Need a Diver for Raja Ampat April/May 2015

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Posted by Deb on March 05, 2015 at 09:10:08:

Offer on Last 1 Space,
Sorong - Banda Sea - Ambon
April 20 - May 4, 2015 - 14 DIVING days
was $6095 now $4595 dbl occ.

Not specifically listed on website, so please call or email for info.

Fees are 200euro (about US$233 today) fuel surcharge, and $95 for the required Raja Ampat diver tag.

All the divers on this trip are repeat guests, very experienced divers, have been on the liveaboard previously, and are extremely nice, friendly people. Mix of men and women, from UK, Canada, USA, Australia.

Below is our proposed itinerary - depends a bit on what people on the trip want to do & the weather.

My cruise director & captain will try to get port clearance on the 19th so we can leave Sorong earlier and sail straight out to dive in Raja Ampat the first day (most ships do not dive on departure day). Otherwise we will dive the first day near Sorong for the critter dives we often do on departure day.

We will spend about 1/2 the trip in Raja Ampat - the best, uncrowded & still pristine dive sites, mostly in the south.

Working Itinerary:

April 19 - arrive in Sorong - overnight at Swiss BelHotel (not included in price, add $76 for shared room)
April 20 - Board ship. Start the trip with check dives just outside Sorong - or if get port clearance 19APR, leave very early to dive Raja Ampat (closest - Mios Kon area)
April 21 - 3M mantas / Arborei Island
April 22 - Batanta - open deck
April 23 - Misool Sagof and 2 Tree Rock
April 24 - Misool Daram - Bite Me/Candy Store
April 25 - Misool Pele - Kalidoscope/4 Kings
April 26 - Misool Fiabacet/Boo/Magic Mountain
April 27 - Koon / Too Many Fish - open deck
April 28 - Banda Islands (original Spice Islands - historic, volcanos)
April 29 - Manuk (weather dependent - very isolated tiny island)
April 30 - Banda Islands
May 01 - Ceram/Nusa Laut - south coast of Ceram
May 02 - Ambon Bay - open deck
May 03 - Ambon Bay - open deck - can dive the entire day, 2:30PM flight next day.
or stay on at one of the 2 dive resorts in Ambon
May 04 - flight scheduled for 2:30PM

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