Ambai is a professional dive yacht launched in May 2012 offering diving liveaboard trips in Indonesia, specifically Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and Triton Bay areas, for individual divers or groups of up to 16 guests.

Spadacini Guy

10/11/2016

croisière Mer de Banda du 25/10 au 8/11/2016 . Groupe de 16 plongeurs sur le MV AMBAI pour 15 jours : superbe croisière sur ce beau bateau , avec un équipage efficace et sympathique , qui est...

Description

Boat

Ambai is a 32 meters boat started operations in July 2012. Traditionally built in Sulawesi, built from Iron wood and other tropical hard wood, the design is especially conceived as a dive liveaborad.

Ambai will bring you on an amazing diving liveaboard in Indonesia by a professional dive team from France.

Ambai features an indoor air conditioned lounge/restaurant, with a TV/DVD, stereo music system, books...

There is a large shadow deck lounge areas and a beautiful relaxing sun deck complete the common parts, both with comfortable sitting area for relaxation.

The photographers will enjoy a dedicated room for the maintenance and preparation of their cameras, as well as a large screen in the lounge to share pictures and videos.

At the rear of the deck, a large dive deck extended by a platform offers an easy and direct access to the three dive tenders. Also well equipped with personal dive lockers, rinse tanks are conveniently located for washing dive equipment and cameras. The aft of the dive deck is equipped with fin storage and two fresh water showers.

Ambai offers four great Indonesian local dive guides and a western PADI instructor will accompany you underwater and make all your dives a safe and enjoyable experience.


Cabin

Ambai has 8 double guest cabins, It can receives up to 16 divers in absolute comfort:

All cabins have individually controlled air conditioned, private bathroom with hot water.

2 Double Cabins:located on the uppper deck, with double bed

4 double/twin Cabins:located on the lower deck, with double bed and single bunk above

2 Twin Cabins:located on the lower deck, with single bunk

All cabins provide room services.
Upper deck cabin supplement: 20 € / night / person.


Diving

  • 4 dives per day, depending on conditions and route.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • Divers should be AOW with at least 50 logged dives or above.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available, free of charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional cost
  • Massage Service:Available with additional cost
  • Payment on board:By cash (Euro, USD, CHF, IDR)
  • Crew Number:16, including 4 dive guides

Itineraries

12 days / 11 nights - Raja Ampat

The trip starts and ends in Sorong, include min. 33 dives.

Chek in - Check out:
Check in: the cruise starting date, before 12:00AM
Check out: The cruise ending date, before 12:00 AM.

Day 1 :Guest reception at Sorong airport, transfer to the boat, Check in, welcome drink, briefing, departure in the evening. According to weather forecast, we will start the tour by the south or the North. In this schedule, we present the option starting with the South. Over night Navigation through Sele Strait to reach the East of Misool. Arrival in the early morning.

Day 2 :In East Misool you will discover 3 fantastic dives: No contest, Love potion, 3 Rocks. Rocks with vertical walls and fantastic coverage of soft corals, lot of fishes with schools of Platax, aggregations of snappers, bump head perrotfishes. 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 cacatoes before the night falls. We will go with the dinghies to have a look to another lagoon located further into the rocks.

Day 3 :After a short morning navigation, we reach Misool South East and start another great day of diving in the vicinity of Misool eco resort: Boo Rocks with 2 large openings windows in the rock that completely pierce the island from the surface to 5 meters deep, Fiabacet, Fantasea. Again an explosion of colors and fish density. In the evning, we rganise a dinner on the beach of a small island.

Day 4 :Misool east. Mode dives in Misool, Yellit kecil, a great wall with excellent fans and soft corals, tank rock, Nudi rock. Night navigation to Penemu and Fam islands.

Day 5 :Penemu North, Barracuda, a long oval shaped reef with great aggregations of fishes (barracudas, fusiliers and banner fish), Galaxy, a large reef with excellent fish life , Melissa garden an extraordinary site for it’s hard corals stands. Night navigation to Aljuy bay.

Day 6 :After an early morning dive at Mayhem, a very high voltage submerged reef, we enter in Aljui Bay, a 20 kilometers long indentation on the western side of Waigeo. We do 2 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.

Day 7 :We still do 2 dives in the Aljuy bay, Aljui 1 and the Channel. Between these 2 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 a fantastic quartz islets labyrinth. We dive Quoy, Cathedrale rock and Wayag ridge. In the late afternoon, we climb a small mountain to admire the wonderful landscape of the area.

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 :A first morning dive at Citrus - at the entrance of the Dampier strait, a channel with sloping sides covered of soft corals and life- then dive with a reliable manta ray congregation at manta sandy. The third dive will be the famous Cape Kri, one of the largest concentrations of big fish on northern Raja Ampat; schools of trevally, barracudas, bannerfish, sweetlips. Night dive

Day 11 :Two other famous and fabulous dives in the Dampier strait, Chicken reef and sardine reef. The boat will then sail back to Sorong where it will arrive during the evening.

Day 12 :Breakfast, Check out according to guest flight schedule. Transfer to the airport, check in assistance.

More

Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, North Sulawesi, Triton Bay, Wakatobi
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Water Toys, Laundry, Massage or Spa
Languages spoken English, French

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
25/12/2017 to 06/01/2018 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,159.68 Detail
08/01/2018 to 18/01/2018 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,370.81 $3,933.72 Detail
21/01/2018 to 01/02/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,726.16 Detail
04/02/2018 to 15/02/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,726.16 Detail
18/02/2018 to 01/03/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,726.16 Detail
03/03/2018 to 14/03/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,726.16 Detail
18/03/2018 to 29/03/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,726.16 Detail
31/03/2018 to 11/04/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,726.16 Detail
13/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,370.81 Detail
25/04/2018 to 04/05/2018 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,908.85 Detail
09/05/2018 to 20/05/2018 11 nights North Sulawesi Bitung - Luwuk From $4,252.36 Detail
24/05/2018 to 05/06/2018 12 nights Indonesia Wangi Wangi - Bau Bau From $4,726.16 Detail
07/06/2018 to 13/06/2018 6 nights North Sulawesi Bau Bau - Kendari From $2,582.21 Detail
23/07/2018 to 02/08/2018 10 nights Komodo Denpasar - Labuan Bajo From $4,015.46 Detail
05/08/2018 to 19/08/2018 14 nights Banda Sea Labuan Bajo - Alor From $5,505.56 Detail
22/08/2018 to 05/09/2018 14 nights Indonesia Alor - Bima From $5,505.56 Detail
08/09/2018 to 16/09/2018 8 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $3,150.77 Detail
19/09/2018 to 27/09/2018 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $3,150.77 Detail
01/10/2018 to 13/10/2018 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,081.51 Detail
15/10/2018 to 26/10/2018 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Saumlaki From $4,844.61 Detail
28/10/2018 to 11/11/2018 14 nights Banda Sea Saumlaki - Sorong From $6,218.63 Detail
13/11/2018 to 24/11/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
27/11/2018 to 08/12/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
11/12/2018 to 22/12/2018 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
25/12/2018 to 06/01/2019 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,413.17 Detail
08/01/2019 to 19/01/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
22/01/2019 to 02/02/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
05/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
18/02/2019 to 01/03/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
04/03/2019 to 15/03/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,406.34 Detail
17/03/2019 to 27/03/2019 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
30/03/2019 to 10/04/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,406.34 Detail
12/04/2019 to 22/04/2019 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
25/04/2019 to 06/05/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,027.30 Detail
08/05/2019 to 18/05/2019 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,027.30 Detail
21/05/2019 to 30/05/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,624.57 Detail
15/07/2019 to 23/07/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,221.84 Detail
25/07/2019 to 02/08/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,221.84 Detail
04/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,221.84 Detail
15/08/2019 to 26/08/2019 11 nights Indonesia Sorong - Biak From $4,844.61 Detail
29/08/2019 to 09/09/2019 11 nights Indonesia Biak - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
11/09/2019 to 20/09/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,944.39 Detail
23/09/2019 to 02/10/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,944.39 Detail
04/10/2019 to 13/10/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,944.39 Detail
15/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 11 nights Indonesia Sorong - Ambon From $4,844.61 Detail
29/10/2019 to 09/11/2019 11 nights Indonesia Ambon - Kaimana From $4,844.61 Detail
11/11/2019 to 22/11/2019 11 nights Indonesia Kaimana - Saumlaki From $4,844.61 Detail
25/11/2019 to 06/12/2019 11 nights Indonesia Saumlaki - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
09/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,844.61 Detail
22/12/2019 to 03/01/2020 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,413.17 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 8 nights Lower Deck From $3,150.77
Komodo 8 nights Upper Deck From $3,340.29
Komodo 10 nights Lower Deck From $4,015.46
Komodo 10 nights Upper Deck From $4,252.36
Raja Ampat 8 nights Lower Deck From $3,221.84
Raja Ampat 8 nights Upper Deck From $3,411.36
Raja Ampat 9 nights Lower Deck From $3,624.57
Raja Ampat 9 nights Upper Deck From $3,837.78
Raja Ampat 10 nights Lower Deck From $4,027.30
Raja Ampat 10 nights Upper Deck From $4,264.20
Raja Ampat 11 nights Lower Deck From $4,027.30
Raja Ampat 11 nights Upper Deck From $4,287.89
Raja Ampat 12 nights Lower Deck From $5,159.68
Raja Ampat 12 nights Upper Deck From $5,443.96
Indonesia 11 nights Lower Deck From $4,844.61
Indonesia 11 nights Upper Deck From $5,105.20
Indonesia 12 nights Lower Deck From $4,726.16
Indonesia 12 nights Upper Deck From $5,010.44
Indonesia 14 nights Lower Deck From $5,505.56
Indonesia 14 nights Upper Deck From $5,837.22
North Sulawesi 6 nights Lower Deck From $2,582.21
North Sulawesi 6 nights Upper Deck From $2,724.35
North Sulawesi 11 nights Lower Deck From $4,252.36
North Sulawesi 11 nights Upper Deck From $4,512.95
Banda Sea 11 nights Lower Deck From $4,844.61
Banda Sea 11 nights Upper Deck From $5,105.20
Banda Sea 12 nights Lower Deck From $5,081.51
Banda Sea 12 nights Upper Deck From $5,365.79
Banda Sea 14 nights Lower Deck From $5,505.56
Banda Sea 14 nights Upper Deck From $5,837.22

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Nitrox fills
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Raja Ampat

Period : The diving season is year-round. Best diving season is December to March with the best overall visibility. Most liveaboards avoid Raja Ampat from mid July - mid September due to the likelihood of experiencing both strong winds / surface swells and rain.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Raja Ampat lies on the equator and has a hot and humid tropical climate. The air temperature is fairly contant year round and can drop to 24°C overnight whilst the daytime maximum is 31°C. The average humidity is 83%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The town of Sorong in West Papua is the main gateway to Raja Ampat. Sorong is mainly accessed via connections from Jakarta, Denpasar Bali and Makassar.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Komodo

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. May to October are usually the high season.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Tropical South Equatorial climate. Wet from Jan to March, Dry from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 26° - 30°C (can be 35° to 38°C on land during trekking)

Water : Water temps vary from 24°C in the south of Komodo, to 29°C in the north most of the year

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, winds can be brisk during the dry season of July - September.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Domestic flights to Labuan bajo is connect from Bali only.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


North Sulawesi

Period : Diving is conducted year round although conditions will vary throughout the year in the different areas.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Manado has a typical equatorial climate, the wet season runs from November to April and the dry season is from May to October. The air temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year, ranging between 23°C – 30°C and the average humidity is 80%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C, (dropping to 25°C in Lembeh Strait in July / August).

Clothing : Rain and sun protection clothes are a good idea, along with light airy clothes for the daytime.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Manado's Sam Ratulangi Airport fields international flights to/from Singapore (3.5 hours). There are also frequent flights to Jakarta (3hr 15min) and Makassar (1.5 hours).

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Wakatobi

Period : Liveaboards trip around Wakatobi can be offered year round.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : The air temperature is a constant 26 - 30°C all year. Wakatobi is one of the most arid regions in Indonesia with sunshine on most days. The air humidity is mostly only about 65 - 75%.

Water : The warmest water is found in the upper water layer around late October, when temperatures can reach a maximum of 30°C. The coolest water falls in July to August with a minimum temperature of 26°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The main gateway to the Wakatobi archipelago is Matahora Airport on Wangi-wangi Island.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.

Diver's reviews (4)

Spadacini Guy, 10/11/2016

croisière Mer de Banda du 25/10 au 8/11/2016 . Groupe de 16 plongeurs sur le MV AMBAI pour 15 jours : superbe croisière sur ce beau bateau , avec un équipage efficace et sympathique , qui est supervisé par Hakim guide et responsable de ce bateau . Nous vous remercions pour ce bon moment que nous avons partagé en votre compagnie pendant cette croisière . Amitiés Guy

Translate

刘岩, 10/02/2016

我和老公在Ambai度过了愉快的12天全程高氧潜水,潜导非常有经验,所有船员都非常热情和贴心!船舱宽敞整洁!有机会我们还会参加Ambai的科莫多行程:)

Translate

Leslie, 10/02/2016

愉快的潜水旅行。专业的潜导,贴心的服务!有机会我们还会来参加Ambai的其它行程!

Translate

Elena, 24/01/2015

Amazing diving experience with friendly and professional cruise director and crew members, in stunning Raja Ampat.I definitely recommend Ambai for Indonesia! I will be back for sure.

Translate

Photos

Related boats

Stay in touch

Google+ Google+