Perhaps one of Sea Safari 8's best itinerary, starting and finishing in Manokwari, the vessel will sail into the captivating area of Cendrawasih Bay, where you can participate in one of the most, unique marine experiences to be had anywhere in the world. Enjoy the opportunity to swim with the graceful and harmless Whalesharks in calm and easy conditions. A series of traditional fishing boats called "bagans" have an enduring existence in the bay and over many years divers and photographers, have discovered a very special relationship between these fishermen and the world's largest fish, the Whaleshark. These Whalesharks are known to stay in this area which means you have the highest chance of seeing one or perhaps more than one at one time. Combining this with the other Dive sights visited, it makes it a trip to remember. And of course you are assured of great service, great food, to compliment the excellent diving.
Guided diving - one Dive Master to four Divers + Guided land excursions
Cruise Accident Insurance + Diver Insurance (DAN) - Limits apply for Benefit Coverage Diving Accident/ Illness Medical Treatment & emergency Evacuation US $100,000 Lost Equipment US $4,000 Extra Accommodation & Travel US $4,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment US $5,000 24/7 Assistance Yes Dept Limit Unlimited Coverage for Rebreather Yes Coverage for Mixed Gases Yes
12L (80cu) aluminium dive tank (yoke valves), weights and weight belt. DIN converters on request only (best to carry your own)
Accommodation based on two sharing (twin or double) (single use extra).
Each cabin has a private ensuite, individual air-conditioning, room towels (changed when needed), clothing storage, and a tray of toiletries.
Free Souvenir (Aluminum Bottle, Singlet Shirt & Beach Sarong)
Seat in coach transfers to and from the airport on the days of embarkation and disembarkation.
Local tax (on booking cost only) + Anchor & Harbour Fee
The menu on-board is varied and plentiful, with a variety of buffets which feature international and local cuisine. Breakfast is a hot an cold selection with eggs cooked to order. Lunches and dinners are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, bread, international and local dishes. Snacks between meals can include pastries, brownies and cake. Farewell dinner includes yellow rice. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any certain special dietary and beverage requests, however, these may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
Selection includes fruit juices, bottled & iced water, tea, and coffee which are complementry.
Crew and Guide gratuities ( $20USD per day is recommended)
Travel Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel
Rental equipment is for hire (including Nitrox 32% bottles)- can prebook, payment on board
No International or domestic flights are included
No Visas( responsibility of traveller)
Soft drink & Alcohol is for sale on board
Park fees are paid directly on board
Any Extra Services which may include but not limited too: Onboard calls, Laundry, special services, repairs, spare parts
Optional Activities which may include but not limited too: Dive Courses
Rates subject to change
Sea Safaris reserve the right to charge a $30USD per person per night, fuel surcharge if fuel costs increase
Raja Ampat Park Fee - $145USD per person - paid on board
Cendrawasih Bay Park Fee ( if visited) - $40USD per person + Conservation Fee $25USD per person per day visit - paid on board
Government Rates & Taxes subject to change
09/08/2019 - 15/08/2019
7 days, 6 Nights
Manokwari - Cendrawasih Bay - Manokwari
While on board, you may pick a buddy of your choice, the crew will guide you on the dive, with a maximum of 4 divers per guide. The yacht offers up to four dives per day depending on the itinerary (none on the last day) including night dives. 80 cubic ft. tanks with DIN/yoke adaptable valves, weight belts and weights are provided on board. Dive computers are mandatory. All dives will be made from dive tenders. Guests board the tender and then don their gear at the dive site. Entry to the tender is from a stairway on the side of the vessel. All diving onboard should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no-decompression dives.
Indonesia is a tropical country and the climate is fairly even all year round being roughly divided into two distinct seasons; 'wet' and 'dry'. The east monsoon, from June to September brings dry weather while the west monsoon, from December to March, brings rain. The transitional period between these two seasons alternates between gorgeous sun-filled days and occasional thunderstorms. Even in the midst of the wet season temperatures range from 21°C (70°F) to 33°C (90°F).The water temperatures in the Flores Sea hardly vary, keeping to a nice: 26-28°C (79- 83°F), with usually clear blue waters and great visibility. The Savu Sea has an average temperature of 24°C (75°F) but can drop as low as 21°C (70°F). The Banda Sea is slightly warmer than the Savu Sea with average water temperatures of 26°C (79°F). Raja Ampat, including Misool has year-round temperatures of 26-29°C (80-84°F). For the majority of our guests a 3mm full wetsuit will suffice for the warmer water dives. A 5mm full wetsuit in combination with hoo
Advanced Open Water & higher