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Length / Width

38 m / 6 m

Year built / renovated

1902  / 2009

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  • Cruise around these warm waters, protected due to the bounty of marine life on its reefs, in a magnificent Dutch schooner going off the beaten track for a unique dive experience
  • Enjoy spectacular diving, snorkeling and cultural excursions, without sacrificing any of the comforts and luxury of a five star hotel – including Persian rugs and marble en-suites!
  • The water in Komodo's dive spots is turquoise and crystal clear, with visibility often at 30-40 m, and encounters with mantas and sharks are abundant
  • After watching the beautiful sunset, you can choose: cocktail hour or night dive?
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 10, 2020

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We recently bought an industrial heater and we'll be raising the temperature of the cabins and common areas above 55°c between each cruise. All members of the crew will be tested before getting on the ship. Hand sanitiser along with new SOPs will be at our guests' and crew's dispose in several designated places on the ship. The crew have been trained and instructed for social distancing and hygiene procedures onboard. Diving gear will be handled by the guests themselves and they can request help if needed.
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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 90 days prior to departure, we apply the deposit toward a future departure, within the next 12 months. (If you do not wish to reschedule, the deposit is forfeited) ; if you cancel between 90 and 60 days prior to departure: we apply the full amount toward a future departure, within the next 12 months; if you cancel less than 60 days before departure, there is no refund.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS : for all new bookings made between May 1 & September 30, 2020. (valid for any departure between July 1,2020 and April 1, 2021.)  Payment terms:  15% non-refundable deposit 85% balance due 29 days before departure Cancellation terms: If you cancel up to 30 days before departure we apply the deposit toward a future departure, within the next 12 months;  if you cancel less than 30 days prior to departure: we apply the full amount toward a future departure, within the next 12 months There is no refund of the deposit for a cancellation without a rebooking .



The waters are also protected by the National Park due to the bounty of life on the reefs and the large pelagic fish which can be seen here.

The numerous small islands that can be visited and dived give liveaboard Divers here the advantage of being able to take in a hugely diverse number of sites on the different islands. These small islands are quite far flung and off the well-dived path making for some unique experiences.


The vessel is a magnificent Dutch schooner and is now a showcase classical yacht with impeccable standards. Sailing the Underwater World between Bali and Komodo year round, Adelaar caters to today’s discerning traveler, who expects the best in small group luxury sailing and diving. The SY Adelaar is 125 feet (38m) long and 18 feet (5.5m) wide. The SY Adelaar aims to provide the best there is in terms of diving and leisure activities, without sacrificing any of the comforts and luxury you would expect to get from a 5 Star hotel on land.

The SY Adelaar was crafted in 1902 and underwent a total overhaul in 2009. Our liveaboard comfortably accommodates up to eight guests, in 4 double Staterooms that are exquisitely furnished. The rich teak interior, high ceilings, air conditioning, intricate Persian rugs and marble en-suite bathrooms give the feeling of elegance.

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.

You’ll be treated in true Indonesian hospitality where guests always remain guests.

Sit back and relax, enjoy a delectable array of our on board cuisine, prepared fresh each day, by our Balinese Cooks. Sunsets always seem to be special at sea and every night as the sun drops below the horizon you can reflect at the end of a day of diving in this beautiful destination.

In regard to the dive sites, the SY Adelaar's itineraries are perfectly timed so the sites can be explored at the optimal time of year. Compared to other liveaboards this boat is different because it boasts beautiful accommodation and World-class service.

The water in Komodo's dive spots is turquoise and crystal clear, with visibility often at 30-40m. Then after all the diving is done, sit back and relax at the Bar, enjoy a cool drink, some great food or enjoy the fabulous views from the Sundeck.

Food as one of the basic human needs plays a crucial role in any dive holiday

In order to ensure that the guests have the experience of a lifetime, absolute love for detail was the SY Adelaar's guiding principle that influenced the construction of the boat, the itineraries and the composition of the food menu.

After all, a relaxing meal prepared with care and style is the best way to remain full of energy for the next dive! Rather than the standard liveaboard food, you will be offered a choice from its fine cuisine. With a sophisticated twist on the contemporary flavors of Indonesia - everything tastes wonderful. There is also plenty vegetarian food to choose from. Tasty snacks or home-made cakes are served each afternoon. Then you choose - Night Dive or Cocktail Hour!

The team consists of 10 people. There is 1 Dive Professional on board, who will ensure that the guests have a great diving experience. On the The SY Adelaar, English and Indonesian are the spoken languages.


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian

Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash

Great for families

  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests


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