Arborek Jetty

One of the richest jetties in Raja Ampat

Arborek Jetty Dive Site Raja Ampat
  • Next to the village of the same name

    Arborek is a tiny island in the Raja Ampat archipelago, at the end of Dampier Strait, on West Papua, with a magnificent dive site located on its main jetty, on the North side of the island. Although Arborek village may be better known as a stop to see the culture of a local village in Raja Ampat, this pier is famous for its beautiful underwater views, making diving and snorkeling in this area definitely worthwhile. Arborek is one of the 3 main Jetties in Raja Ampat.

    Arborek Raja Ampat

    A wonderful combo that will satisfy the most demanding divers

    Diving Cruise BANDA SEA & RAJA AMPAT

    | 12 Days / 11 Nights | 3192 € Full Board

    Cruise in Banda Sea & South Raja Ampat,
    Ambon to Waisai

    Next Departure:

    2022 October 12th to 23th

    266 per day

    Up to 4 dives/day


    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.7
    Life Onboard
    10.0
    Activities
    9.8

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    Abundant Fauna

    Underneath the short jetty you will find massive schools of fish which you can get completely lost in, you can quickly get into large schools of sweetlips and jack mackerels hunting on the smaller silversides. You can also find cuttlefish among coral formations and both electric and giant clams are found to one side of the jetty. Thick coral gardens have become shelters for pipefish, snappers, surgeonfish, bump head parrotfish, angelfish, barracudas, tuna, and batfish. And if you are one of those people who are in the right place at the right time, you may even see giant oceanic manta rays and even wobbegongs.

    A Lot of Life Below the Jetty

    Conditions & Topography

    Good underwater visibility makes this place a very popular site for underwater photographers wishing to photograph the pier pilings covered with colourful soft coral and the good macro life living under the pier and on the spread of the bommies further down the slope. This can make the site a little crowded at times, however, this shouldn’t be an issue at all, given that the selection of critters and vibrant coral is absolutely great. Some species you will encounter are octopus, hermit crabs and shrimps, camouflaged frogfish, many nudibranchs of every colour and swirls of schooling fish. Keep your eyes wide open to find Pontohi and Severns pygmy seahorses.

    A Bicolor Flatworm

    Kind of Dive

    If you want to dive a little bit further, you can take a traditional motor boat to reach the dive sites that are only 10-15 minutes away. Enjoy this marine paradise with incredible hard and soft corals and plenty of beautiful and bright fish such as fusiliers, butterflyfish, barracudas and damsels congregating on the reef flats. Trevallies, mackerels and tunas can be found a little further into the deep. And let’s not forget about reef sharks and dugongs.

    Sometimes there is very little current on Arborek, however, on occasions strong currents can be experienced near Arborek island, making it a challenging dive and better suitable for experienced divers with currents.

    Pontoh

    Snorkeling, Night dive & authentic culture

    Snorkeling is quite extraordinary and it is possible from anywhere on the island. At the pier, you can just jump into the water and go snorkeling there, you will instantly find a fascinating illumination of the glittering of a gorgonian fan just below the surface. The waters just off the beach are very shallow so be careful when swimming over coral.

    Arborek Jetty is also perfect for night dives, when divers can see oyster toadfish croaking in search of a blue-ringed octopus. Be careful and aware of lionfish though.

    There’s no other site like Arborek, not only you will enjoy a splendid dive, but you will also be able to appreciate this picturesque village and learn a bit of their culture. Visitors are more than welcome into this little paradise.

    Hermit Crab During Night Dive

    THE CRUISE OF YOUR DREAMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    Either your looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new lanscapes & meeting new peoples, We can help you make your dream come true.

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    Maximum length of stay without Visa is 30 Days, if you are planning to stay up to 60 days, you can buy a visa on arrival for 35 US$ at Airports and Seaports.
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    We choose to work with people we know for years, all offering a high quality service on perfectly maintained Phinisi.

    All boats, Cabins & on-board furniture's have an authentic and sophisticated design, made with quality materials.


    Spacious and Comfortable
    shared space, Lounge, Sun Deck, Restaurant will grant you a maximum comfort.

    You will also enjoy free access to kayaks and stand-up paddles (SUP) if you wish to explore the surrounding.
    Then it's up to you to chose if you want to enjoy a stunning sunset from the lounge with a fresh drink or from the SUP in the middle of pristine water.

    One of the most, if not the most important part of your cruise, The Crew. They all are experienced, they know when to be discreet and how to treat you well.

    Another important part of your journey, the Food., you will enjoy some great dishes cooked with love by some skilled chef. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, you will be delighted all day long. 


    You can refer to the label on the boat description to have a quick overview about the class of the cruise.
    Luxury
     All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and Private bathroom (ensuite). 
    Comfort: All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and some cabins may have shared bathroom (Max 2 cabins).

    You should definitely consider the full charter option especially if you are planning this cruise with your family or friends. It will make the experience even more exceptional. As we offer a large choice of boat, no matter if you are 6, 10 or more than 12 we will find the best vessel according the standing you are expecting. From 1000$ per night in adventure standing, 2000$ per night in Comfort standing and from 3000$ in Luxury standing. Contact us for more informations.

    Not at all, beginners can do discover scuba diving during the cruise (let us know to arrange it)


    Open water certified divers or equivalent will have access to most of the dive sites, but to make the best of the cruise Advanced level and experience in drift dive is recommended. You can spend a few days with us in Bali before starting your cruise, by joining our Safari tour or to get your Advanced certification in one of our four dive centers, it will allow you to dive up to 30m depth, to join night dives and be more confident and comfortable while drift diving.

    For an even better training we recommend you to join the drift specialty in Nusa Lembongan.

    If you are more into Leisure, Yoga or Surfing, we can offer you some great cruise experience while practicing some of your favourite activities. Contact us for more informations.

    Indonesia spread over its more than 5000 km along the Equator which offers a tropical climate with only two season, dry & wet.

    Dry season is mainly from May to October Wet season from November to April.
    Keep in mind that Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, so you can visit year-round as wet season won’t start in the same time in different places.

    Landscapes are also pretty different due to Tropical rainforest climate and Tropical savannah climate.

    Komodo: All year around
    North Komodo: April to December
    South Komodo: January to march
    Raja Ampat: October to May
    Banda Island: September to November
    Alor: May to November

    We do recommend you to bring your own gears if you already own it. If not it’s not a big deal, you can rent the full set onboard, some of our partners provide rental equipment for free, maximum you can expect another 60$ per day.
    As a reminder, every scuba diver should be equipped with: Wetsuite/BCD/Regulator set/Fins/Weight system/Dive computer/SMB/Torchlight/Compass.


    Nitrox tanks are available on most of the boats, please refer to the boat description.

    Included: Transportation between airport & boat (return)/ Accommodation/ Meals and snacks/ non alcoholic beverage/ 12L tanks and weight system for divers

    Not Included:
    Marine park and Port authority fees / International and domestic flights/ Traveling - Diving Insurance / alcoholic beverage & espresso/ massage/ 15L tanks and dive gears rental for scuba divers

    Most of the time €, Us$ are accepted onboard, but we do recommend you to bring enough cash in local currency IDR. Payement by card are available on some boats, please refer to the boat description.
    Most of electric outlets on board are European type.

    Tipping from 5 to 10% of the cruise amount are expected, it express your satisfaction level. Tips are also an important income part for crew members.