Meet the Crew

The Liveaboard diving & sailing team

Adelaars’s crew of 10 experienced seamen, come from all parts of Indonesia. Our liveaboard diving & sailing team seem as if they were born to be at sea, and some of them have been loyal crew members since we arrived in Indonesia in 1993. They work tirelessly, many behind the scenes, to assure that our exclusive cruises run smoothly.

Always accommodating, they stand by, always willing to offer a hand where needed.

Tino, our PADI instructor, and cruise manager looks after your safety and leads guests on the dives of their lives. He has lived in Indonesia since 2001, and has been diving Komodo since 2003. For the two years prior to joining Adelaar he was living in the Komodo area, so he knows all the best dive sites, plus a few more that seasonal liveaboards don’t know. Tino is also an accomplished underwater photographer, always happy to give our guests tips to improve their underwater photography skills.

Captain Sam has been sailing the waters of his country for more than 30 years. The father of two has been offering his loyal services and extensive knowledge to ADELAAR since 1997. He was the most important man during our extensive refit of the ship. Sam speaks fluent English, is always at the helm, and welcomes guests to the bridge. With an excellent safety record, one can’t help but feel at ease with Sam in charge.

Chief engineer Totok is from Java; he is a skilled ship engineer and enriches our team with his many years of experience. His calm radiating personality ensures care and conscientiousness. He and his assistants, Sutiyono & Ahmad, ensure that all engines and generators run smoothly aboard the ADELAAR.

Wy, first mate, a father of three, is from Bali and the most senior officer aboard – he started on ADELAAR after we arrived in Indonesia in 1993. Wy is also one of our most experienced dinghy drivers, assisting divers in and out of the dinghy, helping with gear and making sure we get safely to the dive sites and back.

Agus joined our team, in 2018, brings with him a wealth of hospitality experience gained during his previous employment in restaurants and big cruise ships. He has a friendly charisma and is always ready to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Frans, who is from Jawa, has been employed on Adelaar since 2002. He is a very hard working and skilled deckhand. This father of two also goes under the nickname ‘Human GPS’, because of his uncanny ability to never fail to drop divers correctly at even the-hardest-to-find dive sites.

Faro and Damian have been members of the crew since 2018. They always help as deckhand when need is high.

Wayan, father of two, works as top chef and is one of the most important person on our liveaboard diving & sailing team. Since 2003, we have been happy to count on Wayan’s cooking skills. He spoils our divers with a variety of mouth watering dishes that are based on traditional Indonesian cuisine.

Made, from Bali, is our second chef and primarily responsible for the crew food. He is helping Wayan with the never ending chores in the galley. A father of two, Made always has a smile for everyone, and is willing to help wherever needed.

Liveaboard – Office & Logistical support

The office support consists of an international reservation team to take care of the bookings and billing. On behalf of our entire Liveaboard diving & sailing team, we look forward to welcoming you on one of Adelaar’s many adventures through beautiful Indonesian waters.