KLM Sea Safari 6 is a delightful Buginese 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.
The yacht accommodates 20 guests in double and twin bed cabins, all of which have small private bathrooms. 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 is on the upper deck toward the stern. It features comfortable seating over the wooden deck and is shaded. The is also an open-air Jacuzzi in which to relax. 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. Energetic guests can use the kayak to explore the nearby islands. You can even climb up the mast to 1 of 2 look out platforms for a more commanding view.
Notes: Children under 12 years old - 50% off, based on sharing with parent without extra bed.
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, return transfers to the boat from the airport, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers per DM), cruise accident and diving insurance, ENOS lost diver tracking system, port fees, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), dive computer (US$ 10 per day), park entrance fee (to be paid in advance): Komodo/Raja Ampat (US$ 35 per night), Wakatobi/Ternate/Alor/Maumere/Ambon Banda Sea (US$ 25 per night), Manokwari (US$ 40 per night), Raja Ampat local government tax (PIN) (US$ 75 per year). With effect from 1 September 2022, a fuel surcharge of US$ 20 per person per night will apply to all cruises (to be paid in advance). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 20 per day), torch (US$ 8 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 10 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: All cruises are planned to depart at 12 noon, or when all guests have arrived. Check-out time is before 12
noon. 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. 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. 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 trips using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there.
There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. For more information see our travel information section. We can help you arrange return domestic flights where necessary. 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$ 50 per night off the published prices.
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 for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a lower deck cabin free of charge (total 6+ guests).
Pay for 12 to 15 guests and 2 extra persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 14 to 17 guests).
Pay for 16 to 17 guests and 3 additional persons can join free of charge (total 19 to 20 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): From US$ 6,000 assuming 20 guests (including free diving equipment for all). For whole boat charters with other numbers of guests (minimum 10), please contact us.
The Sea Safari VI has 10 cabins with en-suite bathrooms. There are 2 double bed cabins on the main deck, and 2 twin bed and 2 double bed cabins on each of the lower and upper decks. The main and upper deck cabins have large windows which open on to an external walkway, whereas the lower deck cabins have portholes.
All the cabins have:
Small private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin
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 Jacuzzi, sun loungers - Sea kayak - 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 ...