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Dive Review of Adelaar in
Indonesia/Komodo

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Michael J. Millet, CA, US
Top Contributor   (63 reports, with 8 Helpful votes)
"A clumsy live-aboard with historical past."
Report Number 8538
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport
Denpasar, Bali
Getting There
Can make international
connection thru several cities
-- Singapore, Hong Kong,
Taipei, Inchon.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
72   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Comments
No dedicated camera table and no dedicated camera rinse tanks. Crew
sometimes careless in handling camera gear. No dedicated battery charging
area.  ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Comments  
This 10-day Komodo trip left from Bali, which saved the hassle and extra
expense of flying to Labuan Bajo to catch the boat. On the way out, we
dived at Satonda and Banta Islands and on the return trip, dived at
Sangeang and Moyo.

The Adelaar was built in Holland in 1902 and was initially converted to a
dive boat in 1993. It underwent further renovation in 2008. The owner is
attempting to maintain the historical integrity of the vessel while
operating a first-class live-aboard. Therefore, some compromises are
apparent especially pertaining to the dive operation.

The forward section of the boat is elevated from the deck by about 30"
with only one small sidestep to use to climb to and descend from this
oft-used area. The access can be quite awkwar ...
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