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Charlie & Shaun's Raja Ampat

Date: 19 November 2022 to 01 December 2022
Details:

Charlie & Shaun's Raja Ampat Liveaboard
NOT a Rainbow-Scuba Trip

12 nights on S/Y Indo Siren
US$5,000 per person twin share 
Sat 19 November to Thursday 1st December 2022

NOT a Rainbow-Scuba trip - this is organized by 2 divas of the dive world Charlie and Shaun

Shaun and I are very excited to be running this trip especially after a couple of years of this pandemic and the many consequences which ensued not least, the devastation to the travel industry. Of course we completely understand that some folks will still be reluctant to commit to this trip but, we can only hope by November 2022 that we can all get to dive the amazing Raja Ampat. On that note, our agent has issued the following reassuring ‘book with confidence’ statement which should help with your decision. Please check the link for the full statement:

https://masterliveaboards.com/book-with-confidence/

We are delighted that this statement helped our new quests to join up to the trip and now leaves us with four places for the two (fixed) double cabins therefore, we need couples.

I (Charlie) have dived with MY Indo Siren twice before and it remains one of my favourite live-aboards, in one of the most diving-diverse areas on the planet. We will endeavour to give you all the necessary information and links but feel free to do your own research. Please bear in mind, we are running the trip as friends and would kindly ask for your cooperation with all payment requests as well the passenger API forms for Blue O Two and your individual kit and health requirements.

The price includes - return transfers from domestic airport to the vessel, full board accommodation (based on double occupancy), drinking water, tea, coffee, juices, soft drinks & local beer, up to 4 dives a day, single 12ltr (DIN/INT) cylinder with air or Nitrox fills (if nitrox certified), equipment hire (BCD, regulator, 3mm shorty wetsuit, mask, fins & boots) and weights.

The price DOES NOT Include - additional equipment hire (torch, computers, reef hooks, nudi pointer), spirits, cocktails, wine, on-board merchandise, crew and dive guide gratuities, and Marine Park & Port Fees. Marine Park & Port fees ($180) can be paid on board or added to your invoice to be paid with final balance prior to departure.

Embarkation: Waisai @ 17:00 Sat 19 November 2022
Disembarkation: Sorong Harbour @ 10:00 am Thursday 1st December 

Embarkation at Waisai 

Waisai is the port which issues and controls visitor permits for Raja Ampat and as such, all liveaboards travelling to Raja Ampat are required to depart from there. Transfer from Sorong to Waisai is by ferry, departing at 14:00 (2pm). Crossing time from Sorong to Waisai is 2 hours, and the cost is included in the cruise price.  NOTE: It is imperative that all guests arrive into Sorong Airport before 12:00 (noon) on the day of embarkation. MY Indo Siren will not wait should you be delayed.

As a precaution, some guests chose to arrive the day before! Guests will be met at Sorong Airport upon arrival of their flight, and will be transferred to Swiss-Belhotel where they can make use of the hotel's day facilities and will be provided with lunch before being transferred to the ferry terminal at 13:00. Guests who are already in a Sorong hotel other than Swiss-Belhotel will be contacted to confirm their pick up time.

Upon arrival in Waisai, guests will be welcomed by the Indo Siren crew and transferred to the boat by bus, which is approximately a 20 minute journey.  **For itineraries which embark at Waisai it is not possible to board the vessel earlier than the stated time, and disembarkation cannot be later than the stated time due to port regulations. After disembarkation if you have a later flight out of Sorong, our transfer service will take you to a nearby restaurant where you can relax until your next transfer to the airport later on in the day.

Advanced Passenger Information (API)
We require the following information at least 8 weeks prior to your departure:
• Name as it appears on your passport
• Date and country of birth
• Flight numbers & times (if not supplied by us) - please note that a mandatory 24-hour no fly period must be followed after your last dive
• Passport number, nationality, and expiration date (passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of
travel)
• Current Diving Qualification & approximate number of dives logged.
• Dive insurance details (name of insurer, policy number, emergency telephone number)
• Emergency contact details (name & telephone number of someone you are not travelling with)

You can submit your API details on our websites https://blueotwo.com/passenger-info or https://wwdas.com/PassengerAPI

Diving Qualifications:
Please ensure you hold the correct diving qualification and number of logged dives for the itinerary you are booked onto. You will be required to present your dive qualification certification card and proof of a valid diving insurance policy on embarkation day.

Note - Whilst all our trips are suitable for each and every experience level, there may be some dives offered that are not suitable for beginners. Guests are responsible for their own dive profiles and must stay within the limits of their certification, follow dive computer guidelines and make safety stops.

Accepted Payment Methods On-Board
• Cash Currencies: US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), Bank of England Sterling (GBP) & Australian Dollars (AUD).
• Credit Cards: Master Card & Visa are accepted with a surcharge.
Crew and dive guide gratuities - Tipping is a matter of personal choice. You may wish to leave a tip if you feel the crew has made your holiday extra special and should be given in cash only please.

Payment Details

All monies will be paid directly to our tour agent and are, therefore, non refundable. All cancellations must be made by Email only. A refund can only be issued if we fill your space. The sooner you let us know of your cancellation, the better!

Payment Reference Number 69978

To pay by card, please call our agent on any of these numbers :
Thailand: +66 (0)76 367 444
United Kingdom: +44 (0)208 099 2230
United States: +1 866 258 6398
Australia: +61 (0)283 171 389

. If you would like to make a bank transfer, please use the following details:

Currency: USD (for NON USA based clients)
• Account Name: Worldwide Dive and Sail International Ltd
• Account Number: 85332133
• Sort Code: 206823
• IBAN: GB35 BARC 2068 2385 3321 33
• BIC/SWIFT: BARCGB22
• Reference: please use the 5 digit booking reference number stated above
Bank Details 
Barclays Bank PLC
140-146 Armada Way
Plymouth
PL1 1LA
UK

Currency: USD (for USA based clients)
• Account Name: Worldwide Dive and Sail International Ltd
• Account Number: 048714186
• Routing/ABA Number: 021001088
• Reference: Please use the 5 digit booking reference number stated above
Bank details
HSBC BANK USA N.A
Fifth Avenue Office
452 Fifth Ave
New York NY 10018

 

 

 

 

 

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