Blogs of boats who recently sailed the Indian Ocean

Passage notes from recent Indian Ocean passage makers

Links to agencies for formalities (visas, etc.)

Weather resources available by radio or internet

Radio nets (HAM or SSB) for the Indian Ocean


Sailing Blogs

Do It††††††††††††††††

Scorpio††††††††††††† incl. Maldives experiences 2011


Ocelot††††††††††††† (West 2007, East 2009 and West 2013)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Destinations pages start at

††††††††††††††††††††††† Newsletters & passage notes start at

Pylades††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††† Darwin to S. Africa 2011

Horizon†††††††††††††††††††† To S. Africa 2011

Papillon†††††††††† Seven Seas Cruising Association Bulletin, Page 5 February 2012, and March 2012 bulletin

or: (similar to the part 2 article in the Mar. 2012 SSCA bulletin)



Passage Notes


Notes from Do It (2011 crossing)

Notes from Hokus Pokus

Notes from Papillon

Notes from Wombat of Sydney


Agents and Agencies


Australian ETA (electronic visa) †††††††††††††

Singapore Advance Notification†† †††††††††††

CAIT Agents - Indonesia††††††††††††

DAN†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - an evacuation insurance provider

Janís notes on formalities††††††††††††††††††††††

Application for Chagos ††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Weather Resources

North Indian Ocean text reports†††††††††††††† via Airmail

South Indian Ocean text reports††††††††††††† via Airmail

SIO Weatherfax example††††††††††††††††††††††† via Airmail

GRIB - moving forecast†††††††††††††††††††††††††† via Airmail

Map of cyclone tracks††††††††††††††††††††††††††† via internet

South Africa METVUW weather†††††††††††††† via internet

Brunei Bay Radio ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† voice broadcast sked of METAREA and local coastal. For details of Brunei Bay Radio broadcast skeds and frequencies, see and