The best time to travel by liveaboard to the Banda Islands is from March to April and again from September to December. At this time, scuba divers will experience less rain than during the summer months. The seas are also relatively smooth, making for the most comfortable liveaboard journeys. The sea and air temperatures in the Banda Islands are relatively constant throughout the year. Sea temperatures average about 80-84°F (26-29°C). Visibility tends to improve after rainy season from August to December. At this time, you will enjoy clarity between 50 and 100 feet (15 and 30 meters). Outside of peak months, many liveaboards don’t travel to the Banda Islands, restricting scuba divers to the use of land-based operations. July and August tends to be rainy with rough seas.