Wetpixel Raja Ampat Expedition 2018

Join Wetpixel in diving and photographing the world’s most amazing coral reefs. Raja Ampat, on the cusp of two great oceans; Indian and Pacific, is known as having the world’s greatest bio diversity. The confluence of nutrient rich currents in the area makes for amazing underwater scenery and a plethora of photographic subjects.

Located within the creature rich Coral triangle, the area consists of around 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.

The diving is an exotic mixture of wide-angle and macro subjects, offering a truly staggering amount of amazing diving. Like all Wetpixel trips, we aim to optimize the diving to suit the needs of image makers, and to make them as productive as possible.

Damai I

We will be diving from the boutique liveaboard dive vessel, Damai I. The vessel and her crew are well-known for having the knowledge and experience to best cater for demanding image makers. Boasting “large dive stations with individual rinse tanks and a camera room with separate camera work stations with integrated 110v and 220v charging station for each photographer. The vessel is the first in Indonesia to offer a divemaster/guide to customer ratio of 4 to 1 ensuring the best service underwater as well as onboard.”

24-31 May 2018 (6d/7n) Sorong-Sorong

01-08 June 2018 (6d/7n) Sorong-Sorong

Both itineraries will be based on the conditions prevalent at the time, but the aim is to head South toward Magic Mountain, Boo Windows and the other amazing reefs around Misool. During the journey South we will also try to take in the reefs around Babulol and Yelliet too.

The trips will be led by Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon.

The trip fee incudes:

a. Return transfers
b. Accommodation with A/C in twin or double/twin bed cabin with en-suite showers and toilet.
c. All meals and drinks while on board (excluding wine and Spirits). One glass of wine per person and night will be complimentary.
d. Tanks, weight belt and weights.
e. Cruise director
f. Experienced dive guides, with a maximum of 4 customers per guide
g. Unlimited daytime diving and night dives (schedule permitting)
h. Land tours and group activities organized by Dive Damai I
i. All vessel port, park and harbor fees
j. Crew gratuities and tips
k. EANx 32
l. Gear hire
m. Laundry and spa treatments

For people doing both charters, you can leave your gear on board and sleep there in between, but you will need to go ashore for food and entertainment.

You will need to book your own airfare to Indonesia, and we can help you to book local flights to and from Sorong. Connections can be via Bali or Jakarta, with the latter being more straightforward.

Payments and fees:

Each trip is competitively priced at $4,950/person.

Here’s the payment schedule per person, per trip:

Deposit (immediate): $1,500
14 November 2017 payment: $2,000
01 March: 2018 final payment: $1,450 + any extras (local flights etc.)

What to do next…

Please contact Adam Hanlon or Abi Mullens for more info or to book. Spaces are limited, and we expect this trip to sell out very fast, so please do not delay…