Forgotten islands Live-aboard
Dive in Forgotten islands with Dazzle Dive
The Forgotten Islands represent the final frontier for diving in Indonesia. Officially known as the Southeast Moluccas (Maluku Tenggara), they form a 1,000 km long chain starting in Timor and extending all the way to Papua. The Forgotten Islands are very remote and include islands such as Wetar, Nyata, Amortaun in the Sermata Islands, Babar Islands, Damar Islands, Nil Desperandum (famed for Hammerheads), Manuk (home to hundreds of Sea Snakes), Tanimbar Islands, and the Kei Islands.
The terrain of these islands varies from forested mountainous peaks in the Inner Banda Arc of islands (Wetar, Damar, Nila), with peaks that goes as high as 868 meters / 2,848 feet to essentially flat islands of the easternmost Aru and Kei island groups, dominated by savannah, mangroves and broadleaf forests. The Inner Arc islands are volcanic, while the island groups in the Outer Banda Arc (Leti, Luang, Sermata, Babar and Tanimbar islands) are mostly up thrust coralline limestone, often characterized by terracing resulting from periodic uplift and changes in sea level.
Diving the Forgotten Islands, one can expect long walls with extremely healthy coral life and immaculate, untouched seamounts. Look for the giant barrel sponges and immense sea fans. In the shallows the hard coral gardens are decorated with colorful anthias. ‘Big stuff’ can include schooling hammerheads, silver, white and black tip reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, mobula rays, bumphead parrotfish, eagle rays, turtles, thresher sharks along with schooling jacks, barracuda, surgeonfish and fusiliers. ‘Small stuff’ includes pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, octopus, triggerfish, lionfish, moray eels, scorpionfish and dragon shrimps.
Dazzle Dive offers you to participate from 20-30 OCTOBER 2019, to this amazing subaquatic adventure on board of MY OCEANIC, a 28m wooden vessel, welcoming 12 divers, in elegant and comfortable AC cabins. Social areas include air conditioning dining area, camera room and sundeck. During liveaboard, 29 dives are scheduled.