The Best of Indonesia...in Style

Ternate, Ternate City, North Maluku, Indonesia

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

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
51 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.


Travel

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
    $255
  • 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.

$6855
Deposit: $1000
Master Suite, double occupancy
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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.

$7855
Deposit: $1000

Available options

Dive into Lembeh - 4 nightsSold Out
$755
Diving into Lembeh - 5 nightsSold Out
$960
Diving into Lembeh - 6 nights, singleSold Out
$1465
Manado-Ternate + Sorong-Manado flightsonly 1 left
$284
Sorong-Manado flightSold Out
$150
Bali-Manado-Ternate + Sorong-Manado fltsSold Out
$531
Port Fees (required)
$255
Nitrox
$210
PT flightsSold Out
$787


Itinerary

Embarking
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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Reviews

Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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Hey! Please add me to the waitlist for the Indonesia trip in November! Thanks! Eran Patterson
By Eran P on 25 Nov, 2018