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Forgotten Islands by Liveaboard for 11 Nights

15 October 2019 - 26 October 2019

Bounded by the historical southern Spice Islands of the Moluccas, the Banda Sea spans a vast 470,000 square kms and can only be truly experienced by liveaboard. The North Banda Basin (5,800 metres deep) and the South Banda Basin (5,400 metres deep) are divided by a large volcanic ridge while Gunung Api, an active volcano, proudly rises from the sea in testament of Banda's deep ocean volcanic processes. The resulting crystal-clear waters and fringing tropical islands provide homes for spectacular coral reefs and exceptional displays of marine life. This includes breathtaking interactions with schooling Hammerhead Sharks and chance encounters with Spinner Dolphins and Orcas, while Blue, Pilot, and Humpback Whales follow their migratory paths.

Forgotten Islands by Liveaboard for 11 Nights

Date 15 October 2019 - 26 October 2019

Price USD$4620 per person Twin Sharing Cabin

Number of dives 29 to 32 dives including night dives

Tentative Schedule 

Day 1-2 Ambon

# Arrival & Boarding # Welcome Briefing # Introductions # Pre-Dive Preparation # Check Dive # Beautiful Sunset # Rest & Relax # Best Marco Diving: Laha & Tulehu Bay

Day 3 Nusa Laut and Molana

# South of Seram # Islands # Diversity of Reef Fish Species # Pristine Coral Reef

Day 4 Banda Islands Outer Reefs

# Pulau Suanggi # Bird Lovers Paradise # Pulau Hatta # Karang Hatta # Vertical walls # Fusiliers # Dogtooth Tuna # Big Eye Trevally # Turtles.

Day 5 & 6: Banda Neira

# Nutmeg Plantation # Maritime Museum # Beautiful Dive Spots # Lava Flow # Mandarin Fish

Day 7 Manuk

# Snake Island # Sea Snakes # Drop-offs # Sharks # Mackerel # Tuna

Day 8 Serua, Nil Desperandum, Nila

# The Forgotten Islands # Hammerhead Sharks # Amazing Corals # Crystal Clear

Day 9: Damar

# Two Small Islands: Terbang Utara / Terbang Selatan # Easy but Very Fast Drifts # Marvellous Coral Drop-Offs

Day 10: Nyata

# Stunning Landscapes # Crystal Clear Water # Hard and Soft Coral Gardens

Day 11: Sermata

# Coral Reefs # Deep Laying Coral Walls

Day 12: Saumlaki

# Debriefing and Farewell # Drive to Airport

Please note that this itinerary is a diving program, and can be changed depending on many factors!

Inclusions # Dive Guide # Full Board Meal # Unlimited Water, Juice, Coffee & Tea # Airport Transfers # Weights & Belt # 12 Litre Diving Tanks

Exclusions # International & Domestic Flights # National Park Fee # Nitrox # Crew Tipping # Travel Insurance # Pre & Post Transit Accommodations 

Dive Experience Required Experienced Advanced Open Water Diver (minimum 50 logged dives)

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