Newsletter June 2015
Seven Seas went into dry dock for annual routine maintenance starting last weekend. Back in the water in a couple weeks, bit of a make-over in Bali and then cruising in Komodo again with owners, families and friends in July. Just a few spots left for a last minute booking in July 31 and August 9 departures! Don’t miss it, next chance is May 2016.
Mission Impossible - Komodo National Park
By Nicholas Chan
Keeping two toddlers, five children of eight and under, a group of expert divers and others of varying competencies happily occupied and interested on a boat for eight days in the Komodo National Park would sound to most like a mission impossible to deliver. But deliver the Seven Seas did. In sand covered spades.
Led by the indefatigable and irrepressibly cheery duo of Karl Klingeler and Linda Johnston, Captain Wahyu sailed his ship through the spectacular dawns and dusks of a daily changing itinerary, that ultimately included Sebayor Kecil, Sebayor Point, Gili Lawa Laut, Batu Monco, Tatawa Besar, Kabaa Island, Padar, Loh Buaya and Strawberry Rock.
The diving was a highlight for many of us, including our two eight-year-old Bubblemakers. Each expedition was flawlessly briefed, well organised and expertly executed. From equipment loading to site travel, from entry to exit, our dive guides - Irwan and Jefri - and their accompanying boat crews ensured maximum enjoyment with optimum safety. Of the dives themselves, the variety and quality of marine and coral life was instantly enjoyable. The reefs were varied, healthy and colourful and their architecture housed an unimaginable selection of micro and macro sea life, fascinating both expert and novice alike (the frog fish were possibly the group favourites). Some of this was also evident on the snorkelling outings we enjoyed. In particular, our Bubblemakers were thrilled to have swum with a small pod of eight manta rays, who delighted them as they swam below them and breached the water…less so their absent and jealous parents.
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"Thank you for the most AMAZING trip I could have imagined. This was the best ever. I will be dreaming about Indonesia with all of you as I study away at medical school. What a special group of people. I couldn’t have imagined this trip with anyone else. Thank you for the most wonderful time."
Gabriella (Komodo, May 2015)
"A wonderful experience with fantastic people. The best crew on a boat I have ever been on. The dive sites – best ever. In fact I have run out of words to express all the good things about this trip. Never have I seen such beauty underwater and above the surface. And to find all this together with relaxed and happy people... Keep going guys and keep looking at and after the reef for our children so they can see it too!!"
Justin Marshall (Komodo, May 2015)
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We came accross a great video by John Wills, taken on a Komodo cruise last year, that we want to share with you. Just click the image below to watch.
The Seven Seas - Grahalia Tiying Gading 18, Suite 1 - Jl Tukad Pancoran
Panjer Denpasar 80225 - Bali - Indonesia