Seven Seas

Seven Seas

The Seven Seas is a 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. She is fitted to the highest standards with the best available gear.

The rooms, main dining room, and deck areas are all wonderfully arranged. The four double & four twin staterooms are finished to a high standard and come with king size beds in the doubles and large single beds in the twins. The en-suite bathrooms have hot and cold water showers, washbasins, full sized toilet, and hairdryer. The main lounge and inside dining areas are fully air-conditioned but all windows can be fully opened to let the breeze through, which is usually the nicest experience. Two double cabins are situated on the upper deck, commanding panoramic views from the windows.

A shaded lounging area aft on the upper deck, as well as shaded lounge beds in front of the wheelhouse, are great areas for sunsets and cocktails.

Seven Seas offers a spacious dive deck, multiple compressors, fully equipped dive shops, comfortable speed boats, and first rate dive guides promise you a world class diving experience. 

A state-of-the-art galley serves mouth-watering buffets & a selection of fine wines to complete the experience.

Seven Seas is available as a yacht for hire for a private party or individual cabins can be booked.

Seven Seas does not pre-set any itineraries for their trips. Seven Seas indicates the destinations and ports of departure and disembarkation, and provides detailed information on the destination including numerous trip reports from previous voyages. Other than that, the itinerary for every single cruise is decided by the Cruise Director and the Captain based on the weather and ocean conditions at the time of the trip, the particular wishes and skills levels of the guests, recent experiences at particular sites, and any other factors that need to be taken into account to guarantee a comfortable, safe and enjoyable experience. 

Trips are offered throughout all of Indonesia's best diving areas including Raja Ampat, Komodo, Forgotten Islands, Wakatobi, Triton Bay, Banda Islands and, East of Flores.

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Name: Seven Seas
Length: 130 feet 
Beam: 26 feet
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
Air Conditioning: All rooms and indoor guest areas
Entertainment System: DVD, TV, Stereo sound
Tenders:
2 x twin-40hp 21ft center console, each taking 6 guests diving 
1 x inflatable single engine taking 4 guests diving
Communication: Iridium Satellite phone, SSB, VHF, SPOT tracker/messenger
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, 12 sets rental dive equipment, snorkeling gear, wet suits, Nitrox
Additional:
Deck Showers
Full Service Bar
Library

Destinations

Alor
Alor liveaboard trips offer divers the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular and untouched coral reefs in Indonesia along with the chance to witness unique behaviours of the many rare and wonderful critters to be found in the Pantar Strait. Divers can expect to see Rhinopias (lacey scorpionfish), pygmy seahorses, manta rays, schools of trevally and even the occasional whale! Departing from Maumere or Kupang, our 7 -10 night dive trips not only take you through the wonders of the Pantar Strait but to lesser dived areas including Rusa, Adonara and Serbete. These areas offer unique habitats, coral reefs, pelagic action, macro critter spotting and the opportunity for island visits.
 
Bali
Diving in Bali offers an opportunity to experience some amazing underwater treasures. This beautiful island boasts great macro opportunities in the north and east of the island.  The annual season for Mola Mola sightings off Nusa Penida in the south can also give you the chance to dive with reef mantas at Manta Point. The USAT Liberty, off the coast of Tulamben in the north east, is one of the most famous shipwrecks in the world offering amazing wide angle and macro opportunities.   Liveaboard diving in Bali on Damai I or Damai II  would be included in an itinerary of Sumbawa and Komodo.
 
Banda Sea
Diving in the Banda Sea offers some of the most unique diving adventures to be found in Indonesia. Located between the much publicized Raja Ampat islands to the north and the venerable Komodo National Park to the south, this exciting outpost has distinct volcanic islands and sea mounts which rise from the depths offering superb wall diving and boundless marine life.   Banda Sea liveaboard trips visit the historically significant island of Banda Neira, once the center of the Dutch/Portuguese Spice Trade dating back to the early 1600s, now a virtually inaccessible outpost of Indonesia offering amazing macro subjects and encounters with the rare mandarin fish demonstrating their lively mating rituals. A jewel in the crown of the Banda Sea lies further south at Pulau Manuk where seas are populated by hundreds of seasnakes. Dive Nusa Laut for both an example of healthy coral reef and a chance to see hammerhead sharks.   
 
Cenderawasih Bay
Diving in Cenderawasih Bay National Marine Park allows you to experience one of Indonesia’s newest and most exciting diving destinations and DAMAI is one of the most experienced operators in this area. In fact one of the original survey trips was undertaken from the decks of Damai I and our staff have many months working in this challenging and remote location. Cenderawasih Bay liveaboard trips offer you the unique opportunity of spending hours diving or snorkelling with multiple Whale Sharks and we regularly see the sub-adults around the local fishing platforms in only a few meters of water. However the area also boasts an incredibly rich history from the many battles between Allied and Japanese forces in the area during WWII and the area is littered with diveable wrecks of aircraft and ships. Finally there are the unique biological aspects of the bay. Geologically the area has been isolated for many millions of years and as a result many unique and endemic species have developed. Fish and creature watchers will be delighted by many species that they will have never seen before.
 
Wakatobi
Also known as the Tukang Besi Archipelago, the Wakatobi Marine National Park is the second largest Marine Park in Indonesia. Its four main islands of Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko each lend the first two letters of their names to give the area its name.
Fast attracting a reputation as one of the top dive spots in the world, it’s hardly surprising as the islands enjoy some of the healthiest coral reefs you are likely to dive. Wakatobi has the largest atoll in the world (Kaledupa), which is home to some of the most bio-diverse marine life in the world. Dolphins, manta rays, whales, turtles, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and dugongs can all be found here.
Especially the small outer Islands, with their colonies of nesting seabirds and steep drop-offs for fantastic wall diving, will bring you eye to eye with some impressive schools of fish and some massive dogtooth tuna.
 
Komodo
Diving in the Komodo National Park is an amazing experience . The abundance and variery of large and small animals, reef creatures and pelagics, invertebrates and vertebrates, shallow reefs, drop-offs and drift dives produces exceptional diving, widely regarded as some of the best in the world.
Komodo liveaboard trips offers divers the chance to visit all the iconic dive sites like Batu Bolong and Castle and Crystal Rock as well as a chance to enjoy some lesser known beauties in both the north and the south of the area. We will also give you the opportunity to go ashore for a short trek with the endemic Komodo dragons.
 
Raja Ampat
Diving in Raja Ampat is breathtaking, with the marine life thriving from the sea floor to the surface and the colourful reef teeming with activity. There are sites that are so pristine and packed with growth, that a photographer is hard-pressed to find a spot to place a steadying finger. Exotic sea life and macro critters abound of course, and photo opportunities border on overwhelming.  
Raja Ampat liveaboard trips offer divers the opportunity to explore the entire region. You have the colourful soft coral areas around the southern islands of Misool with the opportunity to see sharks and mobula rays. In the north you have the world famous current rich Dampier Straits with iconic dive sites like Cape Kri and Blue Magic. In the east you can visit pristine coral gardens and climb to the viewpoint above the lagoon at Penemu. In the north you can dive with mantas at Kawe and go critter hunting in Aljui Bay.  
 
Forgotten Islands
Diving in the Forgotten Islands brings you to incredibly rich waters and the area is typified by crystal clear water, deep walls and pinnacles, awesome overhangs and swim-throughs, beautiful pristine corals, huge barrel sponges and large schools of fish. Some of the islands in South Maluku, like Nils Desperandum and Terbang are famous for sightings of hammerhead sharks. Others have walls with colourful softcorals like at Dai and still others are current swept and full of reef fish like the channel at Lelar.
Forgotten Islands liveaboard trips offer divers the opportunity to cruise around this chain of remote, beautiful islands known as the Ring of Fire, while enjoying the casual comfort, amenities and unique service that has made the Damai vessels the most desirable liveaboards in Indonesia.
 
Triton Bay
Diving in Triton Bay offers divers the chance to visit the colorful reefs which are fed by the nutrient rich waters from the rivers producing huge fields of soft corals, giant sea fans and clouds of planktonic feeding fishes. Its remote location has led to it being described as a ‘species factory’ by leading marine scientists; the region’s dive sites are swarming with fish and almost every nook is occupied by an exotic invertebrate.
Triton Bay liveaboard trips offer divers the chance to explore the whole region including Namatote island in the north in search of the elusive tiger shrimp on the colonial anemones and the current rich Aiduma Island in the south with its iconic dive sites like the soft coral covered Little Komodo.  In the south you can enjoy clearer water and plenty of fish at the island of Dramai and also dive inconic sites like Batu Jeruk on the

Seven Seas FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Most hotels and restaurants in Bali accept credit cards, but it’s always helpful to have some local currency to hand. On Bali there are plenty of ATM cash machines that service most foreign bank cards, most common are those servicing cards with the Cirrus and Maestro logos.
Although your trip will be fully-paid before you board the Seven Seas, you may have some additional expenses onboard, which can be settled at the end of your cruise, such as bar bill, massage, laundry, rental gear, on-board shop etc. As well as US Dollar, Euro, Australian Dollar and Rupiah cash, the boat also accepts VISA and MASTERCARD. There is a 2.5% surcharge when paying by credit card.
You will need Indonesian Rupiah should you wish to purchase local handicrafts when visiting villages or markets during the trip.
It is highly appreciated if you choose to tip the crew. You are free to determine the amount, but we suggest you give it to the Cruise Director, who will combine and then split it evenly over all crew at the end of the trip. Tips can also be put on credit card if you prefer.

The Seven Seas bar has a wide selection of wines and spirits. If you like to bring your own, please discuss that during booking. Note that Indonesian Customs Department allows for 1 liter of liquor and 200 cigarettes to be brought in duty-free per person.

The Seven Seas works with a very experienced crew from all over the Indonesian Archipelago. The trip leader and PADI divemaster are fluent in English and most of the crew know basic English. As most of the areas that we visit are remote, people you will meet will speak Bahasa Indonesia only. The trip leader will be happy to translate for you.
 
Voltage in Indonesia and on the boat is 220 volts. Sockets take plugs of the 2 round pin type

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