OCEANIC; INTIMATE AND INTENSE EXPEDITIONS IN INFORMAL ENTOURAGE.
Sailing Motor Yacht Oceanic is the smaller sister of SMY Ondina. Between them, they possess an impressive buildup of knowledge and experience in the scuba diving leisure cruises throughout the Indonesian inner seas. The relatively small schooner (28 by 6 meters) specializes in intimate and informal expeditions with plenty of personal attention and flexibility in every aspect of the trip. Destinations include Banda Sea, Ambon, Maumere, Komodo, Flores, Raja Ampat, Alor and the Forgotten Islands. The duration of these intense trips varies from 6 to 12 days.
Step 1. Choose your preferred departure date – Step 2. Select your destination – step 3. Green is the Available date
Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from hotel, Snorkel Gear
Excluded: Cruise fees (park fees, fuel surcharge & harbour tax): 100€ or 150€ or 200€, Flights, Hotels, Alcoholic beverages.
We welcome 12 guests in 6 cabins with optional double or twin beds. These rooms are upgradable to triple occupancy on request. 5 cabins are located on the lower deck and have portholes. One upper deck suite has big windows. All have private bathrooms and restrooms. The size and layout of our ship make it perfectly suitable for family and group charters.
The wooden carpentry and carvings add warmth to the modern and clean interior of this yacht. Enjoy the comfort of our climatized lounge where an ample selection of books to determine fish species, movies and documentaries are at your disposal. A special camera room facilitates the preparation and charging of your underwater equipment. Several outdoor leisure areas offer shaded or sunny relaxation options for you and your fellow travellers. Of course, you can just retire to your cabin and enjoy the soothing sounds and motions of a smoothly floating wooden ship.
Our international kitchen serves delicious and healthy dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as informal and efficient buffets. In between snacks, fruits and drinks are available at any time. Vegetarian- and other dietary requirements are accommodated to by our chefs. Food can be enjoyed indoors as well as on the open-air deck. We have a bar serving coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
The onboard care and pampering enable you to be perfectly ready for the daily diving adventures that start from a custom build diving zodiac. Our professional dive masters give undiluted attention to divers of all levels as well as to snorkelers. The dive deck has all the space and amenities for hassle-free diving and easy maintenance of your equipment. We have a rental service for all your gear, including Nitrox. Courses are available. We offer our guests the opportunity to participate in land excursions or beach recreation. The flexibility of our team has no limits.
These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.
- Departure Port: LABUHAN BAJO, The closest airport is Labuan (LBU), pickup time at the airport is according to your flights. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags. You will receive exact meeting point instructions closer to the trip date directly from the Liveaboard
- Return Port: LABUHAN BAJO
- Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total)
- Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.
Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable. Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors
Day 2 – 5
Komodo & Rinca National Park: The narrow straits between these two islands communicate the Flores Sea with the Indian Ocean. Their tide currents provide a continuous exchange of water and nutrients between the inner sea and the ocean creating a unique ecosystem, favouring the biodiversity and the proliferation of peculiarities like the Frog fish or endemic species that can only be observed here, like the sea apple. The depths are densely populated with fixed life, with great underwater variety of landscapes, from diving in vertical walls covered with soft corals resembling the Red Sea gardens to stone structures resembling the cold water reefs of the North Sea.
Due to the high degree of protection that this National Park enjoys, it is also an area of great abundance of fish, with thick schools of Carangids, Sweet lips and Butterflies, as well as frequent encounters with Manta Rays and Reef Sharks. Walls and slopes, mountains and submerged pinnacles, muck diving in the black sand. Batu Bolong, a pinnacle in the middle of the strait covered with coral and abundance of fish. In Nusa Kode, Cannibal Rock, is a submerged mountain literally covered with marine life and invertebrates.
One of the main attractions of this route is the mandatory visit to the Komodo & Rinca National Park for the observation of the famous Komodo Dragons, a carnivorous variety of Lizard (Varanus Komodiensis) which can grow up to 3 meters of length. Due to the strong currents of the straits surrounding these islands, and in spite of the fact that the dragons can swim, they have remained isolated in these two remote prehistoric looking islands. The visit is a two – three hours walk on one of the two islands, Komodo or Rinca, accompanied by a National Park Guide, depending on how lucky we could be that day we will see, apart from the dragons, deer, wild boars, water buffalos, parrots and fowls.
Wooden dragon carvings of different sizes and pearls from nearby farms can be bought from the natives of the island. Walk through the Bajo village where the Gypsies of the sea live.