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Wetpixel Ultimate Indonesia 2012


The MSY Damai II

Wetpixel is excited to return to Indonesia in late 2012. We are running 3 underwater photography / diving expeditions aboard the MSY Damai II, one of the largest and most-comfortable liveaboard dive vessels in Indonesia. The Damai II is 40 meters long and is 9 meters wide at its widest point. Every passenger gets his/her own camera table space and individual dive station, and all cabins feature private showers and separate heads.

To prevent overcrowded dive sites, we will be taking 8-10 divers plus trip leader.

DESTINATIONS AND SCHEDULE

Trip 1: Nov 25 - Dec 07, 2012 (12 nights); Ambon to Kaimana, Indonesia (Bird’s Head Peninsula)
—FULL

Trip 2: Dec 08 - 19, 2012 (11 nights); Kaimana to Sorong, Indonesia (Bird’s Head Peninsula to Raja Ampat)
—SPOTS AVAILABLE

Trip 3: Dec 21, 2012 - Jan 02, 2013 (12 nights); Sorong to Sorong, Indonesia (Raja Ampat)
—FULL

Trip 1: Ambon to Kaimana, Indonesia (Bird’s Head Peninsula)

Nov 25 - Dec 07, 2012 (12 nights)
Trip leader: Eric Cheng

We will start in the mucky slopes of Ambon, Indonesia, where we’ll explore all things weird and strange. Ambon is famous for its critters, and after staring at muck for a few minutes, you’ll see it come alive with some of the most bizarre animals you’ve ever seen. From Ambon, we’ll make our way slowly to Kaimana, in the heard of the Bird’s Head Peninsula of western New Guinea, just south of Raja Ampat. The reefs of the Fakfak/Kaimana area are some of the most healthy we’ve seen. The trip ends in Kaimana.


Shots from the Kaimana area (photos: Eric Cheng)

Trip 2: Kaimana to Sorong, Indonesia (Bird’s Head Peninsula to Raja Ampat)

Dec 08 - 19, 2012 (11 nights)
Trip leader: Douglas Seifert

Kaimana is in the heard of the Bird’s Head Peninsula of western New Guinea, just south of Raja Ampat. The reefs of the Fakfak/Kaimana area are some of the most healthy we’ve seen. From Kaimana, we’ll travel to Raja Ampat, a legendary dive area that needs no introduction. Raja Ampat is a fantastic blend of healthy reefs, interesting critters, and beautiful above-water topography. The trip ends in Sorong, Indonesia.


Shots from Raja Ampat (photos: Eric Cheng)

Trip 3: Sorong to Sorong, Indonesia (Raja Ampat)

Dec 21, 2012 - Jan 02, 2013 (12 nights)
Trip leader: Douglas Seifert

Raja Ampat is a legendary dive area that needs no introduction. Raja Ampat is a fantastic blend of healthy reefs, interesting critters, and beautiful above-water topography. The trip ends in Sorong, Indonesia.

COSTS AND BOOKING

Both singles, doubles, and staterooms are available for approximately $450-550/night. The official rate of the Damai II is $625/night, but we booked early enough to secure a lower rate.

As always, Dan Baldocchi will be taking bookings. You can reach him by emailing wetpixel@underexposures.com, or by calling +1-773-564-9579.


For trip reports from the 2011 Wetpixel expeditions to Indonesia aboard the Damai II, please check out the official trip report thread, or watch the trip video: