Sea Safari 8 Liveaboard

Destination: Indonesia

Sorong – Raja Ampat – Sorong & Manokwari – Cendrawasih – Manokwari (6-11 Nights) | From $450++/night

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Sea Safari 8 is one of Sea Safari's largest boats. She is based all year in Sorong Harbour, Raja Ampat and makes regular trips to North and South Raja Ampat.

 

Dive Overview

Sea Safari Cruises operate diving and snorkeling liveaboards in Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat all year round. Diving and snorkeling in Sumbawa, Ambon, Alor, Banda Neira, Lembeh Straits, The Forgotten Islands and many other destinations in the Indonesian archipelago are also offered. All Sea Safari vessels are equipped with modern navigation systems, up to date safety and first aid equipment and ENOS diver locator systems. Sea Safari Cruises offer a perfect balance of diving and comfort on their liveaboard dive vessels

[See: Raja Ampat Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Sea Safari 8 Cabin Overview

12 cabins with private bathroom, basin, hot and cold shower and air conditioner in each room as follows:

  • 8 cabins in Lower deck:
  • > 2 Twin bed cabin @ 2 persons = 4 persons
  • > 4 Double bed cabin @ 2 persons = 8 persons
  • > 1 Cabin with 2 bunk beds @ 4 persons = 4 persons
  • > 1 Cabin with bunk beds @ 2 persons = 2 persons
  • 4 cabins in Middle deck:
  • > 4 Double bed cabin @ 2 persons = 8 persons

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General Facilities

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Lounge & Restaurant

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Bar & Sundeck

 

Sea Safari 8 Boat Features

  • Fully air-conditioned restaurant, completed with TV and DVD.
  • Guest kitchen with 6 doors freezer: 3 doors for vegetables/fruits with 400 liters capacity at the upper part and 3 doors for meats with 200 kg capacity at the lower part.
  • VIP room (for karaoke) behind navigation room.
  • Cocktail bar in upper deck
  • Watermaker 10.000 Liter per day
  • Coffee Maker
  • EAN 32% Nitrox
  • Satellite Phone
  • LCD TV 42''
  • ENOS Diver Locator System

 

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Sea Safari 8 Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Sea Safari 8 Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include national park fees.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation onboard, all meals, tea, coffee, ad snacks
  • Certified Dive Master (1 DM : 4 divers) 
  • Compressor, regular air fills 3000 psi or 200 bar, tank, weight belt
  • ENOS (Safety equipment for divers & snorkelers to show their position (with GPS) during the water activity)
  • Guided land excursions
  • DAN Dive Insurance for bookings from Sept 1st, 2017
  • Harbor and anchor fee

 

Exclusions

  • International/domestic airfare and airport tax
  • Soft drinks and alcohol beverages
  • Land tour
  • National Park and conservation fees (paid onboard)
  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to guide and crew (Min. $20/guest/day recommended)
  • 32% EAN Nitrox
  • Onboard telecommunication
  • Laundry service
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks (Corkage fee will apply when you bring and consume your own drink)

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Important Note

From September 2017 onwards, all new booking will get personal DAN insurance without extra charge from the diving price.

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on departure dates that are not listed and availability please email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com 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 & Itineraries

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8 Days 7 Nights North Raja Ampat

  • Day 1: Sorong.
  • Arrive in Sorong at the newly built Dominique Edward Osok airport. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Our Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing Sorong Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Meals : Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive: Check Dive at Black Rock or Yum Slope
  • Day 2: Penemu Island
  • Melissa’s Garden, Barracuda Reef, Galaxy, Anita's Garden. All of these dive sites offer world-class diving, fantastic corals and a huge amount of fish. Because the substrate at Melissa’s Garden is exceedingly delicate, absolute attention to good buoyancy is required. Also this is a good chance to trek to one of the most famous viewpoints in the region.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive + trekking.
  • Day 3: Yanggefo Island
  • Myhem, Citrus Ridge, Gam Ridge, and Mangroves. This area offers some truly unique environments to dive in. The vibrant orange soft corals of Citrus Ridge provide a stunning backdrop to this site, home to barracudas, bumphead parrotfish and sea snakes are common here. Myhem offers schools of batfish, surgeonfish and snappers with the occasional Wobbegong sleeping under the coral heads. Gam Ridge is a good place to spot Eagle and Mobula rays. The Mangroves offer some stunning photo opportunities, diving late in the day around 4 pm when the sun is low in the sky gives some stunning shafts of light in the mangrove shallows.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive
  • Day 4: Airborek Island
  • Manta Sandy, Manta Ridge, Airborek Island & Jetty. Manta Sandy and Manta Ridge are two of the most reliable Manta congregation spots in the Dampier Strait. Here you can look at the majestic animals somersaulting through the water while they are cleaned by several species of Wrasse and even Butterflyfish. The Jetty at Airborek offers unique photo opportunities of the long wooden pillars covered with soft corals and sea fans, if you're lucky the local kids will be at play, jumping in the water eager to get on your photo reel. Airborek Jetty offers one of the best night dives in Raja Ampat where Blue Ring Octopus, Harlequin Shrimp and Wobbegong are often seen.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive
  • Day 5: Dampier Strait
  • Mikes Point, Sardine Reef, Mioskon and Friwinbondan. Before dive activities begin we have an early rise, we go in search of the Red Bird of Paradise at Sawingkrai Village on Gam. We then continue to Mike’s Point. Schooling sweetlips, patroling blacktip reef sharks and interesting macro subjects such as small octopus and shrimp thrive in these craggy coral niches. Sardine Reef. Actually, sardines are not found at this site but you won’t miss them. Fusiliers, Surgeonfish, Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Sweetlips and Bannerfish crowd the open water and swarm over a reef decorated with sea fans. Mioskon Reef is home to hundreds of lined snappers that usually cover the slope, schools of glassfish hide in coral bommies and Wobbegongs are very common here. Friwinbondan offers a good night dive with Nudibranches, many shrimps and if you're lucky a Walking Shark (Epaulette shark)
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Dive: 3 day dives + 1 night dive + trekking
  • Day 6: The Passage
  • The Passage, Kabui Bay One of Raja Ampat’s most celebrated dives, The Passage is a winding waterway that separates Gam from Waigeo. This narrow river-like saltwater channel runs primarily east to west, stretching from kabui bay to open ocean. Caves full of bats and other caves with collapsed roofs allowing the sunbeams to shine through thus making stunning photos. The easy shallow dives in the eddys provide hiding places for Archerfish, Halfbeaks. Picturesque Dragonettes and a plethora of Nudibranches. It's easy to make 4 very different dives in this area.
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive
  • Day 7: Kri island
  • Cape Kri, Cape Mansuar, Located in theÂÂÂÂÂ Dampier Strait on Mansuar & Kri Islands. This site is one of the top dives in Raja. Cape Kri is recorded as having the most amount of fish species counted on a single dive by renown ichthyologist Dr. Gerald Allen. Cape Mansuar is not far behind with large schools of barracuda, surgeonfish, bumphead parrotfish and many friendly turtles. A perfect way to end your trip.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Dive: 2-morning dives
  • Day 8: Sorong
  • After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport. Your diving journey has ended and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Dive: no dive

 

8 Days 7 Nights South Raja Ampat

  • Day One: Arrival at Sorong Airport
  • Arrive in Sorong at the newly built Dominique Edward Osok airport. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you the ship for immediate boarding. Safety Briefing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing Sorong Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Meals : Lunch, Dinner
  • Day Two: Wayilbatan
  • Welcome to Wayilbatan. This is an interesting site, so pristine and untouched. On this site, you will fund excellent macro life including several species of Pygmy Seahorse, Octopus, Nudibranch and Ghost Pipefish. Wayilbatan sites usually start on the wall in the northwestern quadrant and swim east if the current permits. We then continue to the Neptune’s Sea Fan. Here, when the current is strong, the surface water is very smooth and it’s easy to shoot wonderful images of the fan rising up toward a reflection of the island wall.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dives
  • Day Three: Fiabacet
  • Whale rock is the westernmost dive site of the Fiabacet chain, arguably the most beautiful tropical reef system on the planet. Especially when viewed from the south, the largest Fiabacet island looks like a caricature of an enormous whale floating at the surface. This is also the best opportunity to observe interesting juvenile fish, nudibranch and other invertebrates. In the Middle of the Fiabacet chain of islands, the submerged east point of Nudi rock is undoubtedly one of the top dives in Raja Ampat. Here you can watch colonies of Convict Blennies huddle around sea fans while large Green and Hawksbill Turtles glide through the blue. A myriad of species of soft coral and sea fans cascade down the steep slope and smaller animals like Decorator Crabs and Cleaner Shrimp abound.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive
  • Day Four: Boo
  • We will spend our day by exploring Boo's Rock and Boo's Point east, where we can see large Napoleon Wrasse, Green Turtles, Schooling Bat Fish and Snapper and the occasional Grey Reef Shark. Boo's rock is best known for the ‘’windows’’ or rounded openings on the southern end of the largest rock that completely pierce the reef from the surface down to about five meters. Although the two rocks appear separate from the surface, they are connected underwater by a magnificent reef draped in soft corals and brimming with fish, this makes for an amazing photography dive.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive
  • Day Five: Daram
  • As the main island of Daram, The site called Candy Store makes you feel like kids in a candy store. Almost unable to photograph because you will so stunned by the beauty of this phenomenal Raja Ampat wall. Start on the northeast point and work along the north face, paying special attention to the valleys on the ridge. Here, large schools of fish, including Barracuda, Fusiliers and Butterflyfish face the current together. Spend the first dive on the east to west ridge and dive the southern ‘’leg’’ of the reef next. Huge Elephant Ear Sponges, Sea Fans and soft corals decorate the western side of this ridge.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive
  • Day Six: Farondi To the west side of Farondi we will enter through the sea tunnel and then exit on Farondi’s wall. Continue to descend to about 30 meters where the tunnel ends on the wall. There is a cave at about 15 meters depth. Explore the wall and floor of the cave for interesting invertebrates like crabs, flatworms, sea spiders and electric clams.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive : 3 day dives + 1 night dive
  • Day Seven: Wagman
  • Wagman Wall is an excellent dive situated off the east coast of the island. The wall is full of overhangs and caves where divers are likely to encounter groups of Snapper and large Groupers resting at the bottom. In south Misool the reefscape is draped with Gorgonian Sea Fans and colorful soft corals.
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Dive: 2 day dives
  • Day Eight: Sorong Island (B)
  • After breakfast, prepare for disembarkation. Be ready to leave the boat and you will be transferred to Sorong Airport for your next destination. Your diving journey has ended and we shall look forward to welcoming you onboard again.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Dive: no dive
  • Number of dive include throughout the trip in 8 days ( 17 dives + 5 night dives )
  • The conditions for diving Raja Ampat are the same throughout the year but to the south sites (Misool) the conditions are good all year, except in June, July and August due to winds and high season.

 

7D/6N Manokwari - Cendrawasih - Manokwari

  • Day 1
  • Location: Arrival/Manokwari
  • Dive Site: Cek Dive
  • Dive Total: 1-2 dives
  • Day 2
  • Location: Purup Island
  • Dive Site: Lonley Rock, The Corner, Small Lagoon
  • Dive Total: 4 dives
  • Day 3
  • Location: TG Ayami, TG Busurua
  • Dive Site: Ayami Corner, Tanjung Kecil, Silver Linning, Tanjung Batu
  • Dive Total: 4 dives
  • Day 4
  • Location: TG Kwatisore
  • Dive Site: Whale Shark Point
  • Dive Total: 4 dives
  • Day 5
  • Location: Ripon Island
  • Dive Site: Zero Airplane, Pulo Kecil, The Corner, Ripon Reef
  • Dive Total: 4 dives
  • Day 6
  • Location: Wairundi Island
  • Dive Site: Wairundi Reef
  • Dive Total: 2 dives
  • Day 7
  • Location: Manokwari
  • Departure
 
 

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Boat Specifications

  • Name of vessel: KLM.SEA SAFARI - 8
  • Type: Phinisi Buginese Schooner
  • Made of: Ulin Wood
  • Flag: INDONESIA
  • Year built: Batulicin 2003
  • Length: 34.35 Meter
  • Breadth: 10.00 Meter
  • Gross Tonnage: 239 GT
  • Fuel tank capacity: ± 30 Ton
  • Water tank capacity: ± 40 Ton
  • Speed: ± 7 - 10 Knot/hour

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+9
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Language Spoken: Indonesian & English
  • Electricity: 220V
  • Payment Onboard: Cash, Visa or MasterCard
 

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