Dive experience: Minimum requirement is Advanced Open Water with 30 logged dives.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel in Waisai, Ambon, Kaimana and Sorong (for Triton Bay cruises) only, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English and Indonesian speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers per DM), nitrox fills for EANx certified divers, snorkelling equipment, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set US$ 120, dive computer US$ 50), SMB, dive insurance, Raja Ampat park fees (US$ 118), Triton Bay park fees (US$ 32), fuel surcharge of US$ 20 per night on cruises starting after 1 January 2023. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only in IDR, USD or EUR).
Optional extras: Alcoholic beverages and canned soft drinks, Sorong airport/hotel to ferry transfer and pre-arranged ferry ticket (US$ 50 one way). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Raja Ampat: The Gaya Baru Indah 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 can help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong if necessary. You can make your way to the departure point in Waisai independently (there is a Sorong Waisai ferry leaving at 09:00 hrs). Guests meet at the tourist information in Waisai harbour at 11:00 hrs. Alternatively there is an optional Sorong airport/hotel to ferry transfer and pre-arranged ferry ticket service. Be ready for pick up from 7:00 hrs from the airport/hotel to be taken to the ferry and given your ferry tickets. Boat departs from Waisai at 13:00 hrs. If your cruise ends in Waisai you will disembark in time for the ferry at 14:00 hrs. Expected arrival back in Sorong is 16:00 hrs.
Raja Ampat to Triton Bay: Ports used are Sorong and Kaimana. There are flights to Sorong from Kaimana every morning, connecting to Jakarta. Sorong hotels and airport pick-ups at 8:00-9:00 hrs, depart port at 10:00 hrs. Boat arrives Kaimana at 12:00 hrs and immediately disembarks. We recommend 1 night in a hotel in Kaimana before flying back to Sorong.
Triton Bay to Raja Ampat: Ports used are Kaimana and Sorong. There are flights from Sorong to Kaimana every morning, connecting from Jakarta. Kaimana hotels and airport pick-ups at 8:00-9:00 hrs, depart port at 10:00 hrs. Boat arrives Sorong at 14:00 hrs and immediately disembarks. We recommend 1 night in a hotel in Sorong before flying back to Jakarta.
Ambon/Banda: Fly direct to Ambon from Jakarta (or from Sorong or Surabaya) in the morning prior to the boat departing at 13:00 hrs.
For more information on how to get there, see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 15:00 hrs on the last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Arriving a day before your cruise and departing the day after your cruise is strongly advised.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): A single person can book the twin cabin for her/his exclusive use with a supplement payment of 75%.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter policy.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (total 8 guests).