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Banda Sea & Raja Ampat on Damai II, 8-19 May 2023

Banda Sea & Raja Ampat on Damai II, 8-19 May 2023

This 11 night adventure trip will be run on the luxurious Dive Damai II Liveaboard to dive two of Indonesia’s best dive destinations, the Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. Our first stop on the trip will be Ambon Bay, home to Indonesia’s best critter diving! Once in the Banda Sea we will dive Nusa Laut and the Banda Islands where we hope to encounter schooling Hammerheads! On our way to Raja Ampat we will dive Pulau Koon, renowned for its huge schools of fish. In Raja Ampat we will dive the famous dive sites of the Dampier Strait and the remote Southern sites around Misool. In Raja Ampat expect Mantas, Wobbegongs, Walking Sharks, Pygmy Seahorses, schools of Sweetlips, Barracuda and Batfish, and if we’re lucky hunting Mobula Rays!

Day 1 – Board Damai II in Ambon – check dive in Ambon Bay
Day 2 – Nusa Laut
Day 3 – Banda Islands
Day 4 – Banda Islands
Day 5 – Koon Island
Day 6 – Boo and Fiabacet (Raja Ampat)
Day 7 – Wayilbatan (Raja Ampat)
Day 8 – Farondi and Balbulol (Raja Ampat)
Day 9 – Penemu (Raja Ampat)
Day 10 – Kri and Dampier Strait (Raja Ampat)
Day 11 – Kri and Dampier Strait (Raja Ampat)
Day 11 – Disembark Damai II in Sorong

MSY Dive Damai II, like her sister ship, the Damai I, has a sense of adventure, plotting some of the most exciting routes in Indonesian waters. This adventurous spirit is elegantly combined with luxurious cabins, a large dive deck and relaxing dining and massage areas. Damai II has a deck length of 40 meters and a beam of 9 meters at its widest point. It is built to an uncompromising standard and fitted out with all the latest diving, navigation and safety equipment. Driven by two 320 horse power Mitsubishi engines the vessel can cruise at 10 knots.

MSY Dive Damai II features two stern Master cabins and four below deck cabins. The stern Master cabins boast their own private deck with loungers, a super-king size bed, day beds, two desks and private shower. The below deck cabins possess a level of luxury not seen on any other vessel in Indonesia. Each cabin has a private shower, a queen-size bed, an additional single bed or day bed and are finished with the highest quality furnishings. The dive systems have been made even more accommodating on the new vessel. The dive station is larger and is served by large rinse tanks. The camera room has been enlarged also. The max 4 diver to 1 guide ratio that customers enjoy so much on the Damai I has, of course, been maintained and there are three custom designed high speed tender boats. The Damai II is slightly larger than her sister ship, making ample space for three large outside deck areas with an outside dining facility, Damai’s famous massage and spa treatment area and plenty of extra lounging and sunbathing space.

There is 1 space available on this trip.

Banda Sea & Raja Ampat on Damai II, 8-19 May 2023

The cost of the trip is 7,425 USD in a Double/Twin cabin, 7,975 USD in Master cabin #5 or 8,745 USD in Master cabin #6.

These prices include 11 nights on Damai II, all diving, all meals, soft drinks, beer, tea/coffee, 1 glass of wine with dinner, and return transfers between local airport and the vessel on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.

Harbour fee: TBC
Marine Park fee: TBC

Trip prices in GBP and EURO are also available upon request.