Sea Safari 8 Liveaboard

Pelagic Fish Whalesharks Macro/ Muck Diving Soft Coral


Perhaps one of Sea Safari 8's best itinerary, starting and finishing in Manokwari, the vessel will sail into the captivating area of Cendrawasih Bay, where you can participate in one of the most, unique marine experiences to be had anywhere in the world. Enjoy the opportunity to swim with the graceful and harmless Whalesharks in calm and easy conditions. A series of traditional fishing boats called "bagans" have an enduring existence in the bay and over many years divers and photographers, have discovered a very special relationship between these fishermen and the world's largest fish, the Whaleshark. These Whalesharks are known to stay in this area which means you have the highest chance of seeing one or perhaps more than one at one time. Combining this with the other Dive sights visited, it makes it a trip to remember. And of course you are assured of great service, great food, to compliment the excellent diving.


Boat Specifications
  • Boat Type: Phinisi Buginese Schooner
  • Length:34.35m, Beam:10.00m
  • Speed: 7-10 Knots
  • Cruising Speed: 8 Knots
Boat Fixtures
  • One diesel Cummins engine, with two smaller Catapillar back ups
  • Two generators, 110-220 ac voltage, each capable of supplying the yachts needs independently
  • Full-service galley, freezer, and refrigerator storage with six doors
Other Features
  • Resturant with air conditioning, TV and DVD, 1 chiller with glass door for fruit and soft drink
  • Dive area is very spacious
  • Fresh water showers on the back deck
Dive Facilities
  • Two SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage
  • Nitrox - EAN 32% Nitrox ( at extra cost)
  • Two Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving
  • Easy access swim/ boarding platform
  • Complete scuba equipment for hire
  • Weights, weight belts, 80 cu. ft. aluminum tanks with standard yoke valves
  • Fresh Water Deck Shower
  • Separate camera wash tub
  • Camera table, and recharge station (110/120 Volt) with an air blower.
  • Tanks are fitted with INT/DIN adaptable valves, but we suggest you bring a DIN adapter in case.
Boat Amenties
  • Watermaker with ample storage
  • Partially covered sun deck with chaise lounges
  • Electricity 220V
  • Coffee maker
  • VIP room ( for karaoke)
  • Cocktail Bar in upper deck


  • Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
  • D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Smoke Detection Systems in each cabin and around the vessel
  • Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Life rafts & rescue craft
  • Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew
  • Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
  • Emergency flares
  • Radar
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Echo sounder
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Multiple VHF radios
  • Long Range Single Side Band Radio
  • Satellite Phone
  • ENOS Diver Location System
  • 406 EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon


General Inclusions

Guided diving - one Dive Master to four Divers + Guided land excursions

Cruise Accident Insurance + Diver Insurance (DAN) - Limits apply for Benefit Coverage Diving Accident/ Illness Medical Treatment & emergency Evacuation US $100,000 Lost Equipment US $4,000 Extra Accommodation & Travel US $4,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment US $5,000 24/7 Assistance Yes Dept Limit Unlimited Coverage for Rebreather Yes Coverage for Mixed Gases Yes

12L (80cu) aluminium dive tank (yoke valves), weights and weight belt. DIN converters on request only (best to carry your own)

Accommodation based on two sharing (twin or double) (single use extra).

Each cabin has a private ensuite, individual air-conditioning, room towels (changed when needed), clothing storage, and a tray of toiletries.

Free Souvenir (Aluminum Bottle, Singlet Shirt & Beach Sarong)

Seat in coach transfers to and from the airport on the days of embarkation and disembarkation.

Local tax (on booking cost only) + Anchor & Harbour Fee

Our Exclusive Inclusions
Type of Meals

The menu on-board is varied and plentiful, with a variety of buffets which feature international and local cuisine. Breakfast is a hot an cold selection with eggs cooked to order. Lunches and dinners are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, bread, international and local dishes. Snacks between meals can include pastries, brownies and cake. Farewell dinner includes yellow rice. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any certain special dietary and beverage requests, however, these may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.


Selection includes fruit juices, bottled & iced water, tea, and coffee which are complementry.


General Exclusions

Crew and Guide gratuities ( $20USD per day is recommended)

Travel Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel

Rental equipment is for hire (including Nitrox 32% bottles)- can prebook, payment on board

No International or domestic flights are included

No Visas( responsibility of traveller)

Soft drink & Alcohol is for sale on board

Park fees are paid directly on board

Any Extra Services which may include but not limited too: Onboard calls, Laundry, special services, repairs, spare parts

Optional Activities which may include but not limited too: Dive Courses

Rates subject to change

Taxes and Surcharges

Sea Safaris reserve the right to charge a $30USD per person per night, fuel surcharge if fuel costs increase

Raja Ampat Park Fee - $145USD per person - paid on board

Cendrawasih Bay Park Fee ( if visited) - $40USD per person + Conservation Fee $25USD per person per day visit - paid on board

Government Rates & Taxes subject to change



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