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Seahorse Liveaboard


Seahorse, Pro of the Liveaboard & Diving Industry in Indonesia ♆

MSY Seahorse is a great liveaboard that offers excellent facilities for underwater photographers. Professionalism and thoughtfulness, it is the better definition for the service on board MSY Seahorse Liveaboard. A true luxury liveaboard focused in what really matters: the guest and her/his needs. Everything is done to please the guests, divers or not.  

With a 380 hp MAN engine, the MSY Seahorse reach a cruising speed of 9-12 knots to ensure swift travel, that result perfect for charter cruises and explorative cruises throughout the Indonesian archipelago. In fact, the MSY Seahorse is currently chartered for expeditions conducted by Ocean Geographic Society and it counts as its regular guests, UW PROs like Micheal Aw, Thomas Ozanne, Steve Jones or Tim Rock.

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The MSY Seahorse is one of the most serious and professional operators in the diving industry, in general offers 4 dives per day, each carefully prepared and checked beforehand to ensure the most suitable diving and safety conditions. The boat maintenance is closely care by his owner a retired professional marine.

The majestic and spacious MSY Seahorse is able to accommodate up to 16 guests, attended by a crew of 12. All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, private en-suite bathrooms with hot water and plenty of room for storage. Every thing is always clean and in order and every 2-3 days the linen is changed, the towels as often as you want. They have separates set for toilet and beach always fresh. Also toiletries are provided.

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Food on board is always abundant and optimal with and excellent mix of local, Asian and international cuisine. Every day fresh salad and fruits are served, as well as meet and fish, and for dinner a surprising nice dessert. During the day they always have plenty of cookies and freshly baked cakes. Particularly good those served as refresh after the third dive.

The whole crew is extremely friendly, attentive and helpful and one really felt good right from the beginning. The crew handles everything, including setting up your equipment for the next dive. Enjoy just diving, no lugging heavy gear. On the last day they did the check-in at the airport for us and other guests of MSY Seahorse, what avoid us 2 hours of waiting time for departure, something that in Sorong airport is really comfy!

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The rates of MSY Seahorse are in EURO but we can deal the better ex-change rate for you: USD, GBP, AUD, NZD, CAD, YEN, HKD, SGD, and many others, ASK FOR A QUOTATION IN YOUR PREFERRED CURRENCY


  • Arrival and departure airport transfer
  • Accommodation on board, meals and snacks
  • Aqua, tea and coffee
  • 3 dives a day + 1 night dives
  • Excursions according on board program
  • Tanks and weights
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Nitrox


  • Soft drinks, beer, and alcoholic beverages
  • Masseuse
  • Laundry
  • National Park Entrance Fees & Port Fees

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The timetable of MSY Seahorse has been scheduled with year around diving trips in RAJA AMPATBANDA SEAFORGOTTEN ISLANDSKOMODOALORFLORES. Trips are custom length ranging from 7 to 14 nights.  If none of the itineraries proposed fit your needs, contact us and we will collaborate with you to get the program that suits your interests or those of your group. Contact us to for a customised diving trip.

Dive Cruise in the Ring of Fire - September 16-27 2018 - 11 nights - Before EUR 3.900 now EUR 3.510 + Nitrox Free + Free Airport Hotel Transit Night 

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MSY Seahorse offers the best of Indonesia following the highest standards of safety and quality of service in the diving industry. Seahorse Liveaboard operates year-round trips to RAJA AMPAT, BANDA SEATRITON BAY, CENDRAWASIH BAY and HALMAHERA. Trips are custom length ranging from 7-14 nights. Seahorse Liveaboard is also available for charter cruises and explorative cruises throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Please find the infosheet of MSY Seahorse with information about destinations and schedules, here below.

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MSY Seahorse is a Phinisi Schoner built by skilled master shipwrights and boat builders of the traditional Indonesian Phinisi from Sulawesi. The maintenance of Seahorse Liveaboard is very accurate and closely followed by his owner a retired professional marine. Find the infosheet with the technical data of Seahorse Liveaboard here below or ask for your personal copy in PDF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Year of built: 2004. Refitted 2018
Type: Two mast wooden Phinisi Schooner
Length over all: 33 meters
Beam: 8.5 meters
Draft: 3.5 meters
Total displacement: 220 tons
Cruising speed: 9-12 knots
Engines: MAN 380 HP Marine Engine
Fuel Capacity: 20,000 litrers
Generators: 1 Mitshubishi 40 KVA 220-380 v, 1 Mitshubishi 60 KVA 220-380 v, 1Yammar 12 KVA 220-380 v
Water Storage: 11,000 litres
Water Makers: 6,000 litres per day
Voltage: 220 V, 50 Herz
Navigation & Communication: EPIRB emergency locator, Sat-phone, FM & SW Radio, 4 VHF and SSB Radio, Furuno 90 NM radar, 2 x GPS w/plotter depth-sounder Furuno
Cabins: 5 standard double cabins, 12sq.m, and 90 X 200cm twin beds; 2 deluxe cabins 13.5 sq.m, 150 x 200cm bed, desk, TV and dvd player. The master cabin is 15sq.m, 150x 200cm bed, big desk, TV and dvd player.
Crew: 12
Diving: 30 SCUBA tanks, liters/min Seemannsub compressors; 1 x 620cm with Yamaha 85HP OB; 1 x 520cm with Yamaha 40HP OB
Special UW Features: Rental diving gear from SeemannSub und Oceanic

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