Diving the Banda Sea
During your Banda Sea liveaboard cruise, you will be amazed by the variety of marine life this part of Indonesia has to offer. The dive sites consist of beautiful reefs with large barrel sponges and sea fans where large schools of Fusiliers and thousands of redtooth triggerfish hang around. Also, dogtooth tuna and mobula rays are often seen here. besides the reefs, you have also dive sites for the macro lovers where you see the Ambon scorpionfish, mandarin fish and frogfishes. a common sight while you on your Banda Sea liveaboard cruising to your next dive site are spinner dolphins, orcas and a variety of wales that include the humpback whale, pilot whales and melonhead whale.
The best time to go on a Banda Sea liveaboard is in the months March and April as well as the months September until December. These months have in general the better weather and the seas are calmer to do cross over trips such as the ring of fire. Water temperature is between 26 ℃ and 29℃. For the best visibility, the month of August is good where it can be about 30 metres.
How to get to the Banda Sea
The Banda Sea dive cruises have several ports where they depart from. When the liveaboard departs from the Banda islands they use the port in Ambon as departure. You can get domestic flights from Bali and Jakarta that fly to Ambon often by Ujung Pandang. A variety of ports can be used including Sorong, Saumlaki, Maumere, Kalabahi and Kaimana.
We will provide you with a full itinerary on the time of your booking to let you know what ports the liveaboard will departure and disembark.
Most liveaboards provide transfer from and to the airport or hotel if you stay overnight.