Newsletter October 2018
Painting Komodo with Valerie Taylor
Video by Tommy Schultz, www.tommyschultz.com.
Dive legend Valerie Taylor talks painting and diving during a Komodo trip on the Seven Seas. Valerie and her husband, Ron Taylor, pioneered underwater photography and filmmaking in Australia and around the world.
Film and TV credits include Shark Hunters, Blue Wilderness, Blue Water, White Death, The Wreck of the Yongala, Shadow over the Reef, Shark Pod, the TV series Barrier Reef and Taylors' Inner Space, footage for Jaws, Orca, Blue Lagoon, Return to the Blue Lagoon, the National Geographic film Sharks, as well as numerous education films and footage for many dramatic feature films and documentaries, including the Blue Wilderness series.
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Seven Seas East of Flores Cruise Report
By Anita Kainrath and Shane Gross.
Our stay at the Seven Seas Cruises was exceptional. We were blown away by how spacious and beautiful the boat was. Our cabin was gorgeous, super comfortable and the shower was awesome! We also love the fact that everybody gets a personal drinking bottle for the cabin and one for the boat rides to eliminate the use of plastic bottles.
No better sound to wake up to than the coffee machine (this little thing was working hard on our 12 day stay) and too much choice at the second (!!) breakfast after the first dive. We felt so spoiled sitting on the beautiful deck after a dive, enjoying the view and chatting with crew and guests.
We didn't have to lift a finger for anything. The crew was absolutely lovely and super helpful, great in handling our gear and camera equipment. We did three dives a day and sometimes we had the option of doing a night dive. If you're not a fan of night dives yet, this might change your mind: after the dive the crew will offer you hot tea or chocolate and a hot towel.
The dive guides were fantastic in finding creatures and Karl, the Cruise Director (who knows every dive site like his pocket) advised us ahead of time which lens we should take for the dives which was super helpful. The dive groups had a maximum of six divers in our case but most of the time it was just the two of us with one guide, which was perfect for taking pictures.
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"Oh boy, oh boy! What a time! Gorgeous diving and probably one of the best liveaboards where I've been on. Thanks so much for all the help and enthusiasm, etc."
Christy Gavitt (East of Flores, October 2018)
"Our first trip to Indonesia, but definitely not the last! I'm captivated by the diving, incredible ship, fantastic crew, and the overall feeling of being here. Can't wait to get back!"
Susi and Carl Ryan (East of Flores, October 2018)
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East of Flores Beneath the Blue
Video by Alex del Olmo.
Our East of Flores trip has some incredible dives spots. Some of them like Anemone City, Watubalu, or Beangabang are in this short movie. East of Flores is a really interesting trip. Far away from other dive spots usually crowded by divers you can find here some incredible healthy coral reefs fully of anthias with other small schooling fishes around like rainbow runners or fusiliers, and colorful soft and hard corals teaming up with amazing critters for macro lovers.
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The Seven Seas - Pertokoan Simpang Siur (Kuta Poleng) C1 - Jl. Setiabudi
Kuta, Badung 80361 - Bali - Indonesia