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SMY Ondina
From USD 340 per day
Customer reviews
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Length
32m
106 ft
Max 16
Nitrox
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At a glance...
  • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda and North Sulawesi
  • Cabins with en-suite bathrooms
  • Small dive groups and flexible itineraries
  • Specialist photography and exploratory cruises

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The purpose-built SMY Ondina is a beautiful teak and tropical wood Buginese diving schooner built with traditional styling. Specialising in Indonesia liveaboard cruises around Komodo and Raja Ampat (Papua Province), it runs trips of various durations, plus special photography and exploratory safaris.

8 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms, a wide range of photographic facilities and a huge sundeck all combine to make a comfortable and well-equipped Indonesian liveaboard. With nitrox available for use for those with suitable qualifications, you can really spend more time exploring underwater.

For underwater photo enthusiasts, you'll find Ondina well equipped and several of the departures have guest Pro' photographers, such as Deb Fuggitt, so please enquire if you have a special interest in these trips. The boat kit up area has a secure camera table, battery charging points and padded freshwater tanks to rinse your camera equipment. There is an air pressure gun to blow-dry your camera, and a CD/DVD disc writing service.

Perhaps the European-owned Ondina's best feature is its management's accommodating attitude towards diverse customer interests and needs. The dive crew have plenty of experience in dealing simultaneously with professional and hardcore divers as well as newly-qualifieds. This is managed by the use of small dive groups and also involving customers in planning a less rigid itinerary.

From April to October, Ondina ventures to destinations including Sulawesi, Halmahera, the Bandas, Lombok, Komodo and Flores; and from November to March it specialises in Raja Ampat diving cruises.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Dive experience: A minimum of 50 logged dives or a second level diving certification is required to join liveaboard trips with Ondina.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, 1 soft drink with lunch and dinner, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive insurance, harbour fees, diving fees, permits and taxes: Raja Ampat - US$ 219 per person, Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 11 per day), scuba equipment (US$ 33 per day), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Raja Ampat: Ondina usually departs from Sorong. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. Some Ondina trips may use different ports and we will assist you with information on how to get to any departure port. 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.
Ambon/Banda: Fly direct to Ambon from Jakarta (or from Sorong or Surabaya). Triton Bay: Fly direct to the port of Kaimana in the south of West Papua, from Sorong, connecting to Jakarta. North Sulawesi: Fly direct to the port of Bitung (Manado) (from Jakarta, Guangzhou, Nanking, Shanghai). Cenderawasih Bay: Fly direct to the port of Biak (via Makassar).
For more information see our travel information section.

Non-diver rate: 15% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 6 guests). See whole boat charter prices, equivalent to: Pay for 12 guests and 4 extra persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 16 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2019 10 nights - Raja Ampat National Park or Cenderwasih Bay - US$ 4 333.
2020 10 nights - Raja Ampat National Park - US$ 4 595. For alternative trip prices, please check with us.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 double bed (200cm x 120cm) cabins and 6 twin / double bed cabins, all en-suite and on the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Portholes
  • Toilet and cold water water sprayer
  • Hand basin, mirror, toiletries and towels
  • Round twin plug 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day (adapters available)
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • Life jackets
  • Cabinet and shelving
No. of bathrooms / showers - 8 / 2 + 8 cold water sprayer heads

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
Crew comprises:
  • Cruise Leader (also acts as 3rd divemaster)
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • 1 Engineer
  • 2 Mechanics
  • 2 Deck hands
  • 2 Tender drivers
  • Maid
  • Masseuse
  • Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dive dinghies - 25m² kit up room with fresh hot water showers and separate wetsuit room - Padded camera rinse tanks, camera table, camera equipment crates, air pressure gun, and recharging points - CD and DVD photo writer service - 20m² saloon with TV, VHS and DVD players, music system, board games, marine and general library - 60 m² sundeck with sun chairs and deck chairs (shade optional) - 40m² main deck shaded area

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    • Indonesian, Chinese, Italian and Japanese main meal dishes and desserts
    • East-meets-West style breakfast
    • Buffet-style waitress service in saloon - 2 main dishes per sitting.
    • All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send notice of your needs.
    • Dining service normally begins with lunch on the first day of the cruise.
    • Coffee, tea, soft drinks (1 per meal), water, biscuits and fruit are provided free of charge.
    • Beer, wine and espresso are also available onboard for purchase.
    • Operator rates food as very important

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in year 2001, refitted 2008
    • Size - 32m x 8m
    • Weight - 200 tonnes
    • Top speed - 9 knots
    • Cruising speed - 8 knots
    • 1 x 400 HP Mann engine
    • 2 x 30 KW Mitsubishi and 1 x 20 KW Isuzu generators
    • 2 x Bauer Mariner dive tank compressors
    • CAT enriched air nitrox compressor
    • 12 litre aluminium and steel tanks with international and DIN fittings
    • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
    • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
    • Fuel capacity - 10,000 litres
    • Fresh water maker - 2,000 litres per day
    • Environmental waste storage tank

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 2 x Solas life rafts
    • 3 x Rigid and semi-rigid 40 & 25 HP motorised dinghies
    • VHF, ICOM VHF and SSB radios
    • Furuno global positioning system (GPS)
    • Furuno 16 mile radar
    • Furuno fishfinder
    • Furuno sounder
    • Furuno plotter
    • Iridium satellite telephone
    • Cellular phone
    • Medic first aid box
    • Oxygen - 16,000 litres - continuous flow
    • Life jackets in each cabin
    • 4 x Fire extinguishers throughout
    • Emergency position indicating radio beacon
    • Searchlight
    • Loudhailer
    • Customer dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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    Customer reviews:

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "Excellent in every way. The liveaboard staff were fantastic, the boat was well equipped and comfortable, the sites were amazing. Highly recommended." - , UK, 27 September 2013...


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