Ambon, Banda Sea, and Alor Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • Trips

April 23 – May 5, 2023 – 3 cabins available

  • Diver Package Price: $8184.00 (based on double occupancy)
  • + $1500 per person Master cabin upgrade (only 2 available)

A $1000.00 non refundable deposit will reserve your space!

Ambon and Alor are two destinations with each some of their own unique diving opportunities. Ambon, or to be precise Ambon Bay, offers some of the most spectacular muck or critter diving you can find. Located in the Maluku region some 300 km South-West of Misool, the Bay is a dream for any diver interested in black sand, an fantastic world of Rhinopias, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, different species of unusual Octopus, Mandarin fish, or the Ambon Scorpionfish exists. The elusive, fantastic looking Psychedelic Frogfish has so far only been found in Ambon Bay. For photographers interested in extraordinary underwater life, the dive sites along the Bay’s Northern shore are the place to dive.

Outside of Ambon Bay, you find colourful reef diving. Since our cruises either start or finish in Ambon, you will be able to combine world-class critter diving  with a passage cruise to other beautiful parts of Indonesia.

Alor is a destination that can be nicely combined with Ambon on one of our Banda Sea crossings or the ending of a cruise through the Forgotten Islands. It is one of the outlying islands of the Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, a short distance North of Timor Leste. Access to Alor is possible via Kalabahi airport. Kalabahi Bay offers several black sand critter dive sites whereas the Pantar Strait offers plenty of wide-angle opportunities. One of the most famous dives sites around Alor is Clown Valley, with one of the highest concentration of anemones in the world. Situated on a slope filled with boulders the anemones are everywhere, in all colours and shapes, and so are the Clown Fish. The water here can be cold – Mola Mola’s (Sunfish) have been spotted at Clown Valley!

Dolphins and pilot whales are regularly seen from Dewi Nusantara or our dive tenders. The straits between Alor and the islands to the west towards Solor are tidal, with large masses of water being pushed through them each day. Alor has a high concentration of cetaceans, and the area is part of the annual migration of big marine mammals such as  blue whales through Indonesia. Alor offers fantastic opportunities to hunt for great macro photos all the way to whale watching at sunset. 

Living aboard Dewi Nusantara is as close to a five star experience as is possible in the faraway corners of the Indonesian archipelago. With a length of 57 meters, this three masted topsail schooner moves with a grace and stability that only larger sailing vessels can offer. While you experience the romance of a bygone area you will be able to indulge in the sheer luxury of finding lots of space everywhere you go from bow to stern. With her state of the art diving equipment Dewi Nusantara has become the ultimate live-aboard diving platform in Indonesia. Her discreet and attentive Indonesian crew of 18 is complemented by a cruise director and four divemasters who all have extensive experience in the area.

Package Includes

    • 12 nights accommodation on board the Dewi Nusantara

 

  • All meals, coffee, tea, domestic beer and soft drinks aboard

 

 

  • Up to 4 dives per day including tanks, weights, weight belt

 

 

  • Round-trip airport/boat transfers

 

 

  • Port and harbor fees

 

 

  • Fuel surcharge

 

 

  • Government taxes

 

 

  • Weaver’s group escort: Steve Weaver

 

 

Package Does NOT Include

    • International and domestic airfare

 

  • Hotel nights if needed

 

 

  • Meals and beverages not specified

 

 

  • Nitrox ($200 per person)

 

 

  • Spa treatments

 

 

 

 

  • Excess luggage fees

 

 

An Unforgettable Tropical Experience
The trip of a lifetime. Weaver’s Dive & Travel will take you there.
 

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