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AURORA I 10 - 19 ENE 2021 I 9 NIGHTS I RAJA AMPAT I INDONESIA

AURORA I 10 - 19 ENE 2021 I 9 NIGHTS I RAJA AMPAT I INDONESIA
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A beautiful traditional wooden phinisi that has marine biologists and underwater professional photographers onboard to share their expertise with you. Nitrox available. Paddle boards for extra activities in this amazingly diverse marine environment. 1:1 crew / guest ratio.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9 Nights, 27 - 29 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English Indonesian 
  • Waigei, Batanta, Salawati and Misool
  • Misool National Park and Dampier Strait
  • 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

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform with zodiac support
  • 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. Paddle Boards
  • Buffet ,  Vegetarian, Food hot drinks, soft drinks, water, snacks - included
  • Beer, wine and alcohol are available onboard for purchase
  • Alcohol - available to purchase on board. Bring your own alcohol
  • Payments on board - Cash, Visa, Mastercard
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher Life Jackets Life Rafts Emergency Oxygen Kit First Aid Kits Vhf Radio Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

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OUR BOAT

The beautiful 40m M/SY Aurora is a traditional teak sailing yacht with modern style and comfort. Adventure and relaxation are the ultimate endeavours of Aurora Indonesia and her professional crew and 18 guests giving a ratio of  1:1. 

The onboard marine biologists, dive masters and underwater photographers are passionate about helping divers get the most from their underwater adventures.

AMENITIES

On the upper deck you will find a foredeck with a preparation area for scuba diving. Dining area, bar and sofas are also located conveniently here. A dedicated camera room is to the rear of the lounge area.

The Captain’s bridge, diving equipment, compressors and laundry are on the upper deck with the large deck deck.

Electricity onboard is all European with 2 round plugs, bring your own adaptors to use electronics from home.

OUR CABINS

Guest quarters are located on the main and lower decks (numbered 1 to 9). Cabins have either king beds or two single beds or a combination of the two (king and single). Each cabin immerses guests in traditional Indonesian decor with rich woods and warm colors. All cabins have private bathrooms and air conditioning and daily house keeping.

FOOD ON BOARD

Lunch and dinner are served buffet style with entrée choices, vegetable, starch, salad and dessert. A continental breakfast is available before the first dive. After the first dive a full made to order breakfast is served. Snacks, fruit and treats are offered throughout the day as well. Water, soft drinks, Nescafé and Bali coffee, juices and sodas are included. Alcohol is available for purchase.  A variety of wines are available on board for you to choose from. You may also bring your own aboard if you wish. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free are pretty easy to work with as well as allergies so let us know upon booking if you require special meals.

DIVING WITH US

MSY Aurora prides itself on exploring the remote areas of Raja Ampat, North Sulawesi and Komodo where divers plunge into crystal clear waters to discover vibrant coral reefs and some of the world’s most astonishing biodiversity. 

Scuba divers aboard Aurora are guaranteed unforgettable diving and exciting island excursions. 

Dive amenities include 3 tenders, Nitrox, rental gear, showers and rinse tanks. The minimum age is 16 years and must be advanced diver with 50 dives logged prior to boarding.

TWO SINGLE BED CABINS, LOWER DECK. # C2, 6, 7

All cabins have individual air conditioning and bathroom with hot water shower and toilet, daily housekeeping service, 2 towels, refillable water bottle and storage spaces

  • Size: 9 m2
  • Max occupancy: 2 people
  • Bed: Twin (2 Single)
  • Ensuite Bathroom: Yes
  • Aircon: Aircon with control in room
  • Shareable: Yes

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KING SIZE BED CABINS, LOWER DECK.  # C3 , 5

Located in the front area and have 1 king size bed. All cabins have individual air conditioning and bathroom with hot water shower and toilet, daily housekeeping service, 2 towels, refillable water bottle and storage spaces

  • Size: 9 m2
  • Max occupancy: 2 people
  • Bed: 1 King size 
  • Ensuite Bathroom: Yes
  • Aircon: Aircon with control in room
  • Shareable: No

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KING SIZE BED AND SINGLE BED, MAIN DECK #C8, 9. LOWER DECK # C1, 4

Individually controlled AC, en suite bathroom (except cabin 8 which has private bathroom adjacent to cabin) / shower and porthole/window. All cabins have hot water shower and toilet, daily housekeeping service, 2 towels, refillable water bottle and storage spaces

  • Size: 9 m2
  • Max occupancy:  2 people
  • Bed; 1 king size and 1 individual
  • Ensuite Bathroom: Yes
  • Aircon: Aircon with control in room
  • Shareable: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Wasai and ends in Wasai.
  • The closest airport is Sorong (SOQ)
  • Pickup time at the airport is in the morning
  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • You will be met by someone of the staff  who will take you directly to the boat

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Check in on the boat is approx 09:00.
  • The boat departs early in the afternoon on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with 2 pin European power sockets
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Local currency Cash, USD, VISA, Mastercard
  • 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 the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is between 08:00 on the last day.
  • Airport drop-off time is in the morning

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Aurora Crew will pick you up from Sorong airport and take you to the ferry port ready for the ferry over to Wasai where the boat will be waiting. It is very important to ensure that all domestic flights arrive early in the morning at Sorong, to be able to transfer guests from Sorong to Waisai by ferry for the cruise’s departure. For your information, there are only 2 ferries daily from Sorong to Wasai: 9.00am and 2:00PM; So we highly recommend to book flights with an arrival into Sorong early in the morning, so in the case of a delay on arrival, there is still the opportunity to catch the 2:00 pm ferry.
  • Please note, if your last logged dive is more than a year ago, you will need to participate in a refresher dive.

Diving Experience Required:-

  • For the cruises of Raja Ampat and Wakatobi, we recommend that you have at least 25 logged dives and the Open Water (OW) Diver certification. However, due to water conditions, the OW certification will not allow you on some of the dives.
  • For the cruises of Forgotten Islands (Alor), Banda Sea and Komodo, we recommend 50 logged dives and the Advanced Open Water (AOW) Diver certification.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx 27 dives depending on length of the trip
  • Level required:  Advanced Open Water
  • 50 Dives recommended Advanced open water certification as most dives are conducted as drift dives with some current.
  • Some dives are in strong currents and a minimum experience of every single diver is key for the safety of the group.
  • Raja Ampat, is an archipelago that sits off the northwestern tip of New Guinea Island and encompasses over 1,500 cays, islands and shoals in Indonesia.
  • Renowned as a popular dive destination for its healthy reefs and exceptional biodiversity and its location within the Coral Triangle.
  • Here you can see richly hued coral gardens along with marine mammals. This is truly a place to see it all.

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 2 - PENULTIMATE

  • 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.

LAST DAY

  • Breakfast
  • Disembark in Port.
  • Transfer to the hotel or airports

DIVE ROUTE

  • The waters surrounding Waigei, Batanta, Salawati and Misool
  • Misool National Park and Dampier Strait
  • Penemu, Farondi and Arborek depending on length of the trip
  • Highlights:  Unique and plentiful fish populations and marine animals range from sharks – spotted regularly, manta rays, turtles and wobbegong sharks to pygmy seahorses. Home to 1,500 species of fish, 500 species of coral and 15 species of mammals.  
  • Reefs:  Soft and hard corals, sloping reefs, vertical walls, tunnels, caverns
  • Travel Details:
  • When to go: November to March
  • Water temperature:  81 – 86F, 27 – 30C

INCLUDED

  • Tax
  • Airport Transfer 
  • Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, 
  • Beach BBQ, 
  • Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, 
  • Diving Package
  • Land Excursions 
  • Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

NOT INCLUDED

  • National Park Fees (130 USD per trip)
  • Fuel and harbour fees (approx 200 USD per trip)
  • Private Dive Guide (65 USD per day)
  • Rental Gear (25 USD per day)
  • Gratuities (15 USD per day)
  • Local Flights
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Nitrox 12 USD per diving day
  • Scuba Diving Courses 
  • Snorkel Gear (10 USD per day)
  • Laundry / Pressing Services.

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: 

  • More than 9 months from departure, a refund less 30% cancellation fee.
  • Within 9 months of departure, no refund is issued.

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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