MSY Seahorse, the Favorite Liveaboard of the Diving Industry Celebrities
MSY Seahorse is a superb phinisi designed for diving and it has been since ever the favourite dive boat of diving industry personalities, such Micheal Aw, Thomas Ozanne, Steve Jones, Tim Rock, or Imran Ahmad and chartered for expeditions conducted by Ocean Geographic Society. In fact Seahorse is a Liveaboard that offers plenty of facilities and features 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.
MSY Seahorse have been totally refurbished in 2018 and finally in 2019, in order to renewing plumbing, electricity, isolation, decoration, engines, cabins and dive deck, for a complete refitting of a MSY Seahorse version 2.0
The majestic and spacious MSY Seahorse is able to accommodate up to 16 guests attended by 12 crewmen and 4 dive masters in 2 deluxe and 6 standard cabins, all the cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold fresh water and plenty of room for storage. Every thing is always clean and in order. linen and towels are changed as often as you want. They have separates towel set for toilet and beach always fresh and provided toiletries for the bathroom.
The 400 hp MAN marine engine of MSY Seahorse reachs a cruising speed of 8-9 knots to ensure swift travel, that result perfect for charter cruises and explorative cruises throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Since 2005 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.
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 meat 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 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!
Seahorse Liveaboard regular itineraries
Seahorse Liveaboard operates in RAJA AMPAT, TRITON BAY, BANDA SEA, FORGOTTEN ISLANDS, KOMODO, ALOR, FLORES, HALMAHERA, TOGIAN, WAKATOBI, NORTH SULAWESI, but it is also available for charter cruises and explorative cruises throughout the Indonesian archipelago. 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.
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 the liveaboard owners.
MSY SEAHORSE TECHNICAL DATA
Year of built: 2005. Refitted in September 2018
Type: Two mast wooden Phinisi Schooner
Length over all: 33 meters
Beam: 8.5 meters
Draft: 3.5 meters
Total displacement: 177 tons
Cruising speed: 8-9 knots
Range: 3,000 miles nautical
Engines: M.A.N. 2866 LXE Marine Turbo Diesel 400 HP
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
Safety: 3 x 12 man self-inflatable lift-rafts, smoke detectors in all cabins, 2 emergency oxygen units
Cabins: Accommodate 16 guests in 02 deluxe sea view double bed cabins, 01 double bed cabin, 01 double bed with a single bed cabin and 04 twin bed cabins; all with en-suite bathroom .The deluxe cabins are 13 sqm with 150x200 cms bed, desk, tv, dvd player. The standard cabins are 12 sqm and have 02 90x120 cms beds
Diving: Tanks: 32 x 12L SCUBA tanks and 02 x 15L tanks available on request. Compressors: 2 Bauer Marine HP breathing air compressors, 1 ComAir low pressure screw compressors with membrane for nitrox. Tenders: 2 x 6.5 meters aluminium at equipped with 100 HP Yamaha 4 strokes engines, VHF radios and deep sounders
Crew: 12 crewmen + 4 dive masters
MSY SEAHORSE LAYOUT
RATES AND SERVICE ON BOARD
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
What is included?
- Arrival and departure airport transfer
- Accommodation on board
- Full board: meals and snacks
- Aqua, tea and coffee
- 3 dives a day + 1 night dives
- Excursions according on board program
- Tanks and weights
- Harbour Clearance
- National Park Entrance Fees
Optional Bookable and Payable in Advance
- Domestic flights
- Transit night in airport hotel after or before your cruise
Optional Payable on Board
- Soft drinks, beer, and alcoholic beverages
- Tips to the crew
- Onboard communications
- Rental Equipment
- Dive courses
SCHEDULE AND BOOKING
MSY Seahorse's timetable has been scheduled with year-round diving trips in RAJA AMPAT, TRITON BAY, BANDA SEA, FORGOTTEN ISLANDS, KOMODO, ALOR, FLORES, HALMAHERA, TOGIAN, WAKATOBI, NORTH SULAWESI. Seahorse's dive cruises are custom length ranging from 7 to 14 nights.
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PRIVATE CRUISES AND CHARTERS
MSY Seahorse is available for personalised diving trips, leisure cruises and research expeditions in all the Indonesian archipelago.
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