Les croisières en Indonésie

Resorts en Indonésie

Ondina

Voyage croisière plongée en Indonésie à bord du Ondina :

Au-delà d’un voyageur ordinaire. Découvrez les mers intérieures de l'Indonésie, explorez les îles les plus exotiques et éloignées. Nous vous proposons un voyage des plus aventureux avec beaucoup d’inattendus. Les circuits vont de Sulawesi à Raja Empat, selon les saisons.

Ambiance : Plongées exceptionnelles au coeur de la biodiversité mondiale.
Spécial : Navigation à la voile.
Durée : Selon les circuits, de 9 à 14 nuits.
Stops possibles : Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Manado, ...

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Le bateau

S.M.Y. ONDINA:

Il est 7 heures du matin, le son de la cloche signale à tous les plongeurs, qu’une nouvelle journée d’exploration commence.

Spécifications du bateau :

Longueur totale 32 mètres. Largeur : 8 mètres.
Construction Teak et bois tropical.
Motorisation 400 HP Man Medium Duty.
Voilure de presque 400 m2 .
Vitesse de croisière 9 noeuds.
6 cabines twin (triples) and 2 doubles. Climatisation, douche et toilette.
Électricité 220 volts 24h/24h.
Eau douce réserve 10000 l, Dessalinisation.
Capacité plongeurs 16 à 18.
Sécurité Kit médical d'urgence, oxygène.
Electronique sondeur, GPS.
Communication radio VHF, téléphone satellite.

Cours PADI :
Advanced Open Water: 250 € (sur demande)
Nitrox Courses: 200 €

Nitrox
Par Bloc / 5 €.
Par croisière / 10 € par jour.

Routes

Komodo Straits

Dragons : Bima – Labuhanbajo – Bima.

His Majesty The Komodo & Rinca National Park in full with a Liveaboard who can hardly be beaten in knowing the best dive sites in this really unique place in the world. An Indonesian Must!

Embarking port: Depending on the route it will be Bima or Labuhanbajo. Airports: Bima in Sumbawa and Labuhanbajo in Flores.
Disembarking port: Depending on the route it will be Bima, Labuhanbajo or Maumere in Flores

The Komodo National Park, the most reputed National Park in Indonesia thanks to the famous Komodo Dragons is a Nature wonder also Underwater. To embark any of this cruises you must get to Bima (Sumba) or Labuhanbajo (Flores) depending on the length of the cruise you chose.

Itinerary :
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 stopover 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. Wooden dragon’s carvings of different sizes and pearls from nearby farms can be bought to the natives of the island.

Walk through the Bajo village where the gypsies of the sea live. Traditional construction of wooden boats by hand in the village of Wera.

Recommendations :
Bring light clothing. Use sunscreen during the day. Water temperature varies between 27º to north and 22 º in the south, so 3-to 5mm wetsuit is recommended. Visibility also varies between 20 m + in the north and 10-15 m in the south. This destination is ideal for shooting wide angle, but there are very interesting macro subjects too. Presents like used clothing, school supplies and balloons for the children of the village are always welcome.

Raja Ampat

Paradise Birds: Sorong – Sorong

In this route we use Sorong in Papua as embarking/disembarking port and its airport for incoming and outgoing flights.

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 colorful coral gardens, outstanding landscapes, primitive fishing villages and of course, Paradise Birds !

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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 Boo, Manta 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.

Recommendations :

Bring light clothes. Sun protection during the day. Temperature of the water 26-28°C, slightly colder in the North. 3 or 5 mm suit. Visibility variable, average 15/20 m. Ideal for wide-angle photography, but macro also good. Presents like used clothes, school materials or balloons for the village kids are welcome.

Cenderawasih Bay

Whale Sharks and Wrecks: Manokwari – Biak.

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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 kilometers, 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 sailing 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 during 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.

Recommendations :

Bring light clothing. Use sunscreen during the day. Water temperature is 26º-28º C, cooler in the north. 3-to 5mm wetsuit is recommended. Visibility is variable and averages 15m. This destination is ideal for shooting wide angle, but there are very interesting macro subjects too. Presents like used clothing, school supplies and balloons for the children of the village are always welcome.

Raja Ampat - Lembeh Strait

Paradise Birds and Critters Galore : Sorong – Bitung.

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Embarking port : Sorong in Papua.
Disembarking port : Bitung in Sulawesi.

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.

Recommendations :

Bring light clothing. Use sunscreen during the day. Water temperature is 26º-28º C. 3-to 5mm wetsuit is recommended. Visibility is variable and averages 15/20m. This destination is ideal for shooting wide angle in the first part of the cruise, but the macro paradise in the last days in Lembeh Strait. Presents like used clothes, school materials or balloons for the village kids are welcome.

Bali – Komodo

Dragons and Gods:Bali – Bima

Embarking port : Bali.
Disembarking port : Bima.

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. Pelagic, 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.

Recommendations :

Bring light clothing. Use sunscreen during the day. Water temperature varies between 27/28º to north and 22/23 º in the south of the straits, so 3-to 5mm wetsuit is recommended. Visibility also varies between 20 m + in the north and 10-15 m in the south. This destination is ideal for shooting wide angle, but there are very interesting macro subjects too. Presents like used clothing, school supplies and balloons for the children of the village are always welcome.

Maumere – Ambon

Volcanoes and Sultans: Maumere – Ambon

Embarking port: Maumere.
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 gorgonians 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 assisting to a nature wonder of sea snakes concentration. The reputed Banda Islands with the volcanic slopes and the deep waters surround it where pelagic 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 pelagic, Cave Point, South Ai and Pintu Kota. To end up the cruise with the unforgettable dives in the Twilight Zone where most of the most sleeked 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.

Recommendations :

Bring light clothing. Use sunscreen during the day. Water temperature is 26º-28º C. 3-to 5mm wetsuit is recommended. Visibility is variable and averages 15m. This destination is ideal for shooting wide angle, but there are very interesting macro subjects too especially in the first and last day of the cruise: Maumere Bay and Ambon harbor. Presents like used clothing, school supplies and balloons for the children of the village are always welcome.

Lembeh Strait – Wakatobi

The wild east of Sulawesi

This route starts in Bitung right in front 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.
Disembarking port : 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,….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 touristic area is the guarantee for enjoying some of the richest marine life despite the lack of big fish and pelagic. 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 pelagic. 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, turtles 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.

Recommendations :

Bring light clothing. Use sunscreen during the day. Water temperature is 26º-28º C. 3-to 5mm wetsuit is recommended. Visibility is variable and averages 15m. This destination is ideal for shooting wide angle, but there are very interesting macro subjects too. Presents like used clothing, school supplies and balloons for the children of the village are always welcome.

Maumere-Raja Ampat

Volcanoes & Paradise Birds: Maumere – Sorong

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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 gorgonians and sponges, with big groupers lurking in crevices, anthias 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 pelagic. Too Many Fish, offers some of the best diving in the archipelago, a plateau of sand surrounded 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.

Recommendations :

Bring light clothing. Use sunscreen during the day. Water temperature is 26º-28º C. 3-to 5mm wetsuit is recommended. Visibility is variable and averages 15m. This destination is ideal for shooting wide angle, but there are very interesting macro subjects too. Presents like used clothing, school supplies and balloons for the children of the village are always welcome.

Informations

Formalités et infos pratiques

Formalités :
Ressortissants Suisses et Européens, passeport valables 6 mois après la date de retour. Visa a prendre sur place à votre arrivée à l'aéroport. Visa d’entrée (25 $) et 150'000 Rp (15 CHF) pour la sortie.

Santé / Malaria :
La malaria est endémique dans la région, particulièrement aux îles Togian ; cependant, il n'y pas de moustiques sur le bateau. L'utilisation de crèmes répulsives lors des descentes à terre est sans doute suffisante, mais cela dépend aussi du reste de votre programme en Indonésie.
Vous trouverez plus d'informations sur notre page : Bien préparer son voyage.

Change :
Vous trouverez des distributeurs de billets et des bureaux de change dans les villes et les l'aéroports. Pour les croisières, nous vous recommandons d'utiliser les distributeurs à votre arrivée dans les aéroports internationaux.

Assurance :
En raison de l'éloignement des structures médicales, une assurance rapatriement couvrant les activités de plongée est obligatoire.