Abundant marine life
Suitable for all divers
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.
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
*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.
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.
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.
Airport departure tax (domestic)
Airport departure tax (international)
Raja Ampat Marine Park fees
Raja Ampat – Ambon Marine Park fees
Komodo National Park Marine Park fees
Flores – Raja Ampat Marine Park Fees
*Subject to change at any time.
Tea & Coffee
US$3 per can
Wine (per bottle)
Spirits (per glass)
Cocktails (per glass)
Laundry (per item)
Massage (per hour)
Massage & Scrub
Massage & Foot Reflexology
Head & Shoulder Massage
Kayaking (subject to availability)
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.
3mm Wetsuit (Shorty)
U/W Torch/Flash light
*Must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.
Packages available from US$12 per day
Oxygen per litre
Sofnolime – 4.5kg tub
CCR cylinder set – 3L or 2L cylinders
US$12 per day
6L Sidemount cylinder set (1 x LH + 1 x RH – unrigged)
US$10 per day
Additional 11 Litre (80 cuft) alumium cylinder
US$7 per day
13 Litre (100 cuft) Aluminium tank
US$5 per day
PADI EANx- Nitrox
PADI Deep Diver Specialty
PADI Advanced Open Water
Other PADI Specialties
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).
Do you have questions about Indonesia?
We’ve tried to include a lot information on our website. You may find, however, that you have additional questions about our liveaboard in Indonesia, the diving in the Eastern Banda Sea or just general information about booking with Master Liveaboards. Via the following link you can find answers to some commonly asked questions. Should you have other questions or queries, please contact our reservations team who will be pleased to assist you.
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