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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 standards mean the Seahorse has built up a loyal returning dive customer base as it cruises around Raja Ampat and elsewhere.

Length: 33 metres / 109 foot
Beam: 8.5 metres / 28 foot
Cruise: 9 knots
Divers: 16
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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 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.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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September 2015
Dep: 5 Sep Ret: 15 Sep Cenderawasih Bay US$ 3,850
Dep: 16 Sep Ret: 23 Sep Cenderawasih Bay US$ 2,695
Dep: 25 Sep Ret: 6 Oct Cenderawasih Bay US$ 4,235
October 2015
Dep: 8 Oct Ret: 19 Oct Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
Dep: 21 Oct Ret: 28 Oct Raja Ampat US$ 2,695
November 2015
Dep: 8 Nov Ret: 19 Nov Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
Dep: 21 Nov Ret: 2 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
December 2015
Dep: 4 Dec Ret: 15 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
Dep: 16 Dec Ret: 27 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
Dep: 29 Dec Ret: 9 Jan Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
February 2016
Dep: 15 Feb Ret: 27 Feb Raja Ampat US$ 4,620
March 2016
Dep: 14 Mar Ret: 25 Mar Halmahera-Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
Dep: 27 Mar Ret: 7 Apr Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
May 2016
Dep: 5 May Ret: 16 May Halmahera-Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
Dep: 19 May Ret: 30 May Halmahera US$ 4,235
June 2016
Dep: 2 Jun Ret: 13 Jun Halmahera US$ 4,235
July 2016
Dep: 11 Jul Ret: 22 Jul Cenderawasih Bay US$ 4,235
Dep: 26 Jul Ret: 5 Aug Cenderawasih Bay US$ 3,850
August 2016
Dep: 7 Aug Ret: 17 Aug Cenderawasih Bay US$ 3,850
Dep: 19 Aug Ret: 29 Aug Cenderawasih Bay US$ 3,850
September 2016
Dep: 12 Sep Ret: 23 Sep Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
Dep: 26 Sep Ret: 7 Oct Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
October 2016
Dep: 10 Oct Ret: 21 Oct Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
November 2016
Dep: 4 Nov Ret: 11 Nov Raja Ampat US$ 2,695
Dep: 28 Nov Ret: 9 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 4,235
December 2016
Dep: 12 Dec Ret: 19 Dec Raja Ampat US$ 2,695

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More Trip Details....

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$ 210 for 10 days, US$ 160 for 7 days - includes computer and needs to be pre-booked), dive insurance, port and park fees (per person per trip, to be paid in advance): Raja Ampat US$ 190, 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, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 200 for 11 days, US $ 125 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: The Seahorse liveaboard safaris normally depart 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. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12.00pm 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 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 Cenderawasih Bay - 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 diving 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 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.

  • 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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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 guides. Very interesting and varied itinerary. We will definitely take another liveaboard trip with the Seahorse." - Jason & Maria Peacock, NZ/UK ...

"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 ...

"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 ...

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