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Dewi Nusantara - formerly Paradise dancer

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Dewi Nusantara's Paradise dancerinterior style is that of a “floating boutique resort” featuring the high end amenities guests expect from a boat of this standard. Catering to a maximum of 18 divers all of the state rooms are larger than traditional liveaboard state rooms (at 180 sq. ft. each, more than 60% larger than an average liveaboard cabin) each Master cabin on Paradise dancercabin has private ensuite facilities and air conditioning. There is also a 470 square foot "Master and CommanderSuite " at the stern of the main deck that features a king size bed, separate sitting area with a sofa, and table with chairs that reminds guests of the "captains quarters" from the schooner design that inspired her. Charters are 11 nights with 3-4 dives per day.
According to the vessel's managing partner, Guido Brink, "Our goal is to build the finest liveaboard yacht in the region and then put it in the best diving locations during the best diving season for that area." - Raja Ampat diving photos

Dewi Nusantara schedules

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Start End Nights Itinerary Deluxe Stateroom pp Master Suite pp Long Distance Fee pp Park & Harbor Fee pp
9-Jan-14 20-Jan-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
21-Jan-14 1-Feb-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
2-Feb-14 13-Feb-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
15-Feb-14 26-Feb-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
28-Feb-14 12-Mar-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
13-Mar-14 24-Mar-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
25-Mar-14 5-Apr-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
6-Apr-14 10-Apr-14   MAINTENANCE        
11-Apr-14 22-Apr-14 11 RAJA AMPAT - AMBON (SORONG-AMBON) $5,399 $6,399 $100 $215
23-Apr-14 6-May-14 13 AMBON, BANDA SEA AND ALOR (AMBON-MAUMERE)  charter charter    
8-May-14 19-May-14 11 ALOR (MAUMERE-MAUMERE)  charter charter    
21-May-14 1-Jun-14 11 ALOR (MAUMERE-MAUMERE)  $5,399 $6,399 $175 $150
2-Jun-14 13-Jun-14 11 ALOR - WAKATOBI COMBINATION (MAUMERE-BAUBAU) $5,399 $6,399 $175 $175
14-Jun-14 25-Jun-14 11 WAKATOBI - ALOR COMBINATION (BAUBAU-MAUMERE) $5,399 $6,399 $175 $175
26-Jun-14 7-Jul-14 11 ALOR - WAKATOBI COMBINATION (MAUMERE-BAUBAU) $5,399 $6,399 $175 $175
8-Jul-14 20-Jul-14 12 WAKATOBI - ALOR COMBINATION (BAUBAU-MAUMERE) $5,899 $6,899 $175 $175
22-Jul-14 1-Aug-14 10 ALL OF KOMODO NATIONAL PARK charter charter    
2-Aug-14 11-Aug-14 10 ALL OF KOMODO NATIONAL PARK $4,908 $5,817 NA $125
13-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 11 MAUMERE - MAUMERE $5,399 $6,399 $175 $150
26-Aug-14 6-Sep-14 11 MAUMERE - WAKATOBI $5,399 $6,399 $175 $175
      DRY DOCK AND MAINTENANCE        
5-Oct-14 16-Oct-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
17-Oct-14 28-Oct-14 11 RAJA AMPAT - HALMAHERA COMBINATION (SORONG-TERNATE) $5,399 $6,399 $175 $215
29-Oct-14 9-Nov-14 11 HALMAHERA - RAJA AMPAT COMBINATION (TERNATE -SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 $175 $215
10-Nov-14 21-Nov-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
22-Nov-14 3-Dec-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
4-Dec-14 15-Dec-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
16-Dec-14 27-Dec-14 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
28-Dec-14 8-Jan-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,399 $6,399 NA $215
Start End Nights Itinerary Deluxe Stateroom pp Master Suite pp Long Distance Fee pp Park & Harbor Fee pp
9-Jan-15 20-Jan-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
21-Jan-15 1-Feb-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
2-Feb-15 13-Feb-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
14-Feb-15 25-Feb-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
26-Feb-15 9-Mar-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
10-Mar-15 15-Mar-15 11 MAINTENANCE        
16-Mar-15 27-Mar-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
28-Mar-15 8-Apr-15   RAJA AMPAT - AMBON (SORONG-AMBON) $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
9-Apr-15 22-Apr-15 13 AMBON, BANDA SEA AND ALOR (AMBON-KALABAHI)  $6,825 $7,825 $350 $215
23-Apr-15 5-May-15 12 FORGOTTEN ISLANDS (KALABAHI-SAUMLAKI) $6,300 $7,300 $175 $215
7-May-15 19-May-15 12 FORGOTTEN ISLANDS (SAUMLAKI-KALABAHI) $6,300 $7,300 $175 $215
20-May-15 31-May-15 11 ALL OF ALOR AND PANTAR (KALABAHI-MAUMERE) $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
1-Jun-15 12-Jun-15 11 ALOR AND WAKATOBI: BEST OF 2 WORLDS (MAUMERE-BAUBAU) $5,775 $6,775 $200 $175
13-Jun-15 24-Jun-15 11 WAKATOBI AND ALOR: BEST OF 2 WORLDS (BAUBAU-MAUMERE) $5,775 $6,775 $200 $175
26-Jun-15 6-Jul-15 10 KOMODO $5,250 $6,250 NA $175
7-Jul-15 17-Jul-15 10  KOMODO  $5,250 $6,250 NA $175
18-Jul-15 28-Jul-15 10 KOMODO $5,250 $6,250 NA $175
29-Jul-15 8-Aug-15 10 KOMODO $5,250 $6,250 NA $175
10-Aug-15 21-Aug-15 11 ALOR AND WAKATOBI: BEST OF 2 WORLDS (MAUMERE-BAUBAU) $5,775 $6,775 $200 $215
22-Aug-15 22-Sep-15 11 DRY DOCK AND MAINTENANCE        
23-Sep-15 4-Oct-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
5-Oct-15 16-Oct-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
17-Oct-15 28-Oct-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
29-Oct-15 9-Nov-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
10-Nov-15 21-Nov-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
22-Nov-15 3-Dec-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
4-Dec-15 15-Dec-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
16-Dec-15 27-Dec-15 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
28-Dec-15 8-Jan-16 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,775 $6,775 NA $215
Start End Nights Itinerary Deluxe Stateroom pp Master Suite pp Long Distance Fee pp Park & Harbor Fee pp
9-Jan-16 20-Jan-16 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,995 $6,995 NA $215
21-Jan-16 1-Feb-16 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,995 $6,995 NA $215
2-Feb-16 13-Feb-16 11 ALL OF RAJA AMPAT (SORONG-SORONG)  $5,995 $6,995 NA $215
14-Feb-16 25-Feb-16 11 SORONG - HALMAHERA - LEMBEH $5,995 $6,995 $200 $215
    5 DOWN TIME        
29-Feb-16 11-Mar-16 11 BITUNG - SIAU - TERNATE $5,995 $6,995 NA $215
13-Mar-16 24-Mar-16 11 TERNATE - SOUTH HALMAHERA - AMBON $5,995 $6,995 NA $215
26-Mar-16 7-Apr-16 12 AMBON - BANDA - TRITON BAY - KAIMANA $6,540 $7,540 NA $215
9-Apr-16 21-Apr-16 12 KAIMANA - TRITON BAY - BANDA - AMBON  $6,540 $7,540 NA $215
23-Apr-16 5-May-16 12 AMBON - BANDA - ALOR $6,540 $7,540 $350 $215
7-May-16 19-May-16 12 FORGOTTEN ISLANDS (KALABAHI - SAUMLAKI) $6,540 $7,540 $175 $215
21-May-16 2-Jun-16 12 FORGOTTEN ISLANDS (SAUMLAKI -MAUMERE) $6,540 $7,540 $175 $215
4-Jun-16 15-Jun-16 11 ALOR AND WAKATOBI: BEST OF 2 WORLDS (MAUMERE-BAUBAU) $5,995 $6,995 $200 $175
16-Jun-16 27-Jun-16 11 WAKATOBI AND ALOR: BEST OF 2 WORLDS (BAUBAU-MAUMERE) $5,995 $6,995 $200 $175
28-Jun-16 9-Jul-16 11 MAUMERE - KOMODO $5,995 $6,995 NA $175
10-Jul-16 21-Jul-16 11 KOMODO - BALI $5,995 $6,995 NA $175
22-Jul-16 2-Aug-16 11 BALI - KOMODO $5,995 $6,995 NA $175
3-Aug-16 14-Aug-16 11 KOMODO - MAUMERE $5,995 $6,995 NA $175
15-Aug-16 26-Aug-16 11 MAUMERE - WAKATOBI - BAUBAU $5,995 $6,995 $200 $175
27-Aug-16 24-Sep-16 28 DRY DOCK AND MAINTENANCE        

Dewi Nusantara cabins

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The Master Suite in the aft quarters of the main deck is the signature room of the ship and is a marvel of design and comfort. It occupies the full width of the vessel and from the stern it has a 180 degree view of the ocean behind the ship. With its 46 square meters it is the largest room on board and surely one the larger suites available on any live-aboard in the world.

All furniture was specifically designed and manufactured by designer Bruno Helgen. Of course the suite’s design has a clear link with other interior spaces on board. But this suite is Bruno’s masterpiece! The lay out of the suite, the light, the view give the immediate feeling that you never want to leave…you’re home.

The Master Suite has one king size bed. The own en-suite bathroom offers a shower as well as a bath with ocean view…
The suite has its own sitting area; a large corner sofa with a table made out of one piece of natural shaped  teak.
There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings. We offer a special metal flasks for drinking water and these can be replenished from the main supply in the lounge or dive centre

All of the eight deluxe staterooms can be configured as twin or double rooms. These air conditioned staterooms are all individually designed by Bruno Helgen, a french top interior designer. On entering each of the Staterooms you will be surprised by its sheer size (20 square meters), unique colour setting and mysterious carvings. The curved shapes of the furniture and bathroom wall refer the feminine character of the ship, she is after all the Goddess of the Archipelago...
Master cabin on Paradise dancer
Master cabin
Master cabin pounge area cabin on Paradise dancer
Master cabin lounge area
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Master cabin bathroom
Master cabin on Paradise dancer
Master cabin

Deluxe twin cabin on Paradise dancer

Deluxe cabin

Deluxe double cabin on Paradise dancer
Deluxe cabin
Deluxe bathroom cabin on Paradise dancer
Deluxe cabin bathroom
Deluxed cabin cabin on Paradise dancer
Deluxe cabin

Dewi Nusantara specifications

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Port of Registry/Flag :
Indonesia
Construction :
Wood
Type :
Schooner
Length :
154 feet (LOD) 190 feet (LOA)
Beam :
39 feet
Max Passengers :
18
Stateroom :
9
Crew :
17 +3 dive crew
Tenders :
2 (28 feet) Fiberglass single 200 hp 4 stroke each
Fuel Capacity :
27,000 ltr
Fresh Water Capacity :
10000 liters
Cruising Speed :
9-10 knots
Range :
2700 nautical miles
Navigation Aids :
VHF, SSB, Furuno 36 mile radar, GPS and depeth sounder; all double. 2 sat phone
Voltage :
220 volt, charging station also 110 volt
Photography Services :
Length of Charters :
11 night charters
Dives per Day :
3 to 4
Nitrox :
yes
Diving Instruction :
yes
Dive Gear Rental :
yes

Dewi Nusantara - photos

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Paradise dancer under full sail
Paradise dancer from above
Diving al fresco on Paradise dance
Paradise dancer's main deck
Paradise dancer's sun deck
Paradise dancer's sun deck
Paradise dancer saloon
Paradise dancer fine dining
Paradise dancer fine dining
Paradise dancer dining area
Paradise dancer diving area
Paradise dancer fine dining
Paradise dancer upper deck
Paradise dancer upper deck
Paradise dancer's dive tenders
Paradise dancer's service orientated staff
Paradise dancer sails the ocean waves
Paradise dancer

Dewi Nusantara prices

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Prices are per person based on a twin or double sharing occupancy

Raja Ampat

 Nights

 Deluxe

 Master

9th Jan2014 - 8th Jan2015
11 nights
$5,399**
$6,399**
9th Jan2014 - 8th Jan2015
12 nights
$5,899**
$6,899**
9th Jan2014 - 8th Jan2015
13 nights
$6,299**
$7,299**
**Port and National Park Fee - Raja $215 - Raja and Cenderawaish $635 - Raja to Sorong $315 - Ambon to Maumere $525 - Alor Wakatobi combo $350 - Sorong to Ternate $390
Single cabin, non sharing cabin +65%
Nitrox $200 for the trip
Please note that you must have a minimum of 6 months left on your passport and one full clean page for your visa on arrival.

Packages Includes:
11 nights on board Dewi Nusantara,
All meals and beverages (not including alcohol).
Transfers between airport and yacht.
9 and 1/2 days of diving with up to four dives per day.
Shore visit,

Price does not include:

Port and National Park Fee - Raja $215 - Raja and Cenderawaish $635 - Raja to Sorong $315 - Ambon to Maumere $525 - Alor Wakatobi combo $350 - Sorong to Ternate $390, Nitrox $200, alcoholic beverages, Hotels or domestic air travel to Sorong.

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Equipment rental costs
Tank Fills
per trip per fill
Nitrox $200 $10
 - within 12 months from last trip  -   - 
15L tank $40  - 
Rental Equipment
per trip per day
Complete Set of Rental Equipment $300  - 
BCD $150 $20
Regulator $150 $20
Computer Rental $150 $20
Wetsuit $90 $10
Mask & Fins  -   - 
Surface Signalling Equipment  -   - 
Camera + UW housing $200 $25
per night dive
Torch $5
PADI courses
AOW $200
Nitrox Diver $200
Nitrox fills for trip after course $50

Dewi Nusantara Raja Ampat

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The area known as Raja Ampat(or the Four Kings) is an archipelago consisting Paradise dancer Raja Ampat dive site mapof the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo which are surrounded by over 1,500 smallislands and cays. Formerly known as Irian Jaya, this area is now part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia and is located on the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula, on the island of New Guinea. Put simply, Raja Ampat could quite possibly be the best diving in the world. It certainly is the world's most biodiverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusk species than anywhere else on Earth. According to the Conservation InTernational Rapid Assessment Bulletin the marine life diversity for diving in Irian Jaya is considerably greater than all other areas sampled in the Coral Triangle. The Raja Ampat area is considered home to more than 1,000 fish species, 101 of which were previously unknown in Raja Ampat and four that are new to all of Indonesia. A world record 284 sightings on one single dive was set at Kofiau Island. A benchmark figure for an excellent dive site is 200 fish species sightings, this was surpassed on 51% of Raja Ampat dives! There were 537 coral species and 699 mollusk species - again another world high. The variety of marine life can be staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs. In Mansuar, you may encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to don your snorkeling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales. Other highlights include the innumerable war wrecks, both ships and planes (with new wrecks being discovered constantly), The reefs of Raja Ampat are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, Manta rays are common diving with Paradise dancer in Raja Ampat, West Papuareef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colorful species of soft corals. The diving is predominantly drift dives due to the moderate prevalent currents in the area which provideParadise dancer in Raja Ampat nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. Currents average moderate and vary from none to very strong. Due to these currents and the number of wrecks, Irian Jaya is not really considered a destination for absolute beginners, rather for divers with a few dives under their weightbelts looking to get away from the crowds. Visibility is normally very good but can vary and is normally at its best earlier in the day so your pre-breakfast dives are not to be slept through! The pristine beauty of the area, both above and below the waterRaja Ampat diving with Paradise dancer is truly unrivalled. This success of area's staggering abundance of marine life can also be attributed to the areas incredibly low human population density. Its remote location and lack of infrastructure have inhibited the growth of tourism. This is truly "Frontier Diving". Topside the beautiful islands stretch as far Paradise dancer in the mangrovesas you can see and are largely uninhabited. At night the lights of local fishing boats twinkle in the dark along the few inhabited shorelines while in more remote areas you may only see a distant spec of light over the entire horizon. Not many liveaboards dive the Raja Ampat area, making this adventure even more unique and special. The newly constructed Dewi Nusantara is the perfect platform that delivers modern comforts and outstanding service to adventurers exploring this remote outpost of civilization - Raja Ampat diving photos

Dewi Nusantara Raja Ampat itinerary

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Sample Raja Ampat Itinerary
12 Days / 11 Nights / 9 1/2 days of diving.
Please see our “Getting There” section for flight
schedules and Gateway options for connecting your inTernational
flights to domestic flights.
The following itinerary is for example purposes only. Your actual itinerary may vary due to weather or other environmental conditions and at the Captain’s discretion in order to seek out the best available diving during your cruise.
Day
Daily Events
Embark -2
days
• Bali Gateway: Arrive Bali, and overnight in local hotel.
Embark -1 day
• Bali Gateway: Fly from Bali to Ujung Padang. Overnight in local hotel at Ujung Padang
• Manado Gateway: Arrive Manado on Komodo and overnight at local hotel.
• Jakarta Gateway: Arrive in Jakarta and overnight at local hotel.
Day 1
(Embarkation)
• Bali Gateway: Fly from Ujung Padang to Sorong.
• Manado Gateway: Fly from Manado to Sorong.
• Jakarta Gateway: Fly from Jakarta to Sorong.
• Transfer from airport to Dewi Nusantara.
• Embark Dewi Nusantara.
You’ll be picked up at the airport of Sorong and taken to the yacht by private transfer. Once all guests are
onboard, we will leave the harbor and head for the breathtaking region of Misool.
Day 2
• Misool
We’ll do our check out dive at a calm site chosen to familiarize you with the region. The dive site, Vrenelies
Gärtli is very large and diverse, easily affording several dives here. Dive-throughs, drop-offs and over hangs, all
covered in beautiful corals makes Vrenelies Gärtli a special site.
There is time in the afternoon to explore the incredible landscape by zodiac. Above the water, Misool is a
breathtaking region with caves, caverns and huge rocks covering the landscape. Underwater, it’s a wonderful
combination of various species of fish, hard and soft corals, sponges, nudibranches plus all kinds of
non-vertebrates like cuttlefish and octopus. There are also epaulet sharks here, only found in Raja Ampat.
Day 3
• Misool
Day three is a special day on which we will combine more great diving around Misool with an excursion into the
fabulous island labyrinth. We’ll go by zodiac through channels and valleys. Enjoy a walk to a cave on land and a
visit to see native tombstones.
Day 4
• Mansuar
We’ll head north away from Misool to Mansuar, an Island that could easily be re-named Manta Island. Not
much more you can say about the diving here.
Day 5
• Jef Fam
From Mansuar we’ll head a little northwest to Jef Fam, a group of islands featuring sites where you’ll once again
have the opportunity to see the wobbegong and epaulet sharks, unique to the region. You’ll dive the region of
Batu Burung where the dive sites are covered in colorful hard corals. A couple of other notable sites are
Dinding Mera, a spectacular red wall full of soft corals and nudibranches and Warna Banyak, a relaxing drift
dive through a coral-filled channel.
Day 6
• Kawe
Kawe is our next destination and will take us to the top of the equator. Here you’ll visit Jurang Dalam, sometimes
called ‘deep valley’ though it is only 25 feet in depth. For some reason it attracts sweetlips, Barsche, Glasfische,
batfish and napoleons. Other sites you might visit include Batu Kiri and Hutam Hitam. There’s also Berbados
Cadas with its split rocks and dive-through which offers a topographical change to the scenery of this region.
Day 7





.

• Wajag
We’ll move a little more north to Wajag where you’ll enjoy topside and underwater adventure. Zodiac
excursions through the labyrinth will provide breathtaking images that will last a lifetime. Underwater, the
landscape is quite different with Jamur Selatan, Jamur Tengan & Utara rising up in the sea like mushrooms.
With an agreeable current, you can easily dive around them. At times, the currents from the Antarctic bring cool
water and huge schools of jackfish, tuna, rays and even blue marlins!
Day 8 • Uranie
Today, we’ll arrive at Uranie where there’s a large cavern waiting to be explored! This cavern is huge with ample
light coming in so you need not worry about claustrophobia. The atmosphere in the cavern is mystical and calm,
offering a fascinating light show. Below on the cavern’s bottom you’ll see sleeping sharks that seem unreal.
From here we’ll most likely move to Batu Coquille where huge rocks rise up from the ground and water. The
current here draws manta rays and barracudas.
Day 9 • Waigeo/Eagle Rock
We’ll make our way to the area of Waigeo where we’ll visit Eagle Rock, just around the corner. Eagle Rock is
unlike anything you’ve seen so far. The protruding rocks in the middle of the sea are quite spectacular. On dives
here you’ll find white beaches with black coral gardens, great visibility, sweetlips, batfish and a variety of rays. In
the afternoon we’ll visit Sel Pele Bay where topside and underwater delights await.
Day 10 • Wafak
Wafak is the so called black forest of Indonesia. At about 90 feet there’s a black coral garden to enjoy at your
leisure. We’ll stay here for a sunset dive and hope to see Mandarin fish and mimic octopus.
Day 11 • Kri
We’ll be in Kri today where world records in counting different species have been broken. You’ll be able to get
some great pictures here where famous underwater photographers have shot some of their best work. We’ll
head back to Sorong for departure while we enjoy our final night celebration onboard with a special traditional
song and dance presentation.
Day 12
(Dis-Embark)
• Sorong
Disembarkation in Sorong. You’ll be taken to the airport by our private transfer.
• All domestic flights back to your Indonesia Gateway city complete their journey on this day.
• Overnight in Indonesia gateway city
Post
Disembarkation
Day
• Board InTernational flights for home or begin your land extension to visit other magical Indonesian destinations.
Raja Ampat Packages Includes:
• 11 nights on board Dewi Nusantara,
• All meals and beverages (not including alcohol).
• Transfers between airport and yacht.
• 9 and 1/2 days of diving with up to four dives per day.
• Shore visit on Misool,

Dewi Nusantara Raja Ampat getting there

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Sorong is the Paradise dancer sun deckharbour town in West Papua and the normal departure point to dive Raja Ampat. If you are unsure of how toget to Sorong to start your trip it will depend on where your inTernational flight into Indonesia is landing.
It is not possible for someone outside of Indonesia to purchase domestic flights in Indonesia so these can be purchased for you by me, if you would like, and added to your invoice. It will be about $600 return dependant on exchange rates, availability and where your entry airport is in Indonesia. We recommend coming through Jakarta as the quickest and easiest route to take. The cost of the domestic flights are not included in the trip price.
Raja Ampat routes for getting there - click for larger version

We recommend coming through Jakarta as it is the easiest and fastest route.
From Jakarta it is possible to reach Sorong in one day.


From

To

Date

Dep

Arr

Jakarta (CGK)

Sorong (SOQ)

Day of departure

01:10

07.20

The return trip from Sorong to Jakarta


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Date

Dep

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Sorong (SOQ

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12:40

If you come from Bali to Sorong it is a 2 stage process, from Bali (DPS) to Makassar (UPG) and from Makassar (UPG) to Sorong (SOQ), there would be a night in a hotel in Makassar on the way out (Ujung Pandang and Makassar are the same place and the half way point to Sorong). We recommend the Imperial Aryaduta in Makassar- http://www.aryaduta.com/hotels_home_makassar.php
These would be your flights from Bali to Sorong.


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19.50

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The return trip from Sorong to Denpasar (Bali) is done in one day using 2 flights - SOQ-UPG and UPG-DPS


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Domestic Air Carrier Notes:
It is generally not possible for someone outside of Indonesia to purchase domestic flights in Indonesia so these can be purchased for you by Premier Liveaboard diving and added to your invoice. It will be $600 return normally dependant on where your entry airport is in Indonesia. Premier liveaboard diving and its local flight agent can purchase the tickets on your behalf, however, in doing so, Premier liveaboard diving is only acting as an agent for the airline and is not responsible for, and can accept no responsibility for, cancellations, delays, schedule changes, or problems caused by the air carrier. We highly recommend trip interruption and cancellation insurance.

Dewi Nusantara Raja Ampat Faqs

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The Dewi Nusantara is equipped with satellite based phone for emergency communications.
E-mail access is available via satellite and is charged to your stateroom account per MB downloaded. If you need to send an urgent email to the office or just let your family know you have arrived then this is a great service. If you sit surfing the net and posting all your incredible underwater images to facebook your bill is likely to be quite high!

Check with your local cell phone provider for service
while visiting Indonesia. Texting is a great way to keep in touch with loved ones and mobile range is available on an intermittent basis on all of our itineraries. The crew will be able to advise general areas of good signal.

Best of all switch of your phone and stay away from your email account and just enjoy the peace and tranquility as you enjoy the ambiance on-board! 

Q: What time zone is Indonesia located? Paradise dancer dining
A: Raja Ampat is covered by Eastern Indonesia Standard Time which
is 9 hours ahead of GMT.

Q: What if I am prone to sea sickness?
A: If you are prone to sea sickness we strongly urge you to bring some motion sickness medication.

Q: Do I need evacuation/dive insurance?
A: We strongly recommend that each guest purchase comprehensive evacuation and dive accident insurance.
We will be operating in extremely remote areas. Emergency evacuations from remote locations can cost in excess of USD $100,000. We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN): www.DiversAlertNetwork.org
(in USA), www.daneurope.org (in Europe).

Q: What can I expect the water temperature to be and what wetsuit do you
recommend?
A: This is always a difficult question to answer because people have different reactions to temperature.
Typically temperatures range from 25-30C or 80-86F so usually a 3mm suit or even a skin is fine.
recommended.

Q: Can I drink alcohol and dive? Paradise dancer's outstanding service
A: No. Drinking alcohol and diving can increase your risk of decompression problems. You can drink alcohol once your have completed your last dive of the day.

VISIBILITY:
Depending on the season the visibility range is between 10-40 metres or
30-120 feet.

CURRENT:
All diving areas are subject to currents that range from slight to extremely
strong. Dive sites are selected according to currents with some great year round drift
diving opportunities.

NIGHT DIVING:
An opportunity to see some of the world’s most unique marine
species that emerge only after the sun has set.

WALLS:
In Raja Ampat the islands are mainly made of limestone. Both areas offer great wall diving opportunities with both drift and no current situations.

CANYONS:
Due to the volcanic origins and easily eroded limestone the underwater
topography is littered with canyons and gullies.

MARINE LIFE:
The areas where we dive are unmatched for small and unusual marine
wildlife. The species list is endless and new ones are still being discovered in these areas.
Whales, manta rays, sharks and larger pelagic species are found in the dive sites with higher currents. Strong currents and up-wellings transport nutrient-rich waters throughout these areas.

CLIMATE:
The average air temperature in the regions we visit ranges from 25–32 Celsius or 77-90 Fahrenheit.

HEALTH AND INOCULATIONS:
Vaccinations for typhoid, paratyphoid, tetanus,
Cholera, Polio, and Hepatitis A are recommended. Malaria is endemic in many parts of Indonesia, please check with your local Tropical Disease Centre for anti-malaria/diver friendly medication.

MONEY:
The Indonesian currency is Rupiah. Rates fluctuate enormously, please check with our cruise directors for your cruise exchange rates.

POPULATION AND PEOPLE:
Regarded as the fifth most populous nation in the world, there are approximately 200,000,000 in Indonesia. The majority, around 60% reside on the island of Java.

RELIGION:
An amazing diversity of religions exists. Predominantly a Muslim nation, islands like Timor, North Sulawesi and Flores are Christian. Hinduism is found mainly in Bali. Scattered throughout the region are a variety of other beliefs.

LANGUAGE:
Bahasa Indonesia, almost identical to Malay is the one national language. Several local dialects exist in each region as well. English is widely spoken in the more popular tourist destinations such as Bali.

Dewi Nusantara - Diving Cenderawasih

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Cenderawasih Bay: a new dive destination on the world dive map for up close and personal whale shark encounters!
Dewi Nusantara will be cruising the waters of Cendrawasih Bay during February and March, as well as June and July, for selected cruises in both 2013 and 2014 to bring you the very best that this unusual and pristine region has to offer.

Most of the diving, other than on Manokwari’s excellent WWII wrecks, is within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, Indonesia’s largest. This park is huge, half again larger than Raja Ampat; even a 14 day dive trip barely scratches the “surface” of this underwater wilderness.

Cenderawasih, along with Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, makes up the Bird’s Head Seascape. Its reefs look nothing like Raja’s colorful, fish-filled reefs, nor are they similar to Triton Bay’s soft coral wonderland. Pristine and vast, the bay’s reef tops comprise some of healthiest hard coral gardens to be seen. Dramatic vertical walls with prolific sponge life abound on the outlying atolls, schooling fish along the reef points and ridges.

Cenderawasih also has a few unique features in Indonesia’s pantheon of rich reefs. The bay was geologically isolated until recently, and if you look at a map you’ll see that it is still somewhat confined. This means that less current moves through Cenderawasih’s waters, and therefore there’s less recruitment of marine larvae than in a place like Raja. This isolation has blessed Cenderawasih with a number of very colorful endemic species. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that many normally deep-dwelling fish species are found here in relatively shallow water. This topsy-turvy reefscape, along with the presence of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, prompted Dr. Gerald Allen to call Cenderawasih “ the Galapagos of Indonesia’s Reefs”.

Taking up the most part of the north western section of Indonesian West Papua, Cendrawasih Bay, combined with Raja Ampat and Triton Bay make up what is known as The Bird’s Head Seascape. All three of these markedly differing regions are relatively new to the diving fraternity, with Cendrawasih Bay being the latest contender for the diving world's “must see” destination award.

The bay, marine park and outlying areas sit on the north east side of the Bird’s Head Peninsula and include the towns of Manokwari and Nabire, as well as the larger islands of Biak, Supiori, Numfor, Num, Yapen and the mini archipelago of the Paraido island group.

Facing north out into the vast Pacific Ocean, Cendrawasih Bay has features that are rare, even when taking into consideration the incredible range and diversity of diving in other parts of Indonesia. Looking at the bay on a chart, it soon becomes evident it is somewhat confined and this has caused some unique marine conditions when compared to the fish-filled reefs of Raja Ampat, the soft coral gardens at Triton Bay or the current-washed channels of the Komodo and Alor straits - and this is the reason why Cendrawasih is so different.

In contrast to many of the other Indonesian dive centres of excellence, Cendrawasih is the only one not to be greatly affected by what is known as the “Indonesian Throughflow”. This oceanic phenomenon describes the complex movement of water through the Indonesian archipelago between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The planet's biggest water flow or movement, this mostly north to south exchange of nutrients and larvae is a major factor as to why Indonesia's oceans and seas have such prolific marine life and exciting underwater conditions.

Cendrawasih Bay, on the other hand, is not really affected by these huge water movements and - until fairly recently, in geological time frames - the bay was even more cut off and this has caused the marine flora and fauna to differ from the Indonesian norm.
This isolation now means that the bay plays host to a number of endemic marine species and perhaps even more interesting is the fact that many normally deeper dwelling animals can be found here in relatively shallow water, creating a topsy-turvey reefscape which gives us a chance to observe and photograph these otherwise unreachable creatures.

Diving Cendrawasih
The Cendrawasih National Park - covering 14,000 square kilometres and Indonesia's largest, half as much again bigger than that of Raja Ampat - has some splendid diving, even without the Indonesian Throughflows' natural
currents and upwellings. The reefs of the outer islands and the Padaido archipelago complex offer sparkling colour, a riot of marine life, picture perfect sandy beaches and the chance to explore WWII wrecks and artifacts. The truly pristine island of Yapen in particular, is fast becoming popular with the world’s birdwatchers and has spectacular topside treks to find the elusive “Birds of Paradise.”On the north west edge of the bay, the shipwrecks of Manokwari - some explored, some not - add another dive dimension and could turn into a tech-divers paradise. The main attraction and the stars of the Cendrawasih bay show however, at least for now, are the up close and personal whaleshark experiences deep inside the bay at Kwatisore, so let’s start with the big boys.

Whalesharks – Suckers for a good time Anybody who has ever encountered a whaleshark during a dive knows what an awe inspiring and humbling experience it can be. Like the graceful manta ray, whalesharks are great favourites with divers and just seem to glide though the water, without a care in the world, feeding on microscopic plankton and other small organisms while all you have to do is keep up with them for a photo or video scene. Now we present a whaleshark encounter like no other, the Cendrawasih Bay Big Boys.
In Indonesia it is common, from Bali all the way to West Papua, for fishermen to utilise floating bamboo rafts, anchored to the sea bed, to attract fish.
Called FADs (fish aggregation devices) or, more traditionally in Indonesia, rompongs, they are employed in open water away from reefs to act like a floating weed bed habitat that will attract tiny fish and other marine life. Once
a community has been established under the device it is not long before more and progressively larger fish are attracted to it and fishing can commence. Some of these floating fishing stations can be a bit of a hazard to shipping as they are sometimes moored way out to sea (in fact in Bali they have become a menace), some even
having some sparse living accommodation attached. Many times while on a trip we have encountered them and
our guests are fascinated, sometimes even refusing to believe what their purpose is as they are so remote.
Now, a variation of the rompong called a “bagan” is used in Cendrawasih Bay by the fishermen, almost all of whom are from Sulawesi incidentally.
What these guys do is catch tiny baitfish in nets and suspend these as bait for the larger pelagics, to speed up the natural progression of life under the bagan. What happens here though is that they get a lot more than they bargain for. Whalesharks are not adverse to adjusting their planktonic diet with something a little more substantial, baitfish for example, so these monsters started to gather under the bagans and suck at the nets for a free meal. Fortunately for us, and more so for the whalesharks, the local fishermen took their presence as a good luck omen and in time struck up a relationship with them, to the point where they can now hand feed the sharks the same as you would a cow.
As an extension of the fishermen's interaction with these animals, dive liveaboards are now visiting the bagans and the fishermen allow divers to get in the water with them to observe, film and photograph these majestic beasts at their leisure. As their free feed is static, the whalesharks tend to stick around for quite a time and as well as swimming around the platforms have adopted a “vertical in the water” feeding position unique to the area. A bonus to this whaleshark tea party is that it is also possible to catch a glimpse of some of the pelagics that the bagans are there to attract, with sightings of sailfish and marlins being recorded.

Manokwari Shipwrecks
Toward the end of the second world war, the US Navy began a push north west from the Solomon Islands in the hopes of containing and defeating the Japanese invaders. Under the command of General MacArthur, this successful offensive routed the enemy and began a process that was eventually called island hopping. The Japanese were put on the backfoot, but not without a fight, over Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands, West
Papua, Micronesia, Halmahera and up into the Phillipines where they were finally defeated. The remains of these conflicts have given divers and tourists today across the south west Pacific region a fascinating insight into the struggles of that time.
The sunken wrecks of Chuuk (Truk), Palau and the Phillipines are well known but Indonesia also bears some of the scars of war with scattered wrecks all over the archipelago from the HMAS Perth and USS Houston battle cruises lying in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java to the famous Liberty Wreck at Tulamben, Bali, as well as many other not so well known sites. It is the Birdshead Seascape however, that has the largest concentration of sunken wartime artifacts and Dore Bay and the town of Manokwari probably have the most.
Manokwari town runs along the beautiful shoreline of Dore Bay, a natural deep water harbour backed by the 3,000 metre high Arfak mountain range and lower lying impenetrable jungle, forming a well protected and what the Japanese navy thought was a safe anchorage for their cargo and warships.
The hills above the town bear the trademarks of Japanese occupation: they are riddled with tunnels used for storage, shelter and escape. General McArthur's allied forces were based on the island of Biak 120 nautical miles away and were regularly attacking the Japanese at Manokwari with their aircraft. Unfortunately for the allies the Japanese had cracked their radio codes so were ready when the planes attacked their shipping; this led to a lot of them being shot down to join the bombed and sunken Japanese vessels already on the sandy seabed.
Inside of Dore bay itself are two islands, Mansinam, the largest, and Raimuti or Lemon Island, much smaller and appropriately shaped like a lemon. Coral reefs surround most of both of them and Mansinam has the dubious distinction of being the first place in Papua where, in 1855, two christian missionaries first set foot in the region. Their arrival heralded the spread, for better or worse, of christianity and its superstitious customs amongst most of the indigenous people of the islands and mainland.
While over 20 wrecks have so far been discovered, only five are easily diveable at the present time for liveaboards or land-based operations. Others are either too deep to reach on conventional scuba, are hard to find or are so bent and destroyed they are hardly worth diving. Luckily for us the five that are reachable are relatively unexplored, fairly pristine and rarely visited.
Good hard and soft coral growth and abundant marine life is also an advantage, while many still contain interesting artifacts and - with the exception of the Shinwa Maru - have not yet been properly identified. Let’s have a look at them.

The Cross Wreck
A Japanese coastal patrol boat 40 metres in length and lying in 19 metres of water on a flat sandy bottom. Upright although listing to one side it is possible to view the engine room, galley and radio room.

The Pasir Putih Wreck
Named for it's closeness to the Pasir Putih beach this is another Japanese navy patrol boat. Around 30-35 metres (100-115 ft) long, sitting upright and between 13-22 metres (45-75 ft) deep on the reef slope. Depth charges can be observed on the stern and while others lie on the nearby slope.

The Pillbox Wreck
There is a large white cross on Mansinam Island commemorating the arrival of the aforementioned missionaries, in the water close to this monument is where the Pillbox Wreck lies. Sitting in depths of between 9 and 16 metres, this Japanese commercial cargo vessel is around 60 metres long and was pressed into wartime use as an ammunition carrier, some of which is still evident on the wreck today.

The Mupi Wreck
Not as much is known about the Mupi Wreck. This vessel is 40 metres (130 ft) long and lies upright on the sandy bottom with her decking at a depth of 9 metres (30 ft). The superstructure is draped in red and white soft corals and a metal pot can still be seen in position on the oven as well as bottles and yet more ammunition.

The Shinwa Maru
At 120 metres long and lying at a maximum depth of 35 metres the Shinwa Maru is the Manokwari wreck that so far we know the most about and also one of the best to dive. Located south east of Mansinam island this large Japanese transport ship has five holds and lies on her port side with her superstructure still intact. Featuring an abundance of marine life the Shinwa Maru was bombed as big holes can be seen where big holes should not be and she is loaded with a wealth of artifacts to discover.

Australian Plane Wreck
As with a lot of Pacific Ocean wreck sites, it is not only shipping that lies on the ocean floor, there are sometimes a lot of aircraft too and Manokwari is no exception. One planewreck that has been found here is what is believed to be a P-40N Kitty Hawk fighter. Lying at a depth of 27 metres (90 ft) this plane was thought to be used in allied operations by the Royal Australian Airforce before it's demise.

Cendrawasih Reefs - True Exploration Diving
Getting back to more conventional Indonesian diving, the wide variation of coral reefs and walls of the park and the outer islands make up the latest area for true dive site exploration. Up until a couple of years ago liveaboards were rarely seen here and as it covers such a vast area, the bays sites still have to be properly logged, charted and described, the opportunities for new discoveries are almost endless. The outer islands of Biak, Supiori, Numfor, Num and Yapen are included here as well and although they have some known dive sites they also have many more reefs and even wrecks to be found.

The Padaido Archipelago
Originally called “Schoutenlands” after the famous Dutch seafarer William Schouten who first layed eyes on the islands in the 1600's, the Padaido archipelago is another fine example of an area that is vying for our exploratory attention. Padaido - meaning “place of indescribable beauty” and numbering some 30 islands - is a group of wonderland of classic white sand beaches and spectacular undersea gardens in crystal clear waters.

Sea mounts and Sunken Reefs
Diving on reefs and mounts that are isolated out at sea is always an exciting experience and inside the huge bay at Cendrawasih there is a wealth of shallow reef systems and connected sea mounts, such as Tydeman Reef, that
become exposed at low tide and these offer yet another facet to an already bewildering variety of dive exploration opportunities.

Marine Life
When it comes to marine life and leaving the amazing whalesharks aside for a while, the bay also features a fine cross section of Indonesian marine animals with most of the usual suspects represented. With the addition of Wobbegong sharks that are normally, but not exclusively, spotted at Raja Ampat and the rare leatherback turtle that is hard to find anywhere else in Indonesia, Cendrawasih's animal list begins to look better and better. Marine mammals pop up too with schooling dolphins being a common topside site and, the sluggish but no less fascinating dugong can be seen grazing in the mangrove and sea grass areas.
As previously mentioned, due to its inverted architecture, the Cendrawasih reefscape is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to observe and photograph marine species that normally live in far deeper water. This has opened up a whole new chapter for marine scientists who are now beginning to discover new species and variations in the bay to add to the already world beating numbers of Indonesian sea creatures.

Topside Nature Reserves
Cendrawasih Bay retains a natural beauty becoming of the south pacific and is a treasure trove for the nature lover, both marine and terrestrial. The bay and outer islands, as well as the 450 sq kilometre Arfak Nature Reserve close to Manokwari, are home to a host of rare creatures normally only seen in books or TV documentaries. Living in the lowlands, gorges and hilly forests, these creatures are endemic to the area and include forest wallabies, tree kangaroos, possums, bandicoots and the sleepy and secretive cuscus - native to Papua and north Australia, this large marsupial is a member of the possum family.

Birders’ Paradise
The whole continental-sized island of Papua has, along with the Amazon, the largest concentration of bird life on the planet with west Papua being the home of the elusive and rare Birds of Paradise. In the Arfak Reserve, it is reckoned that 320 bird species have been recorded, with around 50% of these endemic to the region. The huge frigate bird congregations out on the rocky islets in the bay and the ornithological delights on the mainland and larger islands make Cendrawasih Bay a birders’ paradise.

Dewi Nusantara in Cendrawasih Bay Once again, the diverse underwater and stunning topside worlds of Indonesia have combined to produce yet another wonderful destination, with something very special for every adventurous diver and intrepid traveler the world over. Let Dewi Nusantara be your luxury home away from home in this beautifully unique part of the world.

Dewi Nusantara Cenderawasih itinerary

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These trips are still quite exploratory but of course the highlight is diving with the whalesharks. Dive sites around the area are constantly being discovered and this trip should be treated as one of discovery safe in the knowledge that you are on a first class destination in one of the world's newest hot spots for diving.

Dewi Nusantara Cenderawasih getting there

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Cendarawasih trips can start or end in Manokwari in Northern Papua Paradise dancer lounge areaor start or end in Sorong on the North west coast of Papua dependant on the itinerary you choose, the itineraries are Sorong to Manokwari, Manokwari to Manokwari or Manokwari to Sorong.
Sorong is a harbour town in West Papua and sometimes the departure point for the Cendrawasih discovery trips ending in Manokwari. If you are unsure of how to get to Sorong to start your trip it will depend on where your inTernational flight into Indonesia is landing.
The trip itinerary can also be from Manokwari to Manokwari or from Manokwari to Paradise dancer sun deckSorong again dependant on the trip itinerary you choose. Manokwari is accessed through Sorong also and the flight times will be dependant on the day your trip starts but either way you will need to get to Sorong first using the flights below.
It is not possible for someone outside of Indonesia to purchase domestic flights in Indonesia so these can be purchased for you by us, if you would like, and added to your invoice. It will be $650 return from Jakarta, the preferred entry point for your inTernational flight into Indonesia. We recommend coming through Jakarta as the quickest and easiest route to take. The cost of the domestic flights are not included in the trip price but will be added to your invoice unless stated otherwise.
Premier liveaboard diving and its local flight agent can purchase the tickets on your behalf, however, in doing so, Premier liveaboard diving is only acting as an agent for the airline and is not responsible for, and can accept no responsibility for, cancellations, delays, schedule changes, or problems caused by the air carrier.
Raja Ampat routes for getting there - click for larger version

From Jakarta it is possible to reach Sorong in one day - the flight times are flexible depnding on the day you travel and the time of the year - more accurate times will be furnished to your upon your specific trip date inquiry

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Makassar (UPG)

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05:00

08.00

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Sorong (SOQ)

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The return trip from Sorong to Jakarta

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Arr

Sorong (SOQ

Jakarta (CGK)

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10:40

12:40

If you come from Bali to Sorong it is a 2 stage process, from Bali (DPS) to Makassar (UPG) and from Makassar (UPG) to Sorong (SOQ), there would be a night in a hotel in Makassar on the way out (Ujung Pandang and Makassar are the same place and the half way point to Sorong). We recommend the Imperial Aryaduta in Makassar- http://www.aryaduta.com/hotels_home_makassar.php
These would be your flights from Bali to Sorong.

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Arr

Bali (DPS)

Makassar (UPG)

Day before departure

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19.50

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Arr

Makassar (UPG

Sorong (SOQ)

Day of departure

10:00

13:10


The return trip from Sorong to Denpasar (Bali) is done in one day using 2 flights - SOQ-UPG and UPG-DPS and dependant on the day of the flight leaves at 2 different times

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Makassar (UPG)

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12:55

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Makassar (UPG)

Bali (DPS)

Day of disembarkation

16:30

17:50


It is also possible from Singapore to Manado on Silk Air and then onto Sorong with a over night in there somewhere depending on your arrival times of your Silk Air flight but the Manado to Sorong flights don’t run every day so you may end up spending an advance night in Sorong which is not a particularly interesting place to spend the night.
It is also possible to get to Sorong from Kuala Lumpur via Makassar on Air Asia with an overnight stay in Makassar and then catch the 09.35 flight to Sorong on the day of the departure.

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Makassar (UPG)

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15.50

We recommend the Imperial Aryaduta in Makassar- http://www.aryaduta.com/hotels_home_makassar.php

Dewi Nusantara Cenderawasih Faqs

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Q: What time zone is Indonesia located? Paradise dancer dining
A: Cendrawasih is covered by Eastern Indonesia Standard Time which
is 9 hours ahead of GMT.

Q: What if I am prone to sea sickness?
A: If you are prone to sea sickness we strongly urge you to bring some motion sickness medication.

Q: Do I need evacuation/dive insurance?
A: We strongly recommend that each guest purchase comprehensive evacuation and dive accident insurance.
We will be operating in extremely remote areas. Emergency evacuations from remote locations can cost in excess of USD $100,000. We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN): www.DiversAlertNetwork.org
(in USA), www.daneurope.org (in Europe).

Q: What can I expect the water temperature to be and what wetsuit do you
recommend?
A: This is always a difficult question to answer because people have different reactions to temperature. Paradise dancer's outstanding service
Typically temperatures range from 25-30C or 80-86F so usually a 3mm suit or even a skin is fine.
recommended.

Q: Can I drink alcohol and dive?
A: No. Drinking alcohol and diving can increase your risk of decompression problems. You can drink alcohol once your have completed your last dive of the day.

CLIMATE:
The average air temperature in the regions we visit ranges from 25–32 Celsius or 77-90 Fahrenheit.

HEALTH AND INOCULATIONS:
Vaccinations for typhoid, paratyphoid, tetanus,
Cholera, Polio, and Hepatitis A are recommended. Malaria is endemic in many parts of Indonesia, please check with your local Tropical Disease Centre for anti-malaria/diver friendly medication.

MONEY:
The Indonesian currency is Rupiah. Rates fluctuate enormously, please check with our cruise directors for your cruise exchange rates.

POPULATION AND PEOPLE:
Regarded as the fifth most populous nation in the world, there are approximately 200,000,000 in Indonesia. The majority, around 60% reside on the island of Java.

RELIGION:
An amazing diversity of religions exists. Predominantly a Muslim nation, islands like Timor, North Sulawesi and Flores are Christian. Hinduism is found mainly in Bali. Scattered throughout the region are a variety of other beliefs.

LANGUAGE:
Bahasa Indonesia, almost identical to Malay is the one national language. Several local dialects exist in each region as well. English is widely spoken in the more popular tourist destinations such as Bali.

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