Amira - A New Luxury Scuba Diving Yacht Around Indonesia

MSV Amira

Please wait
FREE T-shirt! & get a free Drybag or Beach Towel!... find out more here!
Amira liveaboard diving boat
Indonesia Indonesia
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Maumere, Flores / Saumlaki / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests: 19
Prices from: 4,785 USD
Booking / Enquiry
Contents [Show]

MSV Amira is a large and luxurious diving yacht which sails around all of the best diving sites of Indonesia. The boat has a very classic design, but is actually just a few years old, after it was launched in December 2010. Every year, Amira has a two-month refit to ensure that everything is perfect for discerning guests. There are nine cabins, which can be double or twin beds, and a large single cabin for solo divers. Trips are always at the best diving location in Indonesia at the particular time of year, and therefore often sold out months in advance. It is a wonderful boat, run by wonderful people, and each trip is exciting, relaxing, comfortable & safe.

Starting with the boat’s inception, MSV Amira was designed and built by an extremely experienced team of shipbuilders in Bira, southern Sulawesi – the home of Phinisi schooners for centuries. With European ideas to ensure the best experience on board and local craftsmanship, MSV Amira was built using the finest woods (mainly Ulin ironwood) and using teak for the interior. The cabins and communal areas are well designed and thought out to ensure that guests enjoy the best luxury and practicality, while being pampered by the staff and crew. The meals, snacks & fruits served to Amira guests are all delicious & fresh, and consist of local, Asian and western cuisine.

Amira’s ten cabins are large, fully air conditioned, and have private en suite bathrooms with hot & cold freshwater showers, western toilets, mini-safe & fan. Four double & twin cabins are on the boat’s upper deck and the rest are on the lower deck. In the lower deck there is a single, twin, and double cabins, including one with space for an extra bed. No more than 19 guests join scheduled trips, but there is capacity for up to 20 only on full charters. All but one of the double cabins can be used as a twin, with two separate beds.

On Amira’s main deck there is a large indoor air-conditioned dining room & tv lounge, with more than enough room for a full boat of guests. You can relax and soak up the sun or gaze at the stars on the large (120m²) sundeck, or just enjoy the sea breeze in the shade elsewhere. There is a very large dive platform on the lower deck, towards the back of the boat, enabling easy access to the tender dinghies. Here guests’ equipment is set up at the start of the cruise and from then on they have their own cubby hole for their gear. There are rinse tanks, storage areas and freshwater showers. Nitrox is available to certified divers, and there are two Poseidon rebreathers available for hire, plus supplies.

Amira-Liveaboard-dive-boatThe diving on MSV Amira is done from the four motorized tenders (zodiac & dinghies). Guests climb aboard and the diving equipment is handled by the crew. Safety of all on board is of absolute importance on every MSV Amira diving cruise in Indonesia. Proof of this can be seen in the emergency oxygen on all tender dinghies, and the use of ENOS for all divers. ENOS is an electronic safety beacon which all Amira guests are supplied with free of charge. In the unlikely event of the crew being unable to locate any divers (staff or guests) the ENOS system transmits their exact location in seconds. In addition, all staff and crew are trained and certified in all the necessary safety procedures, and the boat’s facilities are comprehensive, modern & regularly checked, serviced & replaced.

Prices & Schedule

MSV Amira Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Lower Deck Twin Lower Deck Double Upper Deck Double / Twin Single Cabin
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Lower Deck Twin4,785 USD Lower Deck Double4,785 USD Upper Deck Double / Twin4,994 USD Single Cabin7,178 USD
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Lower Deck Twin5,863 USD Lower Deck Double5,863 USD Upper Deck Double / Twin6,072 USD Single Cabin5,863 USD
Banda Sea,
( 36 Dives)
12D / 12N Lower Deck Twin6,396 USD Lower Deck Double6,396 USD Upper Deck Double / Twin6,624 USD Single Cabin9,594 USD
( 36 Dives)
12D / 12D Lower Deck Twin6,396 USD Lower Deck Double6,396 USD Upper Deck Double / Twin6,624 USD Single Cabin6,396 USD
, Banda Sea
( 39 Dives)
13D / 13N Lower Deck Twin6,929 USD Lower Deck Double6,929 USD Upper Deck Double / Twin7,176 USD Single Cabin10,393 USD
View More Months
View More Available Months


Booking / Enquiry

Amira sails to multiple areas around Indonesia to always be at the best place at each time of year. Due to such a wide range of trip itineraries, we have chosen to only publish itineraries for the most common trips. We have all of the trip itineraries stored in our database and we are happy to forward these on to interested guests. Please just contact us. 

It's important to check the departure and return ports (and trip length) on the schedule, to be sure that the itinerary you're looking at is correct. Another option is to click on 'Show itinerary' on your chosen trip of the 'schedules page.'

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Raja Ampat 11 Days / 11 Nights 33 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MSV Amira
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
Single cabins available
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MSV Amira Layout
Upper deckUpper-deck
Main deckMain-deck
Lower deckLower-deck


Amira has a Nitrox blending system on board, and guests take part in repeated deep dives every day, the PADI Nitrox (EANx) diving course is a very popular option. For just $165US guests can become certified on board and enjoy diving on Nitrox from Amira.


Contact us for more information about courses on MSV Amira

Transfer details

MSV Amira guests can enjoy free transfers at the beginning and end of each cruise. The transfers are from/to local hotels & resorts and the nearest airport. Before booking your domestic flights, please contact us. Not only can we recommend the best options, our team are also happy to make bookings on guests’ behalfs.

Booking / Enquiry

Booking or enquiring is easy follow these steps
Step 1:
Complete the form below by entering your details
Step 2:
We usually reply within 2 hours (please check your email & spam)
Step 3:
We can reserve your space(s) commitment-free for up to one week
Step 4:
Deposits to book are usually paid using any card, PayPal or bank transfer

Fields marked with are required
Free Scuba Diver!
T-shirt & wrist band
+ Drybag or Beach towel