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Why you should choose an Aggressor Liveaboard:
The mission of Aggressor Liveaboards is to provide their guests with the highest quality, most innovative and safest trips possible.
They offer unparalleled customer service on their small group adventures, accessing the most exciting destinations around the world to offer the best experience possible.
Raja Ampat Aggressor stands out from other Liveaboards with its exceptional service, experienced crew and top-notch amenities.
The yacht is spacious and comfortable, accommodating up to 16 guests and the crew provides personalized attention that goes above and beyond to create an unforgettable diving experience.
With Raja Ampat Aggressor, you can explore the best diving spots in Raja Ampat in style and comfort.
There is one Master stateroom on the Upper deck with a queen and single bed and picture window (#5), 2 deluxe cabins on the main deck (#3 and #4) with a queen bed and a single bed and 5 twin cabins with L shaped configuration of single bunk beds for twin use, of these 5 cabins #1 and 2 are on the main deck and have porthole windows and cabins #6, 7 and 8 are on the Upper deck and have picture windows.
All staterooms have climate controls, TV’s with movies and private bathrooms.
The spacious air-conditioned lounge and salon offers 3 meals a day (Indonesian and international cuisine), 24/7 coffee, tea, snacks and cold drinks and an International selection of wines, the latest audio and video entertainment systems, an extensive marine life, music and movie libraries and a private photo corner with charging stations and an editing and viewing laptop area.
Join Raja Ampat Aggressor for a luxurious and adventurous diving experience in Raja Ampat and enjoy the most pristine diving sites in the region.
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Raja Ampat Aggressor - schedule
Raja Ampat Aggressor - prices and what's included
Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.
The trip price includes :
Accommodations aboard the yacht
Compressed air tanks, weights & belts
All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine
Up to 4 dives a day including night dives (conditions permitting).
The trip price does not include :
Airfare (international and domestic)
Certification or specialty courses
Hotel stays/day rooms
Dinner on final evening
Port/park fees, fuel surcharge, taxes.
The port/park/fuel fee will be paid onboard the yacht by MC, Visa or cash.
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package
A single supplement rate is charged 65% of the charter rate for a guaranteed private room.
The 65% is based on the full published price and not available on discounted trip price.
Booking deposit: 50% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm the booking.
The remaining final payment of 50% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your booking.
Individual booking made less than 90 days before the departure date are due full payment upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of the money already payed.
|Equipment type||10 Nights||7 Nights|
|Complete set of Rental (BCD, Regulator, Computer, Night Dive Light, Mask, Fins, Snorkel)||260.00||175.00|
|Scuba Package (BCD, Regulator, Computer)||225.00||150.00|
|Dive Alert (Surface air horn)||24.00||25.00|
|Mask / Fin / Snorkel||75.00||50.00|
|Nitrox unlimited all trip (32%) for qualified divers||150.00||100.00|
|The Larger 100cu ft / 15L tank||120.00||75.00|
Raja Ampat Aggressor - Video
Raja Ampat Aggressor - cabins
The Raja Ampat Aggressor sleeps 16 guests in privacy and comfort.
The accommodations include 1 Master stateroom with queen bed, 2 Deluxe staterooms with one queen bed and one twin bunk bed, and 5 Twin staterooms each with 2 twin beds in an L shape.
All staterooms have port holes or picture windows, climate controls, TV’s with movies and private bathrooms.
The 2 Deluxe cabins on the main deck (#3 and #4) have both a queen bed and a single bed in a bunk bed configuration and the 5 Deluxe Twin cabins have an L shaped configuration of single beds for twin use, of these 5 cabins #1 and #2 are on the main deck and have porthole windows and cabins #6, 7 and 8 are on the Upper deck and have picture windows.
Each stateroom has a private bathroom and shower and individual climate control.
There is also a Tv with a movie collection for your entertainment, nightly turndown service and morning beverage service.
The Master stateroom on the Upper deck has a large picture window and a queen size bed suitable for a couple.
The stateroom has a private bathroom and shower and individual climate control.
There is also a Tv with a movie collection for your entertainment, nightly turndown service and morning beverage service.
Deluxe Double / Twin Cabin
Deluxe Double / Twin Cabin
Deluxe Twin Cabin
Raja Ampat Aggressor - diving
Raja Ampat diving
All our boats run fantastic Raja Ampat liveaboards of varying length visiting all the best places each with their own unique itinerary and features.
They are all different prices dependant on the length of the trip and standard of the liveaboard.
All our liveaboards are for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary.
Raja Ampat (or the Four Kings) is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo which are surrounded by over 1,500 small islands and cays. Formerly known as Irian Jaya, this area is now part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia and is located on the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula, on the island of New Guinea.
Put simply, Raja Ampat could quite possibly be the best diving in the world. It certainly is the world's most bio diverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusc species than anywhere else on Earth. The variety of marine life can be staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs. In Mansuar, you may encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to don your snorkelling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales. Other highlights include the innumerable war wrecks, both ships and planes (with new wrecks being discovered constantly).
The reefs of Raja Ampat are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colourful species of soft corals. The diving is predominantly drift dives due to the moderate prevalent currents in the area which provide nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. Currents are average to moderate and vary from none to very strong. Visibility is normally very good but can vary and is normally at its best earlier in the day so your pre-breakfast dives are not to be slept through!
This is truly "Frontier Diving". Topside the beautiful islands stretch as far as you can see and are largely uninhabited. At night the lights of local fishing boats twinkle in the dark along the few inhabited shorelines while in more remote areas you may only see a distant spec of light over the entire horizon.
Raja Ampat has a high season from October to May and weirdly enough it is during their rainy season due to the winds in the dry season making parts of the park inaccessable.
The rainy season should not be mis-construed though. It is generally mostly a shower in the late afternoon and evening and most of the time the days are nice, wind is minimal and the skys are generally clear or slightly over cast.
The seas are calmer at this time of the year as the oppposite season has winds that kick up waves and make it very difficult to dive the more exposed sites in the Southern part of Raja Ampat.
The water temperature stays roughly the same around the 27-30 degrees celcius mark all year round.
Recently, due to the popularity of Raja Ampat, a lot of boats have been running trips in the so called low season (May to October) and this is also the dry season and so promotes nicer weather and better visibility but the trade off is that only the northern more sheltered part of the park is accessable due to higher winds and waves but as the area is so vast and there are so many quality dive sites the reports from these northern trips have been glowing so far and there are new dive sites being discovered all the time.
Raja Ampat Aggressor - itineraries
There are 3 itneraries with 7, 10 and 12 nights charters offered.
For all itineraries, the flight arrival times are in the morning and afternoon.
It is highly encouraged to overnight one night prior to boarding the Raja Ampat Aggressor.
Guests who are staying at a local hotel in the vicinity of where the yacht departs from, will be picked up from the local hotel at 12 pm and transferred to the yacht.
Guests who will be met at the airport on the charter start day will be transferred to the lobby of the partner Hotel in the city and then picked up at 12 pm and transferred to Raja Ampat Aggressor.
After all guests are onboard, the yacht will depart.
Transfers are complimentary on the charter start/end dates.
The day before departure at the end of the trip, the yacht will return to port early evening.
Guests will not arrive back to port in time to fly out this day.
A cocktail party and dinner will be held onboard the last evening of the charter.
The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Indonesian feasts and local cuisine.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted when completing the GIS (Guest information sheet).
You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches feature delicious local cuisine.
Dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert.
Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs.
Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
The Aggressor’s beverage selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary.
Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your own special brand.
Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a sunbather until the next day.
Sorong/Sorong: Boarding 12 noon with yacht departure 4 pm; check out 8 am
Berau/Berau: Boarding 12 noon with yacht departure 1:30 pm; check out 8 am
Bitung/Sorong: Boarding 1:30 pm with yacht departure 4pm; check out 8 am
Sorong/Bitung: Boarding 12 noon with yacht departure 4pm; Check out 8 am
Berau/Bitung: Boarding 12 noon with yacht departure 2pm; Check out 8 am
Bitung/Berau: Boarding 12 noon with yacht departure 2pm; Check out 8 am
Derawan Islands Itinerary (Berau): On the departure day, the yacht departs the dock at 1:30 pm. All guests must be onboard. The travel time to the Derawan Islands is 6 hours.
Dinner is served onboard the last evening of the charter.
The morning of check out and departure from the yacht in Sorong, guests are provided complimentary entrance to the MEC (Misool Filling Station), a restaurant/cafe resting place in Sorong while waiting for a flight when departing.
They offer complimentary snacks, drink, Wi-Fi, comfortable armchairs in ac room, luggage storage and porterage from and to the taxi.
The water temperature averages 82-86°F / 28-30°C
A 3mm wetsuit recommended
All dives are made from 2 dive tenders
Each guest must pay a park/port fee and fuel surcharge onboard at the end of the trip by Visa, Master Card or in cash. Fees are listed by itinerary, per person and in USD:
Raja Ampat: $250 (park/port fee) + $150 (7 nt) or $200 (10 nt/12 nt) fuel surcharge
Raja Ampat & Lembeh: $260 (park/port fee) + $150 (7 nt) or $200 (10 nt/12 nt) fuel surcharge
Derawan Islands: $250 (park/port fee) + $150 (7 nt) or $200 (10 nt/12 nt) fuel surcharge
Rupiah (IDR) is the official currency. It is required for all guests to have some local currency as overweight baggage charges MUST be paid in local currency.
The airport departure tax is included in international and domestic airline tickets so should not have to be paid at the local airport.
Raja Ampat 7, 10 and 12 Night Itinerary
Raja Ampat: (7 nights) includes Central, North and South Raja Ampat - average up to 22 dives including nights dives.
Raja Ampat: (10 nights) includes Central, North and South Raja Ampat - average up to 33 dives including nights dives.
Raja Ampat: (12 nights) includes Central, North and South Raja Ampat - average up to 39 dives including nights dives.
This Raja Ampat itinerary combines the best dive sites of Dampier Strait, Fam, Mansuar and the awesome dive sites of Misool, the best diving area of Raja Ampat. The great highlights are the manta cleaning station near Mansuar and the huge schools of fish near Farondi.
The Dampier straight separates the Birdhead Peninsula from Waigeo and Mansuar. The name comes from the Dutch colonial times. It refers to the shape of the peninsula on the map, but it is also a paradise for many rare bird species.
Here the Pacific Ocean meets the Halmahera Sea, with an explosion of marine life as consequence. With regular strong currents, big fish feel especially comfortable. Manta rays, reef sharks, different schools of mackerel, tuna and barracuda, dolphin and whales.
The night dives under the Arborek or Cape Mansuar jetty is a favorite spot with peculiar creatures such as wobbegongs, epaulette sharks (walking sharks), nudibranchs, pipefish, seahorses, frogfish, scorpion fish and the list goes on.
Misool is the southeast of the four big islands of the Raja Ampat archipelago. At the same time it is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. The rich variety of reefs are also not to be overlooked with vertical walls, slopes, dry rocks, caves and lagoons; some covered with hard corals while the others are covered with brightly colored soft corals.
Also renowned as the center of pygmy seahorses and gorgonians, everywhere you go you will be amazed by the profusion of marine life that Raja Ampat has to offer you - how to get to Raja Ampat.
Raja Ampat Aggressor - specs
Built to Lloyd’s classification and American Bureau of Shipping Standards.
• Length: 100 ft.
• Beam: 26
• Passengers: 16
• Crew: 13
• 7, 9, 10, 12 night Trips
• Boarding: 3:00 p.m.
• Check out: Final Day 8 a.m.
• Twin diesel engines on all steel and aluminum yachts
• Two or more generators, 110-208 ac voltage, each capable of supplying the yachts needs independently
• Two SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage
• Nitrox membrane system with cascade storage
• Watermaker with ample storage
• Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving
• Magnetic Compass
• Depth sounders
• Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
• Multiple VHF radios
• Long Range Single Side Band Radio
• Satellite Phone (where necessary)
• Satellite Email (where necessary)
• Shore excursions to cays and beaches (where available)
• Snorkeling and scuba diving
• Digital underwater photography
• Entertainment center, featuring a TV, DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies and books
• Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)
• Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
• D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
• Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
• Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
• Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
• EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
• Life rafts & rescue craft
• Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew
• Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
• Emergency flares