Amira is a luxury Indonesian traditional Phinisi boat, it offers liveaboard dive trips to Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Cendrawasih Bay, Forgotten Islands, Halmahera etc. It can host up to 18 guests on board.

Daniel

05/04/2019

Overall a truly memorable diving expedition. All cabins were very comfortable, and there was a nice touch that we were all given a metal water container with a tag for our name that we could refill...

Description

Boat

Amira was built out of ironwood and teak in Tanah Beru and Bira in South Sulawesi, between 2008 and 2010. It measuring 52 meters in length and 10 meters in beam. It has one 650HP engine and two 310HP engines onboard, cruises at 8 - 9 knots per hour.

On the main deck, there is a comfortable, covered outdoor lounge invites you to relax between dives. On this deck you will find the restaurant with seating area, as well as a comfortable TV and an indoor lounge area. There is also a computer room: computers and DVD/CD burners are available for you to edit and save your daily photographs. The large fore deck is equipped with deckchairs and a shade canopy for hot days.

On the upper deck, there are the guests cabins, wheelhouse, the owners' cabin and a small office.

On the top deck, there is a large sun deck with 120m² offers an ideal place to sunbathe or relax on sunny days.

The dive deck located on the lower deck, provides space for maximum 24 guests and a maximum of 6 dive guides. There are also storage areas for cameras, dive lamps etc. and several rinse tanks. The diving equipment stays mounted on the tank during the whole trip and the tanks are filled in situ with air or Nitrox.

There is a camera room situated on the lower dedk as well, measures 9m long workbench as well as downloading possibilities and further storage areas for you to use.


Cabin

Amira has 10 cozy cabins in total, can accommodates up to 18 guests on board, for full charter service it would be possible to accommodate three people in 4 of the lower deck cabins for a maximum of 21 guests:

All cabins are fully air conditioned with private ensuite bathroom (with hot and cold water shower and western toilet), a mini safe, an extra fan.

5 Standard Double Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, 14m² in size, with a double bed (can be set as twin beds).
For full charter, each cabin can be set as triple cabin with three single beds.

2 Single Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, 8 - 10m² in size, with a single bed. (For single occupancy)

3 Deluxe Double Cabins:
Located on the upper deck, 13m² in size, with a double bed (can be set as twin beds).


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional night dives.

  • Normally, no dive will be provided on the day of arrival.

  • 1 or 2 dive(s) the day before disembarking if your flight schedule allows.

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


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional cost
  • Technical Dive:Available with additional cost
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must be booked in advance
  • Dive insurance:All divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (EUR/USD/IDR) or credit card
  • Crew Number:14, include 2 Dive guides

Itineraries

Amira is your ticket to Indonesia's best dive sites. We take you to Komodo, the dragon island, with its unique underwater world and to Raja Ampat, the global centre of marine biodiversity. Every year during special trips we will also take you to some of Indonesia's unique destinations that you can only visit with MSV Amira.

Amira Offer a lot of different routes and itineraries, such as: Alor, Banda Sea, Cenderawasih, Forgotten Islands, Halmahera, Komodo, Misool & Halmahera, Misool & Triton Bay, Raja Ampat, Triton Bay & East Banda...

Here we just show you some samples :


Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong)

Day 1: Amira crew will transfer our Guests from Sorong Airport or Hotel to the ship. After a nice Welcome briefing by our Cruise Director, cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place - before embarking Sorong. Guests can familiarize themselves with the vessel, set up equipment and get comfortable.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 dives daily, including a dusk or a night dive if possible. When crossing only 2 dives a day can be scheduled.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives - sailing towards Sorong Harbour.

Day 12: After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation in Sorong. We say good-bye to our guests and wish them farewell! Amira crew will organize the transfer to the Airport and assist at check-in for onward flights.

Komodo (Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo)

Day 1: Amira crew will transfer our Guests from Labuan Bajo Airport or Hotel to the ship. After a nice Welcome briefing by our Cruise Director, cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place - before embarking Labuan Bajo. Guests can familiarize themselves with the vessel, set up equipment and get comfortable.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 dives daily, including a dusk or a night dive if possible. When crossing only 2 dives a day can be scheduled.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives - sailing towards Labuan Bajo Harbour.

Day 12: After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation in Labuan Bajo. We say good-bye to our guests and wish them farewell! Amira crew will organize the transfer to the Airport and assist at check-in for onward flights.

Triton Bay & East Banda (Kaimana - Saumlaki)

Day 1: Amira crew will transfer our Guests from Kaimana Airport or Hotel to the ship. After a nice Welcome briefing by our Cruise Director, cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place - before embarking Labuan Bajo. Guests can familiarize themselves with the vessel, set up equipment and get comfortable.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 dives daily, including a dusk or a night dive if possible. When crossing only 2 dives a day can be scheduled.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives - sailing towards Labuan Bajo Harbour.

Day 12: After breakfast and check-out, we start preparing for disembarkation in Labuan Bajo. We say good-bye to our guests and wish them farewell! Amira crew will organize the transfer to the Airport and assist at check-in for onward flights.

More

Destinations Derawan Archipelago, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, North Sulawesi, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay
Facilities Nitrox support, Tech Friendly, Camera station, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English, German

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
22/07/2019 to 28/07/2019 6 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $4,015.00 Detail
30/07/2019 to 10/08/2019 11 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bima From $4,015.00 Detail
12/08/2019 to 23/08/2019 11 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $4,015.00 Detail
25/08/2019 to 05/09/2019 11 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Maumere From $4,015.00 Detail
07/09/2019 to 18/09/2019 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Maumere From $4,829.00 Detail
20/09/2019 to 03/10/2019 13 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Saumlaki From $5,707.00 Detail
05/10/2019 to 17/10/2019 12 nights Banda Sea Saumlaki - Sorong From $5,268.00 Detail
19/10/2019 to 30/10/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,829.00 Detail
01/11/2019 to 12/11/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,829.00 Detail
14/11/2019 to 25/11/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,829.00 Detail
27/11/2019 to 08/12/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,829.00 Detail
10/12/2019 to 21/12/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,829.00 Detail
23/12/2019 to 03/01/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,829.00 Detail
05/01/2020 to 11/01/2020 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $2,882.00 Detail
14/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,467.00 Detail
28/01/2020 to 08/02/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,467.00 Detail
10/02/2020 to 22/02/2020 12 nights North Sulawesi Sorong - Bitung From $5,964.00 Detail
25/02/2020 to 07/03/2020 11 nights North Sulawesi Bitung - Gorontalo From $5,467.00 Detail
10/03/2020 to 21/03/2020 11 nights North Sulawesi Gorontalo - Bitung From $5,467.00 Detail
24/03/2020 to 05/04/2020 12 nights North Sulawesi Bitung - Sorong From $5,964.00 Detail
07/04/2020 to 18/04/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,467.00 Detail
21/04/2020 to 02/05/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Ambon From $5,467.00 Detail
05/05/2020 to 16/05/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Maumere From $5,467.00 Detail
19/05/2020 to 30/05/2020 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Labuan Bajo From $4,565.00 Detail
01/06/2020 to 09/06/2020 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bima From $3,320.00 Detail
19/07/2020 to 27/07/2020 8 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $3,320.00 Detail
01/08/2020 to 12/08/2020 11 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $4,565.00 Detail
15/08/2020 to 25/08/2020 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bima From $4,150.00 Detail
27/08/2020 to 07/09/2020 11 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $4,565.00 Detail
11/09/2020 to 22/09/2020 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Maumere From $5,467.00 Detail
25/09/2020 to 08/10/2020 13 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Saumlaki From $5,461.00 Detail
11/10/2020 to 24/11/2020 13 nights Banda Sea Saumlaki - Sorong From $6,461.00 Detail
27/10/2020 to 07/11/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,467.00 Detail
10/11/2020 to 21/11/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,467.00 Detail
24/11/2020 to 05/12/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,467.00 Detail
08/12/2020 to 19/12/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,467.00 Detail
22/12/2020 to 02/01/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,467.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 6 nights Single Lower Deck From $4,015.00
Komodo 6 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $4,015.00
Komodo 6 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $4,191.00
Komodo 8 nights Single Lower Deck From $3,320.00
Komodo 8 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $3,320.00
Komodo 8 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $3,472.00
Komodo 10 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $4,150.00
Komodo 10 nights Single Lower Deck From $4,150.00
Komodo 10 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $4,340.00
Komodo 11 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $4,015.00
Komodo 11 nights Single Lower Deck From $4,015.00
Komodo 11 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $4,191.00
Raja Ampat 6 nights Single Lower Deck From $2,882.00
Raja Ampat 6 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $2,982.00
Raja Ampat 6 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $3,096.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $4,829.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Single Lower Deck From $4,829.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $5,225.00
North Sulawesi 11 nights Single Lower Deck From $5,467.00
North Sulawesi 11 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,467.00
North Sulawesi 11 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $5,676.00
North Sulawesi 12 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,964.00
North Sulawesi 12 nights Single Lower Deck From $5,964.00
North Sulawesi 12 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $6,192.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Single Lower Deck From $5,467.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,467.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $5,676.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Single Lower Deck From $5,268.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,268.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $5,700.00
Banda Sea 13 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,461.00
Banda Sea 13 nights Single Lower Deck From $5,461.00
Banda Sea 13 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $5,708.00

Included

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

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • 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.

Diver's reviews (2)

Daniel, 05/04/2019

Overall a truly memorable diving expedition. All cabins were very comfortable, and there was a nice touch that we were all given a metal water container with a tag for our name that we could refill when we wanted as plastic usage is kept to a minimum on this boat. The boat camera workshop was the best I have come across on a liveaboard. Each camera station has its own fan, a 4 or 6 plug extension and mat. A cylinder of compressed air was available for drying the camera housings. For those with DSLR or larger cameras they could safely be left here for the duration of the voyage so long as the seas remained calm!!!! TOP!! Meals were just so good that you can't wait for the next meal every day! Very wonderful trip!

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Tobi, 03/10/2016

Fantastic trip, diving exceptional, Amira liveaboard with a great supportive crew, safe camera transfers, well equipped zodiacs. This luxury diving at its best. Es war ein super Törn! Wir freuen uns auf nächste Woche in Sorong!!!

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