Raja Ampat, Banda Sea & The Forgotten Islands
on Dive Damai I
2 – 13 October 2022 (11 nights)
Twin: $6765 Single: $8745 Stateroom: $7315
Our first stop will be Raja Ampat’s stunning islands offering the diving experience of a lifetime. The incredible experience of drifting along miles of exquisite reefs brimming with hues and activity the likes of which few have ever experienced. The fish count is at 1300 along with more than 600 species of coral, and counting!
Then, onto the Banda Sea for more great diving and into Indonesia’s “Forgotten Islands”, also known as the Southeast Moluccas, are not a single destination, but rather a 1,000 km long chain of archipelagos stretching from Timor to West Papua on the island of New Guinea. Undeveloped, distant from population centers, and far off any beaten path, these “Forgotten Islands” have been largely isolated from the rest of Indonesia and the world.
Liveaboard Adventures will bring you from Sorong or Suamlaki to the distant and incredibly rich waters of the Forgotten Islands where very few divers have ever traveled. This area is typified by crystal clear water, deep walls and pinnacles, awesome overhangs and swim-throughs, beautiful pristine corals, and huge barrel sponges. Fish life is abundant, with large schools of reef fish as well as frequent sightings of large pelagic fish, including big schools of yellowtail and grey barracuda, giant trevally, dogtooth tuna, grey reef sharks, huge napoleon wrasse, as well as massive clouds of fusiliers streaming up and down the walls and slopes.
Some of the atolls like Nils Desperandum and Terbang are famous for sightings of hammerhead sharks. Others have walls with colorful soft corals like at Dai and still others are current swept and full of reef fish.