- Duration 12 days
- Difficulty 2/5
- Group Size 12
Indonesia Halmahera to Raja Ampat
20 – 31 March, 2024
Indonesia, is a string of volcanic islands with some of the last frontiers of unspoilt snorkeling and dive sites. Discover the hidden beauty of these wonderful shallow reef areas with some of the highest diversity and ‘fishiest’ areas of the Coral Triangle adjacent to Raja Ampat. From the surface we have the chance to see passing pods of pilot whales and dolphins in one of the region’s most important areas for cetaceans. While cruising from Halmahera to Raja Ampat we will explore the many islands of this spectacular World Heritage Site, with the opportunity to engage in a whole host of activities such as: visits to remote villages, snorkeling on beautiful coral reefs, searching for giant manta rays, whale and dolphin watching, searching for endemic birds and rare endemic fish. This is a purpose-designed snorkeling trip with the idea that finding good snorkeling on a dive site can be frustrating. Halmahera and Raja Ampat are quite simply two of the best, most pristine and most bio-diverse marine habitats anywhere on the planet. They are truly spectacular. We are also able to offer limited diving at some of the snorkel sites to certified guests. There will also be ample time for swimming, as well as simply enjoying the stunning scenery and the pleasure of cruising across the tropical seas on our splendid, traditionally built pinisi ship, the Damai.
In collaboration with The Oceanic Society.
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PRICE TBA Per person sharing in Master cabins
PRICE TBA Per person sharing in Twin cabins
Arrival Time: TBA
2 Master cabins
4 Twin bed cabins
- Accommodation on a shared or single cabin basis.
- All meals unless otherwise stated.
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
- One Pete Oxford Expeditions trip leader and one Oceanic Society leader.
- One local tour leader.
- Round trip international airfare to Bali.
- Internal airfare within Indonesia. We will book these flight & invoice you.
- Travel insurance – highly recommended and can be booked via this website.
- Early check-in or late check-out in hotels.
- Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, internet and alcoholic beverages.
- Park and harbor fees (+-US$225.oo pp).
- Gratuities to the guide and crew.
- Diving fees.
A Itinerary to be announced
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Photographer | Owner | Trip Leader
Pete is a trained marine zoologist and renowned underwater photographer. He has visited Indonesia many times since he first explored the archipelago as a backpacker and has previously led, or co-led, multiple trips together with the Oceanic Society. He is an ardent conservationist working more and more on marine conservation issues. Pete compares the diversity on the Indonesian reefs to that of the Ecuadorian Amazon, another destination he is particularly familiar with. He is especially excited, on this itinerary, to offer ample interaction with local indigenous tribes. It is a true expedition and although we have a schedule to guide us, we will take every opportunity to maximize our fun.
Director of Conservation Travel Programs at The Oceanic Society
Wayne Sentman has worked as a natural history guide over the last 20 years for the Oceanic Society, a US-based marine conservation non-profit. Currently he serves as their Director of Conservation Travel Programs, where he designs mission driven expeditions that utilizes tourism to support conservation research directed at species and habitat protection, and promotes transformational travel as a means to motivate public behavior changes that enhance conservation goals. He has field experience in the US in Hawaii, and Alaska, and internationally in Micronesia, the Caribbean, Kenya, Suriname, Peru, Tonga, Indonesia, and the North Pacific. For 10 years he assisted and led field conservation research projects monitoring a variety of endangered or protected species. Since 2001 Wayne has also been an instructor for a 3-week undergraduate wildlife ecology field course conducted each year on the Mpala Research Center in Kenya. In 2013 Wayne completed his Master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard University. Wayne’s interests include photography, human wildlife conflict resolution, plastic pollution as a mechanism of contaminant exposure in wildlife, and the use of art and digital media to interpret environmental problems to a global audience.