Fisheye Expeditions offers customized dive and underwater photography trips to the world's most exciting destinations!
Join like-minded divers on a trip of a lifetime while gaining photographic mentoring from professional underwater photographer, Francesca Diaco, who will be on hand to help you achieve the best possible underwater image portfolio from your trip! Non-photographers, or those just starting out, are very welcome!
With Fisheye Expeditions you'll visit the most desirable dive destinations in the world and travel in comfort and style. We partner with the best liveaboards and land based dive resorts in the business to offer you an experience you'll never forget. Leave all the planning and logistics up to us while you focus on your adventure and taking your photography to the next level!
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JOIN OUR TRITON BAY & FORGOTTEN ISLANDS CRUISE Nov 10 - 22, 2021!
Join our 12-night adventure on the luxurious Dive Damai I to some of the most exclusive diving destinations in Indonesia Nov 10 - 22, 2021.
Triton Bay in the Birdshead Seascape is known for its nutrient rich waters and kaleidescope of colors — this remote location and has been described as a ‘species factory’ by leading marine scientists as the region is swarming with fish and almost every nook and cranny is occupied by an exotic invertebrate. The Forgotten Islands in the Banda Sea are typified by crystal clear water, deep walls, pinnacles, overhangs, beautiful pristine corals and large schools of fish. And some of the islands in the South Maluku are famous for sightings of hammerhead sharks! Add in the stunning topside scenery of smoking volacanos and waterfalls that run into the sea for a dream-come-true adventure not to be missed!
We’ll embark in the port of Kaimana and head straight for the nutrient rich waters of Triton Bay in West Papua for two full days of diving. This unique location with its current rich straits offers divers the chance to visit colorful reefs fed by the nutrient rich waters from the rivers producing huge fields of soft corals, giant sea fans and clouds of planktonic feeding fishes. Triton Bay offers the opportunity to see endemic species such as the Flasher Wrasse, Leopard Anemone Shrimp and Thin Line Wobbegong as well as some interesting and unusual nudibranchs. And even more exciting is that there is a very good chance to encounter whale sharks while in the area!
On the 4th day we’ll head up the coast of Papua to Momon and spend two days. We’ll dive the Channel Islands and enjoy an excellent macro dive at Tanjung Wap where there’s decorated dartfish in shallow water, a potential for pygmy seahorses as well as a large swim through to explore. Moving a little north, we’ll dive a large seamount before heading into the shore on the tender boats to the waterfall at Momon where the water falls directly into the sea….you can even swim behind the falls!
On Day 6 we’ll start moving south again and visit Bui. Just north of Kei, the long line of Watubela islands offers some great diving off the east side including two extensive seamounts to explore (Ultima Frontera and Gunung Laut) with schools of fish, excellent hard coral coverage, huge sponges, black spotted morays and passing pelagics.
On Day 7 we’ll visit Pulau Manuk, which is a smoking volcano in the middle of the Banda Sea and is known as the island of the snakes. There is the opportunity to see both Olive Sea Snakes and the more common Banded Sea Krait…often mating, which can lead to quite an exhilirating dive. There are also a couple of Mobular Ray cleaning stations nestled in the black sand shallows (let’s hope we get lucky!) and always the possibility of cruising sharks.
On Day 8 we’ll visit Nils Desperandum, which is just north of the volcano island of Nila. This shallow-topped atoll offers steep drop-offs and the chance for passing pelagics…including a good chance to see hammerheads! The walls have good coral coverage and dive on the ridge is known for some good fish action.
On Day 9 we’ll visit Damar (Terbang) and dive a selection of sites on Terbang and Nusleur offering impressive drop-offs and a good opportunity to see passing pelagics, again offering the possibiltiy to see hammerheads.
On Days 10 & 11 we’ll visit Dai and dive Tertuti Wall, which is carpeted in vibrant orange and yellow softcorals and huge seafans. There are schools of butterflyfish and anthias hanging just off the wall and larger schools further out. With plenty of ledges, overhangs and even an arch, there are plenty of interesting photo opportunities.
On Day 12 we’ll head to Pulau Dawera, where we’ll spend our last day of diving some of the healthiest and balanced coral reef around. The area is abundant with life and offers the chance to see big schools of bigeye trevally, fusiliers, enormous Napoleon Wrasse, patrolling Dogtooth Tuna and a series of sharks.
There are three long crossings throughout this stunning voyage so the above itinerary will be weather dependent for safety. The crew will adjust to the conditions as best they can to ensure we get the best dive experience possible.
The Damai I is a luxury vessel offering every amenity and comfort you could hope for. With 7 staterooms, the boat takes a maximum of 14 guests and offers a high level of personalized service. There are three large deck areas, large dive stations with individual rinse tanks, and a dedicated camera room with separate work stations. You’ll enjoy comfortable well appointed cabins with ensuite bathrooms, sumptuous meals, small dive groups with guide ratio of 4:1 and special services such as massage and laundry. And Francesca will be on hand to offer personalized underwater photography mentoring to ensure you capture the best possible portfolio from your trip.
Cruise price is $7250 (based on double occupancy) and includes 12 nights in a Standard Cabin, all dives (3-4 dives per day), Nitrox, Dive Gear Rental, Sumptuous Meals, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Beer & your 1st glass of wine, Massage & Laundry, Harbor Fees and transfers to and from the boat. There are 2 Master Cabins (4 spaces) which are $7800 per person.
Few divers get to experience these remote and stunning locations –spaces are limited…don’t miss your chance and book today!
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