Newsletter October 2017
Scuba Days, Cosmic Nights: Twelve Unforgettable Days in Komodo
Trip report, video and photos by Tommy Schultz.
Before the invention of electricity, our ancestors had a daily reminder of just how small they (and our little blue planet) really are.
Staring into the night sky, they created complex tales to describe the mythical heroes and creatures they imagined as the back stories behind the constellations.
Looking up at the stars from the deck of the Seven Seas on our first night of twelve in Komodo National Park, I can't help but feel that we lost something when the artificial lights turned on and overwhelmed the magical glow of distant galaxies.
We've barely left the port at Labuan Bajo and already we can see the pinpricks of distant stars across the diamond sky.
And it turns out we're even luckier – over the course of our twelve day cruise, the skies stay perfectly clear almost every night, giving us many more opportunities to observe and photograph the constellations. One night we've even turned out the lights at dinner on the top deck so everyone could see the stars clearly as we had one of the most memorable meals I've enjoyed for a while.
Beyond our nightly adventures as amateur astronomers, our days were filled with the best diving, island exploring, and wildlife encounters you can imagine.
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Komodo on the Seven Seas 2017
Video by Tommy Schultz.
"To The Seven Seas Crew. Thank you so much for the most incredible trip. You're all so friendly and helpful. It's been absolutely awesome. Thank you for the wonderful snorkeling excursions, serving delicious food, organizing the land adventures and all the other little things which make up a trip on the Seven Seas! Unforgettable adventure!"
Amanda (East of Flores, September 2017)
"Something I will never forget. Thoroughly loved the mode of exploration on the trip coupled with long full day journeys through native villages and locations. Massive thanks and praise to all the staff and crew. Very welcoming always and extremely helpful. Ten out of ten trip! Richard Simpson."
Vered + Andrew (East of Flores, September 2017)
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Great Feedback to Seven Seas Liveaboard & Mola Mola Video
By Christian Bretin
The Seven Seas is one of the nicest live aboards experiences I have ever had. Admittedly it is smaller than many other boats I have been on, but its condition is immaculate, the boat is very well kept (the crew visibly maintains it day after day), absolutely clean at all times. Bathrooms in perfectly working order (rare!) The dive deck is perfect for washing and stowing the gear after the dives, getting geared up and for the briefings before the dives. The food was amazing, I do to think we ever ate twice the same menu, mix of Asian/Indonesia and European/US fare -we even had duck and beef filet and crepes suzette! all delicious. I would have brought him back to Paris! The crew were all extremely friendly, helpful and professional and did all they could to please us.
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East of Flores Video
By Nicolas Stainer
Check Nicolas Stainer's wonderful East of Flores video from his recent trip on the Seven Seas.
Also take a look at his gallery on our Facebook page (still growing)!
The Seven Seas - Pertokoan Simpang Siur (Kuta Poleng) C1 - Jl. Setiabudi
Kuta, Badung 80361 - Bali - Indonesia