Exploratory Banda Sea, Indonesia

Aurora Liveaboard
April 29 - May 15, 2018

Channel your adventurous spirit as you traverse Indonesia's Banda Sea! Weird and wonderful creatures await you.

Trip Leader: Amy Christopher

Ocean First continues to push the boundaries of ocean exploration with this incredible adventure traversing Indonesia’s Banda Sea from Ambon - Maumere. This adventure will be on board the beautiful Aurora live aboard as she transitions from the Spice Islands (Ambon) to the island of Flores, in the Sikka Regency. During our journey we can expect to see everything from the weird creatures found in the muck to large pelagic animals as they cruise the open sea. Three species of whales are frequently sighted in the Banda Sea as well! Indonesia is known for some of the finest diving in the world and this epic journey guarantees to deliver excitement and experiences you will not soon forget! Space is limited on transition crossings so don’t hesitate!

Trip Inclusions:

  • 13 nights aboard Aurora Liveaboard
  • Roundtrip airfare Bali - Ambon/ Maumere - Bali
  • 3 nights in Bali
  • All meals and soft drinks
  • 12 days of up to 4 dives/day
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Ambon and Maumere
  • Nitrox for certified divers
  • Ocean First escort

Not included:

  • Flights from Denver
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • National Park Fee ($75/pp)
  • Fuel surcharge ($200/pp)
  • Service charge ($10/person/day)
  • Crew gratuities
  • Baggage fees
  • Any unforeseen cost at the time of booking.
  • Travel insurance

Trip Cost:

  • $7,250 based on double occupancy

Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit required to reserve: $1,500
  • $1500 by June 15, 2017
  • $2000 due October 15, 2017
  • Final payment due February 15, 2018
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months after departure date

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes made to the reservation may result in additional fees.
  • Cancellation 180 days or more: refund given based on reselling the space.
  • 179 - 120 days: original deposit is forfeited as well as any vendor fees.
  • 119 days or less or a no-show: no refunds given.