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The Arenui is a traditional and magnificent Phinsi and 70% of the wood made to build her is recycled.   She is 43 meters in length and can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests in 8 cabins. All cabins are luxuriously furnished and have individual styles and themes.  Each cabin has a private en-suite bathroom and individual air conditioning. One of the key features of the Arenui is the expansive restaurant and lounge area situated on the main deck.  The sky restaurant is perfect for al fresco dining. There are also 3 main outdoor areas.  The sky lounge is also a firm favourite with our guests and features an outdoor shower for cooling off and a wooden bar and day beds for the ultimate comfort. If you have imagined setting sail on a old fashioned pirate ship with all the modern conveniences, then the Arenui is for you.

 SPECIFICATIONS

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ITINERARY

SCHEDULES 2015

SCHEDULES 2016

SCHEDULES 2017

SCHEDULES 2018

DIVE SITES

ARENUI DECK PLAN

Deck plan of Arenui liveaboard showing upper deck, lower deck and main deck

ARENUI SPECIFICATIONS

Length – 43m

Beam – 9 m

Draft 3.75m

Displacement 300 tons

Engines – Mitsubishi Marine 10 cyinders 440 HP

Electronic Appliances – Radar 35MM Furuno, echo sounder Furuno, GPS Furuno, WHS SSB Radio, Ericsson Satellite Phone., TV & Music System, Imac and PC Computers

Cruising Speed – 9-11 knots

Diesel Generators – 1*Mitsubishi 60 KW ¬1* Mitsubishi 20 KW

Available Voltage – 220 volt, 50 Hertz available for cabins – 110 Volt available in the camera room

Water Tank – 10,000 litre + desalination unit (capacity 7,000 litres per day)

Fuel Tank – 10 tons

Scuba Tanks – 30*11 litre tanks. 4*15 litre tanks

Compressors – 2 Bauer Marine, Nitrox Membrane system available

UW photography – Individual charging stations, photography table, iMac computers with photo editing software

Guest Accommodations  Max 16 guests, 8 double/twin cabins on request possible third bed for families

Cabins – For each cabin; min 19 sq metres, sofa area or desk, private toilet with window, hot shower, individual AC, electricity 24 hours/day. Minibar and safety deposit box.

Crew – 22 persons including 2 western cruise directors

Tenders – 2 fibreglass dinghy ( 8 metre each) with outboard Yamaha HP engine. 1 inflatable rubber boat ( 6 metres)

SAFETY

2*20 persons inflatable life rafts, life jackets,( 40 pcs) buoys, safety flares, smoke detectors in each cabin, fire extinguishers, first aid equipment, oxygen onboard, hyperbaric chambers in Bali, Makassar, Manado and Jakarta

ACCOMMODATION

RAMA master-suite: Ideal for couples looking for something extra special, with stunning sea-view. 20 sq metres, king-size bed, sofa/relax area, en-suite bathroom, 7 large windows, private balcony with seating, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. DECOR: Special array of handicrafts and textiles from Bali, West Papua and Central Java. Cabin named after a main character in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. LOCATION: Upper Deck.

 

SHINTA master-suite: Ideal for couples looking for something extra special, with stunning sea-view. 20 sq metres, king-size bed, sofa/relax area, en-suite bathroom, 7 large windows, private balcony with seating, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. DECOR: Special array of handicrafts and textiles from Bali, West Papua and Sumba. Cabin named after a main character in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. LOCATION: Upper Deck.

 

BARONG deluxe-cabin: Ideal for individuals. 19 sq metres, 2 single beds, spacious desk (popular with photographers), en-suite bathroom, 2 large windows, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. DECOR: Special array of handicrafts and textiles from Flores West Papua and East Java. Cabin named after the King of spirits, leader of the forces of good and enemy to the demon Queen in Balinese mythology. LOCATION: Upper Deck

 

GANESH deluxe-cabin: Ideal for individuals. 19 sq metres, 2 single beds, spacious desk (popular with photographers), en-suite bathroom, 2 large windows, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. DECOR: Special array of handicrafts and textiles from Maluku, Cendrawasih Bay and East Java. Cabin named after Hindu's most beloved deity, the god of wisdom, scribes, learning and the remover of obstacles - a prayer to Ganesh is said to ensure success. LOCATION: Upper Deck.

 

LEGONG deluxe-cabin: Suitable for couples, individuals or a family (single bed available). 20 sq metres, king-size bed, 1 single-bed, en-suite bathroom, 3 large portholes, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. DECOR: Special array of handicrafts and textiles from Flores, West Papua and Java, with a special Balinese motif carved on the wall. Cabin named after a classical dance, usually staged in the palace courtyard to entertain the King. LOCATION: Lower Deck.

 

GARUDA deluxe-cabin: Suitable for couples, individuals or a family (single bed available). 20 sq metres, queen-size bed, 1 single-bed, en-suite bathroom, 3 large portholes, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. DECOR: Special array of handicrafts and textiles from Bali, with a hand-woven silk stole from Central Sulawesi. Cabin named after a large mythical bird-like creature found in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology, and also the national symbol of Indonesia. LOCATION: Lower Deck.

 

TORAJA deluxe-cabin: Suitable for couples or a family (sofa can be converted into an extra bed for a child). 20 sq metres, king-size bed, sofa/relax area, en-suite bathroom, 3 large portholes, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. DECOR: Special array of handicrafts and textiles from Sulawesi, Central Bali and Flores. Cabin named after an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi. LOCATION: Lower Deck.

 

DAYAK deluxe-cabin: Suitable for couples or a family (sofa can be converted into an extra bed for a child). 21 sq metres, king-size bed, sofa/relax area, en-suite bathroom, 3 large portholes, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. DECOR: Special array of handicrafts and textiles from Kalimantan and West Papua. Cabin named after a people indigenous to Borneo, including the Dayak Bukit ethnic group from South Kalimantan - the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. LOCATION: Lower Deck.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY

Small breakfast, dive 1, big breakfast, dive 2, lunch, dive 3, afternoon snacks, relaxing massage, dive 4, dinner, movie and log-books, sleep. and repeat!

 

Here's a sample Arenui day for a keen diver who also wants a relaxing holiday

 

6:00-7:00am | Wake up in a remote paradise, head out to the restaurant area and start the day with a small breakfast of toast, pastries, fruit, coffee and juice. One of the cruise directors gives a full dive brief, using two TV screens to highlight the dive site map and a recommended route to explore the reef, and also uses the fish ID books to show photos of the popular critters we hope to see that are special to this site.

 

8:00am | First dive of the day. Grab rash-guard, mask, booties and fins, then pass crew the camera to put in a plastic basket and take to the tender. Step down into the tender and check over BCD (already waiting for you, setup and ready to go). Quick 2-3 mins ride out to the site, gear up and then back roll into the water. Probably a deeper dive, perhaps a nice slow drift or maybe a good chance to hook onto the sea bed and watch some early morning fish action. Pop up (after safety stop) to find tender waiting at the surface. Head back to boat and crew member hands over a warm towel to dry off!

 

9.30am | Time for the big breakfast now, with a full spread of hot items and eggs cooked to request (before the first dive you'll be asked how you'd like your eggs so they can prepare and have everything ready after the dive). Relax on the sky lounge, go for a nap in your cabin or complete log books. Thirty minutes before the dive time it's another dive briefing, with map, route, photos.

11:30am | Second dive of the day. Good time to take out the underwater camera and try for some images in good light. Test out some fun sun-burst photos using dive buddy as a model.

 

1pm | If it's not dive-time then it must be food-time. Lunch is a mouth-watering buffet of local and western food with healthy salads and vegetables to make sure everyone's feeling fit and healthy for the next dive. Perhaps time to pop up to the sky lounge for a short cat-nap, or to read a good book or chat with other guests and crew. Step in to say hello to the captain in the wheelhouse and ask him about the beautiful islands we're sailing past. Back down to the restaurant for a full dive briefing.

 

3:00pm | Third dive of the day. Fueled by a tasty lunch, drop in for a current dive and try to keep up with the schools of fish

 

4.30pm | Chef puts out some tasty snacks, savoury and sweet. Try to resist eating too much but it's all so delicious and you have the excuse of needing energy for all this diving! Time to decide whether to do the night dive or not. If not, there's the option of an early dinner so not eating too late.

 

5:00pm | Find some time between reading, chatting, snacking and looking at photos on the computer, to get a back massage. Fragrant massage oils smell great, mixing with the salty ocean breeze. Now it's decision time; sunset cocktail or a last dive? There's time later for a drink with the stars instead, so head down for a dive briefing to find out what's in store on this night dive.

 

6:30pm | Fourth dive of the day. Well worth skipping the cocktail, as the reef is alive with weird and wonderful creatures. Eagle-eyed dive guide points out tiny bits of fluff that turn out to be minute species, rarely seen. After the dive, head back to the boat through inky black water under a canopy of stars. Crew member has a hot towel and a cup of hot chocolate ready and waiting!

 

8:00pm | Take a seat in the sky restaurant on the top deck under the stars, with fellow divers, to discuss the day's highlights, while tucking into the starter laid out at the table. Soup is next, then crew serves up the main course (chosen earlier, at lunch time, from menu that changes daily) and everyone toasts to a great day of diving. After a delicious desert there's time for a short movie. Someone's downloading photos onto one of the computers in the restaurant (windows or mac setup) and having a go at editing the best shots.

 

9:00pm | Seems like a great opportunity to get some night photos, so try out different settings to get a nice night-sky, starry image. Look out over the peaceful, calm waters. Imagine the activity going on beneath the surface, as night-time critters go about their business. Plan ahead for tomorrow; perhaps take one of the kayaks for a closer look at the islands. There's talk of visiting a village too, to meet some locals and buy some souvenirs. Or maybe another massage!!!

 

 

WHATS INCLUDED

    - Full board accommodation in double/twin deluxe cabin

    - The shore activities/excursions according to the program

    - Soft drinks, water, tea, American/Balinese coffee

    - Five meals per day

    - Diving activities (up to 4 dives/day)

    - Dive cylinders, weights and weight belts

    - Transfer from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport

    - Government Taxes

    - Welcome massage (1/2 hour per person)

 

NOT INCLUDED

   - Master cabin supplement (50 USD/person/night surcharge applied to cabins Rama and Shinta)

    - Administration/port clearance fee

    - National Parks Entrance Fee

    - Fuel Surcharge

    - International and domestic air transportation

    - Hotels and meals before and after the cruise

    - Alcoholic drinks, espresso, cappuccino

    - Dive equipment rental (other than dive cylinders, weights and weight belt)

    - Nitrox refills

    - Massages and Spa treatments (other than welcome massage)

    - Travel insurance

    - Onboard purchases

    - Private tours

    - Laundry

    - On-board telecommunications

    - Crew gratuities

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DEPART RETURN NUMBER OF NIGHTS CRUISE NAME DEPART RETURN PRICE
05.03.2015 16.03.2015 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 5940
18.03.2015 31.03.2015 13 RAJA AMPAT & TRITON PHOTOGRAPHY SORONG SORONG USD 7020
02.04.2015 15.04.2015 13 MALUKU-BANDA RAJA AMPAT SORONG AMBON USD 7020
21.04.2015 02.05.2015 11 ALOR FOCUS MAUMERE MAUMERE USD 5940
04.05.2015 17.05.2015 13 ALOR-KOMODO MAUMERE LABUANBAJO USD 7020
19.05.2015 27.05.2015 8 KOMODO FOCUS LABUANBAJO LABUANBAJO USD 4320
29.05.2015 06.06.2015 8 KOMODO LABUANBAJO BALI USD 4320
01.07.2015 12.07.2015 11 GRAND KOMODO MARINE BIOLOGIST BALI BALI USD 5940
15.07.2015 26.07.2015 11 GRAND KOMODO BALI BALI USD 5940
29.07.2015 06.08.2015 8 KOMODO BALI LABUANBAJO USD 4320
08.08.2015 19.08.2015 11 KOMODO FOCUS LABUANBAJO BALI USD 5940
21.08.2015 01.09.2015 11 KOMODO FOCUS BIMA LABUANBAJO USD 5940
03.09.2015 11.09.2015 8 KOMODO LABUANBAJO BALI USD 4320
14.09.2015 25.09.2015 11 KOMODO BALI LABUANBAJO USD 5940
27.09.2015 10.10.205 13 ALOR KOMODO LABUANBAJO MAUMERE USD 7020
12.10.2015 25.10.2015 13 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS MAUMERE SAUMLAKI USD 7020
28.10.2015 11.11.2015 14 NORTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS SAUMLAKI AMBON USD 7560
13.11.205 26.11.2015 14 MALUKU-BANDA RAJA AMPAT AMBON SORONG USD 7020
28.11.2015 09.12.2015 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 5940
11.12.2015 22.12.2015 11 RAJA AMPAT PHOTOGRAPHY SORONG SORONG USD 5940
24.12.2015 06.01.2016 13 GREATER RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 7020

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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DEPART RETURN NUMBER OF NIGHTS CRUISE NAME DEPART RETURN PRICE
08.01.2016 21.06.2016 13 GREATER RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 7410.00
23.01.2016 03.02.2016 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6270.00
05.02.2016 16.02.2016 11 RAJA AMPAT PYGMY SEAHORSES SORONG AMBON USD 7020.00
18.02.2016 28.02.2016 10 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 5700.00
01.03.2016 12.03.2016 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6270.00
13.03.2016 26.03.2016 13 RAJA AMPAT & TRITON BAY SORONG SORONG USD 7410.00
29.03.2016 09.04.2016 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 7020.00
11.04.2016 24.04.2016 13 MALUKU - BANDA RAJA AMPAT SORONG AMBON USD 7410.00
29.04.2016 10.05.2016 11 ALOR (MACRO) PHOTOGRAPHY MAUMERE MAUMERE USD 6270.00
12.05.2016 25.05.2016 13 ALOR-KOMODO PHOTOGRAPHY MAUMERE LABUANBAJO USD 7410.00
27.05.2016 04.06.2016 8 KOMODO NUDIBRANCHS LABUANBAJO LABUANBAJO USD 4560.00
05.06.2016 13.06.2016 8 KOMODO LABUANBAJO BALI USD 4560.00
06.07.2016 14.07.2016 8 KOMODO LABUANBAJO BALI USD 4320.00
16.07.2016 27.07.2016 11 KOMODO FOCUS MANTA LABUANBAJO BIMA USD 6270.00
29.07.2016 09.08.2016 11 KOMODO FOCUS BIMA LABUANBAJO USD 6270.00
11.08.2016 19.08.2016 8 KOMODO FOCUS LABUANBAJO LABUANBAJO USD 4560.00
22.08.2016 02.09.2016 11 TRANSNUSA LABUANBAJO MAUMERE USD 6270.00
04.09.2016 15.09.2016 11 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS MAUMERE SAUMLAKI USD 6270.00
17.09.2016 28.09.2016 11 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS SAUMLAKI MAUMERE USD 6270.00
30.09.2016 12.10.2016 12 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS MAUMERE SAUMLAKI USD 6840.00
14.10.2016 26.10.2016 12 NORTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS SAUMLAKI AMBON USD 6840.00
28.10.2016 10.11.2016 13 MALUKU - BANDA RAJA AMPAT AMBON SORONG USD 7410.00
12.11.2016 23.11.2016 11 RAJA AMPAT MARINE BIOLOGIST SORONG SORONG USD 6270.00
25.11.2016 06.12.2016 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6270.00
08.12.2016 19.12.2016 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6270.00
21.12.2016 02.01.2017 12 RAJA AMPAT PHOTOGRAPHY SORONG SORONG USD 840.00

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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DEPART RETURN NUMBER OF NIGHTS CRUISE NAME DEPART RETURN PRICE
04.01.2017 15.01.2017 111 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6490.00
17.01.2017 30.01.2017 13 GREATER RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 7670.00
01.02.2017 12.02.2017 11 RAJA AMPAT MANTA SORONG SORONG USD 6490.00
14.02.2017 25.02.2017 11 RAJA AMPAT MANTA SORONG SORONG USD 6490.00
27.02.2017 09.03.2017 10 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 5900.00
11.03.2017 23.03.2017 12 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 7080.00
25.03.2017 07.04.2017 13 MALUKU - BANDA RAJA AMPAT SORONG AMBON USD 7670.00
09.04.2017 21.04.2017 12 NORTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS AMBON SAUMLAKI USD 7080.00
23.04.2017 05.05.2017 12 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS SAUMLAKI MAUMERE USD 7080.00
07.05.2017 20.05.2017 1 ALOR-KOMODO MAUMERE LABUANBAJO USD 7670.00
22.05.2017 30.05.2017 8 KOMODO FOCUS LABUANBAJO LABUANBAJO USD 4720.00
01.06.2017 09.06.2017 8 KOMODO LABUANBAJO BALI USD 4720.00
04.07.2017 12.07.2017 8 KOMODO BALI LABUANBAJO USD 4720.00
14.07.2017 25.07.2017 11 KOMODO FOCUS LABUANBAJO BIMA USD 6490.00
27.07.2017 07.08.2017 11 KOMODO FOCUS BIMA LABUANBAJO USD 6490.00
09.08.2017 20.08.2017 11 KOMODO FOCUS LABUANBAJO BIMA USD 6490.00
22.08.2017 02.09.2017 11 KOMODO FOCUS BIMA LABUANBAJO USD 6490.00
04.09.2017 15.09.2017 11 KOMODO FOCUS LABUANBAJO BIMA USD 6490.00
17.09.2017 28.09.2017 11 KOMODO FOCUS BIMA LABUANBAJO USD 6490.00
30.09.2017 12.10.2017 12 KOMODO FLORES LABUANBAJO MAUMERE USD 7080.00
14.10.2017 26.10.2017 1 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS MAUMERE SAUMLAKI USD 7080.00
28.10.2017 09.11.2017 12 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS SAUMLAKI MAUMERE USD 7080.00
11.11.2017 23.11.2017 12 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS MAUMERE SAUMLAKI USD 7080.00
25.11.2017 10.12.2017 15 RAJA AMPAT + FORGOTTEN ISLANDS SAUMLAKI SORONG USD 8850.00
12.12.2017 22.12.2017 10 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 5900.00
24.12.2017 06.01.2018 13 GREATER RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 7670.00

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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DEPART RETURN NUMBER OF NIGHTS CRUISE NAME DEPART RETURN PRICE
08.01.2018 21.01.2018 13 GREATER RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 7930.00
23.01.2018 03.02.2018 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6710.00
05.02.2018 16.02.2018 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6710.00
18.02.2018 28.02.2018 10 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6100.00
02.03.2018 13.03.2018 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6710.00
15.03.2018 28.03.2018 13 GREATER RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 7930.00
30.03.2018 12.04.2018 13 MALUKU - BANDA RAJA AMPAT SORONG AMBON USD 7930.00
14.04.2018 26.04.2018 12 NORTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS AMBON SAUMLAKI USD 7320.00
28.04.2018 10.05.2018 12 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS SAUMLAKI MAUMERE USD 7320.00
12.05.2015 24.05.2018 12 FLORES-KOMODO MAUMERE LABUANBAJO USD 7320.00
26.05.2015 03.06.2018 8 KOMODO LABUANBAJO BALI USD 4880.00
30.06.2018 08.07.2018 8 KOMODO BALI LABUANBAJO USD 4880.00
10.07.2018 18.07.2018 8 KOMODO LABUANBAJO BALI USD 4880.00
20.07.2018 31.07.2018 11 KOMODO BALI LABUANBAJO USD 6710.00
02.08.2018 13.08.2018 11 KOMODO FOCUS LABUANBAJO BIMA USD 6710.00
15.08.2018 26.08.2018 11 KOMODO FOCUS BIMA LABUANBAJO USD 6710.00
28.08.2018 05.09.208 8 KOMODO LABUANBAJO BALI USD 4880.00
07.09.2018 15.09.2018 8 KOMODO BIMA LABUANBAJO USD 4880.00
17.09.2018 30.09.2018 13 ALOR KOMODO LABUANBAJO MAUMERE USD 7930.00
02.10.2018 14.10.2018 12 SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS BALI SAUMLAKI USD 7320.00
16.10.2018 28.10.2018 12 NORTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS SAUMLAKI AMBON USD 7320.00
30.10.2018 12.11.2018 13 MALUKU - BANDA RAJA AMPAT AMBON SORONG USD 7930.00
14.11.2018 25.11.2018 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6710.00
27.11.2018 08.12.2018 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6,10.00
10.12.2018 21.12.2018 11 RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6710.00
23.12.2018 05.01.2019 13 GREATER RAJA AMPAT SORONG SORONG USD 6710.00

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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INDONESIA DIVE SITES

INDONESIA DIVE SITE INFORMATION

KOMODO: Offering perhaps the most diverse range of dive sites, Komodo cruises have everything from macro subjects to pelagics, from drift dives over stunning reefs to night dives on black sandy slopes. In the Komodo National Park, now one of the new 7 wonders of nature, we dive over hot springs at an underwater volcano and meet the last living dinosaur. We explore a popular site called Castle Rock, a nice opportunity to try out a 'reef-hook' dive as you secure yourself to the rock and float in the current, watching the schooling fish and predator/prey action!

 

ALOR & FLORES: As well as being one of the best kept secrets for diving in paradise, including rare finds like the beautiful rhinopias but also plenty of pelagic action, this area boasts stunning topside scenery and impressive volcanoes. We also visit the famous Pura Island villagers, who splash out of their wooden dugout canoes and dive underwater with home-made goggles fashioned from wood and glass bottles.

 

MALUKU & BANDA (SPICE ISLANDS): Unlike other areas, with high populations and subsequent pressure from fishing, the Bandas' relatively small human population has been a blessing for divers - offering a vibrant, healthy reef system with fish life in incredible numbers along with huge gorgonians and sponges and some truly monumental hard corals. Expect plenty of pelagics, widespread muck diving and unexplored coral gardens, as well as a rich colonial heritage on land. Dive Nusa Laut, which showcases the positive effects of a village taking care of its habitat, where the reef remains as unspoiled as it was hundreds of years ago and a favourite of many dive enthusiasts.

 

AMBON: The Laha sites are a hidden treasure of amazing critters, including the recently discovered species of frogfish (the psychedelic frogfish) but also mimic octopus, zebra crabs and dozens of different nudi. A very popular photo subject is the eponymous Ambon Scorpionfish in differing hues of red, pink, green, yellow and orange - but keep an eye out for many other members of the scorpionfish family too, including the spiny devilfish, stonefish, zebra lionfish, ragged-finned lionfish and leafy scorpionfish - all venomous but gorgeous!

 

RAJA AMPAT: Famed as the world's epicentre of marine biodiversity, this area offers vibrant underwater colours but also majestic landscapes, so a perfect destination for keen photographers. The waters of the region's 1,500 virtually untouched islands, boast over 1,300 reef fish (25 endemic species), 600 hard corals and 75 % of all known coral species, plus 13 marine mammals and 5 species of endangered sea turtles. Wobbegong sharks hide under colourful coral shelves and the elusive Epaulette "walking" shark comes out at night. Jump in at Neptune Fan Sea for a great drift dive, rushing along a gulley past giant colourful gorgonian seafans. Manta Sandy is well-known as one of the most consistent spots for finding congregating mantas.

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