MV Empress II

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Specials: Discounted trips in May & June 2019
Specials: Discount for booking 12 months + in advance
Specials: Discounted trips in Oct. & Nov. 2018
Empress 2 liveaboard indonesia
Type Liveaboard
Departs from Ambon / Bali / Labuan Bajo, Flores / Maumere, Flores / Sorong, West Papua
Boat rating : 10/10 Based on 1 divers
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Prices from: 1,295 USD
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Empress is a unique Indonesia liveaboard diving boat. It looks quite unlike all others, which are mainly Phinisi schooners. Empress is a steel boat that has a long award-winning history of discovering & being the first to dive many shipwrecks across Indonesia. Its safety & comfort features are also very special compared to other boats in the area. Empress sails around Indonesia making sure that it’s always at the best location depending on the time of year. Usually no more than ten guests join each trip.

At 22 metres in length, Empress is a medium-size Indonesia scuba diving liveaboard. There are five guest cabins, and on most trips there are no more than ten guests. However, the maximum guest capacity is thirteen. All cabins are air-conditioned and comfortable. The captain, crew and dive staff are all very experienced in offering the safest and most-enjoyable scuba diving cruises in Indonesia.

Empress has five guest cabins, which are all a little different from each other. Cabin A has three single beds, Cabins B & C have a double bed and a single bunk above. Cabin D has a large double bed and a single bed. Although Cabins B, C & D can accommodate three guests, this only happens if all three know each other and they book together. Normally only two guests stay in Cabins B, C & D. Finally, Cabin E has one single bed, which makes it ideal for solo divers who want some privacy. All cabins have air-conditioning. Cabins A, B, C, & D have independently-controlled air conditioners, and Cabin E uses the air flow from Cabin E, plus it has a fan. All cabins have porthole windows that can be opened. Bathroom facilities are shared between the guests, and they all have hot & cold freshwater showers and western-style toilets.

A feature that are unique to Empress is its diver lift! Divers normally start each dive from one of the two motorized tender dinghies, but after diving the boat has a special sensor system that can locate divers underneath the surface and actually lower a lift into the water to retrieve them to the upper deck.

The food on Empress also has a great reputation. It is served several times each day and it’s the perfect blend of local and western cuisine. You certainly won’t go hungry, and will probably come back for second portions. At any time between or after dives on Empress guests relax and socialise. The atmosphere and facilities are very pleasant, and include the Shisha lounge and chess set.

Empress sails around Indonesia depending on the high season of each area. From late May to October, it has trips at the world-famous Komodo Islands and you get to visit the dragons on the final day of your trip. Then for the rest of the year it’s at Raja Ampat, which has the best diving in the world. In between Komodo and Raja Ampat you can also join crossing trips that visit places like Ambon and Maumere.

Finally, Empress is a great boat for getting good deals on Indonesia liveaboard diving trips. If you book more than 12 months in advance you get an automatic discount of 15%, plus we offer early-bird and last-minute discounts on any remaining spaces.

MV Empress II Prices & Schedule

MV Empress II Diver Prices Overview 2018 / 2019
DestinationsDuration Triple Bunk Double/Twin Master Single
Komodo,
( 13 Dives)
5D / 4N Triple Bunk1,295 USD Double/Twin1,413 USD Master1,648 USD Single1,531 USD
Bali, Moyo, Banta, Komodo,
( 19 Dives)
8D / 7N Triple Bunk2,119 USD Double/Twin2,237 USD Master2,590 USD Single2,472 USD
Raja Ampat, Misool,
( 19 Dives)
8D / 7N Triple Bunk2,590 USD Double/Twin2,590 USD Master3,061 USD Single2,826 USD
Raja Ampat, Ambon,
( 22 Dives)
9D / 8N Triple Bunk3,061 USD Double/Twin3,179 USD Master3,650 USD Single3,414 USD
Ambon, Maumere,
( 24 Dives)
11D / 10N Triple Bunk3,767 USD Double/Twin3,885 USD Master4,356 USD Single4,121 USD
Maumere, Alor, Banda Neira, Ambon,
( 24 Dives)
11D / 10N Triple Bunk3,767 USD Double/Twin3,885 USD Master4,356 USD Single4,121 USD
Empress II Special Offers Coming Up
Discounted final spaces
Maumere, Alor, Banda Neira, Ambon,
( 24 Dives)
Departs: 30 Oct 2018
Return: 09 Nov 2018
11D / 10NTriple Bunk
Special Offer
3,767 USD
3,014 USD
Double/Twin
Special Offer
3,885 USD
3,108 USD
Master
Special Offer
4,356 USD
3,485 USD
Single
Special Offer
4,121 USD
3,296 USD
Discounted final spaces
Raja Ampat, Misool,
( 19 Dives)
Departs: 23 Nov 2018
Return: 30 Nov 2018
8D / 7NTriple Bunk
Special Offer
2,590 USD
2,331 USD
Double/Twin
Special Offer
2,590 USD
2,331 USD
Master
Special Offer
3,061 USD
26,301 USD
Single
Special Offer
2,826 USD
2,543 USD
Discounted final spaces
Raja Ampat, Misool,
( 19 Dives)
Departs: 03 Dec 2018
Return: 10 Dec 2018
8D / 7NTriple Bunk
Special Offer
2,590 USD
2,331 USD
Double/Twin
Special Offer
2,590 USD
2,331 USD
Master
Special Offer
3,061 USD
26,301 USD
Single
Special Offer
2,826 USD
2,543 USD
15% discount if you book before Oct. 31st
Komodo,
( 13 Dives)
Departs: 30 May 2019
Return: 03 Jun 2019
5D / 4NTriple Bunk
Special Offer
1,295 USD
1,101 USD
Double/Twin
Special Offer
1,413 USD
1,201 USD
Master
Special Offer
1,648 USD
1,401 USD
Single
Special Offer
1,531 USD
1,301 USD
15% discount if you book before Oct. 31st
Komodo,
( 13 Dives)
Departs: 06 Jun 2019
Return: 10 Jun 2019
5D / 4NTriple Bunk
Special Offer
1,295 USD
1,101 USD
Double/Twin
Special Offer
1,413 USD
1,201 USD
Master
Special Offer
1,648 USD
1,401 USD
Single
Special Offer
1,531 USD
1,301 USD
15% discount if you book before Oct. 31st
Komodo,
( 13 Dives)
Departs: 13 Jun 2019
Return: 17 Jun 2019
5D / 4NTriple Bunk
Special Offer
1,295 USD
1,101 USD
Double/Twin
Special Offer
1,413 USD
1,201 USD
Master
Special Offer
1,648 USD
1,401 USD
Single
Special Offer
1,531 USD
1,301 USD
15% discount if you book before Oct. 31st
Komodo,
( 13 Dives)
Departs: 20 Jun 2019
Return: 24 Jun 2019
5D / 4NTriple Bunk
Special Offer
1,295 USD
1,101 USD
Double/Twin
Special Offer
1,413 USD
1,201 USD
Master
Special Offer
1,648 USD
1,401 USD
Single
Special Offer
1,531 USD
1,301 USD
15% discount if you book before Oct. 31st
Komodo,
( 13 Dives)
Departs: 27 Jun 2019
Return: 01 Jul 2019
5D / 4NTriple Bunk
Special Offer
1,295 USD
1,101 USD
Double/Twin
Special Offer
1,413 USD
1,201 USD
Master
Special Offer
1,648 USD
1,401 USD
Single
Special Offer
1,531 USD
1,301 USD
Included In The Price

Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Towels
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price

Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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MV Empress II Itinerary

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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.

MV Empress II Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Komodo 5 Days / 4 Nights 13 Dives
Raja Ampat, Misool 8 Days / 7 Nights 19 Dives
Bali, Moyo, Banta, Komodo 8 Days / 7 Nights 19 Dives

MV Empress II Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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Facilities Available with MV Empress II
Air con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Single cabins available
Lounge
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Family Cabin
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter

MV Empress II Layout
Communal Deck

Empress Indonesia Liveaboard Raja Ampat Komodo Communal Area Deck

Guest Cabin Deck
Empress Indonesia Liveaboard Raja Ampat Komodo Guest Cabin Deck
Upper Deck
Empress Indonesia Liveaboard Raja Ampat Komodo Upper Deck

 

MV Empress II Specifications
Length: 22.2 Metres
Weight:  125 Tonnes.
Hull: Steel.
Engines: 2 X 8 Cylinder Diesel MM TD 232 V8.
Speed: 9 Knots.
Water Tank: 5000 Litres.
Watermaker: 3600 Litres/day.
Fuel Tank: 22000 Litires.
Generators: 2 X 25 KW.
Electrical Power: 220 V / 24 Hours.
Solar Panels: 3 KW
Compressors: 2 X ColtriSub 260 Litres/min
Lifeboats: 2 X (12 Persons Per Boat)
Navigation: Doubled GPS, Sonar 2D, Side Scan Sonar 3D, Underwater Radar, Doubled Radars.
Communication: Satellite Telephone, Radio.

MV Empress II Courses

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MV Empress II Transfer details

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The Empress team collect guests from local hotels or the nearest airport for free on departure day. At the end of each trip the same transfers are available.

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Abby Empress II
Dived: 03 August 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Excellent time! Amazing staff, divine food, epic diving. Highly recommend!!!
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