Halmahera Liveaboard Diving Holidays

Diving in Halmahera

Halmahera, the unexplored island between the world famous diving hotspots, North Sulawesi and Raja Ampat, is now becoming a popular liveaboard diving destination. Surrounded by some world class muck diving, soft coral gardens, mangroves, and the black sands of the infamous volcanic islands of Ternate and Tidore, this spectacular diving destination in Indonesia are considered to offer nearly as rich marine biodiversity as Raja Ampat.

Once the capital of the spice trade, Halmahera is now visited infrequently owing to its remote location and less population. This has been a major reason why the diving spots on these wonderful islands are yet to be explored or even discovered. Because of the abundance of the varieties of marine and other living species, these islands though not fully discovered, can still be quite easily compared to Raja Ampat, according to the surveys carried out in recent years. Also because of the smaller number of tourists visiting this hidden gem of an island, it is an absolute delight to explore and dive around these waters, discovering the untouched and unspoiled beauty of these dive spots, and getting to swim around the rich and vibrant varieties of fish and other sea creatures, making it all an extremely memorable and joyful, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

With steepest ever drop-offs, and wrecks that are perfect for scuba-diving, Halmahera is blessed with the wonderful and effervescent coral gardens inhabiting the innumerable macro species such the pygmy seahorse, harlequin shrimps, octopus and gaudy cuttlefish. Divers love to visit the narrow passages in the ocean to catch the larger species like turtles, schools of barracuda and batfish, eagle rays, bump head parrotfish and charming manta rays in action, making every minute of their underwater diving experience count.

Diving Season

In Halmahera, there is no marked rainy season. It normally is hot and humid year round but if you want to put a finger on it between the months December and March there is a slightly higher chance of rain.

Wind is another factor that can influence your Halmahera liveaboard cruise. In the months January/February and July/August the wind is at its strongest what can make the sea rough. Most liveaboards avoid these months Halmahera.

How to get to there

Depending on the route the Halmahera liveaboard takes is where you will departure and disembark. Often this cruise is combined with Raja Ampat, Misool and Ambon. When you book with us we will provide you with the itinerary of the liveaboard and what ports they will visit.

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Halmahera Liveaboard Diving

Diving in Halmahera

Halmahera, the unexplored island between the world-famous diving hotspots, North Sulawesi and Raja Ampat, is now becoming a popular liveaboard diving destination. Surrounded by some world-class muck diving, soft coral gardens, mangroves, and the black sands of the infamous volcanic islands of Ternate and Tidore, this spectacular diving destination in Indonesia are considered to offer nearly as rich marine biodiversity as Raja Ampat.

Once the capital of the spice trade, Halmahera is now visited infrequently owing to its remote location and less population. This has been a major reason why the diving spots on these wonderful islands are yet to be explored or even discovered. Because of the abundance of the varieties of marine and other living species, these islands though not fully discovered, can still be quite easily compared to Raja Ampat, according to the surveys carried out in recent years. Also because of the smaller number of tourists visiting this hidden gem of an island, it is an absolute delight to explore and dive around these waters, discovering the untouched and unspoiled beauty of these dive spots, and getting to swim around the rich and vibrant varieties of fish and other sea creatures, making it all an extremely memorable and joyful, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

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Halmahera Liveaboard Routes

Taking a liveaboard to Halmahera is always in combination with other destinations. When going on a diving safari to Halmahera check what destinations are included. This will help you determine where your flights need to go and what kind of diving you can expect.

The most common destinations on this diving holiday are Misool, Raja Ampat, and Lembeh.

Halmahera Marine Life

With steepest ever drop-offs, and wrecks that are perfect for scuba-diving, Halmahera is blessed with the wonderful and effervescent coral gardens inhabiting the innumerable macro species such as the pygmy seahorse, harlequin shrimps, octopus, and gaudy cuttlefish. Divers love to visit the narrow passages in the ocean to catch the larger species like turtles, schools of barracuda and batfish, eagle rays, bump head parrotfish, and charming manta rays in action, making every minute of their underwater diving experience count.

Top Halmahera Dive sites

Halmahera Strait

Napo Siko

Nenas Island

Pisang Island

Diving Season Halmahera

In Halmahera, there is no marked rainy season. It normally is hot and humid year-round but if you want to put a finger on it between December and March there is a slightly higher chance of rain.

The wind is another factor that can influence your Halmahera liveaboard cruise. In the months January/February and July/August the wind is at its strongest what can make the sea rough. Most liveaboards avoid these months Halmahera.

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How to get To Halmahera

Depending on the route the Halmahera liveaboard takes is where you will depart and disembark. Often this cruise is combined with Raja Ampat, Misool, and Ambon. When you book with us we will provide you with the itinerary of the liveaboard and what ports they will visit.