Dedicated dining lounge on ‘D’ deck provides seating for 22 guests. Our friendly dining room staff serve breakfast cooked to order with other meals chosen daily by our chef from a varied menu taking any personal dietary requests into consideration. Our two onboard chefs create a variety of delicious meals and daily fresh baked goods, with attention paid to all dietary needs. An additional bookcase here houses overflows of the many books in our library – feel free to leave a finished book and take a different one for the journey home. Out of meal times this is a quiet place to work on photos, or play a lively game of cards!
While the wrecks are usually the main draw there is also no shortage of marine life that can be found in the area. A wide variety of fish as well as schools of sharks and a good variation of corals can be found as well.
A spacious comfortably furnished ‘C’ deck salon features a 50” multi system LED TV with DVD player, a CD player with IPOD connection, and a surround sound 6 speaker system. A well stocked DVD and paperback book library, magazine rack, reference books (fish, wrecks) are all available for guest use. Indirect lighting, large view windows and comfortable seating make this a popular guest area. The bar provides a range of beverages – from coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soft drinks, to beers, wines and spirits at reasonable cost.
Thor’s Lair – an exclusive luxury suite – has been created from two former main deck cabins, featuring a huge king size bed, adjoining bed settee, 44 inch TV monitor/player, PC table/chair, carpeted walls, 4 view windows, walk-in closet, bar fridge, bedside lighting controls, and large shower/toilet room. It is available for a slight premium over regular fares.
Ten air conditioned staterooms accommodate 20 guests in double occupancy. All have in room vanities, TV’s and DVD players, indirect lighting and full length closets. Eight rooms located on ‘D’ and ‘E’ decks have double or queen size beds plus adjacent single berths. Private showers and toilets are fitted in each of these rooms. Three additional rooms on ‘C’ deck are bright and spacious with two shared shower rooms and two shared toilets.
This ‘C’ deck location aft of main guest lounge is favored after a dive or late at night with both south and northern constellations in clear view. With good music playing on outdoor aft speakers, a refreshment in hand and perhaps the right company …what more to perfection..? Our big commercial sized tub seats 12 persons by design, and has actually had 26 party animals squeezed in for a New Year’s initiation ball. This ocean water system is supplied by coolant water flows from auxiliary diesels in engine room. Powerful jets can help to massage away any aches or strains at the end of another busy day.
A popular daytime haunt up on ‘B’ deck, with sun loungers for sunray addicts. An overhead shade canopy provides cool shade while reading a book or enjoying a magnificent view of Paradise.
Two large 3 tiered camera service and storage tables with a compressed air gun for cleaning and maintenance of camera equipment, are conveniently located adjacent to the main guest lounge. Each table has dual voltage 110V and 220V charging points and the main lounge’s large plasma TV monitor with each of the guest rooms individual TV’s and DVD players make for opportune viewing of recently taken footage. Your dive guide will quickly act as your camera valet to help care for your camera systems and shift them from the dive deck on request. Each of the larger dive launches have custom built camera tables and rinsing pails aboard to safely transport your equipment to and from each dive site.
SS Thorfinn operates two ‘state of art’ 10 metre/30 foot launches supplied with twin 150 hp 4 stroke engines providing fast quiet rides to/from dive sites. They have numerous custom features such as seat edge lighting, fresh water showers, under-seat gear bins, easy access dive stairs, camera shelves, depth sounders, GPS and VHF radios. Two additional speedy 24 foot fiberglass twin engine boats, assure frequent and variable dive sites for separate diver parties. Fresh towels and cool water are immediately handed to guests on re-boarding dive launch for the short journey back to SS Thorfinn. A nightly rinse down of both boat and equipment ensures a clean and well maintained operation. Each launch is equipped with first aid supplies and emergency oxygen breathing kits.
Separate Port and Starboard embarking stations at near launch boat levels enable easy entries for two dive groups to simultaneously gather personal gear and board their launches without encumbrances or crowding from others aboard.
Refilled cylinders will be stowed aboard awaiting your personal check of contents prior to departure. In water cylinder refills are assured a min 200 Bars and frequently more. Please never leave with less.
Separate filling stations to either side of ship serve their respective dive teams, with an air fill station to starboard, and a technical blending station to port side. A fine electric driven gas booster produces a good range of desired volumes and custom gas blends.
Large rinse tubs, fresh water showers, and bench seating round out these two stations with other storages aft.
Fresh water showers in the two large launches with adjacent fresh towels, add to early rinsing prior to returns to ship.
Optional Valet system of personal gear setup, breakdown, and stowage, by your boat crew, under-seat personal gear bins in dive boats and also aboard ship are available if so desired.
Optional camera valet transport from tables to boats, rinsing, and redelivery to tables post dive.
Large local dive staff assure prompt service with expert guide in close attendance underwater.
Large lifting derricks for each boat’s onboard stowage, assure quick, positive maintenance.
- 10 double occupancy rooms for 20 guests.
- 13 Toilets, 11 Showers, eight in private facility guest rooms.
- ‘A’ deck with upper bridge controls, electronics mast.
- ‘B’ deck with navigation bridge forward, chartroom/business center, liferafts, emergency beacons, dive launch storage, aft sun deck with lounge chairs and shade canopy.
- ‘C’ deck Guest Lounge seating 30 persons, bar, DVD and reading library, surround sound CD/player with I-pod connex, 50” LED TV with DVD player, 2 shower rooms, two toilet rooms, Guestroom No’s 9, 10, and 11. Hallway storage closets.
- ‘C’ deck Spa Area with 11 person spa, 2 camera service/storage tables, and adjacent deck chairs.
- ‘D’deck forward interior with Dining Room, 5 tables seating 26 persons, adjoining galley and pantry, view windows, bookcase, stairs to crew area.
- ‘D’ deck aft interior with Boatique (handicrafts, t-shirts, postcards), dive service center, steering flat, ‘Thor’s Lair’, a large room with luxury appointments, and Room 3.
- ‘E’ deck with big ensuite Guestrooms 4,5,6,7,8.