DAMAI I 11 NIGHTS I 2021/2022 I RAJA AMPAT I INDONESIA

DAMAI I 11 NIGHTS I 2021/2022 I RAJA AMPAT I INDONESIA
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The Damai I is a luxury, traditional phinisi for 12 - 14 guests, offering beautiful air-conditioned, spacious staterooms with sleek wooden interiors and superb facilities on board, including a dedicated camera room with separate camera work stations. Nitrox available. Superb boat for small groups and full charters. Tailor made dive trips available for Full Charters 



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11 Nights, 30 - 33 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English Spanish Indonesian 
  • Raja Ampat - Penemu, Arborek, Misool National Park
  • Sharks, mantas, dolphins and tiny macro-critters, pygmy seahorses
  • A seemingly endless variety of macro sea life, 1000's of species of fish
  • Coral gardens , walls and slopes, mountains and submerged pinnacles
  • Non divers, snorkelers welcome
  • Nitrox
  • Free WiFi when in range
  • Tailor made dive trips available for Full Charters 

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from zodiacs
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Spacious Diving Platform. Camera stations
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Courses ($)
  • Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV.  Area. Movies. Library. 2 pin European Power Sockets 
  • Snorkeling. Land Excursions. 
  • Buffet , Vegetarian, hot drinks, soft drinks, water, snacks, beer, 1 glass of wine with dinner - included
  • Beer and wine are available onboard for purchase
  • Alcohol - available to purchase on board. Bring your own alcohol
  • Payments on board - Cash - local currency
  • Fire Alarm, Fire Extinguisher, Life Jackets, Life Rafts, Emergency Oxygen Kit, First Aid Kits, Vhf Radio, Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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Dates available
Departure: 07/01/2021
Arrival: 18/01/2021
Duration: 11 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Sorong - Sorong
Departure: 29/01/2021
Arrival: 09/02/2021
Duration: 11 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Sorong - Sorong
Departure: 07/01/2022
Arrival: 18/01/2022
Duration: 11 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Sorong - Sorong
Departure: 10/02/2022
Arrival: 21/02/2022
Duration: 11 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Sorong - Sorong
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
07/01/2021 18/01/2021 11 nights 12 Sorong - Sorong
29/01/2021 09/02/2021 11 nights 12 Sorong - Sorong
07/01/2022 18/01/2022 11 nights 12 Sorong - Sorong
10/02/2022 21/02/2022 11 nights 12 Sorong - Sorong

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  • 250 char. max
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OUR BOAT

The Damai I is 40 metre long and 8 metre wide liveaboard, she can accommodate 12 -14 guests and was designed to offer personal service that only a vessel of this size can dedicate to small groups. This yacht is a magnificent, traditional wooden boat, set to explore the majestic Underwater World of remote Eastern Indonesia. On the Damai I, Divers will explore the most bio-diverse waters on the Planet, with pristine, remote sites all aboard the personalized and comfortable setting of a liveaboard dive safari.

OUR CABINS

With 7 air-conditioned Staterooms, Damai I offers a choice of:

  • 2 Single person cabins with double bed. 
  • 2 Twin or 1 Double bed cabins
  • 3 Master cabins with king size or 2 large twin beds. 

Sizes range from 18sq. metres for the Single cabin to 40sq. metres for the Master cabin and are all furnished with Queen or King sized beds. All cabins come equipped with en-suite bathrooms. Damai I also provides a range of their own unique body wash, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and hand soap.  In addition, they provide hairdryers and carry a selection of back up items in case guests forget something important. The luxurious cabins have 110v and 220v power, two-prong plugs and international plugs that accept most devices.

AMENITIES

The vessel is designed with three large Deck Areas for relaxing in both the sun and shade.  For guests looking for more advanced options of unwinding, they can indulge in Massage and Spa treatments available aboard Damai I. Whether you rest in the comfort of your Stateroom, watch a movie in the air conditioned Salon or talk about the day’s diving at the Bar, guests are assured the finest quality accommodation. The vessel is equipped with an antenna booster linked to a 3G hotspot. For the Adventurers, snorkel in between dives, go fishing, or take an amazing land excursion to meet a Komodo Dragon and see the exotic landscapes of the Indonesian archipelagos.

FOOD ON BOARD

Their exquisitely designed Dining area will make guests feel they are in a 4 Star Restaurant, with World-class ocean vista views. Damai I knows working in remote locations shouldn’t restrict the menu. The Chef fully stocks the vessel in advance and transports food regularly to the boat. Much of their food and produce is locally grown. Offering 3 gourmet meals a day, buffets, a la carte and all are Chef prepared, Divers will be well fueled for their action-packed dives. Snacks are provided between dives as well. The Damai I offers complimentary soft drinks and the first glass of table wine is free with dinner. Beer and wines can be purchased. Wines by the bottle can be purchased onboard, but need to be ordered prior to travel. If guests wish to bring their own wine and spirits they are very welcome to do so, however, there is a limit of 1 liter per person at customs.

DIVING WITH US

Spanning an enormous part of the 'Coral Triangle' - the World's most bio-diverse marine environment. Over 17,500 islands are scattered over this equatorial archipelago making it an incredibly beautiful place to navigate by sea. Indonesia's crystalline waters are a Scuba Diver's paradise and an ideal wonderland for liveaboards. With 25 years diving experience in the Indonesian waters, the Damai I pride themselves on offering the most detailed knowledge of the Indonesian archipelago. In unparalleled luxury, the Damai I sets sail for Indonesia's best diving sites and has a maximum of 4 divers to each guide. Discover the personal touch of the first class service that sets the Damai I apart from the rest. Containing 20% of the World's coral reefs and 3,000 different species of fish, 600 coral species, deep water trenches, volcanic sea mounts and World War II Wrecks, the Damai I offers the best of service and diving in Indonesia.

MASTER CABIN - BRIDGE DECK #7

On the bridge deck, there is 1 king or 2 large twin bed cabin. All cabins are very spacious and have en-suite bathrooms. All the cabins have: Individual control air conditioning Windows or portholes Bathroom with hot water shower and separate toilet cubicle Hand basin, mirror, hairdryer, toiletries and towels, reading lights, cabinet and writing desk. Round twin plug 220/110V mains outlet - 24 hours per day - adaptors available. Bedding and space for luggage. Fire extinguisher and life jackets.

  • Room size: 15m2
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 King or 2 large twins
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes
  • Shareable:  Yes

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MASTER CABIN - #5, 6

The spacious master cabins (#5 on lower deck, 40sqm and #6 on main deck, 35sqm with private balcony) have panoramic sea views and king size bed (200x200) that can also be set up as two single beds (100x200) .  All the cabins have: Individual control air conditioning Windows or portholes Bathroom with hot water shower and separate toilet cubicle Hand basin, mirror, hairdryer, toiletries and towels, reading lights, cabinet and writing desk. Round twin plug 220/110V mains outlet - 24 hours per day - adaptors available. Bedding and space for luggage. Fire extinguisher and life jackets.

  • Room size: 40 m2
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 King or 2 large twins
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes
  • Shareable:  Yes

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STANDARD CABIN - LOWER DECK -  #1 and #3

On the lower deck there are 2 cabins with a queen-size bed it can also be configured as 2 twin beds. All the cabins have: Individual control air conditioning Windows or portholes Bathroom with hot water shower and separate toilet cubicle Hand basin, mirror, hairdryer, toiletries and towels, reading lights, cabinet and writing desk. Round twin plug 220/110V mains outlet - 24 hours per day - adaptors available. Bedding and space for luggage. Fire extinguisher and life jackets.

  • Room size: 22 m2
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 Queen or 2 Twin
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes
  • Shareable:  Yes

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INDIVIDUAL PERSON, STANDARD CABIN - LOWER DECK - # 2 and #4

On the lower deck, there are 2 cabins with double bed (180 x 200), on standard trips this cabin will be kept for single person use.All the cabins have: Individual control air conditioning Windows or portholes Bathroom with hot water shower and separate toilet cubicle Hand basin, mirror, hairdryer, toiletries and towels, reading lights, cabinet and writing desk. Round twin plug 220/110V mains outlet - 24 hours per day - adaptors available. 

  • Room size: 18 m2
  • Max. occupancy: 1
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes
  • Shareable:  No

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Sorong and ends in Sorong
  • The closest airport is Sorong/Dominique Edward Osok (SOQ)
  • Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights. 

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • Hotel pickup time is in the morning (Transfers within 20km are complimentary)
  • You can check in on the boat as of 12:00
  • The boat departs Sorong early in the afternoon on the same day
  • Indonesia demands flexibility for guests to secure their domestic connections; the boat wait for all guest to be on board before departing.
  • The vessel is equipped with Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board:, Cash (local currency)
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Ternate in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • We recommend that you allow yourself at least one day before and after the trip in case there are any unforeseen delays in domestic connections.
  • Currently this trip is scheduled to use the port of Sorong (SOQ). However, the government of Raja Ampat is considering to ask all liveaboards on Raja Ampat trips to go through the port of Waisai in the future. Waisai is about a 2h ferry ride from Sorong and has its own small airport, Marinda airport (RJM).
  • There is NOT a confirmed date for this change in regulation yet. We highly recommend that all guests check with customer support before booking their domestic flights.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • We require you have a minimum of 30 logged dives and Open Water for cruises that visit Raja Ampat, the Bandas and 50 logged dives and Advanced Open Water for cruises that visit the Komodo marine park area.
  • The Indonesian Dive site are is so large that your particular itinerary will inform you of the exact qualification and experience needed for that cruise.
  • To dive with a dive buddy, you must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following your guide. On some dives the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.
  • Many of the dives in Indonesia are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected anytime and anywhere. Inexperienced divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience
  • Number of planned dives depending on the weather conditions and the route are varied but with an average of 4 dives per day - one dive will be a sunset or night dive.
  • Itineraries vary in length from 6 nights to as much as 17 nights on large itineraries.
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.
  • This itinerary offers a variety of underwater experiences including a spattering of wrecks in the north, some world class muck diving sites in the south 
  • Wide range of diving experiences: high-voltage current dives, gentle drift dives, cliff dives
  • Attractions include gin-clear waters, patch reefs and coral bommies, spectacular wall dives on impossible drop-offs.
  • Rare Weedy, Bumphead parrotfish, Jacks (Big-eye trevallies), Giant trevallies, Spanish mackerel, schooling barracuda, hammerhead sharks, salt water crocodile, and whale shark!
  • MY Damai I has been designed to offer a personal service dedicated to small groups
  • Night dives

PROGRAM

  • DAY 1: Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage. At the indicated time, transfer to the port depending the route. Boarding the boat, welcome drink and presentation briefing of the boat and crew (depending on the schedule of flights will be the first day or the next day early morning). Distribution of cabins. Overnight on board. You can take some time this day to prepare your diving equipment. 
  • DAYS 2nd to Penultimate day 24 - 27 are the nº of dives in this trip. Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan. You will dive the most important dive sites of this route. Every single trip is tailor-made to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The decision on the itinerary is made by the cruise director based on factors such as weather conditions, dive conditions, requests of guests, schedules of other liveaboards, which we are trying to stay away from
  • Penultimate Day: 2 dives in the morning. Afternoon / night, arrival at port. Dinner and accommodation on board. Free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, shopping and / or optional excursions in the area.
  • Final Day: Disembark in Port. Transfer to the hotel or airports

Raja Ampat Route

  • Explore the wonders of the Dampier Straits in northern Raja Ampat. Enjoy Kri with it’s sloping reef and surrounding seamounts with schooling fish.
  • Visit the manta cleaning stations at Manta Sandy and hunt under the dock at Arborek for cool macro.
  • Dive the beautiful coral gardens at Penemu and travel the lagoon at Penemu by tender boat to climb to the viewpoint for photo opportunities.
  • Head down to southern Raja Ampat and colourful soft coral reefs surrounding Misool.
  • This area has an abundance of species with more mantas, sharks and schooling fish to accompany the many macro opportunities; definitely the centre of marine biodiversity in the world.
  • Raja Ampat is the bees knees in the world of scuba diving. If you don't enjoy your dives here, you may as well sell your equipment!
  • The term "Frontier Diving" seems to have been invented for the Raja Ampat islands. To visit these waters is to feel at the edge of the earth. To gaze over the crystalline seas from onboard a liveaboard at the beehive-shaped, largely uninhabited islands is to be as far away from it all as you can imagine. 
  • Scuba diving in West Papua mostly takes the form of drift dives due to the moderate currents prevalent in the area, which provide nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. The variety of marine life can be staggering.
  • At Mansuar it's highly likely you'll encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles.
  • From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to use your snorkelling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales.
  • Due to the sometimes strong currents, diving in Raja Ampat is not really considered a good choice for absolute beginners, rather for scuba divers with a few dives under their weight belts looking to get away from the crowds.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, soft drinks, local beer and 1 glass of house wine with evening meal. Snack between and after dives.
  • Weight Belt/Weights/Tank(s)
  • Transfer from/to the airport (round-trip, only on boat arrival & departure days)
  • Dive guides
  • Island tours
  • Island Barbecues
  • First spa treatment
  • Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip, only on boat arrival & departure days and within 20km of the port)
  • Land tours and group activities
  • Government taxes
  • Unlimited daytime diving and night dives (schedule permitting)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Harbour fees: 10-25 USD (depending on the destination) (per trip)
  • National Park fees: 1.000.000 IDR (per trip)
  • Full scuba set: 10 USD (per diving day) (see more)
  • Dive computer: 3 USD (per day/person)
  • Nitrox: 10 USD (per diving day)
  • Spa treatments: USD 10.00 (per activity)
  • Domestic flights: USD (per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Laundry (per item): 1 USD (per activity)
  • Note: all listed prices are per person
  • All-inclusive rate (Harbour fees, Nitrox, dive gear, massages and laundry will be included)

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days y 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc.
  • The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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