Newsletter July 2022
All Hands on Deck
The Seven Seas has recently completed her annual dry docking and we are on our way to resuming normal operations. The crew are ready go, eager to please, and cannot wait to welcome you back onboard.
The Seven Seas during dry dock in Surabaya
Like all beautiful things, our vessel needs a day at the spa once in a while. Operating a dive charter vessel is a little bit like running a small town. The boat was out of the water for a total of 7 days, undergoing routine maintenance and repainting. After this we spent another 3 weeks servicing the main engine, generators, air conditioning, refrigeration, dive compressors, nitrox system, winches, pumps and water maker. All safety equipment was replaced or serviced and we installed a new radar unit. She is looking good and ready to serve us all for another year.
We're looking foward to welcoming you back onboard.
Sumbawa to Komodo Cruise
We have just completed our first trip after dry dock. The trip started in Central Sumbawa and ended in Komodo. We had four Whalesharks on day 2 then slowly travelled east along the north coast of Sumbawa 150 nautical miles to Komodo National Park. Here are some pictures of the trip you might enjoy.
Sunrise on The Seven Seas
Planning our route from Sumbawa to Komodo
Snorkeling with Whale sharks - Sumbawa
Want to go see some whales?
In September this year we are offering a 30% discount on a full boat charter for a 14 night East of Flores voyage. The trip departs September 1st and is an opportunity that we hope you will take advantage of.
The months of September to October are prime time for encountering marine mammals such as Blue Whales and Sperm Whales in eastern Indonesia. We have made a number of changes to our East of Flores itinerary which now includes some of the top dive sites in Komodo.
During this time of the year we also have regular encounters with Mola Mola. Also in Alor we have added a number of new exciting sites to our itinerary and now have a reliable schooling Hammerhead Shark site.
If you can't make it this year we have plenty of availability from August 2023 onwards...
Welcome onboard The Seven Seas
Ever wondered what it was like to step foot on a liveaboard? Want to go down memory lane and revisit our vessel?
Here is a short video we filmed during our last trip in March to showcase the authenticity of The Seven Seas experience while living and scuba diving onboard with us.
Click to watch video
10.11.1984 - 10.04.2022
We are very sorry to inform you that long time crew member of Seven Seas suddenly passed away while freediving in his home town of Manado earlier this year. Irwan was one of the most talented dive guides I have ever worked with and will be dearly missed by all that knew or had the pleasure of diving with him. Irwan had a unique understanding of the marine environment and just loved being underwater. He had infectious enthusiasm and the ability to make divers feel happy and safe, even under the most difficult conditions.
Irwan is survived by his wife Filomena and two children Savio and Mikhaela. The Seven Seas along with some concerned repeat guests have decided to sponsor the schooling for Irwans children during the years to come. If you would like to contribute to further their education please contact Naomi ([email protected]) for more information.
The Seven Seas - Pertokoan Simpang Siur (Kuta Poleng) C1 - Jl. Setiabudi
Kuta, Badung 80361 - Bali - Indonesia