SMY Ondina

  • Nitrox
  • PADI
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Massage

Sailing a Phinisi schooner  through the inner seas of Indonesia is an amazing adventurous and unique experience. Since July 2001 SMY Ondina is offering a different and romantic way to enjoy exploratory the incredible underwater world of Indonesia.
In 2014 SMY Ondina underwent a recent renovation to offer pure diving comfort. With 8 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms and catering to a maximum of 16 guests, the experienced and professional crew will aim to make this amazing trip one to remember.

Accommodation

  • 1 Standard Cabin

    8 Cabins for 16 divers maximum occupancy: 6 of them good for triple use and 2 excellent for single occupancy all with ensuite freshwater shower, hand basin, toilet and individually controlled A/C unit.

Dining

The cusine is varied with Indonesian, Asian and western selections, cooked fresh every day with locally sourced ingredients, served buffet or family style, to suit every taste. Lunch and dinner are 3 courses, and snacks are available any time.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

Generous Dive Galley for 16 divers with equipment designed by divers for divers. Fixed equipment positions for each diver during the trip. Equipment Room for rinsing equipments and wet suits. Personal shelf for charging batteries and diving material for every diver. 3 Inflatable dive tenders with Yamaha Outboards have ladders.

  • Nitrox per Dive 6$
  • Nitrox per Day 11$

Dive Courses

PADI dive courses and introductory dives available depending on route.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Advanced Open Water 373$
  • PADI Specialty Courses 267$
  • PADI NItrox Course 267$

Equipment Rental

Scubapro equipment for rent.
We recommend to inform us about your needs at the moment of the booking as quantity is limited.

  • Full set 32$
  • Regulator 11$
  • BCD 11$
  • Wetsuit 11$
  • Snorkeling equipment 11$
  • Dive Computer 11$
  • Torch 11$

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Dive Deck
  • Library
  • Dive Tenders

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Tours

Activities

A remote perfect beach, visiting a traditional village or a pearl farm, trekking up a hill for a breathtaking view. There is plenty of possibilities for memorable encounters and moments beyond the daily in-water activities. Almost every day we enrich our program to offer the most.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Length 32 Meters
Beam 8 Meters
Draft 2.6 Meters
Sails 400m2 surface
Engine 400 HP Man Medium Duty
Cruising Speed  9 Knots
Water Capacity 10 Tons
Freshwater maker 2000 liters per day
Fuel Capacity 12 Tons
Passengers 16
Full Air Conditioning All rooms and indoor guest areas
Entertainment System DVD, TV, Stereo sound
Communication Multiband SSB, VHF GMDSS system, Handheld Radios ICOM VHF, Satellite telephone.
Navigation Sat Navigation, Depth finder, Radar, GPS
Safety Equipment First aid kit, Oxigen onboard plus Emergency Evacuation DAN “Oxygen Unit”, 2 rescue rafts 30 pax, Life jackets, Fire extinguishers, flares, fare gun.

Cruise Price Includes

Transfers from and to the airport or hotel
Full Board on board, Tea, Coffee, Snacks and 1 Soft Drink at lunch and Dinner.
Average of 3 or 4 dives per day, all in day time or 2 or 3 day dives and 1 night dive unless weather conditions or long sailing distance do not permit it. 
All offered excursions
All Entrance Fees to Natural Parks
Diving services including tanks, weights, fills, guides and dive tenders.

Cruise Price Excludes

Pre or post cruise hotels and flights
Dive rental gear
Dive and travel insurance
Crew gratuities
On-board massage
Any other way of transportation than S.M.Y. ONDINA, 
alcoholic drinks, 
Any police, diving permits or touristic tax and harbour fees plus fuel increases. 200eu/pax for departures in Papua/Maluku and 150eu/pax for departures in Komodo.
Anything not in the “included in the price” segment

  • Dragons: Bima – Labuhanbajo – Bima

    From Bima to Sabolan-Sebayor, thence to Rinca, Padar and Nusa Kode in the south of Komodo, Red Beach and the straits, Gili Lawa, Banta island and Sangiang. In the 6 nights onboard cruises we explore the warmer waters of the Northern part of the Komodo Straits and in the 5 nights onboard cruises we concentrate in the cooler waters of the Southern part of the Straits. The 11 nights onboard cruises cover the whole National Park with a very short stop over in Labuhanbajo. The last cruise of the Komodo season extends sail towards the east to Maumere to dive the amazing Maumere Bay (see the routes Maumere – Ambon and Maumere – Sorong )
    Main dive sites:
    Komodo & Rinca National Park: The narrow straits between these two islands communicate the Flores Sea with the Indian Ocean. Their tide currents provide a continuous exchange of water and nutrients between the inner sea and the ocean creating a unique ecosystem, favoring the biodiversity and the proliferation of peculiarities like the frog fish or endemic species that can only be observed here, like the sea apple. The depths are densely populated with fixed life, with great underwater variety of landscapes, from diving in vertical walls covered with soft corals resembling the Red Sea gardens to stone structures resembling the cold water reefs of the North Sea. Due to the high degree of protection that this National Park enjoys, it is also an area of great abundance of fish, with thick schools of carangids, sweet lips and butterflies, as well as frequent encounters with manta rays and reef sharks.
    Batu Bolong, a pinnacle in the middle of the strait covered with coral and abundance of fish. In Nusa Kode, Cannibal Rock, is a submerged mountain literally covered with marine life and invertebrates. Castle Rock, another underwater pinnacle with sharks and schools of carangidae. Bubbe Reef, a beautiful coral garden on the slopes of a volcano with bubbles coming out from the black sand. Crystal Bommie, Yellow Wall and Manta Alley  are also some of the awesome dive sites we will enjoy.
    Type of diving:
    Walls and slopes, mountains and submerged pinnacles, muck diving in the black sand. Pelagic species, but also scenic and good macro.
    Land tours:
    One of the main attractions of this route is the mandatory visit to the Komodo & Rinca National Park for the observation of the famous Komodo Dragons, a carnivorous variety of lizard (Varanus Komodiensis) which can grow up to 3 meters of length. Due to the strong currents of the straits surrounding these islands, and in spite of the fact that the dragons can swim, they have remained isolated in these two remote islands of prehistoric look. The visit is a two – three hours walk in one of the two islands, Komodo or Rinca, accompanied by a National Park guide, depending on how lucky we would be that day we will see, apart from the dragons, deer, wild boars, water buffalos, parrots and fowls.

     

  • Raja Ampat Paradise Birds: Sorong – Sorong

    The Raja Ampat archipelago…
    …owns the worldwide record of the greatest number of different species found in one single dive. What else do we need to say?…….ok, just add the most pristine and colourfull coral gardens, outstanding landscapes, primitive fishing villages and of course, Paradise Birds !
    Itinerary:
    Leaving from the port of Sorong, in the “Bird’ s head peninsula”, we will travel through the archipelago from the island of Waigeo in the north to Misool in the south. The area where we will sail holds the record of the biggest number of different species counted in a single dive. National Geographic compares the species found here with the ones that can be seen in Palau. The reefs of Raja Empat enjoy a healthy marine biodiversity with more than 400 species of coral having been discovered here. Besides the abundance of fauna, this region contains numerous wrecks of Japanese ships and aeroplanes from the terrible battles held during the Second World War in this area. All the ingredients for a perfect adventure!
    In brief: From Sorong to the Dampier Straits and from there to Aljui Bay, West Waigeo. Next to Kawe-Wayag, on the Northern end of the group, and down to Fam. Way  South to Misool and back to Dampier and Sorong.
    Main dive sites:
    Waterlogged, a wall with caves and crevices rich in invertebrate life and critters is one of the highlights in the North. Sardine Reef is an underwater hill in the middle of the straits with schools of fish. In the South, Fiabacet, two little inlets joined by a ridge underwater, and muck diving in the jetties in front of the village of Yenbeser and Airborei. Also Jamur BooManta Mantra and Black Beauty.
    General characteristics of the dives:
    Diving in fringing reefs around karst “mushroom” islands that combine walls and slopes with plenty of passages, canyons and caves. Also underwater ridges and muck diving in jetties and black sand slopes. Wreck of a WWII P-47 plane.
    Land Tours:
    Early morning walk through the canopy outside a village to see the birds of paradise on a display tree. Visit to a pearl farm in Waigeo. Tender boat tours through the labyrinth of inlets and lagoons in Fam and Misool. Climb to the top for breathtaking views in Wayag Island.

  • Cenderawasih Bay, Whale Sharks and Wrecks: Biak – Biak, Biak – Manokwari, Manokwari – Biak.

    Cenderawasih bay…..
    ……is a marine park located in the north coast of Irian Jaya, east of Birds Head peninsula. This marine park covers an area of approximately 80 square kilometres, which has become the largest national marine park throughout Southeast Asia. The most important city in the area is Manokwari. For this route we fly from Sorong to Manokwari or Biak where we will start sialing to explore the remote Cenderawasih Bay dive sites.
    Because of its isolated location this bay is protected from the Pacific currents which promote the gathering of certain endemic species. In Cenderawasih Bay we can encounter in the shallows species that normally live in deeper waters. We will also find a wide variety of corals. The good muck diving will keep the lovers of the tiny and strange critters busy, they will enjoy searching for pigmy seahorses, tiger prawns and frog fish among other species.
    Those who like wrecks, in Cenderawasih Bay will be able to dive in several famous ships and planes, sunk durink Word War II. A great opportunity for easy wreck diving.
    But the bay popularity comes from being one of the very few areas in the world where there can be found a resident colony of  whale sharks, the largest fish in the Oceans. Actually the whale shark is the star in this bay. Whale sharks come here in large numbers to feed on anchovies which congregate near the fishing platforms.

  • Raja Ampat- Lembeh Strait, Paradise Birds and Critters Galore: Sorong – Bitung

    Embarking port: Sorong in Papua. Closest airport: Sorong.
    Disembarking port: Bitung in Sulawesi. Closest airport: Manado. We take care of the transfer.
    Itinerary:
    From Raja Ampat to Lembeh, through Pulau Pisang, the Patintie Straits, the Goraici Group and the island of Tifore in Halmahera.
    Main dive sites:
    In Raja Ampat Sardine Reef , an underwater hill in the middle of the straits with schools of fish, and Fiabacet, two little inlets joined by a ridge underwater. In Halmahera Ric’s Rocks, a tiny inlet in the middle of the straits, exposed to the current and populated by blacktip reef sharks. In Lembeh Straits Hairball and Jahir are two of the most productive black sand slopes in the area.
    General characteristics of the dives:
    This route really enjoys the entire range of environments, from the best coral in Raja Ampat (ideal for wide-angle), schools, turtles and sharks in Halmahera (medium zoom) and muck diving in Lembeh, the best macro in the archipelago.
    Land tours:
    Tender boat tours through the labyrinth of inlets and lagoons in Fam and Misool. Walk through one of the traditional villages in Papua or Maluku, and visit a small private museum in Lembeh, with Tarsios, Babirusa and salt-water crocodiles.

  • Bali – Komodo, Dragons and Gods:Bali – Bima

    Embarking port: Bali. Closest airport: Denpasar in Bali
    Disembarking port: Bima. Closest airport: Bima in Sumbawa.
    Itinerary:
    After diving in the best dive sites in the Lomok strait and Moyo island and the volcanic island of Sangiang we head to Sabolan-Sebayor, then to Rinca, Padar and Nusa Kode in south of Komodo, Red Beach and some unique sites in the fast waters of the straits like Gili Lawa and Banta island.
    Main dive sites:
    Batu Bolong, a pinnacle in the middle of the strait covered with coral and abundance of fish. In Nusa Kode, Cannibal Rock is a submerged mountain literally covered with marine life and invertebrates. Castle Rock is an underwater pinnacle  where sharks and schools of carangidae can be seen frequently. Bubbe Reef, a beautiful coral garden on the slopes of a volcano with bubbles owing out from the black sand. Crystal Bommie, Yellow Wall and Manta Alley are some of the other dive sites we visit.
    Type of diving:
    Walls and slopes, mountains and submerged pinnacles, muck diving in the black sand. Pelagics, but also scenic and good macro.
    Land tours:
    The visit to the Komodo National Park to see the famous dragons is a unique experience.
    Walk through the Bajo village where the gypsies of the sea live.
    Traditional construction of wooden boats by hand in the village of Wera.

  • Maumere – Ambon, Volcanoes and Sultans: Maumere – Ambon

    Embarking port: Maumere. Closest airport: Maumere in Flores.
    Disembarking port and closest airport: Ambon in Ambon island, Maluku.
    Itinerary:
    From Maumere Bay to the straits of Alor from there sail north to the Banda islands through a string of isolated islands in the mysterious Banda sea and then Ambon island to explore its walls and the Ambon Bay, a real treasure for critter spotting, for some even better than Lembeh Strait.
    Main dive sites:
    The Bay of Maumere: it is extremely interesting to dive in waters that once were considered exceptional, the headquarters of the most reputed World Championship of Underwater Photography, until in 1992 an earthquake followed by a tsunami wave hit with anger all the area. Ten years later the walls that surround these islands have managed to recover in their totality from that natural disaster to the scientists surprise and they actually offer excellent dives in mild currents, with a healthy population of gorgonias and sponges, with big groupers lurking in crevices, antias and butterfly fish. In the blue big tuna and carangids patrol the depths seeking for their prey.
    Gunung Api and Manuk island with the possibility of assiting to a nature wonder of seasnakes concentration. The reputed Banda Islands with the volcanic slopes and the deep waters surroung it where pelagics sightings are frequent. Ameth’s Knoll, is a scenic submerged hill near Ambón, with excellent coral, macro and schools of fish. Karang Hatta, a strategic point where the current splits, with frequent sightings of pelagics, Cave Point, South Ai and Pintu Kota. To end up the cruise with the unforgetable dives in the Twilight Zone where most of the most seeked for critters can be found.
    Type of diving:
    Awesome walls, submerged hills facing the current and ridges full of coral. Currents that promote the presence of colorful soft corals and large gorgonians, schools of fish and big fish and outstanding muck diving in Maumere and Ambon.
    Land tours:
    Visit to the fortifications of the old colony of Banda and its nutmeg plantations.
    Trek to the Gunung Api volcan.
  • Lembeh-Wakatobi, Critters Galore & Krisses: Bitung- Kendari o BauBau. The wild east of Sulawesi

    This route starts in Bitung right in fornnt of the Lembeh island just 90 minutes drive from Manado. After embarking and diving the best sites in Lembeh we will sail down south along the east coast of Sulawesi passing Gorontalo, the Banggai archipelago and Buton island. Depending on weather conditions and the scheduled length of the cruise we may continue towards Wakatobi and finish in Baubau, the capital of Buton island or else in Kendari.
    Embarking port: Bitung. Closest airport: Manado.
    Disembarking port and Closest airport: BauBau or Kendari.
    Itinerary:
    We sail down the east coast of Sulawesi, the island with the weirdest shape in Indonesia. The north of the island with Bunaken Marine National Park is well known and heavily visited but the east coast is a real haven full of diving gems. from Lembeh to Buyat Bay, Tanjung Flesko, Gorontalo, Banggai islands and Wakatobi.
    Lembeh Strait:
    Known worldwide as the “Muck diving” paradise: Frogfish, Rhinopia, Mimics, Wonderpus, Nudis,….you name it! Every single critter in the book seems to be here together with some wrecks and with very easy diving conditions for photographers and UW Video.
    Banggai Archipelago:
    Mostly unexplored for commercial diving is home of some isolated sites with beautiful drops, drift dives and many surprises.
    Wakatobi or Tukangbesi Archipelago:
    It owns the reputation of having the nicest “Home Reef” in Indonesia, this together with being far from any turistic area is the guarantee for enjoying some of the richests marine life despite the lack of big fish and pelagicss. A unique destination.
    Main dive sites:
    In Lembeh, Hairball and Jahir, are two black sandy slopes well known by its variety of critters. The island of Pulau Racun in Buyat Bay is a beautiful coral garden with schools of fish and reef sharks. Batu Gong, is a hill covered with deep black coral and full of fish. Blue Corner in Wakatobi, is a hill formed by a reef of hard corals and barrel sponges with schools of fish and the occasional visiting of pelagics. Batu, Tetek, Vesuvius Reef and Outer Pinnacle are also some of the common dive sites in this itinerary.
    Type of diving:
    This route combines muck diving on black-sanded slopes with underwater hills and coral ridges swiped by currents. Very good coral reefs, sharks, turttles and good macro. The rare sponges named “Salvador Dali” are found in Gorontalo.
    Land tours:
    Deserted paradise white sand beaches
    Bajo villages where the sea gypsies live in Banggai and Wakatobi.

  • Maumere-Raja Ampat, Volcanoes & Paradise Birds: Maumere – Sorong

    Embarking port and Closest airport: Maumere in Flores.
    Disembarking port and Closest airport: Sorong in Papua.
    Itinerary:
    from Maumere Bay to the straits of Alor from there to the Banda islands through the string of islands in the Banda sea, then Koon island, Misool and Dampier straits in Raja Ampat.
    Main dive sites:
    Bay of Maumere: It is extremely interesting to dive in waters that once were considered exceptional, the headquarters of the most reputed World Championship of Underwater Photography, until in 1992 an earthquake followed by a tsunami wave hit with anger all the area. Ten years later the walls that surround these islands have managed to recover their full beauty  from that natural disaster to the scientists surprise and they actually offer excellent dives in mild currents, with a healthy population of gorgonias and sponges, with big groupers lurking in crevices, antias and butterfly fish. In the blue big tuna and carangids patrol the depths seeking for their prey.
    Karang Hatta, a strategic point where the current splits, with frequent sightings of pelagics. Too Many Fish, offers some of the best diving in the archipelago, a plateau of sand surronded by covered walls, good coral and many school of fish. Fiabacet and Sardine Reef among many others in Raja Ampat.
    Type of diving:
    Awesome walls, submerged hills facing the current and ridges full of coral. Currents that promote the presence of colorful soft corals and large gorgonians, schools of fish and big fish.
    Land tours:
    Visit to the fortifications of the old colony of Banda and its nutmeg plantations.
    Boat rides through the labyrinths of islands and lagoons in Papua.