Pearl of Papua
Maximize your diving adventure with personalized and
professional service on board our traditional Bugis schooner, the
Pearl of Papua. Revel the natural marine richness of Raja Ampat
right at your doorstep with our liveaboard and explore spectacular
diving sites around the archipelago.
Fully equipped with modern conveniences and staffed with experienced
and professional crew, the Pearl of Papua offers liveaboard charters
with departures all year round to the pristine Raja Ampat islands in
the heart of the Coral Triangle.
Raja Ampat’s marine ecosystem is home to the highest marine
biodiversity on Earth according to a 2002 survey by the Nature
The variety of marine life in the region makes Raja Ampat a truly
amazing diving destination, with regular shark sightings, encounters
with large groups of manta rays and turtles, numerous war wrecks,
not to mention the diversity of its reefs – rich flats, dramatic
slopes and vertical walls, mucky mangroves, beautiful lagoons and
Pearl of Papua liveaboard safaris visit all the best underwater
treasures around Raja Ampat, highlighting its iconic sites and
adventuring off-the-beaten paths with the comfort of home away from
home. Our brand-new vessel is also available for private charter,
non-diving excursions and research expedition. Come away with us!
Experience luxury at great value and find out more about our rates
Striving for good vibes and a relaxed atmosphere, we provide luxury
at great value on board our well-equipped vessel. Pearl of Papua
liveaboard aims to be your sanctuary at sea with its cozy cabins and
en suite bathrooms, on board pampering (massage and spa), delicious
and hearty meals, and overall hassle-free adventure.
Crafted by the highly respected and renowned boat builders of Tanah
Beru in South Sulawesi, our beautiful wooden phinisi schooner is
fitted with the latest marine technology and equipments that are
ensured to meet with international safety standards.
Specifically designed for liveaboard diving excursions, the Pearl of
Papua provides gear-up stations assigned for each diver throughout
the expedition, rinse tank, a dedicated camera table and battery
charging stations (both 110V and 220V).
Facilities and amenities on board the Pearl of Papua are selected to
provide the most comfort during the length of your diving
expeditions. The air-conditioned cabins with en suite bathrooms are
sleek yet cozy, a sanctuary to welcome you home after a long
excursion undersea. Our spacious decks provide enough room for
everyone to laze privately and a group to mingle comfortably. A chef
and two stewards are also on board to attend your dining and cabin
needs around the clock, while all pampering needs are attended to in
a dedicated spa cabin or outdoor on the deck with our portable
Our team of twelve Indonesian crew members and dive staff are also
highly knowledgeable and intimately familiar with Raja Ampat,
guiding you to experience scarcely seen underwater treasures in
addition to the bests the region has to offer, while ensuring a
pleasant and safe voyage.
How To Get There
You can reach Sorong in a single day from Soekarno-Hatta
International Airport (CGK) en route Makassar.
*The Pearl of Papua offers assistance in purchasing your domestic
flights but accept no responsibility for cancellations, delays,
baggage lost, or other problems caused by the carrier.
You can reach Manado (MDC) from your international destination
either through Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Connections from Manado to
Sorong range from one hour fifteen minutes to two hours ten minutes
depending on which local carrier and whether the flight makes a stop
This trip requires two legs and an overnight stay after arriving
from your international destination; first a 75-minute flight from
Denpasar (DPS) to Makassar (UPG), and a two-hour-and-ten-minute
fight from Makassar to Sorong on the next day. Returning to Denpasar
is a single-day trip either through Makassar again or through