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Chertan

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M.V. Chertan is a purpose-built dive boat, 60 feet (18.3 metres) in length, she is based at Tawali Resort in Milne Bay and offers diving itineraries in Milne Bay, with its spectacular corals & critters.

"Feel relaxed & laid-back in recently upgraded vessel.  Enjoy the mysteries of what is undoubtedly one of the muck-diving capitals of world."   ...   Dominick Macan


  • Chertan accommodes 10 guests in 5 cabins:
    • 1 large en-suite cabin with a queen size bed and one single bunk is suitable for a couple or can be used as a family room
    • 2 twin-share cabins with upper & lower berths include vanity basin & toilet, no shower
    • 2 twin-share cabins with upper & lower berths include toilet & vanity basin, no shower

    All cabins are located on the lower deck and are air-conditioned.   Shared toilets & showers are located on the upper deck.
  • Diving amenities include:
    • 4 - 5 dives per day
    • diving is done from the main vessel
    • nitrox is available
  • Included on all cruises
    • accommodation & diving
    • meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
    • compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    • transfers to and from the vessel
  • Extras include:
    • airfare
    • government taxes
    • alcohol & sodas
    • reef and chamber fee
    • fuel surcharge
    • nitrox

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Adventure & discovery

Your host and dive-master is Rob van der Loos, one of the diving world's most experienced captains.  A cruise on Chertan offers unlimited diving as well as an introduction to the local culture.

Captain Rob explains that his itineraries are all about adventure, challenge and discovery. Your experiences will range from dugouts to dugongs, from plunging coral drop-offs to towering volcanic mountains, from hammerhead sharks to manta rays.

Chertan has recently undergone a major refit.   One of the changes includes the combining of the 2 front cabins into one large cabin with queen bed. 

All guests now have direct access to the dive deck directly from the rear of the lounge, a far more "user-friendly" configuration.  Most importantly the dive deck has been lengthened by almost four feet making it far more spacious and easier to navigate.

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