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  Sea Safari VIII- Itenary & Rates
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Sea Safari VIII
- Itineray -

Day One: Arrival Sorong Airport

Kararu dive masters will meet you at the airport and escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departure at 3:00 PM. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel, set up your equipment, and make yourself comfortable. Dinner will be served while sailing towards our first destination.

Day Two: Kri Island

Welcome to Kri Island. The reefs in this area are protected by Max Ammer from the Papua Diving Resort. If you would like to add some diving days before the cruise you can just stay at his resort and join the boat right outside the Lagoon. Kri is a great start for the cruise with the most fish and coral species accounted on a single divesite. Truly pristine reefs, you will want to dive these sites around this island again and again. A night dive will be offered.

Days Three & Four: Waigeo Island Group

Welcome to the incredible Waigeo Island group. You will be in awe at the beauty of yellow Wall boasting a very large amount of yellow soft coral. In the afternoon a dive on the sheer wall undercut at the edge from millions of years of oceanic erosion will truly amaze. An interesting pearl farm is nearby (the 5th biggest in Asia) and can be visited upon request. The night dive here is not to be missed! The chances to see bigger animals including mantas are high in this area.

Day Five: Kawe Island

Draping directly over the equator lies Kawe Island. Kararu Dive Voyages will arrive early morning in and anchor right on the equator. Enjoy breakfast while watching the stunning scenery. You will be offered up to five dives today to take advantage of this world-class dive region. You will be treated to an enormous array of fish life as well as stunning above water scenery.

Days Six & Seven: Waiag And Southern Islands

You will move on to our most northerly area of Irian Jaya with many unnamed groups of islets. From mild sloping coral gardens with huge coral rocks and colorful soft corals, to steep walls and schooling fish, this region is truly spectacular. Here you can make the famous ‘hike” to view the breath taking scenery over the island group here. Fantastic night dives with rare wobbygong shark spottings are also on the agenda.

Days Eight & Nine: Manosuar Island

Arriving early morning in Manosuar, you can expect to dive the famous sardine reef as well as 3 other incredible sites. The fish life is prolific and the topside scenery will truly astound. Two full days diving will be offered in this amazing region as well as a great top deck barbeque to satisfy those hungry divers.

Day Ten: Batanta Island

To start your day, you will take a two hour morning hike in search of the Red Bird of Paradise. A true jungle trek, you will hear giant hornbills, cockatoos flying by and perhaps if lucky, the mesmerizing song of the bird of Paradise. Today’s diving day can host anything form wobbygong sharks to pigmy seahorses.

Day Eleven: Wai Island

After a light breakfast, a beautiful dive will be offered at the American plane wreck that crashed in these waters in the 1940’s. The wreck is upside down and between 24 - 34 m (90-115’) deep. The wreck is fairly intact with excellent coral covering it especially on the lower side of the tail section. The guns are also visible on this truly great dive. The rest of the day will be spent around the incredible sites of Wai Island. If desired, you may take a short trip on shore to see the resident cassowary bird.

Day Twelve: Arrival in Sorong

The ship will arrive at 6:00 AM at Sorong. You will be served breakfast and afterwards prepare for disembarkation. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.


The Irian Jaya - Raja Ampat liveaboard is usually an eleven night cruise but in case of twelve night cruises we will spend an extra night at Wei Island on day twelve and arrive in Sorong on day thirteen.

For the KLM Sea Safari VIII in 2013, please contact us for rates and availability.

group bookings

Group bookings are available for any regular scheduled cruise on either vessel. A group booking is defined as a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 13 passengers. Group bookings are charged at the published individual rate per night but qualify for one free of charge space. Any remaining cabins not booked as part of your group booking will be available for other divers.

Group bookings will be allocated regular cabins unless the staterooms are requested. Staterooms and single cabins are charged at the published individual rate per night. Cabins not booked as part of a group booking will be available for other divers.

full boat charters

For the Sea Safari VIII a full boat charter is defined as 18 to 20 paying guests, the charter rate is calculated at the lowest published room rate per person (excluding free of charge passengers) and includes the main deck staterooms.

port clearance, transfer & baggage fees

For departures from many ports in Indonesia we have to add a surcharge to cover airport to boat transfers, port clearance charges, entrance fees, excess luggage and luggage handling fees. Please note that these surcharges may change without prior notice.

  • Irian Jaya - $250/pax
  • Kendari - $200/pax
  • Maumere - $150/pax
  • Bima - $150/pax
  • Bali - $ 150/pax
  • Ambon - $200/pax

Bali, Bima & Maumere to Sorong (Irian Jaya) $250 USD

fuel surcharges

Due to the recent large increases in the cost of fuel Kararu Dive Voyages has been forced to add a fuel surcharge to all cruises as follows. Please note that these surcharges may change without prior notice.

  • 7 night cruise - $100/pax
  • 11 night cruise - $150/pax
  • 14 night cruise - $200/pax
  • FakFak cruises - due to the large cruising distance for cruises to this remote destination, a special fuel surcharge fee of US$ 325/pax applies.

Raja Ampat Entrance Fee

Raja Ampat, one of the most bio-diverse marine areas in the world has been declared a National Park effective August 12, 2007. ALL divers are now required by law to pay an entrance fee of US$55 per person to dive in this area. The ticket will be valid for one year and will go towards supporting reef conservation and community development. This project will be managed by three major NGOs, CORAL INTERNATIONAL (, WWF ( and TNC (
Kararu Dive Voyages will pre-purchase the ticket for you and bill it to your account on board. If you would like further information about how revenue generated from your entrance fee is being utilized.

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