[6D5N] Diving in Banda Neira, Central Maluku

Banda Neira, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

Pattimura International Airport

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Banda Neira: [6D5N] Diving in Banda Neira, Central Maluku

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“Hi, I am Tracy! I am a full-time Travel Blogger, Planner & Organizer. I am Indonesian and I stayed in Singapore for about 11 years before I moved back for good in 2016. I love nature - I hike and I dive. When I am not doing either one, I write and I plan. And yes, also meeting friends for a cuppa tea or coffee, too! :) Hope to see you around one day!”

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This adventure page is for those who want to join for diving. For those who want to join for snorkelling or just for leisure, please head on to this adventure page [6D5N] Snorkelling in Banda Neira. Both are happening at the same time.

[6D5N] Diving in Banda Neira, Central Maluku starting at Banda Neira, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia
THE ROUTE
1st: Singapore – Jakarta (by air)
2nd: Jakarta – Ambon (by air)
3rd: Ambon – Banda Neira (by fast boat or flight - included) 

You can choose other routes as long as you can be ready in Ambon before 6.30 am on November 2nd. 




BANDA NEIRA
Banda Neira or Banda Naira is one of ten volcanic islands in the Banda Archipelago in the Maluku province, in eastern Indonesia. The Banda Islands, probably better known as the fabled Spice Islands of ancient times, are covered with towering, aromatic, tropical-evergreens. The Myristica Trees, indigenous to the Banda Islands, are the source of two rare and lucrative spices: nutmeg and mace, once found exclusively on the Banda Islands. A sparkling, sapphire sea surrounds these already incredible islands, brimming with exquisite corals and abundant ocean life, making the Banda Islands not only a historically significant destination but also an internationally recognized diving spot.

[6D5N] Diving in Banda Neira, Central Maluku starting at Banda Neira, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia
In Banda, you will find some of the world’s best and healthiest coral reefs. With more than 300 hard coral species and more than 500 fish species, the reefs give you the impression of diving into a different world of hundreds of different colours and motions. Every season in Banda has its own appeal: the transition seasons from October till December and from February till May are spoiling you with magnificent visibilities whereas the more turbid plankton-rich times after the southeast monsoon in August and September will surprise you with incredible numbers of fish and more frequent encounters with larger pelagics. No matter whether you’re a diver or not, you will definitely find lots of different things to do on Banda.

[6D5N] Diving in Banda Neira, Central Maluku starting at Banda Neira, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia
SUGGESTED FLIGHTS VIA JAKARTA
Take note of the departure date – 11 Nov. Or you can take any flights that as long as you can reach Ambon the latest 7 am on November 12th.
[6D5N] Diving in Banda Neira, Central Maluku starting at Banda Neira, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN AMBON – BANDA
Reach Ambon the latest by 6.30 am. Transfer to the harbour Tulahe for our fast boat to Banda at around 9 am (journey is about 6 hours depending on the weather) Reach Banda, check-in hotel and free programme afterwards.

DAY 2: DIVING (B,L)
After breakfast 2x morning dives and 1x afternoon dive after lunch

DAY 3: DIVING (B,L)
After breakfast 2x morning dives and 1x afternoon dive after lunch

DAY 4: BANDA CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast, free programme in the morning. You can opt to just spend time relaxing exploring the neighbourhood or go for additional morning dives (excluded). After lunch, getting ready for mini Spice Tour to Banda Besar Island and around Neira.

DAY 6: AMBON (B)
After breakfast, free programme until the time going to the airport.

Note: Please understand that as we will be taking the public ferry boat, sometimes it can be slower due to the weather.

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