Jérôme Doucet - CEO Wallacea Dive Cruise

Jérôme Doucet (CEO) In charge of cruise operations

French-born marine biologist, and Indonesian national for 16 years. Sea & sailing enthusiast, and proud "father/creatorof the MV Ambai. Frequent cruise director. Refined multilingual - fluent in English,  Spanish, French, and Indonesian.

This is the man behind Wallacea Dive Cruises who you might encounter on board as a cruise director. His profound knowledge of the Indonesian seas and vast experience as a diver allow him to formulate the best dive cruise itineraries by studying the tides.Jérôme came to Indonesia in 1990 after several years in Latin America. It took him 11 years working as a shrimp farming expert in Luwuk before he changed gear and initiated his own project. The first 5 years were dedicated to two major things: cruising and exploring the dive sites on Togian and Banggai Islands, where he is well-recognized as an expert. 

Suryani Mile - Director Wallacea Dive Cruise

Suryani Mile (Director)

In charge of all administrative aspects of the company.Admiralty lawyer from the little town of Luwuk, Sulawesi. President and founder of “Jangkar”, the Indonesian liveaboards association.

Well-respected and influential personality in Indonesia’s marine society. Highly involved in marine environment protection and sustainable development projects. Suryani carries two very important roles in the company. She is not only Wallacea’s “anchor”, but she also takes the role of a fairy godmother. Her incredible ability in problem-solving allows us to sail with no hassle. You can rest assured knowing that you are in good hands the moment you set foot on Indonesian soil. Her ever-steady help and support, along with her permanent smile, never fail to brighten up our days in any circumstances! 

Marco & Liina - Co-cruise directors MV Ambai Liveaboard

Marco & Liina (Co-Cruise Directors MV Ambai) 

Meet Jérôme et Suryani‘s eldest son, Marco, and his Swedish wife, Liina, the talented photographer, our MV Ambai's cruise directors.

Just like his father, Marco also looks after our boats’ maintenance and has now become an excellent and well-recognized cruise director. Meanwhile, Liina is active and highly involved in preserving the environment, especially for sea and coral protection.

For several years, they explored countless dive sites throughout Indonesia. Not only they are passionate about the sea, they are also natural crowd-pleasers. You will never feel more welcome on board than when you are with them.

Moreover, with the two of them combined, they speak 7 different language

Akim Cruise director MSY Seahorse Liveabord

Akim (MSY Seahorse Co-Director)

After years on the field as a logistician for medical NGO, he spent another 10 years in the cinema industry being part of production designer team.

Then he made his passion a living and became a diving instructor. After 5 years teaching and exploring the Indonesian seas, he joined Wallacea Dive Cruise in 2014 as the MV Ambai' cruise director during 4 years, then he become co-owner on MSY Seahorse.

Share with him his love for Indonesia and his passion for diving...Happyness, humor and conviviality are his key words.