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From USD 175 per day
79 ft
Max 12
At a glance...
  • Maximum of only 12 guests
  • Visits central, northern and southern Raja Ampat
  • Year round Raja Ampat liveaboard
  • Short, affordable cruises
  • Small dive groups

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Epica is an awesome Raja Ampat liveaboard for guests on a tight budget. Popular among young divers, Epica can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in 6 simple cabins. Most trips are either 6 nights covering the Dampier Strait, or 9 night cruises including either the further northern or southern Raja Ampat region.

You can hang out on the large upper deck lounging on bean bags or in the hammock enjoying the stunning views of the islands of Raja Ampat. You can also sit on the bench seating at the main dining table or on stools facing out to the port or starboard side of the boat. There are also bean bags on the sun deck where you can work on your tropical tan.

Cabins are all on the main deck, with twin bunk beds. They have cooling fans and natural ventilation and have doors that open on to the deck, which many guests leave open for the ocean view. Guests share 2 bathrooms with fresh water showers. At the rear of the main deck is the dive deck, where you gear up and either step into the diving tender or dive directly from the mothership.

Meals are freshly prepared by the chef and are a mix of international favourites as well as Indonesian specialties, served buffet-style in the main deck dining area. Epica may be no frills but offers a fun and affordable way to dive the world-class sites of Raja Ampat and, for some, that is the perfect mix!

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

More Trip Details...

Dive experience: For Cenderawasih, Ambon and Banda trips - minimum requirement is advanced with 25 logged dives. All other trips - Open Water with 4 dives.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English and Indonesian-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers per DM), torch for night dives, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set incl. dive computer: US$ 36 per day), dive insurance, hotel or airport transfers, Raja Ampat park fees (US$ 94 per person), Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR, USD, and IDR, credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, transfers from Sorong airport/Meridien hotel to the boat (US$ 50 per person one way), transfers from Labuan Bajo airport to the boat (US$ 10 per person one way). 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: Raja Ampat: The Epica liveaboard departs from Waisai in West Papua. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong, if necessary. You can either make your way to the departure point in Waisai independently (there is a Sorong Waisai ferry leaving at 09:00 hrs) or you can arrange a VIP transfer. The meeting point for the VIP transfer service is the Meridien Hotel in Sorong at 07:30 hrs. You will then be transferred to the ferry. The transfer and ferry ticket price are included in the VIP transfer service price. Guests already in Waisai meet at the tourist information in Waisai harbour at 11:00 hrs. For more details, including airlines, see our travel information section.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 10:00 hrs on the last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. If your cruise ends in Waisai you will disembark in time for the ferry at 14:00 hrs. Expected time of arrival back in Sorong is 16:00 hrs. Arriving a day before your cruise and departing the day after your cruise is strongly advised.

Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.

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 75% for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: None.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): There is none available for this boat. Please contact us to enquire for a full charter.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Epica has 6 standard twin bed cabins on the main deck. All cabins share 2 bathrooms.

All the liveaboard cabins have:
  • Cooling fans
  • Portholes
  • Shared bathroom with toilet, hand basin and cold water shower
  • Space for luggage
  • 100% organic cotton bedding and towels
  • Life jackets and fire extinguishers
  • 220V electricity supply with round 2-pin sockets - available 24-hrs per day

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia


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