We are very excited to announce a brand new itinerary for 2021. We have teamed up with our friends at Samambaia Liveaboards to offer a wonderful trip including Raja Ampat and Triton Bay. The dates for this 11 night voyage are 29 March – 9 April 2021. This itinerary is a special one as it includes two of Indonesia’s most spectacular destinations in one trip: Raja Ampat and Triton Bay.
What the Diving is All About in Raja Ampat and Triton Bay
This diving adventure encompasses all of the best attractions the Birds Head Seascape has to offer. Manta rays, sharks, big schools of fish, dolphins, and even whalesharks might be encountered. Starting from the port of Sorong, the Samambaia will travel to the Misool region of Raja Ampat. The Misool area is home to an endless variety of colourful soft corals, big schools of fish, and manta rays. As one of the highlights of the trip, we will spend ample time exploring the varied sites in the region. Favourite areas that we will visit include Boo Windows, Magic Mountain, Two Tree, Fiabacet, and Yilliet.
Departing south from the Misool area, the ship will navigate toward the West Papua mainland to enjoy some wonderful diving on the way to Triton Bay. A beautiful waterfall, a high voltage pinnacle, and soft coral coloured sites await. From the Mommon area the ship will then round the southern end of Papua and arrive at Triton Bay. Triton Bay is one of the most underrated spots in Indonesia. With beautiful white sandy beaches surrounding a calm strait, this area boasts both macro and wide angle environments. If conditions allow, there is the possibility to encounter whalesharks and dolphins which often feed under local fishing boats.
The Triton Bay area is a secret gem that is home to only one resort. Very few liveaboards visit this remote area and we are lucky enough to secure this sailing with the Samambaia. We have limited spaces available and the rooms will fill up fast as they only visit the area twice per year.
The Samambaia Liveaboard
The Samambaia is one of the newest boats in the region and is fitted with all the features of a modern dive liveaboard. With a powerful marine engine, which can reach up to 10 knots cruising speed, it’s the best way to explore the Banda Sea. During the design process the focus was on the details which make it such a great boat. Functionality is paired with aesthetics and quality materials. The layout of the ship was built around the needs of the guests. Comfort and service are of highest priority on board, while the atmosphere is relaxed and cozy. The boat offers many areas for both social activity and private time. A large sundeck is available which has a removable shade cover when the sun gets too hot.
The food on the boat is fantastic with a variety of western and Indonesian dishes. Fresh coffee is always avaialable from a top notch espresso machine. Soft drinks and water are available in the salon 24 hours per day. Beer is available in the price, wine and cocktails are available but not included.
Dive With The Underwater Tribe
For 2021 we are happy to be aboard the Samambaia for back to back trips. The Underwater Tribe know the West Papua region very well and have visited dozens of times. We will be working with the crew of the boat to ensure we visit all of the best sites in the area. If conditions permit, we will even visit Mike’s Mount, a site named after our very own Mike Veitch.
If you prefer to concentrate on diving in Raja Ampat please have a look at our March 2021 Raja Ampat voyage. For those lucky enough to spend more time abroad, why not join us on both trips!
Raja Ampat and Triton Bay Essential Info
29 March board the vessel, 9 April disembark, 11 nights total
USD $5830 per person based on twin/double share
USD $525 per person for park fees, harbour fees, fuel surcharge
Embark in Sorong
Disembark in Kaimana
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We recommend arriving in Sorong on the 28th of March to insure no missing luggage issues
We recommend international departure on the 10th of April to avoid any connection issues from Kaimana to your international gateway