Raja Ampat & Lembeh, Indonesia




All Experience Levels
Dive into Lembeh & Misool Eco Resort
January 19 - February 9, 2023

Ocean First returns to one of our favorite areas of the planet: Raja Ampat & the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. These destinations are arguably two of the most sought-after destinations in the world.

Trip Leader: Kathy Gagliardo

There are few places on Earth where you can still feel like you have truly escaped from the incessant noise of your everyday life. Raja Ampat and the Lembeh Strait of Indonesia are two places where that experience can be found. Located in north Sulawesi, Dive into Lembeh is home to the strange and wonderful world of “muck diving”. There are creatures to be found here and no place else on the planet. This is a photographer’s dream destination!

Misool Eco Resort is located in Raja Ampat and is arguably one of the most sought-after dive destinations in the world. The founders of this idyllic resort worked with the local people to establish a marine protected area which now exceeds 300,000 acres. The marine life found in this part of Indonesia is remarkable and unlike anyplace else on Earth. Everything from graceful manta rays to dainty blue-ringed octopus can be found in the reefs surrounding Misool. It also boasts one of the finest house reefs and protected lagoons we have ever seen. The lagoon in front of the restaurant is a nursery for baby black tip sharks, the cutest little sharks ever!

The Dive into Lembeh portion of the trip can be taken out of the package to shorten the trip duration if needed.

Trip Inclusions:

Lembeh Inclusions:

  • 2 nights hotel stay Jakarta
  • 5 nights Dive into Lembeh
  • 3 guided dives per day, open house reef dives from 8am - 6pm
  • 3 meals per day
  • Domestic airfare Jakarta - Manado
  • Taxes & airport transfers 

Raja Ampat Inclusions:

  • 12 nights Misool Eco Resort, water cottage accommodation
  • Unlimited dive package
  • 4 meals per day
  • Nitrox
  • Roundtrip speedboat transfer
  • Complimentary 15min massage
  • 1 night Sorong (February 7- 8)
  • Taxes & airport transfers
  • Roundtrip airfare Manado- Sorong/Sorong - Jakarta
  • 1 night hotel stay Jakarta

Not Included:

  • Flights from Denver - Indonesia
  • Hotel stay not mentioned above
  • 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:

$10,395 based on double occupancy. Single occupancy TBD.

Payment Schedule:

  • Nonrefundable deposit required to reserve: $2,000
  • $2,000 due April 10, 2022
  • $2,000 due July 1, 2022
  • Final payment due by September 25, 2022
  • 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, minus the initial deposit.
  • 179 - 120 days: payments made to date are 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