Epic Indonesian diving from a traditional phinisi loaded with luxurious and diver-friendly featuresfrom $386 /day
- Outstanding facilities for photographers with an exceptional camera room
- Enticing diving amid pristine coral reefs, and incredible marine life
- Spacious teak interiors with luxurious touches and traditional Indonesian design
- Speciality trips in Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, Cenderawasih, and beyond
Sea Safari 8 is a traditionally constructed wooden sailing vessel, boasting luxuriant teak interiors, spacious and comfortable cabins, and outstanding facilities for divers and underwater photographers. Plus, highly personalised service from a passionate and professional crew. This liveaboard offers an exciting selection of itineraries in Raja Ampat, and far-flung diving areas like Wakatobi and Cenderawasih, with trips lasting a week or more. No matter which dive safari you choose, you'll have a chance to dive at some of the Indonesian Archipelago's best sites, known for exceptional coral cover, sharks, mantas, and more!
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Scheduled, private charter available
One of the most spacious vessels in the world-renowned Sea Safari Cruises fleet, Sea Safari 8 offers an exciting selection of liveaboard itineraries throughout Raja Ampat and the surrounding waters, backed by decades of experience cruising in the region. This stable and smooth sailing phinisi boasts excellent facilities for divers and photographers, highly personalised service, and all the comforts of a floating hotel. You'll enjoy laid back luxury, with small details like fine dining and hardwood interiors, perfectly paired with a relaxed and unfussy atmosphere for the ultimate Indonesian multi-day diving safari.
Sea Safari 8's itineraries change with the seasons, allowing intrepid guests to explore the very best of Raja Ampat's north and south, as well as more remote regions like Cenderawasih and Wakatobi. You'll explore kaleidoscopic and current-swept reefs and walls, seamounts, and channels, with a chance to spot legendary wildlife, like sharks and manta rays. Speciality itineraries also focus on muck and macro diving, whale shark hotspots known as "bagans", and more! Your adventure will also include patient and professional service both above and below water, detailed dive briefings, and naturalist presentations.
Onboard Sea Safari 8
Sea Safari 8 offers comfortable single, twin, and double cabins with beautiful solid teak interiors and traditional Indonesian design with a modern touch. This spacious phinisi offers multiple indoor and outdoor lounges, with contemporary couches and cushioned sun loungers, as well as an entertainment centre and a well-stocked bar. You'll enjoy three sumptuous meals each day with a diverse and changing menu of international dishes, in addition to round the clock hot and cold drinks, snacks, and tropical fruit. The Sea Safari 8 is one of the region's airiest options, with oversized windows and stunning views from all of its common areas.
Diving from Sea Safari 8
This vessel offers outstanding facilities for advanced and adventurous guests, with extra support offered for underwater photographers, as well as tech and rebreather divers with prior arrangement. All of your underwater adventures will be conducted via two comfortable custom tenders, with a generous shaded dive deck for support. You can expect plenty of room for individual equipment storage, plus top-notch rental gear including cameras and computers, 15-litre tanks, and nitrox for qualified divers. The Sea Safari 8's camera room is one of the best, with individual workstations, charging points, blow-dry, storage, and a stunning view.
- Bring a bit of pocket cash for onboard extras like gear rental, courses, gratuities, and drinks from the bar.
- Choose one of this boat's Wakatobi or Cenderawasih itineraries for a truly remote diving adventure.
- Sea Safari 8's single cabins are an excellent value for solo travellers and uncommon in the region!
- You'll need advanced open water certification and 50 logged dives to join this vessel's most adventurous itineraries.