Amira is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering professional scuba diving trips in Indonesia according to the seasons, it can accommodate 19 - 21 guests.

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 52m in length and 10m in width, with average cruising speed at 8 - 9 knots per hour. The boat is equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation and security system and top-notch rescue equipment.

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. The library holds text books to identify fish species and other marine life, as well as an assortment of fiction books.

On the spacious front deck are a number of lounge chairs and during hot temperatures the deck is covered with a sun roof to provide shade. Weather permitting, all our meals are generally served outside.

Amira has a 140 m² sun deck invites for sunbathing and relaxation .... and offers an ideal place to enjoy the uniquely beautiful ocean and island world of Indonesia.

Amira was built for divers, the dive deck is a generously designed space where every diver has its own designated space to gear up, it holds several rinse tanks, plenty of surface space and a large camera room. In the camera room is a 9 m long work bench with possibilities for uploading and additional storage room available for our guests.

The diving will be done from the 3 dingy, every dingy is equipped with a radio transmission system, emergency oxygen tanks and each diver wears an ENOS homing device. A careefully chosen and well traned dive guide is assigned to every group (4-5 divers).


Cabin

Amira has 10 guests cabin, on a regular trip it can welcome up to 19 guests. For a full charter it is possible to configure 2 cabins of the lower deck as 3 and 2 bed cabins respectively (max. 21 guests) :

All cabins have a full bath room with hot water showers and a toilet, a fan, and individually controlled air-condition system.

4 Upper Deck Cabins:
Located on the upper deck, 13m² in size, each cabin comes with one double bed or two twin beds side by side, seaview windows.

1 Single Cabin:
Located on the lower deck, 11m² in size, this cabin comes with one single bed, portholes.

5 Lower Deck Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, 14m² in size, each cabin comes with one double bed or two twin beds side by side, portholes. (Two of these cabins can be configure as 3 and 2 bed cabins respectively)


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional night dives.
  • No dive on the embarkation and disembarkation day.
  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
  • Divers should be AOW with 50 logged dives or above.
  • ENOS are available for divers to use free of charge.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available free of charge for Nitrox divers
  • 15L Tanks:Available, some trips are included.
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional cost
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers 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 (IDR/USD/EUR) or credit cards
  • Crew Number:24, including 4 dive guides

Itineraries

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

Here we just show you some samples :


Raja Ampat (Sorong - Sorong) | 12D/11N

Day 1: The Amira crew will transfer our guests from Sorong airport or the hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing by the cruise director, our guests move into their cabins before embarking Sorong. If possible a first dive will take place.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible. During crossings, a maximum of 2 dives per day will take place.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port of Sorong.

Day 12: After breakfast and check-out and transfer by the Amira crew to the airport of Sorong.


Komodo (Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo) | 12D/11N

Day 1: The Amira crew will transfer our guests from Labuan Bajo airport or the hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing by the cruise director, our guests move into their cabins before embarking Labuan Bajo. If possible a first dive will take place.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port of Labuan Bajo.

Day 12: Check-out and transfer by the Amira crew to the airport of Labuan Bajo.


Misool & Halmahera (Bitung - Sorong) | 12D/11N

Day 1: The Amira crew will transfer our guests from Sorong airport or the hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing by the cruise director, our guests move into their cabins before embarking Sorong. If possible a first dive will take place.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible. During crossings, a maximum of 2 dives per day will take place.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port of Bitung.

Day 12: After breakfast, check-out and transfer by the Amira crew to the airport of Manado.


Cenderawasih Bay (Biak - Biak) | 12D/11N

Day 1: The Amira crew will transfer our guests from Biak airport or hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing by the cruise director, our guests move into their cabins before embarking Biak. If possible a first dive will take place.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible. During crossings a maximum of 2 dives per day will take place.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port of Biak.

Day 12: Check-out and transfer by the Amira crew to the airport of Biak.


Togian Islands (Bitung - Gorontalo) | 12D/11N

Day 1: The Amira crew will transfer our guests from Bitung airport or the hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing by the cruise director, our guests move into their cabins before embarking Bitung. If possible a first dive will take place.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible. During crossings, a maximum of 2 dives per day will take place.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port of Gorontalo.

Day 12: Check-out and transfer by the Amira crew to the airport of Gorontalo.


Banda Sea (Ambon - Maumere) | 12D/11N

Day 1: The Amira crew will transfer our guests from Ambon airport or hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing by the cruise director, our guests move into their cabins before embarking Ambon. If possible a first dive will take place.

Day 2-10: We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible. During crossings, a maximum of 2 dives per day will take place.

Day 11: Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port of Maumere.

Day 12: Check-out and transfer by the Amira crew to the airport of Maumere.

More

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

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
04/07/2022 to 14/07/2022 10 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $4,350.00 Detail
17/07/2022 to 25/07/2022 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bima From $3,480.00 Detail
05/08/2022 to 15/08/2022 10 nights North Sulawesi Berau - Berau From $5,330.00 Detail
18/08/2022 to 29/08/2022 11 nights North Sulawesi Berau - Berau From $5,863.00 Detail
01/09/2022 to 12/09/2022 11 nights North Sulawesi Berau - Berau From $5,863.00 Detail
26/09/2022 to 08/10/2022 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Saumlaki From $6,396.00 Detail
11/10/2022 to 23/10/2022 12 nights Banda Sea Saumlaki - Maumere From $6,396.00 Detail
26/10/2022 to 07/11/2022 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Saumlaki From $6,396.00 Detail
10/11/2022 to 21/11/2022 11 nights Banda Sea Saumlaki - Sorong From $5,863.00 Detail
24/11/2022 to 05/12/2022 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,863.00 Detail
08/12/2022 to 19/12/2022 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,863.00 Detail
22/12/2022 to 02/01/2023 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,863.00 Detail
03/01/2023 to 14/01/2023 11 nights Raja Ampat Wasai - Wasai From $5,863.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 8 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $3,480.00
Komodo 8 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $3,680.00
Komodo 10 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $4,350.00
Komodo 10 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $4,550.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,863.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $6,072.00
North Sulawesi 10 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,330.00
North Sulawesi 10 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $5,520.00
North Sulawesi 11 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,863.00
North Sulawesi 11 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $6,072.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $5,863.00
Banda Sea 11 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $6,072.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Double Twin Lower Deck From $6,396.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Double Twin Upper Deck From $6,624.00

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
  • Nitrox fills
  • 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)
  • 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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