Pearl of Papua, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“Although I believe the diving in Raja Ampat to be a little bit over hyped, we still had a great week of diving. There were many cr…”

Jerry M, United States United States
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  • 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.

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

Required Extras: Park, Port and Fuel Fees (240 USD per trip), Rental Gear (460-495 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (5 USD per activity), Private Dive Guide (50 USD per day), Snorkel Gear (80-110 USD per trip).

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

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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
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jerry M
  • United States United States
The perfect mix of diving and exploring tropical islands

Although I believe the diving in Raja Ampat to be a little bit over hyped, we still had a great week of diving. There were many creatures that I had never seen before, as well as some beautiful underwater coral gardens. Something unique to this live aboard that I have never experienced before was the opportunity to get off the boat and explore a few islands. We did a great hike to a mountain top one morning, went to a beautiful beach for an afternoon of swimming with sharks, and then wrapped up with a BBQ party one evening (under the rain). It made for a special trip that was centered on diving, but gave some variety in activities. Highly recommended!!

Recommended for
The opportunity to explore a few islands, the crew's helpfulness, macro diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jakob D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Super Staff and beautiful dive experience

Oceanic and Reef Manta's plus Pygmie Seahorses.

Recommended for
Staff Members, Dive Guides and the Manta's
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kenneth K
  • Austria Austria
Found the joy of diving because of my experience with Pearl of Papau

My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Pearl of Papau. The dive guides are remarkable at spotting the small reef fishes the size of a rice grain and there isn’t a moment I felt unsafe with my dive guide diving with me. Yayu the cruise director will look after you like a guardian. She made sure we were comfortable and everyday she will review the weather and alternate our plans to take advantage of the current to see the sea creatures.

Recommended for
The crew. The beauty of Raja Ampat. Hanging out with other divers
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ulf L
  • Sweden Sweden
"Budget Friendly" Liveaboard that needs some renovation

Diving with Mantas, and a lot of different spices. The other guests, and the food.

Recommended for
Diving & guests
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christiane F
  • Germany Germany
Raja Ampat is a must go!!!

Diversity of diving, the friendly and helpful crew! We had a great time!

Recommended for
diving, bamboo sharks, colourful underwater world
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jeonghun S
  • South Korea South Korea
Old cabin but nice crew service and good food

Diving is great (Dive master is a kind, well-known many spots and boat crew is very kind) I like sundeck on the boat. (with good food and beverage)

Recommended for
nice crew service , good food , good dive guides
  • 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.