Philippines Aggressor

Fully renovated in 2016, MY Oceanic is the perfect boat to enjoy Indonesia's charming southern islands with some of the most experienced crew and dive guides in the area. The boat offers year-round dive trips throughout Indonesia, visiting Komodo & Rinca National Park, the Flores & Alor Straits and the Forgotten Islands. The boat will take a maximum of 12 divers in 6 en-suite cabins. Each cabin is tastefully decorated with ample storage space, Air-conditioning, and either two single beds or one double plus single bunk. The social gathering areas include the lounge/dining room and outdoor lounge and sun deck. The atmosphere onboard is casual, relaxed and fun making this the perfect dive getaway.

Uniquely, the dive schedules are flexible allowing for frontier style expeditions. Oceanic is following the Indonesia Throughflow exploring remote areas in the north-east coast of Kalimantan -- Derawan and beyond. All dive levels are catered to and on board dive facilities include Nitrox upon request, camera set up area and dive tenders.

 

6 double cabins, all with 90 cm extra bunk, AC and ensuite:
Upper deck suite: with sea views, desk, 150 cm double bed and bunk.
* Lower deck suite: most spacious, with sofa, desk, 150 cm double bed and bunk
* 4 standard cabins, with 140 cm bed and extra bunk
Electricity onboard: 220v all-around-the-clock. Two round pins sockets EU std.

Technical Data:
LOA:28 mts
Beam: 6 mts
Draft: 2,2 mts
Engine: Doosan 360 HP
Fuel tanks: 7 tons
Cruising speed: 9 knots
Gens: 60 Kw, 40 Kw Mitsubishi and 20 Kw Isuzu
Water tanks: 3 tons
Watermaker capacity: 300 ltr/h
Compressors: 2 x Poseidon PE200 + Nitrox system AANX 400-36
Diving tanks: 24 aluminium 80 cc cylinders and 8 steel tanks 12 ltr
Tenders: 4,85 mts RIBS with 40 HP Yamaha Enduro engines
Navigation equipment: Simrad Radar, Garmin GPS-Plotter Navionics, VHF and SSB radios

Safety Equipment:
2 life rafts 25 + 10 pax
EPIRB
Orion Alert/locate marine signal kit
Lifejackets and ring buoys
Hand flares, smoke signals, rockets
Fire extinguishers
Hydrants
Hiperbaric chambers in Makassar and Bali

Day 1: Transfer to the boat upon arrival, welcome drink and accommodation. Check dive in the jetties of Maumere, with multiple critters including ribbon eel, ghost pipefish and frogfish, and a small wreck of a sailing boat. Night dive in Maragajong, a wall SW of Pulau Besar.

Day 2: First dive in Tanjung Gedong, along a wall with a couple of pinnacles rising from it, sporting reef sharks, tuna, barracuda and schools of fish. Second dive in West Serbete, a ridge covered in hard corals with schooling silvery fish and sharks. Third dive in Watu Peni, a drift dive along a wall with turtles, eagleray and napoleon wrasse. Night dive inside a nearby bay.

Day 3: Morning visit to the village of Lamakera, dedicated to traditional whaling and manta hunting, but currently undergoing a sponsored program to become a conservation center to study manta populations. After breakfast dive Pulau Soangi, featuring terraces covered in soft corals, caves, canyons and a swim-through across the island, or if weather doesn’t allow it, dive Tanjung Lowokuma instead, a slope with scattered coral heads, fans, sponges and glassfish, schools of fish and critters. Afternoon dive and night dive in The Brewery, an excellent muck site in West Lembata.

Day 4: Dive West Pantar, in current swept sites such as Pulau Kambing, a small inlet featuring a big boulder with an arch and schools of fish, a pinnacle with a sprouting little ridge that attracts a lot of fish life, and Watu Ile, a small wall with a swim-through at 26 m. Night dive at a nearby reef.

Day 5: Dive the Straits of Alor, in Cave Point, a wall with many pockets an islets, Babylon, hanging gardens of soft corals, sponges and fans, and Kal’s Dream, a ridge exposed to currents that offer some adrenaline diving and pelagic fauna. Night dive in front of a fresh water creek at Pancoran.

Day 6: First dive at The Great Wall of Pantar; second dive at Tanjung Elalara, a slope that turns into a wall, with good coral coverage, schools of fish and the od snake, morays or mantis shrimp. Afternoon and night dives at Beang Abang, a critter dive in a small beach with hot springs, where ribbon eels, frogfish and even Rhinopias can be found.

Day 7: First dive at Clownfish Valley, probably the largest anemone field in the world. After breakfast visit a village to witness traditional Ikat weaving. Second dive at The Boardroom, a slope covered in hard and soft corals, with lots of fish and eaglerays swimming in the blue. Afternoon dive in The Cathedral (current allowed), and night dive inside Kalabahi Bay.

Day 8: Dive inside Kalabahi Bay, first dive in Mucky Mosque, a slope covered in corals with sights of octopus, leaf fish, mantis shrimp and morays, and second (and last) dive in the Pertamina Jetties, an excellent muck site with ghost pipefish, seahorse, frogfish, mandarin fish… Arrive Kalabahi in the afternoon and preparation to fly the morning after.

* Itinerary is suggested and may change to do weather & sea conditions as well as discretion of the captain and dive guide.

 

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Special: 

15% Frontier Diving Trips
Mar 21-31, 2020 - Maumere to Kupang
Apr 29-May 9, 2020 - Kupang to Maumere
Free Nitrox!

20% off Scheduled Trips (suite only)
Feb 28-Mar 8, 2020 - Bali & Komodo
Mar 11-18, 2020 - Komodo & Maumere

New bookings only. Cannot be combined with other offers.