Larry Smith, the well-known and respected "Texan Dive Master" in BaliIndonesia, has recently joined a new ultra modern dive liveaboard servicing the remote regions of Indonesia’s diverse Archipelago and beyond. His role within the new company, Adventure H2O, will be assisting the American owner, Mr. Steve Jacobs, in setting up and operating top quality liveaboard adventures to the growing high-end sector of the dive market. Smith comes with a wealth of knowledge from a vast and varied background as a dive professional in Indonesia. Past projects have included adventures aboard the Tropical Princess (Indonesia’s first liveaboard), the legendary M/V Cehili, Kungkungan Bay Resort, and M/Y Pelagian.
Fresh off the block with a launching in November 2002 Smith’s Australian built and flagged vessel "Adventure Komodo" boasts such features as a fully equipped gourmet galley with Cordon Blue chef, beautifully installed membrane EANx air fill station including O2 generator, and up to 20 knots top speed. "This unique little ship is a beautiful and efficient twin screw 75′ aluminum catamaran loaded with all the modern components expected in a new quality vessel of her size: satellite phone & fax service, state-of-the art electronic chart & navigation equipment along the latest safety equipment", Smith commented. Adventure Komodo has a range of over 1500 miles and is equipped with high volume water makers for extended voyages. "Recognizing the constant problems with inflatable dive tenders, Adventure Komodo comes equipped with two bright yellow aluminum "Zodiac type" tenders that will carry up to eight divers each. However, normally only 10 divers will be taken on the Adventure Komodo voyages" Smith added.
This beautiful new vessel is designed and built to according to DNV standards, and is USL classed 2B, and internationally insured with impressive credentials that no other
liveaboard boat operating in Indonesia can claim. Safety, reliability, and dependability are strengths that Adventure H2O takes most seriously in the set up and operation of this new project. Smith concluded, "All during my career of serving divers and photographers here in Indonesia, many of my close friends have continually encouraged me to own and operate my own liveaboard. With Mr. Steve Jacobs and Adventure H2O that possibility is solid; the 2nd ship is already on the drawing board.
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