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Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea – Alor- Maumere

Join Mermaid Liveaboards for an exciting adventure across the Banda Sea also known as the Ring of Fire.

Begin your cruise in the brilliant Ambon Bay to hunt for weird and wonderful critters. After this you will head through the Forgotten Islands for fantastic wall dives and the chance for schooling hammerhead sharks.

Finish your cruise in Maumere on Flores Island.

 

 

Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea  – Alor- Maumere

Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea – Alor- Maumere with

Mermaid I

MV Mermaid I

12 days / 11 nights35 Dives
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Itinerary with MV Mermaid I Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea – Alor- Maumere
Dives

Day 1

Check-in on board Mermaid I. Once all guests are on board a safety briefing will be given. If all the guests are on board by 12.00 hours, you have the chance to do two extra dives at Ambon Bay in some fabulous muck dives with critters galore. This area is known for many rare and unusual species including the psychedelic frogfish and Rhinopias.

Dives

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Day 2

Ambon for some fabulous muck dives with critters galore – this area is known for many rare and unusual species including the psychedelic frogfish and Ambon scorpion fish. Cruising overnight to the Banda Islands, 110 nautical miles.

Dives

4

Day 3 - 4

The next two days will be spent in the Banda Islands, formerly known as the Spice Islands. Many of the dive sites around the Banda islands are wall dives. The walls are covered in massive gorgonians, soft corals, barrel sponges and have some very interesting swim throughs. But there are other attractive dive sites such as pinnacles with enormous groups of schooling pyramid butterflyfish, triggerfish and pelagic fishes such as tunas passing through, spectacular hard coral reefs next to the volcano, and great muck dives with lots of mandarin fish at the local jetty.


The Banda Islands are much more than diving. It is also a cultural and historical experience. You will spend one morning walking around the village of Banda Neira the main island, with a local guide, visiting the local museum, the old Dutch fort, the old colonial governor’s house, the local fish market and a nutmeg plantation, where you will have breakfast. Cruising overnight to Manuk Volcano, 50 nautical miles.

Dives

6

Day 5

Manuk, also known as the Snake Volcano. Don't need to be afraid! The site also offers a black sand reef dive with loads of fish and pretty hard and soft corals. We will spend the whole day here doing four day dives. Cruise to Serua Island, 55 nautical miles.

Dives

4

Day 6

Serua Island is probably one of the most emblematic spots in the Banda Sea to see schooling hammerhead sharks. Also an amazing site to see schooling fish such as big eye trevallies, pinjalo snappers and others. Cruise to Nila Island, 20 nautical miles.

Dives

4

Day 7

Surrounding Nila Island there are two atolls, Dusborgh and Nil Desperandum. It’s at these two atolls that there is a good chance of seeing hammerhead sharks. Even without the hammerheads, the reefs are fabulous, with healthy walls and 50+ metre visibility. Cruise overnight to Damar, 90 nautical miles.

Dives

4

Day 8

Today you will dive several small islands – Neus Leur, Terbang Seletan and Terbang Utara. The island of Damar and its three surrounding small islands have spectacular diving. Like many dives in the Banda Sea, there is crystal clear water and beautiful walls covered in massive sponges and beautiful soft corals. Cruise to Wetar Island, 150 nautical miles.

Dives

3

Day 9

In Wetar you will dive at the small island of Reong and at Cape Nunukae.


Pulau Reong is a small island on the northwest coast of Wetar and separated by a small channel only 700 metres wide. More walls, like many of the dive sites in the Banda Sea, covered in small soft corals but of a great variety of colours, with zillions of triggerfish of every species.


Cape Nunukae, about 6 nautical miles southwest of Pulau Reong, is a large ridge with slopes on both sides, covered with a hard coral reef on the shallow area of the ridge, with soft corals on the slopes in the deeper areas. There can be strong currents at the end of the ridge, where large aggregations of schooling fish can be found. Cruise overnight to Alor, 95 nautical miles.

Dives

4

Day 10

Alor is a favourite dive spot for divers coming to dive Indonesia year after year due to its variety of dive sites. Healthy reefs, pinnacles, walls, great muck dives, cold water, warm water, strong currents and protected areas. Alor has it all. Cruise overnight to Kawula Island (90nm) or Serbete Island (120 nm).

Dives

4

Day 11

You will do two dives today at Kawula Island (90 nm to Maumere) or Serbete Island (60 nm to Maumere).

Dives

2

Day 12

Disembark at 8.00 am after breakfast. Mermaid I staff will transfer you to the airport or hotel.


This is a sample itinerary and is subject to changes beyond the operator’s control. The exact itinerary, route and amount of dives for your cruise may be adapted to best suit the weather conditions, tides and currents, season and other prevailing events.

Dives

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Total Dives: 35
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Departure Port

Ambon

Arrival Port

Maumere

Free Transfers

Transfers are included on departure days from Ambon airport (AMQ) and arrival days to Maumere airport (MOF). The free transfers will ensure hassle free transport to and from Mermaid I.

Convenient Departure Location

We depart out of Ambon Harbour only a quick 10 minute ride from the airport.

Departures and Arrivals

We recommend all guests to arrive the day before the cruise departure. Guests will disembark at 08:00  having a lot of time to catch a same day flight out of Maumere.

First class luxury liveaboard at affordable prices

We offer exceptional value when compared to other boats operating in the region in both price and in comfort.

Airlines Recommendation

Below are the airlines that fly to this destination. Should you wish to have a streamlined travel experience for your trip, we will be happy to arrange your flight, please inform us when making an inquiry through our inquiry form.

  • Garuda Indonesia

    Garuda Indonesia is the national airline of Indonesia. Named after the holy bird Garuda of Hinduism from the national emblem of Indonesia. Garuda flies to most of our ports of embarkation and disembarkation. At the time of writing they offer an extra 23kg baggage allowance for sports gear, including scuba diving equipment.

  • Batik Air

    Batik Air is a full-service airline which began operations in May 2013. This airline is part of the Lion Air group. Batik Air flies to many of Mermaid’s destinations. They offer some convenient options such as direct flights from Jakarta to Sorong, for our Raja Ampat cruises, or to Ambon to join some of our most exciting cruises.

  • Lion Air

    Lion Air is an Indonesian low-cost airline and is the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia after AirAsia and the largest airline of Indonesia. The airline operates domestic as well as international routes, which connects different destinations of Indonesia. Wings Air is part of Lion Air and flies to the more remote destinations. Batik Air is also part of the Lion Air group. Between all these airlines, Lion, Wings and Batik can fly you to any of the area where we operate.

  • Sriwijaya Air

    Sriwijaya Air is an Indonesian airline based in Jakarta. Garuda Indonesia group recently took over the operation of Sriwijaya Air. This airline is the country’s third largest carrier and offers flights to various Indonesian destinations and a few international destinations. Sriwijaya also offer convenient direct flights from Jakarta to Sorong for our Raja Ampat cruises.

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The boat is in-port for its yearly maintenance schedule

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      Date Trip Code Itinerary Master Single Deluxe Lower Deck Status
      05
      Oct
      2020
      MMI 26/20AM

      Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea – Alor- Maumere

      Duration: 12D 11N

      Return: 16 Oct 2020

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      Sep
      2021
      MMI 26/21AM

      Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea – Alor- Maumere

      Duration: 12D 11N

      Return: 11 Oct 2021

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      05 Oct 2020

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      MMI 26/20AM

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      Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea – Alor- Maumere

      12D 11N

      16 Oct 2020

      Mermaid I

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      30 Sep 2021

      Trip Code

      MMI 26/21AM

      Itinerary

      Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea – Alor- Maumere

      12D 11N

      11 Oct 2021

      Mermaid I

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      *Prices are per person

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