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Raja Ampat!

The "HOLY GRAIL" of Diving Escape
Liveaboard and Overwater Bungalow Eco-Resort!

December 3-10, 2023 - 7 Day Liveaboard Northern Raja Ampat 
followed by
December 10-16, 2023 - 6 Day Eco-Resort

***Important - These dates do NOT include travel days.  Depending on your flights, you will need to plan for additional travel days.  Scroll down for suggested flights others on this trip have booked.

Holy Grail Raja Ampat Escape Package $6,150

per person double occupancy 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list escape to wrap up your dive season in Raja Ampat, known as "the holy grail of diving" with arguably the most biodiversity anywhere on our planet.  You will see an unmatched variety of species of corals, pelagic, and macro, wildlife, and vegetation in this one geographical location!

Days 1-7: Liveaboard

First, enjoy 7 days of spectacular dives in Northern Raja Ampat aboard a well-appointed, comfortable liveaboard rated superb for it's excellent safety record, divemasters and crew, accomodations, and outstanding fresh meals. 


Aside from up to 4 dives per day, this program will also include 3 scheduled land excursions to explore a small village and enjoy the beach at sunset, as well as a famous hike to a spectaular view you will recognize as the iconic scene Raja Ampat is known for.  Dive and visit a working pearl farm and witness the seeding process!

What is included on the liveaboard?

  • The cruise, all scuba diving activities (up to 4 dives per day) and all group shore programs during the course of the cruise (3 planned).

  • Regular air filled tanks, weights and weight belt

  • Professional dive guide

  • Full meals and snacks while on board the vessel

  • Water, tea, coffee, soft drinks while on board the vessel

  • Transfers to and from the vessel and the respective airports on the cruise departure and return dates from Sorong.

  • Hotel the night prior to boarding (reserved by SSE)

What's not included on the liveaboard?

  • $25 Visa Fee (available at the airport upon arrival and good for 30 days)

  • Airfare and meals prior to boarding liveaboard

  • Marine Park Fee of $190 per person, and Port handling fee

  • Travel insurance

  • Private tours

  • On board telecommunications

  • On board alcoholic beverages

  • Crew gratuities

  • Nitrox use (USD 5/dive)

  • Dive equipment rental

December 10-16 - Overwater Bugalow Resort

At the end of the liveaboard itinerary, we will delight in continuing our adventure at the beautiful luxury Eco-Resort in overwater bungalows.  Built on an idyllic tropical island, surrounded with pristine reefs and unspoiled flora and fauna, this resort brings you closer to Mother Nature at her best, with all essential standards of service and comfort, making it an unforgettable holiday for divers, snorkelers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.  After diving 22-24 dives on the liveaboard, some may want to taper off the diving in favor of exploring the beautiful location and enjoying some hikes and other excursions.  Because everyone is different, we have created an option for everyone.  Choose your dive frequency package:

Dive Frequency at Overwater Bungalow Resort

Package A - 2 Dives Per Day  $500

Package B - 2 Dives every other day starting on 12/11/23.  This allows 2

                       open days with no dives scheduled.   $390

Package C - Ala Carte - Pay onsite per dive, if available. $60/tank



  • Welcome drink and face towel on arrival

  • Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities

  • Evening turn-down

  • Purified drinking water

  • Internet Access: Free Satellite Wi-Fi in the dive center lounge, adequate for emails and web browsing

  • Free laundry service



  • Gangga Divers Diving center

  • Sunset Restaurant & Bar


Relaxed but comfortable, you will enjoy relaxing and taking in  the beauty that surrounds you.  Design your last 6 days in Raja to your liking, relaxed or adventurous. 


Choose from a range of customizable options from scuba diving to bird-watching hikes through the rainforest, to waterfall treks, and more including:

  • Kayaking/Paddleboarding  

  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

  • Wilson’s Bird of Paradise (Bird Watching) Trip

  • Non-diving and snorkeling excursions: Village Tour, Mangrove, and Hornbill cruises

  • Red Bird of Paradise (Bird Watching) Trip

  • Batanta Island Waterfall Trek

  • “Passage & Mushroom Islands Excursion”: A full day trip to Hidden Bay, The Passage, and Mushroom Islands

  • “Fam Islands Excursion”: A full day trip that includes 2/3 spots for snorkeling or diving plus a walk up to Fam islands viewpoint

What's included at the resort?

  • All Meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee

  • 1 FREE hour of paddleboard rental per person

  • Premier Overwater Bungalow Accomodations, Free WIFI

  • FREE Nitrox for dives if EAN Certified

  • Hiking/birdwatching/nature on and around resort property.

What's NOT included at the resort?

  • Boat transfers from/to the resort during arrival (Check-in) and departure (Check-out) $199/person due 30 days prior to departure. 

  • Soft drinks, alcohol beverages

  • Diving or dive equipment rental  (depending on package selected)

  • Day trips/excursions

  • Gratuities

Notes about Flights​

We suggest you contact who arranged an itinerary for many of the currently registered guests at a very reasonable cost.

The Itinerary Is:

Minneapolis- Chicago – Istanbul – Jakarta - Sorong

United, Turkish Airlines, Garuda, Interlink, and Delta Airlines

Wed 11/29/23 6:06am departure

Tue 12/19/23 2:33pm arrival


Flight cost is not included in this package, and you are welcome to plan and schedule your own flights, however, you should plan to fly into SQO by December 2nd and spend the night so that you don't miss the December 3rd pick-up at 10:00am and boat crossing to the liveaboard.  We will be staying at the SWISS-BELHOTEL SORONG Hotel.  You will have a reservation in your name there.

Nonrefundable deposit due at booking, with 50% of the balance due June 1, 2023 and the full balance due on October 1, 2023.  If you cancel prior to June 1, 2023 only your deposit is forfeited.  If you cancel after June 1, 2023, 50% of total price is refundable.  Cancelations after October 1, 2023 are fully nonrefundable.

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