It’s no surprise if you’ve not heard of Maumere as a diving destination.
The area on the north coast of Flores, Indonesia was utterly devastated by an earthquake and tsunami back in 1992. The resulting catastrophe destroyed nearly 90% of the town buildings and caused enormous damage to other structures in the region.
However, after many years of work and rebuilding, Maumere is now taking back its place as a diving mecca. The town serves as a gateway for diving into the pristine surrounding area of Pantar, Alor and Flores Island.
Solitude Adventurer is running multiple itineraries from Maumere. These include a 12-day/11-night journey from Maumere to Ambon and a somewhat shorter 9-day/8-night trip from Maumere to Alor. Both itineraries take in some of the most stunning diving in Indonesia, with pristine reefs, spectacular wildlife, and flora and fauna.
You can find out more information here.