Empress Liveaboard, Indonesia

MV EMPRESS ii; SCUBA ADVENTURES FOR THE ADVANCED THRILL SEEKER.

Empress 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 3 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: 3 Bunk beds
Private bathroom: No
Air conditioning: Yes

Cabin E

Cabin E

Room size: 5 m²
Max. occupancy: 1
Beds: 1 single
Private bathroom: No
Air conditioning: Yes

Cabin B & C

Cabin B & C

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 3
Beds: Double + Bunk 
Private bathroom: No
Air conditioning: Yes

Cabin D

Cabin D

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double + single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Comfort

7 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 3 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. A wide range of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages can be ordered from the bar.

Diving

The Empress 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 autopilot combined with GPS, rudders and motors, an underwater radar and 3D side sonar, which allow us to determine the precise position of our divers 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.

Empress LiveaboardSCHEDULE

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%

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

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