Raja Ampat / Triton Bay

Damai 1

12 Days 11 Nights

Start Date: 

Mar 13, 2024

From:

Sorong

Availability:

Sold Out

End Date:

Mar 24, 2024

To:

Kaimana

Remarks:

Requested by Adriana Basques

Cabin Availability

Start your trip in Raja Ampat, center of marine biodiversity in the world. Visit the colorful reefs which are fed by the nutrient rich waters from the rivers producing huge fields of soft corals, giant sea fans and clouds of planktonic feeding fishes of Triton Bay. Below will be the draft itinerary when you are onboard of Damai:

Day 1: Arrive into Sorong

Guests will arrive in Sorong and have time to get comfortable on the boat. Damai will travel west to Matan for a check out dive.

No. of Dives:

1

Day 2: Kri & Dampier Straits

At the eastern end of the famous Dampier Strait there are many signature dive sites. Cape Kri is a sloping reef on the eastern end on the island of Kri; Blue Magic and Sardine reef are seamounts covered in schooling fish and cruising sharks and rays; Mioskon is a great spot for the endemic Wobbegong shark and Pontohi pygmy seahorses.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 3: Manta Sandy & Arborek

Manta Sandy is a signature site for experiencing the grace of Reef Mantas. They are frequent visitors to the cleaning stations dotted along this sandy channel. Feel free to explore the sand for small critters while you are waiting for an appearance.

Arborek Jetty is part of a sloping reef in front of the island. There are schools of fish, excellent wide-angle photo opportunities under the jetty itself and good critter hunting to be done along the slopes.

In the late afternoon take a stroll around the village on the island and maybe join in one of their soccer matches or buy a locally made sunhat.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 4: Penemu

The signature sites in Penemu are Barracuda Point; a seamount on the north point; Melissa's Garden; a beautiful example of a hard-coral plateau and Keruo Channel; drift along this colorful slope watching the seascape go by.

The highlight of Penemu is a lagoon tour in the tenderboats amongst these turquoise waters and limestone bays. For the energetic there is a short walk to the top of one the hills to be rewarded with an amazing view over the lagoon with Damai moored in the distance.

Long Crossing to Farondi.

No. of Dives:

2

Day 5: Farondi

Early morning visit to the cave of Tamulol a large cave where we can snorkel. Easy for all ages. Nearby, we will attempt to look into the jelly fish lake, as this is very dependable on the village mood.

Afternoon diving in 3 sisters, a dive where sift corals are at its best, and we have chanced to see mobula rays hunting. sunset lagoon tour on the tender boats.

No. of Dives:

2 with cave visit / 4 without cave visit

Day 6: Boo & Fiabacet

This amazing string of small islands has a colourful array of great dives sites. The signature sites in the area include Boo Windows, Nudi Rock, Tank Rock and Whale Rock. The whole place is a delight for the eyes.

On a calm day you can visit the amazing seamount Magic Mountain and experience cruising sharks, schooling fish and mantas cleaning. A truly spectacular dive!

No. of Dives:

4

Day 7: Pulau Pisang

A chain of islands between Raja Ampat and Triton Bay has some excellent diving The dive site called the Dome is a seamount in the channel with good fish action; bannerfish, snappers and batfish as well as a chance to hunt for macro. There hammerhead-shaped reef is called T-Bone and the site is covered in large colourful sponges in yellow and purple and blue. Keep your eyes open for passing sharks and eagle rays.

Long Crossing to Momon.

No. of Dives:

2

Day 8: Momon

On the way south we will stop at Mommon. There is an excellent macro dive at Tanjung Wap with decorated dartfish in shallow water, a potential for pygmy seahorses and a large swim through to explore. The seamount west of Momon has accelerating diving, schooling fish and chances for mantas.

Also, a visit to the waterfall at Momon. We can take the tender boats into the shore where the water falls directly into the sea. A perfect opportunity for a photo and you can even swim behind the falls.

Long Crossing to Triton Bay.

No. of Dives:

2

Day 9, 10 and 11: Triton Bay

The unique location of Triton Bay with its current rich straits has many beautiful dive sites located around the islands of Aiduma and Namatote. Triton Bay is famous for its kaleidescope of colours along the reef at Signature sites like Little Komodo.

There is the opportunity to see endemic species like the Flasher Wrasse at Flasher Beach or Leopard Anemone Shrimp at Namatote Wall or a Thin Line Wobbegong hiding under a table coral. Also recently discovered in the area are some interesting locations for macro sites with exciting and unusual nudibranchs. There may be a chance to encounter whale sharks while in the area.

Enjoy a great swim through under the island at another soft coral covered Signature Site, Boo's Rainbow. For schooling fish action and more colourful reefs check out Larry's Dive Heaven on the outside of Aiduma island.

No. of Dives:

Unlimited dive and Snorkelling at the Bagan + 1 Night Dive (if there's Whale Shark) or else 4 dives/day (day 9 & 10) and 2 dives (day 11)

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Day 12: Departure

Guests will be escorted to the airport in Kaimana and assisted with check in procedures, no doubt full of talk about the wonders of the most popular dive destination in the world.

DISCLAIMERS

The trip will be weather dependent and there might be long crossing required throughout. We will, try to adjust the best we can to the conditions and fulfil all itinerary briefed when you’re on the boat.

Due to the need to report to the local village, divers will need to be flexible with the start time of the first dive at some of the dive sites. We will ensure that you’re given timely update on this during the trip, however your understanding on last minute changes would be appreciate. This is because divers are only allowed in the water once permission is granted by the local villages and officers.

Damai are flexible to change itinerary suggested based on customer’s preference in the event that weather and time allow us to do so and if changes is agreeable by all participants on board

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