Join Wetpixel in diving and photographing the world’s most amazing coral reefs. Raja Ampat, on the cusp of two great oceans; Indian and Pacific, is known as having the world’s greatest bio diversity. The confluence of nutrient rich currents in the area makes for amazing underwater scenery and a plethora of photographic subjects.
Located within the creature rich Coral triangle, the area consists of around 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.
The diving is an exotic mixture of wide-angle and macro subjects, offering a truly staggering amount of amazing diving. Like all Wetpixel trips, we aim to optimise the diving to suit the needs of image makers, and to make them as productive as possible.
We will be diving from the boutique liveaboard dive vessel, Damai I. The vessel and her crew are well-known for having the knowledge and experience to best cater for demanding image makers. Boasting “large dive stations with individual rinse tanks and a camera room with separate camera work stations with integrated 110v and 220v charging station for each photographer. The vessel is the first in Indonesia to offer a divemaster/guide to customer ratio of 4 to 1 ensuring the best service underwater as well as onboard.”
02-13 Sept 2016 (10d/11n) Biak-Sorong
- This itinerary starts with diving with the whale sharks in Cendrawasih bay, then spends a couple of days diving the area, before heading towards Raja Ampat. It will concentrate on the north of the marine park (mainly Kri area and Mansuar).
This leg will be led by Wetpixel Publisher Eric Cheng.
15-26 Sept 2016 (10d/11n) Sorong-Sorong
- This itineray will take in the north of Raja, and going to places like Waigeo and The Passage, before going on to Missol and to dive the south of Raja Ampat. In addition, we will visit the blue water mangroves.
This leg will be led by Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon.
The trip fee incudes:
a. Return transfers
b. Accommodation with A/C in twin or double/twin bed cabin with en-suite showers and toilet.
c. All meals and drinks while on board (excluding wine and Spirits). One glass of wine per person and night will be complimentary.
d. Tanks, weight belt and weights.
e. Cruise director
f. Experienced dive guides, with a maximum of 4 customers per guide
g. Unlimited daytime diving and night dives (schedule permitting)
h. Land tours and group activities organized by Dive Damai I
i. All vessel port, park and harbor fees
j. Crew gratuities and tips
k. EANx 32
l. Gear hire
m. Laundry and spa treatments
For people doing both charters, you can leave your gear on board and sleep there in between, but you will need to go ashore for food and entertainment.
You will need to book your own airfare to Indonesia, and we can help you to book local flights to Biak for the first charter and in/out from Sorong for the second. You may also need to book a night or two in Bali if you fly through there, since connections are typically overnight (we can also help with this).
Payments and fees:
Each trip is competitively priced at $7,200/person.
Here’s the payment schedule per person, per trip:
Deposit (immediate): $1,500
April 15, 2015 payment: $2,000
September 15, 2015 final payment: $4,700 + local airline fees / hotel fees, if we book for you
What to do next…
Please contact Adam Hanlon or Abi Mullens for more info or to book. Spaces are limited, and we expect this trip to sell out very fast, so please do not delay…