Liveaboard Banda Sea
Banda Sea is famous for stunning coral reefs plenty of pelagic species to keep big animal lovers happy. But by far the highlight for Liveaboard Banda Sea is the Hammerhead Shark migration.
Book in advance! Price starting from USD 2,890 / pers
Available for charter and single bookings
Divers book this for hammerhead migration
Flexible Booking Terms
Enjoy our liveaboard Banda Sea with free unlimited satellite internet and the best mixture of Enriched Air (NITROX) with the latest technology of Bauer PE 320B Membrane system compressor.
small diving groups
multilingual crew & staff
Most of the diving in the Banda Sea is easy with warm water, excellent visibility and not many challenging currents. Of course, certain dive sites are known to have strong and unpredictable currents. It’s recommended that only intermediate and advanced divers travel to liveaboard Banda Sea.
Banda Sea tends to be included on liveaboard itineraries during transitioning cruises, there is no set departure harbor. Ambon, Kalabahi in Alor, Sorong in Raja Ampat or Saumlaki in Maluku are all sometimes used for departure. If you wish to reach our liveaboard Banda Sea independently, you will have to do so through Ambon.
If you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions a free trip reschedule within 24 months is possible.
Visit our dedicated Cancellation Policy page for more details.
Banda Sea Trip Guide
Read before you book to find out everything you need to know about traveling to Banda Sea, price inclusions, exclusions and more.
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Our liveaboard Banda Sea brings you across the Ring of Fire and the Forgotten Islands, blessed with some of the finest diving experience in Indonesia.
We visit many different islands and a great variety of dive sites as Banda Sea provides an abundance of scuba diving possibilities. To make the experience unique, our itineraries mostly combine the Banda Sea with another great destination such as Raja Ampat, Alor, Triton Bay and Ambon.
Banda Sea is generally welcoming divers who are prepared for a mix of wide-angle and macro subjects. Famous for biodiversity, divers passionate of photography should be prepared for various underwater opportunities as in one day we can experience dive sites ideal for wide-angle as well as macrophotography.
The highlight is without a doubt the migration of the Hammerhead Sharks. Our standard Liveaboard Banda Sea is Ambon-Ambon which takes us to the main dive sites such as Serua and Suanggi, where we have the highest chances to enjoy the large schooling of Hammerheads in Banda Sea.
Upcoming Liveaboard Banda Sea
- Liveaboard accommodation
- Diving activities
- Unlimited Satellite Internet
- Unlimited 4G/5G Hotspot Internet
- Tanks, weights, weight belts
- 4 on 1 diver to guide ratio
- Airport/Hotel Transfer
- Three daily main meals
- Three main daily snacks
- All-day snacks, coffee / tea
- Snorkeling gear
- SUP (Stand-up Paddle board)
- Single occupancy cabin
- Private dive guide
- Equipment rental (BCD, Wetsuit, Regulator, etc)
- National park fees
- Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should my flight arrive in Ambon?
Ideally to be able to allow our itinerary to run smoothly we like to have all divers on-board at approximately lunch time. Check-dive follows soon after.
What time should I check-out?
Check-out is flexible and according to scheduled flights. The boat is arriving back in Ambon early morning. We considerate to delayed or cancelled flights and immediately provide assistance when needed.
After I arrive in Ambon, when can I go on the boat?
Right away! We will handle the airport transfer for you. From the Ambon airport there is a 45 minutes car trip to the harbour where we will board the liveaboard as soon as we arrive.
With whom do I share the cabin?
If you have not booked a single occupancy cabin, you will be sharing the cabin with a same-sex cabin mate which we carefully assign based on specific information and profiling we gather during the booking process.
Are the beds in the upper deck cabins adjustable?
Currently only the Sea View Balcony cabins have adjustable beds that can convert between king size and twin size beds. We will be adjusting the standard Sea View cabin beds as well at first immediate availability.
8 cabins, 3 classes, 16 passengers, with indoor and outdoor lounge, sundeck, and spacious dive deck.
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