Diving in the Forgotten Islands brings you to incredibly rich waters and the area is typified by crystal clear water, deep walls and pinnacles, awesome overhangs and swim-throughs, beautiful pristine corals, huge barrel sponges and large schools of fish. Some of the islands in South Maluku, like Nils Desperandum and Terbang are famous for sightings of hammerhead sharks. Others have walls with colourful softcorals like at Dai and still others are current swept and full of reef fish like the channel at Lelar.
Forgotten Islands liveaboard trips offer divers the opportunity to cruise around this chain of remote, beautiful islands known as the Ring of Fire, while enjoying the casual comfort, amenities and unique service that has made the Damai vessels the most desirable liveaboards in Indonesia.
Damai I and Damai II liveaboards offer multiple dates departing from Maumere, Kupang, Saumlaki or Ambon to fit your every need. Damai also combine dives in the Forgotten Islands with our Alor and Banda Sea itineraries.
If you are flying through Maumere, maybe you would like to take an extra day to visit the natural wonder of Kelimutu, the tri-coloured crater lakes combined with an opportunity to witness the local ladies weaving traditional ikat. This is your chance to buy some authentic souvenirs. Contact our reservations team to organise your bespoke land tour.