Scuba Dive Adventures

Four Kings

Raja Ampat & the Spice Islands 2025

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat, a Marine Park in Indonesia known as the Four Kings, is celebrated worldwide as a hub of marine biodiversity. The park encompasses a vast area of sea, dotted with hundreds of small islands and coves. Its unparalleled bio diversity is reflected in the variety of underwater features such as walls, reefs, pinnacles, caves, mangroves, and black sands. Each of these features hosts a unique eco system, making Raja Ampat one of the most exceptional dive destinations in Indonesia.

Explore

At Scuba Dive Adventures we offer a unique and personalised travel service that sets us apart in the diving industry. Our bespoke adventures are carefully crafted to cater to your individual preferences and desires taking you on exhilarating journeys to the all corners of the world. Our passion for creating unforgettable experiences is evident in every trip we plan. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your adventure is truly unique and unforgettable.

Travel

At Scuba Dive Adventures we have created a unique brand and culture that permeates every aspect of our business. We are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our clients from our unparalleled customer service and top quality liveaboards, to our carefully selected global destinations. Our focus on safety, agility and adventure allows us to push boundaries and set high standards in the diving industry. Join us for an unforgettable journey that exceeds your expectations at every turn.

Adventure

At Scuba Dive Adventures we are committed to sustainable travel, wildlife conservation and supporting local communities. We believe that responsible exploration of the oceans is crucial and strive to promote and preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of the underwater world. Our passion for the ocean is reflected in our core values, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment and the communities we visit. Join us in our mission to protect our oceans for generations to come.

Cruise Highlights

Raja Ampat & the Spice Islands

Discover the unexplored corners of the world with the best of Raja Ampat. As the name suggests, this diving adventure takes you through the heart of the coral triangle to Raja Ampat, an area renowned for its pristine coral reefs and marine biodiversity. Witness an abundance of schooling fish at Fam and Kawe, and get up close with sharks at Fiabacet and Uraine. Spot mantas and turtles at Mansuar and marvel at the rush of wobbegong sharks across the seabed at Waigeo. Snorkel with the resident dolphin pod in between dives. 

Macro lovers will be in paradise at Bantana or Kri where muck diving is the order of the day, offering a chance to spot bright, colorful critters – some of which have only been recently identified by science. Pygmy seahorses, mimic octopus, cockatoo wasps, coleman shrimps, and many more miniature marvels await.

Raja Ampat is a dream destination for photographers looking to capture the beauty of the underwater world. Diving conditions can vary from site to site, so it is advisable to be advanced and comfortable with drift dive procedures. This is an adventure into a world that few other divers will ever visit. Drop out of the rat race and let the dedicated guides and crew spoil you.

Explore Raja Ampat’s northern dive areas, where pelagics are concentrated. Cape Kri and the Dampier Straits are some of the most famous dive areas in this region, offering vast sea fans and opportunities for wide-angle photography. Aluji Bay is home to ghost pipefish, toad fish, and bob tail squid, while Kawe boasts dense marine life.

In the southern part of Raja Ampat lies Misool, surrounded by dense hard coral reefs and mushroom-like islets. Drift dives here bring in larger fish such as sharks, mobula, barracuda, and tuna. Fiabacet is home to the photogenic Boo Windows, a series of arches in the reef surrounded by smaller reef fish. Daram’s soft coral reef is known for its outstanding sea fans and barrel sponges, as well as rare halimeda ghost pipefish, frogfish, and flamboyant cuttlefish. Batanta is an ideal spot for nudibranch hunting.

Embark on a trip of discovery and dive into a marine wonderland that will leave you speechless each and every day in Raja Ampat

The Spice Islands takes you to some of the world famous muck diving sites in Ambon Bay and across the Banda Sea following the Spice Trail through the Inner Banda Arc to Alor. Key areas on this route are Ambon, Banda, Manoek, Nil Desperandum & Serua and the volcanic island, Gunung Api, famous for its high population of Chinese sea snakes.

Highlights: Amazing macro, great diversity of sponges in Alor’s pristine reefs, steep walls, incredibly dense leather coral plateaus, lava flows, mandarin fish in Banda Island, chances of pelagic shark and ray encounters. 

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Safari Liveaboard

Indo Siren

Launched in April 2011, the 40m Indo Siren liveaboard was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and is handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area). You will find no other diving liveaboard as beautiful in Indonesian waters and, being built by divers for divers, you can be rest assured that every need has been thought of and addressed.

Welcoming a maximum of 16 guests per cruise ensures that there is ample space to relax. The 8 guest cabins consist of 2 fixed doubles, 4 fixed twins and 2 flexible twin/doubles, all with air-conditioning and private ensuite bathrooms with hot water. Each cabin is also equipped with an essential oil diffuser/ humidifier; we use lemon or lavender essential oil in them but, you are welcome to bring your own if you would prefer some other fragrance.

The covered outdoor dining area provides a great setting for your meals and dive briefings. The spacious air-conditioned saloon offers a cocktail bar, comfortable seating, charging station and a large flat screen TV.

The dive deck has personal storage space for masks and other small equipment items, and is likely to be one of the most spacious and comfortable you will have come across. Designated areas for charging and preparation of camera and video equipment, as well as separate rinse tanks, make Indo Siren a top choice for underwater photographers and videographers.

The vessel also benefits from 2 high-powered Zodiacs, kayaks, laundry and massage services.

Book your Indonesian Adventure

£5799

24th March - 5th April 2025

Experience an unforgettable Scuba Adventure with Scuba Dive Adventures!

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

The package includes 12 nights full board accommodation on vessel,  internal transfers, all diving, single 12lt cylinder, lead weights, tea, coffee and water. 

Please note that international flights, non-specified activities, and tips/gratuities are not included. Marine Park & Port Fees pyable onboard. Single supplement available at an additional cost. 

Please be advised that all activities and launch times are subject to change due to local environmental conditions, and the order in which they are conducted may also change.

For more information or to book this fabulous Scuba Adventure, please contact the Scuba Dive Adventures team at 0113 4508606 or sales@scubadiveadventures.co.uk

Raja Ampat

Sharks

Raja Ampat is a haven for a variety of shark species, making it an ideal habitat to witness these majestic creatures in their natural element. Blacktip, whitetip, and grey reef sharks thrive in the area, thanks to the abundance of prey in the ecosystem. These top predators are fascinating to watch as they cruise in search of their next meal.

At deeper depths, four species of walking sharks reign supreme. These include tasselled and ornate wobbegongs, as well as two species of epaulette sharks, which may wriggle and “walk” across the sea floor, but are in fact skilled predators.

Wobbegongs and epaulette sharks are typically found in shallow temperate and tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean, particularly around Australia and Indonesia. However, in 2013, one of the epaulette species was discovered near Halmahera Island in Raja Ampat and was named Hemiscyllium Halmahera, making it a unique and special part of the area’s marine life.

Diving

Liveaboard

Liveaboard diving is widely regarded as the ultimate way to experience an unforgettable diving vacation. For many seasoned divers, this type of adventure is essential for exploring remote destinations, such as Costa Rica’s Cocos Islands or The Galapagos Islands. Liveaboard charters offer the unique opportunity to explore vast areas and dive different parts of a country, such as the Maldives or Raja Ampat.

A liveaboard is a purpose-built scuba diving vessel or an existing boat that has been adapted to cater to divers. These trips typically last longer than one night, with the average duration being 7 nights. Liveaboard boats can host between 12 and 30 divers, although smaller and larger vessels are also available. Most liveaboard packages include diving, food, and drinks.

Raja Ampat

Beaches

Raja Ampat presents some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. With clear blue waters, bright white sands, and dense tropical forests, it is no surprise that travelers from every corner of the earth are drawn to this idyllic haven.

Three of Raja Ampat’s finest beaches—Pasir Timbul, Sawinggrai, and Yenbuba—offer a kaleidoscope of experiences that cater to every visitor’s desires.

  • Pasir Timbul: Pasir Timbul is a charming sandbar with turquoise waters and remarkable coral formations. This small, picturesque haven transports visitors into a world of tranquility and natural beauty.
  • Sawinggrai Beach: A local favorite, Sawinggrai Beach has gorgeous waters filled with vibrant marine life. This pristine shoreline offers a glimpse into the underwater world beneath the surface, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.
  • Yenbuba Beach: Hidden away from bustling tourist spots, Yenbuba Beach is a secluded paradise that promises serenity and relaxation. Visitors can indulge in snorkeling and swimming, followed by basking in the glorious sunsets at the end of the day.
  • Beyond the beaches, Raja Ampat’s diverse islands offer many exploration opportunities. Misool, Salawati, and Waigeo stand out as must-visit destinations.
  • Misool: Renowned for its dramatic limestone cliffs and coral reefs, Misool entices visitors with its striking geological features and unparalleled marine ecosystems. This enchanting island provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for divers and nature lovers alike.
  • Salawati Island: A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, Salawati Island showcases an array of indigenous fauna and remarkable birdwatching opportunities. Visitors can immerse themselves in the island’s rich biodiversity, observing its unique inhabitants in their natural habitat.
  • Waigeo Island: A true paradise for nature enthusiasts, Waigeo Island offers many hiking trails that meander through lush forests and traditional villages. With its spectacular vistas and cultural encounters, Waigeo Island presents an immersive experience that leaves a lasting impression.