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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19 Apr 2021
Raja Ampat & Misool
Arrival: 19 Apr 2021
Departure: 26 Apr 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.

12 May 2021
Ambon - Maumere
Arrival: 12 May 2021
Departure: 22 May 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Ambon - Maumere

DIVE PLAN (total min. 26 dives):

DAY 1: Check-in; Ambon 1 or 2 dives – Laha (depends on the time of arrival)

DAY 2: Nusa Laut – 3 dives

DAY 3: Banda Neira – Pohon Miring, Batu Kapal, land tour, Moulana Jetty – 3 dives

DAY 4: Gili Manuk – 2 dives

DAY 5: Pulau Nila – Karang Desperandum – 3 dives

DAY 6: Damar Island – 3 dives

DAY 7: Romang Island – 3 dives

DAY 8: Wetar -3 dives

DAY 9: Alor – 3 dives

DAY 10: Maumere  area – 2 Dives, Barbecue on the beach

 DAY 11: Maumere – Check-out

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

Schools of Jackfish, schools of Hammerheads, Mandarine fish, Huge sponges, sea fans, thousands of fusiliers, Bumbheads, sea snakes, great reefs, big schools of tunas, barracudas, many different sharks, one of the biggest colony of sea snakes in the world, giant trevallies, dolphins

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

28 May 2021
Komodo - Bali (Labuan Bajo-Bali)
Arrival: 28 May 2021
Departure: 04 May 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Komodo - Bali (Labuan Bajo-Bali)

Day 1: Morning check-in, departure around 12:00 – 2 dives (Sebayor, Wainilu – night dive).

Day 2: South Komodo 3 dives (trekking Komodo Dragons, Manta Alley, Manta Alley, Loh Sera – night dive)

Day 3: Central and North Komodo  4 dives (Batu Bolong, Castle Rock, Shotgun, trekking to the hill, Gili Lawah Darat – night dive)

Day 4: North Komodo and Banta 3 dives (Crystal Rock, Star Wars, Roller Coaster); relocation to Moyo.

Day 5: Moyo and Satonda 2 dives (Satonda, Long Reef; relocation to Bali).

Day 6: Bali 2-3 dives (Tulamben – Liberty, Amed – Jemeluk Bay, Padangbai – blue lagoon (night dive); relocation to Nusa Penida)

Day 7: Penida 2 dives (Manta Point, Crystal Bay), barbecue on the beach, or a trip to Dream Beach.

Day 8: 9:00 am Check out in Bali – Serangan harbor.

*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.

01 Jul 2021
Bali - Komodo
Arrival: 01 Jul 2021
Departure: 08 Jul 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Bali - Komodo

ITINERARY:

Day 1:

  • 15.00 – check-in
  • 17.00 – sailing to Moyo (19-20h), safety briefing
  • 19.00 – dinner

Day 2:

  • 08.30 – breakfast
  • 10.00 – arrival to Moyo
  • 10.30 – 1st dive Tanjung Pasir
  • 12.30 – lunch
  • 14.30 – 2nd dive at Long Reef
  • 16.30 – snacks and relocation to Banta (14-15h)
  • 19.00 – dinner

Day 3:

  • 8.00 – 1st dive at Banta
  • 10.00 – breakfast
  • 12.00 – 2nd dive at Banta
  • 13.30 – lunch
  • 15.30 – 3rd dive at Banta
  • 17.00 – snacks and relocation to Komodo (4-5h)
  • 19.30 – dinner

Day 4 – NORTH KOMODO – 

  • 7.00 – 1st dive at Castle Rock
  • 8.30 – breakfast
  • 10.30 – 2nd dive at Crystal Rock
  • 12.30 – lunch
  • 14.30 – 3rd dive at Shotgun
  • 16.00 – snacks
  • 17.00 – trekking
  • 18.30 – night dive at Gili Lawah Darat
  • 20.00 – dinner

Day 5 – CENTRAL KOMODO:

  • 7.00 – 1st dive at Batu Bolong
  • 8.30 – breakfast
  • 10.30 – 2nd dive at Makassar Reef
  • 12.30 – lunch
  • 14.30 – 3rd dive at Tatawa Kecil
  • 16.00 – snacks
  • 18.00 – night dive at Pink Beach
  • 19.30 – dinner

Day 6 – SOUTH KOMODO:

  • 7.00 – Trekking Komodo Dragons
  • 9.00 – breakfast and relocation to South Komodo
  • 11.30 – 1st dive at Manta Alley
  • 13.00 – lunch
  • 15.00 – 2nd dive at Manta Alley
  • 17.30 – snacks and short relocation
  • 18.30 – night dive at Tanjung Loh Sera (wreck)

Day 7:

  • 7.00 – 1st dive at Tatawa Besar
  • 8.30 – breakfast
  • 10.30 – 2nd dive at Pengah Kecil
  • 12.30 – lunch
  • 14.30 – 3rd dive at Wainilu
  • 17.00 – barbecue on the beach

Day 8:

  • 8.00 – breakfast
  • 10.00 – check out from Empress

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.

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%