Sleek and comfortable, the SMY Seahorse has been exploring some of Indonesia's lesser known waters for years. An experienced crew and high service standards mean the Seahorse has built up a loyal returning dive customer base as it cruises around Raja Ampat and elsewhere.
On board this 33 metre long Raja Ampat liveaboard there are 9 spacious cabins all with en-suite bathrooms with portholes or windows, a huge sundeck with plenty of lounging space and an air-conditioned lounge with a full entertainment system. 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. The dive deck has a 'wet room' where you can rinse and prepare your camera gear on the dedicated camera table. Nitrox is complimentary for certified divers during your Seahorse diving cruises. Book your Indonesian massage for a completely relaxing diving holiday experience. And with up to only 16 guests (up to 19 for full charter) attended by 12 crew members, you can expect plenty of personal service.
Between October and April, your West Papua liveaboard scuba adventure can be enjoyed in comfort and style on the Seahorse. Alor, Banda and particularly Komodo are visited during the period of May to October.
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, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 500 for 11 nights, US$ 350 for 7 nights - includes computer and needs to be pre-booked), dive insurance (mandatory), port and park fees (per person per trip, to be paid in advance): Raja Ampat US$ 250, Komodo US$ 120, Cenderawasih Bay US$ 275, fuel surcharge for Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay US$ 160 per person per trip (subject to change) to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Raja Ampat: The Seahorse liveaboard safaris normally depart from Sorong (sometimes Manokwari) in West Papua or from Ambon. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. You can fly direct 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. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
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 65% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 16 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 5,040. Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay - US$ 5,390.
Nitrox - 3 Motorised diving tenders - 40m² dive deck kit up area with fresh hot water shower and toilet - Camera rinse tank - Wet room with table for cameras - 35m² air-con saloon on main deck with bar, satellite telephone, DVD player, music system, marine library - Waterski - Open and shaded sundeck with sun chairs
Owned and operated by a Spanish former chef, food is of utmost importance on Seahorse liveaboard tours. You can expect the full range of Indonesian and international cuisine as well as specialties from the Iberian Peninsula such as paella and tortilla.
Indonesian 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
"Great and helpful staffs. Experienced, responsible and funny dive masters and dive guides. Facilities are basic except the ship is wobbling when wave is strong." - Chan Koon Khee, Malaysia, 23 December 2016 ...
"We had a wonderful time diving with Seahorse! Although the liveaboard is not a luxury type but the facilities are good, clean and overall operation is very organized. The cruise director (Daniel) is very responsible and always make sure the dive sites is save for the divers. The crew staffs are very friendly and helpful. The chef, Pak Udin is surprisingly good." - Hui Peng Ong, Malaysia, 22 December 2016 ...
"The service was top-notch. Staff and crew were very helpful and left no stone unturned to spoil the guests. Particularly Crew Master Cici is extremely hands-on, knowledgable, reliable and helpful. " - Arjen Kuenen, Netherlands, 13 September 2016 ...
"I was lucky enough to have a small group 5 of a possible 16 spots. Great dive guides, crew and cook was awesome. Go for the deluxe cabin if you can." - Mark Loewen, USA, 9 February 2015 ...
"Outstanding 11 day dive trip in Raja Ampat, I rented the 15 L Tanks & BCD ... of all my 650 plus dives this trip was the very best , astonishing diverse corals & sea life .. the staff on the boat were all absolutely outstanding, made for an unforgettable trip, I will be back for sure." - Adel Zakaria, USA, 17 November 2014 ...
"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, 24 July 2014 ...
"Food & accommodation first class, friendly helpful staff, excellent diving, excellent guides. Very interesting and varied itinerary. We will definitely take another liveaboard trip with the Seahorse." - Jason & Maria Peacock, NZ/UK, 1 April 2007 ...
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