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Adelaar

A beautiful and fully renovated Dutch schooner with an extraordinary history dating back to 1902.

Overview

The 128-ft Adelaar Liveaboard is a beautiful old Dutch Schooner with an extraordinary history of adventure and global circumnavigation spanning more than a century. Built in Holland in 1902, she has been sailing the Indonesian archipelago since 1994. In 2011, she was given an exquisite upgrade befitting a classic super-yacht. Accommodating just eight guests for dive cruises coupled with land excursions, she blends old-world romance and power with impeccable modern standards.

Sleeping On Board

Adelaar’s four splendid teak and marble staterooms are the epitome of quality and supreme comfort. All are located on the Lower Deck, and all are air-conditioned with state-of-the-art, on-demand movie and music entertainment systems. The spacious Master Stateroom is fitted with generously high ceilings, a queen-size bed, sofa and two desks, as well as abundant closets and drawer space.

Two of the other staterooms (numbered 2 & 3) include desks, double beds and convertible couches should you prefer twin occupancy, while the third (number 4) costs a little less, featuring a slightly smaller bed and lacks the couch and desk. Each en-suite bathroom is equipped with a JETS vacuum toilet, Kohler wash basin and Grohe hot water shower. Branded amenities include calming shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

Dining On Board

On-board cuisine combines the flavors of traditional Indonesian favorites with classic Western dishes, prepared on board from the freshest ingredients. The air-conditioned dining room has large windows, which provide panoramic views of Indonesia’s vivid landscapes. Sometimes, meals are served in the salon or, weather permitting, up on the deck under the stars.

Relaxing On Board

A large table and long comfortable couches situated under an expansive sun awning, make the Main Deck the ultimate spot for gazing at the passing scenery while kicking back after diving, or reading a good book from the ship’s well-stocked library selection. The Forward Deck is fitted with comfortable cushions for relaxing and sunbathing. The cozy main salon is located below deck; here, you can chill out on the sofa, challenge someone to a game of chess at the games table, or listen to music via the ship’s audio streaming system.

The Team

Adelaar’s crew consists of 11 Indonesian seamen, a Western Cruise Manager / PADI Dive Instructor, and a Divemaster. They all are all highly experienced, with a passion for Indonesia and the sea. These considerate, friendly people work tirelessly to ensure that the cruises run smoothly. The captain and crew will welcome you at the upper deck bridge area where you can observe them at work and take a turn at navigating or steering the ship.

Activities

Besides scuba diving, you can enjoy snorkeling, island excursions to meet the local people, bird watching and wildlife spotting, trekking, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding and waterskiing, coupled with dramatic scenery.

An Adelaar Cruise will take you to the best dive sites and places to see within the Komodo National Park, the Alors, the Forgotten Islands, and the Banda Sea. Several times a year, guests will get the chance to learn about manta rays and whale sharks on special marine conservation cruises.

Itineraries & Prices

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11-Day A
11-Day B
11-Day C
11-Day D
11-Day E
11-Day F
11-Day G
11-Day H
11-Day I
11-Day J
11-Day K

11 Day - Adelaar's Signature: Bali - Komodo - Bali

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Embarkation

AM: The meeting point will be at the Main Passenger Jetty in Serangan Harbor at 8:30 AM, where our crew will welcome you. As soon as everyone is aboard, we depart Serangan and move along the coastline of Bali, cruising overnight to Satonda Island.

PM: We hope for a magnificent sunset over Bali’s majestic Mt Agung.

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day One - Stand-up Paddle Board
Location
Bali
Day
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Satonda, Sumbawa

AM: Arrival at Satonda Island will be late morning, with two dives scheduled along a sloping reef.

PM: Satonda is an ancient volcanic island, said to be even older than Tambora, with a saltwater lake that fills the crater. Indeed, a huge tsunami filled the crater after the violent eruption of Mount Tambora, on Sumbawa, in 1814. Don’t miss a chance to cast your wish at the wishing trees along the lakes edge! At sunset we depart and cruise through the night toward Komodo.

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Two - Diving
Location
Sumbawa Besar
Day
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North Komodo National Park, Gili Lawa Laut

AM: We are up early for a glimpse of the sunrise as we arrive at Gili Lawa Laut. The park is located in the region known as Wallacea, denoting the overlapping of Australian and Asian biogeographical areas.

PM: There is a splendid assortment of dive sites just outside this picturesque bay. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Three - Kayaking
Location
Komodo
Day
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Komodo Island

AM: Dragons! We go ashore at 7:00 AM for a ranger guided hike into the interior of Komodo Island, to look for Komodo dragons. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the only natural habitat of these giant monitor lizards. So the area was designated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 1991.

PM: Once safely back aboard, we travel south for a late morning and afternoon dive along the coast of Komodo. At dusk, we dive Lehok Sera to search for the elusive mandarin fish.

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Four - Chef Preparing Meals
Location
Komodo
Day
4 / 11

South Komodo National Park, Rinca & Nusa Kode

AM: An early morning departure is planned, as we head to the extreme southern end of Komodo to Manta Alley. This area typically has much cooler temperatures with nutrient-rich waters, perfect for Mantas!

PM: We enjoy lunch as the boat moves to southern Rinca to an area known as Nusa Kode. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote area is breathtaking. Between dives, we board the dinghy and head towards the shore, to get up close to the resident dragon population. After the sun sets, we prepare for a night dive, and a late dinner.

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Five - Yoga On Board
Location
Komodo
Day
5 / 11

South Komodo National Park, Nusa Kode & Padar

AM: There are two dives planned for this area, one of which will be the famous ‘macro temple” of Cannibal Rock, a photographer's dream come true. From here we journey north to Padar Island for our afternoon dive.

PM: Just before sunset, we go ashore and hike across a beautiful crescent bay, to witness a spectacular sunset. Alternately, for those who prefer to be underwater, a night dive is planned. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Six - Brief Before Diving
Location
Komodo
Day
6 / 11

Center Komodo National Park, Wainilu

AM: We depart early from Padar and enter the central park area, also known as ‘current city’. This area of the park is subjected to the strong tidal currents that run through the Lintah Strait, bringing with them, plenty of marine life. These currents make for lots of action and exhilarating drift dives. Besides, mantas are often swimming in these parts.

PM: In the late afternoon, we make our way north toward Wainilu and prepare for a night dive.

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Seven - Getting Ready for Diving
Location
Komodo
Day
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North Komodo National Park, Gili Lawa Laut & Gili Lawa Darat

AM: We’ve saved the best for last! We spend the morning diving around the northern boundary of the park off the islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat.

PM: We say goodbye to Komodo National Park and start our westward journey back towards Bali. We stop for the night in Banta Island, just outside the park boundary, and prepare for our last night dive.

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Eight - Fairy Fish
Location
Komodo
Day
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Sangeang volcano

AM: A very early morning departure, with destination Sangeang, a volcano whose most recent eruption was in 2014. Upon our sunrise approach, Sangeang rises majestically from the sea, emitting the occasional puff of smoke.

PM: The black sandy bottom of this site makes for spectacular diving. Indeed, in places, a steady stream of gaseous sulfur, bubbles up from the sand making its way towards the surface. Swimming through, you have the feeling of being in an underwater jacuzzi! Tonight, we sail through the night towards Moyo Island.

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Nine - Cuisine
Location
Sumbawa Besar
Day
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Moyo Island

AM: We arrive at Moyo Island early this morning, for our final two dives along the fringing reef, outside the main village. A shore excursion takes you through the local village along a winding path towards a waterfall.

PM: Those daring enough can grab the rope, swing out over the falls and drop into the pool below! We finally sail through the night towards Bali.

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Ten - Diving
Location
Sumbawa Besar
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: Arrival in Serangan Harbor, Bali will be after 9:00 AM. We wish you a nice journey back home or to your next destination. Thank you for joining us on the best Liveaboard in Komodo. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Signature Bali Komodo Bali - Day Eleven - Sailing
Location
Bali
Day
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11 Day - Komodo Exclusive

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Embarkation

AM: A domestic flight from the island of Bali or Jakarta brings you to the harbor town of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores. Our staff greets you at the airport and facilitates your transfer to your hotel (on day before departure) or to the harbor where Adelaar is anchored (on the day of departure).

PM: As soon as everyone is aboard, we depart the harbor, with destination Sabolon island, where we will do 2 check dives. Then, we anchor in a quiet bay for the night. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day One - Diving
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
1 / 11

Sangeang Volcano

AM: A very early morning departure, with destination Sangeang, a volcano whose most recent eruption was in 2014. Upon our sunrise approach, Sangeang rises majestically from the sea, emitting the occasional puff of smoke. The black sandy bottom of this site makes for spectacular diving. In places, a steady stream of gaseous sulfur, bubbles up from the sand making its way towards the surface. While swimming through, you have the feeling of being in an underwater jacuzzi!

PM: We will anchor just outside the village for the night, with a night dive planned. If we arrive early enough, there is a chance to go ashore to visit the village.  

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Two - Snorkeling
Location
Sumbawa Besar
Day
2 / 11

North Komodo National Park

AM: We depart Sangeang Island very early morning with destination Banta Island, which lies just outside the park boundary. We plan two dives here on Banta’s northern coastline.

PM: During lunch we cross to enter the Komodo National Park and plan our first stop in North West Komodo. Our afternoon and night dive will be in this bay. Later, we anchor for the night.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Three - Sailing
Location
Komodo
Day
3 / 11

North & Central Komodo National Park

AM: During breakfast we move to the north of Komodo. We spend the day diving around the northern boundary of the Park, off the uninhabited islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat.

PM: At sunset we move in closer to Komodo bay for our night dive.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Four - Stand-up Paddle Board
Location
Komodo
Day
4 / 11

Prehistoric Day & Central/South Komodo National Park

AM: Dragons! We go ashore at 7:00 AM for a ranger guided hike into the interior of Komodo Island, to look for Komodo dragons. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the only natural habitat of these giant monitor lizards.

Also the area was designated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 1991. Once safely back aboard, we move around the corner to our dive site just off Komodo’s famous pink beach.

PM: During lunch we travel south for an afternoon dive along the coast of Komodo. At dusk, we dive Lehok Sera to search for the elusive mandarin fish.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Five - Sunset Cocktails
Location
Komodo
Day
5 / 11

South Komodo Island & South Rinca

AM: This morning we move to the extreme southern end of Komodo Island to our dive site, Manta Alley. This area typically has much cooler temperatures with nutrient-rich waters, perfect for Mantas!

PM: After our two dives here, we enjoy lunch as the boat moves to southern Rinca to an area known as Nusa Kode. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote destination is breathtaking. Between dives, we board the dinghy and head towards the shore, to get up close to the resident dragon population. After the sun sets, we prepare for a night dive, and then a late dinner.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Six - Sailing
Location
Komodo
Day
6 / 11

South Rinca & Padar island

AM: This morning we are diving the South East corners of Horseshoe Bay in Nusa Koda.

PM: After lunch we move north to Padar for an afternoon dive. Just before sunset, we go ashore and hike across Padar to a beautiful crescent bay, with a perfect view of the sunset. Alternately, for those who prefer to be underwater, a night dive is planned. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Seven - Guests Swimming
Location
Day
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Padar Island & Central Komodo National Park

AM: We enter the central park area, also known as ‘current city’. This area of the park is subjected to the strong tidal currents that run through the Lintah Strait, bringing with them, plenty of marine life. These currents make for lots of action and exhilarating drift dives. So mantas are often swimming in these parts.

PM: We spend the next two days diving the central park dive sites, with a night dive planned each evening. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Eight - Sunset on Komodo Island
Location
Komodo
Day
8 / 11

Padar Island & Central Komodo National Park

AM: We anchor at the central park area, also known as ‘current city’. This area of the park is subjected to the strong tidal currents that run through the Lintah Strait, bringing with them, plenty of marine life. These currents make for lots of action and exhilarating drift dives. So mantas are often swimming in these parts.

PM: We spend the last day diving the central park dive sites, with a night dive planned in the evening. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Nine - Wakeboard
Location
Komodo
Day
9 / 11

Sebayur & Pungu

AM: We spend our last diving day around the island of Sebayur just north of the park.

PM: For the afternoon, keeping our no-fly time in mind, we plan a tour of the Atlas Pearl Farm on Pulau Pungu. With their environmentally friendly approach, they assure a healthy ecosystem, essential for the finest white and silver pearls to be grown. We anchor here for the night. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Ten - Diving
Location
Komodo
Day
10 / 11

Disembarkation

AM: We arrive in Labuan Bajo in the morning at 7:00 AM then disembark after breakfast for your onward journey. We wish you a nice journey back home or to your next destination. Thank you for joining us on the best Liveaboard in Komodo. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Exclusive - Day Eleven - Breakfast On Board
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
11 / 11
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11 Day - Komodo Extended: Bali - Komodo

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Embarkation

AM: The meeting point will be at the Main Passenger Jetty in Serangan Harbor at 8:30 AM, where our crew are standing by to welcome you.

PM: As soon as everyone is aboard, we depart Serangan and move along the coastline of Bali, cruising overnight to Satonda Island. We hope for a magnificent sunset over Bali’s majestic Mt Agung.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day One - Stunning View from Komodo Island
Location
Bali
Day
1 / 11

Moyo & Satonda Islands

AM: Two morning dives are scheduled at Pulau Moyo along the fringing reef outside the main village.

PM: Arrival in Satonda will be late afternoon with one dive along a sloping reef, with a sandy bottom and with many coral outcroppings. As the sunsets, the sky fills with bats heading to the mainland for their nightly forage. We prepare for the first night dive of the trip, and afterwards will travel through the night to Sangeang.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Two - Relaxing After Dive Trip
Location
Sumbawa Besar
Day
2 / 11

Sangeang Volcano

AM: Sangeang volcano, whose most recent eruption was in 2014, rises on the horizon. As we approach the island at sunrise, be prepared for an occasional puff of smoke from the still active crater.

PM: The black sandy bottom of this site makes for spectacular diving. In places, a steady stream of gaseous sulfur bubbles up from the sand towards the surface, creating the feeling of an underwater jacuzzi! We will anchor for the night here, with a night dive planned.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Three - Adelaar Drone View
Location
Sumbawa Besar
Day
3 / 11

North Komodo National Park

AM: We are up early today for a glimpse of the sunrise as we arrive at Gili Lawa Laut, in the northern area of Komodo National Park. The park is located in the region known as Wallacea, denoting the overlapping of Australian and Asian biogeographical areas. This overlap ensures an interesting mix of bird species. There is a splendid assortment of dive sites just outside this picturesque bay.

PM: In the late afternoon, we move to the outside edge of Komodo Bay and prepare for our night dive.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Four - Staff
Location
Komodo
Day
4 / 11

Komodo Island & Lehok Sera

AM: Dragons! We go ashore at 7:00 AM for a ranger guided hike into the interior of Komodo Island, to look for Komodo dragons. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the only natural habitat of these giant monitor lizards. The area was designated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 1991.

PM: Once safely back aboard, we travel south for a late morning dive along the coast of Komodo. At dusk, we dive Lehok Sera to search for the elusive mandarin fish.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Five - Shoreline
Location
Komodo
Day
5 / 11

South Komodo National Park

AM: An early morning departure is planned, as we head to the extreme southern end of Komodo to Manta Alley. This area typically has much cooler temperatures with nutrient rich waters, perfect for Mantas!

PM: We enjoy lunch as the boat moves to southern Rinca to an area known as Nusa Kode. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote area, is breathtaking. Between dives, we board the dinghy and head towards the shore, to get up close to the resident dragon population. After the sun sets, we prepare for a night dive, and a late dinner.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Six - Corals
Location
Komodo
Day
6 / 11

South Rinca

AM: There are two dives planned for this area, one of which will be the famous ‘macro temple” of Cannibal Rock, a photographer's dream come true. From here we journey north to Padar Island for our afternoon dive.

PM: Just before sunset, we go ashore and hike across a beautiful crescent bay, to witness a spectacular sunset. Alternately, for those who prefer to be underwater, a night dive is planned.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Seven - Turtle City
Location
Komodo
Day
7 / 11

Padar & North Rinca

AM: We depart early from Padar and enter the central park area, also known as ‘current city’. This area of the park is subjected to the strong tidal currents that run through the Lintah Strait, bringing with them, plenty of marine life. These currents make for lots of action and exhilarating drift dives. Mantas are often seen in these parts.

PM: In the late afternoon, we make our way north toward Wainilu and prepare for a night dive.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Eight - Sweets & Bakery
Location
Komodo
Day
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Central Komodo

AM: We spend the day diving around the center and northern boundary of the Park off the uninhabited islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat.

PM: We anchor in a quiet bay for the night, and plan a night dive.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Nine - Komodo Dragon
Location
Komodo
Day
9 / 11

North Komodo

AM: We enjoy the last dives of the trip around the Northern boundary of the Park and the islands of Sebayor.

PM: Be aware of your “no fly time” and plan your last dive to stay within safe flight limits.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Ten - View from Komodo Island
Location
Komodo
Day
10 / 11

Disembarkation

We arrive in Labuan Bajo in the morning by 7:00 AM. Disembark after breakfast for your onward journey.

Adelaar's Komodo Extended Bali - Komodo - Day Eleven - Trekking Komodo Island
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
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11 Day - Komodo Extended: Komodo - Bali

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Embarkation

AM: A domestic flight from the island of Bali or Jakarta brings you to the harbor town of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores. You are greeted at the airport by our staff and transferred to your hotel (on day before departure) or to the harbor where Adelaar is anchored (on the day of departure).

PM: As soon as everyone is aboard, we depart the harbor, with destination Sebayur, where we will do 1-2 check dives. We move to Kalong to anchor for the night. At sunset, the skies are filled with fruit bats taking flight to the mainland for their nightly feed.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day One - Sailing
Location
Labuan Bajo - Sebayor Island
Day
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Sebayur & Padar Island

AM: Today we enter Komodo National Park, which is located in the region known as Wallacea, denoting the overlapping of Australian and Asian bio-geographical areas. This overlap ensures an interesting mix of bird species.

PM: Our dives will be around Padar Island, which is located in the center of the park. Just before sunset, we go ashore and hike across a beautiful crescent bay, for a spectacular sunset. Alternately, for those who prefer to be underwater, a night dive is planned.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Two - Komodo Dragon
Location
Komodo
Day
2 / 11

Padar Island & Nusa kode

AM: We depart early morning from Padar and travel south to Nusa Kode. There are three dives and a night dive planned for this area, one of which will be the famous ‘macro temple” of Cannibal Rock, a photographers dream come true. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote area, is breathtaking.

PM: Between dives, we board the dinghy and head towards the shore, to get up close to the resident dragon population.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Three - Cuisine
Location
Komodo
Day
3 / 11

South Rinca & South Komodo

AM: An early morning departure is planned, as we head to Manta Alley at the extreme southern end of Komodo Island. This area typically has much cooler temperatures, and nutrient-rich waters, perfect for Mantas!

PM: Once safely back aboard, we travel north for an afternoon dive along the coast of Komodo. A night dive is planned just outside Komodo Bay.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Four - Relaxing On Board
Location
Komodo
Day
4 / 11

Prehistoric day

AM: Dragons! We go ashore at 7:00 AM for a ranger guided hike into the interior of Komodo Island, to look for Komodo dragons. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the only natural habitat of these giant monitor lizards. The area was designated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 1991. A late morning dive is planned at nearby Pink Beach.

PM: After lunch we travel to Manta Point to with the hope to dive with Mantas! We move to a quiet bay and prepare for our night dive.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Five - Stunning View from Komodo Island
Location
Komodo
Day
5 / 11

Central Komodo National Park

AM: We enter the central park area, also known as ‘current city’. This area of the park is subjected to the strong tidal currents that run through the Lintah Strait, bringing with them, plenty of marine life. These currents make for lots of action and exhilarating drift dives. Mantas are often seen in these parts.

PM: We spend the next two days diving the central park dive sites.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Six - Pink Beach
Location
Komodo
Day
6 / 11

Central Komodo National Park

AM: We anchor the central park area, also known as ‘current city’. This area of the park is subjected to the strong tidal currents that run through the Lintah Strait, bringing with them, plenty of marine life. These currents make for lots of action and exhilarating drift dives. Mantas are often seen in these parts.

PM: We spend the last day diving the central park dive sites.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Seven - Adelaar Sign
Location
Komodo
Day
6 / 11

North Komodo National Park

AM: We spend the day diving around the northern boundary of the Park off the uninhabited islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat.

PM: In late afternoon we say goodbye to Komodo National Park and start our westward journey back towards Bali. We stop for the night in Banta Island, just outside the park boundary, and prepare for our last night dive.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Eight - Side View
Location
Komodo
Day
7 / 11

Sangeang Volcano

AM: A very early morning departure, with destination Sangeang, a volcano whose most recent eruption was in 2014. Upon our sunrise approach, Sangeang rises majestically from the sea, emitting the occasional puff of smoke.

PM: The black sandy bottom of this site makes for spectacular diving. In places, a steady stream of gaseous sulfur, bubbles up from the sand making its way towards the surface. Swimming through, you have the feeling of being in an underwater jacuzzi! Tonight we sail through the night towards Moyo Island.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Nine - Yoga On Board
Location
Sumbawa Besar
Day
8 / 11

Moyo Island

AM: We arrive at Moyo Island early this morning, for our final two dives along the fringing reef, near the main village. A shore excursion takes you through the local village along a winding path towards a waterfall. Those daring enough can grab the rope, swing out over the falls and drop into the pool below!

PM: We sail through the night towards Bali.

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Ten - Volcano
Location
Sumbawa Besar
Day
9 / 11

Disembarkation

Arrival in Serangan Harbor, Bali will be sometime after 9:00 AM. 

Adelaar's 11-Day Komodo Extended Komodo to Bali - Day Eleven - Snorkeling
Location
Bali
Day
10 / 11
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11 Day - Ambon - Maumere

itinerary map

Embarkation

After boarding Adelaar in Ambon, you will enjoy your first day on board whilst cruising straight into the heart of the blue Banda Sea.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 1 - Sailing
Location
Ambon
Day
1 / 11

Lucipara Penyu Archipelago

The Lucipara archipelago consists of several uninhabited low profile sandy islands with lush tropical vegetation. The islands themselves are inaccessible, protected by very shallow fringing reefs that extend several hundred meters from the islands themselves. At the edge these huge coral shallows plunge steeply into the typically crystal-clear abyss of the Banda Sea. Diving these remote locations has by definition an exploratory character-their location in the middle of the deep sea with no other islands around is very inviting for passing pelagics to hang around, thus increasing chances of close encounters between divers and bigger species such as tunas, rainbow runners, thresher sharks, silky sharks or hammerhead sharks.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 2 - Enjoy Clear Water
Location
Banda Sea
Day
2 / 11

Lucipara Maisel Archipelago

Similar kind of diving to yesterday spoils us today. Apart from the chances to see pelagics other strong points of these dives are the general healthiness and sheer vastness of the reefs. Some of the walls and steep slopes are studded with luxuriant soft coral growth, in other parts the landscape is dominated by huge barrel sponges or immense sea fans. The shallows are mainly intact hard coral gardens inhabited by myriads of different species of reef fish.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 3 - Breakfast On Board
Location
Banda Sea
Day
3 / 11

Gunung Api

Gunung Api means simply volcano in Indonesian. It is an old, lonely volcano that arises from the depth of the Banda sea. It attracts a huge colony of resident seabirds above the waves, while under water the island is home to schools of jacks, surgeonfish, tunas, barracudas and other pelagic fish species–as well as a lot of sea snakes. These venomous but unaggressive reptiles can be encountered on each dive around Gunung Api, sometimes in great numbers, which makes these dives absolutely unique.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 4 - Turtle
Location
Banda Sea
Day
4 / 11

Wetar

During our last stop in the Moluccas, we are diving the walls and slopes of Reong and Wetar. Depending on the prevailing current they can be very rich in fish. Grey reef sharks, bamboo sharks, giant trevally, schooling big eyed jacks, rainbow runners and tunas are often seen here. On the quieter dives there are areas completely covered in zebra anemones. With a bit of luck, we may spot the beautiful but rare leopard shrimp that lives in symbiosis with them. We will set the sails as we start our crossing away from the Moluccas toward Alor and Nusa Tenggara Timur. With a bit of luck, we may see some of the whales that migrate through these waters during this time of the year.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 5 - Paddling
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Pantar

Today’sfour dives in the scenically beautiful Pantar strait are distinctly different from one another: from an adrenalin filled dive with the objective to see schooling hammerhead sharks, and a second morning dive on a stunning wall that is covered so completely in soft corals that we might get a sensory overload, over an afternoon dive on a unique site that is covered in carpets of anemones and known for attracting mold molas and thresher sharks, to finally one of the richest black sand critter spotting night dives–it is really a day that demonstrates Indonesia's underwater richness in nutshell!

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 6 - Getting Ready to Dive
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Banda Sea
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Beangabang

Hairy frogfish, mimic octopus, rhinopias, ambon scorpionfish, hairy octopus, thorny seahorse, hairy shrimp, Halimeda ghost pipefish are just a few stars we might be lucky enough to spot on the rich dark sands of Beangabang Bay in the South of Pantar. Another highlight will be the enthusiastic welcome we’ll get by the village kids when we go and let them guide us through their place.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 7 - Underwater
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Banda Sea
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Alor Strait

The weather this time of the year typically provides good conditions to dive the exposed sites off the barren, dry south of the Alor archipelago. Apart from iconic huge soft coral ‘trees’ growing on the seafloor and profuse coral growth all around, we can expect a lot of pelagics, clouds of anthias and may even be lucky enough to meet mola molas or thresher sharks.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 8 - Underwater
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Banda Sea
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Boling Strait

Another chance to find some macro treasures! Critters hiding in the patch reefs and bright sandy substrates below the waters underneath the towering volcano Lewotolo include, but are not limited to, blue ring octopus, rough snout ghost pipefish, rhinopias, frogfish, tiger shrimp or wonderpus.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 9 - Sunset Cocktails
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Banda Sea
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Adonara

The submerged seamounts off Adonara are covered by a diverse mix of hard and soft corals. They provide shelter for a variety of reef fish and attract bigger predators such as jacks, tunas, and black tip and grey reef sharks. Juvenile silvertip sharks are often seen patrolling the typically clear blue water. After the dive we cruise back into the sunset and arrive in Maumere at night for a farewell dinner.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 10 - Swimming
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Banda Sea
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Disembarkation

After a last delicious breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and disembark - until the next time.

Adelaar's 11-Day Ambon to Maumere - Day 11 - Adelaar's Crew
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Maumere (Flores)
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11 Day - Maumere - Ambon

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Embarkation

After boarding Adelaar in Maumere in the North of Flores, you will enjoy your first day on board whilst cruising eastwards along the Flores coast.

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 1 - Sailing
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Maumere (Flores)
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Adonara

The submerged seamounts off Adonara are covered by a diverse mix of hard and soft corals. They provide shelter for a variety of reef fish and attract bigger predators such as jacks, tunas, and black tip and grey reef sharks. Juvenile silvertip sharks are often seen patrolling the typically clear blue water.

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 2 - SUP
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Banda Sea
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Pantar

We start the day with an adrenalin-filled dive with the objective to see schooling hammerhead sharks, followed by a second morning dive on a stunning wall that is covered so completely in soft corals that we might get a sensory overload. The afternoon and night dives take place on a patch reef that is well known for harboring rhinopias. After the afternoon dive, we let the locals show us around their picturesque village.

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 3 - Yoga Onboard
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Banda Sea
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Pura

Today’s diving takes us on a unique site that is dominated by sheer endless carpets of anemones and regularly visited by thresher sharks and mola molas, a spectacularly beautiful hard coral reef, where one of the attractions is observing local freediving fishermen and impressive big overhang where critters such as clown frogfish, pontohi seahorses or halimeda ghost pipefish can be found. Very likely Adelaarwill be boarded in between dives by a group of local ikat weavers that offer their beautiful tissues for purchase.

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 4 - Library
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Banda Sea
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Wetar

After a night’s crossing, we arrive in the morning in the Moluccas! Weare diving the walls and slopes of Reong and Wetar. Depending on the prevailing current they can be very rich in fish. Grey reef sharks, bamboo sharks, giant trevally, schooling big eyed jacks, rainbow runners and tunas are often seen here. On the quieter dives, there are areas completely covered in zebra anemones. With a bit of luck, we may spot the beautiful but rare leopard shrimp that lives in symbiosis with them.We will set the sails as we start our journey into the heart of the Banda Sea. With a bit of luck, we may see some of the whales that migrate through these waters during this time of the year.

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 5 - Snorkeling
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Banda Sea
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Gunung Api

Gunung Api means simply volcano in Indonesian. It is an old, lonely volcano that arises from the depth of the Banda sea. It attracts a huge colony of resident seabirds above the waves, while under water the island is home to schools of jacks, surgeonfish, tunas, barracudas and other pelagic fish species–as well as a lot of sea snakes.These venomous but unaggressive reptiles can be encountered on each dive around Gunung Api, sometimes in great numbers, which makes these dives absolutely unique

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 6 - Canoeing
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Banda Sea
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Lucipara Maisel Archipelago

The Lucipara archipelago consists of several uninhabited low profile sandy islands with lush tropical vegetation. The islands themselves are inaccessible, protected by very shallow fringing reefs that extend several hundred meters from the islands themselves. At the edge these huge coral shallows plunge steeply into the typically crystal-clear abyss of the Banda Sea. Diving these remote locations has by definition an exploratory character-their location in the middle of the deep sea with no other islands around is very inviting for passing pelagics to hang around, thus increasing chances of close encounters between divers and bigger species such as tunas, rainbow runners, thresher sharks, silky sharks or hammerhead sharks.

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 7 - Prepare to Dive
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Banda Sea
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Lucipara Penyu Archipelago

Similar kind of diving to yesterday spoils us today. Apart from the chances to see pelagics other strong points of these dives are the general healthiness and sheer vastness of the reefs. Some of the walls and steep slopes are studded with luxuriant soft coral growth, in other parts the landscape is dominated by huge barrel sponges or immense sea fans. The shallows are mainly intact hard coral gardens inhabited by myriads of different species of reef fish. 

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 8 - Snack
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Banda Sea
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South Ambon

After two morning dives on the exposed south coast of Ambon island that are both stunning from a topographical and coral cover point of view, we enter Ambon Bay where we will go hunting for critters. Thorny seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, rhinopias, frogfish and ribbon eels are just a few examples to illustrate the extraordinarily rich muck diving of Ambon Bay. 

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 9 - Wakeboarding
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Banda Sea
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Laha

Laha’s muck diving sites are world-renowned. Apart from a plethora of nudibranchs, cephalopods, ambon scorpionfish and different species of leaf scorpionfish, Laha is also famously the only place in the world where–with some luck!–the beautifully weird psychedelic frogfish may be spotted.

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 10 - Sunset Cocktails
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Banda Sea
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Disembarkation

After a last delicious breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and disembark - until the next time

  Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Ambon - Day 11 - Sailing
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Ambon
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11 Day - Bali - Maumere

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Embarkation

After boarding Adelaar in Serangan in the South of Bali, you will enjoy your first day on board whilst cruising along the Bali coast in the afternoon before crossing the Wallace line in the evening.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 1 - Sailing
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Bali
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Moyo

Clear, warm water with lots of fish await you on the first day of diving on the seamounts off the island of Moyo. An optional village visit with a stroll to a nearby waterfall is also possible.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 2 - Komodo Dragon
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Komodo
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Sangeang

After a second night’s crossing, the critters inhabiting the colourful reefs of Sangeangs rich black sandy slopes are waiting to be discovered.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 3 - Cuisine
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Komodo
Day
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Banta

A completely different underwater landscape provides the setting for today’s underwater adventure. The hard coral formations on Banta's white sandy substrate are the home of a multitude of fish, turtles, sea snakes, reef sharks and the occasional eagle and manta rays.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 4 - Relax moment onboard
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Komodo
Day
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South Komodo

This whole day is dedicated to rays: during the day we check out ‘Manta Alley’, arguably one of the world’s best sites to observe the gentle giants–and in the evening we look for their smaller cousins, the elusive torpedo rays.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 5 - Padar Island
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Komodo
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South Rinca

Extraordinarily healthy and unique reefs that shelter an abundance of weird and wonderful critters make this part of the Komodo national park a photographer’s dream.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 6 - Pink Beach
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Komodo
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Central Komodo National Park

In the morning we visit the island of Rinca to spot some of the terrestrial wild life found in the park–with the komodo dragons as highlights. After the walk we’ll dive some of the action-packed sites of the central section of the park–stunning coral reefs bathed in a dazzling explosion of colourful fish life, that will make any diver beg for more of the same.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 7 - Ship signboard
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Komodo
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Gili Lawa

The seamounts and drift dives around the Gili Lawaislands in the northernmost part of the park are deservedly amongst the signature dive sites of the Komodo archipelago–a real diver’s dream. In the evening, the effort of climbing up to the view point will be rewarded with a glorious sunset over the whole national park.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 8 - Boat Sideview
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Komodo
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Tatawa

The constant current feeding the corals around the Tatawa islands makes sure that the surrounding reefs are as colorful as tropical reefs can get–an adequate setting for our last dives in the park.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 9 - Yoga Onboard
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Komodo
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Palue

The steep walls of the volcanic Island Palue to the North of Central Flores are covered in soft corals and gorgonians–with a bit of luck we might even spot a pygmy seahorse or some of the rare nudibranchs found on these reefs. After the morning’s diving, we’ll pull up the sails and start the final stretch of our voyage.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 10 - Volcanic Island
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Flores
Day
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Disembarkation

After a last delicious breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and disembark - until the next time.

Adelaar's 11-Day Bali to Maumere - Day 11 - Snorkeling
Location
Maumere (Flores)
Day
11 / 11
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11 Day - Maumere - Bali

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Embarkation

After boarding Adelaar in Maumere in the North of Flores, you will enjoy your first day on board whilst cruising along the Flores coast into the sunset.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 1 - Sailing
Location
Maumere (Flores)
Day
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Palue

The steep walls of the volcanic Island Palue to the North of Central Flores are covered in soft corals and gorgonians – with a bit of luck we might even spot a pygmy seahorse or some of the rare nudibranchs found on these reefs.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 2 - Turtle
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Flores
Day
2 / 11

Tatawa

The constant current feeding the corals around the Tatawa islands makes sure that the surrounding reefs are as colorful as tropical reefs can get. The dusk dive gives us a rare chance to observe the beautiful mandarin fish’s mating rituals.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 3 - Getting Ready to Dive
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Komodo
Day
3 / 11

Central Komodo National Park

In the morning we visit the island of Rinca to spot some of the terrestrial wildlife found in the park–with the Komodo dragons as highlights. After the walk we’ll dive some of the action-packed sites of the central section of the park–stunning coral reefs bathed in a dazzling explosion of colourful fish life, that will make any diver beg for more of the same.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 4 - Snack
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Komodo
Day
4 / 11

Gili Lawa

The seamounts and drift dives around the Gili Lawaislands in the northernmost part of the park are deservedly amongst the signature dive sites of the Komodo archipelago–a real diver’s dream. In the evening, the effort of climbing up to the view point will be rewarded with a glorious sunset over the whole national park.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 5 - Trekking
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Komodo
Day
5 / 11

South Rinca

Extraordinarily healthy and unique reefs that shelter an abundance of weird and wonderful critters make this part of the Komodo national park a photographer’s dream.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 6 - Komodo Dragon
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Komodo
Day
6 / 11

South Komodo

Today is dedicated to manta rays: we check out ‘MantaAlley’, arguably one of the world’s best sites to observe the gentle giants.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 7 - Komodo National Park
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Komodo
Day
7 / 11

Banta

Hard coral formations on Banta's white sandy substrate dominate the underwater landscape that provides the setting for today’s underwater adventure. They are the home of a multitude of fish, turtles, sea snakes, reef sharks and the occasional eagle and manta rays.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 8 - Paddling
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Komodo
Day
8 / 11

Sangeang

The critters inhabiting the colourful reefs of Sangeangsrich black sandy slopes are waiting to be discovered. After a day of underwater marvels, we will put up the sails and head further west.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 9 - Wakeboard
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Komodo
Day
9 / 11

Moyo

Clear, warm water with lots of fish await you on the last day of diving on the seamounts off the island of Moyo. An optional village visit with a stroll to a nearby waterfall is also possible.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 10 - Relaxing
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Komodo
Day
10 / 11

Disembarkation

After a last delicious breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and disembark - until the next time.

Adelaar's 11-Day Maumere to Bali - Day 11 - Adelaar's Staff
Location
Bali
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11 / 11
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11 Day - Ambon - Ambon

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Embarkation

After boarding Adelaar in Ambon, you will enjoy your first day onboard whilst cruising straight into the heart of the blue Banda Sea.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 1 - Sailing
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Ambon
Day
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Ai & Gunung Api

Our first day of diving is along the steep walls surrounding the whole island of Ai. From a plateau with pretty hard coral gardens, these walls, beautifully decorated in yellow soft corals, plunge deep into the dark blue clear Banda Sea. With a bit of luck, we might already meet the first hammerhead shark of the trip. In the late afternoon, everybody will be on deck to witness the goosebump moment of arriving into one of the most spectacular and beautiful natural harbours in the world between the islands ofBanda Neira, Gunung Api and Lonthor (Banda Besar).

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 2 - Underwater
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Banda Sea
Day
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Banda Neira

After a guided visit to the historic town of Banda Neira, the fort, museum and spice plantations, we have traditional Bandanesebreakfast before strolling back to port through the bustling market of this lovely town. One of today’s dives is on a new reef that has been growing naturally on the spur of the lava from Gunung Apis1988 eruption–it is a fantastic example of nature’s ability to recover from a natural disaster. In the evening, we will dive at dusk to try and spot some romantic mandarin fish.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 3 - Getting Ready to Dive
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Banda Sea
Day
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Banda Besar & Sjahrir

On today's menu is a spectacular submerged pinnacle covered in dense schools of fish and a couple of drift dives. The unique location of the Banda archipelago enhances chances of close encounters with pelagics such as big tunas, Spanish mackerels, giant jacks or even thresher sharks. In the evening we have a farewell dinner from Banda Neira in the tropical garden of a beautiful house from the colonial period.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 4 - Cuisine
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Banda Sea
Day
4 / 11

Hatta

The diving off Hatta, the easternmost Island of the Bandaarchipelago, named after Indonesia’s first vice-president, is our first day of diving dedicated to seeing schooling hammerhead sharks. The sight of groups ranging from a handful to literally hundreds of those majestic animals is an unforgettable experience–and one of the main reasons diving in the Banda Sea is so special.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 5 - Underwater
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Banda Sea
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Manuk

Manuk - meaning bird in Javanese- is an old, lonely volcano that arises from the depth of the Banda sea. It attracts a huge colony of resident seabirds above the waves, while underwater the island is home to schools of jacks, surgeonfish, tunas, barracudas and other pelagic fish species–as well as a lot of sea snakes. These venomous but absolutely unaggressive reptiles can be encountered on each dive around Manuk, sometimes in great numbers, which makes these dives absolutely unique.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 6 - Underwater
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Banda Sea
Day
6 / 11

Sarua

There are no words that can do justice to the sheer awesomeness of the hammerhead site of Sarua. So we do not even try.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 7 - Snorkeling
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Banda Sea
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7 / 11

Sarua

One day would simply not be enough.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 8 - Breakfast
Location
Banda Sea
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8 / 11

Run & Nailakka

Back in the Banda archipelago, we dive around Run, an island that used to be the most desirable piece of real estate in the whole world. So desirable that it was reluctantly and under a lot of pressure traded by the English to the Dutch against an undesirable piece of land on the other side of the world called Manhattan. Apart from its history, Run is beautiful–on the surface covered in nutmeg trees and under the water, the steep slopes are studded with huge gorgonian sea fans. It is yet another place that attracts schooling hammerhead sharks and other pelagics. We finish the day with a few drinks on the beach of Nailakka, the beautiful, but tiny island that was home to the English for several years after they lost Run to the Dutch.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 9 - Wakeboard
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Banda Sea
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Manukang

On the way between Run and Ambon we stop for a couple of dives on a volcanic outcrop that is according to Moluccan lore known tobe haunted–this we cannot judge, but what we do know, is that it attracts its fair share of pelagic visitors that swim along its underwater ridges that are covered in huge barrel sponges. After the last dive, we set sails and start our trip back to reality.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 10 - Dive Tanks
Location
Banda Sea
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Disembarkation

After a last delicious breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and disembark - until the next time.

Adelaar's 11-Day Banda Sea - Day 11 - Sunset
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Ambon
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11 Day - Bau Bau - Wakatobi - Maumere

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