EXPLORING THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO

It had been quite an adventure… Ricard Buxo had spent almost 12 months living among the legendary boat builders of southern Sulawesi, supervising the construction of SMY Ondina, while learning Bahasa Indonesia and the animistic traditions, rituals and legends of the Bugis. By mid-2001 Ondina had been successfully launched and was now afloat with the […]

Exploring the Archipelago – Even further…

Big ideas are often the most successful ones though they usually come with the risk that they are just too bold and will not work. And then, of course, there is the additional risk of things happening that are completely out of your control! So it happened when our first boat the SMY Ondina was […]

The best diving in the world.

Indonesia by numbers… A vast country of some 17,000+ islands, strewn along 5.000kms of the equator in South-East Asia and home to more than 260 million people with about 300 distinct native ethnic groups. A true melting pot with many unique cultures but just two seasons – warm and dry or warm and wet! The […]