The Seven Seas is one of the finest Phinisi liveaboards in Indonesia. This 35 metre boat is modern, spacious and very comfortable yet is owned and operated by diving experts with many years experience of local seas.
There are a variety of comfortable cabins with private bathrooms and excellent power showers, indoor or outdoor dining, kayaks, and plenty of lounging space. With the full range of luxury facilities there are few better liveaboard vacation options than the Seven Seas. Versatility is also the name of the game with some adjoining cabins which are ideal for families. Or you can reserve a private lounging area if you want that extra bit of exclusivity.
The boat is excellent as a diving liveaboard and the Seven Seas runs a Komodo tour schedule for half of the year, between May and October. The schooner can also be chartered privately. You can book yourself a private group trip for an exploratory cruise and cultural tour to anywhere in this region. Even on a scheduled diving cruise you can expect a few island walks and kayak trips, such as on Komodo Island itself. The Banda Islands, Raja Ampat and Flores are also among the Seven Seas' routes and nitrox is free of charge so you can maximise your bottom time in these amazing destinations. Unusually for an Indonesia liveaboard the port and park fees are included in the price.
Dive experience: Standard open water certification only.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tour in Komodo, transfers to the boat from the airport, marine park fees, port fees, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 8 divers per DM), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 12 and 15 litre tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive equipment (US$ 30 full set per day, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - IDR, EUR, USA, AUD, or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, dive computer (US$ 10 per day), dive light (US$ 8 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Komodo: Seven Seas tours normally depart from either Labuan Bajo or Maumere in Flores. Some trips depart from Bali. Raja Ampat: These dive cruises normally depart 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. Triton Bay: Fly direct to the port of Kaimana in the south of West Papua, from Sorong, connecting to Jakarta. Alor & Flores: Fly direct to the port of Alor (direct from Bali), the port of Maumere (direct from Bali, or via Makassar from Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur) or the port of Kupang (direct to Jakarta). Forgotten Islands: Fly direct to the port of Saumlaki (from Ambon connecting to Jakarta and Makassar).
We can help you arrange return domestic flights. For more information see our travel information section. There is a minibus transfer service from the local airport to and from the liveaboard. Although not always possible, guests should endeavour to arrive by midday as the boat plans to depart from port in the early afternoon. The last dive of the trip will be at around 3 pm on the day before disembarkation. Guests disembark before midday on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
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 100% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (total 8-11 guests). Pay for 10 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge (total 12-15 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 13 guests and 3 extra persons can join free of charge (total 16 guests).
There are 4 double king-size bed cabins - 2 on the upper deck and 2 on the lower deck; 2 cabins on the lower deck with a queen-size double bed and a twin bed; and 2 more twin bed cabins on the lower deck.
All the cabins have:
Individually controlled air conditioning
Windows (on upper deck) or portholes (on lower deck)
Private bathroom with toilet and excellent hot water power shower
Hand basin, mirror, toiletries and towel
Round twin plug 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day - adaptors available
2 Speedboats and Zodiac - Nitrox system - 40 m² dive deck - Camera table and rinse tank - 24 m² air-conditioned saloon with dining area, bar, TV, video and music system - Movie library - Books and magazines - Internet (subject to coverage availability) - Sundeck with sun chairs - Sea kayaks
The chef cooks up a variety of mouth-watering Indonesian and International cuisine served buffet style with always plenty of choice and quantity. Specialties include chicken satay and seared tuna steak. You can dine in the air-con lounge or on the upper deck to enjoy the view. The owners believe in the 'Dive, Eat, Sleep' philosophy for their tours and all 3 are closely followed. Guests frequently enjoy a barbecue on the beach, often on the last night of the cruise, and there is fresh seafood.
Indonesian and international main meal dishes
Buffet service - breakfast, lunch and dinner - to suit the majority of taste buds
All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us prior notice
Lunch is the first meal on the first day of the safari
Coffee (including espresso), tea, water, fruit, biscuits and candy bars are provided free of charge.
Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are also available.
"The boat was very comfortable and the crew very competent and very attentive with our requests; excellent food. We were only 5 divers and very privileged. The visits of the Banda Islands and Ambon were very interesting and the dives marvellous! A great thank to Marc and Tommy who guided us during this cruising." - Coralie Ancelin & Eric Duchenet, France, 11 May 2007 ...
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