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Central Indonesia...Lembeh to Ambon

18 June 2013 - 12:09 AM

Central Indonesia...Lembeh to Ambon

Join Blue Kirio and Capt Casey Mahaney aboard the Tambora for 12 nights of diving and cruising the north central portion of Indonesia. This custom one way itinerary will begin with 2-3 days of diving in North Sulawesi's Lembeh Straits. From there we will then head east cross into the Maluku Sea and dive the remote island of Tifore which is well now for its clear blue water and large fish action.

From here we will travel further southeast and dive several islands East of Halmahera, including the Goraici Island group where there are many great dive sites with an abundance of amazing fish life and critter species. The reefs here are covered with hard & soft corals, along with sponges that are teaming with sweetlips. You will also find schools of red and black snapper, napoleon wrasse"s, huge size dogtooth tuna and reef sharks.

As we move south we will also dive several islands in the Patinti Strait region which is a channel between Halmahera Island and Bacan Island. This area has excellent reefs full of blooming orange soft corals packed with anthias, plenty of large soft coral covered bommies in all different colors and a variety of species. It is a good drift dive area with lots of reef sharks; black tip, white tip and grey reef sharks are resident here as well as rays and many big napoleon wrasse.

In addition, the Patinti Strait area offer great day and night dive sites with many calm bays which provide good shelter for many critters like robust & ornate ghost pipefish, bobtail squid, even blue ring octopus and includes rare encounters with epaulette sharks the walking sharks which are also found here.

As we continue across the Seram sea we will dive a number of sites which offer an abundance of marinelife and in a variety of habitats. We will finish the trip in Ambon Harbor and will do a couple of dive days in this legendary muck diving location.

In addition, Casey will be offering his original Top Photographer Workshop & Photo Contest. This unique  Photo course is not duplicated anywhere else in the world and is designed to challenge and improve all U/W shooting photographers skills.It also includes cash discounts on future Blue Kirio tours. For more on this please follow this link: http://www.bluekirio...e/workshop.html

This tour will be aboard the Tambora which is a relatively new vessel that has all the features you would expect in a modern top of the line liveaboard. Ensuite cabins, individually controlled AC, side by side beds, dedicated photo station, Nitrox, 2 dive tenders, etc... For much more on this tour and the Tambora, please follow this link: http://www.bluekirio...age/Lembeh.html
 

Trip Specifics:
Dates: October 6-18 2013...12 Days

Cost: $4500/pp...
Includes all Port & Park Fees, Photo Workshop & Contest, meals, land transport to and from the boat, accommodations and diving wile aboard the Tambora.


 

To book your space or if you have any questions, please contact Capt. Casey at:
Email: diving@bluekirio.com
Ph: (561) 283-1993
Skype: captcasey