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Seven Seas Phinisi

Thinking about a yacht charter or a dedicated dive cruise for individual divers in Indonesia? When it’s exquisite diving aboard a luxury liveaboard, look no further than The Seven Seas to bring you to the most exotic destinations in comfort. Cruise itineraries are possible throughout Indonesia, focusing mostly on the stunning islands and coral reefs of the East. There are plenty of trips to chose from, to all our main destinations!

The Seven Seas is a 45m (LOA), traditionally built Buginese schooner* and has set new standards in Indonesian liveaboard luxury. Custom-designed to accommodate up to 16 guests in spacious comfort over three decks she is perfect for both diving and relaxation.

The Seven Seas is fitted to the highest standards:

  • Four double & four twin state rooms
  • En-suite bathrooms with warm water showers
  •  Air-conditioned state rooms, lounge & dining area
  • Large sundeck & shaded outside lounging areas
  • Spacious dive deck
  • State-of-the-art galley serving mouth-watering buffets & a selection of fine wines
  • Dive & snorkel equipment for hire, including Nitrox

The vessel and its operations are run by a wonderful Indonesian crew of 18 plus 2 Western Cruise Directors who have lead liveaboard adventures in these waters for more then a decade on various vessels. Yet they remain as committed and enthusiastic as they were on the very first trips. With many years of experience with organizing and implementing adventure cruises both in Indonesia and on the World’s Oceans they are well trained, professional, attentive and safety conscious.

8 state rooms with air-conditioning & warm-water en-suite bathrooms as follows:

4 rooms with royal size double beds

2 rooms with small double and large single beds in bunk-style

2 rooms with large single beds in bunk-style

Three decks:

    Upper deck with 2 shaded sun decks

  • Large sun deck with lounge chairs and day beds. Also used for outdoor dining
  • Sun deck at the rear with comfortable day beds
  •  2 double state rooms (1 can be connected to adjoining bunk bed cabin)
  • Wheel house where the captain welcomes you to have a turn at the helm

    Middle deck

  • Air conditioned lounge and dining area
  • Working table for camera preparations and editing
  • DVD, radio, books, toys
  • Galley with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Shaded dive deck with deck showers and dive gear storage
  • Crew’s quarters and day heads

    Lower deck

  • 6 state rooms – 2 double & 4 twin
  • Emergency escape hatch
  • Dry storage
  • Engine room divided by insulated isolation wall
  • Size                 :       Length over all 45m, Beam 8m
  • Tonnage          :       250
  • Engine             :       Mitsubishi 8M22 450HP V8
  • Cruising Speed :       8 knots
  • Water Capacity :       9 tons per day, 2 freshwater-makers
  • Fuel Capacity   :       18 tons
  • Passengers      :       16
  • Crew                 :       18
  • Full Air Conditioning : All rooms and indoor guest areas
  • Entertainment System: DVD, TV, Stereo sound
  • Tenders :  3: 2 x twin-40hp 6.5m fibre boats (center console, taking 6 diving guests each), 1 x inflatable single engine taking 4 diving guests
  • Communication : Irridium Satellite phone, SSB, VHF
  • Navigation      :  Radar Furono, Sat Nav. Furono, Sounder RayMarine, Back-up GPS plotter: Navman Tracker
  • Safety Equipment:      2 life rafts (20 persons each), 40 adult and 10 infant life jackets, AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Dive Equipment: Twin 9 CFM compressors (Schiffauer), 24 aluminium 12lt tanks, 9 sets rental dive equipment, snorkeling gear, wet suits, Nitrox
  • Deck Showers
  • Full Service Bar
  • Library

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. Hardly surprising then that this is one of our favorite choices.

Komodo – Deep South – Diving the Southern sites of Komodo National Park, and surrounding islands, has always been very exciting and unusual. Rocky canyons and pinnacles are heavily encrusted with marine invertebrate life, with lots of color and plenty of fish. Night diving without a doubt is one of the highlights here, lots of critters and far superior to any of the sites in the north.

Raja Ampat and Triton Bay (Papua) – There aren’t many liveaboards the calibre of The Seven Seas that cover this area, which simply helps in making this adventure even more special. The region boasts the richest tropical coral reef biodiversity recorded anywhere. A must for seasoned divers.

Banda Sea and Halmahera – Once sought by Columbus and Marco Polo, the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea have long been the most coveted destination on earth. Now coveted for their spectacular diving and snorkelling on some of the world’s richest reefs – steep drop offs, impressive hard coral and great fish life make this area simply breathtaking.

East of Flores – Now recognized as one of Asia’s top ten dive destinations. Muck diving is a must here as is diving with the huge shoals of reef fish. Greater hammerhead can be found near Reong Island and crocodiles still live on Wetar. Whales and dolphins swim here in large numbers.

The Forgotten Islands – Also known as the Southeast Moluccas, the “Forgotten Islands” are not a single destination, but rather a 1,000 km long chain of archipelagos stretching from Timor to West Papua on the island of New Guinea. Undeveloped, distant from population centers and far off any beaten path, these islands have been largely isolated from the rest of Indonesia and the world.

Wakatobi – Fast attracting a reputation as one of the top dive spots in the world, you will enjoy some of the healthiest coral reefs you are ever likely to dive. Especially the small outer Islands, with their colonies of nesting seabirds and steep drop-offs, which bring you eye to eye with some impressive schools of fish and some massive dogtooth tuna.

Want to boldly go where no man has gone before?

Choose your own itinerary! There are countless islands in Indonesia’s Eastern region, so feel free to chart your own course. The Seven Seas team will then help you to achieve your personal adventure under the safe guidance of our expert crew and dive guides.

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