Diving cruise in Indonesia, Komodo National Park

Designed for adventure

Inspired by a desire to sail around the world, and see the world’s last frontiers, we set off from New Zealand aboard our Dutch Schooner, Adelaar in the spring of 1993. In this year of travel, we visited some of the most remote islands of Southeast Asia. We saw vanishing cultures, heard stories of intrigue, and explored the oceans wonders…
Diving cruise in Indonesia, Komodo National Park

Designed for adventure

…It was on this round the world tour, that we fell in love with Indonesia. For the next 25 years, our beautiful historic vessel, Adelaar, sailed throughout the vast Indonesian archipelago carrying adventurers and marine enthusiasts from all over the world. Our signature trips to the Komodo and Alor Archipelago are the best of the best put together from our years of experience sailing these waters…
Diving cruise in Indonesia, Komodo National Park

Designed for adventure

…We welcome you to join us on Adelaar, as she sails the magnificent Indonesian archipelago. As we cross the Wallace Line, and travel eastwards, we enter some of the most culturally diverse regions of the world. Let us entice you into the underwater world, where strong currents feed a teaming marine life, amass with color.

Book your cabin space aboard Adelaar for one of our selected diving itineraries around the Indonesian Archipelago. Komodo, Alor or the Banda Sea are our star destinations with world-class dive sites and incredible marine life.
Family or friends traveling together may prefer our fully customised liveaboard experiences. With a capacity of 8 persons in 4 staterooms, Adelaar is the ideal fit for a private cruise at sea. We tailor a trip just for you, from the destination(s), to the activities, land excursions and cuisine served onboard.

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

Jacques Yves Cousteau

  • CathyFinch Avatar
    5 star rating
    4/06/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Awesome Adelaar Sailing and diving with Adelaar is a very unique experience. With such a long and checkered history on the high... read more

    mads_ocean Avatar
    5 star rating
    2/10/2020 - TripAdvisor

    EXCEPTIONAL trip to Komodo One word - EXCEPTIONAL. I joined Adelaar as a marine biologist and guest for a 10N/11D "Manta Ray Special" trip... read more

    RuthK1654 Avatar
    5 star rating
    12/21/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Alor trip with Adelaar Not my first dive safari with Adelaar, but one of the most challening but also exciting ones.
    Not only...
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  • HollysHollydays Avatar
    5 star rating
    11/12/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Add this to your bucket list NOW We spent 11 incredible days onboard the Adelaar from Bali to Komodo and back again. For anyone who is considering... read more

    neshaichida Avatar
    5 star rating
    6/25/2019 - TripAdvisor

    A Manta Specialist Review Last May, I was invited as a Manta specialist on board the Adelaar for an 11-day trip to the Komodo... read more

    JohnandBarbF Avatar
    5 star rating
    5/09/2019 - TripAdvisor

    SIMPLY the BEST! What a great adventure we recently enjoyed on this stunning boat! Our trip left from Serangan Habour in Bali for... read more

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The Komodo National Park, Alor and the Banda sea are strategically located in the Coral Triangle. The amazing underwater arena attracts divers from around the world. Above the water, we also invite you to snorkel or explore by kayak or Stand-Up-Paddle boards. Adelaar “Diving Cruise Indonesia” has been cruising these waters for the past 25 years, and we consider ourselves quite the expert in this area.

Culturally diverse, and rich in natural history, the vast Indonesian Archipelago is yours to explore aboard our diving cruises. With more than 17,000 islands, the possibilities are limitless. As we travel east of the Wallace Line, the topography, flora and fauna differ greatly from that of Bali. Besides, the area also known as the ‘ring of fire’, is home to Indigenous tribes, Ikat weavers, headhunting warriors, traditional whalers and Komodo Dragons.

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