|19 Dec - 26 Dec, 2023||
|29 Dec - 05 Jan, 2024||
Discover the freedom of a floating home as we explore this tropical archipelago of over 1,500 islands, islets and cays off the northwest coast of New Guinea
Dive into one of the richest marine biodiversity sites in the world - over 90% of the marine animals in these waters live just four metres below the surface!
Enjoy a truly stunning selection of swims over the course of the week, with plenty of time to take part in additional activities, including shore excursions, guided snorkelling sessions and scuba dives (paid for locally)
Join us on a unique and remote swimming adventure in the far eastern reaches of Indonesia. Based on a liveaboard boat, we’ll enjoy the freedom our floating home for the week gives us to find the best swimming in this group of islands. Straddling the equator, Raja Ampat is an archipelago of over 1,500 islands, islets and cays which lie off the northwest coast of New Guinea. Raja Ampat translates to the ‘Four Kings’ and refers to the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool.
This location is one of the richest marine biodiversity sites in the world and over 90% of the marine life that lives in these waters lives just four metres below the surface, so it’s an ideal location for swimmers to explore. Over 1,500 fish species, 500 coral species and endangered mammals, such as the dugong and blue & pygmy whales call these waters home.
Our trip is based aboard SMY Ondina, our live-on-board yacht, allowing us to travel to some of the most remote locations amongst this picturesque archipelago. It also gives us the chance to make changes to our itinerary when required in order to find the very best conditions and to complete a truly stunning selection of swims over the course of the week.
On top of the organised swims which are included in the trip itinerary, there is also plenty of time to take part in additional activities throughout the trip. These include shore excursions and guided snorkelling sessions either before breakfast or after lunch with our guides. Scuba dives are also available, which can be paid for locally during your trip.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for intermediate open water swimmers who want to explore the incredible ecosystem that make up Raja Ampat in Indonesia. Some of the swims may be challenging due to local weather conditions and currents, so it is important that swimmers are comfortable in these situations.
Swimmers should also have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of around 2 km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 4km (split over a minimum of two swims).
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Indonesia
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Seven nights’ accommodation
- Transfer from airport or local hotel to vessel on Day 1
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (including mineral water, juice, tea and coffee)
- All dinners
- All National Park Fees and Permissions Charges
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Alcoholic drinks which can be purchased on board our boat
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Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip; however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
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