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Raja Ampat Ultimate

A 13-day long trip on board the Ambai

Length

13 Days

Ship category

Luxury

Ship type

Phinisi Yacht

Capacity

16 Passengers

Raja Ampat Ultimate

5 Reviews

Trip highlights

Encounter mantas in Misool

Snorkel in a natural shark nursery at a Ranger’s Station

Encounter mantas while diving at Kawe.

Hike to breathtaking viewpoint Mount Pindito.

The DiveIndonesia experience

Enjoy exquisite meals prepared by the skilled onboard chef.

Luxurious and spacious cabins with en suite bathrooms and stunning sea views.

Access to rarely visited dive sites and intimate encounters with marine life.

Tailored diving experiences with a maximum of 4 divers per guide.

This trip is a 13-day adventure through one of the world's most untouched and biodiverse regions. Starting and ending in Sorong, this journey takes you through the entire Raja Ampat area, from Misool in the south to Wayag in the north, including the renowned Dampier Strait.

With a minimum of 36 dives, including 6 night dives, this expedition offers an unparalleled diving experience with encounters ranging from tiny pygmy seahorses to majestic oceanic manta rays. Explore dramatic underwater landscapes filled with pinnacles, ridges, walls, and hidden caves. Beyond diving, enjoy kayaking in sapphire blue-water lagoons, hiking to stunning viewpoints, and visiting local villages. Our spacious and luxurious cabins, combined with gourmet cuisine and personalized service, ensure a memorable and indulgent adventure through the last frontier of Raja Ampat.

Your ship: Ambai

MV Ambai, Ship
MV Ambai, Ship
Beach Evening, MV Ambai

The MV Ambai is a 32-meter wooden dive liveaboard designed specifically for diving, offering unparalleled adventures in some of Indonesia’s most biodiverse regions, including Raja Ampat, Komodo, the Banda Sea, and Halmahera. Built in 2012 and operated by Wallacea Dive Cruises, the Ambai combines traditional craftsmanship with modern amenities to provide an exceptional diving experience.

Accommodating up to 16 guests in 8 well-appointed cabins, each with individually controlled air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, the Ambai ensures comfort and privacy. The cabins are available in various c … Read more about Ambai

Cabins

Seaview Double, C7, MV Ambai
Seaview Cabin

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Double:Twin, C2, Lower Deck, MV Ambai
Double/Twin Cabin

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Twin, C5, C6,  Lower Deck, MV Ambai
Twin Cabin

Type:

Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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Map

Itinerary

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

Air Drone Pictures, MSY Seahorse
Sorong, Indonesia
Sorong

The Seahorse crew are standing by to Welcome you on board. Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing.

During the first day, take this opportunity to familiarize with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.

Misool, Raja Ampat
Fiabacet, Misool, Raja Ampat
Andiamo, Misool, Raja Ampat

Fiabacet

Daram

Boo Window

Wayil Islands

3–4 dives a day

Misool's underwater world boasts incredible biodiversity. You can expect to see everything from pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs to schools of barracuda and reef sharks. Misool is excellent for taking wide angle shots, encounters with mantas, and massive schools of fish. The underwater topography is predominantly rocky, with ridges and rock formations. The colorful reefs display an abundance of soft corals and huge gorgonian coral fans.

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

Melissa's Garden

Piaynemo

Penemu Island

3-4 dives

You spend one day on these islands between the North and the South area. The dives include the site “Melissa garden” which has the best coral garden of the Raja Ampat area.

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

Mount Pindito

Wayag Lagoon

3–4 dives

Diving here reveals underwater landscapes teeming with life: expect to see blacktip reef sharks, manta rays, and stunning coral reefs. The iconic Wayag lagoons, composed of hundreds of rocky quartz limestone islets, are a marvel to explore with dinghies or onboard kayaks. The crew also recommends a short hike to a summit to admire the surrounding areas.

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Kawe Island, Raja Ampat
Black Rock, Kawe Island, Raja Ampat

Equator Islands

Black Rock

Wofoh Island

3–4 dives

The area's dive sites feature vibrant coral gardens, dramatic rock formations, and nutrient-rich currents that attract pelagic species like manta rays, reef sharks, and large schools of fish. The underwater topography varies, featuring walls, pinnacles, and caverns, promising thrilling exploration.

Arborek, Raja Ampat
Arborek, Raja Ampat
Mayhem, Gam Island

Mayhem

Arborek Jetty

3–4 dives

Diving around Arborek offers vibrant coral gardens, diverse marine life, and stunning underwater landscapes. Known for manta rays, colorful reef fish, and healthy coral reefs, Arborek is a diver's paradise in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Crystal-clear waters and abundant biodiversity make it a top destination for underwater exploration.

Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat
Blue Magic, Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat
Manta Sandy, Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat

Blue Magic

Cape Kri

Manta Sandy

3–4 dives a day and 1 dive on the last day

This nutrient-rich channel offers you the chance to explore vibrant coral gardens bustling with life, including reef sharks, giant trevallies, and schooling fish. Its strong currents attract pelagic species like manta rays and mobula rays, providing exhilarating drift dives.

Sorong, Indonesia
Sorong
Gam Island, Raja Ampat

Awake to an early breakfast on board and prepare for your departure from Sorong. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. You will be accompanied by the crew to the airport or your hotel.

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USD 6,610

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2028

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Info

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

All meals onboard. Almost all dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - please ask us about your needs.

Drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks on board.

Accommodation on board.

Snorkeling sessions - whenever possible.

Activities - according to weather conditions and the final trip itinerary.

All transport to and from the ship: Pick-up and drop-off by the crew directly from and to the airport or hotel.

English-speaking guides for all dives (1 guide for 4 divers maximum).

Briefings before each dive.

Equipment: Aluminum tanks (80 cf /12 lts), weights and belts.

Nitrox (for certified divers)

Your booking contributes to our Conservation Project.

What's not included

International and domestic flights

Alcoholic beverages

Diving equipment rental

100 cf (15 litres) tank

Port and park fee

Fuel Surcharge

Reviews

Maria-Mikhail Kisehou

MV Ambai

Luxury

We are very satisfied with the dive sites and the marine life. Food was perfect, and staff very helpful.

Milind K

MV Ambai

Luxury

am repeated customer of Ambai liveaboard. I found their service very excellent in all aspects. What a diver requires, these people knew exactly and make our stay heavenly and dives wonderful,safe. The boat and all the facilities are very nice. Best camera room, deck for dive equipments are upto mark. Dive guide are very capable and knowledgeable. The manager Mr Phillipe is a kind hearted,nature loving , caring and wonderful guy.

Christopher B

MV Ambai

Luxury

Amazing! MV Ambai Raja Ampat. The crew was fantastic! The cruise director Phil was incredible with planning and communication to the guest the plan for the day. The dive sites were beautiful. The boat accommodations were extremely comfortable the staterooms were cleaned and beds made twice a day. The boat was clean and tidy. The food service was top notch. The food was very well prepared and tasty. The guests were comfortable with each other except for the one gentleman who hogged the meal conversation then passed the conversation off to his wife (took 8 days to find out about other guests just by separating ourselves from chatty Kathy)the rest of the guests were friendly and respectful the crew took care of all our needs!! Thank you Yoga, Jhui, Marlon, Bob, Oliver, mama bear, and Capt. Barbosa and the rest they were all incredible.

Worth Knowing

For this trip, a with a minimum of 30 dives is necessary and dive level of Advanced Open Water or CMAS level 2.

Every diver must provide proof of insurance covering medical evacuation and treatment for dive-related injuries.

The tipping recommendation is 10-15% of the cruise rate.

Your cruise director will inform you of special rules and regulations if you visit locations in protected areas.

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.

Raja Ampat Ultimate

5.0

(5)

Luxury

From

USD 6,610


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Raja Ampat Ultimate

A 12-day long trip on board the Ambai

Luxury

5.0

(5)

12 Days

Enjoy exquisite meals prepared by our skilled onboard chef.

Luxurious and spacious cabins with en suite bathrooms and stunning sea views.

Access to rarely visited dive sites and intimate encounters with marine life.

Tailored diving experiences with a maximum of 4 divers per guide.

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