Unexplored Halmahera, Indonesia

March 2025

Unexplored Halmahera from Raja Ampat to Ternate, exploring the northern and eastern coasts of wonderful Halmahera 

All aboard the luxurious Damai II

Join Richard and Wendy’s ‘Our Beloved Seas‘ expeditions in the heart of the Coral Triangle

Sorong (Trip Start)

Ternate (Trip End)

Sorong (West Papua) to Ternate (Halmahera)
6-17th March 2025

Contact us about availability

Halmahera is one of our favourite places to dive. There are numerous incredible endemic fishes, including the recently described Halmahera walking shark, coral blenny and the matahari dottyback. Most of the diving has been focused around the south and west of the island, but we have chosen this time of year to explore the east and north of Halmahera. We will start the trip in Sorong, before hopping over to Halmahera and exploring the coast there. It’s sure to be a wonderful trip and who knows what other treasures we might discover! 

Trip start: 6th March 2025

Trip end: 17th March 2025

Prices start from: $8,055.00

Availability: Contact us about availability

Depart from: Sorong

Return to: Ternate, Halmahera

DIVE DAMAI’s newest vessel, MY DAMAI II was constructed in Tanjung Bira, South Sulawesi by Pak Hadji Baso in 2011. Pak Hadji Baso is one of the most respected master boat builders in the traditional Indonesian boat building community of Bira and was also the builder of DIVE DAMAI’s first vessel, MY DAMAI I.

MY DAMAI II has a deck length of 40 meters (131 ft) and a beam of 9 meters (29.5 ft) at its widest point. It has been built to an uncompromising standard and fitted with all the latest diving, navigation, and safety equipment to ensure the same level of service appreciated on our first vessel. And, where possible this service has been improved upon through additions such as satellite Wi-Fi capabilities.

The new vessel is slightly larger than the first ensuring three spacious outside deck areas with an outdoor dining facility, our famous massage and spa treatment area and plenty of extra lounging and sunbathing space. The crew to guest ratio remains the same as our first vessel (18 crew to 12 guests). Our hope is that all the new facilities will ensure an even more enjoyable cruise for both our returning and new guests.

Northern Halmahera itinerary

Northern Halmahera itinerary

Food & Beverages
Marine life talks by Dr Richard Smith
Airport transfers to meet Damai

Port & Harbour Fees
Long Distance Fuel Fees
Airfares, both domestic and international
Spirits and wine (one serve of wine is provided with dinner)

Please contact us for prices. Starting at $8,055 for a Deluxe cabin twin share

Register your interest or join the waitlist

9 + 11 =

The talks enhance the diving experience and encourage new interest outside the obviously spectacular! Friendly, approachable organisation


United Kingdom

Days to departure








AMAZING! Richard is able to make scientific talks hugely entertaining . I learnt so much, and every dive after the talks I found myself on the hunt for the new critters I had just learnt all about. Brilliant!