Dive experience: Due to the depth of some of the dive sites, these safaris are for advanced-certified divers only.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 17 per day) to be paid in advance, dive computer, dive insurance, port and park fees. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (in SGD and MYR cash only).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 8 per tank). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: KP Explorer liveaboard dive cruises depart at 11:30 am from Marina Country Club, Punggol, Singapore. Guests gather at 11 am in time to board. After a second dive in the morning of the final day, the boat then begins its journey back to port, arriving at the marina to disembark between 7-9 pm. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN) is one of the best connected airports in Asia, with direct flights from many countries in Europe and Asia, USA, Canada, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Punggol is 17 km northwest of the airport. Although there is a subway and buses, by far the easiest route is a 20 minute taxi ride.
Diving Environment: Lying in the South China Sea between Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia is the Riau Archipelago (which includes Acasta Reef and the Anambas islands). Far from shore, the Riau Archipelago is not a destination that daytrip boats can reach so it remains the sole playground of liveaboards. Distance from shore means there is less human impact meaning greater visibility unaffected by river run off and low diver numbers. You will likely be the only boat there. Here you can find a combination of wreck (Igara Wreck, Acasta Wreck, 7 Skies) and reef diving (Anambas Islands). In this region you may dive with giant moray eels, stingrays, cuttlefish and octopus. Turtles are commonly seen here, both hawksbill and green. There may, if you are very lucky, even be a passing whale shark. Visibility is 15-30m, water temperature is 27-29C.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose the lower deck single cabin, share a cabin, or pay a supplement of 70% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in the crew cabin free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Ask us for details.