10-night cruise on MV Ambai.
Starts in Alor on October 4th, 2018.
Ends in Ambon on October 15th, 2018.
This cruise will take you to explore and dive the Alor Strait for the first 6 days. From north to south, visiting the islands of Pantar,Kumba, Ternate, Pura and Kalabahi Bay with its famous muck dives. The crystal clear and nutrient-rich upwelling waters attract massive pelagic populations. Sunfishes (mola-mola), reef sharks, sailfishes, marlins, tunas and sometime even hammerheads. You might also get the chance to see the whales that often pass through the strait.
The outstanding topographies also make the staples of this cruise. The vibrantly colored sea walls, drop-offs, sea mounts and pinnacles will never fail to amaze you. One of the dive sites literally has a bottom with anemones. A great variety of critters are also to be found in Alor’s magnificent reefs, and in the black-sanded bays of Kalabahi and Biang.
The excitement will not stop underwater, as we will take you on shore to a small village where you will discover their beautiful traditional dances, and to the Sirug Volcano on Biang Bay where we will have a short trek on the slopes.
Some exploratory dives will be performed on the island of Twereg which lies in the most southern part of the strait, as well as in the south of Alor, and in Pantar.
The second part of the cruise will also be partially exploratory—a great opportunity for divers who are eager to discover the less-traveled tracks! We already know some dive sites but are looking to discover more. We will visit the south of Pantar, and the straits between the islands of Pantar, Solor and Lembata.
This itinerary is subject to change due to meteorological conditions and discovery of new sites in the area.
- 3 daily dives + 6 night dives. Minimum number of dives on the trip: 32
- 80 cf tanks.
- All meals and snacks on board
- Drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks.
- airport- boat transfers at arrival an departure
- Park entry and harbour fees :150€ / cruise
- Upper deck cabin extra charge : 200€/ cruise/ pax :
- 100 cf dive tank : 65€ / cruise
- Dive equipment rental, Beers, wine and spiritus, Expresso, Laundry: See on board price list.
- All predictible extras can be paid together with the invoice before departure.
See detailed factsheet of that cruise (included the domestic flights)
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