Jaya Liveaboard 9D/8N - Raja Ampat Exploration Trip
- 6 cabins: 4 twin bed share and 2 triple bed share
- Hand-crafted from local hardwoods like Teak and Ironwood
- Comfortable sun deck area equipped with beanbags
Jaya takes you on a 9-day journey through the Dampier Strait and the Southern part of Raja Ampat – the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity.
With a total of 24 dives and 4 land excursions we show you the best Raja Ampat has to offer. At least 2-night dives give us a chance to observe the nocturnal marine life. In Batanta we trek to a spectacular waterfall, in Misool you get to swim in one of the world’s few Jellyfish lakes and in central Raja Ampat we take the 341 steps to admire the breath-taking view of the Bintang Lagoon at Piaynemo.
Starting in the Dampier Strait we introduce you to the variations of dive site topographies and how the current affects them. We then move further south to Batanta for some muck diving where you get to admire colourful critters like blue-ringed octopus or flamboyant cuttlefish.
After an overnight crossing south, we spend 3 days diving around the scattering of islands south-east of Misool. Dive sites we visit include Shadow Reef (Magic Mountain), Boo Windows and Four Kings.
Finally, back on our way through the Dampier Strait we explore the reefs around Kri, Mensuar, Arborek and Gam.
The Jaya is our expedition vessel. She moves seasonally between Komodo, Raja Ampat and long-range expeditions.
Built in 1999, she has sailed and ventured the waters of South East Asia with her faithful captain who has been running the boat since the beginning. Jaya is a very strong and capable boat designed to explore the fantastic world around us.
Jaya itself is designed from the keel up to appear as a Phinisi sailing schooner, using traditional methods that have served the Bugis people of South Sulawesi for centuries. This boat is completely hand built over the course of eighteen months and looks stunning with her six sails up.
The upper deck has plenty of shaded space for lounging, napping, eating or just enjoying the breath-taking scenery as it quietly passes by. It includes four small separate tables with round the edge seating so that you can spread out in the space in between dives. On the sun deck area, you find beanbags for your afternoon nap, sunbathing or for star gazing at night.
The dive deck is equipped with tank spaces around the edge while the centre provides room to store fins and masks, hanging space for wetsuits and freshwater containers for torches and cameras.
Below deck six cabins accommodate a total of 14 guests. The 4 twin bed shares and 2 triple bed shares are each equipped with an AC unit to keep you refreshed and power sockets for charging. Three shared bathrooms provide freshwater showers, shampoo and soap to keep up with basic hygiene.
The Jaya endeavours to hit all the top diving spots in each region to provide a schedule packed with phenomenal diving and breath-taking land visits!
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*Deposit is non-refundable.
Great boat, staff and food!