Adelaar Liveaboard – Scuba Diving the Komodo National Park
The amazing M/V Adelaar offers diving expeditions to Komodo National Park in Indonesia. The luxury boat is a hand-crafted Dutch Schooner and has an exquisite interior. The whole experience will leave you satisfied and wanting to come back every year!
The beautiful Dutch Adelaar was built in the year of 1902. It was renovated in 2011.The boat is 127 feet long and has a beam that is 18 feet in length. The highest speed that it can reach is 7.5 knots while the cruising speed is 6.5 knots. The engine is a Mercedes marine diesel (380hp). The boat is built on two aluminum dinghies (40hp) tenders and has a water capacity of 6 and a fuel capacity of 6.5 tons. There are two freshwater makers on board which provide 2400 gallons per day.
Rated "Exceptional" on liveaboard.com
The boat has an overall ranking of 10 out of 10 stars which is outstanding compared to other available vessels.
The cabins that are available to choose from are the standard room, staterooms and the master suite. The bathrooms are en-suite and have warm water showers. All the cabins are air-conditioned with individual climate control. Adelaar accommodates a number of 8 guests at a time to make sure everyone is comfortable and looked after. There is a total of 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms. The drawings and layout of the boat can be seen here.
The cuisine on board consists of western and delicious Indonesian food and is prepared by specially trained chefs. There are vegetarian options available too. The drinks include soft drinks, beer and an imported selection of wines and liquor. Snacks are served all day in the dining hall.
Specific dietary requirements due to medical or religious reasons are also accommodated. The requests can be made in the second page of the booking form. The costs of the meals are included however, the beer or alcoholic drinks will need to be paid for separately. There is an outdoor dining option available for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery while having your meals.
The services offered onboard are laundry and daily house-keeping so you can relax while on holiday. The indoor salons are built with teak paneling and beautiful high ceilings and air-conditioning. There is a leisure deck for those who prefer the fresh air and a sun deck for the ones who just want to lay down and get their tan on. A flat-screen TV set is provided in each of the cabins and audio and video entertainment in the salons as well. Free internet is also available as it is a necessity in the digital age. However, there is a library also for those who prefer to curl up with a good old book and enjoy the view. The crew members speak Indonesian and English and are trained to fulfill all your needs.
Scuba Diving On The Adelaar
The boat was custom built for diving and provides a breath-taking experience for divers and non-divers alike. The gear available on board include DIN Adaptors, Nitrox, tanks, weights, belts and Dive master services. Extra gear can be rented through the booking form or on board. The shaded diving deck provides excellent views for divers or non-divers when they are taking a break. There is a camera station, separate rinse for underwater camera and a charging point for those who love taking pictures.
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The Adelaar has a radar, satellite & mobile phones, depth sounder, GPS, radio VHF/DSC/SSB and E.P.I.R.B. distress system for communication. There are also emergency rafts, life vests, fire alarm & fire extinguishers, oxygen tanks and emergency flares. The crew is also trained in first-aid in case of medical emergencies.
Blue Melody Experiences
Really fantastic - a once in a lifetime trip! The itinerary was wonderful and the crew adaptable enough that if one place didn't suit, they would make alternative plans. The diving was totally spectacular and tailored to our requirements and shore visits an option and very good. The crew were professional, couldn't do enough for us and were so nice (and with a good sense of humour!). The ship was fabulous and in immaculate condition (we were given an upgraded cabin which was very nice indeed, but the other cabins looked good too). Thoroughly recommended.”
Sunset on the Adelaar
Booking And Payment
You can book your dive experience on the Adelaar easily online. You will receive a 100% best price guarantee. More or less all major payment methods are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.