Last Minute Deal: 20% Off on Banda Sea Crossing Liveaboard Trip in September

Destination: Banda Sea
Departure date: September 21, 2023
From: Ambon
Arrival date: September 1, 2023
To: Sorong
Regular price: 5500 USD / Person
Promotion price: 4400 USD / Person

Today we offer you 20% off on a Banda sea crossing trip from Ambon to Sorong aboard the Blue Manta. Stable, spacious, and safe, the Blue Manta is fully equipped to take you on a fascinating diving adventure in the magical waters of Indonesia. Read all the details about this exclusive liveaboard deal we got for you!

Trip Details

Experience an incredible 11-day, 10-night adventure embarking on a captivating 28-dive safari voyage across Banda Sea. Begin your journey with muck diving in Ambon and conclude in Sorong, embracing the extraordinary biodiversity of the Ring of Fire.

  • Starting Price: USD 4 400/ pax (original price USD 5.500/pax)
  • Departure: September 21st, Ambon
  • Arrival: October 1st, Sorong
  • Duration: 11 days, 10 nights, 28 dives

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (0-2 dives) – Upon your arrival at Pattimura Airport in Ambon or your local hotel, the staff will be there to greet you and assist with your transfer to the awaiting Blue Manta. We recommend arriving before midday to allow time for check dive(s) in Ambon Bay before setting sail at 2pm for an overnight journey.
  • Day 2-3 (3 dives x2 days) – Experience the wonders of diving in the Banda Islands, where you’ll be captivated by the remarkable visibility, breathtaking coral reefs, and an abundance of vibrant marine life, including the possibility of spotting Hammerhead sharks. Immerse yourself in this underwater paradise while also enjoying the opportunity to visit one of the Spice Islands.
  • Day 4-6 (3 dives x3 days) – Explore the captivating Ring of Fire as you dive around volcanic islands and stunning seamounts. Be prepared for thrilling encounters with hammerhead sharks, sea snakes, and a breathtaking array of marine life, including impressive schools of fish, reef sharks, tunas, and other remarkable pelagic species.
  • Day 7 (3 dives) – Discover the wonders of West Seram, specifically Pulau Koon, through full-day diving experiences. Following this adventure, set sail towards Misool, where new diving opportunities await.
  • Day 8-9 (3-4 dives x2 days) – Experience the dive sites of Misool, specifically the areas of Wayil, Fiabacet, and Boo.
  • Day 10 (2 dives) – Return to the Usahamina pier in Sorong, concluding your journey in Misool. Spend your final night on board, allowing ample time to wash and dry your equipment. Enjoy lunch and take the opportunity to rest, relax, and prepare for your departure. If necessary, you can accommodate an early flight on the day of your trip’s departure.
  • Day 11 (0 dives) – Between 5 am and 12 pm, after a light breakfast and farewells, it will be time for check-out. The staff will arrange your transfer to a local hotel or the airport, depending on your onward journey. From Sorong, you can catch a flight to your next destination, whether it be Manado, Makassar, Jakarta, or Denpasar.

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

Cabins Available & Prices

  • Deluxe En-suite (double) cabin, upper deck – USD 4 800/ pax (original price USD 6 000/pax)
  • Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, upper deck – USD 4 800/ pax (original price USD 6 000/pax)
  • Deluxe En-suite (double/twin) cabin, main deck – USD 4 800/ pax (original price USD 6 000/pax)
  • Deluxe En-suite (twin) cabin, lower deck – USD 4 400/ pax (original price USD 5 500/pax)

Note: For those who prefer single occupancy (subject to availability & upon request) 20% in addition to original trip price USD1,200 (main & upper deck) & USD1,000 (lower deck)

Contact us for more information and to book your spot!

What’s included?

  • Land transfer from local hotel / airport on trip start & end days (Ambon/ Sorong) to boat
  • All nights accommodation on Blue Manta
  • All meals (Western & Indonesian), snacks, hot beverages & soft drinks
  • Towels & toiletries
  • FOC replacement if equipment breakdown
  • 12-liter air tanks, weights & belt, warm towel & drink after every dive
  • 5 dive guides (1x instructor, 4x dive master)
  • 28 dives

What’s excluded?

  • All flights, hotels, pickups outside trip start&end dates fee applies per car
  • Marine park & harbour fee (USD250/ pax)
  • Fuel surcharge (USD200/ pax)
  • Dive & travel insurance
  • Massage services (USD35/ hour)
  • Laundry services (USD10/ basket)
  • Nespresso coffee (USD2)
  • Alcohol: beer (USD4), wine (USD30-50)
  • Satellite Wi-Fi (USD50 for trip per person)
  • Diving gear: Full Set USD50/ diving day (except large tank) or if individual items then: BCD (USD15), Regulator (USD15), wetsuit (USD8), fins (USD5), mask (USD5), torch (USD12), dive computer (USD12), large tank rental (USD12), nitrox Enriched Air fills (USD20/ diving day or USD7/ fill)

About The Blue Manta

An experience of a lifetime awaits you onboard the magnificent Blue Manta liveaboard. The Blue Manta liveaboard fully equipped to take you on a fascinating diving adventure in the magical waters of Indonesia. Its stable, spacious, and safe.

The Blue Manta is possibly the largest purpose-built BKI CLASS dive vessel in the region. Measuring 45m (148 ft) by 9m (29ft), this steel hull vessel will take up to 22 guests. The 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size, an open outdoor alfresco dining area, and an indoor air-conditioned room for finer dining, speak of the perfect onboard ambiance of a world-class dive holiday.

The Blue Manta liveaboard well-equipped with safety facilities and cruises at 9 knots, with maximum comfort and safety in mind. Additionally, its steel hull makes it an ideal vessel for long-haul cruises and blue water crossing trips.

Stability

The Blue Manta has built with thick steel designed to withstand the hardest sea conditions, offering the stability wooden boats cannot. The 9m width and weight of 550 tons add to the steadiness, ensuring uninterrupted rest and relaxation. The Blue Manta is a world-class cruising hotel.

Reliability

Built for seaworthiness, the Blue Manta operates on twin engines and is an ultimate dive vessel for long-haul cruises and blue water crossing trips. She is dependable for comfort, convenience, and a stress-free dive holiday.

Exclusivity

Blue Manta will take up to 22 guests. There’re 14 beautiful furnished en-suite cabins. Each room average 20sqm (200sf) in size comprising of single cabins and twin/double cabins.

  • 6 cabins on the upper deck with window
  • 4 cabins on the main deck with window
  • 4 cabins on below deck with a port hole

Photographers Dream Boat

The Blue Manta equipped with camera-friendly facilities and designed for the most avid underwater photographers. Individual Rinse Tanks, Wide Outdoor Worktable, Indoor Dry Camera Room, Blow-dry Stations, Small dive groups (4 photographers: 1 guide)

Wi-Fi at Sea

The Wi-Fi connected via Satellite and with a 24/7 Wi-Fi connection, you can connect with your family and friends anytime, anywhere.

About The Blue Manta

Maximum passengers: 22
Number of cabins: 14

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