ISLANDS OF INTRIGUE

Set sail into the heart of the Banda Sea and discover the enigmatic Forgotten Islands, a secluded expanse of Indonesia that promises unmatched underwater marvels and tales of ancient maritime history.

The Banda Sea, once the epicenter of the famed Spice Trade, is sprinkled with volcanic islands and atolls, where swirling schools of hammerheads, vibrant coral gardens, and deep-sea pelagic’s beckon to adventurous divers.
The Forgotten Islands are a vast arc from Timor to West Papua, presenting a labyrinth of remote and unexplored dive sites. Together, the Banda Sea and the Forgotten Islands offer a blend of diving adventures and cultural experiences, delivering a journey into the lesser-known, pristine heart of Indonesia.

Dragonet mandarinfish in Banda, Indonesia underwater photo
HIGHLIGHT & ATTRACTIONS
HIGHLIGHT & ATTRACTIONS

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WHEN TO GO

September to November, March to April.

02

WATER CONDITION

  • Temperature: 24°C to 28°C (75°F to 82°F)
  • Visibility: Excellent, 20-30+ m
  • Currents: Moderate current

03

DIVING LEVEL

All levels, with some exceptions for Advance Divers only.

04

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Diving Gili Manuk: Often referred to as the "Island of Snakes," you will be treated to a rare spectacle of sea snakes gracefully dancing amidst a backdrop of vibrant marine life and flourishing coral gardens.
  • Whales in Wetar Strait: Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic whales that frequent these waters. Witnessing these gentle giants breaching or cruising alongside the boat.
  • Hammerheads of Nil Desperandum: Plunge into a submerged atoll where you can have close encounters with large congregations of scalloped hammerhead sharks.
  • History of Banda Neira: stroll through time, exploring colonial-era forts and spice plantations, all while soaking in the stories of spice wars and European conquests that shaped this region's rich past.

INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTIRE ADVENTURE

Safety is important for ensuring the success of every dive expedition. Onboard safety equipment and procedures include:

State-of-the-art navigation and communication tools.

Emergency oxygen, first aid kits, and life-saving equipment.

Dive briefings before each dive, with emphasis on local conditions, potential hazards, and safe diving practices

Surface marker buoys and diver recall systems.

Well-trained and attentive crew onboard and in the water

CHOOSE YOUR INCREDIBLE ESCAPE

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