Liveaboard Diving in Triton Bay

What to Expect from a Triton Bay Liveaboard

Liveaboard diving in Triton Bay offers quite a special experience. Seldom dived, this remote bay is located in the eastern region of Kaimana and promises to hold some of the most untouched dive sites for liveaboards in Indonesia.

In recent years, the demand to visit this area has risen, and the number of Triton Bay liveaboards has increased. This growing popularity can be attributed to the fantastic health of the reef and all its inhabitants, sitting in a large Marine National Park, only accessible by an Indonesia liveaboard dive cruise.

Triton Bay Underwater

Beneath the surface, the terrain is rocky. Large seamounts attract prolific shoals of fish, and the rocks are encrusted with soft coral gardens. This attracts an incredible variety of species, including oceanic whitetip sharks and schools of barracuda. Macro species are also quite abundant in Triton Bay, perhaps unusually so as this is not a renowned muck diving area.

Most dive sites in Triton Bay lie somewhere in between 30 and 65 feet (9 – 20 m), while water temperatures remain a very comfortable 84 Fahrenheit (29°C) with very little variance throughout the year.

Dive Sites Of Triton Bay

Saruenus Island will almost certainly be visited while sailing on your Triton Bay liveaboard. The island offers 4 main dive sites, each with quite different characteristics due to how the current acts. Little Komodo is a very rocky site with boulders that breach the surface. All around the rocky outcrops, you will see shoals of all sorts of fish, including anthias, damsels, fusiliers, snappers, and sweetlips. The rocks are largely covered by soft corals and provide many tucked-away corners for macro species to hide, including the very rare pygmy seahorse and many species of nudibranchs and shrimp. Another must-see site on Saruenus Island is the Aquarium. This is a drift dive along a wall full of soft coral bommies of beautiful oranges and forest greens.

Bo’s Rainbow is an island site that is usually a sheltered site with little to no current. It is a relatively shallow dive site with an average depth of 52 feet (16 m), and when currents are weak, it is sometimes possible to circumnavigate the entire island. This is also a rocky site, encrusted with seemingly endless gardens of soft corals attracting many large schools of fish. Here, you will notice that the more common species, such as fusiliers and damsels, often show off different shades of colors from what one might normally expect.

Another popular site on the liveaboard itinerary is Namatote Wall, located just off the southern tip of Namatote Island. Visibility along this wall dive is sometimes slightly limited due to the current’s shifting nature, but what is lost in visibility is more than made up for by overwhelming numbers of macro species. For those not so fond of muck sites, this is an excellent alternative for capturing those sought-after critters, such as nudibranchs, gobies, and shrimp.

Top Tips For Divers

Many liveaboard itineraries in the Triton Bay area will include exploratory dives. This type of diving tends to be better suited for a more experienced diver. Although many sites will suit beginner divers, some may experience more challenging conditions. Strong and shifting currents can be particularly hazardous and are fairly common around certain islands. Divers can generally expect to do 3 - 4 dives per day.

Getting To Triton Bay

The remoteness of this location means that one should expect to have to catch several flights. The most straightforward way to reach Triton Bay is to catch a connecting flight from Singapore to Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Head to Ambon Airport before catching your final flight to Utarum Airport in Kaimana. A short journey, usually made by tender, is required to embark on your Indonesian liveaboard adventure.

Triton Bay Diving Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 11 Verified Reviews
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Robert A
  • United States United States

A couple of the dive sites had some nice coral and lots of fish.

Diving Triton Bay in February on the Carpe Diem

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • ricky B
  • United States United States

Great corals and abundant fish schools....

Diving Triton Bay in February on the White Manta

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Alexander H
  • Germany Germany

Amazing, intact reefs with fantastic colored corals

Diving Triton Bay in November on the Ilike