THE CHENG HO LIVEABOARD ITINERARY
jaya, raja empat
The Raja Empat Islands of Irian Jaya (West Papua) is currently one
of the hottest diving destinations on the planet. Amazing marine
biodiversity and untouched landscapes combined with world class
scuba diving make these largely uninhabited islands the world’s last
why we go there
Irian Jaya’s Raja Empat islands
boast an enormous variety of creatures on the reefs and have
recently become a world heritage site. Marine biodiversity is
evident everywhere rivaling any tropical rainforests in species
Twenty percent of Irian Jaya's land and marine parks are designated
conservation areas yielding the highest fish and coral count of any
Irian Jaya has a tremendous variety of creatures on the reefs. From
over 3000 recorded fish species, 300 scleractinian (reef building
corals), 100 sponge species, dolphins, dugong, hawksbill (Ertmochelys
imbricata), green (Chelonia) and leatherback turtles (Dermochelys
Fewer than two million people live in Irian Jaya's 410,660 square
kilometers. Unique flora and fauna abound including the bird of
paradise, the giant cassowary bird and bird winged butterlies
Idyllic islands finged with white sand beaches, dotted isles filled
with hanging orchids and venus fly traps, Irian Jaya's western tip
holds some truly stunning regions both above water and below.
This eleven night liveaboard scuba diving adventure embarks and
disembarks at the port of Sorong (Irian Jaya).
...see itinerary for Irian Jaya, Raja Empat liveaboard cruises
scheduled cruises & availability
All trips fully booked....check current cruise availability at the
We recommends that all guests arrive and overnight in Bali or Manado
before embarking on a domestic flight to Sorong.
Cheng Ho Dive Voyages will arrange all domestic flight ticketing and
transportion between Bali or Manado & Irian Jaya.
The flight time from Bali to Sorong is 5 hours. Currently, an
overnight stay is required in Makassar (Sulawesi) which can be
arranged by Us.
The flight time from Manado to Sorong is 2 hours. The flight is
Please Contact us
to obtain the most recent flight information and recommended routes.
All luggage and check-in procedures will be handled by a member of
Cheng Ho Dive Voyages. Each passenger is allowed 50 kg of luggage,
excess baggage is charged at $1.50 US per kilo per route (subject to
change without notice).
Prices per night/per person
Bridge Deck Stateroom
port clearance, transfer &
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 - $350/pax
Kendari - $250/pax
Maumere - $200/pax
Bima - $200/pax
Bali - $ 200/pax
Ambon - $250/pax
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
07 night cruise - $100/pax
11 night cruise - $150/pax
14 night cruise - $200/pax
FakFak cruises - due to the large cruising distance for cruises to
this remote destination, a special fuel surcharge fee of US$ 350/pax
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, 2009. All
divers are now required by law to pay an entrance fee of US$65 per
person to dive in this area. The ticket will be valid for one year
and will go towards supporting reef conservation and community
Accommodation as booked
Non-alcoholic beverages (Tea,
Sheets, towels and linen
All meals daily, plus fresh
Unlimited diving, tanks and