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Snorkeling Raja Ampat - Wisesa liveaboard

You and your Family will enjoy the Beauty of Raja Ampat, meet his gorgeous and incomparable marine life, with our wooden phinisi boat WISESA, you will explore the best reefs of the area, underwater walls, coral gardens, spectacularly nice and calm lagoons. Where while you swim and look at the corals and fish, you ear the wild life sounds echo from the jungle. On Land an incredible variety of birds, lizards and cuscus live in the Jungle. Raja Ampat is also breathtaking natural Landscapes, and local population with still strong traditional culture !

Liveaboard snorkeling cruise in Raja Ampat give you the opportunity to swim with Manta Ray, reef sharks, turtles, school of thousands various fish and colorful coral…
Visit the remote islands, the beautiful and desert white sand beach with crystal clear water, meet with locals villages, trek in the rain forest to meet the Paradise birds ans so many others wild species. Enjoy a fish BBQ on one of the empty small islands beach.

Check the departure dates for the length of the cruise! If there are no registrations yet, it is not yet known whether it is a diving or snorkeling cruise.

Richtprijs

€ 270 / night

Departure dates

23-10-2020 (snorkeling) 9 nights
23-11-2020 (diving or snorkeling) 9 nights
04-12-2021 (snorkeling) 11 nights
23-02-2021 (snorkeling) 9 nights
20-03-2021 (diving or snorkeling) 11 nights
03-04-2021 (diving or snorkeling) 7 nights
13-04-2021 (diving or snorkeling) 11 nights
28-12-2021 (diving or snorkeling) 11 nights
11-01-2022 (diving or snorkeling) 7 nights
21-01-2022 (diving or snorkeling) 7 nights

Included and excluded

1-1 INCLUSIONS :
• Accommodation in cabins with toilet and shower.
• Full board with breakfast and two hot meals per day.
• Fresh fruits and snacks at any time, soft drink, water, coffee, tea.
• For dive cruises : 3 Daily guided dives plus alternating night dives. No dive the day of arrival and departure. For Snorkeling cruises : 3 Daily guided snorkeling sessions plus alternating night dives For Surf cruise : unlimited Surfing session (often no surf the first and last day due to harbour relocation )
• Use of all onboard equipment, use of the fiberglass boat (5m), snorkeling equipment.
• Transfer from the local airport to our boat and return to the local airport.
• Land excursions during the Trip
1-2 EXCLUSIONS :
• Domestics & Internationals flights from & to cruise departure city.
• Insurance for cancelation fee, repatriation and travel insurance
• Dan insurance for divers
• Alcoholic drinks
• Harbor and national park fees
Raja Ampat 140 €/passengers/Cruise
Komodo 25 €/night/passengers
• Use of the Satellite telephone 3€ / min

Depsot: 30%
In the case of cancellation the following conditions apply:
More than 180 days prior to departure: 10% of the total price of the cruise.
180 to 91 days prior to departure: 50% of the total price of the cruise.
Less than 91 days prior to departure: 100% of the total cruise price.

Dag 1 Aankomst Sorong, aan boord van de Wisesa

Wisesa team will pick you up at Sorong airport. Transfer to the boat and while you will enjoy a welcome drink, the team will do a on board safety briefing. as soon as wisesa is done with the clearence from harbour master crew will lift up the anchor and start cruising to Friwen island. This island is one of the highlight snorkeling location in the famous dampier strait of Raja Ampat. Great snorkeling site with colourfull soft coral and many, many fish ! We will spend the night in this island and after dinner you will have opportunity for a night snorkeling.

Dag 2 The Passage

Early morning wisesa will relocate to “The passage” small sea river between Gam & Waigeo Islands, snorkeling there is amazing, you will drift with the current until some quiet area where forest meet sea, amazing seascape with colorful soft corral growing on trees roots we can see the halfbeak fish, archerfish and cardinal fish, and explore few hiding underwater caves. Wisesa will be back on Capitain secret spot island to spend the night. You will enjoy a very nice sunset from the boat or from the beach near by.

Dag 3 Tanjung Putus

After a good breakfast Snorkeling around our secret island,you will enjoy one of the best and richest shallow reef, huge Acropora coral formation, nice walls, and a lot of colorful fish ! Wisesa will relocate to Tanjung Putus, but on the way we love to stop next a nice desert sand patch in the middle of the sea where we will swim in pristine waters ! Next snorkeling will be in an amazing landscape in Tanjung Putus ( the broken Cape ). Snorkeling with school of baracuda, Giant travelly, black & white tip sharks. As every late afternoon in Raja Ampat, you will love a colorful sunset to finish the day.

Dag 4 Rufus island & Pianemu

Early morning we will cruise to the Gem Pianemu island ! Often in this part of Raja Ampat sea, Dolphins love to play with the bow of Wisesa. We will stop next to Pianemu to enjoy one of the most mysterious island in Raja Ampat which is Rufus island a ring-shaped island that houses a turkish salt lake communicating with the sea by underwater caves, one of the most beautiful snorkeling in the region ! When the sun will be less strong we will prepare for a short trek to enjoy the most breathtaking view of central Raja Ampat in Pianemu, also call « Small Wayag » as the landscape here is similar with Wayag in the far North, amazing pinnacles in blue & turkish waters. We will spend the night in Pianemu.

Dag 5 Pianemu South

We will spend all the morning on a secret paradise, an hidden beach on the south part of Pianemu. White sand beach, pristine waters, great snorkelling, ideal for kayaking & stand up paddle. In the afternoon we will explore the South part of Pianemu enjoy the amazing South Pianemu landscapes, and underwater walls full of coral & fish. At night our crew will organize a nice BBQ party on a desert beach !

Dag 6 South Mansuar

Early morning, Wisesa will relocate to Manta Sandy ! Let's go snorkeling with these graceful giants. Meet with Manta Ray is a uniq experience very impressive, for sure an unforgettable memory. During our Lunch Wisesa will relocate to South Mansuar, and anchor in front of the very nice village of Saundarek, where you will have the opportunity to visit the locals and see how they live. The Saundarek's pier is our favorite snorkeling in all Raja Ampat, the locals decided to stop fishing here few years ago, and the result is just amazing, so many big fish every where, you could touch them, school of barracuda, giant grouper, Emperor, Giant Sweat lips, snapper red & white, also turtles, sharks, bat fish very familiar, and more. It's just like an aquarium... Wisesa will relocate in South Waigeo for the night.

Dag 7 Paradise bird – Cap Kri

Wake up at 4h30 for a trekking in the jungle before sunrise, to try to see the Papuan Paradise bird in there habitat, the only time to see them is during sunrise before they go deeper in the forest looking for food. Back to Wisesa you will enjoy a big breakfast. Then we will have a stop at Pasir Timbul a very nice white sand patch ideal for swimming and take nice pictures. After lunch if condition permitting we will have a snorkeling at Cap Kri one of the most famous dive site in Raja Ampat, good also for snorkeling as the shallow here is really reach, so many species of coral and fish. Then Wisesa will anchor for dinner in front of the village of Yenbuba. Wisesa will lift the anchor at 00h00 and cruise back to Sorong.

Dag 8 Sorong

Wisesa will be back in Sorong at 8h00, and after exchange of huge quantity of photos, it will be time to say bye bye to the crew & Wisesa, then we will transfer you to the airport or to your hotel.

Wisesa liveaboard

De Wisesa is een houten liveaboard met plaats voor max. 8 gasten, verdeeld over 4 hutten: LOMBOK is equipped with 1 double Bed 140 x 200, Air conditioning, an office corner, and a bathroom (shared with cabin 2) BALI is equipped with 1 double Bed 140 x 200, Air conditioning, and a bathroom (shared with cabin 1) FLORES or HoneyMoon Cabin, is equipped with 1 double Bed 140 x 200, Air conditioning, and a private bathroom. PAPUA is a very large and nice Family or Friends Suite, with 1 Queen size Bed 160×200, & 2 bunk beds 90X200. Office & Sofa Corner, Air conditioning and a large private Bathroom. Zoals de meeste liveaboards is de Wisesa van juni tot medio september te vinden in de wateren bij Komodo. Daarna zet ze koers naar de Oost, een maand in de zuid Molukken en vervolgens tot medio mei in Raja Ampat. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Wisesa liveaboard

De Wisesa is een houten liveaboard met plaats voor max. 8 gasten, verdeeld over 4 hutten: LOMBOK is equipped with 1 double Bed 140 x 200, Air conditioning, an office corner, and a bathroom (shared with cabin 2) BALI is equipped with 1 double Bed 140 x 200, Air conditioning, and a bathroom (shared with cabin 1) FLORES or HoneyMoon Cabin, is equipped with 1 double Bed 140 x 200, Air conditioning, and a private bathroom. PAPUA is a very large and nice Family or Friends Suite, with 1 Queen size Bed 160×200, & 2 bunk beds 90X200. Office & Sofa Corner, Air conditioning and a large private Bathroom. Zoals de meeste liveaboards is de Wisesa van juni tot medio september te vinden in de wateren bij Komodo. Daarna zet ze koers naar de Oost, een maand in de zuid Molukken en vervolgens tot medio mei in Raja Ampat. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is a group of islands in West Papua (former Irian Jaya) and counts 610, mostly desert islands. The four biggest islands are Waigeo in the north, Salawati (southwest of Sorong, the second largest city in West-Papua), Batanta (north of Salawati) and Misool in the southwest. The name Raja Ampat is is based on these 4 islands and means literally ‘the 4 kings’.

Raja Ampat is still a quite unknown area in Indonesia, but among divers on the contrary, it’s a famous destination. This because it offers an incredible lot of different fish species and fantastic coral reefs, varying from hard to soft coral. The islands themselves are very impressive too. The Raja Ampat islands have silent lagoons with crystal white sand and water that varies in colours from bright green to bright blue.

From mid-Juli till mid-September it’s rainy season in Raja Ampat, the sea may, locally, be less pleasant to travel long distances by boat. This doesn’t have to be a problem for divers, since dozens of dive spots are within 15 minutes by boat.

The islands of Raja Ampat are therefore mostly known among divers. Some beautiful dive sites are:

Teluk Kabui
Between Waigeo and the smaller island Pulau Gam are many little jungle islands of limestone. The Nudibranch Rock is certainly one of the highlights of this site, because on this rock lives an extremely important population of brightcoloured … slugs.
Pulau Wai
The coralreefs around this small island on the north coast of Batanta houses rare fish species, like the recently discovered Raja epaulette shark, wobbegong shark, crocodile fish and big mantas. There’s also an old American fighter aircraft wreck dating from the Second World War.
Manta Point
This location between the Gam and Mansuar islands is a real rays’ paradise. In this area swim more than 15 different ray species of which some with a wingspan of 5 metres! Exceptional is that this location is a kind of washing station for the rays. The rays lie down on the coral and are then ‘cleaned’ by small lipfish. Best period: mid-October untill mid-April. From May to September there is little chance to spot mantas here.

Video Raja Ampat snorkel cruise

Dive spots north Raja Ampat

Divie spots North Raja Ampat

These days you can dive and snorkel at will in the most beautiful area of Indonesia.
Between November and March a diving- or a snorkelling trip at Manta Sandy is a must! But don’t forget to admire the seahorses, wobbegong sharks, barracudas and other wonderful fish above the marvellous healthy coral as well.
Besides diving and snorkelling you can book excursions to the birds of paradise or a traditional village on the spot. Or just chill out on the beach…

Cape Kri

One of the favorite dives, Cape Kri is Sordio Bay’s house reef and less than 3 minute by boat from Kri Eco Resort. This is the dive site that put Raja Ampat on the map when Dr Gerry Allen smashed his record for total number of fish species on a single tank dive: 374 different species!

The world-record holding Cape Kri, with a record count of 374 different species in one dive counted by Dr. G. Allen, is just a 1 minute boat ride from our jetty. At the Northeast point of Kri island the currents sweep into a channel between Kri and the small island of Koh. At this point beneath waters churning in the current, huge schools of Big-eye trevallies, Barracudas and Snappers can be seen hanging over the drop-off. At the base of the reef at 38 meters an ancient snagged anchor rests next to a bommie with a dense school of Banded sweetlips. A large shallow coral garden crowns the reef top with blacktip reef sharks patrolling amongst the overlapping maze of hard corals with feeding hawksbill turtles. Car-sized Queensland groupers down to the diminutive ever-present pygmy seahorse can be seen on this phenomenal and always-surprising dive site! Dawn and dusk are feeding time so divers can experience this site at its awe-inspiring best.

Blue magic

Only 15 minutes from Kri Island, this small pinnacle has almost everything



From Wobbegong sharks to tiny 2cm Denise Pygmy seahorses. The reef top is covered in hard coral with some big coral heads and some tabling Acropora corals well over 3 metres across. There is a resident school of Big eye Trevallies and many large Barracuda. Green Turtles can be found here as well as Black Tips, White Tips and the occasional Grey Reef Sharks. If you are very lucky even a Giant Manta Ray. The magnificent dive ends with a blue water safety stop drifting over and away from the reef.

Sardines

Only 10 mins from Kri Island, this submerged reef with a reef top at 5 metres, contains a very high biomass, one of the highest in Raja Ampat.



Sardines reef is quite simply one of the best reef dives in the world, where divers witness the phenomenal diversity of Raja Ampat at full force. Where the current strikes this offshore reef and splits, a dazzling array of fish congregate, audibly swarming fusiliers spin above, pursued by huge giant trevallies, packs of Bluefin jacks and huge Spanish mackerels. Batfish gather in the hundreds, while multitudes of schooling bannerfish feed in the current. Grey reef sharks, blacktips and whitetips can also be seen along with the wobbegong waiting in ambush on the sea floor. Coral bommies dot the slope covered with many colourful species of dendronephya soft corals and up to three separate species of Pygmy seahorses can be found amongst them. On the current-swept reef top a resident school of thirty massive bumphead parrotfish crunch on the coral, keeping the divers company on a safety stop who hang from their reef-hooks like kites in the wind. Upon surfacing, many divers comment that this is the best dive they have ever done!! Photographers love this dive site and have to return to change from wide angle to macro!

Manta Sandy

Only 25 mins from Kri Island, this sandy slope is famous for its Manta Rays. It is a cleaning station where they come in to get cleaned.

If the many reefs are not enough this area also boasts some of the best manta diving in the world! There are two main manta sites just half an hour away. One, Manta Sandy, is a cleaning station where up to 10 mantas can be seen vying for a position above the two rocks where wrasses clean these giants. We get enormous 4 meter wide black mantas, looking like a negative photographic image, their gills are highlighted in white, along with the other more common white-bellied variety. Another site nearby, Manta Slope, mantas circle above in the sun while divers hook onto the reef while the current arcs overhead and down the steep slope below. Divers can be caught unaware while giant demonic-looking black mantas cruise by behind them. This trip is out of our 10km range, but is offered once a week without any fuel surcharges!

The Passage

As seen in many articles, including recently by David Doubilet in the Sept 2007 National Geographic, the passage is a completely unique dive site. The narrow canyon 40 minutes away between Gam and Waigeo can be described as river flowing between the two Islands, but also a marine environment, a haven of peculiar and unique microhabitats.

This is a place where experienced divers and photographers enjoy the utterly different experience of diving in this truly one-of-a-kind location. Above water the sheer limestone cliffs make this a place where the sightseeing above water is also excessively beautiful. Guests combine this trip visiting the labyrinthine Hidden Bay, a maze of towering islets, and Kabui Bay where literally hundreds of mushroom islands create staggering scenery. This trip is out of our 10km range, but is offered once a week without any fuel surcharges!
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