First off, we sailed out of Sorong on the Raja Ampat itinerary. We selected it as this is a hot spot of biodiversity underwater and we had enjoyed our last experience on Aqua Expeditions in Cambodia in early 2020.
Getting to Sorong is a labor of love, and nearly always involves a red eye. In our case we came in from Jakarta, with the flight departing about midnight and arriving at 6 am (two hour time change too). Like many, we came in early to recover from the thirty hours of so of travel.
From our first contact with Shearly in planning our transfer from the inter island ferry to our drop off a week later, almost everything was perfection.