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Best of Raja Ampat

An 11-day expedition on board the ScubaSpa Zen

Length

11 Days

Ship category

Luxury

Ship type

Phinisi Yacht

Capacity

18 Passengers

Best of Raja Ampat

Trip highlights

Dive the renowned Dampier Strait and its thrilling currents.

Explore the vibrant coral reefs of Misool.

Snorkel in the unique Jellyfish Lake.

Visit traditional villages and learn about local culture.

The DiveIndonesia experience

Luxurious accommodations with en-suite bathrooms and A/C.

Dedicated dive boat ensuring a quiet and dry main vessel.

Onboard spa offering a range of treatments.

Gourmet cuisine with fresh, creative dishes.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure on the best Raja Ampat liveaboard, ScubaSpa Zen. Dive into the heart of the Coral Triangle, where vibrant reefs and diverse marine life await. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, a dedicated dive boat, and an onboard spa that ensures relaxation between dives. With gourmet cuisine and stunning itineraries, this trip is perfect for both divers and non-divers seeking the ultimate holiday experience. Trust us, after this trip, your soul might just stay on board forever!

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 the diving boat. The diving will sail north to Waisai/Mioskon.

This six-hour cruise takes you past many spectacular islands including the Batantas and Kri as you leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Be welcomed aboard ScubaSpa Zen to 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.

Cape Kri, Raja Ampat
Friwinbonda Island, Raja Ampat
Blue Magic, Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat

Blue Magic

Friwinbonda Island

Cape Kri

Mioskon Reef

Awake with Mioskon and Waigeo in view and enjoy your first day of diving at Mioskon Reef. The beautiful Mioskon Reef offers a great example of what you can expect from Raja Ampat. Schools of yellow snapper, napoleon wrasse, giant groupers, and wobbegong sharks can be found in Mioskon. Stunning macro life can be seen as well.

Continue your underwater exploration at the iconic dive site, Blue Magic. Located between Mioskon and Cape Kri, colorful hard and soft corals are home to everything from the teeniest shrimp to oceanic manta rays. Separated from Friwinbonda by a deep channel, Friwinbonda’s north coast cliffs plunge into the ocean to create the spectacular Friwinbonda wall dive and snorkeling site.

Wrap up the day with night dive at Tapokren, a sandy slope covered by algae and a good place to see some special critters. After dinner, ScubaSpa Zen will sail to the west towards Gam Island.

Mayhem, Gam Island
Kali Biru, Waigeo, Raja Ampat
Gam Island, Raja Ampat

Mayhem

Sawinggrai

Alyui Bay

Gam Island, with its lush and hilly jungle landscape, is famous for its population of birds of paradise. The day’s first dive will be at Mayhem, a site known for lots of schooling fish and shark action, as well as sitings of wobbegong sharks and pygmy seahorses.

Your next dive will be at Citrus Ridge, a long reef covered with many brightly colored soft corals. This site is also an underwater heaven for macro lovers.

Enjoy your evening dive at Alyui village jetty, which is also famous for its pearl farm. We will hunt for our favorite nighttime critters on this site, such as toadfish, octopi, and epaulette walking sharks. Your journey will continue north overnight towards Wayag.

Wayag full View, Raja Ampat
Wayag with boats, Raja Ampat
Wayag full view, Raja Ampat

Mount Pindito

Wayag Lagoon

Picturesque Wayag is a spectacular group of islands and a beautiful site to start your day. Enjoy the chance to dive at Two Hump Rock, a tiny mushroom island easily circumnavigated in one dive, allowing you to see the massive, cavernous overhangs around the entire island and its colourful walls covered with all kinds of nudibranchs and flatworms. We will visit the legendary dive site Cathedral, which is renowned for its spectacular topography and swim throughs. Wrap up the day with an evening dive at Rangers Jetty black tip reef sharks area.

After dinner, the vessel will sail south towards Kawe Island.

Fam Islands, Raja Ampat
Fam Islands, Raja Ampat
Dingy, MSY Seahorse

Melissa's Garden

Piaynemo

Rufas Island

Awake next to Piaynemo, also known as mini Wayag, where some magnificent dive sites are located.

You will dive My Reef, a submerged ridge with a wonderful hard coral garden and a hotspot of fish activity. Next, you will dive Melissa’s Garden, the most breathtaking patch coral garden in all Raja Ampat. Unusual and large rose-petal coral formations can be seen on this site whilst spotting reef sharks and napoleon wrasse. You will then dive Rufus Island, a large limestone formation with fringing coral reefs and a shallow lagoon. Enjoy an evening dive at Galaxy, another jetty dive site.

The vessel will make a short crossing to the east towards Mansuar Island after dinner.

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, Raja Ampat
Misool Shore View, Raja Ampat
Misool top View, Raja Ampat

Fiabacet

Daram

Day 7

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 8

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. Enjoy the new year eve with the special barbecue onboard Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia with the background of the firework rain.

Day 9

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. Pelee Island aboard the dhoni 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 corals and 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

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

All 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 (available for rent)

Travel Health Insurance

Worth Knowing

For divers, 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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