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Dive Safari

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Join Scuba Republic for a unique and unforgettable dive safari in amazing Raja Ampat.

We explore the best dive spots around the Dampier Strait and spend the nights on exotic islands. During our surface intervals, we hike to stunning viewpoints, visit local communities and stroll along white sandy beaches.

During your Dive Safari, you support the Papuan community by staying in local homestays. The homestays provide traditional huts with a mattress, mosquito net, shared bathroom and a veranda with a spectacular view. The meals are served in the common area and usually include delicious fish, rice, vegetables and fruit. Vegetarian options are limited, but available.

Please find below a sample itinerary. Itineraries are subject to change. We do everything we can to choose the best dive sites, land visits, and homestay locations based on changing variables such as weather and dive conditions.

 

 

Sample Itineraries

All Dive Safaris depart from Scuba Republic Bungalows at 13:30.

Day 1:

  • We meet at Scuba Republic Bungalows at 12:00 for lunch. If you need a pick-up from the ferry, please let us know in advance.
  • After lunch we make sure all the necessary paperwork is in order and set up your dive equipment.
  • Around 13:30 we will leave from Scuba Republic Bungalows and head towards our first dive site.
  • After enjoying a cold beer on the white beaches of Arborek island we move on to Besir Bay for the night.

 

Day 2:

Today is filled with adventure. Our journey takes us from Besir Bay through the picturesque, mangrove framed passage between Gam and Waigeo to Kabui Bay. Along the way we explore a bat cave, swim with stingless jellyfish, climb to a viewpoint and plunge into the spectacular underwater world that Raja Ampat has to offer. We spend the night on Waigeo or Gam.

 

Day 3:

On your last day we have time for two more stunning dive sites before we return to our Scuba Republic Bungalows. You will be back in time to catch the 14:00 ferry from Waisai to Sorong.

Day 1:

  • We meet at Scuba Republic Bungalows at 12:00 for lunch. If you need a pick-up from the ferry, please let us know in advance.
  • After lunch we make sure all the necessary paperwork is in order and set up your dive equipment.
  • Around 13:30 we will leave from Scuba Republic Bungalows and head towards our first dive site.
  • After enjoying a cold beer on the white beaches of Arborek island we move on to Besir Bay for the night.

 

Day 2:

Our second day is full of adventure. On our journey to Piaynemo, we peek into bat caves, snorkel with stingless jellyfish, dive some of the most famous coral reefs in the area and climb the 341 steps to the iconic viewpoint at Piaynemo. We spend the night on the nearby island of Fam.

 

Day 3:

After watching a sunrise over the white, sandy beach of our homestay and a last dive in the Piaynemo area, we wave goodbye to the spectacular landscape. Our Safari boat heads back to central Raja Ampat for some more diving and takes us to Gam or Waigeo for the night.

 

Day 4:

After breakfast we have time for two more stunning dive sites before we return to our Scuba Republic Bungalows for lunch.

You will be back in time to catch the 14:00 ferry from Waisai to Sorong.

Day 1:

  • We meet at Scuba Republic Bungalows at 12:00 for lunch. If you need a pick-up from the ferry, please let us know in advance.
  • After lunch we make sure all the necessary paperwork is in order and set up your dive equipment.
  • Around 13:30 we will leave from Scuba Republic Bungalows and head towards our first dive site.
  • After enjoying a cold beer on the white beaches of Arborek island we move on to Besir Bay for the night.

 

Day 2:

Our second day is full of adventure. On our journey to Piaynemo, we peek into bat caves, snorkel with stingless jellyfish and dive some of the most famous coral reefs in the area. We spend the night on the nearby island of Fam.

 

Day 3:

After watching the sunrise over the white, sandy beach of our homestay we set out to explore the Piaynemo islands. Lush coral gardens and massive aggregations of fish keep us entertained throughout the day. Before we head back to Fam for the night, we climb the 341 steps to the iconic viewpoint at Piaynemo.

 

Day 4:

After a last dive in the Piaynemo area we wave goodbye to the spectacular landscape while our Safari boat takes us back to central Raja Ampat. We sleep in the local village of Sawandarek on Palau Mansuar.

 

Day 5:

On our way back to Waigeo we dive an enchanted jetty and one of the most famous dive sites in Raja Ampat before we return to our Scuba Republic Bungalows for lunch.

You will be back in time to catch the 14:00 ferry from Waisai to Sorong.

Day 1:

  • We meet at Scuba Republic Bungalows at 12:00 for lunch. If you need a pick-up from the ferry, please let us know in advance.
  • After lunch we make sure all the necessary paperwork is in order and set up your dive equipment.
  • At approximately 13:30 we will depart from Scuba Republic Bungalows and head towards our first dive site.
  • After enjoying a cold beer on the white beaches of Arborek island we move on to Besir Bay for the night.

 

Day 2:

On our second day we stay in the area around Arborek. The tiny island is located in the middle of the Dampier Strait and exposed to some strong currents. This attracts massive aggregations of schooling fishes like fusiliers, jacks and snappers. And seasonally – the graceful manta rays.

We will return to Besir Bay for our 2nd night.

 

Day 3:

Our third day is full of adventure. On our journey to Piaynemo, we peek into bat caves, snorkel with stingless jellyfish and dive some of the most famous coral reefs in the area. We spend the night on the nearby island of Fam.

 

Day 4:

After watching the sunrise over the white, sandy beach of our homestay we set out to explore the Piaynemo islands. Lush coral gardens, fast drifts and hunting pelagics keep us entertained throughout the day. Before we head back to Fam for the night, we climb the 341 steps to the iconic viewpoint at Piaynemo.

 

Day 5

After a last dive in the Piaynemo area we wave goodbye to the spectacular landscape while our Safari boat takes us back to central Raja Ampat, to the south side of Kri. We sleep in the local village of Sawandarek on Palau Mansuar.

 

Day 6

On our way back to Waigeo we dive an enchanted jetty and one of the most famous dive sites in Raja Ampat before we return to our Scuba Republic Bungalows for lunch.

You will be back in time to catch the 14:00 ferry from Waisai to Sorong.

Day 1:

  • We meet at Scuba Republic Bungalows at 12:00 for lunch. If you need a pick-up from the ferry, please let us know in advance.
  • After lunch we make sure all the necessary paperwork is in order and set up your dive equipment.
  • At approximately 13:30 we will depart from Scuba Republic Bungalows and head towards our first dive site.
  • After enjoying a cold beer on the white beaches of Arborek island we move on to Besir Bay for the night.

 

Day 2:

On our second day we stay in the area around Arborek. The tiny island is located in the middle of the Dampier Strait and exposed to some strong currents. This attracts massive aggregations of schooling fishes like fusiliers, jacks and snappers. And seasonally – the graceful manta rays.

We will return to Besir Bay for our 2nd night.

 

Day 3:

Our third day is full of adventure. On our journey to Piaynemo, we peek into bat caves, snorkel with stingless jellyfish and dive some of the most famous coral reefs in the area. We spend the night on the nearby island of Fam.

 

Day 4:

After watching the sunrise over the white, sandy beach of our homestay we set out to explore the Piaynemo islands. Lush coral gardens, fast drifts and hunting pelagics keep us entertained throughout the day. Before we head back to Fam for the night, we climb the 341 steps to the iconic viewpoint at Piaynemo.

 

Day 5

After a last dive in the Piaynemo area we wave goodbye to the spectacular landscape while our Safari boat takes us back to central Raja Ampat, to the south side of Kri. We sleep in the local village of Sawandarek on Palau Mansuar.

 

Day 6

On our way back to Waigeo we dive an enchanted jetty and one of the most famous dive sites in Raja Ampat before we retire to Gam or Waigeo for the night.

 

Day 7

At dawn our local guide will take you to observe the red bird of paradise’s beautiful courtship rituals.

After breakfast we have time for one more stunning dive site before we return to our Scuba Republic Bungalows for lunch.

You will be back in time to catch the 14:00 ferry from Waisai to Sorong.

For more about Raja Ampat including how to get there.

Itineraries are subject to change. We do everything we can to choose the best dive sites, land visits, and homestay locations based on changing variables such as weather and dive conditions for our Raja Ampat Dive Safaris.

DurationsPrice (USD)Maximum
Occupancy
3 Days / 2 Nights450 / Diver
300 / Snorkeler
8 persons
4 Days / 3 Nights600 / Diver
400 / Snorkeler
8 persons
5 Days / 4 Nights750 / Diver
500 / Snorkeler
8 persons
6 Days / 5 Nights900 / Diver
600 / Snorkeler
8 persons
7 Days / 6 Nights1050 / Diver
700 / Snorkeler
8 persons
  • 3 meals per day
  • Accommodation in homestays
  • Fees for land visits
  • Drinking water, tea, and coffee
  • Light snacks and refreshments
  • Dive guide
  • Weights, weight belts, and tanks
  • Pick up from Waisai harbor or homestays/hotels within Waisai
  • Dive equipment (available for rent at 20 USD per day, full set)
  • Computer (available for rent for 10 USD per day)
  • Marine park fee: for foreign nationals IDR 700,000 per year, for Indonesian citizens IDR 425,000
  • Crew gratuities (recommendation: approx. 10% of trip cost / person)
  • Private guide (inquire for current prices and availability)
  • Refresher or course dives (inquire for current prices and availability)
  • Soft drinks & alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)

Minimum 4 guests needed for each Dive Safari trip to be confirmed. Join a scheduled trip or start your own!

Scheduled Trips

DateDurationSpaces Available
(Divers / Snorkelers)
 
11 Oct 20207 Days / 6 Nights0FULLY
BOOKED
04 Nov 20207 Days / 6 Nights3

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