Diving The Full Indonesian Archipelago

KLM RAJA AMPAT AGRESSOR

 

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

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KLM RAJA AMPAT AGRESSOR

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.

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# TRIP

DATES

DESTINATION

NIGHTS

PRICE

AVAILABILITY - STATUS

R4-16T01

Mon, 4 jan to Mon, 11 jan

Raja Ampat

7 nights

2.975 US$

12 spaces - CONFIRMEDBook now

R4-16T02

Tue, 12 jan to Fri, 22 jan

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

13 spaces - CONFIRMED Book now

R4-16T03

Sat, 23 jan to Tue, 2 feb

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

10 spaces - CONFIRMED Book now

R4-16T04

Wed, 3 feb to Sat, 13 feb

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

Fully-booked

R4-16T05

Mon, 15 feb to Thu, 25 feb

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

Fully-booked

R4-16T06

Thu, 25 feb to Thu, 3 mar

Raja Ampat

7 nights

2.975 US$

Fully-booked

R4-16T07

Fri, 4 mar to Sun, 13 mar

Raja Ampat

9 nights

3.825 US$

Fully-booked

R4-16T08

Mon, 14 mar to Mon, 21 mar

Raja Ampat

7 nights

2.975 US$

12 spaces - CONFIRMED Book now

R4-16T09

Mon, 21 mar to Sun, 27 mar

Raja Ampat

6 nights

2.550 US$

Fully-booked

R4-16T10

Mon, 28 mar to Thu, 7 apr

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

14 spaces -CONFIRMED Book now

RA-16T11

Fri, 8 apr to Mon, 18 apr

Raja Ampat/Banda Sea

10 nights

4.250 US$

Fully-booked

RA-16T12

Wed, 20 apr to Sat, 30 apr

Banda Sea/Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

7 spaces - CONFIRMED Book now

R4-16T13

Sat, 30 apr to Sat, 7 may

Raja Ampat

7 nights

2.975 US$

7 spaces - CONFIRMEDBook now

R4-16T14

Sun, 8 may to Wed, 18 may

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

16 spaces - Book now

R4-16T15

Thu, 19 may to Sun, 29 may

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

16 spaces - Book now

R4-16T16

Mon, 30 may to Thu, 9 jun

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

16 spaces - Book now

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Dry dock

DRY DOCK

R4C-16T17

Sun, 19 jun to Fri, 1 jul

R. Ampat / Cenderawasih

12 nights

5.100 US$

15 spaces - Book now

CE-16T18

Sun, 3 jul to Wed, 13 jul

Cenderawasih

10 nights

4.250 US$

16 spaces - Book now

CE-16T19

Thu, 14 jul to Sun, 24 jul

Cenderawasih

10 nights

4.250 US$

4 spaces - CONFIRMEDBook now

CE-16T20

Tue, 26 jul to Fri, 5 aug

Cenderawasih

10 nights

4.250 US$

16 spaces - Book now

CE-16T21

Sat, 6 aug to Sat, 13 aug

Cenderawasih

7 nights

2.975 US$

11 spaces - CONFIRMEDBook now

CE-16T22

Mon, 15 aug to Mon, 22 aug

Cenderawasih

7 nights

2.975 US$

16 spaces - Book now

CE-16T23

Wed, 24 aug to Sat, 3 sep

Cenderawasih

10 nights

4.250 US$

16 spaces - Book now

R4C-16T24

Sun, 4 sep to Fri, 16 sep

Cenderawasih / R. Ampat

12 nights

5.100 US$

11 spaces - CONFIRMED Book now

R4-16T25

Fri, 16 sep to Fri, 23 sep

Raja Ampat

7 nights

2.975 US$

16 spaces - Book now

R4-16T26

Sat, 24 sep to Tue, 4 oct

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

Fully-booked

R4-16T27

Wed, 5 oct to Sat, 15 oct

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

15 spaces -CONFIRMED Book now

RA-16T28

Sun, 16 oct to Wed, 26 oct

Raja Ampat/Banda Sea

10 nights

4.250 US$

14 spaces - CONFIRMEDBook now

BT-16T29

Thu, 27 oct to Sun, 6 nov

Banda Sea/Triton Bay

10 nights

4.250 US$

16 spaces - Book now

RT-16T30

Tue, 8 nov to Fri, 18 nov

Triton Bay/Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

Fully-booked

R4-16T31

Fri, 18 nov to Fri, 25 nov

Raja Ampat

7 nights

2.975 US$

7 spaces -CONFIRMED Book now

R4-16T32

Sat, 26 nov to Tue, 6 dec

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

4 spaces - CONFIRMEDBook now

R4-16T33

Tue, 6 dec to Tue, 13 dec

Raja Ampat

7 nights

2.975 US$

16 spaces - Book now

R4-16T34

Wed, 14 dec to Wed, 21 dec

Raja Ampat

7 nights

2.975 US$

16 spaces - Book now

R4-16T35

Thu, 22 dec to Sun, 1 jan

Raja Ampat

10 nights

4.250 US$

Fully-booked