The Blue Dragon is a traditional and magnificent Phinisi - a classic Indonesian wooden sailing vessel - set to explore the majesticdiving sites world of the Indonesian archipelago. If you've dreamed of setting sail aboard an old-fashioned pirate ship, then this is for you. If you want to experience the culture and style of the country, as you sail through its beautiful islands, then this if for you. Unlike modern-style vessels, we offer you the chance to step aboard a truly Indonesian experience, to enhance your time in this special destination.
Our main objective, in creating the Blue Dragon, was to provide something unique and special for our guests, which promoted all the very best elements of Indonesia's rich heritage and traditions. . In addition, we wanted to reflect our connection to our environment, since this industry will only survive if we care for the world and ocean around us. With this in mind, we used as much recycled and reclaimed material as possible. We applied long-term vision to the layout and features, to ensure that the boat remains in good working condition for many years to come.
HISTORY AND FEATURES
The Blue Dragon began life in July 2010. The main hull was crafted from ironwood by over 50 local craftsmen in South Sulawesi.
We are pleased to announce that 70 percent of the wood used to build the Blue Dragon is recycled wood. 10 different types of wood have been used in the crafting of the Blue Dragon.
17 different types of finishing techniques have been used. All wood finishing has been done by hand, using traditional materials and techniques
Upcoming Available Cruises
The Blue Dragon is dry docked every year so that the hull can be stripped and repainted while the main engine and generators are fully serviced. In addition, the vessel frequently receives additional maintenance as part of its regular daily operations. All of this is to make certain that the highest standards of reliability and safety are met.
We consider your security and safety while on board our priority. This includes providing an efficient crew, led by a qualified captain with experience on domestic and western cruise ships, and the most up-to-date navigational and safety equipment.
- 2 x 8 meter dinghies
- VHF & SSB radio
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Echo sounder
- Satellite telephone
- Mobile telephone and satellite internet access
- Complete first-aid kit
- Oxygen kit
- Life jackets in each cabin
- Smoke detectors and extinguishers
Dive insurance for passengers is not included. It is highly recommended that all divers purchase international diving and medical insurance.