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MV "PELAGIAN" Live-aboard dive-cruises

M/Y Pelagian on the side view along her trip, Thai Marine Leisure, Phuket, Thailand

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PELAGIAN : MICRONESIA / MELANESIA

Pelagian's "Voyage of Discovery"

Join Pelagian and experience the trip of a life time!

The boat, the service and the cruises are of the highest world standards- which is why people just keep coming back year after year!!

See all details below  of Pelagian's 2002/2003 "Voyage of Discovery" schedule.

About the Trip

The year 2002 aboard the luxury live-aboard M/Y Pelagian will herald a year of adventure in the underwater world. M/Y Pelagian will be undertaking a series of 2 & 3 week expeditions to remote atolls, islands and reef's. The voyage will begin in February 2002 from Palau and take us to Yap and Chuuk before heading South to explore Northern Papua New Guinea and the Bismark Sea. Here, Port's o' Call will include Kavieng, Wewak, Manus and Kimbe Bay. Winding on past New Britain to Rabaul, we then make our way towards the Solomon Islands. Following four spectacular trips of remote diving on varying routes between Gizo and Honiara, M/Y Pelagian will cruise back to Papua New Guinea, coming ashore at Alotau. After two trips from Alotau, including Milne Bay and beyond, the final leg will take us to Port Moresby via the Northern Coral Sea's "Eastern Fields".

A complete schedule of this 2002 Voyage of Discovery can be found below. If you have a particular interest in any of the described trips then please contact us for a detailed fact sheet including day to day itinerary, accommodation recommendations and day diving information. 

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More than just a practical base from which to access some of the world's best diving, Pelagian is a traditional motor yacht with a spacious and congenial layout. Onboard, in addition to lots of first-class diving, you will find great food and a friendly atmosphere that is relaxed yet professional.

With only twelve guests on a vessel of this size, and with between eight and ten crew, there is plenty of room to spread out and plenty of staff on hand to ensure that your holiday goes smoothly. Pelagian is air-conditioned throughout and offers en-suite accommodation (private bathrooms) for twelve guests in six cabins, ranging from our standard cabin up to the master stateroom.

Cabin #3 (Deluxe State Room)

The forward standard cabin (cabin #6) offers twin beds, a hanging closet and private bathroom. The mid-ship standard cabin (cabin #4) offers upper and lower bunks, a hanging closet and a private bathroom. The two mid-ship deluxe staterooms (cabins #3 & 5) are large staterooms with two double beds each. These staterooms have hanging closets, private bathrooms and plenty of room. The aft stateroom (cabin #2) is a comfortable, well-appointed deluxe stateroom with a double and a single bed, two hanging closets and a very nice private bathroom.

The master stateroom (cabin #1) offers extraordinarily spacious accommodation on the main deck level with a queen-sized bed; a walk-in closet and a large bathroom complete with a bathtub.

The comfortable salon has stereo and video facilities, as well as a comprehensive library, and there is a separate dining area and a dedicated photo room for underwater photographic equipment. A large sun deck offers both sunny and shaded areas for lounging, and the aft deck serves both as a pleasant place to see the sun down and as the staging area for our diving activities.

Main Salon

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Micronesia / Melanesia 2002-2003

01   Feb 14,  12pm- March 01,2002,8am 15
03 Mar 28, 12pm - Apr 19, 2002, 8am 22
04 Apr 25, 12pm - May 17, 2002, 8am 22
05 May 23, 12pm - Jun 07, 2002, 8am 15
06 Jun 13, 12pm - Jun 28, 2002, 8am 15
07 Jul 04, 12pm - Jul 19, 2002, 8am 15
08 Jul 25, 12pm - Aug 09, 2002, 8am 15
09 Aug 15, 12pm - Aug 30, 2002, 8am 15
10 Sep 05, 12pm - Sep 22, 2002, 8am 15
11 Sep 24, 12pm - Oct 09, 2002, 8am 15
16 Dec 22, 12 pm - Jan 06, 2003, 8am 22
17 Jan 09, 12pm - Jan 24, 2003, 8am 15
18 Jan 30, 12pm - Feb 14, 2003, 8am 15

 
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Destinations


Trip 01
Palau

"Beyond Blue corner"
This two week trip, from remote Helen Reef in the South to Velasco Reef in the North, will explore the farther reaches of Palauan waters, off the beaten path with Tim Rock.

Embark:                 Palau, Thursday, February 14, 2002
Disembark:             Palau, Friday, March 1, 2002

Trip 02
Palau-Yap

"Yap Out Islands"
This two week trip, including Palau's Velasco Reef , will focus on Yap's remote outer islands, Ngulu, Sorol, Fais and Ulithi, for untouched Micronesian out island diving, with Tim Rock.

Embark:                Palau, Thursday, March 7, 2002
Disembark:            Yap, Friday, March 22, 2002

Trip 04
Chuuk-Kavieng

"Oceanic Odyssey"
A three week trip, island hopping through Polynesian atolls from Micronesia down to Papua New Guinea, this trip contains open ocean passages.

Embark:         Chuuk, Thursday, April 25, 2002
Disembark:     Kavieng, Friday, May 17, 2002

Trip 05
Kavieng-Wewak

"Northern PNG"
A two week trip across the top of Papua New Guinea, for some of the clearest water and most remote diving in PNG!

Embark:       Kavieng, Thursday, May 23, 2002
Disembark:   Wewak, Friday, June 7, 2002

Trip 06
Wewak-Manus

"More Northern PNG"
This two week trip includes the Admiralty Islands and the Northern Bismark Sea for remote PNG diving. With Larry & Denise Tackett.

Embark:        Wewak, Thursday, June 13, 2002
Disembark:    Manus, Friday, June 28, 2002

 Trip 07 
Manus-Kimbe Bay

"Bismark Sea Expedition"
A two week trip from the Admiralty Islands through the heart of the Bismark Sea, we will explore isolated oceanic reef systems far offshore, finishing in Kimbe Bay. With Larry & Denise Tackett.

Embark:         Manus, Thursday, July 4, 2002
Disembark:     Kimbe Bay, Friday, July 19, 2002

Trip 08 
Kimbe Bay- Rabaul

"New Britain"
A two week trip from Kimbe Bay to the WWII wrecks of Rabaul, for classic Papua New Guinea diving along the North coast of New Britain. Jack Randall on board.

Embark:        Kimbe Bay, Thursday, July 25, 2002
Disembark:    Rabaul, Friday, August 9, 2002

Trip 09
Rabaul- Gizo

"Bougainville Blast"
A two week journey from Rabaul's WWII wrecks on through the reefs of the remote and only recently accessible Bougainville Island!

Embark:          Rabaul, Thursday, August 15, 2002
Disembark:      Gizo, Friday, August 30, 2002

Trip  10
Gizo- Honiara

"Solomon Island expedition"
Each of these two week trips will follow a somewhat different route between Gizo and Honiara, encompassing the New Georgia, Russell and Florida Islands, and more!

Embark:        Gizo, Thursday, September 5, 2002
Disembark:    Honiara, Friday, September 20, 2002

Trip 11
Honiara- Gizo

"Solomon Island expedition"
Each of these two week trips will follow a somewhat different route between Gizo and Honiara, encompassing the New Georgia, Russell and Florida Islands, and more!

Embark:         Honiara, Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Disembark:     Gizo, Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Trip 12

Gizo to Honiara

"Solomon Island expedition"
Each of these two week trips will follow a somewhat different route between Gizo and Honiara, encompassing the New Georgia, Russell and Florida Islands, and more!

Embark:        Gizo, Monday, October 14, 2002
Disembark:    Honiara, Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Trip 14

Honiara to Gizo

"Solomon Island expedition"
Each of these two week trips will follow a somewhat different route between Gizo and Honiara, encompassing the New Georgia, Russell and Florida Islands, and more!

Embark:        Honiara, Sunday, November 3, 2002
Disembark:    Gizo, Monday, November 18, 2002

Trip 15 

Gizo to Alotau

"Louisiade Expedition"
Three weeks of the Louisiade Archipelago, Tobriand Islands and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands.

Embark:        Gizo, Sunday, November 24, 2002
Disembark:    Alotau, Monday, December 16, 2002

Trip 16

Alotau to Alotau

"Milne Bay and Beyond"
A two week trip of muck diving and more!

Embark:        Alotau, Sunday, December 22, 2002
Disembark:    Alotau, Monday, January 6, 2003

Trip 17

Alotau to Alotau

"Milne Bay and Beyond"
A two week trip of muck diving and more! Jack Randall on board.

Embark:        Alotau, Thursday, January 9, 2003
Disembark:    Alotau, Friday, January 24, 2003

Trip 18

Alotau to Port Moresby

 "Eastern Fields"
Join us as we travel on a two week trip from Milne Bay on out into the Northern Coral Sea's Eastern Fields, finishing at Port Moresby.

Embark:       Alotau, Thursday, January 30, 2003
Disembark:   Port Moresby, Friday, February 14, 2003

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PRICES per person

Accommodation
(based on double shared cabins)

15 night trips

22 night trips

Cabins 2, 3 & 5-deluxe stateroom

$4,900

$7,350

Cabin 4- standard stateroom

$4,060

$6,090

 

PORT FEE: Approx. US$130 (not incl. in above price)

 

   diving
   tanks 
   weight belts 
   on-board accommodation
   food and drinks (other than alcoholic beverages) 
  Professional, service orientated staff and exciting diving included. 

Airport and hotel transfers are not included. 
Personal dive gear rental and photo services are not included in the price, but can be arranged for an additional charge if notified in 
advance.
 
Port fees of US$130 per person is additional and to be paid by 
guests in cash upon arrival to the M/Y Pelagian. Port fee is subject
to change.

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For all trips aboard M/V Pelagian we will require

three identical passport photographs
  two photocopies of your passport which will be handed to us     before departure.
  We also need to be sent the following passport details of each guest at least 7 days prior to sailing: Full Name, Passport Number, Date of Birth,  Nationality and Passport Expiry Date.  

The above information is required for immigration purposes only.

Always give full names of all passengers and indicate Mr/Mrs/Ms.
Indicate if you are a couple.
Send us the flight arrival and departure details of each person.
Book your rental equipment in advance.
Let us know if you have a special diet.

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Bookings should be made well in advance by fax or email. It helps if you give us a second choice in case your preferred cruise is fully booked. For details contact our reservations department.

A 25% deposit is required within 10 days of making a reservation. We cannot hold reservations without a deposit. The remaining 75% must be paid no later than 60 days before the cruise departs.  If payments are not received on time we reserve the right to resell your spot(s).

Payment is wire transfer to our bank account. We are unable to accept credit card payments from overseas.

In case of cancellation on your part, the following rules apply:
(We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation insurance)

Counting back from the cruise departure date:
120 days or more:          50% of total price returned.
Less than 60 days:         deposit lost.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Although we will refund all monies paid in case of a cancellation on our part, we wish it to be expressly understood that we cannot be held financially responsible for any changes in itinerary due to weather conditions, political problems or civil unrest.

 

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