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Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia

Laid-back, luxurious liveaboard with exceptional spa and service sailing Indonesia's top dive sites.

Overview

The name ‘Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia’ perfectly describes this custom-designed phinisi-style sailing boat, which offers luxury diving and wellness safaris in beautiful Indonesia. This 174-foot, two-masted yacht, complete with an onboard spa, yoga sessions and skilled chefs, accommodates up to 20 guests for exciting cruise itineraries to top dive destinations such as the world-famous areas of Raja Ampat, Komodo National Park, and the Banda Sea. 

Life on board

On board are nine comfortable cabins and suites, each with private ensuite bathrooms, double or twin beds and individually controlled air-conditioning. The family “Cowrie” cabin has an additional sofa that converts to a third bed. The main deck hosts three suites, while below deck there are a further six suites. Two decks offer opportunities for sunset cocktails, alfresco dining under the stars, and an open-air cinema.

A crew of 25 ensures an elevated staff-to-guest ratio and unparalleled personal service. Two spa therapists, a yoga master, and two gourmet chefs join the highly qualified multilingual dive crew to bring you an unforgettable experience. The open-air restaurant on the main deck serves three buffet-style meals per day, with all dietary needs catered for, while the adjacent bar offers a wide range of spirits, cocktails, beers and an extensive wine list. There is also a live cooking station, manned by the chefs. Every cruise comes complete with a barbeque experience on a remote island.

Spa

The onboard 5-star spa on Scubaspa Indonesia is located at the stern in the quietest and most secluded part of the boat. It offers a wide choice of relaxing spa treatments to couples and individuals, including Balinese and Thai massages, as well as hot stone spa rituals. All of the products are made in Bali using organic ingredients, botanical extracts, and essential oils. 

Diving and activities

All dive-related activity takes place on a purpose-built Dhoni dive boat, which accompanies the main vessel to ensure that the Scubaspa ZEN boat remains dry and undisturbed by bustle and noise. Carrying all of the equipment, including air and state-of-the-art Nitrox membrane compressors, this 69-foot dive boat features seating, multiple entry points, toilet and shower facilities, and dive gear storage.

If you wish to dive, you will be required to hold an Advanced Open Water certificate, or equivalent, as many sites require experience. You will be well taken care of by the knowledgeable dive masters/instructors and boat crew. Indonesia’s underwater world is home to the greatest marine biodiversity on the globe, and therefore hosts some of the world’s best diving. If you’re a diver, you will get the chance to explore famous dive sites such as Manta Alley, Castle Rock and Blue Magic.  

On your voyage, you can visit deserted islands, local villages and idyllic sandbanks, enjoy extraordinary snorkeling on the reefs and explore world-famous dive spots where you’ll encounter manta rays and sharks. For families, fun is paramount, with treasure hunts for the kids, the use of the on-board kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, and fishing in the traditional Indonesian way. 

A cruise on the family-friendly Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia is a dream for divers and non-divers alike with ‘active wellness’ packages offering spa treatments, yoga classes and guided snorkeling excursions. Private charters are also available.

Itineraries & Prices

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8 Day - Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition

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Embarkation

AM: After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia crew, travel to the harbor and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia.

PM: Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings led by the Cruise Managers will be followed with a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. Anchoring at Labuan Bajo port on the first night, ZEN then departs and heads southwest to Padar Island.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition - Day 1 - Inaya Bay Komodo
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Labuan Bajo
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Padar Island

AM: Witness the astonishing sky and calming atmosphere of Padar Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. Padar is heaven for macro lovers; you can spot octopus, nudibranch, frogfish, scorpionfish, and ghost pipefish among the impressive sea fans and incredible gardens of corals.

PM: We will dive at Secret Garden, Tiga Dara (Three Sisters), during the day, and Padar Bay in the evening. Dinner will be served in the al fresco restaurant on board while the vessel cruises southeast towards Nusa Kode.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition - Day 2 - Komodo Dragon
Location
Komodo National Park
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Nusa Kode

AM: Awake to the peaceful atmosphere of Nusa Kode where one of the signature dive sites of Komodo National Park’s located. Dive at the famous Yellow Wall of Texas, a colorful site covered with soft corals and sea fans. Search for small critters such as nudibranch, frogfish, and long-nosed hawk fish. Green turtles are often seen feeding on the walls. Lobster and octopi are also frequently spotted.

PM: Experience the other stunning sites of Nusa Kode such as Cannibal Rock, known for large schools and vibrant colors, Rhino Rock, a top-notch muck dive site, and Torpedo Alley, a night dive with a chance to see torpedo rays.

After the night dive, dinner awaits you at the restaurant while the vessel cruises northwest towards Loh Sera Bay.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition - Day 3 - Maindeck Gangway
Location
Komodo National Park
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Manta Alley, Pink Beach

AM: Awake in the south of Komodo Island and prepare for a morning dive at Manta Alley. This is among the best sites to dive with the majestic manta rays in Komodo National Park. You will descend to a deep cleaning station and finish your dive in a shallow alley between the rocks. We will then journey up the east coast of Komodo Island to visit Komodo Dragon Park. No trip to Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world's largest lizard.

PM: Afterward, enjoy the scenery and relax at Pink Beach. The team onboard will prepare a BBQ on deck for a special dinner while the vessel cruises northeast towards Siaba Besar.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition - Day 4 - Spa Cabin
Location
Komodo National Park
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Siaba Besar

AM: Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and prepare for a morning dive to see green turtles and reef sharks. Your second dive will be at Mauan. Located on the west side of Siaba Besar, this small island offers pleasant and unexpected surprises.

PM: Afterward, enjoy a BBQ lunch buffet prepared by our chef. Relax on board and prepare to visit Sebayur where you may kayak or visit the beaches or enjoy a dive to see sharks, reef fish, and colorful corals in crystal blue water. Return to the vessel for dinner. There will be stargazing on the top deck before cruising northwest towards Gili Lawa Darat. We’ll shut down all lights and watch one of the most magical night shows you will ever see.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition - Day 5 - Bartender
Location
Komodo National Park
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Gili Lawa Darat

AM: Waking in north Komodo, spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat.

PM: Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or you can spend your afternoon with a treatment selection at the spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in the Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of the best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks, and maybe even dolphins. Scubaspa ZEN will voyage to Siaba Besar after dinner.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition - Day 6 - BBQ at Sundeck
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Siaba Besar

AM: Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and enjoy a morning dive or stretch your muscles with morning yoga. Enjoy your last dive at Mauan for one more chance to see mantas.

PM: Return to the vessel for lunch. The crew will assist you in rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a BBQ dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will return to Labuan Bajo that night.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition - Day 7 - Komodo Dive
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: Awake to an early breakfast onboard and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. You will be accompanied by crew to the airport.

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route our utmost wish is to show the best side of Indonesian archipelago. Visit deserted islands, local villages and idyllic sandbanks, enjoy breath-taking snorkelling on the reefs and explore world-famous dive spots with an abundance of manta rays and sharks. The itinerary is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Komodo - Nusa Kode Expedition - Day 8 - Lunch
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
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8 Day - Raja Ampat Expedition

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Embarkation

AM: After being welcomed by the team at the airport, guests will travel to the harbour and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia. This six-hour cruise takes you past many spectacular islands including the Batantas and Kri as you leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

PM: Rest and recover from the overnight flight. The spa will open to offer information and reservations for treatments. In the evening. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be conducted by the Cruise Managers followed by a welcome dinner at the restaurant.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Raja Ampat Expedition - Day 1 - Diving in Raja Ampat
Location
Sorong
Day
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Mioskon, Waigeo & Friwinbonda

AM: Awake with Mioskon and Waigeo in view and enjoy your first day of diving at Mioskon Reef. The beautiful Mioskon Reef offers a great example of what you can expect from Raja Ampat. Schools of yellow snapper, napoleon wrasse, giant groupers, and wobbegong sharks can be found in Mioskon. Stunning macro life can be seen as well. Continue your underwater exploration at the iconic dive site, Blue Magic. Located between Mioskon and Cape Kri, colourful hard and soft corals are home to everything from the teeniest shrimp to oceanic manta rays.

PM: Separated from Friwinbonda by a deep channel, Friwinbonda’s north coast cliffs plunge into the ocean to create the spectacular Friwinbonda wall dive and snorkeling site. Wrap up the day with night dive at Tapokren, a sandy slope covered by algae and a good place to see some special critters. After dinner, Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia will sail to the west towards Gam Island.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Raja Ampat Expedition - Day 2 -Breathtaking Nature in Raja Ampat
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Raja Ampat
Day
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Gam Island, Citrus Ridge & Aljui Village Jetty

AM: Gam Island, with its lush and hilly jungle landscape, is famous for its population of birds of paradise. The day’s first dive will be at Mayhem, a site known for lots of schooling fish and shark action as well as sitings of wobbegong sharks and pygmy seahorses.

PM: Your next dive will be at Citrus Ridge, a long reef covered with many brightly coloured soft corals. This site is also underwater heaven for macro lovers. Enjoy your evening dive at Aljui village jetty, which is also famous for its pearl farm. We will hunt for our favourite nighttime critters on this site, such as toadfish, octopi, and epaulette walking sharks. Your journey will continue north overnight towards Wayag.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Raja Ampat Expedition - Day 3 - Bartender
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Wayag

AM: Picturesque Wayag is a spectacular group of islands and a beautiful site to start your day. Enjoy the chance to dive at Two Hump Rock, a tiny mushroom island easily circumnavigated in one dive, allowing you to see the massive, cavernous overhangs around the entire island and its colourful walls covered with all kinds of nudibranchs and flatworms.

PM: We will visit the legendary dive site Cathedral, which is renowned for its spectacular topography and swim-throughs. Wrap up the day with an evening dive at Rangers Jetty black tip reef sharks area. After dinner, the vessel will sail south towards Kawe Island.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Raja Ampat Expedition - Day 4 - Red Bird of Paradise
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Raja Ampat
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Kawe Island, Aljui Wall

AM: Located on the equator to the west of Kawe Island, Black Rock and Eagle Rock dive sites are well known for their currents and manta populations.

PM: Continue your dive expedition at Aljui Wall, which ends in chances a wonderland of shallow corals. This is critter rather than big fish territory, with to see “electric” clams, “fanned” tube worms, transparent painted shrimp, and exotic soft corals. Enjoy an evening dive at Cendana Jetty, the fuel-loading pier of the Aljui pearl farm where you can find ghost pipefish, scorpionfish, cuttlefish, and wobbegong sharks. After dinner, we will sail south towards Piaynemo Island.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Raja Ampat Expedition - Day 5 - Spa Cabin
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Piaynemo

AM: Awake next to Piaynemo, also known as mini Wayag, where some magnificent dive sites are located. You will dive My Reef, a submerged ridge with a wonderful hard coral garden and a hotspot of fish activity. Next, you will dive Melissa’s Garden, the most breathtaking patch coral garden in all Raja Ampat. Unusual and large rose-petal coral formations can be seen on this site whilst spotting reef sharks and napoleon wrasse.

PM: You will then dive Rufus Island, a large limestone formation with fringing coral reefs and a shallow lagoon. Enjoy an evening dive at Galaxy, another jetty dive site. The vessel will make a short crossing to the east towards Mansuar Island after dinner.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Raja Ampat Expedition - Day 6 - Live Cooking
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Sawandarek Village

AM: Sawandarek Village is a picturesque scene known for its long white beaches. Enjoy your last dive at the jetty, an absolutely stunning dive site. Historically, this has been a popular feeding area and for that reason, hundreds of fish congregate in and around the multicolored hard and soft corals along with octopi, massive turtles, and giant clams. This is an excellent site to photograph Pontoh’s pygmy seahorses, perhaps the smallest and most challenging species of pygmy seahorses to photograph.

PM: After your last dive, the crew will assist you with rinsing your dive equipment. You will have the afternoon to pack your luggage, during which time the Cruise Managers will be delighted to assist you with billing. Enjoy a celebratory sunset cocktail and dinner on your last night aboard Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia before sailing back to Sorong.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Raja Ampat Expedition - Day 7 - Bar on the Maindeck
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: Awake to an early breakfast on board and prepare for your departure from Sorong. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. You will be accompanied by the crew to the airport.

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route our utmost wish is to show the best side of Indonesian archipelago. Visit deserted islands, local villages and idyllic sandbanks, enjoy breath-taking snorkelling on the reefs and explore world-famous dive spots with an abundance of manta rays and sharks. The itinerary is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 8-Day Raja Ampat Expedition - Day 8 - Crew
Location
Sorong
Day
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11 Day - Best of Komodo Expedition

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Embarkation

AM: After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa Zen Indonesia crew, travel to the harbour and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia.

PM: Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings led by the Cruise Managers will be followed with a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. Anchoring at Labuan Bajo port on the first night, Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia then departs and heads southwest to Padar Island. 

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 1 - Crew at The Bow
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
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Padar Island

AM: Witness the astonishing sky and calming atmosphere of Padar Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. Padar is heaven for macro lovers; you can spot octopus, nudibranch, frogfish, scorpionfish and ghost pipefish among the impressive sea fans and incredible garden of corals.

PM: We will dive at Secret Garden, Tiga Dara (Three Sisters), during the day and Padar Bay in the evening. Dinner will be served in the alfresco restaurant on board while the vessel cruises southeast towards Nusa Kode.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 2 - Welcoming the Guests
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Nusa Kode

AM: Awake to the peaceful atmosphere of Nusa Kode where one of the signature dive sites of Komodo National Park’s located. Dive at the famous Yellow wall of Texas, a colorful covered with soft corals and sea fans. Explore for smaller critters such as nudibranch, frogfish, and long-nosed hawk fish. Green turtles are often seen feeding on the walls and lobster and octopi are frequently seen.

PM: Experience the other stunning sites of Nusa Kode such as Cannibal Rock, known for large schools and vibrant colors, Rhino Rock, a top-notch muck dive site, and Torpedo Alley, a night dive with a chance to see torpedo rays.

After the night dive, dinner awaits you at the restaurant while the vessel cruises northwest towards Loh Sera Bay.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 3 - Komodo Dive
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Manta Alley

AM: Awake in the south of Komodo Island and prepare for a morning dive at Manta Alley.

PM: This is the best dive sites to dive with the majestic manta rays in Komodo National Park at a deep cleaning station and shallow alley through the ricks.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 4 - Relaxing Lounge
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Komodo Dragons & Pink Beach

Am: We will journey up the east coast of Komodo Island to visit its Komodo Dragon Park. No trip Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world's largest lizard.

PM: Afterwards, enjoy the scenery and relax at pink beach. The team onboard will prepare a BBQ on deck for a special dinner while the vessel cruises to Northeast towards Siaba Besar.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 5 - Hot Stone Massage
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Siaba Besar & Mauan

AM: Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and prepare for a morning dive to see green turtles and reef sharks.

PM: Your second dive will be at Mauan. Located on the west side of Siaba Besar, this small island offers pleasant and unexpected surprises. Scubaspa ZEN will moors overnight in the calm water of Siaba Besar.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 6 - Camera & Charge Station
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Mauan

AM: Enjoy a morning dive or stretch your muscles with morning yoga. Enjoy your dive at Mauan for one more chance to see mantas.

PM: Afterwards, enjoy a BBQ lunch buffet prepared by our chef. There will be stargazing on the top deck before cruising northwest towards Gili Lawa Darat. We’ll shut down all lights and watch one of the most magical night shows you will ever see.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 7 - Restaurant Set Up
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Gili Lawa Darat

AM: Waking in North Komodo, spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat.

PM: Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or spend your afternoon with a treatment selection at Spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in the Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks and maybe even dolphins.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 8 - Live Cooking
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Tatawa

AM&PM: Early morning cruise to Tatawa where you will make a relaxing kayak tour through the mangroves here before enjoying an adrenaline-filled drift dive to see sharks, reef fish, and the colorful corals in crystal blue water. Scubaspa ZEN will voyage and moors overnight at Sebayur after dinner.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 9 - Bar on Main Deck
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Sebayur

AM: Enjoy your last day exploring Komodo at Sebayur, a great place for a relaxing dive where you can view a large variety of corals and marine life setting with very little current. Facing the beach, along the right side is a series of spurs that all have amazing coral formations. Look out the sea and you may spot the random pelagic making its way across the ocean.

PM: The crew will assist you in rinsing dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The cruise managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a BBQ dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will return to Labuan Bajo that night.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 10 - Sundeck Diving Dhoni
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: Awake to an early breakfast onboard and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from all crew. You will be accompanied by the crew to the airport.

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route our utmost wish is to show the best side of Indonesian archipelago. Visit deserted islands, local villages and idyllic sandbanks, enjoy breath-taking snorkelling on the reefs and explore world-famous dive spots with an abundance of manta rays and sharks. The itinerary is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Best of Komodo Expedition - Day 11 - Pink Beach
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
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11 Day - Forgotten Islands: Ambon - Sorong

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Embarkation

AM: After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa ZEN crew, travel to the harbour and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia.

PM: Enjoy a short rest before unpacking while the spa opens to offer information and treatment reservations. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be held by the Cruise Managers followed by a welcome dinner at our al fresco restaurant.


Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 1 - Diving Dhoni
Location
Ambon
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Laha, Nusa Laut

AM: Your first dive site will be at Laha. Located about three kilometers inside the bay on the northern coast, it is the best macro dive site in Ambon. The colourful fish here put on quite a show and for most scuba divers, witnessing this scene is worth the entrance money alone. There is no shortage of life among the small corals, trash, and rubble found along the sea bottom. the area is famous for frogfish, juvenile fish, ghost pipefish, and rhinopias. Each dive in Laha will add something new and interesting to your scuba diving holiday.

PM: The vessel will cruise towards Nusa Laut for watersport and snorkeling activities, voyage to Run Island before dinner, and cross the Banda Sea overnight.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 2 - Bar on Main Deck
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Banda Sea
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Run Island, Ai Island

AM: Awake next to the Island of Run and start your day with yoga on the beach to boost your energy level. Enjoy breakfast at the restaurant and perhaps a treatment at our spa. There will be two options to enjoy Run Island, either a visit to the beach with water sports activities and snorkeling or diving at Run. Run offers outstanding reefs and large schools of fish. Sloping reefs meet with a wall up to 30 meters deep covered in a range of beautiful corals with huge sea fans, a variety of colourful coral fish, and several overhangs to explore. After water activities, lunch will be served at the restaurant.

PM: A short journey away from Run lies the Island of Ai. This area acts as an oasis for pelagics that cruise by pristine hard coral reefs teeming with fish. Continue the day with sunset salutation yoga to unwind from the day’s activities. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant before a short cruise east towards Banda Neira.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 3 - Crew at The Bow
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Banda Neira

AM: Start your day with morning yoga or walking around this picturesque village and explore as you admire the perfect natural harbour beneath the shadow of the active Banda Api Volcano. Your first dive after breakfast will be at Batu Kapal, a small rock off Banda Neira Island with beautiful coral, sponge, and sea fan formations on the pinnacle walls. White tip and grey reef sharks can be seen in the deeper areas.

PM: The next dive site is Pohon Miring, one of top dive sites in Banda and known for swim-throughs full of gorgonian sea fans and huge sponges, a rocky plateau full of small critters, and amazing visibility. In the evening, enjoy a BBQ at the restaurant prepared by our chef while the vessel sails to the northeast towards Koon Island.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 4 - Hot Stone Massage
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Koon Island

AM: Awake next to the sprawling sandbanks of Koon Island that continue almost as far as the eye can see at low tide. This Maldivian-like landscape is truly spectacular, as is the range and diversity of the fish and coral life underwater. In the gateway between the Banda and Arafura Sea, the strong currents encourage diverse and plentiful fish and coral life. The day’s diving will be highlighted by the unforgettable experience of swimming around with millions of fish, schooling jacks, barracuda, sharks, and many more.

PM: A special lunch BBQ at the restaurant between dives will complete your journey to this tiny Island. After the third dive, the vessel will cross the Arafura Sea and sail overnight north towards Wayil Batan Island.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 5 - Restaurant Set Up
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Wayil Batan

AM & PM: Fiabacet islands, located eight nautical miles east of Wayil Batan, is a fantastic area of three small rocks. The reefs here are remarkably healthy and often said to be some of the most beautiful reefs in Raja Ampat. The macro life is flourishing amongst the healthy corals, where you can find many different types of pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs. You can also see the majestic black manta in this area. In the evening, enjoy a night dive at Romeo dive where you can see walking sharks.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 6 - Red Bird of Paradise
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Misool

AM: After an overnight anchorage in the Wayil Batan area, we will sail west towards Pelee Island aboard the dhoni diving boat. The first dive will be at Kaleidoscope Ridge, one of the best sites in Misool. It is named for the bursts of colour among its soft corals and schools of fish. This is an excellent site to see mobular rays and wobbegong sharks. We will also dive Toblerone, known for its unique swim through and large hard coral gardens.

PM: After sailing back to Wayil Batan, we will dive the famous Four Kings site. Four pinnacles sprout up from the depths to create a picturesque backdrop for a myriad of life. The night dive will be at Barracuda Rock, where divers will have another chance to see walking sharks and pygmy seahorses.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 7 - Camera & Charging Station
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Wayil Batan

AM: The Wayil Batan area is a 30km wide channel with medium to strong currents. One of the best sites for macro divers is Gorgonian Passage. You will be able to spend a good part of your dive exploring the soft corals to reveal the many creatures that live among them.

PM: Enjoy a special BBQ lunch at the restaurant before sailing back to Fiabacet Island to dive at Boo Window where every descent will surprise you. The vessel will then sail northeast towards the Farondi Islands.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 8 - Crew Playing Music
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Farondi Islands

AM: Awake next to the Farondi Islands with a peaceful sky and warm weather. Farondi’s dive sites make many divers’ list of favourite sites in Raja Ampat due to their unique and distinctive landscape of tunnels, caverns, and colourful walls. Jellyfish Lake is worth a visit to snorkel with dozens of Jellyfish, though a challenging hike.

PM: You may also hike up to the top of the nearby viewpoint for the chance to see Misool’s best-kept secret, a heart-shaped lake. Tomolol Cave, a collection of water-filled caverns located in an easily accessible depression in the limestone, is another possibility for a land excursion. Near the caves are a series of enigmatic red-ochre paintings high up on an exposed wall of limestone. These cave paintings are estimated to be between three and five thousand years old. After dinner, the vessel will sail north towards the Batantas Islands.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 9 - Diving with Turtle
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Batantas Islands

AM: Our last dive will be in the Batantas. The dive sites in these bays offer some excellent photo opportunities for macro at sites like Algae Patch and Black Beauty. We will have our last chance to see oceanic and reef mantas at Dayang Manta dive site.

PM: After lunch, the crew will assist you with rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will be delighted to assist you with final billing. Enjoy farewell cocktails at sunset followed by dinner on your last night exploring Banda and Raja Ampat before sailing east to Sorong.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 10 - Kayaking
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: Enjoy your final breakfast in the restaurant. After a farewell from your crew, we will escort you to the airport in advance of your departing flight.

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route our utmost wish is to show the best side of Indonesian archipelago. Visit deserted islands, local villages and idyllic sandbanks, enjoy breath-taking snorkelling on the reefs and explore world-famous dive spots with an abundance of manta rays and sharks. The itinerary is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's 11-Day Forgotten Islands: Ambon to Sorong - Day 11 - Local Village
Location
Sorong
Day
11 / 11
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Spa
Charging Station
Bar
Terrace
Sundeck
Sunbeds
Restaurant
Diving

Suites & Cabins

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Sea Star Suite - Twin Set Up Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Sea Star Suite - Double Bed Set Up
6 Cabins

Sea Star Suite

Guests
2
Size
16 m² / 172 ft²
Beds
Double or Twin

Six Sea Star suites are set on the port and starboard sides of the lower deck. These suites are 16-square meters and are equipped with beds that can be configured as twin or double beds. Each of these cabins has a writing desk, sofa, en suite bathroom with shower, wardrobe, and air conditioning. The unique design of these cabins features the highest quality materials such as black teak and Slatelite stone panels. Each of the cabins has unique decorations handmade in Bali and a one-of-a-kind sink made of fossilised wood, marble or onyx.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Dolphin Suite - Double Bed Set Up Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Dolphin Suite - Bathroom Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Dolphin Suite - Twin Set Up
1 Cabin

Dolphin Suite

Guests
2
Size
18 m² / 194 ft²
Beds
Double or Twin

Opening onto the port side of the vessel, this unique 18-square meter suite is located in the mid-section of the main deck. With beds that can be set up as twin beds or one queen bed as well as a small writing desk, this cabin is the perfect choice for a couple or friends. The unique design of this cabin features the highest quality materials such as black teak, Slatelite stone panels, coconut shells, decorations hand made in Bali. 

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Cowrie Suite - Twin Bed Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Cowrie Suite - Double Bed Set Up
1 Cabin

Cowrie Suite

Guests
2 - 3
Size
20 m² / 215 ft²
Beds
Double or Twin

Opening onto the starboard side of the vessel, this unique 20-square meter suite is located in the mid-section of the main deck. With beds that can be set up as twin beds or one queen bed and an additional sofa that converts to a third bed, this cabin is a perfect choice for a family of three. The unique design of this cabin features the highest quality materials such as black teak, Slatelite stone panels, coconut shells, and handmade decorations from Bali. This cabin features the largest bathroom onboard with a one-of-kind onyx stone sink.

Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Owner Manta Suite Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Owner Manta Suite - Private Lounge Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia's Owner Manta Suite - Bathroom
1 Cabin

Owner Manta Suite

Guests
2 - 3
Size
60 m² / 646 ft²
Beds
King-Sized Bed

Manta Suite is a true sanctuary and offers guests the utmost privacy with a spectacular living room and vast private lounge. Idyllic for couples seeking the intimacy of a romantic Indonesian getaway. This suite is 60-square meters with an overwater lounge with panoramic ocean views. The living space has a sofa that can be used as an extra bed for an additional guest. An Ipad and portable speaker are provided with a wide selection of music. Private dining is available and guests may also enjoy spa treatments in the privacy of their room. The unique design of this cabin features the highest quality materials such as exotic woods, handmade decorations from Bali, and a black marble bathroom with a one-of-a-kind sink made of Javanese yellow marble.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Cabins with balconies
  • Air conditioning
  • Massage room
  • Lecture room
  • Cinema
  • Camera room
  • WIFI available
  • Kosher Meals
  • Medical staff
  • Spa
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hot showers
  • Family Room (Triple or Quadruple)
  • Charging areas for electronic equipment

Equipment

  • Diving gear
  • Satellite phone
  • Diving platform
  • Nitrox
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Wetsuits
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Fishing equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Flash lights
  • Water canteen/bottle
  • Insect repellent
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details