Triton Bay and East Banda Photo Workshop April 2023

Join us in Triton Bay and the Banda Sea for some of the most amazing diving in the world!

April 2023 Triton Bay And East Banda Trip

Join us on April 2-13, 2023 for some of the most amazing diving in the world on the Amira Liveaboard with a maximum of 19 divers!

April 2 - 13, 2023

Triton Bay & Banda Sea

Trip Leader: Mark Strickland

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11 Nights for:


NOW ONLY $2,999

Discounted due to last minute cancelation!

Prices from: 

 Double/Twin Lower Deck Cabin:
Only $5850

Double/Twin Upper Deck Cabin
Was $6,050
 NOW $2,999

Single Lower Deck Cabin (only one available):
Only $6250


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Why Join This Trip? - Trip Overview - Dive Information - Package Details - Itinerary

 Accommodations - How to Get There - Trip Leader Booking & Payment - Underwater Photos



  • Arguably the best diving in the world: highest number of fish and coral species in the world, great macro, amazing reefs, and much more
  • Great itinerary covering Indonesian dive sites.
    Inclusive prices: accommodations, full-board and snacks, multilingual tour guides, and land excursions

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Trip Overview

Triton Bay is located at the Southeastern end of New Guinea's "bird head." Although less frequented by divers, the island contains wonderful and unique biodiversity such as soft coral gardens, forests of black coral, and craggy rocks. Diving in Triton Bay offers guests one scenic delicacy after another, both above and below water. 
East Banda is known for its diverse tropical island landscape. Here, guests will be able to experience amazing dive sites with crystal clear waters, beautiful cliffs, and gardens of table corals. Encounters with schools of barracuda and Napoleon fish can also occur at certain dive sites with strong currents.
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Boat Details

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Amira was built with locally grown timber by indigenous craftsmen using ancient Pinisi boat building traditions. She is equipped with a state of the art navigation system, security and rescue equipment and technology. She is an ideal base camp for the most beautiful dive excursions in Indonesian waters.


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Marine Life to Photograph

The breathtaking marine life in Indonesia’s ocean makes this dive region a superior adventure. Come and experience the fascinating world Indonesia has to offer onboard the Amira. The Triton Bay is considered an absolute world-class dive site with its own unique fascination. Besides the wonderful diversity of rare soft coral gardens, vast forests of black corals and craggy rocks; divers can also encounter whale sharks during fantastic dives in Triton Bay. East Banda offers an extraordinary experience with many sea snakes and great muck diving at Alor & Flores, the snake island Gunung Api, Lucipara and Ambon.

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Diving Conditons

Average water temperatures in Triton Bay and the Banda Sea are in the low to mid-80s. A full 3mm wetsuit is recommended.

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  • Cabins with air conditioning and hot /cold water shower and western toilet aboard the Amira.
  • 3-4 dives daily
  • Fullboard
  • Diving with compressed air
  • Nitrox!
  • Multilingual tour guides on board
  • Land excursions
  • ENOS



  • 15-liter tanks
  • Diving lessons
  • Port clearance and harbor tax ($275)
  • National park fee and local fee ($100)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Souvenirs on board
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Dive, travel, and medical Insurance

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Trip Schedule

The itinerary can be variable and is subject to change depending on weather conditions:
Day 1
The Amira crew will transfer our guests from Kaimana airport or the hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing by the cruise director, our guests move into their cabins before embarking Kaimana. If possible a first dive will take place.
Day 2-10
We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible. During crossings, a maximum of 2 dives per day will take place.
Day 11
Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port of Saumlaki.
Day 12
Check-out and transfer by the Amira crew to the airport of Saumlaki.



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About Amira

There are nine double cabins and one single cabin available for a total of 19 guests. All our double cabins can be set as either twin or double bed. Five double bed (14m²) and one single cabin (10m²) are on the lower deck, while the other four double cabins (13m²) are located on the upper deck. All cabins are equipped with individual controlled air conditioner plus an extra fan, mini-safe, en-suite bathroom with hot/cold water shower and western toilet.



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Amira Features

  • Large sundeck
  • Restaurant seating 20 guests
  • Bar
  • TV and lounge area
  • Camera room
  • Computer room


Amira Dive Facilities

  • Spacious dive deck
  • Free Nitrox 
  • Nitrox courses available
  • Rinse tanks available
  • Dinghies

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Outdoor and indoor lounge areas

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Dining room and camera room

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Dive deck & Dinghy


Food & Drinks Aboard Amira

Guests are served meals on board. All meals are included in the package.

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Amira Liveaboard Deck Plan

Tiare Cruise


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You will need to fly into Kaimana Airport (KNG) on April 2 and depart from Saumlaki Airport (SXK) on April 13. Flights mostly route through Jakarta but you can check this site for the best options. We suggest you arrive in Kaimana a day early and can recommend a hotel near the airport to overnight if required.

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About the Trip Leader

Mark Strickland’s life-long interest in the sea has included over 10,000 dives and careers as lifeguard, boat captain and scuba instructor. His passion for underwater photography has led him to many top dive locales, including Virgin Islands, Australia, and Thailand, where he spent 17 years as Cruise Director on a series of liveaboards. Mark now resides in Ventura county, California.

An avid marine naturalist, Mark has discovered several nudibranch species. He is co-author and principle photographer for Lonely Planet’s award-winning book, “Diving and Snorkeling Thailand”, and his work appears in many magazines, books and displays around the world. Currently, Mark leads several dive trips each year to his favorite destinations, while working on a career-spanning large-format pictorial book.
Mark's photos and articles have appeared in magazines and books around the world, including Action Asia, BBC Wildlife, National Geographic World, Natural History, Scuba Diving, Skin Diver, Sport Diver, Sportdiving, Unterwasser and many others.
Join Mark on one of his next dive adventures in Socorro (Feb '21), Crocodiles & Cenotes Trip  (Aug '21), Moorea (Sept'21),  Fiji, (Oct '21) or Cocos Island (Jul '22).

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Payment Schedule

  • Deposit: $1,000 deposit to confirm reservation
  • Payment 2: $1,000 due January 1, 2022
  • Payment 3: $1,500 due September 1, 2022
  • Balance due: January 1, 2023

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