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 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 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.
|31-Mar-18||11-Apr-18||10||Raja Ampat-Banda Sea Sorong-Ambon||Sorong/Ambon|
|12-Apr-18||24-Apr-18||12||Banda Sea-Ring of Fire Ambon-Maumere||Ambon/Maumere|
|26-Apr-18||07-May-18||12||Komodo & Flores Islands Maumere-Bali||Maumere/Bali|
|23-May-18||03-Jun-18||12||Komodo & Flores Islands Bali-Maumere||Bali/Maumere|
|04-Jun-18||16-Jun-18||12||Banda Sea-Ring of Fire Maumere-Ambon||Maumere/Ambon|
|17-Jun-18||28-Jun-18||12||Banda Sea-Raja Ampat Ambon-Sorong||Ambon/Sorong|
|29-Jun-18||11-Jul-18||12||Raja Ampat-Halmahera-Lembeh Sorong-Bitung||Sorong/Bitung|
|15-Jul-18||22-Jul-18||7||Derawan Islands Tarakan-Tarakan||Tarakan/Tarakan|
|23-Jul-18||30-Jul-18||7||Jim Church Photography Cruise Derawan Islands Tarakan-Tarakan||Tarakan/Tarakan|
|31-Jul-18||07-Aug-18||8||Derawan Islands Tarakan-Tarakan||Tarakan/Tarakan|
|08-Aug-18||15-Aug-18||8||Derawan Islands Tarakan-Tarakan||Tarakan/Tarakan|
|16-Aug-18||23-Aug-18||8||Derawan Islands Tarakan-Tarakan||Tarakan/Tarakan|
|24-Aug-18||31-Aug-18||8||Derawan Islands Tarakan-Tarakan||Tarakan/Tarakan|
|04-Sep-18||16-Sep-18||12||Raja Ampat-Halmahera-Lembeh Bitung-Sorong||Bitung/Sorong|
|17-Sep-18||27-Sep-18||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|28-Sep-18||08-Oct-18||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|09-Oct-18||19-Oct-18||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|20-Oct-18||30-Oct-18||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|31-Oct-18||10-Nov-18||10||Jim Church Photography Cruise Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|11-Nov-18||21-Nov-18||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|22-Nov-18||02-Dec-18||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|03-Dec-18||13-Dec-18||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|14-Dec-18||21-Dec-18||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|22-Dec-18||01-Jan-19||10||Raja Ampat Sorong-Sorong||Sorong/Sorong|
|Master cabin||from US$ 3,325||from US$ 3,325|
|Deluxe cabin||from US$ 3,010||from US$ 3.101|
|Twin Cabin||from US$ 3,010||from US$ 3,010|