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Adelaar

Adelaar

Master 5359€, C2&3 4859€, C4 4359€ Per Person Double Occupancy



Built: 1902, complete refit 2009-2012
Construction: Dutch Schooner steel hull
Length: 39 meters / 127 feet
Beam: 5.5 meters / 18 feet
Draft: 2.5
Cruise: 7 knots
Divers: 8
Engine: Mercedes Marine Diesel (380 HP)
Electricity: 240v
Generators: 25 kVA-65 kVA - 24-hour power
Nitrox $
WIFI Available

Schedules & Availability


Date

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07 OCT2022
10 nights
Banda Sea
2 available spaces
EUR 4825.-
EUR 4343.-
Special -10%
2 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
07 Oct 2022
08:00
Ambon
disembark:
17 Oct 2022
09:30
Ambon
Last Minute 10% Off
Last Minute 10% Off

Prices & Availability

Master Suite
Lower Deck
EUR 6075.-
EUR 5468.-
fully booked
Stateroom 2 & 3
Lower Deck
EUR 5345.-
EUR 4811.-
fully booked
Stateroom 4
Lower Deck
EUR 4825.-
EUR 4343.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Port & Park fees (subject to change)
EUR
200.-
Fuel Surcharge subject to change
EUR
250.-
 Booking Request
16 NOV2022
10 nights
Komodo & Beyond (Maumere - Bali)
1 available space
+1 option
EUR 5090.-
1 available space
+1 option

Departure/Arrival

embark:
16 Nov 2022
08:00
Maumere
disembark:
26 Nov 2022
09:30
Bali

Prices & Availability

Master Suite
Lower Deck
EUR 5820.-
fully booked
Stateroom 2 & 3
Lower Deck
EUR 5090.-
1 space only male
+1 option
Stateroom 4
Lower Deck
EUR 4570.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable with booking

Port & Park fees (subject to change)
EUR
200.-
Fuel Surcharge (subject to change)
EUR
250.-
 Booking Request
29 NOV2022
10 nights
Adelaar Signature (Bali-Komodo-Bali)
2 available spaces
+2 options
from
EUR 4570.-
2 available spaces
+2 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
29 Nov 2022
08:00
Bali
disembark:
09 Dec 2022
09:00
Bali

Prices & Availability

Master Suite
Lower Deck
EUR 5820.-
fully booked
+2 options
Stateroom 2 & 3
Lower Deck
EUR 5090.-
fully booked
Stateroom 4
Lower Deck
EUR 4570.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Port & Park Fees (subject to change)
EUR
200.-
Fuel Surcharge (subject to change)
EUR
250.-
 Booking Request
05 JAN2023
10 nights
Available for full boat private charter with customized itinerary boarding in Bajo. Base rate EUR 3, 750. per night. Minimum 5 nights.
8 available spaces
from
EUR 4660.-
8 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
05 Jan 2023
Bajo
disembark:
15 Jan 2023
Bali (or Customized)

Prices & Availability

Master Suite
Lower Deck
EUR 5935.-
2 spaces
Stateroom 2 & 3
Lower Deck
EUR 5195.-
4 spaces
Stateroom 4
Lower Deck
EUR 4660.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Port & Park fees (subject to change)
EUR
300.-
Fuel Surcharge (subject to change)
EUR
250.-
 Booking Request
18 JAN2023
10 nights
Available for full boat private charter with customized itinerary. Base rate EUR 3, 750. per night. Minimum 5 nights.
8 available spaces
from
EUR 4660.-
8 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
18 Jan 2023
Bali (or Customized)
disembark:
28 Jan 2023
Bali (or Customized)

Prices & Availability

Master Suite
Lower Deck
EUR 5935.-
2 spaces
Stateroom 2 & 3
Lower Deck
EUR 5195.-
4 spaces
Stateroom 4
Lower Deck
EUR 4660.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Port & Park fees (subject to change)
EUR
300.-
Fuel Surcharge (subject to change)
EUR
250.-
 Booking Request
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Staadskanal Shipyards from Zaandam, Holland, built the steel hull schooner in 1902. Originally a cargo ship, the Adelaar sailed between England, Sweden, Norway and Russia, propelled only by the wind blowing into heavy canvas sails. From 1991 until 1992, the historic sailboat underwent a complete renovation, adding cabin space, and a full-service dive center. Then, leaving New Zealand in 1993, she continued her voyage sailing to Indonesia with ports of call at Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Sailing the waters between Bali, Komodo and Nusa Tenggara year-round, Adelaar caters to today’s discerning travelers. It is their mission to provide guests the best experience in small group luxury sailing and diving.
The Adelaar is now a Baliesan dive liveaboard ship with interiors constructed of rich teak wood paneling and high ceilings. She was designed after a classic yacht style with an upper and lower deck. The upper deck has a crew lounge, diving deck, outdoor dining area, and deck lounge. The lower deck features three Staterooms and a Master Suite, a salon common area, aft deck, galley, and dining room.
All luxurious cabins on the Adelaar feature state of the art entertainment systems and individually controlled air conditioning. The ensuite bathrooms have a JETS vacuum toilet, Kohler washbasin, and a Grohe hot water shower. Toiletries are included as well. All meals are prepared using only fresh ingredients from local Balinese markets and trusted suppliers. Meals are served in the dining room or salon. However, weather permitting, dinner is served under the stars on the outside deck.
The ship travels to sites within the Indonesia Archipelago from Bali to Alor. There are cruises to Komodo and Alor. The Komodo cruises offer three different routes: all consist of a 10-night stay and over 30 dives. Guests are able to explore locations such as Central Komodo National Park, North Comodo National Park, Sangeang Volcano, and Padar Island. The itinerary to Alor consists of 11 nights and 33 dives. North Lembata, Komba Volcano, Pantar Strait, Kalabahi Bay, Lamakera, and Maumere are all part of this route. There are also routes that cruise the Banda Sea and the forgotten Islands from Saumlaki to Maumere. There are also special dive trips that include a manta ray special in Komodo National Park, a coral reef special that is dedicated to coral reef rehabilitation, and a whale shark special that is part of the Bali-Komodo route. Guests can also choose a custom private charter that includes land excursions, sailing, trekking, snorkeling, and diving.
Indonesia is located within the coral triangle. This area is offering pristine world-class dive sites and we know them all. The crew strives to assure that each of your dives with the Adelaar, brings something special to remember. The dive team customizes each trip to consider experience levels, and then matches it to your wish list. The dive masters do their best to satisfy the needs of our muck diving enthusiasts and offer big fish seekers every chance to see pelagics. Of course, remember that big fish love big currents. So be aware that these big fish dives can be a bit intimidating to a novice diver and best suited to advanced open water divers.
The Adelaar is fully equipped with state-of-the-art dive equipment including 3 Bauer Capitano compressors and nitrox membrane system, 80 cf tanks with DIN valves and yoke adaptors (100 cf tanks available upon request), 2 tenders, Hartenberger underwater dive lamps, and assorted spare gear. The Adelaar offers EAN nitrox but does not support tech diving or rebreathers.
Narrative text and photographs courtesy of Adelaar Cruises.



Dive Conditions

Conditions can make or break your trip. Temperature, visibility and the current vary greatly across this expansive country. Be sure to check the conditions of each destination you’re planning to dive before you leave. Diving is excellent year-round, but the best time is from May to September. Monsoon season is from December to June. Visibility may not be as good during the monsoon, however, certain locations like the Komodo Islands are a diver’s dream during this time due to an influx of mantas.
Most of Indonesia can be dived year-round with March to October being the most popular time of year to dive. This period of time marks the dry season in most parts of the country, with the exception of some dive areas like Ambon and southern Raja Ampat where most rainfall occurs in May/June to October/September due to the southern monsoon. It's best to visit these areas in the months of November to April for optimal dive conditions.
Generally speaking, Indonesia's climate is almost entirely tropical, with May to September as the dry season, and October to April the rainy season, and with heavier rainfall from December through February. However, the opposite might be true for certain dive areas in Indonesia like Raja Ampat and Ambon, and the best time of year to visit Indonesia really depends on where you intend to stay in the country.
The water temperatures remain quite consistent through the country, hovering at 26°-29°C (82°- 85°F) year-round. Typically, you won't need anything more than a 3-5mm wetsuit, or even a skinsuit. However, the diving conditions and difficulty in Indonesia hugely vary, depending on where and when you dive in the country.
Ambon Bay, Maluku – world class muck diving. Critters that can be seen here include rhinopias, frogfish, ghost pipefish, lots of juvenile fish, stonefish, mandarin fish, nudibranchs, harlequin and coleman shrimps, wonderpus, mimic and flamboyant cuttlefish, and even the much-sought-after psychedelic frogfish.
Alor, East Nusa Tenggara – the hidden gem. This off-the-beaten-path dive destination offers a mix of both world-class wide-angle and macro sites. Pristine coral reefs, steep walls, sloping muck sites--the diving in Alor is really diverse and would please the most discerning diver and underwater photographer.
Banda Sea, Maluku – sea snakes and hammerheads. Most of the diving around the Banda Sea involves excellent wall dives, and great macro sites, but the biggest draw is probably the resident sea snakes at Manuk and Gunung Api islands.
Bali – wrecks and mola molas. Unique critters, fascinating wrecks, beautiful walls, colorful corals, excellent muck dives, huge schools of fish, pelagics--Bali has it all. Technical diving and freediving are also possible in Bali with a good number of reputable dive operations.
Derawan Islands, Borneo – manta rays and whalesharks. Derawan is a remote group of islands in East Kalimantan (East Borneo), and is home to one of the three jellyfish lakes known to men, with the other two located in Palau and Misool Island in Raja Ampat.
Komodo, East Nusa Tenggara – drift dives and world class reefs. Komodo National Park is a group of volcanic islands with over 5,700 giant lizards known as Komodo dragons. This UNESCO World Heritage Site also hosts a world-class scuba diving scene. Imagine drift dives with colorful corals in various formations teeming with marine life, big and small. Divers can see big schools of fish pretty much year-round, as well as eagle and manta rays.
Lembeh, North Sulawesi – muck diving capital. Known as the world's capital for muck diving, Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi offers second-to-none macro biodiversity. The number species that you can cross off your list within a week of diving Lembeh is staggering.
Manado and Bunaken, North Sulawesi – wall dives and reefs. Manado Bay offers a mix of great muck and reef sites, treating divers to unique critters like mimic octopus and flamboyant cuttlefish, as well as various seahorses, squid, nudibranchs, and frogfish.
Raja Ampat, West Papua – the holy grail of Indonesia. Alongside Kaimana Regency and Triton Bay in the south, and Cenderawasih Bay in the east, Raja Ampat archipelago makes up a massive area, collectively known as the Bird’s Head Seascape. Divers can visit the Raja Ampat area many times in their lifes and discover something new each time.
Wakatobi, South East Sulawesi – beautiful coral reefs. Wakatobi's reefs are extremely healthy and offer unique large coral formations, various sea fans, and sponges which are overflowing with marine life. The underwater topography is no less unique, featuring various walls, ridges, and overhangs. While it's not the place for large pelagics, eagle rays and reef sharks can typically be seen.