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Indonesia Ambon Banda Ring of fire* MV Blue Manta * 8 days

White Manta Liveaboard

Vessel - Blue MantaDiver Diving days
En-suite lower43,18010 days, 30 dives
En-suite upper and main deck 47,10010 days, 30 dives

Blue Manta trip 11 Days / 10 Nights

Starting with muck diving we cross the Banda Sea, tracing the perimeter of islands. Let our experienced crew show you these remote and almost untouched locations with wonderful reefs and stunning drop offs. Marine life here is in abundance from the critters, sea snakes, manta rays, sharks and much more.

Sample Itinerary :

Note; all schedules are subjected to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

 

Day 1 : (0-2 dives) 2pm. Our staff will meet you upon your arrival to Pattimura Airport, Ambon or local hotel and transfer you to the awaiting Blue Manta.  Arrivals before midday are best so we can make check dive(s) in Ambon Bay before we get underway by 2pm for overnight sail.

 

Day 2 : (3 dives) Saparua & Nusa Laut with its pristine corals.  Sail to Banda Islands.

 

Day 3-4 : (3 dives x2 days) Diving around Banda Islands with excellent visibility, fantastic coral coverage and tremendous numbers of fish along with potential Hammerhead sightings, plus a visit to one of the Spice Islands.

 

Day 5-9 : (3 dives x5 days) Ring of Fire; diving around Volcanic Islands and stunning seamounts in search of hammerheads, encounter many sea snakes, huge schools of fish, reef sharks, tunas, & other pelagic superstars.

 

Day 10 : (2 dives) Hukurila Cave & Molana. Sail back to Ambon where you spend last night on board.  Plenty of time to wash & dry equipment, rest & relaxation, and if need be, an early flight on Trip Departure day.

 

Day 11 : (0 dives) 5am-12pm. Check out after light breakfast & farewells, we transfer to local hotel or airport. Take your pre-booked flight to Ujung Pandang (aka Makassar), Jakarta or Singapore

 

Diving days: 10 days (30 dives)

Note: 3 dives are scheduled per diving day*.  This is due to deeper dives and long distances covered between islands.  Where possible a bonus night dive may be scheduled at the discretion of the Cruise Leader. *Except Trip Departure day & Trip Return day.

 

Embarkation / Disembarkation

  • Ambon (AMQ) / Ambon (AMQ)

 

 

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer local Hotel/Airport – Boat
  • All nights’ accommodation on Boat
  • All meals (Western & Indonesian) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo, soft drinks
  • Towels, toiletries, & cabin services
  • FOC replacement if equipment breakdown
  • Warm towel & drink after every dive
  • Regular Air Tanks, weights, belt, 5 dive guides (1x Instructor, 4x Dive Masters)

 

 

What’s excluded?

  • All flights & hotels stay
  • Marine Park & Harbour fee
  • Dive & Travel insurance
  • Massage services
  • Laundry services
  • Nespresso coffee, alcohol; beer & wine
  • Satellite Wi-Fi
  • Diving Gear; dive computer, torch, 15L tank rental, BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins mask.
  • Nitrox Enriched Air fills
  • Note; Nitrox & Diving Gear Items priced per diving day and are subject to availability.
  • Note: Exposure suits; 3mm shorty wetsuits available ONLY.

 

 

Remark :

– Non-refundable deposit HKD10,000 per person at confirmation.

– Balance payment on 45 days prior to departure.

– Payment are non-refundable and non-transferable.

– Peak Season Surcharge applied, please call for details. (Chinese New Year, Easter, National Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day)

– Prices and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

– Before departure, have ample validity on your travel document and obtain the necessary visas.

– Diving itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on sea and weather conditions.

– NOTE: For Strict compliance 2 dives or 3 dives per day or whatever is in the in the proposed schedule or dive package should be used only for one (1) day. Unused dive cannot be carried over the next day.

 

 

 

Effective : 31 DEC 2020

Code: WVDE 000

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