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Batanta Island, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Expedition

An 8-day expedition on board the ScubaSpa Zen

Length

8 Days

Ship category

Luxury

Ship type

Phinisi Yacht

Capacity

18 Passengers

Raja Ampat Expedition

1 Review

Trip highlights

See the walking sharks on a nightdive

Witness the dance of the dazzling red bird of paradise

Dive with the majestic black manta

Visit a heart shaped lake

The DiveIndonesia experience

Enjoy world-class spa treatments aboard, perfect for relaxation after dives.

Witness an array of marine biodiversity, from pygmy seahorses to majestic black manta rays.

Exclusive access to some of Raja Ampat's best dive sites, including Fiabacet and Daram.

Experience top-notch amenities and comfortable accommodations on a sleek and modern vessel.

The Raja Ampat Expedition aboard the Scubaspa Zen is an 8-day adventure designed for avid divers and nature enthusiasts. This trip includes diving and snorkeling at some of Raja Ampat's most famous and pristine sites, like Fiabacet and Daram. Expect to encounter vibrant coral reefs, an array of marine life including pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, black manta rays, and mobular rays. Additionally, land excursions to places like Jellyfish Lake and Tomolol Cave provide a well-rounded experience of the region's natural beauty. No special experience is necessary, but divers should be comfortable with strong currents.

Your ship: ScubaSpa Zen

ScubaSpa Zen Deckplan
ScubaSpa Zen
ScubaSpa Zen Deckplan

Discover the ultimate blend of luxury and adventure aboard the Scubaspa Zen, a stunning phinisi yacht designed to provide an unparalleled liveaboard experience. This vessel is perfect for both avid divers and those seeking relaxation, offering a unique combination of world-class diving and rejuvenating spa treatments. Imagine starting your day with a serene ocean view, knowing it will be filled with exciting dives and indulgent spa sessions.

The Scubaspa Zen cruises through some of Indonesia’s most breathtaking dive sites, including the vibrant reefs of Raja Ampat, the thrilling currents of K … Read more about ScubaSpa Zen

Cabins

ScubaSpa Zen Sea Star Suite
Sea Star Suite

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Dophin Suite ScubaSpa Zen
Dolphin Suite

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Cowrie Suite ScubSpa Zen
Cowrie Suite

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Owner's Manta Suite ScubaSpa Zen
Owner's Manta Suite

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Map

Itinerary

Your itinerary below may vary, depending on the weather, wildlife breeding, and local conditions.

Sorong, Indonesia
Sorong
Gam Island, Raja Ampat

After being welcomed by the team at the airport, guests will travel to the harbor and embark on Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia. Rest and recover from the overnight flight. The spa will open to offer information and reservations for treatments In the evening. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be conducted by the Cruise Managers followed by a welcome dinner at the restaurant.

Kofiau Island, Raja Ampat
Deer Village, Kofiau Island, Raja Ampat
Deer Village, Kofiau Island, Raja Ampat

Deer Village

Swimming and sunbathing on the beaches, snorkeling, diving and underwater photography in marine-rich coral reefs. Take care not to damage the coral anywhere in these areas which are more likely no-take zones. Exploration by dingy, shore hiking,beachcombing. Take an adventurous hike to an inland lake opposite Deer Village. Hopefully if you’re lucky, somewhere along the way you may witness the dance of the dazzling red bird of paradise, or catch the flapping of passing hornbills, or hear shrieks of the crested cockatoo. To the southwest of Kofiau proper lie a group of flat sandy islands, including Walo where a couple of recognized dive spots await your exploration. There may even be more.

Misool from Ocean View, Raja Ampat
Misool Heart Lake, Raja Ampat
Misool top view, Raja Ampat

Fiabacet

Daram

Jef Pele Wall

Wayil Islands

Day 3:

Wake in Daram, where some of the best diving and snorkeling in all Raja Ampat can be found. Many famous sites can be found here, including Warna Berwarna, Andiamo, and The Candy Store.

Day 4:

Fiabacet islands, located eight nautical miles east of Wayil Batan, is a fantastic area of three small rocks. The reefs here are remarkably healthy and often said to be some of the most beautiful reefs in Raja Ampat. The macro life is flourishing amongst the healthy corals, where you can find many different types of pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs. You can also see the majestic black manta in this area. In the evening, enjoy a night dive at Romeo dive where you can see walking sharks.

Day 5:

The Wayil Batan area is a 30km wide channel with medium to strong currents. One of the best sites for macro divers is Gorgonian Passage. You will be able to spend a good part of your dive exploring the soft corals to reveal the many creatures that live amongst them.

Day 6:

Pelee Island aboard the diving boat. The first dive will be at Kaleidoscope Ridge, one of the best sites in Misool. It is named for the bursts of colour amongst its soft coralsand schools of fish. This is an excellent site to see mobular rays and wobbegong sharks. We will also dive Toblerone, known for its unique swim through and large hard coral gardens.

Farondi Islands, Raja Ampat
Farondi Cave, Raja Ampat, Pygmy Seahorse

Farondi Cave

Awake next to the Farondi Islands with a peaceful sky and warm weather. Farondi’s dive sites make many divers’ list of favorite sites in Raja Ampat due to their unique and distinctive landscape of tunnels, caverns, and colorful walls. Jellyfish Lake is worth a visit to snorkel with dozens of Jellyfish, though a challenging hike. You may also hike up to the top of the nearby viewpoint for the chance to see Misool’s best kept secret, a heart-shaped lake. Tomolol Cave, a collection of water-filled caverns located in an easily accessible depression in the limestone, is another possibility for a land excursion. Near the caves is a series of enigmatic red-ochre paintings high up on an exposed wall of limestone. These cave paintings are estimated to be between three and five thousand years old.

After lunch, the crew will assist you with rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will be delighted to assist you with final billing. Enjoy farewell cocktails at sunset followed by dinner on your last night exploring Misool before sailing back to Sorong.

Sorong, Indonesia
Sorong
Gam Island, Raja Ampat

Enjoy your final breakfast in the restaurant. After a farewell from your crew, we will escort you to the airport in advance of your departing flight.

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Single Cabin Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option to "Upgrade to single occupancy". This will guarantee you the whole cabin to yourself, for an additional fee. If you don't select this option, then another traveler of the same sex might be placed into the same cabin with you.

What's included

Transfer from and to the airport (domestic airport closest to the port of arrival and departure for alternative itineraries) on regular arrival and departure days and times only.

Full board accommodation

Welcome drink

Unlimited drinking water

Juices, selection of teas and coffee until the end of breakfast

Sixteen (16) to Nineteen (19) dives (tank and weight)

Snorkeling

BBQ on the beach

Excursions

1 GB of mobile Wi-Fi

Your booking contributes to our Conservation Project.

What's not included

Additional National Park fees, harbor clearance, and local permit

International and domestic flights

Alcoholic beverages

Tips & Gratuities for your Guide and Crew

Dive equipment is (available for rent)

Reviews

Werner G

ScubaSpa Zen

Luxury

April 2024

What a tour! Most of the dive spots were fantastic. Therewere really good briefings, the food was excellent, and the sun deck was our favorite spot to hang out after the dives. The team, including the Dhoni crew, was perfect. The cabins were spacious and clean, with very good housekeeping. The bartender was top-notch, serving from early morning until late at night. The spa therapists were wonderful, especially after three dives in a day.

Worth Knowing

For this trip, a minimum of 50 logged dives is necessary

Expect 3-4 dives per day, but no diving on the last day, because of possible flight connections

FAQs

Indonesia, with its tropical climate, offers two main diving seasons: the wet season from November to March and the dry season from April to October. Each season provides unique diving experiences, ensuring unforgettable adventures year-round.

Wet Season (November to March) During the wet season, expect increased rainfall and humidity, but warm temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82°F). Rain typically falls in short, intense bursts, allowing plenty of sunny intervals for exploration. This season attracts diverse marine life due to nutrient-rich waters, making it ideal for underwater photography. Additionally, fewer tourists mean less crowded dive sites and lush, vibrant landscapes.

Dry Season (April to October) The dry season is the most popular for diving, with minimal rainfall, lower humidity, and clear skies. Water temperatures range from 27°C (81°F) to 30°C (86°F), and visibility often exceeds 30 meters (98 feet). These conditions create perfect settings for diving and snorkeling, offering calm seas and abundant marine life. It's an excellent time to explore Indonesia's breathtaking underwater world.

Whether you prefer the vibrant marine life of the wet season or the clear waters of the dry season, Indonesia's diverse climate ensures a memorable diving experience. Let us help you plan the perfect liveaboard adventure tailored to your preferences.

Yes. Dive insurance is generally mandatory for liveaboard trips in Indonesia. Most operators and booking platforms require divers to have insurance that covers emergency evacuation, medical treatment, and other dive-related incidents.

Please secure adequate insurance that provides coverage for medical treatment, decompression sickness, injuries, and emergency evacuation from remote areas, ensuring safety and peace of mind. Optional coverage for equipment loss is also beneficial.

Several providers offer comprehensive coverage, including DAN (Divers Alert Network), Dive Assure, and World Nomads. These organizations offer tailored plans to suit different diving needs.

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