Dive Travel Deal: WAOW Halmaheras Crown, -, OTHER, Indonesia
March 3 – March 13 2013 WAOW Halmaheras Crown, -, OTHER, Indonesia
indonesia sailing aboard m s/v waow – more than 13,500 islands of volcanic origin make up the indonesian archipelago. these islands protect 10% of the reefs found on the planet. with a variety of diving second to none, we find coral plateaus, offs, pinnacles, arches and black sands providing shelter to an incredible biodiversity of fauna. differing dive sites and zones may be explored all year round to admire more than 3200 species of fish and more than 600 of coral. more and more species continue to be discovered each year by scientists, notably in the region of raja ampat. from the miniscule pygmy sea horse to the massive sperm whale, everything can be seen in indonesia. celebrated for the intense colors and the rare macro fauna that they shelter, the indonesian coral gardens also share their home with vertical offs, sharks, rays, whales, pelagics, turtles and the giant ocean sunfish. the indonesian archipelago is found in the “coral triangle,” and is home to one of the largest marine biodiversities on the planet. your cruise aboard waow will permit you to explore an incredible collection of reputed dive sites in addition to zones where certain sites are rarely dived or remain unexplored. to find out more about the specific itineraries and dives on each circuit proposed by waow, we invite you to consult the “itineraries” page provided at http://www.waowcharters.com/itineraries
m s/v waow – the motor sailing vessel waow is a traditional 198’/60m sailing vessel, constructed entirely from indonesian iron wood using traditional methods. her grandeur will evoke feelings of the southern seas, liberty, adventure, comfort, quality and style. the vessel has been rigged as a classic “topsail schooner” with three 132’/40m steel masts carrying 9,900 sq. ft/ 920 sq. m of sail and with twin 550 hp marine diesel engines in addition to the sailing capabilities, m s/v waow will be able to sail, motor-sail or motor comfortably around the indonesian archipelago depending on the prevailing weather conditions. the service and amenities aboard the m s/v waow in keeping with the vessel are of course five star. accommodations include nine luxury staterooms with en-suite facilities, in-house movie & entertainment systems with in-room internet connection via satellite. there are six deluxe staterooms (247 sq. ft/23 sq. m) on the lower deck, two superior staterooms (226 sq. ft/21 sq. m) located on the aft main deck with furnished balconies and one magnificent master suite (484 sq. ft/45 sq. m) on the upper deck also with furnished balcony (323 sq. ft/30 sq. m) providing additional private space for pre/post dive relaxation. the spacious and well appointed lounge & dining salon are located midship on the main deck with full service bar and restaurant. additional features include state of the art dive facilities, multimedia equipment, satellite communications featuring wi-fi internet and phone, spacious dining and lounge areas, sun decks, dedicated photographic room, three comfortable dive tenders and a full service bar and restaurant.