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EMPEROR RAJA LAUT I 420€ DISCOUNT I 20 FEB - 01 MAR 2020 I RAJA AMPAT I INDONESIA

EMPEROR RAJA LAUT I 420€ DISCOUNT I 20 FEB - 01 MAR 2020 I RAJA AMPAT I INDONESIA
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This is a magnificent, luxury gaff-topsail schooner built in the style of 19th century Baltic traders, boasting two fast RIBs for easy access to top dive spots, a stunning outdoor teak deck for al fresco dining and unforgettable dives through deep water trenches and around submerged volcanoes. Nitrox available.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 23 - 24 Dives
  • Languages spoken on board: English. Indonesian
  • Raja Ampat Wayag, Gam, Cape Kri, Pele
  • Sardine Run, Melissa's Garden, Fiabacet, Blue Magic, Yellow Fever
  • An endless variety of macro sea life, 1000's of fish species
  • Sharks, mantas, dolphins and tiny macro-critters          
  • Wide variety of vertical wall dives, deep water ditches, submerged volcanoes
  • Take trips to the local islands
  • Non divers/ Families/ Snorkellers welcome
  • Free Nitrox
  • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner
  • Excellent local and international cuisine

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from RIBs
  • Din/Int Adapters. 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox. Rental Equipment ($)
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers.  Spacious Diving Platform
  • Lounge/TV Area. Power Socket Adapters
  • En-Suite Bathroom. Air-Conditioning.
  • Library. Movies. Games.
  • Snorkeling. Windsurfing. Kayaking. Land Excursions
  • Buffet, Vegetarian food, Snacks
  • Beer, Wine and Alcohol available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Visa. Mastercard. Cash. 
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher.
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts.
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit.
  • Emergency Positioning. Radio Beacon.
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THE EMPEROR RAJA LAUT

The Raja Laut is a magnificent gaff-topsail schooner built in the tradition of the 19th century Baltic traders. The 100ft hull is entirely built of Iron Wood.

The exterior of the yacht features a stunning teak deck, with multiple beds for sunbathing or lounging, both in the sun and under shade, and a central dining table, where meals are served alfresco under a large awning.

Behind the classic lines is a modern luxury sailing yacht, equipped with a 300hp engine, watermark, and the latest in navigation and satellite technology. With her beautiful cabins and her recreational equipment including Scuba Diving facilities, Raja Laut has all one needs for the perfect escape at sea.

OUR CABINS

The six cabins each have a rich timber interior, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mini-safe, hot showers and electric toilets. Cabin towels and deck towels are provided. 

Raja Laut has 6 Double guest Staterooms each with closet, table, mirror, en-suite bathrooms with showers. 3 Cabins have large Queen-size beds and 3 Cabins have Bunk beds. Minimum headroom in cabins is 2.05m going up to 2.15m

FOOD ON BOARD

The meals on-board are usually a fantastic buffet style with a variety of Indonesian and International dishes to suit everyone. Indonesian food is traditionally a bit spicy, fish is available on-board. Water, tea and coffee and are complimentary as well as a free glass of wine with dinner. Soft drinks, fresh juices and alcohol (cocktails, spirits, wine and beer) are chargeable. For any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian or any allergies, please inform us prior to arrival. We source items locally, therefore items such as, but not limited to; wholemeal pastas or flour, gluten free products or soya substitutes are not typically available.

AMENITIES

Centrally located between the cabins below deck is the Main Saloon, which is an open-plan feature of the boat consisting of large settees in a U-shape configuration around a coffee table. On the wall is a 49" HD flat-screen TV with DVD-player and at the coffee table is an internet access point. A mini bar is also located in this communal area along with a library, movies and games.

Exactly midships is a flush, spacious open deck area suitable for setting a large dining table, perfect for al-fresco dining, with a canopy that can quickly be setup for shade.

In keeping with the Baltic Trader tradition, there is a cargo hatch styled seating area at midship with a skylight providing light to the saloon below.

Aft of midships is the main deck house with access on the port and starboard sides. Its dining area comprises two dinner tables, which can accommodate 12 Diners in total. The galley is separated from the dining area by a breakfast bar and is equipped with a modern stove, a fridge/freezer and a microwave.

The fully-equipped navigation and Captain's area is located aft of the Galley leading to the outside Helm and Poopdeck seating area above the transom. 

Its not all about Diving on board the Raja Laut - for Non Divers and 'downtime' for Divers you can take advantage of many activities available including Kayaking, Fishing, Water Skiing, Wakeboarding and Snorkelling. We also have a Banana Boat for fun . 

There will be chances for Beach BBQ's and parties as well as Hiking, Trekking and Cultural visits. 

DIVING WITH US

Join the Emperor Raja Laut for an exciting dive liveaboard adventure in Indonesia. Diving is offered year-round to some of the best spots in the region.

From June to September guests can enjoy thrilling diving in Komodo National Park. Visit world class dive sites Castle Rock, Crystal Rock and Manta Alley, with the chance to see the Komodo Dragon, manta rays, sharks and much more.

In November she moves to the diverse region of Raja Ampat, the epicentre of the Coral Triangle and known as one of the most bio-diverse marine areas in the world.

There are also a limited number of crossing trips each year, where the Emperor Raja Laut travels between destinations and visits the Banda Islands where you visit rarely dived sites with the chance to see hammerheads, active volcanoes, amazing critters and fantastic pelagic action on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Diving takes place from the 2 large RIB's and nitrox is available for those certified.

DOUBLE BED CABIN

3 double bed cabins, each with ensuite, mini safe, individually controlled air-conditioning and fan.

  • Room size: 12 m²
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

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TWO BED CABIN

3 twin bed cabins, each with en-suite, mini safe, individually controlled air-conditioning and fan.

  • Room size: 5 m²
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 2 Bunk (full size lower, single upper)
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Waisai and ends in Sorong
  • The closest airport is Sorong/Dominique Edward Osok (SOQ).
  • We strongly suggest to avoid the domestic flight to Waisai; instead better arrive one day in advance and take the ferry in the morning from Sorong to Waisai
  • Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • You will be met by a representative wearing a uniform and holding a sign representing the boat . The meeting point is at the main exit after you have collected your luggage

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat as of 12:00
  • The boat departs Waisai in the afternoon on the same day or the same day or as soon as everybody are on board
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, VISA, Mastercard, EUR, USD, GBP, Local currency
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Sorong around 16:00 on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is between 08:00 and 12:00 on the last day.
  • Transfer back to the airport

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • To get from Sorong to Waisai there two options:
  • A 2 hour speedboat ferry from Sorong to Waisai. Clients will be met at Sorong airport and accompanied to the ferry by a member of the Emperor Raja Laut team. The ferry leaves at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • A 30 minute flight with either Nam Air in the morning or Wings (a subsidiary of LionAir) in the early afternoon - NOT ADVISABLE.
  • Emperor advise guests arrive in Sorong the day before boarding Raja Laut. Emperor can help and advise regarding hotels in Sorong. Guests will then be met at their hotel, taken to the ferry port in Sorong and then to Waisai.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx. 23 - 24 dives
  • Level required: Open Water
  • 30+ logged dives recommended
  • If you are an Open Water Diver, we recommend having advanced experience or taking your Advanced Open Water course on board to maximise your enjoyment from the trip.
  • Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience
  • We recommend a Skills Review if it has been longer than six months since your last dive.
  • The Marine Park of Raja Ampat is world renowned for being the epicentre of marine biodiversity
  • Spectacular scenery both above and below the water
  • A bucket list item for both divers and lovers of nature.
  • Mantas can be seen in sizeable groups passing over the reefs.
  • Turtles can often be seen grazing on the coral reef
  • Pods of dolphins pop by to delight divers
  • An array of shark species - White tip, Black tip, Whale, Hammerhead & Wobbegong
  • Rare critters to search for and beautiful coral gardens.

PROGRAM 

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing,  Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable. 
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 8

  • Enjoy your full board diving safari trip.
  • You will dive the best sites on the itinerary

DAY 9

  • 2 dives in the morning depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.

DAY 10

  • Breakfast before check out
  • Transfers.

DIVING AREAS

  • Raja Ampat is a Marine Park world renowned for being the epicentre of marine biodiversity. It can be divided into three sections covering the North, Central and Southern Sections.
  • The 9 night cruises take in sites in the Northern, Central and Southern Sections of the national park.

The dives in the Central Section includes: 

  • Gam: Mayhem, Dalam and Citrus Ridge
  • Penemu: Barracuda Point, My Reef, Melisa's Garden and Galaxy
  • Arborek: Arborek Jetty, Manta Sandy and Lolasi
  • Cape Kri Area: Cape Kri, Chicken Reef, Sardine Reef, Blue Magic, Mioskon and Mike's Point

The dives in the Northern Section includes:

  • Wayag: Pelagic Rock, Figure 8 Rock and the world-famous Wayag Lagoon
  • Kawe: Eagle Rock and Black Rock
  • Aljui Bay: Pearl Farm Jetty, White Wall, Teardrop and Waterlogged

The dives in the Southern Section includes:

  • Daram Area: Candy Store, Wet Dream and Two Tree
  • Wayilbatan Area: Wedding Cake, Bar
  • Fiabacet Area: Boo Windows, Tank Rock, Nudi Rock, Shadow Reef and Whale Rock
  • Pele Area: Pele Playground, Netted Corner, Kaleidoscope and Toblerone

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including - Water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Glass of wine with dinner
  • Weight Belt/Weights/Tank(s)
  • Airport Meet & Greet (VISA assistance, eligible countries only)
  • Dive guides
  • SMB (Surface Marker Buoy)
  • Nitrox
  • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)
  • National park fees
  • Ferry from Sorong to Waisai

NOT INCLUDED

  • Full scuba set: 35 USD (per diving day)
  • Fins, mask, snorkel (ABC): 8 USD (per day/person)
  • Flashlight (torch): 6 USD (per day/person)
  • 15 liter tanks: 8 USD (per day/person)
  • Domestic flights
  • Tips for the crew
  • Juices, soft drinks, beer, wine, alcohol

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

Your reservation request is non-binding and can be cancelled at any time within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our booking team to any other questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30% deposit will not be refunded
  • 50% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 56 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 56 days prior to arrival

In case of cancellation, the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 working days.

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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