There are not many liveaboards which can boast such a rich and varied history as the 39 metre SY Adelaar. Originally built in Holland over 100 years ago she has sailed throughout Scandinavia, the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The log book from this period is featured in a museum and Adelaar has the honour of winning the New Zealand Tall Ships Race. When you step on board this boat you know there is history beneath your feet, however this is now a stylish liveaboard, updated with top class modern amenities and stately decor.
Your Komodo trip begins in Bali, eliminating additional internal flights. The competent crew will attend to the 8 guests' every need during your diving cruise. Most importantly, they have sailed these waters for over 2 decades and can recommend the best diving spots to accommodate all divers' experience levels. During your dives you will have the added comfort of having your own Nautilus LifeLine, after your dives the hot water showers on the dive deck are very convenient.
The renovations have resulted in a magnificent schooner with teak panelling, high ceilings and marble en-suite bathrooms. The Adelaar has 3 different cabin types. All are spacious and will meet every expectation, including entertainment that is streamed directly into your cabin. You will have 3,000 movies and 30,000 songs to choose from! You can post photos of your incredible Komodo diving trip on your social media accounts via the free Wi-Fi internet when the liveaboard is in range.
After your night dive, order a special cocktail from bar and witness the magical sunsets while your gourmet meal is prepared by the trained chef. During your Komodo diving trip you will dine under the stars and in the air conditioned saloon. Below decks there is an additional seating area for playing games, browsing the library, or attending to your camera gear.
This is certainly a unique liveaboard where memories will be made to last you a lifetime, or until you return for a second adventure aboard the S/Y Adelaar.
Dive experience: For Komodo trips Adelaar ask for Open Waterand minimum 60 dives. For Alor, Forgotten Islands and Banda trips they ask for Advanced OW and minimum 60 dives. These aren’t requirements, but depending if the trip is full or not, the guests who don’t have the stated level may be required to hire a private guide so that they don’t penalize the other guests.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers from the nearest airport or your local accommodation to the liveaboard, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English and French-speaking Divemaster(s) (5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, lost diver devices (Nautilus LifeLine) and surface marker devices.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 421 per trip), dive insurance, port and park fees (US$ 160-235, please ask for details). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid in advance.
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 189 per trip), dive computer (US$ 168 per trip), torch (US$ 5 per dive), 15 litre tank (US$ 135 per trip), alcoholic drinks, personal laundry service. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Transfers from the nearest airport or local hotels to the liveaboard port are provided by the operator. Komodo: SY Adelaar trips depart from Bali, boarding at 07:30-09:00 hrs (or from Labuan Bajo). You can fly direct to the port of Labuan Bajo which has direct flights from Jakarta and Bali. For more information see our Bali travel information section. Disembarkation at 09:00-12:30 hrs in Bali (or 07:00-10:00 hrs in Labuan Bajo) on the final day. Alor & Flores: Fly direct to the port of Maumere (direct from Bali, or via Makassar from Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur). Board at 08:00-09:00 hrs, disembark 09:00-11:00 hrs. Ambon/Banda: Fly direct to Ambon from Jakarta (or from Bali, Sorong or Surabaya). Board at 08:00-09:00 hrs, disembark 09:00-11:00 hrs. Wakatobi: Fly direct to Bau Bau (code BUW) from Makassar (then on to Jakarta, Bali, Sorong or Surabaya). Board at 08:00-09:00 hrs, disembark 07:00-09:00 hrs.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 12:00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin (Master or Deluxe cabins only) or pay a supplement of 75% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: None.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Base rate is US$ 3,947.
Adelaar's cabins are stately and spacious. They have teak panelling, ample storage space and a work area. Each cabin has its own flat screen TV with audio and video on demand. The luxury extends into the marble en-suite bathrooms.
The Master suite offers guests the largest accommodation onboard, with 2m high ceilings, a queen size bed and a couch that could be used as a single bed. Twin bookings are also possible in the 2 Deluxe cabins (staterooms 2 and 3), which have a double bed and couch. The Standard cabin (stateroom 4) is the smallest of the cabins, but still an impressive size by average liveaboard standards. This cabin has a double bed. The cabins are all located on the lower deck, with individually controlled air-conditioning and portholes.
All the cabins have:
Individually controlled air conditioning
Private bathroom with hot water shower, toilet, hand basin and shower gel
Flatscreen TV with music and movie streaming
Wardrobe and towels
Cabinet and mirror
Mains outlet 230 Volts - round twin plugs, adaptors are available
2 x Aluminium dive tenders - Nitrox system - Dive deck with camera rinse tank, fresh hot water shower & toilet - Air-conditioned saloon / dining with TV, video and music system - Open-air dining with bar - Second socialising area including work tables, game table, bar and guest drinks fridge - Computer and free Wi-Fi internet (when in range) - Movie library, diving books and magazines - Shaded area - Sundeck with mats
Dining on board the Adelaar is a gourmet affair. Fusion Indonesian favourites and international dishes are prepared by the Adelaar chef who was trained by a Belgian master-chef. Meals are waitress-served in the air-conditioned dining saloon or buffet style alfresco, weather permitting.
Indonesian and international main meal dishes.
Main meals comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch & dinner with snacks in between.
Snacks such as cakes, biscuits, toast and fruit are available all day.
Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks.
Beer, wine and spirits are also available for purchase.
All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us prior notice.
Catering starts with lunch on the first day and concludes with breakfast on the last day of the trip.