Empress 2

EMPRESS 2 LIVEABOARD; SCUBA ADVENTURES FOR THE ADVANCED THRILL SEEKER.

Empress 2 liveaboard is a unique steel vessel designed to navigate smoothly through all weather conditions. Its equipment and construction warrant comfortable and safe cruising.

If you are looking for an experience beyond recreational diving, this is the vessel to embark on. We organize budget-wise and adventurous dive trips for advanced divers.

Dive safaris include Lombok, Komodo national park, Raja Ampat, Misool, Ambon, and Maumere. Our scheduled trips welcome up to 9 guests for 5 to 11 days. For charters, different numbers are possible.

Accommodation

On deck level -1, we have four cabins with a maximum occupancy of 3 persons. One cabin has three single beds, and three cabins have a double bed and a single bed.

Next to these, there is also a cabin suited for one single passenger. All of the rooms have air-condition, cabinets, reading lights and a mirror. Our passengers make use of shared sanitary facilities.

Cabin A

Cabin A

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 3
Beds: Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Cabin E

Cabin E

Room size: 5 m²
Max. occupancy: 1
Beds: Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Cabin B & C

Cabin B & C

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 3
Beds: Double + Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Cabin D

Cabin D

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double + Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

Seven multilingual crew members will support you during the journey with their knowledge and skills. Deck level 0 has a large lounge and dining space located at the stern.

The decompression chamber is also located on this deck. Deck level +1 is the place for relaxation and entertainment. It consists of 2 sun decks with comfortable sunbeds, bean bags, a bar, and our cinema under the stars. The Internet is available when circumstances allow.

Catering

Delicious and healthy food of local and western origin is served three times a day as a buffet. In between, snacks are available.

If you have special dietary requests of a medical or religious kind, let us know in advance. You can order a wide range of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages from the bar.

Diving

The Empress 2 liveaboard is fitted with all the equipment that minimizes the risks associated with technical diving and increases the comfort of this type of diving.

The exploration of wrecks and deep seas requires a high-class security system. Next to all the standard facilities, divers can use nitrox and trimix, fast ColtriSub compressors, an electric elevator and decompression bars, and oxygen support with long hoses.

This form of extra surface support is something unique on the MV Empress ii. As the only company, we have an autopilot combined with GPS, rudders, motors, an underwater radar, and 3D side sonar, which allow us to determine our divers’ precise position at all times.

Empress 2 is a budget liveaboard option that brings you scuba diving around the Java Sea to explore the marine life and wrecks on exiting dive sites.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2010

Year Renovated: 2016

Length: 28 meters

Beam: 6 meters

Top speed: 12 knots

Cruising speed: 9 knots

Engines: 2 x 8 cylinder DIESEL MM TD 232 V8

Max guests: 9

Number of cabins: 5

Number of bathrooms: 3

Tenders: 2

Water capacity: 5 000 l

Fuel capacity: 22 000 l

Freshwater maker: 2 x 2400 l/ 24h

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 Decompression chamber

 Depth Sounder

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 E.P.I.R.B. Distress System

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Fishfinder

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Bilge pump alarm

 Searchlight

 Engine room CCTV

 Crew trained in first aid

 Emergency flares

Empress 2 liveaboard is specialized in tech diving around the best dive sites in the Indonesian Archipelago. Dive beyond the limits.

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23 Oct 2021
South Komodo & Banta: "Searching for Manta Rays"
Arrival: 23 Oct 2021
Departure: 29 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 7 Days / 6 Nights
South Komodo & Banta:

Day 1Labuan Bajo – check-in; 2 dives Sebayor, Wainilu – night dive

Day 2-3: Banta Island – 4 dives per day: Rollercoaster* x 2, K2 or Banta Point, Star Wars – night dive

Day 4-5South Komodo – 3 dives per day: Manta Alley* x 2, German Flag*

Day 6Padar Island – 2 dives: Three Sisters, Pillar Steen; trekking to Padar; barbecue

Day 7: Rinca  Island – no dives: trekking (dragons), back to Labuan Bajo (around 12:00 midday)

*manta rays point

Routes can be affected by adverse weather conditions and unforced events, force majeure, or other similar reasons.

Big gorgonians, nudibranch, eagle stingray, school of snappers, orang-utan crab, squad shrimps, and few anemones, turtles, octopus, grey reef shark, white and blacktip sharks, candy crab, and a couple of different decorator crabs, moray eels, lionfish, scorpionfish, manta ray, groupers.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip at around 12 pm. Divers are recommended to wait for 24 hours before flying after the last dive.

17 Nov 2021
Ambon - Raja Ampat (Ambon-Sorong)
Arrival: 17 Nov 2021
Departure: 25 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Ambon - Raja Ampat (Ambon-Sorong)

Itinerary Extras: Harbor & National Park Fees: 200 USD


DIVE PLAN (min. 21-22 dives):

Day 1: Ambon – 1 or 2 dives (depending on the time of arrival)

Day 2: Nusa Laut – Ameth – 3 dives

Day 3: Banda – Pulai Ai, Batu Kapal, Karang Hatta – 3 dives

Day 4: Koon – Too Many Fish (hammerhead sharks) – 3 dives

Day 5: Misool – Shadow Reef, Boo Rocks, Yellit Kecil, Romeo (night dive) – 4 dives

Day 6: Misool – Nudi Rock, Four Kings, Wedding Cake, Barracuda Rock – 4 dives

Day 7: 3 Sisters, Farondi Cave, and Jellyfish lake trekking, Barbecue – 2 dives

Day 8: No Contest – 1 dive (relocation to Sorong 14-16 h)

Day 9: Check-out

*Routes can be affected by adverse weather conditions and unforced events, force majeure, or other similar reasons

Hammerhead sharks, big gorgonians, pygmy sea horses, nudibranch, 4 different types of barracudas, schools of jackfish and batfish, orang-utan crabs, squad shrimps, many anemones, turtles, octopuses, grey reef sharks, candy crabs, and a couple of different decorator crabs, moray eels, lionfish, scorpionfish and big napoleon wrasse, oceanic mantas, Spanish marcel, and groupers.

It is possible to complete the Advanced Open Water course on board for Open Water divers who wish to join the trip.

29 Nov 2021
Ambon - Raja Ampat (Ambon-Sorong)
Arrival: 29 Nov 2021
Departure: 06 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Ambon - Raja Ampat (Ambon-Sorong)

Itinerary Extras: Harbor & National Park Fees: 200 USD


DIVE PLAN (min. 21-22 dives):

Day 1: Ambon – 1 or 2 dives (depending on the time of arrival)

Day 2: Nusa Laut – Ameth – 3 dives

Day 3: Banda – Pulai Ai, Batu Kapal, Karang Hatta – 3 dives

Day 4: Koon – Too Many Fish (hammerhead sharks) – 3 dives

Day 5: Misool – Shadow Reef, Boo Rocks, Yellit Kecil, Romeo (night dive) – 4 dives

Day 6: Misool – Nudi Rock, Four Kings, Wedding Cake, Barracuda Rock – 4 dives

Day 7: 3 Sisters, Farondi Cave, and Jellyfish lake trekking, Barbecue – 2 dives

Day 8: No Contest – 1 dive (relocation to Sorong 14-16 h)

Day 9: Check-out

*Routes can be affected by adverse weather conditions and unforced events, force majeure, or other similar reasons

Hammerhead sharks, big gorgonians, pygmy sea horses, nudibranch, 4 different types of barracudas, schools of jackfish and batfish, orang-utan crabs, squad shrimps, many anemones, turtles, octopuses, grey reef sharks, candy crabs, and a couple of different decorator crabs, moray eels, lionfish, scorpionfish and big napoleon wrasse, oceanic mantas, Spanish marcel, and groupers.

It is possible to complete the Advanced Open Water course on board for Open Water divers who wish to join the trip.

09 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat & Misool
Arrival: 09 Dec 2021
Departure: 16 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
 Raja Ampat & Misool

BEST OF THE BEST SOUTH AND CENTRAL

1 Day – pick up, 12:00 check-in, welcome briefing, and relocation to Misool (15h)

2 Day – 4 dives (Sagof, Pinnacle, Yillet, Romeo)

3 Day – 4 dives (Shadow Reef, Boo Rock, Nudi Rock, Barracuda Rock)

4 Day – 2 dives and trekking (Four Kings, Wedding Cake, Trekking Jellyfish Lake). Relocation 15h to Penemu Island.

5 Day – 3 dives and trekking (My Reef, Mellisa’s Garden. Trekking – iconic viewpoint. Rubble Point)

6 Day – 4 dives (Cape Mansuar, Cape Kri, Mioskon, Mioskon)

7 Day – 2 dives and barbecue (Blue Magic, Sardine Reef, and barbecue)

8 Day – 9:00 check out

Routes can be affected by adverse weather conditions and unforced events, force majeure, or other similar reasons

Marine Life: At least 75 percent of all coral species can be found in Raja Ampat; divers can expect a range of topography from soft corals and sea fans to hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, deep drop-offs, caves, black sand, and white sand. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, pipefish, various seahorse species, and massive schools of reef fish are the norm, plus the delightful wobbegong sharks and epaulette sharks inhabit these waters too

It is possible to complete the Advanced Open Water course on board for Open Water divers who wish to join the trip.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Dive Equipment, All National Park Fees &harbor fees (Komodo National Park approx. 100 USD pp / Raja Ampat approx 200 USD pp / MAUMERE – AMBON: Harbor &National Park fees (250 USD), long-distance fuel surcharge (150 USD) / AMBON – MAUMERE: Harbor &National Park fees (250 USD), long-distance fuel surcharge (150 USD) / AMBON – SORONG: National Park ticket &Harbor fee (200 USD), fuel surcharge (150 USD), Nitrox 5 USD/dive, 15 L tank 5 USD/dive, canned drinks 1-2 USD, Bottle of wine 400.000 IDR, Beer 35.000 IDR, Taxi Lombok airport to Senggigi 300.000 IDR. Please Note Single occupancy for trips in Raja Ampat 2017/2018: Cabin A: 70%, Cabin B-C: 50%, Cabin D: 70%. Surcharge for single occupancy for trips in Komodo 2018: Cabin A: 80%, Cabin B-C: 80%, Cabin D: 90%

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