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Sea Safari VII

SEA SAFARI VII; LEISURE ADVENTURES IN BALI AND KOMODO.

KLM Sea Safari VII is a modern replica of the traditional Buginese Schooner. These ships were used in the older days as trading vessels in Indonesia. It was built in 2001, has a length of 37.5- and a width of 10.65 meters. It is equipped with high-tech navigation and safety devises. As being part of the Sea Safari Cruises fleet, this liveaboard specializes in luxurious adventure holidays. Home base is Benoa Harbour in Bali from where sails are set for scuba expeditions in the crystal-clear waters surrounding Bali and Komodo. Other leisure activities include swimming and snorkelling, kayaking, fishing and island hopping for the numerous attractions ashore. Trips can vary from 3 to 11 days.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master 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 $ 20 USD per day), Onboard telecommunication, Laundry service, Alcoholic beverages & Soft Drinks, 32% EAN Nitrox

ACCOMMODATION

We accommodate a maximum of 28 passengers in 14 cabins. Draperies form romantic canopy ceilings and the abundant presence of wood enhances the yachtlike allure. All of our aircon cabins have a private bathroom, TV and a coffee/tea-maker. On the lower deck are 10 deluxe cabins. 6 have double beds and 4 have a twin setup. The main deck houses 4 staterooms with double beds.

COMFORT

The lounge is the common indoor area for relaxation and entertainment. It is furnished with comfy sofas, panorama windows and a library. Adjoining is a state of the art camera studio, ideal for preparing your photo/video equipment and checking your footage on the big screens. Our outdoor facilities include a sheltered restaurant, a bar and a spacious sundeck.

CATERING

The shipping company of our liveaboard is renowned for the high culinary standards they pursue. Chefs on board are passionate professionals. Meals include early morning breakfast and cooked breakfast after the first dive. lunch and dinner are served as rich buffets with delightful dishes of local and western origin. Vegetarian options will be available at every meal. We love to organize cookouts on the beach. In case you have special wishes regarding your régime, please let us know at the time of booking.

DIVING

The waters surrounding Bali are very much suited for snorkelers, beginners as well as experienced divers. They feature incredible bio divers and varied dive sites deep and shallow, with coral ridges and shipwrecks to be explored. The specially designed dive deck has all the amenities for comfortable diving. Our dive guides are experienced experts. Rentals and nitrox are available.

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

Kalimutu - Alor - Maumere

 

    • Departure Port: Kalabahi
    • Return Port: Maumere
    • Length: 7 Days / 6 Nights (Approximately 16 dives in total)
    • Experience level: Open Water – 30 minimum logged dives required.

    Day One: Kalabahi
    Our representative will wait for you at the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing from Sorong Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel.

    Day Two: Pura North
    Not only does Pura Island offer pristine reefs, each village protects the reef on its shores and practices a sustainable fishing system of traditional fish traps and spearfishing, but also the opportunity of seeing the spear fishermen carrying out their trade.

    Day Three: Calling Dugong
    Welcome to dugong site, the place where you can see and swim with dugong. Sometime dugong may busy and not there.. But we will try to call dugong and let you introduce yourself to him.. Good luck a site not to be missed!

    Day Four: Reta
    The pinnacles of Reta will amaze you with the amazingly healthy reefs and usually clear waters. Stunning coral growth with fish life surrounding, day five will be a real treat!

    Day Five: Alor
    The famed Alor Strait is another landmark on the Indonesian diving map. Sitting dramatically in the strait between the two large islands of Pantar to the west and Alor to the east are three small volcanoes that have long been extinct. Our first stop will be in the area of Biana Bang. Because of the black sand and nearby hot springs jetting out into the sea, this area is full of all the Indonesian marine life you ever wanted to see. It is quite normal to see two of the mystic Rhinopias on one dive at this site. A fantastic introduction to this stunning region.

    Days Six: Kawula
    This will be a fantastic day of muck diving for critters. Expect to see nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, frogfish and all the amazing critters rolled into one dive!

    Days Seven: Maumere
    Prepare for disembarkation. You will be transferred to Maumere airport for your next destination.

    Marine Life: Swarms of anthias, schools of Fusiliers, surgeons and snappers, rays and patrolling grey reef sharks, barracudas, snake eels, mantis shrimps, octopus, Bobbit worms, flying gurnard, lionfish and rhinopias

    All divers must have Open Water certification with at least 25 logged dives in the past 5 years. If the diver fails to meet this requirement, Sea Safari Cruises will require the diver to hire a private dive master to make sure the safety of the diver during the diving activity. The fee for a private dive master will be 50 USD/day. All divers must produce a written/stamped logbook with your last dives and all necessary certification cards for the type of dives they wish to undertake.

Maumere - Kalabahi - Labuan Bajo

 

  • Departure Port: Maumere
  • Return Port: Labuan Bajo
  • Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights (Approximately 10 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 30 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1 – Maumere

  • Our representative will wait for you at the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing from Maumere Harbor. During the journey to our first dive site take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make your self comfortable.

Day 2 – 3

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

Day 4

  • The final day of diving with 1-2 scheduled dives – sailing towards Labuan Bajo Harbour.

Day 5 – Labuan Bajo

    • Prepare for disembarkation. You will be transferred to Labuan Bajo airport for your next destination.

    Marine Life: Bumphead parrot fish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman.

Komodo
  • Departure Port: Labuan Bajo
  • Return Port: Labuan Bajo
  • Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights (Approximately 15 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 30 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: Labuan Bajo
Welcome to Labuan Bajo, please find our representative in the airport. They will send you to Harbour to meet Sea Safari Boat. Welcome drink will be served to welcome you on board. Safety procedure, cabin allocation and introduction will take place.

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

Day 4: Final day of diving with 1-2 scheduled dives – sailing towards Labuan Bajo.

Day 5: Labuan Bajo
After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation in Labuan Bajo. 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: Bumphead parrot fish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman

Kalabahi - Alor - Hammerhead - Saumlaki

 

    • Departure Port: Kalabahi
    • Return Port: Saumlaki
    • Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights (Approximately 28 dives in total)
    • Experience level: Open Water – 30 minimum logged dives required.

    Day 1: Kalabahi

    • Our representative will wait for you at the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing from Kalabahi Harbor. During the journey to our first dive site take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make

    Day 2: Calling dugong

    • Welcome to dugong site, the place where you can see and swim with dugong. Sometime dugong may busy and not there. But we will try to call dugong and let you introduce yourself to him. Good luck a site not to be missed!

    Day 3: Wetar

    • In Wetar we will do 4 dives, in the small island of Reong, and in Cape Nunukae. Pulau Reong is a small island on the northwest coast of Wetar and separated by a small channel only 700 meters wide. More walls, like many of the dive sites in the Band Sea, covered in small soft colours but of a great variety of colours and zillions of triggerfish of every species. Cape Nunukae,
      about 6 km southwest of Pulau Reong, is a large ridge with slopes on both sides and covered with a hard coral reef on the shallow area of the ridge, and soft corals on the slopes in the deeper areas. Strong currents can be had at the end of the ridge, where large aggregations of schooling fish can be found.

    Day 4: Romang/Nyata Island

    • At Romang and Nyata Islands there are gentle slopes with pristine hard corals that slip down into the deep blue of the Banda Sea. You will be able to see huge gorgonians in vivid orange, yellows and reds, carpets of soft corals and massive barrel sponges in all directions. If you manage to tear your gaze off of the life on this wonderful reef and train it into the blue you will often be rewarded by the sight of majestic napoleons, reef sharks or tuna. Many of the nearby dive spots show signs of volcanic activity on the seabed and are good spots for night dives.

    Day 5: Leti Island

    • The Leti Islands are at the start of the southern arc of islands that border the Banda Sea and are comprised of three separate landmasses; Tombra, Moa, and Lakor. Lying to the east of the world’s newest country, East Timor, all three islands are ripe for exploration diving. Undived coral reefs and walls surround all three of these sparsely populated islands. They all feature some fabulous beaches and the channels between the islands could produce some thrilling current fuelled underwater adventures.

    Day 6: Damar

    • Close to the big island of Damar the small islands of Nusleur, Terbang Utara and Terbang Selatan are surrounded by pristine beaches that stretch out to coral reefs that then drop down to the most beautiful, untouched walls. From top to bottom, the reef is an explosion of different colours and forms and seems to be in constant motion from the swarms of fish darting
      about. You may find yourself floating in the midst of a huge school of fish as the sea creatures here appear quite curious, perhaps because they are generally not used to seeing many divers.
    • Another unique attraction in this area is the wall of sulphur formed as a result of its proximity to the volcano on Damar. There is a possibility to visit a village on Damar where there is also a black sand night dive.

    Day 7: Nil Desperandum

    • Close to the small island of Nila are two atolls Dusborgh and Nil Desperandum. Weather permitting we will spend two days in this area, making a small bay on the east side of the island of Nila our base.
      Nil Desperandum means “don’t despair” possibly referring to a shipwrecked here centuries ago. It is a big atoll with very deep drop-offs. Schooling sharks have been spotted in the deep here with a chance to see hammerhead, silky and grey reef sharks.

    Day 8: Dai Island

    • This small island in the northern part of the Babar group of islands is usually our last stop before heading into Saumlaki. The villagers on this island still practice traditional hunting with bow and arrow. Steep slopes provide hunting grounds for schooling barracuda and trevally. Large sea fans on the reef are surrounded by very healthy reef fish life.

    Day 9: Saumlaki

    • Prepare for disembarkation. You will be transferred to Saumlaki airport for your next destination.

    Marine life: Dugong, napoleons, silky and grey reef sharks or tuna, hammerhead, barracuda

    All divers must either have Open Water with at least 25 logged dives in the past 5 years. If the diver fails to meet this requirement, Sea Safari Cruises will require the diver to hire a private dive master to make sure the safety of the diver during the diving activity. The fee for a private dive master will be 50 USD/day. All divers must produce a written/stamped logbook with your last dives and all necessary certification cards for the type of dives they wish to undertake. The itinerary will depend on the current condition at the time.

  • Year built: 2002
  • Length: 37.50 meters
  • Top speed: 75 knots
  • Engines: 1 unit DEUTZ 241 PK – 2300 RPM Made in Germany + 3 x auxiliary
  • Max guests: 28 persons
  • Number of cabins: 14
  • Number of bathrooms: 15
  • Tenders: 4 Units Outboard Yamaha 40 HP (2 Stroke)
  • Water capacity: 12 Ton
  • Fuel capacity: 30 Ton
  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight
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