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Pearl of Papua

Pearl of Papua liveaboard safaris visit all the best underwater treasures around Raja Ampat, highlighting its iconic sites and adventuring off-the-beaten paths with the comfort of home away from home. Our vessel is also available for private charter, non-diving excursions, and research expedition. Come away with us! Experience a comfortable cruise at great value and find out more about our promotional rates.

FEARTURES

The Pearl of Papua aims to be your sanctuary at sea with it’s cozy cabins and en-suite bathrooms, delicious and hearty meals, and overall hassle-free adventure for up to 14 guests.
Fully equipped with modern conveniences and staffed with experienced and professional crew, the Pearl of Papua offers liveaboard charters with departures all year round to the pristine Raja Ampat islands in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

SPECIFICATIONS

Built in: 2010
Cruise: up to 8 knots
Divers: 14-15 pax

All cabins has
• Individually controlled air  conditioning
• Toilet and hot water shower
• Hand basin, mirror and towels
• Round twin plug 220V mains outlet – 24 hours per day
• Cabinet and shelves
• Bedding
• Fire warning system
• Life jackets

   
     

Specifications
• Length: 98’     (30 m)
• Width: 24’     (7.5m)
• Draft: 6,5’    (2 m)
• Fuel Capacity: 6000 liter
• Fresh Water: 10000 liter  (2 tanks, 5000 liter each)
• Engine: 200 HP
• Engine Type: Mitsubishi type MEBDC 9-1A
• Max Speed: 8 Knot
• Range speed: 7 – 8 Knot
• Fuel Type: HSD
• Generator: 2 x 40 KW,  AE4D-32 PS120
• Fresh Water Maker: 2000 liter per day
• Electricity 220V and 110V – 24 hours per day
• Waste Storage Tanks
• Boat has OWS (Oil Water Separation) system

 

Safety Support Features
• 2 life rafts (max. 15 pax. In one raft and 10 pax at another)
• 2 x 40 HP fiber speed boat
• VHF & SSB radio
• Global Positioning System (GPS)
• Furuno radar
• Depth sounder
• Furuno fish finder
• Thuraya satellite telephone
• Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)
• Equipped with Safety and Radio Transponder (SART)
• Comprehensive medic first aid box
• Oxygen on board
• 40+ Life jackets on board
• Fire extinguishers throughout the boat
• Boat holds Safety Management certification

 

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SHARING / JOIN A TRIP

CABIN PRICE USD/NIGHT/PERSON (Cabin - Twin Share basis)
Seahorse Standard Cabin USD 280
Trevally Deluxe Cabin USD 300
Manta Suite Cabin USD 310

The minimum of guests to guarantee any cruise is 7 persons for 5 nights

 

CHARTER

PRICE USD/NIGHT (min. 5 nights)
( 14 person + 1 FOC )
USD 3,800

 

INCLUDED & EXCLUDED

Included with:
Day dive and night dive (up to 4 dives per day), professional dive guide, regular air fills, tanks, weight, weight belt, all meals and snack, mineral water, tea & coffee, soft drink, fuel surcharge, airport/ hotel pick up and drop off.

Excluded with:
International & domestic airfare tickets, dive equipment rental, nitrox use (USD 5 per dive), on board telecommunication, on board alcoholic beverage, laundry, hotel stay before/after the cruise, crew gratuities.
• Port Clearance & Raja Ampat Marine Park Fee: USD 125/person
• Port Clearance & Cendrawasih Bay Park Fee: USD 150/person

DESTINATION

KOMODO

Located in East Nusa Tenggara, Komodo National park is the home of the unique and rare Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Because of the unique and rare nature of this animal, KNP was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.
The park includes three major islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and numerous smaller islands together totaling 603 square km of land. At least 2,500 komodos live in this area. Large dragons are usually three meters long and weigh up to 90 kg. Their habitat has beautiful panoramic views of savannas, rain forests, white beaches, beautiful corals, and clean blue seas. In this area, you can also find horses, wild buffalo, deer, wild boar, snakes, monkeys, and various types of birds.
On Rinca Island, you can see komodos lying down outside the homes of national park rangers, or "parking" near the officials' homes. If you don't see a dragon, Rinca and Komodo have beautiful sceneries with white beaches, mangroves, savannas and blue waters. During the dry season, these savannas and hills have dried grasses.
You can also engage in other activities such as diving and snorkeling. You can take a cruise ship or fishermen's boat in the persuit of these activities. There are diving points highly recommended to visit which include Merah Beach, and Batu Bolong and Tatawa islands.
This place has a rich and amazing underwater sea biotica. Divers claim that Komodo waters are one of the best diving sites in the world. It has fascinating underwater scenery. You can find 385 species of beautiful corals, mangrove forests, and seaweeds as a home for thousands of fish species, 70 types of sponges, 10 types of dolphins, 6 types of whales, green turtles and various types of sharks and stingrays. The waters that surround the island are turbulent and teeming with unparalled marine life. A marine reserve has recently been established and this reserve is largely undocumented and remains unexplored.

Get Around
Your feet will be your trusted companion on this island. Good thing most people never leave home without them. When you wish to see these animals in their natural habitat, you have to walk to the hills nearby (paths have been designated). On Komodo Island, you have to climb Mt Ara (538 meters above sea level) for 3-4 hours.
On Rinca island, you have to trek for about 1.5 hours. If you are lucky, you can see Komodos attacking prey, fighting, or even employing their mojoes along the way, as illustrated by this picture on the left. If that's too wild for you, you can try to spot a group of deers, buffaloes or wild horses.

Get There
By daily flights from: Bali-Labuan Bajo/Komodo Airport-Bali (each 1.5 hours). Everyday, there are flights from Bali to Labuan Bajo. In addition, there is a twice a week flight from Kupang. Inter-island motorboats from Sape in West Nusa Tenggara are also available everyday (when the weather permits), and the Pelni ship from Bali and Lombok makes a stop over here every two weeks.
Land transportation from the East (Flores mainland e.g., Ruteng, Bajawa, Ende and Maumere) is also available. If you are interested in making a long trip in Flores, you can start from Maumere to the west i.e., to Moni, Kelimutu, Ende, Bena, Bajawa, Ruteng and lastly Labuan Bajo (Komodo) or vice versa. The site www.floreskomodo.com offers more detailed information on how to reach the Flores areas.

RAJA AMPAT

The territory within the islands of the Four Kings is enormous, covering 9.8 million acres of land and sea, home to 540 types of corals, more than 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks. This makes it the most diverse living library for world's coral reef and underwater biota. According to a report developed by The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International, around 75 percent of the world's species live here. When divers first arrive here their excitement is palpable. It's common to hear people praise God as they take in the remarkable scenery. Others prefer to remain in silence taking in the overwhelming sight of so many islands with crystal clear water that softly brushes over the white sandy beaches.

Get Around
Commonly, divers will join a tour and live in a diving resort during their stay in the Raja Ampat Islands. To access diving spots, please contact and use the professional diving organizers, who can be conveniently found in Sorong. You may rent a small boat if you wish to stop and make personal discoveries along the line of the beaches. You can also trek around the islands to find hidden beauties, like waterfalls and ancient caves.

Get There
If you are flying from Jakarta, you can take a six hour flight to Sorong with a stopover in Manado/Makassar/Ambon . Alternatively, you can join a diving tour in Bali and fly from there. Flying from Jakarta/Bali to Sorong, with connecting flights in Makassar or Manado are offered by various airlines. There are also daily ferries available between Sorong and Waisai, capital of the Raja Ampat district on the island of Waigeo. The journey takes between 1.5-2 hours. There are also speedboats for rent  at Sorong.

BANDA NEIRA

Banda Neira or Banda Naira is one of ten volcanic islands in the Banda Archipelago in the Maluku province, in eastern Indonesia. The Banda Islands, probably better known as the fabled Spice Islands of ancient times, are covered with towering, aromatic, tropical-evergreens. The Myristica Trees, indigenous to the Banda Islands, are the source of two rare and lucrative spices: nutmeg and mace, once found exclusively on the Banda Islands. A sparkling, sapphire sea surrounds these already incredible islands, brimming with exquisite corals and abundant ocean life, making the Banda Islands not only a historically significant destination, but also an internationally recognized diving spot.

Get There
The quickest route to the Banda Islands is through the Pattimura Airport in Ambon Island, about 36 km from Ambon City. This is a domestic only airport, with flights available from , Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, Kupang, and several other smaller destinations.
It is impossible to book round trip flights, so you would need to be sure to book your return ticket once in Ambon. Don’t forget to keep reconfirming, as flights are often cancelled due to bad weather, engine problems, and other unforeseen circumstances.
Alternatively, you can cross the Banda Sea by ferry, which is about 7 hours from Ambon to the Banda islands, but once again, these voyages are extremely unpredictable. The Banda Islands are also a popular destination for cruise ships, and can be accessed via various cruise companies as well.

ALOR

Alor with its smoldering volcanoes reaching down into crystal clear waters fringed with pristine coral reefs and stretch of white beaches. Located in the middle of nowhere due to its mountainous topography and difficult to pass from one side to another become remotely away from crowd, with nearby islands of Lembata and Kalabahi.
The masses of swirling schooling fish, rich concentrations of invertebrates and critters may well make Alor one of the best diving Indonesia has to offer. Shear drop offs with amazing coral reef scenery and great fish life, giant pinnacles covered in beautiful corals. Home of rare anthias and endless garden of clown anemone fish in dive site Clown Valley.
The most memorable experience while diving in Alor is to look up and to see many children snorkel with basic wooden swimming goggles that they made themselves with their wide smiled approaching toward divers, such a priceless experience that will stay in the visitor’s mind forever.
During the trip to Alor we will visit the village and to be able to witness the ladies weaving their traditional fabric call Ikat, their Ikat are well know it’s uniqueness using all natural colors from the surrounding nature.

Best time to visit Alor
Alor which offers both coral reef and muck dive are dive able all year round, but the best time will be from March to December.
The normal underwater temperature between March to April and between October to November could be around 25C, then in between May to September up to 30C.
Some pelagic as Mola Mola or Sun fish and Orca etc also known passing Alor region and often spotted in September

Get There
From Jakarta, Surabaya or Denpasar (Bali) you reach Alor via Kupang (West Timor). Kupang is approached by different airline companies (Garuda, Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air) daily.
TransNusa and Wings Air offers daily flights from Kupang to Alor.

BALI

Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. Bali enchants with its dramatic dances and colourful ceremonies, its arts and crafts, to its luxurious beach resorts and exciting nightlife. And everywhere you will find intricately carved temples.
Bali’s white beaches are favourite for family holidays. There are a variety of watersports available, such as scuba diving, banana boats, parasailing or jet skiing, swimming or plain sunbathing. Most well known among Bali’s beaches is Kuta. Along this stretch are an array of hotels, restaurants, shops and cafes. In the evenings the area throbs to the beat of disco music. For a quieter evening enjoy the beach at Jimbaran, a popular spot to eat fresh barbecued seafood in the evenings. Sanur Beach also dotted with hotels and restaurants. You can also visit Nusa Dua, where more private beaches front super deluxe hotels.
Surfers love the waves at Nusa Lembongan near Nusa Penida. These islands are a 45 minutes boat trip from Nusa Dua or from Sanur. At Nusa Penida’s south western coast are the Manta Point and the Malibu point where divers can swim with Travally, big rays and even sharks. The best dive spots are at Menjangan with its reef flat, anchor wreck, eel garden and caves to explore. Nearby and still in the Bali Barat Park is Pemutaran island.

Get There
With increasing number of direct flights from many parts of the world, getting to Bali is easy. Flights from Jakarta to Bali take about 1.5 hours, from Singapore and Perth (Australia) around 2.5-3 hours, from Hong Kong about 4.5 hours, and from Sydney/Melbourne about 5.5-6 hours on many national and international carriers.
Another means to reach the island is by ferry from Banyuwangi, located at the most eastern tip of East Java. It takes 30-45 minutes crossing from Banyuwangi to Ketapang on Bali. From Bali, you can also continue further by ferry to the island of Lombok, in West Nusa Tenggara. Take the ferry at Padang Bay with transit at Lembar seaport for a total of 4 hours journey.

NOTE

- Certified Divers
- Sign - General Release Dive Indonesia
- Sign - Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement for Dive Center / Dive Resort / Boat Travel / Liveaboard
- Maximum Depth 30 Meters, Maximum Time 60 Minutes/dive. Multi Level Dive.
- DSMB (Delay Surface Marker Buoy) Is Recommended For You to Carry
- Follow Your Dive Guide, Solo Dive Is Prohibited.
- Don’t Forget To Analize Your Nitrox Tank and fill the Nitrox Log Form
- Please Wait 18-24 Hour before Flight
- Do Not Surface Under the Boat
- Disallow Deco Dives
- Agreed Terms and Conditions

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