Basilisk Liveaboard

Basilisk Liveaboard

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  • Fleet nameBEST Basilisk Exploration & Scientific Travel GmbH
  • Year built2004
  • Length27.4
  • Width9.1
  • Capacity6
  • MaterialAluminium
Unique liveaboard in Seychelles with many “green” features for a light footprint on the seas. Customized tours allow guests to dive and engage in activities that meet their specific capabilities and wishes. Suitable for single berths, group bookings, or full charters. The itineraries are flexible, allowing for repeat dives at “hot spots”. Longer trips for up to 14 days onboard are possible as well as short cruises for groups of 4+ guests. Outer Islands, Aldabra, and expeditions outside Seychelles may also be booked for groups of 4-6, with availability and pricing on request.

Boat interior 
The liveaboard offers generous accommodation for up to 6 passengers with unusual privacy. Three non-contiguous cabins have double beds that can convert to a twin share. For singles, the 2 mattresses are separated by a privacy divider. Each stateroom has 14m2, including large ensuite baths, big windows, ample storage space, and individually controlled A/C. Natural ventilation is used as much as possible, weather permitting.
Basilisk has a bright, spacious 35 m2 (375 s.f.) salon with an indoor dining area. Most meals are however served on the shaded Aft Deck. Breakfast is buffet style with lunch and dinner served individually.  The menu combines Western and Creole cuisine with a touch of Indian and Asian influences.
After a full day of adventures, guests will be delighted to relax on the 95 m2 (1050 s.f.) Aft Deck or the Fly Deck, both with shaded and sunny areas. Enjoy cocktails on the Fly Deck with marvelous views of the sunset. 

Diving and research and land visiting
This liveaboard serves not only recreational purposes but is also often used for marine research. Her range of 5’000+ n.m. permits longer expeditions throughout the Western Indian Ocean. To learn more about a unique blend of Seychelles culture with African, European, and Indian influences land visits can be planned.

Dive deck
Two tenders are available, a US Coast Guard SAFEBoat reserved for divers and a Highfield RIB for snorkeling and land excursions

Safety and navigation
The liveaboard is supplied with all necessary safety and navigation equipment including radar, 4 GPS, 3 fixed/4 hand VHF, EPIRB, AIS sounders & sonars, and life rafts with 8 and 12 places.

Itineraries
Itineraries are somewhat flexible and can be adjusted to your group. Longer trips for up to 14 days onboard are possible as well as short cruises. Due to its solid construction, the liveaboard can sail to far destinations which otherwise require very expensive charter flights. The list of standard diving routes includes the Inner Islands, North Amirantes, and South Amirantes. Outer Islands, Aldabra, and expeditions outside Seychelles may be booked on request. 

The list of diving routes includes Inner Islands exploration, North Amirantes, South Amirantes, and Aldabra expeditions on request. The Inner Islands are a great destination for newly certified divers with their protected sites and average depths of 20m. For non-divers, a snorkel with green turtles, a hike through conservation reserves, or a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Vallée de Mai with its famous Coco de Mer are some of the highlights.
Amirantes offers excellent diving: cays, walls, channels, submerged atolls, caverns, grottos & seamounts. Spot grey and silvertip sharks, imperious eagle and sting rays, resident mantas, migrating whales, turtles, and sailfish. These islands also provide a wealth of opportunities for land-based Nature experiences of fabulous bird populations, giant tortoises, and shady coconut plantations, vestiges of their agricultural past, all waiting to be explored.

When to Go
March to May and mid-October to mid-December are the best times for diving.  Visibility is up to 30m in those seasons, winds are milder and there is generally less rain.  From June to August when the southeast monsoon winds blow hard, the boat travels within the Inner Islands.  Water and air temperatures drop to 25°C (77°F), the cooler water bringing more plankton and lower visibility but also whale sharks. This is the time to go swimming and snorkeling with the largest fish in the seas.
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Booking process

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Select the cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

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Our team will contact the liveaboard on your behalf to confirm availability and other booking details. We put your place(s) on hold and get back to you within 24 hours. If there are any issues, we come back to you with alternative options.

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Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email notification with payment instructions. You then have up to 72 hours to take care of other travel arrangements and process the transaction to secure your reservation.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy
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Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Payment schedule

  • 25% will be required within 3 days after the booking confirmation to secure the booking
  • 50% will be required in 183 days prior to the embarkation date
  • 100% will be required in 93 days prior to the embarkation date

Cancellation fees

  • If you cancel after the booking is secured with a payment the cancellation fee of 25% will be charged
  • 50% will be charged if cancelled in 183 days before the embarkation date
  • 100% will be charged if cancelled in 93 days before the embarkation date
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Double Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
En-suite cabins with large glass showers, individually controlled air-conditioning, standing rotating fan, 2 sets of bath and beach towels

Double Cabin

Deck
Main Deck
Bedding
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
En-suite cabins with large glass showers, individually controlled air-conditioning, standing rotating fan, 2 sets of bath and beach towels
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