About the Antares
KLM Antares is a splendid Indonesian hand-build traditional wooden boat (Phinisi) built in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Where all the best Master boat building carpenters are found in Indonesia. This superb Phinisi was build and designed by a famous French boat builder, Mr. Fabien Blot. The beautiful Phinisi took totally one and a half years to build and completed by 2009. The Antares was built by the best of the best. The best boat builder, the best carpenters team, and the best wood used on the keel and the hull: Indonesia Bengkirai, one of the hardest wood found on the Earth, in English, we call it “Iron wood”.
During February 2018, Antares was moving even one step forward by upgrading herself into a Five star luxurious Live-On-Board dive boat by Mr. Fabien Blot. “Cozy” is what Antares provides to our guests. Limited numbers of guests on board ensure every single guest receives the best services and attention. The Antares is equipped with a seawater desalination system which capable to produce fresh water at 3000 Liters per day. Two OUMA 18kw diesel generators and Solar System on board provide 24/7 electricity. Brand New Coltri Sub MCH 16ET compressor and Coltri Sub Oxytronic Nitrox Mixer give you the best quality breathing air while enjoying the magnificent diving experience in Indonesia. The hotel quality kitchen equipment and our 5 stars Chef serves the best quality meals to you 3 times per day. A 30kg Ice Maker machine makes sure guests receive ice cold drinks for refreshment.
There are total 3 cabins on board at the Antares. All cabins are well appointed suites with Queens size bed or they can be convert into 2 individual shared Single bed, EnSuite bathrooms with 24hrs hot and cold shower. Each cabin equipped with independent split air-conditioning with the hotel grade spring mattresses and pillows which provide you the best comfort and quality sleeping time while after the excited diving day. This luxury Phinisi provides two International Sockets in each Cabin, so divers don’t have to worry about bring a socket convertor for your camera and electronic gadgets.
Antares, the brightest star in the Scorpion constellation, which leads you to the Joyful present journey, let us accompany you to discover the amazing Indonesia.