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.
Day1: Depart the UK
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Jakarta, followed by a second overnight flight to Ambon.
Day3: 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.
Days4-6: 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.
Day7: Relax in resort
Take time to relax and enjoy your time in resort or explore the region.
Day8: 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.
Days9-12: 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.
Day13: Relax in resort
Enjoy your last day here by either relaxing in resort or organising a local excursion.
Day14: Transfer to Sorong
Today you will be transferred back to Sorong for an overnight stay.
Day15: Fly back to the UK
Depart Indonesia, arriving back in the UK later the same day.
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 daysfrom £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
19 boat dives
Tanks and weights
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
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