|19 Dec - 26 Dec||
|29 Dec - 05 Jan||
|19 Dec - 26 Dec||
|29 Dec - 05 Jan||
Discover the freedom of a floating home as we explore this tropical archipelago of over 1,500 islands, islets and cays
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!
Travel to record-breaking Cape Kri, which has the most fish species spotted in one dive
Enjoy a truly stunning selection of swims over the course of the week, with plenty of time to take part in snorkelling sessions and scuba dives
Join us on a unique and remote swimming adventure in the far eastern reaches of Indonesia. Based on a live-on-board boat, we’ll enjoy the week-long freedom of our floating home as we seek out 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 roams just four metres below the surface - 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 and 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 this picturesque archipelago has to offer. It also gives us the chance to make changes to our itinerary when required, enabling us 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 of 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 have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) 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 (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Seven nights' accommodation
- Fuel surcharges
- Airport/Hotel transfer to our boat on Day 1
- Transfer back to the airport on Day 7
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Tipping for onboard crew
- Alcoholic drinks which can be purchased onboard
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots 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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