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At a glance...
- Short trips focus only on the Raja Ampat region
- All cabins have en-suite bathrooms
- 2 air-conditioned saloons, spacious relaxation areas
- Cameras: table, rinse tanks, computer for editing
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KLM Sea Safari 8, with a length of 34m and a beam of 10m is a spacious liveaboard schooner, ideal for cruising in the vast Indonesian waters. This luxury schooner, built in traditional Phinisi style, comfortably accommodates up to 24 divers on liveaboard cruises around Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay. Unlike with many other boats in this area, you can enjoy itineraries from as little as 6 nights so this is a great choice for those short on time or budget.
There are plenty of areas you can choose to relax in, and enjoy the high quality décor and ambience. You may socialise in the one of the 2 air-conditioned saloons. The main deck saloon has an adjoining dining area and is also a spacious and is enjoyed at meal times or simply for chatting over a coffee. The upper deck saloon is a spacious lounging area with wooden finishings, comfortable sofas and full entertainment facilities. Above this is the sun deck where you can work on your tan and observe the spectacular passing scenery of Raja Ampat.
Cabins are all en-suite and are mostly twins or doubles, with Deluxe double cabins on the main deck and Standard twin and double cabins on the lower deck. There is 1 Standard 3-share bunk cabin and 1 Standard 4-share bunk cabin. Photographers will appreciate the camera table and on-board computer for image editing. From the dive deck, sun deck, cabins and saloon, everything on board the KLM Sea Safari 8 liveaboard can be described as comfortable, well-appointed and most notably, spacious.
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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, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tour, return airport transfers in Sorong, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide to 4 divers), tanks, weight and weightbelts, cruise accident insurance.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), Raja Ampat National park fee (US$ 145) to be paid in advance, Cenderawasih Bay (US$ 210) to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Additional 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: The Sea Safari VIII normally departs from Sorong or Manokwari 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. You can fly direct to Manokawri from Jakarta, via Ujung Pandang. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong or Manokwari. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. For more information see our West Papua travel information section. For liveaboard 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 16:00 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 guest can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 6 guests or more).
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 19 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise in in Standard cabins free of charge (total 18 to 22 guests).
Pay for 20 guests and 4 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 23 to 24 guests).
Alternatively with a group of 10 or more you can charter the whole boat.
US$ 8100 assuming 24 guests (including free diving equipment for all). For whole boat charters with other numbers of guests (minimum 12) please contact us.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 8,100 assuming 24 guests (including free diving equipment for all). For prices of private charters consisting of a different number of guests, please contact us.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The Sea Safari 8 has 12 cabins with en-suite bathrooms, including 4 Deluxe double bed cabins with windows on the main deck, and 8 Standard cabins with portholes on the lower deck. The Standard cabins comprise 2 double bed cabins, 2 twin bed cabins, 3 cabins with bunk beds and 1 4-share bunk bed cabin (normally 2 share).
All the cabins have:
- Private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin, hairdryer, toiletries and towels
- Reading lights
- Cabinet, mirror and shelves
- Space for luggage
- 220V Electricity, 24 hours per day
- Round 2-pin plugs
- Smoke detectors and alarms
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 15 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The 18 crew complement comprises:
- Cruise Leader
- 2 Instructors
- 3 Dive Masters
- 2 Cooks
- 2 Engineers
- 2 Stewards
- 3 Deck Hands
Nitrox - 3 Motorised tenders - 60m² Dive deck with fresh water showers, rinse tank, separate camera rinse tank and camera table - 80m² Air-conditioned restaurant combined with saloon and well-stocked bar on main deck - Upper deck 40m² air-conditioned saloon - TV, DVD, music centre - SAT phone - Photo and video editing facilities and CD burner - Library with movies, magazines, general books, games and fish ID books - 120m² Open-air shaded area - 90m² Sundeck with sun chairs and loungers - Water dispenser
Menu, Cuisine Type...
Food is high on the agenda for guests on board the Sea Safari 8 liveaboard trips with a philosophy of sleep - dive - eat (well)! Meals and snacks take place before and after every dive and the evening meals feature set theme menus such as Italian, Chinese and BBQ. Beer and wine is available for purchase and complimentary items such as fruit, tea and coffee are available throughout the day.
Example breakfast: White & brown bread, croissants, scramble eggs, cereals, kweytiaw (noodles), beef salami, pepperoni, fresh fruit ...
- 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.
- 3 cans per day of soft drinks or beer are included. Additional soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase.
- The cruise dining service begins with lunch on the first day of the tour.
- All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us prior notice.
Example dinner meals: Steamed prawn with onion sauce, Fettucini With pappardelle, Beef With black pepper sauce, Eggplant moussaka, Sauted vegetables with bean sprouts & salted fish ...
- Built in the year 2003, restored in 2009
- Maintained annually
- Size - 34m x 10m
- Weight - 245 tonnes
- Top speed - 10 knots
- Cruising speed - 9 knots
- 450 HP Deutz engine
- 3 x Generators - 40-100 KW
- 3 x Bauer dive tank compressors
- 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with Int. fittings
- Enriched air nitrox system
- Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 40,000 litres
- Fuel capacity - 40,000 litres
- Fresh water maker - 6,000 litres per day
- Waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 3 x Life rafts
- 3 x Yamaha tenders - 1 x 85 HP and 2 x 40 HP
- VHF and SSB radios
- Furuno 1832 GPS
- Furuno radar
- Furuno sounder and plotter
- Bilge pump alarm
- Satellite telephone
- Searchlight & horn
- MFA box and trained staff
- Oxygen - 5,000 litres
- Smoke detectors
- Fire extinguishers, hoses, hydrants, life jackets and life buoys throughout
- Emergency position transmitter