The Spice Islands — Underwater

Moluccan Spice Discovery 2012

Moluccan Spice Discovery 2012

The seas of the Moluccas (Maluku) in Eastern Indonesia have pristine waters and some of the greatest variety of marine life on the planet. On our 12 day voyage from Ambon to Banda to Ternate the Ombak Putih will usually find a suitable site for snorkelling and underwater exploration every day.
Here is an image of one of the members of our Spice Routes/Spice Wars 2014 sailing adventure with the Ombak Putih in the background.

Another day, another dive site

Another day, another dive site

Thanks to Randall Rutledge for the use of his underwater photographs taken on our 2014 Spice Routes/Spice Wars voyage and here are some examples of the clarity of the water and the variety of beautiful tropical fish.

Spice Islands underwater

Spice Islands underwater

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A beautiful collection of soft corals

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And strange sea creatures

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East Indies Spice Exploration 2015
The Ombak Putih will be sailing again, September 26 to October 7 from Maumere on Flores to the Banda Islands and then to Ambon.
Details are available on this blogsite and from SeaTrek Sailing Adventures.

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About ianburnet

Author of the book, Spice Islands. Which tells the History, Romance and Adventure of the spice trade from the Moluccas in Eastern Indonesia over a period of 2000 years. Author of the book, East Indies.Which tells the history of the struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for supremacy in the Eastern Seas. Author of the book 'Archipelago - A Journey Across Indonesia'.
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