Emperor Raja Laut is a beautiful traditional Dutch schooner-style sailing yacht and has spent much of the last 12 years sailing around Southeast Asia and is now under the renowned Emperor Divers’ brand and about to set sail around the magical Indonesian archipelago.
She has 12 berths and a high level of service with seven crew and three dive guides.
“We are delighted to be able to offer MY Emperor Raja Laut so quickly,” says Jim Yanny, Managing Director of UK-based Diverse Travel. “She will be sailing the iconic diving areas of Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea and Komodo National Park. Guests can happily anticipate diving or snorkelling with mantas, hammerheads, whale sharks and wonderful macro life. We can also combine the liveaboard with land tours to meet the infamous Komodo dragon.
The itineraries vary from 7 to 12 nights, with prices from £2999 per person for a 7-night package to Raja Ampat, based on twin share, including:
- Return international flights from London Heathrow to Manado
- Return domestic flights from Manado to Sorong
- All airline departure taxes
- 7 nights shared cabin, 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, 1 cocktail party on a local island, unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, guide, 12 litre air tanks, weights
- 2 nights Half Board at Manado Novotel Airport Hotel
- All transfers according to the itinerary
- Harbour fees
- Full ATOL Protection
Jim and Cary’s extensive knowledge of Indonesia, gained from having lived there for twelve years, means the team is well placed to offer clients in-depth advice on tailor-made Indonesian holiday itineraries.
Emperor Divers has a strong reputation in the diving world and has been a major dive centre and liveaboard operator in the Red Sea since 1992 and in the Maldives since 2014 and brings an enviable wealth of experience to the new Indonesian operation. Working alongside Emperor is Andrew Laughlin who has spent the last 10 years building and managing Indonesian liveaboards and has over 30 years’ experience in the diving and yachting industry. He is also a PADI Master Instructor and Yacht Master.
With over twenty years of dive centre and resort management, the Diverse Travel team has the experience to deliver memorable diving holidays that benefit from full financial ATOL protection under the TTA.