Diving The Full Indonesian Archipelago

KLM RAJA AMPAT AGRES

 

Raja Ampat, Canderwasi Bay with Whale Sharks and Triton Bay!

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KLM RAJA AMPAT AGRES

RAJA AMPAT WEST PAPUA

Raja Ampat or ‘Four Kings’, is the name given to these islands and comes from a local myth. Located in the heart of The Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is known to have the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world. The four main areas offering itineraries are: Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay, Banda Sea and Triton Bay. If you haven’t experienced the diving in this area, it is fantastic due to the diversity and abundance of marine life. The area of the Four Kings is comprised of over 1500 islands and home to 600 types of corals, 1,500 fish species and over 600 types of mollusks.

Cenderawasih Bay

Cenderawasih Bay National Park is one of the most exciting places to dive in Indonesia because of the Whale Sharks. In Cenderawasih Bay guests can spend hours diving with multiple Whale Sharks.

Located in the Eastern fringe of the Indonesian Archipelago, Cenderawasih Bay is remote and something of a natural wonder itself. Geologists have determined that until recent times, the bay was geologically isolated from the flow of Pacific tides, essentially an ancient sea. This separation over millennia accounts for the high percentage of endemic fish and corals species found there and nowhere else on the planet. Extensive surveys documented 995 species of fish and over 500 types of coral, about 10 times greater than in the entire Caribbean.

When diving with the whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay, you don’t just see one swimming by, they stay at the same location for hours. Sometimes there are just a few (2-3) but if you are lucky it is teaming with whale sharks. The reason for them staying at one spot is because they like to suck on the nets of the soft net fishing boats. These boats use small fish kept in a big net under the boat to attract bigger fish. The whale sharks swim up to these nets and start sucking on them. Around the world policies are put in place to snorkel with whale sharks instead of diving as the sharks do not like the bubbles. The whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay are different, they swim into the bubbles on purpose,  for some reason they appear to like the feeling, they will even try to ‘gulp’ the bubbles with their mouths.

The bay is also dotted with hundreds of small islands and atoll’s that are home to some of the most pristine hard coral garden’s in Indonesia, and home to a variety of endemic marine life due to the separation of the bay from open seas for thousands of years.

Triton Bay

Triton Bay lies to the south east of Raja Ampat and is located in the center of the Coral Triangle. Triton Bay is the name given to the coastal region located east of Kaimana, a small harbour town on the southwest coast of West Papua. This region offers magnificient diving that includes beautiful soft coral, giant sea fans, black coral forests, large schools of fish and much more. The topside scenery is breathtaking with cliffs, beautiful greenery and ancient cave paintings.

2017

Start Date End Date  Days Cruise Route
Apr-22-2017 May-02-2017 10 Triton Bay/Raja Ampat Kaimana/Sorong
May-24-2017 May-31-2017 7 Raja Ampat Sorong/Sorong
Jun-01-2017 Jun-11-2017 10 Raja Ampat Sorong/Sorong
Jun-26-2017 Jul-06-2017 10 Raja Ampat/Halmahera/Lembeh Sorong/Bitung
Jul-10-2017 Jul-17-2017 7 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Jul-18-2017 Jul-25-2017 7 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Jul-27-2017 Aug-06-2017 10 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Aug-07-2017 Aug-14-2017 7 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Aug-15-2017 Aug-22-2017 7 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Aug-23-2017 Aug-30-2017 7 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Aug-31-2017 Sep-07-2017 7 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Sep-09-2017 Sep-16-2017 7 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Sep-18-2017 Sep-25-2017 7 Derawan Islands Tarakan/Tarakan
Sep-29-2017 Oct-11-2017 12 Raja Ampat/Halmahera/Lembeh Bitung/Sorong
Oct-12-2017 Oct-19-2017 7 Raja Ampat Sorong/Sorong
Oct-20-2017 Oct-30-2017 10 Raja Ampat/Banda Sea Sorong/Ambon
Oct-31-2017 Nov-10-2017 10 Banda Sea/Triton Bay Ambon/Kaimana
Nov-11-2017 Nov-21-2017 10 Triton Bay/Raja Ampat Kaimana/Sorong
Nov-22-2017 Nov-29-2017 7 Raja Ampat Sorong/Sorong
Nov-30-2017 Dec-10-2017 10 Raja Ampat Sorong/Sorong
Dec-11-2017 Dec-21-2017 10 Raja Ampat Sorong/Sorong
Dec-22-2017 Jan-01-2018 10 Raja Ampat Sorong/Sorong

 

PRICE

Raja Ampat Aggressor Area Twin Deluxe Master
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 Raja Ampat (7 nights) $3150 $3150 $3465
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 Raja Ampat (10 nights) $4500 $4500 $4950
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 Raja Ampat/Banda Sea, Banda Sea/Triton, Triton /Raja Ampat (10 nts) $4500 $4500 $4950
July 10, 2017 - September 18, 2017 Derawan Islands (7 nights) $2900 $2900 $3215
July 15, 2017 - August 31, 2018 Derawan Islands (7 nights) $3010 $3010 $3325
July 27, 2017 - August 6, 2017 Derawan Islands (10 nights) $4145 $4145 $4595
September 29, 2017 - October 11, 2017 Raja Ampat/Halmahera/Lembeh (12 nts) $5400 $5400 $5940
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019 Raja Ampat (10 nights) $4700 $4700 $5150
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019 Banda Sea or Raja Ampat (11 nts) $5170 $5170 $5665
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019 Raja Ampat (7 nights) $3290 $3290 $3605
April 12, 2018 - June 16, 2019 Banda Sea/Ring of Fire (12 nights) $5640 $5640 $6180
April 26, 2018 - June 3, 2019 Komodo & Flores Islands (11 nights) $5170 $5170 $5665
June 29, 2018 - September 17, 2019 Raja Ampat/Halmahera/Lembeh (12 nights) $5640 $5640 $6180
July 16, 2019 - August 25, 2019 Derawan Islands (7 nights) $3045 $3045 $3360