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$ 31 per day), reef hook, dive insurance. 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.
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 information 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).