This cruise focuses on the wild and untouched West Papua underwater. According to marine biologists surveys, the biodiversity in the area is the highest recorded on Earth. With 1508 fish species, 537 coral species (75% of all species existing in the world) and around 700 mollusks species, the variety of marine life is staggering.
Cruising and diving around Misool, surrounded by its karst cliffs and primary forest, is a true unique experience. Those 425 square kilometers Marine protected Area (M.P.A.) have been delineated by the Misool Eco Resort, with approval from the local traditional owners of that beautiful land. Extended in 2010 (now 1220 km2), this place offers to the divers a festival of huge sea fans, amazing colorful soft corals and a massive amount of fish. Heading South, the Lambo will make a stop in the under-dived Pisang Islands, to finally reach the 6000km2 of the Triton Bay Marine Protected Area.
Famous for its new species of walking shark or common whale sharks sightings, this area has productive waters feeding productive reefs. “Capital of the world of soft coral”, its dive sites range from pinnacles to walls, boulders covered of invertebrates or shallow coral gardens. A must!
Sorong – Batanta
Pick up at the Sorong Airport and transfer to the Lambo. Introduction with the crew and boat briefing.
Departure for Batanta. 3 hours sailing.
This day will be dedicated to macro diving!
Dive 1: Pulau Ayemi
Dive 2: Algae Patch
Overnight sailing to Misool. 70 miles / 11 hours.
Cave, wall and pinnacle as topography, mobula and anchovies for fish action and colorful soft coral.
Dive 1: Farondi’s Wall
Dive 2: 3 Rocks
Dive 3: Farondi’s Cave
Sailing to Balbulol Islands, 30 minutes.
Underwater great topography with rich marine life, incredible dramatic landscape on land.
Dive 1: No contest
Dive 2 : Love potion number 9
Dive 3: Plateau
Speedboat ride in the Balbulol Lagoon, sunset view point.
Early morning, heading to the Daram islands, 2 hours.
The most remote place in Misool. Still underdived.
Dive 1: Andiamo
Dive 2: Warna Bawara
Dive 3: The candy store
Overnight sailing to Pisang islands, 8 hours.
Dive 1: Tartaruga Reef
Dive 2: Pisang Besar
Overnight sailing to Serakor Bay. 80 miles / 12 hours.
Dive 1: Pulau Tamisa
Dive 2: Tanjung Tongerai
Dive 3: Batu Tanjung Tongerai
Overnight sailing to Triton Bay, 90 miles / 14 hours.
Dive 1: Namatote Wall
Dive 2: Sagin Island
Dive 3: 3 Rocks
Dive 1: GT Rock
Dive 2: Christmas Rock
Dive 3: Goby Gully
Dive 1: Saruenus Island
Dive 2: Little Komodo
Dive 3: Bo’s Rainbow
Back to the Kaimana Harbour at the end of the day, last night on the boat.
End of the trip and transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.
The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.