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DAY 1 – MAUMERE:

Arrival from Denpasar (Bali) in Maumere in the morning. Welcome at the airport by our crew, transfer to the boat, welcome drink, set up, briefing, departure, and night navigation.

DAY 2 – MAUMERE STRAIT / 3-4 dives

Nice reef and a good macro.

DAY 3 – PULAU KAWULA / 3-4 dives

Serbette wall is nice for critter diving in the northern bay of the Island. 2 more dives on the northern side: drop-offs, nice corals, pelagic.

DAY 4 – ALOR / 3-4 dives

Alor Strait. Alor is one of our favorite destinations and you will certainly like too. Healthy reefs, fishy pinnacles, great muck dives, we get everything in Alor. Beware that in the south of the strait the water temperature can drop to 22°C. Fabulous critters. Night dive.

DAY 5 – ALOR / 3-4 dives

Alor Strait. Alor is one of our favorite destinations and you will certainly like too. Healthy reefs, fishy pinnacles, great muck dives, we get everything in Alor. Beware that in the south of the strait the water temperature can drop to 22°C. Fabulous critters. Night dive. Alor Strait. 3 more wonderful dives in Alor. Night navigation to Wetar Island.

DAY 6 – PULAU WETAR / 3-4 dives

Going ahead Eastward we will dive close to these islands with great colorful drop-offs and excellent visibility, teeming with fish life. Some excellent macro dives are also in the area.

DAY 7 – PULAU NILA / 3-4 dives

Nila Island & Nil Desperandum reef. 1 dive on Nila Island and 2 dives on the Nil Deperandum reef, a reef lost in the middle of the Banda Sea. Great wall diving with often hammerhead sharks at this time of the year.

DAY 8 – T.N.S / 3-4 dives

Looking for HH

DAY – MANUK / 3-4 dives

Manuk Island. 3 dives on Manuk, where the signs of volcanic activity are clearly visible underwater. We have seen hammerhead sharks a few times here, but the highlight of the dives is the abundant sea snakes that are everywhere. Night dive.

DAY 10 – PULAU HATTA / 3-4 dives

Hatta reef, 1 dive, and 1 other dive on the drop-off of Hatta Island. Eagle rays, tunas, reef sharks, and colorful drop-offs. After the dives, we will then enter the Banda harbor. We propose a visit to the village, museum and Banda fortress during the afternoon. An alternative dive will be offered too.

DAY 11 – BANDA NEIRA / 3-4 dives

Banda Neira, dive on Batu Kapal, a submerged rock surrounded by other smaller rocks. Gorgonian fields, marbled rays, groupers.

DAY 12 – PULAU SUANGI / 3-4 dives

Around the Small islands of Suangi where nest thousands of sea birds, the marine life is prolific: Napoleon wrasses, billions of red tooth triggerfish and fusiliers, eagle rays, and eventually hammerhead sharks.

DAY 13 – NUSA LAUT / 3-4 dives

We are now in South Seram dives on Ahmet, a very nice fishy drop-off, and dive on Molana famous for its underwater arch.

DAY 14 – AMBON / 2 dives

The last dives of that amazing cruise were excellent muck dives. Looking for critters, rhinopias, frogfish, and nudis. Then rinse and dry the equipment. We propose a visit on shore in the surroundings of Ambon.

DAY 15 – AMBON – check out

Breakfast, disembarkation, and transfer to the airport. Assistance for check-in.

Marine Life: Swarms of anthias, schools of fusiliers, surgeons and snappers, rays and patrolling grey reef sharks, barracudas, snake eels, mantis shrimps, octopus, bobbit worms, flying gurnard, lionfish, and rhinopias.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip. Divers are recommended to wait for 24 hours before flying after the last dive.

Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather, and logistics, and are at the Captain’s discretion.

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Forgotten Islands – Ring of Fire

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Forgotten Islands – Ring of Fire