The ship


With over 25 years experience, the ship is the pioneer of liveaboard diving in Indonesia. Lovingly built to the highest standard, by owner Edi Frommenwiler, and meticulously maintained, the ship continues to set the standard with her thoughtfully laid out floor plan and smooth sailing.

Detailed ship information

Lounge


The Lounge is the place where everybody meets for meals, shares photos and videos between dives, and socializes. A satellite phone and Email access is 24h available (an extra fee is charged on board).

 

Also you can enjoy a variety of music and new video releases here, and feel free to plug in your laptop, camcorder or dSLR to view your images on our big screen TV. The ship also offers an extensive library to learn about the reefs and fishes you've seen on dives in our Marine Life Library, or curl up with a book between dives. Novels are available on a "take one/leave one" basis.

Cabins


Relax in the luxury of our teakwood-paneled cabins. Each 10' x 10' cabin is named after a mystical Indonesian island and, depending on your reservation, is appointed either with a twin bed plus an upper bunk, or with a spacious double bed…your choice. All cabins feature newly renovated (June 2017) ensuite with hot and cold running water (vanity and shower as well as toilet), individually controlled air conditioning and five 220v AC electrical outlets (German 2-pole plugs), available 24 hours a day.

 

Our crew is devoted to your comfort and will attend to your cabin daily, keeping it clean and tidy and providing fresh towels as necessary. Additional towels are available for you on deck as needed.

 

The boat offers six double cabins and two twin cabins, creating very comfortable accommodations for up to 16 guests.

Doublebed cabins:

All of our double cabins feature individually controlled air conditioning, as well as newly renovated (June 2017) ensuite, appointed with a shower, washbasin and toilet. We will happily add an upper bunk to accommodate a family with one child or two people who just want an extra surface on which to place their gear.

 

Twinbed cabins:

The twin bedded cabins “Ambon” and “Aru” are named after the islands in the Maluku region. Our cabins with one twin bed and a bunk offer more floor space than double cabins. Twin cabins are ideal for single guests — there is no surcharge for booking half a twin cabin. Twin cabins also have newly renovated (June 2017) ensuite, appointed with a shower, washbasin, and toilet.

Camera Room


Photographers and videographers will love the convenience and functionality of the ship's camera room, located aft of the Lounge on the Main Deck.

 

We built the Camera Room with the needs of modern digital underwater photographers and videographers in mind. Here you will find plenty of storage space, professional-grade work areas, and both 220v and 110v AC charging stations at your disposal. We also offer overflow space for photographers on the spacious tables in the salon (please clear for meals) and on the lounge deck when more space is needed for image-makers.

 

In the salon you will also find the large flat panel television and computer center where you can plug into and watch video and stills created during your dives. And be sure to take advantage of the extensive knowledge base of the ship’s onboard photo and video professionals by asking questions should you have them.

Diving & sun deck


Meet and prepare for your upcoming dive on the ship‘s Dive Deck. Take a fresh water shower after the dive, trick-out your dive gear, get help from dive staff, and just hang out before and after dives on the sun deck. A Persenning (sun roof) offers shade during the hot day. Sunbeds are available for all guests.

 

The dive deck offers enough space for all divers. Each guest receives his own box where he can store his dive gear. On the front of the ship are some hangers where you can hang up your wet gear. For cleaning your gear there are 2 big rinse water tanks available. For Photo- and Videographer there is camera only rinse tank.

There is no better place to take a rest and enjoy the view, then from our sun deck. Recently renovated and expanded in June 2017, this is a huge space with sun loungers where you can get some sun, or hide from it, and watch the world go by. This area is especially perfect for watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets over Indonesia. Another highlight not to be missed, is relaxing under the stars with and unimpeded view of the night sky.

 

If you want to have special view during the cruise guests have the opportunity to sit on the bow of the ship. Many memorable sun set pictures where made from this outlook.

Crew


The ship's crew of 17 is at work to ensure you a secure and comfortable voyage through Indonesia's tropical island paradise. The crew includes two chefs and two stewards who will constantly attend to your dining and cabin needs.

 

Also Jonathan from the Galapagos Whale Shark Project and Jenny from Galapagos Shark Diving will give you more information about the research with whale shark they are doing in the Galapagos and will also assist you as additional dive guides. The photo-workshop with Jonathan R. Green is a bonus you do not want to miss!

Meals & Drinks



Savor our international cuisine, prepared by expert chefs. The food is influenced by international and above all Indonesian (or Asian) dishes. Breakfast is served in two slots. Continental breakfast before the first dive and a sumptuous breakfast after the first dive.

 

Lunch and dinner with an Asian flair, featuring meat, fish, and a variety of side dishes. And save room for special sweets and delightful desserts! Between meals, our crew will serve you snacks, including cake and cookies. Tea, coffee, juice, soda and cold water are always available.

 

After your last dive of the day, alcoholic beverages are available (included). Only wine needs to be ordered in advanced and paid separately.

Technical data


Galapagos Shark Diving - Boat Dive Expedition Galapagos Islands

Construction:  Wooden ship with BKI classification, Type Pinisi 

Length overall:   142 ft (43 meters)

Beam:                 29 ft (8.8 meters)

Draft:                  8.2 ft (2.5 meters)

Tonnage:            169 ITC

Main engines:    Yanmar 6HA2M-WHT, 350 PS

Generators:       2 x 40 kw

Max. Speed:       8-9 knots

Fuel Capacity:    3000 gallons (20,000 liters)

Water Tank:       2000 gallons and Desalinator Reverse-osmosis Watermaker

Range:                1300 nautical miles

Safety Equip.:    2x life rafts, Venol oxygen unit, O2, First-aud kit

Air Systems:      2 Mariner Bauer, Nitrox membrane compressor (32%)

Tenders:            4 Zodiacs (3 active, 1 standby)

Crew:                 17 indonesian crewmembers and 3 european Dive Guides (multilingual)