MSY Seahorse Liveaboard (Wallacea Dive Cruises) Indonesia - Bluewater Dive Travel

MSY Seahorse (Wallacea Dive Cruises) Liveaboard


Destination: Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea/Ring Of Fire, Halmahera, Triton Bay (10-14 Nights)| From $548++/night

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MSY Seahorse Quick Pitch

The MSY Seahorse is a newly-refurbished 33m (108 ft) Phinisi-style liveaboard boat, run by Wallacea Dive Cruises, the company behind the reputable MV Ambai. She offers various interesting itineraries to dive Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, and other top dive destinations in Indonesia. 

Why you'll like MSY Seahorse?

  • Operator with 16 years experience diving and cruising Indonesia
  • 4:1 diver-to-guide ratio 
  • Lots of experience diving various areas in Indonesia (since 2002) 
  • Sea view cabins available (main deck) 
  • Very spacious dive deck and dedicated camera room 
  • Free nitrox for nitrox-certified divers 
  • Excellent itineraries year-round



The Seahorse liveaboard safaris normally depart from Sorong (sometimes Manokwari) in West Papua or from Ambon.

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Dive Overview

Indonesia is a scuba diving gem, featuring volcanic geography, wrecks, and vibrant marine life.

[See: Komodo, Raja Ampat, & Ambon & Alor Dive Travel Guides]


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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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MSY Seahorse Accommodation Overview

There are 8 cabins for up to 16 divers aboard the Seahorse, with 2 different cabin types to choose from, twin or double bed cabins.  The cabins are located across the main and lower decks. The Main Deck Cabins are equipped with two sizeable windows offering a sea view. These cabins are just one step away from the boat's spacious camera room.

Cabins 7 and 8, located on the main deck, are sea-view double bed cabins.

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Main deck cabin & bathroom

There are six lower-deck cabins. Cabins 1 and 3 to 6 are equipped with twin beds and have portholes. 

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Cabin 1 & lower deck bathroom

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Cabins 3 & 4 

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Cabins 5 & 6 

Cabin 2 features a queen-sized double bed as well as a single twin-sized bed.

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Cabin 2

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General Facilities

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Seahorse's Restaurant (LEFT) & Sundeck (RIGHT)

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Seahorse's Camera room (LEFT) & Dive Deck (RIGHT)


MSY Seahorse Boat Features

  • A/C dining room
  • Laundry
  • Small Library
  • Open and shaded sundeck with sun chairs
  • A/C saloon on main deck


MSY Seahorse Dive Facilities

  • Dive deck
  • Fresh hot water shower
  • Nitrox
  • 3 dive tenders
  • Camera rinse tank
  • Table for cameras

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Food & Drinks Aboard MSY Seahorse

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All-inclusive meals and snacks. Hailing from a long tradition of big family homecooked meals in Spain, MSY Seahorse takes pride in offering you a delicious menu with the carefully selected & professional chef on board the Seahorse.

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MSY Seahorse Liveaboard Deck Plan

MSY Seahorse Liveaboard 

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

The actual rates are based in EUR. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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The prices shown below are per person in USD and do not include port & park fees. The pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest EUR/USD exchange rate.

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  • All the dives guided. 3 day dives + night dive when possible. No dive on the arrival day except in komodo, 1 dive on the last day of cruise, no dive on the check out day.
  • 3 guided dives/day + night dives in the Banda Sea & Ring of Fire cruises
  • 3 guided dives/day + night dives for full charter (if required)
  • Aluminum 80 CF diving tank, diving weights, weight belts.
  • NITROX FILLS for certified divers
  • All meals and snacks on board. Drinking water, hot drinks (The, coffee, milk, chocolate), soft drinks
  • Airport-boat –Airport transfers at cruise departure and arrival location.



  • Dive insurance – MANDATORY we recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Harbor Fees and park or preserved area entry fees, local diving taxes.
  • Beers, wines and liquors
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Massage service
  • Aluminum 100 cf dive tank
  • Int’l & Indonesian domestic flights and/or transit hotel
  • Visa entry fee (if any)
  • Tips on board recommended but not mandatory (5% to 10% of published rates)
  • Occupancy of “double bed cabins with sea view” (60 €/cabin/night)
  • Single occupancy
  • Fuel surcharge in case of noticeable increase in the fuel prices
  • Park, anchorage, port and distance fees* 

*Distance Fees are applicable for cruises departing in 2021 and onwards. Sorong - Sorong Ultimate: 50€/pax, From/to Ambon – Kaimana - Saumlaki: 75€/pax, Any cruise during 13 nights and more: 100€/pax


For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Hopping aboard a Raja Ampat liveaboard is on the bucket list for many scuba divers and non-divers alike, and for good reason. 

Home to the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs and more than 1,400 fish species, many would agree that the scuba diving in Raja Ampat is second to none. Throw its year-round warm water temperatures and stunning landscapes, you’ve got yourself a perfect paradise.

Probably the image that comes to mind when thinking of Raja Ampat. Captured in Wayag, North Raja Ampat.

Exploring with a liveaboard in Raja Ampat is the best and most time-efficient way to enjoy the area’s best diving, as this massive area is made up of 4 main islands—Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo—as well as 1,500 small islands and cays. 

Non-divers can equally enjoy Raja Ampat with its fantastic snorkeling, pristine beaches, fascinating views, and local villages, or by simply enjoying the serene good life on our Raja Ampat liveaboards. 


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Raja Ampat Itineraries

  • Ultimate Raja Ampat  | 10 -12 Nights - Sorong to Sorong
  • Our most popular Raja Ampat liveaboard itineraries, and the one to choose if you want to experience the best diving in Raja Ampat. You will visit and dive Misool and Dampier Strait, renowned for its world-class wide-angle dives, one-of-a-kind soft corals, and a density of fish like nowhere else in the world. Also known for its manta rays and amazing macro dives at Batanta. 
  • In North Raja Ampat, you will see firsthand Wayag’s iconic landscape, with lots of small islands and turquoise water, alongside some great dives. 
  • Other than that, divers often encounter trevallies, barracudas, bumphead parrotfish, schooling fusiliers, and bigger fish like tunas, mackerels, reef sharks, as well as the endemic Wobbegong, epaulette ‘walking’ shark, and Papuan Garden eel. 
  • Non-diving activities are included during our cruise such as beach hopping, beach barbecues, a climb in Wayag for its breathtaking view, local village tours, jellyfish lake trip, Blue River visit, and a trek to see the birds of paradise.
  • Raja Ampat, Banda Sea & Triton Bay  | 11 to 14 Nights - Embarkation and disembarkation ports vary
  • These amazing itineraries take you to Misool for the world’s most colorful dives, to the Banda Sea for its schooling hammerheads, and Triton Bay for a chance to dive with the gentle giants—whale sharks. Speaking of diversity!
  • Raja Ampat Misool & Dampier Strait | 9 Nights - Sorong to Sorong
  • If you’re short on time but want to dive the best of Raja Ampat, then this is the itinerary for you. Explore the same dive sites and areas as the Raja Ampat Ultimate itinerary, minus the North, guaranteeing a spectacular time for divers and non-divers alike. 
  • Combo Raja Ampat Itineraries | 10 to 14 Nights - Embarkation and disembarkation ports vary
  • The MV Ambai offers various itineraries combining Raja Ampat with other diving gems in Indonesia, such as Banda Sea, Sulawesi, and Halmahera. It’s a great chance to dive some of the world’s best and discover off-the-beaten-path locations at the same time. Perfect for the adventurous at heart!

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komodo overview

  • Komodo National Park features one of Indonesia's richest and most biodiverse scuba diving and even the world. Certainly one of the best diving destinations in Indonesia.
  • Also renowned as the home of the famous Komodo dragon, Komodo National Park is located in the strait of the same name at the confluence of the Indian Ocean and the Banda Sea.
  • In the north, you can find a collection of the world’s most beautiful varieties of reefs, boasting a rich combination of hard and soft corals, shoals of anthias, wrasses, angelfishes, and also predators—reef sharks, tunas, and giant kingfishes.
  • In the south, you will see more soft corals with an amazing profusion of colors, and even more macro (and manta rays too!). The water is rather cold and the temperature can drop down to 23°C in July and August.
  • Komodo offers a wide variety of dives: pelagic dives with sharks in strong currents, gentle drift dives, wall dives (colorful drop-offs, monumental boulders, seamounts, pinnacles, and sandy slopes), and macro dives. You can also find manta rays, turtles and if you are lucky enough, some whale sharks and cownose rays.
  • For many. the beauty of Komodo diving can only be beaten by the holy grail of Indonesian diving, Raja Ampat.
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  • If people probably heard about the Galapagos Islands, Malpeo, or Layang Layang for their shoals of Great hammerhead sharks, the Banda Sea and its Ring of Fire is a rare fortune to dive with hammerhead sharks and other pelagic in the hot waters of Indonesia. On the top 5 areas to encounter Squat-headed and Scalloped Hammerheads, our cruises will take you to remote spots for an unforgettable diving experience.
  • Whales also frequently pass through the strait. Walls, drop-offs, boomies, and pinnacles so colorful and so healthy! 
  • Main points:  In the Banda Sea the visibility is generally good. During the South East winds, June to September, some upwellings develop: the surface waters get colder and a bit more turbid, which also means more productive. Tis when we can see the hammerhead sharks. The waters then warm up again towards November and December. e
  • Some exceptional dive sites as “Too Many fish” in Koon, a great wall with incredible fish life, Manuk with so many sea snakes; the reef of Nil Desperendu, Serua island and Suanggi islands are spots for the schooling Hammerhead sharks, and many more that we prefer to keep secret.
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  • The beauty of Triton Bay lies in its incredible soft corals that emerge from the surface, constituting one of the main marine attractions. With over 959 different types of corals and 471 known coral species in the area, the diversity is remarkable. Additionally, the region boasts black coral forests, abundant sweetlips benches, vibrant macro life, and a significant chance to encounter whale sharks at Triton Bay Bagan, the fishing platforms that these giants visit to feed on the fishermen's net full of fish. In Triton Bay, the forests of black coral and the proliferation of gigantic sponges of all colors delight even the most jaded divers.
  • Macro photography finds ample representation in this region with subjects like antennae, ghost fish, and numerous cephalopods. Whale sharks frequent the Bagan fishing platforms, allowing observers to approach and observe them for as long as desired.
  • The destination holds a special allure; while superb, it is never the sole focus of a cruise. Thus, Triton Bay often marks either the beginning or the end of a cruise that also encompasses visits to Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea with its Ring of Fire, or both within a 14-night itinerary.
  • The MV Ambai not only offers diving and cruising in Triton Bay within the Kaimana District but also includes renowned destinations like Raja Ampat and the northern part of the Banda Sea and the Ring of Fire.

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  • Scuba diving in Halmahera is not only exceptional but also extraordinarily varied: wrecks in Ternate, emerald waters and schools of fish in Tidore, vertiginous and pelagic walls in Bacan, drifting dives in the Patinti Strait, not to mention its beautiful coral gardens.
  • The islands stretch between the Philippines, Sulawesi, and New Guinea and are connected to the open Northeast Pacific Ocean.
  • Halmahera is the largest island in the whole Maluku Islands. Tropical, it is covered with lush forests. Everywhere majestic volcanoes come out of a calm sea and the deep forests of Halmahera have remained intact. Its pristine beaches of white sand and coral reefs offer exceptional conditions for scuba diving, snorkeling, and snorkeling. In addition, several outdoor activities can be considered, although to this day it is the underwater world that the visitor seeks.
  • Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, its marine ecosystem and rich biodiversity, with exceptional flora and fauna is still a secret gem with so much to be discovered.
  • Halmahera islands is an outstanding scuba diving destination and is still preserved from mass tourism. In particular, sailors and scuba divers enjoy visiting this remote part of the world and exploring its raw and unspoiled nature, pristine landscapes, secluded bays, and deep and colorful seascapes.
  • All these splendors are still totally confidential. It is frequent that guests are alone on-site during most of our cruises. Halmahera is quickly brought to become known as one of the best diving destinations!

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Year Built: 2005
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Length: 33 m (108 ft)
  • Beam: 8.5 m (28 ft)
  • Draft: 3.5 m (11.5 ft)
  • Construction Material: Wooden ship, Type Pinisi
  • Displacement: 220 tons
  • Engines: M.A.N. 2866 LXE Marine Turbo Diesel 400 HP
  • Speed: 8-9 knots
  • Range: 3,000 nautical miles
  • Tenders: Two 6.5 meter Aluminium boats equipped with 100 HP & 150 HP Yamaha 4 strokes engines, VHF radios, and depth sounders
  • 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
  • Water Tank: 11,000 liters of freshwater storage, 6,000 liters per day water maker
  • Fuel Tank: 20 tons
  • Displacement: 177 tons
  • Compressors: 2x Bauer Mariner HP breathing air compressors, 1x CompAir Low-pressure Screw Compressors with membrane for NITROX
  • Safety: 3 x 12 man self-inflatable lift-rafts, smoke detectors in all cabins, 2 emergency oxygen units
  • Scuba Gear: Rental diving gear from Seemannsub & Oceanic
  • Scuba Tanks: 32 tanks 12 L + 6 tanks 15 L available (supplement applied). DIN & INT valves both available
  • Electronics: EPIRB emergency locator, Sat-phone, FM & SW Radio, 4 VHF and SSB Radio, E.P.I.R.B., Furuno 90 NM radar, 2 x GPS w/plotter depth-sounder Furuno
  • Maximum guests: 16
  • Number of crews: 12 crews + 4 dive masters


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+8 & UTC+9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Language Spoken: English, Spanish & Indonesian
  • Electricity: 220 V

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Reviews (1)


The Seahorse is a traditional phinisi style boat and is a solid 4 star dive liveaboard. The cabins are not large but spacious enough for 2 people. There are plenty of common areas to spread out like the galley, dive deck, and sun deck. All the outdoor common areas have shade so guests can be out there all day, rain or shine. The dedicated camera room has space for about 8 large rigs and plenty of charging stations.

The dive deck is large, and there are two showers on the dive deck, and an outdoor bathroom so you don't need to go to your cabin when wet. The diving is done from large steel boats and you only have to bring your mask with you. The crew loads all your dive gear on the boat for you. Photographers have individual cooler bags for their cameras so they are not banging against each other on the ride out to the dive site.

The crew and service was one of the best things about the Seahorse, and one of the best of any liveaboard I have been on. Fresh towels are provided on the dive deck after every dive, and dedicated camera towels are also changed after every dive. The cabin towels are swapped out every 2 days, and bedsheets are changed every 3 days. There is a masseuse on board, and the kitchen was staffed with a head chef, a sous chef and a pastry chef!

Visited on 01/2022 - Submitted on 01/27/2022


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