Itinerary Highlights

  • Centre of the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is the most biodiverse place on earth.
  • Chance to see hammerheads, manta and other pelagic action combined with colourful pristine reefs.
  • Be mesmerised by patrolling pelagics hunting their next meal.
  • Discover something for the first time, a walking shark!
  • Copious fish life, immense colours and mysterious critters, truly something for everyone.
  • Misool’s sugarloaf islands, fifty shades of blue lagoons, deserted islands and dense, green mangroves.

Raja Ampat, which in Indonesian means the Four Kings, is a Marine Park world renowned for being the epicentre of marine biodiversity. The park covers a large area with approximately 170 nautical miles separating the northern and southern extremities. It would be possible to dive for weeks and weeks without seeing the same sites twice.

Raja Ampat can be divided into three sections covering the North, Central and Southern Sections. Spectacular scenery both above and below the water make this heritage area unique and a bucket list item for both divers and lovers of nature.

Our 9-night trips take in the central and either northern or southern sections – depending on the season – with the 12-night cruises visiting all three.

  • Northern Section: Wayag, Kawe, Aljui Bay
  • Central Section: Gam, Penemu, Arborek, Cape Kri Area/Dampier Strait
  • Southern Section: Daram, Wayilbatan, Fiabacet, Pelee

Explore the map below for dive sites and descriptions.

Land visits: A walk to the panorama of Penemu, with stunning views of the lagoon and limestone rocks

*Please be aware the dive sites and areas mentioned in our itineraries are not guaranteed. They are subject to change based on weather conditions and are at the discretion of our cruise director/captain. This is to ensure we provide the best sightings and activities possible during your dive experience while also prioritising your safety.

Dive Sites

Click dive site markers for detailed descriptions.

Dive sites & areas that we may visit are subject to weather conditions.

Cape Kri Area
Dampier Strait
Aljui Bay

Also Important

Check Dive & Depart Sorong

Once onboard there will be a safety briefing, crew introduction, complete and check dive paperwork, cabin allocation and boat orientation. The first dive is a check dive.

Return to Sorong

On the last diving day, 1 dive is available in the morning whilst observing the rule of no diving within 24 hours of reaching altitude.  Evening-time pack up diving equipment and settle any outstanding bills ready to depart for the airport or hotel the following morning.

Itinerary Experience

Advanced, 30 dives
For many of the dives the recommended depth is below 18m, therefore PADI Advanced or Deep Diver training is required. Unpredictable and extremely strong currents are to be expected in certain areas of Raja Ampat such as the regions of Cape Kri, Gam and Kawe. You should be comfortable diving in current as they can be unpredictable and strong. Divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. Diving is from a zodiac to give precise entry and exit points.

Learn to Dive Guarantee

Love it or your money back! When having a go at something new it’s essential that you feel confident and comfortable with the idea. The Emperor team is so certain that you’ll love learning to dive with us that, at the end of the first day of tuition if you decide not to proceed, we’ll give you your money back.

Please read our full Terms & Conditions (PDF).