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Join Optical Ocean Sales for a 11 night cruise on the luxurious Damai 1 liveaboard with one of the most diverse and unique itineraries in all of Indonesia. Located between the much publicized Raja Ampat islands to the north and the venerable Komodo islands to the south, the Banda Sea is an exciting outpost that offers some of the most unique diving adventures to be found in the Indo-Pacific regions.
What are The Forgotten Islands? The South Maluku are a chain of beautiful islands connecting Ambon and Timor. Damai has conducted many trips through this incredibly rich area and the area is typified by crystal clear water, deep walls, awesome overhangs, beautiful pristine corals, huge barrel sponges and large schools of fish. The trip is recommended for those divers looking for adventure, combining a sense of exploration, while enjoying the casual comfort, amenities and unique service that has made the Damai vessels the most desirable liveaboards in the industry.
Forgotten Islands Itinerary: Do some critter hunting in the world-class muck diving destination of Ambon Harbour. Cruise through the historical Banda Islands famous for their spice trade. Island hop down through the Forgotten Islands and enjoy the current rich waters of Alor. Dive in the shadows of volcanoes on reefs, walls and see everything from macro life to pelagics; it's all along the way! We're ending this special trip south-east of Pantar, Beanabang Bay in unspoiled, rarely dove waters. See complete itinerary and map here.
MV Damai I: 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 8 meters (26 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.
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: • 12 Days/11 Nights on board the Damai I Liveaboard • 4 dives a day offered • Photo presentations & assistance • All meals served in a fine dining environment • Beer, drinks and 1 glass of wine each night onboard • welcome massage • Airport transfers to/from boat.
NOW SOLD OUT! See our new trip in Spring 2019 to the same areas.
Not Included: Airfare, $110 for Nitrox, Equipment rentals, laudry, massages. Park & Port Fees. $42/day all-inclusive rate available.
*Deposits are non-refundable, but transferable to another person. 3% surcharge for credit cards.