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Maximize your diving adventure with personalized and professional service on board our traditional Bugis Schooner, the Pearl of Papua. Built in 2010 with safety, practically and comfort in mind.
The Pearl of Papua aims to be your sanctuary at sea with it’s cozy cabins and en-suite bathrooms, delicious and hearty meals, and overall hassle-free adventure for up to 14 guests.
Fully equipped with modern conveniences and staffed with experienced and professional crew, the Pearl of Papua offers liveaboard charters with departures all year round to the pristine Raja Ampat islands in the heart of the Coral Triangle.
Pearl of Papua liveaboard safaris visit all the best underwater treasures around Raja Ampat, highlighting its iconic sites and adventuring off-the-beaten paths with the comfort of home away from home. Our vessel is also available for private charter, non-diving excursions, and research expedition. Come away with us! Experience a comfortable cruise at great value and find out more about our promotional rates.
Facilities on board the Pearl of Papua are selected to provide the most comfort during the length of your diving expeditions. The air conditioning cabins with en-suite bathrooms are sleek yet cozy, a sanctuary to welcome you home after a long excursion undersea. Our spacious decks provide enough room for everyone to laze privately and group to mingle comfortably.
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Seahorse Standard Cabin -
The Pearl of Papua has 4 comfort bunk bed cabins. Each cabin has a private American Style bathroom & air conditioning
Pearl of Papua has two 2 luxury twin/double bed cabins. On the upper deck with private American Style bathroom & AC.
The twin beds within the cabin can be pushed together to create a double in each cabin.
Pearl of Papua has 1 luxury manta suite on the lower deck. The cabin as a double and 1 single bed as well as a private American Style bathroom & AC.
Route Description - Raja Ampat
Day One: Sorong
Arrive in Sorong Airport. Our crew will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. After 15 minutes driving we onboard the vessel, refresh with the welcome drink. Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departure. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel, make yourself comfortable. Lunch and dinner will be served while departing towards Raja Ampat National Park.
Dive 1: Check Dive at Pulau Mioskon (regarding arrival time of the guests)
Day Two: Dampier Straits
We have many excellent dive spot around the area. Cape Kri is a great start of the day with most fish and coral species accounted on a single dive site. Truly dive sites like Cape Kri, of Dr. Allen’s 30-year lifetime record fish count. Cape Kri has probably the largest concentration of big fish of any sites in northern Raja Ampat. Cape Kri and Mike’s point are among the sites for day two.
Dive 1: Blue Magic
Dive 2: Cape Kri
Dive 3: Mike’s Point
Day Three: Fam & Penemu Island
More great examples of Raja Ampat biodiversity, The Penemu Island very recently became an Marine Protected Area and we spend most of our time here in the MPA. Melissa’s Garden has probably the best complete coral coverage you will ever see and no visit to these islands is complete without seeing the hidden bay.
Dive 1: My Reef
Dive 2: Kerunemu Adik
Dive 3: Melissa’s Garden
Visit the Island
Day Four: Arborek
We will stop by at the famous Arborek, the dive spot selection in this area are abundant. Manta sandy will be among our dive spot selection where you can spot group of Mantas circling and swimming.
Dive 1: Manta Sandy
Dive 2: Lalosi
Dive 3: Arborek Jetty
Dive 4: Mioskon
Day Five: Dampier Straits
We can’t get enough of Dampier Straits. It contain some of Raja Ampat’s most action packed dives. This times we will have only two shallow dives in our last dives day. This time we dive at Chicken Reef and Sardine Reef, the dive spot that offer an unforgettable diving experience where you could spot huge schools of fish parade by barracuda or blue tail surgeonfish patrol the reef top, Manta is usually seen. Sheer numbers of fish here, of course there are great schools of trevallies and tuna in numbers that practically block out the light. You can also be enthralled by vast numbers of bumpheaded parrotfish as they charge around and devour the coral.
Dive 1: Chicken Reef
Dive 2: Sardine Reef
Day Six: Sorong
After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport for you next destination. Your diving journey has ended and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again. Thank you