Safety Certificates

Ocean Rover has been surveyed to the following international standards:

  • IMO (International Maritime Organisation)
  • SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea)
  • ISM (International Safety Management)
  • ISPS (International Code for the Security of Ships & Port Facilities)

The ISPS Code is a post-9/11 set of regulations aimed at preventing terror attacks on ships and ports.

Ocean Rover carries the following certificates:

  • Tonnage Certificate
  • International Loadline Certificate
  • Safety Management Certificate
  • Document of Compliance
  • Passenger Ship Safety Certificate
  • International Ship Security Certificate

In addition, all crew on Ocean Rover have been trained according to the Standards of
Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978 & 1995 (STCW95).

Length : 30m/100ft
Width : 8m/26ft
Draft : 2m/6.5ft
GT : 279 tons
Cruising Speed : 10 knots
Range : 3500 n/miles
Fuel : 35,000lt
Water : 12,000lt

Engines : 3 x Hino diesel
Generators : 2 x Mitsubishi 75Kw
Compressors : 3 x Bauer Mariner II
Nitrox System : Membrane type, 32% fixed Oxygen
Dinghies : 2 x 5.6m/18ft, 40Hp
Diving Tanks : 48 x 12lt/80cft, 2 x 15lt/100cft
Fire Fighting : IMO & SOLAS standards
Water Makers : 2 x 5000lt capacity p/day

Professional first-aid kit, 2 x Oxygen tanks, 2 x 30-person SOLAS-A life rafts, 60 x SOLAS approved life vests, 2 x Search & Rescue Transponders (SART I & II), EPIRB, signal flares

Ship Security Alert System (SSAS), Automatic Identification System (AIS), SSB radio, 4 x VHF radios, CB radio, 2 x Mobile phones, Satellite phone, Email

Navtex, 2 x GPS, 2 x Radar, Echo sounder, Depth sounder, Max Sea marine navigation software

Ocean Rover was purposely designed for comfortable and safe offshore diving. Her thick steel hull is 100ft/30m long and 26ft/8m wide. She is powered by three Hino diesel engines, driving three propellers for extra safety. Her cruising speed is 10 knots and the top speed allowing us to visit many far-flung divesites in one single cruise.

Ocean Rover takes a maximum of sixteen passengers in eight cabins which are all located on the main and upper decks. Three cabins have large double beds, while the other five cabin have twin beds. All cabins have private bathrooms, individually controlled air-conditioning and lots of storage space. All beds are 2 meters (6ft 5in) in length so the tallest of passengers can sleep comfortably.

Ocean Rover

Ocean Rover’s unique feature is the “whale-deck”, the lower section of the dive-deck which slopes down to the waterline allowing for optimum ease of diving operations. This whale-deck is where the dinghies are stored when the vessel is underway.

The huge dive-deck has several camera tables and multiple rinse tanks plus a camera maintenance room. Care has been taken to ensure that photographers have safe places to put down their expensive cameras just before and after dives.

The spacious salon offers a comfortable dining and sitting arrangement, a fully equipped entertainment center and a camera charging area with 220/110 volts connections. The interior has been kept light and airy and has a relaxed atmosphere. The salon has a refreshments corner and our extensive marine life library is kept here as well.

The aft upper deck -or sun deck- is shaded and is everyone’s favourite area for relaxing and socializing between dives. A second refreshments corner is located here and passengers can sit around the large picnic style table or settle down on one of the comfortable lounge chairs.

Ocean Rover’s sixteen passengers are looked after by thirteen crew members and the cruise director. Most have been with us for many years and all have previously worked on other dive boats in Sulawesi so are very experienced in local conditions. They are rightfully proud of the boat and excellent reputation it has.