Greater Raja Ampat to Spice Islands Diving and Eco Expedition 2022

The Ocean Safari Dive Team is gearing up to traverse the awe-inspiring colorful waters of West Papua and Maluku. As part of the famous Coral Triangle, this region boasts the title of marine biodiversity hotspot of the world. Starting our journey from Raja Ampat, we’ll be exploring breathtaking geological formations in emerald waters surrounded by schools of fish and 64% of the world’s known coral species. From there, we’ll explore the lesser known Banda Sea and Maluku, known to many as the Spice Islands. In the Banda Islands, divers will find picture-perfect coral gardens as well as incredible shallow water muck diving filled with unique sea creatures waiting to be found. In Maluku, among the rainbow soft corals, you may be able to spot Mola-Mola, tuna, manta rays, turtles, surgeon-fish, triggerfish, scorpion fish, ghost pipefish, lionfish, and various pelagic animals, just to name a few! Not only that, we will also be hopping on land to experience the rich remote island cultures and learn in depth about the famous history of the origins of nutmeg and clove. Join Ocean Safari on a journey across the most biodiverse waters in the world.  You definitely don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! 


Expedition Itinerary:

Mar 25 (Fri): Depart LAX in the late evening to Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Mar 26 (Sat): Cross International Date Line

Mar 27 (Sun): Arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia early afternoon, check into the hotel for the rest of the day. Go back to the airport late evening. Fly to Sorong. 

Mar 28(Mon): Arrive in Sorong in the morning. Board the world-renowned, First-class liveaboard, Arenui, which will be our home for the next 13 days and 12 nights. Set sail from the heart of Raja Ampat through the Banda Sea. 

Mar 29 ~ Apr 8 (Tue-Fri): Adventure as underwater explorers through the Greater Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands, relax in five star accommodation, feast upon world class meals, and enjoy paradise on board the best liveaboard in the world.

Apr 9 (Sat): Say farewell to the Arenui and her crew in the morning. Depart from Ambon to Jakarta. Arrive in Jakarta in the afternoon. Check into the hotel. Free program remainder of day. 

Apr 10 (Sun): Depart Jakarta in the afternoon, fly back to Los Angeles. Arrive at LAX in the evening on the same day. 


Expedition Includes:

One night hotel accommodation with breakfast and airport transfer at Jakarta before departure

One day hotel accommodation with airport transfer at Jakarta upon arrival

13 days, 12 nights full board accommodation in double/twin cabin on the world’s best dive liveaboard ~Arenui

All meals and soft drinks on board

30+ dives in the world's most wanted to dive sites with 4~1 DM ratio

Tanks and weights.

Islands land excursion.

All ground transfers in Indonesia

Welcome massage

Administration/port clearance fee $150

National Parks Entrance and Diving Fee $220  (may increase without prior notice)

Fuel surcharge $150

Government taxes

Escort by Ocean Safari professional dive leader/photographer with unparalleled service.



International and domestic flights

Onboard telecommunications

Onboard alcoholic beverages.


Laundry service

Massage other than welcome massage

Travel and dive insurance.

Crew Gratuities.


Costs: (based on Double Occupancy)

Deluxe cabin: $8758 (12 spots)

Master suite: $9358 (4 spots)






1st Deposit


Upon Reservation

2nd Deposit


Mar 25, 2021

3rd Deposit


Sept 25, 2021

Final payment

Balance remaining

Before November 25, 2021

* For credit card payment please add 3%         

(trip insurance is available thru Ocean safari, please ask)


Cancellation Policy:

Before Mar. 25, 2021, 1st deposit forfeited, No refund on first deposit.
After Mar 25, 2021, 1st and 2nd deposit forfeited (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited only).
After Sept 25, 2021, 2nd and 3rd deposit forfeited (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited only).
After November 25, 2021, no refund (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited only).