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KLM Sunshine

KLM SUNSHINE; THE PERFECT RESORT AND LIVEABOARD DIVING HOLIDAY IN ONE BREAK.

KLM Sunshine part of Blue Bay Divers is a paradisiacal dive resort located on the Island Sahaung in Bangka, North Sulawesi. Here we delight in the unique opportunity to have a liveaboard vessel at our disposal.

Aboard the stylish KLM Sunshine liveaboard, we organize cruises to Halmahera, Sangihe Islands, Togian Islands, and Buyat Bay. The length of these trips varies from 7 to 11 days.

The traditional schooner was specially constructed for scuba diving. It has a length of 30 meters with an indigenous ironwood exterior and teak interior.

It can accommodate eight guests (possible ten as a charter}. Combining a stay at our resort and joining one of our cruises constitutes the perfect diving holiday.

Accommodation

The KLM Sunshine welcomes eight guests in 4 cabins with private bathrooms and toilets.

Two staterooms are on the upper deck. They have large windows for fresh air and daylight.

The double cabins on the lower deck are air-conditioned and have portholes.

An extra cabin is made available when the ship is chartered. Daily housekeeping is part of the service.

Lower Cabin

Lower Cabin

Room size: -
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Owner Cabin

Owner Cabin

Room size: -
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Upper Cabin

Upper Cabin

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

Comfort

The cool and spacious lounge area is furnished with comfortable sofas, dining table, charging stations, television, computer, library, etc.

The large (partly) shaded sundeck is a magnificent place for relaxation and socializing. Our crew consists of 9 dedicated and highly trained members.

Catering

KLM Sunshine liveaboard provides its guests with delightful food that is served in the air-conditioned restaurant.

A hearty breakfast assures a great start to the day. Lunch and dinner are served as enticing, colorful buffets. The kitchen crew expertly prepares delicious curries and fresh seafood. Western food and vegetarian options are part of the menu. All-day snacks will keep divers satisfied between meals.

Should you have any dietary requirements, please inform us ahead of departure.

Diving

KLM Sunshine liveaboard has itineraries around North and South Sulawesi and Halmahera. Professional dive guides show you untouched dive spots full of marine life and stunning corals. The dive sites offer a variety of large pelagic and macro marine life.

KLM Sunshine offers guests three dives each day of the liveaboard cruise, including departure and disembark days.

Diving amenities on the dive deck include rinse tanks, showers, and Nitrox tanks.

Please be aware that you will need a nitrox certification to participate in diving on Sunshine liveaboard. If you don’t have a certificate, you can take the course at the blue bay divers resort before departure.

Destinations

Indonesia

Lembeh

Halmahera

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2011

Year Renovated: 2014

Length: 31 meters

Beam: 7 meters

Top speed: 9

Cruising speed: 7

Engines: Mercedes OM423 470PS

Max guests: 8

Number of cabins: 4

Number of bathrooms: 4

Tenders: Yes

Water capacity: 14000 liter

Fuel capacity: 5000 liter

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 Depth Sounder

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Fishfinder

 Searchlight

 Crew trained in first aid

KLM Sunshine liveaboard organizes dive safaris around the islands of Sulawesi to explore the untouched reefs and stunning marine life.

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10 Mar 2021
Halmahera Trip
€ 2028 20% discount
Arrival: 10 Mar 2021
Departure: 21 Mar 2021
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Halmahera Trip

Halmahera is the new “in” dive destination in Indonesia. It’s the place that everyone is talking about, but few divers have yet visited the region due to its isolation. Since 2012 we are also operating the first Halmahera Exploration Trips.

Via Lembeh strait and Tifure Island until Bacan Labuha Island and the Archipelago. Tifore, Nappo Atoll, Siko Island via Taneti (Aquator Point and Manta Bay) until Lata Lata and Dragon Rock – the Main Stations during this Trip.

Unspoiled Coral Reefs, Baracuda Schools, Mantas, and Sharks and Macro marine life like Hypocampus Denise, Bagibanti, and Pontohi are awaiting you here. Muck diving Spots with Rhinopias, Wonderpus, Mimic Octopus, we can find here as an example. Divers talk of even more diversity than Raja Ampat, and that’s saying something.

KLM Sunshine is the Pioneer, which is discovering and exploring South Halmahera.

Marine Life: Manta rays, reef sharks, hammerheads, barracudas, nudibranch galore, frogfish, hairy frogfish, rhinopias, octopus, wonderpus, harlequin shrimp, flamboyant cuttlefish, snake eels, stonefish, ribbon eels

17 Mar 2021
Sangihe Islands
€ 1356 50% discount
Arrival: 17 Mar 2021
Departure: 24 Mar 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Sangihe Islands

North Tour Sangihe Archipelago

Sangihe’s best feature is its natural seclusion and untamed nature. Calderas rise from sandy beaches, and at night, red-hot lava spews from Siau volcano. You can even dive on an underwater volcano or a lava flow. Cool. Ruang Lava Flow is a massive swath of black lava that flows down the mountain into the sea, becoming a beautiful coral reef.

Mahengetang Volcano is a sight not to be missed. It may be your only chance to dive on a real underwater volcano. The vent, just below the surface, is desolate and strewn with huge boulders. Hundreds of tiny bubbles race to the surface as gasses escape from deep inside the volcano. Everything is covered with yellow “dust” (sulfurous deposits). Look closely, though, and you’ll see tiny sea stars, algae, small worms, and sprouting corals–a new coral reef in the making. The other side of the volcano has already been successfully colonized, with the once barren seascape now a lovely coral reef.

The southernmost island in the group is a plateau with patch reefs, pinnacles, and lots of soft coral cover called Biaro Island. Groups of sweetlips, snappers, and bumphead parrotfish complete the scene.

Marine Life: sweetlips, snappers, bumphead parrotfish, nudibranchs, frogfish, cuttlefish, shrimp, seahorses, flamboyant cuttlefish, batfish, clownfish

14 Apr 2021
Halmahera Trip
Arrival: 14 Apr 2021
Departure: 25 Apr 2021
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Halmahera Trip

Halmahera is the new “in” dive destination in Indonesia. It’s the place that everyone is talking about, but few divers have yet visited the region due to its isolation. Since 2012 we are also operating the first Halmahera Exploration Trips.

Via Lembeh strait and Tifure Island until Bacan Labuha Island and the Archipelago. Tifore, Nappo Atoll, Siko Island via Taneti (Aquator Point and Manta Bay) until Lata Lata and Dragon Rock – the Main Stations during this Trip.

Unspoiled Coral Reefs, Baracuda Schools, Mantas, and Sharks and Macro marine life like Hypocampus Denise, Bagibanti, and Pontohi are awaiting you here. Muck diving Spots with Rhinopias, Wonderpus, Mimic Octopus, we can find here as an example. Divers talk of even more diversity than Raja Ampat, and that’s saying something.

KLM Sunshine is the Pioneer, which is discovering and exploring South Halmahera.

Marine Life: Manta rays, reef sharks, hammerheads, barracudas, nudibranch galore, frogfish, hairy frogfish, rhinopias, octopus, wonderpus, harlequin shrimp, flamboyant cuttlefish, snake eels, stonefish, ribbon eels

29 Apr 2021
Halmahera Trip
€ 2028 20% discount
Arrival: 29 Apr 2021
Departure: 10 May 2021
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Halmahera Trip

Halmahera is the new “in” dive destination in Indonesia. It’s the place that everyone is talking about, but few divers have yet visited the region due to its isolation. Since 2012 we are also operating the first Halmahera Exploration Trips.

Via Lembeh strait and Tifure Island until Bacan Labuha Island and the Archipelago. Tifore, Nappo Atoll, Siko Island via Taneti (Aquator Point and Manta Bay) until Lata Lata and Dragon Rock – the Main Stations during this Trip.

Unspoiled Coral Reefs, Baracuda Schools, Mantas, and Sharks and Macro marine life like Hypocampus Denise, Bagibanti, and Pontohi are awaiting you here. Muck diving Spots with Rhinopias, Wonderpus, Mimic Octopus, we can find here as an example. Divers talk of even more diversity than Raja Ampat, and that’s saying something.

KLM Sunshine is the Pioneer, which is discovering and exploring South Halmahera.

Marine Life: Manta rays, reef sharks, hammerheads, barracudas, nudibranch galore, frogfish, hairy frogfish, rhinopias, octopus, wonderpus, harlequin shrimp, flamboyant cuttlefish, snake eels, stonefish, ribbon eels