The Forgotten Island Itinerary - Starting in Maumere and disembarking in Saumlaki ( on Jandema Island) your 12-day cruise and 11-night cruise will see you visit the Forgotten Islands. This area is the extreme southeastern boundary of Indonesia, the south part of Maluku province, situated less than 200 nautical miles from the northern tip of Australia. This itinerary offers diverse landscapes above and below the surface. Visit places like the Alor Strait, a strait between the Banda and Savu Seas. This brings heavy currents full of nutrients for marine life, both Pelagic Fish and Corals abound. Kalabahi Sound is another area, which is becoming the place to see Indonesia's finest small critters, great for photography or Muck Diving. But the highlight is visiting areas around Damar, Leti Islands, and the Tanimbar Islands. These Islands are sparsely populated and sit in the huge area known as the Banda Sea, a huge expanse of open ocean and reaches over 5000m (15,000ft) in places. Here you are diving in areas which are untouched and really of the beaten track. Perhaps you will have the opportunity to do an exploratory Dive! Within these areas discover colorful corals, large Pelagic Fish, Manta Rays and of course the smaller critters, all of which are thriving. Match this with great food, service, and comfort that the Aggressor fleet vessels are known for, you will have memories which last a lifetime.
Accommodation based on two sharing (twin or double), single surcharge extra. (Inclusive of local tax).
Each cabin/ stateroom has private ensuite, individual air-conditioning, room towels ( changed when needed), linen changed mid-week, clothing storage, hair dryer, and pump toiletries.
Transfer from Labuan Bajo Airport (LBJ) to Indo Aggressor embarkation marina, on the day of departure.
Aluminium dive tanks 12L (80cu)( yoke valves), weights and weight belts
All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks ( unless stated differently on the itinerary)
Beverages included - soft drink & local alcoholic beverages ( spirits extra)
The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts and local cuisine. You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style featuring delicious local cuisine. Chef prepared dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted when completing the GIS, however certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
The selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine (one glass of wine is served with dinner), which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your special brand. Due to local regulations, the bar will be closed while the boat is in port. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a snorkeler until the next day.
No International or domestic flights are included. However since the majority of the Indonesian domestic air carriers do not participate in global ticket distribution, Aggressor Fleet has made arrangements with a local Indonesia travel company to provide a purchasing service for the domestic tickets on our guests’ behalf. (Once booked an email will be sent to see if you wish to book this flight)
No Visas ( responsibility of traveller)
Park fees are paid directly on board
Crew and Guide gratuities
Dive Guide - Not evey dive will be guided. Breifings will be conducted but "LiveAboard Freedom" is offered which means Buddys groups will be responsible to conduct and plan their own dives in that dive
Any Extra Services which may include but not limited to: Onboard calls, Laundry, special services
Any Optional Activities which may include but not limited to: Dive Courses
Rates subject to change
Transfers to and from the airport or hotel to the departure marina in Bali
Rental equipment is for hire pre-book possible when booking, payment on board
Travel and Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel ( must be shown on board). Your diving insurance must cover all of your scuba diving and snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation.
Itinerary with Komodo National Park - Komodo National Park Fee - $150USD - payable at the end of the trip , onboard
Itinerary with Wakatobi National Park - Komodo National Park Fee - $180USD - payable at the end of the trip , onboard
Any airport taxes on arrival of departure
13/03/2020 - 24/03/2020
12 days, 11 nights
Forgotten Islands - Kai Islands & Tanimbar Islands
While onboard, you may pick a buddy of your choice, or dive with one of the crewmembers. The yacht offers three to four dives per day depending on the itinerary (2 on the last day) including night dives. The Indo Aggressor provides 80 cubic ft. tanks with DIN/yoke adaptable valves, weight belts and weights. (two 100 cu ft tanks are available upon request). Guests are also suggested to bring reef hooks for use at some dive spots and Dive computers are mandatory. Tender diving is the rule rather than the exception. All dives will be made from two dive tenders. Guests board the tender and then don their gear at the dive site. Enjoy fresh water showers on the back deck after your dives and dry off with a warm towel. All diving onboard the Indo Aggressor should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no-decompression dives.
Any time of the year this area of Indonesia offers good diving. Visibility may vary from season to season but 10 to 30 meters (35 to 100 ft.) can be expected at most dive sites. Water temperatures can vary greatly within the park ranging from a low of 72F (22C) in the south to a high of 84F (29C) in the northern region. A 3-5mm wetsuit with hood is recommended year round.
Advanced Open Water & higher