Ondina

ONDINA LIVEABOARD; THE ENTICING WATER NYMPH IN INDONESIA’S AQUATIC WONDERWORLD.

Ondina liveaboard is a 32-meter Buginese phinisi schooner built entirely carved out of teak and tropical woods. Since July 2001, she seduces passengers to join romantic diving cruises through the inner seas of Indonesia.

Liveaboard cruises follow the season’s best opportunities at the Indonesian Archipelago. The 9-12 days dive safaris bring you to the Forgotten Islands, Raja Ampat, Halmahera, Banda Sea, Ambon, and Cenderawasih bay.

Accommodation

On our scheduled trips, we cater up to 16 guests in 8 cabins. When the ship is chartered, a full occupation of 22 passengers is possible. The sleeping quarters are situated on the lower deck. Our air-conditioned cabins with en suite bathrooms also have portholes and quality mattresses.

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double + Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

The cool and spacious lounge area is furnished with comfortable sofas, a dining table, charging points, tv, library, etc.

The partly shaded sundeck is a magnificent place for lazy sunbathe in a hammock or lounge chair while marveling at the passing views. Ondina’s liveaboards crew consists of 15 dedicated and highly trained members.

Catering

MSY Ondina’s international kitchen serves delicious and healthy dishes. On the menu are a continental and cooked breakfast, lunch, in-between snacks, and à la carte dinner.

Our chefs will accommodate vegetarian- and other dietary requirements. You can enjoy food inside the saloon as well as on the open-air deck. We have a bar serving coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages.

Diving

Besides all the onboard pleasures, experiencing the Indonesian underwater world is the real purpose of the trip. Scuba diving the beautiful dive sites around Indonesia provides an abundance of marine life such as whale sharks, manta rays, sharks, and stunning coral gardens.

Our professional dive guides can fulfill all your dive wishes. They accompany small groups, guaranteeing undiluted attention for the skilled diver and the aspirant diver and snorkelers.

The dive deck has all the amenities, including rinsing tanks for comfortable diving and equipment maintenance.

We have a rental service for all diving gear, including Nitrox. Courses are available

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2000

Year Renovated: 2013

Length: 32

Beam: 8

Top speed: 9

Cruising speed: 8

Engines: 1 x MAN 400HP

Max guests: 16

Number of cabins: 8

Number of bathrooms: 8

Tenders: 2 x Yamaha 40hp

Water capacity: 10 tons

Fuel capacity: 12 Tons

Freshwater maker: 2000 liters/day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 Depth Sounder

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Fishfinder

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Emergency flares

Ondina Liveaboard, a traditional phinsi schooner, provides 9 - 12 days of dive safaris to Indonesia's best dive destinations.

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10 Jul 2021
East Borneo (Berau-Tarakan)
Arrival: 10 Jul 2021
Departure: 18 Jul 2021
Days/nights: 9 Days / 8 Nights
East Borneo (Berau-Tarakan)

Day 1: Embark in Tarakan (or Berau). If the starting point is Tarakan, an optional visit to the mangrove and probosci’s conservation park in the afternoon. Overnight sail to Derawan.

Day 2: Check dive and second critter dive in the jetties of Pulau Derawan. Sail to the Bagans during lunch to look for whale sharks in the afternoon.

Day 3: Full diving day in Kakaban, including the hammerhead site. Visit Jellyfish Lake.

Day 4: Full diving day on the east coast of Maratua, in famed sites such as The Channel and Nunukan Express, with large schools of barracudas and bigeye jacks.

Day 5: Full diving day on the west coast of Maratua, including the thresher shark site of Midreef and the big swirl of barracudas at Fusilier. Afternoon visit to the natural canyon of Halo Tabung for a dip.

Day 6: Diving Karang Muaras, to look for the thresher sharks and other pelagics.

Day 7: Dive the manta sites in Sangalaki, and afternoon visit to the turtle rookery at the ConservationCentre. Night dive in Pulau Samama.

Day 8:Two morning dives in Maratua, and afternoon sail back to departure port.

Day 9: Transfer to the airport after breakfast.

*Optional extension 2-3 nights river trip to the orangutan reserve of Tanjung Puting in south Kalimantan can be done flying Tarakan-Balikpapan, overnight in Balikpapan and flight Balikpapan-Tanjung Puting the morning after.

Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions, and other external causes.

07 Oct 2021
Raja Ampat & North Banda Sea (Ambon-Sorong)
Arrival: 07 Oct 2021
Departure: 16 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Raja Ampat & North Banda Sea (Ambon-Sorong)

Day 1: Pick up at Ambon airport, transfer to the boat, welcome drink, and accommodation. Check dive in the afternoon at one of the reefs surrounding Ambon. Overnight sailing.

Day 2: Two dives in Sagof, afternoon in Baby Rock, and night dive in Nudi City (Gamfi).

Day 3: Dive the fabulous reefs of the Fiabacet group, such as Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, and Shadow Reef (aka Manta Mountain). Optional visit to Misool Eco Resort and overnight sail to Pulau Koon.

Day 4: Three day dives around the very strategic eastern point of Pulau Koon, where the walls on both sides of the island converge into as andy plateau facing a deep trench, congregating large masses of fish the added excitement of some pelagic sightings.

Day 5: Dive around Karang Hatta and other sites in the Banda group. Night in Banda Neira, the most beautiful natural anchorage of Indonesia. Dusk dive at the mandarin fish site.

Day 6: Dive the famous sites in Ai and Run Islands, with sheer walls offering excellent drift dives along with massive barrel sponges, giant fans and schools of fish, and the eventual presence of larger fish. Afternoon dive in the Lava Flows, stunning hard coral garden that great astounding speed after Gunung Api’s last eruption in 1988.

Day 7: Cultural visit around Banda Neira, the heart of the Spice Islands: Fort Rotterdam, the Governor’s House, and the nutmeg plantation. Dive Batu Kapal around noon and Pulau Soanggi in the afternoon. Overnight to Nusa Laut.

Day 8: Two dives at the famous site Ameth’s Knoll, a reef parallel to the coast that the local villagers have protected since the old times, allow fish to spawn and spillover to adjacent areas. Afternoon and night dives at the next village to the south.

Day 9: Two muck dives around the Twilight Zone jetties, with an avid array of critters and oddities to be found. Preparation for departure the morning after.

Day 10: Transfer to the airport after breakfast.

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat. Divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and Epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too.

 

Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions, and other external causes.

14 Nov 2021
Raja Ampat & North Banda Sea (Ambon-Sorong)
Arrival: 14 Nov 2021
Departure: 24 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Raja Ampat & North Banda Sea (Ambon-Sorong)

Day 1: Pick up at Ambon airport, transfer to the boat, welcome drink, and accommodation. Check dive in the afternoon at one of the reefs surrounding Ambon. Overnight sailing.

Day 2: Two dives in Sagof, afternoon in Baby Rock, and night dive in Nudi City (Gamfi).

Day 3: Dive the fabulous reefs of the Fiabacet group, such as Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, and Shadow Reef (aka Manta Mountain). Optional visit to Misool Eco Resort and overnight sail to Pulau Koon.

Day 4: Three day dives around the very strategic eastern point of Pulau Koon, where the walls on both sides of the island converge into as andy plateau facing a deep trench, congregating large masses of fish the added excitement of some pelagic sightings.

Day 5: Dive around Karang Hatta and other sites in the Banda group. Night in Banda Neira, the most beautiful natural anchorage of Indonesia. Dusk dive at the mandarin fish site.

Day 6: Dive the famous sites in Ai and Run Islands, with sheer walls offering excellent drift dives along with massive barrel sponges, giant fans and schools of fish, and the eventual presence of larger fish. Afternoon dive in the Lava Flows, stunning hard coral garden that great astounding speed after Gunung Api’s last eruption in 1988.

Day 7: Cultural visit around Banda Neira, the heart of the Spice Islands: Fort Rotterdam, the Governor’s House, and the nutmeg plantation. Dive Batu Kapal around noon and Pulau Soanggi in the afternoon. Overnight to Nusa Laut.

Day 8: Two dives at the famous site Ameth’s Knoll, a reef parallel to the coast that the local villagers have protected since the old times, allow fish to spawn and spillover to adjacent areas. Afternoon and night dives at the next village to the south.

Day 9: Two muck dives around the Twilight Zone jetties, with an avid array of critters and oddities to be found. Preparation for departure the morning after.

Day 10: Transfer to the airport after breakfast.

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat. Divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and Epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too.

 

Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions, and other external causes.

05 Jan 2022
All Raja Ampat (Sorong-Sorong)
Arrival: 05 Jan 2022
Departure: 14 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 10 Days / 9 Nights
All Raja Ampat (Sorong-Sorong)

Day 1: Pick up at Sorong airport, transfer to the boat, welcome drink, and accommodation. Check dive in the afternoon at one of the reefs surrounding Sorong. Overnight sailing to Dampier Straits.

Day 2: Diving in the fabulous reefs in the Dampier Straits: Sardine reef, Blue Magic and Mioskon, amongst others. Night dive at Saporkren jetties (muck diving).

Day 3: Early morning excursion under the canopy at Gam to see the birds of paradise. Diving in Mike’sPoint, Cape Kri, and night dive in Yenbeser.

Day 4: Dive the jetties of Arborek and around the Penemu area, in My Reef, Melissa’s Garden, The Lagoon, etc. Afternoon ascent to a viewpoint in Fam. Overnight sail to Misool.

Day 5: Two dives in Sagof, afternoon in Baby Rock, and night dive in Nudi City (Gamfi).

Day 6: Shadow Reef (aka Manta Mountain), two dives in Jamur Boo (Boo Rocks), and night dive in Yilliet.

Day 7: Dive the fabulous reefs of the Fiabacet group, such as Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock, and night dive in the small Yilliet. Optional visit to Misool Eco Resort.

Day 8: Diving the caves in Goa Farondi, The Friendly Canyon and Razorback, and tender boat tour to the lagoons, plus a visit to cave with bats and stalactites the afternoon. Overnight sailing to Batanta.

Day 9: Two muck dives in the morning on the blacks and slopes of South Batanta, such as Black Beauty or Happy Ending. Sail back to Sorong to fly the morning after.

Day 10: Transfer to the airport after breakfast.

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat. Divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and Epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too.

 

Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions, and other external causes.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Any other way of transportation than S.M.Y. ONDINA, Alcoholic drinks, tips &gratuities and any other onboard service not specified above like Massages, Equipment rental….etc., Any police or diving permit, national park fees, or touristic tax and harbor fees charged per passenger by any local authority, plus fuel increases. Please count on 200eu/pax for cruises starting or ending in Papua/Maluku and 150eu/pax for Komodo cruises. This amount will be paid once onboard when requested by the Cruise Director.

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