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31 m / -

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2010  / 2014

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  • The KLM Sunshine is a nitrox-only boat catering to intimate groups of just eight divers and follows a centuries-old phinisi tradition of being built exclusively out of wood
  • Divers enjoy plenty of open-air and covered space for relaxing and looking forward to the unspoiled waters around North Sulawesi, Halmahera and the Sangihe Islands
  • Superb dive diversity, including coral reefs, barracuda schools, mantas and sharks, as well as muck diving spots bringing you rhinopias, wonderpus and mimic octopus, as well as pontohi, bagibanti, melonhead whales and hypocampus denise
  • Large dive deck with storage space, camera stations and rinse tanks ensure your entries and exits are stress-free, with lots of time between dives to enjoy additional excursions such as snorkelling among shallow reefs or sunbathing on a pristine, black-sand beach.

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 90 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival


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Lower Cabin

Cabin with private bathroom and toilet, and air conditioning

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Owner Cabin (lower deck)

Cabin with private bathroom and toilet, and air conditioning

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Upper Cabin

Cabin with private bathroom and toilet. Air conditioning

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes


The luxurious and intimate KLM Sunshine offers Divers the trip of a lifetime to off-the-beaten path dive sites in a traditional Indonesian Phinisi.

The KLM Sunshine was hand-built in South Sulawesi following the centuries-old tradition of building Phinisi entirely of wood. Since 2011, this liveaboard has given well-catered tours to an intimate group of Divers around Indonesia’s hard-to-reach dive sites.

Built and designed by the owners of the Blue Bay Divers Resort, the KLM Sunshine leaves nothing to be desired. Guests will have access to an air-conditioned Restaurant, shaded and open Sundecks as well as a 'chill-out' area. There is a variety of comfortable seating for all 8 guests.

The KLM Sunshine holds only 8 guests in 4 cabins. Two of the Staterooms are found on the Upper Deck and feature a Double berth, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The Lower Deck Staterooms feature the same amenities. Because of this liveaboard’s popularity and limited space, it is best to book the KLM Sunshine as far in advance as possible.

Food and beverage

The Chef and Crew on board the KLM Sunshine believe that providing delicious food is as important as excellent diving. You’ll awaken to a large assortment of breakfast items and fruit. Lunch and the varied Dinner menu will be laid out as a buffet. All-day snacks will keep you feeling full between meals.

The cuisine on board is as colorful as the diving. Delicious curries and fresh Seafood are expertly prepared by the crew. Western options are also served. Should you have any dietary requirements, please inform the crew ahead of departure so that they can accommodate you. Vegetarian options are often available.

While you are traveling with the KLM Sunshine, all food, snacks, soft drinks, coffee and tea are included in your stay. Beer and wine are also available for an extra fee.

The KLM Sunshine gives divers plenty of space to relax during non-diving hours.

All 8 Divers can spread out in separate areas or they can congregate in the air-conditioned Restaurant to watch one of the many DVDs on the TV. There is also a small library with fish identification books. There is sure also to be plenty of discussion about the day’s diving as well as photo sharing between friends.

In addition to diving, the crew of the KLM Sunshine often offers land excursions. You might have the opportunity to snorkel among shallow reefs or sunbathe on a pristine, black-sand beach. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy the above the water activities as much as you enjoy those below the surface.

The KLM Sunshine is a Nitrox-only Dive Charter. Please be aware that you will need a Nitrox certification to participate in diving on this liveaboard. If you don’t have a certification, you can take the course at the Blue Bay Divers resort prior to departure.

Daily housekeeping is provided.

How to get there

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Deck Plan


Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Other Languages On Request

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Power Socket Adapters


  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


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