Raja Ampat, Indonesia

December 9 – 20, 2024 M/V Pindito $5990* The Raja Ampat archipelago, also know as the Four Kings, is world renown for some of the best diving on the planet. Straddling the equator and set off the tip of New Guinea’s Bird’s Head Peninsula and located in the heart of the coral triangle, this area contains some of the richest underwater biodiversity in the world. Boasting healthy coral reefs teeming with fish life, Raja Ampat is a bucket list dive destination for any serious underwater lover. We’ll be exploring the area aboard the legendary M/V Pindito, one of the very first yachts to dive and explore the archipelago. With over 30 years of discovery, owner and Captain Edi Frommenwiler has pioneered many of the Raja Ampat dive sites and has un-rivaled knowledge of the diving area allowing us to time currents and conditions well to have spectacular dives. The large crew of 20 aboard Pindito assure us a safe, comfortable experience with delicious food and luxury accommodations while we enjoy some of the best diving in the world. Our trip is planned during the best season for diving in Raja Ampat- outside the South East monsoon season. Typically dry during this time of year, the seas are calmer and the visibility better allowing us access to the best diving spots of the archipelago. What to expect from Raja Ampat diving? Incredibly healthy and diverse reefs strew with hard and soft corals. Schools of reef fish so thick visibility is decreased. Wobegongs and Raja Ampat Epaulette walking sharks, endless macro subjects like pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs, and schooling fish such as jacks and barracuda. Additionally, this is the season for mantas. Drift and muck diving. What’s included:

  • 12 days/11 nights aboard MV Pindito.
  • Nitrox
  • R/T Airport transfer to the yacht
  • Full board including beer and spirits

What’s not included:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Transit hotel in Jakarta and/or Sorong
  • Mandatory Emergency Dive Accident Insurance (Trip Insurance highly recommended)
  • Wine onboard
  • Other miscellaneous costs (Harbor fee: $80, Fuel Surcharge: $200, Marine Park Fees: est $200)

Reservation and Payment Information: A $1500 semi-refundable** deposit per diver is required to reserve a space. Deposits can be made in several easy ways. Credit cards (VISA & MC) may be used with a 3.5% transaction fee, or send your deposit today by check, Venmo, or Zelle and avoid the fee. Please make checks payable to Worldwide Diving Adventures and send to PO Box 1019, Twin Bridges, CA 95735.. Second payment of $3000 is due 9 months prior to the trip (March 9, 2024). Final payment is due 4 months prior to the trip (August 9, 2024). Airfare booked by Worldwide Diving Adventures must be paid upon flight reservation. Cancellations are subject to a $300 processing fee. Price is based on double occupancy. Reservations and payments will be forfeited if full payment is not received according to the schedule. No refunds can be made after July 9, 2024.

*Price is based on double occupancy and subject to change. Does not include harbor fees, fuel surcharge, transit hotel, gratuity, minor miscellaneous costs or airfare. **Semi-refundable means the initial deposit will be refunded, minus the service fee, once the cancelled spot has been reserved by a new guest. If the cancelled spot cannot be filled by a new guest the deposit will be forfeited.

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