SEASON

WE ARE GOING TO BE THERE IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, THE BEST TWO MONTHS OF THE SEASON.

TRIP OPTIONS

  • BOAT BLUE WATER - WE HAVE GOOD SPOTS CLOSE BY SO IT TAKES FROM 30MIN TO 1H TO GET TO THE DROP OFFS. THE STANDARD IS a 7h day but longer trips can be arranged. We plan the trip accordingly to what you are looking for.

  • BOAT REEF SPECIES - There’s lots of different options if you are looking for some reef action. from shallow bommies to deep blocks and pinnacles. THE STANDARD IS a 7h day but longer trips can be arranged. We plan the trip accordingly to what you are looking for.

  • SHORE DIVE - SHORE DIVE IS A FUN OPTION IF YOU WANT TO WARM UP OR TAKE IT SLOW ONE DAY. THERE’S SMALLER REEF SPECIES LIKE SNAPPER OR JOBFISH AND EVERY NOW AND THEN A BIG GT SWIMS BY.

TRIP INFO AND TIPS

  • WATER TEMPERATURE - 28ªC / 30ªC ath the surface but be prepared for some sever thermoclines sometimes. Water temp can drop 3 degrees.

  • VISIBILITY - MORE THAN 15 METERS MOST OF THE TIME. AVERAGE IS 20M TO 25M. It can get up to 30 METERS VISIBILITY IN THE OFFSHORE BANKS. Lower vis might be found closer to shore or when there’s big thermoclines.

  • WEATHER - YOU CAN EXPECT TO HAVE LAND TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 25ºC TO 32ºC. WINDS CHANGE ALL THE TIME AS WELL AS THE SWELL. HOWEVER, BEING this AN ISLAND, WE CAN ALWAYS RUN TO THE SHELTERED AREAS AND DIVE EVERYDAY. BRING SOME T-SHIRTS, SHORTS AND A NICE JACKET FOR THE boat DAYS.

  • FLIGHT - THERE ARE DAILY to both rote and kupang. The quickest way is to fly directly to rote. you can also get the ferry boat from kupang and we’ll pick you up on the harbour.

  • TRANSFERS - WE WILL TAKE CARE OF AIRPORT TRANSFER AND FROM YOUR LOCATION TO THE BOAT OR SHORE DIVE SPOT.

  • SPEARFISHING LEVEL - THIS IS A VERY VERSATILE PLACE WHEN IT COMES TO SPEARFISHING. WE CAN TAKE YOU ON YOUR FIRST STEPS IN SPEARFISHING TO THE SHALLOWEST BAYS AND ALSO PROVIDE SAFETY FOR DEEPER DIVES ON THE MOST CHALLENGING SPECIES. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AND WE’LL TAILOR MAKE THE TRIP ACCORDING TO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.

  • GROUP SIZE - THE IDEAL IS FOUR PERSONS. TWO PAIRS IN THE WATER. HOWEVER WE CAN ARRANGE DIFFERENT WAYS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN SO CONTACT US TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS.

SAFETY

SAFETY IS THE FIRST PRIORITY SO THE GROUPS MUST ALWAYS DIVE IN PAIRS IN A REAL BUDDY SYSTEM. ONE UP, ONE DOWN. WE HAVE ONE GUIDE IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES BUT EVERYONE MUST BE IN SIGHT OF HIS BUDDY WHILE DIVING. WE WILL GIVE YOU A SAFETY BRIEFING BEFORE GOING IN SO EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE NEEDS HELP. OUR GUIDES ARE CERTIFIED IN BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AND A FIRST AID KIT IS ALWAYS ON THE BOAT. SHARKS ARE USUALLY MELLOW BUT ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON THEM.

SPECIES

THE MAIN GOAL IS TO TARGET BIG DOG TOOTH TUNA on the blue water spots. This is the pound for pound strongest fish in the ocean and it takes time and effort to land one. we have different spots where you can find them from shallow reef structures to deep pinnacles. the bigger fish are on the offshore drop offs and tend to be bellow 20m deep. These same places are the grounds to find Giant trevally, wahoo, king mackerel, rainbow runner, barracuda and other kinds of trevallies.

The reefs hold different kinds of snapper like bohar snapper, speckled snapper and mangrove snapper. You can also find giant sweet lips, job fish long, nose emperor and groupers. smaller dog tooth tuna, mackerels and big gt’s can also be found on these areas.

GEAR

  • 3 MM wetsuits WILL BE ENOUGH FOR THE USUAL CONDITIONS

  • SPEARGUNS FROM 100 TO 130 ARE THE MOST VERSATILE FOR REEF DIVING. 150CM+ OR ROLLER GUNS ARE IDEAL FOR BLUE WATER.

  • FLOAT LINE, bungees and floats prepared for big fish. if you are targeting big dog tooth tuna you have to be prepared properly. get in touch and we’ll help you setting up the right rig. Extra gear can be provided upon request too.

  • We provide led for weight belts.

VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY

WE PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL PHOTO AND VIDEO DURING THE TRIP. THE IMAGES ARE USED TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUE AND TO KEEP MEMORIES OF A LIFE TIME. let us know if you would like to have a short documentary about your trip. HAVE A LOOK AT OUR WORK FROM PREVIOUS TRIPS and projects:

TRIP PLANNING

EACH TRIP IS TAYLOR MADE ACCORDING TO YOUR LEVEL OF DIVING AND THE KIND OF EXPERIENCES YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. WE DON’T SELL PRE-MADE PACKS, WE PROVIDE PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.  get in touch with us in advance so we can prepare the perfect plan for you.