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The fabulous Adelaar, based in Bali, offers diving in Komodo & Alor. She is a luxury 39-meter (127-foot) schooner which was totally renovated to provide an intimate diving experience.


A word from Dom :  "Classic in every way, with a history unlike any other liveaboard on the planet. She's refined, luxurious and seaworthy. Because she only takes a small number of divers, she's a pleasure for a group or family. And, she starts & ends her trips in Bali, so no need for Indonesian domestic flights. By the way .... she's been one of my great favorites in the world of diving for more years than I care to say! She's a grand old lady of the sea, but fully restored and a wonderful option for these waters.".....Dominick Macan


On board Adelaar

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    lounge & dining area
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    lounge-games room
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    double or twin
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    double or twin
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    dive deck
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    Adelaar at sunset


  • 1 lower deck DOUBLE master stateroom
    queen size bed plus twin bed/sofa, desk & port windows
    2 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
     double bed plus twin bed/sofa & port windows
    1 lower deck DOUBLE stateroom
    double bed & port windows
    All staterooms have a private bathroom, individual air-conditioning, flatscreen TV and ample storage.

  • up to 4 dives per day (all from the tenders)
    12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves) & 100 cu ft tanks (21 liter) 
    scuba gear rental available (please request in advance)
    nitrox available
    water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
    3mm wetsuit recommended

  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    harbor fees (Komodo & Alor cruises only)
    use of kayaks & stand up paddles
    internet connection (limited)

  • international & domestic airfare
    transfers to and from the harbor (except as specified in the itinerary as included)
    beer or alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear (please request in advance)
    100 cu ft tanks (21 liter) 
    Komodo National Park fees or Moyo & Satonda Reserve fees

Captivating past life

Built by Staadskanal Shipyards in Zaandam, Holland, in 1902 as a cargo ship the stunningly beautiful schooner, Adelaar, sailed between England, Sweden, Norway and Russia, propelled only by the wind. During World War II, she was confiscated by the Germans and used to transport war goods.

After this her history became more intriguing, imbued with a touch of mystery. She ended up in East Berlin (yes!) and made her final mysterious move in 1981, when the owners managed to sail her out of the east into the western world. They began extensive restoration of the vessel at the very same shipyard in Holland where the ship was originally built. By chance, an old man recognized the vessel as Adelaar ... a ship which his father had built 80 years ago earlier.

Her history continues with round-the-world trips and the incredible feat of winning the New Zealand Tall Ship Race in 1988. She's been working in Indonesia since 1994 and as a luxury dive liveaboard in Indonesia. Be sure to ask about all the details of her storied past when you're on board.

Elegant, sophisticated, refined, delightful

The main deck has a large table and very comfy seating area, situated under an expansive sun awning, which provides the perfect spot for enjoying the scenery while cruising. The forward deck is fitted with comfortable cushions for reading, relaxing and sunbathing or having one of Adelaar’s famous Gin & Tonics and dining al fresco.

The beautifully decorated interior of Adelaar is in classical yacht style with rich teak wood paneling. The high ceilings throughout the vessel give her an extra spacious feeling. The entire vessel, including the staterooms, is fitted with individually controlled air-conditioning. The salon & dining area offers flat screen TV’s connected to the ship’s video and audio streaming system with access to movies, pictures and songs … and the same access is available on flat screens in the cabins. 

The exquisite master suite comes with an impressive 6′ 6″ of head room, and an extravagant amount of space. The other two guest rooms are equally spacious, with a desk and couch that can serve as a bed, for those who wish to have separate sleeping accommodation. A fourth stateroom, with a double bed, is a bit smaller than the others but equally luxurious. All come with decadent en-suite marble bathrooms.

Below deck at cabin level, there are two work stations, a lounging couch and a small game table as well as the bar and guest beverage refrigerator.

Gourmet meals are often served a la cart in the main dining salon where large windows provide a panoramic view. When conditions are right, the main-deck exterior dining area affords an al fresco dining experience under the large sun awning.  Your 4 course meals are prepared by a European-trained chef using the freshest and finest ingredients the chef can gather from markets along the way and trusted suppliers.

Deck Plan ... Dive Map ... Technical Specifications

View the itinerary map, deck & cabin layout, yacht specifications, plus the equipment & safety features for Adelaar  .... open



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blue circles, from left to right:  crew lounge, bridge, dive deck, alfresco dining, deck lounge

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blue circles, from left to right:  aft deck seating, galley, dining room, stateroom 4 opposite the salon, staterooms 3, 2 & 1 ... crew & captain's cabins


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Dutch Schooner / Royal Dutch Certification (Bureau Veritas)
Registration: Indonesian
Length: 125 ft (38 meters)
Beam: 18 ft (5.5 meters)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 meters)


Mercedes marine diesel (380 HP)
3 generators from 20 kVA to 65 kVA
2 Bauer dive compressors
2,400 gallons per day Sea Recovery water maker
2 aluminum dinghies with 40 HP outboard Motors


full complement of navigational equipment


ICOM HF transceiver (all channel)


full complement of safety equipment
“Nautilus Lifeline” (GPS tracker & communication system for divers)


Most of Adelaar’s trips are in the Komodo Archipelago but she has added Alor to her regularly scheduled destinations. She is also available for private group charters to Sumba and Savu as well as to south Sulawesi and  Raja Ampat.  Just ask us for information. We will be happy to arrange a special charter for your group

Your cruise logistics

By departing from Bali, Adelaar allows you to avoid traveling on the local inter-island flights which can be problematic due to erratic scheduling. The round-trip from and to Bali avoids the potential problems.  You can taxi to your hotel from Bali’s International Airport, which has a taxi counter located just outside the arrival hall. The rates are fixed and you prepay there at the counter.  Or, we can arrange a private car and driver if you would like to be met at the airport and taken to your hotel.  Someone from the Adelaar staff will contact you at your hotel to confirm last minute details. To get to the boat, you can organize a transfer with the concierge at your hotel or if you prefer, we can arrange a private car and driver.


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