Enjoy our last minute now and save 25% off! The crossing from Raja Ampat to the Banda Islands is a trip of a lifetime. And diving with Ondina will make your experience even more spectacular and enriching. They will show you why they are the pioneers of the liveaboard in Indonesia!
Ondina Liveaboard have always strived to show her guests the very best of Indonesian diving, since her first pioneered diving across the archipelago in the early 2000’s. Most importantly, Ondina's team has always done this with an intense focus on safety, as the waters and currents of the archipelago can never be taken for granted. Ondina exceptional safety record over the last 20+ years is an absolute badge of honour for her.
Last update: August 27, 2023
1. ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
SMY Ondina is a 32m Phinisi and can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 8 double cabins, 6 of which are suitable for triple cabins. All cabins are equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom with hot and cold fresh water, shower, sink, toilet. Affordable and comfortable, while the diving is exceptional, Ondina Liveaboard is focused in what really matters and left aside superfluous and expensive luxuries.
Ondina Liveaboard offers enough space to relax alone, or to share a nice chat sitting in the cool atmosphere of the air con dining room, or to enjoy the evening on the large upper deck and solarium. On board the SMY Ondina the food is good and plentiful with a different menu every day that includes meats, fish, vegetables and fruits.
Sailing aboard SMY Ondina you will have the opportunity to visit the most exotic and remote islands of Indonesia. Places where you would possibly find extremely difficult to get by yourself. You will not embark one of those luxury cruises where everything is fixed to timing and planning, we offer you a more adventurous trip with lots of unexpected: unexpected diving encounters, unexpected beautiful beaches, unexpected quiet and traditional villages, unexpected on-board service. Professional, fun and friendly is the better definition of the service on Ondina liveaboard.
Ondina offers the best diving in Indonesia, in the last two decades it has traveled more than 300,000 nautical miles, practically diving everywhere in the immense Indonesian archipelago. The Indonesian seas are her home.
ONDINA LIVEABOARD GALLERY
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ONDINESIA, THE LEGEND
Undine, also spelled as Ondine, is the beautiful water spirit in the European traditions, and which come from Nereids of the Greek mithology, a water nymph who becomes human when she falls in love with a man but is doomed to die if he is unfaithful to her…
Myth or legend, the real fact is that everyone who ever dived with Ondina Liveabord, loves her and get back on board.
- Ask for our discounts for repeaters:
- Your second time: 5% discount + Nitrox free
- Your third time: 10% discount + Nitrox free
- After that 10% discount + Nitrox free + 10% rental gear
2. DIVE CRUISE DESTINATIONS
SMY Ondina has explored the entire huge Indonesian archipelago and offers only its best dive sites, its dive cruises range from 12 to 16 nights Every year Ondina makes a round trip visiting the best diving areas of Derawan, Halmahera, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat and the ultimate diving frontiers: Triton Bay and Cenderawasih Bay. In previous decades Ondina Liveaboard led exploratory diving throughout Indonesia, including Komodo, Alor and Flores, Banda Islands and Forgotten Islands today the "Legend of Ondinesia" continues with the brotherhood of Oceanic Liveaboard.
Ondina Liveaboard regular itineraries
Raja Ampat in West Papua: All year round
Banda Sea: October & May
Triton Bay in West Papua: November
Derawan: April or May
Halmahera: April or May
Cenderawasih Bay: Once or twice a year
3. TECHNICAL DATA
Ondina is a 32M motor sailing yacht, Phinisi styled, built in 2001 by skilled master shipwrights and boat builders of the very famous ethnic Bugis from Sulawesi and refurbished recently in 2018 and 2019 to add comfort to your liveaboard experience. Would you like to own a liveaboard like Ondina Liveaboard? Our specialty is custom yacht design, from concept to launch.
ONDINA LIVEABOARD TECHNICAL DATA
Year of built: 2001. Refurbished on 2014
Type: Two mast wooden Phinisi Schooner
Length over all: 32 meters
Beam: 8 meters
Draft: 2.6 meters
Cruising speed: 7-8 knots
Engine: 400 HP Man Medium Duty
Generators: 30 and 20Kw marine sets (Mitsubishi & Isuzu)
Fuel Capacity: 10000 liters
Water Storage: 10000 liters+watermakers
Voltage: 220v all-around-the-clock
Relax: Lounge & Solarium
Navigation & Communication: GPS/Plotter. Radar 16 miles. Depth finder. SSB Multiband radio. VHF radio and handheld VHF radios. AIS and SART. Satellite phone Thuraya.
Safety and Rescue: Liferafts with capacity for 25 and 15 people. Fire extinguishers and CO2 bombs on engines. Hydrant with diesel pump. Hand flares, smoke signals and signaling rockets. EPIRB. Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS. 3 x 40 litre oxygen tanks plus portable DAN kit. Life jackets and ring buoys. First aids kit.
Diving: 2 x Bauer Mariner Compressors plus spare block. Nitrox Membrane system with Atlas Copco compressor. Dive tanks x 2 sets aluminium and steel 12 and 15 litres. DIN/INT Dive gear x 6 complete sets for rent plus spare parts. Tenders: 2 x 4,85m R.I.B. plus spare fiberglass, with 40 Hp Yamaha off-board engines.
ONDINA LIVEABOARD LAYOUT
Deck plan & cabins layout: Cabins 1 & 2 big bed, use: double cabin. Cabins 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, big bed + 1 upper berth, use as: double or triple cabin -family cabin-.
4. PRICES, INCLUSIONS, EXCLUSIONS,AND T&C
The rates of Ondina Liveaboard are per night, per person on double cabin shared. The single cabin (not shared) has a supplement of 65%. Ask for a quotation in your preferred currency: USD, GBP, AUD, NZD, CAD, YEN, HKD, SGD, etc. We can deal the better ex-change rate for you.
Ondina Prices: From €385 per night
What is included?
- One pre-cruise night in airport hotel in Indonesia complimentary by Cruising Indonesia
- Arrival and departure airport / hotel transfers
- Accommodations on board
- All meals on board
- Drinking water, tea, coffee
- 3 dives a day + 1 night dive, according to the itinerary
- Tank, belt and weights
- Excursions according on board program
- National Park Entrance Fees
- Harbor Fees
- These fees may change without notice
Optional bookable and payable in advance
International and domestic flights (*)
Optional bookable and payable on board
- Wines and alcoholic beverages
- Espresso coffee
- Soft drinks and beers
- Dive courses
- Rental gear
- Crew gratuities
- Diving Insurance, we highly recommended DAN
- Travel Insurance including Trip Cancellation, we highly recommended World Nomads Travel Insurance
- Satellital phone calls
These especial discounts apply in ALL our diver cruises
- Non diver: 15%
- Third bert: 25%
- Small groups (6 pax): 5 pay + 1 free
Especial discount on full charter boat
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Especial discount for repeaters
- Your 2nd time on board: 5% + Nitrox free
- Your 3rd time on board 10% + Nitrox free
- Your 4th time on board 10% + Nitrox free + 10% on rental gear or any purchase on board
(*) Tailor-Made Travel
We can organize all your flight itinerary, land services and eventual extensions with the best market price. Contact us for planning your custom made diving holidays.
Terms & Conditions
We have a few and simple rules, please take your time to carefully read them, at the time of confirming your booking, you automatically agree with the following terms & conditions:
Booking by Cabin
- 20% as deposit for booking confirmation
- 100% must be paid 90 days before cruise departure
Private Cruises & Charters
- 20% deposit for booking confirmation
- 100% must be paid 6 months before cruise departure
All payments must be made by bank transfer or bank deposit according to the payment instructions of our invoice. Reservations and payments must be communicated and send by email.
Booking by Cabin
- More than 90 days before departure: 85% refund
- 89-60 days: 50% refund
- 59-30 days: 10% refund
- Less than 30 days: 0% refund
Private Cruises & Charters
- More than 9 months before departure: 75% refund
- 9-6 months: 65% refund
- 6-3 months: 45% refund
- Less than 3 months: 0% refund
- Relocation fee: the cost of an extra day required to change the embarking or disembarking port. This amount is non-refundable.
5. ONDINA LIVEABOARD LAST MINUTE 25% OFF
Last Minute October 2023 - Crossing from Raja Ampat to Banda Islands
From Raja Ampat to Banda Islands is a once in a lifetime trip!
Raja Ampat & Banda Sea dive cruise deal - 26 October 2023 - 11 nights - Price €4235 - Offer €3176 - 25% Off
6. PRIVATE CRUISES & CHARTERS WITH ONDINA
Ondina Liveaboard is available for private charters, which are carefully planned and decided with you. There is no time limit for a cruise charter, 5-10 days is typical. In the case of expeditions -documentaries and research-, it can be months. Actually the only limitation is availability, a yacht charter must be booked in advance, 6 to 12 months is the recommended time to plan your yacht charter. The possibilities offered by renting a complete boat have no limits:
Diving Charters: if you rent Ondina Liveaboard for you and your group or diving club, we can organize your own itinerary, so that you have the diving cruise you dreamed of, just contact us!
Leisure Charters: if you rent Ondina Liveaboard for you, family and friends we can organize a special itinerary for non-divers, because our routes can also be enjoyed without diving: paradisiacal beaches, fishing villages, island hopping, national parks, ancient rituals and ancestral ceremonies for some well-deserved exotic vacations, contact us!
Research Expeditions: Whether you are a film crew or a professional research group, we can help you choose the most suitable itinerary or route in Indonesia for your documentary or field research purposes! Tell us your needs and we will take care of every detail!
Our last diving charter in the Banda Sea
Everything about our last charter in Banda Sea with the images of the divers who participated in our dive cruise from Raja Ampat to Banda Islands. Next cruises to Banda Sea with Ondina Liveaboard: October 2022.
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