LiveAboard Diving Safaris with M/S Moonstar

M/S Moonstar Gulet – Ketch

This document contains detailed information about the 24,80 m. Long wooden Gulet named Moonstar built and owned by Flora Yachting in 1998 and refitted in 2011.

Basic Specifications
NRT 97,6 Main engines/HP 240*2 MAN DIESEL
GRT 63,71 Generators/Kwa 16 KWA ONAN – 25 KWA ONAN
OAL 24,8 m Speed 12 knot
Lenght at waterline 20,15 m Fuel capacity 2800 Lt
Beam 6 m Water capacity 2500 Lt
Draft 2,4 m Bilge water cap. 3000 Lt
Flag TC Living room 30 m2
Port BODRUM Kitchen 7 m2
Refit 2011 Guest cabins 2 Master, 1 Dbl, 1 Twin
Hull LAMINATED Crew cabin 1
Deck TEAK WC & Bathrooms 3 cabins, 1 crew
Interiors MAHOGANY ACs CRUSEAIR 6 pc
Rigging and Navigation
Masts STEEL Depth Gauge JRC
Wires and rigging CHROME Speed Gauge JRC
Vinches CHROME Wind Gauge LOCIG
Ropes Plenty VHF Radio ICOM
Main Sail 100 m2 AIS Device I MARINE
Fore jib 120 m2 Radar JRC
Aft jib  50 m2 GPS JRC
Navtex JRC Automatic Pilot COMNAV MARINE

On our boat, there is also a 3.20 m Orca dinghy, 25 HP Honda outboard engine and Yamaha 800 Jetski. All types of water sports are available. In addition to these, if the guests would like to do a liva aboard diving safari, we put high pressure compressor and all types of diving gear on board, as well as emergency oxygen and first aid kit. For diving operation there needs to be at least 4 divers on board.

On board, there are 2 DBL Master cabins, 1 DBL standart cabin and 1 TWN cabin. Total guest capacity is 8 persons. There is also another cabin for crew. 3 WCs are for guests and 1 for the crew.

Prices:

Period 1-5 Days (daily) Weekly (total)
April 600.- € 3,990.- €
May 800.- € 5,320.- €
June 900.- € 5,985.- €
July  (min 4 days) 1,100.- € 7,315.- €
August (min 4 days) 1,200.- € 7,980.- €
September (min 4 days) 900.- € 5,985.- €
October 800.- € 5,320.- €
November 600.- € 3,990.- €

According to local laws, Tax free diesel cannot be used on the routes to Greek islands. For this reason, an additional +100€/day fuel supplement will be added to the prices when travelling to these destinations.

Provision & Drinks:

Guests are welcome to buy their own provisions. On demand, we can supply a weekly shopping list. If you do not want to deal with food shopping, we will provide a daily food menu for 17 € per person. Everyone older than 7 years old pays the same. Coffee, tea and drinking water (from the carboy) is included. Either case, guests must bring their own soft  and alcoholic drinks.

Sample daily menu:

Open buffet breakfast, refreshment and snacks, lunch with light food made with olive oil, cold appetizers, etc., afternoon snacks, fresh fruits and nuts, dinner with BBQ (meat/fish/poultry every day), open buffet side dishes.

Special menus can be cooked according to special dietary needs of the guests. In such case, provision shopping will be planned together with the guests.

Departure and arrival of all tours are from Gümbet Port. Weekly tour departures are on Saturday at 16:00 and arrivals are next Saturday at 10:00.

Guests arriving on Friday nights and leaving on Sunday nights must arrange their accomodations. Before and after the tour dates. This is not inclusive in the prices. If needed, our Flora Club Hotel may be booked for reasonable prices. Airport transfers round trip may be arranged as well on extra basis.

Routes

Those groups who will NOT dive may choose routes to Gökova, Hisarönü bays and Greek Islands. For Greek island tours, Schengen Visa may be needed for some non-EU citizens. Please check beforehand.

On live aboard diving tours, dive sites are around Black island, Orak island and Kargı island, so the route will be limited to Bodrum bay. If a 3-day diving package is chosen, dives will be completed at the beginning of the tour and following that, the route can be changed to Gökova or closer Greek islands.

In case of bad weather conditions, captain and dive leaders may change or cancel the routes and dives. In case of cancellation of dives, 60% of undone dive payments will be refunded.

Sample Routes

Gökova Bay

Greek Islands – North

Hisarönü Bay

Greek Islands – South

Diving Packages:

  1. 5 day, 2 dives a day + 2 night dives during the week = total 12 dives

Per person, exclusive of dive equipment 275.- €,

Minimum 4 divers needed. You can purchase this pack for weekly tours.

  1. 3 day, 2 dives a day + 1 night dive during the week = total 7 dives

Per person, exclusive of dive equipment 160.- €,

Minimum 4 divers needed. This pack is recommended for tours less then 6 days.

  1. SSI Open Water Diver Course during the tour.

Per person, exclusive of dive equipment 450.- €,

Minimum 3 studens needed. 3 days course, 2 days experience dives will be done. Students cannot do night dives. This pack is recommended for weekly tours.

  1. eXtended Range Course and Dives durint the tour.

Per person, exclusive of dive equipment 365.- €

Minimum 3 studens needed. 1 day academics, 2 days course, 2 days experience dives will be done. Students cannot do night dives. This pack is recommended for weekly tours. Stage tanks Nitrox fill is 10.- €/tank.

  1. In tours less thean 4 days, there will not be any diving packages on board. In suchs case, guests are welcome to come alongside to our diving operations boat Selkie and join the daily dive tours. These dives are -€/person, including equipment.

Experienced divers with their own instructors and dive leaders are subject to same prices. Guidence and logistics will be provided.

Equipment rental is extra for the prices below.

Mask/fins+wetsuit      :   50.- €/week

BC                               :   35.- €/week

Regulator                   :   35.- €/week

Full Gear                     : 100.-€/week

We cannot plan diving for the last day of the trip, in case of probability of flights next day.

Dive computers, torches for night dives and underwater cameras must be personally provided.

Photo and video service during the week for the total diver group is 250.- €. Raw images will be given on CD or SD cards.

Sample Diving Programmes:

7 DAYS LIVE ABOARD – 5 DAYS DIVING

  a.m. Noon p.m. Evening
SATURDAY Check-in Leisure time
SUNDAY Check dive Leisure time Dive Rest
MONDAY Dive Leisure time Dive Night Dive
TUESDAY Dive Leisure time Dive Rest
WEDNSDAY Dive Leisure time Dive Rest
THURSDAY Dive Leisure time Dive Night Dive
FRIDAY Leisure time Leisure time Leisure time Leisure time
SATURDAY Leisure time Check-out

LONG WEEKEND – 4 DAYS LIVE ABOARD – 3 DAYS DIVING

  a.m. Noon p.m. Evening
WEDNSDAY Check-in/dive Leisure time Dive Rest
THURSDAY Dive Leisure time Dive Night Dive
FRIDAY Dive Leisure time Dive Rest
SATURDAY Leisure time Check-out

When the guests are not diving, they are welcome to plan their routes and daily schedules with the captain.

You can calculate your costs according to the prices given above. Please take into consideration a generous tipping for the crew. They will be serving you the best throughout the week.

Please not that our boat is not given for “cabin charter”. She is rented for closed groups. Rental prices is daily for the boat and is not related to how many people joins to the tour. Maximum bed capacity is 8 persons. Will there be more guests on board, please contact us.

For alternative planning, dive packages and courses please call us.

info@happybubbles.com – +90-532-597 7386

These tours are joint operations of Flora Yachting and Happy Bubbles Dive Center.

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