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From USD 385 per day
129 ft
Max 8
At a glance...
  • Cruises mostly Komodo, also Alor, Flores
  • Maximum of 8 guests only, with 11 crew
  • Cabins with private bathrooms and TV entertainment
  • Use of Nautilus LifeLine
  • Large luxury boat with 2 indoor socialising areas

Customer reviews

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There are not many liveaboards which can boast such a rich and varied history as the 39m 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.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais

More Trip Details...

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, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 429 per trip), dive insurance, port and park fees to be paid in advance (US$ 220-320 per trip, please ask for details), fuel surcharge to be paid in advance (US$ 27 per night). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid in advance.

Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 193 per trip), dive computer (US$ 171 per trip), torch (US$ 5 per dive), 15 litre tank (US$ 137 per trip), alcoholic drinks, personal laundry service. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

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 details, including airlines, 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 for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: None.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Base rate is US$ 4,019.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
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
  • Portholes
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower, toilet, hand basin and shower gel
  • Flatscreen TV with music and movie streaming
  • Reading lights
  • Wardrobe and towels
  • Cabinet and mirror
  • Mains outlet 230 Volts - round twin plugs, adaptors are available
  • Bedding and space for luggage
  • 2 hairdryers available for guests
  • Fire warning system
No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 5 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais

Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 11 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • 1 or 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • Assistant Captain
  • Engineer
  • 2 x Assistant Engineers
  • 2 x Cooks
  • Stewardess / Maid
  • 2 x Deck Hands
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

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais

Menu, Cuisine Type...
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.
  • Operator rates food as very important.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais

Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 1902, upgraded in 2011, refurbished annually
  • Size - 39m x 5m
  • Weight - 82 tonnes
  • Top speed - 7.5 knots
  • Cruising speed - 6.5 knots
  • Mercedes marine diesel engine - 380 HP
  • 3 generators, 2 Mercedes - 1 x 65 & 1 x 45 KW, 1 Isuzu 25 KW
  • 2 Bauer dive tank compressors
  • EANx nitrox filling station
  • 24 x 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN and international fittings
  • Electricity 240V - 24 hours per day
  • Drinking water capacity - 400 litres
  • Sea recovery water makers - 9,000 l/day
  • Fuel capacity - 7,345 litres
  • 2 Waste storage tanks

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais

Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 life rafts (max. 30 passengers with provisions for 30 days)
  • Fire alarm system
  • Koden radar
  • ICOM VHF radios
  • Furuno Global Positioning System (GPS) and satellite compass
  • Raymarine depth sounder
  • Navitron auto pilot
  • Inmarsat Mini-M satellite telephone and fax
  • Mobile phone
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Horn
  • Emergency beacon and flares
  • Man overboard pole with attached life vest and flashing light
  • 8 Nautilus LifeLine diver locating systems
  • 20 life jackets in cabins and communal areas
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Medic first aid box - staff are EFR trained
  • Oxygen - 12,000 litres

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais

Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Average
"The boat was very nice. Beautifully outfitted, great crew, very attentive. Nice features like expresso machine, hot drinks of varied types after each dive. High energy crew. Very quiet to sleep in. A boat that is best for couples really, the beds are laid out so that sharing with a stranger would be odd and potentially uncomfortable. Lots of room to spread out on board. Good shade. Hot water for showers, like, actually hot!
The divemasters who have lived and worked on this boat for the past 2 years are very experienced and obviously qualified divers, however we found their personalities abrasive. They frequently made jokes about how much they dislike Americans, made jokes about Asian and Chinese guests, and often brought up politics. We were a group of 3 American and have never been greeted with such hostility by a host or someone who is supposed to be welcoming us and having fun. We spoke with them about it after a few days and it did stop but it really set a bad taste. The divemasters also seemed to be annoyed with us frequently. Most requests were met with an eye roll or seemed like we were being trouble.
The diving itself was nothing short of stunning - reefs, fish, critters, and pelagics. 10/10 beautiful. The day trip on Banda Island to see the culture was also a really nice bonus for this trip, we felt like we had a really well rounded experience.
All in all, Adelaar is a great boat, great crew, nice food that can be catered to allergies, and amazing diving. But the divemasters attitudes should be adjusted to be more friendly.
Dive The World provided quick responses and patience with my million questions. I was high maintenance on this booking because we were scrambling to rebook after our original boat cancelled, and was trying to organize 4 people to make a new plan together at the last minute. Phew! Pulled it off with your help, thanks for being so responsive and helpful. I recommend you guys to everyone, you are amazing.
" - , United States, 3 November 2023 ...


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