The Banda Sea is a vast expanse of water in eastern Indonesia. Best explored by liveaboard, the remote region includes the Banda Islands, Seram, Ambon, Wetar, Kai and Aru Islands.
Divers are treated to an explosion of marine life on the pristine reefs, as well as steep drop-offs, huge schools of fish, a plethora of pelagic species, sea mounts and critters galore. Enjoy a unique dive at Gunung Api volcano where sea snakes abound, and incredible pelagic encounters at the Lucipara atolls, where five seamounts rise up over a mile from the ocean floor, and which are also home to green turtle nesting sites.
Expect to see schools of jacks and tuna, turtles, Napolean wrasse, grouper, various species of rays, sharks, whales and dolphin.
Many of the liveaboards we feature sail through the Banda Sea as they transfer between the peak diving seasons of Komodo and Raja Ampat, all offering a unique and adventurous trip in this unexplored and remote region.
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