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 liveaboard scuba diving 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 and sea conditions can affect the Spice Islands itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.
*Please be advised that domestic flights in Indonesia are often subject to delays, schedule changes and cancellations which can result in missed connections and / or late embarkation. We strongly recommend that you make arrangements to arrive in Ambon the day before your itinerary’s embarkation date. Please refer to the Trip Information document and Indonesia Travel FAQs, or contact our reservations team for further advice.
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.
Marine Park and Port Fees
Komodo – 5 nights
Komodo – 7 nights
Komodo – 10 nights
Raja Ampat – 7 nights
Raja Ampat – 10 nights
Triton Bay & Raja Ampat
Triton Bay & Spice Islands
The Spice Islands
Southern Forgotten Islands
Eastern Banda Sea
Raja Ampat, Halmahera & Lembeh
Fuel Surcharge (per person, per night)
*All surcharges, including marine, park and port fees, are subject to change at any time, and without notice.
The applicable marine park fees for your itinerary will be added to your onboard extras to be paid on the boat before disembarkation.
Local beer (per can)
Spirits (single shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Wine (per bottle)
from 45 USD
Laundry (per item)
Oil massage (per hour)
Massage & body scrub
Massage & foot reflexology
Head & shoulder massage
Indo Siren merchandise
On-board pricing is subject to change without notice. While we try to keep information as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.
Full equipment set*
UW Torch/ Flashlight
13L (100 cuft) cylinder
*Full equipment set includes: Wetsuit, BCD, Regulators, Mask, Snorkel, Boots, Fins, Weight belt, DSMB & reel only. Additional charges apply for dive computer and torch.
All equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes, etc. are on board.
12 / 13 nights
Oxygen per litre
Sofnolime (4.5kg tub)
65 USD per tub
2L or 3L rebreather cylinders set
12 USD per diving day
6 Litre (40 cuft), unrigged side-mount cylinder
10 USD per diving day
Additional 11L (AL80) cylinder
7 USD per diving day
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx)x
PADI Deep Diver Speciality
Other PADI Specialities
Please note that the course prices listed above do not include course materials or certification registration. You can register for online learning for PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI EANx (Nitrox) here. For all other courses, please speak to our reservations team.
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