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The popular MSY Seahorse offers itineraries which include the most sought-after destinations in Indonesia: Komodo, Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Banda Sea & north and south Sulawesi.
A word from Dom : "Seahorse has long been a favorite of many of our clients for her easy and relaxed spirit ... and selection of great diving itineraries. She has been upgraded to a high standard and always garners great reviews."..... Dominick Macan
2 main deck DOUBLE staterooms up to 4 dives per day (including night dives when possible) accommodation & diving international & domestic airfare
double bed, desk, TV & picture windows
1 lower deck DOUBLE / TWIN stateroom
1 double & 1 twin bed & a port window
5 lower deck TWIN staterooms
2 twin beds & a port window
dives conducted from tenders
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
scuba gear rental (please request in advance)
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C ... 3mm wetsuit recommended
meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, espresso
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
use of kayaks
National Park & harbour fees
scuba rental gear (please request in advance)
15 liter tanks
2 main deck DOUBLE staterooms
up to 4 dives per day (including night dives when possible)
accommodation & diving
international & domestic airfare
At 33 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, Seahorse offers plenty of space for pleasant cruising and diving. You'll find a beautifully appointed, partially covered lounge area in front of the bridge with super-sized lounge beds and a few deck chairs, too. That's just above the bright & inviting interior lounge / dining area. Surrounded by large windows allowing a view in 3 directions, this room is a hub of social activity
Located on the front of the main deck is your dive deck while 2 cabins are situated main deck aft and the remaining cabins on the lower deck. A dedicated indoor camera room has direct access to & from cabins plus there's a large camera table on the diving deck
Your day will begin with a a pre-dive breakfast then a cooked breakfast after the first dive. After the third dive of the day, you can enjoy a lazy late-afternoon on the sundeck, lounging back and soaking in the wonderful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea and some snacks. Dinner is prepared after the night dive and the food is excellent.
There are 2 complimentary kayaks on board for non-diving-time exploration.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Length: 33 m (108 ft)
Beam: 8,5 m (28 ft)
Draft: 3.5 m (11,5 ft)
Construction: Wooden ship, Type Phinisi
Speed: 8-9 knots
Range: 3,000 nautical miles
Displacement 177 tons
Fuel Tank: 20 Tons
Miscellaneous: Sound System Bose™️ with 8 speakers (4 indoor + 4 outdoor) & Bluetooth.
Kayaks: complimentary 2 Units + 1 paddle
12 Crew + 4 Divemasters
Engine: M.A.N. 2866 LXE Marine Turbo Diesel 400 HP
1 x Mitsubishi 40 KVA 220-380 v
1 x Mitsubishi 60 KVA 220-380 v
1 x Yanmar 22 KVA 220-380 v
Voltage: 220 V, 50 Herz (European outlet)
Two 6.5 meter aluminium tenders equipped with 100 HP Yamaha motor, VHF radios & depth sounders
Compressors: 2x Bauer Mariner HP breathing air compressors
1x CompAir Low-pressure Screw Compressors with membrane for NITROX
Water Tank:11,000 liters fresh water storage, 6,000 liters per day water maker
Furuno 90 NM radar
2 x GPS w/Plotter & Depth Sounder Furuno
EPIRB emergency locator
FM & SW radios
4 VHF & SSB radios
3 x 12 man self-inflatable lift-rafts, smoke detectors in all cabins, 2 emergency oxygen units
Seahorse offers a superb range of itineraries creatively assembled to include: Raja Ampat ... Misool ... Komodo ... Banda Sea ... Ambon ... Triton Bay ... Sulawesi ... Halmahera ... Wakatobi ... Lembeh Strait
Banda Sea, Alor - In Alor & the Banda Sea, you'll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates ... plus alluring critters. As to topography, you'll find shear drops, huge pinnacles, great walls ... all covered with rich & thriving corals which attract diverse fish life. Add to that, visiting pelagics and you have a magical mix.
Derawan Islands - Off the coast of Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, lie simply gorgeous islands & diving sites, which offer fabulous marine life variety, ranging from awesome critter diving to manta rays & even a jellyfish lake! This refion offers walls, fringing reefs & caverns, turtles galore, sharks, barracudas, napoleon wrasses, cuttlefish, jacks, batfish, plus all the colorful reef fish you desire.
Halmahera - The largest island in the Maluku chain, features sparkling clear water, loads of fish, some super drift dives, healthy, thriving coral reefs, some fascinating mangroves with intriguing critters … and fabulous volcanic landscapes. Some of the sites border on the deep blue and put you up close to grey reef sharks, eagle rays and immense schools of blue fin trevally.
Lembeh Strait - The undisputed critter capital of the world, Lembeh Strait, will WOW you with its weird & wonderful species: stonefish, sea robins, stargazers, devil fish, weedy scorpion fish, ghost pipefish rhinopias, multiple species of frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, wonderpus & mimic octopus, coconut octopus & hairy octopus and oh my, the list goes on. In addition to simply finding the creature, you’re likely to have the opportunity to observe innate behaviors which will fascinate.
Komodo - Perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago. There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens. There a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes with creepy, crawly critters. Numerous sites tout pelagic fish, sharks & mantas but, be assured that at each dive site, you'll experience something different.
Misool - Pure beauty awaits you here. This pristine area is a protected reserve. You’ll dive amongst splendid corals, experience drift dives & swim throughs, see large schools of pelagic fish and brightly colored reef fish. There are mantas, too … and plenty of fabulous critter action for macro photographers.
Raja Ampat - Indonesia's shining underwater star, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You'll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.
Togian (Togean) Islands - Known for great visibility, this island chain features large schools of fish which congregate around huge coral and sponge formations. There's also a good stock of the smaller stuff and a few sites offer blue water exposure where you’ll see larger pelagic fish and passing sharks. The highlight for many divers is the wreck of a B24 Liberator bomber which is easily accessible.
Triton Bay - Divers love the whale sharks who visit the fishing platforms, but the true star of this region is a profusion of speculator soft corals gardens & the schooling fish - anthias, damsel fish, fusiliers, sweetlips & snappers. With lots of nutrients in the water, photographers beware : the viz is limited at many sites. But, you’ll love the massive black coral bushes, the drift and wall dives and the opportunities for critter hunting.
Wakatobi - You'll dive diverse underwater landscapes ranging from shallow coral groves to steep walls.perforated by caves and graced with overhangs that harbor a wealth of life. The sea fans can be simply enormous. Exotic and rare marine life can be found on all dives and if you love muck diving you can expect to be hunting for blue-ringed octopus, ornate ghost ghost pipefish, mandarin fish, a zillion types of shrimps and so much more, There's also good wide-angle options .... and those scintillating corals everywhere !
International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports: Bali-Denpasar (DPS) ... Jakarta (CGK) ... Manado (MDC). We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.
The boat's scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We'll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes