22 -29 August 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 bring in pelagics: sunfish (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.
DAYS 1-3: ALOR
Snorkeling with Dugons. Check dive at Muka Sekola
Dives at: Cruxifiction, New anemone city, Karangasem, Ghost town, Great Wall, Boardroom, Pantar jetty, Muka Sekola
DAY4: ALOR / BEANGABANG
Dives in: Yan village, Karangasem, beang muck
Dives in: Bakatan & Tg Dewi
Dives in: Serbete, Reong, Payung, Ankermi bay
DAY7: PULAU RAJA
Dives in: Raja 1, Raja 2, Raja 3
Disembarkation around 08:00 am after breakfast.
The MV Ambai, our custom-built for diving, started operations in July 2012.
Our 32-meter long wooden boat receives up to 16 divers in absolute comfort. Traditionally built from Ironwood and other tropical hardwood, the boat is however specially designed to offer the best liveaboard scuba diving cruise experience.
MV Ambai Liveaboard offers 8 boutique cabins with individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. An inside lounge and restaurant, large shadow deck areas, a Sundeck 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 : 50€/cruise
› Double bed cabin "sea view" supplement: 20€/night/pax
› Laundry (1€/2 pieces)
› Crew gratuities
› MassageSee on board price list