The MSY Seahorse is a superb traditional Indonesian sailing Phinisi liveaboard which was originally built in 2005 and more recently underwent a complete renovation which was completed in 2018. Combining traditional craftsmanship with modern conveniences and safety features, this luxurious liveaboard provides an ideal way to explore the most remote dive sites in Indonesia. Itineraries are carefully planned to suit weather and water conditions all year round with the aim of providing divers with the opportunity to explore the most remote dive sites in Indonesia in areas such as Halmahera, Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, and North Sulawesi. Facilities provided with every trip include two tenders, an experienced crew, rinse tanks, communal lounge and dining areas, and comfortable modern accommodation. For photography enthusiasts there is a spacious camera station on board.
Seahorse has 12 crew and four experienced dive guides on board conducting tours in small groups to ensure the best diving conditions and for each diver to have the chance to see everything in these magnificent waters. The boat comfortably accommodates up to 16 guests across three decks with 8 cabins, an airconditioned lounge and dining area complete with an entertainment system and small library. Freshly prepared snacks and meals keep guests fueled and include a variety of Indonesian and Western dishes. The relaxing outdoor sundeck provides the ideal space to enjoy a cold drink and soak up the sunshine in between dives.
MSY Seahorse is a newly renovated liveaboard with friendly staff, knowledgeable dive guides, and a great atmosphere.
MSY Seahorse departs from a number of different destinations depending on itinerary. Your Travel Consultant will ensure your connection to the liveaboard runs smoothly.
As well as a number of itineraries through the Banda Sea.
There a 8 double cabins on board the Seahorse each with an ensuite bathroom, hot water, and air conditioning. Most of the cabins are located on the Lower Deck, with two on the Main Deck, and the Master Cabin on the Upper Deck with picturesque sea views.
The photographers have a dedicated room to prepare their cameras, as well as a large screen in the lounge to share pictures and videos. Camera rinsing tubs are provided.
At the rear of the deck, a large dive deck extended by a platform offers an easy and direct access to the three dive tenders. The fibreglass tenders are 5m in length and each has a 50hp 4 stroke engine. The dive deck has a shower.
Nitrox is available at extra cost, and the vessel carries up to 25 tanks, weights & belts and rental dive gear (at extra cost).
3-day dives are offered per dive day plus a night dive. The ratio is 4 divers to 1 guide. There are a total of 4 dive guides and a Western cruise director/instructor on hand to assist with all divers’ needs.
Komodo National Park is one of the greatest dive destinations, and one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world. These small islands fringed with sandy beaches are home to the famous Komodo dragon that you may see patrolling the beach or view you from a shady spot.
The coral reefs in the north of the park are rich with a colourful combination of hard and soft corals. Be delighted with the schools of anthias, wrasses, majestic angelfish, and also large predators – reef sharks, tunas and giant trevallies.
Komodo offers a wide range of diving experience: fast current dives, gentle drift dives, walls dives along colourful drop-offs, monumental boulders, seamounts, pinnacles and sandy slopes. You can also see manta rays, turtles and sometimes even whale sharks.
Ambai operates 11 night (10 dive days) itineraries alternatively Denpasar (Bali) -Labuan Bajo and reverse, and also 9-night itineraries form Bima (Sumbawa) to Labuan Bajo and reverse. A few cruises also have departure and return at Labuan Bajo.
The area known as Raja Ampat, in West Papua province of Indonesia, is an archipelago consisting of 4 main islands surrounded by over 1500 smaller islands and cays.
It is certainly the world’s most biodiverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and molluscs species than anywhere else on the planet. Some areas boast enormous schools of fishes; there are spots with large groups of manta rays, others with schools of barracudas, trevallies, bump head parrot fish, large groupers, and of course always a great variety of critters. The reefs are as varied as their inhabitants, with vertical walls, seamounts, pinnacles, slopes, caves, lagoons, some covered with hard corals, other displaying colourful soft corals and some covered with gorgonians with their resident pygmy seahorses. Everywhere you will find a profusion of colours and life.
You should know…
The minimum dive level experience requested to join Wallacea Cruises is PADI Advanced Open Water or CMAS Level 2, with a minimum of 50 logged dives at sea. However, divers with a lower level of certification will be able to participate, but with a specific coaching at additional cost. Please advise of your experience level at time of booking.
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