Sel Pele Bay

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Sel Pele Bay Raja Ampat
  • The macro capital of Raja Ampat

    Sel Pele is a very big bay located on the Western side of Waigeo Island. This wide bay is considered the macro capital of Raja Ampat, since it is renowned as the best place in the archipelago for critter hunting.  The bay, with a beautiful seascape, has a large mouth with a small island in the center.

    Pygmy Seahorse Misool

    Discover the mythic archipelago of the Four Kings

    Diving Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 8 Days / 7 Nights | 2736 € Full Board

    South Raja Ampat & West Waigeo Island, 
    Waisai to Waisai

    Next Departure:

    2024 May 16th to 23th

    342 per day

    Up to 3 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

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    Underneath rare critters

    Sel Pele is where divers can find all the rare, unique and wonderful critters that Indonesia diving is famed for. 

    Pay close attention to the abundance of critters, look out for the numerous species of cephalopods, such as the blue-ringed octopus, Wonderpus, Red Octopus and even the mimic octopus.

    The tiny bobtail squid, usually found on the sandy bottom, is another divers favorite, for their beautifully colored body and as they are fairly rare. 
    Berry cuttlefish are also seen.

    Search for mantis shrimps, ribbon eels and the multitude of gobies, blennies, shrimps and nudibranchs on the sand and rubble patches.
    Don’t get confused when seeing a twig on the sandy bottom, they are pipefish feeding in the current with their snout upwards, which you will realize when getting closer to them. Other pipefish include ornate and robust ghost pipefish. Check every gorgonian sea fan for pygmy seahorses, fire urchins for zebra crabs and anemones of a thousand colors that emerge from the silty sand of the bay for porcelain crabs.

    Bobtail Squid Missol

    Kebung Kerang

    Kebung Kerang is another dive site in the Sel Pele bay, located off the South side of a small island in the mouth of the bay. The site features a steep sloping reef down to 40 meters with an impressive array of hard and soft corals. There are also big mushroom leather corals, sea squirts, feather stars, sea whips, purple soft corals and huge gorgonians covered in schools of colorful fusiliers, snapper and surgeonfish. Nudibranchs are also numerous in the bay.

    Commensal Shrimp

    Night dive & excursions on land

    Night dives are another great experience in the area. Macro photographers will find a paradise in Sel Pele Bay, with all the creatures they can observe, diving here will be a dream come true.

    And if like this wasn’t enough, besides the stunning underwater world you will get the chance to adventure into amazing treks to enjoy the sighting of the rich animal and native birdlife in the area and learn about the process of pearl cultivation and harvesting as well.

    Don’t think twice, and come to visit this heaven of tiny marine life, as any time of year is a good one to visit Raja Ampat, nobody should miss this opportunity out.

    Nudibranch Close-up


    Whether you're looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new landscapes & meeting new people, We can help you make your dream come true.


    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.
     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.