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Gunung Banda Api, Banda Neira

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The small island of Banda Api is an active volcano in the Banda Sea, at the center of the Banda Islands group. It has been known to Europeans since the Age of Exploration, when the Portuguese Empire and the Kingdom of the Netherlands competed in the area for spice trade. A 7 km wide and mostly submerged caldera is located at the northwest corner of the volcano.Further reading.
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  • Dont get tricked by the view from the bandaneira. The trek itself is quite hard, especially if you are first after few days. Cautions & problems 1) Tons of moving rocks below your feet makes you slipp...  more »
  • We also snorkeled the lava flows. Since the 1988 eruption corals have regrown. There was lots of garbage in the sea there at the time and tide we visited since it is close to the Neira harbour mouth. ...  more »
  • best spot from banda neira island is this volcano, seen from everywhere in banda. not really visit at this volcano, but only dive in front of this "gunung api", it is called lava spot.. huge/very wide...  more »