This cruise makes a journey of about 500 nautical miles and crossing a large part of eastern Indonesia through the Banda Sea, from Ambon in the hearth of Mollucas to Tanimbar, the easternmost island of Indonesia.
One of Indonesia’s best kept secrets is the Banda Sea, which is part of the (Pacific) Ring of Fire – a massive horseshoe-shaped, seismically active area that stretches all the way from South America to New Zealand and measures about 40,000 kilometres. The South East Asian section of the Ring of Fire includes a chain of volcanic islands from the north of Pulau Seram to the tip of Pulau Wetar in the Banda Sea.
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Rates: based on twin share cabins. If traveling as single person you will be allocated a cabin with another diver of the same sex.
Surcharges: Upper deck cabin extra charge €220/cruise. 100 cf tank surcharge €65/cruise. Dive equipment rentals and extra surcharges - click here
Destination known for: Schooling hammerheads, sea snakes, humpback whales, healthy reefs, macro photograhy
Currents: Currents are slow to medium on this cruise. However, always a certain amount of current is needed to enjoy the fish life.
Visibility: The visibility is good, 20 meters and more on this itinerary. Conditions however can vary locally according to tides.
Boarding/check-out: Check in time: depending on flight arrival—before 1 PM // Check out time: depending on flight departure—before 1 PM
Climate & diving conditions: The Banda Sea - Ring of Fire & the Ceram Sea (Misool) are subject to consistent winds, waves and swell during the monsoon periods, especially during the South East monsoon from May to October. That's why we organize this itinerary during November and April that are an inter monsoon periods with quiet seas. However, some temporary storms can arise, with waves developing for a few hours only.
Water temperature: The sea water temperature is averaging at 28-29°C throughout the year.
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