Scuba Dive Adventures

Eastern

Banda Sea, Indonesia 2027

Banda Sea

Exploring the secluded islands of the Eastern Banda Sea is exclusively accessible via liveaboard expeditions. Spanning from Nusa Tengarra in the south to the remote reaches of Raja Ampat in the far north, with Ceram Island at its heart, this region is speckled with gems such as Lucipara, Banda Neira, Gungung Api, Manuk, and Nila. Offering a myriad of dive sites and breathtaking sights, the Eastern Banda Sea is a diver’s paradise brimming with diversity.

Explore

At Scuba Dive Adventures we offer a unique and personalised travel service that sets us apart in the diving industry. Our bespoke adventures are carefully crafted to cater to your individual preferences and desires taking you on exhilarating journeys to the all corners of the world. Our passion for creating unforgettable experiences is evident in every trip we plan. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your adventure is truly unique and unforgettable.

Travel

At Scuba Dive Adventures we have created a unique brand and culture that permeates every aspect of our business. We are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our clients from our unparalleled customer service and top quality liveaboards, to our carefully selected global destinations. Our focus on safety, agility and adventure allows us to push boundaries and set high standards in the diving industry. Join us for an unforgettable journey that exceeds your expectations at every turn.

Adventure

At Scuba Dive Adventures we are committed to sustainable travel, wildlife conservation and supporting local communities. We believe that responsible exploration of the oceans is crucial and strive to promote and preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of the underwater world. Our passion for the ocean is reflected in our core values, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment and the communities we visit. Join us in our mission to protect our oceans for generations to come.

Cruise Highlights

Eastern Banda Sea

Embark on a 12-night liveaboard scuba diving adventure, delving into the uncharted waters of the Eastern Banda Sea. Commencing from Saumlaki and the enchanting surrounds of Yamdena Island, our journey unfolds along the Banda Arc, tracing a path northward and eastward towards Kaimana and Triton Bay.

In this aquatic haven, be prepared to be mesmerized by an array of natural wonders. From the majestic volcanic islands to pristine reefs and towering pinnacles, every dive promises a spectacle. Encounter the exhilarating ‘Too Many Fish’ phenomenon at Koon Island, witness the graceful dance of sea snakes around Manoek, and indulge in the unique allure of muck diving with mandarin fish as an added delight. Expect thrilling sightings of schooling fish and pelagic marvels, with the possibility of a rare encounter with hammerhead shark

Venturing into Triton Bay unveils a realm of unparalleled beauty, adorned with vibrant soft coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, including endemic species and occasional appearances by majestic whalesharks. As part of our comprehensive liveaboard itinerary, immerse yourself in captivating land visits to Banda Neira and the breathtaking Sanggala Bay waterfall, completing an unforgettable expedition through the Eastern Banda Sea.

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Safari Liveaboard

Indo Master

Built in 2022, the 47m Indo Master liveaboard 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 be rest assured that every need has been thought of and addressed.

Welcoming a maximum of 18 guests per cruise ensures that there is ample space to relax. The 9 guest cabins consist of 4 fixed doubles, 4 fixed twins and 1 family suite (2 double beds), all with air-conditioning and private ensuite bathrooms with hot water. 

The spacious air-conditioned saloon offers a great setting for your meals and dive briefings, a cocktail bar, comfortable seating, a charging station and a large flat-screen TV.

The dive deck has personal storage space for masks and other small equipment items and is likely to be one of the most spacious and comfortable you will have come across. Designated areas for charging and preparing camera and video equipment, as well as separate rinse tanks, make Indo Master a top choice for underwater photographers and videographers.

The vessel also benefits from 2 high-powered Zodiacs, kayaks, laundry and massage services.

Book your Indonesian Adventure

£5799

21st October - 2nd November 2027

Experience an unforgettable Scuba Adventure with Scuba Dive Adventures!

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, on a standard cabin. Upgrades are available. 

The package includes 12 nights full board accommodation on vessel,  internal transfers, all diving, single 12lt cylinder, lead weights, tea, coffee and water. 

Please note that international flights, non-specified activities, and tips/gratuities are not included. Marine Park & Port Fees pyable onboard. Single supplement available at an additional cost. 

Please be advised that all activities and launch times are subject to change due to local environmental conditions, and the order in which they are conducted may also change.

For more information or to book this fabulous Scuba Adventure, please contact the Scuba Dive Adventures team at 0113 4508606 or sales@scubadiveadventures.co.uk

Raja Ampat

Sharks

Raja Ampat is a haven for a variety of shark species, making it an ideal habitat to witness these majestic creatures in their natural element. Blacktip, whitetip, and grey reef sharks thrive in the area, thanks to the abundance of prey in the ecosystem. These top predators are fascinating to watch as they cruise in search of their next meal.

At deeper depths, four species of walking sharks reign supreme. These include tasselled and ornate wobbegongs, as well as two species of epaulette sharks, which may wriggle and “walk” across the sea floor, but are in fact skilled predators.

Wobbegongs and epaulette sharks are typically found in shallow temperate and tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean, particularly around Australia and Indonesia. However, in 2013, one of the epaulette species was discovered near Halmahera Island in Raja Ampat and was named Hemiscyllium Halmahera, making it a unique and special part of the area’s marine life.

Diving

Liveaboard

Liveaboard diving is widely regarded as the ultimate way to experience an unforgettable diving vacation. For many seasoned divers, this type of adventure is essential for exploring remote destinations, such as Costa Rica’s Cocos Islands or The Galapagos Islands. Liveaboard charters offer the unique opportunity to explore vast areas and dive different parts of a country, such as the Maldives or Raja Ampat.

A liveaboard is a purpose-built scuba diving vessel or an existing boat that has been adapted to cater to divers. These trips typically last longer than one night, with the average duration being 7 nights. Liveaboard boats can host between 12 and 30 divers, although smaller and larger vessels are also available. Most liveaboard packages include diving, food, and drinks.

Raja Ampat

Beaches

Raja Ampat presents some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. With clear blue waters, bright white sands, and dense tropical forests, it is no surprise that travelers from every corner of the earth are drawn to this idyllic haven.

Three of Raja Ampat’s finest beaches—Pasir Timbul, Sawinggrai, and Yenbuba—offer a kaleidoscope of experiences that cater to every visitor’s desires.

  • Pasir Timbul: Pasir Timbul is a charming sandbar with turquoise waters and remarkable coral formations. This small, picturesque haven transports visitors into a world of tranquility and natural beauty.
  • Sawinggrai Beach: A local favorite, Sawinggrai Beach has gorgeous waters filled with vibrant marine life. This pristine shoreline offers a glimpse into the underwater world beneath the surface, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.
  • Yenbuba Beach: Hidden away from bustling tourist spots, Yenbuba Beach is a secluded paradise that promises serenity and relaxation. Visitors can indulge in snorkeling and swimming, followed by basking in the glorious sunsets at the end of the day.
  • Beyond the beaches, Raja Ampat’s diverse islands offer many exploration opportunities. Misool, Salawati, and Waigeo stand out as must-visit destinations.
  • Misool: Renowned for its dramatic limestone cliffs and coral reefs, Misool entices visitors with its striking geological features and unparalleled marine ecosystems. This enchanting island provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for divers and nature lovers alike.
  • Salawati Island: A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, Salawati Island showcases an array of indigenous fauna and remarkable birdwatching opportunities. Visitors can immerse themselves in the island’s rich biodiversity, observing its unique inhabitants in their natural habitat.
  • Waigeo Island: A true paradise for nature enthusiasts, Waigeo Island offers many hiking trails that meander through lush forests and traditional villages. With its spectacular vistas and cultural encounters, Waigeo Island presents an immersive experience that leaves a lasting impression.