Seahorse Liveaboard, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“Outstanding experience overall. ”

GUILLERMO G, United States United States
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  • Up close encounters with whales, dolphins, and more
  • Visit famous whisky distilleries and hike stunning scenery
  • Freshly-prepared and locally sourced cuisine

Built in 2004 and completely refurbished in 2018, the Seahorse liveaboard offers year-round diving exploring Raja Ampat, Halmahera, Triton Bay, Wakatobi, North Sulawesi, and the Banda Sea. Itineraries are 7 to 15 nights long and are carefully planned to explore the remote areas of Indonesia to give you the best possible dive experience. Onboard dive facilities include 2 x 22ft aluminum tenders for drop-off and pick-ups at the dive site, and the well-trained crew members will take care of transporting the gear. Photographers are specifically catered to with large camera tables and camera rinse buckets on the dive deck and a large camera room with charging and workstations. The crew is experienced in handling all types of camera setups. Four divemasters ensure small group sizes and amazing dives. Nitrox is also available free of charge for those certified.

Topside, the Seahorse phinisi caters to just 16 guests in 8 cabins. There are 5 twin cabins and 1 double cabin on the lower deck and two double cabins with sea views on the main deck. Each cabin has individually controlled AC, ample storage space, private en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, and towels, toiletries, soap, shampoo, and toothpaste are provided. Social areas include the indoor air-conditioned lounge and dining area with entertainment and a library. Freshly prepared meals and snacks are served here with Western and local cuisine. The sun deck is a great place to relax between dives or unwind at the end of the day with a cold drink while enjoying the spectacular Indonesian views.

The 16 crew, of which 4 are dive guides of the Seahorse liveaboard, are on hand to help you to create an unforgettable dive trip in Indonesia. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Water Ski, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (150-250 EUR), National Park Fees (100-200 EUR).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Laundry / Pressing Services (1-2 EUR per item), Massage (20 EUR per activity).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Water Ski

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2004
  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 33 meters
  • Beam 8.5 meters
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines MAN 2866 LXE Marine Turbo Diesel 400 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 2 x 100 HP Yamaha 4 strokes engines VHF radios and depth sounders
  • Water capacity 11000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 6000 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Seahorse Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • United States United States
Outstanding Diving Expedition in Raja Ampat

Outstanding experience overall.

Recommended for
Safety and smoothness of the operation. Hospitality of the entire crew working in synchrony. Beautiful landscape above and under the water.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jennifer S
  • United States United States
The best liveaboard I’ve been on!

Eating and the after dive drinks. Hot teas and fresh juices. The manta rays and dive guides worked well with the needs of our group! Felix’s briefings where honest and he is very entertaining.

Recommended for
Loved the crew, attention to detail and the diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Robert R
  • United States United States
A great way to dive the Ring of Fire

Exploring numerous walls, seeing pristine hard and soft coral gardens and being up close with hammerheads.

Recommended for
The boat was very comfortable, the crew were outstanding and went out of their way to make sure every need was accommodated, and the diving was professionally undertaken from start to finish.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Emily L
  • United States United States
Nice liveaboard and great diving

The crew and food was fantastic. Rooms were nice. Only complaint was the dive guides did not point out as many things as other dive guides we had on other liveaboards. Divers were put into groups with others with similar dive ability. Dives ended on air or time (~60 minutes). Crew was very careful with camera equipment.

Recommended for
Crew, Diving, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mike O
  • United States United States
An amazing dive experience

Amazing Coral and such bright beautiful and healthy colors.

Recommended for
Beautiful coral, abundant fish, beautiful locations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Aidan J
  • Canada Canada
Incredible high quality liveaboard in Raja Ampat

Amazing trip with Seahorse and the crew! - Took us to amazing dive spots, with great dive guides who spotted things I could never see - Incredibly kind and helpful staff - Hikes and other on-shore activities helped mix things up - Christmas beach BBQ was really special and something to remember

Recommended for
Dives, Staff/Service, Other activities (hiking, bbq, etc)
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Judith K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Perfect! I can really recommend it

Everything-just perfect!

Recommended for
Staffs and Services, dive sites, boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sebastian L
  • Germany Germany
An utterly fantastic trip

The crew does an amazing job at making you feel welcome. The food is really good, diverse and plentiful. The ship has all you need. And most importantly, the dive sites are superb and so is the knowledge and experience of both the guides and the director. I’ll come again!

Recommended for
Dive sites, atmosphere, organization
  • 8.0 Very good
  • David R
  • Canada Canada
Amazing and efficient service especially well organized diving.


Recommended for
Organized dive operation. Service and friendliness. Facilities especially large sheltered deck.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Iain W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A wonderful way to see Raja Ampat!

The fabulous teamwork of the crew. World-class diving. Great food. Onshore hiking and barbecues. Helping me celebrate my birthday with a special cake and great singing!

Recommended for
Seahorse phinisi has everything you need to dive Raja Ampat. What makes it stand-out is the teamwork of the crew. They know exactly what divers want and make-sure you enjoy your visit. Airport meet and greet, through attention to every detail of diving, to fascinating onshore hikes and barbecues to impromptu on-deck singalongs.