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Anilao, Philippines

A GUIDE TO ALL THINGS ANILAO 


WHY DIVE ANILAO? 


Credited with popularizing diving in the Philippines, Anilao is a haven for photographers and fans of macro life, critters, and blackwater dives. Anilao is on Luzon Island, three hours south of the capital, Manila. The municipality is covered in sprawling jungle and surrounding resorts with plenty of stunning greenery. Known for its diverse reefs, fish, critters, and nudibranchs, Anilao attracts divers to its crystal blue waters year-round. 


ARRIVING AT ANILAO - HOW TO GET THERE


Visitors arrive at the Filipino- and English-speaking destination by first landing at Manila International Airport (MNL) and are usually met with a resort shuttle. The two- to three-hour ride from the airport brings guests to their resorts, liveaboards, and dive centers. Trips to Anilao are often combined with trips to Puerto Galera, Cebu, or Dumaguete.


DIVING IN ANILAO 


A typical day in Anilao includes two morning dives before returning to the resort for lunch. Then, guests spend their afternoon at their resort relaxing poolside or exploring the jungle. After, there is an option for two late afternoon dives and one night dive. Night dives are considered a must in Anilao as they do not have strict time constraints and usually take place from house reefs. For guests looking for adventure, resorts can arrange blackwater dives. 


    

Diving is made easy in the Filipino municipality—dive sites range from a 10- to 20-minute boat ride from most resorts. The healthy, colorful reefs keep divers in a state of awe, and the muck, blackwater, and night diving opportunities make them ready for more. Dives take place from bankgas, which are small boats that seat up to four divers and two to three crew members. The highly experienced crews keep divers safe while pointing out the vast marine life. Popular sightings include shrimp, crabs, nudibranchs, squid, cuttlefish, frogfish, pipefish, seahorses, wonderpus, blue-ringed octopus, and bobbit worms. With such unique experiences, Anilao is also beginner-friendly due to the often calm currents and shallow dive sites. 


While Anilao is known for its small marine life, larger beings like jacks, turtles, and giant seahorses can be spotted. Sites like Manitit Point have strong currents that bring in larger life like reef sharks, hunting barracudas, and giant and bluefin trevally. In deep waters, there are rare sightings of small whale sharks.


With stunning jungles on land, guests also flock to the soft coral forests, which range from 70 to 130 feet deep. The untouched corals feature rare critters like seahorses and rhinopias.


TOP DIVE SITES 


One of Anilao’s iconic dive sites is Twin Rocks, with vibrant life as shallow as 10 feet and as deep as 130. Photographers love this site for the macro life and wide-angle opportunities. Soft corals, jacks, jawfish, and more are just a few of the creatures spotted here.


Beatrice is popular with experienced divers who can brave the strong currents. With more wide-angle shots, Beatrice is known for swarms of anthias and stunning corals. Kirby’s Rock is another macro life mecca with a stunning wall and incredible visibility. For the muck diving fanatic, Secret Bay is a hot spot for mimic octopus, wonderpus, pipefish, and seahorses. Blackwater dive sites vary but spotting one-of-a-kind jellies, larvae, and invertebrates is a guarantee. 



DIVE CONDITIONS AND WHEN TO VISIT  


Waters are calm and warm year-round, ranging from 77°F to 81°F (25°C to 27°C) and a visibility of 40 feet to 50 feet (10m to 15m). The main season is from October to early June, with November and December as the peak. April and May tend to be the most crowded months for resorts. Monsoon season is in July and August, but dive sites can still be accessed.


WHERE TO STAY

Crystal Blue Anilao

Crystal Blue Anilao is set in the bay area and features accommodations for families, groups, and couples. Guests praise the resort for their dive facilities, which include a covered dive deck, rinse tanks, showers, camera rinse tanks, and a camera room. 


Buceo Anilao
      

Buceo Anilao features a PADI-certified dive shop with Nitrox and air fills. The camera room includes eighteen workstations with air guns, rinse tanks, lockers, matted desks, and shelves. In addition to the iconic muck and macro diving Anilao is known for, Buceo brings guests to wreck and cave dives as well as weekly dive trips to Verde Island. 


While Anilao itself doesn’t have much outside of diving and watersports, the resorts keep guests busy with karaoke, bars, spa treatments, and pools. 


Ready for your Anilao adventure? Book with us today!

Scubaspa Liveaboards - Deep South Trips 2023

Scubaspa Liveaboard

Yang

Deep South Trips for 2023

Package Rates from $3,751 USD

Scuba Package - Spa Package - Scuba & Spa Package

If you're an experienced, thrill-seeking diver looking for more challenging yet rewarding drives, venture with us to the deep southern atolls. Where the Maldives meets the equator, these unique parts of the Indian ocean provide exceptional diving, superb visibility, the most vibrant corals, and some of the best marine life encounters.


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There are plenty of dive sights just waiting to be discovered, with corals virtually untouched by humans. This experience will be full of strong currents, deep caves, and unique coral formations. The temperate water and smaller reef fish attract larger pelagics, from reef to whale sharks. Additionally, the Southern atolls' manta cleaning stations are hotspots for close encounters. Perfect for divers that hold advanced certificates and at least 100 logged dives, this is a superb way to take your diving experiences to the next level.

       


MALE TO KOODDOO  January 28 to February 4, 2023    BOOK ONLINE -->  CLICK HERE

Starting within the central atolls, you'll start exploring this tropical paradise with more relaxed and colorful pinnacle and wall dives. On an evening, you'll jump in for some spectacular night dives with our curious nurse shark and stingray nighttime visitors. You'll spend the day at the Meemu atoll, you'll experience unforgettable encounters at the manta cleaning stations. Moving further south, there will be an abundance of channel dives, with their strong currents attracting rich pelagic fauna. As the evenings roll in you'll venture round to the back of the boat for unforgettable night snorkeling experiences with whale sharks. There's a high chance of you having more than one visitor of an evening, and if you stay up late, one-on-one experiences are likely. The itinerary includes a trip to the Huvadhoo channels, a world-renowned diving location. There's a wealth of exciting encounters waiting to be had here with silvertip, hammerhead, bull, and large schools of grey reef sharks.



KOODDOO TO GAN  February 2-11, 2023  |  February 18-25, 2023  |  March 4-11, 2023

GAN TO KOODDOO February 11-18, 2023  |  February 25 to March 4, 2023  |  March 11-18, 2023


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This will be a week of breath-taking channel and drift drives, as you ride the current alongside pelagic life and get to experience not only sightings, but a front seat look into their behaviors. The itinerary includes a trip to the Huvadhoo channels, a world-renowned diving location. There's a wealth of exciting encounters waiting to be had here with silvertip, hammerhead, bull, and large schools of grey reef sharks. Moving on to Fuvahmulah atoll, you'll be immersed into oceanic depths with unbeatable conditions that lend themselves to great encounters with tiger, whale, and thresher sharks, black oceanic mantas, and many other pelagic fauna. This is renowned for being many's most memorable dive of their logbook. As the evenings roll in you'll venture round to the back of the boat for unforgettable night snorkeling experiences with whale sharks. There's a high chance of you having more than one visitor of an evening, and if you stay up late, one-on-one experiences are likely. The itinerary includes a trip to the Addu atolls, a dive site blessed with the best hard corals that make for great sightings of giant manta rays in their cleaning stations. Additionally, this is home to the biggest shipwreck in the Maldives, The British Loyalty, which you'll get the chance of exploring.

 


KOODDOO TO MALE  March 18-25, 2023     BOOK ONLINE -->  CLICK HERE

This week will start with adventurous channel drives, with currents rich in pelagic fauna. The itinerary includes a trip to the Huvadhoo channels, a world-renowned diving location. There's a wealth of exciting encounters waiting to be had here with silvertip, hammerhead, bull, and large schools of grey reef sharks. As the evenings roll in you'll venture round to the back of the boat for unforgettable night snorkeling experiences with whale sharks. There's a high chance of you having more than one visitor of an evening, and if you stay up late, one-on-one experiences are likely. You'll spend the day at the Meemu atoll, you'll experience unforgettable encounters at the manta cleaning stations. The itinerary will then take you to the Vaavu atolls, where you'll spend the evening diving with nurse sharks and stingrays through the stunning crystal clear lagoons. You'll finish the week in the central atolls, where you'll get a final exploration of this tropical paradise with more relaxed and colorful pinnacle and wall dives. From shark-filled channels, to the world's most fruitful manta cleaning stations, to once-in-alifetime night dives. We welcome experienced divers to explore this underwater wonderland in all its glory alongside us.


Seabourn Cruise Ships

Seabourn Ovation


300 Suites  -  690 feet in length  -  92 feet in width

Introducing Seabourn Ovation, the sister-ship to the already -prestigious Seabourn Encore. Seabourn Ovation represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched for all of our small-ship cruises. This ship delivers a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world's most discerning travelers.


Seabourn Encore


300 Suites  -  690 feet in length  -  92 feet in width

Seabourn Encore is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. She crowns a fleet of luxury cruise ships already the newest, most modern, and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched for all of our small ship cruises.


Seabourn Quest


229 Suites  -  650 feet in length  -  84 feet in width

Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design called “a game-changer for the luxury segment.” True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. Seabourn Quest offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste and every mood, with never an extra charge.


Seabourn Sojourn


229 Suites  -  650 feet in length  -  84 feet in width

Seabourn Sojourn enchants her guests with an array of public areas scaled to encourage a relaxed sociability. One of the most unusual features of Seabourn Sojourn and her sisters is Seabourn Square, an ingenious "living room" that replaces the traditional cruise ship lobby with a welcoming lounge filled with easy chairs, sofas and cocktail tables; making it more inviting and relaxing on a small ship cruise. An enclave in its center houses knowledgeable concierges discreetly seated at individual desks.


Seabourn Venture


Seabourn's ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn Venture, is paying tribute to the remote destinations visited by the brand's highly successful expedition and Ventures by Seabourn excursion programs and the fascinating places yet to be explored in the future. Seabourn Venture launched in July 2022. The ship is designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and includes a plethora of modern hardware and technology that will extend the ship's global deployment and capabilities. A new and exciting offering will be two custom-built submarines carried onboard, providing an unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean’s surface. The ship is also designed to carry a complement of double sea kayaks as well as 24 Zodiacs that can accommodate all onboard guests at once, which will allow for a truly immersive experience. The ship will feature 132 all veranda, all ocean-front suites.


Seabourn Pursuit


Seabourn Pursuit is the second Seabourn expedition ship slated to launch in 2023. Both Seabourn Pursuit and sister ship Seabourn Venture are designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and include modern hardware and technology that will extend the ships’ global deployment and capabilities. Each will carry two custom-built submarines, 24 Zodiacs, kayaks, and a 26-person expert expedition team whose role is to engage guests throughout each voyage. 

 

The ship then continues onward by exploring the waters and landscapes of Greenland, Iceland and Norway throughout the spring and early summer, in some instances retracing the path of the Vikings to the frontier town of Tromsø while carving its way through the inside passage of the Norwegian fjords along the way. A sure highlight for August 2023 is the ship’s Northwest Passage journey through some of the most remote areas in the Northern Hemisphere from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska. 

3 Glorious Ships That Will Complete Your Galapagos Getaway



3 Glorious Ships That Will Complete Your Galapagos Getaway

Is there any activity more quintessentially luxurious than a leisure cruise on a gorgeous body of water? Yes! A leisure cruise around the Galapagos Islands. Located in the Pacific Ocean roughly 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador, this breathtaking volcanic archipelago is a popular destination for adventurous travelers eager to immerse themselves in natural wonders and exotic wildlife. There are plenty of things to do on dry land. Still, an equal supply of exciting water activities, making it the perfect spot for avid scuba divers, snorkelers, fishermen, and boating enthusiasts. One thing you simply cannot leave off your Galapagos travel itinerary is a day of exploring the archipelago’s surroundings by boat. Not sure where to begin? We’ve come up with a list of some of the top boating excursions for visitors to the Galapagos Islands.





     

The Galaxy Diver 

If you love boating and scuba diving you’ll be pleased to discover you get the best of both worlds on the Galaxy Diver. This 30-meter long, 12-passenger cruise ship is outfitted with an 8-person crew and 2 dive masters ready to guide you along your scuba diving journey. Upon stepping foot on this sleek ship, you’ll be greeted by beautiful, modern interior designs that create an atmosphere of luxury. Cool off in the interior lounge with a refreshing beverage of choice and scenic views from the expansive windows. The outdoor lounge, located on the upper deck of the ship, is just as inviting. Relax on the comfy sofas underneath the covering (or step out into the sun to work on your tan) and take in the views of the natural paradise. Need to take a nap or plan to cruise the ship overnight? The cozy cabins are complete with private bathrooms, air conditioning, all the modern amenities, and ultra soft beds that will have you believing you're sleeping on a cloud.

 

We haven't even gotten to the good part yet: all the diving. The Galaxy Driver can take you through diving sites across the region, including Douglas Cape, Wolf Island, Vicente Roca Point, and Cousins Rock. The best time to spot rare, exotic marine life is from December to June, so try to plan your diving adventure within those months. Diving in the Galapagos during the wet season also means you’ll experience calmer waters and clear visibility. First time diving? Have a fear of sharks? Put your mind at ease knowing you can download the Shark Scan App on your phone to monitor any underwater life in the Marine Reserve. 




      

The Alya

If diving is less of a priority for you and you’d prefer an authentic luxury experience, the Alya is the ship for you. The exquisite design of the ship matches the ambiance of the Enchanted Islands. This 9-cabin ship can fit up to 16 passengers and comes with nine crew members and one guide ready to create an unforgettable experience for you. The Alya is built with a living room, sundeck, al fresco area, dining room, and bar. The ship also comes with the MYDAS app to ensure you get all the comforts of home, including blockbuster movies to watch when you curl up in your private cabin bed at the end of the day. On the Alya, you can choose to simply enjoy the ship for what it is (an unbeatable luxury experience) or add on some adrenaline-inducing water activities like kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding, or taking a ride on a panga, an inflated zodiac that gives you an even closer upfront look at exotic marine life. 





      

And last, but certainly not least, is the Bonita yacht, the ideal option for adventurers looking for a Galapagos sailing experience at an affordable rate. Onboard, you’ll find ample indoor and outdoor spaces designed to fit up to 16 passengers. Eight crew members and one guide will be there to greet you with a delicious cocktail as you step foot on the main deck. Cool off in the air-conditioned living room and drink in the views of the surrounding waters and islands through the panoramic windows. When you get hungry, you can make your way to the dining room where three square meals and plenty of snacks are served each day (the menu also includes options for vegans and vegetarians). Aside from touring waters filled with some of the rarest aquatic creatures in the world, one of the best ways to experience the Galapagos is by watching the sunset from the yacht’s deck. After a long day of sailing the seas and jumping in the water to snorkel, kayak, or paddleboard, make your way to your private cabin for the best sleep of your life. 

 

Ready to start planning your Galapagos getaway? Eager to put a boating excursion on your travel itinerary or find the best scuba diving adventures around the island? Contact the team at Liquid Diving Adventures today!



      

8 Exciting Activities to Put on Your Belize Travel Itinerary

8 Exciting Activities to Put on Your Belize Travel Itinerary


When you think of Belize, what comes to mind? Is it images of gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters, and dense tropical jungles? Thanks to the country’s diverse culture, language, and cuisine, Belize has much to offer its visitors. There is always something new to discover, from exploring Mayan ruins to scuba diving among vibrant coral reefs.

With so many options, planning your trip may feel a bit challenging. Where to begin! In this post, we’ll share eight fun, must-do activities when visiting Belize.


1. Scuba Diving in the Great Blue Hole


With a plethora of scuba diving resorts to choose from, Belize has scuba diving adventures for everyone, whether you're a first-timer or an experienced scuba diver. Blackbird Caye Resort has access to some of the most astounding scuba diving sites, including the Great Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye. In these eerie sites, you'll explore unique marine life filled with mysterious stalactites and stalagmites.

Huracan Diving Lodge is another tranquil Belize resort that offers scuba diving. Scuba divers can visit Sandbore Caye and the lighthouse as well as swim among massive stalactites and reef sharks.


2. Snorkeling in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve


Snorkeling is another exciting activity that makes Belize a fantastic scuba diving destination. Visit Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s second-largest coral barrier reef, to swim among more exotic sea creatures. The site is home to sharks, fairy basslets, moray eels, and gigantic parrot fish. Don’t forget your camera for the breathtaking underwater views!

The reserve is divided into three areas: the Main Channel, the Shark Ray Alley, and the Mangrove Forest. If you’re feeling really ambitious, plan to check out all three during your visit for a well-rounded experience.


3. Explore the Ancient Mayan Ruins


Mayan ruins are found throughout the country and Black Orchid Resort offers guided tours of popular Belize ruins. Caracol is a less crowded gem near the Belize border with Guatemala, making it a top pick. You are sure to enjoy the epic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Other ruins to visit in Belize are Cahal Pech, Lubaantun, and Lamanai. Climb the top of these ruins and explore the incredible stone structure architecture. Each of these ruins has a unique story about the Mayan civilization.


4. Go Cave Tubing


Cave tubing is a popular activity in Belize. During the excursion, you’ll float on a tube through stunning caves; and these are no ordinary caves. For example, The Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave is a must-see. The cave boasts fascinating mummies and artifacts that offer a glimpse into the past. Make sure to book a guided tour at Black Orchid Resort to take you through this archeological site.

The Blue Hole natural sinkhole is another popular option among travelers. With its crystal-clear waters, this spot is perfect for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling.


5. Go Bird Watching


In addition to being a world-class scuba diving destination, Belize is an excellent bird-watching locale. It is home to over 500 species of birds and you’re likely to spot scarlet macaws, keel-billed toucans, and indigo buntings.

The gorgeous Hamanasi Dive Resort offers amazing bird guide tours. You'll learn about the local species and migratory birds. Enjoy other activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking while staying at this scuba diving resort.


6. Have a Beach Day


When in Belize, you simply must spend a day at one of the many breathtaking beaches. Chabil Mar Resort Placencia is one of the best beach fronts in Belize. With clear blue waters and soft white sands, it's easy to spend hours lounging in the sun. Rent a kayak or paddleboard, go for a dip in the ocean, or relax on the sand with a good book. The Chabil Mar Resort Placencia offers countless activities including scuba diving, zip-lining, fishing, and caving.


7. Take a Cooking Class


A cooking class is a great way to taste traditional Belizean cuisine. During the class you'll learn about the history and culture behind these foods. It's the perfect way to meet locals and learn more about Garifuna, Mestizo, Kriol, and Mennonite cultures. Book a room at Ka’ana Resort to experience Belize culture through their cooking and ceramic classes.


8. Take a Jungle Safari


A jungle safari is the perfect activity for nature lovers looking to get up close with Belize's most iconic wildlife. Safari-goers can expect to see an abundance of wildlife, including howler monkeys, tapirs, and jaguars. Enjoy a guided safari tour from Ka’ana Resort into Belize's most untouched jungles. This resort also offers a river tour to spot monkeys!

Planning a trip to Belize? Contact our team at Liquid Living Adventures and let us help you plan your trip.



      

Adelaar Liveaboard - Maumere-Ambon Itinerary - Sept 23-Oct 3, 2022

Adelaar Liveaboard

Maumere-Ambon Itinerary

September 23-October 3, 2022

4825 € Per Person Double Occupancy


Think crystal clear waters, deep walls, submerged pinnacles, remote volcanos and amazingly pristine underwater reefs. Imagine big pelagics: hammerhead sharks, thresher sharks, mola molas, tuna, rainbow runners, black and white tip sharks, and maybe even a silky shark. Envision all of those small underwater treasures: frogfish, pontohi seahorses or halimeda ghost pipefish, thorny seahorses, rhinopias, frogfish, and ribbon eels.

Master Suite: accommodates 2 adults
It has a double bed (207 x 160 cm), a sofa (207 cm x70 cm) which converts in to an extra bed for twin share, 2 nightstands, 2 closets, 2 desks and plenty of storage space.

Staterooms 2 & 3: accommodates 2 adults
Each has a double bed (200 x 140 cm) and a sofa 9200 x 70 cm) which converts into an extra bed for twin share, a nightstand, a closet and plenty of storage space.

Stateroom 4: accommodates 2 adults
It has a double bed (198 x 128 cm), a nightstand, a closet and storage space (twin share not available).

All staterooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, as well as a state-of-the-art entertainment system. Guest rooms are all en-suite with Kohler wash basins, Grohe faucets, a hot water shower, and JETS vacuum toilet. Amenities from “Sensatia Botanicals” include calming shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.


     


      

DAY 1 MAUMERE
After boarding Adelaar in Maumere in the North of Flores, you will enjoy your first day on board while cruising eastwards along the Flores coast.

DAY 2 ADONARA
The submerged seamounts off Adonara are covered by a diverse mixof hard and soft corals. They provide shelter for a variety of reef fish and attract bigger predators such as jacks, tunas, and black tip and grey reef sharks. Juvenile silvertip sharks are often seen patrolling the typically clear blue water.  (3 day dives)

DAY 3 PANTAR
We start the day with an adrenalin filled dive with the objective to see schooling hammerhead sharks, followed by a second morning dive on a stunning wall that is covered so completely in soft corals that we might get a sensory overload. The afternoon and night dive take place on a patch reef that is well known for harboring rhinopias. After the afternoon dive, we let the locals show us around their picturesque village. (3 day dives, 1 night dive)

DAY 4 PURA
Today’s diving takes us to a unique site that is dominated by sheerendless carpets of anemones, regularly visited by thresher sharksand mola molas. It is a spectacularly beautiful hard coral reef, where one of the attractions is observing local free-diving fishermen. The impressive big overhang hosts a variety of critters: clown frogfish, pontohi seahorses or halimeda ghost pipefish. It is very likely that Adelaar will be visited by a group of local ikat weavers, offering their beautiful fabrics for purchase. (3 day dives)

DAY 5 WETAR
After a night crossing we arrive in the morning in the Moluccas, where we
dive the walls and slopes of Reong and Wetar. Depending on theprevailing current they can be very rich in fish. Grey reef sharks, bamboo sharks, giant trevally, schooling big eyed jacks, rainbow runners and tunas are often seen here. On the quieter dives there are areas completely covered in zebra anemones. Looking closely we may spot the beautiful but rare leopard shrimp, that lives in symbiosis with them. As we start our journey into the heart of the Banda Sea, keep your eyes open for whalesthat migrate through these waters during this time of the year. (3 day dives)

DAY 6 GUNUNG API
Gunung Api means simply volcano in Indonesian. It is an old, lonely volcano that arises from the depth of the Banda sea. It attracts a huge colony of resident seabirds above the waves, while under water the island is home to schools of jacks, surgeonfish,tunas, barracudas and other pelagic fish species – as well as a lot of sea snakes. These venomous but unaggressive reptiles can be encountered on each dive around Gunung Api, sometimes in great numbers, which makes these dives absolutely unique. (4 day dives)

DAY 7 LUCIPARA MAISEL ARCHIPELAGO
The Lucipara archipelago consists of several uninhabited low profile sandy islands with lush tropical vegetation. The islands themselves are inaccessible, protected by very shallow fringing reefs that extend out several hundred meters from shore line. At the edgethese huge coral shallows plunge steeply into the typically crystal-clear abyss of the Banda Sea. Diving this remote location has by definition an exploratory characterthe location in the middle of the deep sea with no other islands around, is very inviting for pelagics, thus  increasing our chances of close encounters with tunas, rainbow runners, thresher sharks, silky sharks or hammerhead sharks. (4 day dives)

DAY 8 LUCIPARA PENYU ARCHIPELAGO
Another day just like the day before! Apart from the chance to see more pelagics, the general healthiness and sheer vastness of the reefs is overwhelming. Some of the walls and steep slopes are studded with luxuriant soft coral growth, in otherparts, the landscape is dominated by giant barrel sponges or immense sea fans. The shallows are mainly intact hard coral gardens inhabited by myriads of different species of reef fish. (4 day dives)

DAY 9 SOUTH AMBON
After two morning dives on the exposed south coast of Ambon island
that are both stunning from a topographical and coral cover point of
view, we enter Ambon Bay where we will go hunting for critters. Thorny seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, rhinopias, frogfish and ribbon eels are just a few examples to illustrate the extraordinarily rich muck diving of Ambon Bay. (3 day dives, 1 night dive)

DAY 10 LAHA
Laha’s muck diving sites are world renowned. Apart from a plethora ofnudibranchs, cephalopods, ambon scorpionfish and different species of leaf scorpionfish, Laha is also famously the only place in the worldwhere  with some luck  the beautifully weird psychedelic frogfishmay be spotted. (2 day dives)

DAY 11 AMBON
After a last breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and disembark - until the next time.

Coralia Liveaboard Summer Discount 20% Off

Coralia Liveaboard Summer Discount 20% Off

Voted best liveaboard in the world!

Limited Space - Book Fast!


Selected Dates: July 17-24, 2022 - July 27-Aug 5, 2022 - Aug 7-14, 2022

July 17-24 - 7 Nights Batana and Dampier Strait Itinerary  $2996 PPDO
July 27-Aug 5, 2022 - 9 Nights Batana, Kawe, Dampier Strait  $3852 PPDO
August 7-14, 2022 - 7 Nights Batana and Dampier Strait  $2996 PPDO
Single Supplement Base + 55%

    

Emabark and Disembark Sorong

Starting from Sorong in West Papua we head to the south of Raja Ampat’s largest island Waigeo to the famous Dampier Strait. We will select the best dives sites for the experience of the divers and according to the current and weather conditions. Here you can expect to dive at some world class, adrenalin- packed dive sites such as Cape Kri, Chicken Reef, Sleeping Barracuda, Sardine Reef, Mioskon and Blue Magic. Our guides can take you to places where the current meets the reef head on, where you can witness predatory fish like for black tip, white tip and grey reef sharks, giant trevally, Spanish mackerel and dog tooth tuna hunting huge schools of smaller fish like fusiliers and big eye jacks. Sea mounts and long reefs offer this hunting action as well as sightings of bumphead parrotfish, napoleon wrasse, turtles and manta rays.


    


      

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