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MSY Seahorse

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Sleek and comfortable, the SMY Seahorse has been exploring some of Indonesia's lesser known waters for years. An experienced crew and high service levels mean the Seahorse has built up a loyal returning customer base as it cruises around Raja Ampat and elsewhere.

 *Special offer applies
Length: 33 metres / 109 foot
Beam: 8.5 metres / 28 foot
Cruise: 9 knots
Divers: 16
Enriched air nitrox is available hereInternet is available here
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Raja Ampat liveaboard, MSY Seahorse

On board this 33 metre long Raja Ampat liveaboard there are 9 spacious cabins all with en-suite bathrooms with portholes, a huge sundeck with plenty of lounging space and an air-conditioned lounge with a full entertainment system. All cabins except for Standard, have their own entertainments systems. The interior of the boat is mainly timber and is very well maintained.

Since the boat caters for both diving and non-diving charters it is designed so life at sea on board is as comfortable as it can be. And with up to only 16 guests attended by 12 crew members, you can expect plenty of personal service.

Between October and April, your West Papua liveaboard adventure can be done in comfort and style on the Seahorse. Alor, Banda and particularly Komodo are visited during the period of May to October.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

December 2014
Dep: 3 Dec Ret: 14 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
Dep: 15 Dec Ret: 22 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 2,520
January 2015
Dep: 16 Jan Ret: 27 Jan Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
Dep: 30 Jan Ret: 9 Feb Raja Ampat US$ 4,000
February 2015
Dep: 11 Feb Ret: 22 Feb Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
Dep: 25 Feb Ret: 8 Mar Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
March 2015
Dep: 10 Mar Ret: 21 Mar Ambon-Banda Sea-Kai US$ 4,400
April 2015
Dep: 7 Apr Ret: 18 Apr Kai-Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
Dep: 21 Apr Ret: 2 May Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
May 2015
Dep: 5 May Ret: 16 May Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
Dep: 19 May Ret: 30 May Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
June 2015
Dep: 2 Jun Ret: 13 Jun Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
Dep: 16 Jun Ret: 27 Jun Raja Ampat US$ 4,400
Dep: 30 Jun Ret: 11 Jul Raja Ampat US$ 4,400

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More Trip Details....

Special offers:

For special offers check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Offer expires: 22 Dec 2014

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (US$ 210 for 10 days, US$ 160 for 7 days - includes computer and needs to be pre-booked), dive insurance, Raja Ampat port and park fees US$ 190 per person per trip, Komodo port and park fees US$ 120 per person per trip, Cenderawasih Bay port and park fees US$ 270, to be paid in advance, fuel surcharge for Raja Ampat US$ 160 per person per trip (subject to change) to be paid on in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 160 for 10 days, US $ 110 for 7 days), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Raja Ampat: Seahorse normally departs from Sorong (sometimes Manokwari) in West Papua or from Ambon. You can fly direct to Sorong from Bali or Jakarta, and to Manokwari from Jakarta. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and the port of departure. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. Komodo: Seahorse departs from Labuan Bajo or Maumere in Flores or from Bima. Flights can be arranged by the operator. There is a minibus transfer service from airports to and from the boat.
For more information see our travel information section.

Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. Pay for 12 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below. Equivalent to pay for 14 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 5,040. Raja Ampat and Whale Sharks - US$ 5,390.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 deluxe cabins on the main deck, with seaview windows. There are also 6 standard twin bed cabins with 2 portholes each, on the lower deck.

Seahorse standard main deck cabin - lots of space! All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Portholes or windows
  • Toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, mirror and towels
  • Round twin plug 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet and shelves
  • Bedding
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 8 / 9 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Diving with Seahorse from their fibre glass dive tender Crew comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • Instructor
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • 2 Engineers
  • 2 Deck hands
  • 2 Maids
Nitrox - 3 Motorised dive tenders - 40m dive deck kit up area with fresh hot water shower and toilet - Camera rinse tank - Wet room with table for cameras - 35m air-con saloon on main deck with bar, computer (occasional internet coverage) , satellite telephone, DVD player, music system, marine library - Waterski - Open and shaded sundeck with sun chairs

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Menu, cuisine type...
Owned and operated by a Spanish former chef, food is of utmost importance on the Seahorse. You can expect the full range of Indonesian and international cuisine as well as specialties from the Iberian Peninsula such as paella and tortilla.

  • Seahorse dinner timeIndonesian and international main meal dishes
  • Buffet-style service in saloon or on the main deck open air
  • Vegetarian dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us your requirements
  • The cruise catering arrangements begin with lunch on the first day
  • Coffee, tea, fresh milk, soft drinks, water, fruit, biscuits, are provided free of charge
  • Wine, beer and spirits are also available
  • No fixed menu.
  • Operator rates food as very important - many repeat customers enquire if the same chef is still on board!
Sample menu: Light Breakfast: Coffee, Tea, Fruits, Fresh Fruits Juice, cookies; Breakfast: Continental or American Breakfast; Lunch: Starter - Avocado Shrimp Salad, Main Course - T-Bone Steak with Black Pepper Sauce and choice of Rice or Mashed Potato, Desert - Fresh Fruits; Dinner : Starter - Minestrone Soup, Main Course - Grilled Mackerel with vegetables, Desert - Ice Cream

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technical specifications...
  • Seahorse - another viewBuilt in year 2004
  • Size - 33m x 8.5m
  • Size - 220 tonnes
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 9 knots
  • 1 x 380 HP MANN marine engine
  • 3 x generators - 40, 60 and 12 KW
  • 2 x Seamansub dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings - DIN adapters available free of charge
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • Electricity 220V and 110V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 20,000 litres
  • Fresh water maker - 6,000 litres per day
  • Icemaker

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navigation, safety features...
  • The Seahorse's main deck area3 Life rafts (36 pax)
  • 3 x Motorised 40-85 HP dinghies
  • 4 x ICOM, VHF and SSB radios
  • 2 x global positioning systems with plotter (GPS) - TRC and Furuno
  • Furuno radar - range of 90 nautical miles
  • Furuno sounder
  • Satellite telephone
  • 4 x Searchlights
  • Emergency position indicationg radio beacon (EPIRB)
  • First aid box with 4 trained staff
  • Oxygen - 42,400 litres
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • Smoke detectors in each cabin
  • 13 x Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Customer must have their own dive insurance - see our insurance programme for a competitive quote
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layout plans...
Seahorse deck plans
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Customer reviews: 

"The crew was very helpful with the dive gear and we really enjoyed our cabin on the boat. Overall the service was very good." - Randall Wacker, Canada ...

"Food & accommodation first class, friendly helpful staff, excellent diving, excellent dive-masters. Very interesting and varied itinerary. We will definitely take another trip with the Seahorse." - Jason & Maria Peacock, NZ/UK ...

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