The only way to visit all of the fantastic reefs in the large Raja Ampat region is by a liveaboard like the luxurious Aurora. The archipelago includes over 1,500 small isles, cays and shoals surrounding four main islands Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. The area is a labyrinth of straits between small sandstone islands eroded by waves. The marine life diversity is considerably greater than all other areas sampled in the coral triangle. The moderate currents bring nutrients which means lots of healthy fish and coral. You can expect to see enormous schools of fish, sharks like wobbegongs, large groups of manta rays and turtles, pygmy seahorse, and possibly even get to snorkel with dolphins or passing whales. Advanced Open Water certification is recommended for this trip.
The Aurora is a spacious, double-masted, teak motor-sail liveaboard, built in the traditional Pinisi style and designed for discerning dive clientele. You will experience modern comfort combined with the charm of a traditional boat. Each of the eight large cabins have ensuite baths and plenty of storage space. The Aurora has three dive guides and tenders so you will be diving in small groups. The 14 crew members will take care of your every need. Shore excursions include visiting local villages, watching an active volcano and a BBQ dinner on a deserted island.
Includes: 11 nights aboard the Aurora, three-four dives per day, shore excursions, meals and drinks