This brand new three masted sailing vessel constructed entirely from wood using traditional methods, evoks the southern seas, liberty, adventure, comfort, quality and style. All to be shared by those going to sea on her. Since its launching in April 2012, the vessel has been impressing customers.
There are 10 cabins on this huge vessel. 7 deluxe cabins (6 on the lower deck and 1 smaller on the upper deck) provide twin or double bed, 2 Superior cabins include a half-private lounge area. The vast master cabin has a private sun-deck too. All of the cabins are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathroom (separate shower and separate toilets), desk, entertainment system, LED lighting and a day bed which can accommodate a 3rd person if needed.
The Indonesian chef proposes an Asian/Western fusion menu and on request, the staff can be supplemented with a French chef and staff for private charters. Those with special dietary requirements and vegetarians are also accommodated on request.
The boat is perfect for diving lovers, the dive deck is spacious and the diving is conducted in small groups from the 3 tenders and with two cruise leaders and 5 dive guides.
The Komodo National Park is a World Heritage site just 300NM East of Bali, in the Flores Sea and consists of the three larger islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar. Because of its unique geology, as a result of volcanic activity, this makes for stunning scenery both above and below the water. The islands feature a dramatic wild savannah landscape with patches of forest especially on the southern hills of Komodo and Rinca. White and reddish sandy beaches, blue lagoons teeming with fish and some of the most spectacular underwater sceneries in the world entice divers and guests from all around the globe. The underwater topography is as varied as the marine life it homes. Dive sites vary from volcanic black sand, gentle coral slopes to sheer cliff walls and a host of hard and soft corals, mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins and giant pelagics to tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and frogfish, you’ll find the diversity of marine life inspiring if not mind boggling.
Gems of Alor
Further East of the famous Komodo National park lays the island group also known as “East Nusa Tengarra “. Located in the warm tropical waters of The Flores Sea, this huge island chain is the mountainous result of volcanic activity, which makes for stunning scenery both above and below the water.
From white sandy beaches, crystal blue sea to the lush green rain forests and golden brown shades of savannah like scenery, we dive down to the sparkling coral gardens, teeming with huge shoals of reef fish. Sea fan covered walls, seamounts and ledges with spectacular visibility and a huge array of marine life. Some of the sloping sandy bottoms offer remarkable critter hunting grounds. There are plenty of opportunities to find those rare critters like frogfish, mimic octopus, fire sea urchin and even rare rhinopias in the hundreds of bays and coves that are featured in the island chain.
The Flores Sea is rich in large marine life and each year whales and dolphins travel from the Pacific and Indian Oceans through the deep but narrow Nusa Tenggara island chain, which has been identified as an important migration route for numerous whale species as well as great schools of tuna.
Located in the warm tropical waters of The Flores Sea, only 160 NM South of Sulawesi and 500 NM from Bali, this area is generally calm all year around. All these huge, mountainous Island chains are the result of volcanic activity, which makes for stunning scenery both above and below water. Some of the islands are volcanic and dressed in luxuriant vegetation. Others are coral atolls. They are blessed with some of the finest beaches in the world. Underwater offers an outstanding frontier with fantastic exploratory diving to be had. The cruise covers the best parts of the coral triangle; the most bio-diverse marine region on earth and starts in the Bay of Ambon, where some of Indonesia’s best critter diving is to be had. SMY Waow takes you past the historical island of Banda, once sought by Columbus and Marco Polo, where anything can happen to really make your day. Each of these Islands– from the nutrient-rich bay of Ambon 0ver stark wave-pounded volcanic rocks that drop vertically to great depths, to the current swept narrow strait between Alor and Pantar – are home to unique combinations of species, that when added together, produce the most impressive “Spices & Snakes” cruise.
The Seram Sea is host to a thousand-odd islands in a vast expanse of blue and lays well beyond Bali and the usual Indonesian tourist circuit. Barely a few degrees south of the Equator ensure a warm tropical climate all year around. Some of the islands are volcanic and adorned with thick, luxuriant vegetation. Others are coral atolls. Underwater offers an outstanding frontier with fantastic exploratory diving to be had. The cruise covers the best parts of the coral triangle, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth. Starting from the Bay of Ambon, some of Indonesia’s best critter diving, SMY WAOW takes you past the historical islands of Banda, once sought by Columbus and Marco Polo, all the way to Raja Ampat with its startling diversity of habitats to explore above water as well as below. The Secrets of Seram is all about diversity – not only diversity of species, but also of dive sites. There are some areas where soft corals and sea fans dominate, others with amazing diverse hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, drop offs, muck, caves, black sand, white sand, new lava flow…Then there are the fish, lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world. Not only are there loads of fish, but also all the levels of the food chain are well represented – from pygmy seahorses to top predators. In many places brightly coloured soft corals can be found close to the surface which, illuminated by natural sunlight, make these dive sites spectacularly colourful, A shining “Secret of Seram”.
Raja Ampat, located right off the Bird’s Head Peninsula at the western tip of New Guinea, is being appointed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, one of the few hotspots of underwater biodiversity in the world. In the whole area scientists have counted more than 1800 different species of animals, more than anywhere else in the world. Raja Ampat (The 4 Kings) is a group of four big islands (Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool) and a large number of small of sand and rock islands west of Sorong. When you are descending on the plane towards Sorong you can see Raja Ampat below in shades of blue, with many green, jungle covered islands and white sandy beaches with thousands of Isles. The 4 Kings is really two destinations, the north and the south. It is possible to see both in one trip but you’ll only barely see the highlights. If you have the time it really makes sense to visit twice or do back-to back trips with different itineraries. The 4 Kings is all about diversity – not only diversity of species, but also of dive sites. There are some areas where soft corals and sea fans dominate, others with amazing diverse hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, drop offs, caves, white sand…Then there are the fish, lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world. Not only are there loads of fish, but all the levels of the food chain are well. The reefs in Raja Ampat just buzz with life!
Close your eyes and just imagine for a moment….. on a beautiful blue sea, the boat is approaching a sort of platform, floating about 100 meters from us. On the platform we meet the first locals we have seen for several days after cruising deserted locations, this is definitely something straight out of a Robinson Crusoe story.
Cenderawasih Bay is a large bay in northern Province of Papua and West Papua, Indonesia. The western part of the bay was declared a marine national park in 2002. Cenderawasih was ignored by diving guides for long periods of time until the endemic species in this area began to be studied by the scientific community. The bay still remains a little off the beaten track despite the exceptional diving opportunities and the biodiversity of the marine life.
From the easternmost part of Indonesia, where the limestone karsts meet the lagoon labyrinths in the nutrient rich waters of Raja Ampat, to the green mountainous islands, where coastlines are white sand and beautiful turquoise waters with active volcanic islands in the distance of Halmahera, all the way to the black volcanic sand of North Sulawesi, sitting just above the Equator in nice, warm, tropical waters.
Sulawesi is the huge “K” shaped Island in the Maluku Sea and the fourth largest Island of Indonesia. With thousands of bays and many kilometers of coastline of white sandy beaches, it has the backdrop of rising mists and mountainous terrain in the centre. Travelling by sea is the best way to explore the unknown underwater nature of the “Hidden Sulawesi”.
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Cruise Rates 2016
From $580 per night
|Max passengers||24||Max diving passengers||20|
|Navigation & Communication|
|Depth sounder||Yes||Fish finder||Yes|
|Life raft(s)||Yes||Life jackets||Yes|
|Life ringbuoys||Yes||Life aid kit||Yes|
|Fire extinguishers||Yes||Fire & smoke alarm||Yes|
|Tanks||Yes||Camera rinsing tub||Yes|
|Camera workstation||Yes||Dive platform||Yes|
|Rental dive gear||Yes||Tender||Yes|
|Deck shower(s)||Yes||English speaking guide||Yes|
|Private bathroom||Yes||Number of cabins||10|
|Private toilet||Yes||220 volt||Yes|
|Porthole||Deluxe cabins||Window||Superior and Master|
|Television||Yes||DVD player||No multimedia station|
|Sun deck area||Yes||Covered deck area||Yes|
|Services & Entertainment|
|Indoor games||Yes||Beach games||–|
|DVD’s||No Multimedia station||Ipod connection||Yes|
|Snorkel gear||Yes||Fishing gear||No|
|Water ski||No||Jet ski||No|
|Stand Up Paddle boards are available|