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SMY Ondina
From US$ 320 per day
Customer rating
Very good!
Length
32m
106 ft
Max 16
Nitrox
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At a glance...
  • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda and North Sulawesi
  • Cabins with en-suite bathrooms
  • Small dive groups and flexible itineraries
  • Specialist photography and exploratory cruises

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The purpose-built SMY Ondina is a beautiful teak and tropical wood Buginese diving schooner built with traditional styling. Specialising in Indonesia liveaboard cruises around Komodo and Raja Ampat (Papua Province), it runs trips of various durations, plus special photography and exploratory safaris.

8 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms, a wide range of photographic facilities and a huge sundeck all combine to make a comfortable and well-equipped Indonesian liveaboard. With nitrox available for use for those with suitable qualifications, you can really spend more time exploring underwater.

For underwater photo enthusiasts, you'll find Ondina well equipped and several of the departures have guest Pro' photographers, such as Deb Fuggitt, so please enquire if you have a special interest in these trips. The boat kit up area has a secure camera table, battery charging points and padded freshwater tanks to rinse your camera equipment. There is an air pressure gun to blow-dry your camera, and a CD/DVD disc writing service.

Perhaps the European-owned Ondina's best feature is its management's accommodating attitude towards diverse customer interests and needs. The dive crew have plenty of experience in dealing simultaneously with professional and hardcore divers as well as newly-qualifieds. This is managed by the use of small dive groups and also involving customers in planning a less rigid itinerary.

From April to October, Ondina ventures to destinations including Sulawesi, Halmahera, the Bandas, Lombok, Komodo and Flores; and from November to March it specialises in Raja Ampat diving cruises.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
14 Dec 23 Dec 9 Raja Ampat National Park 23 US$ 3,195
26 Dec 4 Jan 9 Raja Ampat National Park 23 US$ 3,195
7 Dec 19 Dec 9 Raja Ampat National Park 23 US$ 3,195
19 Dec 28 Dec 9 Raja Ampat National Park 23 US$ 3,195
31 Dec 9 Jan 9 Raja Ampat National Park 23 US$ 3,195

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, 1 soft drink with lunch and dinner, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive insurance, harbour fees, diving fees and fuel surcharge of US$ 233 per person in Raja Ampat and US$ 175 per person in Komodo. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 12 per day), scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Komodo: The Ondina liveaboard departs from Bima. Domestic return flights from Bali are arranged by the operator at an extra charge.
Raja Ampat: Ondina usually departs from Sorong. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. Some Ondina trips may use different ports and we will assist you with information on how to get to any departure port.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12:00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 15% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 6 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 3,143. Komodo to Lombok - US$ 3,143. Raja Ampat - US$ 3,457. Cenderawasih Bay - US$ 3,457. For alternative trip prices, please check with us


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 double bed (200cm x 120cm) cabins and 6 twin / double bed cabins, all en-suite and on the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Portholes
  • Toilet and cold water water sprayer
  • Hand basin, mirror, toiletries and towels
  • Round twin plug 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day (adapters available)
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • Life jackets
  • Cabinet and shelving
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 8 / 2 + 8 cold water sprayer heads

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    Crew comprises:
    • Cruise Leader (also acts as 3rd divemaster)
    • 2 Divemasters
    • Captain
    • 2 Cooks
    • 1 Engineer
  • 2 Mechanics
  • 2 Deck hands
  • 2 Tender drivers
  • Maid
  • Masseuse
  • Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dive dinghies - 25m² kit up room with fresh hot water showers and separate wetsuit room - Padded camera rinse tanks, camera table, camera equipment crates, air pressure gun, and recharging points - CD and DVD photo writer service - 20m² saloon with TV, VHS and DVD players, music system, board games, marine and general library - 60 m² sundeck with sun chairs and deck chairs (shade optional) - 40m² main deck shaded area

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    • Indonesian, Chinese, Italian and Japanese main meal dishes and desserts
    • East-meets-West style breakfast
    • Buffet-style waitress service in saloon - 2 main dishes per sitting.
    • All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send notice of your needs.
    • Dining service normally begins with lunch on the first day of the cruise.
    • Coffee, tea, soft drinks (1 per meal), water, biscuits and fruit are provided free of charge.
    • Beer, wine and espresso are also available onboard for purchase.
    • Operator rates food as very important

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in year 2001, refitted 2008
    • Size - 32m x 8m
    • Weight - 200 tonnes
    • Top speed - 9 knots
    • Cruising speed - 8 knots
    • 1 x 400 HP Mann engine
    • 2 x 30 KW Mitsubishi and 1 x 20 KW Isuzu generators
    • 2 x Bauer Mariner dive tank compressors
  • CAT enriched air nitrox compressor
  • 12 litre aluminium and steel tanks with international and DIN fittings
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Fresh water maker - 2,000 litres per day
  • Environmental waste storage tank

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 2 x Solas life rafts
    • 3 x Rigid and semi-rigid 40 & 25 HP motorised dinghies
    • VHF, ICOM VHF and SSB radios
    • Furuno global positioning system (GPS)
    • Furuno 16 mile radar
    • Furuno fishfinder
    • Furuno sounder
    • Furuno plotter
    • Iridium satellite telephone
  • Cellular phone
  • Medic first aid box
  • Oxygen - 16,000 litres - continuous flow
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • 4 x Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Emergency position indicating radio beacon
  • Searchlight
  • Loudhailer
  • Customer dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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    Customer reviews:

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "Excellent in every way. The liveaboard staff were fantastic, the boat was well equipped and comfortable, the sites were amazing. Highly recommended." - , UK, 27 September 2013...


    Indonesia

    Low Budget Options

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    Calico Jack
    From US$ 330 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 10
    30m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, Ambon & Alor
    • Maximum of only 10 guests
    • En-suite cabins
    • Multi-lingual crew of 8
    • Beautiful teak interiors
    KLM Moana
    From US$ 309 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 10
    24m
    • Focuses on diving in Komodo National Park
    • Maximum of 10 guests on board
    • All cabins with ensuite showers
    • Affordable option for individuals and for groups
    KM Raja Manta
    From US$ 250 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    36m
    • Includes Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Sangalaki and Lembeh Strait
    • Most cabins have ensuite bathrooms, seaview windows
    • Large, steel-hulled boat purpose-built as a liveaboard
    Mermaid II
    From US$ 291 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    32m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda and Alor
    • Komodo cruises use port in Bali
    • Cabins with en-suite private bathrooms
    • 2 saloons on board
    • Steel hulled boat
    Pearl of Papua
    From US$ 293 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 15
    Nitrox
    28m
    • Specialises in cruises around Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay
    • Runs shorter trips than others - 6 - 10 nights
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Ideal for those with limited time or budget
    Mastro Aldo
    From US$ 213 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 10
    Free Wi-Fi
    22m
    • Focuses on cruises in Komodo National Park
    • Short (3 nights +) scuba diving cruises
    • Maximum of only 10 divers
    • All cabins with ensuite or private bathrooms
    • Multi-lingual crew of 13
    • Catamaran, so stable nights of sleep at anchor
    MY Pelagian
    From US$ 422 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 10
    Nitrox
    36m
    • Cruises focus on Wakatobi Archipelago
    • All cabins with ensuite bathrooms
    • Maximum of 10 guests only
    • Camera workshop
    • Tanks filled on dive tenders, no moving equipment
    • Large steel-hulled boat
    SMY Ondina
    From US$ 320 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    32m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda and North Sulawesi
    • Cabins with en-suite bathrooms
    • Small dive groups and flexible itineraries
    • Specialist photography and exploratory cruises
    KLM Kira Kira
    From US$ 201 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 8
    22m
    • Visits Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat
    • Maximum of 8 guests only, small dive groups
    • Uses solar panels and a battery bank
    • Budget-friendly option, popular with young divers
    • Activities: trekking, kayaking, beach BBQs
    • Communal bathrooms
    KLM Mari
    From US$ 228 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 10
    32m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Flores
    • Maximum of 10 guests only and 10 crew
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Spacious, traditional Phinisi schooner
    MV Empress II
    From US$ 150 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 9
    Nitrox
    28m
    • Cruises in Raja Ampat and Komodo
    • Maximum of 13 guests only
    • Cabin for single traveller
    • Recompression chamber and defibrillator
    • Rebreather and tech diving compatibility
    • Steel hulled exploration boat with electric dive lift
    MV Panunee
    From US$ 308 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    32m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, Ambon
    • Suites with private en-suite bathrooms
    • Dive The World Gold Range product
    • Cameras: table, rinse tanks, air hoses
    • Steel hulled boat
    Weta Molas
    From US$ 198 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 8
    25m
    • Cruises focus on Komodo National Park
    • Maximum of 8 guests only, 7 crew
    • Tours include use of scuba equipment
    • Short trips (2-3 nights) , ideal for those with budget or time constraints
    • Communal bathrooms

    Middle Budget Options

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    Indo Aggressor
    From US$ 371 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    38m
    • Visits Komodo, Banda, Alor
    • Some Komodo trips also dive Bali
    • All staterooms have ensuite bathrooms
    • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner
    • Warm towel and back rub after each dive
    • Large boat
    KLM Sea Safari 6
    From US$ 367 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    29m
    • Cruises Raja Ampat, Lembeh
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Air conditioned restaurant
    • 4 decks, so there's always a quiet spot
    Mermaid I
    From US$ 338 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 15
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    28m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Alor
    • Cabins have en-suite bathrooms, TV & minibar
    • Cabin for single traveller
    • Most cabins have seaview windows
    • Spacious, steel-hulled liveaboard
    MSV Amira
    From US$ 408 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 17
    Nitrox
    52m
    • Cruises Raja Ampat, Komodo, Triton Bay, Banda
    • Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms
    • ENOS diver locator devices
    • Fully-closed re-breathers for rent
    • Large boat with dedicated restaurant, camera room & computer room
    MSY Seahorse
    From US$ 350 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 36
    Nitrox
    26m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih, Halmahera
    • Can join 7 or 11 night Raja Ampat trips
    • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, entertainment
    • Owned by former chef, air-conditioned restaurant
    • Wet room with table for cameras, rinse tanks
    Raja Ampat Aggressor
    From US$ 376 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    30m
    • Cruises Raja Ampat, Sangalaki, Komodo, Banda
    • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, TVs and audio-visual entertainment
    • 1 free local beer or glass of wine per night
    • Dedicated camera room, lost diver devices
    • Thick steel double hulled boat
    Cheng Ho
    From US$ 333 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 24
    Nitrox
    33m
    • Cruises Komodo, Sumbawa, Alor, Flores
    • Cabins feature private en-suite bathrooms
    • 4 cabins for single travellers
    • Cinema room
    • Large boat, plenty of relaxation areas
    La Galigo
    From US$ 250 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 14
    Nitrox
    33m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Wakatobi
    • 14 guest maximum, with 13 crew members
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Grand Suite has TV, DVD, panoramic windows, balcony
    • Cameras: table, rinse tanks, charging outlets
    MV Ambai
    From US$ 344 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    32m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Banda
    • All cabins with private ensuite bathrooms
    • 12 and 15 litre tanks
    • Dedicated camera room, table, rinse tanks
    KLM Euphoria
    From US$ 320 per day

    Customer rating: Good

    Max 14
    42m
    • Cruises focus specifically on Raja Ampat
    • Maximum of only 14 guests, with 12 crew
    • All cabins have private bathrooms
    • Upper deck VIP cabins have private covered terrace
    • Large, spacious boat
    KLM Sea Safari 8
    From US$ 386 per day

    Customer rating: Good

    Max 24
    Nitrox
    34m
    • Short trips focus only on the Raja Ampat region
    • All cabins have en-suite bathrooms
    • 2 air-conditioned saloons, spacious relaxation areas
    • Cameras: table, rinse tanks, computer for editing
    Blue Manta
    From US$ 343 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 18
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    45m
    • Cruises Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, Flores
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • 24 hour satellite Wi-Fi internet
    • Complimentary laundry service
    • Designated dry camera room, cameras for rent
    • Large, steel-hulled boat
    SY Adelaar
    From US$ 399 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 8
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    39m
    • Cruises mostly Komodo, also Alor, Flores
    • Maximum of 8 guests only, with 11 crew
    • Cabins with private bathrooms and TV entertainment
    • Use of Nautilus LifeLine
    • Large luxury boat with 2 indoor socialising areas

    High Budget Options

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    Dewi Nusantara
    From US$ 527 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 18
    Nitrox
    57m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih, Triton Bay, Banda
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Dedicated air-conditioned restaurant
    • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner
    • Large boat with masseuse, video/photo pro
    MSY WAOW
    From US$ 514 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 25
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    58m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Flores
    • Ensuite cabins with own lounge area & TV
    • Dedicated camera room with computer
    • Free use of Nautilus LifeLine
    • Free glass of wine or 1 beer with dinner
    • Kayaks and paddle boards for guest use
    SY Indo Siren
    From US$ 454 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    40m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat
    • All cabins have private bathroom, TV, DVD
    • Free rental scuba equipment
    • Free local beers
    • Sea canoes, massage and laundry service
    • Large luxurious boat
    The Seven Seas
    From US$ 440 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    35m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Flores
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • Sea kayaks
    • Good specials for dive groups
    • Large, luxury boat with many relaxation spaces
    MSY Damai I
    From US$ 490 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 10
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    40m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat
    • Maximum of 10 guests only
    • Unlimited diving
    • Cabins have en-suite bathroom
    • Large boat with spa, camera room, laundry service, free local beer
    MSY Damai II
    From US$ 523 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 10
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    40m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Alor
    • Maximum of 10 guests only
    • Dive deck with individual rinse tanks
    • Cabins have en-suite bathroom and entertainment system
    • Complimentary beer and wine
    • Large boat with camera room
    MV Pindito
    From US$ 408 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    33m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Flores
    • Tauchen Magazine Best Liveaboard of the Year
    • All cabins have en-suite private bathrooms
    • Camera room, charging points, laptop
    • Individual diver locator devices, waterskiing
    • Free spirits and beer