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SMY Shakti

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Explore the incredible marine diversity and breathtaking topside scenery of Raja Ampat at the lowest price available aboard the British owned and operated SMY Shakti. Let Captain Dave show you around some of the richest waters in the planet and the place he has called home for the last several years.

Length: 32 metres / 106 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 23 foot
Cruise: 9 knots
Divers: 10
Enriched air nitrox is available here
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Shakti liveaboard in Indonesia - photo by Djuna Everleigh

The only liveaboard permanently based in the West Papua Province scuba diving region, the Shakti operates out of Sorong, runs dive trips throughout the year, and has developed a reputation as one of the best run and most fun liveaboard trips in West Papua.

To dive onboard the Shakti liveaboard is to experience authentic frontier diving in small groups (maximum of only 12 guests) from a traditional Pinisi sailing motor yacht, yet not compromise on comfort or efficiency. In an area growing in reputation and popularity with divers in the know, the SMY Shakti is fast becoming recognised as a Raja Ampat liveaboard and the best value option to dive in paradise.

Please note that the Shakti is a very popular boat for groups to charter to dive Raja Ampat so you need to plan well in advance to ensure your group can explore this amazing area on one of these trips.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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November 2014
Dep: 24 Nov Ret: 5 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 3,742
December 2014
Dep: 8 Dec Ret: 19 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 3,742
January 2015
Dep: 12 Jan Ret: 23 Jan Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
March 2015
Dep: 9 Mar Ret: 20 Mar Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
April 2015
Dep: 13 Apr Ret: 24 Apr Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
Dep: 27 Apr Ret: 8 May Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
May 2015
Dep: 11 May Ret: 22 May Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
June 2015
Dep: 15 Jun Ret: 26 Jun Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
Dep: 29 Jun Ret: 10 Jul Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
July 2015
Dep: 13 Jul Ret: 24 Jul Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
Dep: 20 Jul Ret: 31 Jul Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
September 2015
Dep: 7 Sep Ret: 18 Sep Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
Dep: 21 Sep Ret: 2 Oct Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
October 2015
Dep: 19 Oct Ret: 30 Oct Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
November 2015
Dep: 2 Nov Ret: 13 Nov Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
Dep: 23 Nov Ret: 4 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
December 2015
Dep: 7 Dec Ret: 18 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 3,254
Dep: 22 Dec Ret: 2 Jan Raja Ampat US$ 3,254

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More Trip Details....

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (2-3 DM per trip), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Dive equipment, dive insurance, marine park fee (US$ 41). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 190), dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Shakti departs from Sorong in West Papua. You can fly to Sorong either from Manado or from Jakarta or Bali. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and the port of departure. There is a minibus transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. For more information see our travel information section.

Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single traveller may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 100% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below. Approximately equivalent to pay for 9 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 3,076

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 double bed cabins on the main deck with seaview windows, and 4 double or twin bed cabins on the lower deck.

Shakti lower deck double or twin bed cabin All the cabins have:
  • Polished teak finishings
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and fan
  • Seaview windows or skylight hatches
  • Reading lights
  • Round twin plug 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day - adaptors are available
  • Bedding and towel
  • Life jackets
  • Cupboard for storing clothes
No. of bathrooms / showers - 3 / 3 - cold water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Shakti kit up area Crew comprises:
  • Cruise Director (and divemaster)
  • Tour leader (and divemaster)
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • 5 Deck hands
Motorised dive dinghy - 35m kit up area - Rinse tanks and camera table - 18 charging points - Saloon with laptop, CD Burner, DVD player, music system, marine library (English, French and Japanese) and comfy cushions - 50 m sundeck with matresses

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Menu, cuisine type...
  • Shakti saloon and dining areaIndonesian and international main meal dishes and breakfast.
  • Buffet-style service in saloon or open air - choose from 2 main dishes with salad and rice.
  • Lunch and dinner is also provided on the first day of the cruise.
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, fruit, biscuits and snacks are provided free of charge.
  • Soft drinks and beer are also available for purchase.
  • Operator rates food as very important and high quality.
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us your requirements.
  • No fixed menu.


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technical specifications...
  • Shakti moored at one of the many secluded bays in West PapuaBuilt in year 2000
  • Size - 32m x 7m
  • Weight - 110 tonnes
  • Top speed - 11 knots
  • Cruising speed - 9 knots
  • 1 x 350 HP Caterpillar Marine 3406 engine
  • 3 x generators - 27, 15 and 5.5 KW
  • 2 x Bauer and Schifauer dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings
  • Electricity 220, 380, 12 and 24 Volts - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 7,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 11,000 litres

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navigation, safety features...
  • Shakti at anchor2 RCD life rafts
  • 2 x 4.7 m motorised 40 HP dinghies
  • 3 x ICOM VHF and 1 x ICOM SSB radios
  • 2 x Global positioning systems (GPS)
  • Radar
  • Sounder
  • Fishfinder
  • Plotter
  • Searchlight
  • Satellite telephone
  • Comprehensive medic first aid box
  • This operator has not confirmed the presence, or quantity of, oxygen on their dive boat
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • 4 x Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Customers must bring delayed surface marker buoys
  • Customer dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
Not currently available.
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Customer reviews: 

"They kindly organized my domestic flights within indonesia, Dave really knows the best dive sites and can predict currents very accurate, food was great and plentiful, I had my own cabin and not even got seasick." - Katja Gurtner, Switzerland ...

"Dave and Din were always calm, personable, interested, informative, and attentive. The food was excellent, the boat crews were very conscientious and knowledgeable, and the crew behind the scenes kept everything in order. Highly recommend if one is looking for adventure and awesome diving!!!!" - Linda Lacey, USA ...

"I also wanted to say that the Shakti, its skipper and staff, were fantastic. They run a very unique operation based on real in-depth knowledge and care for the area of Raja Ampat, a passion for the sea and its creatures, safe but not restrictive diving, and genuine care for their guests and our experience. Our trip in their care was beyond anything I would have expected ... and I expected a lot! The area will be under increased pressure from dive trips, tourism and exploitation of natural resources so to be there with a team that has spent such a long time there and can respond immediately to weather/sea conditions, other boats and activities, to find the secluded spots with amazing dive sites, makes us feel very privileged. The food was brilliant, cabins lovely, and the boat well maintained and homely. 10 divers is just the right amount!" - Hanna Slatten, Sweden ...

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