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Dive Review of Seven Seas in
Indonesia/Komodo & East of Flores Island

Seven Seas: "Indonesia's Seven Seas Liveaboard in Komodo, Flores and Banda Seas", Oct, 2014,

by Maurice Knight, TX, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7990 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife and I have been on many dive liveaboard trips. We are not beginners in this experience, having been on perhaps 7-8 different boats with a range of groups, cruise directors, dive guides and, in addition, we've had many shore-based dive resort experiences. Against all of this, the Seven Seas team is the most professional, most enjoyable, most relaxed, most varied and, importantly, safest trip we've been on. First, starting from the top, Karl and Linda are the most professional cruise director team we've experienced. Their combined approach to guests' needs ensures that even the smallest need is met. Individual needs that are "out of the ordinary" receive "out of the ordinary" attention, removing any and all cares to ensure a special and personalised experience. Second, Seven Seas dive guides are incredibly well-trained, at once giving each diver the freedom to explore and experience the underwater world while ensuring that the group is constantly under their watchful eyes. Tender steermen are trained to track divers from above so that tenders are never far from a just surfaced diver. We just completed a 3 week trip, which is highly challenging in terms of kitchen support and variety of food to keep passengers satisfied. It is unbelievable that after 3 weeks on board the Seven Seas that on my last night I am looking forward to dinner again. Service is great! One thing that is not often seen on liveaboards is the back of the boat support that often goes unseen but is noticeable when deficient). Our rooms were cleaned, H2O provided, other needs met, laundry done on time - everything to make our trip enjoyable was accomplished almost invisibly. It is this invisible service, effortless service, that has made our Seven Seas trip stand out from all other liveaboard experiences. This is on top of being on board a beautifully laid-out and appointed boat with careful attention to details of comfort. Finally, the quality of the dive sites themselves exceeds all expectations. Sites which NO ONE ELSE KNOWS ABOUT are the bread and butter sites of Seven Seas. This is just one more reason why the Seven Seas is the only choice for liveaboard boats in Indonesia for my wife and me. MANY THANKS!!! The combination of this boat, team, and location in the center of the Coral Triangle makes is one of the best trips on the water. Maurice Knight/Lina Lo October 2014.
Websites Seven Seas   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Papua New Guinea, United States, Carribean, Central America
Closest Airport Bali & Labuanbajo Getting There Flights to Bali and Labuanbajo are easily made and to Labuanbajo from Bali can be made by Seven Seas.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 21-25°C / 70-77°F Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 20-110 Ft/ 6-34 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Experienced divers were allowed to dive their own profile. Less experienced divers could also dive their own profile but under supervision from dive guides. For less experienced divers, this allowed good learning under good supervision. However, depth/time limits were discussed before each dive.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Set up provided specifically for UWPs. Separate wash/soak tanks, separate work table, training/classes, etc. Very well set up to accommodate UWPs and non-UWPs on the same boat. I give the boat and team high marks in this area.
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