Pearl of Papua, Indonesia

from US$ 245 / day
  • Nitrox available
8.610 "Fabulous"   19 Verified Reviews
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    M/V Pearl of Papua is a 30m luxury liveaboard scheduling fantastic 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.

    Pearl of Papua offers premium air conditioned cabins and en suite bathrooms, onboard massage and spa, delicious meals and thrilling dive adventures. Guests may relax in the lavish salon and on the spacious decks. A professional chef prepares fresh gourmet meals and snacks sure to please every palette. MV Pearl of Papua provides state of the art dive amenities for hassle free diving including designated gear stations, rinse tank, dedicated camera table, and battery charging stations. The dive staff will work with divers to create the most unforgettable underwater excursions Raja Ampat has to offer.

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

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

    Excluded: International and domestic air transportation, Hotels and meals ashore before and after the cruise, Travel insurance, Private tours, Laundry, Marine Park Fees (from USD 100 per person), On board telecommunications, On board alcoholic beverages, Nitrox use (USD 5/dive), Rental gear full set USD 275 for 7 night cruise, USD 390 for 10 night cruises, Fuel Surcharge (exclude Raja Ampat/Cendrawasih trips), Crew gratuities (usually $10 per pax per day), marine park fee & clearance ( Raja Ampat $125, Manokwari $150)

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    Boat features

    • Laundry Service
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Massage
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests 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. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving
    • Sidemount Diving

    The crew speaks English and Indonesian.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:USD 40/day (USD 390 for 10 day cruise)
    • Nitrox tank:USD 5/dive
    • Fins:USD 5/day
    • Wetsuit:USD 10/day
    • Regulator:USD 10/day
    • BCD:USD 10/day
    • Snorkel equipment:USD 5/day


    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, communication and safety features

    • 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

    Fabulous (out of 10)
    Average score from 19 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Jean-Christophe D
    A fabulus week! Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in October

    Vevey good! Professional and friendly staff, fabulous sites under and over the sea.

    Recommended for

    Dives Staff Food

    Alexander H
    Amazing Divetrip Raja Ampat (South-North) - 11 Days, Indonesia in November

    Amazing natur and a good people

    Recommended for

    Blue Magic in Misol, islands, diving in a fishsoup

    Vishal B
    Awesome Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in April

    Seeing the Manta's

    Recommended for

    Manta's, Manta's , Manta's

    Shaun K
    United States
    Excellent trip, professional and friendly staff Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in May

    Everything about this trip was outstanding, my travel companion and me will be back again.

    Recommended for

    The food, excellent cook. The diving, very pristine coral. The staff, friendly and caring.

    Erik R
    Good diving, nice boat and crew Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in October

    The dives Mayhem & Blue Magic

    Recommended for

    diving, crew sundeck

    David G
    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. Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in October

    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.

    michaek M
    United Kingdom
    Tremendous diving ,phenomenal biodiversity great crew and stunning scenery Raja Ampat (South-North) - 11 Days, Indonesia in November

    Great dive masters, endless reefs incredible biodiversity.islands of paradise beachesOMG, Mantas cuttle fish nudibranchs fish eagles frankly hte whole trip was a highlight

    Recommended for

    oceanic mantas ,unbelievable coral,giant schools of fish

    Lisa B
    had a good time! Raja Ampat (South-North) - 11 Days, Indonesia in February

    Wd do it again!

    Recommended for

    diving crew food

    carolyn P
    United States
    The crew and the diving was wonderful! Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in April

    Lovedthedivingand all the Awesome folks

    Recommended for

    Friendly crew, Outstanding dive guides, Amazong food and plenty of ut

    Joe M
    United Kingdom
    Some amazing dives, good service from the crew Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in April

    Seeing Manta Rays up close on a number of dives.

    Recommended for

    The dive sites, the friendly crew, the fellow divers

    Qi Tian T
    Very good
    Awesome experience Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in April

    Diving, spotting dolphins/whales on the boat, BBQ on an island. Really friendly crew, great company.

    Recommended for

    Crew, diving, food

    Azura A
    United States
    Very good
    Good value Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in October

    Great way to dive in Raja for an affordable price. With this in mind, it is a more budget liveaboard but you go to the places the other more expensive liveaboards go. If seeing Raja is your goal, the pearl is just fine.

    Recommended for

    Diving, staff, guests

    Helga B
    Wonderful week Raja Ampat - 9 Days, Indonesia in October

    Wonderful dives, great choice of diving sites.

    Recommended for

    Dives, company, staff

    Dorota L
    Safe and marvelous diving and great staff Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in October

    diving spots: Melisas Garden, Cape Kri, MAgis Rock hiking on island in Wayag Archipelaguo and marvelous view from the top.

    Recommended for

    safe diving (all spots were controlled by divemasters before diving of the whole group - guests); staff on board helpful and kind, overall atmosphere

    Dmitrii E
    Very good
    Good team, good place for good diving. Raja Ampat - 8 Days, Indonesia in October

    I read a lot of stories about this place. And now my dream has done. I think, you should dive there to see the most beautiful soft and hard corals on our planet.

    Recommended for

    Safety, interesting, beautiful corals

    Douglas R
    United States
    Great Staff & Dive Guides Raja Ampat Southern (Sorong-Sorong), Indonesia in January

    Flexibiliry in dealing with individuals and special conditions. Made 3 land stops to explore or party! The boat is relaxed with a lounging area on the upper deck.

    Recommended for

    Everything went smoothly! They really baby you and set up all the equipment.

    Becky Y
    Hong Kong
    Home away from home! Raja Ampat Southern (Sorong-Sorong), Indonesia in January

    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

    Linus N
    Budget liveaboard Raja Ampat - 9 Days, Indonesia in May

    Great friendly crew, great dive instructor, well organised, Food allright but not enough variation Not so good: All the pollution, smell of diesel, smoke, fumes, also visible for guests around the vessel, black stuff and oil pumping straight out in the sea, so you can't really swim near to the boat,, the engines and generator needs fixing, filters etc, and when you are in this natural reserve and you see the pollution that you are causing it dosent really make you feel as good as you should in this beautiful setting,

    Recommended for

    The diving, warm showers, the price

    Sean E
    United Kingdom
    Raja Ampat diving tour Raja Ampat - 10 Days, Indonesia in December

    This was the most exotic location dive trip weve done in 15 years diving around the world - it didnt disappoint. The area is stunning both in and out of the water.

    Recommended for

    Great itinerary, experienced dive trip leader and the best diving

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