Bidadari Raja Ampat

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Bidadari Raja Ampat

12 days

From 2515 EUR

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Intro

KM Bidadari Cruises operates diving & snorkeling expeditions, cultural exploration, and special interest programs throughout Indonesia. 
Our itineraries offer live-aboard adventure within some of the richest and bio-diverse natural environments in the World. Dive programs include remote and exotic destinations from Komodo to West Papua. 
Divers, naturalists, and cultural enthusiasts alike share unique opportunities to discover the beauty of the lessor known island regions beyond Bali. Relax aboard our traditional style Indonesian schooner with all the modern comforts and facilities and cruise along routes exploring places far from the beaten track.

Our live-aboard provides unique access to dive and discover the fascinating diversity of the World's largest archipelago, access that only a live-aboard can provide.
KM Bidadari offers both Charter and Individual programs in Komodo, Flores, Alor, Maluku, and Raja Ampat regions.

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Itinerary

There are 4 types itineraries in Raja Ampat: North, South, Triton Bay to dive and snorkel, more information contact us.

Raja Ampat North 12D/11N Dive (sample)

Day 1: West Papua. Arrive Sorong Airport. Transfer and embark. Conduct ship and safety. Bidadari cruises to beautiful Penemu / Kruo Islands.


Day 2-3: Penemu & Kruo Island: Explore ridges with schooling fish with great visibility. Enjoy scenic limestone rocks shaped like mushrooms rising out of the water,shallow reef sites host to Wobbegong sharks, Giant clams and extensive coral gardens filled with vibrantly colored fish.
Melissa's Garden: Spectacular soft and hard coral gardens, Wobbegong shark. (4 dives D2) Wall of Color: Wall full with various colored sea fans,crinoids whips, and reef fish. Angela's Passage: Giant clams, pelagic fish schooling, possible encounter with an Epaulet (walking) shark or Bamboo shark.(4 dives D3)


Day 4 - 5: Waigeo Island / Aljui Bay Located in West Waigeo, Aljui Bay has nutrient rich currents which flow through its channel attracting an exceptional variety of marine life.
Limestone cliffs located North and South of the bay offer shelter to the abundant amount of macro life and activity flourishing among its walls, channel, and sandy bottoms. Visit the local pearl farm and learn about the cultivation process. White Arrow: explore the invertebrate life among the whips and sea fans. Channel Is.: shallow drift and see tunicates,soft corals, fire urchins. (4 dives D4)
Explore lush forest land inhabited by many varieties of birds and wildlife. Pearl Farm pier: muck dive for a wide variety of critters. (4 dives D5)


Day 6: Wayag Island (West) This lush and rocky island has beautiful dive sites at the edge of some limestone cliffs. Two Hump Rock: drift dive viewing overhangs and boulders decorated with soft coral and colorful anthias.
Ridge Rock: submerged pinnacle near wall with large soft corals. (4 dives)


Day 7: Uranie and Kawe Islands: Dive among these mushroom like islands. Explore Uranie Cave. Kawi sites offer beautiful underwater topography with swim-throughs, tunnels, pinnacles, and boulders.(4 dives)


Day 8 - 9: Gam Island: Early dawn nature/bird walk to possibly see the magnificent Bird of Paradise. Dive near island groups Yeben,Yanggefo,Wofoh located West of Gam Is. Explore walls, ridges, and slopes teeming with active fish life, abundant varieties of soft and hard corals, observe the excellent macro life. (4 dives per day)


Day 10-11: Dampier Strait Manta Sandy: Watch the manta congregation feeding in the channel and visiting the cleaning station. Cape Kri: Huge circling schools of Dogtooth Tuna,Jackfish, Trevally, Barracuda. Record number of fish species referenced to these sites. (4 dives D10). Sardine Reef: Diverse range of soft and hard coral. Active pelagic schools of Jackfish, GT,and Snapper. Late evening reposition to Sorong.(3 dives D11)


Day 12: West Papua. Arrive Sorong port. Debark and transfer to Sorong airport.


* Attention: The dive site sequence may alter due to local sea water, current, and weather. Captain or Dive master have full authority to change this.

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Highlights

Boat specifications & Map plan

• Classification: Motor vessel / Two masted traditional wooden sail vessel
• Place and year built: Bima, by South Celebes boat builders 1996 
• Flag: Indonesian / Operator: PT. Citrakarsa Inti Samudra 
• Length Overall: 37.00 meters/ 123.58 ft 
• Length Over Deck: 29.00 meters/ 96.ft 
• Length over Waterline: 25 meters/ 83.50 ft 
• Beam: 7.50 meters/ 25.05 ft 
• Draft: 2.60 meters/ 8.68 ft 
• capacity: 16 passengers max. / crew 12 + Dive master 
• Average Speed 6-9 knots 
• 4 Decks 
• Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch, total sails 7 with total area approx 370 sq. m 
• Main engine Caterpillar 394 HP (V8 cylinder) overhauled in Aug 2005 
• 6 air-conditioned en-suite cabins w/ private hot & cold hand shower and head 
• Saloon (air- conditioned) includes Dining and Lounge area 
• Generators: 2 Perkins (60 & 80 KVA) Dongfeng auxiliary 16 KVA generator • Navigational equipment: GPS-98, 1(one) Icome Radar, VHF, HF/SSB Radio/Depth finder, KM Bidadari EPIRB 2008 
• Dingy: 3 dive tenders with single 40 HP Yamaha outboard (2 inflatable RIB 5.4m & 1 fiberglass 5.4m). 
• Safety equipment: 2 life rafts@15 persons, life jackets, fire extinguishers, ISM certification following Marpol/Solas requirements 
• Dive equipment : 24 dive tanks, 2 dive compressors Shiffauer 9CFM and Bauer Mariner 9CFM, weights, BCD, Regulators, Oxygen 
• Nitrox generating system w/ Atlas Copco GX 7.5 compressor (7.5KW) 
• Nitrox tanks with K valves and adaptors
• Fuel tank capacity: (diesel) 15,000 liters
• Water tank capacity: fresh water 15,000 liters

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Dates & prices
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Available the whole year 2515 2795 Continue

Indicative price per person, for more information on this itinerary please contact us.

Inclusions:

• transfers to/from vessel 
• full board (share cabin) 
• diving services 
• Padi Dive Master 
• tank, weights 
• coffee/tea & snacks

Exclusions:

• airfare 
• Nat.Park/port fees $50 
• nitrox 
• soft drinks / alcohol 
• equipment rental 
• crew gratuities 
• fuel surcharge not in effect*

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