The Spice Islands is a world class tropical diving destination.

The region has one of the world's largest marine national parks and is home to over 1,300 species of coral reef fish, 600 species of hard coral and 50 species of mantis shrimp. The diversity of the region ranges from pygmy seahorses, frogfish, and nudibranchs up to manta rays, dolphins, turtles and whale sharks. 

You will spoilt by the conveniences offered by the facilities of the purpose built ship and water temperatures ranging between 25-28degrees celsius. 

Dive Instructors patiently guide those who have never dived before through a resort dive program and expertly guide certified open-water divers to quality dive sites on the reef and around the islands. A comprehensive range of dive equipment, including wet-suits is provided.

Diving opportunities (subject to change and weather conditions)
Mon 3 October: Pelee- morning and afternoon
Tues 4 October: Mesemta- morning and afternoon
Wed 5 October: Wayag – morning
Thur 6 October: Alijui Bay – morning
Fri 7 October: Gam South – morning
Sat 8 October: Mansinam – afternoon 
Sun 9 October: Canderwasih Bay - morning snorkelling with whalesharks
Mon 10 October: Canderwasih Bay - morning snorkelling with whalesharks

Please note: Some of these dive opportunities may coincide with lecture sessions.

Each attendee is responsible for their own attendance at the conference. 

Types of dives
All dives are led by a qualified instructor. The dives are from the platform at the stern of the boat, from zodiacs or from the beach depending on location and conditions.

You need and open-water dive certificate. Please bring your certification and log book.

Requiring all equipment         AUD $85 per dive
Requiring weight belt & tank    AUD $ 75 per dive



Coral Expeditions is proudly accredited as an ecotourism cruise operator with world-leading EcoTourism Australia.

Ecotourism is defined as tourism in a natural area that offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with an operator that uses resources wisely, contributes to the conservation of the environment and helps local communities.

Travelers choosing products that are certified by Ecotourism Australia can be assured that those products are deemed sustainable according to the highest international standards.

In 2015, Ecotourism Australia’s ECO certification program achieving Approval status by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

The GSTC are an independent body that establishes and manages global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism with the aim of increasing sustainable tourism knowledge and practices.

The GSTC Approved tick logo means that our ECO certified products are certified under a certification program, namely Ecotourism Australia’s ECO certification, is using a Global Sustainable Tourism Council -recognised standard, is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC, and that the certification procedures largely meet international standards for transparency, impartiality, and competence.