Samambaia Liveaboard, Indonesia


MV Samambaia is a 2 masted wooden Phinisi schooner with a length of 40- and a beam of 9 meters. Her maiden journey was in November 2015. This liveaboard is well equipped with every thinkable modern safety- and navigation devices. You can expect the highest standards of comfort and service on this luxury dive vessel. Destinations include stunning Raja Ampat, mythical Komodo, remote Banda sea and paradisiacal Alor. Eco-awareness is our modus operandi.


We welcome 14 guests in 7 unique designed cabins. All have en-suite bathrooms with a rain- and hand shower plus separate washbasin. During your cruise, you will be provided with biodegradable soaps and towels. There are plenty of storage facilities for all your clothes and personal belongings. To keep cool in the tropical warmth Samambaia liveaboard has individual air conditioning in each cabin. You can charge your phones and cameras on European 220-volt outlets. On the main deck is the master cabin that covers the whole width of the stern. It has a king-size bed as well as a sofa that is directed to the large windows for a 180-degree view over the ocean. Below deck is 6 deluxe cabins with either a double bed or 2 single beds. Large portholes provide these cabins with fresh air and daylight.


Double/Twin Cabin

Double/Twin Cabin

Room size: 13 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or2 single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Master Cabin

Master Cabin

Room size: 15 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: King
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes


18 friendly and skilled crew members take care of your well-being during the journey. Most of them are multilingual. Communal areas include a restaurant, a cosy lounge with TV and special camera desk. The sundeck on top of the schooner has comfortable loungers and a canopy for those who prefer the shade. After a full day of activities, we offer relaxing spa treatments.


Samambaia liveaboard provides her guests with 4 meals a day. Breakfast is served before and after the first dive. Enjoy fresh baked bread, pastries, fruits and yoghurts. Lunch and dinner are a choice of Indonesian and western cuisine. Our chef prepares his delicious plates using fresh ingredients such as seafood derived from sustainable sources.


The spacious dive deck with fresh water showers and rinse tanks is situated at the bow. Each diver can choose to dive with either air or nitrox. Several dive courses are available on board. You will be assisted to a tender that brings you to all the nicest diving spots. An experienced guide accompanies small groups. Our trips are snorkeler-friendly!

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Year built: 2015
Length: 34
Beam: 9
Top speed: 12
Cruising speed: 9
Engines: Yanmar Marine Turbo 500 hp
Max guests: 14
Number of cabins: 7
Number of bathrooms: 7
Tenders: 2 x 6.5 m fibreglass tenders with 2 x 40 hp
Water capacity: 10000 litres
Fuel capacity: 10000 litres
Freshwater maker: 2 x 5000 litres per day


Depth Sounder
E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
Emergency Rafts
Life Vests
Fire Alarm &Fire Extinguishers
First Aid Kits
Satellite &mobile phones
Bilge pump alarm
Engine room CCTV
Crew trained in first aid
Emergency flares

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