Pearl of Papua Liveaboard

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Pearl of Papua liveaboard expeditions focus on Raja Ampat and Cenderwasih Bay diving zones of Indonesia. She offers scuba diving itineraries of 7 or 10 nights. Departures are from various ports.

Pearl of Papua

The Pearl of Papua Liveaboard

This 30m Phinisi schooner has been traditionally crafted from Ironwood and other local timber in 2010. Her traditional style coupled with the latest marine technology allow her to navigate the Indonesian Archipelago with precision, meeting international safety standards.

She accommodates 14 diving guests in 7 Deluxe and Standard class double and twin bed cabins.

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Dive Facilities

The dive deck is very spacious and equipped with 2 compressors so your tank is filled at your individual station. Nitrox is available for those that have the correct license. A rinse tank and camera table, with 100v and 220v charging, is also available for you photo/video equipment.

Pearl of Papua is well equipped with 3 dive tenders, with 40hp outboard engines.

Snorkelling and diving gear (Aqua Lung and Technisub) are available for rent.

General Facilities

On the main deck you’ll find the saloon and restaurant as well as the crew accommodation.

The main deck comprises of the restaurant dining area and crew accommodation

The upper deck is reserved for the bridge and 2 double cabins. To the front of the bridge is a spacious outdoor relaxation area with sun loungers and mattresses as well as tables and chairs. You can also enjoy a massage on deck or in the dedicated spa cabin.

Guest accommodation is located on the lower deck.


A chef & stewards are also onboard to attend your dining & cabin needs around the clock. We offer selection of Asia cuisine, Western cuisine & exotic Indonesian cuisine.


The Pearl of Papua can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests in 7 well-appointed en-suite cabins. Each cabin is air-conditioned and has a 220V power outlet for added convenience. Each of the 7 cabins has shelving and storage space, reading lights, bedding and life jackets. The bathroom features a hand basin, hot water shower, toilet, mirror and fresh towels for each guest. The 7 cabins are divided into standard and deluxe rooms and a suite as can be seen below:

4 Seahorse Cabins (Standard)

These standard cabins have bunk bed style sleeping arrangements and are located on the lower deck. The cabins have windows and portholes.

2 Trevally Cabins (Deluxe)

These master cabins are found on the upper deck and feature 1 double bed and 2 single beds. The room also boasts large windows with a fantastic view.

1 Manta Cabin (Suite)

The Manta Suite features a double bed with an additional single bed and windows and portholes to allow natural light to filter in.

Margerie, Netherlands September 18, 2017

The Pearl of Papua is just that – a pearl of ultimate comfort and enjoyment for 8 glorious days in Indonesia.

I took the trip in May and was not disappointed – the hype about Raja Ampat is completely true.

I was astounded by the pristine condition of the corals and really enjoyed my time above water too – the staff members were delightful and really added value to my time on board.

Recommended for: Excellent service and beautiful diving


Shaun, United States September 18, 2017

What a fabulous trip we had on board the Pearl of Papua. Although we were a large group, every individual had an enjoyable time and felt perfectly catered to whilst on board.

The quality of the meals certainly exceeded expectations, and of course the diving was unbelievable. Indonesia really is the centre for magnificent marine life.

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to explore the area, and the Pearl of Papua is a perfect vessel to use for your exploration.

Recommended for: Everything! Especially the food and the diving.


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