Eastern Banda Sea

Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent - minimum of 50 logged dives and experience in currents

itinerary-duration

Duration

12 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

Advanced

Eastern Banda Sea

Overview

Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Pristine Corals
Pristine reefs
Great Visibility
Suitable for all divers
Spectacular scenary
Stunning Topography
Tropical beaches

Diving the Eastern Banda Sea’s remote islands is only possible by liveaboard. The region stretches from Nusa Tengarra in the south to Raja Ampat in the far north with Ceram Island at the centre. Dotted in between are the tiny islands of Lucipara, Banda Neira, Gungung Api, Manuk and Nila.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

Maps & Itinerary

This itinerary takes you to explore the remote Eastern Banda Sea around Saumlaki, then we will journey towards Kaimana in Triton Bay following the Banda Arc.

Highlights: Pristine reefs, steep walls, muck diving in Banda with mandarin fish as a bonus. Hammerhead sharks sometimes visit the area and you can even see Chinese sea snakes in Manoek. In Triton bay, you can witness incredibly diverse and colourful soft corals reefs and if you’re lucky you might even spot an occasional whaleshark. Interesting land excursions include Banda Neira & the spectacular Sanggala Bay waterfall.

On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives; 3 day dives and a fourth sunset or night dive. The diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
  • Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
  • Dinner
Detailed itinerary

*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect the Eastern Banda Sea itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.

Accommodation

9.22

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

No

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

No

Launched in April 2011, the 40m S/Y Indo Siren was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and is handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area). You will find no other diving liveaboard as beautiful in Indonesian waters, and being built by divers for divers you can be rest assured that every need has been thought of and addressed.

Welcoming a maximum of 16 guests per week ensures that there is ample space to relax. The 8 cabins are divided in fixed doubles, fixed twin and 2 flexible twin/double cabins offering air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with hot water.

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • On-board extras
  • Equipment
  • Nitrox, Rebreather & Cylinder
  • Diver Training
Per person
Airport departure tax (domestic)
30,000 Rupiah
Airport departure tax (international)
100,000 Rupiah
Raja Ampat Marine Park fees
US$180
Raja Ampat – Ambon Marine Park fees
US$180
Komodo National Park Marine Park fees
US$155
Flores – Raja Ampat Marine Park Fees
US$180

*Subject to change at any time.

Soft drinks
Free
Tea & Coffee
Free
Beer
Surcharge
Wine (per bottle)
Prices vary
Spirits (per glass)
US$6
Cocktails (per glass)
US$8
Laundry (per item)
US$0.75
Massage (per hour)
US$45
Merchandise
Prices vary
Kayaking (subject to availability)
Free

On-board pricing is liable to change without notice. Though we try to keep documentation as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.

Equipment
per day:
7 nights
10 nights
12 nights
13 nights
Full set
US$ 30
US$ 180
US$ 270
US$ 330
US$ 360
BCD
US$ 12
US$ 72
US$ 108
US$ 132
US$ 144
Regulators
US$ 12
US$ 72
US$ 108
US$ 132
US$ 144
Mask
US$ 5
US$ 30
US$ 45
US$ 55
US$ 60
Snorkel
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Fins
US$ 5
US$ 30
US$ 45
US$ 55
US$ 60
Boots
US$ 5
US$ 30
US$ 45
US$ 55
US$ 60
3mm Wetsuit (Shorty)
US$ 10
US$ 60
US$ 90
US$ 110
US$ 120
Dive Computer
US$ 6
US$ 36
US$ 54
US$ 66
US$ 72
U/W Torch/Flash light
US$ 6
US$ 36
US$ 54
US$ 66
US$ 72
Surface Safety Kit
$5

*Must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.

Price
Nitrox
Free
Rebreather Supplies
Oxygen per litre
US$0.07
Sofnolime – 4.5kg tub
US$65
CCR cylinder set – 3L or 2L cylinders
US$12 per day
Other cylinders
6L Sidemount cylinder set (1 x LH + 1 x RH – unrigged)
US$10 per day
Additional 12 Litre alumium cylinder
US$7 per day
15 Litre Aluminium tank
Free
PADI Courses
Cost:
PADI EANx- Nitrox
$190
PADI Deep Diver Specialty
$290
PADI Advanced Open Water
$350
Other PADI Specialties
Please enquire*

Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.

Please note that the course prices listed above include the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).

*A range of other speciality courses are available. Please enquire with our travel team for more information, prices and to pre-book any course
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Customer Reviews

Some of the great things our customers have said about our liveaboard in Indonesia

Best Diving of my life...great staff, ship and more
Best Diving of my life...great staff, ship and more
Indo Siren, October 2019
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There really are not words to describe what an incredible experience this voyage has been. Not only are we looking forward to sailing again in a few years on Palau Siren we are planning a trip to the dive resort Atmosphere in Negros; we were lucky to experience cocktails there one evening and one tour of the resort was all it took to sell us on it.
Do yourself a favour and get on board
Do yourself a favour and get on board
Indo Siren, Sept 2018
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There really are not words to describe what an incredible experience this voyage has been. Not only are we looking forward to sailing again in a few years on Palau Siren we are planning a trip to the dive resort Atmosphere in Negros; we were lucky to experience cocktails there one evening and one tour of the resort was all it took to sell us on it.
Can't go back to any other liveaboard
Can't go back to any other liveaboard
Indo Siren, August 2018
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My dive buddy just wanted to be on a Siren boat and now I know why. The boat was very nice, with spacious cabins and ensuites and the staff was so great at taking care of us. The diving was good, including whalesharks, thresher sharks and this one dive with a huge school of sardines. There were just about as many crew members as divers and they completely spoiled us.
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