MSY Seahorse

MSY Seahorse

MSY Seahorse Liveaboard is a luxury traditional Indonesian sailing Phinisi offering scuba diving trips and adventure charters to the best destinations of Indonesia.
 
The classic beauty of The Seahorse Liveaboard combines traditional craftsmanship with modern conveniences and safety features providing charming comfort in the remotest waters of Indonesia.
 
Built in 2005 – entirely refurbished in 2018 –  the Seahorse offers a level of comfort and safety among the best liveaboard dive boats in Indonesia.
 
The Seahorse is a luxury and spacious vessel built by divers. She accommodates 16 guests in 5 twin and 3 Double bed cabins attended a crew of 12 and 4 Dive Masters.
 
All of our spacious cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. Our two very spacious 21 foot custom-built aluminum tender boats will make your experience of going in and out of the sea very easy and comfortable.

MSY Seahorse offers multiple itineraries that cover 6 regions of Indonesia. So whether you are looking for tiny critters or schools of manta rays we will be able to find the perfect trip for you. Scroll down to see maps and a bit of info on the destinations.

Name: MSY Seahorse
Built: 2005
Refurbished: 2018
Length: 108 ft
Beam: 28 ft
Draft: 11.5 ft
Accommodation: 16 guests in 8 double cabins 
All cabins are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with hot water and individual AC control
Crew: 12 Crews + 4 Divemasters
Construction: Wooden ship 
Type: Phinisi
Engine: M.A.N. 2866 LXE Marine Turbo Diesel 400 HP
Speed: 8-9 knots
Range: 3,000 nautical miles
Generators:
1 x Mitsubishi 40 KVA 220-380 v
1 x Mitsubishi 60 KVA 220-380 v
1 x Yanmar 22 KVA 220-380 v
Voltage: 220 V, 50 Herz (International and USB outlets)
Tenders: 2 x 21 ft Aluminium boats with 100 HP & 150 HP Yamaha 4 strokes engines, VHF radios, and depth sounders
Compressors:
2x Bauer Mariner HP breathing air compressors
1x CompAir Low-pressure Screw Compressors with membrane for NITROX
Scuba Tanks: 32 tanks 12 L  + 6  tanks 15 L available (supplement applied). DIN & INT valves both available
Displacement: 177 tons
Fuel Tank: 20 Tons
Water Tank: 11,000 liters of freshwater storage, 6,000 liters per day water maker
Safety: 3 x 12 man self-inflatable lift-rafts, smoke detectors in all cabins, 2 emergency oxygen units
Electronics: EPIRB emergency locator, FM & SW Radio, 4 VHF and SSB Radio, Furuno 90 NM radar, 2 x GPS w/Plotter and Depth Sounder Furuno, Sat-phone: +88-19315-27452
Camera Room: Dedicated indoor camera room. Large table on the diving deck
Kayaks: Complimentary 2 Units + 1 paddle

Seahorse
MSY Seahorse

Itineraries

sample raja ampat itinerary

DAY 1
Guest reception at Sorong airport, check in, welcome drink, briefing, departure in the early afternoon. According to the weather forecast, we will start the tour by the south or the North. In this schedule, we present the option starting with the South. Overnight Navigation through Sele Strait to reach the East of Misool. Arrival in the early morning.
DAYS 2-5
Spots : Dampier Strait • Misool
In East Misool you will discover 3 fantastic dives: No contest, Love potion, 3 Rocks. Rocks with vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, a lot of fishes with schools of Platax, aggregations of snappers, bump head parrotfishes. We spend the night in the hidden lagoon, a very special anchorage inside an almost closed bay surrounded by high rocks. From the boat, we can hear and see the cachants before the night falls. We will go with the dinghies to have a look at another lagoon. After a short morning navigation, we will go to Misool South East and start another day of diving in the vicinity of Misool eco-resort: Boo Rocks with 2 large openings in the rock that completely pierce the island from the surface to 5 meters deep, Fiabacet, Fantasea.Again an explosion of colors and fish density. In the evening, we organize a dinner on the beach of a small island. Misool east. Fashion dives in Misool, Yellit Kecil, a great wall with excellent fans and soft corals, rock tank, Nudi rock. Night navigation to Penemu and Fam Islands. Overnight navigation to Penemu
 
DAYS 6-7
After an early morning dive at Mayhem, a very high voltage submerged reef, we enter in Aljui Bay, has 20 long indentation kilometers on the western side of Waigeo. We do 2 dives in the bay ( wofoh and Intersection ), then one of the best night dives of the Raja Empat under the peer of a pearl farm that is settled there. We still do 2 dives in Aljuy bay, Aljui 1 and the Channel. These two dives we will have a short visit to the pearl farm if their work schedule allows it.
 
DAYS 8-9
A first morning dive at Citrus – at the entrance of the Dampier strait, a channel with sloping sides covered with soft corals and life-then with a reliable manta ray congregation at manta sandy. Cape Kri, one of the largest concentrations of big fish on the northern Raja Ampat; schools of trevally, barracudas, bannerfish, sweetlips. Night diveTwo other famous and fabulous dives in the Dampier Strait, Chicken reef and sardine reef. The boat will sail to Sorong where it will arrive during the evening.
 
DAY 10
Breakfast, Check-out according to guests’ flight schedule. Transfer to the airport, check-in assistance.

Sample banda sea itinerary

 DAY 1
Arrival from Denpasar (Bali) in Maumere in the morning. Welcome at the airport by our crew, transfer to the boat, welcome drink, set up, briefing, departure and night navigation to Lembata.
 
DAY 2
Lembata island. Check dive and critter dive in the northern bay of the Island. 2 more dives on the northern side: drop offs, nice corals, pelagics.
 
DAYS 3-4
Alor Strait. Alor is one of our favorite destinations and you will certainly like too. Healthy reefs, fishy pinnacles, great muck dives, we get everything in Alor. Beware that in the south of the strait the water temperature can drop to 22°C. Fabulous critters. Night dive. Alor Strait. 3 more wonderful dives in Alor. Night navigation to Wetar Island.
 
DAY 5
Wetar. Going ahead Eastward we will dive close to these islands with great colorful drop offs and excellent visibility, teeming with fish life. Some excellent macro dives also in the area. 4 dives in Wetar.
 
DAYS 6-7
Romang island, 3 dives Terbang & Damar islands, 4 dives.
 
DAYS 8-10
Nila Island & Nil Desperandum reef. 1 dive on Nila Island and 2 dives on the Nil Deperandum reef, a reef lost in the middle of the Banda Sea. Great wall diving with often hammerhead sharks at this time of the year. Manuk Island. 3 dives on Manuk, where the signs of volcanic activity are clearly visible underwater. We have seen hammerhead sharks a few times here, but the highlight of the dives is the abundant sea snakes that are everywhere. Night dive. Hatta reef, 1 dive, 1 other dives on the drop off of Hatta Island. Eagle rays, tunas, reef sharks and colorful drop offs. After the dives, we will then enter the Banda harbor. We propose a visit to the village, museum and Banda fortress during the afternoon. An alternative dive will be offered too. Banda Neira, dive on Batu Kapal, a submerged rock surrounded by other smaller rocks. Gorgonian fields, marbled rays, groupers. Around the Small islands of Suanggi where nest thousands of sea birds, the marine life is prolific: Napoleon wrasses, billions of red tooth triggerfish and fusiliers, eagle rays and eventually hammerhead sharks. We are now in South Seram . 2 dives on Ahmet, a very nice fishy drop off. 3rd dive on Molana famous for its underwater arch. Night dive
 
DAY 11
2 last muck dives before to rinse and dry the equipment. We propose a visit onshore in the surroundings of Ambon.
 
DAY 12
Breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport. Assistance for check-in.

 

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