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MV Ambai

MV Ambai is a 32m mono-hulled motor yacht built from ironwood in traditional Indonesian style. Up to 16 guests can be comfortably accommodated on board during these Indonesia liveaboard diving safaris around Komodo and Raja Ampat.

Length: 32 metres / 106 feet
Beam: 9 metres / 25 feet
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 16
Free enriched air nitrox is available here
Indonesia liveaboard diving with MV Ambai in Komodo
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Guests relax in the air-conditioned saloon and dining area plus on deck where there are many shaded areas as well as a large sundeck for those who want to bask in the sun between dives. The saloon includes a full entertainment system with TV, DVD, music system, books, magazines and games. With a large crew of between 16 and 18, you can expect plenty of personal attention in English and French on these cruises.

There are both 12 and 15 litre tanks available as well as DIN adaptors and free nitrox. Photographers will appreciate the separate rinse tanks for cameras and camera table on the dive deck plus the dedicated camera room. For added comfort and convenience the deck includes 2 toilets and 2 fresh water showers.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

December 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 Dec 22 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 3,936
25 Dec 6 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park & Triton Bay 33 US$ 4,374
January 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Jan 20 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 3,936
February 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
17 Feb 28 Feb 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 3,826
March 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Mar 12 Mar 10 Raja Ampat National Park 30 US$ 3,777
14 Mar 25 Mar 11 Raja Ampat National Park & Triton Bay 33 US$ 4,374
27 Mar 7 Apr 11 Raja Ampat National Park & Triton Bay 33 US$ 4,374
April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
10 Apr 22 Apr 12 Raja Ampat, Banda Sea & Flores 36 US$ 4,776
25 Apr 6 May 11 Raja Ampat National Park & Triton Bay 33 US$ 4,374
May 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 May 20 May 11 Alor & Flores 33 US$ 3,717
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
21 Jul 29 Jul 8 Komodo National Park 24 US$ 2,511
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Aug 9 Aug 8 Komodo National Park 24 US$ 3,026
11 Aug 20 Aug 9 Komodo National Park 27 US$ 3,404
22 Aug 31 Aug 9 Komodo National Park 27 US$ 3,404
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Sep 12 Sep 9 Komodo National Park 27 US$ 3,404
27 Sep 8 Oct 11 Alor & Flores 33 US$ 4,374
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 Oct 23 Oct 12 Raja Ampat, Banda Sea & Flores 36 US$ 4,776
26 Oct 7 Nov 12 Raja Ampat, Banda Sea & Flores 36 US$ 4,776
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
8 Dec 19 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park & Triton Bay 33 US$ 4,374
21 Dec 2 Jan 12 Raja Ampat, Banda Sea & Flores 36 US$ 4,776
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Jan 14 Jan 10 Raja Ampat National Park 30 US$ 4,045
16 Jan 27 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 4,374
30 Jan 9 Feb 10 Raja Ampat National Park 30 US$ 4,045
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
14 Feb 25 Feb 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 4,374
27 Feb 10 Mar 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 4,374
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Apr 20 Apr 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 4,374
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
23 May 1 Jun 9 Komodo National Park 27 US$ 3,278
June 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Jun 12 Jun 9 Komodo National Park 27 US$ 3,278
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Aug 10 Aug 9 Komodo National Park 27 US$ 3,278
12 Aug 21 Aug 9 Komodo National Park 27 US$ 3,278
24 Aug 2 Sep 9 Komodo National Park 27 US$ 3,278
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 Nov 22 Nov 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 4,374
25 Nov 6 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 4,374
December 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Dec 20 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 33 US$ 4,374

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: Special discounted trips in 2017! Please read more about MV Ambai Special Offers.
Offer expires: 21 Jul 2017

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), enriched air nitrox for certified divers, tanks, weights and weightbelts. Komodo tours include island excursion to see the Komodo dragons. All safaris include return airport transfers to and from the boat.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 25 per day), dive insurance, Komodo National Park fees (US$ 137 per person per), Raja Ampat Park fees (US$ 153 per person), to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tanks (US$ 33 per trip), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Komodo: Ambai's liveaboard safaris depart in the afternoon from either Labuan Bajo or Bali. There is a free transfer service from the boat to and from the nearest airport. You can fly direct to Labuan Bajo from Bali and we can help you arrange this flight.
Raja Ampat: These cruises depart in the evening from Sorong in West Papua. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong. There is a free transfer service from the boat to and from the nearest airport.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 04.00pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below. Equivalent to pay for 14 guess and 2 extra persons can join free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 3,614, Raja Ampat - US$ 3,837.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Ambai has 8 cabins - 2 Deluxe double bed cabins with windows on the upper deck, and 6 Standard double/twin bed cabins with portholes on the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Air conditioning
  • Windows or portholes
  • Private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower, hand basin, towels, toiletries
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Small desk (lower deck cabins only)
  • Mains outlet 220 volts, twin flat pin socket - 24 hours per day
  • Bedding & space for luggage
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets & fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 10 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The 18 crew comprise:
  • 2 Cruise Leaders/Instructors
  • 2 Captains
  • 2 Cooks
  • 2 Engineers
  • 3 Stewards
  • 7 Deck hands
Free nitrox - 3 Motorised dinghies - 45 m² dive deck with, ladders, toilets and fresh water showers - Camera room with table and rinse tanks - 70 m² air-conditioned saloon & dining area with TV, DVD player & music system - Satellite telephone - Fish ID & general books, diving magazines - Shaded open-air social area - 30 m² sundeck with deck chairs - Water dispenser

PADI certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver, Nitrox and Rescue.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
The dining on MV Ambai can take place in either the air-conditioned dining area or in the open air. Meals are served rather than buffet style for that added bit of class. The menu consists of international cuisine as well as BBQs, Chinese and Italian influences.
  • Chinese, Italian, BBQ and international main dishes - 3 choices per sitting.
  • Meals served buffet-style with waiter assistance in the saloon or open-air.
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • Coffee, tea, fruit, biscuits, toast and drinking water are all free of charge.
  • Soft drinks, beer and liquors are also available for purchase.
  • All diets can be catered for - please send us your requirements.
  • The dive operator rates the onboard catering as fundamental to the cruise.
  • The safari dining service begins on guest arrival.
Sample dishes: Grilled fish, Spaghetti Marinera, Pumpkin soup ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2012
  • Refurbished annually
  • Size - 32m x 7.5m
  • Top speed - 10 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 600 HP Mitsubishi engine
  • 3 x Yanmar generators (36, 28 & 16 KW)
  • 3 x CAT dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium tanks with DIN & yoke fittings
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 15,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 14,000 litres
  • Fresh water maker - 5,000 litres per day

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 x life rafts (22 pax. per raft)
  • 3 x 50 HP Yamaha dive dinghies
  • Icom, VHF & SSB radios
  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno global positioning system (GPS)
  • Furuno fishfinder/depth sounder
  • Haiyang plotter/sounder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Erikson satellite & mobile telephones
  • Searchlight & horn
  • Medic first aid box
  • Oxygen 32,000 litres
  • Fire alarms & extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets in cabins
  • Customer dive insurance is not included and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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