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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 275 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. 12 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 800 nautical miles and 5 tons of fresh water capacity.
 
 
 
Scuba Diving
Mata Ikan is available year round for film, research and dive charter excursions.. All divers will be able to experience with a knowledgeable dive guide, greatly familiar with local conditions, reefs and wreck sites. On board we have two air compressor . Nitrox and Trimix (only upon request) are available. There are also 30 single dive cylinders, 10 sets doubles, 10 stage cylinders, weights and weight belts. Other dive equipment including limited rebreathers, dive computers and underwater scooters are available for rent. We will be able to enhance your visit into a completely unforgettable experience.

Expedition Participation
M V Mata Ikan is used for expedition projects such as FishEyeProject and undersea educational trips throughout the season. FishEyeProject, which received much media coverage including local, regional and even CNN, was first carried out in 1997. Mata Ikan was also used on many internationally acclaimed dive expedition.

We welcome dive clubs, special interest groups, and suggestions for research expeditions. We encourage early bookings and prefer reservations at least 3 months in advance. However some dates may still be open months before a proposed trip so please check out with our office to help you make special arrangement and to tailor make your dream trip a reality.

We look forward to diving with you soon.

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