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Ombak Putih Cruise itineraries
Komodo National Park – Period : June to October
Located in the strait of the same name at the confluence of the Indian Ocean and the Banda Sea, The Komodo National Park features one of the world’s richest and most diverse marine environments—thanks to the overflowing currents in the area. Also renowned as the home of the famous Komodo Dragon, it is certainly one of the best scuba diving destination that you can find on the planet.
In the north, you can find a collection of the world’s most beautiful varieties of reefs, boasting a rich combination of hard and soft corals, shoals of antheas, wrasses, angelfishes, and also predators—reef sharks, tunas, and giant kingfishes. In the south you will see more soft corals with amazing profusion of colors, and even more macro (and manta rays too!). The water is rather cold and the temperature can drop down to 23 ° C in July and August.
Komodo offers a wide variety of dives: pelagic dives with sharks in strong currents, gentle drift dives, wall dives (colorful drop-offs, monumental boulders, seamounts, pinnacles and sandy slopes) and macro dives. You can also find manta rays, turtles and, if you are lucky enough, some whale sharks ! Bali is just 90 minutes away by plane… but 25 hours by boat!
To avoid wasting time in navigation, and to focus exclusively on the Komodo Park, we offer the best itinerary. 9-night scuba diving cruise liveaboards from Bima, arriving in Labuan Bajo and vice versa. Find out more on our itineraries by clicking on the links provided above “itinerary”. For the schedule of our Komodo scuba diving liveaboard cruises, please click on “destination trips”.
As the currents in Komodo can be intense, a good experience with current dives is highly recommended. To dive in this area you must be advanced level PADI/CMAS Level 2 or higher. Therefore less experienced divers can also participate with a specific supervision that has to be arranged before the cruise.
DAY 0 Remark : Itineraries and dive sites choices in Komodo are highly dependent on tides and meteorological conditions. Many dives have to be performed at a particular moment of the tide, and the South part may be difficult to access if the winds are too strong. For these reasons the itinerary displayed here is not a fixed itinerary, but more an example of the multiple ways this cruise can be done.
DAY 1 – 2 dives. Arrival at Bima airport by flight from Denpasar at 9 :45. Transfer to the boat, check in, welcome drink, dive equipment set up. Lunch, briefing. Check dive in the Bima strait, an area famous for it’s muck dive, called Bethlehem (an acronyme for Better Than Lembeh). A night dive is offered too. During the night the boat will head to Banta Island, just at the entrance of Komodo National park.
DAY 2 – 4 dives. 1 morning dive in Banta Island (Tanjung Rusa or GPS point), then the two following dives and a night dive on the west coast of Komodo island. Anchorage in the magnificent bay of Loh Srikaya.
DAY 3 – 3 dives. Morning dive on the West of Komodo, before to go further south where we will dive Manta Alley, a famous dive site for it’s Manta cleaning station. The water is cooler in this area and can be as low as 22 °C. 2 dives on Manta alley, and a night dive on the coast.
DAY 4 – 4 dives. At dawn we will cross the channel between Komodo and Rinca. First dive in South Rinca is the famous cannibal rock, a great abundance of critters (frog fish, Coleman shrimps and zebra crabs on fire urchins, rare nudibranches, leaf fishes, sea apples), on a reef well covered with soft corals. 2nd dive on Yellow wall, with it’s incredible colors of soft corals, Feather stars, green and yellow tubastrea corals. Afternoon dive and night dive on Torpedo, an interesting muck dive site. Water is generally cold, 22 to 24 °C. We generally can see the Komodos dragons on the beach in this area.
DAY 5 – 4 dives. We now go North to the Island of Padar where we will do 2 dives, according to the tide and eventual swell, dives will be 3 sisters (a complexes of 3 pinnacles, rich in critters and fish life), Pilarsteen, No problem, before to cross again the channel and do our 3rd dive in Pantai Merah. A night dive will be offered. There will be an opportunity for a short walk on the island from the Pantai Merah beach
DAY 6 – 4 Dives. We are now in the north area, with clear and warm waters. The dive choice depends here greatly of the tides, as some of them must imperatively be dove at a certain stage of the tide. Sites offered are Batu bolong (a rock with dramatic seascape, huge boulders, and prolific fish life including reef sharks, napoleon wrasses, giant trevallies, etc) , Batu Mandi, Tatawa Besar ( a drift with the best soft corals of the park) , Tatawa kecil, Siaba.
DAY 7 – 3 dives. We are now in the most Northern part of the park, and will dive Castel rock, Cristal rock, two highlights action dives of the park, rocks with prolific fish life. The 3rd dive is Caldron, a passage between 2 islands with a beautiful sandy garden coral, soft corals, great fish life. End of the day ascending a mount to admire the sunset and the magnificence of Komodo mountains.
DAY 8 – 3 dives. We are now in the most Northern part of the park, and will dive Castel rock, Cristal rock, two highlights action dives of the park, rocks with prolific fish life. The 3rd dive is Caldron, a passage between 2 islands with a beautiful sandy garden coral, soft corals, great fish life. End of the day ascending a mount to admire the sunset and the magnificence of Komodo mountains.
DAY 9 – 2 dives. Two dives for this last day, that we will choose according to current conditions, but most probably you will like to repeat Castel and Cristal rock. In the afternoon, we will go to Rinca for a short trek looking for dragons, buffalos and deers. Small party on board as we go back to Labuan Bajo harbour
DAY 10 – Chek out in the morning and transfer to Labuan Bajo airport.
Alor & Komodo Cruise – Period: August/September
One of our favourite Itineraries! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This is a 14 night cruise with two legs. You can choose to experience ALL or PART of the itinerary as follow:
The cruise will visit and dive the Alor Strait for 4 days, from North to South: the islands of Pantar, Kumba, Ternate, Pura and the Bay of Kalabahi. The very clear and nutrient rich upwelling waters brings in pelagics: sun fish (mola-mola), dogtooth tunas, reef sharks and sometime hammerhead sharks, sailfishes. Whales also frequently pass through the strait. Walls, drop offs, boomies and pinnacles so colorful and so healthy! –one dive site has a bottom literally covered with anemones- ; In Alor critters can be encountered in colorful reef environment and in the black sand bays of Kalabahi and Biang. Tide induced currents are strong in the strait, so caution must be taken in choosing the dives sites. In the northern part water temperature is about 26 to 28°C, and in the south it can drop to 22°C, around Pura island and in Biang Bay. We will explore some rarely dived areas around the island of Twereg, and in the South of Alor and Pantar.
We will visit a village where we will see traditional dances. In the bay of Biang, we will go ashore for a short trek on the slopes of the Sirung volcano. The second part of the cruise we will focus on the Komodo National Park. From Labuanabajo to Bima, 5 days in the North, 2 days in the South.
Sample Itinerary (9 Nights)
DAY 0 Remark : Itineraries and dive sites choice in Komodo are highly dependant on tides and meteorological conditions. Many dives have to be performed at a particular moment of the tide and the South of Komodo may be difficult to acess if the winds are too strong. For these reasons the itineray displayed here is not a fixed itinerary, but more an example of the multiple ways this cruise can be done.
DAY 1 – Arrival with Lion Air flight at 11 :40 at Labuanbajo. Welcoming at airport, transfer to the boat. Check in, Welcome drink, lunch, briefing. Check dive in the afternoon.
DAY 2 – 4 dives. 3 dives in the Northern part of Komodo. Tatawa besar – a drift dive along a slope covered with orange tone soft corals and brown sponges, where abunds snappers and groupers, many turtles – Tatawa kecil – large boulders and rocks with sweetlips and sharks underneath– and Siaba, another drift dive along a slope with nice overhangs -. Night dive.
DAY 3 – 4 dives. 2 dives in Padar, 3 siters and Pilarsteen. Interesting topography on these 2 dives : pinnacles, huge boulders. Great fish life on 3 sisters, more critters on Pilarsteen. 3rd dive is secret garden, excellent for black corals and critters (ghost pipe fish, leaf fish). Night dive. Water here is generally 24°C from June to September. Alternatively, 3rd dive and night dive will be in Pantai Merah, if there’s too much swell in Padar.
DAY 4 – 4 dives. At dawn, we head south to South Rinca and Nusa Kode island. In the protected horseshoe bay, we dive the famous cannibal rock: great abundance of critters (frog fish, Coleman shrimps and zebra crabs on fire urchins, rare nudibranches, leaf fishes, sea apples), on a reef well covered with soft corals. 2nd dive on Yellow wall, with it’s incredible colors of soft corals, feather stars, green and yellow Tubastrea corals. Afternoon dive and night dive on Torpedo, an interesting muck dive site. Water is generally cold in this area, 22 to 24 °C. Between the dives, we often can see the Komodos dragons on the beach.
DAY 5 – 4 dives. We cross the channel between Rinca and Komodo at early morning. Our 2 morning dives are on Manta Alley, in south komodo, a manta ray cleaning station. 3rd dive and night dive in Pantai Merah
DAY 6 – 4 dives. North Komodo strait. Dives according to the tides, Batu Bolong, (a rock with dramatic seascape, huge boulders, and prolific fish life including reef sharks, napoleon wrasses, giant trevallies, etc) , karang Makasar ( a shallow drift dive where we often spot manta rays). Short excursion in Rinca to observe the komodo dragons, Buffalos and deers. Excellent night dive in Vanilu.
DAY 7 – 3 dives. North Komodo, Cristal rock, Castel rock, the highlit dives of Komodo, well known for their prolific fish life including reef sharks, Giant trevallies, shools of surgeon fish and Snappers. Shot gun, with it’s fantastic sandy coral garden, and some other dives of the Northern area. In the evening we will ascent a small mount to admire the sunset on Komodo islands.
DAY 8 – 4 dives. North Komodo, another dive on Castel rock; Lampu (an excellent drift dive), the passage. Night dive
DAY 9 – 2 dives. Muck dives in Sangean island (dry river) or Bima area (famous Bethlehem muck dives) depending on the weather conditions. Night in Sangean or Banta, with an afternoon trek.
DAY 10 – Check out before noon and transfer to the aiport according to the return flight.
Raja Ampat Cruise – Period: November to May
Highlight: World’s best region for marine biodiversity, schools of fishes, macro and outstanding landscapes. Raja Ampat is an archipelago consisting of four main islands—Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool—surrounded by over 1,500 smaller islands and reefs. This region is part of the West Papua province in Indonesia. Raja Ampat certainly represents the world’s richest marine diversity, with the highest number of known species of fish, corals, and mollusks. Certain areas are known for their density of fish; one with groups of Manta Rays, the others with schools of barracudas, parrotfish, humpback groupers and the list goes on. Not to mention the best macro you will see everywhere. Photographers, please bring your full set of lenses: wide angle & macro will delight you equally. The rich variety of reefs are also not to be overlooked with vertical walls, slopes, dry rocks, caves and lagoons; some covered with hard corals while the others with brightly colored soft corals. Also renowned as the center of pygmy seahorses and gorgonians, everywhere you go you will be amazed by the profusion of marine life that Raja Ampat has to offer you. Raja Ampat also offer magnificent landscapes for you to explore—labyrinths of quartz islands, vast mangrove forests, deserted beaches and lagoons. You can also go for a tour to the small villages in search of the famous birds of paradise. Our 11 night scuba diving liveaboard cruises are one of the very few that visit all the Raja Ampat, up to Wayag on the North and down to Misool, with a selection of the very best scuba dive sites of all the area.
DAY 1 – Guest reception at Sorong airport, transfer to the boat, Check in, welcome drink, briefing, departure in the evening. According to weather forecast, we will start the tour by the south or the North. In this schedule, we present the option starting with the South. Over night Navigation through Sele Strait to reach the East of Misool. Arrival in the early morning.
DAY 2 – In East Misool you will discover 3 fantastic dives: No contest, Love potion, 3 Rocks. Rocks with vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, lot of fishes with schools of Platax, aggregations of snappers, bump head perrotfishes. We spend the night in the hidden lagoon, a very special anchorage inside an almost closed bay surrounded by high rocks. From the boat, we can hear and see the cacatoes before the night falls. We will go with the dinghies to have a look to another lagoon located further into the rocks.
DAY 3 – After a short morning navigation, we reach Misool South East and start another great day of diving in the vicinity of Misool eco resort: Boo Rocks with 2 large openings windows in the rock that completely pierce the island from the surface to 5 meters deep, Fiabacet, Fantasea. Again an explosion of colors and fish density. In the evning, we rganise a dinner on the beach of a small island.
DAY 4 – Misool east. Mode dives in Misool, Yellit kecil, a great wall with excellent fans and soft corals, tank rock, Nudi rock. Night navigation to Penemu and Fam islands.
DAY 5 – Penemu North, Barracuda, a long oval shaped reef with great aggregations of fishes (barracudas, fusiliers and banner fish), Galaxy, a large reef with excellent fish life , Melissa garden an extraordinary site for it’s hard corals stands. Night navigation to Aljuy bay.
DAY 6 – After an early morning dive at Mayhem, a very high voltage submerged reef, we enter in Aljui Bay, a 20 kilometers long indentation on the western side of Waigeo. We do 2 dives in the bay (wofoh and Intersection), then one of the best night dives of the Raja Empat under the peer of a pearl farm that is settled there.
DAY 7 – We still do 2 dives in the Aljuy bay, Aljui 1 and the Channel. Between these 2 dives we will have a short visit to the pearl farm if their work schedule allows it. Night navigation to Wayag islands.
Wayag, the northern point of our cruise is a fantastic quartz islets labyrinth. We dive Quoy, Cathedrale rock and Wayag ridge. In the late afternoon, we climb a small mountain to admire the wonderful landscape of the area.
DAY 9 – After a first dive in Wayag (figure eight), we go to the Kawe island where we dive Black rock and eagle rock. Night dive. Night navigation to Dampier strait.
DAY 10 – A first morning dive at Citrus – at the entrance of the Dampier strait, a channel with sloping sides covered of soft corals and life- then dive with a reliable manta ray congregation at manta sandy. The third dive will be the famous Cape Kri, one of the largest concentrations of big fish on northern Raja Ampat; schools of trevally, barracudas, bannerfish, sweetlips. Night dive
DAY 11 – Two other famous and fabulous dives in the Dampier strait, Chicken reef and sardine reef. The boat will then sail back to Sorong where it will arrive during the evening.
DAY 12 – Breakfast, Check out according to guest flight schedule. Transfer to the airport, check in assistance.
Banda Sea Cruise – Period: September to mid December
Any other months (except may) have risk of waves and potentially stormy weather.
Ours cruises will bring you across the Banda Sea & the Ring of Fire (ROF), steeped in history and blessed with some of the finest diving in the country, with an immense variety and volumes of both large and small species. traveling for about 550 nautical miles. We visit many different islands and a great variety of dive sites. The very clear and nutrient rich upwelling waters brings in pelagics: sun fish (mola-mola), dogtooth tunas, reef sharks and sometime hammerhead sharks, sailfishes. Whales also frequently pass through the strait. Walls, drop offs, boomies and pinnacles so colorful and so healthy! –one dive site has a bottom literally covered with anemones- ; In Alor critters can be encountered in colorful reef environment and in the black sand bays of Kalabahi and Biang. Then the cruise will cross the all Banda Sea up to Banda Neira, down to Babar before reaching the large Tanimbar island.
Diving: Main points: Banda Sea – Ring of Fire is characterised by a generally very good visibility. Warm waters. Some exceptional dive sites as “Too Many fish” in Koon, a great wall with incredible fish life, Manuk with so many sea snakes, Walls on the islands around Banda Neira.
DAY 1 – Arrival at Maumere by the flight of 15:30. Welcome by the staff of Wallacea, transfer to the boat, welcome drink, installation, briefing, departure, night navigation for Lembata.
DAY 2 – Lembata Island. Macro diving in the bay to the North, and 2 other dives in the northern part of the island: drop offs, coral and pelagic.
DAY 3 – 4 dives. Strait of Alor. Alor is one of our favorite destinations and we do not doubt that you will also enjoy it. Healthy reefs, dry fish, abundant macro, action dives and muck dives, there is everything in Alor. Be careful, south of the strait the water can be cool and go down to 22 ° C.
DAY 4 – 4 dives. Détroit d’Alor
DAY 5 – 4 dives. Isle of Wetar. Continuing our route in the East of the Sunda Islands, we will dive close to these islands with excellent colored drop-offs, where visibility is generally excellent. With a great abundance of fish. Macro dive also in the bays.
DAY 6 – 4 dives. Isle of Romang. 3 plongées.
DAY 7 – Iles de Terbang et Damar, 4 plongées.
DAY 8 – Isle of Nila and reef of Nile Desperandum. 1 dive on the island of Nila and 2 dives on Nile Deperandum, a reef in the middle of the sea of Banda. Walls, possibilities of hammerhead sharks
DAY 9 – 3 dives on the island of Manuk, where traces of volcanic activity are clearly visible. Hammerhead sharks have been seen several times, but it is mainly the many marine snakes that make the attraction.
DAY 10 – 1 dive, 2 more dives on the falls of the island of hatta. Eagle rays, pelagic, and very beautiful falling. Alternatively, those who want to go down to visit the museum and the fort of Banda Neira for a bit of walking and history. Night in the harbor of Banda Neira.
DAY 11 – Banda Neira, diving on Batu Kapal, a emerged rock surrounded by smaller submerged rocks. Fields of gorgonians, marbled stripes, groupers. 2 dives around the small island of Suanggi, a refuge for thousands of seabirds. Underwater marine life is prolific, encounters with pelagic frequent. Napoleons, tunas, clouds of red-toothed ballista and shooters, eagle rays, and possibly hammerhead sharks.
DAY 12 – We are now south of Seram. 2 Diving on Ahmet, a very beautiful falling fishy, 1 dive Molana famous for its ark.
DAY 13 – Ambon Bay, famous for its “muck” and macro dives. 3 dives and 1 night dive.
Banda Sea – Maumere/Ambon Cruise
Best conditions are during intermoonson, late September to mid December. Any other months (except may) have risk of waves and potentially stormy weather. Ours cruises will bring you across the Banda Sea & the Ring of Fire (ROF), steeped in history and blessed with some of the finest diving in the country, with an immense variety and volumes of both large and small species. traveling for about 550 nautical miles. We visit many different islands and a great variety of dive sites. The very clear and nutrient rich upwelling waters brings in pelagics: sun fish (mola-mola), dogtooth tunas, reef sharks and sometime hammerhead sharks, sailfishes. Whales also frequently pass through the strait. Walls, drop offs, boomies and pinnacles so colorful and so healthy! –one dive site has a bottom literally covered with anemones- ; In Alor critters can be encountered in colorful reef environment and in the black sand bays of Kalabahi and Biang. Then the cruise will cross the all Banda Sea up to Banda Neira, down to Babar before reaching the large Tanimbar island.
Diving: Main points: Banda Sea – Ring of Fire is characterised by a generally very good visibility. Warm waters. Some exceptional dive sites as “Too Many fish” in Koon, a great wall with incredible fish life, Manuk with so many sea snakes, Walls on the islands around Banda Neira.
Visibility: Generally excellent
Water temperature: About 27-28
Currents: all other dive sites have easy currents.
Land & Culture: Banda Neira and surrounding islands have an important history due to the key role they played in the spice trade during the 16th and 17th century. Expeditions, wars, and massacres took place on theses islands. Historical remains as fortifications and Dutch colonial houses are still visible, and thus, beside the beauty nature of these islands, are a great highlight if the cruise. A visit of the fort and museum is included in all our Banda trips.
DAY 1 – Arrival from Denpasar (Bali) in Maumere by Gardu flight Lion Air at 11 :25. Welcome at the airport by the Ambai crew, transfer to the boat, welcome drink, set up, briefing, departure and night navigation to Lembata.
DAY 2 – Lembata island. Check dive and critter dive in the northern bay of the Island. 2 more dives on the northern side : drop offs, nice corals, pelagics.
DAY 3 – Alor Strait. Alor is one of our favorite destinations and you will certainly like too. Healthy reefs, fishy pinnacles, great muck dives, we get everything in Alor. Beware that in the south of the strait the water temperature can drop to 22°C. Fabulous critters. Night dive .
DAY 4 – Alor Strait. 3 more wonderful dives in Alor. Night navigation to Wetar Island.
DAY 5 – Wetar. Going ahead Eastward we will dive close to these islands with great colorful drop offs and excellent visibility , teaming with fish life. Some excellent macro dives also in the area. 4 dives in Wetar.
DAY 6 – 3 dives. Romang island.
DAY 7 – 4 dives. Terbang & Damar islands.
DAY 8 – Nila Island & Nil Desperandum reef. 1 dive on Nila Island and 2 dives on the Nil Deperandum reef , a reef lost in the middle of the Banda Sea. Great wall diving with often hammerhead sharks at this time of the year.
DAY 9 – Manuk island. 3 dives on Manuk, where the signs of volcanic activity are clearly visible underwater. We have seen hammerhead sharks a few times here, but the highlight of the dives are the abundant sea snakes that are everywhere. Night dive.
DAY 10 – Hatta reef, 1 dive, 1 other dives on the drop off of Hatta Island. Eagle rays, tunas, reef sharks and colorful drop offs. After the dives we will then enter the Banda harbor. We propose a visit to the village, museum and Banda fortress during the afternoon. An alternative dive will be offered too.
DAY 11 – Banda Neira, dive on Batu Kapal, a submerged rock surrounded by other smaller rocks. Gorgonian fields, marbled rays, groupers. Around the Small islands of Suanggi where nest thousands of sea birds, the marine life is prolific : Napoleon wrasses, billions of red tooth triggerfish and fusiliers, eagle rays and eventually hammerhead sharks.
DAY 12 – We are now in South Seram . 2 dives on Ahmet, a very nice fishy drop off. 3rd dive on Molana famous for it’s underwater arche. Night dive
DAY 13 – One complete day of diving in the bay of Ambon, famous for the muck dives it offers. 3 dives and a night dive.
DAY 14 – 1 last muck dive before to rinse and dry the eqipment. We propose a visit on shore in the surroundings of Ambon.
DAY 15 – Breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport. Flight to Denpasar at 7 :30 and to Jakarta at 7:45.
North Sulawesi & Togian Islands
For those who know us, this is a kind of “back home” cruise in an area that we very well know because we started our operation, in the early 2000, in these areas of Sulawesi. Departing From Bitung, the “central Sulawesi” visits the East coast of Sulawesi and the Togian islands. It ends in Luwuk. Beautiful dive sites of the East coast in the areas of Ratatotok, Tanjung Flesko, and Gorontalo (fabulous walls and whale sharks !). We then dive the best spots of the Togian islands, especially around the islands of Una2. the two last days are spent in the Tompotika area where Wallacea recentlys did set up a dive resort, Tompotika Dive Lodge, just because we found there spots that are among of the best dive sites of Indonesia!
DAY 1 – Arrival at Manado International airport where you are welcomed by the Wallacea staff. Transfer to the boat in air conditioned vehicles (transfer takes around 1hour 20 minutes) which is moored in Bitung. Welcome drink, lunch, briefing. Departure during the night for Ratotok.
DAY 2 – Diving along the East coast of North and Central Sulawesi: ratatotok will be our check dive, on a gentle slope with nice corals and lot of critters. Dive will follow at Tanjung Flesko with more action around this rock packed with fishes. Napoleon wrasses, schools of surgeons fishes and baracudas, enormous murenas. The 3rd dive is a beautiful slope with many critters in the bay of Flesko, where we will do a night dive and spend the night.
DAY 3 – Going West, we will dive along the coast in Bolsel area, a recently discovered zone that looks very promising. 4 dives and a night dive
DAY 4 – Gorontalo area. Fantastic walls with overhangs, crevasses, beautiful soft corals and the famous “Dali” sponge (so called because of it’s intricate swirling surface pattern). Also possibility to see whale sharks. we’l do thres dives + a night dive there before to navigate to Togian islands during the night
DAY 5 – Togian, Una-Una island. We will stay 2 days around this vocanic island (last eruption was in 1984 and the traces are clearly visible) where the dive sites look like boosted by the volcanic ashes. The dive site of Apollo is home for probably what is the biggest school of barracudas in Indonesia, tunas, napoleon wrasse, and lot of other fishes. Other dive sites have also very rich fish life; sponges of all shapes around Una-Una are enormous. 3 dives + night dive
DAY 6 – 3 day dives + 1 night dive around the island of Una-Una
DAY 7 – Togian islands, Kadidiri area. 2 dives in Kadidiri including the sea mount of “Batu Gila” (crazy stone), where fish life is impressive, including generally grey reef sharks and eventually hammerhead sharks. We will then pass a narrow strait between the islands to reach the site of B24 plane wreck.
DAY 8 – During the night we reach the Eastern part of the Togian islands, and we will spend the day diving in Waleabahi area. Walls dropping in the blue, abundant fish and critter life and eventually manta rays. During the night we will steam to the end of the Peninsula that closes the South of Tomini Bay, the area of Pulau Dua. Wallacea loved so much the diving in this area that we did build a resort there.
DAY 9 – Pulau Dua area. The diving take places on rocky ridges and pinacles or big boulders on sandy bottom. Colorfull soft corals, black corals, sea fans cover the rocky substrat; the fish life is exremely wealthy; While some reef dive sites are very fishy, some others are more for critters and macrophotography. Dives in Pulau Dua area, night dive.
DAY 10 – 3 Dives and night dive in Pulau Dua area.
DAY 11 – One or two dives in Pulau-Dua area, then we will go to visit a beach where we can observe Maleo birds, a rare bird that digs holes on beaches to borrow their egg. Here is protected one of the bigest remaining population of these birds. In the evening we steam to Luwuk, our disembarkation port.
DAY 12 – Breakfast, farewell, and transport to the Luwuk airport.
Wakatobi & Takabonerate
This cruise starts from Wangi-Wangi in the Tukan besi islands, better known as Wakatobi. We spend 4 to 5 days on the wonderful reefs of this area: drop off, cristal clear waters, macro and pelagics. We will also dive around Buton islands some of the best muck dives of Indonesia, before to reach the Takabonerate archipelago and nation al park for another 4-5 days of great diving. Please note: The following itinerary is just an indication and is subject to changes during the cruise!
DAY 1 – Welcome at Wangi-Wangi airport in Tukan Besi Archipelago. Transfer to the boat, welcome drink, installation, briefing, departure. Check dive in the afternoon for the guests who are not too tired…
DAY 2 – 4 dives in the Tukan Besi islands, around the islands of Wangi-Wangi and Kalepdupa.
DAY 3 – 4 dives in Tukan Besi, aroind the islands and reefs of Tomia and Binongko
DAY 4 – 4 dives in Tukan Besi islands, on the atolls of Koromaha, karang Koka and the islands of Moromaho. Night navigation to Btuon island
DAY 5 – 3 dives in Tukan Besi islands. passage to East Buton island during the night.
DAY 6 – 4 dives in Buton islands, 2 muck dives and one reef dive. Excellent critter life. Passage to Takabone rate during the night
DAY 7 – Takabonerate archipelago. 4 dives
DAY 8 – Takabonerate, 4 dives
DAY 9 – Takabonerate, 3 dives.
DAY 10 – Takabonerate. 3 dives. Passage to Buton
DAY 11 – 2 dives on the wnall islands of south west Buton
DAY 12 – Breakfast, Transfer to Bau-Bau airport according to flight schedule.