Seven Seas - East Indonesia Liveaboard
Newsletter June 2007

Special for this newsletter

The cruise of August 17-24 is a discount cruise at US$ 250 per person per night, please contact us for last minute bookings at [email protected] or [email protected].

Sad news

This newsletter brings some very sad news. Captain Ambo Hasan Tuwo, who has taken care of Seven Seas, its crew and its guest for more than one year, has unexpectedly passed away.

Captain Ambo Hasan Tuwo
Captain Ambo Hasan Tuwo
(Photy by Stew Esposito)

Our most recent cruise

Seven Seas finished the last cruise of the season from Komodo to Bali. The trip report from Steven Kuypers reads: "Excellent trip, excellent ship! I've had the best of diving and did see things that would make anyone interested in marine life jealous (like that 6+ meters whale shark that came so very close to us!)."

The whale shark was a big surprise indeed, and confirmed by divers from GranKomodo, this 6 m animal cruised past us at Tatawa Besar, turned around to check us out and slowly disappeared towards Tatawa kecil. Komodo sure has more than enough to offer to keep the most experienced diver happy for 2 weeks, but again the crossing from Komodo to Bali this time brought some nice surprises.

The dives at Sanggean Island, with the volcano backdrop, in the black sand, with stunningly clear water, great visibility allows for excellent macro photography of the tiniest and weirdest creatures. Newly certified divers experienced close-ups with pigmy seahorses, 2 leafy scorpion fish sitting on display, and schools of little wrasses playing around your hands while you dig up some of the black sand. The small hike to the lake near Tambora resulted in an appearance on Indonesian TV as part of an awareness bicycling Raleigh between the Rinjani and Tambora volcanoes.

The Seven Seas at Sangean Island
The Seven Seas at Sangean Island
(Photy by Klaas Jan Teule)

The cruise was topped of with our annual end of the season party where many friends and guests joined for a glass of wine, some nice food and some good music. Be sure not to miss it next year!

New equipment

Seven Seas has been in dock, has news sails, new steering installation for the speed boats. We also made some additional smart adjustments to allow for the storage of underwater camera's based on recommendations of Drew Wong and Robert Delfs. Brandon Cole and Drew and Robert will be testing these adjustments for further improvement in the next months.

Bookings for 2008

We must report that the remainder of our 2007 season is almost fully booked. Please check out the schedule via for the last remaining spaces. We do recommend you who are thinking to join one of our cruises to contact us soon, as the 2008 season is also starting to fill up.

Seven Seas will take Howard Hall and his amazing underwater equipment on an expedition through eastern Indonesia in 2008. Stay up-dated on this exciting movie development!

The Seven Seas - Kuta Poleng D7 - Jl. Setiabudi Simpang Siur - Kuta 80361 - Bali - Indonesia