20% OFF on 9 Days Banda Sea Crossing Liveaboard with MY Oceanic | May 7 – 17

Destination: Raja Ampat
Departure date: May 7, 2024
From: Ambon
Arrival date: May 17, 2024
To: Kupang
Regular price: 4165 USD / Person
Promotion price: 3330 USD / Person

Good news! M.Y. Oceanic has a 20% discount on 10 days of Banda Sea diving liveaboard. If you love diving or enjoy exploring underwater, it’s for you! This area is famous for its diverse marine life, colorful coral reefs, and hammerhead sharks. Let’s embark on this unforgettable journey and discover the amazing underwater worlds with M.Y. Oceanic!

Trip Details

  • Destination: Banda Sea
  • Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
  • Start and End: Ambon / Kupang
  • Dates: May 7 – 17

Cabins Price

  • Suite Cabin: USD 4.490 USD 3.590 per person
  • Standard Cabin: USD 4.165 USD 3.330 per person

Itenerary

  • DAY 1: Pick up at Ambon airport, transfer, & welcome drink. Check dive at the Twilight Zone in Ambon (muck diving), plus night dive. Overnight sail to Nusa Laut.
  • DAY 2: Begin the day with a morning dive in Pulau Pombo. Explore the famous Ameth’s Knoll with noon and afternoon dives, where local villagers have protected the reefs for fish breeding. Sail overnight to Suanggi.
  • DAY 3: Dive three times in Pulau Suanggi, sail to Bandaneira. Explore Bandaneira’s cultural sites. Dusk dive at the mandarin fish site & dinner at a restored colonial house.
  • DAY 4: Cultural visit around Banda Neira: Fort Rotterdam, culture museum, the Governors House & the nutmeg plantation. After cultural visit dive the famous places around Banda Neira; Batu Kapal, Pohon Mirin or Lava Flows.
  • DAY 5: 3-day dives around Pulau Hatta & Karang Hatta. Overnight sail to Pulau Koon.
  • DAY 6: 3 days dive around the very strategic eastern point of Pulau Koon. Sail overnight to Kurkap.
  • DAY 7: Full diving day in Kurkap, diving the main island & the reef to the north of the island. After the night dive, sail to Pulau Bui.
  • DAY 8: 2 dives in different seamounts to the north of Pulau Bui, Villoch Reef & Ultima Frontera. Afternoon & night dive in Pulau Bui. After the third dive will visit a beautiful white sand beach located on the south part of the island.
  • DAY 9: 2 dives at north of Pulau Tayandu. 1st in Karang Rembang & 2nd in Batu Guano. In the afternoon visit Pasir Panjang (a kilometre-plus stretch of white sand beach lined with coconut trees) on our way to Tual. Preparation for departure the morning after.
  • DAY 10: Disembarkation in Kupang.

Note: All schedules are subject to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

What’s Included

  • The same number of nights as of days of the cruise. Disembark in the morning of the last published date.
  • Transfers from the airport or hotel to the boat, and back at the end of the cruise.
  • Full Board on board, Tea, Coffee, Snacks and 1 Soft Drink at lunch and Dinner.
  • An average of 3 or 4 dives per day. Night dives almost every day unless conditions or long sailing distance do not permit it. Check dive in the afternoon plus night dive on the day of arrival, and two morning dives on the last day to allow for desaturation before departure the following day.
  • Land tours as specified in the schedule of the cruise.
  • Diving tanks and weights for divers. Snorkeling gear and one intro dive for non-divers.
  • Additional complimentary services onboard like library, music or first aids.

What’s Excluded

  • Any other way of transportation than SMY Ondina or MY Oceanic.
  • Alcoholic drinks, tips & gratuities and any other onboard service not specified above like, equipment rental, nitrox… etc
  • Harbour fee of 250 Euros to be paid onboard or transferred together with the price of the cruise. This is to cover the expenses of National Park and M.P.A. fees, fuel surcharge and harbor clearance.

About The MY Oceanic

M.Y Oceanic is a custom-made liveaboard for diving trips, with 3 to 4 dives a day. Discover the best diving sites in Indonesia accross Komodo, Raja Ampat, Bali and more. The boat can hosts up to 12 passengers and offers cruises of 6 to 12 days.

The History of M.Y Oceanic

Crafted in 2012 with handpicked tropical timbers from Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Oceanic was acquired by the team in 2017 and underwent a complete renovation to tailor her for diving liveaboard cruises, incorporating insights gained over their 16 years of successful operation with Ondina. The boat’s abundant and spacious common areas make it an ideal choice for smaller groups, while its robust engine provides impressive speed for venturing into the eastern regions of Komodo, Flores, Alor, and the Banda Sea.

Living on Board

The team onboard M.Y. Oceanic Liveaboard has added a new upper-deck suite, complementing the lower-deck suite and four standard cabins (all featuring double beds and top bunks), providing comfortable accommodations for 12 passengers across six double AC/ensuite cabins. Three gensets ensure uninterrupted 220 V electricity supply, equipped with two-pin European standard sockets.

Diving with M.Y Oceanic

Diving is typically carried out from the tenders. It is recommended that divers possess either an advanced certification or have completed a minimum of 50 logged dives. The crew will take great care in assessing the divers’ proficiency levels and planning underwater activities accordingly. However, it’s important to note that certain dives may involve strong currents, underscoring the significance of individual divers’ experience for the safety and overall satisfaction of the entire group.

On an average day, there are usually 3 or 4 dives scheduled. Night dives are offered almost every day, unless conditions or long sailing distances prevent them. Upon arrival, there is a check dive in the afternoon followed by a night dive. On the last day, two morning dives are scheduled to allow for desaturation before departing the following day.

Diving tanks and weights are provided for divers, while snorkeling gear and an introductory dive are available for non-divers.

About The MY Oceanic

Maximum passengers: 12
Number of cabins: 6

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