KLM Sea Safari 8

KLM SEA SAFARI 8; HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME SWIMMING WITH REAL WHALES.

KLM Sea Safari 8 is part of Indonesia’s largest luxury liveaboard fleets called Sea Safari Cruises. With all their local knowledge and national pride, they can organize the most intense adventure cruises around West Papua.

Embark on one of their schooners and be sure to have a ‘ whale of a time.’ The ship was built in 2003 and got modernized every year.

With a length of 35 meters and a beam of 10 meters, Sea Safari viii is one of the fleet’s largest boats.

The multi-lingual crew consists of 20 people. Among them are five scuba professionals. Homeport is Sorong, West Papua, and destinations lie in the significant periphery of Raja Ampat.

Accommodation

Sea Safari 8 liveaboard has 12 cabins divided over two decks, with a maximum capacity of 24 guests. Each room has a private bathroom, basin, hot water shower, and air-conditioning.

The middle deck has four double bed cabins with windows and doors giving direct access to the outdoor gangway.

The lower deck has four cabins with double beds, two cabins with a twin setup, one cabin with a single and a double bed, and one cabin with four single bunk beds. These cabins have portholes for fresh air and daylight.

Single Cabin

Single Cabin

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 1
Beds: Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Lower Deck Double

Lower Deck Double

Room size: – m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Lower Deck Twin Cabin

Lower Deck Twin Cabin

Room size: – m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Main Deck Double Cabin

Main Deck Double Cabin

Room size: – m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

The indoor saloon is a magnificent relaxing area, very much what you expect on a luxury yacht. You can watch a movie, play games, read a book, or have a drink with your fellow divers. Also indoors are the roomy air-conditioned restaurant and a camera preparation area.

Outside common areas include an après-dive sundeck and a shaded leisure deck with a bar.

Catering

Sea air and diving will make you go hungry. KLM Sea Safari 8 chefs will nourish you with tasty and healthy food. Our meals are served as delicious buffets with local and western dishes, and you can eat as much as you want.

Fresh fish and vegetarian plates are served frequently. You can obtain wine and beer from our bars.

Diving

Aquatic life doesn’t get more bio-diverse and fertile than in Raja Ampat. Here you may have occasional encounters with dolphins, manta rays, turtles, whales, and countless other fascinating life forms.

Diving and snorkeling in these waters is a mind-blowing experience. Our diving deck has all the amenities to guarantee a hassle-free underwater adventure, regardless if you are a snorkeler or tech diver.

KLM Sea Safari 8 liveaboard is based all year in Sorong harbor, Raja Ampat, and makes regular trips to North and South Raja Ampat.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2003

Year renovated: Yearly.

Length: 34.35 meter

Beam: 10m

Top speed: 10-12 Knots

Cruising speed: 12 Knots

Engines: 1 x Cummins KT-19 = 272 KW (365 PH) 1.800 RPM & 3 Auxilliary

Max guests: 24persons

Number of cabins: 12 cabins

Number of bathrooms: 13

Tenders: 2 x Outboard Yamaha 50 HP (4 Stroke)

Water capacity: 40 Tonnes

Fuel capacity: 30 Tonnes

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 E.P.I.R.B. Distress System

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Searchlight

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30 Oct 2021
Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong
$ 2565 5% discount
Arrival: 30 Oct 2021
Departure: 05 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong

Day 1: Arrive in Sorong at the newly built Dominique Edward Osok airport. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Our Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation, and ship orientation will take place before departing Sorong Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site, take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Dive: Check Dive at Black Rock or Yum Slope

Day 2: Penemu Island – Melissa’s Garden, Barracuda Reef, Galaxy, Anita’s Garden. All of these dive sites offer world-class diving, fantastic corals, and a tremendous amount of fish. Because the substrate at Melissa’s Garden is exceedingly delicate, absolute attention to good buoyancy is required. This is also an excellent chance to trek to one of the most famous viewpoints in the region.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive + trekking.

Day 3: Yanggefo Island – Myhem, Citrus Ridge, Gam Ridge, and Mangroves. This area offers some truly unique environments to dive in. The vibrant orange soft corals of Citrus Ridge provide a stunning backdrop to this site, home to barracudas, bumphead parrotfish, and sea snakes are common here. Myhem offers schools of batfish, surgeonfish, and snappers, with the occasional Wobbegong sleeping under the coral heads. Gam Ridge is an excellent place to spot Eagle and Mobula rays. The Mangroves offer some stunning photo opportunities, diving late in the day around 4 pm when the sun is low in the sky gives some dazzling shafts of light in the mangrove shallows.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

Day 4: Airborek Island – Manta Sandy, Manta Ridge, Airborek Island & Jetty. Manta Sandy and Manta Ridge are two of the most reliable Manta congregation spots in the Dampier Strait. You can look at the majestic animals somersaulting through the water while cleaned by several Wrasse species and even Butterflyfish. The Jetty at Airborek offers unique photo opportunities of the long wooden pillars covered with soft corals and sea fans; if you’re lucky, the local kids will be at play, jumping in the water, eager to get on your photo reel. Airborek Jetty offers one of the best night dives in Raja Ampat, where Blue Ring Octopus, Harlequin Shrimp, and Wobbegong are often seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

Day 5: Dampier Strait – Mikes Point, Sardine Reef, Mioskon, and Friwinbondan. Before dive activities begin, we have an early rise; we search for the Red Bird of Paradise at Sawingkrai Village on Gam. We then continue to Mike’s Point. Schooling sweetlips, patrolling blacktip reef sharks, and interesting macro subjects such as small octopus and shrimp thrive in these craggy coral niches. Sardine Reef. Sardines are not found at this site, but you won’t miss them. Fusiliers, Surgeonfish, Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Sweetlips, and Bannerfish crowd the open water and swarm over a reef decorated with sea fans. Mioskon Reef is home to hundreds of lined snappers covering the slope; schools of glassfish hide in coral bommies, and Wobbegongs are very common here. Friwinbondan offers a good night dive with Nudibranches, many shrimps, and, if you are lucky, a Walking Shark (Epaulette shark)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive + trekking

 

Day 6: Kri island – Cape Kri, Cape Mansuar, located in the Dampier Strait on Mansuar & Kri Islands. This site is one of the top dives in Raja. Cape Kri is recorded as having the most amount of fish species counted on a single dive by renowned ichthyologist Dr. Gerald Allen. Cape Mansuar is not far behind with large barracuda schools, surgeonfish, bumphead parrotfish, and many friendly turtles. A perfect way to end your trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Dive: 2-morning dives

Day 7: After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat, and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport. Your diving journey has ended, and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again.

Meals: Breakfast

Dive: no dive

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat. Divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too. 

All divers must have Open Water certification with at least 25 logged dives in the past five years. Suppose the diver fails to meet this requirement. In that case, Sea Safari Cruises will require the diver to hire a private divemaster to ensure its safety during the diving activity. The fee for a private divemaster will be 50 USD/day. All divers must produce a written/stamped logbook with their last dives and all necessary certification cards for the type of dives they wish to undertake.

30 Nov 2021
Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong
$ 2565 5% discount
Arrival: 30 Nov 2021
Departure: 06 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong

Day 1: Arrive in Sorong at the newly built Dominique Edward Osok airport. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Our Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation, and ship orientation will take place before departing Sorong Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site, take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Dive: Check Dive at Black Rock or Yum Slope

Day 2: Penemu Island – Melissa’s Garden, Barracuda Reef, Galaxy, Anita’s Garden. All of these dive sites offer world-class diving, fantastic corals, and a tremendous amount of fish. Because the substrate at Melissa’s Garden is exceedingly delicate, absolute attention to good buoyancy is required. This is also an excellent chance to trek to one of the most famous viewpoints in the region.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive + trekking.

Day 3: Yanggefo Island – Myhem, Citrus Ridge, Gam Ridge, and Mangroves. This area offers some truly unique environments to dive in. The vibrant orange soft corals of Citrus Ridge provide a stunning backdrop to this site, home to barracudas, bumphead parrotfish, and sea snakes are common here. Myhem offers schools of batfish, surgeonfish, and snappers, with the occasional Wobbegong sleeping under the coral heads. Gam Ridge is an excellent place to spot Eagle and Mobula rays. The Mangroves offer some stunning photo opportunities, diving late in the day around 4 pm when the sun is low in the sky gives some dazzling shafts of light in the mangrove shallows.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

Day 4: Airborek Island – Manta Sandy, Manta Ridge, Airborek Island & Jetty. Manta Sandy and Manta Ridge are two of the most reliable Manta congregation spots in the Dampier Strait. You can look at the majestic animals somersaulting through the water while cleaned by several Wrasse species and even Butterflyfish. The Jetty at Airborek offers unique photo opportunities of the long wooden pillars covered with soft corals and sea fans; if you’re lucky, the local kids will be at play, jumping in the water, eager to get on your photo reel. Airborek Jetty offers one of the best night dives in Raja Ampat, where Blue Ring Octopus, Harlequin Shrimp, and Wobbegong are often seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

Day 5: Dampier Strait – Mikes Point, Sardine Reef, Mioskon, and Friwinbondan. Before dive activities begin, we have an early rise; we search for the Red Bird of Paradise at Sawingkrai Village on Gam. We then continue to Mike’s Point. Schooling sweetlips, patrolling blacktip reef sharks, and interesting macro subjects such as small octopus and shrimp thrive in these craggy coral niches. Sardine Reef. Sardines are not found at this site, but you won’t miss them. Fusiliers, Surgeonfish, Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Sweetlips, and Bannerfish crowd the open water and swarm over a reef decorated with sea fans. Mioskon Reef is home to hundreds of lined snappers covering the slope; schools of glassfish hide in coral bommies, and Wobbegongs are very common here. Friwinbondan offers a good night dive with Nudibranches, many shrimps, and, if you are lucky, a Walking Shark (Epaulette shark)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive + trekking

 

Day 6: Kri island – Cape Kri, Cape Mansuar, located in the Dampier Strait on Mansuar & Kri Islands. This site is one of the top dives in Raja. Cape Kri is recorded as having the most amount of fish species counted on a single dive by renowned ichthyologist Dr. Gerald Allen. Cape Mansuar is not far behind with large barracuda schools, surgeonfish, bumphead parrotfish, and many friendly turtles. A perfect way to end your trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Dive: 2-morning dives

Day 7: After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat, and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport. Your diving journey has ended, and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again.

Meals: Breakfast

Dive: no dive

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat. Divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too. 

All divers must have Open Water certification with at least 25 logged dives in the past five years. Suppose the diver fails to meet this requirement. In that case, Sea Safari Cruises will require the diver to hire a private divemaster to ensure its safety during the diving activity. The fee for a private divemaster will be 50 USD/day. All divers must produce a written/stamped logbook with their last dives and all necessary certification cards for the type of dives they wish to undertake.

29 Jan 2022
Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong
Arrival: 29 Jan 2022
Departure: 07 Feb 2022
Days/nights: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong

Day 1: Sea Safari crew will transfer the Guests from Sorong Airport or Hotel to the ship. After a nice Welcome briefing by our Cruise Director, cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place – before embarking Sorong. Guests can familiarize themselves with the vessel, set up equipment and get comfortable.

Day 2-8: We offer 3-4 dives daily, including a night dive if possible. When crossing only 2 dives a day can be scheduled.

Day 9: Final day of diving with 1-2 scheduled dives – sailing towards Sorong.

Day 10: After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation in Sorong. We say goodbye to our guests and wish them farewell! Sea Safari crew will organize the transfer to the Airport and assist at check-in for onward flights.

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat, divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans, to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop offs, caves, black sand and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too

The above is sample trip itineraries, subject to changes depending on the actual dive location.

20 Feb 2022
Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong
$ 2565 5% discount
Arrival: 20 Feb 2022
Departure: 26 Feb 2022
Days/nights: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Sorong - Raja Ampat - Sorong

Day 1: Arrive in Sorong at the newly built Dominique Edward Osok airport. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Our Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation, and ship orientation will take place before departing Sorong Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site, take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Dive: Check Dive at Black Rock or Yum Slope

Day 2: Penemu Island – Melissa’s Garden, Barracuda Reef, Galaxy, Anita’s Garden. All of these dive sites offer world-class diving, fantastic corals, and a tremendous amount of fish. Because the substrate at Melissa’s Garden is exceedingly delicate, absolute attention to good buoyancy is required. This is also an excellent chance to trek to one of the most famous viewpoints in the region.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive + trekking.

Day 3: Yanggefo Island – Myhem, Citrus Ridge, Gam Ridge, and Mangroves. This area offers some truly unique environments to dive in. The vibrant orange soft corals of Citrus Ridge provide a stunning backdrop to this site, home to barracudas, bumphead parrotfish, and sea snakes are common here. Myhem offers schools of batfish, surgeonfish, and snappers, with the occasional Wobbegong sleeping under the coral heads. Gam Ridge is an excellent place to spot Eagle and Mobula rays. The Mangroves offer some stunning photo opportunities, diving late in the day around 4 pm when the sun is low in the sky gives some dazzling shafts of light in the mangrove shallows.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

Day 4: Airborek Island – Manta Sandy, Manta Ridge, Airborek Island & Jetty. Manta Sandy and Manta Ridge are two of the most reliable Manta congregation spots in the Dampier Strait. You can look at the majestic animals somersaulting through the water while cleaned by several Wrasse species and even Butterflyfish. The Jetty at Airborek offers unique photo opportunities of the long wooden pillars covered with soft corals and sea fans; if you’re lucky, the local kids will be at play, jumping in the water, eager to get on your photo reel. Airborek Jetty offers one of the best night dives in Raja Ampat, where Blue Ring Octopus, Harlequin Shrimp, and Wobbegong are often seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive

Day 5: Dampier Strait – Mikes Point, Sardine Reef, Mioskon, and Friwinbondan. Before dive activities begin, we have an early rise; we search for the Red Bird of Paradise at Sawingkrai Village on Gam. We then continue to Mike’s Point. Schooling sweetlips, patrolling blacktip reef sharks, and interesting macro subjects such as small octopus and shrimp thrive in these craggy coral niches. Sardine Reef. Sardines are not found at this site, but you won’t miss them. Fusiliers, Surgeonfish, Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Sweetlips, and Bannerfish crowd the open water and swarm over a reef decorated with sea fans. Mioskon Reef is home to hundreds of lined snappers covering the slope; schools of glassfish hide in coral bommies, and Wobbegongs are very common here. Friwinbondan offers a good night dive with Nudibranches, many shrimps, and, if you are lucky, a Walking Shark (Epaulette shark)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive + trekking

 

Day 6: Kri island – Cape Kri, Cape Mansuar, located in the Dampier Strait on Mansuar & Kri Islands. This site is one of the top dives in Raja. Cape Kri is recorded as having the most amount of fish species counted on a single dive by renowned ichthyologist Dr. Gerald Allen. Cape Mansuar is not far behind with large barracuda schools, surgeonfish, bumphead parrotfish, and many friendly turtles. A perfect way to end your trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Dive: 2-morning dives

Day 7: After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat, and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport. Your diving journey has ended, and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again.

Meals: Breakfast

Dive: no dive

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat. Divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too. 

All divers must have Open Water certification with at least 25 logged dives in the past five years. Suppose the diver fails to meet this requirement. In that case, Sea Safari Cruises will require the diver to hire a private divemaster to ensure its safety during the diving activity. The fee for a private divemaster will be 50 USD/day. All divers must produce a written/stamped logbook with their last dives and all necessary certification cards for the type of dives they wish to undertake.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided

Excluded: International/domestic airfare and airport tax, Personal diving equipment (available for rent) and battery, Komodo National Park fee (25 USD/person/night), Raja Ampat entrance fee (145 USD/person/packages), Cendrawasih Fee (35 USD/person/night), Maumere (Maumere 75 USD/person/package), Alor, Lembeh – Sangihe Talaud, Halmahera (100USD/pax/package), Gratuities to guide and crew (we recommend a tip at least USD 20 per day), Onboard telecommunication, Laundry service, Alcoholic beverages &Soft Drinks, 32% EAN Nitrox.

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