Banda Sea Liveaboard Cruise – Sea Safari VI, 9 Nights

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  • Ambon / Banda Sea / Maluku
  • 10 Days/9 Nights
  • 0 Review
  • 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 3.600,00$
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Banda Sea Liveaboard Cruise – Sea Safari VI, 9 Nights

Ambon & Banda Sea

Liveaboard Cruise with Sea Safari VI

Sea Safari VI Boat Details    Sea Safari VI Cruise Destinations 

Cruise Schedules 2022    Cruise Schedules 2023 

 

Cruise Duration & Rates:

Embarkation is on the first day and disembarkation on the last published day.

Embark: Ambon  Disembark: Ambon

10 Days / 9 Nights – Diving Cruise Ambon & Banda Sea

 

  NON Diving
Rate / night
Diving
Rate / night
Cabin Type SHARING SHARING
Lower Deck: Twin or Double Bed US$ 400 US$ 450
Middle Deck: Single Beds US$ 440 US$ 490
Upper Deck: Double Bed US$ 440 US$ 490
Single Occupancy Surcharge US$ 200 US$ 225

Reef dives around Ambon are also spectacular with good coral coverage, schooling fish and unusual formations. There are so many species of fish present in the Ambon region that specialists cannot give the exact total number. What is known is that there are more than 3000 species of fish and several hundred species of corals accounted for with the numbers still rising. Even the healthiest of Caribbean reefs has only 10 or 20 percent of the species diversity of a comparable reef in Ambon.

Ambon’s diving was one of the mecca’s of Indonesia’s diving. The near-mythical Twilight Zone, king of the Muck Dives in Ambon at Laha is still great. Previously this site was filled with devil scorpionfish, strange octopus, boxer crabs, leaf scorpionfish, nudibranchs galore, weird frogfish, shrimps, stargazers, the list goes on.

 

UNTOUCHED UNDERWATER WORLD

Blessed with a colorful underwater world with a vibrant and healthy reef system, the untouched Banda Sea has clear waters that make it a comfortable home for large pelagic fish, beautiful reefs, and unspoiled corals bursting with life. Discover unique and spectacular landscapes above and below the waves, where volcanic activity has created a remote island paradise that divers can enter only through liveaboard.

UNFORGETTABLE DIVING EXPERIENCE & SPECTACULAR DIVING

Diving varies from island to island, and you will be able to see some great muck diving sites with droppings, great wall dives, some places that attract big pelagics, such as hammerhead sharks, and beautiful coral gardens. The diving sites have excellent conditions, great visibility, and mild to strong ocean currents. Not only that it offers an unforgettable diving experience, Banda Sea also has a rich and interesting history from their successful spice trades.

EXTRAORDINARY VARIETY

ABUNDANT MARINE LIFE

With no shortage of magnificent macro sites, Banda Sea is also home to many large pelagic fish. Large fish includes hammerhead sharks, dolphins, and even various whales. Mantas, Mobula rays, and large tuna often visit the area too. Macro species and small critters enthusiasts will not be disappointed either. Nudibranch, seahorses, frogfish, scorpion fish, mandarin fish, and many other small creatures can be spotted at various dive sites.

DIVING CONDITIONS

Depth: 5 – 40m+
Visibility: 15 – 30m
Currents: Gentle, but can be strong
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 26 – 29°C
Diving difficulty: Intermediate – advanced
Number of dive sites: 25+
Best time to dive: March – April, mid-September – December

Recommended length of stay: minimum 7 days

This is an amazing opportunity to explore Ambon’s and Banda Neira’s underwater world.

Ambon & Banda Sea Liveaboard Cruise

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Facilities & Services Onboard

  • Deck state cabin located on the middle and upper deck with a sea-view
  • Deluxe cabin located on the lower deck
  • Air- conditioned cabins with private bathroom (hot and cold showers)
  • A tray of toiletries in each cabin
  • Dining room and Bar
  • 24 hours tea and coffee making facilities
  • Vegetarian food available on request
  • Easy access swim/boarding platform
  • Fresh water on deck shower
  • Complete scuba dive equipment
  • Snorkel, canoe and fishing equipment
  • TV, Karaoke & DVD entertainment units
  • Computer with Adobe Photoshop application
  • Laundry service
  • On Board telecommunication
  • 32% EAN Nitrox

Includes:

  • Accommodation onboard & meals (Light breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Tea/coffee, bottled water, tea-time snacks
  • National Park fee
  • Certified Dive Master (ratio 1 DM : 5 divers)
  • Cruise Accident Insurance
  • Harbor and anchor fee
  • Government tax
  • Compressor, regular air fills 3000 psi or 200 bar, tank, weight belt

Excludes:

  • International/domestic airfare and airport tax
  • Soft drinks and alcohol beverages
  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to guide and crew
  • Onboard telecommunication
  • Laundry service
  • 32% EAN Nitrox – $20 per person per day

 

Disclaimer: Sample-Itineraries are only for orientation and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions and other external causes. Departures are only guaranteed with a minimum of 6 paying passengers.

 

Sample Itinerary: From: Ambon to: Ambon

10 Days / 9 Nights  Ambon & Banda Sea Liveaboard Diving Cruise

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Day 1: Ambon

Well-known as one of the best spots for dive aficionados, Ambon harbor is a long, deep harbor surrounded on both sides by steep, verdant volcanic slopes. A true sense of history overcomes one; imagining the great seafarers like Magellan, Cook and others sailing down the same bay’s mouth. One gets the impression that the area cannot have changed much since the days of these great explorers. The first dive site is under a pier close to the Ambon airport and has the boasting rights of being able to call itself the first great muck site in the world; this is normally where one can get a glimpse of the rare Ambon scorpion fish.
Also on offer is a pristine wreck covered with hard and soft corals, lots of fish and resting upright in relatively shallow water.

  • Ambon
  • 1 Dive
2

Day 2: Lucipara Island

*Mai Point
*Turtle Point
*The Corner

  • Lucipara Island
  • 3 Dives
3

Day 3: Gunung Api Island

*Snake Village

  • Gunung Api Island
  • 3 Dives
4

Day 4: Wetar Island

*Wetar Wall
*Nunukai Wall
*Front The Village

  • Wetar Island
  • 3 Dives
5

Day 5: Ternate Island & Pura Island

*To The Split
*Yan Village
*White House
*Mini Market
*Front The Village

  • Ternate
  • 4 Dives
6

Day 6: Pura Island

*Clown Valley
*Muslim Village

  • Pura Island
  • 4 Dives
7

Day 7: Komba Island

*Dewi Tara Reef
*Watching
Volcano

  • Komba Island
  • 4 Dives
8

Day 8: Serbete Island

*Serbete Reef
*Flores Reef

  • Serbete Island
  • 4 Dives
9

Day 9: Babi Island

*Babi Island

  • Babi Island
  • 2 Dives
10

Day 10: Ambon or Maumere

Disembarkation after breakfast

  • Ambon
  • 0 Dives

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