The diving promises to be near perfect with incredible diversity and density of marine live, plus divemasters rated amongst the most knowledgeable in the region. Trip Leader Frank Wells was so impressed with a similar trip in June 2017, he’s going back on this trip in 2020. Spread across 1,500 virtually untouched islands, the waters of Raja Ampat region are home to the most colorful and pristine soft coral reefs, as well as creatures like walking sharks, mantas and pygmies. Raja Ampat boasts over 1,300 reef fish, 25 endemic species, 12 marine mammals, five species of endangered sea turtles, 600 hard corals and 75% of all known coral species. From black sand muck dives to crystal clear drift dives, Indonesia is a place to visit time and time again; once is never enough!
Imagine yourself setting sail aboard an old-fashioned pirate ship and experiencing Indonesian culture and style as you sail through its beautiful islands. The Arenui is a stunning wooden vessel in the traditional Indonesia Phinisi style fitted with all the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. Intimate but roomy, the Arenui is an exquisite ship and a work of art itself. You’ll enjoy spacious boutique cabins with local handicrafts and inspirations. The luxury restaurant serves international and local cuisine. The outdoor sky restaurant and top-deck sky lounge are available for massages, sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying the island views. The 22 members of the enthusiastic onboard team provide a truly personalized service for the 16 guests.
Includes: 11 nights of liveaboard accommodations, shore activities, up to four dives per day, meals and drinks, welcome massage.