Newsletter October 2022
Back doing what we do best
I'm onboard the Seven Seas having just completed another amazing East of Flores voyage. These trips just keep getting better! We spent the first 5 days visiting the best sites Komodo has to offer. Manta Alley was incredible, delivering close encounters with Mantas of various sizes. Cannibal Rock still remains one of the best and most unusual dives I know of in Indonesia. After 30 years and thousands of dives in Komodo we managed to find another 3 new world class sites to add to our ever growing list.
We then sailed 200 miles east to explore some small offshore rocks and islands that have been on my list for many years. A friend told me they were good but they were better than good - they were stunning! A pristine environment with amazing fish of all shapes and sizes. I could see no evidence of overfishing or damage from destructive fishing practices. Grouper, Sharks, Napoleons, Schools of Snapper and Tuna, just to name a few.
As we moved further east towards Alor we spent a full day in north Pantar on a site known for Hammerhead sharks that frequent a cleaning station in 22 meters of water. We did not get the Hammerheads but the dive itself was excellent with Eagle Rays, Schooling Surgeon fish, half a dozen Blacktip sharks and Fusiliers both blue and yellow going off like fireworks around us.
Our super experienced crew have been perfect as usual. Sebastian, a cruise director with 15 years of experience under his belt, recently led a trip on Seven Seas from Komodo to Sumbawa to see the Whale sharks. I think he summed it up perfectly at the end of the trip when he said that the whole crew and operation run like a well-oiled machine.
The Seven Seas Schedule for 2023-2024
We are fully booked till mid 2023 with the exception of 4 cabins that have just become available for 12 nights on our Dec 25 Raja Ampat Trip this year. If you want to get away for the New Year we can offer you the opportunity for a last minute deal on this trip. Please contact us!
Mid 2023 till October 2023 we have availability on our Komodo and East of Flores trips and can also offer Komodo to Sumbawa trips for Whale sharks.
October 2023 till early Dec 2023 we are back to the unforgettable Forgotten Islands.
Then Dec 2023 till April 2024 Raja Ampat will be our last season in Raja Ampat, Triton Bay and Banda Sea for some time.
In May 2024 we're back to Komodo for our Komodo - Sumbawa and Komodo - East of Flores trips.
Please note: We will then stay in Komodo to reintroduce our popular South Komodo Trips from December 2024 to March 2025 and not return back Raja to Ampat with the rest of the Indonesian liveaboard fleet during that time.
Why dive with The Seven Seas?
Here are some of the key factors why you do not want to miss a trip on board our vessel:
- We are one of the pioneers in the diving world of Komodo and Indonesia.
- Our boat accommodates large groups of divers which is ideal for dive clubs, groups of friends, families and experienced and less experienced divers to be able to dive with similar experienced dive teams.
- We have welcomed numerous scientists and marine biologists during the years we have been operating which has given our team excellent knowledge of the Coral Triangle.
- Our team is not only friendly and knowledgeable, they are also oriented toward customer service.
Want to have the experience of a lifetime and make some new friends while doing it? Contact us and let us organize this adventure for you!
The Seven Seas - Pertokoan Simpang Siur (Kuta Poleng) C1 - Jl. Setiabudi
Kuta, Badung 80361 - Bali - Indonesia