MV Ambai
From US$ 356 per day
Customer rating
Very good!
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Length
32m
106 ft
Max 16
Nitrox
200% LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Banda
  • All cabins with private ensuite bathrooms
  • 12 and 15 litre tanks
  • Dedicated camera room, table, rinse tanks

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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.

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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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

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$ 28 per day), dive insurance, Komodo National Park fees (US$ 151 per person per), Raja Ampat Park fees (US$ 169 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$ 36 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 16:00 hrs 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 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 16 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 3,969, Raja Ampat - US$ 4,215.


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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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