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Join Steve & Jolene Philbrook on these two amazing underwater destinations! Raja Ampat & Lembeh Strait offers some of the most diverse diving anywhere! From the incredible muck diving of Lembeh to the spectacular coral reefs of Raja Ampat, these Indonesian destinations deliver an incredible experience you will never forget!
We fly to Sorong and board the Damai I liveaboard for a week long trek through the unforgettable waters of Raja Ampat. From the Dampier Strait which manta rays frequent to Misool to find the Tasseled Wobbegong shark all swimming along some of the worlds most majestic and overwhelming reefs. Raja Ampat is a wide angle photographers playground offering endless photo opportunities
DIVING THE LEMBEH STRAIT – WELCOME TO THE MUCK DIVE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!
Diving the Lembeh Strait is something that all divers should try at least. These black sand bays and coral outcrops hold an outstanding amount of marine life. Especially if you are an underwater photographer, the Lembeh Strait should be on your “must visit list”. Likely multiple times!
Divers visiting Lembeh are likely to see a vast list of must-see critters. Frogfish, Rhinopias, a huge array of Nudibranchs and Octopus, the Blue-Ringed Octopus and Mimic Octopus, being a highlight. Lembeh is not just muck diving though! We explore all over the island and beyond to find some of the best reef diving in South East Asia.
DIVING RAJA AMPAT
Raja Ampat is breathtaking, with the marine life thriving from the sea floor to the surface and the colourful reef teeming with activity. There are sites that are so pristine and packed with growth, that a photographer is hard-pressed to find a spot to place a steadying finger. Exotic sea life and macro critters abound of course, and photo opportunities border on overwhelming.
Raja Ampat liveaboard trips offer divers the opportunity to explore the entire region. You have the colorful soft coral areas around the southern islands of Misool with the opportunity to see massive schools of fish as well as various species of sharks including the Epaulet shark (walking shark), Wobbegong shark, and mobula rays. In the north you have the world famous current rich Dampier Straits with iconic dive sites like Cape Kri and Blue Magic. In the east you can visit pristine coral gardens and climb to the viewpoint above the lagoon at Penemu. In the north you can dive with mantas at Kawe and go critter hunting in Aljui Bay.
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Trip Pricing $TBD:
- NAD Lembeh Beachfront rooms
- Damai I Raja Ampat
- Double Occupancy Diver: $TBD
Payment Schedule TBD!
- Round trip Airfare from LAX
- Round trip airport transfers
- Lembeh Strait – February 27-March 4 / 5 nights at NAD Lembeh double occupancy Beachfront room
- 11 boat dives with 2:1 guest to guide ratio
- 3 meals per day
- Snacks in between dives
- Unlimited drinking water, coffee, tea, chocolate drink, espresso and free WiFi
- Raja Ampat – March 4-11 / 7 nights on the Damai I Raja Ampat Liveaboard
- Up to 4 dives per day
- Experienced Dive Guides, with a maximum of 4 customers per guide
- Includes return transfers to/from the airport to the vessel or from/to any hotel and the airport the day of embarkation or disembarkation
- All meals and drinks while on board (excluding wine and Spirits). One glass of wine per person each night will be complimentary
- Land tours and group activities organized by Dive Damai
- First spa treatment of each person on board
- Airline baggage fees
- Incidentals/personnel items
- Travel/medical insurance
- Tips & gratuities
NOTE: $500 Non Refundable deposit holds your spot for this trip. Final trip payment is due by TBD. We strongly recommend travelers insurance, ask for details. Land/dive/air prices are payable by cash, check, or credit card and are quoted to reflect a 3% cash discount. If you wish to use a credit card, this 3% discount will not apply to the above quoted price. Airfare rates are based on early sign up, future rates are approximate, call for current price. Due to rising fuel costs, airlines have been imposing additional charges without notice, prices subject to change.