Triton Bay / Forgotten Islands

Damai 1

13 Days 12 Nights

Start Date: 

Nov 10, 2021

From:

Kaimana

Availability:

Cancelled

End Date:

Nov 22, 2021

To:

Saumlaki

Remarks:

Chartered by Fisheye Expeditions

Cabin Availability

Visit the colorful reefs which are fed by the nutrient rich waters from the rivers producing huge fields of soft corals, giant sea fans and clouds of planktonic feeding fishes of Triton Bay. Dive in the 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 of the Forgotten Islands. Below will be the draft itinerary when you are onboard of Damai:

Day 1: Arrive into Kaimana

Guests will arrive in Kaimana and have time to get comfortable on the boat. Damai I will travel about 4 hours down to the area of Triton Bay.

No. of Dives:

1

Day 2 and 3: Triton Bay

The unique location of Triton Bay with its current rich straits has many beautiful dive sites located around the islands of Aiduma and Namatote. Triton Bay is famous for its kaleidescope of colours along the reef at Signature sites like Little Komodo.

There is the opportunity to see endemic species like the Flasher Wrasse at Flasher Beach or Leopard Anemone Shrimp at Namatote Wall or a Thin Line Wobbegong hiding under a table coral. Also recently discovered in the area are some interesting locations for macro sites with exciting and unusual nudibranchs. There may be a chance to encounter whale sharks while in the area.

Enjoy a great swim through under the island at another soft coral covered Signature Site, Boo's Rainbow. For schooling fish action and more colourful reefs check out Larry's Dive Heaven on the outside of Aiduma island.

No. of Dives:

Unlimited dive and Snorkelling at the Bagan + 1 Night Dive (if there's Whale Shark) or else 4 dives/day

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Day 4: Momon

We head up the coast of Papua to Mommon. Starting in south we can dive on the Channel Islands and then enjoy an excellent macro dive at Tanjung Wap with decorated dartfish in shallow water, a potential for pygmy seahorses and a large swim through to explore.

Moving a little north, we dive on a large seamount before heading into the shore to the waterfall at Momon. We can take the tender boats into the shore where the water falls directly into the sea. A perfect opportunity for a photo and you can even swim behind the falls.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 5: Bui

Just north of Kei we have the long line of Watubela islands with some great diving off the east side. We have two extensive seamounts, Ultima Frontera and Gunung Laut, to explore with schools of fish, excellent hard coral coverage, huge sponges, black spotted morays and passing pelagics.

No. of Dives:

3

Day 6: Pulau Manuk

The island of the snakes is a smoking volcano in the middle of the Banda Sea. There is the opportunity to see both Olive Sea Snakes and the more common Banded Sea Krait which can lead to quite an exhilirating dive. There are a couple of Mobula Ray cleaning stations nestled in the black sand shallows and always the possibility of cruising sharks.

No. of Dives:

3

Day 7 and 8: Nils Desperandum & Sika

The best place in Indonesia to have a chance to spot school of Hammerheads. An atoll with walls all around it, large pelagic patrol the reefs, and the ridges in the corners are timing with life, schooling fish, large barrel sponges and fans. Great diving experience.

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Day 9: Pulau Dai

Tertuti Wall is a beautiful wall carpeted in vibrant orange and yellow softcorals and huge seafans. There are schools of butterflyfish and anthias hanging just off the wall and larger schools further out. With plenty of ledges and overhangs to make the dive interesting, there is even an arch for photo opportunities.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 10: Babar

We focus the day on the seamount west of Babar, schooling snappers and fusiliers. Large collection of sponges and seafans, reef sharks patrolling. Will head north to the island of Wetan to end the day with beautiful coral gardens.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 11: Pulau Dawera

Some of the healthiest and more balanced coral reefs in the area. Abundant life which consists of school of bigeye trevally, fusiliers, enormous Napoleon Wrasse, patrolling Dogtooth Tuna and a chance to seeing grey reef Sharks. A perfect way to complete the last full day of diving: 5 start reefs and amazing fish life.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 12: Tanimbar Exploration

It is always exciting to spend one day chartering new areas along the way. We will look at the charts and try places where deep waters might bring nutrients into shallower areas in the search for the next best dive.

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Day 13: Departure

Guests will be escorted to the airport in Saumlaki and assisted with check in procedures, no doubt full of talk about the wonders of the most popular dive destination in the world.

DISCLAIMERS

The trip will be weather dependent and there might be long crossing required throughout. We will, try to adjust the best we can to the conditions and fulfil all itinerary briefed when you’re on the boat.

Due to the need to report to the local village, divers will need to be flexible with the start time of the first dive at some of the dive sites. We will ensure that you’re given timely update on this during the trip, however your understanding on last minute changes would be appreciate. This is because divers are only allowed in the water once permission is granted by the local villages and officers.

Damai are flexible to change itinerary suggested based on customer’s preference in the event that weather and time allow us to do so and if changes is agreeable by all participants on board

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