Why you should choose Adelaar:
A maximum of 8 guests on-board the trips that are run by a multilingual expat couple with many years diving experience in Indonesia and an impeccable safety record and 28 years experience doing charters in Indonesia. There is free Wifi when there is a signal. There is also an onboard server with a huge selection of movies and music, streamed to each stateroom and into the dining room. They also provide excellent and beautifully prepared and presented meals from the two cooks, not buffet meals.

Adelaar has 4 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.

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 and 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 and all areas below and at deck level are fully air-conditioned with individual temperature control.
Read the guest reviews

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Komodo.
When is the best time to Dive Komodo - How to get to Komodo - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Komodo - Komodo Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about Komodo - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Adelaar - schedule

Adelaar - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes :
Fully crewed boat with western PADI dive instructor,
All meals, snacks, water, coffee, tea & soft drinks,
Ship to shore transportation,
All dives,
Tanks and weight belts,
All harbor clearances (for Bali to Komodo itineraries).

The trip 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 160€ per person in Komodo or 235€ on one way trips from Bali to Komodo and reverse which is collected onboard for entry into Komodo National Park, Satonda Park and Moyo Island.
Land Transfers E35 Euros per person one way for the below areas
Hotels
Please note: Unfortunately until further notice, a fuel surcharge of 20 USD per person, per day has been applied to all itineraries by the boat due to the massive increase of fuel prices around the world, we apologise for this but it is beyond our control.
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Please note that you must have a minimum of 6 months left on your passport and one full clean page for your visa on arrival.

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via Bank transfer, Wise, Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) or Apple and Google pay at no extra charge.

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Adelaar - Video

Adelaar - cabins

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

  • Lower Deck Master Stateroom

  • Lower Deck Master Stateroom

  • Lower Deck Master Stateroom

  • Lounge

Lower Deck Master Stateroom
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 master suite has the capability of accommodating either couples or twin share with a state-of-the-art entertainment system and individually controlled air-conditioning.
The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with a JETS vacuum toilet, Kohler wash basin and hot water shower with amenities from “Sensatia Botanicals” include calming shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

Lower Deck Staterooom No. 2 & 3
The three guest staterooms each have double bed 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.
Two staterooms have the capability of accommodating either couples or twin share.
All staterooms have state-of-the-art entertainment systems and individually controlled air-conditioning.
The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with a JETS vacuum toilet, Kohler wash basin and hot water shower with amenities from “Sensatia Botanicals” include calming shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

Lower Deck Staterooom No. 4
The three guest staterooms each have double bed 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.
Two staterooms have the capability of accommodating either couples or twin share.
All staterooms have state-of-the-art entertainment systems and individually controlled air-conditioning.
The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with a JETS vacuum toilet, Kohler wash basin and hot water shower with amenities from “Sensatia Botanicals” include calming shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

Adelaar - diving

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Komodo.
When is the best time to Dive Komodo - How to get to Komodo - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Komodo - Komodo Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about Komodo - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

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.

Adelaar - itineraries

Please choose your Itinerary

Raja Ampat (Sorong to Sorong) 10 Nights
Kaimana to Sorong 11 Nights
Bali to Komodo to Bali 10 Nights
Bali to Komodo 10 Nights
Komodo to Bali 10 Nights
Bali to Maumere 10 Nights
Maumere to Bali 10 Nights
Komodo to Komodo 10 Nights
Ambon to Kaimana (The Banda Sea) 11 Nights
Ambon to Ambon (The Banda Sea) 10 Nights
Maumere to Ambon 10 Nights
Ambon to Maumere 10 Nights

We recommend that you check your travel insurance will cover anything interrupting your travel plans as well as offer great dive insurance
We recommend Dive Assure Insurance as it offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesia
When is the best time to Go - How to get to Raja - Raja Diving and the Dive sites - How to get to Komodo - Komodo Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Adelaar - faqs

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

Standard Indonesian FAQS

Please note these are generic FAQs about Indonesia in general and not always boat specific.
If you are unsure about something please ask us to get confirmation.

What documents will I need to show on the boat?
Dive certification cards and dive logbook.

What money will I need?
Most boats accepts payment by Visa or Mastercard, Indonesian Rupiah, Euro or US Dollar. Please be advised that foreign notes should be clean, new and crisp. Indonesian banks and money changers will not accept old notes or notes which are damaged in any way. You can also use your credit or debit card at ATM machines in towns prior to boarding the boat to withdraw Rupiah, which is better should you wish to purchase local souvenirs or for tips. It is advisable to inform your bank or credit card company that you will be visiting Indonesia prior to your departure, as it is not uncommon for the bank to put a block on the card if they suspect it has been misappropriated.

Will there be any opportunities to go ashore during the cruise?
There are many different land excursions which are dependent on the schedule and guest preferences. Some land excursions available are beach visits, village visit and other treks dependant on the area, weather and local conditions.

What if I am prone to sea sickness?
If you are prone to sea sickness we strongly urge you to bring some motion sickness medication.

What is the voltage on the boat?
Voltage in Indonesia is 220-240 V.
If you feel you will need an adaptor please bring one.

What time zone is Indonesia located?
Komodo, Flores, Derawan and Sangalaki, Kaimantan and Sulawesi are 8 hours ahead of GMT. Raja Ampat is covered by Eastern Indonesia Standard Time which is 9 hours ahead of GMT.

Is smoking permitted?
Most boats provide a designated area on the boat is available for smoking.
Smoking is not permitted in any other area for any reason.

What about crew gratuities?
Gratuities for the crew are not included in your trip price. If the crew performs to your expectations, we suggest a gratuity of approximately 5-10% of the published package price per person be considered normal aboard a liveaboard dive boat.
All tips are generally split equally among the boat crew. Personal tipping is frowned upon. Payment of gratuities can be by cash or credit card.

Diving Information

Do I need evacuation/dive insurance?
It is mandatory that each guest purchase comprehensive evacuation and dive accident insurance.
The boat will be operating in extremely remote areas. Emergency evacuations from remote locations can cost in excess of USD $100,000.
We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN): www.DiversAlertNetwork.org (in USA), www.daneurope.org (in Europe).

Are there any limitations or restrictions on the diving?
You should stay within the limits and standards of your qualifying agency.
All dives should be no- decompression dives. Solo diving is not permitted.

What dive equipment do I need?
Tanks, weights and weight belts are provided onboard. Divers will need to bring BCD, regulator, wetsuit,fins, mask, snorkel and dive light.
Rental equipment is available and will need to be ordered in advance.

What can I expect the water temperature to be and what wetsuit do you recommend?
This is always a difficult question to answer because people have different reactions to temperature.
Typically temperatures range from 25-30C or 80-86F so usually a 3mm suit or even a skin is fine.
The southern waters of Komodo can be colder with 20-25C or 70-75F so a 5mm suit with a hood is recommended.

How do we dive from the boat?
All dives will be made from the tenders. Equipment will be transferred to the tenders and guests will board the tender with only their wetsuit on.

Can I drink alcohol and dive?
No. Drinking alcohol and diving can increase your risk of decompression problems.
You can drink alcohol once your have completed your last dive of the day.

Can I pay by Credit card on board?
For most things yes you can but there is a bank charge of 3%, normal in Indonesia. Please check with us beforehand about this.

Climate:
The average air temperature in the regions you will visit ranges from 25 - 35 Celsius or 77-90 Fahrenheit.

Health and innoculations:
Vaccinations for typhoid, paratyphoid, tetanus, Cholera, Polio, and Hepatitis A are recommended but not mandatory.
Malaria is endemic in many parts of Indonesia, please check with your local Tropical Disease Centre for anti-malaria/diver friendly medication.
You will also need to have been vaccinated from Covid.

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.

Diving Indonesia
Out of 14,000+ islands in the archipelago, there are a plethora of exclusive dive locations in Indonesia, boasting up to 80% of the worlds species of undersea life. With Indocruises we take you to pristine spots not that known in your average dive travel guide and which are still being explored.

Dive conditions in Indonesia
Diving all year around is possible.
Watertemperature 24°(75°F) to 30°C(86°F) (In the south of Komodo it can drop down to 21-23°C (70-75°F)
Visibility is mostly very good (up to 30m)

Safety Procedures and Emergency Evacuation Information:
There are 6 recompression chambers in Indonesia to treat decompression sickness

Bali: Sanglah General Hospital (in Indonesian language) USUP Sanglah Denpasar JI. Diponegoro, Denpasar 80114 Bali, Indonesia Phone 62-361-227911 through -15 ext. 232 (hyperbaric medical department) Fax 62-361-22426 Run by Dr. Antonius Natasamudra and Dr. Etty Herawati

Manado (Sulawesi): At the Malalayang Hospital (chamber for 3 to 4 persons) Phone: 0811430913 and ask for Dr Jimmy Waleleng (Phone home 860953).
Makassar (Sulawesi): Rumah Sakit Umum Wahidin Sudirohusodo. Contact person: Pak Daniel Address: Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km. 11, Tamalanrea Kampus UNHAS Indonesia TEL:++ 62 - 0411 (584677) , 584675. Said to be for 3 to 4 persons.

Jakarta (Java): Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (Navy Hospital) in Jl. Bendungan Hilir No.17, Central Jakarta (see text in italian with some addresses - list of help)
Kalimantan: The Borneo Divers have the only professional recompression chamber located on Sipadan island (Borneo - Malaysia)

Surabaya (Java): Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (RSAL) (Military Marine hospital) Jl. Gadung no. 1, SurabayPhone 031-45750 and 41731 (another number given was 031-838153 and fax 031- 837511) Run by Dr Suharsono
Available SAR (search and rescue) contact information:

  • SAR Bali : ph 0361 - 751111 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Lombok : Ph 0370 - 633253 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Makassar : Ph 0411 - 554111 Radio : 13545.0
  • SAR Manado : Ph 0431 - 825986
  • SAR Kupang : Ph 0380 - 831111
  • SAR Ambon : Ph 0911 - 351111
  • SAR Sorong : Ph 0951 - 323816

**Available SAR (search and rescue) contact information:
Medivac facilities from Travira Air www.travira-air.com