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Banda Sea

Fr $3750 USD 12 Days

Banda Sea Discoveries depart from Flores or Sorong

October & May
Diving the Banda Sea’s remote islands is only possible by liveaboard. The region stretches from Nusa Tengarra in the south to Raja Ampat in the far north with Ceram Island at the centre. Dotted in between are the tiny islands of Lucipara, Banda Neira, Gungung Api, Manuk and Nila. Siren Fleet 10-14 night discovery trips give you the opportunity to combine diving in these remote islands with diving in Flores and Alor in the south, Ambon just south of Ceram and Raja Ampat to the far north. Each trip provides a superb combination of walls and pinnacles, coral gardens and muck diving with the chance to explore new sites and find new creatures.

Accommodation

The 40 metre S/Y Indo Siren luxury liveaboard, launched in April 2011, she has the same specifications as her sister, the S/Y Philippine Siren. The cabins are either fixed double or twin bed, however we offer flexibility with 2 cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit the needs of our guests. The outdoor dining area is very comfortable offering a great setting for all your meals. The dive deck is perhaps the most spacious and comfortable you would have experienced. Offering designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment, the S/Y Indo Siren truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography.

Built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, and like our other liveaboard yachts, the S/Y Indo Siren is a traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak. You will find no other dive liveaboard as beautiful in Indonesian waters, and being that she was built by divers for divers you can rest assured every need has been thought of and is being implemented.

Aboard the S/Y Indo Siren we shall welcome up to 16 divers on each trip. This ensures abundant space for all guests.

Features

Features of the S/Y Indo Siren liveaboard include:
◾8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water through adjustable electric heaters. Overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items, an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer. Each guest is provided with 1 bath & 1 hand towel and a cotton bathrobe for use in the cabin
◾Expansive shaded diving deck area, with individual stations and personal storage drawers. Guests are provided with a 12l aluminim tank, weights & belt. Basic Aqua Lung scuba equipment rental (BCD, Regulator, 3mm wetsuit, mask & fins) and SMB (safety sausage) are provided FREE of charge. Sizing requests can be submitted via the online application form when confirming your booking. For your convenience each guest is provided with a numbered deck towel and more towels are available upon request
◾Spacious air-conditioned lounge with cocktail bar, sofas, 42 inch flatscreen & movie network and library of books & games
◾Covered outdoor dining and refreshment area. All meals are served buffet style and guest may help themselves throughout the day to all soft drinks & snacks that are available
◾Un-shaded Sun Deck with 8 cushioned loungers
◾Enriched Air Nitrox is FREE for all certified Nitrox divers. If you are not a certified Nitrox diver all our instructors can certainly teach you the Enriched Air Diver Specialty during your liveaboard trip
◾2 high-powered Ridged-Hulled Inflatable Boats accompany the S/Y Indo Siren
◾Laundry Service – our housekeeper will launder your clothes and return to you the same day (0.50 euro per item)

Activities

Massage Service – available for 3 hours daily* for 25 Euro/ hour
◾Yacht Boutique, which includes a range of Siren Fleet clothing, reef hooks and nudi-pointers
◾Kayaks, for guest use FREE of charge
* Excepting arrival and departure days

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Itinerary & Schedule

Banda Sea – Liveaboard Diving Itineraries

Flores to Raja Ampat
14 nights S/Y Indo Siren

Departing from Maumere, the first stop on this S/Y Indo Siren diving safari is Adunara Island where we pass through the narrow channel to dive the southern sites of the Lesser Sunda Islands. We travel northwards through the Pantar Strait to Pulau Pura before heading into the Banda Sea and to the island of Gungung Api, known for its abundance of sea snakes and excellent fish life. Lucipara atolls are a fantastic place for large pelagic encounters and we spend 1 day here before cruising onwards to Banda Neira and Pulau Koon. Our final diving days are spent in the Raja Ampat region around Misool and the Fiabacet Islands. Disembarkation on day 15 is in Sorong.

Ampat to Ambon
10 nights S/Y Indo Siren
Departing from Sorong our first stop on this 10 night diving adventure are the sites of Waigeo- where manta rays are commonly seen coming in to be cleaned. S/Y Indo Siren then moves onwards to dive Misool and the Fiabacet Islands, known for their fantastic and diverse corals that attract a wide assortment of marine life. Departing the Raja Ampat region we pass through the rich channel of Koon Island and into the Banda Sea. Dive at Banda Neira and Pula Nusa Laut before our final day spent in the harbour of Ambon. Disembark at Laha airport on day 11.

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