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$ 97 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.
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 information 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): Single occupancy is not available.
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.