This cruise, rich and varied, brings you to explore the most stunning scuba diving area of Indonesia. We start by Ternate harbor where there are some amazing muck diving sites, then heading to the virgin islands of Goriachi with their numerous seamounts and the Patinti Strait that hosts some healthy reefs and a rich marine life with incredible topographies and powerful currents.The unknown Weda’s Bay, with its otherworldly walls and underwater ridges and seamounts following by an overnight sailing to the highlight of Raja Ampat, the fabulous Misool archipelago.
The minimum level of certification is OWD + Adventure Deep Dive or AOW. Possibility to do the Adventure Deep Dive certification on board (40EUR to pay on board), or in any dive centers on land.
While this is the description of a typical Diving trip, actual trips may vary due to wind and sea conditions, weather or guests preference
Jailolo Bay (Moluccas)
Upon arrival in Ternate, you will be picked up at airport by our team to join the boat. Welcome drink, boat briefing including safety rules on board and introduction of the crew members.
Dive 1: Batu Babua, rock with falling walls up to 90 meters that allow encounter with numerous pelagics.
Dive 2: Matui seamount, submerged plateau which culminates in 5 meters depth. Relatively exposed to currents, it has an active marine wildlife. While diving off the exposed side, you will have a big chance to see predators.
Goriachi Islands (Moluccas)
Dive 1: Batu Aduh, small group of islands. Thanks to a fast descent in the split, you will see tunas, tasars, school of surgeons and fusiliers before passing the rock and get protected from the current.
Dive 2: Tamo Tamo is the emblem of Goriachi with its amazing seabed! Life in the split, nice topography with tunnel and kind of underwater pinnacle.
Dive 3: White tip Sharks plateau, another underwater pinnacle of a maximum 7 meters high, its average depth is 15 meters. Fusiliers, surgeons, numerous coral potatoes covered of alcyonarians.
Goriachi Islands (Moluccas)
Dive 1: Pulau Goweba, small group of islands in West of Pulau Siko. In North, pinnacles, rocks and splendid wall that go straight to the outside of the reef then go down to 50 meters. Some napoleons as well as jack fish and bumphead parrots. A tunnel waits for us at 10 meters.
Dive 2: Pintu Manis, the best dive in Goriachi. Extended rock from West to East that owns a superb coral. Black tips, napoleons, tasars, sweetlips, etc…
Dive 3: Pulau Laigoma, nice drifting in shallow water, perfect for a first dive of the day. Black tips, bumphead parrots, tasars and beautiful hard corals in the 5 meters.
In the evening, departure for the Patinti channel, about ten hours sailing.
Selat Patinti (Moluccas)
Dive 1: Pulau Pokal, high rock right in the middle of the channel, long plateau at approximately 30 meters. Then diving in the East of a succession of pinnacles and overhangs. Giant trevallies, grey reef or black tips sharks, tunas, tasars, school of fusiliers and surgeons. Spectacular.
Dive 2: Saleh Kecil, splendid corals, tortured topography and big fish for this dive!
Dive 3: Pulau Nanas, this is the richest corals area: colorful alcyonarians, different types of acropora, crowd of large and medium sized fish.
Selat Patinti (Moluccas)
Dive 1: Selat Proco, the best dive in this area. Really surprising topography. Black tips, grey reef sharks, tasars, dog tooth tuna, mini canyons and overhangs… Unmissable!
Dive 2: Saleh Besar, drifting in the channel with a succession of mini canyons and rock blocks… Less big pelagics but very fishy.
Dive 3: Jabu, vibrant coral reefs, inhabited by numerous “smalls” and others bigger. The South/South East point is certainly the most spectacular.
At the end of the day, departure for Joronga Island for about ten hours of sailing.
Pulau Joronga (Moluccas)
Dive 1: Pulau Ganone, attractive dive along a wall full of fish.
Dive 2: Karang Batuanyer, big rock in South of Joronga. Lots of actions on this site.
Dive 3: Rainbow Rush, the Domoro point is over-populated of rainbow Jacks but also napoleons and some black tip sharks.
In the night, departure for Pisang Island, 5 hours of sailing
Pulau Pisang (Moluccas)
Dive 1: Batuanyer Kecil, those 2 Islands are located on the East part of Pisang and have really dense vegetation. Really rich underwater life too, they are connected by a submerged ridge. Awesome dive.
Dive 2: Banana reef, nice reef in South of Pisang.
Dive 3: Batuanyer besar, other Island off the South-East coast of Pisang, it offers some nice surprises with possible encounter with sharks and dolphins….
Departure after the third dive to Misool. We have 15 hours of navigation to reach the Raja Ampat National Park.
From Wayilbatan to Fiabiacet (Misool)
Dive 1: 4 kings, one of the highlight of Misool. 4 submerged pinnacles in the middle of nowhere. Pelagic action, soft corals, fishes and fishes…
Dive 2 : Neptune’s fan, special dive for pygmies and sea fans. Try to find the red Denise! For the topography, we have a nice wall, falling to 30 meters. Colonies of Tunicates and sponges are numerous. Lots of colors and life.
Dive 3: Tank Rock, another highlight of the M.P.A. That’s the kind of dive you won’t know where to look. Barracudas, sharks, fusiliers, spanish mackerel, trevallies are congregating around this ridge-shaped reef, with pinnacles covered of soft coral. Manta rays can show up.
From Boo to Farondi (Misool)
Dive 1: Boo Window, for the wide angle’s photographers!! After spending your non-decompression time following the ridge and the pinnacles of the site, you will be excited to cross a beautiful 10 meters deep plateau covered of bid boulders and surprised by the famous Boo windows in the last 5 meters. By calm sea, you would have fun to cross this passage back and forth.
Dive 2: Taka Saleh, this seamount is made of four pinnacles. From the smallest to the biggest, this underwater reef has an explosive marine life.
Dive 3: Balbulol Corner, shallow dive in a wonderful cave. Entrance via a canyon full of soft coral. Haven of peace for all the nudibranchs.
Dinghy ride in the stunning lagoon of Balbulol. Sugar loafs, crystal clear water and breathtaking landscapes.
Farondi and Balbulol (Misool)
Dive 1: No Contest, a submerged ridge in the Balbulol area.
Dive 2: The Fairy Pinnacle, a colourful wall and pinnacle.
Dive 3: Farondi Cave, surprising site with a cave, a swimthrough and a nice wall with overhangs.
Leaving Misool after the third dive to go back to Sorong. Ovenight sailing.
End of the trip and transfer to airport according to your flight schedule.
The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.