Explorer 2-Basilisk, Seychelles


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Dive in protected UNESCO Heritage dive sites
  • Incredible biodiversity

The Explorer 2 Basilisk is a 27.2-meter/98-foot liveaboard in Seychelles. Built in 2004 and refurbished in 2019, it carries 6 people in 3 air-conditioned cabins with big windows, ensuite bathrooms with showers, and storage space. The spacious salon and fly decks provide room for relaxation between dives. Additionally, it is equipped with 2 tenders to carry divers to the dive sites and back. The Explorer 2 Basilisk is environmentally conscious by using fuel efficiently, a solar electrical system, an anaerobic black water treatment plant, and other efficiency features. Enjoy evening cocktails while admiring the exotic sunset views.

Sailing from Mahé, the Explorer 2 Basilisk takes guests to some of the most beautiful atolls in the world, such as Poivre, Saint Joseph, Rémire, Afrikan Banks, and D’Arros. Sailing at nighttime ensures maximized diving opportunities during the day. Access to this protected and highly regulated area is extremely limited as some sites are UNESCO World Heritage Sites! There is unparalleled biodiversity in the coral reefs and lagoons. The last dive of the day typically plunges no deeper than 12 meters for safety purposes, while night moorings occur in tranquil waters.

Book your dive safari aboard the Explorer2 - Basilisk today.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Night Dives, Fishing, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

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

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

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
  • 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
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • 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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, German, 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 2004
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 27.40 meters
  • Beam 9.10 meter
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2 x 350 hp Cummins
  • Max guests 6
  • Number of cabins 3
  • Number of bathrooms 3
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 10000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 15000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 2

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