Asiaqua offer you this exploration cruise in Raja Ampat.
November 14th to 26th 2022, this exclusive cruise of 13 Days 12 Nights for best of center & south of Raja Ampat.
Asiaqua Raja Ampat CRUISE 2020*:
3.550$ per divers
Join us for that cruise in the centre of the biodiversity
*Booking before January 31th 2020
*Special policy cancelation covid applicable
MV Raja Ampat Explorer is a large liveaboard schooner, Phinisi style, 33.5m long and 7.5m wide. It offers liveaboards all year round in Indonesia : Raja Ampat and Forgotten Islands in the Banda Sea, the new rising destination in Indonesia.
The MV Raja Ampat Explorer, built in 1994, was converted into a dive boat in 2006. It is equipped with a 300hp engine, 2 generators and 2 compressors, including 1 Nitrox membrane for rapid inflation.
Its navigation equipment is composed of GPS, depth sounder, and radar for night navigation. Communication is ensured by SSB and VHF radio systems. A pharmacy, oxygen therapy kit, first aid kit, 2 life rafts, life jackets and fire extinguishers are available on board, as well as a 12,000L water tank.
The MV Raja Ampat Explorer has 7 cabins of 2 types (5 Twins & 2 Double). They are air-conditioned with toilets and private bathrooms.
On the upper deck : a Double cabin with a large bed and a Twin cabin with 2 beds.
On the lower deck : a Double cabin at the bow and 4 standard cabins with 2 single beds.
On the main deck, there is a large air-conditioned living room with large tables for meals, the kitchen, a meeting area, and a library.
At the back, there is a space to store diving equipment away from the sun, with a large table for cameras. At the front, on the upper deck, a solarium deck with deckchairs is the ideal place for relaxing between dives, sharing drinks, or stargazing at night.
Meals are a mixture of local Indonesian and European cuisine, to please all tastes. Meals are served in the indoor dining area.
This boat offers liveaboards to the most beautiful destinations in Indonesia : classic itineraries to Raja Ampat National Park, and uncommon routes in Banda Sea and Moluccas areas : Alor, Ambon, and all this area called Forgotten Islands …
Rotations to Raja are 11 days 10 Nights and Banda Sea 8 days 7 nights.
Raja Ampat Park is located in the “Coral Triangle”, the world heart of coral biodiversity, and in a sea which has perhaps the richest diversity of known coral species in the world (75% according to The Nature Conservancy). Figures speak for themselves: 1,400 species of fish, 600 species of coral, 700 species of molluscs, 5 species of sea turtles, 57 species of Mantis shrimp…
Your dives (4per day, including a night dive) will take place under the supervision of the diving staff, i.e. 3 supervisors: 1 divemaster and 2 Indonesian guides. They are all multilingual and PADI professionals. The ratio per dive is 4 divers per guide maximum, so that everyone can enjoy a pleasant dive.
A minimum CMAS ** or AOWD certification plus an experience of 50 dives is required on certain itineraries.
Two small boats with outboards engines are used for divers transfers and visits to nearby islands.
15L block available on request
On these liveaboards, Nitrox is available.
The boat is made up of 3 decks: on the upper deck, there is at the front the solarium from where you can contemplate the splendor of the islands of the archipelago, comfortably lying in deckchairs, then the wheelhouse, just behind the cabins .
On the main deck, in the center, is the air-conditioned living room where meals are taken and prepared ; then at the back, the divers area and the camera corner available to divers to prepare their photo equipment. On that deck one double cabin & one twin cabin are available
The lower deck accommodates 5 cabins: 4 Twins in the middle and a Double cabin at the bow. Crew quarters are also located on this deck, at the stern.
The Indonesian crew consists of a captain, 4 boatmen, 2 mechanics, 1 chef and 2 assistants, 2 maids ; they all have extensive experience in diving cruises in Indonesia.
The MV Raja Ampat Explorer has 7 cabins, in 2 categories:
Cabins are all air-conditioned and have their own bathrooms with hot water, as well as storage space.
Children on board: ask us for conditions.