The 32-meter (104-foot) Shakti has been based in Raja Ampat since 2002, her crew & diving are simply superb. She has recently changed from scheduled trips to private charters.
A word from Dom : "Operating year round in the Raja Ampat area Shakti offers a wealth of experience and knowledge of these waters. She's a fine vessel for a private charter offering simple yet comfortable accommodation and a terrific crew, all totally devoted to the success of your trip...." Dominick Macan
ON BOARD SHAKTI
2 main deck DOUBLE / TWIN cabins
double bed, twin bunk & picture windows
4 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabins
double bed, twin bunk style bed & port windows
All have a private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning & ample storage.
up to 4 dives per day all from the dive tenders
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
3mm wetsuit recommendednded
accommodation & diving
meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
international & domestic airfare
scuba rental gear (by advance request)
National Park fee
SIMPLE PHINISI CHARM
Shakti is a traditional Phinisi with a simple, old-school charm. You'll find an ample sun deck which has both covered and uncovered areas where you can relax between dives. The interior salon / dining room has benches & tables for hanging out inside and offers audio-visual equipment. Shakti's cabins provide for simple no-frills accommodation and she offers an excellent diving program for adventurous divers who are not luxury-oriented. With a maximum number of 10 divers, the dive-groups are never bigger than 5 and there are always 2 dive masters.
The 3 meals per day will consist of a mix of western and Indonesian cuisine in a buffet style. Fresh fruit and snacks are always available. The meals can be adjusted to a group's preferences. You can speak to the chef on board regarding allergies.
Length : Length Overall 32 meters (104 foot)
Beam : 7 meters (23 foot)
Speed : 9 knots
Guests : 10-12
Crew : 7 Indonesian crew members, 1 Indonesian dive guide, 1 European Cruise Director / dive guide
Cabins: 6 spacious cabins with en-suite bathrooms
2 HP compressors both 9cfm one LP compressor (nitrox) 9cfm
NITROX membrane system (9cfm)
22 aluminum cylinders
Dive deck with individual dive stations - tank filling directly on the stations - the equipment stays connected for the duration of the cruise.
Tenders:two (one alloy RBB speedboat 6.5 meters, one inflatable RIB 4.2 meters)
The Shakti team can offer unique diving itineraries to spectacular dive sites. Generally speaking,the trips go either to northern or southern Raja Ampat, depending on the time of the year and the active winds during those periods. The Dampier Strait is always accessible and so most trips will enjoy Kri Island, Batanta, Mansuar or Penemu amongst others. The rest of your itinerary depends largely on the North Monsoon (October to April) when the southern sites are ideal ... and, then logically, the South Monsoon (April to October) when the northern Raja Ampat regions are more suitable.
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TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS
We will provide all travel details at time of booking and would be pleased to help you book your domestic flights in Indonesia. The Indonesian airline schedules change frequently and we advise clients that it's better to avoid internet bookings as those bookings can be difficult to change. Also, please note, the boat's scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules so they are not listed here. We'll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on changes. The following airport will help you with general planning for your international flights.
Raja Ampat: International hub - Jakarta (CGK)
From Jakarta you will need to fly to Sorong for Raja Ampat itineraries. We like to recommend booking flights into Sorong one day in advance of the actual trip departure. This way it is guaranteed that you will be in Sorong in time to make the 9 am ferry that gets you directly to Waisai harbor from where the Shakti crew will pick you up in their tenders.
Outbound flights from Sorong must not be booked before noon of departure day.
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