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Fam Islands, Raja Ampat, Telaga Bintang

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

An 11-day long trip on board the Ambai

Length

11 Days

Ship category

Luxury

Ship type

Phinisi Yacht

Capacity

16 Passengers

Raja Ampat Ultimate

1 Review

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 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.

This trip is a 11-day expedition that promises an unparalleled adventure, both above and below water. With a minimum of 30 dives, including 5 night dives, you will explore the vibrant and diverse underwater world of Raja Ampat, encountering everything from tiny pygmy seahorses to majestic oceanic manta rays. The trip also offers a variety of land and water activities, including kayaking, bird watching, and hiking to stunning viewpoints.

Starting and ending in Sorong, this trip covers the entire Raja Ampat area, from Misool in the south to Wayag in the north, ensuring you experience the best of what this region has to offer. The expert guides will conduct current checks before each dive to ensure your safety and provide up-to-the-minute briefings. Whether you are an avid diver or a snorkeling enthusiast, this trip offers something for everyone, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Your ship: Ambai

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

We love the Ambai for its exceptional commitment to delivering unforgettable diving experiences in Indonesia’s prime locations. Built in 2012 and designed specifically for divers, Ambai provides the perfect balance of comfort and functionality, ensuring an excellent liveaboard experience.

Picture yourself waking up to the serene sounds of the ocean, ready to embark on dives that reveal the breathtaking marine biodiversity of Indonesia. The Ambai’s itineraries take you to some of the most renowned diving sites, including Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, and Komodo National Park. With spacious cabins … Read more about Ambai

Cabins

Seaview Double, C7, MV Ambai
Seaview Cabin

Type:

Matrimonial

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

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

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

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
Fam Islands, Raja Ampat

Melissa's Garden

Piaynemo

Penemu Island

3–4 dives a day

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 and “My reef” well known for its barracuda school and numerous Wobbegongs.

Kawe Island, Raja Ampat
Black Rock, Kawe Island, Raja Ampat
Equator Islands, Kawe, Raja Ampat

Wofoh Island

Alyui Bay

3–4 dives a day

Kawe island has some of the finest diving in the area, with a good population of fish and regular manta encounters. The Aljui bay, a 20 kilometres long indentation, provides some of the best Raja Ampat’s macro dive site locations.

Yangeffo Island, Raja Ampat
Yangeffo Island, Raja Ampat
Arborek, Raja Ampat

Mayhem

Arborek Jetty

3–4 dives a day

Yangeffo Island stands out due to its vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life, including schools of fish, sharks, and colorful reef creatures. What sets Arborek Island apart is its stunning coral gardens and the chance to encounter majestic manta rays.

Kri, Raja Ampat
Kri, Raja Ampat
DIN Kri Island

Blue Magic

Manta Sandy

Sardines Reef

Cape Kri

3–4 dives a day

You usually spend one or two days at the Dampier Strait to visit its famous dive sites around Kri with their impressive amount of fish.

Sorong, Indonesia
Sorong
Gam Island, Raja Ampat

Breakfast, Check out according to guest flight schedule. Transfer to the airport, check-in assistance.

Dates & Prices

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Price

2

Dec

2025

12

Dec

2025

Available

From

USD 5,778

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Dec

2025

12

Dec

2025

Available

From

USD 5,778

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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

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 fees (200 EUR p.p) have to be paid onboard

Fuel surcharge (100 EUR p.p) have to be paid onboard

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.

On board payments (Dive equipment rental, drinks, park entry fees, fuel surcharge etc..) have to be done in cash.

Currencies accepted onboard are Euros, US Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Australian Dollars, Yen, Swiss Francs and Indonesian Rupiah.

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.

We dedicate 1% of our revenue towards environmental protection. From 2024, V Social will begin setting up its own conservation project, working together with local people. We firmly believe that conservation can be impactful and long-lasting, but that it is only truly effective when done together with people living in the territory.

Travel relies on natural resources and is deeply connected with nature and wildlife. Therefore, responsible and sustainable travel has to include conservation efforts and true care for the places we travel to. The V Social Foundation’s conservation project is an initiative that works with local people to give them ownership of their territory, protect the environment through reforestation and regeneration efforts, and empower the community by handing them over control of the project within five years.

We aim to develop a model that contributes to climate protection, adapts to local conditions instead of harming them, and empowers local people to take over the project in the future. The goal is that this model can be replicated and create a snowball effect among the communities we work with and the destinations we travel to, making travel a true force for good.

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