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Alor: Maumere to Kupang on Damai II, May 28-June 7, 2021

Alor, Indonesia
Kupang to Maumere on Damai II Liveaboard
May 28th to June 7th, 2021


New Second Segment Added - Limited Availability!

$6,550.00
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Alor: All-Inclusive Photo Expedition on Damai II Liveaboard May 28th-June 7, 2021

Join Optical Ocean Sales for a 10 night cruise on the luxurious Damai II liveaboard cruising the rich waters of Alor!
Due to overwhelming interest, we've added a second trip!

Diving in Alor and the waters of Nusa Tenggara Timur brings a constant source of marine life surprises, with a wealth of small creatures to big fish and mammals. There are a wide variety of dive sites to be explored during our liveaboard trips, from muck dives in the bays of Beangabang and Kalabahi, to the always fishy Alor Kecil and the colourful walls of Pulau Reta.  The Indonesian government has recently agreed to protect this area in order to secure a safe route for migrating cetaceans as they pass through the straits to their feeding grounds in the deep waters of the Banda Sea.
 
Alor liveaboard trips offer divers the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular and untouched coral reefs in Indonesia along with the chance to witness unique behaviours of the many rare and wonderful critters to be found in the Pantar Strait. Divers can expect to see Rhinopias (lacey scorpionfish), pygmy seahorses, manta rays, schools of trevally and even the occasional whale! Departing from Maumere or Kupang, our 7 -10 night dive trips not only take you through the wonders of the Pantar Strait but to lesser dived areas including Rusa, Adonara and Serbete. These areas offer unique habitats, coral reefs, pelagic action, macro critter spotting and the opportunity for island visits.

Trip Itinerary: Departing from Maumere, the Damai II liveaboard, divers will critter hunt on the muck slopes at Waiwewong and Adonara. Continuing on to Rusa, one of the best dive areas in Indonesia, we spend our next days enjoying the beautiful coral encrusted rocks surrounded by schooling fish before traveling along the south coast where we shall dive some of the fishiest reefs in Indonesia; keep your eyes open for pelagics, mantas, mola mola and passing cetaceans.

We will enjoy a variety of dive sites in the current rich Pantar Straits which provide a superb mix of wide angle and macro subjects, along with plenty of excellent “muck” diving and the opportunity to visit local villages, possibly stopping at stop at Beangabang before finishing our charter in Kupang. Read more about diving in Alor and the itinerary here.

MV Damai II: This beautifully designed wooden boat been designed to offer a personal luxury service, that only a vessel of this size, that is dedicated to small groups can provide. With an overall length of 40 meters (130 feet) and a beam of over 9 meters (29 feet) the vessel has 7 staterooms with a choice of single cabins, twins, doubles or two spacious master cabins with private balconies. All cabins are furnished with queen or king sized beds, and ensuite heads. There is a spacious indoors camera room like found in a resort.

Optical Ocean Sales: Owner Jack Connick will help you get the most of your underwater photography. Photo presentations at night, as well as other information and assistance will be available. 

Included in your Package: 11 Days/10 Nights on board the Damai II Liveaboard • 4 dives a day offered • Full equipment, nitrox, laundry and massages and port fees included! - a $480 value! • Photo presentations & assistance • All meals served in a fine dining environment • Beer, drinks and 1 glass of wine each night onboard • Airport transfers to/from boat.

Airfare Not Included. We will arrange domestic flights, The Alor area is easy to get to from Bali with only one flight generally necessary.

Twin share Cabins: $6550

Visit the Damai website here!   Download trip flyer here!

Call 800-359-1295 or signup online

*Deposits are non-refundable, but transferable to another person. 3% surcharge for credit cards.

 

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