Arrivals are via Jakarta Airport (CGK) or Manado (MDC), which are served several times a week by several International airports. We recommend connections with Silk Air from Singapore to Manado. Flight time from Europe approx. 15 - 19 hours.
From here you continue with local airlines to Ternate (central Halmahera - flight time about 50 minutes) or to Labuha (South Halmahera – via Ternate about 90 minutes). Extra Divers will pick you up at the domestic airport. For the trips starting from Bitung, we will pick you up at Manado airport.
On domestic flights the usual luggage allowance is 10 to 20Kg and 5-7 hand luggage. Every additional kilo has to be paid locally (about 1 – 2 SD per kilo). A departure tax of 30000 Rupiah (about 3 Euros) has to be paid on the spot.
Important: On the airport of Labuha guests can NOT USE their bankcard to pay for overweight. Also no ATM on that airport. All has to be paid in cash Rupiahs!
Since domestic flights are not always carried out punctually, it is advisable to schedule an overnight stay between long haule flights and the liveaboard, this also helps you to start your trip well rested.