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Cabins
5
Length / Width
18 m / 6 m
Year built / renovated
1994  / 2014
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
NO
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • One of only a few liveaboards operating in Papua New Guinea
  • Milne bay is famous for its visibility (up to+50)
  • Hammerheads and whale sharks, manta rays at our local cleaning station.
  • For the macro lovers the reef is carpeted with soft and hard corals
  • Unusual creatures found on many dive sites made Milne Bay famous
  • All levels of diver welcome
  • Unlimited diving
  • Comfortable saloon and sun deck
  • Rental equipment, dive courses and nitrox available

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 74 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 20% 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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Description

Welcome to some of the finest scuba diving experiences in New Guinea, and some of the best opportunities to discover nature's most unusual creatures.

Join us aboard the luxury dive vessel MV Chertan, captained by Rob van der Loos and his experienced, capable crew. A cruise on Chertan offers unlimited diving for the enthusiast as well as an introduction to the local culture.

What you can expect 

Papua New Guinea (sometimes known as PNG) is well-known as offering world class diving and M.V. Chertan Liveaboard Dive Adventures is waiting to show you all PNG has to offer. Their vessel, MV Chertan, is one of the premier boats operating the area. The operator of the MV Chertan, Rob van der Loos, has spent over 35 years diving the area and has a unique expertise in the local waters.

The MV Chertan was originally built in 1994 and was given a renovation during 2014 ensuring that she is compliant with latest standards. She is 20m in length and 6.2m in beam. Her more modest overall size gives her lucky guests a more intimate and personal voyage.

Being slightly more modest in overall size than some liveaboard safari vessels, the maximum number of guests is only 10. There are 3 cabin options depending on budget and circumstance. Standard Base Cabin – this is a twin occupancy bunk cabin with air-conditioning, wash basin and toilet. Middle Deluxe Cabin – also a twin occupancy bunk cabin, this cabin is slightly larger that the Standard Base Cabin with the same great facilities. 2 Shared Showers are located on the Main Deck. Double Executive Cabin with en-suite facilities – for couples or Single Occupancy this double bed cabin is a great choice. Situated at the bow of the boat and at approximately double the size of the previous cabin it has a very spacious atmosphere. In addition, it has individual air-conditioning.

Topside there are other nice touches and facilities. The Dining Area, serving an amalgam of  tasty and pleniful Local and Western Cuisine in a buffet style ( look out for Molly's Muffins and Key Lime Pie) there is also a Bar. After the diving is done, relax with a cold beer and chat with your fellow guests. Your package includes full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives. Soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol can be purchased onboard.

The Lounge/Salon area is also a place to relax and check your photos on the TV. The boat also has camera facilties; ample places to charge equipment and camera tables for budding photographers.

Chertan has a partially covered Sun-deck where you have to option to lie and tan on surface intervals or, alternatively relax in the shade with a book.

M.V. Chertan, beyond simply a dive experience...

Our itineraries are all about adventure, challenge and discovery in conditions that few have experienced. From Dugouts to Dugongs, from plunging Coral Drop-offs to towering Volcanic Mountains, Skull Caves and Thermal Springs, from Hammerhead Sharks to Manta Rays, the region is truly unique. Equally special is the ambiance on board Chertan where the crew's priority is your comfort and enjoyment. This is definitely a liveaboard Dive Safari you will remember for all of your life.

HOW TO GET THERE

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Middle Deluxe Cabins - #3 & 4

Middle Deluxe cabins 3 & 4. also a twin occupancy bunk cabin, this cabin is slightly larger that the Standard Base Cabin with the same great facilities. Air conditioning and wash basin and toilet. Showers are shared.

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Double Bed Executive En-suite Cabin - for Couples or Single Person Use - #5

Double Executive Cabin – for couples, this double bed can be for single occupancy cabin is a great choice air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. Situated at the bow of the boat and at approximately double the size of the other cabins it has a very spacious atmosphere.

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  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Standard Base Cabin - Twin Bunk Cabin -# 1 & 2

Standard Base Cabin – this is a twin occupancy bunk cabin Air conditioning and wash basin and toilet. Showers are shared.

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  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

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

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol

Payments

  • Cash

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