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Length / Width

33 m / 8 m

Year built / renovated

2004  / 2018

Rental equip.

YES ($)






  • Luxurious, phinisi-rigged Sulawesi schooner combining traditional craftsmanship with modern amenities and safety facilities for a care-free diving experience through the stunning Indonesian waters
  • Superb diving diversity, from the gin-clear waters of the Banda Sea and its undersea mountains to the pristine coral gardens of Raja Ampat, all enjoyed from the comfort of this floating hotel
  • Enjoy vertical walls, deep water trenches, submerged and exploding volcanoes alongside sharks, mantas and record numbers of coral reef species - up to four dives a day allows you full access to all this area has to offer
  • Complete the full Indonesian experience with a range of land excursions on offer, including trekking and cultural visits
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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

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 150.00 EUR of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 128 days prior to arrival
  • 25.0% will be charged if you cancel between 128 and 98 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 98 days prior to arrival



MSY Seahorse will take you to the best dive sites in Indonesia

There are over 3,000 species of fish in Indonesia (with new discoveries being made all the time) and some 600 species of Coral, Vertical Walls, Deep Water Trenches, Submerged Volcanoes, World War II Wrecks, and a seemingly endless variety of Macro Sealife.

What you can expect

Built in 2005 - entirely refurbished in 2018 -  the Seahorse offers a level of comfort and safety among the best liveaboard dive boats in Indonesia. 33 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, the MSY Seahorse is a majestic and spacious vessel. The classic beauty of the MSY Seahorse combines traditional craftsmanship with fully modern conveniences and safety features, providing charming comfort in the remotest waters of Indonesia.

Indonesian “Bugis Prahus”, commonly known as Phinisi, are boats of the most impressive craft construction which have ever existed. Their entire structure is made of locally-grown timber (Ironwood & Teak amongst others) according to a tradition that dates back to long before Portuguese Colonists reached the area. The Bugis were expert Seafarers native of Southern Sulawesi, who traded in timber and spices from that part of Asia to Madagascar. 

MSY Seahorse can accommodate up to 16 guests attended by 12 crew. With a 380 hp MAN engine, the ship has a cruising speed of 9-12 knots to ensure swift travel. All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, private en-suite bathrooms with hot water and plenty of room for storage. Towels and toiletries, soap, shampoo, and toothpaste are provided on board.
The 5 twin cabins are 12 square meters and have two Single 90 X 200cm beds, the 3 Double cabins are 13.5 sq. meters, have a 150 x 200cm bed, desk, TV and DVD Player.

The seahorse team want to share this cultural heritage with their customers, adapting it to the 21st Century. The Phinisis operate with the most modern equipment (to European standard), while keeping up the magic of tradition.

A few things have changed since the early days of liveaboards. The food has increased in quality

After the first dive they'll serve a full breakfast, and in between eating and diving there will be spare time to relax on the Sundeck, read a book, have a chat or check out the mornings digital photos on your laptop. Lunch is served after the second dive and usually, a quick afternoon siesta. The food-dive-food routine follows after the third dive of the day, after which you can enjoy a lazy late-afternoon on our Sundeck, lounging back and soaking in the wonderful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea and some snacks.

Dinner is prepared after the Night dive, and the food is excellent. Hailing from a long tradition of big family home cooked meals in Spain, the Seahorse team take pride in offering you a delicious menu from the carefully selected & Professional Chef on board. Maybe a nice glass of wine, watching the stars and then a well deserved sleep.


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan


For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Indonesian

Diving gear

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

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Other Specialties

Dive Center Facilities

  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Battery Charging Station

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Great for families

  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Idr)
  • Cash


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Questions from guests

  • Internet Available When In Range
  • No Internet Connection During The Safari
  • Internet Connection Very Spotty


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