Sea Shell & the Sea Pearl are both 36 meters schooners. From triple single bunk cabins for a trio of friends, to double-bed cabins with an extra bunk for a small family, various configurations are available on each vessel. The best way to discover Seychelles in a diving liveaboard...
The Sea Shell is a 36 Metre (118ft) wooden schooner, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She was built in 1920 in Holland, as a pilot vessel guiding ships across the English Channel. During the Second World War she was sunk by the owner to prevent it from being used in the conflict. In 1949 she was recovered and redesigned as a fishing boat. Then in 1982 under the name of Elisabeth Lown, she was renovated and chartered by a Belgian sailing school. Finally in 1997 she joined the cruise fleet in the Seychelles and became the Sea Shell.
She is twin diesel-powered and can cruise at 7 knots and has 220 volt power on board.
The Sea Shell sleeps up to 16 guests in privacy and comfort.
The main deck has a beautiful air conditioned salon with a TV/DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies, CDs and books.
The upper deck is partially shaded and has chairs and tables. For those who enjoy the sun there is a bow sun deck with mattresses.
The dive deck is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station. Camera table, rinse tanks and freshwater shower are conveniently located for washing dive equipment and cameras.
The Sea Shell lower deck has 10 comfortable staterooms, 3 shared heads and 4 shared bathrooms.
All cabins have private sink and AC.
5 Staterooms (Category A): Double bed (lower) and single (upper) bunk-style bed, porthole.
2 Staterooms (Category B): Two bunk-style single beds, porthole.
3 Staterooms (Category B): Three bunk-style single beds, porthole.
3 Shared Heads.
11 dives per trip.
Weights, weight belts and 12l aluminium tanks with standard yoke valves are included.