Stunning cruise in Maluku 11 nights (Ambon - Sorong)

Take the road of spices and discover a marvellous world of crystal clear water and amazing beaches. You will dive to deep walls, smalls reefs, untouched coral gardens, abundent fauna and encounter majestic pelagics. The bird lovers will have the unique chance to observe the beautiful brown and red-footed boobies. A place full of beauty you will never forget.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Ambon

    Ambon Our staff will pick up at the airport and bring you to Aurora for immediate boarding. As soon as all the guests are on board, we will lift the anchor and sail to our first destination.

  • Day 2 Nusa Laut and Sarapurana

    Nusa Laut and Sarapurana Nusa Laut has spectacular reefs and wonderful coral gardens. Schools of surgeonfish, big eye trevallies and plenty of reef fish can be found here.
    For the night dive we will be critter hunting under a pier.
    The island of Saparua is a great alternative in case the weather conditions are not fine.

  • Day 3 Banda Neira outer reefs

    Banda Neira outer reefs The waters here are full of fish, reef sharks and tuna. As a small bonus for bird lovers, many species can be observed around the island: brown boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds.
    Pulau hatta / Karang hatta: We will dive both sloping reefs and vertical walls. The current attracts many fish: fusiliers, dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, barracudas and sometimes sharks. On the reef, soft corals, leather corals, big eye trevallies and turtles.

  • Day 4 Banda Neira outer reefs

    Banda Neira outer reefs The waters here are full of fish, reef sharks and tuna. As a small bonus for bird lovers, many species can be observed around the island: brown boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds.
    Pulau hatta / Karang hatta: We will dive both sloping reefs and vertical walls. The current attracts many fish: fusiliers, dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, barracudas and sometimes sharks. On the reef, soft corals, leather corals, big eye trevallies and turtles.

  • Day 5 Koon

    Koon The small island of Koon has a vertical wall and a slope where the current curls, pushing schools of trevallies, batfish and barracuda in. Reef sharks are common, but the stars of the show are the giant groupers, the largest of which reaches a size of 3m! Quite exciting dives!

  • Day 6 Misool National Park

    Misool National Park So many Islands to visit and so many different dive spots. We will cruise around JILLIET, FIABAJET, WALIB, WAJIL, JEF PELE, MESENTA, BOO etc... The Aurora Crew will assure you as many dives as possible to completely appreciate this wonderful and beautiful area.

  • Day 7 Misool National Park

    Misool National Park So many Islands to visit and so many different dive spots. We will cruise around JILLIET, FIABAJET, WALIB, WAJIL, JEF PELE, MESENTA, BOO etc... The Aurora Crew will assure you as many dives as possible to completely appreciate this wonderful and beautiful area.

  • Day 8 Misool National Park

    Misool National Park So many Islands to visit and so many different dive spots. We will cruise around JILLIET, FIABAJET, WALIB, WAJIL, JEF PELE, MESENTA, BOO etc... The Aurora Crew will assure you as many dives as possible to completely appreciate this wonderful and beautiful area.

  • Day 9 Farondi

    Farondi Farondi Islands, about 20km east of Misool, are a popular destination for divers because of the unique seascape: tunnels, caverns and diving to colourful walls.

  • Day 10 Fam island

    Fam island The Fam Island is the definition of paradise. A combination of stunning landscapes, marvellous coral gardens and an exceptionally rich marine biodiversity.

  • Day 11 Arborek

    Arborek Here we will have the chance to visit a typical fishermen village, but the morning will be dedicated to spot Manta rays, Wobbegong sharks and much more.

  • Day 12 Sorong

    Sorong After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize, according to your flight schedules, your transfer to the airport of Sorong.
    Unfortunately our trip will arrive at an end and we have to say goodbye but we hope to see you again on board.


Please note that this itinerary is a diving program, and can be changed depending on many factors.

Dates & prices

Departures for French-speaking groups:

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Departures for English-speaking groups:

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Departures for Spanish-speaking groups:

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Departures for Italian-speaking groups:

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Trip code: 321

Notes


Price List
Valid from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2017

Rates per person per NIGHT
  • Raja Ampat Cruise (Sorong-Sorong) 390 USD
  • North Maluku Cruise (Ambon-Sorong) 390 USD
  • Banda Sea Cruise (Maumere – Ambon) 390 USD
  • Alor Cruise (Maumere – Alor – Maumere) 360 USD
  • Komodo Cruise (Labuan Bajo/Bali/Bima) 360 USD

Supplements:
• National Park Fees and Contributions to villages: 130 USD Raja Ampat, 16 USD/day Komodo and 75 USD for all other cruises. Note: Park fees are subject to changes without prior notice.
• Fuel surcharge and port fees per pax: 200 USD for Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and Maluku. The fuel surcharge applies if harbours like Bali, Alor or similar are scheduled. For Komodo cruises, no fuel surcharge applies if the port of departure and arrival is Bima or Labuan Bajo. We retain the right to increase the fuel surcharge when the general gas price increase makes this necessary.

Important information
- All prices are in USD (or depending the daily rates)
- Included: Full board on MSY Aurora, 3 dives plus 1 night dive per day according to program and weather conditions, guide, tank, weights, belt, meals, soft drinks on board, airport transfer B-F
- Not included: Nitrox tanks, diving and snorkelling gear, beer, wine and spirits, national park tickets, PADI courses (subject to instructor availability, upon request), fuel surcharge & port fees as defined above
- Group policy: with 8 paying persons, 9th person is free of charge. Free person still pays supplements.
- Full boat charter: The max capacity is 16 persons in 8 double cabins. The total price is calculated on the basis of 14 paying persons. With 16 pax, 2 pax are free of charge. Please note that free of charge pax still pay individual supplements. 
- Children (5 - 9 years): 50% of full price (sharing the parent’s cabin)
- Non divers: 80% of full price
- Single cabin supplement: USD 190/night for all cruises.
- Payment:
individual booking: Upon booking: 25% of the cruise price 91 days prior to departure date: remaining 75% of the price
full boat charter: 10% deposit at the moment of booking Further 15% within 180 days from the date of departure Further 25% more within 91 days from the date of departure Total balance within 60 days from the date of departure
- Short Notice Bookings: 100% must be paid when booking is done less than 91 days prior to cruise departure
- Cancellation fees:
  • 120 – 91 days prior to cruise departure 25% of the cruise price
  • 90 – 60 days prior to cruise departure 50% of the cruise price
  • 59 – 0 days prior to cruise departure 100% of the cruise price

Concerning the number of nights for the different itineraries, changes can be applied upon full boat charter requests and we are open to create special itineraries on request (e.g.: trip to Cenderewasih Bay).

Rental Rates* (by unit)
  • Snorkel Kit 10 USD / day
  • BCD/Regulator/Wetsuit 10 USD / day
  • 15L Tanks 10 USD / day
  • Diving Computer / Torch 12 USD / day
  • Full Gear**, excluding diving computer and torch 25 USD / day

* All rental applications must be done upon booking or at least 30 days prior to departure
** Full gear includes snorkel kit, BCD, Regulator and wetsuit

Provided: belt, weights and 12L tank (Any lost or damaged materials will be at your charge)
Lost weight 5 USD / kilo

Nitrox min. 28%
  • 1 Tank 5 USD / tank
  • 1 diving day (3-4 dives) 12 USD / day

Certified PADI Courses*
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
5 dives + theory + PADI Kit 360 USD / pax
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty
4 dives + theory + PADI Kit 380 USD / pax
  • PADI Nitrox Specialty
2 dives + theory + PADI Kit 260 USD / pax

For more information or requests for other courses than mentioned above, contact us.

* Please book at least 30 days in advance your course(s), so we can organize your study material.

Diving Supervision
Please be aware that the included guide will help you to discover the different dive sites and rich biodiversity in the best conditions. For any technical problems, please book:
  • Pedagogic Support Staff (CMAS* or OWD) (max 4divers) 8 USD / dive / diver
  • Private Guide (upon request in advance) 65 USD / day

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions: info@auroraliveaboard.com

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Virginie

  • Originally from Brittany
  • Stimulated by exploring underwater world and also on land tour
  • World tour experience during 1 year
  • Based since 3 years in Indonesia, in Bali
  • Graduated in tourism and animation
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish and Indonesian
  • Manager of bookings and guests relations
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Destination
MALUKU
Activity
Exception Outside the box Share
Duration
12 days
Group
7 to 16 persons
Code
321
Price
From €3,690
Level
5/5
Comfort
5/5
Language(s)
French / English / Spanish / Italian
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