Raja Ampat Aggressor

Diving Overview

Raja Ampat is a remote area of West Papua in Indonesia, also known as the “Four Kings”. The area is actually made up of hundreds of remote islands surrounded by the most pristine reefs and scenery. At the intersection of the Pacific and Indian oceans, water passing through Raja Ampat can create strong currents, but these currents feed the incredible reef systems and biodiversity here. Many divers consider Raja Ampat to be among the best diving in the world.

The waters in Raja Ampat are consistently warm year-round, divers hardly need to wear a wetsuit. Due to the potentially strong currents, some beginner divers may not be comfortable with the frequent drift dives. Currents can be strong here, but strong currents bring big numbers of fish. Some dives will require reef hooks to tether in place and watch the large number of fish swim around. Some common schoolings include jacks, barracudas, Napoleon wrasse, trevally and Bumphead parrotfish.

The marine diversity in these waters is staggering, with large numbers of schooling fish and an abundance of macro life to see. A marine life diversity study found that West Papua has diversity considerably greater than other areas of the coral triangle (Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea included). Over 1,200 fish species frequent the waters of Raja Ampat, there was even a world record of 284 species documented on 1 single dive at Kofiau Island. In addition to fish, there are over 600 coral species, and 699 mollusc species. Raja Ampat is host to some of the most beautiful coral gardens you will find in the world from hard coral sites in the north to soft coral sites in the south.

Sightings of the Wobbegong shark on the coral reefs are common, especially when you know where to look. Some tiny favourites include the pygmy seahorse, and a good variety of nudibranchs. Some big animals can be found in Raja Ampat as well, there are a few dive sites that are host to Manta rays. If you are lucky you might even see a dolphin or whale passing through.

Marine life highlights to see:
• Mantis shrimp
• Nudibranch
• Fire urchins
• Wobbegong sharks
• Manta rays
• Pygmy seahorse
• Barracuda

Accomodations

The Raja Ampat Aggressor is a 100’ steel ship. Built and powered for comfort, safety and stability, she cruises at 8 knots and has 220-volt power onboard. She features a roomy, air-conditioned salon and dining area, and shaded sun deck complete with lounge and deck chairs. She has a TV/DVD player and stereo in the main salon. Diving amenities include Nitrox, camera table, and freshwater showers. There are no 110v outlets in the staterooms, only in the large station.

The Raja Ampat Aggressor sleeps 16 guests in privacy and comfort. Accommodations include 1 Master stateroom with queen bed, 2 Deluxe staterooms with one queen bed and one twin bunk bed, and 5 Twin staterooms each with 2 twin beds in an L shape. All staterooms have port holes or picture windows, climate controls, TV’s with movies and private bathrooms.

(#1, 2) Twin (lower) and twin bed (upper) L-Shaped and elevated. (#6, 7, 8) two twin (lower) beds L-Shaped. All with private head and shower, port hole in #1 & 2, picture window in #6, 7 & 8. Individual climate control monitor with media player and hair dryer.
Queen bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style. Private head and shower, picture windows, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.
Queen bed. All with private head and shower, picture window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.

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