Year round warm water
Remote dive locations
Abundant marine life
Located within the very heart of the Coral Triangle , the Spice Islands can be considered one of the richest marine environments, encompassing the highest diversity of coral reef fishes anywhere in the world. The vast ranging marine biodiversity in this area makes the Spice Islands an underwater paradise for avid diving enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in an underwater world which is teeming with life and bursting with colour.
Maps & Itinerary
Our Spice Islands itinerary takes you to some of the world famous muck diving sites in Ambon Bay and across the Banda Sea following the Spice Trail through the Inner Banda Arc to Alor. Key areas on this route are Ambon, Banda, Manoek, Nil Desperandum & Serua and the volcanic island, Gunung Api, famous for its high population of chinese sea snakes.
Highlights: World class muck diving, sometimes special encounters in the cooler waters (mola mola, thresher sharks), great diversity of sponges in Alor’s pristine reefs. Chances of encountering sharks: silvertips and scalloped hammerheads, if you’re lucky. Steep walls, incredibly dense leather coral plateaus, lava flow, mandarin fish in Banda Island.
On a typical day in the Spice Islands 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)
*The itinerary and sites indicated above are an example only and subject to change depending on weather and logistics, local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, and at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect the Spice Islands itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.
Launched in April 2011, the 40m 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 rest assured that every need has been thought of and addressed.
Welcoming a maximum of 16 guests per trip ensures that there is ample space to relax. The 8 cabins are comprised of 2 fixed doubles, 2 flexible twin/doubles and 4 fixed twins, all offering air-conditioning and private en-suite bathrooms with hot water
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your Spice Islands liveaboard diving trip even more enjoyable. Marine Park & Port fees, Rental equipment, Nitrox and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
Airport departure tax (domestic)
Airport departure tax (international)
Komodo National Park Marine Park fees
Flores – Raja Ampat Marine Park Fees
Raja Ampat Marine Park fees
Triton Bay & Raja Ampat Marine Park fees
Triton Bay & Spice Islands Marine Park Fees
The Spice Islands Marine Park Fees
Alor Archipelago Marine Park Fees
Southern Forgotten Islands Marine Park Fees
Eastern Banda Sea Marine Park Fees
Halmahera & Northern Moluccas Marine Park Fees
*Subject to change at any time.
Tea & Coffee
US$3 per can
Wine (per bottle)
Spirits (per glass)
Cocktails (per glass)
Laundry (per item)
Massage (per hour)
Massage & Scrub
Massage & Foot Reflexology
Head & Shoulder Massage
Kayaking (subject to availability)
On-board pricing is liable to change without notice. Though we try to keep documentation as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.
3mm Wetsuit (Shorty)
U/W Torch/Flash light
13L (100 cuft) cylinder
*Full equipment set includes: Wetsuit, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Snorkel, Boots, Fins, Weight belt, DSMB & reel only.
All equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes, etc. are on board.
Oxygen per litre
Sofnolime (4.5kg tub)
US$ 65 per tub
2L or 3L rebreather cylinders set
US$ 12 per day
6 Litre (40 cuft), unrigged side-mount cylinder
US$ 10 per day
Additional 11L (80 cuft) cylinder
US$ 7 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).
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