Dive Damai – Raja Ampat Liveaboard

Dive Damai – Raja Ampat Liveaboard

Welcome to Raja Ampat, experienced via My Damai, a 14 passenger live-a-board sailing vessel.

When: May 17 – 28, 2024


  • Transfers to/from the airport (SOQ) to the vessel, or to/from any hotel on the day of embarkation/disembarkation within a distance of 20km.
  • 11 night / 12 day accommodation in luxury rooms with A/C and en-suite shower/toilet
  • All meals and drinks while on board (excluding wine and spirits). However, one glass of wine per person, per night will be complimentary
  • Tanks and weights
  • Cruise Director
  • 3 Dive Guides
  • Unlimited diving (schedule permitting)
  • Government taxes
  • Land tours and group activities organized by Dive Damai
  • One, 45 minute spa treatment of each person on board


  • Port and harbor fees (fees vary based on destination)
  • Nitrox
  • Rental gear
  • Park entrance fees
  • Dive insurance (Mandatory)
  • Travel insurance (Mandatory)
  • Laundry service
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Fuel surcharge (cost will be provided closer to sailing date)
  • Crew gratuities

Sailing Cost: 6765.00 per person, double occupancy

Important Note: This is an amazing, luxury sailing; featuring a wonderful diving itinerary. With that said, passenger space on the vessel is limited to 14 people. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis; depending on receipt of the reservation deposit.

Deposit / Payment Due Dates:

  • 1500.00 Reservation Deposit, Due by 02/15/23
  • 2500.00 Secondary Deposit, Due by 08/31/23
  • Ending Balance, Due by 01/31/24

The popular destination of Raja Ampat is the center of all marine biodiversity in the world. Below will be the draft itinerary when you are onboard of Damai:

Below is our sailing itinerary…

Day 1: Arrive into Sorong

Guests will arrive in Sorong and have time to get comfortable on the boat. Damai will travel west to Matan for a checkout dive.

No. of Dives: 1

Day 2 and 3: Kri & Dampier Straits

At the eastern end of the famous Dampier Strait there are many signature dive sites. Cape Kri is a sloping reef on the eastern end on the island of Kri. Blue Magic and Sardine reef are seamounts covered in schooling fish and cruising sharks and rays. Mioskon is a great spot for the endemic Wobbegong shark and Pontohi pygmy seahorses.

No. of Dives: 4

Day 4: Manta Sandy & Gam

Manta Sandy is a signature site for experiencing the grace of Reef Mantas. They are frequent visitors to the cleaning stations dotted along this sandy channel. Feel free to explore the sand for small critters while you are waiting for an appearance.

Gam’s Citrus Ridge is a must. An entrance to a channel where current flows and attracts all kind of life. Its orange, soft corals give name to this spectacular site.

No. of Dives: 4

Day 5: Kawe

Heading north for some more adventure. Eagle Rock is a great spot, fishy reef with collection of sweet lips and the occasional visit of mantas. Giant Trevallies, Tunas, Wahoo and other pelagic are present in most of the dives in the area.

No. of Dives: 4

Day 6: Aljui Bay

Today, we change goals and will be concentrating on macro and cool critters. Some of the signature sites in the bay include the Channel Island, White Arrow and Teardrop Wall. These are great places to see pygmy seahorses, unusual nudis and ghost pipefish. Then spend some time on the mucky sand under Cendana Dock for an amazing night dive.

With permission you will be able to visit the pearl farm in the bay. Not only is this a very educational tour explaining the production of high quality pearls, you can also go shopping afterward.

No. of Dives: 4

Day 7: Penemu

The signature sites in Penemu are Barracuda Point, a seamount on the north point. Melissa’s Garden, a beautiful example of a hard coral plateau and Keruo Channel. Drift along this colourful slope; watching the seascape go by.

The highlight of Penemu is a lagoon tour in the tender boats amongst these turquoise waters and limestone bays. For the energetic there is a short walk to the top of one the hills, where you will be rewarded with an amazing view over the lagoon with the Damai moored in the distance.

No. of Dives: 2 or 3

Day 8: Wayilbatan

The Four Kings is a series of colorful underwater pinnacles, which make an amazing dive with plenty of cool fish action. Moving later to a more sheltered spot, we are in the vicinity of some great dive spots: drift along the channel at Neptune Fan Sea, explore wall at Wedding Cake, or enjoy the fish action on the ridge at Barracuda Rock.

No. of Dives: 3 or 4

Day 9 and 10: Boo & Fiabacet

This amazing string of small islands has a colourful array of great dives sites. The signature sites in the area include Boo Windows, Nudi Rock, Tank Rock and Whale Rock. The whole place is a delight for the eyes.

On a calm day you can visit the amazing seamount Magic Mountain and experience cruising sharks, schooling fish and mantas cleaning. A truly spectacular dive!

No. of Dives: 4

Day 11: Farondi / Balbulol

Visit the unique underwater caves at Goa Farondi and hunt for cool pygmy seahorses on the different varieties of sea fans. Nearby, in the channel, are the current rich pinnacles of the Three Sisters. This area is teeming with life and there is a good chance of seeing a lot of fish action.

No. of Dives: 2

Day 12: Departure

Guests will be escorted to the airport in Sorong and assisted with check in procedures, no doubt full of talk about the wonders of the most popular dive destination in the world.

Trip Questions? Call, text, or email Charline.

  • Call ~ 503-588-3483
  • Email ~ Charline@SalemScuba.com
  • Text ~ 602-377-2519