Ondina Liveaboard, Indonesia


Dive and relax in comfort on the SMY Ondina Liveaboard, Indonesia. This traditional built Phinisi Schooner underwent a recent renovation in 2014, 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 of the SMY Ondina will aim to make this amazing trip one to remember.

There is an air-conditioned dining room and lounge for comfort with a HD TV and extensive DVD library. There are also 2 covered outside deck areas for relaxation in between dives or at the end of the day. Expect a tasty combination of Asian and Western food aboard the SMY Ondina, served buffet or family style. Lunch and dinner are 3 courses, and snacks are available any time.

Expect world-class diving aboard the SMY Ondina, as she moves with the good weather to show you some of the best diving that Indonesia has to offer. Don't miss out on this amazing adventure and call us or book online today to reserve your space aboard the SMY Ondina for your scuba diving Indonesia liveaboard adventure.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Park, Port and Fuel Fees (250 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Visas and Fees, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Wine with Dinner, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Massage.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2000
  • Year renovated 2013
  • Length 32
  • Beam 8
  • Top speed 9
  • Cruising speed 8
  • Engines 1 x MAN 400HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 2 x Yamaha 40hp
  • Water capacity 10 tons
  • Fuel capacity 12 Tons
  • Freshwater maker 2000 ltrs /day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Emergency flares

Ondina Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 10 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bradford C
  • United States United States

At 1 am three days before we were scheduled to leave on the Euphoria we were stranded by them. They cancelled our tour because their were two few people reserved so they just cancelled. Along came Ondina to the rescue. They made special arrangements for us to join them at the last minute. They went above and beyond to help accommodate the four of us. Fede the cruise director helped us with flight arrangement when we were left with no internet. He truly is wonderful at his job. The diving was spectacular and the dive sites were well planed. There is a bit of current but with the help of the dive guides this was manageable. The boat was clean and well attended to . The food was always good and plenty of selection. The crew was kind and courteous. They went out of their way to ensure your comfort. I would highly recommend this boat for your diving adventure. We will for certain be returning one day soon. Thank you to the entire crew of the Ondina.

Recommended for
The crew was amazing, the diving was incredible and the cruise director went above and beyond always
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Margaret Sheryl W
  • United States United States
Ondina is Indonesia’s Finest Liveaboard

Thankfully the reefs and wildlife are healthy and mind-blowing-gorgeous. Every dive is a unique adventure!

Recommended for
1. Cruising through the remote islands of east Indonesia.2. The wonderful crew & spoiling us divers rotten. 3. The delightful Indonesian cuisine the chef & helpers surprised us with every meal!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Yun Hung C
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Can't wait to go for another Raja Ampat adventure with Ondina!! ❤

Diving with 4 (or more, too close, couldn't count :P) gigantic whale sharks!

Recommended for
Excelent dive sites, Superb food and friendly crews
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Steven M
  • Australia Australia
Whale sharks, wrecks and remote atolls

The highlight was a day spent on the bay below a fishing platform (Bagan) with 5 whale sharks circling us.

Recommended for
Whale sharks, Japanese ship wrecks and visiting remote Papuan villages
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Hermann Ørn V
  • Iceland Iceland
A very nice way to explore the seas around Komodo

South of Komodo makes its demands on those diving there. The water is chill (down to 22C), the visibility is so-so. And the current is strong. But this hardship also offers its rewards with great wildlife in stunning scenery. Manta Alley in the south of Komodo is aptly named diving spot. Schools of these majestic creatures danced for us for hours. The local crew and the diving staff was friendly and knowledgeable. This live aboard is highly recommended for eager divers with already a few dives logged. A perfect 5/7 on the Sullivan scale. That being said, I would not bring a non-diving partner with me on this boat as it is a boat and itennery designed for diving. The luxury elements of a floating spa is somewhat lacking:).

Recommended for
Great diving, beautyful boat, friendly staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carlos S
  • Spain Spain
Great dives, great staff

Great dives. Always alone without any other boat there.

Recommended for
Organisation, dives, food
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Gustavo M
  • Spain Spain
not as good as we imagined

The boat is comfortable enough, aesthetically beautiful, the crew and the guides do everything possible to make the trip a very good experience. The problem is that the expectations we had in this area were very high and have not been met, the reefs are very well preserved but there is not the amount of fish that you would expect from such a remote area. The route of the ship is excessively long, which means that there are several days with few possibilities to do more than two dives, in other cases all the dives of the same day have been done in the same place. What also seems out of place is that the Nitrox is not included in the price of the trip, as well as the payment of port berths and other expenses that make the final price paid too high.

Recommended for
Reefs in very good conditions, Landscapes of the islands. the friendliness of the local inhabitants
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andrew K
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Ondina was fabulous

Obviously the underwater stuff is stunning but above water we had side trips to the Papuan villages, the birds of paradise, Wayag as unexpected extras. Ondina has a beautiful wooden interior and is very comfortable. I felt the leadership and crew cared that you had an enjoyable and memorable experience; I did.

Recommended for
Excellent dive guiding; interesting side trips; and great meals and snacks
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Clare W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Awesome crew that enabled a fabulous dive trip

Great people who really look after the divers and are flexible to support their needs whether you want one to one support, to dive for longer than the standard 60 minutes, to explore with your buddy etc. Divers are organised into very small groups with dive masters who are excellent and will go at a pace that suits you which makes for a great experience. Other crew are similarly very helpful, looking after your dive gear, cooking meals to order if you weren't keen on the menu etc. The price point of this boat is quite a bit lower than some others that appeared to provide a more luxurious service...in my view it wouldn't be worth the extra money, we saw some of these 'expensive boats' and in future will completely avoid them as all we saw was very large dive groups that were extremely disruptive under water. Other divers on the same trip agreed with us, some were returning to the Ondina for the second or third time due to the more personalised service. However, Ondina team.....you need to fix the leaks....getting drenched in bed in the middle of the night when it rained is not what divers pay a lot of money for....please do a bit of maintenance as this is letting you down.

Recommended for
Dive Masters, Raja Ampat underwater experience, Flexibility to allow divers a personalised experience
Origin: US