Ambai - Modern Luxury Scuba Diving Liveaboard In Indonesia

MV Ambai

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Specials: Free Nitrox for certified divers
Ambai Liveaboard Indonesia
Indonesia Indonesia
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Ambon / Kaimana / Saumlaki / Sorong, West Papua / Ternate
No. of guests: 16
Prices from: 4,342 USD
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There are many scuba diving liveaboard boats in Indonesia, but MV Ambai is something special. The boat was purpose built for diving and is new (2012). From the start, the idea was to offer 16 divers affordable luxury and the best diving possible. With a clean sheet of paper, MV Ambai was created.

Everything, and everyone, on the boat is ideal for the guests to enjoy safe diving, comfortable times on board, without spending more money than necessary. And certified divers on Ambai get Nitrox fills for free!

Starting with the diving platform, unlike Phinisi schooners, MV Ambai has a large and low diving platform at the rear of the boat. Guests are able to enter and exit the three tender dinghies very easily. The crew will always transport the tanks and equipment to or from each dinghy to ensure convenience and safety at all times. There is a dedicated room for photographers to deal with their equipment, and a large screen in the lounge for them to view or show their work.

Away from the diving area, guests may forget that they are on a scuba diving trip. The communal areas, including an air-conditioned lounge restaurant and various shaded and exposed areas on deck, are spacious and comfortable. There is always somewhere to sit alone or in small groups, away from others. The decks are well designed with the desires of typical scuba diving liveaboard guests in mind.

On MV Ambai there are 8 cabins, each accommodating two guests. There is a choice of twin or double beds. All the cabins have individually-controlled air conditioning and private en suite bathrooms with western toilets and hot & cold freshwater showers. The cabins are cleaned every day. On the upper deck are two double-bed cabins, and lower down there are six more (twin & double). All of the beds are more than 200cm in length, ensuring that even the tallest guests can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Dining and A/V entertainment is enjoyed inside the air-conditioned lounge & restaurant. The food is simply delicious, and served buffet style through the cruise. Between meals there are always snacks and fruit to be enjoyed, and tea, coffee, juice & drinking water are always available. Those who have special dietary needs can easily be catered for, but please let us know in advance.

Prices & Schedule

MV Ambai Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Lower Deck Twin Lower Deck Double Upper Deck Double
( 27 Dives)
10D / 9N Lower Deck Twin4,885 USD Lower Deck Double4,885 USD Upper Deck Double5,076 USD
( 30 Dives)
10D / 10N Lower Deck Twin4,342 USD Lower Deck Double4,342 USD Upper Deck Double4,619 USD
Banda Sea, Ring of Fire
( 36 Dives)
12D / 12N Lower Deck Twin6,513 USD Lower Deck Double6,513 USD Upper Deck Double6,768 USD
( 36 Dives)
12D / 12N Lower Deck Twin5,215 USD Lower Deck Double5,215 USD Upper Deck Double5,470 USD
, , Triton Bay
( 36 Dives)
12D / 12N Lower Deck Twin6,513 USD Lower Deck Double6,513 USD Upper Deck Double6,768 USD
Banda Sea, Triton Bay, ,
( 42 Dives)
15D / 14N Lower Deck Twin7,598 USD Lower Deck Double7,598 USD Upper Deck Double7,896 USD
, Halmahera, , , Banda Islands,
( 42 Dives)
15D / 14N Lower Deck Twin7,598 USD Lower Deck Double7,598 USD Upper Deck Double7,896 USD
, Halmahera,
( 42 Dives)
14D / 14N Lower Deck Twin7,598 USD Lower Deck Double7,598 USD Upper Deck Double7,896 USD
, , Triton Bay
( 42 Dives)
15D / 14N Lower Deck Twin7,598 USD Lower Deck Double7,598 USD Upper Deck Double7,896 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

There are many different trip lengths and destinations on MV Ambai. Please check the itineraries below, and the schedule, to make sure that you are looking at the correct one. Sometimes trips visit dive sites in the reverse order of the itineraries below, depending on the weather & sea conditions.

Please contact us for detailed itineraries for the trips on the schedule that are not listed here.

Komodo trips longer or shorter than 9D/9N have very similar itineraries to the 9D/9N trips, but with more or fewer diving days.

Raja Ampat trips longer or shorter than 11D/11N have very similar itineraries to the 11D11N trips, but with more or fewer diving days.

On all trips, beach excursions to visit local villages, trek up hills and look out for wildlife are available when possible.

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

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Ambai
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Family Cabin
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MV Ambai Specifications  
Material: Wooden
Built: 2012
Deck Length: 32 metres
Speed: 8 knots
Engine: Mitsubishi 600 hp
Generators: 3x Yanmar 36kw, 28kw and 16kw

2x aircompressors, 1x membrane Nitrox compressor

Boats: 3x fiberglass (5m) dive tenders, 50hp 4-stroke outboard motors
Water: 15-ton fresh water tank, 10 MT/day water maker


The Nitrox / EAN course is available for 120 Euros. Please let us know in advance if you are interested in taking this course.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV Ambai

Transfer details

In most cases, the MV Ambai transfer team will collect guests from their hotel or the nearest airport at a pre-confirmed time, free of charge. At the end of each cruise, the same applies. Guests just need to inform us or the team where they need to go to. All the trips are planned so that each guest can enjoy every dive and fly safely more than 24 hours later. This is why there are fewer dives on the final full day, and guests disembark after breakfast the following morning.

Booking / Enquiry

Booking or enquiring is easy follow these steps
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