Pearl of Papua

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Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Manokwari, West Papua / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests: 14
Prices from: 2,310 USD
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Pearl of Papua is a purpose-built Indonesian diving liveaboard boat, and not a modified or converted vessel. At 30 metres in length, the boat’s size enables her to easily accommodate up to 14 lucky guests and sail smoothly through any local sea conditions. There is a lot to make Pearl of Papua special, including the excellent rates, considering the luxury on offer, and the opportunity to enjoy West Papua diving cruises at any time of year. In addition, due to the boat’s styling combined with modern facilities, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds – classic atmosphere with up-to-date comfort and safety features.

The boat was designed with diving cruises of up to two weeks in mind. Therefore, every detail is ideal for the guests to enjoy their time on board in comfort and safety, and without breaking the bank. There are three cabin options to choose from, at different levels of luxury and price. All cabins are individually air conditioned, have en suite bathrooms with hot & cold freshwater showers, and shelves for storage. Although cosy, the cabins are extremely welcoming. The standard and deluxe cabins have two twin or one double bed, and the luxury master cabin has a double and a single. All cabins have a window or porthole.

The communal areas on Pearl of Papua include an air-conditioned indoor restaurant/lounge and lots of space out on deck to sunbathe, read, socialize, or just look out to sea for dolphins or enjoy the jaw-dropping views of this part of the world. There’s always somewhere on board to find some privacy or to chat with other guests or the friendly crew. Delicious food is served throughout the day, and includes local, western and Asian cuisine. The chef is extremely experienced, and nobody checks out slimmer than when they join these wonderful diving cruises in the best diving areas of Indonesia!

Unlike most other Indonesian liveaboard diving boats which come to West Papua for a few months each year, Pearl of Papua is based here and spends the whole year taking guests to the very best dive sites in Indonesia – and possibly the world. The Divemasters and captain are very experienced in finding the right dive sites and marine life for each guest. Sometimes, they dive at dive sites which are secret to them alone, and it is often the case when there are no other boats or groups on a reef at the time. Finally, for divers who are certified and want to maximize their time at depth and reduce tiredness, there is Nitrox available on Pearl of Papua.

Pearl of Papua Prices & Schedule

Pearl of Papua Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Seahorse Standard Twin Bunk Trevally Deluxe Double/Twin Manta Suite
Raja Ampat,
(30 Dives)
10D / 10N Seahorse Standard Twin Bunk 3,300 USD Trevally Deluxe Double/Twin 3,500 USD Manta Suite 3,600 USD
Cenderawasih Bay,
(21 Dives)
7D / 7N Seahorse Standard Twin Bunk 2,310 USD Trevally Deluxe Double/Twin 2,450 USD Manta Suite 2,520 USD
Raja Ampat,
(21 Dives)
7D / 7N Seahorse Standard Twin Bunk 2,310 USD Trevally Deluxe Double/Twin 2,450 USD Manta Suite 2,520 USD
Raja Ampat,
(24 Dives)
8D / 8N Seahorse Standard Twin Bunk 2,640 USD Trevally Deluxe Double/Twin 2,800 USD Manta Suite 2,880 USD
Cenderawasih Bay,
(24 Dives)
8D / 8N Seahorse Standard Twin Bunk 2,640 USD Trevally Deluxe Double/Twin 2,800 USD Manta Suite 2,880 USD
Pearl of Papua Special Offers Coming Up
Dicounted trip
Cenderawasih Bay,
(21 Dives)
Departs: 26 Sep 2017
Return: 03 Oct 2017
7D / 7N Seahorse Standard Twin Bunk
Special offer
2,310 USD
1,848 USD
Trevally Deluxe Double/Twin
Special offer
2,450 USD
1,960 USD
Manta Suite
Special offer
2,520 USD
2,016 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
September 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
01
Sep
2017
09
Sep
2017
Destinations: Raja Ampat,
Duration: 8 Days / 8 Nights
Number of dives: 24
Departs: Sorong, West Papua , Fri at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Sorong, West Papua, Sat at 8:00 AM
26
Sep
2017
03
Oct
2017
Destinations: Raja Ampat,
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 21
Departs: Sorong, West Papua , Tue at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Sorong, West Papua, Tue at 8:00 AM
Dicounted trip
1,848 USD
1,960 USD
Manta Suite 2,520 USD
2,016 USD
October 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
07
Oct
2017
15
Oct
2017
Destinations: Raja Ampat,
Duration: 8 Days / 8 Nights
Number of dives: 24
Departs: Sorong, West Papua , Sat at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Sorong, West Papua, Sun at 8:00 AM
2,112 USD
2,240 USD
Manta Suite -2,880 USD
2,304 USD
28
Oct
2017
04
Nov
2017
Destinations: Raja Ampat,
1 male space left
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 21
Departs: Sorong, West Papua , Sat at 3:00 PM
Returns to: Sorong, West Papua, Sat at 8:00 AM
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Pearl of Papua Itinerary

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There are several itineraries which Pearl of Papua follows, and each of these can be altered slightly. Therefore, the itineraries described below are examples just for reference. In general, there are no dives on the first day, and maximum two dives on the final diving day, in order for guests to comply with the 24-hour no fly time. Most full diving days include 4 dives, usually 3 day dives and a night dive. Any amendments made to itineraries are done so taking into account the local sea and weather conditions, recent marine life sightings, and the needs of the paying guests on board. Guests’ needs include their diving certification level and experience, as well as what they are hoping to see and experience. At all times, the safety and comfort of all on board is of the most importance.

Pearl of Papua itinerary – 7D/7D* Raja Ampat – 20+ dives**
Day 1 Morning/Lunchtime arrival at Pearl of Papua, normally from Sorong Airport. Introduction to cabins, crew, general safety procedures. Lunch & diner on board, while Pearl of Papua sails into the national marine park.
Day 2 4 dives @ Dampier Strait / Mioskon / Cape Kri / Mike’s Point
Day 3 2-3 dives @ Wayag / Raja Ampat Aljui Bay / Gam
Day 4 4 dives @ Waigeo Island
Day 5 4 dives @ Fam / Penemu Island
Day 6 4 dives @ Dampier Strait / Chicken Reef / Blue Magic / Sardine
Day 7 2 dives @ Arborek / Manta Ridge / Manta Sandy
Departure day Check out after breakfast and transfer to local hotels or Sorong Airport

 

Pearl of Papua itinerary – 10D/10D* ‘South to North’ Raja Ampat – 38 dives**
Day 1 Morning/Lunchtime arrival at Pearl of Papua, normally from Sorong Airport. Introduction to cabins, crew, general safety procedures. Lunch & diner on board, while Pearl of Papua sails 12 hours to the south part of the national marine park.
Day 2 4 dives @ Misool
Day 3 4 dives @ Misool
Day 4 4 dives @ Misool
Day 5 4 dives @ Misool
Day 6 4 dives @ Fam / Penemu Islands
Day 7 4 dives @ Wayag / Kawe / Aljui Bay
Day 8 4 dives @ Yanggefo / Mayhem / Citrus Ridge / Gam Ridge
Day 9 4 dives @ Arborek / Manta Ridge / Manta Sandy
Day 10 2 dives @ Dampier Strait / Cape Kri / Blue Magic / Pulau Pasir
Departure day Check out after breakfast and transfer to local hotels or Sorong Airport

*These trips can be seen advertised as 8D/7N, 9D/8N etc. elsewhere on the internet but considering the number of diving days and that guests disembark after breakfast on the final day, we prefer to show them like this. There are also longer and shorter Pearl of Papua itineraries, which are very similar what can be seen above, just with extra (or fewer) days per trip. Each day includes 3-4 dives. ** The number of dives varies slightly from trip to trip, depending on the sea and weather conditions. The number given is just a guide, but usually quite accurate.

Pearl of Papua Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Pearl of Papua Courses

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Pearl of Papua Transfer Details

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Guests are most commonly met at Sorong Airport by the cruise director or other staff and transferred to KLM Pearl of Papua, free of charge. This also applies to transfers after the cruise. Please contact us for more specific details, and for any help in booking domestic flights in Indonesia, as this can sometimes be difficult for those overseas.

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