Welcome on board !

Explorer I is a Power Boat Catamaran specialized for cruises and expeditions with a autonomy of several weeks if necessary.
The configuration of the boat and its equipment were specifically studied for recreational, technical and professional scuba diving (research, rescue, films, Tec diving and leisure).

It’s a fast boat!

Equipped with 2 Yanmar 6-cylinder Turbo Diesel engines with a power of 440hp each or 880 hp in total, our travel speed allows to reach in a short time outer islands.

E.g. in good weather conditions, the navigation duration between Mahé and  the Amirantes group is 8 hours (usually reached between 16h and 20h of navigation for the other boats).

This feature allows us to offer expedtion programs on coral atolls in a very short time.

For your confort

The maximum capacity set at 6 divers allows us to dive on real sanctuaries while respecting the environment.

Thanks to its size that could have accommodated more passengers, we have favoured comfort and space, especially for underwater activities that require specific equipment often bulky.

3 cabins are at your disposal:

  • Aldabra: master cabin with a twin large bed and a private bathroom and toilet
  • Granite: cabin with a twin large bed
  • Amirantes: cabin with 2 single bunk beds

 

A bathroom with toilet is at everyone’s disposal.

Independently adjustable air conditioning and ventilation are available in each cabin according to the need of each one, Wi-Fi on board and everywhere you will find USB sockets, music, video as well as a reading corner.

On the outdoor upper decks, a solarium welcomes you to the front next to the outdoor cockpit and you can relax in the lounge at the rear.

At the lower rear deck, the covered dining room is outside next to the diving platform. The kitchen, lounge and main cockpit are inside.

For your safety

In addition to all mandatory navigation, communication, and rescue equipment, the ship is equipped with an oxygen therapy station with a medical oxygen reserve of 20,000 liters and a hyperbar decompression chamber (October 2020) to deal immediately with emergency situations that may arise in scuba diving.

The team on board is trained for the use of such equipment. They are also experienced in rescue and first aid on board, at sea and in diving.

The main qualifications of the crew on board are as follows:

  • STCW International Training (radio, fire, emergency first aid, marine survival, etc.)
  • Rescue Diver
  • Oxygen Provider
  • Emergency First Responder
  • Hyperbaric Decompression Chamber Operator

For the environment

Like you, we try to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible with small daily actions. The fragility of the ecosystem of the Seychelles archipelago prompts us to propose you an approach close to «zero-waste».

On board, you will not find Nespresso capsules but real coffee made in an authentic Italian coffee maker. Espresso and other cappuccinos are of much lower quality and we thus eliminate the use of aluminum capsules, which are not recycled in Seychelles.

You will not have small bottles of water but a fountain distributing cold water and hot water and isothermal bottles. This will help you to manage your water consumption and hydrate as often as possible.

You will have at your disposal a environmentally friendly shower gel and environmentally friendly shampoo. But if you want to use yours, remember to check their composition. Marseille or Aleppo soap is totally biodegradable. In this same logic, we also advise you to choose sun creams that are not harmful to coral.

Even if the boat is equipped with a saltwater separator, we will ask you to be “reasonable” with the use of water and toilet paper. Shower are installed in the toilet.

The planet thanks you!
  • Specificities

    • 3 air compressors, with 1 Nitrox compressor
    • 1 x oxygen therapy station
    • 1 decompression chamber (October 2020)
    • Sounders and sonars for more accurate location of dive sites or wrecks
    • Preparation area and launching platforms
    • Special storage for diving equipment.
    • As a precaution, all important equipment has been doubled (generators, watermakers, pumps, navigation and communication equipment, compressors, etc.)

  • Technical characteristics

    • Power Cat (Catamaran Power Boat)
    • Dimensions: length 17.50 m x width 4.90 m
    • Maximum weight: 33 tons
    • Engine type: 2 x 440cv Yanmar 6 cylindres turbo diesel = 880 cv
    • Radar, plotter, fish finder, GPS, radio, EPIRB beacon, Immarsat Satellite
    • Life raft: 10 places
    • Cruising speed: 14 knots
    • Maximum speed: 16-18 knots
    • Fuel capacity: 5000 litres
    • Water capacity: 3000 litres
    • Watermakers: 2 x 2
    • Generators: 2 (1 x 24 Kva + 1 x 17 Kva – 12/220/340 Volts)
    • Lighting 12 v and 220 volts
    • On-board ventilation and air conditioning with independent control in all cabins and common areas.
    • Kitchen/ Interior living room/ Interior cockpit.
    • 2 double cabins with shower room and shared toilet.
    • 1 double master cabin with shower room and private toilet.
    • 1 diving preparation area
    • 1 launching platform with 2 inlets/ outlets
    • 1 covered rear platform with dining area and BBQ.
    • 1 solarium at the front
    • 1 outdoor cockpit on the upper deck with benches.
    • 1 relaxation and observation platform on the upper deck outside and shaded.
    • 3 air compressors + Nitrox
    • 1 oxygen therapy station (20,000 litres of O2)
    • 1 decompression chamber (October 2020)
    • 4 underwater scooters
    • Diving and snorkeling equipment.
    • 1 annexe 4.00m, 25 cv, 10 places.