This eight-day and seven-night day itinerary will take you to the Derawan Islands. The Derawan Islands (Kepulauan Derawan) are located off the eastern coast of Borneo (East Kalimantan Province) in Indonesia, in the famous Celebes Sea. Derawan is an archipelago with the main islands being Derawan, Maratua, Kakaban and Sangalaki, forming small and remote atolls with sandy banks. This special place is part of the Coral Triangle, which features 872 species of reef fish, 507 species of coral, and invertebrates, including protected species and is considered the second most biodiverse place in the world. The diving offers abundant marine life with a huge variety of coral reef dives, caves, walls, and lagoons, including a jellyfish lake visit. Guests will see sharks, schooling barracudas, manta rays, whalesharks and macro life. Derawan also contains the largest green turtle nesting site in Indonesia, making dives with turtles quite common. The itinerary starts and ends from Tarakan, a large modern city , which has an international airport and multiple daily direct flights from Jakarta. Combine this with great food and excellent service you will have a trip to remember!
Accommodation based on two sharing (twin or double), single surcharge extra. (Inclusive of local tax).
Each cabin/ stateroom has private ensuite, individual air-conditioning, room towels ( changed when needed), clothing storage, hair dryer, and pump toiletries.
Aluminium dive tanks 12L (80cu)( yoke valves), weights and weight belts
Beverages included - soft drink & local alcoholic beverages ( spirits extra)
Fresh towels after each dive
All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks
Local transfers to/ from the airport or local hotel, on the day of embarkation and disembarkation only.
The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Indonesian feasts and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted .You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring delicious local cuisine. Dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
Selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine (which is served with dinner), which are complimentary. Due to locl regulations, the bar will be closed while the bar is in port. Drinking and diving do not mix, if you consume alcohol during the day you will become a snorkeler until the next day.
No International or domestic flights are included
Rental equipment is for hire - can prebook, payment on board
Park fees are paid directly on board
Crew and Guide gratuities
Any Extra Services which may include but not limited too: Onboard calls, Laundry, special services, repairs
Optional Activities which may include but not limited too: Dive Courses
Rates subject to change
No Visas( responsibility of traveller)
Travel and Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel (must be shown on board)- Your diving insurance must cover all of your scuba diving and snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation.
No International or domestic flights are included
Raja Ampat Park/Port Fee - $250USD per person - paid onboard at the end of the cruise
Raja Ampat & Banda Sea /Port Fee - $260USD per person - paid onboard at the end of the cruise
Trition Bay & Raja Ampat /Port Fee - $260USD per person - paid onboard at the end of the cruise
The Bali Airport Domestic departure tax ( 40,000IDR) or the Bali Airport International Tax (200,000IDR) - paid at check in of departure flight (Must be paid in local currency)
Raja Ampat & Cenderawasih Park/Port Fee - $260USD per person - paid onboard at the end of the cruise
Banda Sea & Trition Bay /Port Fee - $260USD per person - paid onboard at the end of the cruise
$100USD - Ras Mohamed National Park fee(Government tax is subject to change), per person payable on board a the end of the cruise
09/08/2019 - 16/08/2019
8 Days, 7 nights
Derawan Islands - Tarakan/ Tarakan
While onboard, you may pick a buddy of your choice, or dive with one of the crewmembers. While in the water, you and your buddy are in charge. Every dive starts with a dive briefing from our staff. However, as a certified diver, you and your buddy are responsible for planning and conducting your own dives within the limitations set forth by the briefing. The staff will be on the dive deck providing surface support for divers. We will also have staff in the water offering support, u/w photography and videography, and critter spotting services as well. On some dive sites, a staff member will offer to lead a group and assist them in locating specific points of interest. However, this does not offer direct supervision of dives. The yacht offers three to four dives per day depending on itinerary including night dives. The yacht provides 80 cubic ft. tanks with DIN/yoke adaptable valves, weight belts and weights. (two 100 cu ft tanks are available upon request). Dive computers are mandatory and all dives will be made from the tender. Enjoy fresh water showers on the back deck after your dives and dry off with a warm towel. All diving onboard the Raja Ampat Aggressor should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no-decompression dives.
The water temperature varies from 28 - 30C/82 -86F and air temperature 25 - 27C/78 - 89F. A 3mm wetsuit and hood is recommended.
Advanced Open Water & higher