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.

They stand by, always accommodating and willing to offer a hand where needed.

Cruise Manager: Tino is French, and he has lived in Indonesia since 2001. He is a PADI instructor, 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. As our cruise manager, he looks after your safety and leads all the dives on the trip.

Captain: Sam is from Java, and 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 and a father of one daughter. He is a skilled ship engineer and he keeps things in the engine room in tip top shape, together with his team of engineers. His often helps out in the dinghy, waiting for you above with a smile, when you return from diving. He and his assistants, Sutiyono, Damian & Ahmad, ensure that all engines and generators run smoothly aboard the ADELAAR.

First Mate: Wy, is from Bali and a father of three. He started on ADELAAR after we arrived in Indonesia in 1993 as a deckhand. He is now the most senior officer aboard, having worked his way up to his current position. 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.

Steward: Agus is from Bali, and has recently joined our team. He is one of the first crew members you will meet as he shows you to your room, with an individual in-room briefing. You will see him often as he serves all the meals, gets cold drinks, and cleans your staterooms. All done with his big charismatic smile! He is always ready to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Deckhand: Frans is from Java and a father of two. He is also a long time crew member with us. A hardworking and skilled deckhand, he is also called the ‘Human GPS’, because of his uncanny ability to drop divers at the exact and correct drop point every time, even on the-hardest-to-find dive sites.

Second Officer: Faro joined us last year as an assistant of sorts to Captain Sam. You will find him in the navigation area taking his turn at the wheel, as well as in the dinghy helping the dive operations. Always with a smile and ready to assist where needed.

Second Engineer: Damian has recently joined our engineering team. He is just learning he way around the boat so you will see him making his way around to help out in every department.

Third Engineer: Sutiyono has recently joined our engineering team. He is just learning he way around the boat so you will see him making his way around to help out in every department.

Chef: Wayan is from Bali and a father of two. He is one of the most important people 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.

Cook: Made is from Bali, and a father of three. You will always find him in the galley prepping for the next meal. 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.