One of our favourite Itineraries. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Wallacea Dive Cruises present here a 14 night cruise with two legs. You can choose to experience ALL or PART of the itinerary as follow:
* August 22-29, 2018 (7 nights): Alor-Labuanbajo | *August 29-September 5, 2018 (7 nights):
The cruise will visit and dive the Alor Strait for 4 days, from North to South: the islands of Pantar, Kumba, Ternate, Pura and the Bay of Kalabahi.
The very clear and nutrient rich upwelling waters brings in pelagics: sun fish (mola-mola), dogtooth tunas, reef sharks and sometime hammerhead sharks, sailfishes. Whales also frequently pass through the strait.
Walls, drop offs, boomies and pinnacles so colorful and so healthy! –one dive site has a bottom literally covered with anemones- ; In Alor critters can be encountered in colorful reef environment and in the black sand bays of Kalabahi and Biang.
Tide induced currents are strong in the strait, so caution must be taken in choosing the dives sites. In the northern part water temperature is about 26 to 28°C, and in the south it can drop to 22°C, around Pura island and in Biang Bay. We will explore some rarely dived areas around the island of Twereg, and in the South of Alor and Pantar.
We will visit a village where we will see traditional dances. In the bay of Biang, we will go ashore for a short trek on the slopes of the Sirung volcano.
The second part of the cruise we will focus on the Komodo National Park. From Labuanabajo to Bima, 5 days in the North, 2 days in the South.
The MV Ambai, our 32 meter wooden boat started operations in July 2012.
She receives up to 16 divers in absolute comfort. Traditionally built from Iron wood and other tropical hard wood, the boat is however especially designed to offer the best liveaboard diving cruise experience.
Ambai Liveaboard has 8 boutique cabins with individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. An inside lounge and restaurant, large shadow deck areas, a Sun deck complete the common parts.
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› Accommodation in a shared twin or double cabin
› All meals & snacks. Drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks, espresso.
› All guided dives (1 guide /4 divers maximum)
› Aluminium tanks (12 lts), weights and belts
› Nitrox (for certified divers)
› Airport-boat transfers from/to the closest airport (departure and arrival)
› International and domestic flights
› Alcoholic beverages (you can BYOB)
› Diving equipment rental (see pricing below)
› 100 cf (15 lts) tanks : 65€/cruise
› Double bed cabin "sea view" supplement: 20€/night/pax
› Laundry (1€/2 pieces)
› Crew gratuities
› MassageSee on board price list