Triton Bay and East Banda Photo Workshop 2023


Triton Bay and East Banda Photo Workshop APRIL 2023

Join us on April 2-13, 2023 for some of the most amazing diving in the world on the Amira Liveaboard with a maximum of 19 divers!

April 2 - 13, 2023

Triton Bay & East Banda

Trip Leader: Mark Strickland


NOW ONLY $2999

Discounted due to last minute cancelation!

Prices from: 

Double/Twin Upper Deck Cabin
Was $6,050
 NOW $2,999

Double/Twin Lower Deck Cabin: $5,850

Single Lower Deck Cabin (only one available): $6,250

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*Prices are per person



  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • Arguably the best diving in the world: highest number of fish and coral species in the world, great macro, amazing reefs, and much more
  • Great itinerary covering Indonesian dive sites.
  • Inclusive prices: accommodations, full-board and snacks, multilingual tour guides, and land excursions

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Trip Overview

Triton Bay is located at the Southeastern end of New Guinea's "bird head." Although less frequented by divers, the island contains wonderful and unique biodiversity such as soft coral gardens, forests of black coral, and craggy rocks. Diving in Triton Bay offers guests one scenic delicacy after another, both above and below water. 

East Banda is known for its diverse tropical island landscape. Here, guests will be able to experience amazing dive sites with crystal clear waters, beautiful cliffs, and gardens of table corals. Encounters with schools of barracuda and Napoleon fish can also occur at certain dive sites with strong currents.

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Boat Details

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Amira was built with locally grown timber by indigenous craftsmen using ancient Pinisi boat building traditions. She is equipped with a state of the art navigation system, security and rescue equipment and technology. She is an ideal base camp for the most beautiful dive excursions in Indonesian waters.

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Marine Life to Photograph

The breathtaking marine life in Indonesia’s ocean makes this dive region a superior adventure. Come and experience the fascinating world Indonesia has to offer onboard the Amira. The Triton Bay is considered an absolute world-class dive site with its own unique fascination. Besides the wonderful diversity of rare soft coral gardens, vast forests of black corals and craggy rocks; divers can also encounter whale sharks during fantastic dives in Triton Bay. East Banda offers an extraordinary experience with many sea snakes and great muck diving at Alor & Flores, the snake island Gunung Api, Lucipara and Ambon.

Learn more about the Banda Sea here...

weather Conditions

Average water temperatures in Triton Bay and the Banda Sea are in the low to mid-80s. A full 3mm wetsuit is recommended.



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  • Cabins with air conditioning and hot /cold water shower and western toilet aboard the Amira.
  • 3-4 dives daily
  • Fullboard
  • Diving with compressed air
  • Nitrox!
  • Multilingual tour guides on board
  • Land excursions
  • ENOS


  • 15-liter tanks
  • Diving lessons
  • Port clearance and harbor tax
  • National park fee and local fee
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Souvenirs on board
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Dive, travel, and medical insurance

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This trip is a PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. It will be led by one of our photo instructors and will include daily underwater photography tutorials, in-water photography support, and one-to-one advice and guidance as required.

What to expect from our Photo Workshops

  • Daily photo workshops - Your photo instructor will schedule seminars each day on topics including, but not limited to, equipment type and selection, the concept of underwater photography, lighting and composition techniques, and post-processing. They will also include additional topics relevant to the location and your experience.
  • In-water support - Where possible, each dive group will spend time underwater with the photo instructor, receiving in-water support and guidance on their shooting techniques.  Participants can also request in-water assistance during the workshop and the photo instructor will do his or her best to accommodate all requests. 
  • Consecutive days of practice & review - Each day you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques and skills learned in the previous day’s tutorials. If you are new to underwater photography you will likely see a vast improvement in just a few days.
  • Daily photo image reviews - You are strongly encouraged to bring your laptop, a thumb drive, edit your photos, and submit your shots for review from both the instructor and your peers. These are fun and interactive sessions encouraging you to improve throughout the trip.
  • Quality time with fellow photographers - Both new and experienced photographers from past workshops have expressed the advantages of joining a trip with like-minded divers with a passion for underwater photography.
  • Suitable for everyone - New and experienced photographers are welcome on all our trips. Gain the necessary skills to start shooting great photos, increase your confidence in finding the best underwater shots, or hone specific skills. We also encourage non-photographers to join, as many of them really enjoy the daily photo reviews, learning about underwater photography, and some have even returned to a photo workshop with an underwater camera setup!

Enjoy free, unlimited access to a wealth of knowledge and advice from your photo instructor.


Trip Schedule

The itinerary can be variable and is subject to change depending on weather conditions:

  • Day 1
  • The Amira crew will transfer our guests from Kaimana airport or the hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing by the cruise director, our guests move into their cabins before embarking Kaimana. If possible a first dive will take place.
  • Day 2-10
  • We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible. During crossings, a maximum of 2 dives per day will take place.

  • Day 11
  • Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port of Saumlaki.
  • Day 12
  • Check-out and transfer by the Amira crew to the airport of Saumlaki.


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About amira

There are nine double cabins and one single cabin available for a total of 19 guests. All our double cabins can be set as either twin or double bed. Five double bed (14m²) and one single cabin (10m²) are on the lower deck, while the other four double cabins (13m²) are located on the upper deck. All cabins are equipped with individual controlled air conditioner plus an extra fan, mini-safe, en-suite bathroom with hot/cold water shower and western toilet.

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  • Large sundeck
  • Restaurant seating 20 guests
  • Bar
  • TV and lounge area
  • Camera room
  • Computer room



  • Spacious dive deck
  • Free Nitrox 
  • Nitrox courses available
  • Rinse tanks available
  • Dinghies

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Outdoor and indoor lounge areas

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Dining room and camera room

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Dive deck & Dinghy



Guests are served meals on board. All meals are included in the package.

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Tiare Cruise

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Flight Information

You will need to fly into Kaimana Airport (KNG) on April 2 and depart from Saumlaki Airport (SXK) on April 13. Flights mostly route through Jakarta but you can check this site for the best options. We suggest you arrive in Kaimana a day early and can recommend a hotel near the airport to overnight if required.

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Trip Leader

Mark is a professional underwater photographer and dive travel expert. His regions of expertise include Thailand, Fiji, Indonesia and anywhere sharks can be found.

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Payment Schedule

  • Deposit: $1,000 deposit to confirm reservation
  • Payment 2: $1,000 due January 1, 2022
  • Payment 3: $1,500 due September 1, 2022
  • Balance due: January 1, 2023

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SEE also:

Banda Sea Dive Travel Guide 

Amira Liveaboard: Amenities, Cabins, Reviews & More... 

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Or stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230 

And let us book your dream vacation!

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