Welcome to our August 2015 Newsletter
During this mid-year holiday season we hope that the sun and sea have been generous and kind to you. The clients currently on WAOW are taking full advantage of the Komodo National Park with moderate temperatures, ideal weather, clear waters and a festival of manta rays and rare creatures. We can't resist sharing some of the photos taken recently.
While these mid-year holidays may be coming to an end, it is now a great opportunity to start organising your next escape. This newsletter has a few that we are sure will inspire you.

The Gems of Alor

The reputations of Alor, Lembata, Adonara and Pantar are no longer a secret. Highly demanded by photographers and seekers of preserved sites, this zone offers Indonesia at its finest. Sparkling coral gardens, varied reef systems (black sands, caves, slopes, drop offs) and marine species that can be less frequently seen in other areas such as rhinopias, blue ribbon eels, bobtail squid, frogfish, and pygmy sea horses.

Alor is also less frequently visited by tourists and is home to traditional villages which seem somewhat lost in time. 

From September 18-27 take advantage of the last available spaces, on special, and join us onboard WAOW for a truly authentic cruise.


The Celebes & the Flores Sea

In March and April 2016 WAOW will make her migration from North to South. During this time it will be possible to discover the East Coast of Sulawesi, the Wakatobi National Park and the Flores Sea. Two separate cruises of 11 nights each.
Hidden Sulawesi - from Bitung to Kendari: 
The macro fauna of Lembeh Strait, the panoramic lagoons of the Toggian Islands, the drop-offs of the Banggai Islands and the impressive collection of sponges along the wild coasts of the Celebes.

Flores Atolls - from Kendari to Maumere
The clear rich waters of the Wakatobi National Park and the surrounding atolls, the black sands of the Komba volcano (still active) and the patchwork corals of Alor and Panta.

Christmas on the WAOW 

What about spending Christmas and New Year in the beautiful surroundings of Raja Ampat

WAOW awaits you for the closing out of 2015 in style. There are two remaining spaces for those of you who are travelling alone, in deluxe cabins in twin share. (1 in female twin share and 1 in male twin share) No single supplement to pay and the guarantee of a memorable voyage.

Garuda Indonesia
Less advantages for divers

Since August 10, 2015, the Indonesian national airline no longer grants an additional 23 kilos of free luggage for divers carrying their sports equipment.

However, passengers having their tickets issued before that date may still benefit from this advantage (a prior request to the airline is highly recommended).


Biodiversity & Photo cruise
with Steven WEINBERG

Great news for marine biology fans :  from 26 November to 7 December, and 9 to 20 December 2016, we will have the privilege of welcoming aboard WAOW for 2 cruises, "Treasure of the Four Kings" (Raja Ampat), the celebrated biologist Steven Weinberg.

Helping you better understand the amazing biodiversity in West Papua, Steven will enjoy sharing his knowledge, anecdotes and underwater photography tips using the great teaching style he is known for.

Dive with Steven Weinberg in Raja Ampat. A rare opportunity we look forward to sharing with you.
To read more about Steven Weinberg, click here. For more info about our "Treasures of the Four Kings"click here !

In this Issue

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"West meets East" Cruise - Bali / Maumere
12 days / 11 nights 
 from 4th to 15th September 2015   
Diving in Flores, Sangeang, Sumbawa and the Komodo National Park. 
Remaining spaces in Deluxe & Master 
Save 750 
CHF / 720 EUR / 790 USD 
Reduced price from 4890 CHF EUR & USD rates according to the exchange rate of the day.

"Gems of Alor" cruise - Maumere / Maumere
10 days / 9 nights 
from 18th to 27th September 2015   
Diving in Alor, Adonara, Lembata and Flores. 
Remaining spaces in Deluxe 
Save 600 
CHF / 580 EUR / 620 USD 
Reduced price from 4040 CHF EUR & USD rates according to the exchange rate of the day.

"Gems of Alor" Cruise - Maumere / Maumere
10 days / 9 nights 
from 30th September to 9th October 2015   
Diving in Alor, Adonara, Lembata et Flores. 
Remaining spaces in all categories
Cruise open for group bookings 
(minimum 6 people) 

Ready to go? Contact Us !

Photos Credits : All photos have been taken during cruises onboard WAOW.  
Julia Deville - Arturo Telle Thieman - Jean Francois Barthod - Mariel Mayer 
Steven Weinberg - Franz Hayek - Jerome Monney