New to Dive Worldwide’s collection of expert-led small group adventures for 2017 is a Four Kings Expedition in Raja Ampat, a group of four remote islands sitting just off West Papua in Indonesia. Known as the Four Kings these islands are at the very heart of the coral triangle region and are a diver’s dream.
Join photographer and marine biologist Dr Richard Smith on a 10-night liveaboard adventure on the luxury S/Y Indo Siren to explore the finest dive sites of Raja Ampat, considered by many to offer the most spectacular and varied diving on earth. An expert in this region, Dr Smith will guide divers through the mind-boggling array of marine life to be seen here, with informal evening talks and expert advice on how to find, identify and photograph species.
Each day will consist of four dives, made up of three day dives and a sunset or night dive. Divers can expect to encounter enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, manta rays and turtles in addition to countless macro species and exceptional coral reefs. The region boasts over 500 species of coral, 1500 species of fish and 700 species of mollusc, ensuring its place as the epicentre of marine biodiversity.
Highlights of the week’s diving may include: Batanta Island, known for its exceptional muck diving; the dramatic underwater scenery and vibrant coral gardens of Misool; and exciting big fish encounters at the Dampier Strait.
Price: from £3,185 per person sharing, including 10 nights liveaboard accommodation on S/Y Indo Siren, all meals, up to four dives daily, complimentary Nitrox for certified divers, complimentary equipment rental (if required), the services of expert tour leader Dr Richard Smith and Sarong airport transfers. International flights are extra.
Offer details: Book by 25 November 2015 and save £100 per person
Date: 2 March 2017
Group Size: Max 15
For more information visit diveworldwide.com or call 01962 302087.