Pearl of Papua Liveaboard Review

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Pearl of Papua dive boat review

Specializing in shorter trips ranging from 6 to 10 nights, the Pearl of Papua is for those liveaboard enthusiasts that are on a tighter budget and have very limited time.

This Buginese schooner is 28 meters in length and can accommodate up to 15 guests with 3 dive guides on board. The liveaboard has an air-conditioned dining area, where food is served buffet style by a waitress.

You will be provided with all the coffee, tea, fruit, drinking water, candy bars, ice creams and biscuits you want since this Raja Ampat liveaboard provides them free of charge!

You can check the availability and prices for this boat here.

Pearl of Papua yacht on board facilities and services:

  • 2 motorised dive dinghies
  • Dive deck with shower, toilets, camera table and rinse tanks
  • Air-conditioned saloon with bar, TV, DVD video, music & computer
  • Movie and book library and fish ID books
  • Shaded area and sundeck with sun chairs and mattresses
  • Massage service
  • Water dispenser

Pearl of Papua Boat Budget Range / Price: Starts at US$ 2,850 for a 10 night tour.

 

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One Liveaboard feedback for “Pearl of Papua

  1. The information on the website is out of date. No massage service for example (fine, not essential but don’t advertise it!) and the dive deck does not have a toilet, in fact the only facilities are in your cabin which is a nuisance. Upper deck is not well shaded, just a thin net which can get very hot. Saloon/restaurant was not big enough to seat everyone at meal times. Boat needs work – portholes did not seal, meaning water came in when sailing in waves, also water came in from the ceiling of the cabin soaking the bedding. You could see significant daylight through the wood. Infested with bugs under one of the beds in our cabin.
    Didn’t take us outside of the dive sites reachable by resorts, (resort diving is cheaper so this was pointless paying on a liveaboard) disappointing as we saw no other liveaboards so I do not believe this was weather related as we were told. Conditions were not bad at all. ALL divers were dumped in the water together, was a horrible experience as varying experience levels and lack of organisation meant you were avoiding people the first 15 mins of the dive, if not the whole dive and the groups they tried to keep us in always fell apart. If you fell behind, don’t expect the guide to wait. Not a problem for me but for some divers may be.
    Seems they are cost saving but still charging fuel rates based on venturing to more remote sites. Dive guides not the best I’ve been with, but also not the worst. Deck crew were oblivious to how to look after dive gear properly, pulling equipment by the hoses, leaving dust caps off with the first stage exposed under dripping wetsuits etc. For the little difference in price, spend that bit extra and go for another boat. Food was nice, bed was comfy but cabin too noisey in the front lower deck. Hot shower and OK water pressure. Air fills were sometimes over 200bar, but sometimes 190bar. Briefings were always right before you got in the zodiacs so you didn’t have much chance to consider if you wanted to do the dive / how to set up your camera.

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