Seven Seas

SEVEN SEAS Liveaboard; FIRST-CLASS ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS IN INDONESIA.

Seven Seas liveaboard Indonesia is a custom-designed phinisi schooner with a length of 45-meter. The iron-wooden hull, dark sails, and rigging of this vessel paint an impressive picture.

It steers to the prettiest places in Indonesia with the best possible cruise itineraries. Oriented towards the islands and coral reefs in the East, destinations may include Komodo, East of Flores, Forgotten Islands, and Raja Ampat.

Our 18 Indonesian crew members and two western cruise directors have organized many diving adventures for more than a decade in these waters.

Accommodation

Seven Seas liveaboard Indonesia welcomes 16 guests in eight staterooms with the ambiance of a luxury yacht.

The individual air-conditioned cabins are located on three different decks with a choice between king size beds or two large single beds.

Tout- comfort includes en-suite bathrooms, with powerful hot and cold water shower, hot and cold water wash basins, full-sized WC, and hairdryer, and windows that can be opened to let the sea breeze in.

Twin Stateroom

Twin Stateroom

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Double Stateroom

Double Stateroom

Room size: 6/8 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

In the relaxing lounge and cool dining area, you can order drinks from the bar. Our waitress will gladly advise you and serves exotic cocktails and great wines.

The partly shaded lounging areas have several lounge chairs and sunbeds. The sun deck is the designated place to enjoy one of our waitresses’ specialties while watching a spectacular sunset or admire the dolphins playing alongside the ship.

Onboard massages are offered to get your diving muscles ready for the next adventure.

Catering

Our chef prepares three meals a day using fresh local products. The delicious and healthy dishes are served as bountiful buffets.

Outdoor dining on the upper deck is a mouth-watering and eye-caressing experience. During your dive cruise, there is a selection of fine wines and other alcoholic beverages available.

In case you have a special dietary request, please let us know in advance.

Diving

The diving grounds we visit are famous for the unmatched marine biodiversity underwater and stunning sceneries above the surface. We enable some of the best diving in the world.

The dive deck is very spacious with 24 aluminum tanks that hold 12 liters of air or nitrox. If you want to travel light, there are six sets of dive equipment for rent.

One of 3 speedboats will bring you to remote and pristine dive sites with a maximum of 6 divers, including the guides.

After your dive, you find showers to rinse you off and freshwater buckets for cameras and dive equipment. Snorkeling, sea kayaking, fishing (where permitted), and land excursions can be part of your adventure.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 45 meters

Beam: 8 meters

Cruising speed: 8 knots

Engines: Mitsubishi 8M22 450HP V8

Max guests: 16

Number of cabins: 8

Number of bathrooms: 8

Tenders: 2 x fibreglass and 1 x RIB

Water capacity: 5’000 liters

Fuel capacity: 18 tons

Freshwater maker: 9 tons per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 Depth Sounder

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Emergency Rafts

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 First Aid Kits

 Satellite & mobile phones

Seven Seas Luxury liveaboard accommodates 16 guests in 8 cabins around the Indonesia archipelago's best diving destinations.

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08 Aug 2021
East of Flores and Komodo (Maumere-Labuan Bajo)
Arrival: 08 Aug 2021
Departure: 20 Aug 2021
Days/nights: 13 Days / 12 Nights
East of Flores and Komodo (Maumere-Labuan Bajo)

Day 1: Seven Seas crew will transfer the Guests from the Airport to the ship. After an excellent Welcome briefing by our Cruise Director, cabin allocation and ship orientation will occur; Guests can familiarize themselves with the vessel, set up equipment, and get comfortable.

Day 2-12: A maximum of 4 dives per day are offered onboard: 3-day dives and a night dive.

Day 13: Check out. Seven Seas crew will transfer the Guests to the Airport.

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.

KOMODO
With dragons on land and a utopia underwater, you’ll find an array of dive sites to suit every level of experience. Great landscapes, superb hikes, exotic wildlife, and stunning views and beaches complete the picture. It is hardly surprising then that this is one of our favorite choices.

EAST OF FLORES
Unspoiled, remote, yet bewitchingly accessible aboard The Seven Seas, the two dozen islands East of Flores are now recognized as one of Asia’s top ten dive destinations. Not only World-Class muck diving at our new sites in Lembata and Pantar, not only the classical walls and coral reefs that made this area famous but now also plenty of high voltage diving on rocky corners, islets, and pinnacles along the Southern shores and in the straits between these islands.

22 Oct 2021
Forgotten Islands (Maumere-Saumlaki)
Arrival: 22 Oct 2021
Departure: 06 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 16 Days / 15 Nights
Forgotten Islands (Maumere-Saumlaki)

Indonesia’s “Forgotten Islands” – also known as the Southeast Moluccas (Maluku Tenggara), is not a single destination. Instead, it is a 1,000 km long chain of archipelagos stretching from Timor to West Papua on New Guinea. Undeveloped, distant from population centers, and far off any beaten path, these “Forgotten Islands” have been primarily isolated from the rest of Indonesia and the world.

The terrain of these islands varies from forested mountainous peaks in the Inner Banda Arc of islands (Wetar, Roma, Damar, Nila), with mountains as high as 868 m (on Damer) to essentially flat islands of the easternmost Aru and Kei island groups, dominated by savannah, mangroves and broadleaf forests.

The Inner Arc islands are volcanic, while the island groups in the Outer Banda Arc (Leti, Luang, Sermata, Babar, and Tanimbar islands) are mostly up thrust coralline limestone, often characterized by terracing resulting from periodic uplift and changes in sea level.

Together, the islands of Maluku Tenggara make up the eastern end of the bio-geographic province of Wallacea, a transitional region between continental Southeast Asia and Australia-New Guinea, with flora and fauna of the easternmost islands the most similar to New Guinea.

Diving

The Forgotten Islands offer some of the best diving in Indonesian waters. Attractions include gin-clear waters, patch reefs, coral bommies, and spectacular wall dives on impossible drop-offs.

On our inaugural trips to the Forgotten Islands in 2010, our excited visitors enjoyed seeing rare Weedy, Bumphead parrotfish, Jacks (Big-eye trevallies), Giant trevallies, Spanish mackerel, schooling barracuda, hammerhead sharks, a 3-meter saltwater crocodile, and a whale shark!

Since 2012 the Seven Seas offers two expeditions to the Forgotten Islands each year in November/December. One trip starts in Maumere (Flores) or Kupang (West Timor) and ends in Saumlaki, in the Tanimbar Islands, and another trip returns along with the same or a similar route. Detailed itineraries in this area will vary according to weather and diving conditions, and other factors. But a typical journey through this region might include:

  • P. Lembata, a traditional whaling island, which usually offers spectacular critters dives
  • Solor/Alor archipelagos. Stops in these islands can include P. Pantar, P. Buaya, P. Alor, Kalabahi)
  • P. Komba, the location of the Batu Tara volcano.
  • P. Wetar. The people of this island live in harmony with saltwater crocodiles!
  • Barat Daya Islands (P. Romang, P. Nyata, P. Kital, P. Laut, P. Telang)
  • Leti island group (P. Leti, P. Lakor, P. Moa)
  • Sermata Group (P. Sermata, P. Luang) P. Sermata is known for the many surviving myths that are still part of the Forgotten Island’s traditional culture.
  • Babar Islands (P. Dai, etc.) These islands are known for the survival of boat symbolism.
  • Tanimbar Islands

Marine Life: The Forgotten Islands offer some of the best diving in Indonesian waters. Attractions include gin-clear waters, patch reefs, and coral bommies; spectacular wall dives on impossible drop-offs. On our inaugural trips to the Forgotten Islands in 2010, our excited visitors enjoyed seeing rare Weedy, Bumphead parrotfish, Jacks (Big-eye trevallies), Giant trevallies, Spanish mackerel, schooling barracuda, hammerhead sharks, a 3-meter saltwater crocodile, and a whale shark!

08 Nov 2021
Forgotten Islands (Maumere-Saumlaki)
Arrival: 08 Nov 2021
Departure: 23 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 16 Days / 15 Nights
Forgotten Islands (Maumere-Saumlaki)

Indonesia’s “Forgotten Islands” – also known as the Southeast Moluccas (Maluku Tenggara), is not a single destination. Instead, it is a 1,000 km long chain of archipelagos stretching from Timor to West Papua on New Guinea. Undeveloped, distant from population centers, and far off any beaten path, these “Forgotten Islands” have been primarily isolated from the rest of Indonesia and the world.

The terrain of these islands varies from forested mountainous peaks in the Inner Banda Arc of islands (Wetar, Roma, Damar, Nila), with mountains as high as 868 m (on Damer) to essentially flat islands of the easternmost Aru and Kei island groups, dominated by savannah, mangroves and broadleaf forests.

The Inner Arc islands are volcanic, while the island groups in the Outer Banda Arc (Leti, Luang, Sermata, Babar, and Tanimbar islands) are mostly up thrust coralline limestone, often characterized by terracing resulting from periodic uplift and changes in sea level.

Together, the islands of Maluku Tenggara make up the eastern end of the bio-geographic province of Wallacea, a transitional region between continental Southeast Asia and Australia-New Guinea, with flora and fauna of the easternmost islands the most similar to New Guinea.

Diving

The Forgotten Islands offer some of the best diving in Indonesian waters. Attractions include gin-clear waters, patch reefs, coral bommies, and spectacular wall dives on impossible drop-offs.

On our inaugural trips to the Forgotten Islands in 2010, our excited visitors enjoyed seeing rare Weedy, Bumphead parrotfish, Jacks (Big-eye trevallies), Giant trevallies, Spanish mackerel, schooling barracuda, hammerhead sharks, a 3-meter saltwater crocodile, and a whale shark!

Since 2012 the Seven Seas offers two expeditions to the Forgotten Islands each year in November/December. One trip starts in Maumere (Flores) or Kupang (West Timor) and ends in Saumlaki, in the Tanimbar Islands, and another trip returns along with the same or a similar route. Detailed itineraries in this area will vary according to weather and diving conditions, and other factors. But a typical journey through this region might include:

  • P. Lembata, a traditional whaling island, which usually offers spectacular critters dives
  • Solor/Alor archipelagos. Stops in these islands can include P. Pantar, P. Buaya, P. Alor, Kalabahi)
  • P. Komba, the location of the Batu Tara volcano.
  • P. Wetar. The people of this island live in harmony with saltwater crocodiles!
  • Barat Daya Islands (P. Romang, P. Nyata, P. Kital, P. Laut, P. Telang)
  • Leti island group (P. Leti, P. Lakor, P. Moa)
  • Sermata Group (P. Sermata, P. Luang) P. Sermata is known for the many surviving myths that are still part of the Forgotten Island’s traditional culture.
  • Babar Islands (P. Dai, etc.) These islands are known for the survival of boat symbolism.
  • Tanimbar Islands

Marine Life: The Forgotten Islands offer some of the best diving in Indonesian waters. Attractions include gin-clear waters, patch reefs, and coral bommies; spectacular wall dives on impossible drop-offs. On our inaugural trips to the Forgotten Islands in 2010, our excited visitors enjoyed seeing rare Weedy, Bumphead parrotfish, Jacks (Big-eye trevallies), Giant trevallies, Spanish mackerel, schooling barracuda, hammerhead sharks, a 3-meter saltwater crocodile, and a whale shark!

26 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong)
Arrival: 26 Dec 2021
Departure: 07 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 13 Days / 12 Nights
Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong)

More than 1500 islands make up the Raja Ampat archipelago off the Bird’s Head of West Papua. These islands and their surrounding coral reefs support the richest tropical marine bio-diversity found anywhere in the world.

The area includes 4.6 million hectares of diverse marine habitats and is home to more than 1,000 species of fish, 700 species of mollusks, and some 540 species of hard corals (75% of the world’s total!). Larger marine life includes sperm whales, baleen whales, and even orcas coming through this area, and there are green turtle nesting beaches on the island of Sayang in the North.

No wonder that this ecosystem attracts more and more divers and other tourists and is a focus area for the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the private sector for eco-tourism development. Several resorts are have started up in the Raja Ampat archipelago, but due to the immense size of the area, the large distances between the top sites, and the great variety of islands in different parts of this region, a comfortable liveaboard like the Seven Seasis still the very best way to explore Raja Ampat. And the Seven Seas has all the local knowledge and experience to be your number one choice for this adventure.

Some of the highlights of a Raja Ampat cruise with the Seven Seas include the great diving, snorkeling, and cave exploring around the rocky islands off South East Misool, the coral reefs of the Fam Island group, the fish and manta rays of the Dampier straight, the critter diving at Batanta and in Aljui Bay, and of course the great karst formations of the Wayag Archipelago up North.

Kayaking among the beehive-shaped karst formations in the Wagmab Island chain in the South is nothing short of stunning, and scattered deserted beaches throughout the Raja Ampat islands make for excellent sunset hideaways. Village visits are unique throughout this region. Paradise birds can be seen at various locations, and an enormously extended Atoll can be found around Ayau Island in Pacific waters in the far North. Of course, for the real adventurers willing to explore this vast archipelago, many islands and reefs are still unexplored, and many new highlights yet to be discovered.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Possible fuel surcharge

Excluded: Dive or snorkeling gear and wet suits (USD 30/day per person), domestic air or land-transfers, soft drinks, beer, wine or spirits, tips, laundry, spa services (massage), courses (advanced, photo, video), use of satellite phone, trip DVD, international or domestic air transportation, hotels and meals before. All port clearance and conservation fees, as well as fuel surcharge, are INCLUDED in the pricing. NO SURCHARGES.

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