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Raja Ampat & Banda Sea on Damai II, 7-18 November 2018

Raja Ampat & Banda Sea on Damai II, 7-18 November 2018

This 11 night adventure trip will be run on the luxurious Dive Damai II Liveaboard to dive two of Indonesia’s best dive destinations, Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea. In Raja Ampat we will dive the famous dive sites of the Dampier Strait and the remote Southern sites around Misool. In Raja Ampat expect Wobbegongs, Walking Sharks, Pygmy Seahorses, schools of Sweetlips, Barracuda and Batfish, and if we’re lucky hunting Mobula Rays! On our way to the Banda Sea we will dive Pulau Koon, renowned for its huge schools of fish. Once in the Banda Sea we will dive the Banda Islands and Nusa Laut where we hope to encounter schooling Hammerheads! Our final stop on the trip will be Ambon Bay, home to Indonesia’s best critter diving!

Day 1 – Board Damai II in Sorong – check dive in Raja Ampat
Day 2 – Kri and Dampier Strait (Raja Ampat)
Day 3 – Penemu (Raja Ampat)
Day 4 – Farondi and Balbulol (Raja Ampat)
Day 5 – Wayilbatan (Raja Ampat)
Day 6 – Boo and Fiabacet (Raja Ampat)
Day 7 – Koon Island
Day 8 – Banda Islands
Day 9 – Banda Islands
Day 10 – Nusa Laut
Day 11 – Ambon Bay
Day 12 – Disembark Damai II in Ambon

Damai II Raja Ampat & Banda Sea itinerary map

MSY Dive Damai II, like her sister ship, the Damai I, has a sense of adventure, plotting some of the most exciting routes in Indonesian waters. This adventurous spirit is elegantly combined with luxurious cabins, a large dive deck and relaxing dining and massage areas. Damai II has a deck length of 40 meters and a beam of 9 meters at its widest point. It is built to an uncompromising standard and fitted out with all the latest diving, navigation and safety equipment. Driven by two 320 horse power Mitsubishi engines the vessel can cruise at 10 knots.

MSY Dive Damai II features two stern Master cabins and four below deck cabins. The stern Master cabins boast their own private deck with loungers, a super-king size bed, day beds, two desks and private shower. The below deck cabins possess a level of luxury not seen on any other vessel in Indonesia. Each cabin has a private shower, a queen-size bed, an additional single bed or day bed and are finished with the highest quality furnishings. The dive systems have been made even more accommodating on the new vessel. The dive station is larger and is served by large rinse tanks. The camera room has been enlarged also. The max 4 diver to 1 guide ratio that customers enjoy so much on the Damai I has, of course, been maintained and there are three custom designed high speed tender boats. The Damai II is slightly larger than her sister ship, making ample space for three large outside deck areas with an outside dining facility, Damai’s famous massage and spa treatment area and plenty of extra lounging and sunbathing space.

There are 6 spaces available on this trip.

Raja Ampat & Banda Sea on Damai II, 7-18 November 2018

The cost of the trip is 5,595 GBP (6,710 USD) in a Double/Twin cabin, 6,050 GBP (7,260 USD) in a Master cabin or 7,195 GBP (8,635 USD) in a Single cabin.

These prices include 11 nights on Damai II, all diving, all meals, soft drinks, beer, tea/coffee, 1 glass of wine with dinner, and return transfers between local airport and the vessel on the day of embarkation and disembarkation. Flights are not included in the price, but can be readily arranged by Equator Diving upon request.

Massages: FREE on this trip (normally chargeable)
Laundry: FREE on this trip (normally chargeable)
Nitrox: 10 USD/day
Harbour fee: 242 USD
Marine Park fee: 95 USD