Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia

Destination: Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Forgotten Islands, Bali-Labuan Bajo, Komodo (7-10 Nights) | From $670++/night

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Incorporating the laid-back luxury style and service of the Scubaspa vessels, Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia offers guests an exceptional scuba diving experience complete with onboard spa facilities, gourmet cuisine, stunning itineraries, and other various water sport activities. This award-winning liveaboard will cater to your every need as you explore the world-reknowned Indonesian.

 

Dive Overview

Scuba diving in Indonesia is simply a must for any avid diver. Hosting over 25% of the world’s fish species, as well as over 72% of the worldwide coral species, Indonesia is often cited as the world's epicenter of biodiversity with the greatest marine life variety ever recorded on earth, alongside the Philippines and a small number of other Coral Triangle destinations. Whether you're into macro critters, big animals, beautiful corals, or thrilling drift dives; luxury resorts and liveaboards, or budget lodges; Indonesia has it all.

[See: Raja Ampat Dive Travel GuideKomodo Dive Travel Guide and Bali Dive Travel Guide]


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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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scubaspa zen indonesia Overview

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia offers guests an extra personal touch, with only nine guest cabins aboard the vessel. Guests can choose among four types of accomodations: the Owner's Manta Suite, Cowrie Suite, Dolphin Suite, and the Sea Star Suite.

Owner's Manta Suite: A true sanctuary, this suite offers guests the utmost privacy. With a spectacular living room and vast private lounge, this 60-square meter suite is perfect for couples seeking an intimate and romantic Indonesian getaway. The suite also comes with an overwater lounge that is perfect for panoramic ocean views. The interior of the suite features unique designs of the highest quality materials, such as exotic woods, handmade decorations from Balie, and a black-marble bathroom which contains a one-of-kind Javanese yellow marble sink.

  • Stunning 60-square meter living space Private lounge with panoramic ocean views Double bed with sofa
  • Unique cabin for a family of three
  • Private dining
  • Private spa treatments
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Panoramic windows
  • Ipad and bluetooth speaker
  • Tea and coffee
  • Reading lights
  • Air conditioning

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Cowrie Suite: On the main deck, the Cowrie Suite is a 20-square meters of unique design and high quality materials. With black teak, Slatelite stone panels, coconut shells, and handmade decorations from Bali, this suite also contains the largest bathroom onboard, complete with a one-of-a-kind onyx stone sink.

  • Double or twin bed setup with sofa
  • Unique cabin for a family of three
  • Private spa treatments
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Expansive windows
  • Reading lights
  • Air conditioning

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Dolphin Suite: The Dolphin Suite is located in the mid-section of the main deck and opens onto the port side of the vessel. This 18-square meter suite is also features unique designs made up of black teak, Slatelite stone panels, coconut shells, and handmade decorations from Bali. The large bathroom contains a one-of-a-kind fossilized sink.

  • Comfortable 18-square meter living space Writing desk
  • Private spa treatments
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Expansive windows Reading lights
  • Air conditioning

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Sea Star Suites: The Sea Star Suites are located on the port and starboard sides of the lower deck. The interior of these 16-square meter suites is also fitted with unique designs of black teak, Slatelite stone panels, and handmade decorations from Bali. The en-suite bathroom contains a one-of-a-kind sink made of either fossilised wood, marble or onyx.

  • Comfortable 16-square meter living space Writing Desk
  • Sofa
  • Private spa treatments
  • Spacious bathroom Reading lights
  • Air conditioning


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General Facilities

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Scubaspa zen indonesia Boat Features

  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Wine cooler
  • Yoga instructor and mats
  • 168 sqm sundeck with chill out area
  • Open-air cinema
  • Merchandise and souvenir shop
  • Library
  • Laundry services (washing and ironing)
  • Mobile wi-fi covering entire vessel (1 GB complimentary)
  • Daily housekeeping

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scubaspa zen indonesia DIVE FACILITIES

  • Camera and charging station
  • Communal use computer with Lightroom and Photoshop Non-motorized water sports (2 kayaks and 2 paddle boards) Signature toiletries
  • Separate 21-meter dive boat with 24 dive stations and NITROX

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food & drinks aboard scubaspa zen indonesia

Meals aboard the Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia are prepared by highly trained chefs that are sure to cater to all your tastes and dietary requirements. Three buffet-style meals are served daily complete with a live cooking station. Guests can enjoy their meals at the alfresco restaurant on the main deck. Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia also comes equipped with a bar adjacent to the restaurant where guests can choose from the extensive selection of fine wines and champagnes, or indulge in one of the exotic cocktails. Every cruise also comes complete with a barbeque experience on a desert island.

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia Schedule & Rates

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Rates are per person in USD and are subject to a 10% government tax. Additional National Park fees, local permits, and harbour clearance (approximately 30-50 USD per day) will be charged to the guest.

 


RAJA AMPAT EXPEDITION 2021-2022 (December-March)

Package Rates
10 Nights Best of Four KingsOwner Manta Suite USD                 10,200
Cowrie Suite USD                   7,200
Dolphin Suite USD                   6,900
Sea Star Suite USD                   6,700
7 Nights Raja Ampat ExpeditionOwner Manta Suite USD                   7,140
Cowrie Suite USD                   5,040
Dolphin Suite USD                   4,830
Sea Star Suite USD                   4,690
Private Charter up to 18 people plus 2 packs FOC 10 nights USD         120,600
7 nights USD                 84,420

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FORGOTTEN ISLANDS EXPEDITION 2021-2022 (November and April)

Package Rates
10 Nights Forgotten IslandsOwner Manta Suite USD                 10,200
Cowrie Suite USD                   7,200
Dolphin Suite USD                   6,900
Sea Star Suite USD                   6,700
Private Charter up to 18 people plus 2 packs FOC10 nights USD         120,600

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BALI-LABUAN BAJO EXPEDITION 2021-2022

Package Rates
10 Nights Bali-Labuan Bajo Rates Owner Manta Suite USD                   9,900
Cowrie Suite USD                   6,900
Dolphin Suite USD                   6,700
Sea Star Suite USD                   6,500
Private Charter up to 18 people plus 2 packs FOC10 nights USD              117,000

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KOMODO EXPEDITION 2021-2022 (May-September)

Package Rates
10 Nights Best of Komodo RatesOwner Manta Suite USD                   9,900
Cowrie Suite USD                   6,900
Dolphin Suite USD                   6,700
Sea Star Suite USD                   6,500
7 Nights Komodo Expedition RatesOwner Manta Suite USD                   6,930
Cowrie Suite USD                   4,830
Dolphin Suite USD                   4,690
Sea Star Suite USD                   4,550
Private Charter up to 18 people plus 2 packs FOC10 nights USD              117,000
7 nights USD                 81,900

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RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on departure dates that are not listed and availability please 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 & Itineraries

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Komodo - Sumbawa expedition

  • Day One: After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa ZEN crew, travel to the harbor and embark Scubaspa ZEN. Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be given by the Cruise Managers followed by a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. We will anchor at Labuan Bajo port on the first night then depart to the northwest in the early morning for a short cruise towards Gili Banta.
  • Day Two: Arrive at the outskirts of Komodo National Park and enjoy the lush tropical landscape of Gili Banta as the background for your morning yoga and breakfast aboard Scubaspa ZEN. The exotic seas of Gili Banta offer picturesque coral gardens at K2, soft corals and mantas at Tondok Rusa, and unique creatures on the night dive at Stargazer Beach. Guests may also snorkel, kayak, and paddleboard here. Our journey will continue to Bima Bay.
  • Day Three: Awake in Bima Bay in north Sumbawa. This area is known for its classic muck diving. Enjoy a short journey towards Sangeang after dinner.
  • Day Four: Wake next to Sangeang with its beautiful picturesque (and active!) volcano and enjoy yoga on the beach in the morning. Dive or snorkel on the magical bubble reef dive site, Hot Rocks, for an explosion of color and bubbles from beneath the black sand. Sangeang is also known for its macro life; you can find nudibranch, ghost pipefish, frogfish and long-arm octopi at the famous dive sites of Deep Purple, The Estuary, and Bonto Bay. The dramatic volcano view will be the background of your special barbecue onboard Scubaspa ZEN. Enjoy cocktails under the clear and starry sky on the sundeck before cruising east towards Gili Lawa Darat.
  • Day Five: Awake in north Komodo and spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat. Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or you can spend your afternoon with a treatment at the spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in the Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks, and even dolphins. We will then head southeast towards Wainilu after dinner.
  • Day Six: Witness the astonishing sky and calm atmosphere of Rinca Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. No trip to Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world’s largest lizard. Trek the hills in the morning to spot Komodo dragons and other wildlife. Enjoy diving with green turtles at Siaba Besar or Siaba Kecil, visit Police Corner and dive with whitetip reef sharks and spot nudibranch among the corals. Don’t miss the diversity of life on the night dive at Wainilu. Scubaspa ZEN moors overnight in this beautiful and calm area.
  • Day Seven: Enjoy the last day of this expedition as you dive at Mauan for a final chance to see mantas or snorkel to explore the stunning hard corals in the clear water of Siaba Besar. The crew will assist you in rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a barbecue dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will then return to Labuan Bajo.
  • Day Eight: Awake to an early breakfast onboard Scubaspa ZEN and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. We will accompany you to the airport.

 

Komodo - Nusa Koda Expedition 

  • Day One: After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia crew, travel to the harbor and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia. Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings led by the Cruise Managers will be followed with a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. Anchoring at Labuan Bajo port on the first night, ZEN then departs and heads southwest to Padar Island.
  • Day Two: Witness the astonishing sky and calming atmosphere of Padar Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. Padar is heaven for macro lovers; you can spot octopus, nudibranch, frogfish, scorpionfish, and ghost pipefish among the impressive sea fans and incredible gardens of corals. We will dive at Secret Garden, Tiga Dara (Three Sisters), during the day, and Padar Bay in the evening. Dinner will be served in the al fresco restaurant on board while the vessel cruises southeast towards Nusa Kode.
  • Day Three: Awake to the peaceful atmosphere of Nusa Kode where one of the signature dive sites of Komodo National Park is located. Dive at the famous Yellow Wall of Texas, a colorful site covered with soft corals and sea fans. Search for small critters such as nudibranch, frogfish, and long-nosed hawk fish. Green turtles are often seen feeding on the walls. Lobster and octopi are also frequently spotted. Experience the other stunning sites of Nusa Kode such as Cannibal Rock, known for large schools and vibrant colors, Rhino Rock, a top-notch muck dive site, and Torpedo Alley, a night dive with a chance to see torpedo rays.
  • After the night dive, dinner awaits you at the restaurant while the vessel cruises northwest towards Loh Sera Bay.
  • Day Four: Awake in the south of Komodo Island and prepare for a morning dive at Manta Alley. This is among the best sites to dive with the majestic manta rays in Komodo National Park. You will descend to a deep cleaning station and finish your dive in a shallow alley between the rocks. We will then journey up the east coast of Komodo Island to visit Komodo Dragon Park. No trip to Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world's largest lizard. Afterwards, enjoy the scenery and relax at Pink Beach. The team onboard will prepare a barbecue on deck for a special dinner while the vessel cruises northeast towards Siaba Besar.
  • Day Five: Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and prepare for a morning dive to see green turtles and reef sharks. Your second dive will be at Mauan. Located on the west side of Siaba Besar, this small island offers pleasant and unexpected surprises. Afterwards, enjoy a barbecue lunch buffet prepared by our chef. Relax on board and prepare to visit Sebayur where you may kayak or visit the beaches or enjoy a dive to see sharks, reef fish, and colorful corals in crystal blue water. Return to the vessel for dinner. There will be stargazing on the top deck before cruising northwest towards Gili Lawa Darat. We’ll shut down all the lights and watch one of the most magical night shows you will ever see.
  • Day Six: Waking in north Komodo, spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat. Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or you can spend your afternoon with a treatment at the spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks, and even dolphins. Scubaspa ZEN will voyage to Siaba Besar after dinner.
  • Day Seven: Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and enjoy a morning dive or stretch your muscles with yoga. Enjoy your last dive at Mauan for one more chance to see mantas. Return to the vessel for lunch. The crew will assist you in rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a barbecue dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will return to Labuan Bajo that night.
  • Day Eight: Awake to an early breakfast onboard and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. You will be accompanied by crew to the airport.

 

best of komodo expedition

  • Day One: After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa Zen crew, travel to the harbor and embark Scubaspa ZEN. Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings led by the Cruise Managers will be followed with a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. Anchoring at Labuan Bajo port on the first night, ZEN then departs and heads southwest to Padar Island.
  • Day Two: Witness the astonishing sky and calming atmosphere of Padar Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. Padar is heaven for macro lovers; you can spot octopus, nudibranch, frogfish, scorpionfish and ghost pipefish among the impressive sea fans and incredible garden of corals. We will dive at Secret Garden, Tiga Dara (Three Sisters), during the day, and Padar Bay in the evening. Dinner will be served in the al fresco restaurant on board while the vessel cruises southeast towards Nusa Kode.
  • Day Three: Awake to the peaceful atmosphere of Nusa Kode where one of the signature dive sites of Komodo National Park’s located. Dive at the famous Yellow Wall of Texas, a colorful site covered with soft corals and sea fans. Explore for smaller critters such as nudibranch, frogfish, and long-nosed hawk fish. Green turtles are often spotted feeding on the walls and lobster and octopi are frequently seen. Experience the other stunning sites of Nusa Kode such as Cannibal Rock, known for large schools and vibrant colors, Rhino Rock, a top-notch muck dive site, and Torpedo Alley, a night dive with a chance to see torpedo rays.
  • After the night dive, dinner awaits you at the restaurant while the vessel cruises northwest towards Loh Sera Bay.
  • Day Four: Awake in the south of Komodo Island and prepare for a morning dive at Manta Alley. This is among the best dive sites to dive with the majestic manta rays in Komodo National Park at a deep cleaning station and shallow alley between the rocks.
  • Day Five: We will journey up the east coast of Komodo Island to visit its Komodo Dragon Park. No trip to Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world's largest lizard. Afterwards, enjoy the scenery and relax at Pink Beach. The team onboard will prepare a barbecue on deck while the vessel cruises northeast towards Siaba Besar.
  • Day Six: Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and prepare for a morning dive to see green turtles and reef sharks. Your second dive will be at Mauan. Located on the west side of Siaba Besar, this small island offers pleasant and unexpected surprises. Scubaspa ZEN will moor overnight in the calm waters of Siaba Besar.
  • Day Seven: Enjoy a morning dive or stretch your muscles with yoga. Dive at Mauan for one more chance to see mantas. Afterwards, enjoy a barbecue lunch buffet prepared by our chef. There will be stargazing on the top deck before cruising northwest towards Gili Lawa Darat. We’ll shut down all the lights and watch one of the most magical night shows you will ever see.
  • Day Eight: Waking in North Komodo, spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat. Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or spend your afternoon with a treatment at the spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks, and even dolphins.
  • Day Nine: In the early morning, we will cruise to Current City where you will go on a relaxing kayak tour through the mangroves before enjoying an adrenaline-filled drift dive to see sharks, reef fish, and the colorful corals in crystal blue water. Scubaspa ZEN will moor overnight at Sebayur after dinner.
  • Day Ten: Enjoy your last day exploring Komodo at Sebayur, a great place for a relaxing dive where you can view a large variety of corals and marine life with very little current. Facing the beach is a series of spurs that have amazing coral formations. Look out to the blue and you may spot pelagic creatures making their way across the ocean. After diving, the crew will assist you in rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The cruise managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a barbecue dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will return to Labuan Bajo that night.
  • Day Eleven: Awake to an early breakfast onboard and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from all crew. You will be accompanied by crew to the airport.

forgotten islands (ambon - Sorong) expedition

  • Day One: After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa ZEN crew, travel to the harbor and embark Scubaspa ZEN. Enjoy a short rest before unpacking while the spa opens to offer information and treatment reservations. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be held by the Cruise Managers followed by a welcome dinner at our al fresco restaurant.
  • Day Two: Your first dive will be at Laha. Located about three kilometers inside the bay on the northern coast, it is the best macro dive site in Ambon. The colorful fish here put on quite a show and for most scuba divers, witnessing this scene is worth the entrance money alone. There is no shortage of life among the small corals and rubble found along the sea bottom. The area is famous for frogfish, juvenile fish, ghost pipefish, and rhinopias. Each dive in Laha will add something new and interesting to your scuba diving holiday. The vessel will cruise towards Nusa Laut for watersport and snorkeling activities, voyage to Run Island before dinner, and cross the Banda Sea overnight.
  • Day Three: Awake next to the Island of Run and start your day with yoga on the beach to boost your energy level. Enjoy breakfast at the restaurant and perhaps a treatment at our spa. There will be two options to enjoy Run Island, either a visit to the beach with water sports activities and snorkeling or diving at Run. Run offers outstanding reefs and large schools of fish. Sloping reefs meet with a wall up to 30 meters deep covered in a range of beautiful corals with huge sea fans, a variety of colorful coral fish, and several overhangs to explore. After water activities, lunch will be served at the restaurant.
  • A short journey away from Run lies the Island of Ai. This area acts as an oasis for pelagics that cruise by pristine hard coral reefs teeming with fish. Continue the day with sunset salutation yoga to unwind from the day’s activities. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant before a short cruise east towards Banda Neira.
  • Day Four: Start your day with morning yoga or walking around this picturesque village and explore as you admire the perfect natural harbor beneath the shadow of the active Banda Api Volcano. Your first dive after breakfast will be at Batu Kapal, a small rock off Banda Neira Island with beautiful coral, sponge, and sea fan formations on the pinnacle walls. White tip and grey reef sharks can be seen in the deeper areas. The next dive site is Pohon Miring, one of top dive sites in Banda and known for swim throughs full of gorgonian sea fans and huge sponges, a rocky plateau full of small critters, and amazing visibility. In the evening, enjoy a barbecue at the restaurant prepared by our chef while the vessel sails to northeast towards Koon Island.
  • Day Five: Awake next to the sprawling sandbanks of Koon Island that stretch almost as far as the eye can see at low tide. This Maldivian-like landscape is truly spectacular, as is the range and diversity of the fish and coral life underwater. In the gateway between the Banda and Arafura Sea, the strong currents encourage diverse and plentiful fish and coral life. The day’s diving will be highlighted by the unforgettable experience of swimming around with millions of fish, schooling jacks, barracuda, sharks, and much more. A special lunch barbecue at the restaurant between dives will complete your journey to this tiny Island. After the third dive, the vessel will cross the Arafura Sea and sail overnight north towards Wayil Batan Island.
  • Day Six: Fiabacet Islands, located eight nautical miles east of Wayil Batan, is a fantastic area of three small rocks. The reefs here are remarkably healthy and often said to be some of the most beautiful reefs in Raja Ampat. The macro life is flourishing amongst the healthy corals, where you can find many different types of pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs. You can also see the majestic black manta in this area. In the evening, enjoy a night dive at Romeo where you can see walking sharks.
  • Day Seven: After an overnight anchorage in the Wayil Batan area, we will sail west towards Pelee Island aboard the Dhoni diving boat. The first dive will be at Kaleidoscope Ridge, one of the best sites in Misool. It is named for the bursts of color among its soft corals and schools of fish. This is an excellent site to see mobular rays and wobbegong sharks. We will also dive Toblerone, known for its unique swim through and large hard coral gardens. After sailing back to Wayil Batan, we will dive the famous Four Kings site. Four pinnacles sprout up from the depths to create a picturesque backdrop for a myriad of life. The night dive will be at Barracuda Rock, where divers will have another chance to see walking sharks and pygmy seahorses.
  • Day Eight: The Wayil Batan area is a 30 km wide channel with medium to strong currents. One of the best sites for macro divers is Gorgonian Passage. You will be able to spend a good part of your dive exploring the soft corals to reveal the many creatures that live among them. Enjoy a special barbecue lunch at the restaurant before sailing back to Boo Island to dive at beautiful Boo Window. The vessel will then sail northeast towards the Farondi Islands.
  • Day Nine: Awake next to the Farondi Islands with a peaceful sky and warm weather. Farondi’s dive sites make many divers’ list of favorite sites in Raja Ampat due to their unique and distinctive landscape of tunnels, caverns, and colorful walls. Jellyfish Lake is worth a visit to snorkel with thousands of jellyfish, though a challenging hike. You may also hike up to the top of the nearby viewpoint to see Misool’s best kept secret, a heart-shaped lake. Tomolol Cave, a collection of water-filled caverns located in an easily accessible depression in the limestone, is another possibility for a land excursion. Near the caves is a series of enigmatic red-ochre paintings high up on an exposed wall of limestone. These paintings are estimated to be between three and five thousand years old. After dinner, the vessel will sail north towards the Batantas Islands.
  • Day Ten: Our last dives will be in the Batantas. The dive sites in these bays offer some excellent photo opportunities for macro at sites like Algae Patch and Black Beauty. We will have our last chance to see oceanic and reef mantas at Dayang Manta.
  • After lunch, the crew will assist you with rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will be delighted to assist you with final billing. Enjoy farewell cocktails at sunset followed by dinner on your last night exploring Banda and Raja Ampat before sailing east to Sorong.
  • Day Eleven: Enjoy your final breakfast in the restaurant. After a farewell from your crew, we will escort you to the airport in advance of your departing flight.

 

north raja ampat expedition

  • Day One: After being welcomed by the team at the airport, guests will travel to the harbor and embark the diving Dhoni boat. The diving Dhoni will sail north to Waisai/Mioskon. This six-hour cruise takes you past many spectacular islands including the Batantas and Kri as you leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Be welcomed aboard Scubaspa ZEN to rest and recover from the overnight flight. The spa will open to offer information and reservations for treatments In the evening. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be conducted by the Cruise Managers followed by a welcome dinner at the restaurant.
  • Day Two: Awake with Mioskon and Waigeo in view and enjoy your first day of diving at Mioskon Reef. The beautiful Mioskon Reef offers a great example of what you can expect from Raja Ampat. Schools of yellow snapper, napoleon wrasse, giant groupers, and wobbegong sharks can be found in Mioskon. Stunning macro life can be seen as well. Continue your underwater exploration at the iconic dive site, Blue Magic. Located between Mioskon and Cape Kri, colorful hard and soft corals are home to everything from the teeniest shrimp to oceanic manta rays. Separated from Friwinbonda by a deep channel, Friwinbonda’s north coast cliffs plunge into the ocean to create the spectacular Friwinbonda wall dive and snorkeling site. Wrap up the day with a night dive at Tapokren, a sandy slope covered by algae and a good place to see some special critters. After dinner, Scubaspa ZEN will sail to the west towards Gam Island.
  • Day Three: Gam Island, with its lush and hilly jungle landscape, is famous for its population of birds of paradise. The day’s first dive will be at Mayhem, a site known for lots of schooling fish and shark action as well as sitings of wobbegong sharks and pygmy seahorses. Your next dive will be at Citrus Ridge, a long reef covered with many brightly colored soft corals. This site is also an underwater heaven for macro lovers. Enjoy your evening dive at Aljui village jetty, which is also famous for its pearl farm. We will hunt for our favorite nighttime critters on this site, such as toadfish, octopi, and epaulette walking sharks. Your journey will continue north overnight towards Wayag.
  • Day Four: Picturesque Wayag is a spectacular group of islands and a beautiful sight to start your day. Enjoy the chance to dive at Two Hump Rock, a tiny mushroom island easily circumnavigated in one dive, allowing you to see the massive, cavernous overhangs around the entire island and its colourful walls covered with all kinds of nudibranchs and flatworms.
  • We will visit the legendary dive site Cathedral, which is renowned for its spectacular topography and swim throughs. Wrap up the day with an evening dive at Rangers Jetty black tip reef shark area. After dinner, the vessel will sail south towards Kawe Island.
  • Day Five: Located on the equator to the west of Kawe Island, Black Rock and Eagle Rock dive sites are well known for their currents and manta populations. Continue your dive expedition at Aljui Wall, a wonderland of shallow corals. This is critter rather than big fish territory, with a chance to see “electric” clams, “fanned” tube worms, transparent painted shrimp, and exotic soft corals. Enjoy an evening dive at Cendana Jetty, the fuel-loading pier of the Aljui pearl farm where you can find ghost pipefish, scorpionfish, cuttlefish, and wobbegong sharks. After dinner, we will sail south towards Piaynemo Island.
  • Day Six
  • Awake next to Piaynemo, also known as mini Wayag, where some magnificent dive sites are located. You will dive My Reef, a submerged ridge with a wonderful hard coral garden and a hotspot of fish activity. Next, you will dive Melissa’s Garden, the most breathtaking patch coral garden in all Raja Ampat. Unusual and large rose-petal coral formations can be seen on this site whilst spotting reef sharks and napoleon wrasse. You will then dive Rufus Island, a large limestone formation with fringing coral reefs and a shallow lagoon. Enjoy an evening dive at Galaxy, another jetty dive site. The vessel will make a short crossing to the east towards Mansuar Island after dinner.
  • Day Seven: Sawandarek Village is a picturesque place known for its long white beaches. Enjoy your last dive at the jetty, an absolutely stunning dive site. Historically, this has been a popular feeding area and for that reason, hundreds of fish congregate in and around the multicolored hard and soft corals along with octopi, massive turtles, and giant clams. This is an excellent site to photograph Pontoh’s pygmy seahorses, perhaps the smallest and most challenging species of pygmy seahorses to photograph. After your last dive, the crew will assist you with rinsing your dive equipment. You will have the afternoon to pack your luggage, during which time the Cruise Managers will be delighted to assist you with billing. Enjoy a celebratory sunset cocktail and dinner on your last night aboard Scubaspa ZEN before sailing back to Sorong.
  • Day Eight: Awake to an early breakfast onboard and prepare for your departure from Sorong. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. You will be accompanied by crew to the airport.

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Boat Specifications

  • Type: Year Refit
  • Year: 2012
  • Refit: 2020
  • LOA: 53m
  • LOD: 45m
  • Beam: 9.5m
  • Generator: Genset 30kva Mitsubishi, 68 kva Doosan, 106 kva Doosan
  • Electrical System: Multi-sockets that can be fit with any electronic plug, voltage 220/230

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+8
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Language Spoken: Indonesian & English
  • Electricity: 220 & 230 V
  • Payment Onboard: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, and Union Pay

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