Join Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Adventures for a dive adventure to Indonesia’s South Forgotten Islands on the luxurious Arenui boutique liveaboard. During this dive expedition we will explore the majestic underwater world of the Indonesian archipelago and relatively undiscovered Forgotten Islands. The Coral Triangle boasts the world’s highest marine biodiversity and offers picturesque topside landscapes and stunning dive sites for divers and photographers.
This is a dream destination for true explorers seeking out something new and unusual. Come join us for a truly unique dive adventure and experience some of the best diving this world has to offer!!!
WHAT: South Forgotten Islands Liveaboard Dive Adventure
WHEN: April 28, 2018 – May 10, 2018
PRICE: $7,320 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare).
NOTE: Space is limited to 16 people. 8 Cabins (double occupancy). This trip is sold out!
– Full board accommodation in Twin/Double Share Cabins
– The shore activities/excursions according to the program
– Soft drinks and all meals on board
– Diving activities (generally 4 dives per day)
– Tanks, weights and weight belt
– Transfer from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport
– Government taxes
– International and domestic air transportation
– Airport taxes
– Hotels and meals before and after the cruise
– Administration/Port Clearance Fee ($150 as of 2016. Subject to change.)
– National Parks Entrance Fee ($150 as of 2016. Subject to change.)
– Fuel surcharge ($150 as of 2016. Subject to change.)
– Indonesian visa ($25) and airport departure tax (approx $16 USD)
– Master Cabin supplement (x4)
– Alcoholic drinks
– Dive equipment rental (other than tanks, weights and weight belt)
– Massages and Spa treatments
– Travel and Dive insurance
– On-board purchases
– Private tours
– Crew gratuities
To reserve your space or inquire about this Indonesian Dive adventure contact:
The Forgotten Islands are undeveloped, distant from population centers and far off any beaten path, and remote even by Indonesian standards. They are part of a remote archipelago in the southeast corner of the Moluccas (Maluku Tenggara), covering a 1,000 km long chain of islands staring at Timor and extending up to West Papua.
Diving the Forgotten Islands is an adventure for true explorers and those divers seeking out something new and unusual. Divers will find rare and unusual critters, stunning corals, spectacular deep walls, immense sea fans, opportunities for pelagic sightings and schools of larger fish such as barracuda and mackerel, as well as the chance to meet an enigmatic whale shark or elusive hammerhead.
The average temperature range in the Forgotten Islands area is from 26-30C (78-86F). These islands typically have amazing visibility and warm water around 25-30C (80-86F). A 3-5mm wetsuit is recommended. Diving depths are between 5- 30 meters and the current can range from gentle to strong. This dive adventure is suitable for intermediate to advanced divers.
Sample Cruise Itinerary South Forgotten Islands
The Arenui is Indonesia’s boutique dive liveaboard experience. The stunning two-masted wooden sailing vessel offers a taste of the local culture with all the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel, including spacious cabins, a luxury restaurant, top-deck sky lounge, and 22 staff members.
You will be responsible for booking your own travel to Indonesia. You will need to fly to Saumlaki (SXK). We would advise that you fly into Bali-Denpasar (DPS) and arrive two days before embarkation (26-April 2018) at the latest. Then the next morning you can take a local flight to Ambon (currently via Makassar). You will have to wait until nearer the time for specific details on the schedule, as local airlines tend to move times/rates quite frequently.
After disembarkation on the 10-May 2018, you can fly back from Ambon to Bali or Jakarta via Makassar (UPG). We recommend booking international flights for at least one day after disembarkation (11-May 2018), just in case there are any unforeseen delays on the return leg of the cruise.
We will work with the Arenui to assist you with booking any domestic flights and hotel stays in Indonesia. Please note, Indonesian airlines don’t usually confirm their schedules (or rates) until approximately 3-6 months prior to departure dates.
Click here to see the local domestic Indonesian flights.
December 30, 2017 – Final Balance Due plus Administration/Port Clearance, National Parks Entrance, and Fuel surcharge fees
*All rates, inclusions and taxes are subject to change without notice until final booking. Price based on double occupancy. Rates do not include airfare, US arrival/departure taxes or international airport tax.
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* Please note, the RAMA and SHINTA Master Cabins have a $600 per person Master Cabin supplement.