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Map of Diving Halmahera

The Halmahera Crowns Diving itinerary offers an unforgettable underwater adventure in the pristine waters of Halmahera, Indonesia. Explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with a kaleidoscope of marine life, including colorful tropical fish, majestic manta rays, and even the elusive hammerhead sharks. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this remote paradise as you dive into crystal-clear waters and discover hidden underwater caves and ancient shipwrecks. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a beginner.

 

DAY 1

Sorong - Misool Arriving latest by 12pm Check dive + Cruising to Misool - South approx 12 - 14 hours During the check dive, divers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their equipment and ensure everything is in working order. As the Tambora vessel cruises towards Misool, divers can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the South Indonesian seascape. 

DAY 2

Farondi - Fiabacet 3-4 dives around this area visit jelly fish lake cruise to Fiabacet / yilliet In Farondi and Fiabacet, divers will have the chance to explore the vibrant underwater world with 3-4 scuba dives in this area. Additionally, they can also visit the famous jellyfish lake and experience swimming among these unique creatures. Afterward, the Tambora liveaboard will continue cruising towards Fiabacet or Yilliet, offering divers a scenic journey through the picturesque Indonesian seascape.

DAY 3

Divers will have the opportunity to embark on 3-4 scuba dives in the beautiful diving spots of Warakaret and Wayil. In addition to diving, they can also enjoy a trekking experience at Love Lake, immersing themselves in the stunning natural surroundings. After a day filled with adventure, Tambora vessel will continue its cruise towards Jef Pele, allowing divers to relax and take in the breathtaking Indonesian seascape. 

DAY 4

Divers will have the chance to explore the underwater wonders of Jef Pele with 3-4 dives. This diving spot is known for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life, providing an unforgettable experience for underwater enthusiasts. As the Tambora continues its cruise towards west Misool, divers can enjoy the scenic views of the Indonesian seascape, creating a serene and picturesque journey. 

DAY 5

Blue Water Mangrove snorkling and diving around the best mangrove area. Cruise to Pulau Pisang and discover the hidden gem of Pulau Pisang. This small island is surrounded by crystal-clear waters, perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving among colorful coral gardens and an abundance of tropical fish species. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this untouched paradise, making it a highlight of your diving expedition. 

DAY 6

Pulau Pisang 3 dives - cruise to Bacan Island and explore the underwater wonders of Bacan Island. Known for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life, this diving spot offers an unforgettable experience for diving enthusiasts. Swim alongside majestic sea turtles, encounter exotic species of fish, and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the underwater landscape. Prepare to be mesmerized by the sheer magnificence of Bacan Island's underwater world during your three dives here. 

DAY 7

Bacan or Patinti Strait The Patinti Strait is a channel between Halmahera and Bacan Island which holds excellent reefs full of blooming orange soft corals packed with anthias, plenty of large soft coral covered bommies in all different colours and different 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. The sites around the Patinti Strait 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. 

DAY 8

Guraici - Jailolo The Pulau Goraici group has many great dive sites with one of the most amazing fish life zones in Halmahera. The reef is covered with hard & soft coral, sponges teaming up with sweetlips on the foreground and lots of red and black snapper, napoleon wrasse in the distance, huge size dogtooth tuna and reef sharks while the current flows around these sea mounds 

DAY 9

Tifore Rising - midway between Halmahera and Sulawesi, in the very deep open Sea of the Maluku, the dive sites around Tifore are mostly plateau’s with sheer walls and steep slopes plus great visibility in clear blue water. The topography here makes all the dives seem like just floating in the deep blue with lots of action around. This is one great adrenaline dive.  

DAY 10

Lembeh - last 2 dive around Lembeh Straits which are known for their incredible macro life and unique critters. Divers can expect to encounter a wide variety of fascinating creatures such as colorful nudibranchs, rare frogfish, and elusive octopuses. The black sandy bottom provides the perfect backdrop for spotting these hidden gems of the underwater world.

Time to leave the Tambora Liveaboard and head back to Bitung on Day Eleven.

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