Moluccas Islands, Indonesia - Dive in
Dive Worldwide has introduced a brand new destination for 2011, the Moluccas Islands, which form part of the Spice Islands of Indonesia.
This is a rarely visited region, offering diving on pristine reefs with a rich biodiversity of marine life. The trip is also suited to snorkelers and nature lovers (reduced price for non-divers).
Marine species that might be spotted include Eagle Rays, Bumphead Parrotfish, Hammerhead Sharks, Manatees and Humpback Whales.
Remnants of a rich history of colonisation lie untouched from long battles between European nations battling to take control of this valuable region. Botanically, the area (Wallacea) is in a zone of transition with animals and plants from either side of the Wallace line found on land and underwater.
Accommodation is at the Cape Paperu Resort & Spa which is built up on cliffs at the entrance to Saparua Bey on the island of Maluku.
The holiday costs from £1935 per person (two sharing) which includes international flights, transfers, seven nights’ full board accommodation and five days diving (including tanks and weights).
To book, visit: diveworldwide.com