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Banda Sea

Banda Sea

Raja Ampat & Halmahera: Sorong-Bitung, Bitung-Sorong

 

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

 

  • DAY 1: Pick up at Sorong airport, transfer to the boat, welcome drink and accommodation. Afternoon and night dive outside Sorong on a reef patch named “Green Light”. Overnight sail to Kri.
  • DAY 2: Dive the famous sites around Kri: Mioskon, Sardine Reef, Cape Kri… 3 day dives with great scenery and schools of fish, plus an excellent night dive in Yembeser, with epaulette shark and other critters.

  • DAY 3: Early morning visit to see the Red Bird of Paradise. Dive Mike’s Point and Airborek. Overnight to Misool.

  • DAY 4: 3 day dives around Misool (Around Farondi, Fiabacet and Boo) plus a night dive. Plenty of soft coral, fans and schools of fish. Tender boat tour around the limestone islands and caves in Misool.

  • DAY 5: Dive the wall of Wayilbatan with the largest fans in the area, then to Pelee for second and afternoon dive. Overnight to Pulau Pisang.

  • DAY 6: 3 day dives around the rocks Batuanyer to the north and south of Pulau Pisang. Soft corals, schools, Napoleon wrasse and jacks. Overnight to the Patintie Straits.

  • DAY 7: Dive the current-struck sites in the Patintie Straits such as Proco channel, Batu Jabu and the signature site discovered by the manager of Ondina: Ric’s Rock. Night dive and sail to the Goraici group.

  • DAY 8: 3 day dives around the Goraici Islands: Reenie’s Rock, Batu Mandi and Terumbu Gora. Sail to Pulau Tifore.

  • DAY 9: 2 morning dives in Pantai Sago, a wall with a school of 1.000 barracudas, and an afternoon dive on the coast of the island. Overnight to Lembeh Straits.

  • DAY 10: 4 dives in the Lembeh Straits, including coral sites like Angel’s Window or the 80 m long WWII Japanese Mawali wreck, as well as some of the famous muck sites like Hairball, Jahir or Air Perang.

  • DAY 11: Dive on the east coast of Bangka Island or the East coast of Lembeh (weather depending). Alternatively, full diving day in the Lembeh Straits, including night dive.

  • DAY 12: Early morning dive in Batu Kapal or any other site around the Lembeh Strait. Second dive after breakfast on a shallow quiet place on the coast, and rinse the equipment to dry. Afternoon visit to see the Tarsiers in the Tangkoko Reserve.

  • DAY 13: Transfer to the airport after breakfast.