Ambon – Banda Sea – Raja Ampat DIVING Liveaboard with KIRA KIRA

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11 Days / 10 Nights
21 October 2018 - 31 October 2018
Max People : 5 min – 8 Max

Enjoy a splendid cruise in Eastern Indonesia: explore the incredible Raja Ampat archipelago! The following itinerary has been designed to access the most engaging locations Raja Ampat has to offer, with intent to dive three times per day. Depending on the weather forecast, we will either plan a route starting from the Southern or the Northern part of the Park. The following itinerary presents a route starting from the South. 24+ dives are planned during the trip.

Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    We will be waiting for you at Ambon airport or hotel to take you to the harbor where our crew will welcome you aboard Kira Kira. Following refreshments and a short tour with a boat briefing, your safety on board and intended plans for the voyage, we will set sail in the evening and cruise overnight towards the Banda.

  • Day 2-3-4-5

    After arriving in the morning of day 2 in the Banda Islands, the following 3 days will consist of a 2/3 dive a day program, exploring the stunning islands that create the Banda Islands. Diving amazing walls, lying on white beaches or explore black sand lava.

    This region of Indonesia offers you a topographical variety rarely surpassed. Whilst exploring the amazingly rich underwater world, the opportunity to see a wide range of marine life from schools of Hammerheads down to the tiny Pygmy seahorse is on display for you.

    When above the water line, you can become immersed in the history and beauty of this small group of Islands and discover just why in the past they were valued so highly by the British, Portuguese and Dutch.

  • Day 6

    Early in the morning, we will arrive at the Island of Koon with its famous reefs, home to one of the largest population of fish in the area, very impressive, especially in a brisk current.

    After breakfast, we dive at Paul’s Point, an extraordinary dive site with a mix of pelagic and macro on steep slope.

    In the afternoon, we’ll set sail for Raja Ampat.

  • Day 7

    After a relaxing morning, we’ll sail into the most Southern Region of Raja Ampat and the magnificence of Misool where that afternoon, we will have the opportunity to dive sites such as Magic Mountain and Boo windows before dropping anchor for the night in Fiabacet.

  • Day 8

    We wake up to dive 3 of the most iconic dive sites in this area, Batu Kacil, Nudi Rock and whale rock before watching the sunset on this magical region.

  • Day 9

    A short sail and we’ll arrive in the Wayilbatan area where we will enjoy a complete diving day at 3 fantastic dive sites, Barracuda Rock, Four Kings and Neptune’s Sea Fan.

    These dive sites offer an impressive range of marine diversity and topography, huge Gorgonian Sea Fans, overhangs and caves, forests of Black Coral, Trevally, Turtles, Eagle Rays, Pygmy Seahorses and much, much more.

    In the afternoon, we will go kayaking and enjoy some of the most spectacular hidden lagoons in the area.

  • Day 10

    In East Misool, you will discover three fantastic dive sites, No Contest, Love potion and Three Rocks.

    You will enjoy the sight of sheer vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, lots of fish with schools of Platax, aggregations of Snapper and Bump Head Parrotfish.

    What a way to finish your last day of diving before we sail overnight to Sorong.

  • Day 11

    End of the trip at Sorong. Transfers to the airport according to your flight schedules.

The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.

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Included

  • Cruise full-board (3 meals/day + snacks + water/tea/coffee)
  • Dives with a certified guide
  • Snorkeling and diving gears
  • Park Entrance Fees & Port Clearances
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Booking of domestic flights

Not Included

  • Flight fares
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drink