Pearl of Papua, Indonesia



  • Custom-designed for diving expeditions
  • Dedicated camera table and charging station
  • Professional chef prepares fresh gourmet meals
  • Nitrox available on board

M/V Pearl of Papua is a 30m liveaboard scheduling fantastic value diving holidays year-round in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, home to the highest marine biodiversity on Earth. This variety of marine life makes Raja Ampat the ultimate diving destination. The 12-member crew of Pearl of Papua is highly knowledgeable and intimately familiar with Raja Ampat and strives to provide five-star service. The MV Pearl of Papua was custom designed for diving expeditions, with rinse tanks, a dedicated camera table, charging stations, and kitting-up stations for each diver available. There are also 3 tenders to make getting to and from the dive sites as comfortable as possible. The dive staff will work with divers to create the most unforgettable underwater excursions Raja Ampat offers.

Topside, the Pearl of Papua liveaboard Indonesia offers premium air-conditioned cabins and en-suite bathrooms. Two Master cabins with double and two single beds are located on the upper deck; there is a Suite is on the lower deck, along with 4 standard cabins. Spacious decks throughout the boat provide ample space to laze privately or mingle with the rest of the group. A professional chef prepares fresh gourmet meals and snacks throughout the day to please every palette.

Book now for the ultimate luxury Pearl of Papua Raja Ampat liveaboard diving holiday.

Choose your departure date


Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Park, Port and Fuel Fees (190-240 USD per trip), Rental Gear (45 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (5 USD per activity), Private Dive Guide (50 USD), Snorkel Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

  • Visa payments
  • MasterCard payments
  • American Express payments
  • Paypal payments

Pay by bank transfer or online with Best Price Guaranteed

Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Half-board Option
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • 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.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2010
  • Length 30 meters
  • Beam 7.5 meters
  • Top speed 8 knots
  • Cruising speed 6 knots
  • Engines Mitsubishi MEBDC 91A 200HP
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 7
  • Number of bathrooms 7
  • Water capacity 10'000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 6'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 2'000 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

Pearl of Papua Reviews

  • 8.5 Fabulous
  • 39 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Amira M
  • Australia Australia
Great mid range option for Raja Ampat

Seeing wobbegongs, octopus, turtles and loads of different corals. International crowd of people and very reasonable accommodation. Beautiful unspoilt islands. The beach party was amazing. English was limited with some dive guides, this could be better for divers.

Recommended for
The food was consistently good in quality and variety. Dive briefings were mapped and explained.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jaakko A
  • Finland Finland
Great service and staff with a week of top tier diving

Food was excellent, crew very friendly and helpful, diving was calm and relaxing. Everything went well, althoug we didn't get to see so many mantas as I hoped.

Recommended for
Dives, food and company
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nicholas S
  • Australia Australia

Great dive service. Great fun and great staff.

Recommended for
The wonderful service and staff friendliness. Diving was world class
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Shirhan H
  • Australia Australia
A great trip . Very well looked after by crew and food was plentiful and excellent.

Diving of course! Seeing oceanic manta cleaning station, sharks and turtle.

Recommended for
Great diving. Relaxing sundeck. Wonderful food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marie C
  • Australia Australia
Fabulous diving and wonderful crew

Blue ringed octopus on our check out dive! Soft coral heaven at Black Rock; hard coral heaven at Melissa’s Garden; spectacular variety and abundance of reef fish; 3 excellent night dives; hike up to the stunning lookout at Wayag. Cuttlefish, octopus, tiny bobtail squid, pygmy seahorses, shrimps of all types including mantis shrimp, leaf fish, scorpionfish, pipefish, comet fish, big moray eels, some white tip and black tip sharks and a grey reef shark. Unfortunately no oceanic mantas and only brief encounters with 2 reef mantas. Not as much big pelagic life as we expected, but still spectacular schools of barracuda, trevally and reef fish. Contrary to the website, Manta Suite and Seahorse cabins have NO windows, and there is no masseuse onboard. Sundeck could do with more shade and more comfortable chairs, but it was still fine for our small group. Demands of large tips came as an unpleasant surprise on the last day. But overall a wonderful trip with excellent crew - I wish it had been a few days longer!

Recommended for
Great diversity of bizarre and beautiful critters, only 11 passengers, very friendly helpful crew who set up and lift your dive gear
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Becky Y
  • Canada Canada
Home away from home!

Pearl of Papua is a very nice and big dive boat. Everywhere was so clean---especially the en-suite bathroom that I shared with my roommate!(There was even an adapter for me with my North American plugs---very considerate!) On hot sticky days and in between dives, we could hide in the salon (dining room) with its AC, reading up on its collection of novels in many languages, learning about what we saw UW in its many marine life catalogs and watching its voluminous collection of current Hollywood DVDs (I did!).There was a camera table with many outlets, There is even a sink to wash our hands and all kind of drinks and all sort of snacks available at all hours! Another thing notable about Pearl of Papua was the fact that they provide 2 tanks of fresh water for us to soak our dive gears in after each dive and…tanks with Dettol (disinfectant) after our last dive on the liveaboard! (Not too many dive boats would do that!) Very nice touch indeed. They even had a permanent huge tank with fresh water just dedicated for the myriad of divers’ cameras to soak in and an air hose for the UW photographers to use (Again, the first time I saw on a dive boat!) Now, the food was divine and every meal was different! Our chef, Cindy (the first woman I saw, working on a liveaboard, anywhere in the world. Bravo!) was a genius who put out 5-star restaurant meals 3X a day for a whole week! I think that all of us had all gained weights, eating non-stop! Cindy was also a very good dancer too at our end of the week BBQ Party on the Bat Island!---That was another memorable feast by itself and the crew had gone over the top making unique sand sculpturing and demonstrating the thrilling Raja Ampat soccer to us! Our mouths were agape <--- definitely THE highlight and a very fitting ending for the trip! This liveaboard had 13 divers who came from all over the world, very diverse and with varied ages and backgrounds. I have been on many liveaboards, but this one is different as we all got along famously---everyone chatted with everyone else, there were no disagreements and we all tried to get along together. By the end of the trip, we seemed to be like a great big multi-cultural family! I‘d like to give our Fearless Bald-headed crew leader (whose name escaped me just now!) credits for doing such a good job to make sure that all our wishes and request were attended to and that the crew, under his tutelage, couldn’t have done more to make sure all the divers happy! You know, the 13 of us are still writing emails to one another, sharing photos and talking about the dive trip! Remarkable trip!

Recommended for
Food, camaraderie, boat
  • 7.6 Good
  • David G
  • Australia Australia
We had a great experience. Well cared for by the staff, both in and out of the water. Unfortunately we couldn't go south due to bag weather. The chef was great as there was pleanty of good food.

Good diving with a knowledgable instructor and good food. The bed was comportable but the room could have had more over head storage.

Recommended for
Diving and wonderful scenery.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Alexander H
  • Germany Germany
Amazing Divetrip

Amazing natur and a good people

Recommended for
Blue Magic in Misol, islands, diving in a fishsoup
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lisa B
  • Germany Germany
had a good time!

Wd do it again!

Recommended for
diving crew food
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Karin Anna M
  • Germany Germany
Raja Ambat ist ein tolles Tauchgebiet

Die schönen Tauchplätze und das intakte Unterwasserleben

Recommended for
Gruppgenzusammensetzung, Barbeque auf der Insel, Motivierte Crew