Papuan Tribes

The remote population of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Tribes
  • The Indigenous of New Guinea

    You might have already heard about the Indigenous people living in New Guinea. This island is divided between two countries Papua New Guinea to the East and Indonesian Papua to the West. A border has been drawn in the center of this island after the Papua conflict that occurred after the withdrawal from the island of the Dutch administration in 1962. New Guinea Island is very famous for its exceptional diversity of nature but also of its population.

    The Indigenous of Papua New Guinea

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    Diving Cruise TRITON BAY & SOUTH RAJA AMPAT

    | 10 Days / 9 Nights | 3376 € Full Board

    Cruise in Triton Bay & Raja Ampat, 
    Sorong to Kaimana or
    Kaimana to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2023 February 13th to 22th

    338 per day instead of 375€

    Up to 4 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.8
    Life Onboard
    9.7
    Activities
    9.9

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    What about the Papuan population?

    Papuan are related to two major historical lineages, one coming from the Malay Archipelago, at the time when Australia and New Guinea were a single landmass and the other one from Austronesia which regroups a large group of Indigenous people. The Papuan population is famous for its incredible diversity, culture and authenticity that remain untouched until now. West Papua is composed of no less than 312 different tribes! Most of them are living in remote area and don’t have access to the modern civilization and some even never been reached or contacted.

    Each Tribe has its Own Style

    An island with unique features

    Each group has its own language, and we estimate that around 25% of the world’s languages are being spoken on the island of New Guinea!  The diversity of the population comes essentially from the complexity and the endless various environments present on the island. You will find some dense forests, mountainous regions and coastal areas. Moreover, New Guinea Island is located on a remote point of Earth, between Asia and Australia which offers a unique mix of culture and population.

    Colorful Papua

    Culture & Customs

    Each tribe has its own culture and customs, it helps at identifying the belonging of people to a certain group or ethnic. In the Jayawijaya highlands and Baliem valley, we can find the famous population wearing the koteka, a penis gourd that varies according to the tribe. Also, population are renowned for their customs, celebrations and clothes that are particular to this region. An annual festival is organized in the Baliem valley (1,800m high) and regroups many tribes. All of them showing their highlights such as traditional dance, music, battles and spear games, pig racing, cooking and feast!
    This is an event to not miss if you plan to spend few days on land.

    Culture and Customs

    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.