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Combine the experience of critter hunting in Ambon with the majestic mantas of Raja Ampat for an incredibly rewarding twin-centre diving holiday in Indonesia, at the heart of the Coral Triangle.

Take your diving experience to the next level with this trip idea, travelling to the epicentre of the Coral Triangle, the most biodiverse marine region on the planet.

Spend time in Ambon, home to a wealth of wonderful creatures found on muck and coral reef sites, the psychedelic frogfish being the star of the show.

Continue your journey to Raja Ampat, a must on any diver’s list, where world-class dive sites await, offering the chance to see wobbegong shark and majestic manta rays.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

    Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Jakarta, followed by a second overnight flight to Ambon.
  2. Day 3: Arrive Ambon, Indonesia

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your resort. Check in for a five night stay. Rest of day at leisure.

  3. Days 4-6 : Dive Ambon in search of critters and more

    Your pre-booked dive pack begins today and offers the opportunity to discover some of the best sites of Ambon Bay, Haruku Island and Ambon Bay, home to a wealth of critters. Prepare to be amazed at the incredible underwater life found here.

  4. Day 7: Relax in resort

    Take time to relax and enjoy your time in resort or explore the region.

  5. Day 8: Fly to Sorong, West Papua

    Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Sorong, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your resort. Check in for a six night stay. Rest of day at leisure.

  6. Days 9-12 : Dive Raja Ampat

    Your pre-booked dive pack begins today at the dive sites around Birie Island. Expect encounters with mantas, sharks and, if you’re lucky, dugong. Located at the epicentre of the Coral Triangle, the waters in this area offer a truly magnificent marine biodiversity, with over 1,300 fish species and 75% of the world’s corals on show.

  7. Day 13: Relax in resort

    Enjoy your last day here by either relaxing in resort or organising a local excursion.

  8. Day 14: Transfer to Sorong

    Today you will be transferred back to Sorong for an overnight stay.

  9. Day 15: Fly back to the UK

    Depart Indonesia, arriving back in the UK later the same day.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 15 days from £3,375 pp
  • When to go: Sep-Jun
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 5 nights resort Ambon
    • 6 nights resort Raja Ampat
    • 1 night hotel Sorong
    • Full board
    • 19 boat dives
    • Tanks and weights
    • Transfers
Featured locations:

Ambon

Ambon’s intriguing shoreline has a habit of throwing up the weird and the wonderful. Muck diving in the region has become legendary, yet the clear water sites on the south coast offer divers a great combination making this a must visit destination.

  • Ideal for viewing: clown frogfish, pygmy seahorse, wonderpus octopus, napoleon wrasse, mobula ray
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Muck diving, Underwater photography

Raja Ampat

Known as ‘The Four Kings’, Raja Ampat is an archipelago of majestic islands at the epicentre of the Coral Triangle. Relatively unexplored until recently, it is the most biodiverse marine region on earth and is now at the top of many divers’ wish lists.

  • Ideal for viewing: manta ray, bumphead parrotfish, pygmy seahorse, napoleon wrasse, tassled wobbegong shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Manta ray, Reef diving, Snorkelling
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Featuring over water bungalows with views of the house reef, this resort is located on Birie island. A haven for both divers and non-divers, the marine life and flora found here are exceptional.

Maluku Resort & Spa

A hidden gem located in Baguala Bay on the spice island of Ambon, Maluku Resort & Spa is a boutique resort set amongst tropical gardens overlooking the Banda Sea, offering easy access to local reefs.