Kaleidoscope

One of the most colorful underwater environment in the world

Kaleidoscope Raja Ampat
  • The coral is everywhere

    Kaleidoscope, as its name suggests, is a colorful dive site located in the West end of Pele Island, south east of the stunning Misool area, in Raja Ampat. Kaleidoscope is a soft coral sloping wall with amazing reef scenery boasting an unbeatable range of colors. The abundance of colors produced by huge soft corals, draping the shallow rocks and coral heads, is indescribable. This site is truly a kaleidoscope and represents the radiant delights of the area.

    Kaleidoscope Colorful Reef

    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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    Big & tiny species

    This dive site shows that you won’t only find big marine life in Raja Ampat, as you will encounter that in sloping wall many critters have found a shelter, most of them with bright tones as well, such as ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses, many different kinds of nudibranchs, shrimps and flatworms. Underwater macro photographers will come back to the surface with a big smile on their faces.

    This undercut karst limestone island rises from the sea and beneath the surface lies a submerged ridge. There is also a coral trout cleaning station and in the distance, napoleon wrasse and some mobula rays cruising by. All these varieties of colors and life forms will surely captivate you during your dive.

    Thecacera sp White Pikachu

    Dive plan

    Starting the dive on the protected end of the island and depending on which way the current is running, you will either begin with a relaxed search for some of the exciting flatworms and other of the many critters, or you will take a mild drift towards the end of the ridges. The north side of the ridge, decorated with large sea fans and soft corals, slopes down to beyond 30 meters, however the ridge gets deeper as you continue towards the west. Changing direction to go back to the island and with a slight assent to 18 meters the real action starts. Strong currents sweep over the top of the ridge, so better use a reef hook and sit back in the current, while enjoying the show around. Large schools of fish thrive in this current, where you will often see massive congregations of brightly colored yellow Banded Sweetlips. Mantas also frequent the area when the current is running. If you love high currents underwater, dramatic landscapes above water, colorful marine life and plenty of fishes, then you will love this site.

    Sweetlips in Kaleidoscope

    Definitely a must-dive in Raja Ampat

    Kaleidescope is a dive site where most want to return to after sun down, as night dives are also nothing short of stunning.

    The south of Raja Ampat might not be the easiest to get to, but the diving here is absolutely worthwhile. The Misool area, with all the breathtaking dive sites, including Kaleidescope, can be especially surprising. Marine life ranges from kaleidoscopic nudibranchs and pygmy seahorses to oceanic manta rays, pelagic species, and rare dugongs, and the best thing, all is possible during a single dive trip. In addition to this, the region is quite isolated, therefore you will likely have the most impressive sites all to yourself. Plenty of action, glowing corals, eye-catching fish, pleasant water temperatures, all is waiting for you.

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    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.

    FAQ

    To enter Indonesia your passport must have:
    •  Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 (six) months at the date of entry.
    •  At least one blank visa page
    •  Round-trip airplane ticket

    There is no Visa required for 61 countries and 1 region.
    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.
    For more details about COVID restrictions, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.


    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.