Maumere – Kupang DIVING Cruise with OCEANIC

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From350 EUR
10 Days / 10 Nights
16 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
Maumere (Flores Island)
Kupang (Timor Island)
Max People : 10

 

Day 1

MAUMERE

Transfer to the boat upon arrival, welcome drink and accommodation. Check dive in the jetties of Maumere, with multiple critters including ribbon eel, ghost pipefish and frogfish, and a small wreck of a sailing boat. Night dive in Maragajong, a wall SW of Pulau Besar.

Day 2

TANJUNG GEDONG

First dive in Tanjung Gedong, along a wall with a couple of pinnacles rising from it, sporting reef sharks, tuna, barracuda and schools of fish. Second dive in West Serbete, a ridge covered in hard corals with schooling silvery fish and sharks. Third dive in Watu Peni, a drift dive along a wall with turtles, eagleray and napoleon wrasse. Night dive inside a nearby bay.

Day 3

LEMBATA

Morning visit to the village of Lamakera, dedicated to traditional whaling and manta hunting, but currently undergoing a sponsored program to become a conservation center to study manta populations. After breakfast dive Pulau Soangi, featuring terraces covered in soft corals, caves, canyons and a swim-through across the island, or if weather doesn’t allow it, dive Tanjung Lowokuma instead, a slope with scattered coral heads, fans, sponges and glassfish, schools of fish and critters. Afternoon dive and night dive in The Brewery, an excellent muck site in West Lembata.

Day 4 & 5

ALOR

Dive West Pantar, in current swept sites such as Pulau Kambing, a small inlet featuring a big boulder with an arch and schools of fish, a pinnacle with a sprouting little ridge that attracts a lot of fish life, and Watu Ile, a small wall with a swim-through at 26 m. Night dive at a nearby reef.

Dive the Straits of Alor, in Cave Point, a wall with many pockets an islets, Babylon, hanging gardens of soft corals, sponges and fans, and Kal’s Dream, a ridge exposed to currents that offer some adrenaline diving and pelagic fauna. Night dive in front of a fresh water creek at Pancoran.

Day 6

TANJUNG ELALARA

First dive at The Great Wall of Pantar; second dive at Tanjung Elalara, a slope that turns into a wall, with good coral coverage, schools of fish and the od snake, morays or mantis shrimp. Afternoon and night dives at Beang Abang, a critter dive in a small beach with hot springs, where ribbon eels, frogfish and even Rhinopias can be found.

Day 7

KALABAHI BAY

First dive at Clownfish Valley, probably the largest anemone field in the world. After breakfast visit a village to witness traditional Ikat weaving. Second dive at The Boardroom, a slope covered in hard and soft corals, with lots of fish and eaglerays swimming in the blue. Afternoon dive in The Cathedral (current allowed), and night dive inside Kalabahi Bay.

Day 8 – 10

KUPANG

Dive inside Kalabahi Bay, first dive in Mucky Mosque, a slope covered in corals with sights of octopus, leaf fish, mantis shrimp and morays, and second (and last) dive in the Pertamina Jetties, an excellent muck site with ghost pipefish, seahorse, frogfish, mandarin fish… Arrive Kalabahi in the afternoon and preparation to fly the morning after.

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 gears
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Booking of domestic flights

Not Included

  • Flight fares
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drink
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Park Entrance Fees & Port Clearances
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Diving & Travel insurance
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