Indonesia Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center | Indo Siren luxury live-aboard
Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
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5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
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Raja Ampat Indonesia:  Feb. 8 - 25, 2018

This trip is full. Please contact us if you have questions or to be put on a wait list.
 
We are excited to announce a return trip to Indonesia with the S/Y Indo Siren luxury liveaboard.  Same boat (and likely the same crew) as our last trip, but this time we are diving Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat currently offers what most think to be the best tropical diving in Indonesia -  maybe the world.

Raja Ampat is all about diversity, not only of marine species but also of dive sites. Recently declared a marine sanctuary the 46,000 square km park gives you wildly different dive experiences. From pelagic drift dives to magical dark sand muck dives (and even some habitats that are special to Raja Ampat such as clear water mangroves with corals growing right next to them) there are thousands of potential dive sites in Raja Ampat. Exploration is still continuing and on every trip there are chances for new and amazing discoveries.

 
Built in 2001 Siladen Resort & Spa is exclusively located on Pulau Siladen, a lush tropical island in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park, a protected ocean area known worldwide for the richness of its waters and epicentre of global marine biodiversity. Since the first guest in 2003 the international resort offers guests the most attractive, exquisite and secluded comfort in Sulawesi.Our first stop will be Siladen Resort and Spa on the lush tropical island of Palau Siladen. Siladen is located in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park (in the North Sulawesi Sea), a protected ocean area known worldwide for the richness of its waters and epicentre of global marine biodiversity. The property is located on the western side of the island on a 300 meters long stretch of white coral reef beach facing the Manado Tua volcano. Guests enjoy breathtaking sunsets all year round.

Siladen Resort & Spa is a 5 Star PADI Resort with their own PADI diving center located on the Resort’s premises. Thanks to their strategic location in the heart of the Marine Park, over 50 premium dive sites are within easy reach of the Resort.
 

S/Y Indo Siren Liveaboard | Liveaboard diving in Indonesia can be one of the most rewarding experiences. With over 17,000 islands Indonesia is the World's second largest archipelago state and with over 80,000km of coastline, the country offers divers the opportunity to delight in a fantastic array of marine life. Indonesia is home to 15% of the World's coral reefs and has over 4000 recorded different fish & invertebrate species - with many more yet to be identified. Diving in Indonesia is so varied and there is plenty to appeal to even the most seasoned diver. | Raja Ampat liveaboardAfter four nights at Siladen, we will depart for a flight to Sorong to board the S/Y Indo Siren luxury liveaboard. Launched in April 2011, she hosts a maximum of 16 guests. The outdoor dining area is very comfortable offering a great setting for all your meals. The dive deck is perhaps the most spacious and comfortable you would have experienced. Offering designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment, the S/Y Indo Siren truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography.

Built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, the S/Y Indo Siren is a traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak. You will find few other dive liveaboards as beautiful, and being that she was built by divers for divers you can rest assured every need has been thought of and is being implemented.

 
Features of the S/Y Indo Siren liveaboard include:
  • 8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water through adjustable electric heaters. Overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer.

  • Expansive shaded diving deck area, with individual stations and personal storage drawers.

  • For your convenience each guest is provided with a numbered deck towel and more towels are available upon request.

  • Spacious air-conditioned lounge with cocktail bar, sofas, 42 inch flatscreen, movie network, library, & games.

  • Covered outdoor dining and refreshment area. All meals are served buffet style and guest may help themselves throughout the day to all soft drinks & snacks that are available.

  • Un-shaded Sun Deck with 8 cushioned loungers.

  • Enriched Air Nitrox is FREE for all certified Nitrox divers.

  • 2 high-powered Ridged-Hulled Inflatable Boats accompany the S/Y Indo Siren.

  • Laundry Service, Massage Service, and a Yacht Boutique are available (additional fees apply).

  • Kayaks, for guest use FREE of charge

Includes:

  • Airfare from LAX.

  • 4 night twin/double Garden Villa accommodations at Siladen Beach Resort and Spa, Manado. Includes all meals, round trip transfers, 4 dives

  • 10 nights double/twin cabin accommodation Indo Siren (Including all meals).

  • Diving: Tanks, weights, and Nitrox

Itinerary:  
  • 8 Feb: On own to meet with 1pm flight departing from San Francisco
    Depart from San Francisco afternoon of Feb 8 arrive Manado, (w/ short layover in Singapore including 6 hours at transit hotel), on Feb 10.
  • 10 – 14 Feb: Siladen Beach Resort and Spa, Manado
    Includes 4 night twin/double Garden Villa accommodations including all meals, round trip transfers, 4 dives
  • 14 Feb: Depart Manado on Air Garuda for flight to Sorong and transfer to boat
  • 14-24 Feb: Indo Siren Sorong
    Includes twin/double accommodations w/ full board, up to 34 dives, free nitrox for certified divers, and round trip transfer to Sorong
  • 24 Feb: Depart Sorong on Air Garuda and Singapore Air for return flights to the United States arriving around 11:30am Sunday Feb 25 in San Francisco
  • 25 Feb: On own for return flight home from San Francisco
Not included in the package:  
  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

Please note the following:  
  • Scuba certification card and proof of scuba insurance required. We recommend all divers purchase DAN membership

  • We highly recommend all travelers purchase travel insurance.

  • The Indo Siren has a port and park fee of EUR 110.00 (approx US 123.00) that will need to be paid on board.

  • This vessel like most, has the right to implement a fuel surcharge.

  • A passport is required for travel.

Dates: Feb. 8 - 25, 2018

Trip Cost: $8250*

 

* We are far enough away from departure to possibly see a small fluctuation in pricing. Any change is expected to be minor.

All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.

Reservations / Deposit Information:

  • $500 deposit is required at registration

Registration: An application for this trip must be completed by each traveler at the time of registration. You may pick up a trip application at either store or print out our Scuba Center Trip Application. Complete the application and fax, mail or drop off in person with a $500 non-refundable deposit per person.
For more information, contact: Tom Pederson (651) 283-7983

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance

 

Sample packing checklist