Dive Trips with Traditional Buginese Schooners
Pt. Sumakai Travel offers liveaboard dive trips with her own traditional
schooners “Bianca” and “Christina” around North Sulawesi.
During our adventurous trips we sail along the best dive sides in the area.
Some highlights in the area are Lembeh Strait, Bunaken nature reserve, and Mahengatang.
Under water you will experience the diversity of sea life in this part of the “Ring of Fire”.
Above water you will experience the luxury of our classical Schooners and the hospitality of our crew. Join us for an unforgettable experience in this part of the world!
On board you will find cozy and comfortably equipped cabins with air conditioning and bathroom. On the maindeck you will find the lounge area and a spacious sun terrace you can relax for hours after the dives.
The cuisine on board includes Indonesian, Asian favorites, prepared in a traditional Manadonian way. Spicy and delicious delicacies are complemented by fresh vegetables and exotic seasonal fruits. Western or vegetarian dishes can be prepared on request.
Coffee, tea, mineral water, soft drinks, and snacks are available around the clock.
The regular cruise route from 1-3 days includes accommodation, 2 to 3 dives per day, depending on the conditions, tanks, weights, dive guides, and drinks and meals. Airport transfers and charter trip are possible upon request.
experience this part of the
“Ring of Fire”
We sail along the best dive sides in North Sulawesi within the triangle Manado – Sangihe Islands – Bitung. Some high lights in the area are Lembeh Strait, Mahengatang and the Bunaken nature reserve.
For centuries Buginese schooners were used to sail the Indonesian archipelago carrying spices, rice, and people. Today we use our Buginese schooners Bianca and Christina to sail North Indonesia and offer you the world’s best dive locations. Both Schooners are built in 1997 under Dutch supervision.
Our schooners are fully equipped for dive trips up to 20 persons. Onboard you will find luxurious air-conditioned twin bed cabins, each with own sanitary facilities. A spacious covered deck for recreation, sundeck and a cozy bar/ restaurant allow you to relax in between the dives and during the evening.
Hungry divers will enjoy the variety of western and traditional buffets prepared by our friendly staff. The crew consists of people from the area who will take care about you during your trip.
The diving will concentrate around North Sulawesi. This area has the reputation of having one of the world’s most diverse underwater environments of which most have not been explored yet.
On your voyage we will present you world class walls, splendid anemones, a large diversity of colorful fishes, in this Mecca of the underwater world. Onboard we have compressors, tanks and 2 boats to provide you the required service.
Due to the current situation we only offer 1-3 day trips through the Lembeh Strait and around Lembeh. It means that we set sail for a 3 days tour and you can also hop-on/hop-off for 1 or 2 days. In the evening we will be in Bitung where you can embark or disembark.
Price: from USD 95,- per person per day, including:
• 3 dives
• Meals, snacks, softdrinks
• Numbers of dives is subject to the weather conditions, embark and disembark time
• Extra dives optional.
• We are entitled to change the program as a result of weather conditions
• We are not liable for any claims related to program changes due to weather conditions
• Taxes and fees are not included in the price