Dive Safety

Standard Dive Procedures

Diver in coral reef

Adelaar’s dive team and crew are continually keeping current with updates that are in line with international safety standards & current dive procedures. Our dive procedures are adapted and based on extensive experience in the Indonesian liveaboard industry, all divers on board are asked to abide by these rules.

Divers that join Adelaar’s Liveaboard are required to have above basic diver training from an official dive agency. We recommend having a PADI “Advanced Open Water” certificaton or equivalent. The majority of dive sites we head to are considered suitable for advanced divers, inexperienced divers with lesser qualifications may be excluded from certain dives.

All divers are required to bring along their most current dive certification, those not able to produce proof of training or reference will not be allowed to dive.

We recommend divers to have a minimum of 60 dives, those that are less experienced may be excluded from certain dives, or will be required to hire a private guide based on the circumstance.

All divers are required to sign a liability release.

All divers are required to seek a Physician’s approval to dive, the approval should be no more than 12 months old.

We maintain a 5 to 1 certified diver to Divemaster ratio in perfect conditions. When conducting courses with less experienced divers we have a lower ratio for safety reasons.

Adelaar accommodates up to max 8 divers, and we try to combine divers with similar experiences to ensure the best diving experience.

Dive time is limited to 60 minutes due to safety reasons, or 50bar/700psi, whichever comes first.

All divers are recommended to dive on enriched air, those that are not nitrox certified can get certified prior to the trip OR fit in a short course on Day 1 of your trip.

The first alcoholic drink of the day will be your last dive of the day.

We dive gorgeous reefs in pristine conditions and wish to leave the sites as we found them.

 Maximum depth limits are as follows:

  • Open Water Diver without a Deep Adventure dive experience – 18m
  • Advanced Open Water or Open Water with Deep Adventure dive – 30m
  • Divers with proof of Deep diver specialty – 40m

Other Information:

  • All divers should have a personal dive computer. If you do not have one, they are available for rent on board. Sharing of a dive computer is not allowed.
  • Basic First Aid, Emergency Oxygen and trained O2 providers are available on board.
  • Marine Radios, Flares and a “Nautilus Lifeline” system in place as safety measures.
  • Due to the remote location of Komodo, all divers are required to have medical evacuation insurance with either DAN or AQUAMED, as these are the only two that are accepted without a deposit, by the evac companies in Bali.