Stunning cruise in Maluku 11 nights (Sorong - Ambon)

Come and discover the fabulous Banda sea and Raja Ampat, offering one of the most extraordinary diversity of fish and invertebrate species in the world.

11 nights itinerary, going through Ambon, Banda Neira, Koon, Misool National Park, Farondi, Fam Islande, Dampier Strait & Sorong.
Route is subject to weather conditions and can be modified.
Best period: From November to April

Raja Ampat Maluku Crossing 11 Nights Aurora Liveaboard itineraries


  • Day 1 Sorong

    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.

  • Days 2 to 3 Dampier Strait

    To put the cherry on the cake we will enjoy some of the great dive sites in the area before we head to Sorong.

  • Day 4 Fam Island

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

  • Day 5 Farondi

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

  • Days 6 to 8 Misool National Park

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

  • Day 9 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 10 Banda Neira

    We will start the day with a land excursion is this beautiful spices paradises and to learn more about its incredible history . After that we will make some dives in the neighbour reefs where the waters are full of fish, reef sharks, tuna. soft corals, leather corals, big eye trevallies and turtles.

  • Day 11 Banda Neira

    We will start the day in 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. For after move toward Banda Neira to enjoy a nice sunset dive in its harbor.

  • Day 12 Ambon

    After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize, according to your flight schedules, your transfer to the airport of Ambon. 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:

No departure for now

Departures for English-speaking groups:

From To Price / pers. Boat Places Options Booking
€5,260 Liveaboard Aurora 21 / 21 Book now!
€5,260 Liveaboard Aurora 0 / 21 21 Fully booked

Departures for Spanish-speaking groups:

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Departures for Italian-speaking groups:

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Departures for Chinese-speaking groups:

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Trip code: 167


  • Pick up and drop off (before and after the cruise) from the nearest airport to Aurora
  • Accommodation in a double-bed or twin-bed cabin with en-suite bathroom, toilet and AC
  • Meals and all soft drinks on board (excluding beer, spirits, wine, espresso coffee)
  • Minimum 25 to 30 dives (inluding night dives), according to weather conditions and flights schedules
  • 12L Tank, belt, weights and diving guide
  • Nitrox. As a service offered by Dune, Nitrox can’t be subject to any complaint or refund in case of a possible failure or malfunctioning of the compressor
  • Multilingual guides on board (French, English, Indonesian)
  • Land excursions, according to the diving cruise itinerary
  • Wifi : subject to network availibility - some areas might not be covered

Not included

  • Scuba diving courses
  • Rental diving equipment
  • Dive insurance (mandatory)
  • 15L Tank
  • Extra excursion requested
  • Beer, wine and spirits,
  • Expresso coffee
  • Souvenirs, laundry, use of satellite phone
  • Tips on board (for crew): 15 USD minimum / person / day - to be paid in cash
  • Port fee: 250$ per trip per person


*Surcharges: Dune Aurora Liveaboard se réserve le droit d'appliquer un supplément approprié à ses prix si des changements économiques (taux de change, prix du carburant, etc.) modifient sensiblement sa structure tarifaire. - Un préavis de 14 jours minimum sera donné avant qu'une telle surcharge ne devienne effective. - Aucune surtaxe ne sera appliquée dans les 28 jours précédant le départ. - Si le supplément entraîne une augmentation de 10 % ou plus du prix de la croisière, du forfait de plongée ou du cours de plongée, l'annulation et le remboursement intégral seront autorisés. La notification de l'intention d'annuler doit être faite par écrit dans les 14 jours suivant la notification ou le supplément.

Practical info


On board, local cuisine, vegetarian and international menus will be served.Please let us know if you have any allergy or any specific diet (Diabet,Vegetarian, vegan…)


Accommodation is based on double shared cabin .A supplement is charged for single use of a cabin.Depending on your itinerary, it might be necessary to book a night in a hotel before or after your cruise or before your domestic flights.We can take care of your hotels' bookings if needed.


Passengers are greeted at the airport by a DUNE Indonesia representative, holding a "DUNE" sign. The meeting point will generally be just outside the arrival hall after the baggage claim and customs clearance area.

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  • Tana start living la vida loca in 2003 after become dive instructor. Since then he have not stop traveling and working in what he love more " the Ocean " . 10 years ago arrived in Indonesia following his pasion and since then, have not been able to leave this beautiful country full of underwater surprises . Hopes to still like this for long.
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12 days
7 to 16 people
From €4,215
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