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Ondina Liveaboard

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.


Ondina's dive cruises in Raja Ampat

Last update: September 4, 2022










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's cabin 1   Ondina's cabin 2

Ondina's cabin 3   Ondina's cabin 4

Ondina's cabin 5   Ondina's cabin 6

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.

Ondina's main deck   Ondina's upper deck

Ondina's upper deck with canopy   Ondina's main deck with hammocks

Ondina's dinning room   Ondina's food on board

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's diving center   Ondina's camera station

Ondina's briefing at diving center   Ondina's diving operations in Banda Sea

Ondina's snorkeling in Banda Sea   Ondina's diving operations in Banda Sea

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.




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Ondina Liveaboard - Ondinesia The Legend


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


SMY Ondina has explored the entire huge Indonesian archipelago and offers only its best dive sites. Every year Ondina makes a round trip visiting the best diving areas of Derawan, Halmahera, Banda SeaRaja Ampat and the ultimate diving frontiers: Triton Bay and Cenderawasih Bay. In previous decades Ondina Liveaboard led exploratory diving throughout Indonesia, including KomodoAlor and FloresBanda Islands and Forgotten Islands today the "Legend of Ondinesia" continues with the brotherhood of Oceanic Liveaboard.




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.


Ondina Liveaboard aerial view


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
Total Displacement: 
Sails: 300m2
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
Cabins: 8
Bathrooms: 8
Guests: 16
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.
Crew: 15








Ondina's speed boats

Ondina's prices and rates are in EURO, and booking with us you can pay in your preferred currency: USD, GBP, AUD, NZD, MYR, SGD, etc.

Price: €370 per night

Booking by cabin

The price of Ondina Liveaboard is €370 per night, per person, booking on double cabin shared.

The single cabin (not sharing) has a supplement of 65%.

Private Cruises and Charters

Ondina Liveaboard full charter rate is €4400 per night

The price includes:
  • 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
  • Toiletry
Mandatory Surcharges:
  • National Park Entrance Fees and Harbor Fees per person, these fees may change without notice:
  • € 200 per person
Optional bookable and payable in advance:

International and domestic flights (*)

Optional bookable and payable on board:

Ondina's refreshment

  • Wines and alcoholic beverages
  • Espresso coffee
  • Soft drinks and beers
  • Massages
  • Dive courses
  • Nitrox
  • 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

Especial Discounts

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

Ondina's diving center detail

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

Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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
  • Port change in Full Boat Charter: The cost of an extra day required to change the embarking or disembarking port is 1,800€. This amount is non-refundable.



Ondina's upper deck detail

The dive cruises of Ondina range from 7 to 14 nights in Derawan, Halmahera, Banda SeaRaja AmpatTriton Bay and Cenderawasih Bay; if none of the itineraries here proposed fit your needs, contact us and we will collaborate with you to get the program that suits your interests or those of your group.



There are no Ondina Liveaboard deals at this moment. Because it is almost always fully booked, we recommend you reserve your spot on Ondina Liveaboard at least 1 or 2 years in advance.



Ondina Liveaboard is available for charters and private cruises, personalized diving trips, leisure cruises and research expeditions in all the Indonesian archipelago.

Ondina Liveaboard full charter rate is €4400 per night. That means that a 5 night private cruise in Raja Ampat will cost you €22000, plus €1800 relocation surcharge in eventual change of embarking or disembarking ports. You need to add on top of those amounts 5-10 percent to cover alcohol, port charges, rental diving equipment, and discretional tip to the crew, paid before you leave the boat.

Ondina Liveaboard full charter rate includes 12 crew comprised captain, cruise manager, chef and dive masters; fuel; all meals and snacks, drinking water beverages; scuba diving for certified divers, land excursions, round trip transfer.

There are not limit period for a cruise rental, 5-10 days is the regular. Actually, the only limitation is the availability, a yacht charter must be booked in advance, 6-12 months is the recommended time to planning your charter.  


Charters for NON Scheduled Routes

  • If you wish to charter Ondina Liveaboard for you and your friends and arrange your own itinerary, we can arrange the expedition of your dreams, just contact us!
  • If you are a filming crew or a professional research group and want to charter us for a documentary or a field research in any part of the Indonesian territory or in the South Pacific, tell us your needs and we will arrange every single detail.
  • Any full charter on Ondina Liveaboard will be carefully planned and decided with you.

NON Divers Charters

We also arrange Non Divers Cruises. Our routes can also be enjoyed without diving: paradise beaches, fishing villages, island hopping, National Parks, rituals and millenary ceremonies will make the best frame for a well deserved exotic holidays.

How was 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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