The Southern Forgotten Islands

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

The Southern Forgotten Islands

Overview

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

Diving around Indonesia's Southern Forgotten Islands and Alor offers divers pristine reefs, world class muck diving, steep walls and a huge variety of sponges. Occasional special encounters in the cooler water include mola mola and thresher sharks. Lucky divers might even see hammerhead sharks pass by.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

Maps & Itinerary

On the Southern Forgotten Islands itinerary you’ll explore the world famous muck diving and the rich, colourful reefs of Alor. From there we’ll cross towards Saumlaki via the Banda Sea.

Highlights: Pristine reefs, steep walls, muck diving with possible mandarin fish sightings as a bonus for the avid underwater photographer. Hammerhead sharks sometimes visit the area.  On top of this, there are incredibly diverse and dense colourful soft corals and if you’re lucky possible Whaleshark sightings too.

On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives or 3 day dives and a  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 Southern Forgotten Islands 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 Southern Forgotten Islands trip even more enjoyable. Rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking. For our technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

  • 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 (local)
US$3 per can
Wine (per bottle)
From US$45
Spirits (per glass)
US$6
Cocktails (per glass)
US$8
Laundry (per item)
US$1
Massage (per hour)
US$35
Massage & Scrub
US$40
Massage & Foot Reflexology
US$40
Foot Massage
US$30
Head & Shoulder Massage
US$30
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

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

Price
Nitrox
Packages available from US$12 per day
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 11 Litre (80 cuft) alumium cylinder
US$7 per day
13 Litre (100 cuft) Aluminium tank
US$5 per day
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
Master Liveaboards

Explore the famous muck sites and rich reefs of Alor and beyond

Join our trip in the 'The Southern Forgotten Islands'

You could secure your spaces today for as little as 2% deposit*

*our payment terms and  standard terms and conditions apply

Customer Reviews

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

Great diving, great boat and guests!the staff
Great diving, great boat and guests!the staff
Philippine Siren, February 2020
Read More
Vibrant reefs even though most dive sites had lots of day boats. The crew is amazing! Happy, accommodating, playful, thoughtful (underwater birthday celebration). The food is excellent and plentyful.
Tubbataha on the Siren - wonderful experience
Tubbataha on the Siren - wonderful experience
Philippine Siren, April 2019
Read More
Best dive guides and crew, beautiful boat and facilities. Fantastic food. Spacious cabins.
A caring & professional crew
A caring & professional crew
Philippine Siren, October 2018
Read More
The diving was excellent, the food too (!), and the whole crew was very professional & caring. Thanks!
Do yourself a favour and get on board
Do yourself a favour and get on board
Philippine Siren, September 2018
Read More
Not a single thing to complain about and everything to rave about. Chrissie and Jona made everything so easy, and the entire Siren crew made this "Princess Diving" at its very best. Accommodations were superb, the showers were the best after a dive, the food was absolutely excellent - chef and kitchen staff awesome. The dive boats and crew were top notch, and the support staff were simply the best. And this doesn't even start with the diving, which was fantastic (vis, temp, dive guides, and marine life). Philippines Siren is simply one of the best live aboard dive adventures going.
Magnificent Live Aboard
Magnificent Live Aboard
Philippine Siren, September 2018
Read More
A well organised and facilitated 6 days. Departed from Cebu City. All the staff on board were fantastic and assisted without question. On board facilities are fantastic. Dive guides were brilliant and guided us around some fantastic dive sites. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. Money well spent, great value and I'll be doing this again. As far as guidelines, bring your dive gear, minimal clothing and have a ball. A big thanks to the Cruise Director Chrissie, her backup Jona and all the staff on board. You are all a credit to the organisation.
Previous
Next

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 the Southern Forgotten Islands 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.

Stay informed

Join our ever growing family of  20,000+ happy divers and get the latest info about liveaboard diving, dive travel inspiration, tips on trips and exclusive offers. Simply complete your details below and join the family.

Count me in!