Diving Trip Special Offer South Forgotten Islands on Tiare Liveaboard © 2017 Cruising Indonesia

Diving Trip Special Offer South Forgotten Is. on Tiare Liveaboard

Diving Trip Special Offer South Forgotten Islands on Tiare Liveaboard 20% Off

Forgotten Islands is the new diving hotspot of Banda Sea and in this dive trip you can expect amazing encounters with unusual and rare critters, schools of large fish like barracuda, grouper, mackerel, and also have fantastic opportunities for cetaceans sightings: whales, pods of dolphins and killer whales, all of this while we will be diving surrounded by splendid corals.

Diving Trip to South Forgotten Islands, 11 nights, 20% off on all our dive cruises on 2017 and 2018

Trip departures to Forgotten Islands on 2017 with 20% off:  before USD 5720, now USD 4576

  1. April 17-28, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki
  2. May 1-12, 2017 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi
  3. September 21-October 2, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki
  4. October 5-16, 2017 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi
  5. October 19-30, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

Trip departures to Forgotten Islands on 2018 with 20% off: before USD 5940, now USD 4762

  1. April 23-May 4, 2018 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi
  2. September 25-October 5, 2018 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki
  3. October 8-19, 2018 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi
  4. October 22-Novemebr 02, 2018 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

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Forgotten Islands is a long chain of islands and reefs, administratively considered as part of Maluku, and formally denominated Tanimbar Islands. The entire region ranging from Timor to West Papua following the Sunda Islands. Remote and sparsely populated the Forgotten Islands remained largely isolated from the rest of Indonesia and the world. The trip proposed includes some of these "forgotten islands" in combination with some of the islands of the Sunda. Because the islands are not only remote, but most of all, too far of shore, they are exposed to waves and vagues, being accessible to diving only during calm inter-monsoon periods. Here scuba divers are rare and many sites are still waiting to be overdrafts. Visibility is generally good to excellent, and the variety of dives is important: large reefs lost in the sea on an island arc with the inside presence of pelagic species (including hammerheads in autumn), macro on the islands Wetar and Babar, steep walls covered with black corals teeming jacks and napoleons on the islands of Watubela, barracudas and other pelagic species on islands Sermata and the best dives sites of Alor.

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Diving Trip to Forgotten Islands in Banda Sea on Tiare Liveaboard

Dive cruises to South Forgotten Islands -11 nights- Factsheet

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All you need to know about this diving trip

Inclusions

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Accommodation on board
  • Five meals a day
  • Aqua, tea, coffee, soft drinks, natural juice
  • Complimentary bottle of wine with dinner
  • 3 dives a day + 1 night dives
  • Excursions according on board program
  • Tank, belt and weights
  • Toiletries
  • Masseuse & Spa treatments
  • Laundry
  • Free advice about connecting flights and eventual stops over in Indonesia

Exclusions

  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Harbor Fees
  • Environment Safety Fee
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Nitrox fills for certified nitrox divers
  • Alcoholic beverages, espresso, cappuccino
  • Crew gratuities
  • Diving Insurance, we highly recommended DAN
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  • Travel Insurance, we highly recommended World Nomads Travel Insurance
  • Hotel and meals before and after your cruise*
  • International and domestic flights*
  • One transit night depending of your connecting flights*

Terms & Conditions

  • Booking by Cabin
  • 25% as deposit for booking confirmation
  • 100% 60 days before cruise departure
  • Private Cruises & Charters
  • A 15% deposit for booking confirmation
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  • 50% 120 days before cruise departure
  • 100% 60 days before cruise departure

Cancellation Policy

  • Booking by Cabin
  • More than 60 days before departure: 75% refund
  • 60-30 days: 10% refund
  • Less than 30 days: 0% refund
  • Private Cruises & Charters
  • More than 120 days before departure: 85% refund
  • 120-60 days: 50% refund
  • Less than 60 days: 0% refund

Tailor-Made Travel

(*) We can organise all your flight itinerary, land services and eventual extensions with the best market price.

Contact us for planning your custom made diving holidays. 

FORGOTTEN ISLANDS USEFUL INFORMATION

Diving trip on April 17-28, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

  • Embarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • Disembarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Alor / Saumlaki-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

Diving trip on May 1-12, 2017 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi

  • Embarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • Disembarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Saumlaki / Alor-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

Diving trip on September 21-October 2, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

  • Embarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • Disembarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Alor / Saumlaki-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

Diving trip October 5-16, 2017 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi

  • Embarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • Disembarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Saumlaki / Alor-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

Diving trip October 19-30, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

  • Embarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • Disembarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Alor / Saumlaki-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

Diving trip on April 23-May 4, 2018 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi

  • Embarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • Disembarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Saumlaki / Alor-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

Diving trip on September 25-October 5, 2018 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

  • Embarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • Disembarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Alor / Saumlaki-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

Diving trip on October 8-19, 2018 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi

  • Embarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • Disembarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Saumlaki / Alor-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

Diving trip on October 22-Novemebr 02, 2018 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

  • Embarking port: Kalabahi. Airport: Alor in Alor Islands
  • Disembarking port: Saumlaki. Airport: Saumlaki
  • You will need a flight from Jakarta-Alor / Saumlaki-Jakarta in connection with your international flights.

At your arrival at airport, our staff will be there to pick you up: you will easily identify them wearing their Tiare Liveaboard T-shirt and a folder mentioning your name and our logotype.

  • Check in: the cruise starting date, before 12:00pm.
  • Check out: at the cruise ending date, before 12:00pm.

You might need spend one transit night before and after your diving trip depending of your international flights.

So complicated? Contact Us We have the most competitive airfare (domestic & international) and accommodations for all range of budget.


Special package Liveaboard Diving + Air Tickets

Cruising Indonesia makes your travel easier with this special package:

- Tiare Liveaboard Diving Trip*, South Forgotten Islands, 11 nights, on these dates:

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  • April 17-28, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki
  • May 1-12, 2017 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi
  • September 21-October 2, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki
  • October 5-16, 2017 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi
  • October 19-30, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

- Domestic flights:

  • Jakarta-Alor / Saumlaki-Jakarta
  • or
  • Jakarta-Saumlaki / Alor-Jakarta
  • depending on your diving cruise

- Complimentary transit night on arrival, breakfast and airport transfers

TOTAL PRICE: EURO 4,920 per person on double accommodation BOOK NOW!

Special package Liveaboard Diving + Air Tickets + Bali Island of Gods

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Cruising Indonesia makes your travel more luxurious with this special package:

- Tiare Liveaboard Diving Trip*, South Forgotten Islands, 11 nights, on these dates:

  • April 17-28, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki
  • May 1-12, 2017 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi
  • September 21-October 2, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki
  • October 5-16, 2017 from Saumlaki to Kalabahi
  • October 19-30, 2017 from Kalabahi to Saumlaki

- Domestic flights:

  • Jakarta-Alor / Saumlaki-Bali-Jakarta
  • or
  • Jakarta-Saumlaki / Alor-Bali-Jakarta
  • depending on your dive cruise

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- Complimentary transit night on arrival, breakfast and airport transfers

- Bali Villas by Cruising Indonesia, 10 nights, Bali Island: Seminyak or Ubud or both, breakfast and airport transfers included

  • April 28-May 8, 2017
  • May 12-22, 2017
  • October 2-12, 2017
  • October 16-26, 2017
  • October 30-November 9, 2017

TOTAL PRICE: EURO 5,960 per person on double accommodation BOOK NOW!

CUSTOMISE YOUR TRAVEL!


Diving Banda Sea from Alor to Saumlaki

This cruise goes from Kalabahi in Alor Island to Saumlaki in the Tanimbar archipelago, cruising along the natural migratory paths and playgrounds of marine mammals such as whales and dolphins, and through a wide range of geological landscapes and formations of Indonesia, from volcanic islands to limestone pinnacles developed from ancient coral reefs. This trip is guaranteed to provide amazing diversity and beauty both above and below the water in one of the most remote area of Indonesia: the south part of Forgotten Islands.

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Forgotten Islands are dives on drop off in ancient coral reefs © Photo Gianluca Afflitti for Cruising Indonesia

You will find few muck dives and macro in Alor Straits where most of the dives will be done on drop off, with beautiful fixed fauna on the walls and possibility of see big and numerous schools of fish. After left Alor and Solor Group we sailing direct to Maluku. Romang, Nyata, Leti, Lakor, Moa, Dai, these are the names of the major forgotten islands, the more you move to the east and the greater marine life, diving are all in the walls, the platform of the islands always falls for hundreds of meters not far from the coast, the visibility is excellent. We will dive in very little visited places, usually rich in pelagic and abundant reef fish.

Forgotten Islands Diving Environment

In Forgotten Islands you will re-discover the meaning of clear waters. Wall diving plentiful of beautiful fauna overhanging, black corals and huge sponges, schools of surgeon fishes, trevallies, barracudas, many schools of fish (platax, horse-eye jackfishes, sweet lips), eagle ray, reef sharks and occasionally moon fish. We chose the Banda Islands as a strong point of this unique cruise for the rewards that every new exploration in the area gave us, in fact we can affirm that Forgotten Islands offers some of the best diving in Indonesian seas. Attractions include gin-clear waters, patch reefs and coral bommies, spectacular wall dives on impossible drop-offs.

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Forgotten Islands many different coral species and large density © Photo Jeanine Davis for Cruising Indonesia

The corals are beautiful in Forgotten Islands and of many different species and large density. For lack of space, a species often grows above the other in a continuous struggle for a few inches of rock to cling to. The marine life offers a lot of pelagic, the impressive number of groupers -some of them really huge-, big napoleons, rivers of trevally and barracuda, tuna -even these often very large-, groups of 50-60 bump head parrot fish, then turtles, batfish, surgeons, fusiliers, and all the fish barrier –a diving paradise-. Sharks we have seen of each species, fox, silvertips, white and black tip, gray nurse.

Visibility

Forgotten Islands are depth-gin-clear waters, where visibility often reach 30-50 meters. 

Water Temperature

The temperature all year around is between 28-29 ̊C.  A 3 mm long wetsuit is enough. Hoods are recommended for this diving trip.

Currents

Some dives are carried out offshore reefs. On this itinerary we expect slow to medium currents. The guides will always check the current before each immersion and inform the divers. However, as we will also probably perform some exploratory dives, a solid dive experience is recommended for this cruise. A reef hook is recommended.

Weather

This cruise is proposed only during calm inter-monsoon periods, when the weather is dry and sunny with refreshing breeze and calm seas, ideally for the navigation.

Navigation & Itinerary

The itinerary varies slightly between each cruise depending on weather conditions, currents, visibility and suitability for diving activities.

Tiare Liveaboard Technical Data

Cruising Indonesia is proud to introduce Tiare Liveaboard, a 36m brand new luxury sailing yacht starting operations on April 2017. Design and concept is the cornerstone of the quality of service on Tiare Liveaboard, and she promises cater to the needs of the most exigent divers: dive in top world class exotic scuba diving destinations according to the comfortable and wealthy life stile they are accustomed to have.

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