Dive Raja Ampat

KM Black Manta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Papua is frontier diving. Underwater, the life is wild, extraordinarily plentiful & unexplored. From lagoon channels overhung by rainforest, Raja Ampatto rock islands undercut by the sea and covered with a kaleidoscope of tunicates & corals, to offshore reefs with raging currents supporting an unbelievable variety of colorful soft & hard corals. Expect sightings of Manta Rays, pygmy seahorses, wobbegongs & endemic 'Raja Ampat Walking Sharks'.


Getting there...

Available flights by Air Asia / Jetstar.

1hr 45min from Singapore to Denpasar.

5hr from Denpasar to Sorong by air.

20min from airport to LOB.

 

Dive Site Information

  • Water Temp:  27-30 degrees Celsius

  • Visibility: 15-30 meters

  • Air Temp: 27-32 degrees Celsius

  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced,

  • Best Time to Dive: October to April (less rain & much less wind; perfect for diving)

Notes

  • Domestic flights; please book BEFORE confirming your International flights to ensure you make your connection to&from Sorong

  • Any prices quoted are based on online searches (at the time) and include all taxes

  • We advise you to stay a night in a local hotel in Jakarta/ Makassar/ Bali before the flight next day. Makassar Airport Hotel; Home In and Spa available between flights. Easy.

  • Most Domestic airlines do not allow non-Indo credit card online payments. If you cannot book direct we have a local Indonesian travel agent, who are reliable and efficient and can help you with all flight & hotel needs. Their details on request. If booked with credit card please ensure the card is with you upon Check In or have an official Airline form filled in & signed by card holder authorizing the use of.

  • Our ticketing agents are not responsible for any flight delay or cancellation, luggage lost or delay. In any case, please contact our ground staff in Bali for assistance for flight delay issue. 

  • Domestic Airlines normally have 20Kg allowance, although you may pay for 10Kg extra when booking, if needed (around US$3/kilo). With an additional 7kg carryon.

  • Visa on Arrival (VoA); cost US$25/ pax. Raja Ampat official website is also provides very useful info along with Departure Tax.

  • Malaria Zone; NOTE that in this part of Indonesia we advise you take the proper precautions against malaria. The following anti-malaria drugs are considered safe with diving;Doxycycline or malarone. Mefloquine (Lariam) is NOT recommended with diving. Good preventative measures include DEET and long armed/legged clothing in evenings. If unsure consult a diving doctor.

  • Dive Insurance is compulsory for this trip. We also strongly advise you get adequate travel insurance. Please check your travel insurance policy for your diving needs. If not covered them we recommend DAN (Divers Alert Network).    

  • Fuel Surcharge – although this has been incrementing at this moment, there is no fuel surcharge. However, fuel surcharge may apply without prior notice at US$100-US$150 maximum per guest for the whole cruise.

Dive trip includes

 

    7 nights accommodation on LOB
    Fullboard meals on LOB
    Up to 24 boat dives

    Tanks & weigths
    Dive guide services
    2-way airport - LOB transfers

7D6N KM Black Manta Raja Ampat: SGD$ 3,130

8D7N KM Black Manta Raja Ampat & Misool: SGD$ 3,490

8D7N KM Black Manta Ambon/ Banda/ Ring of Fire: SGD$ 3,999

 

Package includes:

  • Round trip transfer Hotel/Airport - Back Manta

  • All nights' accommodation on KM Black Manta

  • All meals (Western & Indonesian) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea,

  • Towel, toiletries, cabin services,

  • Tanks, weight belt, 4 dive guides (1x Instructor, 3x Dive Master)

 

Excludes:

  • All flights & hotels stay

  • Marine park & harbour fee

  • Dive & travel insurance

  • Massage services

  • Soft drinks, alcohol, Nespresso coffee,

  • **Diving gear subject to availability (only 3mm shorty wetsuits available), dive computer, torch, 15L tank rental,

  • Nitrox refills outside Free fills (US$12 per refill).

 

>>> CLICK HERE to view KM Black Manta's Liveaboard Trip Schedule

Sample Itinerary:

 

Day 1. (0 dives) 5pm. Arrival from Jakarta, Makassar, or Manado to Sorong. On arrival our staff will meet you at Sorong Airport to assist you and transfer to Black Manta.  Once all guests are onboard you will receive a very warm welcome, briefing, dinner, then we set sail to Raja Ampat.

 

Day 2. (4 dives) Yanggefo Island, Citrus ridge, Mayhem ridge, Manta Sandy, & night dive

 

Day 3. (4 dives) Mansuar Corner, Cape Kri, Sardine Reef, & night dive

 

Day 4. (3 dives) Blue Magic, Mike Point, Mioskon, and then sail overnight to Misool.

 

Day 5. (4-5 dives) Boo Island, Boo Corner, Magic Mountain, & No Contest.

 

Day 6. (2 dives) Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, and then sail back to Sorong Port. Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, have lunch, and rest & relaxation.

 

Day 7.  (0 dives) 7am. Check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport. Departure from Sorong to Manado or Jakarta or Denpasar.

 

Diving days: 5 days (18 dives)

 

Trip Schedule

  • Departure: 3pm, 1st Day – Sorong, West Papua or earlier if everyone arrives before then

  • Return: 7am, Last Day – Sorong, West Papua.  After breakfast, we wil transfer you to the Jefman Airport (SOQ) about 30 minutes away. 

  • Last dive ends: 12pm, Penultimate Day,Plenty of time for R&R while we sail baci to Sorong. This also allows for your minimum surface interval/ No Fly Time (as recommended by PADI) before flying next day

 

Trip Extras

  • Marine Park & Harbour fee; US$180 per person. 

  • Massage US$25/ hour, soft drinks US$2, beer US$4, Nespresso coffee US$2

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