Epica, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“We saw so many incredible things like Pygmy seahorses, tons of reef mantas swimming above us, 2 oceanic rays (this was rare!), oct…”

sheana M, United States United States
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Highlights

    • Budget-friendly liveaboard to explore Raja Ampat
    • Maximum 4 divers per guide for a personalized experience
    • Visit famous panoramic viewpoints in Raja Ampat

The Epica liveaboard offers a budget-friendly way to explore Raja Ampat. She is simple but comfortable, catering to 12 guests in 6 basic twin cabins. Cabins are above deck to catch the ocean breeze and share 2 bathrooms with fresh-water showers. Meals are freshly prepared, offer a mix of local and international cuisine, and are served 'family-style' on the upper deck. The large upper deck is also kitted out with hammocks and bean bags, making it a great place to relax between dives and enjoy the incredible sunset at the end of the day.

Groups are kept to a maximum of 4 divers per guide and split according to experience levels so everyone can make the most of their diving. Enjoy the rich, diverse underwater world with a chance to see amazing marine life, from cool critters to large pelagic life such as manta rays and various species of sharks. You will also have the chance to visit one of the famous panoramic viewpoints in Raja Ampat. The trips on Epica are designed to make the most out of your experience in Raja Ampat when traveling on a budget.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: Environment Tax, National Park Fees, Port Fees (100 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear (175-250 USD per trip), Scuba Diving Courses (30-190 USD), Snorkeling Guide.

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Boat features

  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Accommodation


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2016
  • Length 24 meters
  • Engines Mitsubishi 200p
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Tenders 3.5 meters with 15hp Yamaha
  • Water capacity 3600 liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits

Epica Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
    7.8
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • sheana M
  • United States United States
Incredible trip!

We saw so many incredible things like Pygmy seahorses, tons of reef mantas swimming above us, 2 oceanic rays (this was rare!), octopuses, sharks like black and white tip reefs and wobbegongs. Our dive master Rolly was awesome, the food was good, things happened on schedule (I love the punctuality!) and the weather was superb. I’ll remember this forever

Recommended for
Oceanic mantas rays, octopuses, and wobbegongs
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • stephan S
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Professionele en vriendelijk begeleiding

Duiken, onderwater wereld, fantastische Raja Ampat , en de goede bescherming van het natuur park.

Recommended for
Duiken, kerstfeest board bijzonder, gezelligheid
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Venkitaraman R
  • India India
Excellent guides and staffs. great service . awesome food.

Excellent guides and staffs. great service . awesome food. Had loads of fun diving . The Director , Rachael made sure that we dive in right dive sites . Our Dive guides - Erica, Fenly and ED were top notch . made our divinhg really comfortable and exiting at t'he same time.

Recommended for
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  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Saku S
  • Finland Finland
Simple, but great liveaboard boat with excellent crew!

I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere on the boat. Crew was amazing and other guests very friendly and nice. The boat is simple, but everything that one would need is there! Food is very good! Diving in Raja Ampat is amazing and with this liveaboard you get to dive at best dive sites!

Recommended for
Amazing diving, Excellent Crew, Superb diving!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Roger D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Experience of a lifetime

Sardine Reef diving in the split current for 45' at the same place and become part of the underwater world.

Recommended for
The Crew and the Dive Guides were outstanding. And we had a perfect group of easy going travelers.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sofía B
  • Uruguay Uruguay
The best trip

The diving spots I enjoyed the most were chicken reef and Melissa’s garden, was absolutely magical. What made the trip so amazing was the good vibes from the manager and the kind hearts of the crew ❤️

Recommended for
The diving, the crew and the experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Laura V
  • Spain Spain
Amazing

Diving spots, food.. everything!

Recommended for
Diving instructors and crew!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • William H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip, fantastic guides, excellent company. Boat very basic but I will remember all the good things

The range of different sites between north and south RA

Recommended for
Guides, other guests, range of sites across RA
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Bastian S
  • Germany Germany
Very enjoyable dive cruise

Manta Ridge, followed by many other fantastic dives during the week. Crew is a highlight on its own - thanks for an unforgettable week 🙏

Recommended for
Diving, Crew and Food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Stef B
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Amazing experience, with some room for improvement

The trip was amazing, we had such a blast! The staff was super friendly, fun and very knowledgeable! The divesites are just amazing (although we had some bad luck visibility wise). The manta’s where an absolute highlight! Nevertheless there where a few things epica could improve (maintenance wise): there was a problem with the air compressor (what was fixed after a few days), the boat experienced many many small cockroaches on board (never read this in the reviews so assume this is a new problem), the boat is basic which is absolutely fine for us and it had all we needed, but the bathroom/shower facilities could have been a bit cleaner / better maintained.

Recommended for
Friendly staff, dive sites and great tasty food