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Emperor Raja Laut
From USD 365 per day
102 ft
Max 12
At a glance...
  • Cruises to Komodo, Raja Ampat & Banda Sea
  • Classic Borneo tallship
  • En-suite cabins
  • Maximum of only 12 guests
  • No hidden extras
  • Small dive groups

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Raja Laut means 'King of the Sea' and stepping on board the MY Emperor Raja Laut, it is clear that this sleek, gaff-rigged schooner is true ocean-going royalty. Built in the tradition of the Borneo tallships, Emperor Raja Laut is available for 12 guests. June to September you can dive the Komodo National Park, and cruises are offered in Raja Ampat from November. Additionally some longer trips are available which include diving the Banda Islands.

There is a small, cosy air-conditioned lounge area on the lower deck featuring TV, DVD, music system and minibar. Meals can either be enjoyed in the indoor main deck dining area, or on the upper deck in the open air where there is adequate shade to allow you to dine in comfort. Most social time is spent above deck in one of the many comfortable relaxation spots, lounging either in the sun or under shade, and drinking in the ever-changing views.

Guests are accommodated in double or twin en-suite cabins and nitrox is available for certified divers. Note that there is a single travellers' guarantee: Emperor Raja Laut guarantees you a same sex cabin share. If you cannot be 'roomed' with someone of the same sex and a cabin is free, then you will get a cabin to yourself with no single supplement. Also note that the price includes all marine park fees. There are no hidden extras (fees, taxes, fuel surcharges) with this operator.

All diving is done from 2 large RIBs with outboards to get you to the perfect dive spot every time. She offers free nitrox, 2 dive guides. and SMBs are provided free of charge on-board. The Emperor Raja Laut is a beautiful ship and the act of cruising around the Indonesian archipelago is an experience in itself, allowing you to indulge in a sense of pioneering discovery. That they take you to sites of some of the world's finest diving, makes the experience unforgettable.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

More Trip Details...

Notes: All Emperor Raja Laut sailings are guaranteed no matter how many guests.

Dive experience: All divers are required to have a minimum of 30 logged dives and have an Advanced Open Water qualification or equivalent to join Raja Ampat cruises. 50 logged dives are recommended for all other destinations including Komodo, Banda Sea, Alor and Flores.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, port and park fees. return transfers to the boat from airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, tanks, weights and weightbelts, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, island excursions (e.g. to see the Komodo dragons) and one island cocktail party (weather permitting), all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer US$ 32 per day), reef hook, dive insurance (available onboard). Unless otherwise stated, all listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - USD, EUR, GBP, IDR, or credit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, 15 litre tank (US$ 7 per day), torch (US$ 7 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Komodo: Fly direct to the port of Labuan Bajo which has direct flights from Jakarta and Bali.
Flores: Fly direct to the port of Maumere (direct from Bali, or via Makassar from Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur).
Raja Ampat: cruises from Waisai (via Sorong, your ferry transfer is included), Fly direct to Sorong from Jakarta or Ambon.
Raja Ampat and Banda trips from Sorong (Waisai) or Ambon (these trips sometimes run in reverse), and some more infrequent itineraries use other ports. If departing Ambon, fly direct to Ambon from Jakarta (or from Sorong or Surabaya). For departures from Waisai, guests are asked to arrive in time to take the 09:00 ferry. A representative will meet you at Sorong airport and accompany you to the ferry. Departures (and check-out dives) may be on day 1 or day 2, depending on guest arrival times.
For more details, including airlines, see our: travel information section. Domestic flights can be arranged. There is a transfer service from the relevant airports to and from the boat. Note that the departure time, and number of dives on Day 1 depend on guest arrival times - although departure is targetted by 13:00 hrs, the Emperor Raja Laut will only depart once all guests are onboard.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:00 hrs, and the boat will return to port during the evening of the second last day of the trip. Disembarkation will take place after breakfast and in time for your flight. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: None.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price. See the single travellers' guarantee in the main boat description above.

Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 11 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (total 12 guests).

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Cabins consist of 3 doubles and 3 twins all with air conditioning and en-suite facilities. The cabins are located on the lower deck and are situated around a central lounge, with windows and portholes that allows natural light to enter along with beautiful sea views.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning and fan
  • Windows and portholes
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin, towel & toiletries
  • Bedding
  • Safety box
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Reading lamp
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • Fire extinguishers
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 6 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia


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