All-inclusive Photo Expedition on Damai II Liveaboard
March 12th-24, 2019
Join Optical Ocean Sales for a 12 night cruise on the luxurious Damai II liveaboard cruising from Triton Bay to Raja Ampat! This cruise offers an opportunity to visit a wide range of areas and unique diving opportunities to photography everything from the smallest macro shrimp to whale sharks!
Trip Itinerary: Departing from Kaimana, Papua, the Damai II liveaboard will make its first stop at the fishing bagans in the hope of seeing some whale sharks. The diving in the current rich Triton Bay is breathtaking with a kaleidoscope of soft corals and reef fish and some excellent macro subjects including ghost pipe fish and pygmy seahorses. We will dive some iconic sites like Little Komodo and David’s Rock amongst others.
Once leaving the bay our next destination is Momon where we will dive a hard coral covered seamount before taking a dip in a fresh water waterfall that runs right into the sea! There will be a channel dive followed by a macro dive at the beautiful bay of Tanjung Wap.
Heading north along the coast of Papua to Pulau Pisang for a day of diving including a seamount and a great macro dive amongst boulders with the chance of pygmy seahorses.
From here we head into Raja Ampat and the colourful softcoral-covered reefs around the island of Misool where we can enjoy the pinnacles at Wayilbatan and Fiabacet or a nice drift along the channel at Neptune Fan Sea.
We will continue north to the island of Penemu for some world class coral reefs, like Melissa’s Garden, and the photo opportunity of the lagoon from the top of the viewpoint.
Moving west to Gam where there are beautiful orange softcorals at Citrus Ridge and fish action at Mayhem before exploring the wonders found under Arborek Jetty. Damai II
Our last stop will be at the eastern end of the Dampier Straits. We will spend the day here diving iconic sites like Cape Kri, Blue Magic and Mioskon enjoying the schooling fish, cruising sharks and maybe rays. Our liveaboard cruise ends in Sorong, where guests can enjoy our complimentary airport transfer. Read more about the itinerary here.
MV Damai II: This beautifully designed wooden boat been designed to offer a personal luxury service, that only a vessel of this size, that is dedicated to small groups can provide. With an overall length of 40 meters (130 feet) and a beam of over 9 meters (29 feet) the vessel has 7 staterooms with a choice of single cabins, twins, doubles or two spacious master cabins with private balconies. All cabins are furnished with queen or king sized beds, and ensuite heads. There is a spacious indoors camera room like found in a resort.
Optical Ocean Sales: Owner Jack Connick will help you get the most of your underwater photography. Photo presentations at night as well as other information and assistance will be available.
Arbortek JettyIncluded in your Package: • 13 Days/12 Nights on board the Damai II Liveaboard • 4 dives a day offered • Full equipment, nitrox, laundry and massages and port fees included! - a $480 value! • Photo presentations & assistance • All meals served in a fine dining environment • Beer, drinks and 1 glass of wine each night onboard • Airport transfers to/from boat.
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Call 800-359-1295 or signup online!
Twin Share Cabins (4 spaces available): $6995 pp
Master Cabin 5 (couple only): $7795 pp
Single Cabins (2 spaces for either male or female): $8295 pp
Not Included: Only Park fees, airfare and transit hotels.
Everything else is included!
*Deposits are non-refundable, but transferable to another person. 3% surcharge for credit cards.