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Banda Sea

Banda Sea

All Banda Sea

 

Disclaimer: Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions and other external causes.

  • DAY 1: Check dive and night dive in one of the muck sites inside Kalabahi Bay, such as Pertamina jetty or Mucky Mosque.
  • DAY 2: Dive the most emblematic sites of the Alor straits, such as Clownfish Valley (with the largest anemone fields in the world), the walls at Cave Point or Babylon… Overnight to Wetar.
  • DAY 3: Dive the west coast of Wetar, on the fishy walls around Tanjung Nunukae and the small satellite island of Reong. Visit to the nearby village to look for salt water crocodiles. Overnight to Gunung Api.
  • DAY 4: Dive around the volcanic island of Gunung Api, literally “Fire mountain”. Although dormant, this island is famous for hosting a large population of sea snakes underwater and myriads of sea birds flying above the surface. Overnight to Lucipara.
  • DAY 5: Dive the impressive walls of the Lucipara and Penyu island groups, a small group of sandy keys featuring massive barrel sponges, schools of surgeons and carangids underwater, with common sights of pelagic fauna. Overnight to the Banda Islands.
  • DAY 6: Dive around Karang Hatta and other sites in the Banda group. Night in Bandaneira, the most beautiful natural anchorage of Indonesia. Dusk dive at the mandarinfish site.
  • DAY 7: Cultural visit around Bandaneira, the heart of the Spice Islands: Fort Rotterdam, the Governors House and the nutmeg plantation. Dive Batu Kapal around noon and Pulau Soanggi in the afternoon. Overnight to Nusa Laut.
  • DAY 8: 2 dives at the famous site Ameth’s Knoll, a reef parallel to the coast that the local villagers have protected since the old times, to allow fish to spawn and spill over to adjacent areas. Afternoon and night dives at the next village to the south.
  • DAY 9: Dive the south coast of Ambon, in signature site Pintu Kota (a massive arch underwater with big fans, soft corals and schools of fish.
  • DAY 10: 2 muck dives around the jetties at the Twilight Zone, with a vast array of critters and oddities to be found.