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Banda Sea

Banda Sea

All Banda Sea: Kalabahi-Ambon, Ambon-Kalabahi


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

  • DAY 1: Transfer to the boat upon arrival, welcome drink and accommodation. Check dive and night dive in one of the muck sites inside Kalabahi Bay, such as Pertamina jetty or Mucky Mosque. Overnight to Wetar.
  • DAY 2: 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 crocodiles. Overnight to Pulau Damar.
  • DAY 3: Wall diving in Nus Leur and each of the smaller islands of Terbang Utara and Terbang Selatan, fringed by beautiful white sand beaches. Overnight to Pulau Teun.
  • DAY 4: Full day diving in the reefs around this scenic volcanic island, with its numerous spurs and ridges and chance encounters with hammerheads and other pelagic fauna.
  • DAY 5: First dive in the walls of Duisborgh Dries, followed by two dives in Nil Desperandum, where schools of hammerheads are often seen.
  • DAY 6: Full diving day around Pulau Serua, again one of the best sites for spotting schools of hammerheads. Afternoon visit to the only isolated village up the slopes of the volcano, and night dive in one of the sheltered bays. Night sail to pulau Manuk.
  • DAY 7: Diving around this small volcanic island with colonies of seabirds flying above. Underwater, several ridges display extraordinary colours and are populated by numerous sea snakes, while large fauna is occasionally sighted. Overnight sail to the Banda Islands.
  • DAY 8: Full diving day around Pulau Hatta and Karang Hatta, located at southern part of Banda group and consisting in extraordinary walls with fish life to match. Afternoon sail to Bandaneira, probably the most beautiful natural anchorage of Indonesia, followed by Mandarin dive at dusk.
  • DAY 9: Cultural visit around Bandaneira, the heart of the Spice Islands: Fort Rotterdam, Culture House, the Governors House and the nutmeg plantation. After the tour dive some of the famous sites such as Batu Kapal, Pohon Mirin or Lava Flows. In the evening traditional dinner at a restored colonial house in Bandaneira.
  • DAY 10: Three day dives in Pulau Suanggi, the northernmost island of the Banda group. A group of submerged coral hills with pristine coral, lots of fish and common sights of pelagics. Overnight sail to Ambon.
  • DAY 11: Last two morning dives inside Ambon Bay. First in Pantai Nama and the second in the Twilight Zone. Afternoon preparing the departure the morning after.