The Best of Style

      Ternate, Ternate City, North Maluku, Indonesia

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      129 reviews
      Nov 17 - 28, 2019
      Group size: 16 - 16
      The Best of Style
      Ternate, Ternate City, North Maluku, Indonesia

      Blue Planet Scuba
      • Facebook verified
      • Twitter verified
      129 reviews

      Nov 17 - 28, 2019
      Group size: 16 - 16

      About this trip

      11 nights onboard the Dewi Nusantara

      Join Blue Planet as we explore the heart of the Coral Triangle between Ternate in Halmahera and the mega-diverse Raja Ampat region. The trip will visit muck sites, oceanic and inshore reefs. We're especially excited to be joined by Dr. Richard Smith, a marine biologist and photographer who has run extensive dive trips throughout the region. Indonesia + the Dewi + Richard = OMG OMG OMG!!!

      The Coral Triangle

      The Coral Triangle -- the area of tropical oceans and seas between Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and East Timor -- is what marine scientists refer to as the global epicenter of marine biodiversity and a major center for marine evolution: the “Amazon of the Seas”. As you leave this area in any direction, the number of species in the ocean decreases. Extensive watery mangrove forests provide nurseries for a large variety of marine species that have sustained the sea-faring island people of Indonesia for millennia. The sparkling coral reefs serve as breeding grounds for whales, dolphins and sea turtles and many fish, providing the seeding stock for the future of our planet’s coral reefs.

      Raja Ampat

      Within the Coral Triangle, the absolute pinnacle of biodiversity is reached around Raja Ampat. The reefs here are teeming with fishes, over 1,700 species have been recorded from Raja Ampat alone (there are around 700 in the entire Caribbean). Many of these are found nowhere else. The huge variety of habitats sustain this richness, and it is these that also make this region such a joy to dive. Richard will be giving evening lectures on the marine life of this spectacular region during the trip.

      Dewi Nusantara

      Living aboard Dewi Nusantara is as close to a five star experience as is possible in the faraway corners of the Indonesian archipelago. With an overall length of 57 meters, this three-masted topsail schooner moves with a grace and stability that only larger sailing vessels can offer. Relax in the lounge or on the massive sun deck and then enjoy meals in the luxurious dining facilities.

      Dewi Nusantara’s air conditioned staterooms are all individually designed, and are each adaptable for either twin or double use. These 20 square meter cabins are some of the most spacious on any dive liveaboard, each with its own elegant en-suite bathroom and more. The Master Suite has a double bed and sumptuous furnishings, its own jacuzzi bath, and 180 degree views over the ocean from the rear of the vessel.


      We will join Dewi on November 17th in Ternate. Ternate can be reached by domestic carrier from any of Indonesia’s international entry ports: Manado, Bali or Jakarta although the former is geographically closest and probably the easiest option with direct domestic connections to both Ternate and Sorong. Garuda is the country’s more reliable domestic carrier and has additional weight allowance for scuba gear.  The trip will end on November 28th in Sorong, West Papua and is well served with Indonesia’s domestic airlines. We are able to help arrange domestic flights to Ternate and from Sorong.

      Cancellation Policy

      Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 

      Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

      What’s included

      • 11 nights accommodations
        Twin share staterooms
      • Up to 4 dives a day
      • All meals and beverages
        Alcoholic beverages not included
      • Airport transfers
      • Park & harbor fees
      • Enriched Air/Nitrox
        $200; for Nitrox certified divers
      • Flights
        international flights to and domestic flights within Indonesia
      • Scuba equipment
        Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
      • Tips
        Tips for the boat's excellent crew
      • Fuel surcharge

      Available Packages

      Deluxe Stateroom, double occupancy
      Sold Out

      The lower deck is our main cabin area with four Deluxe Staterooms on the port side and four on starboard. These air conditioned staterooms are all individually designed by Bruno Helgen, a french top interior designer. On entering each of the Staterooms you will be surprised by  its sheer size (20 square meters), unique color setting and mysterious carvings.

      All Deluxe Staterooms are adaptable for either twin or double use. Each has its own en-suite bathroom (4,5m by 1,3m), reading lights, 220V power points and hanging storage for clothing. If you like to work in privacy on your laptop, the room offers a comfortable desk. There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings.

      Deposit: $1,000
      Master Suite, double occupancy
      Sold Out

      The Master Suite in the aft quarters of the main deck is the signature room of the ship and is a marvel of design and comfort. It occupies the full width of the vessel and from the stern it has a 180 degree view of the ocean behind the ship. With its 46 square meters it is the largest room on board and surely one the larger suites available on any live-aboard in the world.

      The Master Suite has one king size bed. The own en-suite bathroom offers a shower as well as a bath with ocean view. The suite has its own sitting area; a large corner sofa with a table made out of one piece of natural shaped teak. There is ample additional storage in the wardrobe for all personal belongings. We offer a special metal flasks for drinking water and these can be replenished from the main supply in the lounge or dive centre.

      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options


      November 17: Ternate

      This special trip will begin in the sultanate of Ternate, off the Island of Halmahera. Once onboard the Dewi, we will dive some of the highlights around this unique island before beginning to head eastwards towards Raja Ampat. En route are several fantastic dive sites that are rarely dived and off the beaten path. 

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      Had an amazing time! Beautiful accommodations and resort staff. Magnificent dive sites and of course well executed by the Blue Planet Staff. Already have my next dive trip lined up with Blue Planet!
      By Marie T for Escape to Paradise: Taveuni, Fiji on Sep 13, 2023
      Amazing second trip with Blue Planet Scuba! Bonaire is a unique adventure, whether we dove off the boats, or from the shore. I hope to do it again. As someone who'd been certified in scuba for about a year, and had done only a few dives at Lake Phoenix over the summer, this was a big step up in terms of experience. Andrea and Travis were both excellent instructors. I took the Advanced Opened Water course on the trip, and while that was good, I feel like what really advanced my skills was the variety of challenging experiences Bonaire had to offer, and the generally excellent divers I had the opportunity to team up with both on training dives and when left to our own devices, rolling around the desert in our little Taliban trucks. The East Coast Dives excursion was amazing, and challenged my bravery as much as much as my dive skills. While we didn't get to witness coral spawning due to a jellyfish hazard, the bioluminescent ostracod dive was absolutely magical, and the night dives in general were wonderful. All in all, a wonderful learning opportunity for me, and a challenging adventure. Thank you for the opportunity.
      By Sarah F for Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise on Sep 12, 2023
      The diving was amazing, and I never got tired of heading over to Bloody Bay Wall! The resort accommodations and food were great! The staff are awesome! Another exceptional Blue Planet trip in the books! 🩵
      By Elsbeth M for Big Dives in Little Cayman on Jul 11, 2023
      Thanks Elsbeth! It really was some awesome diving and the resort and staff of Little Cayman Beach Resort were amazing. Hope to see you on another trip again soon!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on Jul 11, 2023
      Second trip with Blue Planet. Wonderful time again. Really wonderful group of people, and the dive shop where we went was equally great. Well organized both on the Blue Planet side and at the dive resort itself. Little Cayman is absolutely beautiful. Would go on another trip there again in the future.
      By Elizabeth K for Big Dives in Little Cayman on Jul 10, 2023
      Thanks Elizabeth! We're so glad you could join us for the Little Cayman trip and that you had a great time! We'll definitely be looking to go back there in the next year or two so stay tuned!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on Jul 11, 2023
      I had an excellent time on my June Certification Weekend in Cozumel. Suzanne and Michael were incredible instructors - knowledgeable, patient, efficient. I felt totally comfortable and prepared for anything by the time of my first certified dive.
      By Jonathan K for June Certification Weekend in Cozumel on Jun 27, 2023
      Thank you so much, Jonathan! Your attentiveness and ability to adapt to our constantly shifting schedules made it a true pleasure working with you. We can't wait to join you on a future trip!
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