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Why to book with us!

We specialize in tailor made adventure holidays for families and small and medium sized groups, that focus on the exploration of the underwater world, both for divers and non-divers, in combination with island excursions.

Our expertise is the result of 10 years of sailing, diving, snorkeling and trekking in the Indonesian archipelago. We know how to help you find the perfect destination for your dream vacation and organize a customized safari program.

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Raja Ampat National Park

Waigeo
Batanta
Salawati
Misool
Kofiau
Sorong
Doberai Peninsula
(Birdshead)
Papua

The Raja Ampat archipelago consists of some 600 Islands and islets that straddle the equator in the area off the “Birds Head”, the extreme north-western tip of the Papua province of Indonesia (formerly known as New Guinea.) The name Raja Ampat literally means ‘the Four Kings’ and the name dates back to the time that the islands were ruled from the North Moluccan sultanates of Ternate and Tidore. (In those days Each of the four larger islands in the group, Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta and Misool used to have an independent ‘Raja’ ) Most of the islands have rugged and steep coastlines and are covered with virgin rain forest. The larger islands are lightly populated but most others are uninhabited by humans.

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Until the turn of the century the name Raja Ampat was still completely absent from Indonesian travel brochures and no one in the travel business had even heard of the name. Trailblazing diving expeditions undertaken by some of our old Pinisi colleagues, notably ‘Pindito’ have put the archipelago on the map and nowadays Raja Ampat has become world famous as one of the most noteworthy ecological niches on the planet, on a par with the Great Barrier Reef and Galapagos. . In addition, Raja Ampat offers opportunities for bird watching.
Spectacular bird species encountered in the area include common sulfur-crested cockatoos, the large flightless cassowary, colorful parrots and of course the incredible Wilson’s bird of paradise and the red bird of paradise, endemic to Waigeo and Batanta Island.

The world’s richest marine biological area

This vast archipelago is estimated to have up to 10 times the marine life of the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea combined. Marine biologists have concluded that Raja Ampat is home to seventy percent of the known coral species on the planet. Many fish, corals and crustaceans that live in these waters are found nowhere else on earth and it is without a doubt the heartland our planet’s richest biological preserve.

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Through the millennia, movement of tectonic plates in the region created distinct terrain types for underwater exploration: Submerged sea ridges, fringing reefs, wall, caves and seamounts, all covered with huge colorful gorgonian fans, bushes of bright red sea whips, soft coral and purple sponges.
It is one of the few marine environments in which you can see the full range of marine life. From sharks, manta rays, frogfish, batfish, groupers, pygmy seahorse or schooling jacks and barracudas, the sheer variety of fish life here is mind-boggling presenting an incredible assortment of colors.

Diving season

You can dive all year in Raja Ampat except from june to September because wind and waves makes it difficult to dive at this time.
The water temperature is around 28 c and visibility is around 20 meters.