Welcome to our August 2016 Newsletter

As we have become accustomed to, the Komodo National Park thrilled us all through the months of July and August: manta rays in huge numbers, abundant and multicolored fauna, rare creatures and always the beautiful density that we find in all corners of the reefs. Our passengers have been thoroughly spoilt.

WAOW will nevertheless move on from the Komodo region as it is time to set sail for Maumere in Flores to explore the regions of Alor and Pantar. Following this we will navigate for several special cruises to the East and the Forgotten Islands. (There remain a few spaces left at special prices).

From the middle of October we will make our annual migration to the North, crossing the Banda and Seram Seas before settling in for our season in Raja Ampat in West Papua.

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Secret of Seram II
Only 3 spots remaining 

From the 15th to 27th October we have an exceptional and unforgettable cruise on our itinerary, from Saumlaki to Sorong via the Banda Sea, Kai Ketjil, Palau Kai Besar (potentially also Kepulauan based on weather) the Koon Islands, Seram Sea, Misool and the South of Raja Ampat. 

This is a true concentration of many of the underwater riches that the Indonesian Archipelago has to offer. To discover more on the itinerary click here.

Only 3 spaces are still available on this cruise. Reserve now to live an adventure truly out of the ordinary.

New Itinerary
SANGIHE - Pearls of the North 

From the 18th to 29th of March, 2017, WAOW will take you on a voyage of discovery to the Islands of Sangihe, in the very North of the Celebes Islands. A unique itinerary which allows us to combine firstly the Lembeh Straits, the Bangka Islands and the celebrated Bunaken National Park, as the more well-known areas.

However, the main attraction on this cruise resides in the exploration of the volcanic sites rarely visited like Nenung (muck, wreck and wall dives), Tagulandang-Ruang (ancient lava flows covered in life), Biaro (pinnacles and reefs on black sands), Siau and its still active volcano Karangetang at 1827 meters (recent lava flows and underwater hot sources), and finally culminating in the underwater volcano "Mahangetang". Having appeared and disappeared several times over the past centuries, the volcano now tops at a depth of 3-4 meters from the surface offering seascapes of rocks and hot black sands animated by the flow of gas bubbles.

For more information please click here.

Good news in 
the Indonesian skies 

On the 16th of June 2016 the European Union removed several airline companies from the black list. 

European citizens may now purchase their airline tickets without constraints from their travel providers for the following companies: Citilink, Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air.

As a reminder, the companies Garuda Indonesia, Airfast Indonesia, Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua and Indonesia Air Asia had already previously been removed from the list. 

Please consult the aviation authorities in your country if you require more detailed information.

Nathalie Lasselin aboard 

Explorer, photographic director, director, presenter, photo-journalist and dive instructor... Nathalie Lasselin definitely has many strings to her bow! Originally from Quebec, Nathalie has travelled the world immortalizing beauties and mysteries, both above and below the water. Her work has been enjoyed and awarded at several international festivals and published in around 25 countries.

We are pleased to announce that Nathalie will join us on an upcoming cruise, The Forgotten Islands, from the 30th of September to 12th October. The exploration and exclusive aspects to this cruise have seduced her, in addition to the large variety of dive sites that will be undertaken.

Several articles will be published after the cruise, notably in the magazines "En Profondeur" and "Octopus".

To know a little more about Nathalie and her work you can visit her site at www.nathalielasselin.com
If you would like to meet her on WAOW, please be advised that there are a few spaces remaining at a special price. To reserve your cruise please click here.

In the lens of...
Didier Brandelet

Our friend Didier Brandelet (a.k.a "LaForce") recently joined us on WAOW in June for a press report. His legendary sense of humor and his professionalism were once again appreciated by all aboard. Didier took some spectacular photos, both above and below the water. Several of these photos have been used with this newsletter and will soon be published in the magazine "Plongeurs International" and on the website DiveOsea.

Exhibition InterDive

The dive exhibition of "InterDive" in Friedrischafen (Germany) will be held from the 8th to 15th of September 2016, on the edges of the Constance Lake. An appointment not to missed for divers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where you can meet many travel agencies and equipment manufacturers.

At the exhibition, our agency partners will propose special offers if you reserve in advance for a cruise to Komodo in 2017

For more information on InterDive please click here.

In this Issue

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 "Gems of Alor"
Maumere - Maumere - 10 days / 9 nights   
From 18th to 27th September 2016
Save 800  
CHF / 750 EUR / 820 USD 
Reduced price from 4290 CHF / EUR & USD rates according to the exchange rate of the day.

Maumere - Saumlaki - 13 days / 12 nights   
From 30th September to 12th October 2016
Save 1000  
CHF / 930 EUR / 1030 USD 
Reduced price from 5740 CHF / EUR & USD rates according to the exchange rate of the day.

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Photos Credits : All photos have been taken during cruises onboard WAOW.
Julia Deville - Didier Brandelet - Nathalie Lasselin - Lion Air