Indonesian insight

Coralia is a new timber sailing boat built for Papua Explorer in Sulawesi by the Konjo tribe, which is said to have been shipbuilding for centuries and to blend ancient techniques with modern design and safety features.

It can cater for 16 guests in eight cabins and is now plying the waters around Raja Ampat, although next year it will be adding Komodo and transit trips through Ambon, Banda, the Forgotten Islands, Alor and Maumere.

24 November 2019

All diving is done from two 8m dinghies and there are usually four small-group dives a day, including some night-dives.

Underwater photographers are catered for with a dedicated air-conditioned camera room, and nitrox is free.

Prices through Diverse Travel (excluding flights, two sharing a cabin) start from £2165pp for a seven-night package to Raja Ampat or Komodo.