Ambai

AMBAI LIVEABOARD, THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME ON OUR DIVE BOAT

The modern (2012) Ambai liveaboard is a practical and comfortable vessel built for recreational scuba diving in the Indonesian waters. The iron-wooden dive boat has a length of 32 meters and a width of 7.5 meters. It can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests.

Ambai offers a unique combination of fantastic diving cruises and exceptional value for money!

Diving destinations include Raja Ampat, Komodo, Forgotten Islands, Banda Sea, Alor, Triton Bay, Ring of Fire, and East Flores. Mv Ambai diving holiday varies from 8 to 14 days.

Accommodation

There are eight cabins to choose from, all individually designed. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning and a private bathroom with a hot water shower, comfortable beds/bunks, and adequate storage space.

The lower deck has six cabins, of which 4 have double beds with bunk on top, two cabins are twin, all have porthole windows. 2 upper deck cabins have more oversized windows and king-size beds.

Lower Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Upper Deck Cabin

Upper Deck Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

Our guests can relax in the air-conditioned lounge on the main deck. This cool and spacious area is furnished with comfortable sofas, a dining table, widescreen television, library, etc. The partly shaded sun deck is situated on the upper deck.

It’s a magnificent place to rest and enjoy the views. For a small fee, you can recharge in the massage room. Our crew consists of 16 dedicated and highly trained members.

Catering

Ambai liveaboard serves breakfast as a buffet. Lunch and a la carte dinner, as well as intermezzo snacks and fruits, will be served al fresco as well as inside the lounge, according to your wishes. Our kitchen will always consider your particular dietary preferences. Cold beers are available from the bar.

Diving

The dazzling diversity of Indonesian marine life and the reefs’ breathtaking colors on the dive sites will make an unforgettable impression. Gear up on the dive deck to plunge into adventure. Each diver can choose to dive with either air or (free!) nitrox.

Relevant courses are available onboard. All dives start from an easily accessible diving tender. Our dive guides will assist you in every way and take care of your safety. The chance to experience spectacular night diving is offered to you as a bonus.

After your dive, you can rinse your gear and take a shower on the dive platform. Those with photo- or video equipment: check your footage at the specially dedicated camera room and share it on the large screen in the lounge.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2012

Length: 32 meters

Beam: 7.5 meters

Cruising speed: 8 knots

Engines: Mitsubishi 600 HP

Max guests: 16

Number of cabins: 8

Number of bathrooms: 8

Tenders: 3 x 50HP Yamaha

Water capacity: 15’000 liters

Fuel capacity: 14’000 liters

Freshwater maker: 10000 liters per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Fishfinder

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Bilge pump alarm

 Searchlight

 Crew trained in first aid

Ambai Liveaboard Accommodates 16 guests in luxury and comfort to top dive destinations around the Indonesian Archipelago.

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12 Apr 2021
Raja Ampat Ultimate (Sorong - Sorong)
Arrival: 12 Apr 2021
Departure: 22 Apr 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Raja Ampat Ultimate (Sorong - Sorong)

Itinerary Extras: Park and Port fees: 200 €/pax (paid onboard)


DAY 1

Guest reception at Sorong airport, check-in, welcome drink, briefing, departure in the evening. According to the weather forecast, we will start the tour by the south or the North. In this schedule, we present the option of beginning with the South. Overnight Navigation through Sele Strait to reach the East of Misool. Arrival in the early morning.

DAY 2 – 4

In East Misool, you will discover three fantastic dives: No contest, Love potion, 3 Rocks. Rocks with vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, many fishes with schools of Platax, aggregations of snappers, bump head parrotfishes. We spend the night in the hidden lagoon, a very special anchorage inside an almost closed bay surrounded by high rocks. From the boat, we can hear and see the cachants before the night falls. We will go with the dinghies to have a look at another lagoon.

After short morning navigation, we will go to Misool South East and start another day of diving in the vicinity of Misool eco-resort: Boo Rocks with two large openings in the rock that completely pierce the island the surface to 5 meters deep, Fiabacet, Fantasea. Again an explosion of colors and fish density. In the evening, we organize a dinner on the beach of a small island—Misool east. Fashion dives in Misool, Yellit Kecil, a great wall with excellent fans and soft corals, rock tank, Nudi rock. Night navigation to Penemu and Fam Islands. Overnight navigation to Penemu.

DAY 5

Penemu North, a Barracuda, has a long, long life with great aggregations of fishes (barracudas, fusiliers, and bannerfish), Galaxy, a great reef with excellent fish life, an excellent site for its hard corals. Navigation to Aljuy bay.

DAY 6 – 7

After an early morning dive at Mayhem, a very high voltage submerged reef, we enter Aljui Bay, which has 20 long indentation kilometers on the western side of Waigeo. We do two dives in the bay (wofoh and Intersection ), then one of the best night dives of the Raja Empat under the peer of a pearl farm that is settled there. We still do two dives in Aljuy bay, Aljui 1 and the Channel. These two dives, we will have a short visit to the pearl farm if their work schedule allows it.

DAY 8

Kawe island where we dive Black rock and eagle rock. Night dive. Night navigation to Dampier Strait.

DAY 9 – 10

A first morning dive at Citrus – at the Dampier Strait entrance, a channel with sloping sides covered with soft corals and life-then with a reliable manta ray congregation at manta sandy. Cape Kri, one of the largest concentrations of big fish on the northern Raja Ampat; schools of trevally, barracudas, bannerfish, sweetlips. Night diveTwo other famous and fabulous dives in the Dampier Strait, Chicken reef, and sardine reef. The boat will sail to Sorong, where it will arrive during the evening.

DAY 11 

Breakfast, Check-out according to guests’ flight schedule. Transfer to the airport, check-in assistance.

Marine Life: Barracudas, surgeonfishes, Bumphead parrotfish, Trevallies, and giant trevallies, spadefish. Napoleon wrasse, wobbegong, tunas, bonitos, waow, manta rays, mobulas, Seahorse, frogfish, leaf fish, scorpionfish, Black corals forests, gorgonian fields, soft corals, gorgonian fields, and so much more.

The main highlight of the area is the gorgeous abundance of life, both the fixed fauna such as corals and gorgonians and the stunning abundance of fish. Trevallies, barracudas, bump-head parrotfish, spadefish, surgeonfish, fusiliers often form big schools on the reefs. Mantas rays are generally present on at least two dive sites, and encounters with bigger fishes as tunas, Spanish mackerels, reef sharks, and the “carpet shark” – Wobbegong – are frequent.

What makes this trip special

That’s all-in-1:

Misool & Dampier Strait: Excellent wide-angle, incredible biodiversity with mantas and lots of fish. Colorful soft corals and macro. Batanta in this area is known for the macro dives.

The North: the fantastic landscape of the small islands. Great underwater life, although less spectacular than the South.

Raja Ampat has often been qualified as the “last frontier,” which is the feeling you will get in this area: one of the rare untouched places on earth. The dive sites’ topographies are also very diverse and exciting: pinnacles, ridges, walls, caves, rock formations, and lagoons.

You will discover the incredible landscapes of this area; during our cruise, we will propose you to visit at least one village, a short trek, and many short trips with the dinghies to explore the beaches and other lagoons. Another optional excursion is also proposed to look for the Birds of Paradise.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip at around 10 am. Divers are recommended to wait for 24 hours before flying after the last dive.

25 Apr 2021
Raja Ampat Ultimate (Sorong - Sorong)
Arrival: 25 Apr 2021
Departure: 06 May 2021
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Raja Ampat Ultimate (Sorong - Sorong)

Itinerary Extras: Raja Ampat Park and Port fees: 200 €/pax (paid onboard)


DAY 1

Guest reception at Sorong airport, check-in, welcome drink, briefing, departure in the evening. According to the weather forecast, we will start the tour by the south or the North. In this schedule, we present the option of starting with the South. Overnight Navigation through Sele Strait to reach the East of Misool. Arrival in the early morning.

DAY 2 – 4

In East Misool, you will discover three fantastic dives: No contest, Love potion, 3 Rocks. Rocks with vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, many fishes with schools of Platax, aggregations of snappers, bump head parrotfishes. We spend the night in the hidden lagoon, a very special anchorage inside an almost closed bay surrounded by high rocks. From the boat, we can hear and see the cachants before the night falls. We will go with the dinghies to have a look at another lagoon.

After short morning navigation, we will go to Misool South East and start another day of diving in the vicinity of Misool eco-resort: Boo Rocks with two large openings in the rock that completely pierce the island the surface to 5 meters deep, Fiabacet, Fantasea. Again an explosion of colors and fish density. In the evening, we organize a dinner on the beach of a small island—Misool east. Fashion dives in Misool, Yellit Kecil, a great wall with excellent fans and soft corals, rock tank, Nudi rock. Night navigation to Penemu and Fam Islands. Overnight navigation to Penemu.

DAY 5

Spots: Black Rockfiber_manual_record Black forest.

Penemu North, a Barracuda, has a long, long life with great aggregations of fishes (barracudas, fusiliers, and bannerfish), Galaxy, a great reef with excellent fish life, an excellent site for its hard corals. Navigation to Aljuy bay.

DAY 6 – 7

Spots: Chango Dive Sitefiber_manual_record EAGLE ROCK.

After an early morning dive at Mayhem, a very high voltage submerged reef, we enter Aljui Bay, which has 20 long indentation kilometers on the western side of Waigeo. We do two dives in the bay (Wofoh and Intersection ), then one of the best night dives of the Raja Empat under the peer of a pearl farm that is settled there. We still do two dives in Aljuy bay, Aljui 1 and the Channel. These two dives, we will have a short visit to the pearl farm if their work schedule allows it. Night navigation to Wayag islands.

DAY 8

Wayag, the northern point of our cruise, is an excellent quartz islets labyrinth. We dive Quoy, rock cathedral, and Wayag ridge. In the late afternoon, we climb to a small mountain to admire the area’s incredible landscape.

DAY 9

After a first dive in Wayag ( figure eight ), we go to the Kawe island, where we dive Black rock and eagle rock. Night dive. Night navigation to Dampier Strait.

DAY 10 – 11

A first morning dive at Citrus – at the Dampier Strait entrance, a channel with sloping sides covered with soft corals and life-then with a reliable manta ray congregation at manta sandy. Cape Kri, one of the largest concentrations of big fish on the northern Raja Ampat; schools of trevally, barracudas, bannerfish, sweetlips. Night diveTwo other famous and fabulous dives in the Dampier Strait, Chicken reef, and sardine reef. The boat will sail to Sorong, where it will arrive during the evening.

Breakfast, Check-out according to guests’ flight schedule. Transfer to the airport, check-in assistance.

Marine Life: Barracudas, surgeonfishes, Bumphead parrotfish, Trevallies, and giant trevallies, spadefish. Napoleon wrasse, wobbegong, tunas, bonitos, waow, manta rays, mobulas, Seahorse, frogfish, leaf fish, scorpionfish, Black corals forests, gorgonian fields, soft corals, gorgonian fields, and so much more.

The main highlight of the area is the gorgeous abundance of life, both the fixed fauna such as corals and gorgonians and the stunning abundance of fish. Trevallies, barracudas, bump-head parrotfish, spadefish, surgeonfish, fusiliers often form big schools on the reefs. Mantas rays are generally present on at least two dive sites, and encounters with bigger fishes as tunas, Spanish mackerels, reef sharks, and the “carpet shark” – Wobbegong – are frequent.

What makes this trip very special

That’s all-in-1:

Misool & Dampier Strait: Excellent wide-angle, incredible biodiversity with mantas and lots of fish. Colorful soft corals and macro. Batanta in this area is known for the macro dives.

The North: the fantastic landscape of the small islands. Great underwater life, although less spectacular than the South.

Raja Ampat has often been qualified as the “last frontier,” which is the feeling you will get in this area: one of the rare untouched places on earth. The dive sites’ topographies are also very diverse and exciting: pinnacles, ridges, walls, caves, rock formations, and lagoons.

You will discover the incredible landscapes of this area; during our cruise, we will propose you to visit at least one village, a short trek, and many short trips with the dinghies to explore the beaches and other lagoons. Another optional excursion is also proposed to look for the Birds of Paradise.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip at around 10 am. Divers are recommended to wait for 24 hours before flying after the last dive.

09 May 2021
Raja Ampat Ultimate (Sorong - Sorong)
Arrival: 09 May 2021
Departure: 20 May 2021
Days/nights: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Raja Ampat Ultimate (Sorong - Sorong)

Itinerary Extras: Raja Ampat Park and Port fees: 200 €/pax (paid onboard)


DAY 1

Guest reception at Sorong airport, check-in, welcome drink, briefing, departure in the evening. According to the weather forecast, we will start the tour by the south or the North. In this schedule, we present the option of starting with the South. Overnight Navigation through Sele Strait to reach the East of Misool. Arrival in the early morning.

DAY 2 – 4

In East Misool, you will discover three fantastic dives: No contest, Love potion, 3 Rocks. Rocks with vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, many fishes with schools of Platax, aggregations of snappers, bump head parrotfishes. We spend the night in the hidden lagoon, a very special anchorage inside an almost closed bay surrounded by high rocks. From the boat, we can hear and see the cachants before the night falls. We will go with the dinghies to have a look at another lagoon.

After short morning navigation, we will go to Misool South East and start another day of diving in the vicinity of Misool eco-resort: Boo Rocks with two large openings in the rock that completely pierce the island the surface to 5 meters deep, Fiabacet, Fantasea. Again an explosion of colors and fish density. In the evening, we organize a dinner on the beach of a small island—Misool east. Fashion dives in Misool, Yellit Kecil, a great wall with excellent fans and soft corals, rock tank, Nudi rock. Night navigation to Penemu and Fam Islands. Overnight navigation to Penemu.

DAY 5

Spots: Black Rockfiber_manual_record Black forest.

Penemu North, a Barracuda, has a long, long life with great aggregations of fishes (barracudas, fusiliers, and bannerfish), Galaxy, a great reef with excellent fish life, an excellent site for its hard corals. Navigation to Aljuy bay.

DAY 6 – 7

Spots: Chango Dive Sitefiber_manual_record EAGLE ROCK.

After an early morning dive at Mayhem, a very high voltage submerged reef, we enter Aljui Bay, which has 20 long indentation kilometers on the western side of Waigeo. We do two dives in the bay (Wofoh and Intersection ), then one of the best night dives of the Raja Empat under the peer of a pearl farm that is settled there. We still do two dives in Aljuy bay, Aljui 1 and the Channel. These two dives, we will have a short visit to the pearl farm if their work schedule allows it. Night navigation to Wayag islands.

DAY 8

Wayag, the northern point of our cruise, is an excellent quartz islets labyrinth. We dive Quoy, rock cathedral, and Wayag ridge. In the late afternoon, we climb to a small mountain to admire the area’s incredible landscape.

DAY 9

After a first dive in Wayag ( figure eight ), we go to the Kawe island, where we dive Black rock and eagle rock. Night dive. Night navigation to Dampier Strait.

DAY 10 – 11

A first morning dive at Citrus – at the Dampier Strait entrance, a channel with sloping sides covered with soft corals and life-then with a reliable manta ray congregation at manta sandy. Cape Kri, one of the largest concentrations of big fish on the northern Raja Ampat; schools of trevally, barracudas, bannerfish, sweetlips. Night diveTwo other famous and fabulous dives in the Dampier Strait, Chicken reef, and sardine reef. The boat will sail to Sorong, where it will arrive during the evening.

Breakfast, Check-out according to guests’ flight schedule. Transfer to the airport, check-in assistance.

Marine Life: Barracudas, surgeonfishes, Bumphead parrotfish, Trevallies, and giant trevallies, spadefish. Napoleon wrasse, wobbegong, tunas, bonitos, waow, manta rays, mobulas, Seahorse, frogfish, leaf fish, scorpionfish, Black corals forests, gorgonian fields, soft corals, gorgonian fields, and so much more.

The main highlight of the area is the gorgeous abundance of life, both the fixed fauna such as corals and gorgonians and the stunning abundance of fish. Trevallies, barracudas, bump-head parrotfish, spadefish, surgeonfish, fusiliers often form big schools on the reefs. Mantas rays are generally present on at least two dive sites, and encounters with bigger fishes as tunas, Spanish mackerels, reef sharks, and the “carpet shark” – Wobbegong – are frequent.

What makes this trip very special

That’s all-in-1:

Misool & Dampier Strait: Excellent wide-angle, incredible biodiversity with mantas and lots of fish. Colorful soft corals and macro. Batanta in this area is known for the macro dives.

The North: the fantastic landscape of the small islands. Great underwater life, although less spectacular than the South.

Raja Ampat has often been qualified as the “last frontier,” which is the feeling you will get in this area: one of the rare untouched places on earth. The dive sites’ topographies are also very diverse and exciting: pinnacles, ridges, walls, caves, rock formations, and lagoons.

You will discover the incredible landscapes of this area; during our cruise, we will propose you to visit at least one village, a short trek, and many short trips with the dinghies to explore the beaches and other lagoons. Another optional excursion is also proposed to look for the Birds of Paradise.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip at around 10 am. Divers are recommended to wait for 24 hours before flying after the last dive.

10 Jun 2021
Komodo Ultimate - Sangeang (Labuan Bajo-Labuan Bajo)
Arrival: 10 Jun 2021
Departure: 20 Jun 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Komodo Ultimate - Sangeang (Labuan Bajo-Labuan Bajo)

Itinerary Extras: Komodo National Park & Port fees: 240 €/pax (paid onboard)

Located in the same name’s strait at the confluence of the Indian Ocean and the Banda Sea, The Komodo National Park features one of the world’s richest and most diverse marine environments—thanks to the overflowing currents in the area. Also renowned as the home of the famous Komodo Dragon, it is undoubtedly one of the best scuba diving destinations that you can find on the planet.

In the north, you can find a collection of the world’s most beautiful varieties of reefs, boasting a rich combination of hard and soft corals, shoals of anthias, wrasses, angelfishes, and also predators—reef sharks, tunas, and giant kingfishes. You will see more soft corals with an amazing profusion of colors and even more macro (and manta rays, too!) in the south. The water is rather cold, and the temperature can drop down to 23 ° C in July and August.

Komodo offers a wide variety of dives: pelagic dives with sharks in strong currents, gentle drift dives, wall dives (colorful drop-offs, gigantic boulders, seamounts, pinnacles, and sandy slopes), and macro dives. You can also find manta rays, turtles, and, if you are lucky enough, some whale sharks!

included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, drinking water, soft drinks, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided

Excluded: International &Domestic flights, Raja Ampat park and port fees (200 euros/pax), Komodo park and port fees (5-night cruise: 100 euros/pax, six nights: 125 euros, ten nights: 150 euros/pax), Alcoholic drinks, Dive equipment rental &100 cf dive tank, Massage Service, Visas, Tips on board (recommended 5-10%), Upper deck cabin supplement – additional EUR 20/person/night, dive insurance.