[8D7N] Snorkelling in Banda Neira, Central Maluku

Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia

Pattimura International Airport

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Ambon: [8D7N] Snorkelling 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. I support coral conservation. 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 snorkelling or just for leisure. For those who want to join as divers, please head on to this adventure page [8D7N] Diving in Banda Neira. Both are happening at the same time.

[8D7N] Snorkelling in Banda Neira, Central Maluku starting at Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
1st: Singapore – Jakarta (by air)
2nd: Jakarta – Ambon (by air)
3rd: Ambon – Banda Neira (by public boat-overnight in the cabin) 

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.

[8D7N] Snorkelling in Banda Neira, Central Maluku starting at Ambon, 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.

[8D7N] Snorkelling in Banda Neira, Central Maluku starting at Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia[8D7N] Snorkelling in Banda Neira, Central Maluku starting at Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia



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Love, preserve and conserve natures while we can and with what we can. 

Thank you. :)



To be ready in Ambon one night before as we will take a midnight public boat across to Banda Neira (about 8-12 hours). Stay overnight on the boat (cabin).

Reach Banda Neira the latest by 1 pm and check in to our accommodation. Lunch and rest. Free programme.

After breakfast, set off for snorkelling.

After breakfast, free programme. After lunch, get ready to check out to our boat ride back to Ambon. Reach Ambon, check in to our accommodation.

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.