02/04/2020 - 02/18/2020

Raja Ampat, Indonesia – sold out

A luxurious live aboard and spectacular diving

Where we are diving

The diving promises to be near perfect with incredible diversity and density of marine live, plus divemasters rated amongst the most knowledgeable in the region. Trip Leader Frank Wells was so impressed with a similar trip in June 2017, he’s going back on this trip in 2020. Spread across 1,500 virtually untouched islands, the waters of Raja Ampat region are home to the most colorful and pristine soft coral reefs, as well as creatures like walking sharks, mantas and pygmies. Raja Ampat boasts over 1,300 reef fish, 25 endemic species, 12 marine mammals, five species of endangered sea turtles, 600 hard corals and 75% of all known coral species. From black sand muck dives to crystal clear drift dives, Indonesia is a place to visit time and time again; once is never enough!

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Where we are staying

Imagine yourself setting sail aboard an old-fashioned pirate ship and experiencing Indonesian culture and style as you sail through its beautiful islands. The Arenui is a stunning wooden vessel in the traditional Indonesia Phinisi style fitted with all the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. Intimate but roomy, the Arenui is an exquisite ship and a work of art itself. You’ll enjoy spacious boutique cabins with local handicrafts and inspirations. The luxury restaurant serves international and local cuisine. The outdoor sky restaurant and top-deck sky lounge are available for massages, sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying the island views. The 22 members of the enthusiastic onboard team provide a truly personalized service for the 16 guests.

Price

  • $8,420 per diver
  • Group airfare pricing available March 2019

Deposit and payments

  • $1,000 deposit due upon sign up
  • $2,500 due July 1, 2018
  • $2,500 due July 1, 2019
  • Full payment due September 1, 2019

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • Airfare closes 90 days prior to departure
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Seasonal weather

Raja Ampat lies on the equator and enjoys a year-round day length of about twelve hours. Air temperatures are also reliably constant with a daytime average maximum of 89°F and a nightly minimum of 78°F, although it can often feel hotter than that due to the region’s average relative humidity of 83%. The ocean is warm year-round too, having an average surface temperature of 84°F.

What prior travelers say

“Our experience on the Arenui was a definite bucket list checkoff. We had high expectations are were not disappointed. The ship is beautiful. The crew and amenities are first class. The diving is spectacular. The sights and vistas are stunning. We’re going back with Diventures in 2020 and can’t wait!”

– Brad and Robyn V.

What’s included

  • 11 nights aboard the Arenui
  • Four dives per day
  • Shore excursions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Welcome massage

What’s not included

  • Airfare, Diventures will assist with group airfare March 2019
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuity
  • Dive insurance (required)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Recommended courses

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Waves, Tides and Currents
  • Underwater Photography
  • Fish ID
  • Marine Ecology

Recommended equipment

  • Olympus Tough Style 4 or Sea Life DC 2000
  • Reel and safety sausage
  • Nautilus lifeline

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