New Year 2013 Countdown – Raja Ampat LOB

Date: 29 December 2012 - 6 January 2013
Duration: 9 days
Photo from the trip New Year 2013 Countdown – Raja Ampat LOB


The LOB Diving Operator
Sea safari luxury Live Aboard.
A Vessel with 10 Guest cabins with ensuite bathroom, basin, hot and cold shower and aircon.
A spacious Air Conditioned Dining Room with TV and DVD.

Dive Site
The Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings,” archipelago encompasses more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat possibly hold the richest variety of species in the world. The area’s massive coral colonies show that its reefs are resistant to threats like coral bleaching and disease —threats that now jeopardize the survival of corals around the world. In addition, Raja Ampat’s strong ocean currents sweep coral larvae across the Indian and Pacific Oceans to replenish other reef ecosystems. Raja Ampat’s coral diversity, resilience to threats, and ability to replenish reefs make it a global priority for marine protection.

Facilities and Services Onboard
Deck state cabin located on the middle and upper deck with a sea-view
Deluxe cabin located on the lower deck
Air- conditioned cabins with private bathroom (hot and cold showers)
A tray of toiletries in each cabin
Dining room and Bar
24 hours tea and coffee making facilities
Vegetarian food available on request
Easy access swim/boarding platform
Fresh water on deck shower
Complete scuba dive equipment
Snorkel, canoe and fishing equipment
TV, Karaoke & DVD entertainment units
Computer with Adobe Photoshop application
Laundry service
On Board telecommunication

Includes :
Accommodation onboard & meals (Light breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Tea/coffee, bottled water, tea-time snacks
National Park fee
Certified Dive Master (ratio 1 DM : 4 divers)
Cruise Accident Insurance
Harbor and anchor fee
Government tax
Compressor, regular air fills 3000 psi or 200 bar, tank, weight belt

International/domestic airfare and airport tax
Soft drinks and alcohol beverages
Personal travel Insurance
Gratuities to guide and crew
Onboard telecommunication
Laundry service


Advanced Open Water or Equivalent with a minimum 30 logged dives. Nitrox is available on board for certified Nitrox diver with extra charge.


The planned number of dive throughout the trip in 8 days is: 20 dives + 6 night dives + 1 trekking

Day 1 : Sorong
Day 2 : Penemu ( Melisa’s Garden, Barracuda reef, G
Day 3 : Wayag (Figure eight rock, The bommie bowl, Two hump, Far out rock)
Day 4 : Yanggefo Island (Mangrove Ridge, Mangroves & Slope and GA’s Flash)
Day 5 : Airborek Island (Manta Sandy, Manta Ridge )
Day 6 : Dampier Strait ( Mike’s point, Mioskon)
Day 7 : The passage (Weigo west & east “ Edi’s black forest, Red patch wall, The passage, mangrove ridge)
Day 8 : Kri Island ( Cape Kri, Sardine Reef)
Day 9 : Sorong

(Itinerary is subject to change upon weather and sea condition)