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Our first Live-aboard dive vessel The 70 foot “Dragon Lady” was in operation with us from 1972 - 1979.  The 65 foot fiberglass “Sea Dragon” was custom designed and built in 1980  specifically to accommodate small groups of eight diving guests.  She is equipped to be self sufficient with redundant systems for long term remote dive expeditions in the Bahamas.  Summer (June, July, August) operations are based out of Georgetown, Great Exuma and travel to Long Island, Conception Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador Island in the Southeastern Bahamas.  The Fall, Winter, and Spring dive expeditions are based out of Nassau and travel to the Northern Exuma Cays, including the “Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park”, Southern Eleuthera and Little San Salvador (little Cat Island).  Vessel specifications are listed below.  Also Click the “SEA DRAGON” VESSEL FLOOR PLAN LINK  for a detailed description and pictures of the “Sea Dragon”.


Vessel Floor Plan detail description and pictures

R/V Sea Dragon

  • 5 feet (20 m) long (deck length, dive platform not included in measure)

  • 18 foot (5.5 m) beam

  • Separate wheelhouse with radar, GPS, autopilot, VHF Radios, SSB radio, cellular telephone, three fathometer's, XM Weather via Satellite, e-mail via GSM cellular  

  • Private, air conditioned cabin space for eight in four cabins; linens, pillows and light blankets are supplied

  • Two guest heads (bathrooms), one adjoining shower plus outside dive deck shower (unlimited water)

  • Separate crew quarters with crew head and shower

  • 14' x 20' (4 m x 6 m) main salon

  • Entertainment center (DVD, TV, stereo, CD, satellite radio)  

  • 16' x 20' (5 m x 6 m) upper desk for sun bathing

  • Large aft dive deck working area

  • Personalized storage space for diving gear

  • Large full width diving platform with easy entry/exit

  • Two 9 cfm (250 l/min) Bauer Dive Air Compressors

  • Two 80 cf dive tanks per diver plus weight belts and weights for each diver.

  • Extra 63 cf dive tanks available

  • Dive computers encouraged

  • Safety chase boat for diver pick up

  • Fully equipped galley

  • Three full meals per day

  • All food, fuel, and dockage included

  • Complete crew, Captain, mate, chef, divemasters

  • Twin 4-71 GM diesel power

  • Two 20,000 watt electrical generators: 120 V, 60 cycle power with standard North American outlets  

  • 850 gallon (3,200 l) fresh water capacity plus reverse osmosis water maker (1200 gal/day, 4,500 l/day)

  • Unlimited water use with 1200 gal per day water maker

  • 1,600 gallon (6,000 l) fuel capacity for 2,000 mile (3,200 km) range  

  • "Flopper stopper" anti-roll stabilizer system

  • Sea kayak for excursions around islands

  • 23 foot motor launch for beach excursions

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