April 23, 2023 -
 May 3, 2023

Indonesia

Aboard the Velocean

 

Where we are diving

You’ve reached the ocean floor, pinnacles tower above you as schools of fish race by. You’re surrounded by walls of vibrant colors. You’ve never seen anything quite like it. You continue your journey through the garden of coral excited about what you’ll see next.

Indonesia is made up of thousands of islands, some inhabited and many not. Our dive adventures will take us to popular dive sites- Koon Island, Ambon, and Raja Ampat. Each with its own unique charms and qualities.

Raja Ampat, meaning Four Kings, is made up of 1,500 small islands. The area is known as one of the best diving destinations in the world. Around 75% of all known coral species have been found here and are bursting with marine life. Koon Island is the biggest coral fish breeding area in East Indonesia. Pygmy seahorses, manta rays, and schools of fish run rampant through the crystal clear waters. Grab your camera, because this is a scene you will not want to miss. Ambon is where you can find some of the best muck diving in the world. You’ll enjoy exploring the black sands for small and unique creatures that inhabit the area.

Get ready to dive into our blue planet’s beauty and make lifelong memories!

 

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on October 1, 2022!

Trip Leader

Angie Fuller

Chelsea Foster, Atlanta Store Manager

 

I am so excited to travel with you to Indonesia! Raja Ampat is one of the best dive destinations I have ever been to. The marine life is incredible and there is no shortage of vibrant colors of coral. The Velocean is truly one of the most luxurious liveaboards out there. It allows us to reach pristine waters not often traveled to. It will be a blast cruising the ocean in style. April 2023 cannot come soon enough!

Resort Details

 

Where we are staying

The All Star Volcean is the ultimate luxury liveaboard. Designed specifically for scuba divers, it cruises at a speed of 23 mph which gives you ample amount of time to explore the waters below. The dive deck has everything you need. Showers, rinse tanks, and private camera stations allow you to make the most of your dives. Don’t worry about hauling your equipment to and from locations. Everything is right there for you ready to go.

The vessel has three modern furnished decks, each offering its own areas to relax and enjoy. The rooftop is equipped with a hot tub and lounge chairs. Perfect for watching the sunset. The upper deck is where you will kick back in the alfresco lounge and meet with your fellow divers. On the main deck you will be pampered by a 24 -member crew and served gourmet meals and delicious beverages.

Its 10 spacious suites offer privacy while providing an expansive view of the ocean. The Velocean offers three different room options:

Platinum Oceanfront Suites- Offers ultimate privacy with panoramic ocean view windows.

Elite Double Suites- Offer private baths which are perfect for dive buddies or couples.

Signature Single Suites- A must-stay for solo travelers, these suites offer private rooms, baths, and amazing ocean views.

 

Dunbar Scuba group
Dunbar Scuba group

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details

 

Price

  • Elite Ocean Double Suite: $6,910
  • Elite Ocean Single Suite: $13,070
  • Signature Single Suite: $7,770
  • Platinum Ocean Suite: $7,130
  • Platinum Ocean Single Suite: $13,500

Deposit and payments

  • 1st deposit: $1,000 due upon sign up
  • 2nd deposit: $1,500 due October 1, 2021
  • 3rd deposit: $1,500 due April 1, 2022
  • 4th deposit: $1,500 due September 1, 2022
  • Full Balance: Due November 1, 2022

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Recommended courses

  • Nitrox
  • Fish ID
  • Underwater Photography

What’s included

  • 7 nights aboard the Velocean
  • Up to 4 dives/day including night dive
  • All meals including coffee, tea, juices, soda
  • Nitrox
  • Wifi
  • 30-minute welcome massage
  • Roundtrip transfers

What’s not included

Recommended equipment

  • Surface marker buoy
  • SeaLife ReefMaster
  • Sola 1200 light

What prior travelers say

“This trip is FABULOUS! Diving in Indonesia is like nowhere else. The reef is so healthy and beautiful. We saw pygmy seahorses, manta rays, and everything in between including wobbegong sharks and even the epaulet sharks out walking around. It took 14 years of diving to find a place I will actually call my ‘favorite place to dive in the world’ – INDONESIA!”

 

-JoAnn H.

Know Before
You Go

Money – We recommend you travel with U.S. dollars and suggest you purchase some Indonesian Rupiah for payment of airline luggage surcharges and any incidentals.  On board U.S. dollars and Indonesian rupiah currencies are accepted as are Visa and MasterCard credit cards. 

Visa – For visits under 30 days, no visa is required to visit Indonesia.

Gratuity – The liveaboard business is a service industry, and although the general public is seldom aware of it, gratuities are a major part of a crewmember’s salary. A gratuity of 10-15% is customary, but many leave more when they feel the service was outstanding. If you are disappointed with the service, you should inform the captain of your feelings right away so he may rectify the situation.

Passport – All passports must be valid for at least 6 months from date of entry into Indonesia.

On board – Plush bath towels, as well as towels for outdoor use, are provided so no need to bring those with you.  You will also find shampoo and body wash in your en suite bathrooms.

Vaccines – Always check with your physician before visiting a new country.

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