MS Ombak Putih dive boat review
The 42 meters Ombak Putih sails the waters of Indonesia as a traditional phinisi liveaboard vessel. Built in 1995 and thoroughly renovated in 2015, the Ombak Putih is not like the usual liveaboard. Indeed, it offers cultural immersion cruises, with snorkeling and other land and water activities available.
Boat Cabins & Layout
The Ombak Putih offer 12 comfortable cabins for a maximum of 24 guests. As a floating 5 stars hotel, the Ombak Putih features lavish and comfortable accommodations. The cabins are complete with a full en-suite bathroom, individual climate control and towel refresh service. Also, the cabins have ample closet space.
You can stay in the type of cabin you want as there are 3 different possible accommodation. Indeed, you can either stay in a twin-shared cabin with bunk-beds, in a double bed cabin or in the triple cabin. All rooms are located on the lower deck.
You can check the latest schedule & prices for this liveaboard here.
Ombak Putih’s On-board Facilities
The Ombak Putih’s lounge and dining room are combined to provide one massive social area. You will find a flat screen TV as well as complete entertainment system and small library of books.
Of course, there is little space for boredom of the Ombak Putih with activities such as snorkeling, volcano hikes, villages visits etc., on the schedule.
Head outside to enjoy the ever-changing, breathtaking views of Indonesia. There is a massive sundeck on the top deck plus an outdoor lounge area on the main deck.
On the top deck, you’ll find cozy loungers and a stunning 360 view of Indonesia‘s unique landscape. Indeed, it’s also the perfect spot to enjoy a drink at night and contemplate a starry sky.
The sturdy Ombak Putih is a one of a kind ship in Indonesia. Indeed, there are only a few cultural excursions cruises around. The Adelaar compares to the Ombak Putih in style and in type of cruises. The Adelaar is a much smaller boat, perfect for small charter group and offers mostly scuba diving cruises. The Ombak Putih is the perfect boat for the non diver that likes snorkeling and simply, sailing.
Activities On-board the Ombak Putih
The Ombak Putih offers a tremendous amount of different itineraries and activities vary accordingly. Indeed, with an extensive route that goes from Bali, to Komodo and out to the Banda Sea and Raja Ampat, there are endless possibilities.
Some examples of typical itineraries are Komodo cruise, Wallace Sails & Trails, Spice Island Cruise, Raja Ampat Snorkeling & Paddling and Bugis shipbuilder. Also, you can reach to them and propose a specific itinerary for your charter group.
Price starts at:
2,590$US for 7 days / 6 nights – Dances, Dragons & Magical Lakes
4,950$US for 10 days / 9 nights – Raja Ampat Snorkeling & Paddling
5,250$US for 10 days / 9 nights – Papua & Birds of Paradise
Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?
Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.
Diving in Indonesia will suit every diver's hopes and desires. In a land of opportunity, dive spots range from those suited to beginner divers wishing to learn in perfect easy conditions to unexplored dive sites with fierce currents for those more experienced divers looking for a challenge.
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