Explorer 1 Catamaran, Seychelles

Excellent crew and service

“Amazing Team and fellow divers; great dive sites, safety and security was on the high ”

Anita J, Poland Poland
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    • Choice of 3 cabin types
    • Nitrox available on board
    • Wi-Fi available

Join the Explorer 1 catamaran for a fantastic dive cruise and expedition in Seychelles. Designed with power and comfort in mind, she can reach the outer islands of Seychelles in almost half the time of other boats, allowing more time for exploration in some of the best dive areas. Only 6 divers on board mean that there is ample space for relaxation. Each cabin is fitted with individually controlled AC, and there is a choice of 3 cabin types. Aldabra has large twin beds and a private en-suite bathroom, Granite has twin beds, and Amirantes has bunk beds and shares a bathroom between them. The rear lower deck has a covered dining room and leads into the kitchen, lounge, and main cockpit area. The upper deck has a solarium for sun lovers and an outdoor lounge.

The dive deck aboard the Explorer 1 catamaran features 3 air compressors, 1 nitrox compressor, a preparation area, and a dedicated gear storage area for dive equipment. Dive itineraries are 5 or 6 nights long and depart from Mahe. Explore the uncrowded spots of the Granitic Islands of Mahe, Fregate Praslin, and La Digue. Sunning walls, pristine coral reefs, and abundant marine life await adventurous divers underwater.

For a memorable dive cruise in Seychelles aboard the Explorer 1 liveaboard, book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Rental Gear, Fishing, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (25-40 EUR per activity).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks (3 EUR per item), Beach BBQ (50 EUR per trip), Nitrox (8 EUR per tank), Nitrox Course (250 EUR per trip), Private Dive Guide, Scuba Diving Courses, WiFi internet.

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and French.

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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2019
  • Length 17m
  • Deck area Yes
  • Beam Yes
  • Top speed 15 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 to 12 knots
  • Engines 2 ENGINES Yanmar turbo diesel 6 cyl. 440hp x2 =880 hp inboard
  • Max guests 6
  • Number of cabins 3
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Tenders 1
  • Water capacity 2000 liters tank 2 water makers 2 x 70 liter per hour
  • Fuel capacity 5000 liters
  • Freshwater maker X2

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
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Explorer 1 Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Anita J
  • Poland Poland
Absolutely amazing crew whom I thank for the unforgettable experience. Massive let down by the cabin (no AC/ fan did not work, like a sauna)

Amazing Team and fellow divers; great dive sites, safety and security was on the high

Recommended for
Crew, diving sites
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Birgit F
  • Germany Germany
Großartige Divespots

Großartige divespots mit Fischschwärmen in schwindelerregender Größenordnung. Superfreundliche Crew. Zum Teil entlegene Tauchgebiete. Amirantes wurde bei dieser Reise doch nicht angefahren.

Recommended for
Haie, Meeresschildkröten, Rochen
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kirsten P
  • Germany Germany
Abgelegene tauchplätze mit absolut kompetenter tauchbetreuung

Div. Tauchgänge , stimmungsvolle mittagsplätze , tauchen abseits des gängigen tauchtourismus

Recommended for
Bootsatmosphäre, Fischreichtum, kleine tauchgruppe