Alor to Forgotten Islands: Kupang to Saumlaki on Damai II, Sept 30 to Oct. 9th, 2023

Alor to Forgotten Islands, Indonesia
Kupang to Saumalaki on the Damai II Liveaboar
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Sept 30 to Oct. 9th, 2023

$5,595.00
Non-Refundable Deposit (transferrable to another person)
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Alor to Forgotten Islands: All-Inclusive Photo Expedition on the Damai II Liveaboard Sept. 30 to Oct. 9th, 2023

Join Optical Ocean Sales for a 9 night cruise on the luxurious Damai II liveaboard cruising the rich waters of Alor to the pristine Forgotten Islands!

This is trip one of two Back to Back Indonesian Cruises!

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 offers 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 Kupang, this 9 night dive trip not only takes you through the wonders of the Pantar Strait then onto lesser dived outer areas including Reong, Nyata and Moora for it's large schools of bumpheaded parratfish, trevaly and unicornfish. Working our way along the islands from there we will dive the remote Forgotten Islands including Dai, Nils Desperadum (for a chance at Hammerheads) and the pinnacle at Dawera; all loaded wtih huge barrel sponges and teaming with large schools of fish. These areas offer unique habitats, coral reefs, pelagic action, macro critter spotting and the opportunity for island visits. Our trip ends in Saumlaki, or you can sign up for our second leg; Forgotten Islands to Banda Sea!

Download a draft itinerary here.

Read a trip report and see photos from a previous trip report 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: 10 Days/9 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: $5995, Singles $7395

Visit the Damai website here

Call 800-359-1295 or signup online

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

 

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