|5 star food|
The weather was on our side, sunny and super hot, we had calm sea for the entire trip. Great visibility, average of 20m (except for Ambon). Healthy coral reef, pristine dive site and colorfully covered by fusiliers, anthias and trigger fish. At some dive sites, seafans are abundant, of course Pigmys too, after 2-3 days, we just stop looking when the DM show us pigmy sign. :-) We look high and low for nudis, unfortunately not more than 10 species of nudis were found. School of Big fishes? Just 2 big school of jacks, barracudas, and bumphead parrot fish. Some of us miss the Wobbegong Shark and that was what I wanted to see on this trip. Other stuff are 4 mobula rays, 2 white tip sharks, 3 huge napoleons, 3 turtles, millions of red tooth triggerfish titan and clown trigger fish every dives too and I lost count of the number of eels and type of species in Laha, Ambon. I have enjoyed Laha the most even thought it was a rubbish dump site, there was where we saw most of the critters. The only special thing I have seen on this trip were the 1.5 feet slipper lobster, soap fish and a strange looking eel.
All right I gives this trip a 7 out of 10, disappointed with not able to see Wobbegong shark and Zebra frogfish in Ambon. Will I go back again? Most probably not because is way too expensive.
Travel date : 28 Dec 2008-10 Jan 2009
Travel route : SG -F-> KL -F-> Ujung Pandan -F-> Sorong -B-> Ambon -F->Jakarta -F-> SG
Accommodation and diving : LOB - MSY Seahorse (http://www.indocruises.com/indocruises-charter.htm)
Type of diving : Muck, Wall
Water temperature : 28-30°C
Best time to dive : Year round but best for the northern area is May-Nov and Southern area is Dec-Mar
-F-> Flight -B-> Boat
Photos of the trip