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Dive trip to Raja Ampat
Event Date Sat, December 4, 2010 - Sat, December 18, 2010
Event Location Raja Ampat, West Papua, Papua New Guinea
Event Price $4900
Two Weeks in Raja Ampat & Triton Bay Aboard MSY Damai
Dec 4 - Dec 18, 2010

This trip is limited to eight guests only!
14 nights - Departing Sorong, Return to Kaimana

The southwest coast of Papua provence has become one of the newest hot spots for adventure photographers. Mushroom-shaped limestone islands rise from pristine blue ocean. Cliffs hide ancient painted hyroglyphics. Palm-fringed beaches and mangroves surround deserted islands. This place is a photographer’s paradise! Beneath the water’s smooth surface you’ll find massive branches of soft coral and sea fans that blanket the reef as far as the eye can see. The colorful fusiliers, anthias and damselfish energize the scene like an explosion of confetti, while swarms of batfish evade the photographers pursuit.

This area holds world-class photo opportunities for the muck diver too. Every nook is occupied by exotic invertebrates and are crawling with many shrimp species. Its the best of everything in one small area; Harlequim shrimp, Epaulette shark, pygmie seahoreses, juvenile everything! And this area is a hot spot for finding new species. Getting here is no simple task, yet the most discriminating travelers flock to this area to photograph the undaunting diversity and perhaps even a species that is yet to be discovered.

This photo excursion is limited to eight guests only, so there will be plenty of time to work with each person one-on-one!

We will also offer several underwater photography related presentations on several of the evenings which include topics like photo composition, super macro photography, and more. This trip will be tailored to your needs and requests!

  • Accommodations on board MSY Damai for 14 nights
  • All diving while on board
  • All meals while on board
  • Photo workshop and assistance
Does not include:
  • Airfare (we can also arrange airfare for you if needed)
  • Meals while in transit
  • Hotels before or after the charter
  • Crew gratuity
  • Personal purchases
  • Camera rentals
  • Park fees
Cost: $4900 pp/do

Non-photographers or those who would like to learn are also invited!

MSY Damai is a new boutique live-aboard built in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The boat has been designed to offer a very personal touch and truly luxurious accommodations. The vessel is 108’ long and 26’ wide. There are four cabins, each almost 100 sq. ft. in size. Each cabin has either a single king or two queen sized beds. Each cabin has its own ensuite bath and shower. For the photographer there are individual separated camera stations for each guest with 110v and 220v charging stations. There is also internet access on board. Guests will also enjoy having thier own individual rinse tanks next to their dive station. 32% and 36% NITROX is offered. There are three dedicated dive tenders and a staff of 3:1. The MSY Damai is being designed to offer that personal service that only a boutique liveaboard dedicated to small groups can provide.

If you are interested in this trip, please contact me


UnderWatercolours - 1/28/2010 10:24 PM
Sorry, this trip is sold out