MSY Seahorse Liveaboard - Indonesia
The Seahorse is a 33m, traditionally built Buginese schooner and has set new standards in Indonesian liveaboard luxury. Custom-designed to accommodate up to 16 guests in spacious comfort over three decks she is perfect for both diving and relaxation. The galley is fitted with the latest in culinary kits and chef welcomes guests who want to join in and prepare special snacks or meals. The Seahorse features the latest diving and safety equipment, Nitrox, 3 speed boats and satellite communication, all of which means that we can sail where we want in comfort and in confidence. Our dive guides share their knowledge of marine life and the local area as well as guiding you to the best dive sites.
Indonesian "Bugis Prahus", commonly known as Pinisi, are boats of the most impressive craft construction which have ever existed. Their entire structure is made of locally-grown timber (ironwood & teak amongst others) according to a tradition that dates back to long before Portuguese colonists reached the area. The Bugis were expert seafarers of southern Sulawesi, who traded in timber and spices from that part of Asia to Madagascar.
Originally, shipbuilding was the job of the Konjo, craftsmen who, working on their traditional designs, copied the western vessels that reached those lands around 1500 AD, adapting them to their own style. That was the source of inspiration for building the Pinisi. Generation after generation, this traditional ship building technique was transmitted orally and it must be considered a cultural treasure.
On the Sea Horse Liveaboard, we want to share this cultural heritage with our customers, adapting it to the 21st century. Our Pinisis operate with the most modern equipment (to European standards,) while keeping up the magic of tradition.
A few things have changed since the early days of liveaboards. The food has increased in quality and quantity, the boats in general are more spacious and comfortable. But the last decade has seen the biggest change in liveaboard diving history: digital photography has matured, and with its arrival the use of lap tops and digital cameras on the boat has increased its numbers by the hundreds. We may not yet have consistent Internet at sea, but at least now you can edit and preview your photos before going home, made back ups and keep track of what you have photographed.
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MY Seahorse Liveaboard Technical & Safety
|Communication equipment, electronics, bells and whistles|
|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|
|3 x 12 man self-inflatable lift-rafts, smoke detectors in all cabins, 2 emergency oxygen units, first aid kits, life preservers.|
|Captain, engineer (certified for emergency procedures), divemasters, cook, cook helper, deck hand, hostess, masseuse|
|LOA||33 m (110 ft)||Cruising speed||10 knots|
|Beam||8.5 m (28 ft)||Maximum speed||12 knots|
|Fuel||20,000 liters||Number of guests||16 persons|
|Water||6000 liters per day||Dinghy||1 X 5.2 m & 1 6.2 m|
|Engines||MAN diesel engines||Nitrox||Yes|
|Generators||24 hours/day||Compressors||Coltisub 580 liter/min, Bauer 250 liter/min|
|Bathrooms||8 with hot & cold water||Deck Showers||Yes|
|Saloon||Indoor air conditioned saloon||Dining||Shaded at stern|
|Photography||Storage, charging, and special set-up areas. Dedicated to photo pros||Sundeck||Forward, open and shaded|
Terms and Conditions
Note: We can take no responsibility for scheduling or itinerary changes due to changing weather, political situations, natural disasters or other events beyond our control. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any kind of trip you do anywhere in the world. We also recommend that you have DAN or other diving accident insurance up to date and current in case of an unanticipated evacuation or other treatment that may not be covered by your regular insurance.
Seahorse Schedules and Prices
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