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  1. Due to a recent cancellation I again have space available on this trip. email for details & be sure to mention this post you found on WetPixel. Nov 18 - 30, 2014 (available - 12 days trip) 12 Diving Days & 12 Nights on Board Can promise same gender cabin mate if you travel solo so no single supplement. Guaranteed single cabin available (extra cost). Route: Sorong - Sorong: see Sample Itinerary for Raja Ampat Dive Trip 12 guest divers maximum. Approximately 51 dives offered. Unlimited bottom time. Guaranteed Raja Ampat experienced team (cruise director, dive guides, photo pro, trip leader) Please read about it: Dive Trip Schedule Inclusions / Exclusions / Prices / Fees Raja Ampat Dive Trip Website City Seahorse Dive Support Team Diving Newsletter + Subscription Form Facebook Diving News, Photos from Dive Trips This trip departs Sorong Nov 18, 9AM, diving first (Nov 18) and last (Nov 29) days. Return to port Nov 29 approx. 9PM (overnight on the ship), depart Nov 30. Total 12 days of diving and 12 nights aboard the liveaboard ship. I ask all divers to arrive in Sorong on Nov 17 and overnight there so we can board the ship early on departure day and dive that first day. I am happy to provide assistance with your International itinerary to/from Indonesia and book domestic Indonesia flights, hotels and side trips for you, or make recommendations. For more information or to ask about booking - email the address on my sig file(see below).
  2. Due to a May 28 cancellation by one couple, I now have 2 spaces available for this trip. Either a full cabin (2 people in triple cabin), or if you travel alone either a space in a double share cabin, or at extra cost a guaranteed single cabin (you alone). Divers booked on this specific trip are from USA, Canada, Australia, NZ, Argentina and Italy - some are among the world's top award-winning photographers and some are beginners with compact cameras. Assistance with your photography and equipment is available, plus you will learn a lot from the other photographers on this trip. Raja Ampat Indonesia Liveaboard Trip - Nov 18-30, 2014 (Follow this link for Raja Ampat liveaboard dive trip prices, fees, & inclusions) In many cases the Value-Added trip price is similar to a "standard" liveaboard trip, even though I limit the guests to only 12 divers instead of the 16 a normal full charter would take. You'll experience the best Raja Ampat has to offer. Amazing reefs teeming with life, manta rays soaring above your head, odd critters discovered in their hiding places in the algae and rubble are only some of the sights you'll see. Rock islands, pinnacles, narrow passages, deep bays - every dive site is unique - we know them well and can show you the best of everything. You'll enjoy the assistance of my dive team, all of whom have several years experience working together to support my groups in Raja Ampat. You'll also get more time underwater (unlimited bottom time + we try to offer 5 dives every day); be guaranteed to have guides who know the area and the dive sites; start your trip at 9AM on departure day (so that you'll get in an extra day of diving); enjoy an additional early light breakfast; and get help with your photography. There is more, but you can contact me directly to discover the rest. Not a photographer, that's fine too. About 30% of my guests are not. I will organize you into a "dive team" of 3 or 4 with others who are not interested in photography, or are only casual photographers. You'll have your own dive tender and own dive guide! On my trips you'll be guided by my Raja-Ampat-experienced team - topside and underwater and I'll be along to supervise everything. Nov 18 - 30, 2014 (available - 12 days trip) 12 Diving Days & 12 Nights on Board Can promise same gender cabin mate if you travel solo so no single supplement. Guaranteed single cabin available (extra cost). Route: Sorong - Sorong: see Sample Itinerary for Raja Ampat Dive Trip 12 guest divers maximum. Approximately 51 dives offered. Unlimited bottom time. Guaranteed Raja Ampat experienced team (cruise director, dive guides, photo pro, trip leader) Please read about it: Dive Trip Schedule Inclusions / Exclusions / Prices / Fees Raja Ampat Dive Trip Website City Seahorse Dive Support Team Diving Newsletter + Subscription Form Facebook Diving News, Photos from Dive Trips This trip departs Sorong Nov 18, 9AM, diving first (Nov 18) and last (Nov 29) days. Return to port Nov 29 approx. 9PM (overnight on the ship), depart Nov 30. Total 12 days of diving and 12 nights aboard the liveaboard ship. I ask all divers to arrive in Sorong on Nov 17 and overnight there so we can board the ship early on departure day and dive that first day. I am happy to provide assistance with your International itinerary to/from Indonesia and book domestic Indonesia flights, hotels and side trips for you, or make recommendations. For more information or to ask about booking - email the address on my sig file(see below). I'm currently out of the country (until June 19). My USA telephone is not being answered - so please email or message me!
  3. This trip has been full for many months, but I now have 2 spaces available due to a cancellation (a couple, one requires surgery and will not be able to dive this fall). See original post for the trip Dates are November 5-19, 2013. Now offering a rather large discount - contact me for details - it is not advertised on my Raja Ampat dive trip website. We board the ship at 9AM on Nov. 5. Disembark morning of Nov. 19. 14 days diving, normally 5 dives/day except 2-3 on first and last days. I bring my own team of cruise director and dive guides, all experienced in the area, who have worked with me for many years. Since the original post I've again added underwater photography instruction to the trip. Don Silcock, photo/video editor of XRay magazine & published in multiple dive magazines will be on the trip and available for one-on-one help with photography & editing. If enough divers are interested he will do a more formal class. You must get yourself to Indonesia. From there (Jakarta or Bali preferred) I can organize your travel to Sorong to meet the ship. These are the only 2 spaces available on my special 14 day charters for 2013 or 2014 which are always limited to only 12 guests. Call Texas 817-626-0636 or email to details in my sig file below please.
  4. Space filled with repeat guest. Can put you on a wait list for cancellations. Next City Seahorse charters with space available: Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2013 Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong 14 diving days / 14 nights Small Group dive trip to Raja Ampat
  5. Our best small group dive trips. Annually since 1999! TWO spaces still available (as of Jan. 24, 2013) The 14 day trips in 2011 & 2012 were very popular, so I've scheduled more for 2013. Due to a cancellation there are now 2 spaces free on the following trip: Nov 5-19, 2013 14 DIVING days &14 nights Route: Sorong - Sorong With 14 days, we are able to do several days of open deck diving (dive as much as you want and computer allows) while still having the flexibility that is only available on a round trip, to get around Raja Ampat for a huge variety of sites when conditions are best to dive them. Here are just a few images from previous trips (frame grabs from video). See my Raja Ampat Liveaboard Trips Facebook page for many more and photos from our 2012 trips. Check for the album of photos from my "Worst Dive" in a month in Raja Ampat, 2011 & 2012 (after a bit of time at home a dive with Mimic Octopus, pipehorse, nudibranchs, allied cowries or scads of fishes didn't seem so bad). Trip is Sorong - Sorong round trip, departure 9AM on first day (Oct. 19) - diving ASAP! Return to Sorong port late evening on night before departure. Visit the City Seahorse website for prices, dive trip inclusions, guest comments, sample Raja Ampat itinerary, maps, best diving season weather remarks and more. On the site you will find two types of trips. The City Seahorse Value Added Trips include many extras, as described below. On every CitySeahorse Value Added charter we will try for 4+ dives/day. Unlimited diving time. Staying at the good sites for photography, video and adventure and missing the bad or so-so sites. If you have favorite sites from a previous trip, please tell me and we will try to work them into the itinerary. CSVA charters are limited to 12 guests per trip. I add my own cruise director and dive guides so expect a guide to diver ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 depending on which tender you are on. By bringing my own experienced team, I can guarantee that the dive crew running your trip knows the area, the dive sites and where to look for the critters! Don't be surprised if your guide helps you position a strobe or notices that a strobe isn't firing, etc. They keep a pretty good eye on each diver. Our limited participation trips may cost just a bit more than some trips (and less than many) that carry full loads of divers - but we offer lots more dives, more time underwater and more personal attention. I try to keep prices in line even though I cover the cost of the experienced cruise director, extra experienced dive guides and their airfares & expenses! These Raja Ampat diving trips are also appropriate for experienced divers who are not photographers. Single cabins are available. Many of our guests are solo travelers. There is no extra charge for a single diver if willing to share a cabin. Women traveling solo are guaranteed a female cabin mate. Special offers are posted in my newsletters. See an example newsletter. Divers who subscribe to my newsletter get first notice of special offers on the Value Added trips as well as others in Indonesia. I will help you organize your travel to meet the ship. After 14 years traveling to and organizing groups to Raja Ampat, I can find the most reliable, safest route for your trip. Although divers on these trips come from all over the world, I organize them to meet along the journey, at least at their arrival point in Indonesia, and travel together to Sorong where the cruise begins. Please check the CitySeahorse.com dive trip website or contact me, Deb Fugitt, for the most current details.
  6. ONE SPACE - KOMODO 2013 SPECIAL LIVEABOARD CHARTER - June 14-26, 2013 Bima - Bima, 12 nights / 12 days Due to a recent cancellation, one space is available on this charter organized by two of City Seahorse's nicest repeat guests! All divers booked on this trip are quite experienced divers. Anyone hoping to join this trip should also be an experienced diver with 500+ dives. No beginners or unhappy / grumpy divers allowed on this one! The remaining space is a single cabin at no extra charge (double occupancy price). indonesia-liveaboard-schedule email or call DebF for details.
  7. Eeks! Late Cancellations - A Trip Organizers Worst Nightmare!! Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2012, 4 spaces Nov 05 - Nov 19, 2012, 1 space Both are: Liveaboard. 14 diving days, 14 nights on board. Sorong - Sorong round trip, departure 9AM on first day - diving ASAP! Return to Sorong port late evening on night before departure. Discounted heavily on cancelled spaces. see Raja Ampat Diving Details I'm eager to replace these divers as I'm committed to paying for the full charter & the expenses of the extra crew I hire so that other divers on the trip are not disappointed. Discount is offered on the website & in the newsletter (subscribe on the website). Currently $1000 off these cancelled spaces on either trip. If you can get away these dates and are at all interested, please touch base by email to see if we can work you into one of these trips. (use email on signature) Visit the City Seahorse website for dive trip prices, trip inclusions, guest comments, sample Raja Ampat itinerary, maps, weather remarks and more. Why these trips? More diving. An extra day of diving (14 diving days on a 14 day trip, not 12-13 as on other ships & at the resorts) & quantity of dives offered (estimate 61) during the trip. The freedom to dive as you like. Unlimited dive times & several "open deck" days when you can dive as much as your computer allows. Only 12 guests on the ship. Special team of dive guides, cruise director and trip organizer all heavily experienced in Raja Ampat. Individual attention. Only 3-4 divers per guide IF everyone dives at the same time and WANTS a guide. Extra guides and dive guides. The trip organizer arranges local freelance dive guides who are experienced with the dive sites and among the best in Indonesia at assisting photographers; a local guide very experienced with the sites and with getting divers in/out of the water in the right places; and an exceptionally talented cruise director to insure the trip will have a great crew, above and beyond the ship's regular crew. Flexible itinerary. The dive sites & areas visited are customized to the divers aboard to offer you the best diving available at the time. Don't like current? This trip can accomodate you. Diving only the best dive sites in Raja Ampat. Unique opportunities for underwater photography and video. One-on-one contact with your trip organizer and leader (13 years organizing & supervising small group trips to Raja Ampat) to plan your trip. Individual attention before and during your dive trip to help you get the most from your trip. Dive with a buddy of similar experience and interests or you can dive with one of our Raja Ampat expert guides. Women, share a cabin with another woman, guaranteed! Book a single cabin for a small surcharge per night (based on availability). Your travels will be easy and safe. Don't worry if you've never been to Indonesia before, we'll take charge. Meet and dive with interesting people from different countries. Receive a 20 page document outlining your travel in great detail, the diving, what and how to pack, how each dive day is structured and more. Your completed Guest Info form provides information on your dietary requirements and preferences, and goals for the trip, so we can customize the trip for you and the other 11 divers on your trip. These Raja Ampat diving trips are also appropriate for experienced divers who are not photographers. Single cabins are available. Many of our guests are solo travelers. There is no extra charge for a single diver if willing to share a cabin. Women traveling solo are guaranteed a female cabin mate. I will help you organize your travel to meet the ship. You only need to arrange your International flights. Please check: http://www.cityseahorse.com/raja-ampat-diving/ or contact me, Deb Fugitt, for the most current details.
  8. 2 spaces available for Nov 05 - Nov 19, 2012, 14 days & nights due to a cancellation. For Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2012 I'm offering a package that includes free inter-Indonesia airfare and 1 night hotel. A 16 days, 15 nights package. This makes the trip far less expensive than comparable land-based resorts in Raja Ampat. AND with more diving. We anticipate offering 61 dives on each of these trips. Contact me for details.
  9. Our best trips. Annually since 1999! The 14 day trip in 2011 was very popular, so I've scheduled two for 2012. With 14 days, we are able to do several days of open deck diving (dive as much as you want and computer allows) while still having the flexibility (only available on a round trip) to get around Raja Ampat for a huge variety of sites when conditions are best to dive them. Here are just a few images from 2011 trips (frame grabs from video). See my facebook page for many more, including photos from my "Worst Dive" in a month in Raja Ampat, 2011 (after a bit of time at home a dive with Mimic Octopus, pipehorse, nudibranchs and allied cowries didn't seem so bad). 100% Raja Ampat City Seahorse Value Added Trips Schedule for 2012: Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2012, 14 days & nights Nov 05 - Nov 19, 2012, 14 days & nights Both are Sorong - Sorong round trips, departure 9AM on first day - diving ASAP! Return to Sorong port late evening on night before departure. Visit the City Seahorse website for prices, inclusions, guest comments, sample itinerary, maps, weather remarks and more. On the site you will find two types of trips. The City Seahorse Value Added Trips include many extras, as described below. On every City Seahorse Value Added charter we will try for 4+dives/day. Unlimited diving time. Staying at the good sites for photography, video and adventure and missing the bad or so-so sites. If you have favorite sites from a previous trip, please tell me and we will try to work them into the itinerary. CSVA charters are limited to 12 guests per trip. I add my own cruise director and dive guides so expect a guide to diver ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 depending on which tender you are on. By bringing my own experienced team, I can guarantee that the dive crew running your trip knows the area, the dive sites and where to look for the critters! Don't be surprised if your guide helps you position a strobe or notices that a strobe isn't firing, etc. They keep a pretty good eye on each diver. Our limited participation trips cost just a bit more this year than other trips that carry full loads of divers - but we offer lots more dives, more time underwater and more personal attention. I've had to increase the price per person just a bit to cover the cost of the experienced cruise director, extra experienced dive guides and their airfares & expenses! These Raja Ampat diving trips are also appropriate for experienced divers who are not photographers. Single cabins are available. Many of our guests are solo travelers. There is no extra charge for a single diver if willing to share a cabin. Women traveling solo are guaranteed a female cabin mate. I currently have a special offer running until February 3, 2012 for first time guests on a City Seahorse Value Added Charter. Please contact me for details - the offer is not advertised on the website. Divers who subscribe to my newsletter get first notice of special offers on the Value Added trips as well as others in Indonesia. I will help you organize your travel to meet the ship. After 13 years traveling to and organizing groups to Raja Ampat, I can find the most reliable, safest route for your trip. Although divers on these trips come from all over the world, I organize them to meet along the journey, at least at their arrival point in Indonesia, and travel together to Sorong where the cruise begins. Please check: http://www.cityseahorse.com/raja-ampat-diving/ or contact me, Deb Fugitt, for the most current details.
  10. Trip is full. Contact me for other deals on trips in Indonesia. I don't post many of them to WP.
  11. the group leader authorized a larger discount.. please email for details Contact Deb for more info. USA 817-626-0636 or CitySeahorseTours@gmail.com
  12. Join a special charter on one of my favorite one-way routes! A few spots (2?) available at a discount! March 31 - April 12, 2012 Raja Ampat - Halmahera - Lembeh Strait, Indonesia Depart Sorong, Disembark Bitung or Lembeh Strait resort of your choice. Duration: 12 days / 12 nights Original Price US$4145 with $500 discount = $3645 if any further discount, you must email for update.... not possible to edit the above! This one-way dive trip visits some of the best areas for diving in Indonesia, including Raja Ampat's Dampier Strait & Misool, the Pisang Islands, Banca and Halmahera's Gorachi islands, and Lembeh Strait. This route is not frequently offered - I don't know why!! It certainly is my favorite one-way route - what could be better? Spend half the trip in Raja Ampat, then some incredible sites off Halmahera and finish in Lembeh - great variety - visit many of the best dive sites in Indonesia. We first offered this route in May 2008 to a select group of divers who had dived Raja Ampat many times. Consensus from both the 2008 and 2009 groups was that their Raja Ampat to Lembeh trip produced some of the best diving and best images and was one of the most exciting trips we've made. This March 31 - April 12, 2012 trip is not a City Seahorse value - added charter. It is a special charter for a mixed group of photographers, videographers and non-photographers. The trip is accompanied by underwater photographer Daniel Selmeczi. About 1/2 the trip's diving will be in Raja Ampat. See a little more detail on this trip here: Raja Ampat Halmahera Lembeh Strait Liveaboard Diving Trip Since the trip ends in Lembeh Strait, it is easy to add on some extra days of muck diving without packing up gear - the ship can arrange a direct transfer to any resort on the strait - gear can be dripping wet and cameras still assembled! This trip has not been advertised until this week - divers booked on it are repeat guests. Contact Deb for more info. USA 817-626-0636 or CitySeahorseTours@gmail.com
  13. I may have 2 spaces on the 14 day Oct 24-Nov 7 trip available. This one has been full for ages, but some divers have a problem and may not be able to make the trip. People on the wait list have booked something else. Please contact me for info on either the Oct 24 - Nov 7, 2011 or the Nov 12-22, 2011 trips. Depending on the situation I may be able to offer a discount. Contact: Deb Fugitt, City Seahorse, Inc. cityseahorsetours@gmail.com New Website: www.cityseahorse.com/raja-ampat-diving Phone: 817-626-0636 in Texas
  14. New website and email address: Contact: Deb Fugitt, City Seahorse, Inc. cityseahorsetours@gmail.com New Website: www.cityseahorse.com/raja-ampat-diving/ Phone: 817-626-0636 in Texas The new website makes it easier to find info on the trips.
  15. Don, Brings back great memories! I thought I recognized the divers in the article, but wasn't sure it was from my trip... although would have been quite a coincidence to have those same dive guides together on any other trip. Halmahera is tricky for sure and I've heard a lot of people complain they didn't have good diving there. I insisted that Ricardo join us on our my charter for this route and I'm really glad I did! Made all the difference! That and the great group of divers we had aboard for that particular trip. Inspiring article.. beautiful photos! DebF
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