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Our 2014 Premier Indonesia Liveaboard Charter
Alor-Komodo August 6-19, 2014
Arenui The Boutique Liveaboard
Join us on the Arenui, Indonesia's finest liveaboard for a charter that will take us through Komodo and Alor for some of the finest diving found in the Flores Seas. The Arenui features a crew of 22 ready to serve you on this fantastic charter. And a fantastic bonus on this charter will be the photographic talents of underwater professional Liz Rogers. Liz will be conducting evening seminars on improving your underwater photos and skills that will result in professional quality images.
Liz Rogers is an underwater and cave diving photographer and explorer, who regularly travels to remote areas where serious dedication is required to get the shot. Part of the thrill of visiting rarely seen areas is the opportunity to share the experience with others - both in person and with pictures. Liz has brought back images that have been published in both the diving and mainstream press, and placed in major international photography competitions.
She writes regularly on her website, explaining the backstory to her images each week.
Liz is looking forward to sharing some great diving and photographic adventures aboard the luxurious Arenui as we cruise through the waters of Komodo and the Flores Seas.
Check out Liz's website at http://lizrogersphotography.com
Transform your dive dream into reality! 14 Days / 13 Nights Maumere to Lubuanbajo
This famous dive destination is located in the within the Coral Triangle, an area that boasts the world's highest marine biodiversity. Situated 200 nautical miles east of Bali in Nusa Tenggara province - in the Lesser Sunda Islands - the Komodo National Park has a total land area of 75,000 hectares and encompasses a number of islands, the largest of which is Komodo (34,000 hectares). A total of 112,500 hectares of the surrounding waters is also under the jurisdiction of the park rangers, allowing for the protection of over 1,000 species of fish and hundreds of different corals.
Komodo's dive sites stretch from the warm waters of the Flores Sea in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain presents many contrasts, with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, caves, swim-throughs and channels - all with differing colours, sizes and types of both hard and soft corals.
General information: Currents can be strong; dive depths 5-30 meters; number of dive sites, 53; seas are generally calm; visibility 10-40 meters; water temperature 22-28 degrees C; suitable for intermediate to advanced divers.
As well as being one of the best kept secrets for diving in paradise, including rare finds like the beautiful rhinopias but also plenty of pelagic action, this area boasts stunning topside scenery and impressive volcanoes.
Cruises in Alor and Flores offer widespread muck diving, sharks and large schools of fish, WWII wreck dives, untouched reefs and unexplored coral gardens, magnificent soft corals and stunning hard coral formations. We also visit the famous Pura Island villagers, who splash out of their wooden dugout canoes and dive underwater with home-made goggles fashioned from wood and glass bottles.
General information: Currents can be gentle to strong; dive depths 10-30 meters; number of dive sites, 47; seas are generally calm; visibility 10-40 meters; water temperature 2-29 degrees C; suitable for intermediate to advanced divers.
The Dive Sites
Some of the incredible dive sites we will visit include Serbete Reef and Adonara Island, Tanjung Waiwowan,Suangi Island and Lamalera, Beang Abang, Tanjung Kanang, Pura Island, Sabolan, Tatawa Besar, Tatawa Kecil, Crystal Rock, Castle Rock and many others.
Expect to experience reef shallows with ribbon eels and nudibranches; ledges and walls with white tip reef sharks and rhinopias; reef sandy slopes with blue ring octopus and bamboo sharks; sea mounts and crevices with bumphead parrot fish and sea turtles; pelagic sites with dramatic drop-offs with passing whales and Mola Mola; black sand beachfronts with muck dives revealing sea horses, frogfish, and rhinopias; and sites like Anemone City where there is the largest field of sea anemones in the world. Form the macro to the magnificent, you will fill your camera memory card with memories.
Published Rate: $6,500 USD per person plus fees
Fuel Surcharge Fee: $100 USD
Port Clearance Fee: $150 USD
National Parks Fee: $60 USD
INCLUSIONS: Full board accommodations, shore excursions according to itinerary, soft drinks, water, tea, coffee, 5 meals a day, up to 4 dives per day, tanks, weights, weight belts, transfers to embarkation/disembarkation airport, welcome massage.
EXCLUSIONS: International and domestic air fares, hotels and meals before and after cruise, alcoholic beverages, espresso, dive equipment rental, spa treatments, onboard purchases, travel insurance, private tours, crew gratuities.