Raja Ampat, Indonesia

* 2 spaces available - Villa Tabisasu only *

All Experience Levels
Misool Eco Resort
January 1 - 16, 2024

Come see for yourself why Raja Ampat continues to be one of the most sought-after dive destinations in the world. Raja teems with biodiversity, delivering stunning macro creatures and majestic pelagics all on the same dive!

Trip Leader: Amy Christopher

Raja Ampat remains one of Ocean First’s favorite and most popular destinations. Due to demand we are headed back for another round of incredible diving! Misool Eco Resort in particular has become a frequent destination for Ocean First not only for the spectacular biodiversity, but also because MER upholds many of our same values.

This special retreat was built on a former shark finning camp and, after careful management and preservation, has returned to its former glory as a nursery for baby blacktip sharks. Working together with the local villages, MER protects over 300,000 acres in this remote part of Indonesia. The effects of conservation are obvious once you put your head below the surface. The reefs surrounding MER burst with colorful reef fish, camouflaged macro creatures, octopus, soft corals, nudibranchs and numerous species of crustaceans. Looking out into the blue you will find graceful manta rays, stealthy mobula rays, blacktip sharks, and enormous schools of baitfish.

We love this beautiful part of the world and return time again to share it with our diving and snorkeling friends! 

Trip Inclusions:

  • 12 nights at Misool Eco Resort - water cottage accommodation for 14 guests
  • 12 nights at Misool Eco Resort - Villa Tabisasu accommodatin for 2 guests
  • Unlimited Nitrox dive package
  • 4 meals per day
  • 3 nights Jakarta (2 at front, 1 at end)
  • Roundtrip speedboat transfers from Sorong
  • Roundtrip airfare Jakarta - Sorong
  • 1 night Sorong with breakfast
  • Complimentary 15 minute massage
  • Use of kayaks and paddle boards
  • Ocean First trip leader

Not Included:

  • Flights from Denver - Jakarta
  • Raja Ampat Marine Park fee (approx $75 USD paid in Rupiah)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals not specified above
  • Crew gratuities
  • Baggage fees
  • Any unforeseen cost at the time of booking.
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Trip Cost:

  • $8,995 based on double occupancy, water cottage
  • $9,975 based on double occupancy, Villa Tabisasu

Payment Schedule:

  • Nonrefundable deposit required to reserve: $2,000
  • $2,500 due September 1, 2022
  • $2,500 due March 1, 2023
  • Final payment due August 10, 2023
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months after departure date

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes made to the reservation may result in additional fees.
  • Cancellation 180 days or more: refund given based on reselling the space.
  • 179 - 120 days: original deposit is forfeited as well as any vendor fees.
  • 119 days or less or a no-show: no refunds given.

We strongly recommend securing trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment in the unlikely event you need to cancel your trip. Our preferred provider is DAN Trip Insurance.

Standard Recommended Accessories:

  • GoBe S500 LED light
  • Safety sausage w/ whistle (SMB)
  • Squeeze Lock knife
  • Reefsaver

Trip Specific Recommendations: 

  • Hood and/or hooded vest
  • Reef hook
  • Primary dive light
  • Fish ID certification
  • Shark ecology certification
  • Marine ecology certification
  • Waves, Tides, Currents certification
  • Nitrox certification