KLM Sea Safari 6 is a delightful Phinisi schooner which operates liveaboard diving safaris around Komodo and Raja Ampat, many of which are for 6 nights' duration. It is therefore a great option for those who are seeking an Indonesian liveaboard trip of no longer than a week. This liveaboard is Indonesian-owned and crewed by friendly local staff. It features Indonesian carvings and cuisine and Balinese art in the cabins. Sea Safari 6 delivers a more authentic, local Phinisi experience than some of its competitors.
There are 4 decks for guests to enjoy which creates a lot of space on what is not the largest liveaboard in the area. It is nicely furnished and features good quality entertainment facilities, comfortable relaxation spaces and a spacious dive station. The air conditioned dining room, which features a computer and power points, is on the main deck. The diving station, as with many of the Phinisi schooners is situated on the bow of the main deck with rows of tanks in stations along the starboard and port side.
There is an open air seating area which, on the upper deck toward the stern. It features comfortable seating over the wooden deck and is shaded. For sun lovers there is a large separate sun deck which is a great place to work on your tan or take in the beautiful passing views. You can even climb up the mast to 1 of 2 look out platforms for a more commanding view.
The Sea Safari VI accommodates 20 guests in Deluxe and Standard class double and twin bed cabins, all of which have small private bathrooms.
Dive experience: All divers must have at least 30 logged dives in the past 5 years. Otherwise it is possible to hire a private dive master. Please ask us for more details.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tour, return airport transfers in Sorong, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (max 4 divers per DM), tanks, weight and weightbelts, cruise accident insurance.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), Komodo National park fee (US$ 115) payable in advance, Raja Ampat National park fee (US$ 145) to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 20 per day), torches, diving computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Komodo: Sea Safari VI safaris depart from Labuan Bajo. Domestic flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo is approximately 1 hour, return flights are arranged by the operator at an extra charge. There is a minibus transfer service between the boat and airport in Labuan Bajo. A 1 night stay in Bali is mandatory before the cruise and recommended after the cruise. Raja Ampat: KLM Sea Safari VI normally departs from Sorong in West Papua. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat.
Flores: Fly direct to the port of Maumere (direct from Bali, or via Makassar from Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur). Ambon/Banda: Fly direct to Ambon from Jakarta (or from Sorong or Surabaya).
For more information see our travel information section. For trips using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10:30 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: US$ 30 per night off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 6 guests)
Pay for 12 to 15 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 14 to 17 guests).
Pay for 16 to 17 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise in in Standard cabins free of charge (total 18 to 20 guests).
See whole boat charter rate below; minimum of 10 guests may charter the whole boat.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Between USD 6 000 and USD 6 750 per night depending on itinerary, assuming 20 people (including free diving equipment for all). For other group sizes please contact us.
The Sea Safari VI has 10 cabins with en-suite bathrooms. There are 6 Deluxe double and twin bed cabins on the main and upper decks, and 4 Standard twin and double bed cabins on the lower deck. The Deluxe cabins have large windows which open on to an external walkway, whereas the Standard cabins have portholes.
All the cabins have:
Small private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin, toiletries and towels
Nitrox - 2 Motorised dive tenders - 55m² Diving deck with fresh water showers, rinse tank, separate camera rinse tank and camera table - Air-conditioned restaurant combined with bar on main deck - TV, DVD, music centre & movie library - Open-air shaded area with lounge seating on upper deck - Satellite telephone - Library with diving magazines, general books and fish ID books - Sundeck with sun loungers - Sea kayaks - Water dispenser
Buffet-style meals are served in the large, air-conditioned dining area on the main deck. The menu consists of international cuisine and dishes with Chinese, Italian and a particularly strong Indonesian influence. Hot drinks, drinking water and snacks are free of charge and available throughout the day. Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice. Beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase.
Indonesian and international dishes, including Chinese, Japanese and BBQs, usually with a choice of 5 different dishes per sitting.
Buffet and waitress service for pre-dive breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Complimentary snacks include biscuits, candy bars, ice creams, bread/toast and fruit.
Coffee, tea and drinking water are free of charge.
Soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase.
The cruise dining service begins with lunch on the first day of the safari.
All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us prior notice.
Sample breakfast: White & brown bread, croissants, scramble eggs, cereals, kweytiaw (noodles), beef salami, pepperoni, fresh fruit ...
Sample dinner meals: Steamed prawn with onion sauce, Fettucini with pappardelle, Beef with black pepper sauce, Eggplant moussaka, Sauted vegetables with bean sprouts & salted fish ...