Putri Papua, Indonesia

Great value for money

“Crew very professional and polite. World class diving. Good option for budget divers”

Angela T, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Explore Airborek, Wayag, Mansuar, and Misool
  • Amazing marine diversity and macro opportunities

The MV Putri Papua liveaboard offers year-round dive cruises in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Dive trips vary from 7-10 nights and depart from and return to Sorong. Possible dive areas visited could include Airborek, Wayag, Mansuar, and Misool. Raja Ampat is known for amazing marine diversity, and divers have the chance to dive into amazing macros, huge schools of fish, and the chance of bigger things passing by. Dive facilities aboard the M/V Putri Papua include 10 gear stations, a camera setup, charging areas, and shower areas on the dive platform.

Topside, the MV Putri Papua phinisi caters to just 9 guests in 5 cabins. Each cabin has AC and en-suite bathrooms, double or twin bedding, and one single. Social areas include the fan-cooled lounge with TV, CD & DVD player, plus dining seating for ten. European and Indonesian dishes are freshly prepared on board. There is also a sun deck with an awning to soak up the rays or enjoy the sea breeze and stunning Raja Ampat views.

The Putri Papua crew and guides have explored the region for 30 years and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. Join them for an unforgettable journey in Raja Ampat. Book online today to reserve your space.

This boat is part of the Grand Komodo Liveaboards fleet.

 

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

Required Extras: National Park Fees (147 USD), Port Fees.

Optional Extras: Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Beach BBQ
  • 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
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Indonesian.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 26.16 meters
  • Beam 5.48 meters
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 270 HP
  • Max guests 9
  • Number of cabins 5
  • Number of bathrooms 5
  • Tenders 1 with 40 HP engine

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Putri Papua Reviews

  • 8.3 Very good
  1. Vessel
    7.8
  2. Crew
    8.0
  3. Food
    9.3
  4. Diving
    8.3
  5. Value
    8.3
  • 7.2 Good
  • Angela T
  • United States United States
Good for budget divers

Crew very professional and polite. World class diving. Good option for budget divers

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the location
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Toby M
  • United States United States
Great service and diving in the lower price range

Well organized trip from pickup to drop off. Filled schedule to maximize diving, and the variety of sites selected was very nice. Crew were friendly and boat was spacious, given that there were only 5 passengers

Recommended for
Variety of dive sites, Price, Organization
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Bingnan J
  • China China
This is a diving trip even better than my expectation!

The MV‘s capacity is 9 but luckily there were only 6 divers on the boat. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning.In general the food was tasty,fresh fruit or fruit juice was available everyday. We did 31 dives over the journey of 10 days and covered the south, north and central regions of Raja Ampat. Both 2 divemasters were local and knew the sites quite well. Sometimes there was smelling of diesel fuel in the lower cabins. The visibility was a little bit disappointing,probably 10-15 meters on average. There were millions of fish and the soft and hard corals , they would be gorgeous with more light coming through the water. Highlights included a swimming wobbegong shark, groupers, lots of mantas, school of snappers and many more. In conclusion we really enjoyed our time on the MV Putri Papua and thought that the crews were generally excellent.

Recommended for
Food,dive sites,cabin crews
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Odin W
  • Germany Germany
Backup Team

Manta diving is easily the highlight of the trip although other dives including drifts and reef hooks to just enjoy the underwater world is a close second. A trip to the islands as seen on the 100,000 rupiah note is also a must-do. Night dives are also wonderful to see octopus, cuttlefish and small creatures hiding in the rocks during the day. The crew did a good job to ensure there is enough time for a lot of diving over the 10 days seeing that there are some distances to be covered by boat around the area.

Recommended for
The diving in the area is good and the dive scheduling was good with some island visits included. It will cover all the major dive sites. The crew was friendly to help out and help the divers with their gear, cabin was kept super clean by the young man and we got fresh juices every day.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Peter H
  • Germany Germany
Great diving in Raya Ampat

Myham and Manta Ridge divesites. Bumpy transit from Waisak to Sorong over night.

Recommended for
Going to different diving sites around Raya Ampat. Very friendly crew and dive guides. Very well organized
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Simone H
  • Austria Austria
It was such a great experience and i would totally recommend it to everyone

The great Dive Sites, thanks to our Divemasters. They did a great Job. Also thanks to the Crew. The Food was awesome and the Rooms were nice and clean.

Recommended for
Diving, Dive Masters, Hospitality of the Crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
An excellent trip which I really enjoyed

Some of the best diving I have done ever. The fish life was outstanding. The boat and crew were both excellent.

Recommended for
The crew and guides were all really friendly and helpful, the food was good and the diving excellent
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Soc Ting H
  • Malaysia Malaysia
10/10 to the crew and patri papua

There was only 3 divers on the boat and almost all the sites we went we have the dive sites to our own.

Recommended for
dive sites selection is fantastic, experienced DM, friendly staff