Journey in Time

Journey in Time

From Ambon to Triton Bay

The cruise takes us from Ambon, the modern-days capital of the Moluccas, through the Seram Laut group, now forgotten by the world but powerful trade ports 300 years ago, to the south coast of New Guinea with its characteristic ancient rock paintings.

We will start off this cruise with some much diving in Ambon Bay, producing many a photographer’s dream specimen, including many varieties of frogfish, the elusive ghost pipefish, and mandarin fish. Upon our long journey in time towards the East, we will dive the South coast of Ambon with its cavernous walls, the Lease Group and the South coast of Ambon with lots of big fish action, prior to arriving in Seram Laut. Here, strong currents and up-wellings from the depth produce an incredible richness of fish, including barracudas, giant trevally, dogtooth tuna, and mantas, among many others. Leaving Seram Laut, we will continue eastwards to the New Guinea coast. The limestone cliffs here served in ancient times as burial grounds, and are decorated with galleries of rock paintings. Below the sea, adjacent Triton and Aetna Bays boast some of the world’s most amazing coral gardens, alive with the world’s most diverse assortment of reef fish! The area is of a size that allows us on every cruise to combine all-tome favorite sites with some exploratory diving. So in some spots, you might very well be among the first ever-divers in the water!

You will disembark in the picturesque little town of Kaimana, with good flight connections to Sorong, Manado, Denpasar and Jakarta