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Launched in 2001, this traditional wooden schooner – known as Phinisi in the local language – was built in South Sulawesi by the Bugis tribes of seafarers, using tropical timbers and following traditional methods from their ancestry. Custom-built under the direct supervision of our director of operations, she was built by a diver for the divers.



Her spacious interiors can comfortably sleep 16 passengers in 8 double AC/ensuite cabins, from which the two on the foredeck have twin single bunks each (cabins 1 and 2), while the remaining six cabins are fitted with double bed and a single bunk on top. Three gensets provide all-around-the-clock 220 v electricity supply, with two-pin European standard sockets. Ondina is currently based in Sorong, from where she operates different routes in Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay, North Banda Sea, Triton Bay and Halmahera.


  • Cruise director
  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • 2 Deckhands
  • Chief Engineer
  • Second Engineer
  • Mechanic
  • Cook
  • Assistant Cook
  • 2 Waiters-Roomboys
  • 2 Divemasters



Cruise Director S.M.Y Ondina - Fede Moreno


  • Deck Length: 32 meters
  • Beam: 8 meters
  • Draft: 2.6 meters
  • Hull: Iron Wood
  • Engine: 400 HP Man 8 cylinders
  • Sails: 300 square meters in 7 sails
  • Cruising Speed: 7 Knots
  • Water: 10,000 liters plus watermaker deposits
  • Fuel tanks: 10,000 liters
  • Gensets: 2 x 30 Kw plus 1 x 20 Kw
  • Compressors: 2 x Bauer Mariner plus spare block
  • Nitrox: Membrane system with Atlas Copco compressor
  • Dive tanks: 2 sets aluminum and steel, 12 and 15 liters, DIN / INT
  • Dive gear: 6 complete sets for rent plus spare parts
  • Tenders: 2 x 4,85 meter RIB plus spare fiberglass, with 40 Hp Yamaha offboard engines
  • GPS / Plotter, Radar 16 miles, Depth finder
  • SSB Multiband radio, VHF radio and handheld VHF radios
  • AIS and SART
  • Satellite phone Thuraya



  • 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
  • Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS
  • 3 x 40 liter oxygen tanks plus portable DAN kit
  • Life jackets and ring buoys
  • First aids kit