Adelaar is a high-end standard liveaboard, offering top-quality trips year-round in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate only up to 8 guests.

Anton

28/11/2021

everything was great! beautiful boat, amazing crew, enjoyable diving, fantastic food and service!

Description

Boat

Adelaar is a beautiful old dutch schooner, 38.7 meters long, 5.5 meters wide, cruise at 6.5 - 7.5 konts. With all the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. Built in ‘classical yacht’ style, the interior has rich Teak wood paneling and high ceilings.

Adelaar has a cozy main salon located on the below deck. Guests can relax on the sofa with a good book from the extensive library, challenge frineds to a game of chess at the game table, or write those postcards seated at one of the desks. Have the steward prepare a cocktail from the well stocked bar, while guests settle down to relax or just request the cocktails, it be delivered topside while guests are relax watching a sunset.

In the salon, there is also a flat screen TV’s connected to the ship’s video and audio streaming system with access to more than 3,000 movies and 30,000 songs when guest crave any entertainment.

The main deck has a large table and seating area, situated under an expansive sun awning, which provides the perfect spot for enjoying the scenery while cruising. The forward deck is fitted with comfortable cushions for relaxing and sunbathing. Depending on conditions, many meals will be served alfresco.

Adelaar offers gourmet meals during the cruise, served a la cart in the main dining salon which located on the upper level. Large windows provide a panoramic view of the vivid landscapes as we cruise through the Archipelago.

The upper deck also houses the Navigation Room, which is equipped with fully compliant navigational instruments. A spacious crew dining area/lounge is also located in this area. The outside upper aft deck is the dedicated smoking area for smoking guests.

There is also an outside bathroom with toilet, sink and shower on the aft deck, which comes in handy when guests are wet after after diving, snorkeling or swimming.

Adelaar is the perfect choice for small group travel or private journeys for family and friends. If guests decide to charter the boat, we can customize the trip itinerary to suit the needs of your group.

Besides scuba diving, snorkeling and land explorations, we also offer sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, wake boarding and water skiing. All these to enjoy in a suitable bay, and whenever weather and sea conditions allow. We carry a two-person kayak and two stand-up paddle boards, which are perfect for those who like to explore a nice bay and beaches quietly on their own. If you prefer it faster and with more adrenaline, you might want to try our wake board with boots, helmet and safety vest.

Adelaar offering diving and snorkelling liveaboard trips to individual reservations, per person or per cabin. These trips cover the whole Indonesian Archipelago from Bali to Komodo, Alor and the Banda Sea. The rest of the year is dedicated to the private charters.

Adelaar is available for private functions, Whether you are looking for a charter diving trip or a unique journey specifically tailored to your wishes. Adelaar has some options for you. We will ensures you the most intimate, tailor-made adventure at sea.


Cabin

Adelaar has 4 beautifully crafted cabins, it can accommodate only 8 guests :

All staterooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, as well as a state-of-the-art entertainment system. Guest rooms are all en-suite with Kohler wash basins, Grohe faucets, a hot water shower, and JETS vacuum toilet. Amenities from “Sensatia Botanicals” include calming shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

Our power source runs 24/7 with generator output at 240 V/50 Hz. There are abundant receptacles throughout the vessel in all the guest rooms and common areas. Receptacles accept standard German two round pin plugs. We do have plug adapters available, for our UK and USA guests.

1 Master Suite (#1):
The exclusive master suite is fitted with generously high ceilings, is the largest cabin, comes with a queen size bed (160x207cm), a sofa bed (70x210cm) and work desk, as well as abundant closets and drawer space. The master en-suite marble bathroom has a spacious shower, with separate sink and toilet area.

2 Deluxe Staterooms (#2, 3):
Each have double bed(140x200cm), individually controlled air-conditioning, a sofa which can be converted to a single bed for children or for those wishing to have separate beds. As well as en-suite bathroom.

1 Standard Stateroom (#4):
This cabin comes with a smaller double bed (128 x 198cm), individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms. This cabin is equally nice, but it is a bit smaller than the others.


Diving

  • 3 to 4 dives per day, depending on conditions and route.
  • No dive on the embarkation and disembarkation day.
  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
  • Sea kayaks, SUP, wakeboards, and water skis available for use.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional cost
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (IDR/USD/EUR) or credit card
  • Crew Number:12, including 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Komodo & Beyond | 11D/10N (30 dives)

Bali – Maumere, or reverse

Day 1 : Bali
Day 2 : Moyo (2 to 3 day dives)
Day 3 : Sangeang (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 4 : Banta (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 5 : South Komodo (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 6 : South Rinca (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 7 : Central Komodo (2 day dives, 1 night dive) Day 8 : Gili Lawa, North Komodo. (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 9 : Tatawa (3 day dives)
Day 10 : Palue (2 day dives)
Day 11 : Maumere, After a last delicious breakfast it is time to say goodbye and disembark.


Komodo Extended | 11D/10N (32 dives)

Bali – Komodo – Labuan Bajo, or reverse

Day 1 : Bali
Day 2 : Moyo & Satonda Islands, Sumbawa (3 to 4 dives)
Day 3 : Sangeang Volcano, Sumbawa (2 dives)
Day 4 : Gili Lawa Laut & Gili Lawa Darat (3 to 4 dives)
Day 5 : Central Komodo (3 dives)
Day 6 : South Komodo - Nusa Kode (3 to 4 dives)
Day 7 : South Komodo - South Rinca - Padar (3 to 4 dives)
Day 8 : Central Komodo (3 - 4 dives)
Day 9 : North & Central Komodo (3 day dives)
Day 10 : North Komodo (2 day dives)
Day 11 : Disembark in Labuan Bajo after breakfast.


Adelaar Signature | 11D/10N (31 dives)

Bali – Komodo – Bali

Day 1 : Bali
Day 2 : Satonda, Sumbawa (2 dives)
Day 3 : North Komodo National Park – Gili Lawa Laut (3-4 dives)
Day 4 : Central Komodo National Park – Komodo Island (3-4 dives)
Day 5 : South Komodo National Park – Rinca & Nusa Kode (3-4 dives)
Day 6 : South Komodo National Park – Nusa Kode & Padar (3-4 dives)
Day 7 : Center Komodo National Park – Wainilu (3-4 dives)
Day 8 : North Komodo National Park – Gili Lawa Laut & Gili Lawa Darat (3-4 dives)
Day 9 : Sangeang volcano, Sumbawa (3 dives)
Day 10 : Moyo Island, Sumbawa (2 dives)
Day 11 : Disembark in Bali after breakfast.


Komodo Exclusive | 11D/10N (31 dives)

Labuan Bajo – Komodo – Labuan Bajo

Day 1 : Labuan Bajo
Day 2 : Sangeang Volcano (3 dives)
Day 3 : North Komodo National Park (4 dives)
Day 4 : North & Central Komodo National Park (4 dives)
Day 5 : Prehistoric Day & Central/South Komodo National Park (3 dives)
Day 6 : South Komodo Island & South Rinca (4 dives)
Day 7 : South Rinca & Padar island (4 dives)
Day 8 & Day 9 : Padar Island & Central Komodo National Park (8 dives)
Day 10 : Sebayur & Pungu (3 dives)
Day 11 : Disembark in Labuan Bajo after breakfast.


Alor & The Banda Sea | 11D/10N (31 dives)

Maumere – Alor & Banda Sea – Ambon, or reverse.

Day 1 : Maumere
Day 2 : Adonara (3 dives)
Day 3 : Pantar (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 4 : Pura (3 day dives)
Day 5 : Wetar (3 day dives)
Day 6 : Gunung Api (4 day dives)
Day 7 : Lucipara Maisel Archipelago (4 day dives)
Day 8 : Lucipara Penyu Archipelago (4 day dives)
Day 9 : South Ambon (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 10 : Laha (2 dives)
Day 11 : Disembark in Ambon after breakfast.


The Banda Sea | 11D/10N (30 dives)

Ambon – Banda Sea – Ambon.

Day 1 : Ambon
Day 2 : Ai & Gunung Api (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 3 : Banda Neira (2 day dives, 1 dusk dive)
Day 4 : Banda Besar & Sjahrir (3 day dives)
Day 5 : Hatta (4 day dives)
Day 6 : Manuk (4 day dives)
Day 7 : Sarua (4 day dives)
Day 8 : Sarua (3 day dives)
Day 9 : Run & Nailakka (3 day dives)
Day 10 : Manukang (2 dives)
Day 11 : Disembark in Ambon after breakfast.


Wakatobi | Cousteau’s Nirvana | 11D/10N (30 dives)

Maumere – Wakatobi – Bau Bau, or reverse.

Day 1 : Maumere
Day 2 : North Flores (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 3 : Lembata (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 4 : Pura (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 5 : Komba (2 day dives)
Day 6 : Kaledupa (3 day dives)
Day 7 : Tomia (3 day dives, 1 night dive)
Day 8 : Runduma (3 day dives)
Day 9 : Pasarwajo (3 day dives, 1 dusk dive)
Day 10 : Buton (2 dives)
Day 11 : Bau Bau. Disembark after breakfast.

More

Destinations Alor, Bali and Lombok, Wakatobi, Komodo, Banda Sea
Facilities Nitrox support, Watersport equipment, Camera Station, Fishing gear, Laundry
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
04/05/2024 to 14/05/2024 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $5,134.75 Detail
18/05/2024 to 28/05/2024 10 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $5,134.75 Detail
31/05/2024 to 10/06/2024 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $5,134.75 Detail
14/06/2024 to 24/06/2024 10 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $5,134.75 Detail
27/06/2024 to 07/07/2024 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $5,134.75 Detail
12/08/2024 to 19/08/2024 7 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $3,594.32 Detail
22/08/2024 to 29/08/2024 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $3,594.32 Detail
01/09/2024 to 11/09/2024 10 nights Komodo Bali - Maumere From $5,134.75 Detail
14/09/2024 to 24/09/2024 10 nights Alor Maumere - Maumere From $5,433.03 Detail
27/09/2024 to 07/10/2024 10 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,433.03 Detail
10/10/2024 to 20/10/2024 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $5,433.03 Detail
23/10/2024 to 02/11/2024 10 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ambon From $5,433.03 Detail
06/11/2024 to 17/11/2024 11 nights Triton Bay Ambon - Kaimana From $6,093.52 Detail
20/11/2024 to 01/12/2024 11 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Sorong From $6,093.52 Detail
04/12/2024 to 10/12/2024 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,259.82 Detail
12/12/2024 to 18/12/2024 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,259.82 Detail
20/12/2024 to 26/12/2024 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,259.82 Detail
28/12/2024 to 05/01/2025 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,548.83 Detail
07/01/2025 to 13/01/2025 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,373.81 Detail
15/01/2025 to 21/01/2025 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,373.81 Detail
24/01/2025 to 03/02/2025 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,632.24 Detail
06/02/2025 to 16/02/2025 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,632.24 Detail
19/02/2025 to 01/03/2025 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,632.24 Detail
04/03/2025 to 10/03/2025 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,373.81 Detail
13/03/2025 to 23/03/2025 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,632.24 Detail
26/03/2025 to 01/04/2025 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,373.81 Detail
04/04/2025 to 15/04/2025 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Ambon From $6,185.13 Detail
18/04/2025 to 28/04/2025 10 nights Ambon - Maumere From $5,632.24 Detail
01/05/2025 to 11/05/2025 10 nights Komodo Maumere - Bali From $5,314.78 Detail
14/05/2025 to 21/05/2025 7 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $3,723.22 Detail
23/05/2025 to 30/05/2025 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $3,723.22 Detail
03/06/2025 to 13/06/2025 10 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $5,314.78 Detail
17/06/2025 to 27/06/2025 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $5,314.78 Detail
11/08/2025 to 18/08/2025 7 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $3,723.22 Detail
21/08/2025 to 28/08/2025 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $3,723.22 Detail
31/08/2025 to 10/09/2025 10 nights Komodo Bali - Maumere From $5,314.78 Detail
13/09/2025 to 23/09/2025 10 nights Alor Maumere - Maumere From $5,622.65 Detail
26/09/2025 to 06/10/2025 10 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,622.65 Detail
09/10/2025 to 20/10/2025 11 nights Triton Bay Ambon - Kaimana From $6,185.13 Detail
23/10/2025 to 03/11/2025 11 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Ambon From $6,185.13 Detail
06/11/2025 to 17/11/2025 11 nights Triton Bay Ambon - Kaimana From $6,185.13 Detail
20/11/2025 to 01/12/2025 11 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Sorong From $6,185.13 Detail
04/12/2025 to 10/12/2025 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,373.81 Detail
12/12/2025 to 18/12/2025 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,373.81 Detail
20/12/2025 to 26/12/2025 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,373.81 Detail
29/12/2025 to 04/01/2026 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,373.81 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
10 nights Stateroom 4 From $5,632.24
10 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $6,226.68
10 nights Master Suite From $7,062.94
Komodo 7 nights Stateroom 4 From $3,594.32
Komodo 7 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $4,011.92
Komodo 7 nights Master Suite From $4,578.66
Komodo 10 nights Stateroom 4 From $5,134.75
Komodo 10 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $5,731.31
Komodo 10 nights Master Suite From $6,540.94
Raja Ampat 6 nights Stateroom 4 From $3,259.82
Raja Ampat 6 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $3,608.17
Raja Ampat 6 nights Master Suite From $4,097.14
Raja Ampat 8 nights Stateroom 4 From $4,548.83
Raja Ampat 8 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $4,996.26
Raja Ampat 8 nights Master Suite From $5,480.97
Raja Ampat 10 nights Stateroom 4 From $5,632.24
Raja Ampat 10 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $6,226.68
Raja Ampat 10 nights Master Suite From $7,062.94
Raja Ampat 11 nights Stateroom 4 From $6,185.13
Raja Ampat 11 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $6,849.88
Raja Ampat 11 nights Master Suite From $7,769.23
Banda Sea 10 nights Stateroom 4 From $5,433.03
Banda Sea 10 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $6,013.62
Banda Sea 10 nights Master Suite From $6,828.57
Triton Bay 11 nights Stateroom 4 From $6,093.52
Triton Bay 11 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $6,615.51
Triton Bay 11 nights Master Suite From $7,511.43
Alor 10 nights Stateroom 4 From $5,433.03
Alor 10 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $6,013.62
Alor 10 nights Master Suite From $6,828.57

Included

  • Transfers from airport and/or hotel to the yacht
  • VAT and local taxes
  • Full-board meal plan (including snacks)
  • Complimentary beverages (water, tea, coffee)
  • Soft drinks
  • Diving activity (incl. tanks, weights, weight belts)
  • Dive guide service
  • Use of Kayaks or/and SUPs
  • Land excursions and activities throughout the trip
  • Boat accident insurance
  • Cabin towels and complimentary toiletries
  • Cabin cleaning service

Not included

  • Domestic flights in destination country
  • Marine park fees & Port fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Dive courses on board
  • Dive insurance (mandatory requirement)
  • Travel insurance (trip cancellation insurance)
  • Crew gratuity

Useful information

Alor

Best time for diving
April to November, as this is when both visibility and weather are at their best, while September is the best time to spot Mola Mola. The currents usually are strongest in October and November, making conditions more challenging. From late December until early March, Alor is usually considered as off-season due to the rainy season.

About temperatures
Air : winter months are between 26°C - 29°C, summer months are between 27°C - 32°C.
Sea : between 25°C - 27°C from March to April & October to November, between 27°C - 30°C from May to September. Thermoclines are common year round, the water can drop at times to 22°C or lower.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 5 mm full wetsuit. If you get cold easily, we recommend also bring gloves and a hood, or even a 7 mm full wetsuit.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels of diver from beginners to experienced. However, in the open blue, the current can be strong at times, so divers should to be comfortable with their skills. While the muck dive sites only have little current. You can find out more informations about diving in Alor here : Alor

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Alor liveaboard trips are usually from Maumere to Maumere, guests need to fly to Maumere airport (MOF).
However, some liveaboards often combine Alor with other destinations like Komodo, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat. Then you might only need to arrive or depart from Maumere.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


Bali and Lombok

Best time for diving
May to October is usually considered to be the best time. The best season for seeing the Mola Mola is from August to October.
Diving can be a little bit tricky as divers will be expecting sudden unpredictable current which sometimes can be very strong.

About temperatures
Air : year round temperatures average 29°C - 32°C, May is usually the hottest month in Bali with an average temperature of 29°C, the coldest is January average at 26°C.
Sea : vary from location to location, around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida is generally 25°C - 26°C (except during mola mola season - it can drop to 19°C - 21°C), while the north coast are balmy 27°C - 30°C year round.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 - 5 mm full wetsuit.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels of diver from beginners to experienced. However, in the open blue, the current can be strong at times, so divers should to be comfortable with their skills. You can find out more informations about diving in Bali and Lombok here : Bali and Lombok

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Liveaboards visit Bali and Lombok area usually will combine with Komodo National park.
So the embarkation and disembarkation can be both in Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport - DPS), or from Bali to Labuan Bajo (Komodo International Airport - LBJ) or reverse.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. However, the use of drones is only allowed at certain areas around Komodo National Park and requires a permit which must be obtained in advance of the commencement of your visit.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


Wakatobi

Best time for diving
Year-round, Wakatobi offers fantastic diving conditions throughout the year. So it's more about the above-water weather, rather than the underwater conditions.

Easterly winds from June to October, and Westerly winds between December and April. November and May are usually transitional months. July and August see a slight increase in wind, and the sea ripples somewhat; visibility is still fine. The weather in these months is a little cooler than the months on either side, making it a great time to visit for those who prefer to sleep without using an air-conditioner at night.

Underwater visibility is mostly between 20m and 50m, with an average of 35m with generally mild currents.

About temperatures
Air : generally ranges between 26°C - 30°C year-round.
Sea : November until March are between 28°C - 30°C, March to May averages 28°C, June averages 27°C, July and August averages 26°C, September is between 26°C - 27°C, October averages 28°C - 30°C.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend 3 mm full wetsuit, as you will making several dives in a day on the liveaboards, so you may get cooled off quite a bit.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels of diver from beginners to experienced.
You can find out more informations about diving in Wakatobi here : Wakatobi

Embarkation / Disembarkation
It really depends on the cruise/liveaboard you chose, it can be depart from/to Wangi-wangi (WNI), Bau Bau (BUW), Tomia (TQQ), Kendari (KDI).

Some liveaboard trips also combine Wakatobi with other destinations like Komodo, North Sulawesi. Then the arrangement will be different, please ask our agent to know the exact port for your trip.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


Komodo

Best time for diving
May to October, the weather in Komodo is at its best between April and November. During the wet season (December to March) the weather can get a bit windy, with heavy quick rains, sometimes can cause rough surface conditions. However, liveaboards run trips here year-round.

The visibility in the North is excellent at 30 meters or even more, while it ranges between 10-15 meters in the South.
Some dive sites can have significant currents, whirlpools and see downdrafts. Sea conditions might change very quickly. Other dive sites are more quiet and rich in macro, especially in the South.

About temperatures
Air : range between 23°C - 32°C year-round.
Sea : in the North Komodo it can be around 26°C -27°C, while it gets colder towards the south where it can drop down to 22 ° C.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 5 mm full wetsuit throughout the year for Komodo area.

Diver requirement
Intermediate to Advanced level, A good level in diving and some experience in drift diving are recommended to participate to Komodo cruise.
You can find out more informations about diving in Komodo here : Komodo

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Most of the embarkation / disembarkation will be in Labuan Bajo (LBJ).
Unless the trip is from Bali - Komodo, then the embarkation can be in Bali (DPS).

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.


Banda Sea

Best time for diving
October to November & March to April, the seas are generally calmer during these months and in October to November there is higher chance to see hammerhead sharks. From May to August the surface conditions can get quite rough.

The visibility is generally good to excellent in Banda Sea areas, except in Ambon bay and in other bays for critter dives. Currents are low to moderate on most of the sites, however, strong currents may occur at times.

About temperatures
Air : range between 25°C - 31°C year-round.
Sea : range between 26°C - 29°C year-round.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 - 5 mm full wetsuit throughout the year.

Diver requirement
Most dive sites are suitable for all levels with a few exceptions that are suitable only for advanced divers. You can find out more informations about diving in Banda Sea here : Banda Sea

Embarkation / Disembarkation
The embarkation / disembarkation can be in Ambon (AMQ), Kaimana (KNG), Maumere (MOF), Sorong (SOQ), Waisai (RJM), Saumalaki (SXK) etc. As some of the Banda Sea trip will combine with other destinations like Raja Ampat, Halmahera, Triton Bay. So please ask our agent to know the exact port for your trip.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

Drones
There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.

Diver's reviews (2)

Anton, 28/11/2021

everything was great! beautiful boat, amazing crew, enjoyable diving, fantastic food and service!

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Lisa, 23/08/2014

We went for a 11days (10 nights) long liveaboard diving in Komodo on Adelaar which was booked by Dive and Cruise in July 2013. The trip was fantastic and I would highly recommend it. It was our first trip to Asia and we were thoroughly impressed. Our favourite site was Manta Alley! I still remember that we were surrounded by 15 manta rays that just made pass after pass for the entire dive. I've only seen a 4 manta rays together before and they generally very shy and didn't stick around divers. But in Komodo the manta rays came right up to us and stayed for the entire dive, very friendly to divers. The southern sites we liked a bit more, even though these sites were a little colder than the ones up the north. There were no other boats during our stay, and the fish life seemed a little more undisturbed. The best dive site for us in the south was Cannibal rock. Schools of life, and very beautiful large soft corals. The diving in the north parts was also good, but it was a bit more crowded for the time when we were there. The highlights of all the diving in Komodo are: manta rays, pygmy sea horse, blue ribbon eel, mandarin fish, mantis shrimp, very friendly turtles, sea apples, crinoid shrimp, orangutan crabs, and nudibranch galore, sea rabbit... And the boat Adelaar was fantastic! we were really happy we made the good choice, We stayed at the Stateroom 2, and the cabin space are large, comfortable, even luxury compare to most of the liveaboards we've been. The crew on board always helpful and smiling, they provided super excellent services during our trip. The food was tasty and fresh. It was a very happy trip, thanks to Dive and Cruise team to made it so smooth, we had nothing to complain at all.

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