Adelaar in Indonesia

Free Nitrox on these Komodo trips..
June 26-6 July (need min. 4 guests to guarantee)
July 10-20 (Staterooms 2, 3 and 4 available)
August 21-31 (need min. 4 guests to guarantee)

Adelaar has four beautifully crafted air-conditioned staterooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and all the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. Built in 'classical yacht' style, the interior has rich wood paneling and high ceilings. This boutique style Komodo liveaboard accommodates up to 8 divers comfortably, in four spacious and exquisite cabins, one master cabin and 3 staterooms.

The exclusive master suite is fitted with generously high ceilings, a queen size bed, sofa 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. The three guest staterooms each have double bed, individually controlled air-conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms. Two of the staterooms also have a sofa which can be converted to a single bed for children or for those wishing to have separate beds.

The master suite and the two staterooms have the capability of accommodating either couples or twin share. Staterooms are fitted with individually controlled air-conditioning, and boasts decadent en-suite marble bathrooms. Available in all cabins, as well as in the salon & dining area are 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 if you should crave any entertainment.

The main salon is a cozy and inviting area below deck. Relax on the sofa with a good book from your extensive library, challenge your partner to a game of chess at the game table, or write those postcards seated at one of your desks.

Have the steward prepare a cocktail from your well stocked bar, also located on this level. Gourmet meals are served a la cart in the main dining salon, located on the upper level. Large windows provide a panoramic view of the vivid landscapes as you cruise through the Archipelago.

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.

At deck level, Adelaar features a comfortable salon and dining area for guests. Adjacent to the spacious dining room, a fully equipped galley features top end BOSCH appliances from Germany. All areas below and at deck level are fully air-conditioned with individual temperature control.

The upper deck houses a separate cabin for the cruise director, and the wheel house has fully compliant navigational equipment, and a spacious crew dining area. Air-conditioned crew quarters are located in a separate area in the bow of the ship. The beautifully decorated interior of ADELAAR is a classical yacht style with rich teak wood paneling.

The high ceilings throughout the vessel give an intimate, yet spacious feeling. The main deck has a large table and a very comfortable seating area, situated under a large sun awning. This provides the perfect spot for alfresco dining and enjoying the scenery while cruising. your comfortable seating areas on the lower and upper aft deck are very inviting, whether it be for reading, relaxing, or having one of Agung’s famous Gin & Tonic’s!

Adelaar - prices

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Pricing is also available on the schedule here.
Prices are in Euros per person per trip based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.

Cabin type 2017 2018
Master suite E 4,695 E 4,930
Stateroom 2 and 3 E 4,220 E 4,431
Stateroom 4 E 3,775 E 3,964

The cruise price includes:

Fully crewed boat with western PADI dive instructor, all meals, snacks, water, coffee, tea & soft drinks, ship to shore transportation, all dives, weights, tanks and weight belts, all harbor clearances (for Bali to Komodo itineraries).

The cruise price does not include:

Beer, wine or alcoholic beverages, laundry, land transfers (see below) or land programs, dive gear/dive light rentals, NITROX (180€ per trip or 10€ per tank fill) or customary tips to the crew. There is a Park fee of 135€ per person which is collected onboard for entry into „Komodo National Park”, „Satonda Park” and „Moyo Island”. Due to the unstable and forever fluctuating fuel prices in Indonesia, we reserve the right to add a fuel surcharge. We anticipate that this would be in the range of 5€ to 10 € per person per day, currently it is E60 per person, per trip. Land Transfers E35 Euros per person one way for the below areas

  • Airport - Hotel in southern Bali
  • Hotel in southern Bali - Serangan Harbor
  • Serangan Harbor - Hotel in southern Bali or airport

Adelaar - schedule

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Adelaar - cabins

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This boutique style Komodo liveaboard accommodates up to 8 divers comfortably, in four spacious and exquisite cabins, one master cabin and 3 staterooms.

The exclusive master suite is fitted with generously high ceilings, a queen size bed, sofa 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.

The three guest staterooms each have double bed, individually controlled air-conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms. Two of the staterooms also have a sofa which can be converted to a single bed for children or for those wishing to have separate beds.

The master suite and the two staterooms have the capability of accommodating either couples or twin share. Staterooms are fitted with individually controlled air-conditioning, and boasts decadent en-suite marble.

Adelaar - itinerary

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This is the sample Bali to Komodo to Bali Itinerary for 10 nights (The course of the fixed departure itineraries may be altered for comfort and safety of all passengers aboard , diving is planned around weather, sea conditions and capabilities of each diver.)

Day 1 You will meet at the wooden jetty in front of the Dolphin Lodge in Serangan Harbor at 08:00AM and set off along the coastline of Bali, cruising overnight to Satonda Island. Spend the day relaxing on deck, and wait for the magnificent sunset over the majestic Mount Agung.

Day 2 Arise at your leisure for coffee on deck while your breakfast is being cooked-to-order. Once you arrive in Satonda you will head for 2 dives here, along a sloping reef. The white sandy bottom with bountiful coral outcroppings offers plenty of interesting things to see. Satonda - an old volcanic island, is famous for its salt water lake that filled the crater after the violent eruption of Mt Tambora, on Sumbawa, in 1814.

Day 3 Rise early today for a glimpse of the sunrise as you arrive in Gili Lawa Laut, North Komodo. The park is located in the Wallacea region, denoting the overlapping of Australian and Asian bio-geographical areas. This overlapping indicates an interesting mix of bird species! There is a splendid assortment of dive sites just outside this picturesque bay. Typically in the north you have larger schools of fish, good visibility and some current. You might want to take the opportunity between dives to hike to the top of the hill to catch a glimpse of a magnificent panorama of the entire Komodo Archipelago just on the other side. You anchor in a quiet bay for the night.

Day 4 A very early morning, as you head ashore by 07:00 AM to meet your ranger for a guided hike into the interior of Komodo Island, to seek out the prehistoric dragons Komodo is so well known for. This area is recognized as a World Heritage Site and also newly designated as a ‘new 7 wonder of the world’. Once back aboard, you are served lunch outside to enjoy the beautiful view as you head to the south of Komodo. You will make a stop along the coast for diving, then continue on to Lehok Sera for a dusk dive to search for those shy and elusive mandarin fish. You anchor for the night in a picturesque bay.

Day 5 You make your way to Langkoi weather permitting, on Komodo’s south coast. You are on a mission to seek out manta rays today! You will attempt to fit in 2 dives here where these magnificent animals gracefully feed in these nutrient rich waters. After which, you move to Nusa Kode. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote area is breathtaking. Get ready for your first macro dive of the trip here! After some excellent diving, you will have a shore excursion of sorts to get up close to the resident dragon population here. There will also be a night dive, and then dinner to finish off the day.

Day 6 Mornings and evenings in Nusa Kode are a time where you can spot dragons wandering along the beach foraging for food. Monkeys, deer and lots of birds are also known to make an appearance. If sea conditions are good, you’ll be able to dive the ‘macro temple” of Cannibal Rock - a must dive for muck diving enthusiasts. During lunch you journey up back north for diving in Padar, where temperatures start to get warmer and visibility gets a bit better.

Day 7 You leave Padar and enter an area known as ‘current city’ for your diving day. Despite the intimidating name, you are often guaranteed better visibility and larger schools of fish here! In the late afternoon, your vessel will move up north to Rinca or Wainilu. At Wainilu, opt for a short walk up a small hill for a nice view of Rinca and the surrounding islands. You anchor for the night in and there is a chance to do a night dive in Wainilu.

Day 8 You spend the morning around the northern most boundary of the Park off the uninhabited islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat to dive the best sites that you saved for last! In late afternoon you leave the Park area and make your way to Banta Island where you anchor for the night. A night dive is planned here.

Day 9 You arrive in the volcanic island of Sangeang for some amazing diving on the flanks of this active volcano. Black sand with yellow areas (sulfur deposits). In places, gaseous sulfur seeps from the grounds, creating an underwater Jacuzzi with a warm sea floor. As you depart, the crew will put up all the sails for a brief photo opportunity and gives us a glimpse of The Adelaar in full glory. You sail through the night for Moyo Island.

Day 10 You arrive Moyo Island early this morning for 2 dives on the fringing reef. There is a shore excursion to the village to see the traditional houses on stilts. You visit a local school, and then take a walk through a road lined with ‘living fences’ to visit a nearby waterfall. The local guide points out teak & cashew trees as you pass through herds of goats and water buffalo. While you are gone, the crew will have washed and dried all your dive gear. This means once back aboard, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a gourmet lunch as you head back, bound for Bali.

Day 11 You arrive in Serangan Harbor, Bali approximately around 09:00 AM and say goodbye to your Captain and crew. Transfers can be arranged to take you to your next destination.

Please ensure your onward travels are planned to anticipate delays during cruising - Flights out should only be scheduled after 18:00 PM.

Adelaar - specs

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Vessel specifications

  • Rigging: Dutch schooner
  • Measurements: Length: 127” / Beam: 18” / Draft: 8”
  • Cruising Speed: 6.5 knots
  • Mercedes marine diesel (380 HP)
  • Sea Recovery water makers
  • Generators (25kVA-65kVA) for 24hr electrical power availability
  • Furuno GPS & Satellite compass Staterooms
  • Master suite (160cm bed, couch/single bed and desk)
  • Two staterooms (140cm bed, couch/single bed and desk)
  • One stateroom with a 127cm bed

All 4 staterooms are individually air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with hot water shower, toilet & wash basin. Our state of the art entertainment system allows on demand movies and music.

Diving

  • 3 Bauer Capitano dive compressors
  • 12L Aluminium tanks with INT valves
  • NITROX membrane system Safety Equipment
  • Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue Radio with GPS for each diver
  • Life vests, EPIRB emergency beacon & flares
  • Man overboard pole with attached life vest & flashing light
  • Two life rafts for 30 people with provisions for over 30 days
  • Medical O2 with resuscitation bag
  • First aid supplies, bandages and common medicines The nearest decompression chamber is located in Bali, accessible by a medical evacuation helicopter. Crew
  • Total of 10 for maximum 8 guests with Western Cruise Director and PADI Dive Instructor

Adelaar - diving

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The coral triangle is home to the world’s most bio-diverse population of marine species with Indonesia representing its hottest spot. Nowhere else has a comparable density, not to mention diversity, of underwater creatures and life been recorded. In order to fully appreciate the exceptional status of this region, suffice it to say that the whole Caribbean area has only 9% of the corals and 35% of the fish species found in Indonesian waters.

The reason for such a big difference is that the entire area of the Atlantic Ocean underwent a mass extinction of species during the last ice age. All types of corals and animals vanished during this period and the other species never regained the strength of their former numbers. In Indonesia - the centre of this biodiversity triangle - the variety seen underwater is truly astonishing. In certain bays and around small islands, you can find more species than in the entire Caribbean. In a research report conducted in 1997 on the island of Flores, respected marine biologists Rudie Kuiter and Gerald Allen counted 1,133 species of fish just in Maumere bay. This is still the highest number of species of fish ever counted in a specific area.

Diving in Komodo is not a new idea but recently it’s being recognised as a premier destination due to the awesome variety of diving to be had. Crystal clear water and dive sites where you never see another diver provide a little something for everyone whether it’s macro or massive you love. One day you can be crawling along the bottom looking at pygmy seahorses, frogfish and unusual nudibranch and the next you are in the big blue on an open water pinnacle as the mantas fly by, the sharks circle and the dolphins hunt and the next day diving a live volcano!! For sheer variety there is no better place on earth.

Komodo is one of the few places left in the world where sharks are not rare and down south is one of the places where manta rays have their legendary aggregations, meaning they are here in the area in their hundreds!!!

One of the highlights of these trips is the rare opportunity to walk with the lengendary Komodo dragons. These truly awesome beasts can reach 3 metres plus and can reportedly run at 20km an hour chasing their prey. It’s the icing on the cake, Stunning diving and one of the world’s last surviving dinosaur descendants all one amazing package.

Covering the best of both worlds, from up close and personal with aggragating mantas to shy pygmy seahorses and rare nudibranches Komodo diving has it all. The beauty of Komodo liveaboard diving is in the balance between the large and small animals. One day you will be in the blue swimming with mantas and sharks and the next swimming along a bubbling volcanic reef covered with venting submerged fumeroles blowing bubbles into the water and hiding one of the worlds best kept secret macro dive sites.

These are some of the top sites that most liveaboards visit.

Angel reef, Moyo, Sumbawa diving

We start our Komodo liveaboard with the first dive of the trip and the check out dive. This dive site doesn’t disappoint. A beautiful wall stretching down to 50 metres covered in hard and soft corals very reminiscent of Bunaken in North Sulawesi. Schools of bannerfish and trevally patrol the walls with the occasional reef sharks making an appearance. Ribbon eels hide in crevices and many different nudibranchs crawl over the vast elephant ear sponges that hang from the beautiful soft coral infested wall.

Satonda island bay

A protected bay on Satonda island north of Sumbawa hosts a treasure trove of macro critters, the more we dive here the more we find. The rare Denise pygmy seahorse lives in fans here, frogfish hang out in big barrel sponges and ghost pipefish hide amongst the featherstars that cover the reef slope. In the sandy bottom you can find jawfish with their mouths full of eggs, myriads of anemonefish, mushroom coral pipefish and spearer mantis shrimps.

Sangeang island diving

Sangieng island is a perfectly round volcanic island jutting up from the sea bed. Still active and last blowing in 1996 this well kept secret is one of the world’s finest macro dive areas. With diving available all around the island there is not one specific spot but always new ones to be discovered. Bubbles of volcanic gas seep through the sand creating a surreal atmosphere and a warm black sand bottom hosting rare and unusual nudibranch. Pygmy seahorses, frogfish, Pegasus sea moths and carnivorous shells and all common here, this is my personal favourite dive site as every time we dive here there is a surprise in store of something new that is often not in the books - this site is why you go Komodo liveaboard diving.

Gps point - Gili Banta diving

Gps point is an open sea mount prone to strong currents at certain times of the day. This provides prolific hard and soft coral growth that is home to hundreds of different types of reef fish. Loved by sharks, white tip sharks cruise around the whole dive in amongst the hunting giant trevallies and schooling jacks and surgeon fish, an exciting dive.

Takat Toko, Gili Lawalaut diving

This is one of my favourite sites on the Komodo liveaboard itinerary and is very similar to Gps point this site takes it to the next level. Grey reef shark, white tip sharks, occassional dolphins and a literal fish soup created by jacks, surgeonfish, giant trevallies and bannerfish surround this large sea mount as you hang on to the reef edge and watch the action. Again this site is prone to strong currents but we time our dives to hit around slack tide and a little current brings in the big fish. Great pelagic action, my favourite blue water dive.

Lighthouse reef, Gili Lawalaut diving

An adrenalin pounding drift dive along the wall and around the corner under the lighthouse. Sharks, mantas, dolphins are all frequent visitors on the dive with some of the best coral reef top in the area around the corner out of the current at the end of the dive you can hunt for porcelain crabs, cuttlefish and unusual seahorses whilst waiting for the adrenalin to funnel out of your system and your heart rate to return to normal-this is what Komodo liveaboard diving is all about!.

Crystal rock, Gili Lawalaut diving

A stunning soft coral and sea fan covered pinnacle with crystal water clarity this is a great site for those magazine cover wide angle shots. With at least 5 different types of angelfish, 4 types of trigger and butterflyfish everywhere it is a excellent reef fish dive with frequent visits from eagle and manta rays and the resident sleepy hawksbill turtle.

Pink beach, Komodo diving

Colder water and lower vis here due to the huge amounts of organic matter in the water due to the southern currents but this is more than made up for by the astounding life available to see here due to this phenomenon. Normally done as a night dive it also makes a good day dive with everything from white tip sharks to pygmy seahorses; zebra crabs, Coleman shrimp, many coloured frogfish, xeno crabs, Spanish dancers, and unusual nudibranchs are hidden amongst the dense coral growth.

Cannibal rock, Rinca island diving

Colder water than the north but touted by many as one of the worlds best 10 sites, yes I know there seems to be way more than 10 “top 10 sites” but this one really is one if you like macro. Everything is here even the rarest of the rare, the Rhinopias scorpionfish. It’s nudi heaven with only the special and the rare getting to appear here, more species than I care to mention along with large and different frogfish mixed in with schools of fish and the resident dopy turtle we do 2 dives here and it’s still not enough!! You will love it, I personally adore this dive site.

Torpedo alley, Rinca island diving

Just next to cannibal rock and where the boat moors is a beach that has wild pigs, monkeys and Komodo dragons in the daytime and hosts a myriad of critters in the waters in front if it at night. Named for the large amount of torpedo rays found here, a member of the electric ray family- no touching! They cover the sandy bottom along with loads of nudis obvious on the black sand bottom along with bizarre crabs and octopus.

Manta alley, Komodo diving

In the cooler waters in the south of Komodo there is a bay in which there are a series of pinnacles that seem to be a magnet for aggregating mantas. They are here in their tens, often we come up having seen over 20 different individuals. Often a little shy, their evasive spins and pirouettes makes the watching of them that much more enjoyable.

Takat Makassar, Komodo diving

This is our other manta site. A little bit more of a risk to see them as it is a huge area and we drift along the bottom in about 10 metres but along the way we always run into loads of turtles, napoleon and humphead wrasse, white tip sharks and very very occasionally you will be incredibly lucky and run into the resident dugong that inhabits this area along with scores of mantas as they migrate north.

3 sisters, Padar island diving

A series of underwater pinnacles reaching nearly to the the surface off the coast of Padar island next to Komodo this site constantly springs surprises on you from silvertip sharks and mobular ray schools to marbled rays and rare nudibranchs.

Komodo

Drift diving, pelagics melting pot and critters maze: dive in one of the world’s hubs of underwater activity.

Adelaar - faqs

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MARINE LIFE:

The areas where we dive are unmatched for small and unusual marine wildlife. The species list is endless and new ones are still being discovered in these areas. Whales, manta rays, sharks and larger pelagic species are found in the dive sites with higher currents. Strong currents and up-wellings transport nutrient-rich waters throughout these areas.

CLIMATE:

The average air temperature in the regions we visit ranges from 25 - 32o Celsius or 77-90o Fahrenheit.

HEALTH AND INOCULATIONS:

Vaccinations for typhoid, paratyphoid, tetanus, Cholera, Polio, and Hepatitis A are recommended. Malaria is endemic in many parts of Indonesia, please check with your local Tropical Disease Centre for anti-malaria/diver friendly medication.

MONEY:

The Indonesian currency is Rupiah. Rates fluctuate enormously, please check with our cruise directors for your cruise exchange rates.

POPULATION AND PEOPLE:

Regarded as the fifth most populous nation in the world, there are approximately 200,000,000 in Indonesia. The majority, around 60% reside on the island of Java.

RELIGION:

An amazing diversity of religions exists. Predominantly a Muslim nation, islands like Timor, North Sulawesi and Flores are Christian. Hinduism is found mainly in Bali. Scattered throughout the region are a variety of other beliefs.

LANGUAGE:

Bahasa Indonesia, almost identical to Malay is the one national language. Several local dialects exist in each region as well. English is widely spoken in the more popular tourist destinations such as Bali.

Q : What airlines fly into Bali international Airport?
Bali’s international airport is Denpasar (code DPS) with many international carriers. From the US, Singapore Airlines flies via the West Coast out of San Francisco or Los Angeles with a stop in Singapore, and via the East Coast out of New York via Frankfurt with a stop in Singapore. They also fly out of Houston via Moscow. Other airlines flying this route are China Air, Malaysian Air, and Qatar Air. You could begin your research on a comparison site like for example: EXPEDIA

Q : How do I get from the airport to the hotel?
Bali International Airport has a taxi counter located just outside the arrival hall. The rates are fixed and you prepay to the counter. Your taxi driver will accompany you from the counter to his taxi in the parking lot. We can arrange a private car and driver if you would like to be met at the airport and taken to your hotel.

Q : How do I get to the ADELAAR on the morning that my trip is boarding?
You can organize a transfer with the concierge at your hotel or if you prefer, we can arrange a private car and driver to meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the harbor. Please note there is a charge for this service.

Q : Will someone from the ADELAAR staff contact me when I arrive in Bali
Yes, our marketing manager, or someone else of our support staff who speaks fluent English, French and German, will contact you at your hotel to confirm last minute details. Upon booking your trip, please provide us with your flight details as well as the name of the hotel you will be staying in Bali. You may call +62 81 2387 4313 prior to departure from your home country or once in Bali. Please, also send us your contact phone number by email.

Q : Why are you departing from Bali and not from Labuan Bajo or Bima?
By departing from Bali, you can avoid traveling on the local inter-island flights. These flights are often delayed or even cancelled without notice. Luggage can be pulled off to make room for cargo at the last minute. Sailing from Bali, and returning to Bali, avoids such complications associated with these flights.

Q: Are ADELAAR trips suitable for families with children?
Yes, of course! Children love the ADELAAR and all the excitement of sailing, snorkeling and visiting villages, and of course those Komodo Dragons are always an eye opener. We have accommodated many families with children, and all have said it was the perfect family vacation!

Q: I am a vegetarian, will this be any problem onboard ADELAAR?
Our cooks are more than happy to accommodate your wishes for special foods. However, we need to know this in advance as all food shopping is done in Bali prior to the trip.

Q: We are a group of friends and want to charter the whole boat, is this possible?
Of course this is possible, please contact us for options. Having the whole boat for a group of friends is ideal!

Q: I am a new diver and have heard that the dive sites in the Komodo National Park are for experienced divers only. Will I be able to manage the dives?
The beauty of the Komodo area is that there are many dive spots with different difficulty levels - from beginner to very advanced. Our dive master will customize each itinerary based on the experience level of the divers. As a beginner, you will still be able to see remarkable underwater sites in the Komodo National Park.

Q: Does ADELAAR also sail to other areas in Indonesia, or do you always go to Komodo?
While most of our trips are for diving or sailing in the Komodo Archipelago, of course, we also do trips to Alor, Sumba and Savu as well as to south Sulawesi, or even Raja Ampat.