Alor & Banda Sea Cruise Adelaar – 10 Nights

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    • Alor / Banda Sea / Maluku
    • 10 Nights / 11 Days - 31 Dives
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    • Unlimited
    • Not Available
    • Additional Dives
    • Airport Pick Up
    • Boat Cabin Accommodation
    • Daily Scheduled Dives
    • Dive Guide
    • ENOS
    • Full Board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Hotel/Airport to Boat Transfer
    • Land Excursions
    • Meals
    • NITROX
    • Port and/or National Park Entrance Fees
    • Soft Drinks
    • Tour Guide
    • Welcome Drink
    From 5.211,00$
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    Alor & Banda Sea Cruise Adelaar – 10 Nights

    Alor & Banda Sea
    Liveaboard Cruise with Adelaar

    10 Nights / 11 Days – 31 Dives

    Ambon – Banda Sea – Maumere/Flores


    ADELAAR Boat Details     Cruise Itineraries 2022     Cruise Itineraries 2023

    Cruise Schedules 2022 & 2023


    Alor is renowned for its spectacular coral reefs with great diversity. East from the archipelago lies  the Banda Sea arc, known as the Southeast Moluccas, are not a single compact region, but rather a 1,000 km long chain of islands and atolls, stretching from Timor to West Papua on the island of New Guinea. Remote, undeveloped and far from the beaten paths, each of these islands has its own charm: some are shaped and dominated by remnants of their incredible history, some are lush wild tropical nature havens, while others are impressive volcanoes or hubs for huge colonies of sea birds.


    CRUISE RATES 2022 & 2023

    Standard Cabin/per person:  4.825 € / approx. 5.211 US$

    Port & Park fees : 200 EUR per trip, to be paid in advance

    Please Note: Adelaar Liveaboard is charging it’s liveaboard cruise rates in Euro!
    Above prices in US$ are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations.


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    Sample itinerary:

    11 Days / 10 Nights – Alor & Banda Sea Liveaboard Cruise
    (Maumere – Ambon) & (reverse: Ambon – Maumere)

    This is a sample itinerary and is subject to changes beyond the operator’s control. The exact itinerary, route and amount of dives for your cruise may be adapted to best suit the weather conditions, tides and currents, season and other prevailing events.


    Day 1

    After boarding Adelaar in Maumere in the North of Flores, you will enjoy your first day on board whilst cruising eastwards along the Flores coast.

    • Maumere Port, Uneng City, Sikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
    • 0 Dives

    Day 2: Adonara

    The submerged seamounts off Adonara are covered by a diverse mix of hard and soft corals. They provide shelter for a variety of reef fish and attract bigger predators such as jacks, tunas, and black tip and grey reef sharks. Juvenile silvertip sharks are often seen patrolling the typically clear blue water.

    • Adonara, East Flores Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
    • 3 Dives

    Day 3: Pantar

    We start the day with an adrenalin filled dive with the objective to see schooling hammerhead sharks, followed by a second morning dive on a stunning wall that is covered so completely in soft corals that we might get a sensory overload. The afternoon and night dive take place on a patch reef that is well known for harboring rhinopias. After the afternoon dive, we let the locals show us around their picturesque village.

    • Pantar, Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
    • 3 day dives. 1 night dive

    Day 4: Pura

    Today’s diving takes us on a unique site that is dominated by sheer endless carpets of anemones and regularly visited by thresher sharks and mola molas, a spectacularly beautiful hard coral reef, where one of the attractions is observing local freediving fishermen and a impressive big overhang where critters such as clown frogfish, pontohi seahorses or halimeda ghost pipefish can be found. Very likely Adelaar will be boarded in between dives by a group of local ikat weavers that offer their beautiful fabrics for purchase.

    • Pulau Pura, Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
    • 3 Dives

    Day 5: Wetar

    After a night’s crossing we arrive in the morning in the Moluccas! We are diving the walls and slopes of Reong and Wetar. Depending on the prevailing current they can be very rich in fish. Grey reef sharks, bamboo sharks, giant trevally, schooling big eyed jacks, rainbow runners and tunas are often seen here. On the quieter dives there are areas completely covered in zebra anemones. With a bit of luck, we may spot the beautiful but rare leopard shrimp that lives in symbiosis with them. We will set the sails as we start our journey into the heart of the Banda Sea. With a bit of luck, we may see some of the whales that migrate through these waters during this time of the year.

    • Wetar, Maluku Barat Daya Regency, Maluku, Indonesia
    • 3 Dives

    Day 6: Volcano Gunung Api

    Gunung Api means simply volcano in Indonesian. It is an old, lonely volcano that arises from the depth of the Banda sea. It attracts a huge colony of resident seabirds above the waves, while under water the island is home to schools of jacks, surgeonfish, tunas, barracudas and other pelagic fish species – as well as a lot of sea snakes. These venomous but unaggressive reptiles can be encountered on each dive around Gunung Api, sometimes in great numbers, which makes these dives absolutely unique.

    • Banda Sea
    • 4 Dives

    Day 7: Lucipara Maisel Archipelago

    The Lucipara archipelago consists of several uninhabited low profile sandy islands with lush tropical vegetation. The islands themselves are inaccessible, protected by very shallow fringing reefs that extend several hundred meters from the islands themselves. At the edge these huge coral shallows plunge steeply into the typically crystal-clear abyss of the Banda Sea. Diving these remote locations has by definition an exploratory character – their location in the middle of the deep sea with no other islands around is very inviting for passing pelagics to hang around, thus increasing chances of close encounters between divers and bigger species such as tunas, rainbow runners, thresher sharks, silky sharks or hammerhead sharks.

    • Lucipara Islands, Batumerah, Maluku Barat Daya Regency, Maluku, Indonesia
    • 4 Dives

    Day 8: Lucipara Penyu Archipelago

    Similar kind of diving to yesterday spoils us today. Apart from the chances to see pelagics other strong points of these dives are the general healthiness and sheer vastness of the reefs. Some of the walls and steep slopes are studded with luxuriant soft coral growth, in other parts the landscape is dominated by huge barrel sponger or immense sea fans. The shallows are mainly intact hard coral gardens inhabited by myriads of different species of reef fish.

    • Lucipara Islands, Batumerah, Maluku Barat Daya Regency, Maluku, Indonesia
    • 4 Dives

    Day 9: South Ambon

    After two morning dives on the exposed south coast of Ambon island that are both stunning from a topographical and coral cover point of view, we enter Ambon Bay where we will go hunting for critters. Thorny seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, rhinopias, frogfish and ribbon eels are just a few examples to illustrate the extraordinarily rich muck diving of Ambon Bay.

    • Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
    • 3 day dives. 1 night dive

    Day 10: Laha

    Laha’s muck diving sites are world renowned. Apart from a plethora of nudibranchs, cephalopods, ambon scorpionfish and different species of leaf scorpionfish, Laha is also famously the only place in the world where – with some luck! – the beautifully weird psychedelic frogfish may be spotted.

    • Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
    • 2 Dives

    Day 11:

    After a last delicious breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and disembark – until the next time.

    • Port Of Ambon, Jalan Yos Sudarso, Kel Honipopu, Kota Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
    • 0 Dives

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