MV Mata Ikan

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Sumatera Cruising with 0 Comments

Motor Vessels

Mata Ikan

Batam Islands- Bintan Islands- Natunas Islands- Bunka Island

Mata Ikan, liveaboard, mvi, Cruise Ships, diving, snorkeling

The 23 metres M/V Mata Ikan or Fish Eye is a vessel rebuilt and refitted in 1999 for Dive Expedition. The (Mata Ikan eXpeditions) or MIX has a “Do It Right” attitude. We are equipped with equipment and a good team of crew for adventure, exploration and serious fun. We specialize in travel to remote dive sites and islands only accessible by a long range boat.

The vessel is built of steel and aluminium. The Mata Ikan is registered in Mongolia and powered by two Catepillar 276 horse power diesel engines, she is capable of sea speeds of
9-10 knots.
The “Mata Ikan” is well suited for expedition cruising, and has a large fly-bridge and open deck resting area. She is complemented by a tender boat which enable landings on island visits for nature and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. A dinning saloon, serving Asians and European cuisine, also serves as a lecture room.
The vessel is also used for research and survey purposes. She is equipped with computerized navigation system, GPS, Fish Finder, Side scan Sonar, Color Sonar, underwater communication units and video equipment.
Accommodations includes four air conditioned cabins with four single berths (max. 16 paxs) All rooms are configured for 4 people however you may request for 2 person sharing at twin share rates. She has a range of approximately 1000 nautical miles and 7 tons of fresh water capacity.
A dive elevator has been installed specially to cater for divers to board with ease after the dive.


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