Banda sea - Triton Bay 11 Nights

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

11 nights itinerary, going through Ambon, Nusa Laut, Banda Islands, Suanggi, Koon, Momon, Namatote, Triton Bay to Kaimana.
Route is subject to weather conditions and can be modified.
Best period: November


  • Day 1 Ambon

    Our staff will pick you up at the airport for immediate boarding. Depending on the arrival time, we might do the check dive around Laha or Tulehu Bay and maybe even a night dive. Laha or Tuleu Bay: area known for its fabulous muck dives, probably among the best in the world for the macro dive. Only the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia can compete.

  • Day 2 Nusa Laut

    South of Seram, fantastic diving experiences on the reefs of Nusa Laut. These rather picturesque islands of Maluku are popular dive destinations due to their diversity of reef fish species, ghost pipefish, frogfish and the variety of well­preserved hard corals. Flash News: we have seen sperm whales in the area on previous trips, so keep your eyes wide open.

  • Days 3 to 4 Banda Neira

    We will dive some sloping reefs and vertical walls that the area has to offer around the Banda Sea archipelago. Here the current attracts many fish: fusiliers, dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, barracudas and sometimes sharks. On the reef: soft corals, leather corals, bigeye trevallies and turtles. In front of Banda Neira village, a sunset dive to observe, especially the shy mandarin fish, will be possible. We will take you on a land excursion to see Banda Neira local village. An unforgettable cultural experience!

  • Day 5 Suanggi

    You will now arrive at the northern end of the outer reefs of the Banda Sea: Pulau Suanggi. The waters here are full of fish, reef sharks, tuna and sometimes hammerhead sharks.
    As a small bonus for bird lovers, many species can be observed around the island: brown boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds.

  • Day 6 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 3ml Quite exciting dives!

  • Day 7 Momon

    Early morning, we arrive in West Papua's Momon reef where we will make three dives on this large hard coral seamount, with some of the healthiest fish life in the area.
    Large schools of Bigeye Trevally, schools of batfish, napoleon wrasse, Barracuda, and Giant Trevally resides here. Afternoon we will visit the beautiful Kita Kita waterfalls where a freshwater river runs right straight into the sea!

  • Day 8 Namatote

    The islands of Namatote and Sagin are rich with diverse fish life and beautiful hard and soft corals, these islands are great for macro and pelagic species.
    Soft coral wall, schools of jacks, barracuda, turtles, wunderpus octopus, and all kinds of critters make it great diving for both wide-angle and macro enthusiasts.

  • Days 9 to 11 Triton Bay

    This still relatively unknown destination is full of treasures and fast becoming legendary for its beautiful corals filled with small creatures and huge schools of fish and migrating whale sharks. The area has been protected since 2008.

  • Day 12 Kaimana

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

Dates & prices

Departures for English-speaking groups:

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

Trip code: 164


• 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 en­suite bathroom, toilet and AC
• Meals and all soft drinks on board (excluding beer, spirits, wine, espresso coffee)
• Minimum 20 to 25 dives (including night dives), according to weather conditions and flights schedule
• 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 tanks
• Extra excursion requested
• Beer, wine and spirits, Expresso coffee
• Souvenirs, laundry, use of satellite phone
• Tips on board (for crew): 15 USO minimum / person /day - to be paid in cash
• Port fee: 250$ per trip per person


*Surcharges: Dune Aurora Liveaboard reserve the right to apply an appropriate surcharge to its prices should economic changes (such as exchange rates, fuel prices, etc) make a material difference to its pricing structure. - A minimum of 14 days' notice will be given before such a surcharge becomes effective. - No surcharge will be applied within 28 days of departure. -If the surcharge results in an increase of 10% or more to the price of the liveaboard, dive package/dive course, then cancellation with a full refund will be allowed. Notification of the intention to cancel must be made in writing within 14 days of the notification or the surcharge.

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
9 to 18 people
From €5,860
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