Raja Ampat Triton Bay 2014

Start:Monday, 15 September 2014
End:Thursday, 25 September 2014
Duration:11 days
Experience level:Advanced Open Water. 50 dives and above. If less/unsure please contact Trip Organizer to clarify
Highlights:Lets go to the Kaimana Regency Submariners! The magical Triton Bay.
Scientists from State University of Papua and Conservation International
were wowed by the biodiversity, sheer numbers of fish life and corals and
stunned by over 20 NEW species of marine life in a 2006 survey. Deep
ocean upwellings combined with rivers emptying into the Bay has
resulted in a profusion of life. While this means the rich nutrient
waters may sometimes reduce visibility, there are clouds of schooling
fish to make up for it. The waters also provide nutrients for large varieties of
coral.

This 6,000 square kilometers of Marine Park is an extraordinary
treasure trove of marine species. We will dive the best sites including
Aiduma Island and the Iris Strait, Namatotte and Sagin Islands, and
Saruenus Island.

If you want to see what the fuss is about, go to You Tube and enter
"Triton Bay" and watch.



About Sea Safari 8 (www.seasafaricruises.com):
SS8 is a luxury LOB boat with a capacity of 24 guests.
NITROX : Available (for extra charge)

CABINS: 12 Air conditioned cabins with private bathroom, basin, toilet,
hot and cold shower. Toiletries pack in each cabins.
RESTAURANT: Air conditioned, TV, VCD, one chiller showcase for soft
drinks.
SPEED BOATS: 2 units of aluminium, complete with the out-board engines.
SPACIOUS DIVING DECK.
EMERGENCY: Inflatable Life rafts, life vests, reading buoys. Smoke
detector in each rooms. Fire extinguishers, fire hoses, fire hydrant.

Link for Diving Sea Safari website: www.seasafaricruises.com

Included:
Full board accommodation & meals
Tea, coffee, bottled water, tea time snacks.
Dive masters, tanks and weights.
Harbor and anchor fees.

Excluded:
Domestic/International airfare and airport tax
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
Personal Travel Insurance
Gratuities to Dive masters and crews
Personal items & needs
Itinerary:Day 0 : Sunday 14 Sept - Arrive at Makassar (Ujungpandang) Stay at Airport Hotel?

We will help arrange bookings for flights Jakarta or Bali to Makassar.
Or you may arrange your own flights.

From Makassar OR Ambon we are all on one flight so that everyone arrives Fak Fak at the same time.
We will book Lion Air flight from Makassar to Ambon to Fak Fak

We will try to book the Airport Hotel.
Details to be finalized nearer the date.

Day 1 : Monday 15 Sept – Fak Fak
Ambon to Fak Fak Arr 0850.
Pick up and transfer to Sea Safari 8 boat. Welcome drink will be offered.
Cabin allocation and deck briefing will take place as you settle in.
The boat will depart for 2 check out dives at Warmarusa (4 nautical miles – nm).

Day 2 : Tuesday 16 Sept Mommon Reef 62 nm (2 dives)
We will dive on the way to Triton Bay. The guidebooks mention a big
waterfall here so we'll go have a look too.

Day 3 : Wednesday 17 Sept Aiduma Island 92 nm (4 dives)
We have arrived at Triton Bay Marine Park! Full day's diving on Aiduma Island.

Day 4-6 : 18 to 20 Sept Triton Bay Area (12 dives)
We will dive on Aiduma Island, Saruenus Island and the Iris Strait areas.
Well known sites here includes Batu Satu, Batu Tiga, Black Forest, etc.
Expect schools of wrasses, fusiliers, masses of glassfish mixed in with
macro subjects like shrimps, nudis, and ghost pipefishes. Photographers
dilemma – which lens to bring?

Day 7 : 21 Sept Barunus and Sokos (4 dives)
While diving is a priority, for those interested we will also try to see the
famous wall paintings on the Namatotte Island channel area, which
resemble aborigine art. Ethnologists speculate a land bridge from
Australia's Torres Strait to Papua eons ago.

Day 8 : Monday 22 Sept Sagin Island (4 dives)
While this area has good sea fans and corals, there are very good macro
subjects like nudis, crabs and shrimps residing on colorful sea
cucumbers. We start our way back to Fak Fak at night.

Day 9 : Tuesday 23 Sept Nusa Wulan Island 77 nm (4 dives )
We should arrive halfway back to Fak Fak here and do 4 dives

Day 10 : Wednesday 24 Sept Ookmeer Reef Tanjung Tubekmatan 77 nm (1 to 2 dives)
No dives for the rest of the day. Arrive Fak Fak in the evening.

Day 11 : Thursday 25 Sept No dive Depart for home at 0910.
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