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2019 Scuba Diving Deals: Banda Sea 30% Off

Liveaboard Deals to Dive Banda Sea in 2019 - 20% Up to 30% Discount

Dive Banda Sea in 2019 with these Super Last Minute Liveaboard Deal - Valid until 31 Dec 2019

Here you will find the latest last minute liveaboard deals for scuba diving and snorkelling in Banda Sea. Get 20% up to 30% Off! Plus FREE Nitrox and FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation, to be fit since your first dive, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

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1. Aurora Liveaboard - 30 September 2019 - US$3.528

2. Aurora Liveaboard - 15 October 2019 - US$3.234

3. Aurora Liveaboard - 29 October 2019 - US$3.234

4. Oceanic Liveaboard - 06 October 2019 - €3.080

5. Oceanic Liveaboard - 10 October 2019 - €2.800

6. Tiare Cruise Luxury Liveaboard - 1 October 2019 - US$4.840

7. Tiare Cruise Luxury Liveaboard - 14 October 2019 - US$4.840

8. Tiare Cruise Luxury Liveaboard - 27 October 2019 - US$4.840

9. Tiare Cruise Luxury Liveaboard - 9 November 2019 - US$4.840

10. Seahorse Liveaboard - 8 November 2019 - €2.990

Last up dated: 10 Sep 2019

Banda Sea* offers some of the most spectacular Indonesia's dive sites and is ideal for scuba diving from liveaboard. The chosen travel period is timely, Banda Sea is only "diveable" in between the moonson's changing seasons, between mid Sept and mid Nov, when flat seas bring optimal diving conditions. (*) Banda Sea offers several itineraries, in a glance: (1) (2) (3) (4).

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1. Aurora Liveaboard - 30 September 2019 - US$3.528

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Dune Aurora Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 30 September 2019 - 12 October 2019. Departure Maumere - Return Ambon. Only 5 spaces left on this diving trip!

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

Regular Price: US$5.040 -30% = US$3.528 per person based on a sharing cabin. Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

Additional benefits:
  • + FREE Nitrox
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Fuel surcharge US$200 per person
  • Diving Taxes (National Park and Permits) US$95 per person

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  • Domestic flights
  • Crew tips min advise US$15 per person per day

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Banda Sea Itinerary from Maumere to Ambon

DAY 1: MAUMERE (1-2 DIVES)

From the moment you arrive at Maumere, we will be there to look after you and take you to the liveaboard. Our staff will welcome you at the airport and bring you to Aurora for immediate boarding. Depending on the time of arrival, you might do your check dive around Maumere and maybe even a night dive. PLEASE REMEMBER: You can book your domestic flights by yourself or you can ask us to assist you in your booking, we are able to reserve all your flight itinerary at the best market price!

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DAY 2: EAST FLORES, TANJUNG GEDONG, SERBETE, KAWULA (3-4 DIVES)

East Flores offers great dive sites we visit a selection dependent on the schedule. Tanjung Gedong: northeast Flores. The reef slopes down into a sandy area with large coral heads. The beautiful deep sections are decorated with soft corals and large table corals. Reef sharks, groupers and other encounters are to be expected. Serbete: Shallows and sandbars with exquisite coral gardens separated by magnificent walls here and there. Pygmy seahorses, turtles, napoleon wrasses and reef sharks. Kawula: In the western part of Kawula lies a huge bay, partially covered with mangroves. World class "muck diving" with lots of critters including ghost pipefish, frogfish and flying gurnards. The night dives are not to be missed, with abundant wildlife including numerous shrimps, crabs and Spanish dancers.

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DAY 3-4: KOMBA & ALOR STRAIT (6-7 DIVES)

We will dive around Komba, an active volcano. The sandy slopes are home to various fish species. On the rocks, nudibranchs and shells. Nusa Tenggara area, Timor. An incredibly rich biodiversity on land and underwater. The place offers all types of dives, from superb muck dives to magnificent drop-offs with sweeping currents. Pulau Pura and Pulau Ternate: clear and warm water with nice coral gardens and a huge marine wildlife. Superb macro to observe, especially the shy mandarin fish. An unusual and excellent bonus of diving here is the possibility of spotting pilot whales and dolphins from the surface. We will take you on a land excursion to see a forgotten tribe in a local village. An unforgettable cultural experience!

DAY 5: REONG & WETAR DIVING IN DEPTH WALLS (3-4 DIVES)

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Wetar is a large island north of Timor. Untouched landscapes with lush vegetation, the dives are not to be missed. Stunning drop-offs and pelagic life are waiting for you. Reong Island: white sand beaches and turquoise water. Steep walls are all around the south side of this little island. Covered in soft corals and gorgeous table corals, these reefs attract a big number of reef fish. Overhangs and small caves make the dive exciting and interesting.

DAY 6: NYATA DIVING WITH PELAGIC (3-4 DIVES)

Nyata, northeast of Romang Island, offers stunning landscapes. Crystal clear waters and reefs on different levels, like in a theatre, with hard and soft coral gardens. Keep your eyes open: pelagic encounters are to be expected!

DAY 7: DAMAR (3-4 DIVES)

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Terbang Utara / Terbang Selatan, two small islands located south of Damar. Usually, we can expect easy but very fast drifts along marvellous coral drop-offs. Nuss Leur: several pinnacles with all the colourful life of coral reefs.

DAY 8: IN THE CORE OF FORGOTTEN ISLANDS, SERUA, NIL DESPERANDUM, NILA (3-4 DIVES)

Nil Desperandum (‘no despair’) takes its name from a ship, stranded on the reef. This atoll is sometimes called ‘the forgotten islands’. You may be lucky enough to come across hammerhead sharks.

DAY 9: MANUK, DIVING THE DROP-OFFS OF SNAKE ISLAND (3 DIVES)

Manuk, the ‘Snake Island’, a volcanic island with lower interest on land. It takes its nickname from the large amount of sea snakes found there. You will surely see a lot! The drop-offs here are amazing and sharks, mackerels, tunas and barracudas are often observed.

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DAY 10: BANDA ISLANDS OUTER REEFS. WALL DIVING AT SOANGI & HATTA (3-4 DIVES)

You will now arrive at the northern end of the outer reefs of the Banda Sea: Pulau Suanggi. The waters here are full of fish, reef sharks and tuna. As a small bonus for bird lovers, many species can be observed around the island: brown boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds. Pulau Hatta / Karang Hatta: We will dive both sloping reefs and vertical walls. The current attracts many fish: fusiliers, dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, barracudas and sometimes sharks. On the reef: soft corals, leather corals, big eye trevallies and turtles.

DAY 11: NUSA LAUT & MOANA, PRESERVED CORAL BY THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES (3-4 DIVES)

South of Seram, fantastic diving experiences on the reefs of Molana and Nusa Laut. These rather picturesque islands of Maluku are popular dive destinations due to their diversity of reef fish species, ghost pipefish, frogfish and the variety of well-preserved hard corals. Flash News! We have seen sperm whales in the area on previous trips, so keep your eyes wide open.

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DAY 12: AMBON, MUCK DIVE IN LAHA OR TULEHU BAY (3-4 DIVES)

Our staff will pick you up at the airport for immediate boarding Depending on the arrival time, we might do the check dive around Laha or Tulehu Bay and maybe even a night dive. Laha or Tuleu Bay: area known for its fabulous muck dives, probably among the best in the world for the macro dive. Only the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia can compete.

DAY 13: AMBON

After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize your transfer to the airport of Ambon, according to your flight schedules.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that this is a sailing itinerary only, the dive program will be fixed on board by the cruise director. Both itinerary and dive program can be modified by security reasons as weather conditions, navigability, etc.

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2. Aurora Liveaboard - 15 October 2019 - US$3.234

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Dune Aurora Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 15 October 2019 - 26 October 2019. Departure Ambon - Return Saumlaki. Only 5 spaces left on this diving trip!

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

Regular Price: US$4.620 -20% = US$3.696 per person based on a sharing cabin. Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

Additional benefits:
  • + FREE Nitrox
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Fuel surcharge US$200 per person
  • Diving Taxes (National Park and Permits) US$95 per person
  • Domestic flights
  • Crew tips min advise US$15 per person per day

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3. Aurora Liveaboard - 29 October 2019 - US$3.234

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Dune Aurora Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 29 October 2019 - 9 November 2019. Departure Saumlaki - Return Ambon. Only 7 spaces left on this diving trip!

Regular Price: US$4.620 -30% = US$3.234 per person based on a sharing cabin. Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

Additional benefits:
  • + FREE Nitrox
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Fuel surcharge US$200 per person
  • Diving Taxes (National Park and Permits) US$95 per person
  • Domestic flights
  • Crew tips min advise US$15 per person per day

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Forgotten Islands Itinerary from Saumlaki to Ambon

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DAY 1: CHECK DIVE AT SAUMLAKI (1 DIVE)

From the moment you arrive at Saumlaki, we will be there to look after you and take you to the liveaboard. Our team will pick you up at the airport for immediate boarding. Depending on the arrival time, we will have a check dive in the area. PLEASE REMEMBER: You can book your domestic flights by yourself or you can ask us to assist you in your booking, we are able to reserve all your flight itinerary at the best market price!

DAY 2: WALL DIVING AT SERMATA (2 DIVES)

Sermata offers coral reefs with deep laying coral walls which are amazing to explore.

DAY 3: NYATA DIVING WITH PELAGIC (3 DIVES)

Nyata, northeast of Romang Island, offers stunning landscapes. Crystal clear waters and reefs on different levels, like in a theatre, with hard and soft coral gardens. Keep your eyes open: pelagic encounters are to be expected!

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DAY 4: DAMAR (3 DIVES)

Terbang Utara / Terbang Selatan, two small islands located south of Damar. Usually, we can expect easy but very fast drifts along marvellous coral drop-offs. Nuss Leur: several pinnacles with all the colourful life of coral reefs.

DAY 5: IN THE CORE OF FORGOTTEN ISLANDS, SERUA, NIL DESPERANDUM, NILA (3 DIVES)

Nil Desperandum (‘no despair’) takes its name from a ship, stranded on the reef. This atoll is sometimes called ‘the forgotten islands’. You may be lucky enough to come across hammerhead sharks.

DAY 6: MANUK, DIVING THE DROP-OFFS OF SNAKE ISLAND (3 DIVES) 

Manuk, the ‘Snake Island’, a volcanic island with lower interest on land. It takes its nickname from the large amount of sea snakes found there. You will surely see a lot! The drop-offs here are amazing and sharks, mackerels, tunas and barracudas are often observed.

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DAY 7-8: BANDENEIRA, HOME OF THE MANDARIN FISH (7-8 DIVES)

On the fifth day you will arrive on Bandaneira, famous for its nutmeg plantation. You will also have the chance to visit the Maritime Museum and the historic forts the island holds. Of course this location also offers beautiful dive spots, including Lava Flow: after a volcano eruption in 1988, the existing coral got destroyed, but after 10 years new coral regrow and created this now beautiful dive spot. This dive spot is also home of the Mandarin Fish, a very colourful fish that exclusively lives around Banda Neira. Every single night they come out to perform their mating ritual.

DAY 9-10: BANDA ISLANDS AOUTER REEFS. WALL DIVING AT SOANGI & HATTA (7-8 DIVES)

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You will now arrive at the northern end of the outer reefs of the Banda Sea: Pulau Suanggi. The waters here are full of fish, reef sharks and tuna. As a small bonus for bird lovers, many species can be observed around the island: brown boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds. Pulau Hatta / Karang Hatta: We will dive both sloping reefs and vertical walls. The current attracts many fish: fusiliers, dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, barracudas and sometimes sharks. On the reef: soft corals, leather corals, big eye trevallies and turtles.

DAY 11: NUSA LAUT & MOANA, PRESERVED CORAL BY THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES (2-3 DIVES)

South of Seram, fantastic diving experiences on the reefs of Molana and Nusa Laut. These rather picturesque islands of Maluku are popular dive destinations due to their diversity of reef fish species, ghost pipefish, frogfish and the variety of well-preserved hard corals. Flash News! We have seen sperm whales in the area on previous trips, so keep your eyes wide open.

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DAY 12: AMBON, MUCK DIVE IN LAHA OR TULEHU BAY (3-4 DIVES)

Our staff will pick you up at the airport for immediate boarding Depending on the arrival time, we might do the check dive around Laha or Tulehu Bay and maybe even a night dive. Laha or Tulehu Bay: area known for its fabulous muck dives, probably among the best in the world for the macro dive. Only the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia can compete.

DAY 13: AMBON

After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize your transfer to the airport of Ambon, according to your flight schedules.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that this is an itinerary only, the dive program will be fixed on board by the cruise director. Both itinerary and dive program can be modified by security reasons as weather conditions, navigability, etc.

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4. Oceanic Liveaboard - 06 October 2019 - €3.080

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Oceanic Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 06 October 2019 - 17 October 2019. Departure Kupang - Return Saumlaki.

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

  • Cabin Regular Price: €3.850 -20% = €3.080 per person based on a sharing cabin
  • Suite Regular Price: €4.235 -20% = €3.388 per person based on a sharing cabin
  • Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia
Additional benefits:
  • + FREE Nitrox
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Diving Taxes €200 per person
  • Domestic flights
  • Crew gratuities

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5. Oceanic Liveaboard - 10 October 2019 - €2.800

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Oceanic Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 10 October 2019 - 20 October 2019. Departure Saumlaki - Return Tual.

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions 

  • Cabin Regular Price: €3.500 -20% = €2.800 per person based on a sharing cabin
  • Suite Regular Price: €3.850 -20% = €3.080 per person based on a sharing cabin
  • Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia
Additional benefits:
  • + FREE Nitrox
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Diving Taxes 200 EUR per person
  • Domestic flights
  • Crew gratuities

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6. Tiare Cruise Luxury Liveaboard - 1 October 2019 - US$4.840

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Tiare Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 1 October 2019 - 12 October 2019. Embarking: Kalabahi - Disembarking: Ambon

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

Regular Price: US$6.050 -20% = US$4.840 per person on deluxe double cabin. Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

Additional benefits:
  • + FREE Nitrox
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Diving taxes: US$250
  • Domestic flights
  • Crew gratuities

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7. Tiare Cruise Luxury Liveaboard - 14 October 2019 - US$4.840

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Tiare Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 14 October 2019 - 25 October 2019. Embarking: Ambon - Disembarking: Saumlaki

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

Price: US$6.050 -20% = US$4.840 per person on deluxe double cabin. Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

Additional benefits:
  • + FREE Nitrox
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Diving taxes: US$250
  • Domestic flights
  • Crew gratuities

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8. Tiare Cruise Luxury Liveaboard - 27 October 2019 - US$4.840

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Tiare Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 27 October 2019 - 7 November 2019. Embarking: Saumlaki - Disembarking: Ambon

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

Regular Price: US$6.050 -20% = US$4.840 per person on deluxe double cabin. Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

Additional benefits:
  • + FREE NITROX
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Diving taxes: US$250
  • Domestic flights
  • Crew gratuities

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9. Tiare Cruise Luxury Liveaboard - 9 November 2019 - US$4.840

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Banda Sea Dive Cruise with Tiare Liveaboard - Cruise Dates: 9 November 2019 - 20 November 2019. Embarking: Ambon - Disembarking: Sorong

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal: Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

Regular Price: US$6.050 -20% = US$4.840 per person on deluxe double cabin. Plus FREE Nitox and FREE hotel accommodation, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

Additional benefits:
  • + FREE Nitrox
  • + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation
Not included in the price:
  • Diving taxes: US$250
  • Domestic flights
  • Crew gratuities

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10. Seahorse Liveaboard - 8 November 2019 - €2.099

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Banda Sea dive cruise with Seahorse Liveaboard -25% Off- Itinerary: Kaimana-Saumlaki - Dates: 8 November 2019 -19 November 2019 - Regular Price €3.900 - Last Minute Price €2.099 - 25% Discount + FREE 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation to be fit since your first dive, complimentary booking with Cruising Indonesia.

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Seahorse Liveaboard Deal: Special Price - Inclusions - Exclusions

What is included?
  • Arrival and departure airport transfer
  • Accommodation on board
  • Full board: meals and snacks
  • Aqua, tea and coffee
  • 3 dives a day + 1 night dives
  • Excursions according on board program
  • Tanks and weights
  • Nitrox
  • Harbour Clearance

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Mandatory Surcharges
  • National Park Entrance Fees
Optional Bookable and Payable in Advance
  • Domestic flights
  • Transit night in airport hotel after or before your cruise
Optional Payable on Board
  • Soft drinks, beer, and alcoholic beverages
  • Masseuse
  • Laundry
  • Tips to the crew
  • Onboard communications
  • Rental Equipment
  • Dive courses

More about Seahorse Liveaboard

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