites that includes corals, large pelagic and thrilling caves.
  • The most famous area is Barracuda Point which has schooling barracuda which are visited by large tuna and sharks.
  • Sangalaki: This area is famous for the large population of turtles and manta rays year round and guests will frequently see them feeding. The island has a turtle nursery run by the local government which can be visited. Whale sharks are frequently seen off the coast of the island.
  • Maratua Atoll: The Raja Ampat Aggressors favorite dives are "The Channel" and "Big Fish Country" which has tornadoes of barracuda, grey reef sharks, thresher sharks, loads of turtles and schooling eagle rays schooling. Maratua Island has at least 13 caves with hundreds more that have yet to be explored.
  • Pulau Panjang & Pulau Derawan: This is an area known for amazing macro life such as satomi pigmys, sea dragons, ghost pipefish, frogfish, blue ring octopus, harlequin shrimp and tiger shrimp. This is a macro haven with the weird and wonderful.
  • Talisayan: A large population of whale sharks can be found here during the diving season. Similar to Cenderawasih Bay, the whale sharks can be found swimming under the fishing platforms of the local fishermen.

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2009
  • Length: 105 feet (32 meters)
  • Beam: 28 feet (8.5 meters)
  • Passengers: 16
  • Number of staterooms: 8


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+8 & UTC+9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Language Spoken: English & Indonesian
  • Electricity: 220-volt
  • Payment Onboard: Cash, Visa & MasterCard

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