November 7th - 19th,  2023

+++Best of Banda & The 4 Kings+++

Liveaboard cruise Indonesia

If you like the following, this trip might be for you:

Coral Triangle

Raja Ampat probably has to offer the most colorful and healthy reef diving in the world.

Small group travel

14 divers only on this Liveaboard which makes diving experience superb.

Marine biodiversity

Raja Ampat is known as the global epicenter of marine biodiversity. Its nutrient rich waters allow the flourishing of marine life. Raja Ampat has more than 75% of the world’s coral reef species and more than 1600 species of reef fishes.

Manta Rays

But one of the highlights for divers in Raja Ampat are without doubt the manta rays. The two species are the Reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) and the Giant manta rays (Mobula birostris).

Luxury Liveaboard

Enjoy 12 days of pure indonesian hospitality and comfort on board the Mutiara Laut.

Big stuff

17 species of marine mammals and 22 species of sharks are found in the rich waters of Raja Ampat. Also, the Banda Sea is known for some dive spots where you can see schooling hammerheads.

This trip is open for everybody

Viewpoints from cultures all over the globe inspire us, that’s why we love bringing people from different backgrounds together. The more diverse, the better we feel.

Mutiara Laut

Mutiara Laut, a Classic Two-mast Schooner that Recalls Romantic Oceanic Adventures.

Banda Sea & Raja Ampat

Unspoilt dive sites, soft & black coral galore, new species photo opportunities, the last frontier, pygmy seahorses, warm water, lagoon-sightseeing, rock art painting, jungle trek. Drift diving along drop-offs or sea mounts in the Banda sea, pelagics and/or schooling fish, well preserved corals, sea snakes.

Meet your BTM Trip leader

Peter Löseke

Trip leader & Filmmaker

Banda Sea & The 4 Kings

November 6 - 17, 2023

Trip price:

€ 6.650
  • per person (see details below for what is included in this price)


  • Transfer from hotel to the Mutiara Laut and back to the airport or hotel
  • Accommodation in a double bed cabin with ensuite shower bath, toilet and AC
  • Full board accommodation and meal including soft drinks.
  • up to 4 dives per day incl. 4 dive masters, tanks, weights
  • Nitrox for free (Special! 5 $ per dive on other trips)
  • All offered land excursions.
  • Multilingual guide on board
  • All admissions/ government fees, and permit fees
  • all harbour and other fees
  • No hidden extra costs!

Not included:

  • Cancellation & travel insurance
  • Equipment rental
  • Int. flights to Sorong (SOQ) and Ambon (AMQ)
  • 15 litre tanks
  • alcoholic drinks
  • Crew gratuity (10%)
  • surcharge for Mastersuite on request

Important: We highly recommend DiveAssure insurance which also covers force majeure and single missed days of diving due to sickness. Feel free to ask us about it. Further extensions in Indonesia are always possible we’re happy to assist! Our terms & conditions apply!

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Itinerary Nov 6 – 17, 2023

Mutiata Laut Special Itinerary from Ambon to Sorong

You will be picked-up at the airport of Ambon (AMQ) they of departure on November 6, 2023. We always recommend to arrive there a few days or at least one night before to be on the safe side. The next 12 days and 11 nights on board will lead you through the probably best dives site of Indonesia the Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. There is no exact itinerary. Based on weather conditions and animal sightings you will decide together with your group leader and the crew (especially the Captain) a day by day itinerary. Check-out will be after a stunning 11 nights on this beautiful vessel and after breakfast on November 17, 2023.

Mutiara Laut

Mutiara Laut is a classic 150ft two-mast schooner specifically designed to provide an idyllic charter experience in Indonesian waters.

The design of the vessel is based on that of an 18th century North Atlantic schooner, combined with some local Indonesian influence, that of the traditional “Phinisi’ boat”. MUTIARA LAUT accommodates up to 12 guests with a crew of up to 14 providing the highest level of customer experience.


The old-world charm of MUTIARA LAUT merges European and Asian craftsmanship, with a particular feature of the 60sqm open main
deck. This area is designed to be enjoyed to the full, from lounging on day beds to dining at the magnificent table. For informal dining, the BBQ area is well planned, and in addition, there are sunbathing areas and areas for relaxation in the shade.

MUTIARA LAUT benefits from a 36sqm saloon area, consisting of a sumptuous lounge and intimate dining to comfortably seat all guests onboard. A stately midship stairway, with hand-crafted pillars and exquisitely sculpted handrails, leads to the staterooms on thelower deck. The saloon is fully air-conditioned and equipped with a large LCD TV and library.

The vessel features seven guest cabins, all with en-suite facilities. The master suite is situated on the main deck and features a king-sized berth, elegant desk, large comfortable sofa and fully stocked bookshelves. Walk-in wardrobes provide more than enough storage for long passages at sea.

MUTIARA LAUT means ‘pearl of the sea’ and it is from the wheelhouse the captain will navigate the ‘pearl’ through the most idyllic waters. With over 850m2 of sail, combined with modern engines and the latest in safety equipment and navigation instrumentation,
MUTIARA LAUT will glide through the Indonesian archipelago, taking you, as their guest, to the most memorable locations. Explore popular areas and those off the beaten track to suit your taste.

The dishes created in the galley onboard MUTIARA LAUT are a delight. A fusion of Indonesian and western cuisine, with influences from Singapore and Thailand. Imagine the vibrancy of Singapore dishes, blended with the balance of Thailand’s cuisine, the perfect harmony of sweet and sour, hot and salty with pungent herbs and fragrant spices. Indonesian dishes bring complex flavours to the table, savoury, hot and as spicy as the guest wishes! One focus from all these influences is that food is better when its eaten together; the dining experience onboard will be held as treasured memories.

The Banda Sea is the deepest of the numerous seas that make up the beautiful Indonesian archipelago. Typically, with depths over 4,500m, and the deepest point being over 7,300m, it is a very large body of water stretching for over 1,000 km East to West, and 500 km North to South.

Papua Barat, located at the western tip of New Guinea, is one of the few hotspots of underwater biodiversity on earth. In the whole area scientists have counted more than 1800 different species of animals, more than anywhere else in the world

Raja Ampat (The 4 Kings) is a group of four big islands (Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool) and a large number of small of sand and rock islands west of Sorong. When you are descending on the plane towards So- rong you can see Raja Ampat below in shades of blue, with many green, jungle covered islands and white sandy beaches with thousands of Isles. The 4 Kings is real- ly two destinations, the north and the south. It is possible to see both in one trip but you’ll only barely see the highlights.

If you have the time it really makes sense to visit twice or do back-to back trips with different itiner- aries. The 4 Kings is all about diversity – not only diversity of species, but also of dive sites. There are some areas where soft corals and sea fans dominate, others with amazing diverse hard cor- als, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, drop offs, caves, white sand…Then there are the fish, lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world. Not only are there loads of fish, but all the levels of the food chain are well. The reefs in Raja Ampat just buzz with life! Raja Ampat is huge, 50,000 sq km, with hun- dreds of islands and an astounding diversity of habitats, which translates to wildly different diving experiences from pelagic drift dives to magic muck dives and even some habitats that are special to Raja Ampat such as clear water mangroves with coral growing right next to them! There are thou- sands of potential dive sites. Exploration is still continuing, and on every trip there are chances for new and amazing discoveries.

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