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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Available trips

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11 Jun 2021
Togian Islands - Una Una - Gorontalo - Buyat - Lembeh - Bangka Island (Pagimana - Sahaung)
Arrival: 11 Jun 2021
Departure: 20 Jun 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Togian Islands - Una Una - Gorontalo - Buyat - Lembeh - Bangka Island (Pagimana - Sahaung)

Day 1: Check-in, Welcome drink, lunch, briefing, and also cabin allocation. Three dives on the first day.

Day 2 – 8

Bangka

Lembeh: Black sandy-bottom and the famous Critter Diving in Lembeh and coral dive sites, such as Lion Head, Punting Batu, Batu Kapal, Angel’s window.

Those who like to dive with us at night dives in Lembeh or early morning dives in spots like Batu Punting or Angels Window make this tour interesting.

Discover Sulawesi’s best-kept secret and dive the Togian Islands aboard the KLM Sunshine!

The Togians are known for the Tomini Bay, one of the calmest deep water bays worldwide. The water is crystal clear, and marine life is abundant.

Una Una adds to the uniqueness of the Togeans by providing impressive walls, Robinson Crusoe style white sandy beaches, and amazing walls full of fish!

Enjoy this fantastic trip away from the crowds.

Day 9: 1-morning dive on the last day. Return to the Sahaung port.

Day 10: After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation in Sahaung. We say good-bye to our guests and wish them farewell!

Please note that the itineraries are examples only; we reserve the right to change the itinerary or specific agreed services if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require us to do so.

24 Jul 2021
Exploration Bangka - Amurang - Kwandang - Toli Toli - Dongala (Sahaung-Dongala)
Arrival: 24 Jul 2021
Departure: 06 Aug 2021
Days/nights: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Exploration Bangka - Amurang - Kwandang - Toli Toli - Dongala (Sahaung-Dongala)

Day 1: Check-in, Welcome drink, lunch, briefing, and also cabin allocation. Three dives on the first day.

Day 2-12: We start as usual in Sahaung, Bangka, North Sulawesi and cruise via Kwandang and Toli Toli to Dongala.

Day 13: 1-morning dive on the last day. Return to the Dongala.

Day 14: After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation. Deboarding in Dongala, here, you can either continue diving at the local Dive Resort or make a Tanah Toraja trip or fly from Palu back to Manado or Makassar. With all Options, we would help you to organize. We say good-bye to our guests and wish them farewell!

Please note that the itineraries are examples only. We reserve the right to change the itinerary or specific agreed services if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require us to do so.

14 Aug 2021
Exploration Trip Dongala -Toli Toli - Kwandang - Amurang Sahaung (Dongala-Sahaung)
Arrival: 14 Aug 2021
Departure: 25 Aug 2021
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Exploration Trip Dongala -Toli Toli - Kwandang - Amurang Sahaung (Dongala-Sahaung)

Day 1: Check-in, Welcome drink, lunch, briefing, and also cabin allocation. 3 dives on the first day.

Day 2-10: We start in Dongala, Toli Toli, Kwandang, North Sulawesi and Bangka to Sahaung.

Day 11: 1-morning dive on the last day. Return to the Sahaung.

Day 12: After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation. Deboarding in Sahaung, here, you can either continue diving at the local Dive Resort or make a Tanah Toraja trip or fly from Palu back to Manado or Makassar. With all Options, we would help you to organize. We say good-bye to our guests and wish them farewell!

Please note that the itineraries are examples only. We reserve the right to change the itinerary or specific agreed services if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require us to do so.

14 Dec 2021
North Sulawesi Special (Sahaung-Sahaung)
Arrival: 14 Dec 2021
Departure: 18 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 5 Days / 4 Nights
North Sulawesi Special (Sahaung-Sahaung)

Day 1: Check-in, Welcome drink, lunch, briefing, and also cabin allocation. Three dives on the first day.

Day 2-4: Dive in all over North Sulawesi, the wall of Bunaken national park.

This tour provides a combination of schools of fish, macro, and Lembeh-like muck diving at Manado mainland. Steep walls of Bunaken, Manado Tua schools of fish, barracuda, and hammerheads in Montehage and Nain, black sandy beaches in Popoo and Bethlehem, and other dive sites on the mainland side of Manado, Tanjung Tarabitan back, and Gangga/Lihage.

Day 5: After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation in Sahaung. We say good-bye to our guests and wish them farewell!

Marine Life: Nudibranch galore, frogfish, hairy frogfish, rhinopias, octopus, wonderpus, harlequin shrimp, flamboyant cuttlefish, snake eels, stonefish, ribbon eels, stargazers

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