Raja Ampat & Lembeh Strait Diving Expedition 2025

Raja Ampat & Lembeh Strait Diving Expedition

January 10~23, 2025

The Ocean Safari Dive Team is gearing up to explore the breathtaking & colorful waters of Northern Raja Ampat and Northern Sulawesi. As part of the famous Coral Triangle, this region is a vibrant hotspot of marine biodiversity, unlike any other place in the world. Starting our journey from Sorong, West Papua, we’ll explore the dazzling geological formations bejeweled with schools of fish and 64% of the world’s coral species aboard the first class liveaboard, Arenui. After 7 days of spectacular reef diving, we’ll fly west to Manado and visit the world’s best muck diving destination in Lembeh for 4 days. We will stay in a 5-star seaside resort, overlooking the  strait filled with unique sea creatures found nowhere else in the world. In addition, we will also be hopping on land to experience the rich remote island cultures and learn in depth about the famous history of the region. 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:

Jan 10  (Fri): Depart LAX in the evening to Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Jan 11 (Sat): Cross International Date Line

Jan 12 (Sun): Arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia early afternoon, check into airport hotel for the rest of the day. Go back to the domestic terminal late evening. Fly to Sorong.  

Jan 13 (Mon): Arrive in Sorong in the morning. Board the world-renowned, First-class liveaboard, Arenui, which will be our home for the next 7 days. Set sail and warm up dive!

Jan 14 to 18 (Tue~Sat): Adventure as underwater explorers through Raja Ampat, 4 dives daily, relax in five star accommodation, feast on world class meals, and enjoy paradise aboard the best liveaboard in the world.

Jan 19 (Sun): Say farewell to the Arenui and her crew around noon. Depart from Sorong to Manado, Sulawesi. Arrive in Sulawesi in the afternoon. Transfer to 5 stars Solitude Lembeh dive resort. free program for the remainder of the day. 

Jan 20 to 21 (Mon~Tue): 3 dives daily at the best muck diving spots in the world

Jan 22 (Wed): Afternoon departure to Jakarta, overnight stay in hotel.

Jan 23 (Thur): Depart Jakarta midday, fly back to Los Angeles. Arrive at LAX in the evening on the same night.


Expedition Includes:

- One day hotel accommodation with airport transfer in Jakarta upon arrival
- One night hotel accommodation with breakfast and airport transfer in Jakarta before departure
- 7 days full board accommodation on the world’s best dive liveaboard
- All meals and soft drinks
- 20 dives in the world's most spectacular coral reef dive destination with 4~1 DM ratio
- Tanks and weight- Islands land excursion
- All ground transfers in Indonesia
- Welcome massage on board
- Nitrox at resort
- Wifi at resort
- All taxes at resort
- Escort by Ocean Safari professional dive leader/photographer with unparalleled service.



- International and domestic flights
- Onboard telecommunications
- Onboard alcoholic beverages.
- Nitrox on Arenui
- Administration/port clearance fee on Arenui
- National Parks Entrance and Diving Fee at Raja Ampat
- Fuel surcharge on Arenui
- Laundry service
- Massages other than welcome massage aboard Arenui
- Travel and dive insurance
- Crew Gratuities


Costs: (based on Double Occupancy)

Deluxe cabin & deluxe Villa : $5580 (12 spots)
Master suite & Master Villa: $5998 (4 spots)
Single occupancy for Master Villa: Add $450
Single occupancy for Deluxe Villa: Add $350
Single occupancy for Jakarta hotels: Add $150






1st Deposit


Upon Reservation

2nd Deposit


Jan 10, 2024

3rd Deposit


May 10, 2024

Final payment

Balance remaining

Before Aug 10, 2024

* For credit card payment please add 3%
(trip insurance is available thru Ocean safari, please ask)


Cancellation Policy:

Before January 10, 2024, 1st deposit forfeited, No refund on first deposit.
After January 10, 2024, 1st and 2nd deposit forfeited (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited only).
After May 10, 2024, 2nd and 3rd deposit forfeited (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited only).
After August 10, 2024, no refund (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited only).


Taiwan 2-day Extension:

January 9~12, 2025

Get acclimated and warm up in Taipei before our Indonesia dive expedition!
According to Rachel Chang, Taipei is "a city that's 'full of juxtapositions'. One moment, you are inching along in a line waiting for a $1 scallion pancake at a side stand with breathtaking ocean views; the next, you're jetting up 84 floors of a mega-skyscraper in 37 secs. This oscillating energy fuels a city that's progressive (gay marriage is legal), respectful (young people never take the seats reserved for the elderly on the metro), and whimsical (the garbage trucks play "Fur Elise"). It's no wonder that this bustling metropolis of 2.7 million people, where forward-thinking openness merges with a richly traditional sense of being, has been topping lists of trending global destinations." 


Taipei Extension Trip Itinerary:

Jan 9  (Thur): Depart LAX in the morning to Taipei, Taiwan

Jan 10 (Fri): Arrive in Taipei around 5pm. Transfer to a 4-star hotel, visit the famous night market and enjoy local cuisine

Jan 11 (Sat):  A day of exploring this beautiful city; busy, but also full of quiet corners with hidden gems! Immerse yourself in a different yet pleasant cultural vibe. 

Jan 12 (Sun): Check out of our hotel at 6 am, transfer to airport, depart for Indonesia at 9:20 am. 


Expedition Includes:

- Two-day accommodations at 4-star hotel 
- Two breakfast buffets
- Airport transportations
- Points of interest visits
- Professional bilingual local guide  



- International flight
- Few meals and drinks
- Few taxi rides
- Travel insurance



Double occupancy: $368
Single occupancy: $568