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.

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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 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.

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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
  • 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
  • Helga B
  • Italy Italy
Wonderful week

Wonderful dives, great choice of diving sites.

Recommended for
Dives, company, staff
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Qi Tian T
  • Singapore Singapore
Awesome experience

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

Recommended for
Crew, diving, food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Joe M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Some amazing dives, good service from the crew

Seeing Manta Rays up close on a number of dives.

Recommended for
The dive sites, the friendly crew, the fellow divers
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Erik R
  • Sweden Sweden
Good diving, nice boat and crew

The dives Mayhem & Blue Magic

Recommended for
diving, crew sundeck
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Shaun K
  • United States United States
Excellent trip, professional and friendly staff

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.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Vishal B
  • India India

Seeing the Manta's

Recommended for
Manta's, Manta's , Manta's
  • 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
  • 7.2 Good
  • Linus N
  • Sweden Sweden
Budget liveaboard

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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lisa B
  • Germany Germany
had a good time!

Wd do it again!

Recommended for
diving crew food